Product Comparison: Yamaha RX-V685 vs Yamaha RX-A680

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General Specifications
About the Product
Unrivaled Experiences. This 7.2-channel AV receiver boldly explores entertainment possibilities for an advanced home theater with the latest in video and audio including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, wireless streaming, dual HDMI outputs and more.
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 7.2-ch 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with HDR, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Wi-Fi, Phono, and MusicCast. Compatibility with these amazing sound technologies creates an extraordinary experience.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
Watts Per Channel RMS
90 Watts
80 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.06 %
0.09 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
110 dB
110 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
  • The microphone included for channel levels was pretty nifty and got my settings 90% there.
  • Sure, I'm able to throw on a movie and hear everything around me. Turn it up and you get un-distorted clear sound.
  • Well made, with an amazing amount of options and control. YPAO sound calibration is stunning and stunning.
  • This was a great receiver, and it sounded fantastic with everything that played through it. The HDMI switching worked well.
  • After 2 weeks of operation, the Front Right channel stopped working.
Yamaha RX-A680 7.2-ch 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with HDR
  • Yamaha Aventage RX-A680 has 7 channel amplifier and delivers 80 W. It has stable performance at 4 Ω load.
  • Yamaha has set out to build an amplifier which gives you the best of surround sound while also providing a great stereo system for your music.
  • Great receiver, superior sound, easy set up. Great app to control from phone or tablet.
  • Even though I enjoyed great sound from the older system the improvement in clarity, channel separation, and enhancement of midrange vocals was stunning.
  • Yamaha Aventage RX-A680 has weaknesses such as no front wide channel support and no Auro3D support.
Size & Weight
6.75 in.
6.37 in.
17.13 in.
17.13 in.
14.87 in.
13 in.
23.1 lbs.
18.3 lbs.
Receiver Type
A/V Receiver
A/V Receiver
Satellite Radio Tuner
Number Of FM Presets
Minimum Impedance
4 Ohms
6 Ohms
Frequency Response
20 - 20000 Hz
20 - 20000 Hz
Full 4K Ultra HD Support, YPAO™- R.S.C., MusicCast, Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, Compressed Music Enhancer, Party Mode, ECO Mode
Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge, Full 4K Ultra HD Support, MusicCast, Works with Amazon Alexa, Works with Google Assistant, Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, Compressed Music Enhancer
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
  • The app provides excellent graphical cues for many receiver functions and even provides direct access to the user manual for your receiver.
  • The app is so good, it almost makes the remote control unit unnecessary. I could say a lot more, but I really think this Yamaha receiver is a super value.
  • Love the Android app for controlling the Amp. Works great.
  • The "works with Alexa" part is a joke. You have to add the Musicast skill on Alexa and that's all it does.
  • You have very limited control of the Musicast speakers. You can't turn on the units, change inputs, etc. Nope.
Yamaha RX-A680 7.2-ch 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with HDR
  • IOS app makes it easy to run from my phone. System is also wireless speaker ready via MusicCast platform.
  • The Yamaha smartphone app is also a winner with a ton of controllability at you fingertips.
  • The Android app for system control is very handy too allowing control on all the system settings from a tablet.
  • Only dislike is the mediocre remote (not a learning remote), but easy to work around using their Android app.
  • The included antennas got me only one local am station and zero fm stations. I have tried another old antenna that I had around, that got me a station on fm.
Speaker Connection Type
Ethernet Port(s)
Wireless Connection
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
5x HDMI, USB, Ethernet, 2x Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, Composite, Mic 3.5mm, Remote control, Antenna, Bluetooth/wireless LAN antenna, Phono In, Component, 4x Analog Stereo RCA
Mic 3.5mm, USB, Antenna, Bluetooth/wireless LAN antenna, 4x HDMI, Ethernet, Phono In, Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, 3x Composite, 4x Analog Stereo RCA
2x HDMI, PRE OUT connectors RCA, Phones, Remote control, Trigger Out, Subwoofer, 9x Speakers
Phones, HDMI, Composite, PRE OUT connectors RCA, 7x Speakers
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-Channel AV Receiver with MusicCast
  • Connect your favorite mobile communication device as a source and listen to your tunes in the house just as easily as in the car.
  • The Bluetooth connectivity is awesome and it connects easily with all other devices.
  • All the connections matched perfectly. We haven't tried the Alexia feature.
  • I love that this is internet connected and allows me to quickly bring up several different offerings of internet radio.
  • The bluetooth connection is strange and unstable, it can turn off every 5 minutes or it may work well.
Yamaha RX-A680 7.2-ch 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with HDR
  • First thing you notice is the build quality of this unit, numerous HDMI connections; wi-fi, network, this receiver has it all.
  • The amount of connections on this thing is great, there is plenty of HDMI ins and outs for MOST all applications and legacy if thats your thing.
  • This receiver was packed well and it just worked the first time it was connected and powered-up.
  • Many HDMI inputs and many analog inputs. Analog inputs produces better sound to me and the bass response is much better.
  • Two HDMI connectors were not working, which was very frustrating and made me return the receiver back.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
599.95 $
549.95 $

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