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Yamaha RX-V685


7.2 Channel Home Theatre Receiver With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And Dolby Atmos

Yamaha RX-V685B Home Theatre Receiver - Front view

Yamaha RX-V685B Home Theatre Receiver - Front view

7 Channel Amplifier, 90 Watts Per Channel With 2 Channels Driven

Free Yamaha App Remote Control For Both Android And Apple Devices

Built-In Wi-Fi Allows Wireless Music From Music Services Including Internet Radio And Spotify


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Product Description

The RX-V685 represents incredible value for money in the classic Yamaha Home Theatre Receiver line-up. It is a 7.2 channel Network AV Receiver with Bluetooth compatibility, Wi-Fi Built-in, AirPlay and AV Controller app support.


Yamaha continue to pack more features into their home theatre receivers and the great sound they're known for remains a constant. The RX-V685 will bring excitement and drama to your home theatre while making it easier than ever to enjoy a wide range of entertainment. Think far beyond Blu-ray discs and CDs. The 'V685 is made to bring your smartphone, tablet, and computer into your home theatre while making everything from MP3s to online videos sound and look their best. Its many other advanced functions include HDCP2.2 compliant HDMI for 4K Ultra HD content support, High-Resolution audio playback support such as DSD and Virtual Surround Back Speaker.

MusicCast - Whole House Audio At Your Fingertips: This is big news and a real point of difference between Yamaha and every other manufacturer. MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio and makes it super easy to create a whole house audio system starting with the RX-V685. MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment to multiple components in multiple rooms...and easily. There are no extra "devices" to purchase to make it work thus saving you money and time. MusicCast can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS drive to other MusicCast devices in your home including soundbars and wireless speakers. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or CD player connected to the RX-V685. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected devices can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms. Use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a Yamaha soundbar, a wireless speaker, or an AV Receiver - whichever suits you best - mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.


Wi-Fi Offers A Wide Range Of Wireless Music Options If you've never connected a receiver to your wireless home network, you may not realise how much music you're missing out on. Built-in Wi-Fi makes the RX-V685 a snap to integrate with your network. Once you're connected, you can listen to free Pandora Internet radio as well as free radio streams from hundreds of stations around the world. If you're a subscriber to Spotify, Pandora or something similar you can enjoy their seemingly endless music choices. Got a computer or networked hard drive loaded with music? DLNA compatibility allows this receiver to tap into your collection wirelessly, so you never have to touch another CD again. Finally, if you're an Apple user, AirPlay lets you listen wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or a computer running iTunes.

Easy Control With Your Smartphone Or Tablet: What's the best way to control this receiver's many features? Download the free Yamaha AV Controller app to your smartphone or tablet. Available for Apple or Android, the app offers easy touchscreen control of the receiver's most critical functions — from switching sources and controlling the volume, to multi-zone playback control and selecting an Internet radio station.

Built On Sound Principles: Excellent sound quality is the guiding principle behind Yamaha's receivers. Low-jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for accurate playback and precise stereo imaging. The aluminium front panel is a nice touch and the high-quality Burr-Brown digital-to-analogue converters decode the latest audio formats with accuracy and detail, so digital sources like Blu-ray discs and high-resolution music files sound their best.

Experience 7.2 Sound Or A Second Zone: One of the benefits of the RX-V685's seven-channel amplifier is that it gives you choice. There are a total of seven speaker outputs on this receiver. That means you can connect a 7.2 channel system in your home theatre or you can reassign the back surround channels to Zone 2 speakers - probably a pair outside on the patio/deck. The same signal is played in both zones.

Our Take

The Yamaha RX-V685 works seamlessly with the latest Ultra HD TVs and Blu-ray players, with support for 4K on each HDMI connection, along with cutting-edge HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology. This powerful receiver supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, so you can enjoy immersive surround sound to complement the stunning video quality. Music aficionados will appreciate convenient playback of several different high-resolution audio formats through the front-panel USB port or a networked computer.

  • Design: 7.2 channel home theatre receiver
  • Power Output: 90 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.06% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby and DTS surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for more enveloping home theatre sound
    • Supports a 5.1.2 Atmos setup with multiple placement patterns for height channels
    • Dolby Vison Support (Via firmware update)
  • Upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)
  • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimiser): For automatic speaker calibration and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
  • DSP Modes: These add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Parameters can be customised using Yamaha's AV Controller app
  • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control: This limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
  • Dialogue Lift and Level Adjustment: For clearer, louder dialogue while watching movies and shows

Digital Music Options

  • Wi-Fi: Built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
    • Wireless Direct: Lets you stream music and control the player from a smartphone or tablet without a wireless home network
    • Music Streaming: Includes support for Internet radio, and vTuner Internet radio (subscription required for some services)
    • Spotify Connect: Lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • Deezer & Tidal: These music streaming services will be available later with a firmware upgrade. Please contact us for details.
  • Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming
  • Apple AirPlay: Stream music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
  • MusicCast: Wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components for whole home audio
  • Hi Res Music: Plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • Gapless Playback: Compatible with WAV, FLAC and ALAC files from USB thumb drives and networked computers

Multi-Room Audio

  • Dual-room/dual-source outputPowered & Line-Level Audio Output: For 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theatre in main room)
    • Intelligent Amp Assign: This feature automatically redirects Surround Back channels in Main zone to Zone 2 speakers when Zone 2 is powered on
    • Please Note: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 2
    • Zone Extra Bass for more powerful bass sound in another room (Zone 2)
    • Zone Volume Equalizer: For optimum sound balance in another room (Zone 2)
    • Zone mono, Zone volume, Zone tone controls, Zone balance and Zone audio delay

Audio Performance Features

  • DAC: 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analogue converters for all channels
  • Extra Bass: A great feature that offers enhanced low-frequency response even with small speakers
  • Virtual Cinema Front: Simulates surround sound effects when five connected speakers are all placed in the front of the room
  • Ultra Low Jitter PLL Circuitry: This reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality and imaging
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: A nice feature that improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files streamed through Bluetooth


  • HDMI version 2.0a audio/video switching: 5 x inputs, 2 x output (including 1 front-panel input) with HDR Video, BT.2020 pass-through and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (HDMI inputs 1, 2 & 3 and monitor output only)
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
  • Component Video Switching: 2 x inputs, 1 x output
  • Composite Video Switching: 4 x inputs, 2 x outputs
  • Digital Audio Inputs: 2 x optical and 2 x coaxial
  • Line-Level Inputs: 4 x pairs of stereo RCA inputs
  • Line-Level Output: 1 x pair of stereo RCA outputs for Zone 2
  • Preamp Output: Allows connection of power amp or two powered subwoofers
  • Phono Input: For use with a Turntable
  • Front-Panel USB Port: This is for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
  • Front-Panel HDMI Input: Connection for camcorders and digital cameras
  • Ethernet Port: For hard-wired network connection
  • Speaker Outputs: Connect upto 9 speakers: Front L/R, Centre, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Presence L/R
    • Front Presence speaker outputs can also be used for Zone 2 speakers in a second room
    • Surround Back speaker outputs can also be used to bi-amp compatible front speakers
    • Receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once
  • Remote input/output (IR) and 12 volt-trigger output for use with external controllers
  • Headphone jack: Full size on front panel

Other Features

  • App Control: Free Yamaha AV Controller app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • 4K and 3D Video Pass-Through: RX-V685 has this feature
  • On Screen Display: Full colour on-screen display
  • Scene Presets: Four SCENE presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall
  • Audio Return Channel (ARC): This function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI
  • eARC: Available later via a firmware upgrade
  • HDMI Standby Pass-Through: Allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • Radio: AM/FM tuner
    • Note: AM Reception will need an external antenna which is not provided. Talk to us if AM is important. Included FM antenna may or may not be adequate and you may need (additional cost) something better. Click here to learn more about radio issues and alternate solutions.
  • Remote Control: Includes system remote
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 171 x 378mm (with antenna: 435 x 248 x 327 mm)
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 2 years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name 7.2 Channel Home Theatre Receiver With Wi-Fi, Bluetooth And Dolby Atmos
Brand Yamaha
Colour Black
Power Output Per Channel 71 - 100 Watts RMS
Channels 7 Channels
Other Features Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital/DTS, DTS-X, HDMI Standby Passthrough, Bi-Amp Capable, DLNA Certified, System Remote
HDMI Video Conversion From HDMI, From Component, From Composite
HDCP 2.2 For 4K Video Yes
Multi-Room Audio/Video Multi-Room Powered Output, Multi-Room Preamp Audio Output
HDMI Inputs 8
Internet Ready Built-In Wi-Fi/Wired Ethernet
App Control Android, Apple iPad
Apple AirPlay Yes
Supported Streaming Services Deezer, Internet Radio, Spotify
Shipping Weight (kg) 13.0000
Price Range $1,199


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