Yamaha RX-V685 £599 7.2 Black MusicCast Surround, Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Receiver Wi-Fi, Bluetooth built in with MusicCast, 4K pass through and AV Controller App support
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Ships with a 2 Year Warranty
7.2-channel AV Receiver with MusicCast and major streaming services for extensive listening choices, plus Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, HDMI support for 4K 60p (4:4:4), HDCP2.2, HDR and BT.2020. A Phono input is included
- 7-channel powerful surround sound
- — 90 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven)
- — 150 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
- — 150 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
- Ability to add wireless surround speaker/s (MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50)
- YPAO Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimisation
- Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility
- MusicCast multi-room technology
- Music streaming services built-in
- HDMI (5 in / 2 out) with Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma
- Phono input for vinyl playback
Compatibility with these amazing sound technologies transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience. They deliver breathtakingly rich and realistic surround sound, positioning and moving individual sounds to any virtual point in your room, including objects moving overhead. Experience the overwhelming realistic movement and immersion in videos — right in your home theatre room.
This unique Yamaha proprietary sound field creation technology, was created by combining measured sound field data with digital signal processing. Yamaha collected sound field data from famous concert halls and music clubs around the world, utilising its wealth of experience in the fields of concert hall design, public address and mixing. By digitizing that vast trove of information and incorporating it into dedicated LSI devices, it effectively reproduces the spaces of those concert halls on home equipment. Immerse yourself in the astounding realism of your movies, and enter a world of profound theatre sound.
Professional-grade Sound Optimisation – YPAO™-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control)
YPAO-R.S.C. analyses room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections and deliver studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalisation, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system, creating an ideal listening space with perfectly balanced sound.
Optimum Performance – High-quality Parts
Yamaha AV receivers feature fully discrete power amplifiers to minimise distortion and adopt independent pure power supplies for the analogue and digital circuitry. They also feature ultra-high performance with 384 kHz / 32-bit DACs, also with Independent power supplies, for reproducing absolutely all the audio in High Resolution sound sources without noise. A new high sound quality IC is employed for volume control and large heat sinks suppress vibration. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.
Combine this AV receiver with the MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speaker and enjoy the amazing convenience of creating a home theatre with wireless rear speakers. What’s more, you get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup. Easily turn your current living room into a special entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music.
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MusicCast takes the headache out of multi-room audio. Simply connect all MusicCast devices to the same network and start sharing audio throughout the home. Take MusicCast for a test drive by downloading the free MusicCast app and using it demo mode.
MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or BD player connected to the RX-V685. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.
A World of Music Streaming Services
Explore a world of music with music streaming services built-in. Syncing your playlists and song likes from your smart phone or computer to the RX-V685, music streaming services make it impossibly easy to either listen to your faves or discover new music.
With the power of CINEMA DSP 3D, the Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of centre and surround speakers to create audible information from where presence (height) speakers are normally installed. In addition, this model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural surround sound thanks to CINEMA DSP 3D playback — giving you the virtual equivalent of up to 9.1-channel surround, even with a 5.1-speaker configuration.
Since the RX-V685 has two HDMI output terminals, simultaneous connection to the TV and LCD projector is possible. Which means you can use your TV as usual but use the projector for your favourite movies and special programming — easily and without having to change any connections. The built-in HDMI functionality is of the latest specifications, corresponding also to HDR (Dolby Vision Compatible, Hybrid Log-Gamma), 4K/60p passthrough & 4K upscaling, and so on.
This AV receiver provides phono input terminals, letting you connect a turntable and enjoy music from your vinyl collection.
“Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Favourite 1 in the Kitchen.” With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. The RX-V685 name offers full compatibility with Amazon’s range of voice control devices. Welcome to the smart home.
This easy-to-use app lets you conveniently and ‘smartly’ control your AV receiver’s power, volume, input selections, DSP modes — and much, much more — from an iOS or Android™ device. You can also use as many as 23 different languages and customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
The latest graphical user interface from Yamaha has a high-resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.
Featuring Zone2 compatible speaker terminals, this system can send the same (or even different) AV contents playing in the main room for playing in another room. For example, if you’ve got speakers installed in your bedroom or kitchen, you can go to that other room and enjoy listening to the same or different main room content.
Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming
This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.
4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K / 60p, HDCP2.2, HDR Video Including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma, and BT.2020 Pass-through
This AV receiver completely supports with latest HDMI® standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma which provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colours. Furthermore it supports the wider colour gamut of BT.2020 pass-through. This AV receiver is also compatible with 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC for easy operation.
Wi-Fi Built in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify, Pandora, JUKE or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.
ECO mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%*
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
Selectable Auto Power Standby
Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.
With an advanced energy saving design, this AV receiver achieves a low power consumption of not more than two watts when in Network Standby mode.
|HDMI||YPbPr||CVBS||Digital Audio i/o||Audio||Zone||IR||12V Trigger||Network||Bluetooth||Antenna|
|x1 Input||x2 Optical In||
x4 L/R In
|x1 L/R In||x1||x1||Wi-Fi||Integrated||AM/FM|
|x2 Output||–||x2 Coaxial In||SW Pre-Out x2||–||–||LAN 10/100 MB/s|
|x1 iPod/iPhone/iPad||Headphones In||x1 USB|
|x1 USB Host|