Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 vs Yamaha RX-V485 review

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 vs Yamaha RX-V485 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680
vs
Yamaha RX-V485

It makes sense comparing Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 vs Yamaha RX-V485 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Yamaha RX-V485. Regarding power, then AVENTAGE RX-A680 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 115/8, 145/6 when RX-V485 has a power of 80/8, 145/6. The THD is 0.08% for the AVENTAGE RX-A680 but 0.09% for the RX-V485.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit. Both the AVENTAGE RX-A680 and the RX-V485 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The AVENTAGE RX-A680 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, and the RX-V485 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM.

Video features

Both AV receivers support HDR10 technology (High dynamic range). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.

Extensive connections

Each receiver has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs.Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680 connectionsYamaha RX-V485 connections The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. HDMI eARC is available in each model. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.3. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.

Additional features

Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. The AVENTAGE RX-A680 supports voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and the RX-V485 - Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both AVENTAGE RX-A680 and RX-V485 can be configured using the Setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVENTAGE RX-A680 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVENTAGE RX-A680.

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General

Item

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680
Yamaha RX-V485

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A680
RX-V485

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

16
331

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

115/8, 145/6
80/8, 145/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
1

Coaxial digital input

2
2

Composite input

3
3

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 33/17 x 6.3 x 13.7
43.5 x 16.1 x 32.7/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

8.3/18.3
7.8/17.2

Other

Release year

2018
2018
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  • 7.5Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680
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