Yamaha AVENTAGE RX A680 7.2-Channel AV Receiver review

5.95 Mixed Usages
6.1 VIDEO FEATURES:
6 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
6.2 AUDIO FEATURES:
5.2 MULTIZONE:
6.2 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.2
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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 7.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 7
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos , DTS:X
Video Feature HDR10 , Dolby Vision , 4K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 80 W
Zones
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier Class A/B

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
RCA LIne Input: Yes
RCA LIne Output: Yes
RCA Pre-Outs: 1
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: N/A
Optical Inputs: 1
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: 2
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: No
HDMI Inputs: 4
HDMI Outputs: 1
8K Inputs: No
Composite Video Input No
Composite Video Output: No
Component Video Input: No
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: 1
Speaker A/B: No

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 7.2
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization N/A
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X Yes
DTS Neural:X Yes
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS Neo N/A
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express N/A
DTS-ES No
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM Yes
Music Playback via USB No
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network Yes
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Yes
Gapless Playback Yes
DSD via HDMI No
DSD via USB Yes
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
USB DAC N/A
Jitter Reduction N/A
DTS Dialog Control N/A
Dialog Enhancement Yes
Dialog Level Adjustment N/A
Dialog Normalization N/A
Dialogue Lift N/A
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode Yes
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs N/A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO sound optimization
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version 2.3
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version 2.3
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
3-D Ready Yes
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion N/A
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 7.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology N/A
Discrete Amplification Yes
HDAM N/A
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated N/A
Certified 4 Ω Performance N/A
Bi-amp Capability Yes

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) N/A
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) N/A
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) N/A

ZONES

Zones Zone B
Powered Zones No
Zone 2 Outs Audio only
Zone 3 Outs No
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output No

RADIO

Analog Tuner Yes
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio N/A
Napster N/A

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Yes
GUI Languages Not specified
Web Browser Control N/A
IP Control for CI N/A
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display Not specified
Remote Controller Yes
Remote Control In/Out No
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord N/A
Setup Assistant Yes

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 Not specified
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 115 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) Not specified
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) Not specified
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) Not specified
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 80 W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 145 W (6 ohms, 10% THD)
Power Supply Not specified
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption Not specified
No Sound Power No
Standby Power No

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6.4 x 13.0 inches (Antenna Removed), 17.1 x 8.9 x 13.0 inches (Antenna Up)
Weight 18.3 lb
Chassis No
Front Panel No
Speaker Terminals 7
Large Speaker Terminals No
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components N/A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function N/A
Auto Power off N/A
Warranty Not specified

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital Not specified
Analog Distortion Not specified
Phono Distortion Not specified
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) Not specified
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) Not specified
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance Not specified
Rated Output digital Not specified
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) Not specified
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) Not specified
S/N Ratio (digital) Not specified
Phono RIAA Deviation Not specified
Frequency Response (Analog In) Not specified
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI Not specified
DSD Sampling Rates via USB Not specified
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance Not specified
Video Frequency Response Not specified
Ethernet Standard Not specified
Wi-Fi Standard Not specified
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency Not specified
Bluetooth Version Not specifiedNot specified
Bluetooth Frequency Not specified
USB Terminal Not specified
FM Frequency Not specified
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) Not specified
FM S/N Ratio Not specified
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Not specified
AM Effective Sensitivity Not specified
AM Frequency Not specified
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Details Review

Design 

It's more than just pretty to look at because of the sleek design that makes it look like a high-end amplifier. Adding a brushed metal finish to your entertainment center makes it the room's main point and gives it a bit of class.

A lot of users have said nice things about how the buttons are laid out and how easy it is to read the LED display on the front panel. Imagine being in charge of a high-tech spaceship and easily steering the audio trip. This useful addition to any home looks great in a wide range of room styles thanks to its small size.

However, some users said that the remote control was too much for them, likening it to trying to learn how to play a complicated instrument. Some users said they would like the buttons on the front panel to have better physical feedback, but they liked the design.

Connectivity 

And now let's look into the RX-A680's complex web of connections, which is the core of your tech setting. With its many HDMI ports, this speaker can connect to your game machine, Blu-ray player, and streaming devices all at once. It's not just music that you need to think about when making a digital hub for your leisure environment.

Thanks to portable connecting options like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, your smartphone can be turned into a sound remote. Users love that MusicCast works with their systems because it turns their homes into symphonies of synced sound in multiple rooms. A simple on-screen display makes setting up very easy, making the whole process seem to go very quickly.

But in this web of connections, some users have had problems with their Bluetooth connections, like a radio signal going out for a short time. Tech fans were also looking forward to the promise of future-proofing with HDMI 2.1, which would allow new 4K material, even though the HDMI ports are already pretty big.

Performance 

With this receiver's strong sound output, you can turn your living room into a music hall, with support from Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Users have said great things about how versatile it is, saying that it can handle both intense action scenes and delicate classical pieces with ease.

We offer the best hearing experience for audiophiles by supporting high-resolution audio files like FLAC and DSD. The Yamaha YPAO tuning system is truly magical because it makes the sound fit the room's unique sound exactly.

While the YPAO tuning system is praised for its ability to optimize sound based on a room's unique characteristics, it is important to note that it may not always be perfect. Some users have said that the YPAO tuning sometimes goes wrong, like a piano that is slightly out of tune in this audio symphony. Making changes by hand became an important part of the process for people who wanted the sound to be perfect. Some users said the MusicCast app's design was a bit hard to understand, like trying to find your way around a busy music hall. These design issues hindered the overall user experience and created unnecessary barriers to fully enjoying the receiver's capabilities.

Where and When to Use

There are a lot of different ways to enjoy fun with the RX-A680, which makes it a great friend. This receiver can do a lot of different things, making it great for movie nights, game parties, or just listening to your favorite music. This device is great for medium-sized to big homes because it turns your living room into a realistic audio and visual playroom.

Compatible Devices

RX-A680 can be used on a lot of different devices, like game machines, Blu-ray players, streaming devices, and even your turntable. During the confusing process of connecting, the on-screen display helped users find their way around. They also liked how easy it was to set up. Other users said they wanted more advanced features to make the app more useful for tech fans who want to make sure their setup will work in the future.

Ease of Use 

For ease of use, the RX-A680 strikes a good balance. Users can easily set up the device for the first time thanks to the easy-to-use remote control and smooth on-screen setup process. It might take a little while to fine-tune the powerful YPAO adjustment. The learning curve isn't too steep, so most people can get used to the design pretty fast.

Cost 

It's in the middle of the price range, and the Yamaha RX-A680 has a great mix of features. The price of this product surprised a lot of people who used it. They really liked how sleek it looked, how well it worked, and how many ways there were to connect to it. The RX-A680 is a great choice for music fans because it strikes a good mix between price and sound.

 

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