Yamaha RX-V677 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver Review

6.07 Mixed Usages
5.7 VIDEO FEATURES:
6.2 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
6.9 AUDIO FEATURES:
5.1 MULTIZONE:
6.5 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.1

 

This AV player could become your new best friend if you like going to the movies but don't want to spend a lot of money. For mid-sized homes, it's great because it's like having a director lead your musical adventures. This receiver is great for people who love movies, video games, and music. Let's learn more.

 

Our Verdict

The Yamaha RX-V677 is an adaptable worker on stage, and its amazing features make an impact that lasts. But it does have a few oddities. It's great for medium-sized rooms because it has full sound and a smooth connection. Auto-calibration and the complicated user interface, on the other hand, can sometimes go wrong, which can throw off the performance. If you feel like it, your living room will become a peaceful haven for your senses thanks to a beautiful symphony of sound. Even though it has some issues, this product is a great addition to your home theater system. It's the right mix of great value and great sound quality.

 

PROS
  • Powerful 90 watts per channel.
  • Immersive surround sound.
  • Elegant brushed aluminum design.
  • Extensive connectivity options.
  • Wireless streaming capabilities.
  • MusicCast for multi-room audio.
  • User-friendly on-screen setup.
  • Versatile compatibility with devices

 

CONS
  • Inconsistent auto-calibration feature.
  • Complex user interface navigation.
  • Limited HDMI inputs (6).

 

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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 7.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 7
Audio Feature
Video Feature 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 150 W
Zones 2
Radio Pandora , Spotify , Tidal
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: Yes
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: N/A
Optical Inputs: Yes
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: Yes
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: Yes
HDMI Inputs: 6 (front 1)
HDMI Outputs: 1
8K Inputs: No
Composite Video Input 5 (front 1)
Composite Video Output: 2
Component Video Input: No
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: Yes
Speaker A/B: No

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 7.2
Dolby Atmos No
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes
Dolby Atmos Music Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic Yes
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X No
DTS Neural:X N/A
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS Neo N/A
DTS-HD Master Audio N/A
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio N/A
DTS 96/24 N/A
DTS Express N/A
DTS-ES No
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM Yes
Music Playback via USB Yes
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 No
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 Yes
Dialog Normalization Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes
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
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version Supports 4K 50/60p input
Enhanced ARC N/A
HDCP Version No
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision N/A
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) N/A
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 N/A
HDAM N/A
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated N/A
Certified 4 Ω Performance N/A
Bi-amp Capability No

GAMING FEATURES

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

ZONES

Zones 2
Powered Zones Not specified
Zone 2 Outs Yes
Zone 3 Outs Not specified
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output 1

RADIO

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

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Graphical User Interface
GUI Languages 8
Web Browser Control Yes
IP Control for CI N/A
Control4 SDDP
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display No
Remote Controller Yes
Remote Control In/Out 1/1
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) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) Not specified
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) 150 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) 150 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 10 % THD, 1 ch driven, JEITA)
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 90 W
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) No
Power Supply Not specified
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption Not specified
No Sound Power Not specified
Standby Power ≤0.15W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 171 x 364 mm (with antenna: 435 x 234 x 378 mm); 17-1/8” x 6-3/4” x 14-3/8” (with antenna: 17-1/8” x 9-1/4” x 14-7/8”)
Weight 10 kg; 22.1 lbs.
Chassis Not specified
Front Panel Not specified
Speaker Terminals Yes
Large Speaker Terminals No
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components Yes
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function Yes
Auto Power off Yes
Warranty 2 Years

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 Yes
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency Not specified
Bluetooth Version Not specified
Bluetooth Frequency Not specified
USB Terminal Yes
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 

The RX-V677 looks wonderful. The smooth metal surface does more than just look good; it says something. The front panel's many buttons and eye-catching screen make the experience more engaging, making you feel like you're in charge of your audio trip. 

A lot of users have said nice things about the sleek design and how well it fits in with modern rooms. This AV player isn't just a useful gadget; it's also a beautiful piece of art that will look great in any room. The on-screen display is like a helpful guide that walks you through the initial setting and makes the experience unique.

Some users, though, said that the buttons on the front panel of this visually stunning marvel were too much for them to handle, like trying to figure out a complicated musical score. Even though it had a beautiful design, some people wanted a smaller size for smaller leisure rooms.

Connectivity 

The RX-V677 has great connecting features, the HDMI ports are the most important links. This device does more than just connect your music. It's a digital genius that makes links with streaming devices, Blu-ray players, and game systems with ease.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are two types of wireless connections that make it easy for users to play music and enter the digital world. If your home is compatible with MusicCast, your speakers will work together to create a smooth group that lets you enjoy streaming music in multiple rooms.

However, even in this world of always-on access, some users have still had problems from time to time, like a brief break during a live show. Tech fans have also said they want more features that will work in the future, since technology changes so quickly. Even though the HDMI array is amazing, it could use some more improvements.

Performance 

This AV speaker is a beast—it puts out an amazing 90 watts per channel for a truly realistic sound experience. Going to the movies becomes an entirely engaging experience, where gunshots become real and conversation rings true in a way that makes you feel like you're a part of the story.

With HD audio types like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, users get full support and a VIP experience. It sounds like going to a show where every note is crystal clear. Users have praised the RX-V677's great performance across a wide range of material, saying that it handled everything from intense action scenes to minor musical details with ease.

Although the sounds were mostly harmonious, a few users had issues with the auto-calibration feature. They compared it to a short, sharp sound in an otherwise perfectly tuned orchestra. Making changes by hand, like a conductor's baton, became the most important tool for people who wanted to find the best sound balance. Some users also said the user experience was a bit hard to understand, like trying to find your way through a busy music event.

Where and When to Use

The RX-V677 is a versatile acquaintance that works well in a variety of situations. This receiver is great for any event. It will be like having a mobile artist on stage, whether you're having a movie night, playing video games, or just listening to your favorite music. This product is great for mid-sized to big homes because it can turn your living room into a realistic audio and visual playroom.

Compatible Devices 

It works well with your video game system, Blu-ray player, streaming devices, and even your turntable. The process of setting it up was easy and clear for users. The screen was a helpful guide that helped them find their way through the maze of connection choices. 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

When it comes to ease of use, the RX-V677 hits the sweet spot. The easy-to-use remote control and smooth on-screen setup process make the initial setup a breeze for users. It might take some exploring to find out all of the MusicCast app's features, but it's well worth it. The learning curve isn't too steep, so most people can get used to the design pretty fast.

Cost

There is a good mix between the Yamaha RX-V677's features and price, making it a good choice in the middle range. A lot of people who used this product were surprised by how much it was worth. They really liked how sleek it looked, how well it worked, and how many ways there were to connect to it. The RX-V677 is a great choice for people who want a versatile device with great sound quality. It's a great mix between price and performance.

 

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