Enter a world of smart home entertainment. Listening clearly to whatever you watch at home with this AV Receiver providing exceptional ease of use for enhanced entertainment options.
Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™
Experience the latest developments in cinema surround sound - with astonishing realism and unsurpassed performance - from the biggest names in sound technology.
Explore Every Dimension
Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™
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 theater room.
Immerse Yourself in the Sound
CINEMA DSP 3D
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, utilizing 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 theater sound.
Professional-grade Sound Optimization
YPAO™-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control)
YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes 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.
Yamaha AV receivers feature fully discrete power amplifiers to minimize distortion and adopt independent pure power supplies for the analog 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.
Your Hub of Entertainment
Want to connect a turntable for your vinyl collection? Add a second TV or projector for the ultimate movie night? Done. It's never been easier to expand your home entertainment setup.
A World of Entertainment
With MusicCast, access an impressive variety of entertainment sources and setup configurations at the touch of a button.
Free and Easy Placement
Wireless Surround Speakers
Combine this AV receiver with the MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless streaming speaker (sold separately) and enjoy the amazing convenience of creating a home theater 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.
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.
A World of Music
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-V485, music streaming services make it impossibly easy to either listen to your faves or discover new music.
Experience 9.1-channel Realism
Virtual Speaker Technology
With the power of CINEMA DSP 3D, the Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of center 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.
* Dolby Atmos and DTS: X signals cannot be used with these virtual features.
Two HDMI Outputs
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 favorite movies and special programing — 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.
The Joys of Vintage Vinyl
This AV receiver provides phono input terminals, letting you connect a turntable and enjoy music from your vinyl collection.
Intuitively Simple to Use
Simple and straightforward operation, even when using specially designed compatible apps.
Easy Operation, Detailed Settings
AV Controller App
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.
Install with Ease
AV Setup Guide
No worries, no confusion. Use this special app and get expert assistance with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It even guides you through various other settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amplifier assignments.
Enjoy in Two Rooms
Multi-zone Function (Zone2)
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.
Even Higher Quality Sound
This AV receiver features bi-amping capability, driving the treble and bass ranges of the front speakers (L, R) with independent amplifiers. In addition to providing greater power, it also prevents interference between the high and low sounds, further improving the sound of the front speakers.
Brilliant and Lively
The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, energetic sound quality during wireless playback.
High Definition, Comfortable Viewing
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.
Save Energy by 20%
When ECO Mode is turned on it can reduce power consumption by about 20 percent*, thanks to an advanced energy saving design.
Yamaha 7.2 ch. AV Receiver Highlights
- 7-channel powerful surround sound
- 90 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch driven)
- 105 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
- 150 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
- Ability to add wireless surround speaker/s* (*MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50)
- Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ support
- YPAO™ Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimization
- MusicCast multi-room technology
- Music streaming services built-in
- HDMI® (5 in / 1 out) with Dolby Vision™ and Hybrid Log-Gamma
- Phono input for vinyl playback
* Music streaming service availability varies by region.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).