Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Harman Kardon AVR 1710

Two high-end solutions for your home – Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

The Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL comparison is useful for people who look for a good receiver.

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Features & Performance

Harman Kardon AVR 1710 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL back

These receivers support the 7.2 channel setup, and the total output power is almost the same – compare 700 W that outputs the AVR 1710 and 650 W that outputs the RX-V685BL. The AVR 1710 is built using the Integrated Green Edge technology, which makes it environment-friendly without any performance loss. The RX-V685BL supports various formats and codecs like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the AVR 1710 supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.

Connections & Setup

The Yamaha RX-V685BL supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Music Cast. The AVR 1710 supports Bluetooth and DLNA 1.5. The AVR 1710 features the TrueStream technology to assure lag-free wireless audio streaming.

The AVR 1710 supports multi-room technology. Some customers had issues with the HDMI ports of the AVR 1710 – audio issues.

The AVR 1710 uses the EzSet/EQ III technology The Yamaha RX-V685BL uses the YPAO technology. Both manufacturers include the microphone required for the calibration process.

Design

The Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Harman Kardon AVR 1710 review shows two various design approaches.

The AVR 1710 has a big knob, a row of narrow buttons and a small cover (it covers the phones and setup mic ports) on the left side.

The Yamaha RX-V685BL features a big knob, three rows of small round buttons and extra front panel ports (USB, phones, AUX audio, setup mic).

Both models have a display that shows some basic information. These receivers come with remote controllers.

The dimensions are 11.8x17.3x4.8 in for the Harman Kardon AVR 1710 versus 14.9x17.1x6.7 in for the Yamaha RX-V685BL. The weight is 11 and 23.1 pounds respectively.

Harman Kardon AVR 1710

Pros:

  • The output sound is deep and rich. It has powered subwoofer output so the bass sound is natural.
  • The image quality is amazing.
  • The receiver is easy to use (the menu is well-designed).

Cons:

  • The remote controller does not have a button to cycle through all sources.
  • The IR port is not compatible with various IR extenders and receivers.

Yamaha RX-V685BL

Pros:

  • The automatic audio adjustment feature is very precise and fast. The setup process is straightforward.
  • Great menu customization you can change settings and front screen displays as you wish.

Cons:

  • The Alexa voice control functions are limited – you can control the MusicCast speakers, but you cannot turn the device on/off, change inputs, etc.
  • The remote controller is a bit heavy and big.

Yamaha RX-V685BL

Yamaha RX-V685BL review

Oct 26, 2018

Yamaha RX-V685BL was regarded by me as a very interesting device. Why? Yamaha is a well-known company, which always carries about its clients and does everything for them. After some testing and Yama...

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Harman Kardon AVR 1710

Model

RX-V685BL
AVR 1710

Brand

Yamaha
Harman Kardon

Rating

4.5 of 5
3.1 of 5

Reviews

50
56

Amplifier

Total output power

650 W
700 W

Output power per channel

90 W
100 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.07 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

101 dB
106 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

7
6

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

5
6

HDMI outputs

2
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

480 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
11.8 x 17.3 x 4.8 inches

Weight

23.1 pounds
11 pounds
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Harman Kardon AVR 1710
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Harman Kardon AVR 1710

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  • 25.2
  • 17.7
  • 25.2Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 17.7Harman Kardon AVR 1710

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