Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVR-X2500H

Denon AVRX2500 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL – Ideal Price-Feature Balance

Denon AVRX2500 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL

Denon AVRX2500 vs Yamaha RX-V685BL could be hardly contrasting taking into account their almost identical features – the same power and number of channels, the same set of connectivity interfaces and signal processing up to 4K. So, I’d like to compare the AVs to display some diversities.

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Features & Performance

Yamaha RX-V685BL supports Dolby Atmos that works perfectly after you’ve calibrated it via YPAO and its included mic. It supports Apple AirPlay and the connectivity is completely stable. It has both 4K pass-through and upscaling versus Denon AVRX2500’s disability to upscale up to 4K. Yamaha RX-V685BL has plenty of modes for listening to music and watching movies.

Both AVs have a pure direct mode that allows getting stereo sound with minimal processing.

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVRX2500

Connections & Setup

Yamaha RX-V685BL’s YPAO system permits to customize the full AV’s set of options. Besides, the setup is very straightforward. There is no need to finish the process of calibration manually. However, it is better to add some decibels to the front channels and even out the rear speakers via the settings menu. Denon AVRX2500 has Audyssey MultEQ XT and can be adapted to the room’s acoustic.

The Yamaha RX-V685BL’s set of inputs is impressive – there are interfaces even for old video components in this AV. There is the automated sensor to configure speaker balance 5:1 easily.

Design

Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Denon AVRX2500 comparison in terms of design look like any mid-range units. However, Denon AVRX2500 looks more solid mostly due to its large screen that is very convenient to perceive the information on it. It has buttons both for source selecting and volume control on the front panel versus Yamaha RX-V685BL’s the only volume button.

Yamaha RX-V685BL’s remote is heavy and has a plethora of buttons without direct buttons for the input options. Denon AVRX2500’s remote has more clear and convenient remote. Despite Yamaha RX-V685BL’s a bit confusing remote’s menu, it works well with other devices.

Denon AVRX2500 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Increased power over its predecessor.
  • The ability to produce the powerful sound in the large rooms with less efficient speakers.

Cons:

  • No three-zone capability that could help to make this unit more versatile.

Yamaha RX-V685BL Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Supports the major streaming services.
  • Does the auto balance even for the old speakers.

Cons:

  • Work with Alexa is disappointing – it requires MusicCast. Besides, there is a lack of MusicCast speakers’ control: you can change ports, inputs, and that’s all.
  • No manual speaker setup without a TV screen for using it as a stereo amp only.

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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Denon AVR-X2500H

Denon AVR-X2500H review

Dec 07, 2018

Denon AVRX2500 is a very multipurpose receiver. With the addition of AirPlay 2, the HEOS network technology and the input for connecting a vinyl player, it becomes even more multifunctional. As my De...

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Common

Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X2500H

Model

RX-V685BL
AVR-X2500H

Brand

Yamaha
Denon

Rating

4.5 of 5
3.5 of 5

Reviews

50
5

Amplifier

Total output power

650 W
670 W

Output power per channel

90 W
95 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 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

101 dB
100 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS: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

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

7
8

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

5
8

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

56

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

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

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Dolby Surround

Surround system class

7.2 channel
7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

500 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
13.3 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

23.1 pounds
20.7 pounds
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X2500H
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Denon AVR-X2500H

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  • 22.6
  • 26.2Yamaha RX-V685BL
  • 22.6Denon AVR-X2500H

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