Yamaha RX-V681BL vs Yamaha RX-A870BL

Yamaha RX-A870BL

Yamaha RX-A870BL review

Dec 17, 2018

Yamaha is the biggest manufacturer of acoustic systems and sound equipment. It’s known for their impeccable sound, reliability, ease of use and relatively low price. I tested the receiver from ...

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Product

Yamaha RX-V681BL
Yamaha RX-A870BL

Model

RX-V681BL
RX-A870BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Rating

4.0 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

283
32

Amplifier

Total output power

525 W
700 W

Output power per channel

105 W, 150 W, 90 W
100 W, 160 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
4 Ohm, 6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz - 20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.06 %

Number of channels

7
7

Signal-to-noise ratio

96 dB
106 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

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
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2
1

Optical digital inputs

1
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

6
8

HDMI outputs

1
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
40

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

24bit / 192kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz

Surround sound effects

CINEMA DSP 3D. SILENT CINEMA DSP. Virtual CINEMA DSP. Virtual CINEMA FRONT. Virtual Presence Speaker. Virtual Surround Back Speaker
Cinema DSP

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

260 W
320 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.2 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches
15 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches

Weight

22.1 pounds
23.1 pounds

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