Yamaha RX-V685BL vs Pioneer VSX-1131

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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Pioneer VSX-1131

Pioneer VSX-1131 review

Nov 20, 2018

A Pioneer VSX-1131 draws the attention of many true audiophiles due to the object-oriented audio codecs. The device also supports a 3D video and can propose a high-level sound for creating home-theat...

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Product

Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer VSX-1131

Model

RX-V685BL
VSX-1131

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Rating

4.5 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

50
139

Amplifier

Total output power

650 W
160 W

Output power per channel

90 W
100 W, 170 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm
6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
10 Hz-100 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

7
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

101 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
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
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

7
3

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
1

HDMI inputs

5
7

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

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
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

Virtual CINEMA
Front Stage Surround Advance

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

550 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

14.9 x 17.1 x 6.7 inches
12.6 x 17.1 x 6.6 inches

Weight

23.1 pounds
19.9 pounds
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer VSX-1131
Yamaha RX-V685BL
Pioneer VSX-1131

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