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The RX-V675 7.2 channel network AV receiver is poised for maximum audio performance with its Discrete Amp Configuration (DAC) and Yamaha Cinema DSP 3D processing. Additional convenient functions include MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link) and AirPlay® and music streaming services - both controllable through Yamaha's free AV Controller app. Front panel connection and charging for your iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® is provided, as well as wireless capability via optional Wi-fi or Bluetooth® accessories. Plus, check out app-controllable, independently powered Zone 2 for whole-home audio enjoyment, along with 4K video pass-through and upscaling from analog or HDMI sources.
The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive-amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, and anti-vibration technology. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, employing dedicated power supplies to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.
This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. They are also compatible with FLAC/WAV 192kHz playback. Enjoy excellent sound quality from Blu-ray™ and other types of high resolution sources.
Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back-channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two front presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there's no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver – one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.
This AV receiver's HDMI input/output supports 4K video image pass-through. It can also perform 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
3D means the receiver can handle 3-dimensional signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable with no need for an extra optical cable.
In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV; plus, you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop.
*All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod® touch, iPhone® or iPad®, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computers on your home theater system. View metadata such as song title and artist name as well as album art* via the on-screen display.
*Some models don't support album art display.
This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes, and operate other functions from an iPhone® or Android device. You'll also find as many as 23* different languages and a customizable interface for hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
*As of Spring 2013.
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio, Pandora®, and Rhapsody®, and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android devices.
MHL provides easy, direct connection of compatible mobile phones and this AV receiver. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phones is supported. The receiver also charges the connected phone. Play, Stop and other basic operations can be controlled from the remote control.
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.
Yamaha's latest graphical user interface has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also 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.
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 for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.
In addition to the large number of HDMI inputs on the rear panel, there is also one on the front panel. This gives you a convenient way to quickly plug in a digital camera or camcorder for highest quality pictures.
When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source on the monitor (Blu-ray Disc™ player, game console, etc.) can be changed via the remote control. There's no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources.
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.
Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen - everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you don't want to disturb others.
New Virtual CINEMA DSP provides virtual 7.1-channel surround sound from only front speakers (2.1-channel), with no need for rear speakers. Using new 24 kHz HRTF (Head-related Transfer Function) technology, it creates a rear sound field that is extremely spacious, natural and powerful.
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after two, four, eight or 12 hours.
Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR Standby mode (3W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 3W in Network Standby mode).
This AV receiver provides a DC-out connection for the YWA-10 Wi-Fi adapter (optional accessory). This lets you stream music wirelessly via a router from network components such as a PC or NAS.
This AV receiver provides a DC-out connection for the YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless adapter (optional accessory). Stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth-capable smartphone, tablet or PC without a Wi-Fi environment.
|Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2-ch. driven)||105W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)|
|Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2-ch. driven)||90W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)|
|Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)||130/170/200/240W|
|Surround Sound Processing||CINEMA DSP||Yes (3D)|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes|
|Dialog Level Adjustment||Yes|
|Virtual Presence Speaker||Yes|
|Dialogue Lift||Yes (no presence speakers required)|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP||Yes|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|Audio Features||Pure Direct||Yes (with video on mode)|
|YPAO sound optimization||Yes (R.S.C.)|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes|
|Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting||Yes|
|Audio Delay||Yes (0-500ms)|
|192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels||Yes (Burr-Brown)|
|Video Features||4K Pass-through & 4K Upscaling||Yes|
|HDMI 3D passthrough||Yes|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI upscaling||Yes (analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)|
|Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync||Yes|
|Extensive Connection||HDMI Input/Output||6 (one on front) / 1|
|HDMI CEC||Yes (SCENE, device control)|
|Extensive Connection||USB Input||iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player|
|Extensive Connection||Front AV Input||HDMI (MHL support)/USB/Composite|
|Extensive Connection||Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical||2 / 0|
|Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial||2 / 0|
|Analog Audio Input/Output||4 / 1|
|Component Video Input/Output||2 / 1|
|Composite Video Input/Output||5 (one on front) / 1|
|Preout||SW (2 x mono)|
|Tuner Section||FM/AM Tuner||Yes|
|User Interface||On-screen display||Graphical user interface|
|SCENE||SCENE (4 sets)|
|App Control||Yes (iPhone®/iPad®/Android phone/tablet)|
|Web Browser Control||Yes|
|Remote Control Unit||Yes (preset)|
|Zone Control||Zone 2 Audio Output||Line output|
|Powered Zone||Zone 2|
|+12V Trigger Output||1|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||1 / 1|
|General||Standby Power Consumption (IR only)||≤0.1W|
|Auto Power Standby||Yes|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8” x 6-3/4” x 14-3/8”|
Yamaha AV receivers are the perfect control centers for a home entertainment network. Their network functions include support for FLAC 96/24 (high quality lossless format), compatibility with Windows7 and DLNA 1.5 (for finding and playing digital sources) and web browser control from a PC or PDA.
AirPlay provides the convenience of wireless music playback of your iTunes from iPod/iPhone/iPad and Mac/PC.
DLNA certification ensures a device has been tested and proven compatible with various CE, PC and mobile devices designed according to the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. Products certified by DLNA will bear a logo indicating the device they are purchasing has undergone rigorous testing and conforms to the Interoperability Guidelines.
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you’ll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers, and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Create up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.
Meet your new music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums and artist hits spanning the decades. This is more than just internet radio. This is the power to play exactly the songs you want, wherever you are. Give it a try, sign in and start listening.
Dolby® TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition entertainment experience on next-generation discs. When coupled with high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.
DTS-HD Master Audio delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and produce images with stunning realism. But that's only half of the story. You need incredible sound to complete the high definition experience and DTS-HD Master Audio provides the highest quality multi-channel sound possible. Movies come alive with sound as lifelike as the picture and music becomes as real as a live performance.
MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) is the interface standard for high-speed digital video signal transmission that is developed for mobile devices. This interface transmits both digital audio and digital video signals from mobile devices (such as smartphones) using a single cable with any loss. As with HDMI, MHL complies with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. With the ability to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between most audio/video sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray Disc player, DVD player or AV receiver and a video monitor, such as a High-Definition Television (HDTV), over a single cable.
Depending on the model of product, HDMI can support standard, enhanced or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It can support all currently-available compressed audio formats (such as Dolby Digital and DTS) and most newer HDMI devices can support lossless digital audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™.
(View the specifications of each product for details on HDMI compatibility.)
“Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, iPad, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
4K pass-through receives super high-def resolution video and passes it to a 4K compatible monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
4K upscaling boosts a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution video. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
This unit allows you to configure a multi-zone audio system. The Zone 2 feature allows you to set this unit to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second zone (Zone 2). You can control this unit from the second zone using the supplied remote control.
The actually measured sound field data contains the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.
Virtual Presence Speaker mode provides the 3D sound without Front Presence speakers. The best way to enjoy 3D movies at home is with sound from a Yamaha AV receiver equipped with CINEMA DSP 3D.
SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones! This is a variation of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.
Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.
Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. They are initially set to default settings for DVD viewing, disc listening, TV viewing and radio listening. Pressing a SCENE button automatically launches a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Other SCENE settings are also available, such as iPod listening, XM listening, TV sports viewing and action game playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by changing Input via the front panel and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use or they can replace the original default settings. The SCENE names can be changed, too.
Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers, and even the sound pressure level, etc, until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room - you don't have to do anything!
ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%*. It can be set easily from the top of the GUI/OSD menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off. (Yamaha measurement).
Yamaha receivers displaying this icon support 3D HDMI pass-through from 3D-compatible Blu-ray Disc, game and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs. 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience when using 3D-capable products and 3D media content. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content.
Sounded Great right out of the box . . .
This review is from: Yamaha RX-V675 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
Pros: This was a Christmas gift for a friend planned by his wife for me to figure it out and install. After being a Pioneer man for decades, I chose this. It has many of the newer features/apps that most of the upper level units have these days plus On-screen Display all the time. Set up is easy. Their version of the mic that comes with it and auto-set up program is quick and easy although it was not necessary when I set this up. With the Free Polk 5.1 speaker system that came with this, the whole thing sounded amazing, billion fold better than my Pioneer system with $25k of custom studio speakers. To say the least, I am very disappointed in my system now.
Cons: There are four preset buttons on the AVR and the remote that are set to do what they want you to do without being able to change them. What they offer are limited and I could do without them and the space they take up. Th remote has small buttons with even smaller labels.
Other Thoughts: As a whole nice piece of gear. Nice enough to make me very disappointed in my "far superior" (sic) system. Which is making me take a new serious look at Yamaha, of which was my brand of choice before Pioneer.
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Not Impressed So Far
This review is from: Yamaha RX-V675 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
Pros: I like the robust feature set this receiver has. I primarily purchased it due to the analog to digital processing, making it possible to run just a single HDMI cord to my TV even with legacy devices like a GameCube and Wii plugged in. I love the sound it produces most of the time (more on that in a minute). I also like that it supports MHL on the front panel (and that there is HDMI and USB ports on the front panel) which makes plugging in my phone or iPod super easy., and the music equalizers/effects
Cons: I have had this receiver since October and it hasn't worked right the whole time. I have a constant hum/static from one channel, and if you crank the volume up to movie watching level (-30 to -25db) the unit will shut off and say "CHECK SP WIRES." I have been through the ringer with Yamaha customer service, which is terrible. They told me to spend my own money and time to take the receiver to a repair shop 40 minutes away at which the NPFed my unit and I spent more time and money bringing a still broken unit home. I am then told they will exchange the unit with a new one, only after I box mine up and send it in. That's not how an RMA should be handled, I should be sent a replacement unit FIRST.
Other Thoughts: I'm sure the network features are wonderful, but I have yet to use any. When I am in a more permanent location I will network it up to find out. The idea of an App for a remote sounds good, as does DLNA support. The receiver truly does do more than I will probably ever know, and the on screen interface is simple to navigate. I love the way it sounds, but I look forward to receiving a unit that actually lets me turn it up to test at true movie-watching (ie: ground shaking) volume levels.
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