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Yamaha RX-V681

Yamaha RX-V681
alaScore 97

71 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Yamaha RX-V681. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability and size.

usability, price, design

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX-V681 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Yamaha RX-V681 review

 

If you're upgrading your home theater, what's your main reason for doing so? Is it to run that new set of power-hungry speakers you bought? Or is it to keep up with the some of the latest audio and video standards?

The Yamaha RX-V681 offers excellent sound quality in a relatively affordable package. Its enticing combination of features includes Dolby Atmos, multiroom music and streaming to Bluetooth headphones. The six HDMI ports support 4K video and HDR sources.

No Chromecast built-in. The user interface and remote control require a slight learning curve. The Zone 2 speakers have spring clips instead of binding posts.

Yet another strong contender from Yamaha, the RX-V681 combines a bevy of gotta-have features with seriously potent sound quality.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Yamaha RX-V681 review

 

If you're upgrading your home theater, what's your main reason for doing so? Is it to run that new set of power-hungry speakers you bought? Or is it to keep up with the some of the latest audio and video standards?

The Yamaha RX-V681 offers excellent sound quality in a relatively affordable package. Its enticing combination of features includes Dolby Atmos, multiroom music and streaming to Bluetooth headphones. The six HDMI ports support 4K video and HDR sources.

No Chromecast built-in. The user interface and remote control require a slight learning curve. The Zone 2 speakers have spring clips instead of binding posts.

Yet another strong contender from Yamaha, the RX-V681 combines a bevy of gotta-have features with seriously potent sound quality.

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: JonnyR21 (richersounds.com)

Love It !!

 

Brilliant bit of Kit. This is a complete hub for all your entertainment. Amazing sound quality. This YAMAHA RXV681 goes very nicely with my other purchase that day. Dali speakers and a project turn table. I love the fact that YAMAHA has kept the look...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (richersounds.com)

Excellent connectivity, and intuitive apps

 

I have had this AV receiver 2 weeks, and I am thoroughly impressed with its slick and professional feel, great sound quality and brilliant connectivity. I have successfully set up zone 2 speakers, multiple inputs and options and it provides a clear and...

great control apps

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: AJWolf (richersounds.com)

Amplified Talent and Character.

 

The RXV-681 is the replacement to my 15 year old Technics system. Two things instantly impressed me with this amp. 1). The build quality is amazing; sturdy, good looking and for its size, discreet. 2). The connectivity; ample HDMIs (ARC compatible with...

amazing sound quality. , smart phone app remote controlled. , great connectivity. , 4k arc and dolby atmos.

physical remote has far too many buttons. , outdated on-screen user interface.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Darklord147 (richersounds.com)

A great all rounder for the price.

 

I purchased this to replace an aging Pioneer AV receiver that didn't have HDMI but was worried that the Yamaha wouldn't be able match the sound quality and strength of the Pioneer. It can and does.

sound quality , connectivity

limited display

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Grendeloak (richersounds.com)

Great Amp, Amazing sound and great connectivity.

 

Richer Sounds recommended this Amp as it was the only one for the price that would output to a Sonos connect so i could play something on the amp and have it playing over the whole of my Sonos system as well, So far it works great. The sound is great...

great sound. , only amp i found outputs to sonos connect. , great connectivity , great app.

horrible remote.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: PenguinBob (richersounds.com)

RXV381 - an entertainment hub

 

I bought the RXV681 largely on the strength of its connectivity, as my 15 year old receiver did not have HDMI inputs or Bluetooth, and I was also having to use a phono amp for my turntable. Having connected it up we now refer to it as the hub, because...

performance and connectivity

lack of a paper manual

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Jaffamanc (richersounds.com)

Yamaha rxv681

 

Excellent product. Ease of use, wanted a good all round receiver. Works fully with my iPhone. Power,performance looks.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: SMLeeds (richersounds.com)

Top Features and Top quality sound

 

I purchased this amp to replace a Denon AVR amp, that was several years old. Remembering my first AV amp (which was a Yamaha AV-33, now some bought from Richer Sounds some 27 years ago and still going strong and sounding good) I decided to look at...

easy to set up , lots of inputs , automatic volume management , great sound

none

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

4Ω speaker support: Yes
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz / 32-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:7.2
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):190
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):125
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):150
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):150
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.06

Inputs

Audio (L,R) in:5
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:4
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:6
Remote (IR) input:1
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Remote (IR) output:1

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:1
Banana connector:14
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Speakers connectivity type:Banana connector/Binding posts

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.1

Radio

Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Audio Decoders:DTS Neo:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby TrueHD
Bass adjustment: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Deep colour support: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headphone Out: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Quantity:1
RF ports quantity:1
Treble adjustment: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Video

3D: Yes
Supported video modes:2160p
Video D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:37.8
Height :17.1
Weight:10
Width:43.5