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RX-V679

7.2-channel Network AV Receiver featuring Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® Built-in and 4K Ultra HD compatible HDMI with HDCP2.2. High grade audio design includes high quality amp circuitry, full discrete amp configuration and High-Resolution audio playback support.

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Technology
  • Specs
  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
  • --- 90 W per channel (6 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.06 % THD, 2 ch driven)
  • --- 150 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven)
  • --- 150 W per channel (8 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, 1ch driven)
  • Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network
  • Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and Compressed Music Enhancer for Bluetooth
  • AirPlay, Napster®*, Spotify®*, Pandora®*, JUKE* music streaming service and AV Controller app
  • *Music service availability varies by region.
  • DSD 2.8MHz/5.6MHz, FLAC/WAV/AIFF 192kHz/24bit, Apple Lossless 96kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • 4K60p 4:4:4 Pass through, HDMI (6 in/1 out) with HDCP2.2 (3 in/1 out), 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI input on front panel, USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
  • YPAO Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimisation for automatic speaker setup
  • YPAO Volume to ensure natural sounds even at low volume
  • Virtual Surround Back Speaker for playing 7.1-channel content with a 5.1-channel system
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers
  • Advanced GUI on-screen display with (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese)
  • Multi-zone audio support (Zone2)
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption

Bluetooth-Compatible for Wireless Music Streaming

This AV receiver is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you enjoy easy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is now optimised for Bluetooth audio transmission to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality even during wireless playback.

4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p, HDCP2.2 and HDR* Video added in HDMI 2.0a spec

This AV receiver completely supports with the latest HDMI standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second pass-through, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video which provide enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image.

*Firmware update is required to enable HDR, and Firmware update schedule is to be decided.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

3D means the receiver can handle 3D 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.

Wi-Fi Built-in and Wireless Direct Compatible for Easy Network

Wi-Fi Built-in capability allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the unique Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via AV Controller App's Music Play feature, iOS's AirPlay etc, but also control your receiver using the AV Controller app.

Network Functions

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 your home network or internet to enjoy Internet Radio, Spotify*, Pandora®*, JUKE*, Napster®*, Rhapsody®*, SiriusXM* or music stored on a NAS and home PC. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.

 

*Music service availability varies by region.

AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation

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 devices. You can also use in as many as 23* different languages and customise the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.

*As of spring 2014

DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting

This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programmes that utilise Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theatres or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller app to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, Basic and Advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.

AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV receiver

This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from 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 computer on your home theatre system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display.

*Some models don't support album art display.

Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect

With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalise playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.

*The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit spotify.com for more details.

Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha Home Entertainment System for 30 days.

http://spotify.com/yamaha

*Spotify service availability depends on regions.

JUKE Delivers All Your Favorite Music

Music streaming service JUKE offers access to one of the most comprehensive music libraries in the world. More than 30 million songs from all genres from more than 80,000 labels are available to you. Enjoy your favorite songs in the best sound quality thanks to Dolby Pulse technology and play music wherever and whenever you want. JUKE is available as a premium subscription service at Euro 9.99 per month.

For more information, visit myjuke.com.

USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel

A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod / iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod / iPhone 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 music playback functions.

Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support

This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It is also compatible with high resolution audio codec such as DSD / AIFF / FLAC / WAV / Apple Lossless. You will enjoy excellent sound quality of various high resolution audio codec from USB and network content.

Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption*

Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.

* Compatible with WAV, FLAC and ALAC file formats, and input from USB / PC / NAS.

Total Purity Concept for the Finest Sound Quality

The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimise distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analogue and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analogue 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.

Discrete Amp Configuration for High Sound Quality

This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

AV Setup Guide App Makes System Setup Easier

AV Setup Guide is an app that makes it much easier to perform receiver setup, and also assists you with cable connections between the AV receiver and source devices. It guides you through various settings such as speaker connections, TV and source device connections and power amp assignment. System illustrations and actual AV receiver images help you understand how to make the connections between devices, for much quicker system setup. It is available in multiple languages. Designed for iOS and Android tablet.

Advanced Multi-language GUI On-screen Display

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.

SCENE for One-Touch Start

Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

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, and 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.

YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimisation

YPAO-R.S.C. analyses 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 Normalisation, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

YPAO Volume to Ensure Natural Sounds Even at Low Volume

Human ears have less sensitivity to high and low frequencies, especially at lower volumes. YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimised to your system settings and listening environment.

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker

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.

Virtual Presence Speaker and Virtual Surround Back Speaker

The Virtual Presence Speaker function makes full use of centre and surround speakers to create virtual presence speakers. Enjoy CINEMA DSP 3D Mode surround sound even in environments where speaker installation is limited. In addition, This model also features a Virtual Surround Back Speaker function. Even without using surround back speakers, you can experience more natural sound from behind you.

Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 7-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution

Even when it is impossible to install surround speakers behind the listening position, Virtual CINEMA DSP reproduces virtual 7-channel surround sound filled with realism, from only two front speakers. The Virtual CINEMA FRONT feature lets you place two surround speakers and a centre speaker at the front to enjoy virtual 7-channel surround sound with even higher quality and resolution, as well as superior rear virtual sound localisation. Adding two additional front presence speakers provides a three-dimensional sound field that gives you a feeling of its height and depth and of the vertical movement of the sound. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.

Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers

Yamaha’ s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localisation and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.

Compressed Music Enhancer

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.

Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging

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 takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilising the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

Intelligent Amp Assign

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.

ECO mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20%*

Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.

* Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).

Selectable Auto Power Standby

Auto Power Standby lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 20 minutes, 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

Network

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.

Wi-Fi Certified

Wi-Fi Protected Setup

AV CONTROLLER

AirPlay

DLNA Technology

The DLNA Certification and Logo Program: (a) ensures that all relevant mandatory formats and features are supported by the products, and (b) confirms interoperability between devices in support of mandatory formats and features.

 

DLNA Certified is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance.

Bluetooth

 

Bluetooth is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 10 meters (33 ft) employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

made for iPod/iPhone

“Made for iPod and iPhone” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.

 

iPod and iPhone are trademark of Apple Inc.

Spotify Connect

With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. 

And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by using Connect by Spotify. 

Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, 

the song immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. 

 

You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.

PANDORA

JUKE

Music streaming service JUKE offers access to one of the most comprehensive music libraries in the world. More than 30 million songs from all genres from more than 80,000 labels are available to you. Enjoy your favorite songs in the best sound quality thanks to Dolby Pulse technology and play music wherever and whenever you want. JUKE is available as a premium subscription service at Euro 9.99 per month.For more information, visit myjuke.com.

4K Pass-Through/Upscaling

Dolby Audio

DTS HD Master Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. Supporting bitrates up to 24.5 Mbps for Blu-ray Disc, DTS-HD Master Audio can carry up to 7.1 discrete channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio simultaneously. Supported by HDMI version 1.3 and designed for the optical disc players and AV receivers/amplifiers of the future, DTS-HD Master Audio also remains fully compatible with the

existing multichannel audio systems that incorporate DTS Digital Surround.

 

DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbols, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademark of DTS, Inc.

CINEMA DSP 3D mode

The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.

YPAO Automatic System Calibration

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 and you don't have to do anything!

SCENE – A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATING EASE

With most AV components, watching or listening to what you want requires a number of steps. You have to turn on the AV component, turn on another component like a DVD player, select the source, select the surround mode and then press play. But with Yamaha’s SCENE feature all you need to do is press one button. Both components turn on, the correct DSP setting is made, and play begins. This SCENE function allows you to change input sources and sound field programmes with one button. Four SCENE buttons are available for different usages, such as playing movies or music.

Compressed Music Enhancer

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.

VIRTUAL Presence Speaker

Virtual Presence Speaker mode provides the 3D sound without front presence speakers. Tell customers that the best way to enjoy 3D movies at home is with sound from a Yamaha AV Receiver equipped with CINEMA DSP 3D.

VIRTUAL Surround Back Speaker

SILENT CINEMA

Yamaha has developed a natural, realistic sound effect DSP algorithm for headphones. Parameters for headphones have been set for each sound field so that accurate representations of all the sound field programs can be enjoyed on headphones.

ECO mode

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).

Zone2

This unit allows you to configure a multi-zone audio system. The Zone2 feature allows you to set this unit to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second zone (Zone2). You can control this unit from the second zone using the supplied remote control.

HDCP 2.2

HDMI

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industrysupported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. Providing an interface between any source (such as a set-top box or AV receiver) and an audio/video monitor (such as a digital television), HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video as well as multichannel digital audio using a single cable. HDMI transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. When used in combination with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), HDMI provides a secure audio/video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and system operators. For further information on HDMI, visit the HDMI website

at “http://www.hdmi.org/”.

 

HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Amplifier SectionChannel 7.2
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) 150 W (4ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) 90 W (8ohms, 0.06% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA) 150 W (8ohms, 10% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) 125 / 165 / 190 / 235 W
Surround Sound ProcessingCINEMA DSP Yes (3D)
DSP Programs 17
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
Virtual Surround Back Speaker Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes (no presence speakers required)
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
Audio FeaturesPure Direct Yes (with video on mode)
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth)
YPAO sound optimization Yes (R.S.C)
YPAO Volume Yes
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes
Bi-amp capability Yes
Audio Delay Yes (0-500 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Yes (Burr-Brown)
Video Features4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling Yes (4K60p 4:4:4)
HDMI 3D passthrough Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
HDMI upscaling Yes (Analogue to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync Yes
ConnectivityHDMI Input/Output 6 (HDMI1,2,3:HDCP2.2 compatible) / 1 (HDCP2.2 compatible)
HDMI CEC Yes (SCENE, Device Control)
USB Input iPod / iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Network Port Yes
Wi-Fi Yes (with Wireless Direct)
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes (SBC/AAC)
Front AV Input HDMI / USB
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 2 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output 4 / 0
Component Video Input/Output 2 / 1
Composite Video Input/Output 4 / 1
Preout Subwoofer (2 x mono)
Headphone Output 1
Tuner SectionFM/AM Tuner Yes
User InterfaceOn-screen display Graphical User Inter face
SCENE SCENE (4 sets)
App Control Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
Web Browser Control Yes
Remote Control Unit Yes
Zone ControlZone 2 Audio Output Line output
Powered Zone Zone 2
+12V Trigger Output 1
Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1
GeneralStandby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤0.1W
Auto Power Standby Yes
ECO mode Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 171 x 378 mm (with antenna up: 435 x 234 x 378 mm); 17-1/8” x 6-3/4” x 14-7/8” (with antenna up: 17-1/8” x 9-1/4” x 14-7/8”)
Weight 10 kg; 22.1 lbs.