RX-A680 AVENTAGE 7.2-ch. AV Receiver with MusicCast
Yamaha's Top Rated AV Receiver the AVENTAGE is a dramatic inspired leap forward in audio/video component design.
AVENTAGE brings studio grade sound and sophisticated video enhancements to your home with unparalleled attention to detail in design, engineering, and fabrication. We rethought every electrical path, every part, every piece, and every material to maximize performance. Details that at first glance would not seem to affect the quality of sight, sound, and control, when brought together in an AVENTAGE component, produce a work of visual and acoustic art.
AVENTAGE Performance. Our premium AVENTAGE line begins with this 7.2-channel AV receiver, packed with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™, Zone B, Phono input, Wi-Fi®, YPAO™ and much more.
- 7.2-ch Dolby Atmos, DTS:X (5.2.2-ch) with Zone B
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, AirPlay®, Spotify Connect and MusicCast multi-room
- Pandora®, Spotify, SiriusXM Internet Radio, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and more
- HDMI with HDCP 2.2 (4 in/1 out)
- 4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Dolby Vision™, Hybrid Log-Gamma and BT.2020
- Voice control using your Alexa device like Echo or Echo Dot
- MusicCast Surround capable: add MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50 speakers to create a 5.1-ch setup with wireless surrounds
- Phono input
AVENTAGE Advantage - Overview
Craftsmanship in engineering design. The AVENTAGE line of high-performance AV receivers is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality, from materials and parts to construction, layout, vibration damping (unique foot) and “fine-tuning” the sound, is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, every AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound, so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.
AVENTAGE – Total Purity Concept
Enjoy fine sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have fully discrete power amplifiers that help minimize distortion. They also adopt pure independent power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat sinks 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.
AVENTAGE – High Quality Parts
The whole is greater than the sum. Every single part in an AV receiver affects the sound quality. For AVENTAGE models, extra time is taken to find (or develop) the exact parts needed to achieve the highest performance possible. Sound technicians go through a testing process to, in effect, "tune" the receiver's sound.
AVENTAGE – Anti-Resonance Technology
A firm foundation. The Anti-Resonance Technology Wedge is a fifth foot in the center of the unit. It dampens vibrations from the power transformer, power transistors and heat sinks, as well as vibrations that might be caused by the sound from the speakers.
AVENTAGE – Advanced Foundational Design
A foot fetish. The feet of the receiver feature a newly designed, high-density structure which utilizes two different kinds of interior ribs — straight and curved — to enhance strength and damping performance. Installation stability is improved and chassis resonance is dispersed, effectively eliminating external vibration. The low-range response is enhanced, while resonance peaks in the mid- and high-range are reduced, providing dynamic sound and accurate reproduction.
AVENTAGE – Aluminum Front Panel
Shielded from noise. All of the AVENTAGE components feature the same sleek, clean design, with an elegant aluminum front panel and silky touch volume/selector knobs. The aluminum front panel is used to effectively shield sensitive circuitry from external noise and electronic radiation generated by dimmer switches, fluorescent lighting, video monitors and so on. This ensures optimum sonic performance in the widest range of installation environments.
4K Ultra HD HDMI Support
Providing complete compatibility with the latest HDMI standards, this AV receiver delivers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames/second pass-through. It also supports HDR (high dynamic range) video including Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. This provides incredible contrast, smooth tone and rich, bright colors—giving you full, high-definition enjoyment with an exceptionally realistic and natural picture quality.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay Compatible
Built-in Wi-Fi allows for a connection with your wireless router, greatly simplifying system connections for music streaming or enjoying networked audio (PC/NAS). Bluetooth connectivity is also included to stream into your receiver or out from the receiver to another Bluetooth device such as a pair of headphones.
New Heights in Sound
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
Compatibility with these amazing sound technologies creates an extraordinary experience. They deliver breathtakingly rich and realistic surround sound, positioning and moving individual sounds to any virtual point in your room, including objects moving overhead. Experience the overwhelming realistic movement and immersion in videos — right in your home.
Every Room is Different
Easy Sound Optimization with YPAO™
YPAO (Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer) analyzes the room acoustics and your system, then precisely adjusts various audio parameters to provide the best sound for your room. By placing the supplied microphone at your listening position and switching YPAO on, the system is automatically tuned for optimum performance in your home.
Wireless Surround Speakers
Combine this AV receiver with the upcoming MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 wireless speakers and enjoy the convenience of creating a home theater with wireless surround speakers in 5.1-ch. Get stunningly realistic sound with a clean, clutter-free setup and turn your current living room into an entertainment environment where you can fully enjoy movies and music.
Start with this AV receiver in your home theater and expand to other rooms over time with MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi gear. Stream your music and TV sound everywhere using your existing Wi-Fi network. With MusicCast, the system grows with you, and there’s no need to run wires through walls.
The free MusicCast app puts control of your AV receiver in the palm of your hand. Access your sources and streaming services, adjust volume and sound settings, and link with other MusicCast devices for simultaneous playback throughout your home.
Amazon Alexa on MusicCast
"Alexa, turn up the volume." With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. Use any Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo or Echo Dot, to control either the AV receiver by itself or multiple MusicCast devices throughout your home.
* Availability of voice control via Amazon Alexa varies by region.
A World of Music
Explore a world of music with built-in music streaming services. Syncing your playlists and likes from your smart device to the receiver and discovering new music becomes even easier with your Receiver.
Second Room Sound
This output capability allows the receiver to send 2-channel sound to a second zone, so the main zone now has 5-channel output. This means that users can enjoy stereo sound in a second room. The same source will play in both zones (cannot use two sources). Zone B always mirrors the audio output in the Main Zone.
Dust and Groovers
Enjoy music from your vinyl collection through the phono input terminal.
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven)
Maximum Effective Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven) (JEITA)
Dynamic Power / Ch (Front L/R, 8/6/4/2 ohms)
Surround Sound Processing
Virtual Surround Back Speaker
SILENT Cinema / Virtual Cinema DSP
Yes (Virtual CINEMA FRONT)
MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, WAV / AIFF: up to 192 kHz / 32-bit, DSD: up to 11.2 MHz
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yes (incl. enhancer for Bluetooth®)
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting
Burr-Brown 384 kHz / 32-bit DAC x 4
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling
Yes (via future firmware update)
HDMI Audio Return Channel
Yes (1080p HDMI → 4K HDMI)
Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync
4 / 1 (HDCP 2.2, HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG and BT.2020 compatible)
Digital Audio Input / Output: Optical
Digital Audio Input / Output: Coaxial
Analog Audio Input / Output
Composite Video Input / Output
Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android phone / tablet)
Standby Power Consumption (IR only)
17-1/8" x 6-3/8" x 13" (with antenna: 17-1/8" x 8-7/8" x 13")