Yamaha RX-V677 Review

Yamaha RX-V677
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Yamaha RX-V677 review

A potential consumer is met with multiple issues when deciding to buy a receiver. In this review of one of the devices, we will attempt to answer all of these questions - Yamaha RX-V677. This model received a ranking of 6.8 out of 10 during our review. The public met this model in 2014. One of the key characteristics of the model is an amplifier with 7.2 channels.

Yamaha RX-V677 Pros

  • The receiver has a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • Bluetooth is now one of the key wireless communication protocols. In AV receivers, it is used for audio signal transmission or remote control. And it is in the model under review that Bluetooth support is implemented.
  • The presence of a USB port allows the receiver to play content from external media.
  • DLNA is a feature that gives the receiver the ability to transmit and receive various media content over the home network, as well as display it in real time.
  • MHL is a mobile audio-video interface standard that combines the functionality of the HDMI and MicroUSB interfaces, its presence in Yamaha RX-V677 allows you to connect mobile devices and broadcast content from them.
  • With 4K/60Hz pass-through support, it is possible to pass data through this model without degrading image quality.
  • ARC feature eliminates the need for an additional composite or optical cable when connecting this unit to a TV.
  • The manufacturer claims support for CEC in Yamaha RX-V677 and therefore you can control any HDMI-connected device using one remote control.
  • This receiver supports the data encryption protocol HDCP 2.2 which allows licensed devices to play high definition audio and video.
  • Can stream audio using the AirPlay protocol.
  • Stream music from one of the most popular services Spotify directly on the Yamaha RX-V677.
  • This receiver consumes less power thanks to ECO mode.
  • Yamaha RX-V677 uses bi-amping to amplify each dynamic in a speaker separately, resulting in clearer, better sound.
  • The reviewed receiver has a Pure Direct mode, when used it feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
  • This AV receiver is able to use 2 zones to send a source signal to speakers or a separate audio system in different locations.
  • With the included microphone, the Yamaha RX-V677 can use the auto speaker calibration mechanism to create the most suitable soundstage.

Yamaha RX-V677 Cons

  • The RX-V677 has not a phono (MM) input for connecting a phonographer or turntable.
  • Dolby Atmos technology has not been included.
  • Can not manage the DTS:X surround format.
  • Does not support for HDR.
  • HDMI eARC function not implemented.
  • Yamaha RX-V677 is unable to use Amazon Music.
  • There is no voice control function.
  • Has no speaker A/B switching function.
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Yamaha RX-V677 back and front view

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Yamaha RX-V677 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 7.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 90/8, 150/4
Output impedance, Ohm 8, 4
Frequency response 20Hz-20KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC) Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration YPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio features CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi
USB 1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45) 1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay) AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services Pandora, Napster, JUKE

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output 6/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP) HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE) 2
Headphone output 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 2
Coaxial digital input 2
Composite input 5
Component input/output 2/1
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors USB, HDMI, phones, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through 4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion analog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video features DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control
App control iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Display fluorescent
Tuner AM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update network, USB
Other additional features has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones 2
Zone audio output speaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room control AV Controller, HTC Connect
RS-232 0
Remote control input/output (IR) 1/1
DC trigger output (12V) 1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other) DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music, DTS 96/24, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3
WMA
AAC
WAV
FLAC
ALAC
Other audio file formats has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W 400
Standby consumption, W 0.1
Removable power cord

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches 43.5 x 17.1 x 36.8/17 x 6.7 x 14.1
Weight, kg/lbs 10/22.1

Other

Release year 2014