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Yamaha RX-V779 7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple® AirPlay®

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  • $850

About the Yamaha RX-V779

A powerhouse receiver from one of our favorite brands

At the height of Yamaha's V-series A/V receivers is the RX-V779, a powerful 7.2-channel receiver with full support for 4K Ultra HD video content. Loaded with up-to-the-minute features like wireless connectivity and playback of high-resolution music files, it takes your home theater beyond the ordinary, giving you flexible configuration options and complete control over your system through an intuitive on-screen GUI and Wi-Fi remote app.


Yamaha's advanced multilingual GUI has a high-resolution on-screen display with clear, intuitive menus.

Wireless connectivity takes home entertainment to a new level

With built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Apple AirPlay, the RX-V779 gives you lots of choices for wireless music streaming. With the receiver connected to your home network, you can access music from around the world through vTuner Internet radio. Built-in support for Pandora®, Rhapsody® and SiriusXM Internet radio let you play and control your custom content directly through the receiver. If you have a premium Spotify® subscription, the RX-V779 lets you make the most of it. Just hit play to start streaming from your wirelessly connected device. If you're outside listening on your phone or tablet, the song will immediately stream to your receiver without interruption when you go back indoors. You can even take calls while listening.

Another huge benefit of the RX-V779's Wi-Fi capability is the free AV Controller app for Apple and Android™. The app turns your portable device into a Wi-Fi remote and lets you customize playback options through its intuitive interface. Some of our customers who use the AV Controller app have said they have no need for the included remote after their initial setup. (But Yamaha redesigned the included remote this year anyway to make it more user-friendly for those who prefer a traditional remote.)


Yamaha's Intelligent Amp Assign feature automatically powers off the rear surround speakers in a 7-channel system when you listen to music in Zone 2.

Take advantage of multi-room entertainment options

The RX-V779 lets you enjoy content from your connected audio and video sources in different rooms. With outputs for nine speakers, you can set up your system the way you want. Connect seven speakers in your main room to get the most out of 7.1-channel Blu-ray soundtracks. You'll have spare connections for a pair of speakers in a second room, so you can listen to music in Zone 2 while someone else watches a movie in the living room. Yamaha's Intelligent Amp Assign feature automatically assigns amplifier channels so when Zone 2 is powered on, the power for the two surround back channels is automatically redirected to the stereo setup in Zone 2. That'll leave you with five-channel surround sound in your home theater.

A second HDMI output lets you watch the same video source in your main zone and a second room. Start a movie in your living room and finish it in your bedroom or kitchen, or watch the same content on two separate screens in the same room. Since HDMI carries both video and audio signals, a single-cable connection is all that's required. The AV Controller app gives you convenient control of the receiver from any room.

Yamaha's AV Setup Guide for iOS® and Android™ tablets walks you through each step of the connection process.

Sound that's tailored to your taste and space

Yamaha's DSP listening modes let you modify surround sound settings to suit your personal taste. Use the AV Controller app to tweak your sound however you like. If you don't have space for your surround speakers, you can place them in the front of the room and Virtual Cinema Front reflects sound off your walls to simulate surround sound. And if you're working with smaller speakers, the Extra Bass setting gives them more low-end output than they'd normally have, for more theater-like impact from special effects.

Easy setup and operation

Yamaha's AV Setup Guide app for iOS® and Android tablets makes it easy to connect your speakers and sources to the RX-V779, taking you through the process step-by-step with illustrations to guide you. The advanced YPAO Reflected Sound Control calibration system uses an included setup microphone to analyze the acoustics of your room to optimize your speakers' performance for studio-quality sound. The system measures up to eight locations in your viewing area and optimizes the sound for each seat. Once you're all set up, you can control your system easily with Yamaha's quick-access Scene buttons. If you want to watch a Blu-ray, all you do is press the appropriate button on the front panel or remote, and the receiver powers on, switches to the right source, and calls up your saved surround sound settings.

MusicCast puts whole home audio at your fingertips

Yamaha's new MusicCast feature makes it easy to build a whole home wireless audio system starting with the RX-V779. Use your existing Wi-Fi network to stream music to compatible Yamaha wireless speakers and sound bars in different rooms. Each room's speakers can be controlled independently with the free MusicCast app. The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Listen to the same music throughout your home, or play something different in each room. Access your personal digital music library, Internet radio, and popular streaming services. You can also play Bluetooth sources, sound from your TV, and even CDs and vinyl. MusicCast also supports high-resolution audio formats.


Power and Processing:
  • 7-channel amplifier

  • 95 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven

  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding

  • upscales standard-definition video signals to HD and Ultra HD (up to 4K)

  • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) automatic speaker calibration with Reflected Sound Control and Volume to deliver more accurate surround sound across different listening levels (microphone included)

  • DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks

    • parameters can be customized using Yamaha's AV Controller app

  • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening

  • Dialogue Lift and Level Adjustment for clearer, louder dialogue while watching movies and shows

Digital Music Options:
  • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services

    • Wireless Direct lets you stream music and control the player from a smartphone or tablet without a wireless home network

    • includes support for Pandora® Internet radio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, and vTuner Internet radio (subscription required for some services)

    • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)

  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming

  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes

  • MusicCast wirelessly connects compatible Yamaha components for whole home audio

  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)

  • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod®, iPhone® or thumb drive

    • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound

  • gapless playback of WAV, FLAC and ALAC files from USB thumb drives and networked computers

Multi-room Audio/Video:
  • dual-room/dual-source output

    • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room)

    • Intelligent Amp Assign automatically redirects Surround Back channels in Main zone to Zone 2 speakers when Zone 2 is powered on

    • optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 2

Audio Performance Features:
  • 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels

  • Extra Bass offers enhanced low-frequency response even with small speakers

  • Virtual Cinema Front simulates surround sound effects when five connected speakers are all placed in the front of the room

  • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality and imaging

  • Compressed Music Enhancer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files

  • HDMI 2.0a audio/video switching: 6 in, 2 out (including 1 front-panel input)

    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (HDMI inputs 1, 2, and 3, and monitor outputs only)

    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content (firmware update required)

  • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out

  • composite video switching: 4 in, 1 out

  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial

  • 4 pairs of stereo RCA inputs

  • 7.2-channel preamp outputs, including outputs for 2 powered subwoofers

  • 1 pair of stereo RCA outputs for Zone 2

  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp

  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and iPods

  • front-panel HDMI input for connecting camcorders and digital cameras

  • Ethernet port for network connection

  • outputs for 9 speakers: Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Presence L/R

    • Front Presence speaker outputs can also be used for Zone 2 speakers in a second room

    • Surround Back speaker outputs can also be used to bi-amp compatible front speakers

    • receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once

  • remote input/output (IR) and 12 volt-trigger output for use with external controllers

General Features:
  • 1/4" headphone jack

  • free Yamaha AV Controller app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote

  • 4K and 3D video pass-through

  • high-grade aluminum front-panel

  • full-color on-screen display

  • four SCENE presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall

  • Audio Return Channel (ARC) function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI

  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver

  • AM/FM tuner

  • remote control

  • 17-1/8"W x 6-11/16"H x 14-11/16"D (9-1/4"H with Wi-Fi antenna raised)

  • weight: 23.4 lbs.