Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha RX-S602 review

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha RX-S602 review

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
vs
Yamaha RX-S602

Having had an opportunity to test Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 vs Yamaha RX-S602, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 9.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 150/8, 230/4, while the RX-S602 has a power of 80/8, 125/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 it is 0.06%, but for the RX-S602 it is 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 received the model ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit, but the RX-S602 is equipped with Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and Yamaha RX-S602 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay, AirPlay 2. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, but the Yamaha RX-S602 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz.

Video features

The HDR10 function is present in each of the rivals. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and the RX-S602. Video scaling is only possible with the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 has 7/3, and the RX-S602 has 4/1.Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 connectionsYamaha RX-S602 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and RX-S602 support the standard HDCP 2.3. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080.

Additional features

Unlike the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 where 3 Multi zones is provided, the RX-S602 works with 2 Multi zones. Voice control is performed using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant in both models. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 and the Yamaha RX-S602 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080. Only in the AVENTAGE RX-A3080 realized a DTS:X surround technology.

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General

Item

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Yamaha RX-S602

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A3080
RX-S602

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

48
6

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

150/8, 230/4
80/8, 125/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
1

Coaxial digital input

3
2

Composite input

4
3

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, BT.2020, HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
MusicCast

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

2
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

490
190

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 19.2 x 47.4/17 x 7.5 x 18.5
43.5 x 11.1 x 32.8/17 x 4.3 x 12.8

Weight, kg/lbs

19.6/43.2
7.8/17.2

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Yamaha RX-S602
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
Yamaha RX-S602

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  • 8.7Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080
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