Yamaha RX-S602 vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha RX-S602
6.5
Harman Kardon HK 3700
4.8
6
6
6
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5
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Yamaha RX-S602 vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 review

Yamaha RX-S602
vs
Harman Kardon HK 3700

Yamaha RX-S602 vs Harman Kardon HK 3700 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-S602 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8, 125/6, while the HK 3700 has a power of 85/8. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the RX-S602 it is 0.08%, but for the HK 3700 it is 0.07%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-S602 received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the HK 3700 is equipped with 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-S602. The model RX-S602 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The RX-S602 has access to the Spotify service. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-S602 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, but the Harman Kardon HK 3700 works with vTuner. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the RX-S602. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Yamaha RX-S602. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-S602 and the HK 3700. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Yamaha RX-S602 has HDMI CEC. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Harman Kardon HK 3700. There is an ECO mode in RX-S602. The Yamaha RX-S602 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.

Multichannel surround

Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.

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General

Item

Yamaha RX-S602
Harman Kardon HK 3700

Model

RX-S602
HK 3700

Brand

Yamaha
Harman Kardon

Reviews

6
53

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8, 125/6
85/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-130KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.07

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

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

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
vTuner

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
0

Coaxial digital input

2
0

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

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

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

190
310

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.5

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 11.1 x 32.8/17 x 4.3 x 12.8
44 x 12.1 x 30/17.3 x 4.7 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
6/13.2

Other

Release year

2018
2014
Yamaha RX-S602
Harman Kardon HK 3700
Yamaha RX-S602
Harman Kardon HK 3700

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 6.5
  • 4.8
  • 6.5Yamaha RX-S602
  • 4.8Harman Kardon HK 3700

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