The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Yamaha R-N602BL vs Integra DTM-7 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 2.0. Regarding power, then R-N602BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 115/8, 105/4 when DTM-7 has a power of 100/8. The THD is 0.01% for the R-N602BL but 0.08% for the DTM-7.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for R-N602BL and AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit for the DTM-7. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Yamaha R-N602BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the competitors supports Auto speaker calibration. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The R-N602BL can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, and the DTM-7 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio. Only the DTM-7 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the DTM-7. Only the DTM-7 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present only in the DTM-7. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the R-N602BL. The setup assistant will help you configure Integra DTM-7.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.