Sony STR-DN1040 vs Yamaha R-N602BL review

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Rating 5 5

AV receivers comparison chart

Overall
Sony STR-DN1040
6.1
Yamaha R-N602BL
5.8
7
7
6
inapplicable
5
inapplicable

Sony STR-DN1040 vs Yamaha R-N602BL review

Sony STR-DN1040
vs
Yamaha R-N602BL

Having had an opportunity to test Sony STR-DN1040 vs Yamaha R-N602BL, 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 - 7.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the STR-DN1040 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/6, while the R-N602BL has a power of 115/8, 105/4. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the STR-DN1040 it is 0.09%, but for the R-N602BL it is 0.01%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the STR-DN1040 received the model 96 KHz/24-bit, but the R-N602BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Sony STR-DN1040. Both Sony STR-DN1040 and Yamaha R-N602BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. The R-N602BL has access to the Spotify service.

Video features

Oddly enough, the support for the HDR function is not implemented in these units. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the STR-DN1040. Video scaling is only possible with the STR-DN1040. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Sony STR-DN1040. HDMI eARC is not supported by the STR-DN1040 and the R-N602BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Sony STR-DN1040 has HDMI CEC. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Yamaha R-N602BL. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in R-N602BL. The Sony STR-DN1040 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

Sony STR-DN1040
Yamaha R-N602BL

Model

STR-DN1040
R-N602BL

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

342
0

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/6
115/8, 105/4

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.01

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

96 KHz/24-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

DCAC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/2
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
0

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, phones

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 scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
has not

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

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

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby EX
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

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

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

240
190

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 17.2 x 32.9/17 x 6.7 x 12.6
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22
9.8/21.6

Other

Release year

2013
2018
Sony STR-DN1040
Yamaha R-N602BL
Sony STR-DN1040
Yamaha R-N602BL

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 6.1
  • 5.8
  • 6.1Sony STR-DN1040
  • 5.8Yamaha R-N602BL