Yamaha R-N602BL vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the R-N602BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 115/8, 105/4, while the TX-8270 has a power of 160/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the R-N602BL it is 0.01%, but for the TX-8270 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the R-N602BL received the model Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit, but the TX-8270 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha R-N602BL and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the AV receivers have an auto speaker calibration support. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha R-N602BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, but the Onkyo TX-8270 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the TX-8270. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is not possible with these models. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the TX-8270. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Onkyo TX-8270. HDMI eARC is not supported by the R-N602BL and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Onkyo TX-8270 has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in R-N602BL. The Onkyo TX-8270 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.