Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha R-S202BL review

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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
vs
Yamaha R-S202BL

The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 vs Yamaha R-S202BL comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.

Amplifier

A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has 7.2 versus 2 for Yamaha R-S202BL. Regarding power, then AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/4 1KHz when R-S202BL has a power of 140/8 1KHz. The THD is 0.06% for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 but 0.2% for the R-S202BL.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit for AVENTAGE RX-A1080 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-S202BL. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 supports Bi-amping feature. The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 supports Spotify. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the R-S202BL. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVENTAGE RX-A1080. Only the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVENTAGE RX-A1080. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AVENTAGE RX-A1080. The AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVENTAGE RX-A1080. The setup assistant will help you configure Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

Multichannel surround

Only the AVENTAGE RX-A1080 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVENTAGE RX-A1080.

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Common

Product

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
Yamaha R-S202BL

Model

AVENTAGE RX-A1080
R-S202BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

88
2439

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 170/4 1KHz
140/8 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
40Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.06
0.2

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS SABRE 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz
has not

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

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
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, 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

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
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
0

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3
0

Coaxial digital input

3
0

Composite input

4
0

Component input/output

2/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

MusicCast
has not

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

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

450
175

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.2 x 43.9/17 x 7.1 x 17
43.5 x 14.1 x 32.2/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

14.9/32.8
6.7/14.8
Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
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  • 8.3
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  • 8.3Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1080
  • 4.8Yamaha R-S202BL

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