Yamaha R-S202BL vs Yamaha R-N602BL review

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Yamaha R-S202BL
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Yamaha R-N602BL

Having had an opportunity to test Yamaha R-S202BL vs Yamaha R-N602BL, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the R-S202BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 140/8 1KHz, while the R-N602BL has a power of 115/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the R-S202BL it is 0.2%, but for the R-N602BL it is 0.01%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the R-S202BL received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the R-N602BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model R-N602BL 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.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection via WIFI is only possible with R-N602BL. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. 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. Based on these AV receivers, it is not possible to transmit a 4K signal from the source to the TV or projector. 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. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature. HDMI Audio Return Channel is not supported by either the Yamaha R-S202BL nor the Yamaha R-N602BL. HDMI eARC is not supported by the R-S202BL and the R-N602BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that HDMI CEC support is not implemented. 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. None of these units 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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Common

Product

Yamaha R-S202BL
Yamaha R-N602BL

Model

R-S202BL
R-N602BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

2439
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Amplifier

Channels

2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 1KHz
115/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 4

Frequency response

40Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.2
0.01

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K 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

Display

fluorescent
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

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

Subwoofer output (LFE)

0
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

0
2

Coaxial digital input

0
2

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

175
190

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 14.1 x 32.2/17 x 5.5 x 12.6
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

6.7/14.8
9.8/21.6
Yamaha R-S202BL
Yamaha R-N602BL
Yamaha R-S202BL
Yamaha R-N602BL

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  • 4.8Yamaha R-S202BL
  • 5.8Yamaha R-N602BL

The Yamaha R-N602BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha R-N602BL price

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