Yamaha R-S202BL vs Yamaha R-N803BL review

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Yamaha R-S202BL
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Yamaha R-N803BL

Yamaha R-S202BL vs Yamaha R-N803BL comparison definitely makes sense.

Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 2. Regarding power, then R-S202BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/8 1KHz when R-N803BL has a power of 100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 1KHz. The THD is 0.2% for the R-S202BL but 0.01% for the R-N803BL.

Audio features

Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/24-bit for R-S202BL and ESS SABRE (9006AS) 192 KHz/24-bit for the R-N803BL. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Yamaha R-N803BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha R-N803BL can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the R-N803BL supports Spotify.

Video features

HDR is not available on each model. Compared AV receivers are not able to transmit a 4K signal from the source to the TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is not supported by each device. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) does not support any one of these models. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The models in our review do not support the HDMI CEC function. The R-N803BL has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the R-N803BL. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.

Multichannel surround

None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.

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Common

Product

Yamaha R-S202BL
Yamaha R-N803BL

Model

R-S202BL
R-N803BL

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

2439
43

Amplifier

Channels

2
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 1KHz
100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 160/4 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
ESS SABRE (9006AS) 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

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, Sirius XM

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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, 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, setup mic

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
MusicCast

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

Auro-3D

Power

Operational power consumption, W

175
250

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
11/24.2
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  • 4.8
  • 6.7
  • 4.8Yamaha R-S202BL
  • 6.7Yamaha R-N803BL

The Yamaha R-N803BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha R-N803BL price

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