Sherwood RX-4508 vs Yamaha R-N303BL review

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Sherwood RX-4508
vs
Yamaha R-N303BL

What is better - Sherwood RX-4508 vs Yamaha R-N303BL?

Amplifier

AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-4508 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 100/8, while the R-N303BL has a power of 125/8 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.09%. None of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. The model R-N303BL 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-N303BL. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The R-N303BL 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 Sherwood RX-4508 nor the Yamaha R-N303BL. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-4508 and the R-N303BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that HDMI CEC support is not implemented. 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-N303BL. 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

Sherwood RX-4508
Yamaha R-N303BL

Model

RX-4508
R-N303BL

Brand

Sherwood
Yamaha

Reviews

476
257

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8
125/8 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response

40Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

0
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, Napster, Qobuz, JUKE

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, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network

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
0

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

0
1

Coaxial digital input

0
1

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones
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

230
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 14.1 x 37.5/17.1 x 5.5 x 14.7
43.5 x 14.1 x 34/17.1 x 5.5 x 13.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.4/16.3
7.2/15.9
Sherwood RX-4508
Yamaha R-N303BL
Sherwood RX-4508
Yamaha R-N303BL

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  • 4
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  • 4Sherwood RX-4508
  • 6Yamaha R-N303BL

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