Having had an opportunity to test Yamaha RX-A1070BL vs Yamaha R-N602BL, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-A1070BL has such a ratio W/Ohm - 110/8 20Hz-20KHz, 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 RX-A1070BL it is 0.06%, but for the R-N602BL it is 0.01%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-A1070BL received the model ESS 192 KHz/24-bit, but the R-N602BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-A1070BL. Both Yamaha RX-A1070BL and Yamaha R-N602BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. 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 RX-A1070BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, but the Yamaha R-N602BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the RX-A1070BL. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the RX-A1070BL. Video scaling is only possible with the RX-A1070BL. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the RX-A1070BL. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Yamaha RX-A1070BL. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-A1070BL and the R-N602BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Yamaha RX-A1070BL has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha RX-A1070BL can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the RX-A1070BL. Only in the RX-A1070BL realized a DTS:X surround technology.
The Yamaha RX-A1070BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-A1070BL price