Onkyo TX-8020 vs Yamaha R-N602BL review

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Onkyo TX-8020 vs Yamaha R-N602BL review

Onkyo TX-8020
vs
Yamaha R-N602BL

Having had an opportunity to test Onkyo TX-8020 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 TX-8020 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 90/6, while the R-N602BL has a power of 115/8, 105/4. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the TX-8020 it is 0.03%, but for the R-N602BL it is 0.01%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the TX-8020 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. Both Onkyo TX-8020 and Yamaha 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. There is a Bluetooth protocol at the R-N602BL. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. 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 Onkyo TX-8020 nor the Yamaha R-N602BL. HDMI eARC is not supported by the TX-8020 and the R-N602BL. 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-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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General

Item

Onkyo TX-8020
Yamaha R-N602BL

Model

TX-8020
R-N602BL

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Reviews

738
0

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

90/6
115/8, 105/4

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.03
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

Other audio features

WRAT
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

0
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

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)

1
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

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

8K 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
iPhone, 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

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)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

180
190

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

9.6/19.8
9.8/21.6

Other

Release year

2013
2018
Onkyo TX-8020
Yamaha R-N602BL
Onkyo TX-8020
Yamaha R-N602BL

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.2
  • 5.8
  • 4.2Onkyo TX-8020
  • 5.8Yamaha R-N602BL

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