Yamaha R-S202BL vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

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Yamaha R-S202BL vs Onkyo TX-8020 review

Yamaha R-S202BL
vs
Onkyo TX-8020

It makes sense comparing Yamaha R-S202BL vs Onkyo TX-8020 because they both are able to give some premium features.

Amplifier

Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 2.0. Regarding power, then R-S202BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 140/8 when TX-8020 has a power of 90/6. The THD is 0.08% for the R-S202BL but 0.03% for the TX-8020.

Audio features

Competitors' digital to analog converter (DAC) is identical to 192 KHz/24-bit. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Onkyo TX-8020 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. None of the competitors supports Auto speaker calibration.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the R-S202BL has Bluetooth support. Competitors do not have built-in Spotify service.

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 TX-8020 has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. 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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General

Item

Yamaha R-S202BL
Onkyo TX-8020

Model

R-S202BL
TX-8020

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

2439
738

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8
90/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8
6

Frequency response

40Hz-20KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.03

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
WRAT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

0
0

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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
0

Coaxial digital input

0
0

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones
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

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

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)

0/0
1/0

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
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

175
180

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.15

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 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13

Weight, kg/lbs

6.7/14.8
9.6/19.8

Other

Release year

2016
2013
Yamaha R-S202BL
Onkyo TX-8020
Yamaha R-S202BL
Onkyo TX-8020

AV receivers SoundInspiration comparison rating

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  • 4.8
  • 4.2
  • 4.8Yamaha R-S202BL
  • 4.2Onkyo TX-8020

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