Yamaha RX-S602 vs Onkyo TX-8270 review

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Yamaha RX-S602
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Onkyo TX-8270

Yamaha RX-S602 vs Onkyo TX-8270 – that is a question.

Amplifier

The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the RX-S602 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz, while the TX-8270 has a power of 160/6 1KHz. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.08%.

Audio features

The manufacturer installed different DACs, the RX-S602 received the model Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit, but the TX-8270 is equipped with AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha RX-S602. Both Yamaha RX-S602 and Onkyo TX-8270 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.

Connectivity

These units have the same Wi-Fi modules. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha RX-S602 works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, but the Onkyo TX-8270 works with Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio. The quality of 4K 60p signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the RX-S602. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the TX-8270.

Extensive connections

The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 4/1.Yamaha RX-S602 connectionsOnkyo TX-8270 connections HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the RX-S602 and the TX-8270. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. The RX-S602 has support for the standard HDCP 2.3, compared to the TX-8270, which supports the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Onkyo TX-8270.

Additional features

Ability to create 2 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. There is an ECO mode in RX-S602. The Yamaha RX-S602 and the Onkyo TX-8270 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

Yamaha RX-S602
Onkyo TX-8270

Model

RX-S602
TX-8270

Brand

Yamaha
Onkyo

Reviews

6
119

Amplifier

Channels

5.1
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 125/6 1KHz
160/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4438 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz
2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p
4K 60p

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

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
FM, DAB

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

4/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

1
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic, AUX
phones

Multi channel preamp output

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker
preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

MusicCast
FlareConnect

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

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

190
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 11.1 x 32.8/17 x 4.3 x 12.8
43.5 x 14.9 x 32.8/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

7.8/17.2
8.6/19.4
Yamaha RX-S602
Onkyo TX-8270
Yamaha RX-S602
Onkyo TX-8270

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  • 6.2
  • 6.5Yamaha RX-S602
  • 6.2Onkyo TX-8270

The Yamaha RX-S602 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha RX-S602 price