Yamaha R-N602 vs Marantz M-CR611

Marantz M-CR611 vs Yamaha R-N602 – Comparing the Incomparable

Yamaha R-N602 vs Marantz M-CR611

The comparison for Yamaha R-N602 vs Marantz M-CR611 is not that easy to make. Marantz M-CR611 is not exactly an AV receiver, it is a CD receiver with modern perks and options compared to an AV receiver Yamaha R-N602. Although the price is nearly similar around $600 for both, the devices are very different in both specs and dimensions, 25 pounds for Yamaha versus 7 pounds for Marantz.

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Features & Performance

Yamaha R-N602 vs Marantz M-CR611 back

Both AV receivers haven’t built-in DTX X and DTS neural:X, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround and Dolby True XD decoders. But Yamaha has DTS-HD master audio and Dolby Digital Plus.

Yamaha also has a greater operational power consumption (160 W versus 120 W). Although Yamaha has a smaller harmonic distortion of only 0.04 % so you will have less radio emissions, the same distortion for Maranz is 0.08 %.

Yamaha R-N602 has 9 AV inputs, 1 Subwoofer output, 1 USB and 1 phono input. It also brags of 2 coaxial and 2 optical digital inputs.

Connections & Setup

Both AV receivers have a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u. R-N602 streams Spotify, Airplay, Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM and Wireless Direct. M-CR611 streams Spotify, Pandora, Airplay, and SiriusXM.

Design

Both have a matte black metal panel finish. Marantz has a symmetrical front panel with two vertical accent lines on both sides of the front panel. The lettering is white and fluorescent for both AV receivers. Although the front of Yamaha R-N602 is not symmetrical especially if you compare it to Marantz M-CR611.

Yamaha R-N602 pros & cons

Pros:

  • It works with Alexa.
  • No freezing at all, either for internet radio or for Bluetooth.
  • Compatible phone app.

Cons:

  • The customer support is very hard to reach.
  • There is a Bluetooth issue.
  • Make sure you have a warranty repair point in your area because those are scarce.

Marantz M-CR611 pros & cons

Pros:

  • It is really universal, you get to have a CD input together with the general AV receiver features, great for the whole family.
  • It has really cool lines in the front, you can change the color.
  • Really easy to set up and to align with your speakers and other devices.

Cons:

  • I have noticed an internet radio issue, it was freezing.
  • The model is actually pretty old and will be too boring for a tech-savvy person.

Yamaha R-N602

Yamaha R-N602 review

Mar 27, 2019

It was easy to come up with a title. You will find Yamaha R-N602 specs amazing, there is no way you would not want to have it in your house. The receiver is among my top five picks for the Alexa comp...

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Marantz M-CR611

Marantz M-CR611 review

Mar 12, 2020

The Marantz M-CR611 playbacks files stored on a flash drive, USB-HDD, iPhone, iPod, or iPad (with their native cable) or streaming wirelessly via Bluetooth, AirPlay, or DLNA. You can use a bi-amping ...

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Common

Product

Yamaha R-N602
Marantz M-CR611

Model

R-N602
M-CR611

Brand

Yamaha
Marantz

Rating

3.7 of 5
3.5 of 5

Reviews

26
30

Amplifier

Total output power

160 W
120 W

Output power per channel

80 W
60 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
6 Ohm, 6 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.04 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

2
2

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB
90 dB

Functions

Amplifier class

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

DSD

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS neural:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

Video conversion/scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

9
2

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
has not

HDMI inputs

has not
has not

HDMI outputs

has not
has not

Optical digital outputs

has not
2

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
50

Preset station qty

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

MCACC Pro

Deep color

X.v.Color

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24bit / 192kHz

DSP preset qty

Sound output mode

Surround sound effects

has not
has not

Surround system class

2.0 channel
2.0 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Digital sound processor (DSP)

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

55 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.3 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

21.6 x 17.3 x 8.8 inches
12 x 11.5 x 4.4 inches

Weight

25.6 pounds
7.4 pounds
Yamaha R-N602
Marantz M-CR611
Yamaha R-N602
Marantz M-CR611

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  • 17.2Yamaha R-N602
  • 17.2Marantz M-CR611

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