Sony STRDH190 vs Yamaha R-S202BL

Audiophiliac receivers Yamaha R-S202BL vs Sony STRDH190

Sony STRDH190 vs Yamaha R-S202BL

Comparison chart: Sony STRDH190 vs Yamaha R-S202BL

Sony STRDH190 vs Yamaha R-S202BL – how to choose? Yamaha's handsome 100-watt-per-channel R-S202 stereo receiver has a lot going for it. Versus former one, Sony impresses with its usability. Read more below!

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Features & Performance

Sony STRDH190 vs Yamaha R-S202BL back

Speaker wires fit easily into the clamps on the back. Sound quality is very good. The phono doesn't have any buzz once the grounding wire is tightened well. Everything sounds well balanced through my bookshelf Polk speakers. This Bluetooth stereo/ receiver amplifier is top of the line quality. The sound is amazing. Has full function remote, up to 8 different Bluetooth devices can be synced and it will automatically connect to whatever one is on when Bluetooth is selected as the input.

Connections & Setup

Set up of Yamaha R-S202BL vs Sony STRDH190 is pretty simple. Phono jack with grounding wire is obvious to plug in and the additional RCA inputs let you customize where to plug things in. The remote control lets you rename the inputs to label what goes in where. Sony STRDH190 is easy to setup, with great functionality. It allows you the option to turn on and off each channel which is a great feature. It also comes with a separate AM/FM antennas. Yamaha R-S202BL and Sony STRDH190 are not full of features, but they have all the essential ones. And the remote controls are excellent in terms of what is included.

Design

Sony STRDH190 has a minimalistic design, while Yamaha R-S202BL has more buttons and sleek surface. Also remote of the former looks more stylish that remote of the Sony STRDH190, with colorful buttons. R-S202BL with one main button attracts more than two main buttons on the front panel of STRDH190.

Sony STRDH190 pros & cons

Pros:

  • High-quality sound.
  • Flexible options for different items.

Cons:

  • You can only pair Bluetooth to one device at a time like your computer or your iPhone, not both.
  • The tuner scans very slowly to find stations.

Yamaha R-S202BL pros & cons

Pros:

  • Advanced circuitry design.
  • Brushed aluminum finish and simplistic design.

Cons:

  • This receiver has Bluetooth, but it lacks a phono input and doesn’t sound any better than our picks (although one panelist picked it as a favorite).
  • When using the onboard Bluetooth adapter you lose bass response, gain, and sound quality.

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Common

Product

Sony STRDH190
Yamaha R-S202BL

Model

STRDH190
R-S202BL

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

102
904

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

350 W
175 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.5 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

200 W
200 W

Output power per channel

100 W
125 W, 150 W, 165 W, 180 W

Output impedance per channel

6 Ohm
8 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 4 Ohm, 2 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
40 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.09 %
0.2%

Number of channels

2
2

Signal-to-noise ratio

93 dB
71 dB

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

6
has not

Optical digital inputs

2
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

1
has not

HDMI inputs

has not
has not

HDMI outputs

has not
has not

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
has not

USB

1
has not

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station qty

30
40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Stereo Sound
Stereo Sound

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz

Surround sound effects

has not
has not

Surround system class

2.0 channel
has not

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

has not

Digital content protection

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

19.1 x 13.6 x 6.9 inches
12.6 x 17.1 x 5.5 inches

Product weight

17.1 pounds
14.8 pounds

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