Yamaha R-S202BL vs Sony STR-DH190

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.

Yamaha R-S202BL

Yamaha R-S202BL review

Oct 01, 2018

I had an opportunity to take for review a stereo receiver for real connoisseurs of two-channel sound. The Yamaha R-S202BL is a classic stereo receiver with a conventional tuner, capable of handling r...

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Sony STR-DH190

Sony STR-DH190 review

Dec 04, 2018

This Sony STRDH190 review will be useful for people who look for a good, reliable receiver with many features. This receiver combines a reasonable price and a high total power output. It will be perf...

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Common

Product

Yamaha R-S202BL
Sony STR-DH190

Model

R-S202BL
STR-DH190

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

1110
196

Amplifier

Total output power

200 W
200 W

Output power per channel

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

Output impedance per channel

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

Frequency response

40 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.2%
0.09 %

Number of channels

2
2

Signal-to-noise ratio

71 dB
93 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

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

has not
6

Optical digital inputs

has not
2

Coaxial digital inputs

has not
1

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

has not
1

USB

has not
1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

40
30

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

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

24 bit / 192 kHz
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

has not
has not

Surround system class

has not
2.0 channel

Digital content protection

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

175 W
350 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

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

Weight

14.8 pounds
17.1 pounds
Yamaha R-S202BL
Sony STR-DH190
Yamaha R-S202BL
Sony STR-DH190

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