Mar 12, 2020
The Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 stereo receiver is a cost-effective model, which was released in 2015. It’s rated at 100W per channel being able to drive even massive speakers to high volume lev...Read More
I had an opportunity to test both models. This comparison will help you choose the model that will suit your needs perfectly.
If we compare Yamaha R-N602 vs Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 in terms of the total power output, we will see that Topaz SR20 wins with its 200 W versus Yamaha R-N602 that can output 160 W only. Topaz SR20 uses the Wolfson DAC, while Yamaha R-N602 uses the Burr-Brown DAC, plus it features the ToP-ART technology to enhance the output audio. Both models have 24 bit/ 192 kHz DACs. Yamaha R-N602 also supports the Alexa technology.
Topaz SR20 does not support any wireless connection interfaces, while Yamaha R-N602 has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules that allow you to access different music services. None of these models supports the multi-zone technology.
These models do not have HDMI input ports. The ports are built-well and they can assure a perfect connection with different kinds of devices.
Customers claim that Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 lacks EQ for fine tweaking. The same is true for Yamaha R-N602 – no EQ control, which makes both devices less flexible in terms of configuration.
Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 has one large knob on the left side to control the volume, a simple LCD display, small round-shaped buttons, and additional ports. The device is easy to control using the buttons on the device itself.
Yamaha R-N602 looks a bit more modern, it has three knobs, four switches to control bass, treble, balance and loudness, a simple LCD display and some buttons. There are also additional ports. The remote controller has many round-shaped buttons and some people may find it difficult to use, due to the small size of the buttons.
The dimensions are 16.9x13.4x4.3 inches for Topaz SR20 and 21.6x17.3x8.8 inches for Yamaha R-N602. The weigh is 17.86 and 25.6 pounds respectively.
Yamaha R-N602 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha R-N602 price