Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 vs Yamaha R-N602

Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 vs Yamaha R-N602 – find the best option for you

Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 vs Yamaha R-N602

I had an opportunity to test both models. This comparison will help you choose the model that will suit your needs perfectly.

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Features & Performance

Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 vs Yamaha R-N602 back

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.

Connections & Setup

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.

Design

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.

Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Good build quality – the components guarantee clear audio output without any noise or sound distortion.
  • Selectable subwoofer frequencies (you can set 60, 80, or 100 Hz).
  • Multiple input ports.

Cons:

  • Some customers claim that this model is unreliable (it may stop working after a year of using).
  • The FM antenna is not provided.

Yamaha R-N602 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Great performance of the Wi-Fi – everything connects and synchronizes fast, the connection is stable.
  • Easy to setup and use. Applications are user-friendly and stable.

Cons:

  • Issues with Amazon streaming (it does not link directly).
  • Have Issues with the Bluetooth (it may lose the connection or you get lagging).

Yamaha R-N602
Yamaha R-N602 review

Mar 27, 2019

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Product

Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20
Yamaha R-N602

Model

Topaz SR20
R-N602

Brand

Cambridge Audio
Yamaha

Rating

3.9 of 5
3.8 of 5

Reviews

21
26

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

Standby power consumption

0.1 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

200 W
160 W

Output power per channel

100 W
80 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm
8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.15 %
0.04 %

Number of channels

2
2

Signal-to-noise ratio

88 dB
100 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

8
9

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

1
2

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
1

USB

has not
1

Phones

1
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
24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

has not
has not

Surround system class

2.0 channel
2.0 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

has not
has not

Digital content protection

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

16.9 x 13.4 x 4.3 inches
21.6 x 17.3 x 8.8 inches

Product weight

17.86 pounds
25.6 pounds

AV receivers HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 9.2
  • 16.2
  • 9.2Cambridge Audio Topaz SR20
  • 16.2Yamaha R-N602

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