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...Read More
I had the opportunity to test the Yamaha R-N602 vs Onkyo TX-8260. We have two very similar devices – with a 2-channel analog gain path on discrete elements, having almost the same power. I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new receiver.
If we compare power output – I prefer the Onkyo TX-8260. Given the output power of the receiver, which is 190 watts, even with quite demanding acoustics, it should not have any problems. The Yamaha R-N602 is only 160 watts. Nevertheless, at the same time, they have the same power per channel, it is 80 watts.
MusicCast technology is fully compatible with high-resolution audio – FLAC, WAV formats with resolution up to 24 bit / 192 kHz, and DSD are supported. Noteworthy is the support of various wireless data transmission channels, which greatly expands the choice of components for your multi-room system.
MusicCast technology can use not only a Wi-Fi network but also Bluetooth as a wireless data transmission medium. Onkyo has the possibility of a second zone, Yamaha doesn’t have this function. Yamaha has the support the integration of Amazon Home Entertainment Skill, which allows the use of voice commands through Alexa.
The central place on the front panel of the Yamaha R-N602, made of metalized plastic, skillfully imitating brushed aluminum, is given to a large information display. There is also a large volume control, a Pure Direct button, a USB port for quick connection of external drives, a speaker switch and a headphone output.
Onkyo versus Yamaha is a little smaller. It has a black display with white letters. The panels have a matte black metal finish with matte metal buttons. All the buttons are smooth and round.
The Onkyo TX-8260 is better receiver in this comparison. Check Onkyo TX-8260 price