Yamaha R-S202BL vs Pioneer VSX-LX303

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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Pioneer VSX-LX303
Pioneer VSX-LX303 review

Oct 10, 2018

Pioneer VSX-LX303 review deals with the high quality and straightforward 9-channel AV with the impeccable performance and up to 170W per channel. It is flexible enough to handle a wide range of speak...

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Product

Yamaha R-S202BL
Pioneer VSX-LX303

Model

R-S202BL
VSX-LX303

Brand

Yamaha
Pioneer

Rating

4.1 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

1044
11

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

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

175 W
760 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W
0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Amplifier

Total output power

200 W
900 W

Output power per channel

125 W, 150 W, 165 W, 180 W
170 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%
0,01

Number of channels

2
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

71 dB
108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

has not
3

Optical digital inputs

has not
2

Coaxial digital inputs

has not
1

HDMI inputs

has not
7

HDMI outputs

has not
2

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

has not
2

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 qty

40
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
Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

24 bit / 192 kHz
32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

has not
Dolby Surround

Surround system class

has not
9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

12

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

12.6 x 17.1 x 5.5 inches
14.6 x 17.3 x 6.9 inches

Product weight

14.8 pounds
24 pounds

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  • 11.8
  • 28.6
  • 11.8Yamaha R-S202BL
  • 28.6Pioneer VSX-LX303

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