Yamaha R-N602 Networked Stereo Receiver Review

5.57 Mixed Usages
5.3 VIDEO FEATURES:
5.2 CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS:
5.1 AUDIO FEATURES:
5.3 MULTIZONE:
6.9 AMPLIFICATION:
Release year: 2015 Rating: 4.3

If you're the type who wants your audio gear to blend seamlessly with your decor without compromising on performance, you're in the right place. For people who like the better things in life but want a setup that doesn't take over the room. You can use this AV player in any room of your house, from a small flat to a large house. It gives you a high-tech audio option without any extras you don't need.

Our Verdict

With the Yamaha R-N602, your living room can have the vibe of a jazz band. This cool gadget is designed to deliver impressive performances that will definitely catch your attention. There's a solid selection for folks who dig style and top-notch sound. There are a couple of issues with the Bluetooth connection, and it would be great to have more HDMI ports. These issues don't really impact its overall functionality.

 

PROS
  • Sleek and elegant design.
  • Robust Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • MusicCast technology integration.
  • Powerful 80 watts per channel.
  • High-resolution audio support.
  • Versatile connectivity options.
  • User-friendly remote control.
  • Ideal for mid-sized homes.

 

CONS

 

  • Occasional Bluetooth connectivity issues.
  • Limited HDMI inputs (4).
  • Front panel buttons size.

 

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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel Channel
Number Channel Processing 2
Audio Feature
Video Feature
Watts Per Channel 80 W
Zones 2
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier Class A/B

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
RCA LIne Input: 4
RCA LIne Output: 1
RCA Pre-Outs: 1
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: Yes
Optical Inputs: 1
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: 2
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: 1
HDMI Inputs: No
HDMI Outputs: No
8K Inputs: No
Composite Video Input No
Composite Video Output: No
Component Video Input: No
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: No
Speaker A/B: No

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 2
Dolby Atmos No
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization N/A
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD N/A
Dolby Digital Plus N/A
Dolby Surround Upmixer N/A
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X No
DTS Neural:X N/A
DTS Virtual:X N/A
DTS Neo N/A
DTS-HD Master Audio N/A
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio N/A
DTS 96/24 N/A
DTS Express N/A
DTS-ES No
IMAX Enhanced N/A
PCM Yes
Music Playback via USB Yes
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Yes
Gapless Playback N/A
DSD via HDMI No
DSD via USB Yes
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
USB DAC N/A
Jitter Reduction Yes
DTS Dialog Control N/A
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialog Normalization N/A
Dialogue Lift N/A
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode Yes
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs Yes
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. YPAO
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version No
Enhanced ARC N/A
HDCP Version No
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision N/A
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) N/A
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
3-D Ready N/A
Video Signal Passthrough N/A
Video Signal Upscaling N/A
Analog To HDMI Upconversion N/A
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology N/A
Discrete Amplification Yes
HDAM N/A
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance N/A
Bi-amp Capability Yes

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) N/A
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) N/A
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) N/A

ZONES

Zones 2
Powered Zones 1
Zone 2 Outs 1
Zone 3 Outs No
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output 1

RADIO

Analog Tuner Yes
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio Yes
Napster Yes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Yes
GUI Languages 8
Web Browser Control Yes
IP Control for CI Yes
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display Dot Matrix
Remote Controller Yes
Remote Control In/Out No
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord Yes
Setup Assistant Yes

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 115 W
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) 140 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) 120 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) 80 W
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 80 W
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) No
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 370 W
No Sound Power 0.1 W
Standby Power 0.3 W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 151 x 392 mm
Weight 9.8 kg
Chassis Brushed Aluminum
Front Panel Black
Speaker Terminals 5
Large Speaker Terminals No
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals Yes
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components N/A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function Yes
Auto Power off Yes
Warranty 2 years

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital 0.06%
Analog Distortion 0.06%
Phono Distortion 0.025%
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 200 mV/ 47 k-ohms
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 3.5 mV/ 47 k-ohms
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance 1 V/ 470 ohms
Rated Output digital 2 V/ 47 k-ohms
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 98 dB (S: 200 mV)
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 82 dB (S: 3.5 mV)
S/N Ratio (digital) 100 dB (S: 2 V)
Phono RIAA Deviation 20 Hz-20 kHz +/-0.5 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In) 10 Hz - 100 kHz +/-1.0 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance No
Video Frequency Response No
Ethernet Standard IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
USB Terminal Yes
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N Ratio 65 dB / 64 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) 0.7% / 1.0% (Mono / Stereo)
AM Effective Sensitivity 300 µV/m
AM Frequency 530 kHz - 1710 kHz
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Details Review

Design

The smooth shape of this piece looks very classy with its smooth brushed metal finish, and it fits in perfectly with modern decor. With their well-organized layout, the buttons and knobs on the front panel give you a satisfying sense of power that you can feel.

Many users have said they like the simple design because it doesn't have any extraneous elements. Each note in this piece of music seems to play a specific role, and they all work well together. The LED panel is a great feature that gives it a modern look and lets you see information without getting in the way.

Some users, though, said the buttons on the front panel were too small, like using very small fingers to play the piano keys. In addition, some users said they wanted a stronger build quality to go with the sleek design and high-end look.

Connectivity

R-N602 is very friendly and can easily connect with everyone at the party. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay all make it easy to stay linked. They open up a world of internet options. With MusicCast technology, users can easily set up a portable multi-room music system, which takes the connection to a whole new level.

Because there are many inputs, including USB and different analog and digital inputs, you can easily connect all of your devices. It easily turns your living room into a lively music hub because it works with turntables, CD players, and even your TV.

That being said, some users had trouble setting up the MusicCast system. To figure it out, it took some time and skill. In this age of many linked devices, some users said they would like more HDMI ports and thought it would be a good idea to add them.

Performance

The R-N602 is a real genius; it carefully puts together a musical masterpiece. The strong 80 watts per channel have made users happy with the room-filling symphony of clear, crisp sound. It doesn't matter if the music is soft classical notes or heavy bass in electronic beats—this listener really brings them to life.

High-resolution audio files, such as FLAC and DSD, let you enjoy the familiar sound of a vinyl record, but with the added benefit of being digital. According to user reviews, the sound quality has gotten a lot better, like going from standard definition to 4K for your ears.

Even though the sound quality was great overall, some users had a small problem connecting via Bluetooth. It's like a short break in a live show that doesn't ruin the show but does throw off the flow. In a world where wireless connections are common, a lot of people want Bluetooth to work better with less trouble.

Where and When to Use 

The R-N602 is a versatile friend that works well in a variety of radio situations. This receiver is great for any event, like a dinner party, a single jam session, or just watching a movie and enjoying a clear conversation. With the right amount of power and skill, it can turn any room into a sound sanctuary, making it great for mid-sized homes.

Compatible Devices

The R-N602 is friendly to a lot of different gadgets. This radio works with many devices, like turntables, CD players, and smartphones, so it's simple to connect and enjoy your music. The setup process was praised by users for being easy, and the Pure Direct mode promises a great sound experience. There have been comments from users that they would like more HDMI ports, especially if they have a lot of entertainment devices.

Ease of Use 

When it comes to ease of use, the R-N602 hits the sweet spot. An easy-to-use remote control and an on-screen setup process walk users through the initial setup. It might take some exploring to find out all of the MusicCast app's features, but it's well worth it. The learning curve is pretty low, so most people can get used to the design pretty fast.

Cost

The Yamaha R-N602 is a great mid-range choice because it has a lot of features and isn't too expensive. Users loved the value for money because of the sleek style, powerful performance, and wide range of communication choices. The R-N602 is an excellent choice because it strikes a good mix between price and function.

 

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