Denon DRA-800H vs Yamaha R-N602

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Denon DRA-800H review

What if we compare Denon DRA-800H vs Yamaha R-N602? These are 2.0-channelled devices where the first one has 100W at 8 Ohms. The second one owns 80/8 W/Ohm. The stereo receiver has 5 HDMI input ports supporting 4K / 60 Hz, the latest HDCP 2.3, and Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10 video standards with extended dynamic range. The HDMI output supports ARC Audio Return Channel, which is convenient when connected to a TV. On board there is a full range of linear and digital inputs. There is a Pre Out for a pair of active subwoofers and a separate Pre Out for a second zone. Four pairs of screw terminals make it easy to organize a two-wire connection. Denon DRA-800H

Yamaha R-N602 review

The Yamaha R-N602 model has separate power supply for the digital and analog sections and is equipped with proprietary circuit topology made in accordance with ToP-ART technology. This technology provides optimal channel separation and direct signal transmission with a minimum of noise and distortion. The receiver has a special ART Base chassis design that protects the transmitted audio signal from the effects of noise, vibration and resonance. On the front of the case there is a USB port for external drives with support for iOS devices, and in the rear there is a set of line inputs, a pair of optical and coaxial input connectors. Yamaha R-N602

Denon DRA-800H pros & cons

Pros

  • The sound quality of Denon DRA-800H is powerful, detailed and sharp with just the right amount of base
  • A really nice feature is the HEOS button on the remote

Cons

  • One minor downside is that the front USB is not compatible with my iPhone direct input

Yamaha R-N602 pros & cons

Pros

  • There is Phono input for connecting a turntable with an MM cartridge
  • The receiver output stages are made on pairs of Sanken transistors A1695 / C4468

Cons

  • Fixed power cable

Votes 8 8
Rating 4.9 4.9

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Product

Denon DRA-800H
Yamaha R-N602

Model

DRA-800H
R-N602

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

29
27

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 20Hz-20KHz, 120/6 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.04

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192KHz/24-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer, Hi-Res audio
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

HEOS App
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not
has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

220
190

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 33/17 x 6 x 13.3
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

8.3/18.3
9.8/21.6
Denon DRA-800H
Yamaha R-N602
Denon DRA-800H
Yamaha R-N602

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  • 7
  • 5.7
  • 7Denon DRA-800H
  • 5.7Yamaha R-N602

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