Yamaha R-N303BL vs Yamaha R-N602

Yamaha R-N303BL vs Yamaha R-N602

Yamaha R-N303BL review

The Yamaha R-N303 has an AM / FM radio onboard and a good Burr-Brown integrated DAC, and decoding options extend to Hi-Res PCM (24/192 kHz) and DSD128. The model can work with DLNA, taking content via Ethernet / Wi-Fi. Users can connect to streaming services, for example, to popular Tidal and Spotify. The output power is quite good, at 125 W/channel versus 80 W for the R-N602. However, if we compare the Yamaha R-N303BL vs Yamaha R-N602 in terms of supported decoders, it should be noted that the models lack most of the most popular decoders.

Yamaha R-N602 review

Yamaha R-N602 is a stereo network receiver with DSD support with a 5.6 MHz music playback. It synchronizes with MusicCast and is endowed with all the necessary network functions such as Wi-Fi. Built-in MusicCast technology is fully compatible with high-resolution audio. You can also use the convenient AirPlay feature to stream music wirelessly from your iPhone or iPad. The digital-to-analog conversion is performed by the Burr-Brown DSD1791 chip which is capable of processing not only a PCM stream with parameters of 24 bit / 192 kHz, but also material in the DSD format.

Yamaha R-N303BL pros and cons

Pros

  • With the proprietary MusicCast protocol, up to nine compatible devices can be connected to the Yamaha R-N303
  • With Amazon Echo or EchoDot devices, voice control is available through Amazon Alexa

Cons

  • No support for Google Play Music services and Amazon music
  • There is no USB on the front panel for playing content from external devices

Yamaha R-N602 pros and 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 6 6
Rating 3.2 3.2

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Product

Yamaha R-N303BL
Yamaha R-N602

Model

R-N303BL
R-N602

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

358
27

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

125/8 1KHz
80/8 20Hz-20KHz, 105/4 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
0.04

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

0
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster, Qobuz, JUKE
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XM, Napster

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

Subwoofer output (LFE)

0
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones
USB, phones

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

4K signal pass-through

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

has not
has not

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
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
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
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

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

260
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 14.1 x 34/17.1 x 5.5 x 13.3
43.5 x 15.1 x 39.2/17.1 x 5.9 x 15.3

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/15.9
9.8/21.6
Yamaha R-N303BL
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Yamaha R-N303BL
Yamaha R-N602

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  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 6Yamaha R-N303BL
  • 5.7Yamaha R-N602

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