Yamaha R-S202BL Review and Specs

Yamaha R-S202BLFrom Yamaha R-S202 specs a distinctive “new” feature of this stereo receiver is Bluetooth technology. Using Bluetooth, you can stream (transfer) music or other audio content. The combination of signature sound and attractive prices make it a bargain for beginner audiophiles. See more thoughts in this Yamaha R-S202 review.

Yamaha R-S202BL review

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Features

Output power 100 W per channel at a load of 8 ohms. The R-S202 receiver allows you to store in your memory up to 40 FM stations, the Auto Preset function serves for this. The model has several pairs of connectors, which allows you to connect several speakers. A special selector allows you to switch between them.

Design and build

The front panel is simple and concise. Large buttons control the switching of the tone block and inputs. The small buttons switch the channels of the radio stations, tune them, and choose the acoustics that are currently working. The front panel, black, is made of aluminum. On the rear panel there are analog inputs for a CD player and two more pairs of universal ones. There is a set of inputs and outputs, designed, for example, for a cassette recorder, babin tape recorder or other recorder. Two pairs of spring terminals for acoustics allow the receiver to be used together with acoustics in configuration A or B, A B. The remote control is made of plastic. It is quite simple, there are a huge number of small buttons on it, and there is no backlight. The remote can also control Yamaha CD players.

Yamaha R-S202BL

Connectivity

The budget class of the device is given by acoustic terminals - there are four pairs of them for connecting two pairs of speakers, but all of them, unfortunately, are spring-loaded. The device is equipped with four line inputs on the RCA connectors and one output.

Setup

Please note that there is no management application. Therefore, you will have to love this remote control, or look for a universal alternative. Setting up the R-S202 receiver took only a few minutes. It consisted in connecting acoustics. I saved a lot of time, because I did not have to set the distance to each of the acoustics, signal levels for each channel, or start auto-tuning, as it usually happens during the setup of a modern AV receiver.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The receiver is easy to setup, with great functionality
  • At 120 feet away the Bluetooth (streaming Pandora) and remote both work

Cons

  • The volume knob had to be turned really far to get a good sound level

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Common features

Product

Yamaha R-S202BL

Model

R-S202BL

Brand

Yamaha

Reviews

1676

Amplifier

Channels

2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

140/8 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response

40Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.2

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

0/0

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

Subwoofer output (LFE)

0

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

0

Coaxial digital input

0

Composite input

0

Component input/output

0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Additional features

Voice control

App control

Display

fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not

Zone audio output

has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not

RS-232

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

has not

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

has not

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

175

Standby consumption, W

0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 14.1 x 32.2/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

6.7/14.8
Yamaha R-S202BL
Yamaha R-S202BL

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