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The Yamaha R-202bl is only a classical stereo receiver with a simple AM/FM tuner. This stereo receiver produces 100 W/channel at 8 Ohm. There is no Ethernet port and Wi-Fi adapter. The R-S202 is featured with Bluetooth for audio streaming. However, it cannot be controlled via mobile devices, such as this feature is implemented in the opponent in this Yamaha R-S202BL vs Sherwood RX-4508 comparison. To set up the receiver users can only by the controls at the front panel because the unit is not equipped with any GUI for the speaker setup bass management, no speaker or distance leveling software.
The design of the receiver is based on a powerful stereo amplifier, which is made using a proprietary Discrete Amplifier Stage (DAS) technology. There is one feature that sets it versus the Yamaha R-S202BL - it's bi-amping. The power supply and selected transistors in the output stages perfectly provide 100 W / channel at 8-ohm load. The RX-4508 has a full stamped chassis, a durable perforated casing, on the rear panel there are two sets of terminals for speakers A and B. The input path is fully analog, without a DAC.
The Yamaha R-S202BL is better receiver in this comparison. Check Yamaha R-S202BL price