Sony STR-DH190 vs Yamaha R-S202BL

Sony STR-DH190 vs Yamaha R-S202BL

Sony STR-DH190 review

The model has only functionality aimed at music content. The built-in amplifier produces up to 100W per channel at 8 Ohms. The Sony STR-DH190 has wider playback capabilities versus Yamaha R-S202BL due to the simultaneous connection of two sets of speakers. Bluetooth is used to communicate with external devices to wirelessly stream music. Also, the receiver has the FM tuner to stream free over-the-air content. For connecting wired audio sources there are RCA inputs and phono input for players. The body of the receiver is constructed to transmitted vibration from speaker sound pressure for better sound. The radiator is rigidly mounted to the body, which also helps reduce vibration.

Sony STR-DH190

Yamaha R-S202BL review

This model is distinguished by excellent power - it produces different power at different impedance indicators (from 125 to 180 watts at 8 - 2 ohms). The equipment is designed in such a way that during the transmission of signals noise is reduced and interference is eliminated. The power transformer allows you to prevent power losses, which provides excellent volume. In comparison Sony STR-DH190 vs Yamaha R-S202BL, the R-S202BL has not the bi-amping function which still affects the sound.

Yamaha R-S202BL

Sony STR-DH190 pros and cons

Pros

  • The receiver has flexible EQ settings that help to fine-tune

Cons

  • Speaker cable connectors are rather flimsy
  • The receiver supports only proprietary FM

Yamaha R-S202BL pros and cons

Pros

  • Improved PCB Topology
  • There are functions of the automatic shutdown with different time intervals (2,4,8,12 hours)

Cons

  • The volume control is rather arbitrary because a comfortable sound appears after 50% of the volume

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Common

Product

Sony STR-DH190
Yamaha R-S202BL

Model

STR-DH190
R-S202BL

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

337
1256

Amplifier

Total output power, W

200 W
200 W

Output power per channel, W

100 W
125 W, 150 W, 165 W, 180 W

Output impedance, Ohm

6 Ohm
8 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 4 Ohm, 2 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz
40 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion, THD

0.09 %
0.2%

Channels

2
2

Signal-to-noise ratio

93 dB
71 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

Ethernet (RJ45)

USB

Connector type

HDMI inputs

has not
has not

HDMI outputs

has not
has not

AV inputs

6
has not

Optical digital inputs

2
has not

Optical digital outputs

has not
has not

Coaxial digital inputs

1
has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

1
has not

USB

1
has not

Phones

1

Sound features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

24bit / 192kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz

Digital content protection

Additional features

Speaker A/B switching

Dual-zone capability

Three-zone capability

Bi-amping

Pure direct

Advanced sound retriever (ASR)

Audio return channel (ARC)

Smartphone remote control

Apple Air-play support

Signal processing

HDMI signal pass-through

Video conversion/scaling

3D signal pass-through

Audio formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

AIFF

WAV

FLAC

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Radio

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Number of preset station

30
40

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption, W

350 W
175 W

Standby consumption, W

0.5 W
0.5 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D

19.1 x 13.6 x 6.9 inches
12.6 x 17.1 x 5.5 inches

Weight

17.1 pounds
14.8 pounds
Sony STR-DH190
Yamaha R-S202BL
Sony STR-DH190
Yamaha R-S202BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 12.4
  • 10.3
  • 12.4Sony STR-DH190
  • 10.3Yamaha R-S202BL

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