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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Rating 3.4 3.4

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Product

Sony STR-DH190
Yamaha R-S202BL

Model

STR-DH190
R-S202BL

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

964
1676

Amplifier

Channels

2.0
2.0

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8 1KHz
140/8 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
40Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.09
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

Hi-Res audio
has not

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

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
0

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

0
0

Coaxial digital input

0
0

Composite input

0
0

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

phones
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

App control

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

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

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

200
175

Standby consumption, W

0.3
0.3

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 13.3 x 28.4/17 x 5.1 x 11
43.5 x 14.1 x 32.2/17 x 5.5 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

6.7/14.7
6.7/14.8
Sony STR-DH190
Yamaha R-S202BL
Sony STR-DH190
Yamaha R-S202BL

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  • 5
  • 4.8
  • 5Sony STR-DH190
  • 4.8Yamaha R-S202BL

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