Yamaha RX-S602 vs Denon AVRS530BT

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RX-S602 vs AVRS530BT comparison chart

Yamaha RX-S602 vs Denon AVRS530BT review

Yamaha RX-S602
vs
Denon AVRS530BT

Along with the growing popularity of custom home theater builds, the comparison of Yamaha RX-S602 and Denon AVRS530BT takes place. According to the results of our review, Yamaha RX-S602 received 6.5 points out of 10 possible, and Denon AVRS530BT was rated 4.3 points. The release date of RX-S602 is 2018, and AVRS530BT is 2017. Based on the data on the characteristics and features of both models, we can conclude that RX-S602 has better performance than AVRS530BT.

Main advantages Yamaha RX-S602 over Denon AVRS530BT

  • 80/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 70/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, RX-S602 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Main advantages Denon AVRS530BT over Yamaha RX-S602

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 6 points out of 10.

RX-S602
6
AVRS530BT
6

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. The Yamaha RX-S602 supports 5.1-channels sound, but Denon AVRS530BT supports a 5.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the RX-S602 this value is 80/8 W/Ohm, and for the AVRS530BT it is 70/8 W/Ohm.

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
Channels5.15.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm80/8, 125/670/8, 90/6
Output impedance, Ohm8, 68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the RX-S602 9 out of 10, and the AVRS530BT - 5.

RX-S602
9
AVRS530BT
5

Bi-amping is the amplification of one speaker with two amplifiers. This amplification method has a positive effect on sound quality. Bi-amping is possible only on the RX-S602.

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha RX-S602 has Pure Direct mode.

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
Digital to analog converter (DAC)Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONTDialog Normalization

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha RX-S602 scored 8, and Denon AVRS530BT scored 5 out of 10.

RX-S602
8
AVRS530BT
5

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the RX-S602 only.

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuzhas not

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Yamaha RX-S602 got 6 points, but Denon AVRS530BT received 5 points.

RX-S602
6
AVRS530BT
5

Yamaha RX-S602 is equipped with 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Denon AVRS530BT has 5/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

The HDCP encryption protocol is now mandatory for most media devices. This security technology encrypts digital signals from one product to another. HDCP content-encryption protocol is present on Yamaha RX-S602 in the HDCP 2.3 version, and Denon AVRS530BT has the HDCP 2.2 version.

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
HDMI input/output4/15/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.3HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)12
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input21
Composite input32
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, phones, setup mic
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of rivals in our comparison were rated 6 out of 10.

RX-S602
6
AVRS530BT
6

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the RX-S602 got 8 points, but the AVRS530BT has 7.

RX-S602
8
AVRS530BT
7

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The RX-S602 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant.

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, Android
Displaycolour OSDfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBUSB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
Multi-room zones2has not
Zone audio outputspeakerhas not
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlMusicCasthas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 5 points out of 10.

RX-S602
5
AVRS530BT
5

RX-S602 AVRS530BT
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plushas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS Neo:6 Cinema
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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