Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Yamaha R-N602BL

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Rating 5 5

AXR100 vs R-N602BL comparison chart

Overall
Cambridge Audio AXR100
5.6
Yamaha R-N602BL
5.8
7
7

Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Yamaha R-N602BL review

Cambridge Audio AXR100
vs
Yamaha R-N602BL

The Cambridge Audio AXR100 vs Yamaha R-N602BL comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Cambridge Audio AXR100 received 5.6 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha R-N602BL was rated 5.8 points. The release date of AXR100 is 2019, and R-N602BL is 2018. R-N602BL is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - AXR100.

Main advantages Cambridge Audio AXR100 over Yamaha R-N602BL

  • We do not know advantages

Main advantages Yamaha R-N602BL over Cambridge Audio AXR100

  • 115/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

AXR100
7
R-N602BL
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 2.0-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 R-N602BL this value is 115/8 W/Ohm, and for the AXR100 it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

AXR100 R-N602BL
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8115/8, 105/4
Output impedance, Ohm88, 4
Frequency response5Hz-50KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.010.01

Audio features

The score for audio features is 6 of 10 for both receivers.

AXR100
6
R-N602BL
6

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha R-N602BL 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.

AXR100 R-N602BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas nothas not

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Cambridge Audio AXR100 scored 6, and Yamaha R-N602BL scored 8 out of 10.

AXR100
6
R-N602BL
8

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Yamaha R-N602BL.

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 R-N602BL only.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Yamaha R-N602BL.

AXR100 R-N602BL
Wi-Fi
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.

AXR100 R-N602BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz

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, both receivers got 5 points on our 10-point scale.

AXR100
5
R-N602BL
5

Competitors in our review have 0/0 HDMI inputs and outputs.

AXR100 R-N602BL
HDMI input/output0/00/0
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)
Subwoofer output (LFE)11
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input22
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphones, AUXUSB, phones
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.

AXR100
false
R-N602BL
false

AXR100 R-N602BL
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through
8K 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 featureshas nothas not

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the AXR100 got 4 points, but the R-N602BL has 6.

AXR100
4
R-N602BL
6

Yamaha R-N602BL has the ECO mode.

AXR100 R-N602BL
Voice control
App controliPhone, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSBnetwork, USB
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.

AXR100 R-N602BL
Multi-room zoneshas nothas not
Zone audio outputhas nothas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlhas nothas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

AXR100
false
R-N602BL
false

AXR100 R-N602BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)has nothas not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)has nothas not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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