The Onkyo TX-8260 vs Yamaha R-N602BL comparison makes sense because it shows what devices in their segments can offer. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-8260 received 6 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha R-N602BL was rated 5.8 points. The release date of TX-8260 is 2017, and R-N602BL is 2018. TX-8260 is more suitable as the heart of home theater system than its opponent - R-N602BL.
For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.
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 TX-8260 it is 80/8 W/Ohm.
|Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm||80/8, 160/6||115/8, 105/4|
|Output impedance, Ohm||8, 6||8, 4|
|THD in stereo, %||0.09||0.01|
After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-8260 7 out of 10, and the 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.
|Digital to analog converter (DAC)||AK4452 384 KHz/32-bit||Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit|
|Pure direct (straight)||✖||✔|
|Auto speaker calibration||✖||✖|
|Speaker A/B switching||✔||✔|
|Other audio features||WRAT||has not|
The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Onkyo TX-8260 scored 7, and Yamaha R-N602BL scored 8 out of 10.
Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.
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.
|USB||2 (USB 2.0)||1 (USB 2.0)|
Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.
|Apple Music (AirPlay)||AirPlay||AirPlay|
|Other streaming services||TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio||Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz|
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.
Competitors in our review have 0/0 HDMI inputs and outputs.
|HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)||✖||✖|
|HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)||✖||✖|
|Digital content protection (HDCP)||✖||✖|
|Subwoofer output (LFE)||1||1|
|Headphone output||1 x 6.3||1 x 6.3|
|Optical digital input||2||2|
|Coaxial digital input||2||2|
|Phono (MM) input||✔||✔|
|Front panel connectors||USB, phones||USB, phones|
|Multi channel preamp output||✖||✖|
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.
|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||✖||✖|
|Analog to HDMI scaling||✖||✖|
|HDMI to HDMI scaling||✖||✖|
|Other video features||has not||has not|
In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-8260 got 4 points, but the R-N602BL has 6.
Yamaha R-N602BL has the ECO mode.
|App control||iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android||iPhone, iPod, Android|
|Tuner||AM, FM||AM, FM|
|Auto power off||✔||✔|
|Graphical user interface (GUI)||✖||✖|
|Firmware update||network, USB||network, USB|
|Other additional features||has not||has not|
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.
|Multi-room zones||2||has not|
|Zone audio output||speaker, preout||has not|
|Zone HDMI output||✖||has not|
|Multi-room control||Onkyo Controller app||has not|
|Remote control input/output (IR)||1/0||0/0|
|DC trigger output (12V)||0||0|
|Dolby (other)||has not||has not|
|DTS HD Master||✖||✖|
|DTS (other)||has not||has not|