Yamaha R-N803BL vs Cambridge Audio AXR100

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Votes 2 2
Rating 4.5 4.5

R-N803BL vs AXR100 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha R-N803BL
6.7
Cambridge Audio AXR100
5.6
7
7

Yamaha R-N803BL vs Cambridge Audio AXR100 review

Yamaha R-N803BL
vs
Cambridge Audio AXR100

Being able to compare Yamaha R-N803BL and Cambridge Audio AXR100 gave us an insight into what of them would be better for home theater configuration. According to the results of our review, Yamaha R-N803BL received 6.7 points out of 10 possible, and Cambridge Audio AXR100 was rated 5.6 points. The release date of R-N803BL is 2017, and AXR100 is 2019. R-N803BL is more performable in terms of audio broadcast than the AXR100.

Main advantages Yamaha R-N803BL over Cambridge Audio AXR100

  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Main advantages Cambridge Audio AXR100 over Yamaha R-N803BL

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

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

R-N803BL
7
AXR100
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. In terms of RMS power, the models have the same characteristics - 100/8, 160/4/8 W/Ohm.

R-N803BL AXR100
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm100/8, 160/4100/8
Output impedance, Ohm8, 48
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz5Hz-50KHz
THD in stereo, %0.010.01

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the R-N803BL 7 out of 10, and the AXR100 - 6.

R-N803BL
7
AXR100
6

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Yamaha R-N803BL 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.

R-N803BL AXR100
Digital to analog converter (DAC)ESS SABRE (9006AS) 192 KHz/24-bit192 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas nothas not

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha R-N803BL scored 8, and Cambridge Audio AXR100 scored 6 out of 10.

R-N803BL
8
AXR100
6

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible only on the Yamaha R-N803BL.

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-N803BL 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-N803BL.

R-N803BL AXR100
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.

R-N803BL AXR100
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Sirius XMhas 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 R-N803BL got 6 points, but Cambridge Audio AXR100 received 5 points.

R-N803BL
6
AXR100
5

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

R-N803BL AXR100
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 input21
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsUSB, phones, setup micphones, AUX
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.

R-N803BL
false
AXR100
false

R-N803BL AXR100
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 R-N803BL got 7 points, but the AXR100 has 4.

R-N803BL
7
AXR100
4

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 R-N803BL can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. Only the Yamaha R-N803BL has the ECO mode.

R-N803BL AXR100
Voice controlAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
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.

R-N803BL AXR100
Multi-room zoneshas nothas not
Zone audio outputhas nothas not
Zone HDMI outputhas nothas not
Multi-room controlMusicCasthas not
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

R-N803BL
false
AXR100
false

R-N803BL AXR100
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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