Yamaha R-S202BL vs Sony STR-DH190

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Rating 5 5

R-S202BL vs STR-DH190 comparison chart

Yamaha R-S202BL vs Sony STR-DH190 review

Yamaha R-S202BL
vs
Sony STR-DH190

Review of Yamaha R-S202BL versus Sony STR-DH190 will reveal the best features offered by the devices. According to the results of our review, Yamaha R-S202BL received 4.8 points out of 10 possible, and Sony STR-DH190 was rated 5 points. The release date of R-S202BL is 2016, and STR-DH190 is 2018. STR-DH190 is better suited for home theater use than the R-S202BL. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Yamaha R-S202BL over Sony STR-DH190

  • 140/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 100/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Sony STR-DH190 over Yamaha R-S202BL

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 7, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

R-S202BL
8
STR-DH190
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-S202BL this value is 140/8 W/Ohm, and for the STR-DH190 it is 100/8 W/Ohm.

R-S202BL STR-DH190
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm140/8100/8
Output impedance, Ohm88
Frequency response40Hz-20KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.09

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the R-S202BL 5 out of 10, and the STR-DH190 - 6.

R-S202BL
5
STR-DH190
6

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Sony STR-DH190 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-S202BL STR-DH190
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitN/A
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featureshas notHi-Res audio

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Yamaha R-S202BL scored 4, and Sony STR-DH190 scored 5 out of 10.

R-S202BL
4
STR-DH190
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. Neither the R-S202BL, nor the STR-DH190 has the RJ45 port.

R-S202BL STR-DH190
Wi-Fi
USB01 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)
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-S202BL STR-DH190
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas nothas 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-S202BL got 2 points, but Sony STR-DH190 received 4 points.

R-S202BL
2
STR-DH190
4

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

Connecting a vinyl player or phonograph is possible using a Phono input which is represented by mini-jack or RCA connectors. Only the STR-DH190 has a Phono interface.

R-S202BL STR-DH190
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)00
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input00
Coaxial digital input00
Composite input00
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphonesphones
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-S202BL
false
STR-DH190
false

R-S202BL STR-DH190
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-S202BL got 5 points, but the STR-DH190 has 4.

R-S202BL
5
STR-DH190
4

R-S202BL STR-DH190
Voice control
App control
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update
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-S202BL STR-DH190
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

R-S202BL
false
STR-DH190
false

R-S202BL STR-DH190
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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