Yamaha R-S202BL vs Pioneer SX-10AE

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Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

R-S202BL vs SX-10AE comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha R-S202BL
4.8
Pioneer SX-10AE
4.2
8
6

Yamaha R-S202BL vs Pioneer SX-10AE review

Yamaha R-S202BL
vs
Pioneer SX-10AE

Review of Yamaha R-S202BL versus Pioneer SX-10AE 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 Pioneer SX-10AE was rated 4.2 points. The release date of R-S202BL is 2016, and SX-10AE is 2017. R-S202BL is better suited for home theater use than the SX-10AE. Its sound profile is better balanced.

Main advantages Yamaha R-S202BL over Pioneer SX-10AE

  • 140/8 W/Ohm RMS makes it more productive compared to 45/8 W/Ohm RMS in another receiver in the review.

Main advantages Pioneer SX-10AE over Yamaha R-S202BL

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 8 and 6, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

R-S202BL
8
SX-10AE
6

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 SX-10AE it is 45/8 W/Ohm.

R-S202BL SX-10AE
Channels2.02.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm140/845/8, 100/6
Output impedance, Ohm88, 6
Frequency response40Hz-20KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

The score for audio features is 5 of 10 for both receivers.

R-S202BL
5
SX-10AE
5

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Pioneer SX-10AE 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 SX-10AE
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 nothas not

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 4 out of 10.

R-S202BL
4
SX-10AE
4

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 SX-10AE has the RJ45 port.

R-S202BL SX-10AE
Wi-Fi
USB00
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 SX-10AE
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, both receivers got 2 points on our 10-point scale.

R-S202BL
2
SX-10AE
2

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

R-S202BL SX-10AE
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)01
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
SX-10AE
false

R-S202BL SX-10AE
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 SX-10AE has 4.

R-S202BL
5
SX-10AE
4

R-S202BL SX-10AE
Voice control
App control
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
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 SX-10AE
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
SX-10AE
false

R-S202BL SX-10AE
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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