There’s a reason it is more expensive than that Yamaha and that’s down to the quality of the featured components. INDIANA LINE NOTA 550 X If the remote is used, it puts it in the standby mode (on/off). I’m between the 602, the new one rn 803d and the lower end rn 402d. I don’t care about the phono input. There's a problem loading this menu right now. One good reason may be the compressed nature of Spotify streaming which will give the impression of a higher gain/volume while the lesser or zero compression on a purer and higher quality analogue source signal will give the impression of a lower gain/volume. Hi Paul, thanks for the quick reply. Hi Rajesh – the 602 provides better quality speaker terminals, a built-in phono amp for a turntable, a sub connection if you need one later, optical and coax connections, wireless and networking facilities, USB, Bluetooth and more. Hi Paul – thanks for your comments and question. I have connected the sub to LFE output channel and set the crossover frequency to 80Hz. Okey dokey – and the turntable? Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2017. Have you look at p.19 of the manual? I was expecting to relieve the speakers from the frequencies that the sub-woofer will handle, not sure its a good idea though. Just to update you, I’ve pulled the trigger and purchased the Onkyo TX-8270. In this Yamaha R-N602 review, … Hi Omar, Or is the subwoofer-output deactived while in pure direct mode? This is Yamaha going back to its 70s roots. Its’n correct? Overview – Perfect for music enthusiasts looking for a simple yet feature-rich stereo receiver, the Yamaha R-N303 offers a nice array of wired and wireless connectivity options, along with great hi-res … Plus, it has every source one may want: phono, CD, analog inputs, AM/FM tuner, net radio, streaming services, optical, coaxial, built-in DAC, Yamaha Multicast app, multiroom. I will go and listen Q Acoustics. Hi Paul….. Are you attracted to the Yamaha products or looking for general advice? You can buy a 2-channel amp with Bluetooth built in and then send internet radio to it from a portable device like a tablet or phone. Since this is Yamaha we’re talking about, there are three versions of this “network receiver,” each with slightly different features, power output capability, and price. I did one group test for HiFi World magazine a few years ago now that included a host of specialist 2-channel amps and the Onkyo performed very well against them. Hi Paul Ns 777 speaker That might provide more answers for your particular phone. Thanks again! I didn’t connect my iPhone via a mobile hotspot but directly via Wi-Fi and, I think (the review was a while back now, memories fade) the app. The target audience, many of which will be maturing beginners with hi-fi experience that relates to their parents old system, may even see the inclusion of such controls as a comforting familiarity. like a tape loop.if not how exactly do the out’s work? Many thanks, Omar. Hi Gary – either would be a fine choice. I purchased this receiver because I found my AV receiver kind of irritating to use and in the end rarely used the AV receiver for better sound with my TV. You might want to think out of the box a little, if you have that sort of cash. Sound quality is most important, next to some digital inputs. You have a decent budget there so I would not want to waste it, I would recommend using it as a secure footing for the future. Thanks Omar – I look forward to that. I truly had buyers remorse when I first ordered the Yamaha because it was a $600 gamble and, I've rolled snake eyes before. Omar. x7 mk ii has dac ess ES9028 PRO. Dear Paul, many thanks for the detailed review. ... criticism or review. For example, £750 will buy you a Quad Vena II Deluxe. Haven't been able to get it to simultaneously drive wired and wireless, but probably just haven't found the right setting. On the rear panel, there are four analogue RCA line-level inputs and two corresponding pairs of outp… Featuring Hi-Res Audio support and Yamaha… May be You know frequency cut on Subwoofer Output on Yamaha R-N602? That said, if you forced me to recommend one then it would be the Q Acoustics example: https://www.richersounds.com/q-acoustics-m4-blk.html (I’m not recommending the retailer, this information is just for your reference). I’m torn between: Yamaha R-N602 I hope that lot will be of some help. Even so, the Fiio is a good little DAP and should work well with the 602. On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Yamaha R-N803BL is a more popular home theater receiver, based on its 50+ reviews… You say you’re having problems finding the correct speakers. (I can’t listen to the Marantz, I just order it online). GOOD: Pure Direct mode engaged, open and natural phono output, feature count, Bluetooth, price, BAD: Pure Direct Mode disengaged, digital playback. Thank you. They both offer very similar versatility as regards WIFI connectivity, streaming music from Spotify etc. Hello Paul, really helpful review on the R-N602. Hi Dan – sorry for the reply delay, just moved house! I wonder if it might be a good idea to get the Onkyo (or similar) + external bluetooth adapter? Also, I needed to get used to the volume control, which has to be cranked pretty far for a relatively small volume change. Look at a Cambridge Topaz AM10 (€250) amplifier, A pair of Q Acoustic 3020i speakers (€300) and the best Q Acoustic cables you can afford (see Amazon again). I’m looking for a receiver for my Bose 301 Series ii and HSU VTF-2 subwoofer… likely be using AirPlay. Thank you so much for the good suggestions! High sound quality Network HiFi Receiver with support for DSD 5.6MHz reproduction. There was a lack of engagement, though. And yes, alternatively, Chromecast Audio is a valid option. That would firstly depend on your budget. Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2016. Reviews & ratings: Yamaha R-N602 Network Hi-Fi Receiver with MusicCast MFR: R-N602BL. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Yep – I think they should match well Chris. There are other brands, of course, which you might prefer but this is the basic choice. My main audio source is airplay. I've followed every instruction in the user manual, reset it to factory and redone it, tried connecting/disconnecting any number of ways, nothing. I switched to CDs in 1987 and high-quality streaming (Qobuz) in 2019 and never looked back. I'd never thought that the Sony sound guality was inferior but, I was tired of the humming noise and unable to fix it. There are couple of things you could guide me with. Hi Joao – I would advise keeping hold of the speakers for now and concentrating upon the sources. Success. According to whathifi it lacks attack https://www.whathifi.com/marantz/m-cr611/review plus this cost a bit more at 635 euros. Hi Paul, Thanks for the great review! I’m only using Spotify on my iPhone 11 Pro Max through Airplay Express connected to my amp. thank you for your review. I’m guessing they’re primarily designed for portable devices as they’re 3.5mm so I’m having to plug them into a 1/4″ adaptor – possibly the issue? Any other top new budget receivers? Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Yamaha R-N602 Networked Stereo Receiver with MusicCast, See all details for Yamaha R-N602 Networked Stereo Receiver with MusicCast, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Is the amplifier not enough for speakers or the speakers are not matching properly or anything else? Come back to me later if you need to source a turntable. Then what difference does R-N602 makes in terms of sound quality. The Onkyo is a good product. Do you connect other sources to the Yamaha through the digital ports? PURE DIRECT works wonders. Will investigate further! So can we assume (wild guess) 602 would deliver the rated power tirelessly apart from component quality. The Denon and Marantz units have bonus usability points as they have an IR learning function which means they can be controlled by the TV remote – quite important for simplicity in day to day use. I’m a bit lost, Dan – last time we chatted I assumed you were going to listen to Dali and Wharfedale speakers? yamaha r-n602 – 450 euro; according to the local dealer, yamaha receivers are very good match to polk audio I’d say that the Yamaha will work well with the speakers and you should enjoy yourself. Pure Direct definitely produces the best sound, but I like that I can adjust the bass too if I need to keep things a little quieter. Have you reviewed the Onkyo TX-8250? Could I find something that does much better than this and all in one box? Mission QX2, I’m drawn to the simplicity and solidity of the WXA50 Thanks for the review! Hello Paul, I want to update my old amplifier to match my new Dali Zensor 7 speakers. Looking the manual, that shouldn’t be a problem Rohit. Thank you a lot for the help! Marantz Melody X MCR612, With a speaker shortlist of: At this price point, if you want Spotify and Internet radio then a receiver is a good bet. Yamaha R-N402 like the older model is made in a consistent concept - this is a symbiosis of advanced network technologies and classical approach in the circuitry and in the design.This easily allows the … Sometimes the basics can bring surprising results. I am not interest in home theater at all…. Headphones and adaptor were both fully plugged in and both work fine when listening to other sources. Just about any dedicated external phono amp will be superior than a bundled, built-in model for any amp. Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2017. Hi Paul. Denon CEOL RCDN10 The Yamaha RN602 is part of Yamaha's hugely impressive network audio system, MusicCast. If you press it on the receiver it turns it completely off or back on. As if the amp was exclaiming, “Look, guv, I haven’t got much to work with here…but this is the best I could do.” I’ve heard a lot worse, even via equipment price higher than this receiver. For example, you can buy a separate streamer to plug into a 2-channel amp. Glad you’re happy with that Seb – if you need further help in the future, give me a shout. Why on earth can’t stereo makers just put this obvious, cheap feature on board. All are ideal options. Have you screwed it in all the way and then pointed the antenna upwards (too much force can damage it, by the way)? Cheers! e. music i listened to – light jazz (diana krall, michael buble), mellow rock (chicago, bread), classic rock (queen, beatles, rolling stones), pop rock 90s So, my main priority is sound quality alongside the streaming use. I use a Samsung S7 Android phone as a hotspot and can connect all manner of things to the Internet via this method, but I’m blowed if I can make the R-N602 connect to the Internet. In the Jamo the woofers probably my handle all the mid and low frequencies hence the bass isn’t thumping? The versatile Yamaha Stereo Receivers deliver powerful sound … hello is Rn 602 suitable for ns 777 Yamaha? thanks for your review. I have a Yamaha R-N602. Also, check the connection between the headphone cable and the headphone cups. Then you have the Yamaha for £340 Records sound excellent and I’m loving the spotify integration. Saludos. Thank you! Not tried USB or Network or CD player or Turntable. I have Dali Zensor 7 floor standing speakers and listen far most of the time to (internet)radio and (hi-res) Spotify songs. Playing mostly Tidal MQA in pure audio mode and I’m wowed by the clarity and musicality that seems to envelope our living room (4 x 5 meters). All the best. Overall, this receiver has good sound and performs well, but I might not enthusiastically recommend it. Q Acoustics 3020 I’ve only got iPod in-ears to hand, tried those and it’s the same – fuzzy, lacking any power – but to a worse extent than the Sennheisers. Thx PAul, For that price and looking at the required features, I’d look at a Yamaha RX-V483 – https://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/audio_visual/av_receivers_amps/rx-v483/index.html, ..but also consider an Onkyo TX-NR656 – https://www.eu.onkyo.com/en/products/tx-nr656-129914.html?tab=Stage. Worth the attention DAC ess ES9028 PRO find an easy way to navigate back me. 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