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Yamaha R-N602

Network stereo receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and MusicCast

62 Reviews | 25 questions - 69 answers

Overview

Our take on the Yamaha R-N602

Yamaha's R-N602 puts a ton of wireless music options at your fingertips. This stereo receiver connects to your home network with built-in Wi-Fi. Twist the front-panel selector dial to tune in Spotify®, SiriusXM, Pandora®, and vTuner Internet radio stations (subscriptions required for some streaming services). Or select music from computers and drives on your network, or more traditional stereo components like a CD player or turntable. You can even play high-res downloads, including DSD and FLAC files.

Wireless music for your living room...or every room

Yamaha's R-N602 puts a ton of wireless music options at your fingertips. This stereo receiver connects to your home network with built-in Wi-Fi. Twist the front-panel selector dial to tune in Spotify®, SiriusXM, Pandora®, and vTuner Internet radio stations (subscriptions required for some streaming services). Or select music from computers and drives on your network, or more traditional stereo components like a CD player or turntable. You can even play high-res downloads, including DSD and FLAC files.

Yamaha R-N602 stereo receiver and MusicCast multi-room system

Yamaha's MusicCast system includes an excellent mobile app for multi-room playback.

Built-in Bluetooth lets you stream audio from your mobile devices, and a front-panel USB input lets you plug in a thumb drive or iPod®. The receiver features Yamaha's flexible MusicCast multi-room system, so you can enjoy all of those music sources in other rooms. That includes Bluetooth streams or components connected to the receiver's analog inputs. Just add compatible speakers and components to the other areas of your home where you want to hear your music. Control your whole-house system using Yamaha's colorful and intuitive MusicCast app on your phone or tablet.


High-res audio

Satisfying sound and nice retro touches

I heard the R-N602 in our training room here at Crutchfield HQ, which is quite a large space to fill. The receiver's 80-watt-per-channel stereo amplifier delivered clear, punchy sound when driving a pair of Klipsch RB-61 II bookshelf speakers. The music was rich, detailed, and immediately inviting, even when we listened to low-res Internet radio streamed over Bluetooth from our smartphones. And that was with minimal tweaking to our setup, with all the receiver's controls set to flat. If you're the kind of listener who likes old-school tone controls, the R-N602 has convenient front-panel rotary knobs for bass, treble, balance, and even an adjustable loudness control — an attractive combination of retro and futuristic features. 

Product Highlights:

  • 80 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.04% THD
  • front-panel volume knob and rotary bass, treble, and balance controls
  • Pure Direct mode switches off front-panel display and other unnecessary circuits for the best possible sound
  • Yamaha's ToP-ART design for optimum sound quality
  • adjustable loudness control boosts high and low frequencies at lower volumes
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • remote control
Network Music Features:
  • built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz) for connection to your home network
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
    • also sends audio wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones
  • Wi-Fi Direct lets you connect compatible devices to the receiver wirelessly, without the need for a wireless access point
  • free MusicCast app lets you control music playback with your Apple or Android device
  • support for online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and thousands of free Internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
  • connects wirelessly to other Yamaha speakers and receivers with MusicCast to play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
  • plays MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF files
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
  • supports high-res playback for PCM-based files up to 24-bit/192kHz as well as DSD files up to 5.6 MHz
  • DLNA support for streaming music from compatible networked computers and NAS drives
Connections and Dimensions:
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • 4 line-level stereo RCA inputs
  • phono input (stereo RCA) for connecting a turntable
  • 2 stereo RCA recording outputs for audio dubbing
  • front-panel USB input for playing music stored on a USB flash drive
  • Ethernet port allows a hard-wired connection to your router
  • 2 pairs of speaker connectors for A and B speakers
  • mono RCA output for powered subwoofer
  • full-size (1/4") headphone jack
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H x 15-5/8"D
  • weight: 21.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Network stereo receiver
  • Remote control (RAX32)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • WLAN/Bluetooth antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Online Product Registration Information
  • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note
  • Supplement for Spotify
  • Supplement for Rhapsody
  • Supplement for Pandora
  • Supplement for SiriusXM
  • Spotify instructions

Great full sound receiver for the money!

Kit, North Yarmouth, ME

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Yamaha R-N602 Reviews

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Kit from North Yarmouth, ME on 11/27/2018

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Great full sound receiver for the money!

Pros: Great sound for the price. No fuss features. Network compatible if you need it.

Cons: Volume dial is a wee skimpy feeling but not a big deal.

Great for Old School Connections plus Bluetooth

James from Larkspur, CO on 8/4/2018

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Bought this receiver for my den/office to replace an older Yamaha unit, which I moved the bedroom. Several reasons - one, I wanted more power. Second, I wanted to start steaming music from my iPhone and my Samsung tablet to the receiver (no Bluetooth in the older model). Third, I wanted to try Musiccast to see how well it pushed music wirelessly to my living area on the main floor. Den/office is on a lower floor, so I bought a WX-010 Musiccast speaker to go with the new N602. Lastly, it needed to support all of old school devices. It has the inputs/outputs I needed to connect my Pioneer Reel-to-Reel, my Denon cassette deck, my Pioneer CD carousel, and my Sony turntable. I must say that on the whole, I really like this unit. It's not perfect, but it is very good. It took a bit of fussing to get it to connect to my wireless network, but once connected it has been rock solid (online for several weeks now). Also getting the Musiccast app set up on my iPhone and connected to my network, the N602 receiver and the WA-010 speaker was not intuitive AT ALL. That app could really use some improvement. But several hours of tinkering got it all working. Everything sounds great. It is hooked to a pair of Infinity speakers (A) and a pair of Floor standing Jensens (B) plus a powered Polk Audio subwoofer. Bluetooth connection to my iPhone and Tablet is limited to about 30 feet or so, but that is to be expected. Musiccast connection to WA-010 on main floor is solid.

Pros: -Plenty of connections for old school analog devices -USB flash drive support -Bluetooth Out to Speakers and Headphones

Cons: -Bluetooth streaming of music IN and Bluetooth OUT to wireless speakers at same time not supported -Musiccast app not intuitive and little documentation on the app is provided

The right product for our needs

John from Franklin, TN on 7/12/2018

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Works perfectly with the existing in-ceiling speaker system in our new home and provides the flexibility down to 4ohms to properly output through the speaker selector for the six connected rooms. The Crutchfield expert steered us right!

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Brian from Haddon Hgts, NJ on 7/2/2018

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First receiver in many years. Sounds great. Five star sound, but only four stars because musiccast app can be challenging with iTunes library. At least for me. Crutchfield is great as usual.

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CWM from Santa Barbara, CA on 5/20/2018

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The power button on my perfectly good 1991 Sony receiver finally broke, giving me a reason to upgrade. To me there are basically three criteria for evaluating technology in the home: 1. Does it do what I want it to do 2. Is it intuitive to configure and use without having to look at the owners manual 3. is the equipment pleasing to look at every day in my living room. For my the answer is yes to all three. I love all the new features that this unit has. MusicCast is by far the best thing, along with internet radio and apple airplay. With bluetooth headphones I can work outside in my yard and select the music I want to hear from any sources (live radio, CD, my iTunes library, etc.), this is what technology should do for you. The sound is great, plenty of power, with refined bass and low distortion. The Pure Direct feature is great and I leave that set on most of the time. I live in an open plan space with a sleeping loft and it's nice to turn the radio on in the morning from my iPhone. I'm very happy with this product.

Pros: Packed with features, very intuitive to use right out of the box

Cons: I'm stuck with a 17" x 6" x12" component footprint for another decade

Very Musical

Jay from Parker, CO on 4/29/2018

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So far so good. Sounds very nice with the speakers I chose (Q Acoustics 3020). Setup seemed easy enough with the Yamaha music app, streaming through Spotify has not experienced any problems, and controlling the receiver through my phone has been convenient. The Yamaha has been set up as a bedroom system strictly for music playback. No turntable or any other components at this time have been tested but I have not reason to believe there will be any issues.

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Tom from Largo, FL on 4/24/2018

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The unit lived up to my expectations. Great unit.

Pros: Does everything you need

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Travelers Rst, SC on 4/22/2018

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Very easy to set up, WiFi works flawlessly. Very happy with it.

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Bob from KS on 3/15/2018

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Sounds great with my Polk RtiA7 speakers. I really like the classic knobs. Using it for turntable only at this time.

Pros: Sound Classic look

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Wenham, MA on 3/11/2018

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Crutchfield folks super helpful as I sorted through the options to go wireless and to find ways to connect my existing components. Over a course of months, they guided me to the Yamaha, and I'm very happy with the choice. It's exactly why it is worth purchasing from Crutchfield vs. big box or other online retailers!

Pros: General ease of set up & interface with iPhone. Sound quality. Pairing with Yamaha speaker soon.

Cons: Some difficulty getting bluetooth to activate and connect. Will hopefully sort it out.

Yamaha RN602

Bryan from Tavares, FL on 2/19/2018

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Wanted more power than my Pioneer SX535 at 20 watts, so after many reviews and research I picked the Yamaha RN602. Glad I purchased it, it's nice to have less clutter with wiring since it has so many different options with WiFi, and Bluetooth and musiccast. The wattage increase was nice, the only thing I noticed was a drop in bass compared to my Pioneer. So that meant another call and purchase for a Polk PSW10 to go with my RTIA3's which I didn't mind, it's nice the Yamaha had a connection port for it. Thanks to Crutchfield for a great staff and knowing there products, my sound system is awesome. Not getting rid of my Pioneer love it too much, just put it in another and get another pair of Polk speakers for it. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Quality built product, nice to have a remote now for all of the features.

Cons: None yet

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Crutchfield customer from Joshua Tree, CA on 2/4/2018

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I finally gave up on my Pioneer 960 and bought this. I love it. Does everything I need and more. Sounds fantastic.

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Crutchfield customer from York, ME on 1/30/2018

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Great choice.

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A true audiophile receiver

Nick from Canton, OH on 1/21/2018

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Wow!!!! What an amazing receiver. I'm not easily impressed but this time I truly am. It has everything I was looking for, traditional rotary bass/treble knobs, loudness feature, very high-quality phono input, a beefy heavy power supply and simple elegant looks. Everything feels solid and well constructed. including the silky smooth knobs. The sound quality is what makes this receiver worth every penny. It's very powerful but yet super clean with amazing detail, imaging and ridiculous dynamics. The sound is also very warm with pure deep bass output. Pink Floyd's (Divison Bell) album sounds incredible on this receiver. At 80 "true" rms watts per channel, It drives my tower speakers with ease. If you are wondering why I'm not mentioning anything whatsoever about it's wi-fi/network/streaming capabilities is because they will NEVER get used. That stuff is worthless to me and sounds like trash. Unfortunately, it comes standard with these new receivers so you really have no choice. If you're old school like me, this is the receiver for you hands down. This receiver puts the Onkyo tx8270 to shame. (I returned it and upgraded to the Yamaha). Hats off to Crutchfield for awesome customer service.

Pros: Stunning sound quality. Smooth controls. Traditional tone controls. High quality phono section. Clean looks. S/N Ratio 100db. Heavy

Cons: None

The best choice for its price

Guest from Lima, PE on 1/18/2018

A great receiver: Sounds great, looks really good, the led panel is realy good too. Connect with everything: CD, turntable, deck, net radios, USB, spotify, tidal, deezer, wi-fi, bluetooth, etc. Wi-Fi works really good. I match the R-N602 with Triangle Titus EZ, and sounds really good.

Pros: Sounds great Looks really good (vintage style) Ultra versatile

Cons: Spotify, Deezer and others need premium version Phono input could be better (need a phono pre-amp)

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Crutchfield customer from Hendersonville, NC on 1/17/2018

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Great machine and recommendation by Crutchfield tech. Just what I needed to replace my broken ancient accuphase e 202. Have yet to explore digital connection options.

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Crutchfield customer from Las Cruces NM on 1/6/2018

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Had mine a bit of a while. The wireless interface for a while but it stopped working. Cannot get it back. Plays good otherwise, but cannot get internet radio back

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Crutchfield response on 1/8/2018 We're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If the problem continues, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great stereo receiver with excellent bluetooth

Dave from Rogers City, MI on 12/26/2017

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The Yamaha Rn602 works well picking up bluetooth and provides a quality sound in a difficult situation for reception. Very satisfied!

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: A little expensive, but quality unit.

Great stereo receiver.

David from Michigan on 12/14/2017

The Yamaha receiver performs outstanding in every way. The Bluetooth hookup is easy and has excellent sound quality. Dan, at Crutchfield, was very helpful in recommending the system that would suit my needs and meet the sound quality I was looking for. Thanks to Crutchfield!

Pros: Sound quality. Yamaha reputation and Crutchfield assistance.

Cons: None

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Brian D. from Pflugerville, TX on 11/18/2017

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Excellent integrated amp. Love the Spotify Bluetooth feature. Clear and powerful Great deal for the price.

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin, TN on 11/13/2017

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Sounds great. Easy to set up. Would buy again.

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The Right Unit For Me!

Paul from Marquette, MI on 9/21/2017

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I bought this unit to replace my 27 year old Denon receiver. It has plenty of old school charm with just enough modern features to keep me happy yet not intimidated. It has plenty of inputs and room to expand. The Bluetooth works well both ways and is easy and intuitive to set up. I've yet to try the Music cast system, but I plan on adding the Yamaha speakers in the near future. The Music cast app is also a breeze. Great sound, plenty of power and easy to use. That's quite a compliment from a guy who shies away from modern technology as much as possible. This was my first ever purchase from Crutchfield. Kevin was superb, and I must say it was the most pleasant shopping experience I've ever had.

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Joe from Glenside, PA on 8/25/2017

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This receiver is a 22 pound black brick right from the pages of a Damon Knight science fiction novel. I purchased it to replace my 12 year old Yamaha RX-797 stereo receive. It has exceeded my expectations. I found it relatively simply to setup and its features are impressive. With the use of the MusicCast app yon can seamlessly switch from SiriusXM radio to Internet radio to playing CDs, and so on. Bluetooth and iTunes Airplay work well. I haven't yet figured out all that it's capable of doing. The streaming and wireless features make it very versatile and with 80 watts per side it has plenty of punch. The R-N602 may look like an old school stereo receiver but inside is a world of modern technology.

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, DC on 8/24/2017

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Does everything I needed it to perfectly, no more, no less

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2 thumbs up.

Will from Norfolk, VA on 7/10/2017

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I finally got around to replacing my old Yamaha w/the 602. To say I was more than pleasantly surprised would be a gross understatement! This piece is a gorgeous beast. Could not believe how crisp & clean it pushed my music through. AND! When I turned it up a bit it blew my socks off. I would recommend this piece in a heartbeat. P.s. Very easy setup for all things WIFI.

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Crutchfield customer from Empire, MI on 7/8/2017

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Yamaha's R-N602 is a outstanding unit with more options than I really need but I'm very happy to have bought it. I have paired it with my old Athena speakers for truly great sound. It replaces my old Yamaha RX-V659. My only complaint ( or wish) is that Yamaha would have a better system than the MusicCast contorller. Between the remote control and MusicCast there are to many options to choose from.

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Great sound, simplicity of design, flexibility of operation

Barry from Louisville, KY on 6/16/2017

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I love this unit. It's currently matched with a pair of Klipsch R-24f speakers. The sound is clear and crisp. I primarily listen to cd's and streaming audio. The flexibility of the network capability, multiple device connections, and simplicity of use makes this unit top notch for my use. I highly recommend.

Pros: Wireless and wired connection. Quality of sound. Great remote

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Louis M. from Covington, LA on 6/14/2017

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This receiver has more options than I need but I'm glad I have everything it offers. AirPlay is very convenient and makes playing my music a breeze. The sound is awesome,

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Best Features for the Price out there

Paul from Orinda CA on 6/12/2017

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First, let me state that I have owned the unit for around 3 months, and have been diligently reading instructions and patiently experimenting with connections. 1. This is a massive improvement in sound and functionality over our 12 year old Yamaha receiver. Getting used to the new interface has been a bit daunting. The availability of a Loudness function is useful as we move from background music to event listening (LOUD)! 2. If listening to say Pandora or SiriusXM etc, there is no way to see individual track information, and unless I am wrong, nor can you tune your channel choices without using MusicCast application. Just be aware, because MusicCast is a tough nut to crack. 3. MusicCast is very frustrating to keep synched with the receiver. I am struck by how many people state how wonderfully simple it is. In our case, our iPhone6s' consistently forget the rooms, the receiver, and the Yamaha WX-010 remote speakers we move outdoors on weekends also become disconnected often. I have searched and searched for some help on this, to no avail...So the constant need to re-setup ruins the WiFi and Bluetooth functionality. Otherwise, the unit is truly a great stereo receiver for music playback. No doubt about it. We just wish we could better enjoy using the wireless capabilities and MusicCast.

Pros: Solid sound - clean faceplate - good visible display

Cons: WiFi connectivity is unreliable - MusicCast is Tough to master - Unit sometimes "forgets" settings

I could not be happier!!

Bob from Saratoga Springs, NY on 6/6/2017

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I wanted to supply music to a couple rooms in my house from multiple sources including streaming services. So I shopped around and decided that the Yamaha R-N602 was the best choice for me. I am so glad I did. I had a decent receiver to begin with (a Denon 1603/683) , but I wanted to move that receiver to a different location. The Yamaha provides much better sound quality. I can hardly believe how much crisper and purer the sound is. I am not a very technical person and I would have struggled to get all the features set up and working if I had to rely on the very poor instructions that Yamaha provides for setting the system up using the remote. I am happy to say that set up was very easy using the MusicCast app on my phone. It was mostly intuitive and I had several features working in minutes. My receiver is located in a cabinet, but streaming works perfectly. A great choice all around.

Pros: Fabulous sound quality, easy to set up using MusicCast, streaming works perfectly from multiple sources

Cons: The display turns off within a few seconds making it harder to make adjustments.

Yamaha R-N602 = Excellent Sound Quality and Versatility

Kevin from Pewaukee, WI on 5/24/2017

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I purchased this receiver to finally rid myself of CDs via the USB port, and it's simply fabulous! The vast sound range and clarity vs. a much older Yamaha model (1990's) is truly worth the upgrade. I noticed the sound quality right away, and I'm actually having a different perception of some music, due to being better able to hear so much more depth, and new layers of the recordings. Also, the sound is very consistent at ALL levels. Low levels in the late evening provide a truly worthwhile experience. (Leave the TV off!). I simply power a set of Bose 301's with this unit - NO subwoofer. No need for one. Unit power is ample. I've not sampled the Bluetooth capabilities, as I'm a believer in wired vs. non-wired. I am anxious to try out the Net capabilities, as I know there are vast amounts of awesome stations out there that will broaden my music taste horizons. This unit is well worth my money, and I plan on keeping it until it is no longer is operable. I'm very pleased!

Pros: Sound quality!. USB port. Mono setting. Ability to buffer levels between sources.

Cons: No Cons, but small font size on remote and face.

Yamaha's finest stereo receiver

Matt from Alexandria VA on 5/1/2017

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This receiver replaced a 15 yr old Yamaha integrated amp. It still works, but we moved and the new place has a dedicated listening room. The old integrated amp with all its required components was taking up too much space in this smaller room. Plus, I really wanted to stream audio easier without the use of a computer. This unit fits my requirements perfectly. It has many features, and once you get the app, its easy to set-up. You really can only use the basic functions with the front panel controls. I especially like the bluetooth TRANSMISSION feature. I am sending the audio to a built-in intercom system, and it works well. A small note about this feature- you cannot use bluetooth source at the same time as transmitting. The harmonic distortion is very low on this unit, especially compared the the 402 model, which is another reason I chose this unit. I have it connected to a vintage pair of Infinity floor speakers that I have owned for 20 years. They have NEVER sounded this good before. The looks of this unit are "vintage" too. Big knobs (all plastic though) has a really good look and feel. You wouldn't expect it to be so packed with technology and features just by the way it looks. PLENTY of inputs, including digital optical and coaxial. The CD player is connected optically and sounds fantastic. The Net Radio is a whole new world, I never knew such things existed. But I have found some channels from Europe that are incredible

Pros: Features Sound quality ease of use

Cons: cannot send and receive bluetooth at the same time works best with network cable connected, not as well wireless

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Mehrdad from Irvine, CA on 4/2/2017

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Awesome receiver in this price range. I love its digital feature as well as sound quality. MusicCast, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, BT, what else you would need to connect to a receiver! I have it connected them to a pair of HEF Q100 monitors, they sound great together.

Pros: plenty of connectivity options great sound quality

Cons: a little bit bulky, especially height (cannot complain, it's good old Yamaha!)

Clean Yamaha Sound

Marty from Skaneateles, NY on 3/19/2017

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Replacing a 17-year old H-K receiver, wary of mindlessly buying into "new-is-better" mindthink. However, super clean sound, inputs for everything, and the big deal - connectivity. Great sound and up-to-date features. Crutchfield info and rep makes it an easy buy. Setup not bad, befitting a computer more than a piece of audio kit, but that's what comes with the deal if you want new technology. Like the remote. Bottom line: sounds great.

Pros: Current technology connectivity, with old school audio quality.

Cons: Nada.

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Michael from Concord, MA on 3/18/2017

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Full featured and great sounding receiver. Good value. Setup was more tedious and less intuitive than the setup for the more expensive Aventage line. Connecting to the wireless network took several attempts, but everything worked well in the end. I am very happy with this purchase. I bought because of the A/B speaker control effectively makes this a 2-zone setup for whole-house audio.

Pros: Sound quality, ease of operation (once setup), quality.

Cons: Long names for network SSID's and passphrases take time to specify, and it is too easy to choose options that forget your input and require re-input. This is a minor one-time frustration. I still recommend this receiver!

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomsburg, PA on 2/24/2017

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Nice quality product. Crutchfield support second to none. Nice features to allow variety of sources. Some difficulty in setup revealed that there are errors in the booklet. Remote VERY touchy/sensitive.

Pros: Yamaha quality

Cons: remote

Yamaha R-602 is a great value

TC from Springfield, VA on 2/19/2017

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The Yamaha R-N602 was a good choice for me. My Crutchfield consultant walked me through the puts and takes in a logical way and we ended up with the Yamaha R-N602 to be the best value (price and attributes). A couple of negatives about the product is the design of the remote. The indicated functions on the remote are very small--too small in my humble opinion. And, at least it seems that the wireless antenna is not good enough to pick up the signal in my house, which doesn't seem to be a problem for many other wireless devices in the same location.

Pros: Overall good design

Cons: remote design and wireless antenna

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James from Hickory Valley, TN on 2/1/2017

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Very good receiver. Used with the app Multicast, this receiver is very functional. Plenty of source options including home media server.

Pros: Plenty of power with clarity. Many configuration options.

Cons: None noted.

Great Product

Andrew from Rocky Hill, CT on 1/29/2017

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Yamaha always exceeds in quality, versatility.

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Stephen from Chapel Hill, NC on 1/28/2017

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This receiver is a now-rare combination of classically robust, 'old school' amplifier tech plus a hyper-modern front-end that addresses all the diverse media options we have today. It's like a 'Swiss army knife' with blades for satellite, analog over-the-air FM, to WiFi/hardwired streaming data, and everything in between. Add to that a real hardware-relay-operated speaker matrix option control, built in web server, Alexa integration and BT links, and this unit becomes the most flexible and sound-worthy part of any serious home audio system. I can't believe it costs just this much.

Pros:  Outstanding flexibility, performance, and ease of use  Truly superior PA deck, heads and shoulders above anything in this price class

Cons:  The remote control provided tells you they expect you to use the app on your phone!

Firmware Update For R-N602

Clark from Robertsdale, AL on 1/15/2017

I have not received my R-N602 yet, however while waiting for it to be delivered, I was reading the reviews and saw where this Firmware Update Version 1.18 might be helpful.

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Crutchfield customer from Hixson, TN on 12/18/2016

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Sounds are clear. Easy initial setup. Still working on internet setup so I cannot comment at this time.

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Brilliant Sound and Great Features

Gary from Unity, ME on 11/20/2016

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I am very pleased with my purchase. This receiver has great features and has improved the sound quality of my stereo meaningfully. My stereo and speakers have never sounded better. This purchase was a difficult choice for me. I was looking for a stereo receiver with more power. More like 150watts per channel. I have ESS Monitor speakers. ESS assured me that I would be happy with this Yamaha Receiver's power yet when pushed for the optimal wattage they stated 150 watts per channel, then followed that by saying at their office they were using a 40 watts per channel amp and at shows they use a 250 watt per channel amp. You can see my dilemma. The ESS people were fans of Yamaha products, and I have a musician friend who strongly recommended Yamaha. All in all, price, performance, quality, I love my new receiver and highly recommend this product. You will not be disappointed.

Pros: The receiver has the best combination of features available period! Relatively easy to setup to me. (note: I'm an IT guy) Seems to has more power than the stated specs. Everything it does, it does really well.

Cons: Would have liked a higher resolution display. A remote that would also control my CD player.

Great value for the money!

Crutchfield customer from Southern California, CA on 11/18/2016

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I have always owed Yamaha receivers. Have big Aventage for the house, this one was to replace a 30+ year old R-1000 for the garage and backyard. Internet connections, MusicCast, Internet Radio, radio reception, etc work great. Also works well with my NAS. Great value for the money!

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So intuitive

Brendon from St Paul, MN on 11/7/2016

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We bought this unit to rediscover our old vinyl & CD collections, give our iTunes and MP3 libraries a hearing on a "real" amp/speaker combo, and access Pandora and Spotify, again with some solid audio equipment. This unit replaced a 25-year old Rotel amp I'd had since my college days. It has brought me into the 21st Century. My kids are thrilled that they can connect their music libraries and sources easily. The set-up was a breeze. The amp is warm and robust. Yamaha's take on "loudness" makes sense but is a big departure from what I think of as conventional.

Pros: Ease of set up Intuitive connections to music sources--Bluetooth, WiFi, USB Yamaha's wifi system--control from a smartphone

Cons: Can't power-on from iPhone app

Yamaha R-N602

detuned from Salem, MA on 10/4/2016

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I was looking for a basic amplifier to power a stereo system, yet somehow I ended up with this. But you know what? I'm glad I decided on the Yamaha R-N602. Although the setup is a bit tricky at times (connecting to my network took a couple of tries, and Airplay still doesn't work quite right), the sound is great and I can pick from a rich array of sound sources. Overall, very pleased with this purchase, and Crutchfield fulfilled my order seamlessly and quickly.

Pros: Great sound, versatile.

Cons: Apple Airplay tricky to set up properly (not Yamaha's fault).

Very good receiver

Lion from Virginia Beach, VA on 8/19/2016

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Excellent receiver! Easy to hook up. Sounds Great!

Pros: Easy hookup. Works perfectly.

Cons: Non

Great, but.....

Dags from Roscoe, IL on 7/11/2016

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I wanted a receiver that worked well with Spotify for my patio speakers. I did not want to leave it outside and already had outside wiring. From past experience, Blue Tooth works well except over longer distances and can have some interference. I liked this receiver because Spotify could run on the receiver computer and your I-phone or Android phone could control the MusicCast app via Wifi not Blue tooth. For that feature alone, I would give this a 5 star. The reason for the downgrade is that I wanted to use the transmit Blue Tooth feature to send a signal to my other outside speakers that are not hard wired. It did not say that there is a 5 second delay (processing I guess) between the wired speakers and the transmitted Bluetooth signal. Maybe another firmware will fix this.

Pros: Power OK, would have paid more for 120 watts, but with additional sub, it will be fine at 80 watts RMS. Wifi integration with computer server on my network and Spotify works well. Set up not too hard, but you will have to read the manual some.

Cons: The 5 second signal delay on the transmitted Blue Tooth.

A coherent product with great sound

Markus from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 6/22/2016

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I had not upgraded my pre-amp and power amp equipment since the 1990s and decided to go for Yamaha's integrated solution offered through R-N602. It brings together music stored on my PC, flash/external drives/Creative Zen/mobile phone, Yamaha CD C600 player, global digital radio and from streaming services I use into one easy to access product. It achieves a sound considerably better than my old Adcom pre and power amp combo (which had become old friends, but were no longer practical solutions). The A and B speaker option is very useful to provide additional sound by the pool and I can always add Yamaha's wireless speakers, should the need arise. I am still using my Mission 774 speakers, which sound great with the Yamaha, but I guess they are over 20 years old now, so any thoughts on what best to replace them with would be appreciated. I am not an audiophile, but I enjoy hearing the full depth of the sound stage and prefer a rich detailed musical experience; the R-N602 does this and is a product I would highly recommend at this price point.

Pros: All current musical sources come together in one place, wired or wirelessly. It is relatively easy to set up and get underway. It produces a high quality sound and has expandability of speaker options with A and B speakers and Yamaha's own wireless options.

Cons: No cons. (It would great if there was a larger remote control with bigger font - as an option. Until I have learned the new buttons and controls, I have to frequently search for reading glasses and/or a flashlight before making any change to my auditory experience - I realize this my own aging problem rather than Yamaha's!!)

the yamaha r-n602

w mill from highland on 6/19/2016

fantaSTIC

Pros: THIS HAS GOT THE LOT

Cons: none

A great option for old and new devices

CSpen from New York City on 6/1/2016

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I spent a LONG time researching dedicated stereo receivers, considering everything from 'does it have a phono stage' to 'how easily will it connect to my Spotify'. For me, what sold me on this unit was the multitude of options - it could connect my turntable and my tablet - and all this over WiFi (i didn't want to have to run another Ethernet cable to my receiver). The unit looks great, setup was pretty straightforward, and does everything it promised. The built-in phono stage was significantly better than that in my turntable. And very importantly...the iPhone App is actually quite good. Every once in awhile its slow to connect, but is great for playback through many platforms, allows for easy adjustment of volume, can turn on/off A/B speakers and do quite a bit more.

Pros: Phono stage NO connection needed to router - WiFi works great! App works well Looks good!

Cons: More than I wanted to spend - but willing to do so to get exactly what I wanted, and dont regret it.

Yamaha R-N602

Michael from Pampa, TX on 3/28/2016

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As an old-school separate-components-only kind of guy replacing a 20-year-old stereo, I was keenly interested in current technology but also a bit skeptical about usability and reliability. This receiver put those fears to rest (so far) and opened a whole new world of versatility. First and foremost, it sounds great, has lots of input options and plenty of power to drive my new Klipsch towers. It looks sharp and is well made. Love the bluetooth streaming from my smartphone, which sounds amazing, and internet radio is a godsend for someone living where there aren't many radio stations. (Tip: manual connection to my wireless internet router wasn't working as per the instructions, but the WPS button method (also in the manual) made it easy, and now it connects automatically.) My jury is still out on Yamaha's approach to loudness control, which is much different than the old-school approach to boost EQ at lower volumes. Took awhile to figure: set Loudness = 0 + volume + EQ at your loudest listening volume, then use the Loudness knob rather than the Volume knob to adjust the volume up and down. Retains EQ boosts at lower volumes. This is a quality piece of gear that produces beautiful sound from multiple sources. Yamaha has nailed the hardware side of things. Their MusicCast, on the other hand, seems like first beta version and needs quite a bit of development. While I love the internet radio, it doesn't seem like vTuner is trying very hard.

Pros: Great sound, ample power, good EQ, robust feature set, stylish good looks, nice controls, quality back panel hardware, good documentation, fairly easy installation and setup. Other people have criticized the remote but I like it. More $$ than I originally intended but worth it. Tip: I play guitar and like to practice with backing tracks, and the bluetooth streaming + ample volume so I can turn up my guitar amp is just the solution I've been looking for. Love it.

Cons: The vTuner app and web site have A LOT of room for improvement -- quite primitive, actually. Time consuming trial and error process to find and save stations you like, requiring lots of back and forth between computer and receiver, and very limited functionality. There's gotta be a better way. Also, manual cites need for receiver MAC address for vTuner account setup, but it actually requires a vTuner ID. MusicCast app is kinda buggy, frequent Access Errors, limited customization.

Excellent product!

Richard M from albany, NY on 2/29/2016

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This is an excellent receiver with great sound output! It switches effortlessly from one device to another using the Harmony One remote that I purchased from Crutchfield!

Pros: Great Product

Cons: No cons

Yamaha R-N602 Network Stereo Receiver

Scott Mc from Wadsworth, OH on 2/12/2016

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This is the perfect receiver. I was not interested in a Home Theater system, just a stereo receiver with wi-fi, bluetooth, and MusiCast (which was new to me). I am hooking it up to my new 55" 4K Samsung Smart TV, Blue Ray, DVD, and CD, all in one player, and Polk book shelf speakers, in my custom built entertainment center. Great system. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Everything about this receiver is great. It even looks great!

Cons: None

Great amp - app can improve

Adam from VT on 1/26/2016

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The amp is excellent - really solidly built Yamaha with excellent sound quality. I don't really ever watch movies through it, so it was a prefect system to play a wide range of music in two different rooms (one with Polk Audio floor speakers, one through Advent monitors). The sound is clear and well balanced and a big step up from our previous amp. We bought this amp also specifically to play digital music and we have it hooked up by ethernet cable to a small, home server, which works great, as well - never had a problem with lag or play gaps. My only complaint is that the control app (MusicCast run on an android tablet) could use a few improvements that they may well get to - there is no word search function for either the music on the server or the internet radio stations, both of which would be really useful. Also, you can't set the home folder, so every time I want a new disk I have to click a coupe extra times to get to the base "music" folder before I can browse by genre or artist, etc. Lastly, some of the info on the amp suggests that you can have different volume through the two channels, which is not true - this only works with bluetooth or internet speakers with their own power supply. The app stuff, I hope will be fixed in updates. Even with these caveats, the amp is first rate and I love the sound.

Pros: Great sound Great for digital music Works well with a server Solidly built

Cons: Control app has a few shortcomings Ditto on wanting an AC outlet!

Pretty much everything I was looking for

TomB from California on 1/17/2016

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For some time now, I've been looking for a traditional stereo receiver that would connect via wifi to my computer, phone, etc. and also play well with my analog devices, including my turntable. There are several good units that are designed more for video, but they generally don't accommodate the older components. So far, this unit has met or exceeded my expectations. Set up was fairly quick and easy, and all the features seem to be working as advertised. First time I've had a Yamaha component, after years of Onkyo, and I'm impressed with the sound quality. Wifi set up was a little baffling -- until I realize I could just connect my iPhone and it would pluck all the settings out of it. Boom, I was online. If the reliability is as good as everything else, I think Yamaha has a winner here.

Pros: Excellent sound quality, relatively easy set-up, compatibility with traditional analog devices, including turntable.

Cons: Wish it has an AC outlet or two like my older devices.

Fine reciever

Al from US on 1/11/2016

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Ordered it after considering the entire Yamaha receiver and A/V line up. Works as advertised. Running my old tube TV thru audio and better than expected results. Love the access to internet radio from my home WiFi. At first did not realize my Time Capsule would support it but VERY Clear written directions with the product documentation made it easy to set up. My family talked me into this model with the built in streaming apps, I net / Airplay and front USB port.

Pros: For a receiver, nice sound thru my 27 year old Infinity RS 2000 speakers (rebuilt with new foam). The family loves the features. LOVED the service from the Crutchfield reps that helped MANY times before I finally decided on this model.

Cons: I don't have a Touch/ Iphone that supports the IOS 7.0 so can't down load the MusicCast app. Rest of my family has one so no great loss. Would have rather not required a third party device to run the app that controls Multicast but I can live with it for now.

Yamaha R-N602

Crutchfield customer from Alabama on 1/9/2016

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Great quality

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Another great product from Yamaha !!

AlanW from California on 1/4/2016

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This receiver has adequate power for most home setups, with very clear sound. Very easy to hook up...and built like a rock. Another home run for Yamaha !!

Pros: Great sound...great build quality. Easy to setup, and links to Wi-Fi very quickly.

Cons: Inability to name custom setups (ex...change Aux 1 to TV).

Nice network stereo

AndyG from Missouri on 1/2/2016

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Quality unit from Yamaha. It seems to do everthing well. Plays from my Ipod, Android phone, Iphone, and network. I have it hooked up to my indoor and outdoor speakers and both sound great.

Pros: Easy to set up and sounds great.

Cons: Remote

Stereo receiver for the digital age

Marty from Maryland on 12/20/2015

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We moved into a large apartment where the logical place to put the sound system was in a room that was physically and acoustically distant from the other rooms in which we want to hear it. It was time to replace the aging but still good Yamaha RX-550 with something that was more up to date, and specifically could send to (wireless) speakers in other rooms. I bought this receiver based on Crutchfield's recommendation for its Musiccast feature, which transmits sound to wireless Yamaha Musiccast speakers over the home wi-fi network. I bought it with a Yamaha WX-030 speaker to evaluate. The control of the interplay between receiver and other Musiccast components is by a mobile telephone app. We installed the app on our respective telephones, and it seems to work as advertised. The system keeps the apps synchronized when changes are made on either telephone. I installed the receiver this weekend, and after a few false starts, was able to get the remote speaker linked and playing in the kitchen. It hiccups occasionally from interruptions in the home wi-fi network, but overall it works well. I'm satisfied enough with the performance that I'm planning to order two more speakers for other rooms. I've not yet had a chance to evaluate the other internet features. We intend to experiment with internet radio and Pandora when we have time to explore those options. Overall, at this point I'm happy with the new receiver, especially its clean, clear sound and Musiccast feature.

Pros: Musiccast system for remote wireless speakers. Bluetooth linking, internet connectivity. Set up for multiple streaming services including Pandora and Sirius. Phono input, two optical inputs, one RCA CD input, three RCA line inputs (of which two have outputs), two coaxial inputs, USB port on front. Ability to adjust volume levels for each input to equalize them. FM receiver seems sensitive enough with the provided wire antenna, given my urban location near the bottom of a small valley.

Cons: Mediocre but functional remote control with tiny print and buttons. Unclear setup instructions for Musiccast. Skimpy print documentation for everything. Mobile phone app required for Musiccast. Optical inputs cannot handle or convert Dolby surround sound input to two-channel stereo, requires that the source of the sound be changed to PCM (on the television), or use analogue RCA cables instead; I installed both. Annoying counterintuitive dB volume display in negative numbers.

Excellent AirPlay Receiver

danb from California on 12/17/2015

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I have just started using the Yamaha and haven't yet tried out all of its features. I mainly bought this for its ability to stream music from iTunes via Airplay. This replaces a 20 year-old Yamaha receiver that has given many years of wonderful listening, and is still working perfectly, however, when I checked options to adapt the older version to Airplay (and have the streaming in digital form to avoid loss of quality) they were almost as expensive as just buying a new receiver. Set-up was quite easy (using an Asus router), although it did take a few tries before the Yamaha and router were linked. I am driving a pair of 4 ohm Ohm H speakers, and the power appears to be very adequate for these. There is a sub-woofer output, which I don't use. Also, an RCA phono jack for a turntable which I do use occasionally, and which is not offered on most of the newer Home Theater-type receivers. Overall sound quality is excellent for a receiver in this price range, and probably would not be noticeably different unless I spent several thousand dollars, so a good compromise between quality and value. The instruction manual is relatively easy to use. I have not yet tried it with any of the streaming radio services, so cannot comment on the ease of set-up for those. I like the Loudness setting which I also had on the older receiver, which keeps the bass/treble adjustments appropriate at lower volumes.

Pros: Nice quality sound for the price, drives my speakers with plenty of power to spare, easy AirPlay setup, which was the main reason I purchased this unit. My old Yamaha receiver is still going after 20 years, so build quality of the brand seems excellent. Phono input is another plus.

Cons: One complaint: there is a switch which allows direct feed of input into the D-A converter, bypassing bass/treble controls. This produces enhanced quality directly from a digital source. Unfortunately, using that switch also bypasses the Balance control, so if you need to adjust the L-R balance for your room, you cannot take advantage of this feature. Also, there doesn't appear to be a way to bypass the unused channels, so that switching between inputs requires that you go through all options.

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ToP-ART/High Current Amplification: Yamaha uses the ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the latest and best technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound quality. High Current Amplification uses superior quality components from input to output to achieve high current power with low impedance. With 80 watts of power per channel (at 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.04% THD), the R-N602 delivers solid, reliable audio performance even when driving both A & B speakers at the same time.

BurrBrown 192kHz/24-Bit DAC: The Yamaha R-N602 uses a high-performance BurrBrown 192kHz/24-bit DAC for high resolution audio playback.

Audio Settings: The R-N602 network receiver offers a variety of audio adjustments to customize the sound of your music.

  • Tone Control: You can adjust the balance of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You can independently adjust the bass (20Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -10dB to +10dB in 0.5 dB increments. You can also balance your connected speakers left to right.
  • Loudness Control: The R-N602 also features a dedicated loudness control on the front-panel, which lets you adjust the loudness effect as desired. Separate from the overall volume, this controls the balance of the low and high frequency sounds, providing full tonal range at any volume level, compensating for the natural loss in the human ear of high and low frequencies at soft levels.
  • Pure Direct: Engaging the Pure Direct switch causes the audio signal to bypass the control circuits for bass and treble, balance and the back buffer amp. This improves sound quality while maintaining full output capacity. Shortening the signal route improves sound purity, helping to reproduce even the most delicate musical nuances.

Volume Setup: The Yamaha R-N602 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

  • Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).
  • Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in increments of 0.5 dB.
  • Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6 dB to +6 dB in 0.5 dB increments.

Analog + Digital Inputs: The Yamaha R-N602 offers both analog and digital audio inputs in order to connect a variety of source components.

  • Analog w/ Phono (MM): The Yamaha network receiver features five analog stereo RCA inputs to connect up to five audio components, and two stereo RCA record outputs to connect to a CD-recorder and other recording device. Included in the five analog inputs is a Phono input (MM) for vinyl playback.
  • Optical/Coax Digital: The R-N602 is equipped for digital audio input, with both optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) terminals. The two optical inputs are for receiving audio from a TV and Satellite/Cable box, while the two coaxial inputs are used for receiving audio from a Blu-ray Disc player and CD player. The audio stays in the digital domain, giving you pure, pristine dynamic sound for all your entertainment sources, from sports and other programs to movies and concerts.

A & B Speaker Terminals: The R-N602 is fitted with A & B speaker terminals so you can power up to two pair of speakers. The speaker selector switch on the front-panel of the receiver makes it easy to switch between speaker outputs, allowing you to hear the sound from one speaker pair (A or B) or from both speaker pairs (A+B). In addition, compatible speakers can be bi-wired using the A & B speaker terminals simultaneously (they are wired in parallel). The eight binding-post speaker terminals that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only). You can select 8 ohms or 4 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application.

Subwoofer Output: The network stereo receiver is equipped with a mono-subwoofer output for connecting a powered sub.

Headphone Jack: The Yamaha R-N602 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also be heard through the headphones.

Network & Tuner Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha R-N602 receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network. The unit also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and various online music services. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (5.0+).

DLNA + WiFi Direct: The Yamaha R-N602 receiver supports music streaming from WiFi-enabled devices (via WiFi Direct) and DLNA certified devices (via your home network). Supported music files include; MP3 (up to 48 kHz), WMA (up to 48 kHz), AAC (up to 48 kHz), ALAC (up to 96 kHz), AIFF (up to 192kHz), WAV (up to 192 kHz), FLAC (up to 192 kHz), and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz).

  • WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other WiFi-enabled devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly stream a variety of music files to the Yamaha receiver without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. You'll continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your mobile device.
  • DLNA Certified: The R-N602 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC over your home network. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use the R-N602 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the stereo receiver's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's front-panel display. The stereo receiver supports the following DLNA music servers - (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification.

Online Music Services: The Yamaha R-N602 offers access to Internet Radio through the built-in vTuner service, your Spotify Premium account through Spotify Connect on your Apple iOS or Android device; and your Pandora, TIDAL, Deezer, SiriusXM or Napster music account through Yamaha's MusicCast app.

  • vTuner: You can listen to Internet radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or Podcast.
  • Spotify Connect: With the Spotify app (premium account required) on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Yamaha stereo receiver by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the receiver for uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
  • Pandora: Pandora is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark stations and easily switch between favorites.
  • Deezer: Deezer is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.
  • SiriusXM: SiriusXM Internet Radio is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. SiriusXM lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. Subscription fees will apply.
  • Napster: Napster is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. Napster is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.

AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha R-N602 network receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The R-N602 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take approximately 20 minutes or longer. Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.

USB/iPod Integration

USB Port: The Yamaha R-N602 receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files stored on a USB mass storage class memory device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 players, or USB thumbdrives (not compatible with USB HDDs). Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32.You can use the receiver's front-panel display and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include:

  • MP3 (up to 48 kHz)
  • WMA (up to 48 kHz)
  • AAC (up to 48 kHz)
  • ALAC (up to 96 kHz)
  • AIFF (up to 192 kHz)
  • WAV (up to 192 kHz)
  • FLAC (up to 192 kHz)
  • DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz)

iPod/iPhone Integration: The network stereo receiver supports connection of your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad through its USB port or via AirPlay.

  • AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the stereo receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the stereo receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the stereo receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the stereo receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information on the receiver's front-panel display.
  • iPod/iPhone Direct: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel provides convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone so you can listen to your stored music and music apps through the Yamaha network stereo receiver. The iPod/iPhone USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal from your iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference and allowing use of the receiver's DAC, not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone. This results in more precise sound reproduction. You can choose to control your Apple device from its own touchscreen/clickwheel or from the network receiver. Using the unit's front-panel display and included remote control, you can browse your iPod/iPhone's stored music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle functions. Basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) for music apps can also be controlled by the network receiver's remote. Song/artist information from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected the unit's front-panel display. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A).

Apple Device Compatibility Chart: Using the Lightning- or Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha network stereo receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 11/3/2015):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
USB AirPlay Bluetooth Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
2/3/4 9.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
Air 1/2 9.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
mini 1/2/3/4 9.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
iPhone
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
4S 9.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
5/5C/5S 9.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
touch
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
5th 9.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
nano
2nd/3rd 1.1.3 Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
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Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Bluetooth + Multiroom Control

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The R-N602 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR w/ A2DP) which let you easily enjoy wireless audio playback of stored music and music apps from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer through the receiver. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the Yamaha receiver offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Song/artist information will be displayed on the front-panel of the receiver. You'll still use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control music playback.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Yamaha stereo receiver.

MusicCast Wireless Multiroom Streaming: This stereo receiver supports Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system, which allows you to wirelessly play back a wide variety of audio sources and content in multiple rooms of your home (additional MusicCast products sold separately). MusicCast works with your home's existing WiFi router and Yamaha's free MusicCast App for Apple iOS and Android devices. You'll be able to stream the receiver's tuner, analog inputs, digital inputs, Bluetooth, and network sources to other MusicCast products installed in your home. In addition, you'll be able to stream your MusicCast products' sources to the stereo receiver. MusicCast supports the following source content.

  • Analog & Digital Sources: External devices connected to the receiver via optical/coax digital, analog, or USB can be played back over the MusicCast eco-system. *Multi-channel content (5.1ch/7.1ch) is down-mixed to 2-channel sound.
  • Tuner & Online Music Services: MusicCast offers support for Pandora, Spotify Connect, SiriusXM, Napster & vTuner. TidalDeezer will be available through a firmware update scheduled for the late summer of 2017. The receiver's built-in AM/FM tuner is also supported.
  • DLNA: MusicCast supports DLNA, allowing access to DLNA-compatible computers and network attached storage (NAS) devices. With support for WAV, FLAC, and AIFF (up to 192kHz/24-bit), ALAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit), and MP3, WMA, and AAC (up to 48kHz). Master room playback is at the native sampling rate and other rooms down-convert to 48kHz.
  • Bluetooth: The receiver's Bluetooth source (SBC codec only) can be streamed to multiple MusicCast devices, so Bluetooth audio can be played in multiple rooms simultaneously. MusicCast devices can also stream out non-Bluetooth sources to most any Bluetooth speaker or headphones (regardless of manufacture), making it convenient to expand MusicCast to your existing audio products.
Note: This feature will require a firmware update.

MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded for Apple (iOS 7.1+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android (OS4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your Apple iOS or Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse music content from your music library and online music services or Internet Radio, plus control music playback functions.

  • Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to music in. You can select a different source for each room, group certain rooms together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together so the same source is played back throughout the house.
  • Source Selection: From the app you can select which source or sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected devices, select online music services, Internet Radio or Bluetooth. You can also select from the stereo receiver's digital, analog, and USB inputs.
  • Zone Control: You can activate the receiver's Zone function from the app's settings menu. The MusicCast app will then allow you to select inputs and provide basic volume controls on secondary zones.
  • Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast app.
  • Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusiCast app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track; as well as song/artist information and album art.
  • Favorites: Internet radio stations, content from select online music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected device's music library can be saved as "Favorites" for quick recall within the MusicCast app.
  • Personalization & Customization: With the app's unique personalization features, you can choose from preloaded room images or change the color of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take pictures of their own home and assign the images to each button. The content source buttons can also be customized to rename, remove or reorder selections for easier operation.
Note: Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be controlled by the MusicCast app.

Alexa Compatible (Firmware Update Required): Alexa-enabled devices (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show) will soon be able to control key functions of a MusicCast system using voice commands. A firmware update (available sometime in October), will be available for download that allows key functions of MusicCast products to be controlled using your voice through Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately).

  • Alexa Skill: The MusicCast skill for Alexa will allow you to power MusicCast products on and off, control basic playback functions, make selections from a playlist of favorite music, adjust the volume, and use the Link function for playback of multiple MusicCast products simultaneously.
  • Echo Source Input: In addition or alternatively, an Echo device can be used as a music/audio source for a MusicCast system. All MusicCast devices offer a Bluetooth input. Just pair your Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show with any MusicCast wireless speaker, sound bar or stereo receiver and the sound will play from the MusicCast device. Using the MusicCast app, you can then select the Bluetooth input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear it throughout your home. Many MusicCast products also offer inputs which can be connected to Echo Dot via its line output, if a wired connection is preferred over Bluetooth. This requires using an optional analog audio cable (sold separately). Using the MusicCast app, you can select the wired input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear sound from Echo Dot throughout your home.
Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate certain functions of your MusicCast products via voice-command. The MusicCast components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.

Convenience Features

Front-Panel Display: The R-N602 network receiver features a front-panel display to indicate audio settings, source input, station identification, and song/artist information. You can adjust the brightness of the front-panel display. This unit does not offer an on-screen display.

IR Remote: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the network stereo receiver, network audio, and connected Yamaha components.

Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC music files via USB or DLNA.

ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.

Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.

  • Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
  • Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable from 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

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Yamaha's modern take on the classic 2-channel stereo

Written by Kramer Crane, Staff Writer - Creative, on 11/9/2015 11:40:00 AM

Until recently I hadn't had much hands-on time with Yamaha's network-capable stereos, but I'd heard great things about them. I spent this afternoon with the new R-N602 receiver. It was driving a pair of Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280F towers. I listened to a decent turntable with a nice stack of '70s vinyl, an NAD CD player, and my Samsung Galaxy S5 which played via Bluetooth.

The '602 reminds me of the "old school" stereo experience. The first thing I noticed was the bright, clear front-panel display. I easily saw what was being played from across the room. The chassis felt very solid. Stout knobs and dials feel like you're really adjusting something internally when you turn them. It's been a long time since a volume knob felt like it had that much precision.

80 watts per channel was plenty to drive the big Klipsch towers. There was never any strain, even at high volume levels. Though I enjoyed all of the music I listened to, my experience completely changed when a colleague plugged in his iPod. He keeps some high-quality lossless tracks on it. The RP-280Fs' woofers instantly came alive and brought out the bass that had been missing from the lossy music on my phone. It was like a subwoofer got turned on, though there wasn't even one hooked up. Mental note to myself: work on building a high-res library of my own!

The next time I'm in the market for a new two-channel receiver, I will put the Yamaha R-N602 at the top of my list to consider. It will play anything that's thrown at it, and looks great while doing it.

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Why did you buy this?

Low THD, brand Reputation, looks and great reviews [ Timothy  Dec 08, 2018 ]
Recommended by Nemo. [ David  Nov 26, 2018 ]
it most closely resembled my beloved 30 + Y/O Radio Shack STA 8020 (R I P) [ glenn  Nov 19, 2018 ]
I wanted a receiver that had wifi, bluetooth airplay etc.. and clean sound. It narrowed down to the Yamaha for me. [ Thomas  Nov 01, 2018 ]
Stereo rather than home theater surround sound. Two dubbing outputs; could use 3, but 2 is better than 1 or 0. Wireless capabilities. [ Thomas  Oct 14, 2018 ]
Recommended in your Chat for pure quality stereo sound [ Daniel  Oct 04, 2018 ]
It had the specs I was looking for in an audio receiver. [ David  Oct 04, 2018 ]
Feature set matches my requirements. Like Yamaha audio products. [ Kim  Sep 13, 2018 ]
High quality, fantastic technical advances which provide multiple options for music in multiple formats. The bottom line is the amp sounds great! [ Don  Sep 04, 2018 ]
Features, Apple Music, Streaming music servicesand Bluetooth headphones [ Jeffrey  Jun 27, 2018 ]
I chose the Yamaha R-N602 because of the many wireless input and output options, network capabilities, analog input options, wireless control options, power, and Yamaha's reputation for high quality. [ Richard  May 26, 2018 ]
Updating with my future Elac - 6 speakers with the great help from your crew and Maverick [ William  Feb 17, 2018 ]
Because of the continuous loudness control. I have been using Yamaha stereo equipment for the last 20 years. [ Loveday  Feb 02, 2018 ]
It was the best unit for my needs. [ Robert  Nov 09, 2017 ]
Lots of features including bluetooth, airplay and ample power to run clear, detailed music. [ EDGAR M  Nov 06, 2017 ]
Reviews were excellent and very useful. It sounds like this is a great buy. Looking forward to hooking it up and running it through its paces. [ Brian D.  Oct 24, 2017 ]
Pleased with performance of first one that I purchased. Versatility, uncluttered displays and controls, USB port, wireless internet connection, internet radio, XM and Spotify access. Just wish they made a product with the same technical capabilities but more power... [ Bruce S.  Sep 06, 2017 ]
Crutchfield has a sterling customer service team. Brooke was very helpful and explained how I could access SiriusXM radio on the newer Yamaha receivers. [ Y  Aug 10, 2017 ]
Apple AirPlay. Excellent tech support by the way.... thanks. [ Lance  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Great features, Crutchfield advisor recommendation [ Glen  Jun 25, 2017 ]
Top of the line [ Louis M.  Jun 01, 2017 ]
Traditional input options with along with wireless capabilities; price; reviews; Yahama reputation. [ Bobby  Apr 24, 2017 ]
Ability to play via bluetooth to my wireless speaker. Also good reports of sound from playing vinyl records. [ Martha  Mar 20, 2017 ]
High quality, great price and bluetooth compatible [ Philip  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Yamaha receivers (5 receivers/35+ years). Features. [ Michael  Mar 10, 2017 ]
Replacing old Yamaha receiver. Wanted new straight music only receiver, best sound quality possible. Purchased based on Paul's recommendation. [ Nancy  Feb 22, 2017 ]
This is a replacement for a 18 year old Yamaha that the remote volume control stopped working. I want some of the networking features this offers so I can control music without being in sight of the receiver. I don't watch movies or enjoy surround sound so I did not want to pay for inputs and processing I will never use. I am hopeful that this unit will match or maybe even improve the sound from my current unit. [ Edward  Feb 07, 2017 ]
This R-N602 unit has the best amplifier in the current Yamaha line-up, needed to drive my low impedance speakers. It has all the features I need for my particular installation. It will replace a 20+ year old Denon DRA-835R (the AM and FM deck stopped receiving but otherwise the Denon is still in service) so the Yamaha has big shoes to fill. I feel confident this Yamaha is a good choice for an overdue upgrade. [ Stephen  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Clean power, wi-fi. [ N  Dec 11, 2016 ]
Based on conversation with Stone. Needed to decide Between more power with the harmon Kardon system or the ability to connect additional bluetooth speaker or multiple music cast speakers outside to the pool area while still having music inside the house. Thats why I chose this one. [ Susan  Dec 11, 2016 ]
Research showed this was the best bang for my buck [ Bryon  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Strong reviews [ Dave  Dec 03, 2016 ]
Wifi and blue tooth. "Yamaha" Quality. [ Doug  Aug 01, 2016 ]
Networking, Bluetooth, connection for many devices, past Yamaha purchaser for over 30+ years. A-1 products. Solid built to last Amps. [ TODD T  Jul 13, 2016 ]
This receiver sends and received Blue Tooth signals. I plan to use it with my patio speakers. It has plenty of CLEAN power. I hope I like the Yamaha phone app to control it. I did not need 7 channel for this application and was happy with the internet integration options. I use Spotify and this unit should work well with it. Sam at Crutchfield was helpful. [ mike  Jun 28, 2016 ]
To replace a 10 year old Yamaha HTR-5490. [ Larry  Jun 27, 2016 ]
It seems to have reasonable sound quality together a nice collection of features. The price was a bit more than I would have preferred, though. [ Kalman  Jun 23, 2016 ]
excellent combination of features and Yamaha quality [ jerryg  Jun 13, 2016 ]
Old HK receiver died. You were very competitive with Amazon. Free 2 day shipping. I would rather give you the business. [ lorne  Jun 13, 2016 ]
Had all the old school features, Phono, CD combined with new streaming and network connectivity features. [ Jeffrey  Jun 11, 2016 ]
Great Reviews, Built in WiFi Yamaha reputation [ William  Apr 29, 2016 ]
looking to upgrade my old unit and love my iPhone, why not get yamaha and connect it all in my house. plus my cleaning lady loves her classic rock and the ease of use is perfect for her. [ Brian  Mar 31, 2016 ]
THD and Digital Audio Inputs [ ALBERT  Dec 22, 2015 ]

25 questions already asked

I listen mostly to CDs and Spotify, both of which have excellent sound quality. I occasionally listen to vinyl records, on an Onkyo turntable, and the sound quality here too is excellent. But I do not listen to vinyl on a regular basis. Overall, I would highly recommend this unit. I have been very happy with it. [ Clinton  Oct 21, 2018 ]
I found the sound quality to be outstanding...best amp I've owned. Haven't played vinyl through it yet. I use it primarily to play CD's, TV, and for the Airplay feature for my digital music library and radio streaming. I run it through two Elac B6 speakers. [ John  Oct 12, 2018 ]
I honestly have not played a vinyl record on the amplifier so can offer my thoughts there but overall I have been most impressed. Am even thinking of buying another one for upstairs. [ Craig  Oct 11, 2018 ]
Excellent [ LISA  Oct 11, 2018 ]
Sorry I did not hook up a turntable [ Bryon  Oct 10, 2018 ]
I've been thrilled with this unit - that's saying something as I'm in the touring arena concert business. Can't speak to how it sounds with vinyl, but every other format has sounded great on it. I use Bose cabinets (got it because it could drive those - ohm rating) and a Yamaha sub in a bedroom. Love the sound and love the operation - has a great "feel" in terms of user interface. I was wary, but really have been very happy. [ George  Oct 10, 2018 ]
I have no vinyl experience with this device. True audiophile with vinyl would buy at a higher price point amplifier in my opinion. [ Brian  Oct 10, 2018 ]
Yes to all the above. 3.5mm to rca cable would work. It has built in bluetooth so that would work also. The usb port on the front of the stereo is for plugging a thumb drive in & playing it off that. I haven't used that feature on mine but that's what I understood it to be for. [ Hoffman  Aug 31, 2018 ]
Bluetooth works great - I use it frequently from iPhone. USB port on front for playing MP3 files. No 3.5mm input, but I suppose you could run a 3.5mm-RCA converter cable to tape/CD/Aux inputs in back. [ Glen  Aug 29, 2018 ]
The Bluetooth works well. You can also use a cable that's 3.5mm-RCA. [ Faust  Aug 28, 2018 ]
Yes, as an external component. It will take regular RCA or optical inputs from just about any component including a CD player. It would even take it from your computer CD-rom if you go through the steps to connect through bluetooth, or it plays directly from i-Tunes via Airplay/bluetooth. [ kevin  Aug 25, 2018 ]
Yes, it has inputs for a CD player, tape deck, and phono. It is a great receiver. [ Robert  Aug 22, 2018 ]
Yes, I have one connected to it. [ Bobby  Aug 22, 2018 ]
Yes, it has CD line and several coaxial & optical inputs for digital media. [ JOSEPH M  Aug 21, 2018 ]
Yes> [ CHARLES  Aug 21, 2018 ]
Yes [ Ken  Aug 21, 2018 ]
I have a Yamaha CD-C600 attached to mine. [ Kenneth  Aug 21, 2018 ]
My R-N692 is connected to a mixer which connects to a turntable, cd recorder/player and open reel. Works fine. Hope this helps. [ RICHARD  Aug 21, 2018 ]
yes [ DONALD  Aug 21, 2018 ]
In a word, yes. [ Alfred W.  Aug 21, 2018 ]
Richard, The R-N602 has designated CD jacks (R/L) as well as optical and coax inputs. [ Michael C.  Aug 21, 2018 ]
I do not have experience with that exact speaker, but I expect that it should be able to do so. It has a separate output for the sub (which uses its own power), so that is not an issue. It easily handles two ELAC Uni-Fi UF5 speakers. Note one quirk that comes up if you have two sets of speakers - you can set the speaker impedance to 4 or 8 ohms, but that setting applies to both sets of speakers (e.g. another room etc.). [ Thomas  Aug 07, 2018 ]
Honestly don't know. I have powered a large woofer with mine and really like the unit. In fact I may buy another one for upstairs. [ Craig  Aug 07, 2018 ]
While you can connect both pairs, you cannot power them both (A + B) at the same time. For that, both pairs would have to be a minimum 8 Ohm impedance. So, you can connect both pairs but would need to be sure you do not activate both at the same time as the receiver will likely shut down when presented with the improper impedance. [ Ryan  Nov 22, 2017 ]  Staff
It has a phono input, if that's what you mean. It won't need a separate pre-amp. [ MAARTEN  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Sorry, I don't know. I think so, because it can connect to almost every other input. I have it connected to a 5 cd changer. My turntable is connected to a different receiver amp in another room. [ Guest  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Yes, that's how I use it. [ Robb  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Yes. It has dedicated phono jacks on back [ AL  Jul 14, 2017 ]
I have not done so but I cannot imagine why this unit wouldn't be compatible with a turntable! [ RICHARD N  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Wired and wireless should be out of sound range of each other, because they're not in synch. There's a slight delay on the wireless, and it's a big one--a second or more--if you have the buffer set to max: "stability boost". One exception is internet streaming, where they do stay in synch. [ MAARTEN  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Yes. We play two sets of speakers (A) in the kitchen and dining room, and our other set of speakers (B), in the living room, at the same time. We had the speaker wires laid under the boards when we put in a new floor. John K. [ Guest  Jun 12, 2017 ]
Heavy gauge speaker wire with banana clips [ Mike  Mar 09, 2017 ]
they are connected as you usually would, with wires. I do not have the wireless speakers. But I absolutely love the fact that I can listen to stations all over the world via my wireless network. I control why I listen to from my iPhone or from the remote [ Douglas  Mar 05, 2017 ]
Via standard binding posts. [ Stephen  Mar 05, 2017 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Feb 14, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. The dimensions are listed as: W=17.125", H=5.9375" (8.4375" w/antenna), D=15.625". Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Feb 11, 2017 ]  Staff
FM tuner yes - No on the HD part. This is a great little amp for the price. HD FM tuners are pricey and rare these days. [ Stephen W.  Nov 01, 2016 ]
No, unfortunately, it does not. [ MAARTEN  Oct 29, 2016 ]
The one I have does not support HD "terrestrial" radio but the vast internet stations It supports might be received then "tuned" in HD. Since I have no user documentation that supports this theory it's doubtful however. [ AL  Oct 28, 2016 ]
The MusicCast App from Yamaha is a very user-friendly design that easily allows you to access the music files stored from an external network server. Once you've selected "Server" from the source menu in the app, your music will be sorted by artist, album, playlist or song. You can also store individual artist(s), album(s), playlist(s) or song(s) as "Favorites" for quick recall within the MusicCast app's main menu. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. I hope that helps! [ Larry  Sep 28, 2016 ]  Staff
Not sure! [ RICHARD N  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Not sure since I don't have mine hooked up to a subwoofer. But would be interestid in the answer if you do find out. [ DOUG  Jul 11, 2016 ]
Use the "Preset" arrow buttons on the controller. [ David H.  Sep 15, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. [ Jeff  Jun 23, 2016 ]  Staff
You can connect an iOS device through the USB connector on the front panel and have full functionality, but not a traditional MP3 player. [ Cameron  Jun 27, 2016 ]
Yes, I have my iPod connected through an aux cable. [ RICHARD N  Jun 18, 2016 ]
Yes You can but you will have no volume control from the Yahama. All you have is line out for recording.. Not a line out to drive a power amp.. if your power amps has enough watts it might work. I wouldn't recommend it.. Find a good preamp like a parasound or something to work with your power amp..... [ WILLIAM  May 31, 2016 ]
Well the speakers that are normally used for this tuner should be non powered/ passive speakers that only use the speaker wire from the tuner to the speaker. However, if you are using wireless speakers then that wireless speaker would have it's on stand alone power supply (wall or battery). Not sure if this is what you are asking so if not clear, ask another question and we'll try to hone it down for you. [ AL  May 30, 2016 ]
Dont believe there is a pre-OUT that would alllow you to do that. [ DOUG  May 30, 2016 ]
To play music from your PC through the R-N602 you need to do it through iTunes and you use Apple AirPlay ... It's real easy and works great [ JOHN  Feb 09, 2016 ]
Thank you all for your answers! I have windows +android but I guess I should just buy a bluetooth-audio adapter for the pc and then I'll able to play music through my PC's software hopefully. [ Ancsa  Feb 09, 2016 ]
HI I'm not sure. I didn't hook it up wireless. [ WILLIAM  Feb 08, 2016 ]
When I first set up the RN602 (I use a Mac running iTunes), it was able to play my music library over Apple's Airplay without needing to use MusicCast. I then activated MusicCase just to see what that would do, and now when I try to select the RN602, it shows up through MusicCast rather than through Airplay, but still works exactly the same. So, I would think that both would work for you if you were using a PC rather than Mac. [ DANIEL  Feb 08, 2016 ]
I'm away from my owners manual so not sure. I have a Mac, so assume you mean Microsoft. The RN602 is very Apple friendly however. You can link via Airplay and bluetooth for input so if your PC is BT ready, then that's an option. The wi fi/ hardwired network connection is primarily to access internet based stations including some TV station audio feeds. I have not used Music Cast yet since it's only app driven and not sure if it works on a Mac, but only a smart device to control /use wi fi based speakers and other devices. [ AL  Feb 08, 2016 ]
If you connect a computer (I have a Mac) either through the wireless (with airplay in my case) or through bluetooth, you can play through whatever music player you have on your computer. We have the musiccast app set up on a tablet to play music from a connected hard drive. Changing between the two is a matter of changing the input from "server" to "bluetooth" or "airplay," which can be done easily. (One note, though - using airplay, there is some lag between the computer and the Rn602, making it not work with videos, but then, this isn't a video amplifier.) [ Adam  Feb 08, 2016 ]
will it support the free version of pandora? [ Tdjacw  Dec 19, 2017 ]
No. This model does not offer the "Monitor Loop" connection required to connect an external EQ. Their RS-700 model offers this option though: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022RS700/item.html I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Jan 08, 2016 ]  Staff
It does come in silver...however, I have not seen it for sale in the U.S. yet. Personally, I prefer the black one...and LOVE the unit. Very clean, crisp sound...and it locks up WIFI signals in 5 sec...as opposed to a Onkyo receiver that Inhad previously, that took between 30 sec-2 min. [ ALAN  Dec 27, 2015 ]
It appears at the moment we only have Black. It's possible we could get the Silver unit in the future. [ Kenny  Dec 26, 2015 ]  Staff
No, not possible. Mildly unfortunate, but it's a great product overall. I'm going to use my label printer to make little "Input: Coax 1" etc. labels so visitors can figure out that no, the CD player is not on the CD input. [ Bubba  Dec 25, 2015 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. Reading through the owner's manual as well as going through the Yamaha website it doesn't look like it is possible. If you have further questions I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Kenny  Dec 24, 2015 ]  Staff
All Metal. Fantastic product. So much better than my old surround sound receiver. Worth the $$. [ Arthur  Dec 16, 2015 ]
It looks to me like a very tough plastic. Doesn't seem flimsy in any way. Just got this and so far am very pleased using AirPlay. [ DANIEL  Dec 15, 2015 ]
The body is metal, the face is plastic. [ Mark  Dec 15, 2015 ]
I do believe it is plastic, I took a magnet to it and it did not stick. [ James F.  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Plastic [ JOHN  Dec 14, 2015 ]
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