Product Comparison: Onkyo TX-8020 vs Yamaha R-S202BL


General Specifications
Brand
Onkyo
Yamaha
Model
TX-8020
R-S202
Origin
Japan
About the Product
If you’re looking to get the best possible two-channel audio performance on a limited budget—and something versatile enough to power audio from your TV, Blu-ray player, personal computer, and CD player via digital or analog inputs—then the TX-8020 Stereo Receiver is for you. Onkyo’s WRAT serves up more than enough pure analog power to drive most compact bookshelf and floorstanding speakers, with discrete output stage circuitry and a high current, low-impedance drive effortlessly handling the most demanding loads. The sound quality is characteristic of the veteran hi-fi brand, with lively dynamics, a sweet and natural mid-range, and accurate timing for all kinds of music. And just like the cool vintage receivers in its genealogy, the TX-8020 has bass, treble, and balance controls as well as speaker A/B posts for multi-room setups. Connect your media players and TV—perhaps including the DS-A5 RI dock with AirPlay for wireless audio and video streaming—and be treated to the kind of full-scale, broad-spectrum performance a soundbar couldn’t hope to match.
Never peak. The R-S202, with two channels of 100 W high-power output* that are above its class, has a high-quality sound design that minimizes the length of signal routes and optimizes the circuit layout. Positioning the power transformer near the amp circuit reduces power loss while improving peak power supply capacity to enable high volume output.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
2
2
Watts Per Channel RMS
90 Watts
100 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
1 %
0.2 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
100 dB
100 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Onkyo TX-8020 2 channel Stereo Receiver
  • At any rate, 50 watts is 50 watts, the TX-8020 is every bit as powerful as my old Onkyo rated at the same power, they both are just as loud.
  • 50 watts per channel is enough juice to drive speakers that will fill a small to mid-size room with reasonable volume levels
  • The sound of this unit is pretty good, but with only 50 watts per channel, it is definitely only for small rooms. If all you need are bookshelf speakers, this unit would be fine
  • It's 50 watts per channel, but that is more than enough for my small 6'x10' workshop... So far, it sounds great, and I am a Musician and picky about my sound, and this is actually better that my workshop needs.
  • This receiver just didn't have the punch I was expecting from a 50 WPC receiver. Maybe I was expecting too much, but the sound just isn't there for me. Poor bass response and it distorts too much at higher volume levels.
  • The shortcoming is in the bass reproduction, which is totally inadequate for a unit which purports to produce 50 watts per channel (8 ohms).
Yamaha R-S202BL Stereo Receiver
  • Nothing fancy, just a basic 2 channel receiver. Great sound, decent power, and a good price.
  • Glad to see somebody still makes a simple solid clean and powerful 2 channel stereo amp for audio listening without all the clutter and confusion of a home theater receiver.
  • Great stereo. Just needed a two channel. Perfect for the money
  • Also the channels (A/B) allows you to have two different sets of speakers in two different locations. You can play music on one channel or the other or both at the same time.
  • The sound is pretty clear and doesn't distort much even at the max range.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
10.4 in.
5.5 in.
Width
17.1 in.
17.1 in.
Depth
13 in.
12.625 in.
Weight
21.1 lbs.
14.8 lbs.
Features
Receiver Type
Stereo Receiver
Stereo Receiver
App-Controlled
No
No
Satellite Radio Tuner
Yes
No
Number Of FM Presets
40
40
Minimum Impedance
6 Ohms
8 Ohms
Frequency Response
10 - 100000 Hz
40 - 20000 Hz
Extras
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), Independent Bass, Treble, and Balance Controls, Massive EI Transformer, Compatible with the DS-A5 AirPlay RI Dock for iPod/iPhone/iPad
Simple and Sophisticated Design, Speaker Selector, Power Saving
What customers say about "Features"
Onkyo TX-8020 2 channel Stereo Receiver
  • The iOS / Andriod Onkyo Remote App is AWESOME (downloadable from App store)
  • I can change stereo inputs, volume, etc. from my phone.
  • This unit can replace a SONOs box if you're interested in streaming Spotify, Pandora, Tune-in, etc. as well as BLUETOOTH from your phone or laptop.
  • Digital connectivity through Toslink/coaxial inputs
  • Support for USB drives is a welcome addition
  • Movement of volume control not proportional to increase in sound volume; it works fine... it's just... weird.... kind of
  • Menu screen and configuring isn't very smooth
  • Antennas on back of receiver are flimsy and look unattractive
Yamaha R-S202BL Stereo Receiver
  • It worked well as both a FM receiver and amplifier for my CD player. It was easy to install.
  • FM stations come in clear and AM performance is better than I expected.
  • The remote control makes it easy to go between AM/FM and my satellite radio.
  • Disappointed in the bass response and the lack of a balance control. Otherwise, it serves it's purpose for playing music.
  • The frequency response of this device is so poor, and the sound so thin and tinny, that even my wife couldn't stand it!
Connectivity
Speaker Connection Type
Screw
Spring clip
Ethernet Port(s)
No
No
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
No
No
Inputs
Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, Remote control, 6x Analog Stereo RCA
4x Analog Stereo RCA
Outputs
4x Speakers, Analog Stereo RCA, Subwoofer, Phones 6.3mm
Line Out Stereo RCA, 4x Speakers, Antenna, Phones 6.3mm
Wireless Connection
Bluetooth
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Onkyo TX-8020 2 channel Stereo Receiver
  • Best improvement was in internet usage. I use it a lot for streaming music from web services, and my own server via DLNA. I have had no interruptions or drops of service with this unit.
  • It was easy to hook up all connections and the manual was clear.
  • No problems connecting to my wireless network
  • Connects to everything I've tried with little friction. Can take a minute or to connect to blutooth or the network, but once it does it works great.
  • Odd base on the binding posts makes bare-wire speaker connections tricky (banana plugs are a snap)
  • Bluetooth similarly bad reception with interrupts even at close distance
Yamaha R-S202BL Stereo Receiver
  • Plenty of inputs, logical operation, dead-quiet noise floor, basic but responsive remote control.
  • With the Bluetooth feature our friends can connect and share the music on their phones.
  • It has great Bluetooth connectivity and enough wattage to power two bookshelf speakers.
  • We have had no problems with the bluetooth connecting to devices while inside or outside our home.
  • I love that its bluetooth compatible, adds as another source of connection and makes it easy to move about from one rm to another without having to keep going back and fourth to the receiver.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
149.95 $


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