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Yamaha AV Receiver Comparison – TSR Series & RX-S Series

Yamaha Av Receiver Comparision – Tsr Series &Amp; Rx-S Series: Power Button Of An Av Receiver

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If you are confused by all the different AV receivers in the Yamaha product range – you’re not alone.

Me too!

I decided the best way to get to know all the different models was to compare all the latest models on a single page. And, summarise the most important features of each.

First, let’s understand the different ranges that are on offer from Yamaha:

  • AVENTAGE Series: top-of-the-range models with the latest features and highest quality components and engineering.
  • RX-V Series: mid-range with many of the features expected in a modern AV receiver.
  • TSR Series: mid-range with high-end audio converters for better audio performance.
  • RX-S Series: slim and compact receivers for those with less space.

On this page I will compare the TSR Series and RX-S Series of AV receivers.

If you want a detailed comparison of the other two, take a look at my guides to Yamaha AVENTAGE AV receivers and the Yamaha RX-V receiver series.

I’ve listed the models below from the last couple of years and highlighted the release year.

The MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) is useful to quickly show the level that each model is aimed at. Just be aware that you will often be able to buy a receiver at below the MSRP. Especially if you can find an older model still in stock.

I have taken the specifications from the US models, but these will often be similar around the world.

Don’t forget to check out my guide to buying the best AV receivers if you need a better understanding of AV receivers in general.


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YAMAHA TSR SERIES

In terms of features and price, the TSR range is on a similar level to the RX-V series. So why would you go for a TSR model? Well, mainly if you are an audiophile.

The TSR series of receivers come with high-end Burr-Brown DACS (Digital Audio Converters) and Yamaha’s Cinema DSP 3D processing.

2018

Yamaha TSR-7850

MSRP: $699

Yamaha Tsr-7850 7.2-Ch Av Receiver
Yamaha TSR-7850 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha Tsr-7850 7.2-Ch Av Receiver - Rear View
Yamaha TSR-7850 – Rear View
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha TSR-7850 Manual
Yamaha TSR-7850 AV Receiver Features
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 5/2 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out Front L+R + Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 95
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 – 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO-R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control)
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/4 x 15 in | 435 x 171 x 380 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 23.4
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2017

Yamaha TSR-5830

MSRP: $499

Yamaha Tsr-5830 7.2-Ch Av Receiver
Yamaha TSR-5830 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha Tsr-5830 7.2-Ch Av Receiver - Rear View
Yamaha TSR-5830 – Rear View
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha TSR-5830 Manual
Yamaha TSR-5830 AV Receiver Features
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone B (2-ch audio)
Pre Out Subwoofer (x2)
Power (W)* 80
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 – 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 161 x 327 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.9
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2016

Yamaha TSR-7810

MSRP: $849

Yamaha Tsr-7810 7.2-Ch Av Receiver
Yamaha TSR-7810 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha Tsr-7810 7.2-Ch Av Receiver - Rear View
Yamaha TSR-7810 – Rear View
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha TSR-7810 Manual
Yamaha TSR-7810 AV Receiver Features
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2
HDMI In / Out 5+1/2 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out 7.2-Ch
Power (W)* 95
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 – 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO-R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control) Multi-Point
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Surround, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 6-3/4 x 14-7/8 in | 435 x 171 x 379 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 23.4
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven

YAMAHA RX-S SERIES

Compared to the rest of the Yamaha range, the RX-S series of AV receivers come with one main advantage. These receivers are slim and compact models that will fit neatly into most home theater setups.

The problem some people have with AV receivers is they are bulky and hard to hide. So, if you want the convenience of an AV receiver but not the installation headaches, maybe this is the way to go.

2018

Yamaha RX-S602

MSRP: $649

Yamaha Rx-S602 5.1-Ch Av Receiver
Yamaha RX-S602 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha Rx-S602 5.1-Ch Av Receiver - Rear View
Yamaha RX-S602 – Rear View
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha RX-S602 Manual
Yamaha RX-S602 AV Receiver Features
Channels 5.1
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 4/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out Subwoofer (x1)
Power (W)* 55
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 – 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, 4:4:4, HDCP2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 4-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 111 x 328 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.2
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2015

Yamaha RX-S601

MSRP: $649

Yamaha Rx-S601 5.1-Ch Av Receiver
Yamaha RX-S601 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha Rx-S601 5.1-Ch Av Receiver - Rear View
Yamaha RX-S601 – Rear View
Image Credit: Yamaha
Yamaha RX-S601 Manual
Yamaha RX-S601 AV Receiver Features
Channels 5.1
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In / Out 6/1 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
Pre Out Subwoofer (x1)
Power (W)* 55
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 6 – 8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP2.2
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa
Auto Room Calibration YPAO
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, LPCM (Up to 7.1ch)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8 x 4-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 111 x 327 mm (w/o antenna)
Weight (lbs) 17.2
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven

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