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

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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 a 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.



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's (Digital Audio Converters) and Yamaha's Cinema DSP 3D processing.

2018

Yamaha TSR-7850 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $699.99

Yamaha TSR-7850 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Yamaha TSR-7850 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 5 / 2 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 95 6 - 8 YPAO-R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control)
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Front L+R / Subwoofer (x2) Ethernet / WiFi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 23.4 17-1/8 x 6-3/4 x 15 in | 435 x 171 x 380 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
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) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Neo:6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2017

Yamaha TSR-5830 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $499.95

Yamaha TSR-5830 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Yamaha TSR-5830 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 4 / 1 5.2.2 Zone B (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 80 6 - 8 YPAO
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x2) Ethernet / WiFi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 17.9 17-1/8 x 6-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 161 x 327 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
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) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Neo:6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2016

Yamaha TSR-7810 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $849.95

Yamaha TSR-7810 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Yamaha TSR-7810 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 5+1 / 2 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 95 4 - 8 YPAO-R.S.C (Reflected Sound Control) Multi-Point
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.2 Ethernet / WiFi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 23.4 17-1/8 x 6-3/4 x 14-7/8 in | 435 x 171 x 379 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
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) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neo:6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

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 which will fit neatly into most home theater setups. The problem some people have with AV receivers is they are bulky and hard to hide away. 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 5.1-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $649.95

Yamaha RX-S602 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
Yamaha RX-S602 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
5.1 4 / 1 None Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 55 6 - 8 YPAO
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x1) Ethernet / WiFi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Surround + Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 17.2 17-1/8 x 4-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 111 x 328 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
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) + Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2015

Yamaha RX-S601 5.1-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $649.95

Yamaha RX-S601 5.1-Ch AV Receiver
Yamaha RX-S601 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
5.1 6 / 1 None Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
4K/60p - HDCP2.2 55 6 - 8 YPAO
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Subwoofer (x1) Ethernet / WiFi / Bluetooth / MusicCast Multi-Room / AirPlay / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 17.2 17-1/8 x 4-3/8 x 12-7/8 in | 435 x 111 x 327 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
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) + Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

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Paul started the Home Cinema Guide to help less-experienced users get the most out of today's audio-visual technology. He has worked as a sound, lighting and audio-visual engineer for around 20 years. At home, he has spent more time than is probably healthy installing, configuring, testing, de-rigging, fixing, tweaking, re-installing again (and sometimes using) various pieces of hi-fi and home cinema equipment.