Network & Tuner Functions
Bluetooth + Multiroom Control
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
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
- 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
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 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
- 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
- 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
| 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 |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y
|| N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
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
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
- 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
SiriusXM, Napster &
& Deezer 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
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
- 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
Alexa Compatible (Firmware Update Required): Alexa-enabled
devices (including the
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
- 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.
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
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
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
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.