Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC vs Sonos Arc review

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Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC vs Sonos Arc comparison chart

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Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
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Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC vs Sonos Arc review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
vs
Sonos Arc

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC was rated 6.6, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 10 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10. The Arc can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Arc. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Sonos Arc. As in the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC at 9 out of 10, while the Arc was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the Arc provides a device control application. The Sonos Arc equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC was rated 10/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC over Sonos Arc

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Sonos Arc over Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
Sonos Arc

Model

Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
Arc

Brand

Nakamichi
Sonos

Reviews

0
368

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.2.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

1300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

4
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, iHeart, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.3 x 7.6 x 7.8/45.5 x 3 x 3.6
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2022
2020
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
Sonos Arc
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7
  • 6.6Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
  • 7Sonos Arc