KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - KEF HTF7003 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070.

Audio features

The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the Yamaha ATS-1070 - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the KEF HTF7003 has 3.0 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HTF7003 versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the ATS-1070.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the ATS-1070 has Bluetooth support. Only the ATS-1070 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The compared models do not have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the ATS-1070. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over KEF HTF7003

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
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9
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5
inapplicable
4
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

HTF7003
ATS-1070

Brand

KEF
Yamaha

Reviews

15
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.0

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
3.1/7.5
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha ATS-1070
KEF HTF7003
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Yamaha ATS-1070 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha ATS-1070 price