Yamaha ATS-1070 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha ATS-1070
vs
VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Yamaha ATS-1070 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Yamaha ATS-1070 was rated 6, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the ATS-1070 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that ATS-1070 has 2.0 and SB4451-C0 has 5.1. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha ATS-1070. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Yamaha ATS-1070 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

AirPlay supported by both soundbars. Both the ATS-1070 and the SB4451-C0 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB4451-C0. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the ATS-1070, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the ATS-1070 at 6 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the ATS-1070 or SB4451-C0. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The ATS-1070 was rated 4/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over VIZIO SB4451-C0

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • WI-FI enabled

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
VIZIO SB4451-C0
6.4
5
5
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Common

Product

Yamaha ATS-1070
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

ATS-1070
SB4451-C0

Brand

Yamaha
VIZIO

Reviews

0
118

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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

88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.5
4.5/10.8
Yamaha ATS-1070
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Yamaha ATS-1070
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.4
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

The VIZIO SB4451-C0 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB4451-C0 price