The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 6,6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 7.2.4 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 120 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
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.
Only the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Elite 7.2. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 got a rating of 10, and Yamaha ATS-1070 6 out of 10.