Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
7.8
Yamaha ATS-1070
6,6
4
5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a total rating of 7.8 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.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has 7.1.4 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 600 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 versus 120 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 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 Pro 7.1 received a rating of 8/10 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

Only the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Pro 7.1. For multichannel surround Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 got a rating of 10, and Yamaha ATS-1070 6 out of 10.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

Shockwafe Pro 7.1
ATS-1070

Brand

Nakamichi
Yamaha

Reviews

2241
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

600 (overall)
120

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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 (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
3.1/7.5

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Yamaha ATS-1070
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 6,6
  • 7.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1
  • 6,6Yamaha ATS-1070