Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.0. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the YAS-209 versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-209 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-209 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-209 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the YAS-209 received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-209. 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. The YAS-209 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 5, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
8
5
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

YAS-209
ATS-1070

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

512
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
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)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.1/7.5
Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha ATS-1070
Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price