Yamaha SR-B20A vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-B20A vs Dayton Audio BS36 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
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6
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Yamaha SR-B20A vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

Yamaha SR-B20A
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha SR-B20A vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SR-B20A has a total rating of 5.4 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

Audio features

The Yamaha SR-B20A has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. Only the Yamaha SR-B20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-B20A got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the SR-B20A has Bluetooth support. Only the SR-B20A supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SR-B20A received a rating of 7/10 versus 4/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SR-B20A. 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.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

SR-B20A
BS36

Brand

Yamaha
Dayton Audio

Reviews

34
55

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

120 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
has not

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
5.9/13.4

Other

Release year

2020
2013
Yamaha SR-B20A
Dayton Audio BS36
Yamaha SR-B20A
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.4
  • 4.5
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

Yamaha SR-B20A competitors

Dayton Audio BS36 competitors