Yamaha YAS-109 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha YAS-109 vs Dayton Audio BS36 comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
6
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Yamaha YAS-109 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

Yamaha YAS-109
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha YAS-109 vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, YAS-109 has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

Audio features

The Yamaha YAS-109 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YAS-109 has 2.0 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-109 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 is available on the YAS-109.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the YAS-109 has Bluetooth support. Only the YAS-109 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the YAS-109 received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-109. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. 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 YAS-109 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

YAS-109
BS36

Brand

Yamaha
Dayton Audio

Reviews

671
55

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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 Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
5.9/13.4

Other

Release year

2019
2013
Yamaha YAS-109
Dayton Audio BS36
Yamaha YAS-109
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 4.5
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

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