Yamaha YAS-109 vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5
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 7 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 7 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. 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 9/10 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. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-109
7
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
6
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
5
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

YAS-109
BS36

Brand

Yamaha
Dayton Audio

Reviews

234
49

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

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

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

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
Yamaha YAS-109
Dayton Audio BS36
Yamaha YAS-109
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 4.5
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price