Yamaha SR-C20A vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

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Yamaha SR-C20A vs Polk Audio Command Bar comparison chart

Yamaha SR-C20A
Polk Audio Command Bar

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

Yamaha SR-C20A
Polk Audio Command Bar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha SR-C20A vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SR-C20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A versus 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-C20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Polk Audio Command Bar 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Command Bar.


Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-C20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Polk Audio Command Bar. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SR-C20A received a rating of 4/10 versus 7/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-C20A got a rating of 6, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Polk Audio Command Bar

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Polk Audio Command Bar over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Spotify support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Yamaha SR-C20A
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