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VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the VIZIO SB36512-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the SB36512-F6 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB36512-F6.

Multichannel surround

Only the SB36512-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 5, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

SB36512-F6
ATS-1070

Brand

VIZIO
Yamaha

Reviews

58
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

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

91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
3.1/7.5
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha ATS-1070
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6
  • 7VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price