Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 review

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
8
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
8.2
4
4

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has a total rating of 8 out of 10 versus 8.2 for Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 7.2.4 versus 9.2.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 1000 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 10 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, SoundCloud.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 10 points out of 10.

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 over Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2

  • 4 separate speakers in package
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

Model

Shockwafe Elite 7.2
Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

Brand

Nakamichi
Nakamichi

Reviews

2241
2241

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, source, demo, volume down, volume up
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.2.4
9.2.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

800 (overall)
1000 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
4

Separate speaker connections

wired
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, SoundCloud
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
3/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD
DTS Digital Surround, DTS HD

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.6/45.5 x 3 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 8Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2
  • 8.2Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2