Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs LG SN8YG review

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Rating 5 5

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs LG SN8YG comparison chart

Overall
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
8.2
6.8
4
8

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs LG SN8YG review

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
vs
LG SN8YG

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 9.2.4 versus 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 1000 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 got our rating of 10 out of 10, and the LG SN8YG 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2.

Connectivity

Only the LG SN8YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SN8YG. 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. App control is available for the SN8YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN8YG. 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 LG SN8YG

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support

Advantages LG SN8YG over Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
LG SN8YG

Model

Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
SN8YG

Brand

Nakamichi
LG

Reviews

2241
40

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, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.2.4
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

1000 (overall)
440 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

4
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/1

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

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

User manual

Manual

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
104 x 5 x 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.2
4/9.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
LG SN8YG
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
LG SN8YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6.8
  • 8.2Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2
  • 6.8LG SN8YG