Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SC9S review

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Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SC9S comparison chart

Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SC9S review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
LG SC9S

The Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SC9S comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 3.8, while the LG SC9S has a rating 6.4.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 310 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-C20A. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Yamaha SR-C20A for audio features and specs, but the LG SC9S received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

The SC9S can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SC9S. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-C20A versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SC9S. As in the SR-C20A, so in the SC9S there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-C20A at 4 out of 10, while the SC9S was rated 7/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SC9S provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SC9S. The SC9S can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SR-C20A was rated 6/10, while the SC9S received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over LG SC9S

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG SC9S over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
LG SC9S

Model

SR-C20A
SC9S

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

28
0

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
310 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

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 Pro Logic II
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

N/A

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

60x6.4x9.4/23.5x2.5x3.7
97.5x6.3x12.4/38.4x2.5x4.9

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.9
4.1/9.1

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Yamaha SR-C20A
LG SC9S
Yamaha SR-C20A
LG SC9S

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 6.4
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 6.4LG SC9S