Yamaha SR-C20A vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-C20A
3.8
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC
5.8
4
4

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha SR-C20A vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 3.8, while the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC has a rating 5.8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SR-C20A has 2.1 and Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC has 7.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 (overall) versus 850 (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 Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. 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 Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC. As in the SR-C20A, so in the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC 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 Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC was rated 7/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. 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 Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SR-C20A was rated 6/10, while the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC received a mark of 10/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

Model

SR-C20A
Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

Brand

Yamaha
Nakamichi

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
7.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
850 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

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
has not

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
1/0

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
114.3 x 7.6 x 7.8/45.5 x 3 x 3.6

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.9
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Yamaha SR-C20A
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC
Yamaha SR-C20A
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 5.8
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 5.8Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

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