Yamaha SR-C20A vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-C20A
3.8
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
6.6
4
4

Yamaha SR-C20A vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha SR-C20A vs Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SR-C20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha SR-C20A has 2.1 versus 9.2.4 for the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A versus 1300 (overall) W for the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-C20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC 10 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-C20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SR-C20A received a rating of 4/10 versus 9/10, respectively.

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

Only the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-C20A got a rating of 6, and Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC 10 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 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 Ultra 9.2 eARC

Model

SR-C20A
Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 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
9.2.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
1300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
4

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
3/1

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
3.1/7.2

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Yamaha SR-C20A
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC
Yamaha SR-C20A
Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 6.6
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 6.6Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC