Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SN9YG review

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Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SN9YG comparison chart

Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SN9YG review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
LG SN9YG

It makes sense comparing Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SN9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, SR-C20A has a total rating of 3.8 out of 10 versus 7 for SN9YG. 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 Yamaha SR-C20A has 2.1 versus 5.1.2 for the LG SN9YG. The output power is different and equal to 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A versus 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The Yamaha SR-C20A got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the LG SN9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

Only the LG SN9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha SR-C20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SN9YG. 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 8/10, respectively. App control is available for the SN9YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SN9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN9YG. For multichannel surround Yamaha SR-C20A got a rating of 6, and LG SN9YG 10 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over LG SN9YG

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG SN9YG over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-C20A
LG SN9YG

Model

SR-C20A
SN9YG

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

28
18

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

2.1
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100 (overall)
520 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
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 Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

60x6.4x9.4/23.5x2.5x3.7
121 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.9
5.8/13.9

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Yamaha SR-C20A
LG SN9YG
Yamaha SR-C20A
LG SN9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 3.8
  • 7
  • 3.8Yamaha SR-C20A
  • 7LG SN9YG