Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Yamaha YAS-109 review

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Polk Audio SIGNA S2
vs
Yamaha YAS-109

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Polk Audio SIGNA S2 vs Yamaha YAS-109 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SIGNA S2 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7 for YAS-109. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha YAS-109. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The SIGNA S2 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the YAS-109 - wired and wireless. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Yamaha YAS-109 7 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the YAS-109.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-109 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Polk Audio SIGNA S2 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Yamaha YAS-109. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the SIGNA S2 received a rating of 6/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the YAS-109. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-109. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The YAS-109 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Polk Audio SIGNA S2 got a rating of 4, and Yamaha YAS-109 5 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
5
Yamaha YAS-109
7
4
8
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Common

Product

Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Yamaha YAS-109

Model

SIGNA S2
YAS-109

Brand

Polk Audio
Yamaha

Reviews

1839
234

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1/35.4 x 2.1 x 3.2
89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Yamaha YAS-109
Polk Audio SIGNA S2
Yamaha YAS-109

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7
  • 5Polk Audio SIGNA S2
  • 7Yamaha YAS-109

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price