Yamaha YAS-109 vs LG SL9YG review

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Yamaha YAS-109 vs LG SL9YG comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-109 vs LG SL9YG review

Yamaha YAS-109

It makes sense comparing Yamaha YAS-109 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 8. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, microphone mute and power, volume down, volume up, 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 YAS-109 has 2.1 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 120 (overall) W for the YAS-109 versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Only the Yamaha YAS-109 has a built-in subwoofer. The YAS-109 has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the SL9YG - wireless. The Yamaha YAS-109 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.


These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-109 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the LG SL9YG.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 8 points out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over LG SL9YG

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages LG SL9YG over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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