Yamaha YAS-109 vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Votes 5 5
Rating 3.8 3.8

Yamaha YAS-109 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
Yamaha SR-B20A
5.4
8
6

Yamaha YAS-109 vs Yamaha SR-B20A review

Yamaha YAS-109
vs
Yamaha SR-B20A

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Yamaha YAS-109 vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 6.8, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-109 and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 versus 120 (overall) according to devices. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-109 via wired and wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The YAS-109 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-109. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-109 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the YAS-109, so in the SR-B20A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YAS-109 at 8 out of 10, while the SR-B20A was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Yamaha YAS-109 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YAS-109 or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Yamaha SR-B20A

Model

YAS-109
SR-B20A

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

766
34

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
120 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
3.1/7.1

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-109
Yamaha SR-B20A
Yamaha YAS-109
Yamaha SR-B20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5.4
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A

Yamaha YAS-109 competitors

Yamaha SR-B20A competitors