If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 was rated 8, while the Yamaha YAS-209 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 and power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-209.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Shockwafe Elite 7.2 has 7.2.4 and YAS-209 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 800 (overall) versus 200 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-209 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-209. As in the Shockwafe Elite 7.2, so in the YAS-209 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 at 8 out of 10, while the YAS-209 was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the YAS-209 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YAS-209 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Shockwafe Elite 7.2. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 was rated 10/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.