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 Ultra 9.2 vs Yamaha YAS-209 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 was rated 8.2, 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 Ultra 9.2 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 Ultra 9.2 has 9.2.4 and YAS-209 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 1000 (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 10 out of 10 received the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 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 Ultra 9.2 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-209. As in the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2, 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 Ultra 9.2 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 Ultra 9.2. The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 was rated 10/10, while the YAS-209 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.