Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

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Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha SR-C20A review

Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Yamaha SR-C20A

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha YAS-209 vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.4 out of 10 versus 5 for SR-C20A. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-209 versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-209.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha YAS-209 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-209 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-209. 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. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 6, and Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over Yamaha YAS-209

  • Built-in subwoofer
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

YAS-209
SR-C20A

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

693
28

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

200
100 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

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
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
1.3/3.9

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha SR-C20A
Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha SR-C20A

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 5
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A

Yamaha YAS-209 competitors

Yamaha SR-C20A competitors