Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SN6Y

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Rating 5 5

SR-C20A vs SN6Y comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha SR-C20A
5
LG SN6Y
6.2
6
8
Multichannel surround
5
5

Yamaha SR-C20A vs LG SN6Y review

Yamaha SR-C20A
vs
LG SN6Y

To get acquainted with the specs of the devices, we suggest you familiarize with the comparison of Yamaha SR-C20A and LG SN6Y. It shows us that the SN6Y is a better choice as a home soundbar than the SR-C20A. According to the results of our comparison, SR-C20A received 5 points out of 10 possible, and SN6Y was rated 6.2 points.

Advantages Yamaha SR-C20A over LG SN6Y

  • Has an integrated subwoofer

Advantages LG SN6Y over Yamaha SR-C20A

  • Separate subwoofer provided
  • Voice control supports
  • Built-in microphone

Audio features

The SR-C20A is rated 6 of 10 against 7 for the SN6Y according to the audio features rating.

SR-C20A
6
SN6Y
7

It worth understanding the difference between the two types of amplification: a passive soundbar does not have its own amplifier and receives amplification from the signal source, while an active soundbar has a built-in amplifier. The same active type of amplification is used in the SR-C20A and the SN6Y.

There are stereo soundbars and multichannel ones. It is with the help of multichannel devices that you can get volumetric sound. Also, the output power of the soundbars under consideration is different, Yamaha SR-C20A has 100 (overall) W, and 420 (overall) W has the competitor.

SR-C20A SN6Y
Built-in channelsN/A3.1
Amplification typeactiveactive
Output power, W100 (overall)420 (overall)
Separate speaker (in package)00
Separate speaker connectionshas notwireless

Subwoofers

Soundbars can have a built-in or external subwoofer. The first type is inseparable from the soundbar body, but for the second, you can choose a good location for deep bass. A built-in subwoofer is only present in the SR-C20A. The SN6Y comes with an external subwoofer.

SR-C20A SN6Y
Built-in subwoofer
Separate subwoofer (in package)
Separate subwoofer connectionswireless

Multichannel surround

Unlike stereo, when reproducing multichannel sound, each specific direction of sound corresponds to its dedicated channel with a separate independent loudspeaker, which creates a three-dimensional sound stage. The multichannel sound reproduction capabilities of the soundbars were rated 5 out of 10.

SR-C20A
5
SN6Y
5

The peculiarity of Dolby Atmos is that this format is object-oriented, that is, each object of the audio signal is sounded separately and linked to its spatial location. If we look at the models in terms of Dolby Atmos support, then none of these soundbars can work with this technology.

DTS:X is an algorithm for processing sound scenes by the processor, linking directly to objects, rather than channels, and calculating the optimal distribution of sound output in a room. This ability to reproduce surround sound with DTS:X technology is not implemented in any of the soundbars in this comparison.

SR-C20A SN6Y
Dolby Atmos
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIDolby Digital
DTS:X
DTS (other)has notDTS Digital Surround

Streaming services

The possibility to listen online to millions of songs from one device has become a reality thanks to streaming services.

SR-C20A
0
SN6Y
0

None of the two models is not implemented AirPlay function. The popular Spotify service cannot be used on both soundbars.

SR-C20A SN6Y
Apple Music (AirPlay)
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas nothas not

Connectivity

The existence of a sufficient number of current connectors significantly expands the functionality of the device. For example, only through HDMI is it possible to implement the transfer of object-oriented formats, and the presence of a Bluetooth connection will allow remote control, etc. The devices received different ratings for connectivity: Yamaha SR-C20A was rated 7 out of 10, and LG SN6Y was rated 8 out of 10.

SR-C20A
7
SN6Y
8

The presence of Wi-Fi in the soundbar allows you to get rid of wires when connected to a sound source and get minimal audio latency when playing content from streaming services. Such connection as via Wi-Fi is not possible on any of the devices in comparison.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for speaker systems, which provides excellent quality and minimal audio latency. The availability of Bluetooth protocol, we can see in both models. The SR-C20A has 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs, but the SN6Y got 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs from the manufacturer.

HDMI ARC is a very usefull technology that creates a two-way communication channel between a TV and another device. This is convenient since there is no need to use optical and other cables in the system. HDMI ARC is basic for both soundbars. Connecting external devices via USB can be done on both models.

SR-C20A SN6Y
WI-FI
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)00
NFC
HDMI input/output0/11/1
HDMI ARC
HDMI eARC
HDMI CEC
Optical digital input/output2/01/0
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Coaxial digital input/output0/00/0
Analog audio input/output (RCA)1/00/0
Headphone output00
Subwoofer output00

Features

Voice control is designed to make operating the device more convenient. This allows you to control basic soundbar functions from anywhere in the room.

Proprietary applications allow you to control your soundbars remotely. This is possible both via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The ability to control the soundbar using the application is implemented in each of the competitors. Only LG SN6Y has a built-in microphone.

Some soundbars can be part of a multi-room system and it is an affordable solution for sounding the whole house. However, it is impossible to create a multiroom system based on each of these soundbars.

SR-C20A SN6Y
Voice controlGoogle Assistant
App control
Microphone
Remote control
Multi-room

Dimensions

SR-C20A SN6Y
Size (Wx H x D), cm/in58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.2 x 3.4
Weight, kg/pounds1.3/3.93.1/7.6
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