Sonos Beam vs Yamaha SR-C20A

Beam vs SR-C20A comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Beam
6
Yamaha SR-C20A
5
8
6
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Sonos Beam

Nov 22, 2019

Beam is the home theater speaker system in the Sonos universe. Positioned as a compact soundbar, the model not only sounds good, but also bears the proud title of “smart” thanks to the int...

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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
Yamaha SR-C20A

Model

Beam
SR-C20A

Brand

Sonos
Yamaha

Reviews

3280
1

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause
volume down, volume up, power, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

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)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
2/0

USB

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, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
58.4 x 5 x 7.6/23.6 x 2.5 x 3.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
1.3/3.9

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sonos Beam
Yamaha SR-C20A
Sonos Beam
Yamaha SR-C20A

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  • 6
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  • 6Sonos Beam
  • 5Yamaha SR-C20A