Yamaha ATS-2070 vs YAS-207 Which is a Better Choice?

Yamaha is renowned for producing home theatres that cater to those that can’t accommodate full surround sound systems. In this article, we will provide a detailed comparison tow of their products; Yamaha ATS 2070 and Yamaha YAS 207.

But if you want the short of it, here’s a breakthrough of the said products:

The Yamaha ATS 2070 features a deep and powerful bass and requires critical placement since it is more of a directional subwoofer rather than a standard one.

On the other hand, the Yamaha YAS 207 is decent for mixed usage and comes at a cheaper cost which makes it ideal for people looking for a subwoofer on a budget.

Yamaha ATS 2070

This soundbar setup from Yamaha offers immersive listening pleasure thanks to the 3D surround and a sense of height. It has an impressive soundscape and makes even the slightest murmur decipherable.

Pros:

  • Excellent clarity
  • Deep, powerful bass
  • Slim, wireless design
  • Features 5 surround modes
  • Advanced HDMI interface

Cons:

  • A bit expensive

Yamaha YAS 207

This is decent soundbar that is a major step forward from the YAS 206. Beside, this is the first soundbar to include the DTS Virtual: x technology.

Pros:

  • Decent build quality
  • Immersive performance
  • Slim and space-saving design
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Omits sub-bass
  • Not ideal for movies

Product Comparison

  • Design

Both the Yamaha ATS 2070 and YAS 207 have an almost similar appearance. They both come in black colors and include a soundbar and a subwoofer.

Yamaha ATS 2070

The Yamaha ATS 2070 is designed to blend perfectly with your room. It comes with a slim bar that measures 60mm and can fit well in front of your TV without causing any obstruction. Alternatively, you can mount it on the wall using the keyholes, especially if you have limited space.

The bar also complements the wireless subwoofer that can be placed anywhere in the room. The external subwoofer is large and gives electrifying sounds to enhance your home entertainment experience. Overall, it measures 7.09” W x 15.79” H x 17.2” depth.

Also included is a remote control that lets you control your equipment from the comfort of your couch. If your TV is compatible with HDMI-CEC, the remote lets you power on/off, tweak the volume, switch inputs, and more.

Yamaha YAS 207

When it comes to the appearance, the Yamaha YAS 207 soundbar features an all-black and grey design. The soundbar is crafted from plastic and features a mesh-like fabric on the sides and faux leather-like finish on the top.

On the front are touch sensitive controls and a labeled LED readout. However, the display is not quite legible from the sofa and you will have to move closer to read it. This is also because it does not come with on-screen display for the TV. The bar measures 6cm high and includes a set of four 1.75” woofers.

The wireless subwoofer features a low-profile design and comes in a tall and thin design unlike most subwoofers. This unit measures 7.125” W x17.25Z” H x 15.75” deep and can easily fit in tight spaces. Plus, it features a 6.5” driver.

There is a port on the front panel and two mesh-like fabric panels on the front and right side of the sub. You can control the subwoofer’s volume independently on the soundbar.

Included in this package is a quality remote control that is easy to use. The remote is designed with large buttons that come in different shapes and colors, allowing you use them effortlessly even in dim-lighting conditions. It is easy to tweak the subwoofer’s volume and power on the Bass Extension feature from the remote.

  • Performance 

Yamaha’s soundbars are known for their stellar performances based on their price categories.

Yamaha ATS 2070

With the Yamaha ATS 2070 soundbar, you can expect full dynamic sound and with great clarity whether you want to watch TV shows, movies, play games, or listen to music. With this unit, you will get 5 surround modes; TV shows, music, movies, sports, and games.

Featuring the DTS Virtual: X technology, this unit can provide 3D sound for great entertainment. This technology also makes it possible to virtualize sound in different dimensions, so that the sound appears to come from the ceiling.

Plus, it can deliver realistic sonic reproduction for all content without the need for numerous speakers. There is a Clear Voice feature that enhances dialogue and commentary so you can hear more clearly. The subwoofer delivers a powerful, cinema-like sound that is hugely effective when watching action movies and other videos.  

Yamaha YAS 207

This unity has a decent sound, given its price point. It offers crisp highs and deep bass for watching movies and TV.  

The YAS 207 offers an outstanding virtual surround sound experience that is beyond its physical proportions. It supports the DTS Virtual: X technology that lets you receive 5.1 surround sound on nearly any content that supports it including Blu-ray discs and streaming platforms. However, to use this technology, you will need to update the firmware.

Its robust bass helps to enhance your experience when watching movies, though it does not give the real deep thump that may be necessary for some movies. Nevertheless, it gives an accurate sound reproduction and this makes dialogue in movies more clear.

Impressively, you have the option to press the “Clear Voice” button on the remote to further enhance the dialogue. Additionally, you can combine the Clear Voice, 3D Surround, and Bass Extension for excellent sound for movies and TVs.

While this unit creates an immersive home entertainment for watching movies and TV, it is not the best in the market since it lacks Atmos.

  • Connectivity

Setting up the Yamaha home theatres is simple because it comes included with the necessary connectivity.

Yamaha ATS 2070

The Yamaha ATS 2070 has a high-quality wireless functionality that makes streaming for your device quick and easy. Connectivity includes 4.1 Bluetooth, HDMI, optical and analog inputs. It also supports advanced HDMI interface including HDR, HDCP 2.2, and 4K60P.

Besides the single remote control, you can also tweak the home theatre at your fingertips thanks to its controller app. This unit is compatible with Android and iOS.

Yamaha YAS 207

The Yamaha YAS 207 is Bluetooth enabled, meaning that you can stream music wirelessly. Alongside Bluetooth, other inputs in this unit include HDMI, Toslink optical, and analog inputs. It comes included with an optical cable for fast setup. There is also a 3.5mm analog input for streaming music from a device with a headphone jack.

Alternatively, you can use the HDMI cable for the 4K and HDR pass-through. The soundbar comes paired with the wireless subwoofer and supports 4K UHD signals with High Dynamic Range (HDR).

The HDMI output supports HDMI ARC (audio return channel), which works when the TVS’s CEC option is enabled. You can also use the free controller App to tweak the sound modes, inputs, and more.

The Verdict

Overall, both Yamaha ATS 2070 and Yamaha YAS 207 can bring your home entertainment to a whole new level. However, when it comes to choosing between the two, the Yamaha ATS 2070 takes the day. This unit gives a vast soundscape and gives a sense of height to the sound. We love that it can be used with any multichannel content to give lifelike sound whether you want to watch movies, TV, or even play games.

Nevertheless, the Yamaha YAS 207 features a slim and practical design and offers a decent sound for music at an affordable price. However, it is not recommended for movies since it lacks Atmos.

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