This Yamaha unit does not have an optical input. That would be a deal breaker for me if I wanted to use it instead of a sound bar.Sort of true, but where are the figures for this?
The big guys hide true power by using high distortion levels/single frequency response. They don't actually tell lies.
But here is the problem.
We are only going on the face of it the power claims of this Tangent unit - there are no specifications for this unit what so ever.
No distortion levels
No power consumption
No frequency range at the recorded RMS
This double watts at 4 ohms could be a silly level of distortion at just one frequency response for all we know.
They could do themselves a big favour by supplying
So this Yamaha unit you can get for £199 specs.
Now I am not saying that the Yamaha unit is better (it does have a reasonable power consumption of 175w though so should have reasonable mph) but I have a feeling generally the people who would buy at this level would just tend to go for the Yamaha if both were in front of them. Just my hunch. I can't see people spending hours demoing at this level.
Generally agree except that the Denon’s seventy quid more expensive. And quotes less power at higher distortion. It also has a less modern version of Bluetooth.It's not aimed at people who are looking for a full-size amp though; some don't want a large unit sat in front of the TV or sideboard, this is a pint-sized amp with integrated Bluetooth and digital inputs that can negate the need of a soundbar at a low price point.
As an alternative and IMO better sounding unit would be the Denon PMA30 albeit at around £249.
The spec doesn't really tell you anything.Click the specs tab, top or bottom of this page.