Enhance all your favorite entertainment with this Yamaha YHT-4920UBL home theater speaker system, which features 5 speakers and 100W subwoofer for full, powerful sound. Bluetooth technology enables simple wireless streaming.
Just an absolutely amazing purchase
Posted by: KCCOmputerMikey from: on
We purchased this home theater "in a box" to replace an aging Bose Lifestyle unit that had no HDMI inputs. The most important specification when choosing this system was multiple HDMI inputs because we were tired of having to use a HDMI switcher (Our TV only has 2 HDMI inputs and we have 5 HDMI devices. We also had a HDMI to analog audio adapter in play because of the lack of HDMI or digital audio inputs on the Bose receiver we replaced.). We also bought the entire package because Bose systems (in the generation we bought) are (mostly) proprietary in the fact that speaker cables run through the subwoofer before they go to the actual speakers.
I expected decent sound from this system. Not "Bose quality", but decent sound. Now I'm wondering why I thought "Bose quality" was that good. I guess it was all hype. This system sounds absolutely incredible. I consider myself an audiophile when it comes to my own equipment sounding great. I cannot say enough about how blown away I am with the sound this system provides. The receiver also automatically figures out which devices are plugged into the HDMI inputs. It automatically figured out we had a PS3, PS4, Wii U and PC plugged into the inputs.
I do have one complaint about the system though. The only complaint that I have is that rather than have 5 speaker cables, they only have one 80' speaker cable. This can be a pain for somebody who doesn't have a wire cutter and a wire stripper handy. Luckily I had one and after the initial disappointment, I understand why they did this. They want the potential owners to have the ability to create speaker cable that is ideal for the speaker placement. Yes, it's an annoyance, but it does make sense. I do wish that they would mention that you need cable tools to assemble the unit though. That would reduce headaches for potential buyers.
In summation, I am 110% satisfied with the purchase of this unit and I would wholeheartedly recommend this system to anybody who wants a really great home theater receiver with a really great set of speakers in a box. Yamaha does it again!
23 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Just What I Needed
Posted by: California from: on
Had an older 5.1 surround sound DVD player system which worked great with my old analog TV. Then I bought a new 4K UHD TV six months ago at Best Buy and the audio would never sync correctly with the video no matter what settings I tried on any device. It was driving me nuts. I finally gave up and recently bought this Yamaha 5.1 surround sound system that's 4K UHD compatible. It took a while to set up, especially cutting to length and stripping all the speaker wire ends. But it's JUST WHAT I NEEDED! I've got the Cable/DVR, the Roku, and the (new) DVD player all plugged into the Receiver using HDMI cables. The sound is very rich, full bass, and the surround sound is wonderful -- much better than my old 5.1 system. The HDMI out goes to the TV. Everything is synched perfectly now. Should have done this months ago. They did warn me at the Best Buy store that older surround sound systems may not work well with the new 4K UHD T.V.s. They were right. They're always right.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Posted by: vanwarmer from: on
This is a great system. Easy to set up, and has a great sound. The microphone that helps you place the speakers perfectly is extremely valuable. Highly recommended.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Awesome surround for the money.
Posted by: pvillerider from: on
While looking to get a nice Blu-Ray surround system with a lot of volume for my new Samsung 4K tv I asked a Best Buy salesman how surrounds compare to sound bars. Upon listening to my needs the salesman explained the benefits of each but recommended the Yamaha system. He told me that you don't actually get the advertised wattage the surrounds claim on the box. In other words he told me that the 650 watts the Yamaha claimed would outperform the 1000 watt surround system I was leaning toward. So.....I gave the Yamaha a try and I'm more than glad I did.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Best Bang for your buck.
Posted by: Pokes from: on
This system blew my expectations away. Great bass!
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Good all in one system.
Posted by: kad2121 from: on
Not to many choices for all in one system. System was straightforward in hooking up. Not enough speaker wire included, had to purchase more. Sound is good, not spectacular.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Better than average, almost good
Posted by: MikeInSoMD from: Silver Spring, MD on
Please note, I purchased this item Best Buy Open Box, and I my experience may be exclusive to that fact.
The first things I noticed when I opened up the box were the speaker wires and subwoofer cable. The speaker wires were extremely light gauge (probably 18-20 AWG) and the subwoofer cable was also very light. I picked up a spool of Rocketfish 16 gauge, and set to cabling.
Trying to get a 16 AWG speaker wire into the pinch connectors on the speakers is an exercise in patience. Also, once they're in there, don't tug, 16 AWG is about the largest size that should go in there, and it doesn't grip very tight. Now, connecting the speaker wires to the receiver, that's an exercise in direct frustration. For whatever reason, only the L and R front channels are equipped to accept banana plugs. The LSurr, RSurr, and Center are more of the tiny pinch connectors, with minimal clearance between connections. My numb sausage fingers didn't do so hot in the tiny spaces. I didn't really feel like attaching only four of the 10 banana plugs I had purchased, so I instead used the screw crimp lugs for the L and R channel. Lesson learned at this phase, make sure to have 5/8 of an inch exposed, otherwise the crimp won't land on the wire, and yo won't get sound out of the speakers. The subwoofer is easy, you may need to hit the power button a couple of times for it to "wake up". Connecting HDMI inputs is easy, if not a little surprising, since the receiver "told" me which cable company I was using when I plugged in the cable box.
Out of the box, the sound performance on this system is dismally underwhelming. Very low speaker output, and very hollow sound. The minimum volume on this system is -80 dB, you won't start hearing anything until about -25 dB. After confirming the speakers are indeed producing noise, I plugged in the YPAO mic. I would pay the $320 I paid for the whole system just to have any other system I purchase calibrated in the future. The setup literally takes about 2 minutes, and after disconnecting the mic, the speaker output is appreciably louder at the same volume. However, increased volume does come at a price. There a clearly hollow/tinny sound from center/side speakers, even after calibration. This can be alleviated somewhat by changing the sound mode, so far "Drama" and "Sports" show good results. I'm going to keep looking to see if there's a "Dynamic" or "Auto" setting. The open box didn't come with the instructions, so I'm doing a lot of learning on the fly.
All in all I am satisfied with the system, just not enthralled at the moment. I will continue to tweak, will certainly revise this review if warranted. If you want to know more, feel free to reply/ask questions.
17 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bcmrstsm from: on
Great product. Easy to assemble and operate. Very good quality, good bass on the subwoofer. Ideal for apartments or small living rooms in which you can't have large speakers. Bluetooth function is very convenient for listening to songs in your mobile device. Very happy with purchase.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Rooster from: on
I got this to replace an all in one Panasonic unit that I simply couldn't take anymore due to its poor software and constant freezing up ( not to mention sub par sound). Anyway, I am VERY glad I chose to make the upgrade as this unit sounds AWESOME and out performs all 3 of my previous home theater systems (Panasonic, LG, Sony). My only complaint is that I live in an apartment complex and have to keep the bass and volume lower than I'd like and can't take full advantage of this systems awesomeness!
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Nice HT combo for a small to mid size room
Posted by: Mulk from: Virginia beach, va on
I used this HT on my family room which is relatively small, the sound quality is magnificent, I am sort of picky with the quality sound and I can say that the audio is really good. I love the ARC capability on the HDMI as it avoids more cables to and from the TV.
The price is worth for the good quality of equipment. So far no complaints (being using it for 4 months). Suggest using the instructions (IOM) shown when connected to the TV.
Areas of improvement: the bluetooth range is not very good, you need to be close to the receiver to avoid interruptions. The subwoofer needs to be turned on and off manually. When using the external jack for input, you will loose quality of sound.