Yamaha - Soundbar Home Theater Speaker System
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7.1-channel surround sound
Reproduces 7.1-channel surround sound with high-quality, excellent imaging and rich presence.
Two 2-1/2" cone speakers
Deliver quality sound to accent TV and movies.
Features a 3" dual-driver design to realize dynamic and robust bass sound reproduction.
Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound decoders
For multichannel movie sound.
Maintains even volume across multiple sources.
120W maximum power
30W x 2 front surround plus a 60W subwoofer creates powerful sound.
Built-in IR flasher
Transmits the signal to the TV so operation is not affected.
Wall- or stand-mountable
For versatile placement options.
- Yamaha Soundbar Home Theater Speaker System
- Remote with 2 AA batteries
- 4.9' optical cable, mounting template, wall spacers
- Owner's manual
- Amplified Power120W
- Number of Speakers1
- Subwoofer Driver3"
- Connector Type2 optical, 1 coaxial digital audio
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews(133 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Really Nice UpgradePosted .
Floor model for a nice price, scratched up faceplate. Finding it hard to purchase the remote through the Yamaha parts website. I was able to set it to a universal but the soundbar only has power on/off, volume up/down and input without the model-specific remote. Good sound quality, power is subpar. Yamaha makes a high-quality sound product and I hope to get a lot of use out of it over the coming years. My 55inch LG has below average sound quality, as I think we find with most flat screens so this was much needed.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Hits the price/performance sweet spotPosted .
After doing a fair amount of research on soundbars, I settled on this one. I wanted to upgrade the sound in my family room, which has a multitude of activities and varying numbers of people in it (two teenagers and their friends, mostly). This made configuring a 5.1 satellite speaker system impractical and would have just added to the clutter. I love the elegance of the soundbar option, especially the pass-through IR sensor. No leaning and contorting to get the TV remote to hit its target. If you are looking for a reasonably-priced upgrade from TV speakers, but don't want the hassle or expense of a home theatre, this is a very good choice.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Sound BarPosted .
After using the speakers for a few weeks I think I am able to submit a review. The speaker is nice, sleek and shiny black. Thicker than I expected but with the built in sub-woofer, I figured it had to be. It sat neatly in front of my 52" Sharp LCD TV. The feet were high enough to slide next to the television. Setup was a breeze. Straight out of the box and setup in less than 15 minutes. It came with an optical cable which I attached to my cable box. I had to go and get another one for my blue-ray player. As expected, the sound was great. Nice and clear. I was able to turn it up without any hint of straining the speakers. My wish was that the speaker came with some sort of indicator that gave you what the current sound level was at. The sound was a concern of mine with any sound bar. I have shopped and listened to a lot of them at all the major retailers and most of them sounded like crud. Speakers sounding like they were pushed way beyond their limit or it sounded like some cheap pc speakers. I was happy with what came out of the Yamaha Sound bar. It gave a nice full and clear sound. Supposedly it has the ability to provide 7.1 channel sound. Not sure since I am not sure what 7.1 channel is supposed to sound like but it did provide great sound at all areas of the living room. Another feature is that it has built in sub-woofers and it offers the ability to add an external sub-woofer to the system. The bass was not deep and pronounced but there was bass. I guess that’s what the external sub-woofer would be for. Another feature I wish was added is the ability to add a IPOD connection. If it’s there, I haven’t figured out how to connect it but there isn’t an RCA axillary connector to connect the IPOD. That would have been a nice feature. Overall I like this sound bar a lot. It provides great sound and features all in 1 sound bar.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great, easy-to-integrate soundbarPosted .
Bought this for my mother-in-law, who has a 40-in LED TV above the fireplace. The TV's speakers are typically terrible: they are weak and don't point toward the listener. Soundbars are a great way to fix the problem if you don't have the money, time, interest, or room layout for a real surround system. Sound: Pretty good. Plenty of power. These are 1-way speakers (no separate tweeters# so the highs aren't hi-fi quality, but they're fine for general movie/TV use. The internal "subwoofer" provides much more bottom-end than TV speakers but doesn't really respond down to the true low-frequency effects range. That's to be expected, though, and it has an output for a real sub if you're so inclined. All-in-all the improvement over the TV is dramatic, mainly for the simple fact that the speakers point at you. Quick point of order: Do NOT make any decisions on soundbars based on whether they are 2.1, 5.0, 7.1, or whatever. This one advertises 7.1., which is utter nonsense. It has two speakers in your front, period. No matter what Dolby or DTS decoders such a system has, or what signal processing it lays on, it cannot produce surround sound. Sure, it can give the sound a little more of a spatial feeling compared to straight stereo by using some delay and phasing between the left/right, and this one sounds fine when it does that. But the result has an incidental relationship at best with true 5.1 or 7.1. Features: Where this one really shines is ease of integration with the existing system, for two main reasons. First, the unit #not the remote# can be set to respond to the on/off, volume up, and volume down codes from your existing remotes. That's priceless because, after going through that process and turning off the TV's internal speakers, you can basically put the Yamaha remote in the drawer and seemlessly operate the system just as you did before. Second, the system has an ingenious IR relay in the back that #after you turn it on# ensures that your remote signal can get to the TV even if the soundbar is blocking the TV's IR sensor. That's exactly what happened with my set-up, and the feature saved a lot of hassle. On the downside, the Yamaha is competing with other soundsbars in the price range that have USB and Bluetooth connectivity, either of which makes listening to music easy on your i-whatever. The aforementioned ease-of-integration pulled me to the Yamaha, but it was a close call. If you think about it, all you're really getting with the Yamaha is a louder TV. Just a little more connectivity would have made it an easy 5 stars.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
When you are tired of hearing too Much BOOM...Posted .
When you are tired of hearing that overpowering BOOM, sub-woofers and extreme bass sounds--like the undistinguishable rantings from Charlie Brown's teacher in the Peanuts cartoon (wah, wah, wah, wah...) and want to clearly hear and understand what people are saying, then this is the unit to choose. Here is why.... We tried other sound bars, yet when it came to listening to movies, the volume had to be turned up so loud to hear the dialogue that the dentures in my grandpa's mouth would rattle. Seriously, the volume was way too loud to be enjoyable, and still the voices were difficult to understand. And when you want the boom, the ease of controls allows you to add the amount of bass, via sub-woofers, when you want it; however, you do have control to adjust the sound to hear voices clearly and still have the depth of overall sound that many sound bars lack.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very Happy with this SoundbarPosted .
I am happy with this soundbar. We have a main TV room with 6.1 surround sound that is often not an option for TV/Movie watching if the kids are still awake and trying to sleep in their rooms upstairs. The sound from that system travels to well! So we watch DVD's and Netflix streaming in a different room with a smaller 32" flatscreen we have in a spare room that we use as an alternative. The sound is very poor!! So my goal in getting a soundbar was to improve the sound quality in the spare TV viewing room. If I was going to take this step I didn't want anything cheap, anything super expensive, easy to setup, no external subwoofer but decent bass sound, offered great sound improvement over the TV speakers and was nice to look at. One other goal I had was to have an AUX 3.5mm input for an MP3 player, more on that later. Originally I was hoping to keep the price under $150 but in testing some in that price range I wasn't thrilled with the options. Not enough options for inputs, poor reviews, cheap looking, etc., I narrowed it down to the Yamaha and an LG soundbar that also had an internal subwoofer. After listening to the LG I wasn't impressed with the voice quality. The sound effects and woofer were decent, but when the voices on screen were low, I had a hard time hearing it. I don't know if I could have made an adjustment to the voice level or not. So by default the Yamaha is what I bought. I didn't even listen to it, so I did this sound unheard based on eliminating other options. I did purchase locally at Best Buy in case I wasn't happy and a return would be easy. I satisfied all but one of my goals. - Not too cheap, not too expensive #relatively#. - Very easy to setup. 10 minutes including unboxing. - Internal sub is fine for my needs. Has some punch, I didn't want deep rumbling. - Huge sound improvement. I put in a DVD and switched back and forth between TV speakers and sound bar. Not even a contest. One scene in Band of Brothers had planes flying overhead. Could hear the planes moving from left to right, nice clear sound, special effects sounded great. TV speakers the plane sound effects sounded horrible. - This thing looks great on the TV stand. Would I say this is 7.1 sound as they advertised? No way, not even sure why they advertise that. That is unrealistic. Is it 2.1 quality? For sure. Is it 5.1? At times it can sound like it, depends on what you are watching. I am very satisfied with the sound. Even my wife is, she thought I was crazy when I bought this. After hearing it she wonders why we have the 6.1 system in the main room that took me weeks to optimize. The one item I failed on here is I wanted a 3.5mm input for my MP3 player just to have it as an option. This was my fault, I looked at the inputs at the store and there is a jack that looks like it is 3.5mm but it is for some other option. Again, my fault. Not a big deal, I have tons of speaker options at home, it was a nice to have. Certainly not a reason for me to return it and start over.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent SoundBar for the moneyPosted .
This sound bar works perfectly for replacing the poor speakers in most all new TVs. This is not a speaker that should be considered a "surround sound" speaker. No sound bar speaker can, - period. This item has no sub-woofer and really no sound bar on the market has a subwoofer that is adequate or effective. All the sound bars with subs have little tiny subs that just can't deliver low tone bass because the speaker cones are too small. With this said, no sound bar with a sub was going to impress me. Therefore I was looking strictly for replacement speakers for the TV's poor speakers at a reasonable price. Some of the cheaper priced speakers don't compare to this speaker in terms of connectivity, clear speak feature, and the fact that the speaker can be setup to work with your TV remote without you having to have two separate remotes. I have a Harmony Universal remote and I easily went into the Logitech database and found the remote and programmed my universal remote. Setup was very quick and easy, 1) plugged the supplied optical cable into the sound bar TV input and connected the other end to the TV audio optical out, and 2) plugged in the power cable. Done. The sound bar does come with another optical input for another device like a DVD player but since this TV has a very simple setup it was better to leave the TV connections as they were and just pull the sound from the TV. Of course I then turned off the TV speakers in the TV setup menu. One last thing, don't let some Best Buy salesperson try to persuade you that this is an inadequate speaker because it has no subwoofer. A fella tried that on me and I just looked him in the eye and explained he really didn't understand what a good subwoofer was. The fact is, this is just a great replacement for TV speakers and that was all I wanted. Also, thanks to BB for selling me a perfect open box for $150.00 instead of $249.00. I was prepared to pay full price but the discount was great.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Overall it is a very good soundbar.Posted .
I shopped around for a sound bar that was better than standard flat screen tv speakers, but did not want a subwoofer. I bought the Yamaha because it had good reviews and it looked good. I have it setup in a ten by ten room and it sounds great. Bass is good and I like being able to add a subwoofer in the future. The clear voice setting really makes a difference, very clear with less volume. No, it does not compare to any component system. It is simple, clean, easy to set up, and very good sound for a low price. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a low priced,great sounding, good looking, with nice options, soundbar.I would recommend this to a friend