Yamaha YAS-108 Sound Bar Overview Sure, flat screen TVs are getting impressively flatter every day. What?s getting less impressive as they slim down? The sound. You need clear midrange audio to hear the dialog, and full-range response to enjoy the impact of action scenes. Yamaha?s new value-oriented YAS-108 sound bar wraps it all up in one attractive package. With subwoofers built right into the bar for soundtracks with impact, with DTS:X virtual surround for 3D effects, and with Bluetooth for easy streaming of music from pad or phone, the YAS-108 offers simple setup and satisfying sound. A full range of digital and analog connections are included, with HDMI CEC (with compatible televisions) offering unified remote control. All the latest ultra-high definition protocols are supported for 4K video with HDR. And now you can pair the YAS-108 via Bluetooth to your Amazon Echo, and ask Alexa to play music or podcasts right through the sound bar. Built with the traditional Yamaha attention to sonic excellence, the YAS-108 Sound Bar delivers audio excellence for a relatively small price tag.
Product highlights Two 3-inch cone subwoofers for bass with authorityDual 2-1/8 inch cone woofers plus dual 1-inch dome tweeters for superb stereoDual 30-watt amplifiers plus 60-watt subwoofer amp for 120 total wattsDTS Virtual:X surround technology for movie soundtracksDolby Digital, Pro Logic II and DTS Digital formatsClear Voice technology for clear dialog
High-quality Bluetooth platform with compressed music enhancerConnections for digital optical, analog audio, and HDMI in/out with CEC
Output for separate powered subwooferTop-mounted touch controls and status lightsRemote control and template for wall mounting includedDimensions: 35″ wide x 2-1/8″ high x 5-1/8″ deepWeight: 7.1 lbs.Warranty: 2 years ? World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sellIncluded: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
Building in the bass Unlike most sound bars, which pair with separate wired or wireless subwoofers you have to fit elsewhere in your room, the Yamaha YAS-108B bakes the bass right into the bar. ?Dual ported-bass 3-inch cone subwoofers, powered by their own 60-watt amplification stage, add authority to the audio without requiring a second box ? although if you want to add a separate subwoofer at a future date, you?ll find a dedicated output on the back of the bar. From stereo to surround There?s nothing like an array of separate speakers all around the room to draw a convincing sound stage. But if you haven?t the room or the wherewithal, the YAS-108 will make you think you?re surrounded by sound (including a sense of height), via DTS? Virtual:X 3D surround system. Even without a DTS:X signal source, the Virtual:X can synthesize a true 3D effect. The YAS-108 decodes Dolby Digital and DTS:Digital signals as well, and adds surround modes for games, sports and music. Voices with clarity Who hasn?t leaned forwarded and strained to hear whispered dialog above the ambient noise in their favorite films or series? Yamaha?s Clear Voice technology adds instant audibility to the spoken word, without altering the remainder of the soundtrack. TopTenReviews.com said that, in its tests, top-rated Clear Voice ?produced some of the best-sounding vocals and dialogue.? Easy streaming The UAS-108?s built-in Bluetooth is designed for easy pairing with two devices at once and simple switching between them. And it?s made for music, with support for high-quality BT platforms and Yamaha?s own compressed music enhancer to deliver the highest fidelity. Connections and controls You get a full array digital and analog inputs on the YAS-108. But if your TV supports ARC ? Audio Return Channel ? that?s the best way to get multichannel digital signals from your TV to your sound bar. And even better, if your set supports HDMI-CEC, you get to control this sound bar and your set from a single unified remote. Better still, download the Yamaha Home Theater Controller App (for iOS and Android) for even finer control of your YAS-108 via Bluetooth.
Drivers: 2 1/8″ cone woofer x 2, 3″ built-in subwoofer x 2, 1″ dome tweeter x 2
Output power: 120W total power: 30W x 2 + 60W built-in subwoofer
Power consumption: 27W
Standby power consumption: 0.4W (HDMI CEC standby off), 1.2W (HDMI CEC standby on)
Dimensions (W x H x d): 35″ x 2 1/8″ 5 1/8″ (in front of TV placing), 35″ x 5 1/8″ x 2 1/2″
Weight: 7.1 lbs.
HDMI: 1 In/1 Out
Digital optical: 1 In
Analog audio: 1 In
Subwoofer output: Yes
4K passthrough: Yes (50/60Hz YCbCr = 4:4:4, HDR10, HLG, and HDCP2.2)
Surround technology: DTS Virtual:X
Surround mode: Music, TV program, Movie, Sport, Game
Compressed music enhancer: Yes (for Bluetooth)
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS Digital Surround
Wireless Music Streaming (with Bluetooth)
Bluetooth version/profile: Version 5.0 + EDR (profile) A2DP (audio codec) SBC, MPEG-4 AAC
Bluetooth maximum communication range: 33 feet