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Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System - YHT-S400

Abt Model: YHTS400 | UPC Code: 027108935324
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250 Watts Total Power/ UniVolume Technology Maintains A Consistent Volume Level Between Different Channels/ Air Surround Xtreme/ Compressed Music Enhancer/ Subwoofer-Integrated Receiver/ HD Audio Compatibility (Linear PCM)/ 1080p Compatible HDMI/ Black Finish
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Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System, Model YHTS400

Key Features:

  • UniVolume
    UniVolume is a Yamaha-developed technology that maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. For instance, when watching TV while using UniVolume, the volume of commercials will not be louder than the program being viewed. The same is true when switching sources to watch a DVD or Blu-ray movie or to listen to music on CD. This is particularly helpful for late night watching and listening when spikes in volume can disturb others in the house or apartment building
  • HDMI
    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. With the ability to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between most audio/video sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray player, DVD player, or A/V receiver and a video monitor, such as a High Definition Television (HDTV), over a single cable. Depending on the model of product, HDMI can support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It can support all currently-available compressed audio formats (such as Dolby Digital and DTS) and most newer HDMI devices can support lossless digital audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ (view the Specifications of each product for details on HDMI compatibility)
  • Air Surround Xtreme
    Achieves surround sound with clarity and sound imaging unlike any other two-speaker system. You can hear clear dialogue from the front, with distinctly separate surround sounds and smooth movement around the sound field. 7.1ch technology: Articulate Sound Source Expressions from Various Directions: ”The AIR SURROUND XTREME has employed a newly developed virtual 7.1ch technology that can independently recreate the surround-channel and surround-back-channel in stereo. The result of it is the clearly and amazingly identifiable sound sources from various directions”. Position Mode: Sideways Shift of the Most Effective Listening Point: ”This mode is capable of shifting the most effective listening spot on the row while keeping the sound field of multi-channel program. The amazing ability to shift the best listening point by a mere balance adjustment has enabled to provide an idealistic surround effect, even when listening not exactly in between two speakers”. Wide Mode: Widening of Surround Effective Area: ”The “Wide Mode” is for two to three people listening laterally. Our original technology, “multi-points cross talks canceling” process has enabled to create a comfortable surround feeling in much larger area, adding a further value to the AIR SURROUND XTREME for the enjoyment with more than two people”
  • Made for iPod (Docking Station)
    The Made for iPod logo indicates that the product is equipped to use an optional Yamaha Universal iPod Dock that lets you connect your iPod to this product. With the optional dock you can listen to your music and operate the iPod via the product’s remote control while at the same time charging the battery on your iPod. Depending on your product’s specifications, some will allow you to use the On-Screen Display feature on your video monitor to navigate your music. Some products can even allow you to view your photos and movies from your iPod on your video monitor (view the Specifications of each product for iPod playback compatibility)
  • Bluetooth
    The Bluetooth® logo indicates that the product is equipped to use the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver that lets you connect the dock to the receiver and supports A2DP audio streaming. With the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth dock, you can enjoy music wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, portable devices, or personal computers. (view the Specifications of each product for Bluetooth® dock compatibility)
  • Dolby Digital
    The most popular 5.1-channel home theater sound system. An improvement over Dolby Pro-Logic in that it offers: 1) Full frequency response in all channels (3Hz — 20kHz), 2) discrete surround channels, and 3) a separate track for bass only, called the Low Frequency Effects channel
  • DTS Digital Surround
    The basic DTS 5.1 channel sound format. Uses a higher data rate than Dolby Digital
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
    Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible

Features:

Advanced

  • UniVolume keeps volume during TV programs and commercials at the same level
  • HDMI CEC functionality
  • Built-in FM tuner
  • iPod compatibility via optional Yamaha Universal Dock YDS-11
  • Bluetooth compatibility with Yamaha Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver (YBA-10)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer and four surround modes

Convenient Placement

  • World's slimmest Sound Bar* (2" high) can be placed in front of most TVs
  • Feet can be adjusted horizontally and vertically, for use with TVs from 32" to 50"; feet can also be removed
  • Subwoofer-Integrated Receiver allows one-cable connection
  • No additional speakers needed

HD Sound Quality

  • HD Audio compatibility (Linear PCM)
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI (3 in/ 1 out)
  • Digital amplifier built-in (250W total power: 50W x 3 + 100W subwoofer)

Surround Realism

  • Yamaha’s Exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME
  • Yamaha exclusive 24kHz HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function)
  • Yamaha exclusive Extended Stereo for well-defined sound location

Specifications:

  • System Frequency Response: 35 Hz–20 kHz
  • Front Speaker System: NS-BR300
  • Type: Acoustic Suspension
  • Driver: 1-1/2" x 3-3/4" cone x 3
  • Subwoofer-Integrated Receiver: SR-300
  • Maximum Power
    • Front Speaker System: 50 W x 3 (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
    • Subwoofer: 100 W (3 ohms, 100 Hz, 10% THD)
  • Type: Bass Reflex
  • Driver: 5" cone woofer

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Speaker
    • Height: 2"
    • Width: 31-1/2"
    • Depth: 2-3/4"
  • Receiver
    • Height: 6"
    • Width: 17-1/8"
    • Depth: 14-1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Speaker: 3.4 lbs
  • Receiver: 19 lbs
  • Shipping: 27 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
More reasons to buy the Yamaha YHT-S400 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Yamaha YHT-S400 is Brand New.
  • The Yamaha YHT-S400 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Interfaces well with TV (9)
  • Powerful bass (9)
  • Good remote (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Living room (10)
    • Movies (8)
    • Television shows (6)
    • Surround sound solution (4)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie enthusiast (8), Practical (5), Tech savvy (5), Audiophile (4), Casual user (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent audio for the buck

    I got this set up with a Sony 46" bravia and a Sony bluray player and this just floods the whole living room with perfect sound ..I have had serveral sound bars...Read complete review

    I got this set up with a Sony 46" bravia and a Sony bluray player and this just floods the whole living room with perfect sound ..I have had serveral sound bars from Pyle to Dynavox and Sony sound systems and i have to say this one is the BEST i have ever heard .
    The center sound bar sits perfectly over my sony bluray player (with stands mounted) and under the tv and the sub is on the second shelf all looks and sounds great ..

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Somewhat disappointed

    For the price I payed at [@] ([$]) this was a good buy. I do however think that the sound clarity could be better. Particularly it is difficult to hear...Read complete review

    For the price I payed at [@] ([$]) this was a good buy. I do however think that the sound clarity could be better. Particularly it is difficult to hear voices, they easily become murky. Most likely this could be solved by better adjustment/calibration capabilities. It is not possible to adjust the sound too much, just bass/treble and balance between speakers. A full equalizer and a way to save the sound profiles would most likely have made this piece much better. Surround sound feel is pretty good with Bluray and DVD with latest surround features. Not like in the theater, but that can hardly be expected.

    Reviewed by 20 customers

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    5.0

    great sound

    By ray

    from lindenhurst ill

    About Me Audiophile

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Remote
    • Interfaces Well With TV
    • Intuitive Controls
    • Thundering Bass

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies
      • Television Shows

      Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

      good system great sound

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      I would recommend it!!

      By Jvidal

      from Hollywood Fl

      About Me Movie Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Interfaces Well With TV
      • Thundering Bass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

        I use it in my room, it has a perfect sound andbthe power is really good

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Just what I was looking for ........

        By Rags

        from Columbus, Ga

        About Me Love Movies, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fit perfect with TV
        • Good Remote
        • Interfaces Well With TV
        • Love the uni volume
        • Made voices clearer
        • Thundering Bass

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Enhance tv speakers
          • Movies
          • Smaller Rooms
          • Surround Sound Solution
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

          Good investment and goes very well with my Sharp Aquos TV. Fits perfectly and interfaces better than I could hope. Nice unit with great sound.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Great sound for the money

          By Peanut

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Interfaces Well With TV
          • Thundering Bass

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Living Room
          • Movies
          • Smaller Rooms
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

          I bought this system to replace a stereo systemand the sound from the tv. After reading several reviews about this system and other systems I decided to purchase this system. The set-up was somewhat easy, and the sound is great. My only complaint is trying to preset radio stations for the FM tuner is quite a challenge. I have read and re-read the instructions and still not sure how to do this.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Excellent audio for the buck

          By Steeder

          from Marquette Michigan

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote
          • Interfaces Well With TV
          • Thundering Bass

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Living Room
            • Movies
            • Surround Sound Solution
            • Television Shows

            Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

            I got this set up with a Sony 46" bravia and a Sony bluray player and this just floods the whole living room with perfect sound ..I have had serveral sound bars from Pyle to Dynavox and Sony sound systems and i have to say this one is the BEST i have ever heard .
            The center sound bar sits perfectly over my sony bluray player (with stands mounted) and under the tv and the sub is on the second shelf all looks and sounds great ..

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Scott

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Remote
            • Thundering Bass

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room
              • Movies
              • Surround Sound Solution

              Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

              N/A

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delievered promptly

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              An Awesome Enhancement to my HD TV

              By Dave

              from Chesterfield, VA

              About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Interfaces Well With TV
              • Thundering Bass

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room
                • Movies
                • Surround Sound Solution
                • Television Shows

                Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

                I truly enjoy great sound, but my wife has an aversion to wires. Seeing the wire of a subwoofer outside the cabinet was a sore spot. When I saw the YHT-S400 with subwoofer integrated in the receiver, I knew that I would be able to get the sound I enjoy without exposing any wires. We were both happy with the appearance and delighted with the sound quality.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Not as impressed as I wanted to be

                By Josh in DE

                from Pike Creek, DE

                About Me Practical

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Good Remote

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room

                  Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

                  Tried to use the HDMI connections - PS3, cable box and BluRay player to Yamaha, then from Yamaha to TV. All was okay until I tried to use the TV's external speaker out connections. No audio. This was to be for the wireless headphone for my wife to use at night. Had to move all HDMI connections to the TV, then use optical connection from TV to Yamaha unit. Works okay, but not what I wanted to do. Sound is good, like the settings features. Would recommend to a friend, much better than TV speakers.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent bass

                  By Cycho

                  from Norton Shores, MI

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Thundering Bass

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Living Room

                    Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

                    Bought this to replace Bose Cinemate system. Much easier to install with play through as all signals go through the HDMI cable into the Yamaha, and then the video signal is passed back through to the television. We were able to get rid of cables and still get great picture. I do not use 3D, so I cannot comment on that pass through. The sound, though not truly surrounding, is great. You can hear voices clearly, music sounds terrific, and the bass easily can get to picture shaking levels. I would easily recommend this over the Bose system.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice for the price

                    By mrmelrae

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Clear Sound
                    • Interfaces Well With TV
                    • Space Saver
                    • TV speaker replacement

                    Cons

                    • Poor Documentation

                    Best Uses

                    • Living Room
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Yamaha Black Soundbar Home Theater System:

                    A nice system. Definately an upgrade to using your TV's built in speakers. Not as good as having a multiple speaker system. Does sound very good with blue ray. The set up could've been much easier with a well documented manual. Would be nice if manual gave a code for using a universal remote. Have found that connecting an ipod works well hooking it up through the analog connection. Don't need to get the optional ipod docking station. Only drawback is the ipod doesn't charge this way, but sounds great.

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                    • No

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