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Yamaha Sound Bar Audio System With Wireless Subwoofer - YAS-201

Abt Model: YAS201BL | UPC Code: 0271089411820
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260 Watts Total Power (160 W SoundBar, 100 W Subwoofer)/ Air Surround Extreme 7.1-Channel Reproduction/ Clear Voice/ UniVolume/ Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Decoding/ Black Finish
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Yamaha Sound Bar Audio System With Wireless Subwoofer, Model YAS201BL

Features:

  • Sound Bar with Wireless Active Subwoofer Delivers Superior Surround Sound from TV and Blu-ray Sources
    This two-component system composed of a sound bar and subwoofer produces 160 W of total power. Clear, realistic, all-enveloping surround sound from the sound bar and deep bass from the subwoofer ensure high audio performance from TV and Blu-ray sources
  • Sound Bar Produces Expansive and Clear Surround Sound
    The sound bar houses a digital amp and two 2 1/8” (5.5 cm) cone speakers with large magnets to ensure high sound clarity. Its superb structural design allows high capacity cabinet volume for very powerful and clear sound, even though the body is very slim
  • Wireless Active Subwoofer with A-YST II Reproduces Deep Bass with Clarity and Power
    This 6-1/2” (16 cm) subwoofer features a large magnet and a front-firing configuration. Its high sound quality design takes advantage of Yamaha’s proprietary Advanced YST II and a Linear Port to produce deep and smooth bass. The circuit board has an ideal grounding pattern that ensures stable current supply for prodigious bass output. This subwoofer is capable of delivering powerful movie effect sounds and rich, deep bass
  • AIR SURROUND XTREME Provides Powerful Surround Sound
    Yamaha’s exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME reproduces 7.1-channel surround sound with high quality, excellent imaging and rich presence, far superior to that of any other sound bar. You’ll experience an extremely realistic and impressive sound field, with clear dialogue in the front and dynamic sound action at the back
  • Compatible with Various Surround Sound Formats
    The YAS-201 is compatible with popular surround sound formats, such as Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround, so you get the full effect of multichannel movie sound
  • Clear Voice Makes Dialogue and Narrations Easy to Hear
    Clear Voice raises the level of dialogue and narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. Movies and TV shows, sports commentary and news broadcasts are more clearly audible
  • UniVolume Maintains the Same Volume Level
    This welcome feature, made possible by Yamaha-developed technology, maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. It can be switched on and off
  • Stylish Design Achieves Both Visual Beauty and Ease of Use
    Low enough to be placed neatly in front of a TV, the body has an elegantly curved front surface. Its glossy black finish matches flat-screen TVs and will add a stylish accent to your entertainment area
  • Convenient Positioning in Front of a TV Set
    With a height of only 3 7/8” (9.8 cm), the sound bar can be easily positioned in front of a TV so it straddles the TV stand. With the stand removed, the height can be adjusted
  • Sound Bar Can Also Be Hung on a Wall
    If the TV is hanging on a wall, you can remove the stand and hang the sound bar on the wall as well
  • Wireless Active Subwoofer Allows Flexible Placement
    The wireless subwoofer does not have to be connected to the sound bar, so setup and placement is faster and easier. This is a convenient subwoofer that delivers powerful, high-quality bass sound
  • TV Remote Repeater for Signal Transmission
    Even if the YAS-201 blocks the TV, the Remote Repeater on the rear of the sound bar transmits the signal to the TV so operation is not affected
  • Learning Function Allows Operation with the TV Remote Control
    The YAS-201 can "learn" the TV remote control operation, so you can use the TV remote control to easily turn the YAS-201 on and off and to adjust its volume
  • Wireless Streaming from iPod/iPhone/iPad and Mac/PC
    The optional YIT-W12 Wireless Transmitter lets you enjoy music wirelessly from your iPod/iPhone/iPad or Mac/PC. The yAired technology developed by Yamaha provides uncompressed linear PCM transmission for clear, accurate sound output.
  • Simple to Operate Remote Control Supplied
    The YAS-201 remote is simple and easy to use. It lets you turn the power on and off, adjust the volume and do other basic operations, and even lets you switch the surround modes. Together with the Learning function, you can use either the TV remote or the Yamaha remote for easy operation

Specifications:

General

  • System Frequency Response: 35 Hz–20 kHz
  • Drivers
    • Front speaker system: 2 1/8” (5.5 cm) cone × 2
    • Subwoofer: 6 1/2” (16 cm) cone woofer
  • Output Power
    • 160 W total power: 30 W x 2 (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD) +
    • 100 W subwoofer (5 ohms, 100 Hz, 10% THD)
  • Power Consumption: 17 W (Front speaker system), 45 W (Subwoofer)
  • Standby Power Consumption: =2.0 W
  • Subwoofer: Bass-reflex (Advanced YST II with Linear Port)

Input / Output

  • Digital Optical: 2 in

Sound Technology

  • Surround Technology: AIR SURROUND XTREME
  • UniVolume: Yes
  • Clear Voice: Yes

Audio Formats

  • Dolby Digital: Yes
  • Dolby Pro Logic II: Yes
  • DTS: Yes

Connectivity

  • Wireless Subwoofer: Yes
  • Wireless Compatibility via Yamaha Wireless Transmitter: Yes (iPod/iPhone/iPad or Mac/PC via optional YIT-W12)

Other Features

  • Other Features: TV Remote Repeater, Learning function

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Front Speaker System (WxHxD): 34-7/8" x 3-7/8" (3-1/8" w/o stands) x 4-3/4"
  • Subwoofer (WxHxD): 11-3/8" x 11-1/2" x 12-1/2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Sound Bar: 6.83 lbs
  • Subwoofer: 18.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 28 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Remote ControlYes
Total System Power (watts)260
Subwoofer Power (watts)100
Wireless SubwooferYes
Digital Inputs2
Soundbar Height (inches)3.9
Soundbar Width (inches)34.9
Soundbar Depth (inches)4.8
Subwoofer Height (inches)11.5
Subwoofer Width (inches)11.4
Subwoofer Depth (inches)12.5
ConnectivityOptical
Frequency Response35Hz - 20kHz
Power260W
Speaker TypeSoundbar
Woofer Size (inches)6.5
Width (inches)34.88
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (9)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Great sound quality (5)
  • Easy to mount (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller rooms / apartments (5)
    • Home (3)
    • Home theater (3)
    • Living room (3)
    • Television shows (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie enthusiast (5), Practical (5), Technically challenged (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Good Audio System for TV

    By Aki

    from Cliffside Park, NJ

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Very good Quolity

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      5.0

      Excellent Sound Bar

      By AlanR66

      from Meridian, Id

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Fits In Front Of Tv
      • Great sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • With Tv

        Replaced a Vizio sound bar that was just so so. The Yamaha is soooo much better. Sounds great, sound can be adjusted in small increments, fits nicely in front of my 47" TV. Since we use it in the bedroom not much chance to really turn it loud but I did once and it worked great.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great sound bar and subwoofer

        By Jessieva

        from Virginia

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Purchased this unit to add sound to a small room where tv speakers weren't adequate. I'm very pleased with the purchase. Setup was a breeze. The sound quality is excellent. The directions for programming the system to communicate with my Comcast remote were easy to follow. Overall I have no regrets. The sub may not vibrate the floor but it does add a nice base line to the sound. Would definitely recommend

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              4.0

              Great sound for the money

              By Centerline

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Remote

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room
                • Smaller Rooms
                • Television Shows

                I used this Yamaha to replace a very rare Niro1 single-point surround system that died. At 1/4 the cost of the Niro, wasn't expecting the world... and while there are some things I miss, I'm very impressed with the Yamaha's performance for the money.

                In stereo mode, the speakers provide enough separation to get a good feel for the stereo image of a mix, be it music or film. The subwoofer provides enough bass to make itself known but not overwhelm the sound, as it should be. Many reviewers complain that it isn't powerful enough, but from a technical standpoint, the sub's output is true to the audio and fills out the mix very well. My main complaint isn't with the sub, but instead with the lack of tweeters. With only two drivers, the crispness and clarity of some high frequencies get flattened out and disappear into the mix.

                With only two drivers, (as opposed to the 5-7 that the Niro and other higher end bars have), the surround processing is not that impressive. Don't get me wrong, it's much better than the speakers that came with your TV... but it doesn't really "fill the room" with sound like multi-driver one-point systems can. Be sure to use stereo mode for all two-channel listening... leaving it in surround results in a midrange-heavy "phasey" sort of sound.

                It may sound like I'm not happy, but I'm just very particular about sound. It does sound very good, especially for the price.

                As to the design, it's just brilliant. There's no central amplifier to worry about, no complicated menus or adjustments, just two optical inputs and a very simple and straightforward remote. That it also learns your TV's remote and relays the IR through the rear panel is also a brilliant feature. The simplicity and overall appearance are excellent.

                In the end, while it doesn't quite match my $1400 multi-driver soundbar's audio performance, it still makes great sound, and in many ways is a lot easier to live with and enjoy - especially at 1/4 the price.

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                4.0

                YAS-201 Performance

                By o2

                from California

                Pros

                • Good Remote

                Cons

                • Bass Volume Is To Low
                • Unable To Learn Mute

                Best Uses

                  For a 2.1 sound bar, the YAS-201 offers excellent sound. It definitely enhances the TV sound. I wish the mute button on the remote could be transferred to my cable remote. This is a definite disadvantage. To use the mute button, this forces us to a 2 remote system which defeats the purpose of the "learn" technology. Also, the bass at it's highest setting is still low. Yamaha, is there any to overclock the subwoofer to increase the volume?

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                  4.0

                  Nice value soundbar

                  By DoTheEvolution

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Remote
                  • Interfaces Well With TV
                  • Intuitive Controls

                  Cons

                  • Mediocre Bass
                  • No Visible Volume Setting

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Movies
                  • Smaller Rooms
                  • Television Shows

                  Sound quality is great. Clear Voice feature keeps all voices audible so you don't miss one-off phrases. Univoice feature keeps volume uniform from commercial to commercial. Surround sound replication best heard in a small living room. Do not buy if you have a large living room. The bass is nice for low ends and 'quiet rumbles' but is lacking in overall oomph given the size of the subwoofer. Very simple to connect to TV. Sometimes, the wireless subwoofer interferes with the wireless signal on my computer, which is annoying. All in all, however, this is a great soundbar system value given the price vs. the quality of what you get. You can train the remote to learn the volume setting on your other remote, but you can't tell when you've reached the highest volume, which is annoying.

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                  4.0

                  A good solution for a reasonble price

                  By Rays A/V

                  from Land of Lincoln (LOL)

                  Pros

                  • Ease of setup
                  • Reasonable Sound Quality
                  • Stylish cabinet
                  • Wireless Sub woofer

                  Cons

                  • Sub Woofer Not Powerful

                  Best Uses

                  • Best In Small Room

                  This soundbar provides good quality audio for its price point. We placed this unit in an armoire along with a 32" Samsung LED/TV and are please with the results. The unit was able to learn my AT&T Uverse Remote control commnads for on/off volume +/-. However while learning the commands the unit beeped twice and all led flashed, which indicates the learn process failed. However, in reality it did learn the commands.

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                  5.0

                  Great sound

                  By Kev

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

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

                  I purchased this Yamaha soundbar to enhance the sound of everyday programming. It has exceeded my expectations. I don't know how I watched TV without it. It was very simple to install and set up.
                  I also bought the YIT w12 wireless transmitter which lets me play my IPOD music. Wow, that's incredible!!!

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                  4.0

                  Quality Yamaha but hoped more Surround

                  By Audiobird

                  from Suffern, NY

                  About Me Audiophile, Practical

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Home

                    Am enjoying this system since it does add significant dimension to my HDTV speakers. However, I selected this Yamaha system as a compromise since my room is too open to allow cabling for a high quality 5.1/7.1 surround system, and I watch very few action movies (or Blue-Ray DVD's). I consider this Yamaha system an excellent value and a good compromise. In the future, I will be looking for a full surround system with all wireless speakers.

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                    5.0

                    Loved Soundbar

                    By Larvegas

                    from Vegas

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Theater
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Only con is no hookup for Ipod.

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                      • Yes

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