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Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black)

B&H # YAYAS101BL Mfr # YAS-101BL
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Product Highlights
  • Slim and Stylish Bass-Reflex Design
  • Dual 3" Subwoofers
  • Dual 2.5" Full-Range Drivers
  • Saran Net Grille
  • AIR SURROUND XTREME 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Dolby and DTS Support
  • UniVolume Feature
  • Subwoofer Output Jack
  • Wireless Remote and IR Flasher
  • Table or Wall Mounting

The YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black) from Yamaha provides high-quality surround sound in a slim and low-profile design. The unit can be used with or without the included stand, allowing you to position it in front of your television on a TV stand, or hang the soundbar on a wall. The curved front area and glossy piano black finish provide an elegant and stylish look that fits in with any decor and matches a variety of televisions.

The soundbar has a pair of 3" subwoofers and a pair of 2.5" full-range drivers that use large magnets and voice coils to provide excellent dynamics and clarity. A digital amp provides 120W of output power for a strong performance, while a large bass-reflex port works with the high-volume cabinet to increase bass response and clarity. The port is shaped like a trumpet bell to reduce compression, wind noise, and distortion. The speaker grille has a saran net structure to allow unimpeded sound flow for clear listening. You can use the subwoofer output jack to connect an external subwoofer for extra bass if desired.

The YAS-101 has Yamaha's exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME technology to reproduce 7.1-channel surround sound with excellent quality, imaging, and presence. The result is a realistic sound field with clear dialogue in the front and rich effects at the sides and rear. The unit supports popular surround sound formats such as Dolby and DTS digital surround to provide you with the full effect of multichannel sound.

A Clear Voice feature raises the volume level of dialogue and narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. This provides better clarity and speech intelligibility. The speaker's UniVolume feature maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, shows, commercials, and input sources so you can avoid sudden spikes or drops in volume. An audio delay control adjusts the timing of the picture and dialogue to ensure perfect lip sync.

The speaker comes with a simple wireless remote control for convenience. The speaker also offers a "learning" function that allows it to be operated from your TV remote to reduce clutter. The YAS-101 even has an IR flasher on the rear, so if the speaker is placed in front of the TV and is blocking its IR receiver, functionality will not be affected.

Slim and Stylish
The slim and low-profile design can be used with or without the included stand, allowing you to position the speaker in front of your television on a TV stand, or hang it on a wall. The curved front area and glossy piano black finish provide an elegant and stylish look that fits in with any decor and matches a variety of televisions
High-Quality Audio
The soundbar has a pair of 3" subwoofer drivers and a pair of 2.5" full-range drivers that use large magnets and voice coils to provide excellent dynamics and clarity
Digital Amplifier
A digital amp provides 120W of output power for a strong performance
High-Quality Bass
A large bass-reflex port works with the high-volume cabinet to increase bass response and clarity. The port is shaped like a trumpet bell to reduce compression, wind noise, and distortion. You can use the subwoofer output jack to connect an external subwoofer for extra bass if desired
Saran Net Grille
The speaker grille has a saran net structure to allow unimpeded sound flow for clear listening
AIR SURROUND XTREME Technology
Yamaha's exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME technology to reproduce 7.1-channel surround sound with excellent quality, imaging, and presence. The result is a realistic sound field with clear dialogue in the front and rich effects at the sides and rear
Format Support
The speaker supports popular surround sound formats such as Dolby and DTS digital surround to provide you with the full effect of multichannel sound
Clear Voice
Clear Voice raises the volume level of dialogue and narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. This provides better clarity and speech intelligibility
UniVolume
The UniVolume feature maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, shows, commercials, and input sources so you can avoid sudden spikes or drops in volume
Audio Delay Control
An audio delay control adjusts the timing of the picture and dialogue to ensure perfect lip sync
Remote Options
The speaker comes with a simple wireless remote control for convenience. The speaker also offers a "learning" function that allows it to be operated from your TV remote to reduce clutter. The YAS-101 even has an IR flasher on the rear, so if the speaker is placed in front of the TV and is blocking its IR receiver, functionality will not be affected
Type Soundbar
Drivers 2 x 2.5" Full-Range Acoustic Suspension Cones
2 x 3" Bass-Reflex Subwoofer Cones
Output Power Front L/R: 30W + 30W (6 Ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD)
Subwoofer: 60W (3 Ohms, 100Hz, 10% THD)
Frequency Response 150Hz - 20kHz
Connectors 2 x Optical Digital Inputs
1 x Coaxial Digital Input
1 x Subwoofer Output
1 x System Control Output
Power Consumption 22W Active, 0.5W Standby
Dimensions (WxHxD) 35 x 4.25 x 4.75" (889 x 108 x 121mm) (With Stands/Brackets)
35 x 3.5 x 4.5" (889 x 89 x 114mm) (Without Stands/Brackets)
Weight 9.3 lbs (4.2kg)
Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black)
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries (for Remote Control)
  • Optical Cable (4.9' / 1.5m)
  • Mounting Template
  • 2 x Wall Mounting Spacers
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    YamahaYAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (13)
    • Good audio (10)
    • Interfaces well with TV (9)
    • Attractive (6)
    • Great sound quality (6)

    Cons

    • Weak bass (3)

    Best Uses

    • Living room (8)
    • Movies (8)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (7)
    • Surround sound solution (6)
    • Television shows (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (9), Movie enthusiast (7), Practical (4), Audiophile (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    4.0

    Good product

    By Eddie Jr.

    from Pawtucket, RI

    About Me Movie Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Good Remote

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Living Room
      • Movies
      • Surround Sound Solution

      Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

      I use this product for my dvd and blu ray movies. It really does make a difference. I notice it right away. Especially if there is a lot of back ground noise. I really enjoy the surround sound.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Well worth it

      By Dee Dee

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Movie Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Should Come With Subwoof

      Best Uses

      • Living Room
      • Movies

      Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

      Set this up with a 65 inch flat screen and it is more than adequate. I will be adding the subwoofer. I think that will make it even better.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      yamaha the best

      By L

      from S.Fla

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Interfaces Well With TV

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies
        • Smaller Rooms
        • Surround Sound Solution
        • Television Shows

        Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

        just what I needed to complement my sharp aquos television.Sound fills the room perfectly.as usual my experience with b&h was perfect as well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good sound. Simple to install

        By Norm

        from Southern CA

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Living Room
          • Movies
          • Smaller Rooms
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

          This is far from the best speakers or sound system I owned, but it is the most simple.
          It replaces a Yamaha 5 speakers and subwoofer system, and without all the wires and holes in the wall. After a major home remodeling, this is the way to go. A simple look and the wife loves it.
          There is one connection from TV to the back of sound bar and that takes care of Sat. TV and couple of DvD, and another connection connects audio system output. Up and running in less than 10 minutes.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Sounds o.k.

          By Sweet Pea

          from Modesto, Ca.

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

            I purchased this because I have a 32" flat screen in my shop that doesn't have very good sound. I'm really not worried about clarity and all that cause it's in my workshop and it's not that important. What I do need is volume and this helped but it is not the end result I was hoping for. It is much better but I expected a little more volume. The remote and all that are fine, other than needing more volume I would have given it 5 stars

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            • No

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            4.0

            I would reccommend to a friend

            By Hearing clearly now

            from Birmingah, Alabama

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room
              • Surround Sound Solution

              Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

              product connected very easy and sounds great. I like.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great sound for the price

              By JerseyMom

              from Basking Ridge, NJ

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                I bought this because it was so highly rated and a nice price. It sounds great with the 64" Samsung Plasma in my large family room. Very easy to hook up to the tv without a receiver. And B&H delivery was fast and seamless!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Quality for less

                By Cleghorn

                from Dade City, Florida

                About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                Practically everything Yamaha makes is a quality product. The 101 can be added to the list. Very happy with the product and B&H's quality service.

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                • No

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                5.0

                YAS-101 Great Sound, Great Value

                By woodturner

                from Ventura, CA

                About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Movies
                  • Surround Sound Solution

                  Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                  The sound bar was easy to install, looks great, but best of all sounds excellent. The features we like and use the most are the Clear Voice setting for movies and the UniVolume setting which prevents excessive volume changes, e.g. loud commercials or changing channels.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great soundbar and an affordable price!

                  By Brian the gadget guy

                  from St Louis, MO

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No aux input

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Movies
                  • Smaller Rooms
                  • Television Shows

                  Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                  My company has this hooked up to a video teleconferencing system via a 55" monitor. Easy set up, easy to use, and great sound! My only grip is that there in no AUX input; you can only hook this up to a TV, receiver, DVD or Blu-Ray player via TOSLink cable.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Sounds

                  By Philly Guy

                  from Media, PA

                  About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Game room
                  • Home

                  Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                  I purchased this item for the kid's game room, what a great buy… My son plays war games and you really can hear the difference… After doing some research, this is the best sounds you'll going to receive for the price point… My buddy purchased Polk and I really did not care for the sound… You'll be very happy with this sound bar if you buy…

                  It comes with a remote, I just wish I had a universal remote to control it all...

                  By the way, I purchased the Yamaha YAS-101 from B&H, NO Shipping or TAX cost… The service was awesome...

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Product

                  By Tomas

                  from Brasilia, Brazil

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Theater
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                    Excelent purchase. A very good sound system for a small place. The medium and high sounds very clear and good sub.If you like a very deep sound you need to reinforce your system with a subwoofer. I'am from Brazil, this is 110 volts and needs a transformer to work here.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    good sound and compact

                    By james

                    from atlanta ga

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                    • Weak Bass

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                      this is a good unit and I have the audio coming out from my direct tv box. If i have it coming out of the TV there is issues with audio delay. There is a correction for it, but it seems to vary. good unit though

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good upgrade from TV speakers

                      By Matt

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Acoustician, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                      • Weak Bass

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Smaller Rooms

                      Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                      I bought this speaker to replace my 15+ year old surround sound system consisting of a Denon receiver, Boston Acoustic bookshelf speakers and a Boston Acoustics center channel. I could not run wires to the rear speakers in our new house so I did not really have any surround sound. I mounted the speaker to the wall just below the TV. I am using it with a paradigm subwoofer from my old system. Overall, I am very happy with the sound but I don't think it would sound as good without the sub. I think the YAS-101 and my old subwoofer sounds as good if not a little better then the old system, it takes much less room, and it looks great! It does not compare to a full blown system but it is more than acceptable sounding and a lot cheaper.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Just the right size

                      By Ed

                      from North Little rock, AR

                      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater

                        Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                        Voices are very clear. I have to use my big sub to get the sound the way I like it when the sound in the program isn't very good. If the program that you are listing to has good sound the built in sub is fine. Being able to turn the sub up and down from the control is great. I could program the speaker to recognize the volume control but the speaker wouldn't turn off and on with the TV remote.

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                        • No

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                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for the price

                        By Paul

                        from Miami, Fl

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                        • Weak Bass

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Home
                        • Home Theater
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about Yamaha YAS-101 Front Surround Soundbar Speaker System (Black):

                        I was lucky enough to get one of the first ones of this product. I hooked it up right away and it was pretty nice, I live in a small apartment where running wires isn't possible, so this is the next and greatest solution, my next thing on the list is an external sub, because this one doesn't really do much sub wise.. The surround sound works, and you get sounds that bounce off the walls, smaller the room seems like the better it works. I recommend this to anyone not looking for a huge surround system set, and with a budget. can't beat the price.

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