B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Yamaha YHT-S401 Home Theater Package (Black)

B&H # YAYHTS401BL Mfr # YHT-S401BL
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Expansive Sound Field
  • UniVolume Technology
  • Air Surround Xtreme
  • 7.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • USB Digital Connection for iPod/iPhone
  • Clear Voice
  • Slim Soundbar
  • Height is Adjustable in Five Steps
  • Music Enhancer
  • HDMI (3 In/1 Out)

The Yamaha YHT-S401 Home Theater Package (Black) is a unique theater design with a subwoofer-integrated receiver and an extremely slim front speaker that fits in front of almost any TV.

The YHT-S401's sound bar stands at 2.1" (5.5 cm) high and fits in front of most 32 to 50" TVs without blocking the screen. In addition, the feet of the sound bar can be adjusted horizontally or vertically, or taken off entirely, for additional installation flexibility. By integrating the system's subwoofer into the receiver, Yamaha is able to offer users an easy connection to a full-featured receiver without adding a separate component and the ability to place the unit in a rack or on the floor in tight spaces.

The UniVolume technology maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. 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 startle other viewers.

With 7-channel discrete inputs, AM/FM tuner and connectivity to virtually any A/V source, your entertainment choices are endless with Yamaha's YHT-S401.

Soundbar with Center Speaker Provides Clear Dialogue and an Expansive Soundfield
The YHT-S401 consists of a soundbar and receiver/subwoofer, which you can position conveniently near the TV. The soundbar has three speakers including a center speaker for clear dialogue from movies and TV programs. Yamaha's rich, natural sound and expansive surround fields will greatly enhance the enjoyment of all your media sources
2.1" (5.5 cm) Full Range Speakers Delivers Crisp Richly Detailed Sound
The 2.1" (5.5 cm) full range speakers use extra-large voice coils to provide fast sound attack, wide dynamic range and highly detailed sound. You'll enjoy impressive surround sound quality from all your audio and video sources
Oval Center Speaker Ensures Natural Sound Reproduction with Low Listening Fatigue
The oval center speaker has a paper cone with excellent vibration mode characteristics, so unnecessary vibrations do not affect sound quality. Dialogue and vocals sound exceptionally clear and natural
Saran Net Grille Enhances Sound Definition and Vocal Clarity
The grill protecting the speaker unit is a saran net that allows unimpeded sound flow. All sounds, including vocals and music, are clear and pleasant to listen to
Powerful Subwoofer Outputs Robust Bass with a Sharp Kick
Powered by a 100W built-in digital amp, the subwoofer has a voice coil optimally positioned for superior response. It delivers clear, powerful bass with a sharp kick for movie sound effects and music
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 soundbar system. You'll experience an extremely realistic and impressive sound field, with clear dialogue in the front and dynamic sound action at the back and sides
Full HD Audio Compatibility
The YHT-S401 decodes HD audio signals to ensure that you hear the best possible sound from Blu-ray disc players, as well as from all other digital sources
Digital USB Connection for iPod/iPhone
A USB terminal makes it quick and easy to plug in an iPod or iPhone. The digital signal from the iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly, noise interference is minimized and sound quality is much better
Extended Stereo
Yamaha uses advanced sound processing to extend the stereo sound field (wider sound imaging) so you have more choice of optimum listening positions
Headphone Jack for Multi-Channel Sound
The headphone jack lets you plug in your own headphones and enjoy virtual 7.1-channel sound in private
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
Music Enhancer Makes Compressed Audio Sound Fresh
When music is encoded in a digital compressed format such as MP3, frequency response suffers in the high and low ranges. Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms, enabling faithful reproduction of the original music, for excellent sound quality
Slim, Low-Profile Soundbar Fits Neatly in Front of the TV
The soundbar is low profile and height adjustable, for convenient positioning in front of most TVs so it straddles the TV stand
Height is Adjustable in Five Steps to Match the TV
The legs allow height adjustment in five steps for optimum positioning in front of the TV
Removable Legs, Wall Mounting Possible
For even greater positioning versatility, the legs can be removed. The unit can be wall mounted via the keyholes
Subwoofer-Integrated Receiver with Flexible Placement
Yamaha was able to build a subwoofer into the surprisingly slim receiver, eliminating an extra unit (and cables) and allowing convenient placement in a rack or on the floor. What's more, it can be placed either vertically or horizontally
HDMI (3 In/1 Out) Supports 1080p Resolution, 3D Video and ARC
Three HDMI terminals offer convenient one-cable connection of various HD digital sources. HDMI also includes 3D protocols for enjoying 3D video sources. ARC (Audio Return Channel) means that you do not need an extra optical cable to hear the sound from the TV
HDMI CEC Functionality
When connected to a CEC-compatible TV, such as a Panasonic VIERA Link TV, the YHT-S401 will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote unit to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components
Simple to Operate Remote Control Supplied
The 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
Stylish Design Achieves Both Visual Beauty and Ease of Use
Low enough to be placed neatly in front of a TV, the soundbar also has a beautiful finish. It will add a stylish accent to your entertainment area
Glossy Black Finish Matches Flat-Screen TVs
The front and top of the front speaker and subwoofer front panel have a rich, glossy black finish that harmonizes beautifully with the newest thin TVs, for a stylishly compact home theater system
Other Notable Features
Six surround mode (movie, music, sports, game, TV program, and standard)
5.1-channel system expandability
Built-in FM tuner
This mode is available only when surround speakers are connected
Output Front Left and Right (1kHz, 1% THD, 6 Ω): 45W+45W
Center (1kHz, 1% THD, 6 Ω): 45W
Surround Left and Right (1kHz, 1% THD, 6Ω): 45W+45W
Subwoofer (100Hz, 1% THD, 3 Ω): 90W
Maximum Power
Front Left and Right (1kHz, 10% THD, 6 Ω): 50W+50W
Center (1kHz, 10% THD, 6 Ω):50W
Surround Left and Right (1kHz, 10% THD, 6Ω): 50W+50W
Subwoofer (100Hz, 10% THD, 3 Ω): 100W
Drivers 2.1" (5.5 cm) Cone x 2, 1.5" (4 cm) x 4" (10 cm) Cone
FM Tuning Range
U.S.A. and Canada Models: 87.5-107.9MHz
Other Models: 87.5-108MHz
Frequency Step
U.S.A. and Canada Models: 200kHz
Other Models: 50kHz
Antenna Input
Unbalanced: 75 Ω
Inputs/Outputs HDMI: 3 In/1 Out
Digital Optical: 1 In
Digital Coaxial: 1 In
Analog Audio: 1 In
Surround Headphone Jack Output:1
USB: 1
HDMI Deep Color: Yes
x.v.Color: Yes
3D Repeat: Yes
ARC: Yes CEC Yes
Dolby Digital Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Digital/Dolby Pro Logic/Dolby Pro Logic II/ DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution/DTS/DTS 96/24
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60Hz
Power Consumption 40W
Standby: ≤0.5W (HDMI Control Off)
Speaker
Type Acoustic Suspension Type
Non-Magnetic Shielding Type
Impedance 6 Ω
Freq. Response (Rec/Repro) 150Hz-20kHz
Dimensions (W x H x D) NS-BR301: 31.5 x 3.1-3.8" (Height Adjustable) x 3.1" (800 x 79-100 (Height Adjustable) x 79.5mm)
Weight 3.3 lb. (1.5kg)
Subwoofer
Speaker Type: Bass Reflex Type
Non-Magnetic Shielding Type
Driver: 5.3" 13 cm Cone
Frequency Response: 35-150Hz
Impedance: 3 Ω
Dimensions 17.1 x 5.4 x 14.3" (435 x 135 x 361mm)
Weight 17.4 lb. (7.9kg)
Yamaha YHT-S401 Home Theater Package (Black)
  • Subwoofer Integrated Receiver (SR-301)
  • Speaker (NS-BR301)
  • 9.8' (3 m) Speaker Cable
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x Battery (AAA, R03, UM4)
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • TV Remote Signal Receptor
  • Mounting Template
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    YamahaYHT-S401 Home Theater Package (Black)
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    33%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Good audio (3)
    • Interfaces well with TV (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (3)

        Reviewed by 3 customers

        Sort by

        Displaying reviews 1-3

        Back to top

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        B&H - Excellent but YHT-S401 Average

        By SoundBar Searcher

        from Guam

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha YHT-S401 Home Theater Package (Black):

            B&H Ordering Processing & Handling - Excellent
            B&H Shipping - Excellent
            YHT-S401 Product itself - Average

            YHT-S401 looks extremely nice and classy. However, their specification for 7.1 Vitural Surround Sound failed to achieve. My entire family has come to listen but no way we can hear any Surround Sound at all forget 7.1 not even 5.1. For that part, I have to give YHT-S401 an average rating only. However, it does allow you to hook up 2 more speakers at the back (must wire them to your soundbar of course) to achieve 5.1. We have yet down that. But for that feature, I was able to maintain the rating to average instead of below average. A good lesson learn for myself. If you want to listen to 5.1 or 7.1, you must hook up those additional back speakers with wiring of course. Soundbar just doesn't work.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            music to my ears

            By Cooks Books

            from Phil PA

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Smaller Rooms
              • Surround Sound Solution

              Comments about Yamaha YHT-S401 Home Theater Package (Black):

              bought this system for my kids play room its 14x12 so i didn't want to spend to much money but still needed bigger sound than what came with my new flat screen the screen is so flat theirs no room for good speakers. I didn't want a big system because its a small room so I bought 2 sm orb speakers for the rears and this thing rocks I can't turn it up past halfway without the wife yelling at me ,Its just awsome.I have a $20,000 sound system in my basement and find myself watching 3d movies with my kids rather then going to my theater room.Just enough ports for my dvd ps3 stb and 1 wire to the tv.I can't recommend this system enough its just perfect for a smaal room

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              3.0

              Great sound qlty, disappointing dynamics

              By Dave the tornado photographer

              from Fort Collins, CO

              About Me Gadget Fan not Tech Geek

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • OK but not great dynamic

              Best Uses

              • Movies
              • Smaller Rooms
              • Television Shows

              Comments about Yamaha YHT-S401 Home Theater Package (Black):

              Great sound quality, really like the Clear Voice feature for bringing out spoken word especially when watching TV. Barely notice the sound bar in front of the TV, although I have to hold the remote high to turn off the TV even with the plastic gizmo device that is supposed to help with that.

              Very easy set up. I like the way all cables go to the unit (blu ray, cable box etc) and only one goes to the TV - much tidier.

              The downside is that the dynamic surround is not as good as I'd expected. I know it's not a full surround system, which is why I like the idea of being able to add 2 rear speakers, but I find the left to right dynamic disappointing too. I guess these speakers just aren't far enough apart to give that effect.

              None-the-less I'm contented and will keep the system, certainly a leap up from the TV speakers. I do feel more engaged in a movie with the sound I now get from this system. Eventually this will move from the livingroom to a secondary entertainment system, probably in the basement, and I'll get something else instead.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              Pearstone -  High-Speed HDMI to HDMI Cable with Ethernet - White, 6' (1.8 m)
              • You Pay: $5.99
              More Coming Soon i Temporarily out of stock, we are not accepting orders at this time.
               
              Temporarily out of stock

              Power Strips

              360 Electrical -  7 Outlet PowerCurve Surge Protector
              • You Pay: $36.96
               

              Universal Remote

              Show more >
              Universal Remote -  RFS200 Master Control Powerpak
              • You Pay: $79.00
               

              Headphones

              Show more >
              Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
              • You Pay: $89.99
               
              See any errors on this page? Let us know.

              Close

              Close

              Close