Excellent sound and user-friendly
Pros: Excellent mid range and budget friendly
Yamaha YAS-108 - Built-in gyroscope optimizes sound whether the bar is mounted vertically or placed flat on a table
Yamaha YAS-108 - DTS® Virtual:X simulates surround and height-channel speakers to create a spacious, lively soundstage
Our customers were consistently shocked at the quality of sound they got from the previous version of this budget-friendly sound bar. Reviewers had many different ways of saying it should probably cost a lot more. I recently got to hear Yamaha's updated YAS-108 in person, and I was also astounded by the rich, full-range sound it put out. Its DTS Virtual:X processing did a great job of filling our cavernous vendor training room with simulated surround sound.
Onboard amplification powers six drivers, including a pair of built-in ported subwoofers that deliver more bass than you'd expect from such a slim bar, especially at this price point. But if you want even more low-end rumble, there's a dedicated output for adding on a separate powered sub.
Many sound bars simulate Dolby Atmos or DTS:X by bouncing sound off your walls and ceiling. That's not what's happening here. The drivers inside the YAS-108 sound bar are slightly angled, but they're placed more or less where you'd expect to find them in two-channel bar. There are no upward-firing drivers. Instead, DTS Virtual:X almost completely relies on digital sound processing.
DTS uses what they call "spatial audio techniques" to make it seem like the sound is all around you. Incredibly sophisticated audio delays and adjustments create a larger, wider soundstage. That includes overhead atmospheric effects like leaves rustling on a tall tree or birds chirping above.
Check out Jeff Miller's article "What is DTS Virtual:X?" for more details.
Sometimes I have to rewind movie and TV shows because I didn't catch what the actor just said, and I'm sure I'm not alone. It can be hard to hear dialogue over the background noise. That's where Yamaha's Clear Voice processing comes in handy — it brings speech to the forefront so that dialogue is easier to hear and understand.
Built-in Bluetooth makes it easy to stream your favorite tunes. You can wirelessly connect up to two compatible devices at once for quick switching between them. And if you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can pair the YAS-108 to that with Bluetooth, too.
Well here it is. Everybody keeps saying it an entry level sound bar, BUT it isn't it's actually PERFECT it sounds great for movies and shows.
Tony, Malden, MA
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Excellent sound and user-friendly
Pros: Excellent mid range and budget friendly
There's a lot to like about this soundbar. First is the price: at less than $200 it will fit most budgets. Second is the connectivity: Optical, Analog (1/8"), HDMI, and HDMI/ARC. It took me a few tries to get the ARC connection to work properly, but it was totally worth the effort and that's really the way to go as this soundbar is now controlled with my TV remote. Third and most importantly is the sound. While it doesn't have a powerful, window-rattling low end, it does have a full sound that you can change with the different presets on the remote depending on the source audio. There's also the option of connecting a sub-woofer with the output RCA jack. I haven't done that...yet...but I have a birthday coming up. :) Overall, it's a great soundbar at this price point and should work very well in most home environments.
Pros: -Price -Connectivity -Full sound
Cons: -Doesn't have a fully customizable, on-screen graphic EQ. I don't even know if that exists for soundbars, but it could be a cool feature.
Great sound! I record several shows weekly, and a few I have great trouble understanding the speakers. This speaker has helped considerably, & while my wife says she can't tell much difference, I can tell a massive difference. I used to ask (quite frequently) "What did he say?" Now she asks me the same; though not as frequently. Somtime I struggle to get some dialogue, but the improvement is wonderful!! Had one devil of a time with the optical cable though. Had to get extensions for both power AND optic cable, so I hooked it up temporarly just to make sure it worked fine before buying longer cables. Had a major problem DIS-connecting the optic cable from both the TV and the speaker. The new cable would not fit the speaker - it fit so loose it would not work. Ended up getting an HDMI cable, & now works fine. Would have loved for the instructions to indicate if an optic was not removable after installation OR proper method to do so if applicable. (If such were there, I didn't see it.) Other than this fluke it's a great system. Bill
The product worked just as advertised. It makes a significant difference in the sound from my TV. I am pleased with the product and I beleive the value for the price is worth the buy. In addition, when I needed some help in hooking it up as I am not a handy guy, Crutchfield walked me thru the entire process. Thier support is exceptiponal. I woul drecommend this product.
Well here it is. Everybody keeps saying it an entry level sound bar, BUT it isn't it's actually PERFECT it sounds great for movies and shows.
The soundbar met my expectations. For this price you are not going to get premium sound, but this soundbar has a good balance of highs an lows and the surround sound mode is a plus. It performs far better than the tv speakers and is well worth the cost in my opinion.
Pros: Cheap, well-rounded sound, bass enhancement, wall mountable
Cons: Not all the controls are on the remote, some are touch activated on the bar itself
Like the compact size and easy hookups. Had to disable the clear voice option after trying, not helpful and distorts other sounds. Actually, the should on our LG 60" OLED is close to equivalent.
Pros: Size, easy hookup
Cons: Marginal sound improvement over TV
Good sound quality, very compact and easy to set up.
I have not compared other soundbars but for the money this sounds great and has the appropriate amount of connections at this price point. It would be nice if the remote control wasn't required for something like enabling the 3D Surround setting. It fits perfectly under my TCL 65R617 65 inch TV. Would definitely recommend it for an entry level soundbar.
Pros: Good size, types of connections, great sound
Cons: Need remote control for some settings, HDMI ARC technical specs not clear
great like it better than yamaha 207
Very good quality. The sound is very good for the price point
I have mixed feelings about this sound bar. It has decent stereo sound when streaming Bluetooth and syncs easily with no lapses in signal. However, when using it in surround sound mode, the dialogue is not always clear, even when using clear voice setting. Often the soundtrack becomes too loud and I am constantly having to adjust the volum level. Even though my TCL tv has ARC hdmi jack, I could not get any sound when using the hdmi connection and had to connect with the optical cable. I'm not sure if this is a problem with the unit. I know that the ARC works on my tv as I have used it with the cable box.
Pros: Decent sound for the price
Cons: Fluctuating sound level in surround sound mode, hdmi connection doesn't work with my tv
Very clear and excellent sound made great with a powered sub
Pros: Sub woofer RCA port Excellent sound DTX decoder
Cons: No head phone jack that I can find
I'm not an audiophile but was disappointed with the quality of sound coming from my new Samsung so after a little research landed on this Yamaha sound bar. It fit my criteria for being low profile, having the sub woofers built in and low price. (My wife was concerned an additional piece of equipment would destroy the beauty and harmony of her perfect living room : - ) I was a little worried this system would lack the power and bass an external sub would have but couldn't be happier with this soundbar. Again, I'm no expert but the sound is incredible. Has more bass and power than I need but if I decide I need it has plenty in reserve! Also love the clear voice option. I did an experiment with my skeptical wife and while we were watching a movie I turned on the clear voice function and she was blown away. She thought it was a trick so I had to turn the system off and let her hear the sound through the TV speakers and it was undeniably worse. Overall very happy and highly recommend.
Has a nice sound after you add a power subwoofer . I chose this unit over a few others that had built in subwoofer technology cause it was the only one that had a power subwoofer output connection , and I'm thankful I did because without a power subwoofer this unit isn't very nice .. I added the polk 10 power subwoofer and everything came together nicely and I'm happy with the set-up but without a subwoofer it's very basic at best . Do not be mislead by deep bass or great bass cause it's not there . I ordered the subwoofer after 1 week of use and at that point if I wasn't happy I probably would have seen about returning the product.
Pros: Clear sound ..
Cons: Needs power subwoofer to make this unit worth buying . If I would have known this I would have bought a nicer soundbar without the built in woofer technology .
It was a replacement for a Pioneer that I bought 4 years ago. It's a little too bass heavy in the dialogue even though I have the subwoofer turned way down. It is better than the TV speakers but the clear voice button doesn't do much in the way of clarity. I'll keep playing with it but all I wanted was better sound from speech, I know I'm not getting surround sound at this price point.
Simple setup and impressive sound. All in all terrific value.
This is my first experience with a sound bar. I like the sound and that it goes on and off with the TV via the HDMI ARC cable. The sound is great and has decent bass with the built in sub woofers. What I didn't expect was not having the volume level show up on screen and no on-screen display for the modes. Everything is LED lights on top of the bar, which on the cabinet in front of the TV, so I can's see them from the seating area. Also, the only way to switch sound modes (TV/Move/Sports etc) is through the app on your phone. I don't know if this is standard with sound bars, as this is my first one. The set up was very fast and simple and Bluetooth set up easily as well. Overall, I am happy with my choice.
Pros: Fast and easy set up, looks and sounds great
Cons: no on screen display, can't see mode unless you're looking down on the bar, need the app to control certain features.
Great sound, attached to tv, using all the features.
This sound bar does what an entry level system should do. There is no earth shaking bass but a pleasant enhancement to the sound of most TVs with built in speakers. If you want that surround and bass feeling get a system with multiple speakers and a subwoofer.
At age 80, I had to contact several of your technicians for a "simple" installation. All were very patient and helpful. Thanks, I am very happy with my purchase and your help.
Pros: Very easy installation with your help.
Our Sony tv speakers were just not that good when watching anything but the news. The YAS-108 was everything we were looking for and more. Watching movies on HBO,etc are so much more enjoyable. Secondly, I have never used Crutchfield before Shame on me. Item arrived VERY quickly.
Easy setup and operation. Great sound. Recommended!
Sounds ok. Good for TV, sound not great for music.
Pros: Good for TV sound. Easy to setup.
Cons: Not good for music. Not recommended if you're gonna use it for music only.
Best soundbar for that price for me
I like this sound bar so much that this was my second purchase of this sound bar
Pros: Easy to set up with very good sound
Cons: No discernible problem
Very pleased with this sound bar. I have a small living room in my 1,120 sf townhome with a 42" Panasonic Vierra tv and this unit provides a significant upgrade in sound without the subwoofer disturbing the neighbors.
Pros: Sound quality, ease of use and setup, small profile increases location options
Cons: None given the price point
Hooked up easily Sounds awesome
Pros: Easy hook up sound great
Great sound, easy to set up. Very happy.
Pros: Sound. Easy set up. Reasonable price.
The price was right. It's easy to set up. The sound is better than expected. The order was delivered promptly as promised.
This was a Christmas present for my daughter who lives in Yuma. She was so surprised! She called 2 days ago and told us that she hooked it up to her TV and that it was pretty easy. She absolutely loves it!! Your customer service is absolutely wonderful and very professional.
Pros: It makes such a difference to the sound of the TV and I am glad my parents ordered it from Crutchfield.
What an upgrade from the factory speakers in the TV. Didn't want to have to use the surround sound system when we are just watching TV.
Pros: Great sound without having to use a subwoofer.
For those of us that can't hear certain channels because the TC speakers don't have enough output, This sound bar is the answer. I can now raise the volume of the sound bar so that the channel is loud enough. The 'clear voice' button does enhance the audio so that one can hear the dialogue better. I can't get my Sharp remote to function with some features of the sound bar remote, even though the HDMI port is enabled since the instructions call for the cable since my TV is not ARC enabled. The Crutchfield rep did forget to include the cable with the order since one does not come with the unit. The TV was bought in 2011, so maybe it doesn't support some features of the sound bar.
Pros: Good features to enhance the TV sound.
Cons: Sound bar doesn't display on TV.
Have had only short time but much improved overall sound compared to TV. Dialogue is definitely clearer. 2 nice bonuses are ease of installation and surprising sound for music.
Pros: clearer dialog ease of installation
Cons: Can't easily see settings indicators if used flat on TV stand.
I am very pleased with my Yamaha Sound bar
Great Sound bar! 3D surround is not to everyone's liking but wife loves it. Hooked up external sub and boom... Pretty sweet.
Pros: Clarity, good bass for soundbar only, option to add external sub. Plus plus plus.
Cons: 3D surround is different. Hard to describe changes tone somewhat also but wife loves it and would have it on anything else. BTW there is also just a surround mode (not 3d) which I personally like with voice clarity on.
Considering the price, this bar is a great value. The sound is really quite good, especially mounted above our TV. My only gripe is that the only mounting options were keyholes. Threaded VESA holes would make mounting on a floating system much easier.
Pros: Great soundstage
Cons: Only keyhole mounts
I have a LG OLED television and this sound bar improved the quality of the sound more than I expected for the low price. Like others are saying, it would be nice if adjustments would display on screen.
Overall sound is good. Clear voice works well but shuts off surround sound when it's used. The major con is that none of adjustments you make to volume, bass etc can be seen on your tv.
Great sound, easy install and great tech support from Crutchfield.
Pros: All good
Cons: No volume level on screen
Simple setup and great sound. Went from box to hook up and listening in under 30 minutes. Crutchfield ease of ordering, service and shipping is the best. Very pleased with product so far. Having 60 days to test product or return is great. I feel for sure this item will be a keeper.
Pros: Great sound.
Very disappointed with this purchase. The sound quality is horrible, fuzzy and distorted. I was expecting much better based on the reviews.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 11/28/2018 Eric, we're sorry you're disappointed with your sound bar. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Greta sound and easy set up. Sounds just like old classic Yamaha speakers like NS 10 and NS5.
I redesigned my basement and sadly had to get rid of my 5.1 surround sound setup. I had no choice but to go with a sound bar. I picked the YAS-108 because I had a really good subwoofer that I wanted to keep. I'm glad I did because this thing pounds. It was incredibly easy to set up, and the sound is incredible. You don't need to use a subwoofer, but I'm glad I have it.
Pros: Allows a subwoofer, easy to set up, killer sound.
I searched many sound bars and decided to get the Yamaha YAS-108. Great choice. The sound is outstanding. Many choices too choose from including added base. Plug it in and it works instantly. Very low learning curve. Love the Bluetooth. Connects instantly and sounds terrific. Crutchfield is excellent as always. For the price you won't be disappointed.
Love the sound,very much plug and play. I wall mounted mine and my only complaint is that the slots for the wires only go thru the top.
Pros: Price, sound and ease of hook up
Cons: No slots for wires on the bottom.
Just the sound bar for a smaller living room. Does a good job providing an improved audio experience and additional clarity to dialog. Good value for the cost.
Doesn't seem to make much difference on a Sony 65" 4K tv. I expected more after reading previous reviews.
Great sound..!!! Big upgrade from our Vizio sound bar. Paired it with a Polk Audio PSW10 and the room is now filled with great sound from the tv or Bluetooth audio..!!!
Pros: Awesome sound
Super easy to set up! Great sound from dish reciver interface and Samsung 4 K Tv.It also blends well with my Phase Tech sub. All in all a very satisfactory purchase at a great price.
Good overall sound. Clear voice feature was what we needed. It works well, but foreign accents are difficult to get.
Pros: Easy setup, unabtrusive,
Cons: One more remote.
Great overall addition.. Good quality sound as you would expect a quality tv to have, yet unfortunately don't.
Pros: Good sound, good size, easy hook up.
Cons: No visual indication of some features, requiring having to go back and forth through settings to determine if the features are on or off.
We are quite pleased with the YAS-108. All we needed was something better than the lousy small speakers in the back of our TV. Since our TV is within an armoire the sound was having trouble escaping. We simply place the YAS-108 in front of the TV pointing upwards and plenty of sound reaches us! It has plenty of volume -- we never turn it up all the way. We use it mainly for shows with mostly dialog so I can't comment on the subwoofers. The "Clear Voice" setting helps some with understanding dialog but I would prefer that it had a few levels -- it doesn't provide enough clarity for me, someone with hearing aids. That is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars. If you use it for streaming music don't expect fantastic music quality, it doesn't begin to equal high-quality speakers, but what do you expect for this price.
Installation was incredibly easy. Sound quality is very good for a single sound bar. The voices come through very clear. The phone app makes for quick & easy settings changes from music to sports, to big action movies. The Bluetooth connection allows for music to be played from my phone. And again another easy connection. I had a simple installation question that was handled quickly & concisely by the Crutchfield tech. Lastly, I searched for the same product at a better price, but couldn't beat the Crutchfield price.
Pros: Easy connection. Great range of sound for the money.
Cons: Surround mode not as rich as expected, but still very satisfying
great sound, easy set-up, and was just what we needed so that I could hear the words out of actors' mouths!
Low profile was a plus for it to fit in front of the tv without blocking the display. Set up was a problematic getting the hdmi arc to work with the tv but Yamaha support was able to provide the answer which was not in the manual. Will probably add a subwoofer at some point. The bar does provide substantially better sound than the tv speakers. There is a bit of a lag after turning on the tv for the bar to auto start.
Pros: Form factor. Adequate sound to fill a fairly large room. Bluetooth connectivity.
Cons: Spotty installation instructions manual.
Every thing I could except from Yamaha and Crutchfield they are great to deal with
Pros: Easy to set up.
Cons: key hole slots could be better they don't work well with wall mount bracket
Wow!!what an easy purchase! The sound quality is unreal for the price, a true value in a world of junk! I shopped for a week before i purchased, read all kinds of reviews but when i read Crutchfield's review i was sold! And when i called the experience just got better. I will no longer shop the big box stores, Crutchfield is my go to store from now on. The Yamaha sound bar was so easy to hook up it was unreal. Thanks again.
Pros: Easy to hook up, sounds very high end.
Cons: Hiding wires hard to do.
Very easy set up, that took only a few minutes. Great sound from a compact unit. I like that it doesn't take up a lot of space. Works well with my Samsung tv and switches to Bluetooth for iTunes with one button. Clear voice feature does actually make a difference.
Enhanced voice clarity. Great price for a good product.
Better than expected. Perfect for enhanced tv sound and excellent for Bluetooth and music enjoyment. Five stars
Sounds great, I added a Yamaha subwoofer that plugs rite in and the base is amazing. Very nice sound that is similar to surround sound I would recommend especially for the price
Good quality product.very solid sound....... Easy to use controls.......
Easy setup, great sound for the price
Pros: Easy setup, built in subwoofers provide a full sound that is a big improvement over tv speakers.
Cons: Adjustments are preset only, no way to manually adjust
Excellent Yamaha-YAS-108 sound bar.
Very nice unit and features are excellent ,very easy to mount on wall and connect to TV
Pros: EASY SET UP AND BT works fine
I love this sound bar. The unit is installed in a motorhome and I didn't have the room or want for a separate sub woofer. The sound is incredible for such a small unit. It does everything is says it can do.
Pros: Sound is incredible. Perfect size Installation was simple especially with the included wall mounting template. Best value for the price.
Cons: For best sound it needs to be wall mounted
For it's price, it's a decent unit. However, the sound is not as good as I expected.
I bought this to replace an older Yamaha sound (ATS-1010) bar for the HDMI-ARC feature, and I'm very happy with the update. The setup is simple and the HDMI-ARC function means that any remote that can control my TV volume also adjusts the sound bar. This includes my Roku and TiVo remotes, and of course the original TV remote. After the initial setup - for my preferences, that's Clear Voice: On and Surround: Off - I find that I don't need the Yamaha remote at all. The unit is much slimmer than then older sound bar and looks great. The way the HDMI and power cables are routed, they're easy to hide. As a bonus, the unit has an "auto power standby" feature that means that the soundbar turns itself on and off automatically. I verified with a watt-meter that the power draw when the unit is in standby is essentially nothing (it bounces between 0.0 and 0.1W), which is great since the old sound bar would pull 6-7W if we forgot to turn it off (which had to be done either manually or with the Yamaha remote). Finally the Bluetooth feature works as advertised. The pairing process was simple from an Android device and sounds great. In summary, this unit is the perfect upgrade from TV speakers. It's not going to sound like a big 5.1 system with a dedicated subwoofer, but you'll also be up and running in just a few minutes and have really good sound.
Pros: HDMI-ARC works perfectly Simple installation and setup Auto power standby feature
Cons: I bought it before it went on sale... :)
My wife has a hearing loss. This increases volume but also increases the hearing of speech.
Pros: Easy to install. Great sound.
retired and a little hard of hearing and this is just right and the price is right
I like this speaker a lot. The only problem is that it is primarily a wall mounted item and it is bigger than i realized. Probably all my fault for not reading carefully. Anyway, the sound is great and I have figured out how to have it sitting on the TV stand. I like it a lot and can recommend it highly!
Awesome crisp sound coming from this sound bar. You can clearly hear the sound of what you are watching as if you are right there in the scene. The Yamaha YAS-108 exceeds all expectations with the price you.
Looks great and fits nicely in front of tv stand without blocking the sensor. And provides good sound upgrade to internal tv speakers
Great improvement to our sound. We bought a 4K flat screen TV, expensive, but horrible sound quality. This soundbar is perfect and high quality sound, eapecially for the price. Everyone is happy!
Pros: Great range of sound and great price.
Cons: need to control all out cords
This is a GREAT soundbar!!!! I should have gotten this years ago when I bought my big screen smart TV!!!! The extra bass and crisp mid range and treble MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!!!!!
Pros: Excellent sound all levels, easy to set up and great to listen too!!!
Mixed feelings with the YAS-108. Originally I was a bit underwhelmed by the sound and options. I thought the 3D surround effect was lacking a bit of crispness of sound. For the first day I was disappointed as I had unrealistically expected a sound nirvana . . . a chorus of angels playing harps when the soundbar was engaged. OK, so the Yamaha YAS-108 isn't that good and still cannot measure up to my old surround sound system. I guess coming into this I had read the reviews and expected a lot more . . . and so I was starting to second guess my purchase. However, after another day or two of experimenting with different options and listening to the TV with and without the soundbar playing I begain to really appreciate the YAS-108. While I never found the Samsung TV's sound to be horrible, the YAS-108 most definitely improves the sound quality as I found I could hear a lot more sounds . . . I mean to say it wasn't just that the sound was magnified, but now the clarity is stepped up a notch. To be honest one of the main reasons I wanted to try a soundbar though wasn't for the improved sound, but rather because as I get older I find it more of a challenge to pick up the actor's dialogue. It often seems to get lost in the soundtrack of the TV show, movie, etc. I've played around with the Clear Voice feature and while it isn't as if someone was whispering the lines into my ear (or as good as listening to a movie with my Sennheiser headphones), voices come across clearer.
I was able to get rid of my old stereo receiver and bookshelf speakers without any degradation in sound for my TV. Easy setup and it doesn't take up much space.
Pros: Good sound and no separate subwoofer.
Cons: Not aware of any.
This is a great soundbar. Very simple to install and use. Great sound. It really does change your viewing and listening experience. I would highly recommend this product. It looks sleek too.
I needed a sound bar for a small bedroom with a 4K 55" Sony XBR LOL. So you can guess I don't have much room for a sub or anything else as I have other devices in the room...etc. Do to lack of space I had to wall mount the sub above the tv on the wall, easy to do and sounds awesome. When I say awesome please don't expect the same sound as the venerable Martin Logan folded motion tweeters, or their X-subs, but for a small bedroom this ting rocks and it's so easy to understand it's features and how to read the sound bar lights, even if you've never used a YAS or YSP series. I know most audiophiles won't like too much processing but the 3D surround with clear voice enabled is freaking sweet the money!!! Dialogue and movies sound excellent, not good but excellent. Sports too! Anything!! For the price??? Yay!!!! Once I put my final desired settings my cable remote handles the rest. The sound bar responds to it all. Lovely. If you are in the market for a sound bar that of course will triumph your tv's built in crappy speakers and you need it for a smaller room please don't waste your time with brands like Vizio and the likes, listen, let companies like that make tv's and let companies like Yamaha take care of your audio.
Pros: Clear voice, 3D Surround with DTS Virtual: X!!!!, Gyroscope, 4K HDR, decent to good bass with optimal sound bar placement, plenty of features, sub output if desired...etc.
Cons: "Only" if you desire extra bass for a small room you can purchase a powered sub separately.
Great product. Sound is better than expected for a small unit. Very easy to hookup get running.
Pros: Strong Sound Easy to use
Cons: Only 1 HDMI input Optical cable included is cheap looking
I have the YAS 106 and love it. The 108 is even better. The 3D sound field is awesome. I love that the sound bar allows you to use any subwoofer. I have a SVS 12" beast paired wireless with the 108. Unbelievable sound. The app does not support the 108 as of this posting but should be available by the end of August.
Pros: 3D sound field processing actually has good sounding bass on its own size
Cons: remote - not lighted app not supported as of this posting
Pros. Nice sound. Cons. Doesn't work very good with universal remote provided by cable company. (UR5U-878OL-BHC) Problem with volume control and on/off. Very disappointed with tech support offered by Crutchfield. I ended up looking on Google and YouTube. Probably returning.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 8/29/2018 Chris contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.
Had the YAS-107 and exchanged it for this YAS-108. The YAS-108 seems similar to the 107 but has a slightly more enhanced crispness to its sound output. Its rounded ends give it a styling enhancement as well. It is truly an excellent sound bar for those not really needing or wanting a home theater set-up but just a sound bar that produces better sound without even having to add a subwoofer for added bass at more than an affordable price for sound greatness.
Pros: Easy install Great inputs for convenience Stand or wall mount capable Fantastic sound quality
Cons: Feel sorry for some competitors with similar product in this price catagory.
It's not home theater experience, but I didn't buy it for that. It's a great upgrade over standard TV speakers which is what I wanted. I chose this unit because I already had a powered sub. Once I got it balanced, it works exactly as I expected. I no longer turn to the wife and ask "what did they say?"
Compared to my tv sound this a very good improvement. Excellent price for a soundbar. Wish the indicator lights where facing the front.
Pros: Build quality. Price
Cons: Indicator lights
Bought this to replace an older Sony 5.1 Dolby Digital surround system. The sound is satisfactory but not nearly as robust as my old surround system. It just sounds small. Which is not surprising since it does have smaller speakers. I have mine in a large 2 story family room, which is part of the problem. I think it is better suited for a smaller room. Setup is easy and straightforward. The mode status LEDs are confusing and lacking. There is not an LED for all of the modes. Pressing the Info button on the remote will cause the few LEDs there are to display in certain patterns depending on the mode. However you have to consult the manual to decifer the patterns. In addition, the LEDs are on top of the bar, making it impossible to see them while seated. Unless you mount the bar on a wall. In which case the bar is mounted with the top facing out making the LEDs visible.
Pros: - Easy to set up - Sounds better than built in TV speakers
Cons: - Small sound compared to a surround sound system - Difficult to determine what mode it's
Great product. I wish it was MusicCast compatible but for the price I am very happy.
The vas-108 is amassing. I needed something to enhance the sound on my new 55 inch tv. This sound bar is great it completely made a 100 % improvement.g
Pros: Good clear sound
Great product for the price! Crutchfield's prompt service and delivery made it even better
I like it, definitely an improvement over TV speakers. It's probably the best you can do in a condo or apartment situation.
I was at first amazed by what I heard on my friends YAS-107. I waited for the 108 to be released and Crutchfield had it first. It is being used for music playback in an AirBnB house. When set to Surround Sound, the music fills the whole house!
Cons: 3-D sound is not usable.
El sonido esta bien,siempre y cuando no utilices el dts-x ...demaciado eco...,ademas todo se escucha igual,peliculas,juegos,programas de tv,todo tiene el mismo sonido eco,eco y mas....... The sound is always good even when you don't use the dts-x. huge impact. also everything sounds the same, movies, music, games, tv programs, everything has the same sonic impact, depth and more.
Cons: dts-x se escucha como si estuviras dentro de una caja demaciado eco.. dts-x sounds as if you were inside a box, lots of echo.Crutchfield response on 7/31/2018 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
Great sound, easy install. The unit is a bit wider than the pictures make it out to be, so be sure to note the actual dimensions.
Pros: -Good bass -Great integration using HDMI ARC
Cons: -3D surround distorts sound -Yet another remote to add to collection
|Pieces in System||1|
|Tweeter||1" Dome (2)|
|Midrange||2.125" Cone (2)|
|Woofer||3" Cone (2)|
|Surround Sound Decoding||5.1-channel|
|4K Video Compatible||Yes|
|HDR Video Compatible||HDR10|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||No|
|Control by App||Apple iOS, Android|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Built-in (5.0)|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Surface Mount Stand Included||No|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|System Frequency Response||60-23k Hz|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||120|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||N/A|
|Inputs and Outputs|
|Mini Stereo Audio Inputs||1|
|RCA Stereo Audio Inputs||None|
|Optical Digital Audio Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs||None|
|Sound Bar (inches)||2-3/16H x 34-15/16W x 5-3/16D|
|Sound Bar Weight||7.1 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||No Subwoofer|
2.1ch Active Soundbar Speaker: The Yamaha YAS-108 active soundbar speaker features a 2.1ch driver configuration with one 1" dome tweeter and one 2.125" mid-woofer for each of the left & right channels, as well as dual 3" subwoofers for the LFE channel. The YAS-108 delivers 120-watts of power to the enclosed drivers - 30 watts to each of the left & right channels and 60 watts to both subwoofers.
Built-In Subwoofers w/ Bass Extension: The YAS-108 is equipped with dual, built-in 3" subwoofers plus a unique bass reflex port and "Bass Extension" processing to deliver exceptional low-end performance without the need for a separate powered subwoofer. You can adjust the level of the built-in subwoofers independently from the soundbar's overall volume.
Clear Voice: Clear Voice raises the level of dialog and narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. Movies and TV shows, sports commentary and news broadcasts are more clearly audible.
Compressed Music Enhancer: The Compressed Music Enhancer restores frequency response lost during digital compression, so your music sounds the way it should. Optimized for Bluetooth audio transmission, you'll enjoy vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback. When a compressed source is played, the Compressed Music Enhancer engages automatically.
Dolby Digital & DTS Compatible: The Yamaha YAS-108 soundbar decodes 2ch PCM, multi-channel PCM, Dolby Digital, & DTS audio signals. You can listen to these audio formats in Virtual Surround mode or 2ch Stereo mode. The 2ch Stereo mode is ideal for music, while the Virtual Surround mode provides a much more immersive soundfield for movies. From Yamaha's Home Theater Control App on your Apple iOS or Android device you select between different surround modes - TV Program, Stereo, Movie, Music, Sports, & Game.
|Digital Audio Connector||Audio Signal Type||Audio Signal Format|
|HDMI||Multichannel PCM||2ch-6ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit|
|Bitstream||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Optical||2Ch PCM||2ch, 32-96Hz, 16/20/24-bit|
|Bitstream||Dolby Digital, DTS|
DTS Virtual:X + 3D Surround: The YAS-108 can deliver immersive 3D surround sound, simulating sound effects that seem to move around the listener and even have a sense of height. Thanks to DTS Virtual:X & 3D Surround the YAS-108 allows surround sound to be heard not only from horizontal directions, but also from varying heights. DTS Virtual:X can be used with any content (from 2ch to 5.1ch soundtracks), while delivering virtual height & virtual surround processing based on psychoacoustics (not reflective surfaces). Ideal for use with any multichannel content (including DTS- and Dolby-encoded soundtracks) it creates more spacious, lifelike sound for all of your favorite TV shows, movies and games.
HDMI 2.0b: The Yamaha YAS-108 is outfitted with one HDMI input and one HDMI ARC output that support the latest HDMI 2.0b standards; such as 4K/60Hz, HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 color subsampling, & HDR (High Dynamic Range) for full support of today's 4K content from Ultra HD Blu-ray & online video services (like Amazon & Netflix).
High Dynamic Range: High Dynamic Range video provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. The YAS-108 supports HDR 10 and HLG.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the YAS-108's HDMI output allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the soundbar through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
Note: Because with some televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray player or Satellite/Cable box to the Yamaha soundbar directly; and then connect the YAS-108's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the best overall sound performance.
Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: The YAS-108 is outfitted with both analog & digital audio outputs to connect to your TV. There is one optical (toslink) digital input that supports 2Ch PCM, 5.1ch Dolby Digital, and 5.1ch DTS audio signals (up to 24-bit/32-48kHz). There is also one stereo minijack (3.5mm) audio input for televisions without an optical digital out.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of some flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Yamaha YAS-108 soundbar speaker system supports Bluetooth (v5.0) A2DP wireless audio streaming (up to 33'). This allows you to stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device; such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/table, Windows Phone/PC, or Mac computer/laptop to the YAS-108 soundbar speaker. You will continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Yamaha YAS-108.
Sub Out: A mono-RCA subwoofer output lets you hook up an optional powered sub (sold separately). The soundbar's built-in subs will continue to produce sound along with the external power sub.
IR Remote w/ HDMI-CEC: The YAS-108 comes with a sleek, easy-to-use IR remote control for wireless operation of the soundbar speaker. Also, if your TV supports HDMI CEC and uses HDMI connectivity, it is possible to adjust the volume of the sound bar using your TV's remote to simplify day-to-day operation.
Note: This soundbar does not allow you to program your TV remote to operate the speaker, but does offer HDMI control through your compatible TV's remote.
Home Theater Controller App: The YAS-108 is compatible with Yamaha's Home Theater Control App (HT Controller) for Apple iOS 9.0+ & Android OS 4.0+ devices. This remote app makes it easy to control the soundbar from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device via a Bluetooth connection. Its intuitive and easy-to-see operating screen uses icons that let you easily perform a variety of operations; including Input, Volume, Audio settings, and Surround modes. Surround modes include TV Program, Stereo, Movie, Music, Sports, & Game.
Mounting Options: Due to its slim profile, the soundbar fits in front of most flat-panel TVs without blocking the screen. If you prefer to wall-mount the speaker, the YAS-108 offers built-in keyhole slots (spaced 18" apart). A built-in gyroscope optimizes sound depending on whether the soundbar is placed on a table-top or hung on wall.
Auto Power Standby: When the Auto Power Standby function is enabled, the unit will automatically turn off when there is no operation for 8 hours. When Bluetooth or HDMI is selected as the input, the unit will turn off after no audio input and no operation for 20 minutes.
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