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Yamaha YAS-108

Powered sound bar with built-in subwoofers, 4K/HDR video passthrough, and DTS® Virtual:X

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Our customers were consistently shocked at the quality of sound they got from the previous version of this...

Our customers were consistently shocked at the quality of sound they got from the previous version of this...

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About the Yamaha YAS-108

A "bang for your buck" champ from Yamaha

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.

A "bang for your buck" champ from Yamaha

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.

How does DTS Virtual:X work?

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.

Don't miss a word

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.

Stream your favorite tunes

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.

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Product highlights:

  • ultra-slim design sits on your TV stand or mounts on your wall
  • two-channel sound bar with simulated surround sound
    • two 1" balanced dome tweeters
    • two 2-1/8" midrange drivers
    • two 3" cone subwoofers
  • built-in amplifiers: 30 watts x 2 for front left and right drivers, 60 watts for bass drivers
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
Sound Features:
  • DTS Virtual:X digital sound processing
    • emulates object-based surround sound like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
    • simulated surround and height-channel speakers create a spacious, lively soundstage
  • Dolby® Digital and DTS decoding
  • 5 listening modes: Music, Movie, TV Program, Sports, and Game
  • Clear Voice™ processing makes dialogue easier to hear
  • remote control offers Bass Extension button and independent volume control for built-in subs
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 1 HDMI input
    • HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to 4K video sources
    • supports 3D and 4K video with high dynamic range (HDR) and HDMI-CEC
  • 1 HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • 1 optical digital audio input
  • 1 stereo minijack audio input
  • subwoofer output
  • keyhole slots for wall-mounting
  • built-in gyroscope determines orientation (table top or wall-mounted) and optimizes sound accordingly
  • remote control
  • 34-15/16"W x 2-3/16"H x 5-3/16"D
  • weight: 7.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # YAS-108BL
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What's in the box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (VAF7640)
  • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • 5' Optical digital cable
  • 2 Spacers
  • Owner's Manual
  • Mounting Template
  • Warranty Information
  • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

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Perfect solution for my RV

Crutchfield customer from Palm Bay, FL on 7/12/2019

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This is a great little sound bar. I bought this to use in my RV. It is mounted under my TV on an Echo Gear TV mount and it has excellent sound for it's size. I really like the bass extension option. It is amazing what two little 3" woofers can do. I highly recommend this sound bar for a small area room.

Pros: Superior sound for it's size. HDMI ARC.allows for tv remote to control the unit. Port for optional powered sub. Nice looking unit.

Cons: Can't think of any !!

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Crutchfield customer from Hormigueros, PR on 6/26/2019

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Excelente calidad de audio. Lo instale en mi cuarto.

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Great Soundbar and a reasonable cost. Better than more expensive units

Crutchfield customer from Marion, IA on 6/24/2019

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Great soundbar for the price. I was looking for a soundbar for my 65" LG TV and have a larger living room. This soundbar had great reviews and now having it installed for 2 weeks I see why. It offers 3d surround, traditional surround and voice enhancement. It works better that I anticipated and does not require a sub woofer. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a soundbar.

Pros: Great all around sound with voice enhancement

Cons: Cabling could be a little cleaner.

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Crutchfield customer from Oscoda, MI on 6/23/2019

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Simple to setup and good sound for the price. It has all the inputs you need. The manual is easy to read and controls are simple.

Pros: Good sound, inexpensive, you can add a subwoofer, plenty of inputs.

Cons: The placement of the HDMI inputs can make plugging in HDMI cables a bit tricky if your cable is thick.

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Nice Soundbar

Crutchfield customer from Wildwood, MO on 6/17/2019

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Very nice soundbar. Lots of variables to adjust and easy to hook up, even to Bluetooth. Not too expensive.

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Cons: HDMI sockets are hard to get into. No mention of mounting it above the TV, which I have done

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Crutchfield customer from Yuma, AZ on 6/12/2019

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Great sound, the family loves the new sound when watching movies

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Great Buy!

Crutchfield customer from Parkville, MO on 6/4/2019

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Great sound in a small package. Very pleased with using this out on the enclosed deck!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Kingston, NY on 5/22/2019

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We bought this to get better sound from our flat screen TV which has the speaker in the back. Also, that it would fit underneath the TV. If we push it underneath, the sound is muffled (thought that it had the capability of sound coming from the front). With it sitting just in front of the TV, it blocks the signal to power on/off the TV. The sound is okay, just didn't meet our needs as we had hoped.

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Crutchfield customer from South Pittsburg, TN on 5/22/2019

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Great tv sound! Controls with my tv remote. Easy set up. Only drawback might be volume but for the price I think hard to beat!

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Crutchfield customer from Guayama, PR on 5/19/2019

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Great sound.

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Excellent "Clear Voice" sound bar

Crutchfield customer from Bristol, CT on 5/16/2019

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I researched data and customer reviews regarding several different brands and models of sound bars to replace a 12-year-old ZVox sound box for which I could not obtain a replacement remote, having worn out two of them by constantly muting out commercials. I selected Yamaha, and specifically, the YAS-108, because of its advertised voice enhancement function. Having a life-long hearing deficiency--extreme loss of high frequency hearing in one ear--I always find it difficult to separate out dialogue from background music, particularly from "action" TV shows that insist in having "dramatic" music overplay when actors are speaking. I was also concerned about not literally paying more for a sound bar than for a new TV itself. I do not need, or like, overly enhanced bass, so external hook-up woofers were not a necessary option. Having purchased two TVs years ago from Crutchfield, I returned to purchase this sound bar make and model, and also decided to purchase a new TV as well--a Samsung QN43Q60R. I chose to use the optical cable interface, based on a technical review found on the behemoth online retailer's site. Further, per that reviewer's advice, I set the TV sound output to Dolby/Surround; activated the "surround" mode on the Yamaha remote; used the "Clear Voice" function on the remote; and a middle-level setting with the "Subwoofer" function on the remote. The only controls I now have to use/change are the power button, the mute button, and the volume level control.

Pros: Excellent voice level and quality enhancement, eliminating the use of close-captioning display on the TV--the primary purpose in purchasing this, or any, sound bar. High value for the dollar--a better price point when considering the comparative price range of a new TV.

Cons: Apparently, cannot be paired with a Comcast cable remote, for power-on or volume control, necessitating the continued use of the Yamaha remote.

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Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 5/5/2019

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really makes a difference with my Samsung TV- which did not have great audio on its own.. Love the blue tooth option as well.. Sounds great!

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Crutchfield customer from Temple, TX on 4/29/2019

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Great sound through the mid range. Bass is not huge but to be expected in this sound bar. Clear voice is very good. It is even clearer if you set the TV sound out to "game".

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Crutchfield customer from Fairfield, OH on 4/28/2019

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Good sound and easy set up !

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Crutchfield customer from Sonora, CA on 4/15/2019

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Much improvement over ten year old 32 inch Vizio TV speakers. A little pricy compared to what a new smart TV would cost. But then the new TV would not have any better sound. Wish there was a little more bass.

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Excellent sound

Crutchfield customer from Port Angeles, WA on 4/15/2019

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Excellent sound. Easy connect/setup. My TV does not support Audio Return Channel (ARC) so it's necessary to connect both an optical sound cable (provided) and an HDMI cable. This allows control of the on/off and volume on the sound bar through the TV remote. No programming of a universal remote required.

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Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 4/10/2019

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This was the best money I ever spent it was like buying a new TV set and it's like sitting in the movie theater now unbelievable

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Makes the TV sound great.

Crutchfield customer from Richmond, MN on 4/9/2019

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I was looking to enrich the sound associated with TV shows, movies etc. and make it possible to always make use of the soundbar instead of the TV speakers but use the TV associated remote. I also like a bit more bass and already had a subwoofer. This was the perfect soundbar for the purposes intended. The sound feels like it is coming from the TV (the soundbar sits right under the TV) but it is so much more enriched.

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 4/6/2019

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Great value for the money. Sounds like it should be more expensive as it compare swell higher priced soundbars.

Pros: Sound. Flexibility for sound adjustment. Value for the dollar.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 3/31/2019

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THANKS TO GUS FOR HELPING ME FIND JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.AND TECH SUPPORT FOR SETTING IT UP.

Pros: WORKS GREAT.

Cons: NONE

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Crutchfield customer from Brunswick, GA on 3/28/2019

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Good minimalist sound bar, I didn't want the extra sub that most bars come with. Good depth in tv/music. If you have a Sony Tv and can't get it to connect call tech support, my Sony tv was not recognizing the bar through ARC but once we get that figured out, it was a much better improvement of tv speakers

Pros: Performs well for not having a sub

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Crutchfield customer from Dewey, OK on 3/27/2019

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Won't fit my tv. Discussed this with tech before order. Told him all the receptors on th back of tv bar not for my tv Please send return order form

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We're sorry this customer is having issues connecting his soundbar. Our Tech Support specialist, Nicole, reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the soundbar connected and working properly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Worth the price.

Crutchfield customer from Claremont, NH on 3/26/2019

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This simple piece of equipment makes all the difference in giving you a more enjoyable audio sound than the speakers in the TV without getting into a more expensive surround sound system. Well worth it.

Pros: Great sound at a reasonable price point. It will make the floor vibrate with bass.

Cons: None that I have found.

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Guest from Afton, VA on 3/21/2019

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Excellent sound and user-friendly

Pros: Excellent mid range and budget friendly

Cons: None

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Overall a great soundbar!

Dean from Akron, PA on 3/18/2019

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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.

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William from Greenwood, SC on 3/11/2019

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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

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Crutchfield customer from East Aurora, NY on 3/8/2019

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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.

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Perfect

Tony from Malden, MA on 3/5/2019

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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.

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A Good Value Purchase

Jeff from Fredericksburg, VA on 3/1/2019

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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

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Speaker Only OK

Doug from Midlothian, VA on 2/28/2019

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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

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Crutchfield customer from Lorena, TX on 2/11/2019

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Good sound quality, very compact and easy to set up.

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Great soundbar for the price

Martin from Cherry Hill, NJ on 2/7/2019

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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

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james from Sandy, UT on 2/6/2019

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great like it better than yamaha 207

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Good price point

Kevin from Schaumburg, IL on 2/3/2019

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Very good quality. The sound is very good for the price point

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Not a fan!

Gary from Murfreesboro, Tn. on 1/27/2019

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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

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Pretty awesome

Richard from Ronceverte, WV on 1/24/2019

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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

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Crutchfield customer from Canandaigua, NY on 1/24/2019

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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.

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Needs power subwoofer

Jason from Wayland, MI on 1/22/2019

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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 .

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Crutchfield customer from Cuba, MO on 1/19/2019

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Arden Hills, MN on 1/16/2019

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Simple setup and impressive sound. All in all terrific value.

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Robert from Bayside, NY on 1/15/2019

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Stratham, NH on 1/15/2019

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Great sound, attached to tv, using all the features.

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Crutchfield customer from Southern Pnes, NC on 1/12/2019

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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.

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alvin from Comanche, TX on 1/9/2019

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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.

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About time

Tom from Venetia, PA on 1/9/2019

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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.

Pros: Everything

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin, TN on 1/9/2019

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Easy setup and operation. Great sound. Recommended!

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Sounds ok for the price

Juan from Hormigueros, PR on 1/8/2019

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Heber Springs, AR on 1/8/2019

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Best soundbar for that price for me

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Very good Yamaha sound bar

Robert from Morristown, NJ on 1/8/2019

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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

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Perfect Solution

Crutchfield customer from Minnesota on 1/6/2019

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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

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Tim from Utica, IL on 1/2/2019

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Hooked up easily Sounds awesome

Pros: Easy hook up sound great

Cons: None

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Chris from Lafayette, CA on 1/1/2019

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Great sound, easy to set up. Very happy.

Pros: Sound. Easy set up. Reasonable price.

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Kris from Muncie, IN on 1/1/2019

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The price was right. It's easy to set up. The sound is better than expected. The order was delivered promptly as promised.

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Great sound bar.

Crutchfield customer from Maricopa, AZ on 12/29/2018

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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.

Cons: None

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Jimmy from Palm Bay, FL on 12/15/2018

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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.

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Good sound bar for the value

Grease from El Paso, TX on 12/13/2018

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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.

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Surpass just improving dialog.

Mark from Webster, NY on 12/12/2018

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Louisburg, NC on 12/9/2018

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I am very pleased with my Yamaha Sound bar

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Steve from Southaven, MS on 12/9/2018

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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.

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Great value

Tim from Portland, ME on 12/6/2018

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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

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Crutchfield customer from Conway, SC on 12/4/2018

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Cortlandt Manor, NY on 12/2/2018

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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.

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Richard from The Villages, FL on 11/27/2018

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Great sound, easy install and great tech support from Crutchfield.

Pros: All good

Cons: No volume level on screen

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Vaughn from Anniston, AL on 11/26/2018

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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.

Cons: None

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Eric from Discovery Bay, CA on 11/26/2018

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Very disappointed with this purchase. The sound quality is horrible, fuzzy and distorted. I was expecting much better based on the reviews.

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Clifton, VA on 11/25/2018

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Greta sound and easy set up. Sounds just like old classic Yamaha speakers like NS 10 and NS5.

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Killer sound

Chuck from Camillus, NY on 11/25/2018

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Queensbury, NY on 11/22/2018

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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.

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Love the features and the sound.

Mike from Malden, MA on 11/20/2018

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Kerrville, TX on 11/20/2018

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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.

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Nelson from Conway, SC on 11/18/2018

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Doesn't seem to make much difference on a Sony 65" 4K tv. I expected more after reading previous reviews.

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Awesome Soundbar

Bert D. from Hawaii on 11/18/2018

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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

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Wadsworth, OH on 11/18/2018

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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.

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Don from Rochester, NY on 11/14/2018

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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.

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Bob from Rocky Mount, NC on 11/11/2018

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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.

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Fine for our needs

Steven from Rochester, NY on 11/10/2018

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Clinton Twp, MI on 11/5/2018

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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

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Crutchfield customer from Woodstock, NY on 11/5/2018

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great sound, easy set-up, and was just what we needed so that I could hear the words out of actors' mouths!

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Crutchfield customer from Missouri City, TX on 11/2/2018

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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.

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Robert from Punta Gorda, FL on 10/31/2018

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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

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Dale from Orlando, FL on 10/22/2018

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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.

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Quality Sound

Berto from Tonawanda, NY on 10/21/2018

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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.

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Kenneth from Pass Christian, MS on 10/18/2018

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Enhanced voice clarity. Great price for a good product.

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Pure enjoyment

Mary from Brevard, NC on 10/14/2018

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Better than expected. Perfect for enhanced tv sound and excellent for Bluetooth and music enjoyment. Five stars

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Crutchfield customer from Romeo, MI on 10/12/2018

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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

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Crutchfield customer from Bedford, TX on 10/9/2018

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Good quality product.very solid sound....... Easy to use controls.......

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Jim from Scotia, NY on 10/7/2018

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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

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Jose from Bayamon, PR on 10/4/2018

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Excellent Yamaha-YAS-108 sound bar.

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best soundbar

martin from Bayamon, PR on 9/30/2018

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Very nice unit and features are excellent ,very easy to mount on wall and connect to TV

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I love this sound bar

Joe from Derry, NH on 9/27/2018

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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

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Crutchfield customer from Blue Ridge, GA on 9/26/2018

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For it's price, it's a decent unit. However, the sound is not as good as I expected.

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No-brainer upgrade for TV speakers

tony from Vancouver, WA on 9/23/2018

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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... :)

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Very good sound and easy to install

Crutchfield customer from Allentown, PA on 9/21/2018

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My wife has a hearing loss. This increases volume but also increases the hearing of speech.

Pros: Easy to install. Great sound.

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john from Jupiter, FL on 9/18/2018

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retired and a little hard of hearing and this is just right and the price is right

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Crutchfield customer from South Portland, ME on 9/16/2018

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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!

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Crutchfield customer from Honolulu, HI on 9/11/2018

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Somerset, NJ on 9/9/2018

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Looks great and fits nicely in front of tv stand without blocking the sensor. And provides good sound upgrade to internal tv speakers

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Just what our 4K needed

Susan C from Marietta, GA on 9/9/2018

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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

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SUPERIOR SOUND!!!!

Blaise from Pelham, NH on 9/5/2018

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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!!!

Cons: NONE!!!

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RE: Decent sound . . . but it's not a sound nirvana

Jake from Unity, ME on 9/5/2018

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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.

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Great Soundbar Purchase

Ron from Roanoke, VA on 8/29/2018

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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.

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 8/25/2018

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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.

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Plenty Of Boom For A Small Room!

Crutchfield customer from New York on 8/16/2018

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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.

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Jeremy from Raleigh, NC on 8/14/2018

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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

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Great on its own! Even better paired with a sub!!

Dennis from Saint Paul, MN on 8/13/2018

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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

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Chris from Melbourne, FL on 8/7/2018

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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.

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Chris contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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YAS-108 is really the YAS-10Great!

Lamont S. from Brooklyn, NY on 8/7/2018

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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.

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Yamaha YAS-108

Crutchfield customer from Virgilina, VA on 8/6/2018

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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?"

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john from Dublin, OH on 8/6/2018

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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

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Just okay

Tad from Lawrenceville, GA on 8/5/2018

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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

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Yamaha YAS-108

Crutchfield customer from Middletown, DE on 8/5/2018

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Great product. I wish it was MusicCast compatible but for the price I am very happy.

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Yamaha YAS-108

Crutchfield customer from Holmdel, NJ on 8/4/2018

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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

Cons: None

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Yamaha YAS-108

Crutchfield customer from Urbana, OH on 7/30/2018

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Great product for the price! Crutchfield's prompt service and delivery made it even better

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Yamaha YAS-108

Crutchfield customer from Hutchinson Island, FL on 7/29/2018

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I like it, definitely an improvement over TV speakers. It's probably the best you can do in a condo or apartment situation.

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Amazing surround sound.

Crutchfield customer from Ojai, CA on 7/25/2018

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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!

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Yamaha YAS-108

obed from St Paul, MN on 7/25/2018

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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.

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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.

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Great sound at a reasonable price.

JP from New York, NY on 7/24/2018

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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

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More details on the Yamaha YAS-108

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Design Bar
Pieces in System 1
Color Black
Tweeter 1" Dome (2)
Midrange 2.125" Cone (2)
Woofer 3" Cone (2)
Separate Subwoofer No
Subwoofer Driver None
Features
Surround Sound Decoding 5.1-channel
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X Yes
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume No
4K Video Compatible Yes
HDR Video Compatible HDR10
Audio Return Channel Yes
Remote IR Passthrough No
Works with TV Remote (IR) No
Voice Control No
Apple AirPlay N
Control by App Apple iOS, Android
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in (5.0)
Wi-Fi No
Wall-mountable Yes
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
Specifications
System Frequency Response 60-23k Hz
Powered System Yes
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
HDMI Inputs 1
HDMI Outputs 1
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output 1
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 2-3/16H x 34-15/16W x 5-3/16D
Sound Bar Weight 7.1 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight N/A

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Features

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).

  • 4K/60HZ + HDCP 2.2: The YAS-108 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second through its HDMI input and output. The HDMI input and output is HDCP 2.2 certified, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. It also supports a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signal.
  • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: In addition, the HDMI input and output support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
  • Deep Color & x.v.Color: The soundbar's HDMI jacks support Deep Color & x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
  • 3D Ready: The YAS-108 soundbar supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.

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.

  • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
  • HLG: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.

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.

  • Dual Device Connection: The YAS-108 allows you to wirelessly pair and connect two Bluetooth source devices, so you can switch easily back and forth between devices and music libraries.
  • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the Yamaha soundbar speaker offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the YAS-108 soundbar offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Bluetooth Standby: The Bluetooth Standby function allows you to turn On or Off the soundbar automatically, linked with the operation of a Bluetooth 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.

  • Table-Top Dimensions: 34.9375" (w) x 2.1875" (h) x 5.1875" (d)
  • Wall-Mount Dimensions: 34.9375" (w) x 5.1875" (h) x 2.1875" (d)

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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Quality !!! [ R  Jul 03, 2019 ]
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Good reviews, acceptable price, has subwoofer and scratch & dent unit was available. [ Jason  Jun 24, 2019 ]
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Great reviews and price [ Michael  Jun 20, 2019 ]
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After rewies some references take a chance with this one. It's my first order with you guys and my first sound bars. I expect to be lucky. [ Jose  Jun 12, 2019 ]
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This soundbar has the full range of sounds, tweeter, midrange and woofer. It fills the space incredibly well and offers several options to customize the sound output how you want it. I love that it's powered and does not have a separate subwoofer. The soundbar has weight and definite quality to it. It has worked very well in our office conference rooms and in my personal setting. The sound is immersive and truly enjoyable. [ A  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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John Swant told me about this sound bar [ Charles  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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I chose the Yamaha because it offered a sub-out connection. I already own a great Onkyo subwoofer and decided to try this model out to save me from purchasing a soundbar\subwoofer combo. ALSO-I love the idea of a wired connection to the sub. I would rather not deal with pairing issues if I don't have to. [ Anthony  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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Good price point, the ability to add my own sub woofer(i own 2), and the positive reviews. [ ARTHUR  Feb 27, 2019 ]
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Good price point and favorable reviews [ Mark  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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Friend recommended [ Bryan  Feb 22, 2019 ]
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Price was good and being 4K compatible a big plus. [ Gerald  Feb 22, 2019 ]
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Description & customer reviews indicate this is precisely what I need. [ William  Feb 15, 2019 ]
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Great reviews and 4k passthru! [ Richard  Feb 14, 2019 ]
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Wanted a lower priced soundbar for our older TV. [ Christy  Feb 11, 2019 ]
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High marks in all of the online reviews I read. [ Michael  Feb 10, 2019 ]
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Brand experience as well as ratings and reviews [ ZAK  Feb 09, 2019 ]
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Yamaha has always made good sounding equipment. Also this is about my third sound bar in trying to find one that I can hear dialogue. I don't know if it's me or just sound bars forget about the main thing ... people need tp hear what people are saying! I hope this is the one. [ Fishon  Jan 30, 2019 ]
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Quality of sound bar, features and positive reviews. [ Ronald  Jan 23, 2019 ]
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Ratings and reviews [ joseph  Jan 23, 2019 ]
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price and good reviews [ pete  Jan 10, 2019 ]
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My Pioneer sound bar died after 4 years and I have had good luck with Yamaha products. [ lew52  Jan 04, 2019 ]
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reviews [ Jon  Jan 02, 2019 ]
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Great value for a brand name product. [ Phil  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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price good review and able to connect to my powered sub woofer [ Edward  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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Have another unit and like the sound [ Robert  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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Great reviews, inexpensive, met my needs, and Kevin recommended it. [ MICHAEL  Dec 22, 2018 ]
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With the help of the advisor [ Mark  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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Great price. Also have other Yamaha equipment, and am very happy with it. [ CHRIS  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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Price, reviews, free shipping and no tax. Plus I like you guys and don't mind spending my money at your web store. Happy Holidays! [ John  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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It is a great entry level sound bar. I chose it for my daughter and son-in-law who are apartment dwellers looking for better sound than their TV can deliver. They also are big into Alexa so the compatibility is a great bonus. [ Max  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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Great ratings and easy set up for an older relative [ DOUG  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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It was chosen by my son-in-law for a Christmas gift. [ Mitzi G.  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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I have owned yamaha products in the past and have found them to be of high quality. [ richard a.  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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I know that Yamaha has a great reputation for quality sound equipment. [ Mark  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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No sub woofer and has ARC [ Valerie  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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Price and overall good reviews. [ DEB  Dec 04, 2018 ]
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Price and options - 4k pass-thru. [ Daniel  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield rep recommended it [ jason  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Compact design and good sound quality. [ STEVEN  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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This speaker is awesome for those of you who want simplicity and great sound. [ CHARLES  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Excellent reviews at Crutchfield, and in online review sites where it was compared to other brands. Also because of the excellent information I received from a Crutchfield sales adviser. [ Mark  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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It looked like a good deal for the price. The reviews were helpful [ Yvonne  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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1. On sale 2. Advice from Crutchfield to decide on Yamaha [ Brian  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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HDMI input, 4K HDR compatible [ D  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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Positive testimonials from users. Competitive price. I've had good luck with other Yamaha products. [ Edward M.  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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good reviews, good price! [ Derek  Nov 12, 2018 ]
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Brand name, Crutchfield's reputation. [ Clyde  Nov 09, 2018 ]
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because of the built in subwoofer in the unit, the reviews were good, price, [ Terry  Nov 04, 2018 ]
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Saw excellent reviews on this budget priced Sound Bar. [ A. M.  Nov 04, 2018 ]
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needed a good sound bar for a small living room with voice clarity to overcome subpar tv speakers [ GAYANE  Nov 04, 2018 ]
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Price and Features [ JAVIER  Oct 13, 2018 ]
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Built in subwoofer. Good power. Positive reviews. [ Robert  Oct 06, 2018 ]
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Prior experience with Yamaha products. Customer reviews. Price. [ GTrider  Oct 05, 2018 ]
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Wanted a sound bar to improve TV sound for times when I don't want to turn on my entire home theater system. Thought the quality and features of this sound bar would fit that purpose well! [ BRIAN  Oct 05, 2018 ]
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It's streamlined look and Bluetooth capability [ Kathleen  Oct 03, 2018 ]
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alredy have two yas-107 trying this in guest bed room [ ROBERT L  Sep 28, 2018 ]
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Excellent reviews [ Steve  Sep 28, 2018 ]
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Good professional reviews, compact. good price -----60th anniversary gift [ Edward  Sep 21, 2018 ]
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I purchased a yam sound bar from crutchfield 6 mo ago. Happy with yam 107 , happy with crutchfield . [ arthur a slader  Sep 11, 2018 ]
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can uise sub-woofer out put [ jeffrey  Sep 11, 2018 ]
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I've really enjoyed my Yamaha ATS-1010 - the "Clear Voice" feature makes a big difference and the sound bar has functioned flawlessly for over 5 years - but it was time to upgrade to a unit that supports HDMI ARC (and Bluetooth is nice too). Yamaha seems to dominate in this space at this price point, and I trust Crutchfield to carry quality items. [ tony  Sep 09, 2018 ]
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Cheaper sound bar. New tv has terrible sound so opted for a cheaper sound bar with woofers but no sub as we don't really need a big system. If we went with a big system sound bars seem insufficient in general. [ Nathaniel  Sep 08, 2018 ]
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Good reviews and the simplicity of no separate subwoofer. Reasonable price too. [ Doug  Sep 05, 2018 ]
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reviews, reputation, own other yamaha speakers [ bob morris  Sep 05, 2018 ]
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It's got very new technology that works for today! [ Pablo I.  Sep 03, 2018 ]
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i like turtles [ Mark  Sep 02, 2018 ]
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Sales representative recommended this product after our discussion about what I was looking for. [ L  Sep 01, 2018 ]
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Compact, good reviews, good brand, small sub-woofers included in single package soundbar [ Steven  Aug 31, 2018 ]
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Decided to try a soundbar for the first time and the ratings for this model were great. [ T  Aug 27, 2018 ]
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great reviews [ john  Aug 23, 2018 ]
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Reviews [ Jon  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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I look at feature, and also review's of people who bought this same speaker. Excellent reviews.... [ don  Aug 19, 2018 ]
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reviews and price [ paul  Aug 16, 2018 ]
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BECAUSE I HAVE THE YAS-107 AND WANTED TO UPGRADE AND THE SOUND IS GREAT [ daryl  Aug 16, 2018 ]
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top seller and it had built in sub. I is a gift for my mother she is 76 years young so I didn't want it to be complicated for her [ Greg  Aug 14, 2018 ]
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Reviews are good, dimensions work and I didn't want a separate sub woofer since I have one as part of my surround system. I hope the vocal enhancements work well. I expect Yamaha products to be very good to exceptional. [ Doug  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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the consultant was very helpful [ William  Aug 07, 2018 ]
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I am a Yamaha. I find their products to be of excellent quality and performance . [ Joseph  Jul 29, 2018 ]
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I like the features and the fact that it is Alexa compatible. It is reasonably priced. Yamaha is music.. I have bought Yamaha products before. [ JERRY N  Jul 26, 2018 ]
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Features, Price, and Performance [ Wayne A.  Jul 24, 2018 ]
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After reading several reviews for soundbars with internal subwoofers, the Yamaha YAS-108 seemed to be the best value for the money. It also is a size that will easily fit under my new QLED Samsung tv [ Douglas  Jul 16, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Rusty. [ Mark  Jul 15, 2018 ]
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We bought this speaker for our second TV, we have one for the first TV and it is great. [ Cathy  Jul 15, 2018 ]
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Good reviews [ Andrew  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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I chose the Yamaha YAS-108 due to the rave reviews of the prior model (YAS-107) Also the excellent reputation of Yamaha products in general and the price. [ Johnny  Jul 09, 2018 ]
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Do I need to hook up optical cable as well as high speed HDMI for ARC to work and sound to come out? I am getting ARC control on/off and see lights flashing for volume up/down but no sound.
[ monte  Apr 05, 2019 ]
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I had the same problem when I bought mine. I traced it to usage of an old HDMI cable. I bought a new one with the latest specs and that fixed it. I do not use an optical cable.
[ Paul  Apr 14, 2019 ]
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You should not need to connect the optical cable as well as the HDMI cable. Sometimes you may need to reboot (unplug and plug-in the power line to) the television. I have found this to be true with a Sony TV.
[ Wayne A.  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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From https://
www.crutchfield.com/p_022YAS108/Yamaha-YAS-108.html: 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. [But this is only if I'm watching a video from those devices, correct? If I watch a video from Roku, which is built-in to my TV, or over the air HDTV, I may hit this 2 ch PCM limitation?]
[ Martin  Jan 28, 2019 ]
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Since those two are abilities built into the TV and not connected to the TV using an HDMI cable, then this message does not apply. Those built-in abilities have been able to pass mulitchannel audio (when available with the content you are watching) through the HDMI ARC connection My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Feb 04, 2019 ]  Staff
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If mounted on the wall, will the spacers allow the wires to go behind the bar? Would like to mount above the tv and have the wires go down behind.
[ Bradley  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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Yes, there's just enough gap for you to route/rest some cables behind the wall mounted speaker (maybe not those super thick gauge HDMI cables though...)
[ Andy  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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Yes yes yes yes! That is exactly as we have it setup in the bedroom. Spacers do the job perfectly and the wires hang down behind into their respective inputs. I also paired this wonderful soundbar with a mini REL subwoofer and the bedroom sounds like a theatre room. Great for small to medium bedrooms.
[ PAUL  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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It should allow you to run wires behind the soundbar i didn't put my soundbar on the wall good price
[ RON  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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If you mount the bar directly above the TV you should be able to come down behind the TV from behind the soundboard Enter an answer to this question.
[ HENRY  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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Sorry, didn;t mount but appears that the wires would work that way.
[ Janis  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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Can Bluetooth be activated/deactivated via the remote?
[ RyanL  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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yes
[ Andrew  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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Yes buy it sound is great
[ james  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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Yes .
[ John  Nov 29, 2018 ]
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Is there a wireless subwoofer that I could add to this bar? I see that it has subwoofer out connectivity, but I don't want wires. Basically, I want the equivalent to the YAS-207 but with this bar.
[ Timothy  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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I have 12 jbl and 8 hk get the 12 jbl
[ james  Sep 26, 2018 ]
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It does not have a wireless subwoofer. There is a connection to add one, but, not wirelessly. While it does sound pretty nice it lacks deep bass. If you want more bass you may want to look at the YAS-207 as an alternative. Depending on your budget you could look at the YAS-706 which has a wireless sub and has a music cast system.
[ kurt  Sep 07, 2018 ]
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I purchased the sound bar without a subwoofer. The unit itself has very strong bass. I would not spend more for a subwoofer. Try it alone first.
[ JAMES R  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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Which mounting orientation is more optimal? This is a gift for a woman who is slightly hard of hearing, and her current stock TV speakers are very muddy and vocals are not clear. We have the option of installing this either on the table or on the wall. Based on driver location, which option would be better for vocal sound quality?
[ CHARLES  Sep 05, 2018 ]
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I have a slight hearing loss in one ear and also found voices to be unclear from my TV speakers. My soundbar is on a 29'' high TV stand and I can now hear voices with no problem. Mounting it on a wall might be better, but the table works well enough for me that it wasn't necessary.
[ Paul  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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For someone who is slightly hard of hearing I would install it on the table-top option facing the listener. A better option (your loved one will feel like she has perfect hearing) would be what I did for my father who is almost completely deaf, and that is purchase the Sennheiser RS 175 wireless headphones. Amazing sound and she won't miss a thing. Just make sure her tv has an optical cable input. Hope this helps.
[ PAUL  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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If mounted on a wall, the drivers will be facing the audience. If placed on a table, the drivers will be facing up.
[ Peter  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Mounted on the wall would produce the best sound quality so that there is nothing obstructing the sound and if possible might even be better if it was mounted about the TV for someone hard of hearing.
[ Melinda  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Your better to put on the wall
[ RON  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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For me, I think you'd have to mount it to a wall as opposed to laying it flat. In addition to the sound projecting better from that position (IMO), you can see the indicator lights better.
[ Andy  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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We have ours on the table in front of the tv. Possibly on the wall facing forward would be better, but too little difference to matter, in my opinion. BTW, I like the simplicity of the connectivity, and the sound is a big improvement, especially for speech.
[ William  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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I tried both , I like the wall , better sound
[ Harry  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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We have on the table and it works great. Use clear voice. Paul.
[ Paul  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Mount on wall with speakers facing forward. This also Gives you better control with your remote control. The clear voice works great.
[ HENRY  Sep 09, 2018 ]
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