YAS Front Surround System: The Yamaha YAS-203 is a
two-component home theater system composed of an active soundbar speaker and
wireless powered subwoofer that produces a 200-watts of total power. The
soundbar speaker with AirSurround Xtreme technology and the wireless powered
subwoofer delivers virtual surround sound from a simple to setup
two-component speaker system. The Yamaha YAS-203 is a great addition to your
flat-panel TV, replacing your television's speaker with rich, virtual surround
sound. The soundbar's front-panel and top have a glossy "piano black" finish
that harmonizes beautifully with today's flat-panel TVs, while the wireless
powered subwoofer can be hidden out of sight for a stylishly compact home
Active Soundbar Speaker: The soundbar speaker houses a
50-watt x 2-channel digital amp and two 2.125" full-range drivers with large magnets to
ensure high sound clarity. Its superb structural design allows high capacity
cabinet volume for very powerful and clear sound, even though the body is very
slim. The grilles protecting the speaker unit is a saran net that allows
unimpeded sound flow. All sounds, including vocals and music, are clear and
- Air Surround Xtreme Technology: The slim, low-profile soundbar
speaker employs the latest Air Surround Xtreme technologies from Yamaha.
Yamaha's exclusive Air Surround Xtreme technology reproduces virtual surround sound with high quality, excellent imaging, and rich presence; far superior to that of the speakers in your TV. You'll experience an extremely
realistic and impressive sound field, with clear dialogue in the front and
dynamic sound action at the back and sides. This system can also be set to
- Table-Top or Wall-Mount: The soundbar speaker fits easily into
the available space you have above or below your television. With a height
of only 3.875" (with feet), the soundbar speaker can be easily positioned in
front of your TV so the soundbar straddles the TV stand, using the included
feet. You can also hang the soundbar speaker on the wall,
using the two integrated key-hole slots (spaced 18" apart) on back of the
speaker. A wall-mounting template is
provided (wall-mount hardware and screws not provided). The soundbar
speaker measures 3.0" in height without feet.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The YAS-203 includes a wireless
powered subwoofer that houses 6.5" woofer inside a bass-reflex cabinet powered
by a built-in 100-watt amplifier. This 6.5" subwoofer features a large magnet
and a front-firing configuration, while the port is side-firing. The 100W amp's
circuit board has an ideal grounding pattern that ensures stable current supply
for deep, accurate bass output every time. This subwoofer is capable of
delivering powerful movie effect sounds and rich, deep bass.
- Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II (A-YST): The
powered sub's high sound quality design takes advantage of Yamaha's
proprietary Advanced YST and a Linear Port to produce deep and smooth bass. Advanced
Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which
the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the
speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the
highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.
- Independent Bass Control: You can adjust the soundbar speaker's
subwoofer volume independent from the speaker's main volume for added bass
- Wireless Connectivity: Because the powered subwoofer is wireless,
it does not need a wired connection to the soundbar, so setup and placement
is faster and easier. However, it will still need an AC power outlet
connection. The wireless sub can be positioned up to 33' from the soundbar.
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatible: The YAS-203 home theater
system is compatible with popular surround sound formats, such as Dolby Digital
and DTS Digital Surround, so you get the full effect of multichannel movie
Audio Enhancements: The Yamaha YAS-203 system offers a variety of
audio settings to enhance your listening experience.
- Bass Extension: Yamaha's exclusive bass boost technology which produces powerful bass.
- Clear Voice: The Clear Voice function raises the level of
dialog and narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. Movies, TV shows,
sports commentary, and news broadcasts are more clearly audible.
- UniVolume: UniVolume is a Yamaha-developed technology that
maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs,
commercials, and input sources. For instance, when watching TV while using
UniVolume, the volume of commercials will not be louder than the program being
viewed. The same is true when switching sources to watch a DVD or Blu-ray movie,
or to listen to music on CD. This is particularly helpful for late night
watching and listening when spikes in volume can disturb others in the house or
apartment building. This feature can be switched On or Off.
- Audio Delay: This technology adjusts the timing of the
picture and dialog, so they are always in sync with one another.
Digital + Analog Connections: The Yamaha YAS-203 is equipped with one
optical (toslink) digital input, one coaxial (RCA) digital input, and one analog
stereo (RCA) input. The optical and coaxial digital inputs support up to 5.1ch
multichannel audio and are compatible with Dolby Digital & DTS..
Note: The digital optical output terminals of most newer
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
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Yamaha YAS0203 features
built-in Bluetooth (v2.1+EDR) for wireless connection to your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad,
Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac Computer, and other
Bluetooth-enabled devices. You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps
on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer to the Yamaha soundbar
speaker system. You will still control your music and view song/artist
information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
- aptX Playback: In addition to standard Bluetooth SBC
playback, the YAS-203 also employs AptX audio coding
technology for lossless, CD-quality streaming with compatible aptX-compatible
smartphones (like Android 4.0+).
- Multi-Device Pairing: Up to 8 devices can be paired, but only one
device can be used at a time.
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-203.
Remote App: Download Yamaha's free Home Theater Controller
Apple iOS (5.0+) or
Android (2.3.3+) to easily perform a variety of functions from your Apple
iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Basic functions include Input
Selection and Volume Up/Down. You can also use the app to choose between five
surround modes - Movie, Sports, Game, Music, or TV program.
Note: This remote app requires an active Bluetooth wireless
connection between the Yamaha soundbar system and your Apple or Android
Remote Control: The YAS-203's IR remote control is simple
and easy to use. It lets you turn the power On or Off, adjust the volume, and do
other basic operations.
- Learn Functions: The YAS-203 also has the ability to "learn" the
TV remote control operation, so you can use the TV remote control to turn
the YAS-203 On or Off, and to adjust its volume. This allows you to use
either the TV remote or the Yamaha remote for easy operation.
- IR Pass-Through: Even if the soundbar speaker blocks the TV's
remote control signal, the IR flasher on the back of the soundbar transmits
the signal to the TV so operation is not affected.
Auto-Sleep Function: The system will automatically turn off
when there is no operation for 8 hours, or no audio input and no operation for