2ch Active Soundbar Speaker: The Yamaha YAS-207's active
soundbar speaker features a 2ch driver configuration with one 1" dome tweeter
and two 1.75" mid-woofers for each of the left & right channels. The YAS-207's soundbar utilizes a 50 watt x 2 channel amp to power the enclosed drivers.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The Yamaha YAS-207 includes a wireless
powered subwoofer that features a side-firing 6.25" woofer and 100 watt amplifier for
dynamic bass response. A front-firing port aids in deeper, bigger bass response.
Since the powered sub is wireless, you don't have to connect a cable between the
soundbar and the sub (you still will need to plug the sub's AC power cord into a
wall). The powered sub's wireless range is 33'.
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.
Bass Extension: Yamaha's exclusive Bass Extension technology
boosts the bass from the wireless powered sub to produce a bigger, fuller sound.
You an also adjust the wireless powered subwoofer's volume level independently
from the system's overall volume.
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
Dolby Digital & DTS Compatible: The Yamaha YAS-207 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 ||2Ch Linear PCM ||2ch, 32-96kHz,
|Multichannel Linear PCM ||6ch, 32-96kHz,
|Bitstream ||Dolby Digital, DTS |
| Optical ||2Ch Linear PCM ||2ch, 32-48Hz,
|Bitstream ||Dolby Digital, DTS |
DTS Virtual:X Ready + 3D Surround Mode (via firmware update -
available now): DTS
Virtual:X compatibility & a 3D Surround playback mode will be available through
a firmware update (due August 2017). Once the firmware update is complete, surround
sound can be heard not only from horizontal directions, but also from varying
heights when DTS Virtual:X
is used. 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).
Note: The firmware update can be accessed from Yamaha's website
downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive which will need to be inserted into YAS-207's
USB port for update.
HDMI 2.0a: The Yamaha YAS-207 is outfitted with one HDMI
2.0a input and one HDMI ARC 2.0a output that support the latest HDMI 2.0a
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: The YAS-207 supports up to 4K (3840x2160
pixels) video @ 60 frames per second
through its HDMI input and output. It also supports a 480i, 480p, 720p,
1080i, or 1080p video signal.
- HDCP 2.2: The HDMI input and output also support HDCP
2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for
4K video transmission.
- HDR 10 (High Dynamic Range): The YAS-207 supports HDR
10. 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.
- 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,
- 3D Ready: The YAS-207 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
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the YAS-207'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 many 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-207'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-207 is outfitted with both
analog & digital audio inputs 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 many
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 Music Streaming: The Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar
speaker system supports Bluetooth (v.4.1+EDR) A2DP wireless audio streaming (up
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-207
soundbar speaker. You will continue to navigate your music and view song/artist
information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
- Pairing: This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled
device with a single press of a button. If a Bluetooth device has been
paired before, the unit will connect to the last paired device when the
soundbar's Bluetooth source button is pressed. You will need to terminate this
connection to pair a new device.
- 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-207 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
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-207.
Remote Control: The YAS-207 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 you use 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
Home Theater Controller App (for iOS & Android): The
YAS-207 is compatible with Yamaha's Home Theater Control App (HT Controller) for
Apple iOS 8.0+ &
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-207 offers built-in keyhole slots (spaced 18"
apart). Position the wireless powered subwoofer to the left or right of the
center of the soundbar (wireless signal transmits up to 33'), and angle it
slightly toward the center of the room to prevent sound from reflecting off
Power Requirements: The active soundbar & wireless powered sub each
come with a detachable 6' AC power cord which will need to be plugged into an AC
outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner.
Auto Standby: The soundbar will automatically turn off when
there is no operation for 8 hours, or not audio input and no operation for 20