Summary: For the living room area I wanted this unit for it works well in that it will produce, on a small scale, surround like sound, some bass as well. But if you're interested in producing theatre like sound it falls short. Eventually I'll be adding a proper surround sound system that unfortunately will require installing with wires which was the main reason for trying this unit, no exposed wires and it looks quite good.
Summary: First of all, the pictures do it no justice. This thing looks and sounds pretty amazing! While you can tell it's not 100%, it's really close in a closed room. Without walls, it may not sound as great but the surround imaging is pretty impressive. The subwoofer surely makes a positive difference giving it a very full sound. Quite an impressive single speaker solution!
Summary: Very accurate sound but modestly disappointing surround effects & that's probably becasue the law of physics is against the whole concept... you need a rear speaker source to create the surround effect. A little high priced but wanted good sound in a small package.
Summary: This yamaha has terrific sound and works well as a sound-projector. The various settings allow you to customize the sound to your preference.I love the space saver and the fact that i don't have ugly wires running all over the house. The only drawback I found was having to buy a separate accessory for my mp3.
Excerpt: This is the third soundbar for my condo I've purchased, and will be the last. While the others have been nice upgrades to my t.v. speakers, this far outranges anything else I've heard. The sound is crystal clear and I'm discovering sounds in movies I wasn't even aware exsisted. And the surround effects?
Pros: 3 HDMI inputs, Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Interfaces Well With TV
Excerpt: As Audio Specialist for Adorama, This product came to us with great excitement.Upon opening it, It's sleek low-profile design will astound you as will it's weight, 9.5 lbs (Center Unit).Connections are a breeze, sporting 3 HDMI In/1 Out which is enough to connect a cable/Satellite box, Blu-Ray player, and perhaps an AppleTV, PS3, Xbox or other HDMI peripherals.With the built-in 132W amplifier, there is no need to worry about placement.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality