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Yamaha YAS-101

The YAS-101 is a slim, low-profile sound bar speaker system feat Read more

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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
24 June 2013
  • Excerpt: With a sleek, piano-black finish, the Yamaha YAS-101 is certainly one of the better looking entry-level sound bars. The omission of a wireless subwoofer in favor of an integrated subwoofer adds to its sleek and elegant design. While this speaker bar passes the eye test, it is what's under the hood that determines its performance, and ultimately its worth as a piece of home audio equipment.
  • Pros: The sleek and beautifully styled Yamaha YAS-101 sound bar produces good, clean sound.
  • Cons: The Yamaha YAS-101 lacks HDMI and RCA inputs. You don't have the option to stream music wirelessly to the sound bar.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 7
7.0
Ergonomics 7
7.0

Yamaha YAS-101 Soundbar

Sound & Vision Magazine
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: The valley between most televisions' woeful onboard audio and the glory of a full-on 5.1-, 6.1-, or 7.1-channel audio system is a broad one indeed, and wending its way through the middle like some bittersweet creek is the much-maligned soundbar. Once dismissed by the techno-elite as home theater for the lazy, the soundbar has since evolved into a viable compromise bet ween…well, something great and nothing at all.
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Overall 7
7.0

Yamaha YAS-101

PC Magazine
1 August 2012
  • Conclusion: In smaller rooms, the Yamaha YAS-101 delivers impressive value for the dollar. It sounds like a more expensive system, and since there's no subwoofer, it can fit into just about any decor when placed underneath an HDTV.
  • Pros: Smooth, natural sound. Powerful bass even without a subwoofer. Stylish design.
  • Cons: Doesn't reach the home theater-like levels a system with a discrete subwoofer does. Does not support Bluetooth streaming. No HDMI or stereo RCA inputs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Yamaha YAS-101 Review

Digitaltrends
19 October 2011
  • Conclusion: If Yamaha’s aim was to create a full sounding, self-contained, slim sound bar solution at an accessible price, we’d say they pretty much nailed it on the head with the YAS-101. Though not without its limitations, we think this sound bar does more with one box than some solutions do with two and, at $300, we think this will make an attractive add-on for those who demand better sound than their TV can provide on its own, but don’t have much space to give up.
  • Pros: Substantial low bass for a small enclosure, Clean, controlled high frequencies, Univolume keeps loud ads at bay, One digital optical cable included
  • Cons: No analog audio input, Surround mode steals from fidelity, Mounting screws not included
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Overall 8
8.0

Yamaha YAS-101

Digitaltrends
19 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Review: The Yamaha YAS-101 is the company’s most affordable sound bar yet, but still produces impressive bass without the need for a separate subwoofer.
  • Pros: Substantial low bass for a small enclosure, Clean, controlled high frequencies, Univolume keeps loud ads at bay, One digital optical cable included
  • Cons: No analog audio input, Surround mode steals from fidelity, Mounting screws not included
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Overall 8
8.0

Pieni tehopesä

mbnet.fi
15 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Yamaha on testin ainoa laite, jossa ei ole erillistä lisäbassoa. Laitteen rakenne on selkeästi muuta ryhmää jämäkämpi, minkä huomaa perusyksikön painosta. Joukon kapeimpana laitteena Yamaha sop ...
  • Pros: Selkeä ääni, Sijoitettavuus, Kaukosäädin
  • Cons: Ei näyttöä, Ei hdmi-liitäntöjä
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Overall 8
8.0

Yamaha YAS-101: Budget-Soundbar mit exzellentem Klang für TV-Sendungen und Filme

CNET
7 February 2012
  • Summary: Yamaha hat die Soundbar-Klasse praktisch erfunden und dominiert sie mit seiner Digital-Sound-Projector-Produktlinie immer noch. Aber man tut sich mit einer Empfehlung einer solchen Soundbar schon schwer, wenn die Preise bei 700 Euro beginnen. Die YAS-101 dagegen ist Yamahas Debüt im zunehmend übervölkerten Budget-Segment und eine der wenigen Soundbars, die sich von den vielen Konkurrenten abheben kann.
  • Pros: solider Klang für Serien und Filme, integrierter Subwoofer spart Platz, innovativer Transponder für Fernbedienungs-Signale, interessanter Preispunkt
  • Cons: keine kräftigen Bässe, maximale Lautstärke vergleichsweise niedrig, keine HDMI-Eingänge, keine analogen Audio-Eingänge
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