Summary: It's a Yamaha, what else can I say. Good sound for the price. I know that Yamaha produces a much better ones, but again if you are on a budget or simply do not want to spend a budle on a sound system, this one will do the job and you will be satisfied.
Summary: This is a nice soundbar for the size and the price. Packaged in a very beautiful case/cabinet. The sound quality is good but don't expect home theatre quality. If you need it to improve on the sorry onboard audio built in to your television it works well. Nice equipment for the price.
The sound is a many step upgrade over the built-in ...
MOdris S, Amazon
16 July 2014
Summary: The sound is a many step upgrade over the built-in speakers. To hear channel separation one sits less than ten feet away, otherwise the sounds blend as with no bar. Being refurbished, it shows a few "smudges" but they have zero effect on the sound. lol My in-wall studs were just about out of the required separation for mounting. Could Yamaha be requested to cut the end mounting holes about 1/4" farther apart?
Summary: Got this to replace a Philips cheapy bar, which was 'ok' but not a huge improvement over TV sound. Comparatively speaking, the Yamaha blows it away. I like that there is no separate subwoofer, meaning less 'stuff' (I have a home theater setup if I want to go that way). For day to day TV watching, this can't be beat (well, at this price anyway). Voices seem clear, overall good balance. I really like that it can learn power & volume commands from your TV remote.