Seems Yamaha has followed many other manufacturers ... into the quality abyss.
Mike Zee, Amazon
22 November 2014
Summary: Purchased Yamaha products about 10 years ago...all were of excellent quality. Seems Yamaha has followed many other manufacturers and cutting corners. Sound quality is bad, vocals are not clear and very little bass...and its aggravatingly boomy. No wonder is discontinued..
... worked right our of the box and sounded quite good. Next day went to turn it on and ...
Mark Wm. Nagel, Amazon
14 July 2014
Summary: It worked right our of the box and sounded quite good. Next day went to turn it on and the green powere LED just blinked a few times and the unit shut off. Tried the instruction manual to reboot and did the usual 'unplug and wait 5 min before plugging in again' same issue.
Summary: I've had Yamaha audio products in the last and always had the greatest respect for them...until now. I wanted a sound bar because I have a hard time hearing clear dialogue. He Yamaha featured "Clear Speech Technology" so it seemed like the perfect product. Well I couldn't have been more wrong!
Summary: I bought this item when it was Amazon's DOTD a few weeks ago for $200. I got it 2 days later as expected being a Prime Member. The Soundbar though didn't work. It kept shutting itself off a few seconds after I'd turn it on. I promptly returned it and asked for an exchange unit.
Summary: We purchased this on Sept. 10, 2013 and were very pleased with this product until one day it just stopped working. I contacted Yamaha and was told how to ship it back to them for a replacement.
Summary: This thing is huge. I forgave the girth initially, hoping for a great sound. The sound was tinny with accentuated highs and essentially no bass fullness. I've had cheap computer speakers that put out a better bass sound than this. It went promptly back into the box.
Really disgusted, worked for about 2 mins then went dead
Colorado Reviewer "P&S", Amazon
5 January 2013
Summary: I was really looking forward to the soundbar from the reviews it received on Amazon and becasue I had a poor experience with another sound bar. Ended up being very frustrated when I plugged in the opticaol cable and wan't abloe to get soundbar to work.
Summary: Very disappointed that Yamaha puts it name to this product,very little bass from woofer considering it`s size,as for the main unit - I spent two days trying to get a decent sound to no avail,at £229 this is a rip off, apart from waiting nearly two weeks for delivery, dealing with the dealer was a...