Excerpt: The Yamaha YHT-S400BL ($599.99) soundbar speaker system offers amplified stereo sound for an HDTV in a small living room or den. The YHT-S400BL is a three-channel, stereo soundbar with a companion wireless subwoofer. The main speaker measures a slim 2.0 by 31.5 by 2.8 inches (HWD), while the subwoofer measures 17.1 by 6.0 by 14.3 inches (HWD). The total system weighs 22.4 pounds.
Conclusion: The Yamaha YHT-S400 is a solid, well-rounded home cinema system at a very tempting price – less than £390. You’re not going to get jaw-dropping resultsin terms of surround sound – you’ll need to pay a considerable amount more for that – but the special effects work very well for what they are. In fact, Yamaha have managed to maximize the S-400 to its full potential and what’s on offer represents excellent value that is hard to beat at its price-point.
Excerpt: Because not everyone has the space for elaborate home theater systems, Yamaha created the YHT-S400 to save room while still providing an immersive audio experience. Comprised of a 31 inch sound bar and a unique receiver which features an integrated subwoofer, it definitely represents one of the better solutions out there for those with small apartments, or domineering partners who put their foot down on full 5.1 surround invading the living room.
Excerpt: Is it a receiver? Is it a subwoofer? No, it's a Yamaha YHT-S400, and therefore it's a bit of both. If being prepared to have a fresh think about something as straightforward as an affordable soundbar counts for anything, Yamaha deserves much applause for this product – even if it's capable of creating as many problems as it solves.
Pros: Crisply detailed, well integrated sound, tidy soundbar and thoughtful subwoofer design
Cons: Rack-mounting a subwoofer with the rest of your kit can’t be recommended
Conclusion: Wer eine sehr kompakte und trotzdem kraftvolle Soundbar sucht, ist mit der Yamaha YHT-S400 gut bedient. Die Soundbar überzeugt uns mit gutem Klang und einer ausreichenden Anzahl digitaler Schnittstellen.
Conclusion: Wer schon einen Blu-ray-Player hat, wenig Geld ausgeben will und vielleicht auch mal das ganze Haus beschallen möchte, der ist mit der Yamaha-Soundbar bestens bedient. Für 500 Euro bringt sie viele Eingänge für Zuspielgeräte mit und liefert guten Sound. Das ist uns einen Preistipp wert.