Soundbar Speaker System: The Yamaha YAS-103 is a slim, low-profile soundbar speaker system
featuring the latest Air Surround Xtreme technologies from Yamaha and built-in
dual-driver subwoofer that delivers a 7.1-channel surround sound from a single speaker
unit. The Yamaha is a great addition to your flat-panel TV, replacing your
television's miniscule speakers with rich, virtual surround sound. The soundbar's front
panel and top have a glossy "piano black" finish that harmonizes beautifully with
today's flat-panel TVs, for a stylishly compact home theater system. The YAS-103
soundbar can be table-top or wall mounted below or above your television.
Air Surround Xtreme Technology: Yamaha's exclusive Air Surround Xtreme
reproduces 7.1-channel surround sound with high quality, excellent imaging, and
rich presence; far superior to that of the speakers in your TV. You'll
experience an extremely realistic and impressive sound field, with clear dialogue
in the front and dynamic sound action at the back and sides. You can also set the soundbar speaker system to Stereo.
Active Speaker System: The Yamaha YAS-103 soundbar combines
two 2.5" front-firing full-range drivers with dual 3.0" down-firing subwoofers
driven by a built-in 30W RMS x 2 channel (6Ω, 1kHz, 10% THD) +
60W RMS x 1 channel (3Ω, 100kHz, 10% THD) digital
amplifier. Although compact, its excellent structural design
provides a large volume enclosure for all speakers. The two 2.5" full-range
drivers are housed in separate acoustic suspension chambers, while the dual 3.0"
subwoofers are housed together in a separate bass reflex chamber for added efficiency and
better bass response.
Note: The grilles protecting the speaker unit is a saran net
that allows unimpeded sound flow. All sounds, including vocals and music, are
clear and pleasant.
Dual-Driver Subwoofer Design: The dual subwoofers employ large magnets and
large-diameter voice coils to realize dynamic and robust bass sound
reproduction. This ensures that the overall sound has a rich sense of presence,
making movie effect sounds more realistic. The YAS-103 employs dual side-firing bass reflex ports
(for the dual subwoofers) that have a
straight shape and adequate length to provide outstanding bass response together
with the large volume cabinet. The duct outlets are shaped like a trumpet bell,
which reduces wind noise for better sound clarity.
Note: You can adjust the soundbar speaker's subwoofer
volume independent from the speaker's main volume for added bass response.
Audio Enhancements: The Yamaha YAS-103 soundbar speaker system offers
several audio adjustments to enhance your listening experience.
- Clear Voice: The Clear Voice function raises the level of dialog and
narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. Movies, TV shows, sports
commentary, and news broadcasts are more clearly audible.
- UniVolume: UniVolume is a Yamaha-developed technology that
maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs,
commercials, and input sources. For instance, when watching TV while using
UniVolume, the volume of commercials will not be louder than the program being
viewed. The same is true when switching sources to watch a DVD or Blu-ray movie,
or to listen to music on CD. This is particularly helpful for late night
watching and listening when spikes in volume can disturb others in the house or
apartment building. This feature can be switched On or Off.
- Audio Delay Control (Lip Sync): This technology adjusts the timing of
the picture and dialog, so they are always in sync with one another.
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatible Digital Inputs: The Yamaha YAS-103 soundbar is compatible with
popular surround sound formats, such as Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround, so
you get the full effect of multi-channel movie sound. The YAS-103 soundbar is fitted with
rear-panel digital audio inputs. The active soundbar speaker features two optical digital inputs
(labeled TV, BD/DVD) and one coaxial digital input. The soundbar's
digital inputs support PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS audio signals (up to 5.1ch).
There is also a stereo RCA input for connection of an analog source or if your
TV does not have a digital output.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of most newer
flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby
Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection,
or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources
connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or
satellite/cable box). That's why we recommend that you run separate digital
audio cables from your TV, satellite/cable box, and Blu-ray player to the soundbar speaker for
best sound performance.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Yamaha YAS-103 soundbar
speaker system supports Bluetooth (v.2.1+EDR) A2DP wireless audio streaming.
This allows you to stream stored music and music apps from your
Bluetooth-enabled device (such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/table, or computer/laptop) to the YAS-103 soundbar speaker. You will
continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your
Bluetooth-enabled device. This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device
with a single press of a button. Up to 8 devices can be paired, but only one can
be used at a time. Once paired, the YAS-103 will automatically re-connect with
your device when in wireless range (up to 33').
Control App (for Apple iOS/Android): The YAS-103 is
compatible with Yamaha's Home Theater Control App (HT Controller), available for
free download for Apple iOS (5.1+) and Android (2.3.3+) devices. Download this
app from the
iTunes App Store or
Google Play Store. This remote app makes it easy to control the soundbar via
a Bluetooth connection; including input selections, master volume, surround
modes, and other settings.
Remote Control: The YAS-103's IR remote control is simple and easy to
use. It lets you turn the power On or Off, adjust the volume, do other basic
operations, and lets you switch the surround modes. The YAS-103 has the ability
to "learn" the TV remote control operation, so you can use the TV remote control
to turn the YAS-103 On or Off, and to adjust its volume. This allows you to use
either the TV remote or the Yamaha remote for easy operation.
Note: Even if the YAS-103 blocks the TV's remote
control signal, the IR flasher on the back of the soundbar transmits the signal
to the TV so operation is not affected.
Mounting Options Because both speakers and subwoofers
are built into the Yamaha YAS-103 soundbar, it fits easily into the available
space you have above or below your television. With a height of only 4.1875" (with
feet), the YAS-103 can be easily positioned in front of your TV so the soundbar
straddles the TV stand, using the included feet. You can remove the feet and hang the YAS-103 on
the wall, using the included wall-mount brackets (the soundbar's height is only 3.25"
with feet removed). A wall-mounting template is
provided. Wall mounting screws not included (sold separately).
Auto Standby: The soundbar will automatically turn off when
there is no operation for 8 hours, or not audio input and no operation for 20