2.1ch Active Soundbar Speaker: The Yamaha YAS-108 active
soundbar speaker features a 2.1ch driver configuration with one 1" dome tweeter
and one 2.125" mid-woofer for each of the left & right channels, as well as dual
3" subwoofers for the LFE channel. The YAS-108 delivers 120-watts of power to
the enclosed drivers - 30 watts to each of the left & right channels and 60
watts to both subwoofers.
Built-In Subwoofers w/ Bass Extension: The YAS-108 is
equipped with dual, built-in 3" subwoofers plus a unique bass reflex port and "Bass
Extension" processing to deliver exceptional low-end performance without the
need for a separate powered subwoofer. You can adjust the level of the built-in
subwoofers independently from the soundbar's overall volume.
Clear Voice: Clear Voice raises the level of dialog and
narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. Movies and TV shows, sports
commentary and news broadcasts are more clearly audible.
Compressed Music Enhancer: The Compressed Music Enhancer
restores frequency response lost during digital compression, so your music
sounds the way it should. Optimized for Bluetooth audio transmission, you'll
enjoy vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback. When a compressed
source is played, the Compressed Music Enhancer engages automatically.
Dolby Digital & DTS Compatible: The Yamaha YAS-108 soundbar
decodes 2ch PCM, multi-channel PCM, Dolby Digital, & DTS audio signals. You can
listen to these audio formats in Virtual Surround mode or 2ch Stereo mode. The
2ch Stereo mode is ideal for music, while the Virtual Surround mode provides a
much more immersive soundfield for movies. From Yamaha's Home Theater Control
App on your Apple iOS or Android device you select between different surround
modes - TV Program, Stereo, Movie, Music, Sports, & Game.
| Digital Audio Connector ||Audio
Signal Type || Audio Signal Format |
| HDMI ||Multichannel PCM ||2ch-6ch, 32-192kHz,
|Bitstream ||Dolby Digital, DTS |
| Optical ||2Ch PCM ||2ch, 32-96Hz,
|Bitstream ||Dolby Digital, DTS |
DTS Virtual:X + 3D Surround:
The YAS-108 can deliver immersive 3D surround sound, simulating sound
effects that seem to move around the listener and even have a sense of height.
Thanks to DTS Virtual:X &
3D Surround the YAS-108 allows surround sound to be heard not only from horizontal directions,
but also from varying heights. DTS Virtual:X can be used with any content (from 2ch to 5.1ch soundtracks), while
delivering virtual height & virtual surround processing based on psychoacoustics
(not reflective surfaces). Ideal for use with any multichannel content
(including DTS- and Dolby-encoded soundtracks) it creates more spacious,
lifelike sound for all of your favorite TV shows, movies and games.
HDMI 2.0b: The Yamaha YAS-108 is outfitted with one HDMI input and one HDMI ARC output that support the latest HDMI 2.0b standards; such as 4K/60Hz, HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 color subsampling, & HDR (High
Dynamic Range) for full support of today's 4K content from Ultra HD Blu-ray &
online video services (like Amazon & Netflix).
- 4K/60HZ + HDCP 2.2: The YAS-108 supports up to 4K (3840x2160
pixels) video @ 60 frames per second
through its HDMI input and output. The HDMI input and output is HDCP
2.2 certified, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for
4K video transmission. It also supports a 480i, 480p, 720p,
1080i, or 1080p video signal.
- 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: In addition, the HDMI input
and output support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color
subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance
(brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in
an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image
with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
- Deep Color & x.v.Color: The soundbar's HDMI jacks
support Deep Color & x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color
range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike,
- 3D Ready: The YAS-108 soundbar supports 3D video
pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games
and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be
connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D
High Dynamic Range: High Dynamic Range video provides enhanced picture quality by
simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of
an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness
levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the
subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the
brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. The YAS-108 supports HDR
10 and HLG.
- HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the
most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start
of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is
encoded using HDR.
- HLG: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for
live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata
and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much
of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the YAS-108's
HDMI output allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the soundbar
through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your
TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
Note: Because with some televisions, the ARC-enabled
HDMI input will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI
or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray player or
Satellite/Cable box to the Yamaha soundbar directly; and then connect the
YAS-108's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This
setup will give you with the best overall sound performance.
Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: The YAS-108 is outfitted with
both analog & digital audio outputs to connect to your TV. There is one optical
(toslink) digital input that supports 2Ch PCM, 5.1ch Dolby Digital, and 5.1ch
DTS audio signals (up to 24-bit/32-48kHz). There is also one stereo minijack
(3.5mm) audio input for televisions without an optical digital out.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of some
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
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Yamaha YAS-108 soundbar
speaker system supports Bluetooth (v5.0) A2DP wireless audio streaming (up
to 33'). 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, Windows Phone/PC, or Mac computer/laptop to the YAS-108
soundbar speaker. You will continue to navigate your music and view song/artist
information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
- Dual Device Connection: The YAS-108 allows you to
wirelessly pair and connect two Bluetooth source devices, so you can switch
easily back and forth between devices and music libraries.
- SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the
standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the Yamaha soundbar speaker offers
support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the YAS-108 soundbar offers better audio
performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
- Bluetooth Standby: The Bluetooth Standby function
allows you to turn On or Off the soundbar automatically, linked with the
operation of a Bluetooth device.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Yamaha YAS-108.
Sub Out: A mono-RCA subwoofer output lets you hook up an
optional powered sub (sold separately). The soundbar's built-in subs will
continue to produce sound along with the external power sub.
IR Remote w/ HDMI-CEC: The YAS-108 comes with a sleek, easy-to-use
IR remote control for wireless operation of the soundbar speaker. Also, if your
TV supports HDMI CEC and uses HDMI connectivity, it is possible to adjust the
volume of the sound bar using your TV's remote to simplify day-to-day operation.
Note: This soundbar does not allow you to program your TV
remote to operate the speaker, but does offer HDMI control through your
compatible TV's remote.
Home Theater Controller App: The YAS-108
is compatible with Yamaha's Home Theater Control App (HT Controller) for
Android OS 4.0+
devices. This remote app makes it easy to control the
soundbar from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device via a Bluetooth
connection. Its intuitive and easy-to-see operating screen uses icons that let
you easily perform a variety of operations; including Input, Volume, Audio
settings, and Surround modes. Surround modes include TV Program, Stereo, Movie,
Music, Sports, & Game.
Mounting Options: Due to its slim profile, the soundbar fits
in front of most flat-panel TVs without blocking the screen. If you prefer to
wall-mount the speaker, the YAS-108 offers built-in keyhole slots (spaced 18"
apart). A built-in gyroscope optimizes sound depending on whether the soundbar
is placed on a table-top or hung on wall.
- Table-Top Dimensions: 34.9375" (w) x 2.1875" (h) x
- Wall-Mount Dimensions: 34.9375" (w) x 5.1875" (h) x 2.1875"
Auto Power Standby: When the Auto Power Standby function is
enabled, the unit will automatically turn off when there is no operation for 8
hours. When Bluetooth or HDMI is selected as the input, the unit will turn off
after no audio input and no operation for 20 minutes.