Soundbar Speaker System: The Yamaha YAS-101 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 speaker 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-101
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.
Note: You can also set the soundbar speaker system to Stereo.
2.2 Speaker System: The Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar combines two 2.5"
full-range drivers (front-firing) with dual 3.0" subwoofers (down-firing), driven by a digital amp with a total
output of 120W (Peak). 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 in separate bass reflex chambers for added efficiency and
better bass response.
Note: The soundbar speaker is not magnetically shielded.
Digital Amplifier: The Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar's 2.2 speaker system is
powered by a built-in 24 watt (RMS) x 2 channel (6-ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD) + 48
watt (RMS) x 1 channel (3-ohm, 100kHz, 10% THD) digital
Dual-Driver Subwoofer: 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.
Bass Reflex Port: The YAS-101 employs a bass reflex port
(for the dual subwoofers) that has a
straight shape and adequate length to provide outstanding bass response together
with the large volume cabinet. The duct outlet is shaped like a trumpet bell,
which reduces wind noise for better sound clarity.
Saran Net Grille: The grille protecting the speaker unit is a saran
net that allows unimpeded sound flow. All sounds, including vocals and music, are
clear and pleasant.
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatible: The YAS-101 soundbar is compatible with
popular surround sound formats, such as Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround, so
you get the full effect of multichannel movie sound.
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.
Subwoofer Volume: You can adjust the soundbar speaker's subwoofer
volume independent from the speaker's main volume for added bass response.
Digital Inputs: The Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar is fitted with 3
rear-panel digital audio inputs. The YAS-101 features 2 optical digital inputs
(labeled TV, BD/DVD) and 1 coaxial digital input (labeled STB). The soundbar's
digital inputs support PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS audio signals.
Note: Your TV speakers should be turned off, once the soundbar is
Subwoofer Output: The Subwoofer Out mono-RCA jack on the rear-panel of
the Yamaha soundbar lets you connect an
additional subwoofer to enjoy even more powerful bass sound.
Note: You cannot use the soundbar speaker's built-in subwoofer and
the external subwoofer connection simultaneously.
Simple Remote: The YAS-101'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.
Note: The remote operates off of 2 "AA" batteries (included).
Learning Function: The YAS-101 has the ability to "learn" the TV remote control
operation, so you can use the TV remote control to turn the YAS-101 On or Off, and to adjust its volume. This allows you to use either the TV remote or the Yamaha remote for easy operation.
Built-in IR Flasher: Even if the YAS-101 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.
Slim, Low-Profile Design: Because both speakers and subwoofers
are built into the Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar, it fits easily into the available
space you have above or below your television. With a height of only 4.25" (with
feet), the YAS-101 can be easily positioned in front of your TV so the soundbar
straddles the TV stand, using the included feet.
Wall-Mount: You can remove the feet and hang the YAS-101 on
the wall, using the included wall-mount brackets. A wall-mounting template is
provided. Wall mounting screws not included (sold separately).
Note: The soundbar's height is only 3.5" with feet removed.
Attached AC Power Cord: The YAS-101 is fitted with an attached 6' AC