YAS Front Surrond System: The Yamaha YAS-201 is a two-component home theater
system composed of an amplified soundbar speaker and wireless powered subwoofer
that produces a 160-watts of total power. The soundbar speaker with AirSurround
Xtreme technology and the wireless powered subwoofer delivers 7.1-channel
surround sound from a simple to setup two-component speaker system. The Yamaha
YAS-201 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, while the wireless powered subwoofer can be hidden out of sight
for a stylishly compact home theater system.
Amplified Soundbar Speaker (YAS-CU201): The soundbar speaker
houses a 60-watt digital amp and two 2.125" cone speakers with large magnets to
ensure high sound clarity. Its superb structural design allows high capacity
cabinet volume for very powerful and clear sound, even though the body is very
slim. 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. The soundbar speaker fits easily into the available space you have
above or below your television. With a height of only 3.875" (with feet), the
soundbar speaker 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
soundbar speaker on the wall, using the included wall-mount brackets. A wall-mounting
template is provided. Wall mounting screws not included (sold separately). The
soundbar speaker measures 3.0" in height without feet.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer (NS-WSW40): The YAS-201 includes a wireless powered
subwoofer that houses a front-firing 6.5" woofer inside a bass-reflex cabinet
(side-firing port) powered by a
built-in 100-watt amplifier. This 6.5" subwoofer features a large magnet and a
front-firing configuration. Its high sound quality design takes advantage of
Yamaha's proprietary Advanced YST II and a Linear Port to produce deep and
smooth bass. Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique
system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance
so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure
the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance. The circuit board has an ideal grounding pattern that ensures
stable current supply for prodigious bass output. This subwoofer is capable of
delivering powerful movie effect sounds and rich, deep bass. You can adjust the soundbar speaker's subwoofer
volume independent from the speaker's main volume for added bass response.
The wireless subwoofer does not have to be connected to the sound bar, so setup
and placement is faster and easier. This is a convenient subwoofer that delivers
powerful, high-quality bass sound.
Air Surround Xtreme Technology: The slim, low-profile
soundbar speaker system features the latest Air Surround Xtreme technologies. 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. This system can
also be set to Stereo.
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatible: The YAS-201 home theater
system 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.
Dual Digital Optical Inputs: The Yamaha YAS-201 soundbar is fitted with
rear-panel digital audio optical (toslink) inputs labeled "TV" and "BD/DVD". The soundbar's
digital inputs support PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS audio signals.
Remote Control: The YAS-201'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-201 has the ability to "learn" the TV remote control
operation, so you can use the TV remote control to turn the YAS-201 On or Off, and to adjust its volume. This allows you to use either the TV remote or the Yamaha remote for easy operation. Even if the
soundbar speaker 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.
Auto-Sleep Function: The system will automatically turn off when there
is no operation for 12 hours, or no audio input and no operation for 1 hour.
Optional Wireless Transmitter (for Apple devices): The optional
YIT-W12 Wireless Transmitter lets you enjoy music wirelessly from your
iPod/iPhone/iPad or Mac/PC. The yAired technology developed by Yamaha provides
uncompressed linear PCM transmission for clear, accurate sound output. yAired
technology uses lossless (uncompressed) signal transmission to achieve wireless
sound quality that is as good as wired quality and the perfect synchronization
between sounds and images for movies.