Powered sound bar with 4K/HDR video passthrough and DTS Virtual:X®
Yamaha YAS-207 - DTS Virtual:X (available with upcoming firmware update) offers spacious, heightened surround sound.
From Yamaha: YAS-207, soundbar w.wireless subwoofer
Crutchfield: What is DTS Virtual: X
Our take on the Yamaha YAS-207 by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Take TV sound to new heights
Cutting-edge DTS Virtual:X processing (available with firmware update) simulates speakers all around you — even overhead.
Talk about an upgrade to your TV's tiny built-in speakers. The Yamaha YAS-207 is the first sound bar that's ready for DTS Virtual:X — a new technology that simulates three-dimensional surround sound for your movies, shows, and sports. In other words? This bar and sub combo will make it sound like you have speakers around you, and even above you.
This processing just recently became available (via a firmware update from Yamaha), but we got an in-house preview from DTS. I tested out Virtual:X on an episode of Game of Thrones and was blown away by the massive, detailed sound field. And while it works best with shows and movies mixed for DTS:X® or Dolby Atmos®, the cool thing is that it will enhance any other content, too.
Fits neatly into your TV setup
Even with the DTS Virtual:X processing turned off, the YAS-207 adds excitement to your TV watching. And it doesn't take up a lot of space. The bar can be wall-mounted or placed below your TV on a stand or table. Six built-in drivers dish out wide-open sound, while the Clear Voice feature ensures dialogue is easy to understand.
How does DTS Virtual:X work?
Many sound bars simulate Dolby Atmos or DTS:X by bouncing sound off your walls and ceiling. That's not what's happening here. The drivers inside the YAS-207 sound bar are slightly angled, but they're placed more or less where you'd expect to find them in two-channel bar. There are no upward-firing drivers. Instead, DTS Virtual:X almost completely relies on digital sound processing.
DTS uses what they call "spatial audio techniques" to — my word here — "trick" you into thinking you're hearing sound all around you. Incredibly sophisticated audio delays and adjustments create a larger, wider soundstage. That includes overhead atmospheric effects like leaves rustling on a tall tree or birds chirping above.
Read my article "What is DTS Virtual:X?" for more details
Wireless sub for potent bass
Low-profile design for a clean TV setup (Sub must be connected to an AC outlet).
The YAS-207's subwoofer communicates wirelessly with the bar to give you more placement options. It's also pretty slim, so you might be able to stick it right next to your TV setup. (You'll need to connect it to an AC outlet.) This powerful sub brings the low-end thunder to round out the home theater experience.
Simple to hook up...
Even though the Yamaha YAS-207 includes such advanced sound processing, it's still straightforward to set up. You can connect the bar directly to your TV with the included digital optical cable. Or you can use the YAS-207's HDMI input and output — both are compatible with 4K TVs and video sources with high dynamic range (HDR).
...and simple to use
You can control the sound bar with the included remote or Yamaha's free smartphone app for Apple® or Android™. There are five listening modes — Music, TV Program, Movie, Sports, and Game — to help tailor the sound to what you're watching. And built-in Bluetooth® lets you play music wirelessly from your phone through the sound bar's powerful drivers.
- two-channel sound bar with simulated 3D surround sound
- four 1-3/4" full-range drivers
- two 1" dome tweeters
- 50 watts RMS x 2 channels
- DTS Virtual:X digital sound processing (available with firmware update)
- emulates object-based surround sound like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
- simulated surround and height-channel speakers create a spacious, lively soundstage
- built-in Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
- Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoding
- Clear Voice mode for clearer, louder dialogue with movies and shows
- listening modes: Music, TV Program, Movie, Sports, and Game
- Auto Lip-sync reduces latency between video and audio
- 36-7/8"W x 2-3/8"H x 4-1/4"D
- weight: 6 lbs.
- 6-1/4" front-firing driver
- connects wirelessly to sound bar for easy placement
- slim, stand-up design
- 100 watts RMS
- AC power connection required (power cable included)
- 7-1/8"W x 17-1/4"H x 15-3/4"D
- weight: 15.9 lbs.
Connections and General Info:
- 1 HDMI input, 1 HDMI output
- HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to 4K video sources
- HDMI connections support 4K video with high dynamic range (HDR), 3D video, Audio Return Channel, and HDMI-CEC
- optical digital audio input (cable included)
- 3.5mm stereo minijack input
- free downloadable Yamaha Home Theater Controller app for Apple and Android lets you control the bar via Bluetooth with your smartphone
- keyhole slots for wall-mounting
- remote control with subwoofer control
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Active soundbar speaker (YAS-CU207)
- Wireless powered subwoofer (NS-WSW42)
- Two 6' AC power cords
- Remote control (FSR78 ZY28960)
- CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
- 5' Optical digital cable
- 2 Self-adhesive foam pads
- Owner's Manual
- Wall-mount template
- Warranty sheet
- Online Product Registration sheet
- "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note
- "3D Surround Playback Function" note
Sounds great in my apartment. Good bass, and clear voice. Can watch movies without subtitles again.
Sean, Vincennes, IN
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Features and Specs
|Pieces in System||1|
|Surround Sound Decoding||5.1-channel|
|4K Video Compatible||Yes|
|HDR Video Compatible||HDR10|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||No|
|Control by App||Apple iOS, Android|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Built-in (4.1)|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Surface Mount Stand Included||No|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|System Frequency Response||40-23k Hz|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||---|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||N/A|
|Inputs and Outputs|
|Mini Stereo Audio Inputs||1|
|RCA Stereo Audio Inputs||None|
|Optical Digital Audio Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs||None|
|Sound Bar (inches)||2-5/16H x 36-5/8W x 4-1/4 D|
|Sound Bar Weight||6 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||17-1/4H x 7-1/8W x 17-5/8D|
|Subwoofer Weight||17.4 lbs|
2ch Active Soundbar Speaker: The Yamaha YAS-207's active soundbar speaker features a 2ch driver configuration with one 1" dome tweeter and two 1.75" mid-woofers for each of the left & right channels. The YAS-207's soundbar utilizes a 50 watt x 2 channel amp to power the enclosed drivers.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The Yamaha YAS-207 includes a wireless powered subwoofer that features a side-firing 6.25" woofer and 100 watt amplifier for dynamic bass response. A front-firing port aids in deeper, bigger bass response. Since the powered sub is wireless, you don't have to connect a cable between the soundbar and the sub (you still will need to plug the sub's AC power cord into a wall). The powered sub's wireless range is 33'.
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.
Bass Extension: Yamaha's exclusive Bass Extension technology boosts the bass from the wireless powered sub to produce a bigger, fuller sound. You an also adjust the wireless powered subwoofer's volume level independently from the system's overall volume.
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-207 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||2Ch Linear PCM||2ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit|
|Multichannel Linear PCM||6ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit|
|Bitstream||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Optical||2Ch Linear PCM||2ch, 32-48Hz, 16/20/24-bit|
|Bitstream||Dolby Digital, DTS|
DTS Virtual:X Ready + 3D Surround Mode (via firmware update - available now): DTS Virtual:X compatibility & a 3D Surround playback mode will be available through a firmware update (due August 2017). Once the firmware update is complete, surround sound can be heard not only from horizontal directions, but also from varying heights when DTS Virtual:X is used. 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).
Note: The firmware update can be accessed from Yamaha's website (click here) and downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive which will need to be inserted into YAS-207's USB port for update.
HDMI 2.0a: The Yamaha YAS-207 is outfitted with one HDMI 2.0a input and one HDMI ARC 2.0a output that support the latest HDMI 2.0a 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: The YAS-207 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second through its HDMI input and output. It also supports a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signal.
- HDCP 2.2: The HDMI input and output also support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.
- HDR 10 (High Dynamic Range): The YAS-207 supports HDR 10. 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.
- 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, vibrant picture.
- 3D Ready: The YAS-207 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 content.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the YAS-207'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 many 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-207'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-207 is outfitted with both analog & digital audio inputs 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 many 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).
Bluetooth Music Streaming: The Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar speaker system supports Bluetooth (v.4.1+EDR) 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-207 soundbar speaker. You will continue to navigate your music and view song/artist information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
- Pairing: This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button. If a Bluetooth device has been paired before, the unit will connect to the last paired device when the soundbar's Bluetooth source button is pressed. You will need to terminate this connection to pair a new device.
- 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-207 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-207.
Remote Control: The YAS-207 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 you use 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 (for iOS & Android): The YAS-207 is compatible with Yamaha's Home Theater Control App (HT Controller) for Apple iOS 8.0+ & 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-207 offers built-in keyhole slots (spaced 18" apart). Position the wireless powered subwoofer to the left or right of the center of the soundbar (wireless signal transmits up to 33'), and angle it slightly toward the center of the room to prevent sound from reflecting off walls.
Power Requirements: The active soundbar & wireless powered sub each come with a detachable 6' AC power cord which will need to be plugged into an AC outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner.
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 minutes.
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Why did you buy this?
Good reviews for this device & reasonable price. [ Gene Oct 14, 2018 ]
Glowing reviews. [ Erin Oct 12, 2018 ]
Informational [ IAN Oct 09, 2018 ]
hoping for improved dialog hearing for my mom's tv - and working with Eddie and my budget we came up with this combo. Fingers crossed! [ Dina Oct 09, 2018 ]
Advisor Brady recommended it. [ Michael Oct 03, 2018 ]
This sound bar was highly recommended by your very helpful advisor Dino. I had told him my budget and my intent for use and we reviewed several options which he presented. The Yamaha YAS-207 seemed to meet my price range and needs. [ John C. Sep 22, 2018 ]
value and positive reviews [ STEVE Sep 19, 2018 ]
have one in living room & lovs it [ ROBERT L Sep 17, 2018 ]
Good reviews, good price point, reputation. My old trusty soundbar just died :( This is a bit of an upgrade. [ E Sep 15, 2018 ]
i yes like Yamaha [ albeiro Sep 14, 2018 ]
Great reviews [ D Sep 13, 2018 ]
Highly rated. [ Paul Sep 13, 2018 ]
based on multiple online reviews [ francisco Sep 11, 2018 ]
Comparison to other recommended units [ michael Sep 09, 2018 ]
Again a recommendation from David. I told him what I was looking for and he suggested this sound bar. It also has good reviews. [ Chris Sep 06, 2018 ]
seemed good [ Jesse Sep 06, 2018 ]
Two great names in the audio world Crutchfield and Yamaha! Trusting the expert reviews. [ Don Sep 01, 2018 ]
I bought a lg oled tv. Great picture weak sound. Hoping this will improve sound quality. If you can spring for the price get the lg tv! [ Arthur Sep 01, 2018 ]
research, reviews and discussion with crutch field staff [ D&C Aug 30, 2018 ]
Positive reviews. Come highly recommended. [ Alfred Aug 25, 2018 ]
read good reviews [ Anton Aug 25, 2018 ]
good price and features and the app control [ anthony Aug 19, 2018 ]
Yamaha has a very good reputation for making excellent products and this sound bar always scored very well in reviews. [ Walter Aug 17, 2018 ]
Listed as "best bang for your buck" in the Crutchfield magazine and it has great reviews everywhere. [ Brandon Aug 15, 2018 ]
Great Reviews, Great Advice From Crutchfield Rep [ Josh Aug 13, 2018 ]
From the reviews, it looked like a good product. We shall see. And the price was comparative to another e-tailer that charges sales tax. So.... I buy here. [ George Aug 10, 2018 ]
Good cost to sound quality from multiple reviews. Needed supplemental audio for a new flat panel installation since the built-in speakers are less than desirable. [ Andrew Aug 08, 2018 ]
Ratings, reviews, cost. [ Paul Aug 08, 2018 ]
High ratings [ shawn Aug 06, 2018 ]
All reviews for this price-point lead back to this soundbar, so it must be good. [ Paul Aug 06, 2018 ]
Review Owned Yamaha in the past [ Victor Aug 06, 2018 ]
Ratings on product from multiple reviews. [ LESTER Aug 03, 2018 ]
Depended a lot on the customer comments about the product [ Robert Aug 02, 2018 ]
generally recomended [ Gregory Aug 02, 2018 ]
I chose the YAS-207 because of the vast amount of great reviews from Crutchfiled and CNET. I'm looking forward to replacing my current sound bar with this upgrade! [ Darren Jul 31, 2018 ]
Great price with free shipping for a highly rated high quality product... [ Frank Jul 27, 2018 ]
I have read lots of reviews for several different bars. This particular sound bar seemed to always come up as one of the best that you can get for under $300. Lets hope the reviews that i have read are accurate! [ Tommy Jul 24, 2018 ]
I chose the Yamaha yas-207 because of the good reviews, and the price. I also wanted the clear dialog feature. I hope that when I receive it all this is true. [ Daniel Jul 20, 2018 ]
I was looking for a sound bar which was small but good quality, I only have about 35 inches to play with. After reading some of the reviews, I decided on this one. Yamaha makes good stuff so the reviews convinced me. Another nice thing is that it has 4k ability which is great. [ thomas Jul 17, 2018 ]
The price is right and it has the latest technology that provides exceptional sound and competes with units that are twice as expensive without the subwoofer. [ Dick Jul 14, 2018 ]
Great reviews, in my price range, Yamaha reputation. [ RICK Jul 12, 2018 ]
great reviews [ Meltdown Jul 09, 2018 ]
Reviews [ JAMES P Jul 05, 2018 ]
great reviews and price plus HDMI inputs [ alfanut33 Jun 28, 2018 ]
Great reviews on this site and best for its price [ Fred Jun 25, 2018 ]
Highly rated, fits my budget [ Kristine Jun 23, 2018 ]
This soundbar was highly recommended by C-Net and by my Crutchfield customer service person, Francis. [ Lahonna Jun 20, 2018 ]
Suggested by "Doc" your on line support. [ Mariano Jun 17, 2018 ]
Have an early YAS-101 in my bedroom [from Crutchfield?], which had great reviews, and it's a breeze. Wanted to replace some big floor speakers in my living room, and this step-up to the 200 series was well recommended on your site. I'm going to rid myself of big speakers before I tackle the bigger challenge of upgrading the TV from 32 to 40 and to 4K. I'm a musician, and I'm ready to divest myself of old speakers! [ Ellen Jun 16, 2018 ]
I SEARCHED REVIEWS ON THE BEST SOUNDBARS AND THIS WAS FREQUENTLY CHOSEN AS A RECOMMENDED CHOICE [ Susanne Jun 16, 2018 ]
Reviews. Reputation of manufacturer. Recommended by Crutchfield advisor. [ Brian Jun 14, 2018 ]
I was buying it as a gift on Amazon and was very disappointed with their service. When I was searching the web my husband said that your company was very good, so I went with you! [ Kathleen Jun 13, 2018 ]
Consumers report top rated sound bar for the price [ Steven Jun 12, 2018 ]
Highly recommended by Tina. [ CHARLES A Jun 11, 2018 ]
Product features, customer reviews and sales price [ CR Jun 02, 2018 ]
Really good reviews on CNET and nice price point. [ James May 29, 2018 ]
This product had excellent reviews. [ Russell W. May 29, 2018 ]
great reviews, strong recommendations from several crutchfield staff [ douglas May 26, 2018 ]
Carson, asked as to what our tv was i.e. 4k, screen size etc. along with what room we would be using it in and size. Very thorough and great recommendations. Very helpful!!!! [ M May 20, 2018 ]
It will help complement myTV sorround system,with less wires which i dont have to run. [ Nikita A. May 18, 2018 ]
Reviews suggested good sound at a value price. I am a bit tentative about many reviews I have read on other sites suggesting that the low frequency crossover settings are not configured optimally, where voice frequencies will teter on the range of where the subwoofer is engaged leading to hollow, inconsistent dialogue depending on voice frequency, especially at lower volumes. I intend to download and install the latest firmware and see how it sounds. Hopefully it will not apply to my use case. [ E May 09, 2018 ]
Did a lot of research on the YAS 207 and came away with the opinion that it was the best product for me. Also I am familiar with Yamaha's reputation for quality products. [ David May 01, 2018 ]
Voted best value by Crutchfield [ ERIC Apr 23, 2018 ]
Replace older Yamaha 5.1 system. It will be more integrated and easier to use for the household. Looking forward to hearing dialog in movies better. [ Bruce Apr 22, 2018 ]
More than most reviews say this is best for the money. Ordering from crutchfield, because of tech. Support. [ Robert m. Apr 21, 2018 ]
I don't have enough space for surround speakers [ Jason Apr 21, 2018 ]
I am almost deaf and I am hoping this will help. [ Gary Apr 20, 2018 ]
reviews and price [ Timothy Apr 14, 2018 ]
The Yamaha YAS-207 seems like a great value for the money. I appreciated the reviews online and the chat assistance from Lori at Crutchfield made the difference. Great service and a great price. I know Cructhfield will help after the sale if needed. [ Michael Apr 13, 2018 ]
like the simplicity of one unit system that can deliver impressive 3d surround sound without having speakers everywhere and solve the big problem of the dialogue track in movies. [ JOHN M Apr 13, 2018 ]
Have the YAS-107 and want to upgrade to the YAS-207. [ PAUL Apr 10, 2018 ]
Best value for the money [ Michael Apr 09, 2018 ]
I consulted with a Crutchfield representative named Ryan who gave positive feedback on both the YAS-107 and YAS-207 sound bars. He said they are compatible with the tvs that I purchased and said they were both rated highly. [ Kevin Apr 09, 2018 ]
quality products from crutchfeild... [ Kirk Apr 08, 2018 ]
Recommended by agent. [ Deborah Apr 08, 2018 ]
Best overall system for under $300 and sale price was great! [ Brian Apr 08, 2018 ]
Overall reviews, uses DTS Virtual:X and good price [ Martin Apr 08, 2018 ]
The most "bang for the buck" in sound bar systems according to the consumer reviews. [ Michael Apr 06, 2018 ]
DTS-X, and a good price. [ John Apr 04, 2018 ]
Dialog enhancement [ Jack Apr 03, 2018 ]
Reviews and recommendation by website. [ Kenneth Apr 01, 2018 ]
HDMI ARC and good reviews [ Kevin Mar 31, 2018 ]
Good Reviews [ Jimmy Mar 31, 2018 ]
Very good information on Crutchfield and other website - very high ratings [ Daniel Mar 17, 2018 ]
I was looking for the higher end features of an affordable sound bar to complement my current Denon home AV receiver to help with dialogue but also for the ability to operate and/or change functions with my Android cell phone. This price is just right and I'm certain will add to my existing setup. Not sure what the optical cable will add but if I encounter difficulties I'll be certain to seek advisor advice. [ Charles Mar 15, 2018 ]
Because I trust Crutchfield. [ Younghwan Mar 13, 2018 ]
Long time in need for convenient, compact sound with DTS without the necessary extra speakers. The Yamaha 207 seems to offer this potential. I am excited about finally getting back good sound in a small attractive package. [ Joe Mar 13, 2018 ]
Crutchfield recommended [ Keith Mar 11, 2018 ]
Nate recommended. [ Michael Mar 08, 2018 ]
The best features for the price. Also, I've had a Yamaha A/V amplifier for years and love it's features and reliability. [ I Feb 26, 2018 ]
Technical reviews and value for money [ Stephen Feb 24, 2018 ]
Rated highly on numerous sites. Crutchfield offers fast free shipping and no tax to my state. [ Keith Jan 29, 2018 ]
Great tech support from Peyton made the decision easy [ Matt Jan 26, 2018 ]
Quality product at a reasonable price. [ James Van Jan 20, 2018 ]
I did find what i was looking for, price is right,i like also the 2 years warranty and the 60 days money back option. [ Wesley Jan 07, 2018 ]
Made this my choice from what i wanted to spend and also talking to LT in customer service. [ ronald Jan 02, 2018 ]
Low profile. Got help from Payton. [ Clifford Dec 25, 2017 ]
Feedback ratings [ Ross Dec 19, 2017 ]
Sound, ease of set up, flexible connection options. [ THOMAS Dec 17, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews and price point. [ Martin Dec 15, 2017 ]
Colt Told Me To !!!!!! [ Mike Dec 14, 2017 ]
This was reviewed as a good sound bar for the price. [ Matthew R. Dec 14, 2017 ]
It stood out with good reviews [ Ronald Dec 10, 2017 ]
looks like best value soundbar [ John Dec 09, 2017 ]
Reviews and price. [ RICKEY Dec 09, 2017 ]
Past Yamaha experience. I have a HTR-5240 receiver that I bought in college. Hopefully they haven't changed up the quality since 2000. [ Scott Dec 08, 2017 ]
Website was very informative and provided detailed information on both this and other soundbars available. [ James M. Dec 04, 2017 ]
Have the Yamaha Adventage A-3000 receiver and have been loving it for years. Also, Yamaha support has been great. Therefore I trust the Yamaha name. [ Robert C. Dec 03, 2017 ]
based on my needs and quality reviews [ Joseph Dec 01, 2017 ]
For price, one of the few sound bars with voice enhancement and some type of pseudo-surround sound feature [ FRANK Nov 30, 2017 ]
Recommendation from Crutchfield rep after comparing two TV's, one with a built-in sound bar, one without. [ Colin Nov 29, 2017 ]
based on reviews [ S Nov 28, 2017 ]
It's for a bedroom and I didn't want spend more than about $300. I bought the Yamaha based on a number of reviews, customer ratings and features. Bluetooth was my initial driving requirement. [ Allan Nov 28, 2017 ]
Good reviews. Wanted HDMI pass-thru [ Scott Nov 27, 2017 ]
top rated, top previous customer reviews, unmatched Crutchfield service. [ Steve Nov 27, 2017 ]
latest features. Yamaha name, & excellent reviews. Oh and a good price. [ Brent Nov 27, 2017 ]
Excellent value, great buyer reviews and great professional reviews. [ Thurl Nov 26, 2017 ]
I needed a new soundbar for my new TV and this sound bar had great reviews. [ Christopher Nov 26, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Yamaha products. Recommendation from Chuck. [ ROY M. Nov 24, 2017 ]
Reviews and price !! [ Bradley Nov 24, 2017 ]
good reviews [ wayne Nov 24, 2017 ]
Based on the reviews here on Crutchfield and on CNet this seems to be the best value sound bar package in our budget. I will update after we receive it and try it out. [ David Nov 23, 2017 ]
Information on your site (the buying guide), reviews on your site, product specs, and from Carson - your employee. Sounds as though it should fit my needs to a "t". [ Ruth Nov 21, 2017 ]
After a month of research, this one is the most cost/effective entry level Soundbar speaker for an apartment. [ Pedro Nov 20, 2017 ]
I have Yamaha products and have come to enjoy their quality [ Tom Nov 19, 2017 ]
Has good reviews, and great price. I have always had good luck with crutchfield , they are very helpful. [ DAVID M Nov 19, 2017 ]
Virtual:X [ Donald Nov 18, 2017 ]
Includes the latest sound processing, DTS Virtual X [ ROGER Nov 15, 2017 ]
Dtsx. 4K pass through. Rated very high, good customer and professional reviews. [ Ryan Nov 15, 2017 ]
Highly recommended and this is for a large room application so sound is important. [ Peter Nov 01, 2017 ]
I did a TON of research and have past experience with the brand and narrowed it down to this Soundbar from Yamaha. It offers the best bang for your buck and is SIGNIFICANT upgrade for any TV sound. My advisor from Crutchfield helped to further verify the quality of god choice! [ New User Oct 24, 2017 ]
the product seems to fit all my criteria and price point [ Steven Oct 22, 2017 ]
moving to an apartment so we need non wired system for a small space. [ STACEY Oct 09, 2017 ]
Have a 20 year old Yamaha receiver(DSP-A3090) still going strong with all the bells and whistles, great sound, an thought a Yamaha sound bar would be a good choice! Crutchfield's recommendation is very important and supplies all pertinent info! [ CARL R Sep 27, 2017 ]
I have used Yamaha products since 1996 in home theatre-- this product will work in small living room-- i have Aventage processor in large home theatre room in basement----mark [ john mark Sep 25, 2017 ]
Design, price, and Yamaha's reputation. [ Nick Sep 20, 2017 ]
Research, Reviews, and overall features.. looking for a sound bar under $300 with Dolby Sound. [ John Sep 08, 2017 ]
Crutchfield rep, Daisy, walked me through the process of how to select a sound bar, then shared some personal experience with her purchase and experience with the same sound bar. Sounds like this sound bar will fit my needs at a great price! [ Jim Sep 08, 2017 ]
I chose this product because of the excellent reviews. I was looking for a wireless setup for a flatscreen TV mounted above the fireplace. I trust the Yamaha brand, as they make excellent studio monitors that I'm used to from my days spent in a recording studio. I hope these perform as expected for a sound bar. [ Alexander Aug 29, 2017 ]
Quality surround sound for less than $300? Yes please! [ Kaaukai Aug 25, 2017 ]
TROY SUGGESSTED SOUND BAR AS BEST WAY TO ENHANCE DIALOGUE [ wes Aug 21, 2017 ]
Good customer reviews and availability of new technology with this product. [ David Aug 21, 2017 ]
For the new technology. [ Nicholas Aug 17, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Yamaha sound bars. This one has more features and power. [ scott Aug 13, 2017 ]
To try out the new virtual x. [ Ryan Aug 13, 2017 ]
Recommended by a friend [ karen Aug 11, 2017 ]
Good reviews, price. [ David Aug 10, 2017 ]
wanted to try surround x a little more bang [ jesse Aug 10, 2017 ]
Best quality soundbar for the price, based on research [ Bryan Aug 02, 2017 ]
Advanced audio technology in a compact and affordable package. Will replace an oversized 5.1 setup I've had for years. [ Edward Jul 31, 2017 ]
Reviews plus price [ Ameer Jul 31, 2017 ]
Upgrade from YAS-203 [ Carleton Jul 30, 2017 ]
Yamaha quality and reasonable price. [ Michael Jul 29, 2017 ]
Reviews [ Jules de Jul 29, 2017 ]
Virtual DTS:X [ Javier Jul 23, 2017 ]
ratings and new tech [ Eric Jul 22, 2017 ]
Newest soundbar with DTS technology. [ Katherine Jul 21, 2017 ]
The price and simulated surround sound. [ Marcus Jul 21, 2017 ]
Yamaha quality more bang for the buck [ Gary Jul 21, 2017 ]
I was going to purchase a Yamaha Yas-106 or Yas-203 for my new TCL 55in when I realized they just released the newer models, the 207 has much more to offer for a great price so I decided to go for it. [ mark Jul 21, 2017 ]
Features and price. [ Russell Jul 20, 2017 ]
Yamaha's reputation and the fact that Dolby Atmos sound bars are so expensive compared to this model. [ S Jul 19, 2017 ]
Expected significant sound enhancement when DTS Virtual X is released [ THOMAS V Jul 11, 2017 ]
From what I've read, it's a very good soundbar and it will be the first with DTS Virtual-X [ Wyatt Jul 05, 2017 ]
This sound bar has all the features we were looking for and great sound. [ Vicki Jul 03, 2017 ]
DTS-X is a serious upgrade when it becomes available for the soundbar in August 17. The slim profile works well in most setups. I currently own a Samsung soundbar that I bought from a local big box store Dolby atmos ONLY works when the content is encoded for it. This device is huge and expensive circa 1k new, it wont do what this does, ridiculous. All content should be made to sound like you are immersed at that price range like this 3-bills beauty. [ Derek Jul 01, 2017 ]
20 questions already asked
4 answers Can anyone answer this: Is the Surround Sound effective? I heard the Bose soundbar and it borders on ventriloquism 3D tricks that are fantastic, but I'm not crazy about Bose sound. I am huge Yamaha & JBL fan. So, this unit caught my eye. Is the Yamaha bar effective at throwing sound effects around the room like the Bose does? Thanks! [ mykal Sep 27, 2018 ]
I had this bar setup in a bedroom with standard height ceilings, no carpet so good reverberation setup.. I was obsessed trying to get the feature youre speaking of. The best I was able to achieve was mild at best it was definitely loud treble wise, I personally found the bass on the weaker side . I occasionally heard it around me but I was rarely tricked into believing the way the Bose does it. I tried different YouTube video demonstrations for positional audio, moved the sound bar and room around updated firmware to make sure I was getting all the right colors for DTS X or Dolby surround. In the end my sound bar some how became weak sounding ....turning it all the way up sounded about the same loudness as my TV. There is an off chance that the design of my room with furniture affected performance or mine was somehow defective. Ultimately I ended up buying an LG SJ9 bar and getting surround speakers. To me the watts of the new bar made a tremendous difference and the bass is movie theatreesque. My brother got a jbl 3.1 (actual name of the bar) bar the surround effect isn't amazing but it terms of raw power from a sound bar it is great. [ Derek Sep 28, 2018 ]
The room I have it set up in is very open, with high ceilings, so it doesn't seem to be very effective as a surround unit. The sound quality is good, though. I think it would be great in a smaller or enclosed room. [ Tyler Sep 27, 2018 ]
It depends on what you mean. The bass is great and you can't tell where it is comming from - it works as "surround". The center channel is clear, but does not surround you as a 7 channel system would. [ Randy Sep 27, 2018 ]
I think if you want a clean sounding sound bar this is it. It does do a good job of giving you a surround sound effect right in front of you. I feel like the acoustics of any given room will either heighten it or lessen the effects. The sound bar sounds great. I will caution you that I myself am on my third unit. First I had a popping sub. Then it continued on the second unit. The third unit just stopped working. I wonder if Yamaha has ironed it all out. I did buy it just as it was released. But the sound of the system is fantastic. I would also say a try to keep the sub close. Some furniture has affected the connection for me. [ Adam Sep 27, 2018 ]
Yep, mine didn't last a year. I moved it closer to the bar reconnect and try and reconnect and try.i ended up storing it because it just doesn't work right. I bought an lg sj9 for replacmeent. [ Derek Aug 11, 2018 ]
I have on and off again subwoofer popping and I'm three models in. I did by a power conditioner to see if it would remedy the problem and it seems to have cut it down to almost a pop every couple weeks. As for cutting out I don't seem to have any issues as long as the sub is next to the unit. So that is a knock against the wirelsss feature of the unit. When working perfect there isn't a better sound bar for the buck. Don't be afraid to contact them if you think it's a warranty issue. They were very fast with that process. I appreciated it. [ Adam Aug 11, 2018 ]
What do you mean by "cutout"? My setup works great by the way, and listening to music on it really brings out the quality of the sound. [ Steve Aug 11, 2018 ]
No issues [ Richard Aug 11, 2018 ]
I have not had any issues with the subwoofer cutting out. The Bluetooth connection has been consistent, with the sub about 6 feet from the sound bar in the same room. [ Tom Aug 11, 2018 ]
No problems. [ Peter Aug 11, 2018 ]
No, but you can upgrade it with the new firmware. Just download the last software from Yamaha web and follow the instructions. [ Wilfredo May 04, 2018 ]
no it will not work with anything like that [ jesse Mar 30, 2018 ]
To my knowledge, the Yamaha YAS-207 does not connect to the SONOS eco system. I have the YAS-207 connected to my TV and a separate SONOS Play 5 for music. [ Chern Mar 30, 2018 ]
Mine goes off with tv but I turn on each time. Have not put forth any effort to see if I could get to come on as well. [ Michael Jan 03, 2018 ]
No it does not. It has to be powered off separately. If you're looking at this for 3d sound because of dts x it is not a great performer. Reason: upward firing speakers like Dolby atmos systems are non existent. This was done in a 12x12 room with standard 8 ft. Ceilings. The encompassing 3d sound makes it seem louder and once in a great while with right content it can trick the ears but this is an extremely rare occurrence. [ Derek Jan 02, 2018 ]
Yes it does with the arc hdmi port. [ Andrew Jan 02, 2018 ]
use the optic cable that will give you sound [ jesse Dec 01, 2017 ]
I always had the same problem I tried everything and still no audio, I do not use the sound bar because of this. [ jesse Dec 01, 2017 ]
I have never experienced this problem. [ Elizabeth Dec 01, 2017 ]
I have the opposite issue sometimes. I use an XBOX One S and it did the same thing with my Samsung sound bar. I think the handshake with the Xbox isn't the best. [ William Nov 30, 2017 ]
I am not aware of any method for connecting additional speaker to this soundbar. The bass module is a Bluetooth appliaance, of course, but other speaker connections are hardwired and internal. [ LowerColumbia Nov 30, 2017 ]
This sound bar doesn't have this ability on its own. If your source (assume HD TV) supports Bluetooth, you're on your way. I'm using this bar in a fairly large family room and the sound is fabulous - especially in its surround mode. [ Thomas Sheldon Nov 29, 2017 ]
When it's off, there are no lights. Even when it's on, there are no lights on. The lights only come on when you are changing settings. Then they turn off after a few seconds. [ Tom Dec 03, 2017 ]
Front is dark when off. Might have one red on in back when not in use. [ Michael Nov 28, 2017 ]
The unit has No lights on when switched off [ Gary Nov 28, 2017 ]
no [ Victor Nov 28, 2017 ]
No, the soundbar does not have any lights on when it is turned off. When it is turned on you can turn its LED lights off for that matter. [ Wyatt Nov 28, 2017 ]
No lights when powered off and you can toggle the lights off while powered on. Less of a distraction when using it at night. [ James Nov 28, 2017 ]
No lights when turned off. You can also set the dimmer when unit is turned on. [ Tyler Nov 28, 2017 ]
I believe it just one standby led light that's on but the lights are so small and don't think it'll cause your room to illuminate much. [ Iyu Nov 28, 2017 ]
No, lights go off [ Steve Nov 28, 2017 ]
Yes but I don't [ Gary Nov 13, 2017 ]
Yes you can. For example you can stream music or sound from a smartphone or other device if paired through Bluetooth . [ Jason Nov 13, 2017 ]
How is the sound bar connected to the tv? HDMI or Optical cable. [ Kerry Nov 13, 2017 ]
2 answers Does the back of this sound bar contain threaded screw/bolt holes? I want to hang it below and supported by my UHDTV using universal sound bar brackets/mounts that attach to either the back of the TV or the TV's wall hanging hardware. The only notes I can find reference it having keyhole slots. Thanks! [ Matt Oct 11, 2017 ]
It's got keyhole slots from what I can see on my unit. I hope that helps. Just the bolt hanger slots. [ Adam Oct 17, 2017 ]
no threads, just keyhole slots [ Steve Oct 17, 2017 ]
No brackets needed. Mounting hangers Pre installed. Just Wall Anchors an ur ready for One Outstanding Sound Bar! [ VELLURE Sep 13, 2017 ]
they should be in the box also you can use wall anchors that have screws then fit the sound bar on the screws [ philip Sep 06, 2017 ]
The sound bar mounts with 2 non-included commercially available screws into drywall. The instruction manual provides a general recommendation for dimension ranges of screws that would work. A printed-out drill template is also included in the packaging so you can simply tape it up against the wall, and drill the two holes. [ Christopher Sep 06, 2017 ]
The Yamaha 207 has built in keyhole slots on the back so you can mount it on the wall with two screws Enter [ MELVIN Sep 05, 2017 ]
I've got super high ceilings, and it still fills the room really well. [ Adam Aug 28, 2017 ]
I installed this in two rooms which have high ceilings. For the price, I'm bery impressed. One of my locations is an outside cover porch with about 15' high ceiling. It's a large porch and the sound brings full deep rich experience. The set up was a breeze with wireless woofer. I also have ysp-5600 which brings more virtual speakers; however, the 207 is a better value and delivers. Try it! I had to send back one unused unit and Critchfield is a pleasure to works with... [ David Aug 28, 2017 ]
Had mine in a large room did not work well [ Gary Aug 28, 2017 ]
Yes, and it performs well. We have ours in a room with a 24 foot ceiling, and we are very happy with the sound quality. [ Tom Aug 28, 2017 ]
I have vaulted ceilings, system sounds great. Maybe not super loud, but I have small children and a dog, don't need an ear-bleeder system. Sound quality is excellent, though. Especially with the added voice clarification. [ Tyler Aug 28, 2017 ]
5 answers It states that in order to perform the required firmware update you must download then upload it onto a USB drive, and insert it into the sound bar. Our household only has wireless devices. Does anyone know if it is possible to connect an iPad or iPhone via the lights bolt connection(which has a USB end) into the sound bar to upload the firmware? [ Matt Aug 23, 2017 ]
This will not work. The upgrade must be done via a USB drive. See Yamaha's website for specific upgrade instructions. [ AJ S. Aug 27, 2017 ]
I doubt it. You can download the firmware from a friends computer onto a USB drive. The firmware makes a huge difference in sound quality so it's definitely worth the trouble. [ Christopher Aug 24, 2017 ]
I have the same dilemma here, and have not found a way around it. Our phones and tablets seem to struggle with decompressing the file and the trick of downloading onto a USB chip. (Or the struggle is my own lack of savvy with the process!) I think I'm going to end up at a computer shop asking someone to do the deed on a Mac or PC so I can take the Zip drive home and plug it in. I am interested in hearing what all the hubbub is about. [ LowerColumbia Aug 24, 2017 ]
It is NOT possible to do a firmware update like that. My advice would be to go to someone's house, download on a NEW USB, (this is a must) and then perform the update. Let me know if you have more questions. [ Jonathan Aug 24, 2017 ]
I have no idea got to do the same to mine [ Fran Aug 24, 2017 ]
The only thing I can think of is to make sure the HDMI control on the tv hardware menu is set to digital out and the tv's internal speakers of disabled. [ Kerry Aug 10, 2017 ]
I had to change the input settings on my tv to the hdmi port that the sound bar was connected to. Then use the hdmi button on the sound bar remote to complete the process. You may have to use the menu screen on your tv and select sound then select a speaker other than your tv. It took me a whil [ IVAN Aug 10, 2017 ]
Have you try the HDMI input on the sound bar? Also, I have to change the Audio output under my TV setting in order to get the sound come out to the sounds bar on all devices. [ Gary Aug 09, 2017 ]
Mark, I had the same issue with connecting through the digital optical port. I had to go into settings for the TV itself under sound out. Its an LG TV and the options are to go through the TV speaker, HDMI, optical or wireless. [ Robert Aug 09, 2017 ]
Make sure you press the HDMI button on the remote. [ Gregory Aug 09, 2017 ]
Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Kenny Aug 09, 2017 ] Staff
Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Kenny Jul 28, 2017 ] Staff
Hi, is possible, but this is my first time with a Yamaha product. [ Wilfredo Jul 27, 2017 ]
Yes. If your TV supports HDMI CEC and connect the Yamaha to your TV with an HDMI cable, it is possible to adjust the volume of the sound bar using your TV's remote. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the speaker's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan Jul 27, 2017 ] Staff
My Directv remote works the volume perfectly. [ Tyler Jul 27, 2017 ]
No. Only HDMI output. [ Tyler Jul 27, 2017 ]
Yes [ Amy Jul 25, 2017 ]
Yes, analog is available on this model. [ James Jul 25, 2017 ]
I did not see the head phone jack on it. Possibly because it is Bluetooth enabled? But no, from what I can tell, it doesn't. [ Adam Jul 25, 2017 ]
No [ Steve Jul 25, 2017 ]
Not wired headphones but this system does offer Bluetooth [ Gary Jul 25, 2017 ]
I don't expect that we will add extended warranties on products that don't currently have them. [ Jeff Jul 10, 2017 ] Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny Jul 01, 2017 ] Staff
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