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Yamaha YAS-107

Powered sound bar with 4K/HDR video passthrough and DTS Virtual:X®

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Overview

Our take on the Yamaha YAS-107

I consider Yamaha's so-called "entry level" sound bars one of the best values in home theater sound. Their latest value-packed bar — the YAS 107— even features DTS Virtual:X. This special technology simulates three-dimensional sound.

Yamaha YAS-107 under a TV

The slim Yamaha YAS-107 sound bar fits under most TVs and delivers serious sound.

Serious bang for your buck

I consider Yamaha's so-called "entry level" sound bars one of the best values in home theater sound. Their latest value-packed bar — the YAS 107— even features DTS Virtual:X. This special technology simulates three-dimensional sound.

This single, compact unit fits right under your screen on your TV stand or mounts on your wall. Don't let the modest price and super-slim design fool you. Yamaha's powerful drivers and special surround processing give you a large, riveting sound experience. Everything sounds bigger and clearer — effects, dialogue, and music, too.

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-107 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 

Binge-watch with better sound

The YAS-107 includes Dolby® and DTS® decoding as well as Yamaha's digital surround processing. Built-in amplifiers power six drivers for rich, full-range sound, with plenty of high-frequency detail. From soft footfalls to jarring collisions, the slim bar adds visceral realism to your favorite movies and shows all by itself.

Bu if you crave even more bass impact, there's a dedicated output for adding an optional powered subwoofer.

Bluetooth lets you play tunes wirelessly

Yamaha didn't forget the music — after all, it's how the company made their name. The YAS-107 has built-in Bluetooth so you can play music wirelessly from your phone or tablet. Special processing cleans up compressed audio files, so all your tunes will sound full and detailed.

Easy hookup and operation

Both HDMI connections are 4K compatible, with full HDCP 2.2 capability — so it will work with 4K TVs with high dynamic range (HDR). You can also use the included optical digital cable to connect the sound bar to your TV. Use your existing TV remote to control power and volume commands, use the included remote, or download the free Yamaha Home Theater Controller app. This turns your Apple® or Android™ device into a Bluetooth remote.

Product Highlights:

  • ultra-slim design sits on your TV stand or mounts on your wall
  • two-channel sound bar with simulated surround sound
    • two 1" balanced dome tweeters
    • two 2-1/8" midrange drivers
    • two 3" cone subwoofers
  • built-in amplifiers: 30 watts x 2 for front L/R drivers, 60 watts for bass drivers
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
    • Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer helps improve sound of lower-resolution files
Sound Features:
  • 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
  • Dolby® Digital and DTS decoding
  • Yamaha's Virtual Surround Processor produces an immersive listening experience
  • 5 listening modes: Music, Movie, TV Program, Sports, and Game
  • Clear Voice™ processing makes dialogue easier to hear
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 1 HDMI input
    • HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to 4K video sources
    • support 4K video with high dynamic range (HDR) and HDMI-CEC
  • 1 HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • 1 optical digital audio input (cable included)
  • 1 stereo minijack audio input
  • subwoofer output
  • keyhole slots for wall-mounting (hardware not included)
  • remote control
  • free Yamaha Home Theater Controller app for Apple and Android lets you control the bar via Bluetooth with your smartphone
  • 35"W x 2-1/8"H x 5-1/8"D
  • weight: 7.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (FSR78 ZY28960)
  • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • 5' Optical digital cable
  • 5.5" microUSB-to-USB 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

For the price you cannot beat it. I am very pleased with my purchase and their customer service department is exceptional. .

sandra, Sturbridge, MA

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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Design Bar
Pieces in System 1
Color Black
Tweeter 1" Dome (2)
Midrange 2.125" Cone (2)
Woofer 3" Cone (2)
Separate Subwoofer No
Subwoofer Driver None
Features
Surround Sound Decoding 5.1-channel
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X Yes
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume No
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)
Wi-Fi No
Wall-mountable Yes
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
Specifications
System Frequency Response 60-23k Hz
Powered System Yes
Sound Bar RMS Power 120
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
HDMI Inputs 1
HDMI Outputs 1
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output 1
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 2-1/8H x 35W x 5-3/16D
Sound Bar Weight 7.5 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight N/A

Product Research

Features

2.1ch Active Soundbar Speaker: The Yamaha YAS-107 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-107 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-107 is equipped with dual, built-in 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-107 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): 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 and downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive which will need to be inserted into YAS-107's USB port for update.

HDMI 2.0a: The Yamaha YAS-107 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-107 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-107 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-107 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-107'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-107'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-107 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 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-107 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-107 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-107 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-107.

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.

Remote Control: The YAS-107 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-107 is compatible with Yamaha's Home Theater Control App (HT Controller) for Apple iOS 9.0+ & 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-107 offers built-in keyhole slots (spaced 18" apart).

  • Table-Top Mount Dimensions: 35.0" (w) x 2.125" (h) x 5.1875" (d)
  • Wall-Mount Dimensions: 35.0" (w) x 5.1875" (h) x 2.125" (d)

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?

It replaces my Yamaha YAS-105... plus, the very consistent and high quality shopping experience I have come to enjoy from Crutchfield since I bought my first stereo from Crutchfield in the 1980s! [ Jim  Aug 08, 2018 ]
Lori suggested when I told her I had trouble hearing some TVs [ Martha  Aug 05, 2018 ]
Needed a slim design functional soundbar at a competitive price. No gamers or movie buffs, but want better sound than the TV itself. Brooke made some very helpful suggestions. [ MARION J  Jul 27, 2018 ]
Price, rating, deal on scratch & dent model, Chad's advice [ David  Jul 20, 2018 ]
Based upon reviews regarding dialog improvement. [ Walter  Jul 16, 2018 ]
Got help from one of Crutchfield's great tech advisers. Do you homework on what DTS Virtual:X does. Or better yet ask Troy. I buy where I get the best service, before and after the sale. [ Paul  Jul 05, 2018 ]
For High Quality Sound and Reasonable Price, I have Purchesed Yamaha Speakers, Amps and Recievers for 30 Years. [ stephen  Jul 01, 2018 ]
Good reviews, good features, and I can add my own subwoofer. [ PAUL  Jun 27, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ Brian  Jun 10, 2018 ]
Good reviews, features I needed [ Nathan  Jun 09, 2018 ]
Great reviews on this product and the Yamaha Brand is above standard. [ Cedric  May 25, 2018 ]
It fits the desired functions and more at a good value, quality product manufacturer, and backed with Crutchfield support. [ Rick  May 24, 2018 ]
I am not knowledgeable enough to adequately answer the question. It just seemed like a good fit. [ Michael  May 16, 2018 ]
Have a Vizio and its a piece of junk, so being afraid of another lemon, I chose the brand that made my motorcycle, since it has been extremely reliable. [ Terrill  May 13, 2018 ]
All the reviews were outstanding....nice [ mark  May 12, 2018 ]
Super rewievs [ julie  May 08, 2018 ]
Highly recommended and a bestseller [ Michael  May 06, 2018 ]
Cost was a major factor. The value is quite good for the money, and the speaker has much versatility for my needs. [ Michael and Mar  Apr 23, 2018 ]
This soundbar lets me hookup my own subwoffer plus I'm a Yamaha fan ...... [ Alan  Apr 15, 2018 ]
Purchased this unit for my ol' Vizio 55 inch flat panel that I had hooked up with a Pioneer surround sound avx and Bose sound system. The avx had done me well over the years, but has expired. This sound bar will provide better sound than the tv speaker for the time being as I wait for the next generation of hmdi 2.1 and hdr specs to be resolved (hopefully in 2019). At that time I will purchase a new tv and avx and move this sound bar to another tv room in the house. [ John  Apr 15, 2018 ]
Recommended by CNET and fits my low profile tv lift cabinet under a 65 inch TV [ Karim  Apr 14, 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 ]
Good reviews and Yamaha builds great equipment. [ Ronald  Mar 24, 2018 ]
GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH YAMAHA [ Irene  Mar 23, 2018 ]
Item is on sale, and reviews about this product are mostly positive. [ Joe  Mar 17, 2018 ]
price and features [ Barry  Mar 16, 2018 ]
Have done lots of internet searching, reading reviews, etc. This seems to be just the product I was looking to find. Hopefully I can get it to work as well as most of the reviews stated! [ Wilton  Mar 16, 2018 ]
The online reviews overall. That and it allows 4k passthrough. Oh and I didn't really want or need an external subwoofer...okay that's all I got! [ CJ  Mar 15, 2018 ]
Quality of Yamaha products, price and customer/technical reviews of product. [ Katherine  Mar 14, 2018 ]
Specs and features look like a great value. Price was really good too. [ Albert  Mar 14, 2018 ]
Good reviews. [ J  Mar 10, 2018 ]
Yamaha has a "sound" reputation and the YAS-107 has excellent reviews. The product appears to have the latest technology at an affordable price. [ RAYMOND  Mar 08, 2018 ]
I have other Yamaha electronics and have been very happy with them. I buy all my electronics from Crutchfield because I have spent hours in the past with your technical advisors during car stereo installations where I ran into problems. Without your help I would still be frustrated. Plus this looked like just what I wanted for the price. Good sound for the living room TV. Thanks -Doug [ Douglas  Mar 05, 2018 ]
Gift for my daughter who needed a good quality, reasonably priced sound bar. With her small apartment, not have the additional subwoofer was a plus, plus bluetooth compatibility. [ CHERYL  Mar 03, 2018 ]
Great sound, fits the space I need to fill and a good price [ LARRY  Feb 18, 2018 ]
Good reviews and a reasonable price. [ JOHN B  Feb 14, 2018 ]
for dts-x option [ Konstantinos  Feb 10, 2018 ]
It has 4K HDR HDMI in/out, plus 4.1 Bluetooth and most important of all, output for my Velodyne Sub-woofer. [ Robert  Feb 02, 2018 ]
Already own 2 and am so satisfied I wanted to gift 1 to my grandaughter. [ RALPH  Jan 28, 2018 ]
I currently have a Yamaha YAS-106 [ John  Jan 24, 2018 ]
great products and I need to hear more clearly [ C  Jan 16, 2018 ]
Yamaha makes the best sounders and this is a compact (no subwoofer), yet still powerfully good product that provides a clear upgrade over TV speakers. Excellent balance of price and quality...well done. [ STEVE  Jan 15, 2018 ]
Reviews, features and price. I like doing business with Crutchfields. I trust them. [ Rick  Jan 14, 2018 ]
Had Yamaha before. They make a great product. [ Daniel  Jan 01, 2018 ]
I tried 2 different sound bars with no luck. Hoping this is the one. [ swebber  Dec 31, 2017 ]
Crutchfield employee Hogan recommended this for its ability to enhance the spoken word [ Diane  Dec 31, 2017 ]
Well recommended! [ jerry  Dec 31, 2017 ]
Wanted small sound bar for kitchen/dining. We currently have a small Polk Audio system, but we must be inches from the sound bar to use the tiny remote. Also the wireless subwoofer freaks out occasionally and we cannot use it. [ D  Dec 28, 2017 ]
I chose this soundbar for the following: 1 - HDMI 2.2 passthrough with 4K / ARC support 2 - Subwoofer output is on the bar, so I can find my own subwoofer to add more depth to the bass if I determine it is necessary after using the soundbar 3 - Source indicators on the actual bar, many don't have this [ Perry  Dec 23, 2017 ]
Relatively small room. No need for anything fancier [ Sydney  Dec 22, 2017 ]
Inexpensive with good reviews and option to send signal to separate subwoofer which I already have. And Tech Service at Crutchfield always excellent! [ Tom  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Kevin recommended it. [ Mario  Dec 17, 2017 ]
great reviews. looking for something easy with no clutter. recommended by Crutchfield tech via chat. [ gary  Dec 16, 2017 ]
Recommended by my advisor to improve sound quality of TV. I have noticed the sound distortion on my older TV so this is a great solution. [ Jacqueline  Dec 15, 2017 ]
Good reviews. A friend has the 106 and likes it. HDMI ARC allowing volume control though TV. Crutchfield support. Clear voice tech for hard of hearing people. [ Craig  Dec 15, 2017 ]
Good rating and price for a medium size sound bar. Also free and fast shipping. [ Linda  Dec 13, 2017 ]
Small profile to sit in front of or even under my bedroom television. Subwoofer output as well as HDMI with ARC are features I was looking for, as I have a higher quality sub than the wireless subs offered in similar packages. 4K pass was also a selling point. [ Rick  Dec 12, 2017 ]
Good reviews, price was right. [ Paul  Dec 12, 2017 ]
I read the reviews needed a basic level unit [ John  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Something new er. [ David  Dec 05, 2017 ]
Because of the prior Yamaha soundbar I purchased a couple years ago [ Andrew  Dec 01, 2017 ]
It was on my son's Christmas list. Hopefully the integrated sub woofer will give it enough thump. [ MIKE  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Great reviews and cost for a simple system. I didn't want a subwoofer for this particular setup. [ D  Nov 26, 2017 ]
I love Crutchfield and trust the comments and ratings from its customers. I am not a sophisticated technology person and appreciate to low key, but highly accurate advice from the company and customers. I purchased this unit as a gift and can't wait to hear the result. I am confident it will be glowing! I have never had a bad purchase with Crutchfield. Great products and variety, great prices, very knowledgeable staff and informative, easy to use website. I am a Fan. [ Robert  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Mainly purchased this sound bar to try out the DTS virtual X technology. Price, features, and high reviews definitely helped me in making this decision. Also, I want to see if I can delete my receiver, speakers, etc. and be happy with the results. [ CHAD  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Sound quality, DTS Virtual:X! [ Luis  Nov 17, 2017 ]
The size fit where I want to install it. Just over 2" deep. Also, it was recommended by my advisor, Marshall. [ KEN  Nov 15, 2017 ]
We chose this Sound bar because it's a little smaller than some and our TV room is pretty small, so we don't need a huge sound. The reviews mentioned dialogue clarity when there is also background music, and a least for our demographic {baby boomers ] that's what we need the most.. We will see how it plays out. [ Sydney  Nov 15, 2017 ]
I received a Crutchfield catalog. [ Joanne  Nov 15, 2017 ]
looks like a smart choice sound wise over the zevox.... we'll see :) [ Jeff  Nov 12, 2017 ]
I have one for another TV and it works great/ [ Jimmy L.  Nov 09, 2017 ]
Recomendations by friend. [ VICTOR  Nov 09, 2017 ]
Yamaha has always been a favorite of mine when it comes to acoustics. From speakers to guitars. This packed a punch at a serious bargain. [ Dustin  Nov 03, 2017 ]
Needed low profile soundbar (under 2-1/2 in.) that would fit under my Sony TV. Your advisor (Troy) recommended the Yamaha. [ Dorothy  Sep 24, 2017 ]
Was the best I found [ Shane  Sep 21, 2017 ]
Was looking for a simple upgrade from my TV speakers. Reviews are good and seems to fit my needs [ Adrian  Sep 10, 2017 ]
I had a subwoofer already. Made sense. [ Bryan  Sep 02, 2017 ]
Need soundbar [ ellins  Sep 02, 2017 ]
Seemed to the best buy-didn't want another subwoofer on the floor-just wanted better TV sound. Hope this will provide it. [ Robert  Sep 01, 2017 ]
Based on reviews, value for the price. [ Sharon  Aug 30, 2017 ]
Price and good reviews [ Deborah  Aug 22, 2017 ]
I already have a yas-206 am very pleased. [ RALPH  Aug 17, 2017 ]
The width is a perfect fit for my TV stand. The height is perfect because it will not block my TV's screen or remote sensor. The good reviews sealed the deal, and the sub out gives the opportunity to expand later. [ Adam  Jul 29, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Yamaha sound bars and Crutchfield reviews [ DAVID  Jul 25, 2017 ]
Product has great reviews everywhere. Amazon is out of stock. And Crutchfield is a highly respected company. [ Ian  Jul 24, 2017 ]
Need simple reliable soundbar that is portable [ Robert  Jul 23, 2017 ]
I could not find this in the stores and besides, yamaha is a household name in electronic equipments. [ VICTOR  Jul 10, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ michael  Jul 09, 2017 ]
Reviews of Yamaha sound bars and the price. [ Glen  Jun 30, 2017 ]
Seems like a great value. [ Adam  Jun 29, 2017 ]

16 questions already asked

I did not wall mount mine, so I cannot say what the difference is. However, with the sound going downward, it will bounce off of whatever the sound wave hits first. So, if there is a table or an object below the speaker, the sound will reflect differently than if the sound wave hits the floor. The difference may or may not be noticeable depending on how trained your ear is. [ Gary  May 17, 2018 ]
I'm afraid the cut off frequency for the subwoofer output is not provided in the owner's manual. However, the soundbar's built-in subs would continue to produce sound along with a connected external powered sub. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. [ Larry  Apr 20, 2018 ]  Staff
Beyond the remote, Yamaha has an app for iOS/android devices. It's a bit more friendly, you can access 'canned' DSP profiles, tone settings, and the line level volume to the sub; but does NOT have tone/crossover settings for the sub output. I haven't heard any difference in the built-in subs. [ JOHN P  Apr 20, 2018 ]
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. [ Krissy  Mar 14, 2018 ]  Staff
We use this sound bar to improve the quality of sound on movies we watch. You have to be aware of what connections; we use the digital optical interconnect between the two; the sound bar takes that; insure your TV has an optical audio out. [ MICHAEL J  Jan 14, 2018 ]
No. it is intended as a stand alone unit. The V481 likely has some type of "dialog lift" as my V681 and V475 do [ Aaron  Jan 14, 2018 ]
Yes [ ANDREW L  Jan 14, 2018 ]
Like John alluded to in his response above, the YAS-107 won't be able to "learn" your TV remote control signals--per the information provided in the owner's manual it appears the only choice for using your TV remote to control power/volume is by connecting the soundbar via HDMI. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Jan 11, 2018 ]  Staff
I've had mine about five months, attached to my bedroom TV. HDMI passthru isn't critical. I run the HDMI source straight into my TV; and feed the TV optical audio back into the soundbar. In this setup, volume is controlled on the soundbar. If you don't mind sacrificing some audio quality, you could feed the TV composite audio (red/white RCA) back into the soundbar - but note that it's not the best sound, and functionality depends on your TV. You'll want the TV speakers completely OFF using the soundbar; but the TV might disable the VOL+/- keys when the speakers are OFF; the TV might not disable the speakers. That said, the YAS will not 'learn' remote codes (usually the remote learns device IR codes). It can be controlled using Yamaha's Bluetooth smartphone app; its own remote; or any number of universal IR remotes. I use a Harmony SmartHub with either the Harmony remote; or my iPhone or iPad (using either the Harmony or Yamaha apps). The Harmony hub makes it all operate seamlessly. As long as the hub is on WiFi, you can operate it using a smartphone or tablet app - it doesn't require a matching remote (although it's convenient to have one). [ JOHN P  Jan 09, 2018 ]
It depends on your DirecTV receivers and remotes. It will work with Genie STBs (including wireless Genie mini) and the RC71 remote. Note that using any STB or TV remote may not allow access to all soundbar settings. A good 3rd party universal remote should allow access to all settings. For example: I have a subwoofer attached to mine; the subwoofer level controls of the soundbar aren't available using DirecTV or TV remotes. They are, however, available using the Yamaha Bluetooth app via smartphone/tablet; and from my Harmony hub. [ JOHN P  Jan 09, 2018 ]
Have no idea! I just plugged mine in and it worked well. [ GEORGE T.  Dec 14, 2017 ]
This has been a great product, easy to install and great sound. But I am just an old geezer who wanted a better TV, so not a sophisticated enough user to answer your question. Thanks, [ Raymond  Dec 14, 2017 ]
I did the update and now my surround light goes to green and blue. Prior to the update it only went to green [ DAVID  Dec 14, 2017 ]
I asked Yamaha the same question. They said "no, if you can set it to 3D surround and see the blue light, the firmware upgrade was already installed at the factory." You can also tell by the sound difference. Not sure why Crutchfirld doesn't know this. Last time I asked, they didn't even know the YAS-107 was capable of DTS Virtual:X. [ Thomas  Dec 14, 2017 ]
I'm not sure, not something I'm familiar with [ Jeffrey M.  Dec 14, 2017 ]
It doesn't need Ethernet to work. It comes with an optical cable. That goes from your TV optical OUT to the soundbar optical IN. Your LG smart TV probably has an optical OUT. This is the most common way people use soundbars.. It has an IN for a mini stereo plug too, like for a CD player or MP3 player or whatever. This would be the way you hook up an old TV with only Red and White audio jacks, using a mini-stereo to RCA cable. It has an HDMI IN and an HDMI OUT (ARC) if you want to use it in between your cable box and your TV. Your LG probably has ARC so I would do that option, but you'd need HDMI cables. ARC would need to be enabled on your TV, it's in the audio settings. ARC is awesome so if you can do it that way, I'd recommend it. Basically anything playing from your TV would go through your soundbar, plus the TV volume and TV power controls the soundbar if ARC is enabled. The manual shows all the options of hooking it up. ARC is the best, but your TV needs ARC enabled, and you need (2) HDMI cables, which you might have already. Yamaha website has the manual for download if you want to see exactly how to hook it up. Google Yamaha YAS-107 owner's manual. Sound is stable and sounds really good. I watch Netflix all the time too, and I don't have to fiddle with volumes. Make sure you set your TV's volume to "fixed" or "speakers off" or whatever. You don't want your TV's weak speakers interfering with the sound from your nice soundbar. Usually it's a setting in your TV's audio menu. Merry Christmas! buy yourself this good soundbar [ DAVE  Dec 20, 2017 ]
Not thaI know of, but it has a good sound for the price [ DONALD WILLIAM  Dec 12, 2017 ]
I just looked at the manual and I'm pretty certain there is no way to add an additional amplifier to the unit. There are just no inputs for that type of device. It can be connected to a subwoofer, but it has to be a powered subwoofer. [ Stuart  Dec 12, 2017 ]
If your TV has ARC, then use HDMI between your cable box and soundbar (HDMI IN), and HDMI between soundbar (HDMI OUT/ARC) and TV. You need to find the ARC HDMI connector on your TV. You need to enable ARC in your TV's settings. Most newer TVs have ARC on at least one specific HDMI connector. With ARC, basically anything playing from your TV would go through your soundbar, plus the TV volume and TV power controls the soundbar. So even if your Chromecast is in an HDMI of your TV, the audio would still flow from the ARC-enabled HDMI cable of your TV to the soundbar. So put your chromecast/fire stick/roku on an HDMI of your TV that is NOT ARC-enabled, and use the ARC HDMI of your TV as the one facing the HDMI OUT/ARC of the soundbar. I hope this helps [ DAVE  Dec 21, 2017 ]
I have not tried using a Chromecast with this but my Roku device works great. I have a Samsung with a One Connect Box. I connected my cable box to HDMI 4 and my Roku to HDMI 3 and the Sound Bar audio works for both. When I switch to HDMI 4 the cable box works and I can hear it. When I switch to HDMI 3 the Roku works and I can hear it. Hope this helps. [ Mark  Nov 27, 2017 ]
No. It is actually pretty frustrating as every time I switch devices (change HDMI input) it requires me to shut off and turn back sound bar on. [ tiffany lee  Nov 27, 2017 ]
The version we offer is made for use in the North American market so, it only works off 120volts AC. [ Ryan  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
If you have a Genie system and RC71 remote, it shouldn't matter whether you're connected via HDMI, optical, coax digital, or composite. The Remote Setup features built into the DirecTV settings menus will configure the RC71 to control the volume ON THE SOUNDBAR. It's not hard to get it setup, poke around in the Settings menus looking for Remote Setup - then follow the prompts. [ JOHN P  Jan 09, 2018 ]
If your TV has ARC, then use HDMI between directTV box and soundbar (HDMI IN), and HDMI between soundbar (HDMI OUT/ARC) and TV. You need to find the ARC HDMI connector on your TV. You need to enable ARC in your TV's settings. Most newer TVs have ARC on at least one specific HDMI connector. With ARC, basically anything playing from your TV would go through your soundbar, plus the TV volume and TV power controls the soundbar. [ DAVE  Dec 20, 2017 ]
If you purchased the product 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Nov 14, 2017 ]  Staff
There is an option to add a subwoofer, but no additional surround sound speakers. [ Stuart  Dec 12, 2017 ]
No. The YAS-107 does not support the addition of wired or wireless surround speakers. [ Ryan  Oct 02, 2017 ]  Staff
If you have a Genie system and RC71 remote, it shouldn't matter whether you're connected via HDMI, optical, coax digital, or composite. The Remote Setup features built into the DirecTV settings menus will configure the RC71 to control the volume ON THE SOUNDBAR. It's not hard to get it setup, poke around in the Settings menus looking for Remote Setup - then follow the prompts.Enter an answer to this question. [ JOHN P  Jan 09, 2018 ]
If your TV has ARC, then use HDMI between directTV box and soundbar (HDMI IN), and HDMI between soundbar (HDMI OUT/ARC) and TV. You need to find the ARC HDMI connector on your TV. You need to enable ARC in your TV's settings. Most newer TVs have ARC on at least one specific HDMI connector. With ARC, basically anything playing from your TV would go through your soundbar, plus the TV volume and TV power controls the soundbar. [ DAVE  Dec 21, 2017 ]
If you look at page 29 of the YAS-107 Owner's Manual, it gives instructions for syncing it with at TV remote. I haven't tried this yet, so I don't know if it could work with the DirecTV remote instead of the actual TV remote. [ Stuart  Dec 12, 2017 ]
IDK. We don't have Direct TV. [ Susan  Jul 18, 2017 ]
Not sure about DirecTv, but my Comcast remote does control the soundbar volume and power as well. [ Rick  Jul 17, 2017 ]
Don't know for sure but I use my TWC/Spectrum cable remote and it works for the soundbar. Follow the setup directions that come with soundbar and your remote should work. [ Gary  Jul 17, 2017 ]
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. [ Krissy  Jul 07, 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 06, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes. As of this posting we have 97 in stock. Glad we were able to help. [ Kenny  Jul 04, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. Yes it is. The 107 is a brand new product, the 106 was discontinued in May of this year. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Jul 04, 2017 ]  Staff
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