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Yamaha SR-C30A

Powered 2.1-channel sound bar and wireless subwoofer system with built-in Bluetooth®

Item # 022SRC30A

This sound bar and sub system delivers dynamic sound and is easy to fit almost anywhere you need it.

This sound bar and sub system delivers dynamic sound and is easy to fit almost anywhere you need it.

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About the Yamaha SR-C30A

Colin M.

Big sound from a slim bar

The Yamaha SR-C30A sound bar system offers powerful sound with a surprisingly expansive soundstage for its size. Yamaha's extensive experience with musical instruments and pro gear shines through in their equipment, which delivers sound that's expertly tuned for realism and accuracy.
Yamaha SR-C30A powered sound bar and wireless subwoofer

The Yamaha SR-C30A seriously upgrades your TV sound and features Bluetooth for easy music streaming.

Big sound from a slim bar

The Yamaha SR-C30A sound bar system offers powerful sound with a surprisingly expansive soundstage for its size. Yamaha's extensive experience with musical instruments and pro gear shines through in their equipment, which delivers sound that's expertly tuned for realism and accuracy.

Easy to find the right spot

This system works great in the living room, but its compact design also makes it perfect for setups where space is tighter, like a gaming rig or a bedroom. The slim sound bar fits under most TVs and the wireless sub can be placed vertically or laid flat for flexible, easy placement.

Hassle-free setup

Setting up and controlling the system is also nice and simple. Just plug both components into AC power, then connect to your TV with a single HDMI or optical digital cable (optical cable included). The sub automatically pairs with the bar. You can then control the system with the included remote control,via top-panel controls, or using your phone with Yamaha's free Sound Bar Remote app.


Product highlights:

  • two-channel sound bar with virtual surround sound
    • two 1-13/16" full-range cone drivers powered by 20-watts each
  • compact subwoofer connects to the bar wirelessly (AC power required)
    • 5-1/8" woofer powered by a 50-watt amplifier
    • sub can be positioned vertically or horizontally for easy placement
  • True Sound design for dynamic, accurate sound reproduction
  • built-in Bluetooth for music streaming from compatible devices
  • Dolby® Digital decoding
  • Clear Voice mode for clearer, louder dialogue with movies and shows
  • Adaptive Low Volume for rich, expressive sound even at low volumes
  • sound modes: 3D Movie, Stereo, Standard, Game
  • 1 HDMI port
    • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel)
  • optical digital audio input (cable included)
  • 3.5mm analog minijack aux input
  • USB input (service only)
General info:
  • free downloadable Sound Bar Remote app for Apple® and Android™ lets you control the bar via Bluetooth with your smartphone
  • includes remote control
  • keyhole slots for wall-mounting
  • dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 23-5/8"W x 2-9/16"H x 3-3/4"D (bar), 6-3/8"W x 13-3/16"H x 15-7/16"D (sub)
  • weight: 2.9 lbs. (bar), 12.6 lbs. (sub)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • MFR # SR-C30ABL

No A/V receiver required.

What's in the box:

  • Active soundbar speaker (SR-CUC30A) Wireless powered subwoofer (SR-WSWC30A)
  • AC power adapter (attached 5' DC cord)
  • Two 5.5' AC power cords
  • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
  • 5' Optical digital cable
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber pads
  • 2 Round spacers
  • 2 Rectangular spacers
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Brochure
  • Wall-Mount Template
  • Warranty Information
  • "World Representative Offices" sheet"

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More details on the Yamaha SR-C30A

Stacey B.

Features & specs

Design Bar
Amplification Self-powered
Separate Subwoofer Yes
Wireless Surrounds No
Number Of Channels 2.1
Surround Formats
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos No
Audio Enhancements
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume No
Night Mode Yes
Virtual Surround 3D Movie
Auto Calibration No
Audio Connections
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs None
HDMI ARC Input Yes
HDMI eARC Input No
3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs 1
RCA Stereo Analog Inputs None
USB Type-A Input No
Subwoofer Output No
Audio Specs
Tweeter None
Midrange 1.8125" Cone Drivers (2)
Woofer None
Subwoofer Driver 5.125" Cone
Enclosure Sealed(bar),Ported(sub)
System Frequency Response 40-22k Hz
Sound Bar RMS Power 40
Subwoofer RMS Power 50
Video Connections
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs 1
Video Specs
HDMI Version 1.4
HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution N/A
HDR Video Compatible N/A
Includes Remote Yes
Voice Control No
Control by App Apple iOS, Android
Remote IR Passthrough No
Learns TV Remote No
Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in 5.0
Bluetooth Audio Playback Yes
Bluetooth Transmitter Mode No
Online Music Sources None
Apple AirPlay No
Chromecast built-in No
Amazon Music No
Apple Music No
Pandora No
SiriusXM No
Spotify No
TuneIn No
YouTube Music No
Files on Your Network No
Wi-Fi Networking
Built-in Wi-Fi Version None
Bands N/A
Other Info
Wall-mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included No
Sound Bar Size (inches) 2-9/16H x 23-5/8W x 3-3/4D
Sound Bar Weight 2.9 lbs
Subwoofer Size (inches) 13-3/16H x 6-3/8W x 15-7/16D
Subwoofer Weight 12.6 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 2 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 2 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 2 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


2Ch Active Soundbar Speaker: The Yamaha SR-C30A's active soundbar features a 2ch speaker configuration with two 1.125" cone drivers (one driver for each left & right channel) for a broad stereo soundstage. The soundbar delivers 40 watts of power (20 watts to each driver) for dynamic sound reproduction. 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 SR-C30A offers built-in keyhole slots (spaced 18" apart).

Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The included powered subwoofer employs 2.4GHz technology to wirelessly communicate with soundbar, up to 33'. The wireless powered sub houses a 5.125" woofer inside a bass reflex cabinet with a front-firing bass port. The 5.125" woofer is powered by a built-in 50 watt amplifier dynamic bass reproduction. The built-in amplifier incorporates Yamaha's Bass Extended technology for deep, rich bass from a compact subwoofer. The wireless powered sub can be positioned vertically or horizontally on the floor.

  • Vertical Orientation: With the subwoofer positioned vertically, the woofer is side-firing. The subwoofer measures 6.375" (w) x 13.1875" (h) x 15.4375" (d) in the vertical mounting position.
  • Horizontal Orientation: With the subwoofer positioned horizontally, the woofer is top-firing. The subwoofer measures 13.1875" (w) x 6.375" (h) x 15.4375" (d) in the horizontal mounting position.


  • The included self-adhesive rubber feet help to isolate the subwoofer cabinet from the mounting surface and adds approximately 0.125" to the overall height of the wireless powered sub.
  • You should leave at least 8" of clearance around the subwoofer for optimum bass output and heat dissipation.

Dolby Digital Compatible: The Yamaha SR-C30A decodes 2ch PCM and 5.1ch Dolby Digital audio signals. You can listen to these audio formats in Standard and 3D Movie modes (with virtual horizontal surround effects), or 2ch Stereo mode (no surround effects). The 2ch Stereo mode is ideal for music, while the Standard and 3D Movie modes provide virtual surround effects for movies. You can adjust the volume of the subwoofer independently from the SR-C30A's overall volume level.

Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
HDMI & Optical Bitstream Dolby Digital
2Ch Linear PCM 2ch (32-96kHz / up to 24-bit)

Note: The Yamaha SR-C30A does not support DTS.

Sound Modes: You can enjoy the sound of movies, music, TV programs and games with Yamaha's optimal sound modes. Select from four options (Standard, 3D Movie, Game, Stereo ) designed to suit your content.

  • Standard: The Standard mode provides surround playback that is best suited for TV programs, such as sports broadcasts. It emphasizes human voices and makes them easier to hear.
  • 3D Movie: The 3D sound mode provides surround playback that is best suited for movies. It reproduces a three-dimensional soundfield and creates a sound space that seems to envelop you.
  • Game Game mode provides surround playback that is best suited for video games. Accurate localization of individual sound effects provides a highly immersive gaming experience.
  • Stereo: This sound mode provides stereo playback. It is the sound mode best suited for music playback.

Audio Enhancements: The following audio settings can be applied to enhance your overall listening experience.

  • 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.
  • Adaptive Low Volume: With Adaptive Low Volume technology, the SR-C30A maintains a full and rich sound even when listening at low volumes.
  • 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.
  • Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Compressing the dynamic range of audio signals (the volume difference between the loudest and quietest sounds) makes it easier to listen at a low volume. This setting is applied only when Dolby Digital audio signals are being played.

HDMI ARC Output: The Yamaha SR-C30A features one HDMI ARC output to connect the soundbar to your TV's HDMI ARC input. The SR-C30A's HDMI ARC output allows audio from your TV to be sent through the active soundbar speaker. The HDMI ARC output supports 5.1ch Dolby Digital and 2ch PCM audio signals.

  • Some televisions will only pass 2ch PCM through the ARC-enabled HDMI input from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, and will only pass Dolby Digital via the TV's built-in tuner, network apps, or USB.
  • The HDMI ARC Output only supports audio transmission and does not support any type of video signals.

Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the SR-C30A is outfitted with one analog Aux (3.5mm) input and two optical (toslink) digital inputs. The optical digital inputs supports 2ch PCM and 5.1ch Dolby Digital audio signals.

Note: The digital optical output terminals of some flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Yamaha SR-C30A features built-in Bluetooth 5.0 with support wireless audio streaming (A2DP). You'll be able to stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled device (such as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer) to the SR-C30A active soundbar speaker. You will continue to navigate your music and view song/artist/albums information from your Bluetooth-enabled source device. The soundbar system has a Bluetooth wireless range of approximately 33'.

  • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button using SSP (Secure Simple Pairing). 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 SR-C30A 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.

IR Remote + HDMI-CEC: The Yamaha SR-C30A 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.

Sound Bar Remote App: With Yamaha's Sound Bar Remote App (for Apple iOS 14.1+ and Android 0.0+) its even easier to control the SR-C30A active soundbar speaker from your compatible smartphone or tablet device. The app can be used to switch sources, sound modes, clear voice and bass extension functions and simple power on/off commands intuitively and easily from your Apple iOS or Android mobile device.

Auto Power Standby: When the Auto Power Standby function is enabled, the unit will automatically turn off when there is no operation for 8 hours. When Bluetooth or HDMI is selected as the input, the unit will turn off after no audio input and no operation for 20 minutes.

Firmware Updates: Firmware updates can be done via a USB thumbdrive containing downloadable firmware updates from Yamaha's website. Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.

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