Yamaha introduced Tuesday a new very affordable addition to its family of all-in-one sound bars with the YAS-106, offering simplified setup and built-in dual subwoofer support.

The sound bar, which will be available in mid-August at a $199.99 suggested retail price, supports a full multichannel Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound experience in an attractive, ultra-slim sound bar design, without the need of additional speakers or subwoofers.

Read more on the Yamaha YAS-106 after the jump:

In addition to dual built-in subwoofers, the sound bar includes twin bass reflex ports, and Advanced Bass Extension Processing.

The YAS-106 includes an HDMI input and output supporting easy direct connection with source devices including Blu-ray Disc/DVD players. In contrast, sound bars connected to a TV’s optical digital-audio output often receive only a stereo signal, preventing the surround processors in sound bars from maximizing surround performance.

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The sound bar can be controlled wirelessly via Bluetooth from Android and Apple mobile devices running the Yamaha Home Theater Controller app.

Yamaha Clear Voice raises dialog levels in the YAS-106 for greater clarity over background sound.

The latest HDMI 2.0 connections pass through 4K Ultra HD video with high dynamic range (HDR) as well as Full HD signals for connection to a wide range of the latest internet streaming devices and Ultra HD Blu-ray players.

The YAS-106 measures 35-inches long and 2-1/8 inches tall, so it will not block any portion of a table-mounted TV screen.

The sound bar will accept connection to an optional powered subwoofer when added bass is desired.


By Greg Tarr


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