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Yamaha YAS101 Soundbar
Integrated System with Dual Front Speakers and Subwoofer
The YAS-101 soundbar combines two 2-1/2” cone speakers with a dual-driver (3” cones) subwoofer, driven by a digital amp with a total output of 120W. Although compact, its excellent structural design provides a large volume enclosure for both the speakers and subwoofer. The result is powerful, high quality sound that makes TV and movies much more enjoyable.
The dual-driver subwoofer employs large magnets and large-diameter voice coils to realize dynamic and robust bass sound reproduction. This ensures that the overall sound has a rich sense of presence, making movie effect sounds more realistic.
Bass Reflex Port Contributes to Deeper, Richer Bass
The YAS-101 employs a bass reflex port that has a straight shape and adequate length to provide outstanding bass response together with the large volume cabinet. The duct outlet is shaped like a trumpet bell, which reduces wind noise for better sound clarity.
Saran Net Grille Enhances Sound Definition
The grille protecting the speaker unit is a saran net that allows unimpeded sound flow. All sounds, including vocals and music, are clear and pleasant to listen to.
AIR SURROUND XTREME Provides Powerful Surround Sound
Yamaha’s exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME reproduces 7.1-channel surround sound with high quality, excellent imaging and rich presence, far superior to that of any other soundbar. You’ll experience an extremely realistic and impressive sound field, with clear dialogue in the front and dynamic sound action at the back and sides.
Compatible with Various Surround Sound Formats
The YAS-101 sound bar is compatible with popular surround sound formats, such as Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround, so you get the full effect of multichannel movie sound.
Clear Voice Makes Dialogue and Narrations Easy to Hear
Clear Voice raises the level of dialogue and narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. Movies and TV shows, sports commentary and news broadcasts are more clearly audible.
UniVolume Maintains the Same Volume Level
This welcome feature, made possible by Yamaha-developed technology, maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. It can be switched on and off.
Audio Delay Control (Lip Sync)
This technology adjusts the timing of the picture and dialogue.
Slim, Low-Profile, One-Body Design Allows Positioning in Front of a TV
With a height of only 4-1/4”, the YAS-101 can be easily positioned in front of a TV so the soundbar straddles the TV stand. With the stand removed, the height can be adjusted. Because both speakers and subwoofers are built in, it fits more easily into available space than separate components.
Can Also Be Hung on a Wall
If the TV is hanging on a wall, you can remove the stand and hang the YAS-101 on the wall as well.
Built-in IR Flasher for TV Remote Control Signal Transmission
Even if the YAS-101 blocks the TV’s remote control signal, the IR flasher on the back of the sound bar transmits the signal to the TV so operation is not affected.
Learning Function Allows Operation with the TV Remote Control
The YAS-101 can “learn” the TV remote control operation, so you can use the TV remote control to turn the YAS-101 on and off and to adjust its volume.
Simple to Operate Remote Control Supplied
The YAS-101 remote is simple and easy to use. It lets you turn the power on and off, adjust the volume and do other basic operations, and even lets you switch the surround modes. Together with the Learning function, you can use either the TV remote or the Yamaha remote for easy operation.
Stylish Design Achieves Both Visual Beauty and Ease of Use
Although low enough to be placed neatly in front of a TV, the body is beautifully finished with an elegantly curved front surface. It adds a stylish accent to your entertainment area.
Glossy Black Finish Matches Flat-Screen TVs
The front panel and top have a rich, glossy "piano black" finish that harmonizes beautifully with the newest thin TVs, for a stylishly compact home theater system.
Energy ESW-C8 Subwoofer System
ESW-C8 delivers tight, powerful bass response, adding excitement to your favorite music, games and movies. This hard-hitter delivers a whopping 240 watts of power. The ESW-C8 with its great looks adds class to any room—but with the way it performs, it only looks tame.
The ESW-C8 subwoofer offers terrific performance and great features:
• Ribbed Elliptical Surround woofers that create high efficiency, low distortion
• Down firing port extends bass response
A bass-reflex design with a down-firing port, the ESW-C8 shakes things up with an 8-inch cone featuring Ribbed Elliptical Surround. This design eliminates surround distortion, so the ESW-C8 can reach lower, with greater output and fidelity.
The ESW-C8 features line and speaker level inputs and has a variable low-pass filter that is continuously adjustable from 40Hz to 150Hz. A fully variable phase control from 0 to +180 lets you integrate the subwoofer with other speakers in an Energy system.
Maximum performance tips:
The three most common subwoofer locations include corners (which can result in boomy or exaggerated low frequency response), placement along a wall, away from the corner (producing moderate bass performance with increased fidelity over corner placement), or beside a front speaker (creating a better blend with the front speaker, but sacrificing overall volume). Experimentation with subwoofer placement is highly encouraged; slight adjustments can create big differences in sound reproduction. To test subwoofer placement, install it temporarily in your main listening position and walk around the listening room while playing a familiar piece of music until you find the best sounding position.
• System Type: Bass reflex with down-firing port
• Frequency Response: 36Hz-180Hz
• Amplifier Power Output: 240 Watts dynamic, 60 Watts continuous
• Woofer: 8-inch (20 cm) Injection molded cone with Ribbed Elliptical Surround
• Variable Low Pass Filter: 40Hz-150Hz
• Variable Phase Control: 0°, 180°
• Power Mode Switch: Off / Auto / On
• Inputs: L + R Line in/Sub in, speaker level in
• Overall Dimensions: HxWxD (including feet and grille): 12.7 x 10.5 x 12.3 inches, 32.2 x 40 x 31.2 cm
• Weight: 16 lbs (7.3 kg)
• Max Driver Excursion: 97dB @ 30Hz, ground plane, 1m
• Finishes: Black ash cabinet with high gloss black baffle trim