Posted Mon Jun 18, 2018 at 04:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The affordable sound bar model is set to start shipping next month.
Yamaha has revealed the latest addition to its home audio lineup. The new YAS-108 Sound Bar will serve as the successor to the popular YAS-107 model.
"Entertainment, music and gaming enthusiasts looking for a sound bar in the price range of the YAS-108 are awash in choices from TV brands and from companies offering commodity products. However, thanks to our six decades of leadership in home theater systems, the best sound will come from Yamaha," said Robert Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "The enhancements on the YAS-108 reflect our commitment to offering exceptional sound quality and value."
The sound bar features a low profile, ultra-slim, single-chassis design with rounded ends. At just over 2-inches high, the unit can be placed in front of a TV without blocking the screen or mounted to a wall through integrated keyholes. Under the hood, the device incorporates two built-in subwoofers, a bass-reflex port, two dome tweeters, and two woofers. In addition, the sound bar ships with DTS Virtual:X post-processing tech, allowing the system to simulate 3D sound without separate front, surround, or height speakers. Likewise, Yamaha's Clear Voice technology is implemented as an option as well, enabling easier to hear dialogue. Connectivity options include HDMI (ARC), optical, analog audio, and wireless Bluetooth.
Here's a full rundown of key features per Yamaha:
- Built-in subwoofers for deep bass in one slim sound bar
- Clear Voice for enhanced dialogue clarity
- DTS Virtual:X virtual 3D surround sound
- Bluetooth streaming that allows easy switching between two devices
- Simple setup with HDMI®, optical or aux connection
The Yamaha YAS-108 Sound Bar is set to launch in July for an MSRP of $199.95.
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