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Yamaha YAS-101

Yamaha YAS-101
alaScore 89

2176 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2176 reviews of Yamaha YAS-101. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Yamaha YAS-101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 2176 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Yamaha YAS-101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-101 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS101bl SoundBar System with Built-In Subwoofer - BlackYamaha YAS101 Digital Sound Projector Soundbar Premium SilverYamaha YAS-101 Digital Sound Projector

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha YAS-101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 414 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-101 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS-101BL Soundbar, Piano BlackYamaha YAS-101BL Factory Refurbished Front Surround SystemYamaha YAS-101BL Factory Refurbished Soundbar

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Yamaha YAS-101

 

In smaller rooms, the Yamaha YAS-101 delivers impressive value for the dollar. It sounds like a more expensive system, and since there's no subwoofer, it can fit into just about any decor when placed underneath an HDTV.

Smooth, natural sound. Powerful bass even without a subwoofer. Stylish design

Doesn't reach the home theater-like levels a system with a discrete subwoofer does. Does not support Bluetooth streaming. No HDMI or stereo RCA inputs

Yamaha's YAS-101 soundbar ($299.95 list) delivers plenty of punch for a single-piece home theater audio system. It saves space by including the subwoofer—really, a bass module, as you're not going to get subterranean frequencies out of a thin...

Feb, 2013

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Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Yamaha YAS-101

 

It's been kind of fun to watch the sound bar progress over the last seven years or so. First there were passive sound bars that simply put a couple of speakers into a wide, short enclosure that looked tidy sitting below a flat panel TV. Eventually,...

Substantial low bass for a small enclosure ; Clean, controlled high frequencies ; Univolume keeps loud ads at bay ; One digital optical cable included

No analog audio input ; Surround mode steals from fidelity ; Mounting screws not included

If Yamaha’s aim was to create a full sounding, self-contained, slim sound bar solution at an accessible price, we’d say they pretty much nailed it on the head with the YAS-101.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Follows us on Facebook (gadgetreview.com)

Yamaha YAS-101 Soundbar Review

 

Since the advent of Plasma and LCD, big screen TVs can fit just about any where you stick it. However, it's an entirely different story when it comes to home theater systems. They generally require more [...]

Good bass response considering its size ; Well built with a black glossy piano finish that gives it a high perceived value ; Easy to setup and use

No detectable surround sound ; Subwoofer must be cranked to 100% to hear it

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Yamaha YAS-101

 

Does this sleek Yamaha sound bar really mimic 7.1 channels of simulated surround sound? How does such a small sound bar provide such big sound? Check out our sound bar reviews.

The sleek and beautifully styled Yamaha YAS-101 sound bar produces good, clean sound

The Yamaha YAS-101 lacks HDMI and RCA inputs. You don't have the option to stream music wirelessly to the sound bar

Despite providing clear and distinct dialogue, the lack of inputs and weak bass prevent the YAS-101 from ranking higher among its competition.

Consumer review by: Trailblazer (jr.com)

Solved Dolby Problems

 

Came really fast in perfect condition. Good price and got to use my rewards. Looks great under my flat screen TV. Seamless with over the air Dolby broadcasts.

Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Good Remote","Interfaces Well With TV

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: JB (jr.com)

You won\'t be disappointed....

 

I have a Sony Bravia 55" LCD and this is the perfect complement. The black piano finish matches the TV nicely. This speaker generates nice surround and a huge plus is that you can program a few of the basic functions (volume up\/down, power) with the...

Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Good Remote","Interfaces Well With TV

May, 2013

Consumer review by: bigm (jr.com)

decent unit

 

attractive unit with decent sound. asked sales rep if i needed to buy a separare digital optical cable and he said yes. turns out the system comes witha a 3-4 ft do cable so you don\'t need to buy one unless you need some length. the boys here need to...

Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Energy Efficient","Good Remote","Interfaces Well With TV","Intuitive Controls

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: SpaceCadet (jr.com)

Best in class, but...

 

If you\'re considering ANY Soundbar, realize they\'re a compromise. You\'ll get significantly better sound than what any HDTV will provide but be realistic and don\'t expect it to sound like good separate speakers. If you\'re considering a very...

Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Good Remote","Interfaces Well With TV

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: sdm268 (jr.com)

Great sound for the small sticker price!

 

Use it with a 43" SONY BRAVIA flat screen mounted on a wall

Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Interfaces Well With TV

Unattractive Design

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Rob (jr.com)

Nice addition to LG smart TV

 

Fits well in front of LG 42 inch TV. Blocks IR signal to TV but rear leds pass it along to allow all functions. Good stuff. Very good sound with acceptable bass and one button turn on for sound bar, tv and DirectV box. Will sound best with digital...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Active
Signal Connection:Wired

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
HDMI: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Sound Projector:Sound Projector
Soundbar:Soundbar
Speaker Type:Front / Center
System Type:Single Soundbar
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