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Yamaha YAS-101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2752 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. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 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. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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 - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)Yamaha YAS101bl SoundBar System with Built-In Subwoofer - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha YAS-101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-101 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System, Piano BlackYamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System, Piano Black

Apr, 2017

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

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Yamaha YAS-101 review

 

Editors' note: The rating on this product has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace. The review has not otherwise been modified.

Yamaha's first budget sound bar delivers solid sound quality for TV and movies. The Yamaha YAS-101 's built-in subwoofer will appeal to minimalists who don't want a separate sub, plus it has an innovative feature that passes through remote signals if...

If you like tons of bass or really high volume, the YAS-101 isn't for you. It's also light on features, lacking HDMI inputs, analog audio inputs, and any kind of wireless audio streaming.

Yamaha's YAS-101 is a great budget sound bar, with an excellent design and a helpful feature for dealing with remote signals, although it's light on connectivity.

Jan, 2012

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: Chrisitne (reevoo.com)

Yamaha YAS101BL

 

Sounds great, saved us buying a new TV

Bit on the big side for fitting on to TV. stand, and alternatives in-puts would be helpful

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Barry (reevoo.com)

Yamaha YAS101BL

 

Sleek looks. Great sound

Stopped working after 3 days. Awaiting replacement ; Attracts dust

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Barry (reevoo.com)

Yamaha YAS101BL

 

Sleek looks. Great sound.

Stopped working after 3 days. Awaiting replacement. Attracts dust.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Debbie (reevoo.com)

Yamaha YAS101

 

This was so easy to set up that I didn't even read the manual, great sound and good with the built in sub woofer, gives an amazing sound and blends in so well positioned in front of the tv, would highly recommend

Not really a bad point but obviously not as good as having speakers behind you

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Yamaha YAS101BL

 

Design matches most flat screen TVs. Sound quality excellent

Would appreciate 3.5mm socket

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Andy (reevoo.com)

Yamaha YAS101BL

 

This is exactly what I wanted all built in to the bar - no extra boxes or speakers

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS / Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS
Audio output channels:4.0
RMS rated power:120 / 160

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):889 x 120.6 x 108 / 890 x 107 x 12

Ports & interfaces

AUX In: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
RS-232 interface: No

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):2 / 22 / 23
Power Source:AC

Radio

FM radio: No

Receiver

Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver diameter (imperial):6.35
Full-range driver size:6.35
Impedance:6
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):6.35
Mid-range driver size:6.35
Number of full-range drivers:2
Soundbar speaker RMS power:30 / 60
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10
Tweeter diameter:6.35
Tweeter size:6.35
Woofer diameter (imperial):7.62
Woofer size:7.62

Subwoofer

Bass adjustment: Yes
Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer impedance:3
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:60
Subwoofer Type:Active

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Docking connector type: No
Frequency range:50 - 20000
Handheld remote control: Yes
Internet TV: No
Portable: No
Recommended usage:TV
Remote control type:Non-programmable
USB direct playback: No
Wall mountable:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:4.2 / 4.22