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Yamaha YAS-203

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of Yamaha YAS-203. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha YAS-203 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Yamaha YAS-203

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-203 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS-203 Front Surround System - BlackYamaha YAS-203 Front Surround System - Black

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha YAS-203

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-203 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless SubwooferYamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer

Aug, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Yamaha YAS-203 review

 

While sound bars have been around since the end of the 20th century , it took a long time for them to kill off the horror that is the home theater in a box (HTIB). They require fewer wires, less hassle, and make a much smaller impact on your living...

The Yamaha YAS-203 sounds great for the price, with excellent soundstage depth for surround movies and very good music playback. It offers a host of useful features including Bluetooth and DTS decoding, dedicated source indicators on the front panel...

No HDMI inputs; it has slightly harsh Bluetooth sound with non-aptX devices.

The Yamaha YAS-203 breaks free of most of the performance constraints of budget sound bars, sounding bigger, more spacious, more dynamic and clearer than anything near its price.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Yamaha YAS-203 Soundbar Review

 

From the company who invented the soundbar concept comes the latest in low cost, high performing sound solutions for your TV.

Nice design ; Good sound quality with subwoofer when set up correctly ; Adds weight and authority to most TV shows and out performs most TV speakers ; Very good value for money

Lacking a wide stereo image ; Surround modes with vague imaging

You are not going to get surround effects to rival a separates system and the lack of a wider front sound stage may be seen as a negative by some. But as an improvement over existing tiny TV speakers, with hardly any wiring and a sub you can place...

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Yamaha YAS-203 review

 

Yamaha's YAS-203 offers a brilliant balance of features, performance, and affordability, hitting a sweet spot in the lower tier of the sound bar genre.

Yamaha’s YAS-203 has just the right mix of features, performance, and quality design to make it a top choice in its class. There are few competing solutions at this price point that can keep pace, making the 203 a prime choice for those seeking an...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Christopher Null (pcworld.com)

Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer review: Great sound, but light on features

 

This sound bar has a great price/performance ratio, but it lacks a number of important features.

Absence of HDMI support hobbles what is otherwise a great-sounding sound bar.

Feb, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Yamaha YAS-203 review

 

While sound bars have been around since the end of the 20th century , it took a long time for them to kill off the horror that is the home theater in a box (HTIB). They require fewer wires, less hassle, and make a much smaller impact on your living...

The Yamaha YAS-203 sounds great for the price, with excellent soundstage depth for surround movies and very good music playback. It offers a host of useful features including Bluetooth and DTS decoding, dedicated source indicators on the front panel...

No HDMI inputs; it has slightly harsh Bluetooth sound with non-aptX devices.

The Yamaha YAS-203 breaks free of most of the performance constraints of budget sound bars, sounding bigger, more spacious, more dynamic and clearer than anything near its price.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Steve Munz (audioholics.com)

Yamaha YSP-2500 & YAS-203 Soundbar Preview

 

Preview: Just in time for CEDIA 2014, Yamaha released their new YAS-203 soundbar ($399.95) and YSP-2500 digital sound projector ($999.95). Click to read all the details.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha YAS-203 offers great big sound on a budget

 

While sound bars have been around since the end of the 20th century, it took a long time for them to kill off the horror that is the home theater in a box (HTIB). They require fewer wires, less hassle, and make a much smaller impact on your living...

The Yamaha YAS-203 sounds great for the price, with excellent soundstage depth for surround movies and very good music playback. It offers a host of useful features including Bluetooth and DTS decoding, dedicated source indicators on the front panel...

No HDMI inputs; it has slightly harsh Bluetooth sound with non-aptX devices

The Yamaha YAS-203 breaks free of most of the performance constraints of budget sound bars, sounding bigger, more spacious, more dynamic and clearer than anything near its price.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

Yamaha YAS-203 Review: Big Sound, Affordable Price

 

With impressive sound in an affordable package, the Yamaha YAS-203 makes an attractive option to bolster your TV's sound. It's simple to set up and use, though some people may prefer the more feature-rich Sony HT-CT370, which costs just $50 more and...

Wide field of sound ; Rich bass ; Clear dialogue and vocals `

No HDMI

Yamaha's YAS-203 soundbar creates a big, immersive sound while keeping the price affordable.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Marshal Rosenthal (gadgetreview.com)

Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar Review

 

yamaha's YAS-203 Sound Bar supplies a virtual surround sound experience.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com)

Yamaha YAS-203 Review

 

The Yamaha YAS-203 has great clarity and balance, but we felt it lacked low-end drive and surround sound simulation that others provided. It is lacking some connectivity ports like HDMI that others offer, and it doesn't offer Wi-Fi. Watching live TV,...

Dialogue sounds great through this sound bar.

The bass and surround sound simulation are lacking.

People who watch a lot of live TV, news and sports will enjoy the balance and clarity of dialogue through this sound bar.

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS
Audio output channels:2.1
RMS rated power:200

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR

Other features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):886 x 79 x 121
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):290 x 292 x 316

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):45 / 71

Radio

FM radio: No

Receiver

Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver diameter (imperial):5.08
Full-range driver size:5.08
Impedance:6
Number of full-range drivers:2
Soundbar speaker RMS power:100 / 50
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10

Subwoofer

Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer impedance:5.5
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer location:Separate
Subwoofer RMS power:100
Subwoofer Type:Active
Wireless Subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Apple Docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility:No / Yes
Colour of product:Black / White
Frequency range:35 - 10000
Handheld remote control: Yes
Recommended usage:TV
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1
Height :9.4
Soundbar weight:2.9
Subwoofer depth:31.6
Subwoofer height:29.2
Subwoofer weight:8.1
Subwoofer width:29
Width:88.6