YAMAHA YAS-108 Powered Sound Bar With Built-In Subwoofers, 4K/HDR Video Passthrough And DTS Virtual:X

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  • 2.1ch Active Soundbar Speaker: 
  • The Yamaha Yas-108 Active Soundbar Speaker Features A 2.1ch Driver Configuration With One 1" Dome Tweeter And One 2.125" Mid-woofer For Each Of The Left & Right Channels, As Well As Dual 3" Subwoofers For The Lfe Channel.
  • The Yas-108 Delivers 120-watts Of Power To The Enclosed Drivers - 30 Watts To Each Of The Left & Right Channels And 60 Watts To Both Subwoofers.

Built-in Subwoofers W/ Bass Extension:

  • The Yas-108 Is Equipped With Dual, Built-in 3" Subwoofers Plus A Unique Bass Reflex Port And "Bass Extension" Processing To Deliver Exceptional Low-end Performance Without The Need For A Separate Powered Subwoofer.
  • You Can Adjust The Level Of The Built-in Subwoofers Independently From The Soundbar's Overall Volume.

Clear Voice:

  • Clear Voice Raises The Level Of Dialog And Narrations While Maintaining Overall Sound Quality.
  • Movies And Tv Shows, Sports Commentary And News Broadcasts Are More Clearly Audible.

Compressed Music Enhancer:

  • The Compressed Music Enhancer Restores Frequency Response Lost During Digital Compression, So Your Music Sounds The Way It Should.
  • Optimized For Bluetooth Audio Transmission, You'll Enjoy Vivid, Lively Sound Quality During Wireless Playback.
  • When A Compressed Source Is Played, The Compressed Music Enhancer Engages Automatically.

Dolby Digital & Dts Compatible:

  • The Yamaha Yas-108 Soundbar Decodes 2ch Pcm, Multi-channel Pcm, Dolby Digital, & Dts Audio Signals.
  • You Can Listen To These Audio Formats In Virtual Surround Mode Or 2ch Stereo Mode.
  • The 2ch Stereo Mode Is Ideal For Music, While The Virtual Surround Mode Provides A Much More Immersive Soundfield For Movies.
  • From Yamaha's Home Theater Control App On Your Apple Ios Or Android Device You Select Between Different Surround Modes - Tv Program, Stereo, Movie, Music, Sports, & Game.

Dts Virtual:

  • X + 3d Surround: The Yas-108 Can Deliver Immersive 3d Surround Sound, Simulating Sound Effects That Seem To Move Around The Listener And Even Have A Sense Of Height.
  • Thanks To Dts Virtual:x & 3d Surround The Yas-108 Allows Surround Sound To Be Heard Not Only From Horizontal Directions, But Also From Varying Heights. Dts Virtual:x Can Be Used With Any Content (From 2ch To 5.1ch Soundtracks), While Delivering Virtual Height & Virtual Surround Processing Based On Psychoacoustics (Not Reflective Surfaces).
  • Ideal For Use With Any Multichannel Content (Including Dts- And Dolby-encoded Soundtracks) It Creates More Spacious, Lifelike Sound For All Of Your Favorite Tv Shows, Movies And Games.

HDMI 2.0A:

  • The Yamaha Yas-108 Is Outfitted With One Hdmi 2.0a Input And One Hdmi Arc 2.0a Output That Support The Latest Hdmi 2.0a Standards; Such As 4k/60hz, Hdcp 2.2, 4:4:4 Color Subsampling, & Hdr (High Dynamic Range) For Full Support Of Today's 4k Content From Ultra Hd Blu-ray & Online Video Services (Like Amazon & Netflix).

4k/60hz + HDCP 2.2:

  • The Yas-108 Supports Up To 4k (3840x2160 Pixels) Video @ 60 Frames Per Second Through Its Hdmi Input And Output.
  • The Hdmi Input And Output Is Hdcp 2.2 Certified, Which Fully Complies With The Latest Copyright Protection Standard For 4k Video Transmission. It Also Supports A 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, Or 1080p Video Signal.

4:4:4 Color Subsampling:

  • In Addition, The Hdmi Input And Output Support Rgb, Ycbcr 4:4:4, Ycbcr 4:2:2, And Ycbcr 4:2:0 Color Subsampling (@ 60hz Or 50hz).
  • With 4:4:4 Color Subsampling, Luminance (Brightness) And Chroma (Color) Are Sampled At The Same Rate; Resulting In An Rgb Color Palette As Big As The Video Sampling Rate For A Video Image With More Colors, Plus Greater Color Accuracy And Detail.

Deep Color & X.v.color:

  • The Soundbar's Hdmi Jacks Support Deep Color & X.v.color Content, Which Can Display A Larger Color Range Than Standard-definition Schemes.
  • The Result Is A More Lifelike, Vibrant Picture.

3d Ready:

  • The Yas-108 Soundbar Supports 3d Video Pass-through (720p/1080p Only) From Connected 3d-compatible Blu-ray, Games And Broadcast Devices To 3d-compatible Hdtvs (All 3d Components Must Be Connected Via Hdmi).
  • Special Eyewear Will Be Required For Viewing 3d Content.

High Dynamic Range:

  • High Dynamic Range Video Provides Enhanced Picture Quality By Simultaneously Enabling Greater Detail For Both The Dark And Bright Parts Of An Image.
  • Hdr Reproduces A Greater Dynamic Range Of Luminosity Or Brightness Levels, Creating Greater Contrast.
  • This Increased Contrast Reveals The Subtle Nuances Of The Image, From Detailed Blacks And Shadows To The Brightest Whites And Colors, Plus Greater Depth.
  • The Yas-108 Supports Hdr 10 And Hlg.

HDR 10:

  • HDR 10 Is An Open Standard And Currently The Most Popular Hdr Format On The Market.
  • It Uses Static Metadata At The Start Of A Movie To Tell The Receiver And Your Tv That The Video Content Is Encoded Using Hdr.


  • Hlg (Hybrid-log Gamma) Is Primarily Designed For Live Video Feed And Over-the-air Broadcasts.
  • It Uses No Pre-encoded Metadata And Is Backwards Compatible With Sdr. Hlg's Native Compatibility Allows Much Of Today's Existing Sdr Infrastructure To Be Re-used For Hdr In The Future.

ARC (Audio Return Channel):

  • This Feature Of The Yas-108's Hdmi Output Allows Audio To Be Sent From Your Compatible Tv To The Soundbar Through The Same Hdmi Cable Already Being Used To Send Audio And Video To Your Tv.
  • This Eliminates The Need For Extra Cables Connected To Your Television.

Note: Because With Some Televisions, The Arc-enabled Hdmi Input Will Only Pass 2ch Pcm From Devices Connected To The Tv Via Hdmi Or Analog, We Recommend That You Connect Your Blu-ray Player Or Satellite/cable Box To The Yamaha Soundbar Directly; And Then Connect The Yas-108's Arc-enabled Hdmi Output To Your Tv's Arc-enabled Hdmi Input. This Setup Will Give You With The Best Overall Sound Performance.

Analog & Digital Audio Inputs:

  • The Yas-108 Is Outfitted With Both Analog & Digital Audio Outputs To Connect To Your Tv.
  • There Is One Optical (Toslink) Digital Input That Supports 2ch Pcm, 5.1ch Dolby Digital, And 5.1ch Dts Audio Signals (Up To 24-bit/32-48khz).
  • There Is Also One Stereo Minijack (3.5mm) Audio Input For Televisions Without An Optical Digital Out.

Note: The Digital Optical Output Terminals Of Some Flat-panel Tvs Only Send An Audio Signal In 5.1ch When Receiving Dolby Digital/dts Surround Sound From The Tv's Built-in Tuner, Network Connection, Or Connected Usb Device; And Will Output Only 2ch Stereo From Sources Connected To The Tv Via Hdmi, Or Rca (Like Your Blue-ray/dvd Player Or Satellite/cable Box).

Bluetooth Audio Streaming:

  • The Yamaha Yas-108 Soundbar Speaker System Supports Bluetooth (V5.0) A2dp Wireless Audio Streaming (Up To 33').
  • This Allows You To Stream Stored Music And Music Apps From Your Bluetooth-enabled Device; Such As Your Apple Ipod/iphone/ipad, Android Smartphone/table, Windows Phone/pc, Or Mac Computer/laptop To The Yas-108 Soundbar Speaker.
  • You Will Continue To Navigate Your Music And View Song/artist Information From Your Bluetooth-enabled Device.

Dual Device Connection:

  • The Yas-108 Allows You To Wirelessly Pair And Connect Two Bluetooth Source Devices, So You Can Switch Easily Back And Forth Between Devices And Music Libraries.

Sbc + Aac Codecs:

  • In Addition To Support For The Standard Sbc Bluetooth Audio Codec, The Yamaha Soundbar Speaker Offers Support Of Aac.
  • By Supporting Aac, The Yas-108 Soundbar Offers Better Audio Performance Of The Music Streamed From Your Apple Ipod, Iphone, Or Ipad.

Bluetooth Standby:

  • The Bluetooth Standby Function Allows You To Turn On Or Off The Soundbar Automatically, Linked With The Operation Of A Bluetooth Device.

Note: Due To The Differences In Bluetooth Technology, Some Bluetooth Enabled Devices May Be Incompatible, Function Improperly, Or May Not Support All Features When Used With The Yamaha Yas-108.

Sub Out:

  • A Mono-rca Subwoofer Output Lets You Hook Up An Optional Powered Sub (Sold Separately).
  • The Soundbar's Built-in Subs Will Continue To Produce Sound Along With The External Power Sub.

IR Remote W/ HDMI-CEC :

  • The Yas-108 Comes With A Sleek, Easy-to-use Ir Remote Control For Wireless Operation Of The Soundbar Speaker.
  • Also, If Your Tv Supports Hdmi Cec And Uses Hdmi Connectivity, It Is Possible To Adjust The Volume Of The Sound Bar Using Your Tv's Remote To Simplify Day-to-day Operation.

Note: This Soundbar Does Not Allow You To Program Your Tv Remote To Operate The Speaker, But Does Offer Hdmi Control Through Your Compatible Tv's Remote.

Home Theater Controller App:

  • The Yas-108 Is Compatible With Yamaha's Home Theater Control App (Ht Controller) For Apple Ios 9.0+ & Android Os 4.0+ Devices.
  • This Remote App Makes It Easy To Control The Soundbar From Your Compatible Apple Ios Or Android Device Via A Bluetooth Connection.
  • Its Intuitive And Easy-to-see Operating Screen Uses Icons That Let You Easily Perform A Variety Of Operations; Including Input, Volume, Audio Settings, And Surround Modes.
  • Surround Modes Include Tv Program, Stereo, Movie, Music, Sports, & Game.

Mounting Options:

  • Due To Its Slim Profile, The Soundbar Fits In Front Of Most Flat-panel Tvs Without Blocking The Screen.
  • If You Prefer To Wall-mount The Speaker, The Yas-108 Offers Built-in Keyhole Slots (Spaced 18" Apart).
  • A Built-in Gyroscope Optimizes Sound Depending On Whether The Soundbar Is Placed On A Table-top Or Hung On Wall.

Table-top Dimensions:

  • 34.9375" (W) X 2.1875" (H) X 5.1875" (D)

Wall-mount Dimensions:

  • 34.9375" (W) X 5.1875" (H) X 2.1875" (D)

Auto Standby:

  • The Soundbar Will Automatically Turn Off When There Is No Operation For 8 Hours, Or Not Audio Input And No Operation For 20 Minutes.


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