Yamaha Announces YAS-105 Sound Bar for 2015/16

Yamaha YAS-105 Sound Bar
Yamaha YAS-105 Sound Bar. Image provided by Yamaha

Dateline: 06/02/2015
Sound Bars continue to be a popular option for improving sound for TV viewing, and one manufacturer that offers quite a selection is Yamaha. With that in mind, its latest entry for 2015 is the YAS-105.

The YAS-105 provides both Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround Audio decoding, which is further supported by Yamaha's Air Surround Extreme audio processing, which delivers an immersive surround sound field, with only two physical channels required, even in rooms that do not have walls on all sides.

The YAS-105 is 35-inches wide (which provides good physical and sound field match for TVs with 32 to 46-inch screen sizes) and can be either shelf or wall mounted. Also, the YAS-105 is only 2 1/8-inches tall, which means that if you place it in front of your TV, it won't block the bottom edge the screen, or block your TVs remote control sensor, which can be an issue with some other sound bars that are on the market.

In terms of speakers, the YAS-105 houses two compact 2-1/8 mid-range, two 3/4-inch tweeters, and two 3 inch subwoofers, supported with side mounted ports for extended bass response. There is also an extended bass function that is great when listening to a low volumes. A separate wired or wireless subwoofer is not included, but a subwoofer line output is provided if needed or desired.

Audio connectivity options for the YAS-105 include one digital optical, one digital coaxial, and a set of analog stereo (3.5mm) inputs, as well as incorporating wireless Bluetooth for access to music from compatible portable devices. On the other hand, the YAS-105 does not have any pass-through video or HDMI connections.

The YAS-105 also comes with a wireless remote control, but for added convenience, can also be controlled by Yamaha's iOS and Android Remote Controller App.

The Yamaha YAS-105 is has a suggested price of $249.95. For more details, check out the Official YAS-105 Product Page - Buy From Amazon.

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