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Yamaha YA 109 Review

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70
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The Yamaha YAS-109 offers low latency and a powerful sound profile, though bass lovers may be disappointed by its limited bass range. It excels for TV shows and dialogue but has poor surround sound performance.

Yamaha Yas-109 Sound Bar with Built-in Subwoofers, Bluetooth
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$239.95
$209.89

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our Verdict

The Yamaha YAS-109 offers impressively low latency, ensuring a seamless audio-visual experience for owners without any synchronization issues.

While this entry-level soundbar boasts a powerful and resonant sound profile, it may fall short for bass enthusiasts longing for the deep rumble and thunder that truly immerses them in movies or music.

Nevertheless, it excels when it comes to watching TV shows or dialogue-focused content, thanks to its impeccably balanced mid-range that delivers crystal-clear vocals.

To further enhance the audio experience, the soundbar provides EQ presets for personalized sound customization. With its reliable Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, most users can effortlessly connect their devices without encountering any connectivity hiccups.

Regrettably, its surround sound performance leaves something to be desired.

True Score

70

Reasons to Buy

  • Clear, crisp sound signature
  • Multiple sound modes
  • Alexa and Spotify Connect built-in
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • EQ Presets Available

Reasons to Avoid

  • No discrete subwoofer
  • Poor surround sound performance
  • No Atmos support

Specifications

  • Bluetooth Enabled
  • Depth
    5.2
  • Dialogue Enhancement Feature
  • HDMI ARC
  • Height
    2.1
  • Subwoofer
  • Surround Sound Supported
  • Voice Assistant
  • Wall Mountable
  • Weight
    7.5
  • Width
    35
  • Wireless Connectivity
    Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Subwoofer Connectivity
  • Works With
    Amazon Alexa

Overview

The Yamaha YAS-109 is a basic soundbar that was first announced in mid-2019. Its soundstage is slightly wider than the bar, so the audio sounds like it is being projected from the center.

Since it doesn’t come with a subwoofer, its low-bass output isn’t impressive. The best speakers for a thumpy bass output are those that ship with a subwoofer and consist of a 3,4, or 5-channel setup.

The YAS-109 also doesn’t support Dolby Atmos content, so its not the best option for an immersive listening experience.

Its wireless capabilities include Bluetooth & Wi-Fi connectivity, but unlike the best soundbars, it doesn’t work with Chromecast or Apple AirPlay. Its physical inputs include an Optical Audio In port, three HDMI ports, and an Ethernet port.

Owners will also be able to control the soundbar through Amazon Alexa or its phone app, the Yamaha Sound Bar Controller, making it much more convenient.

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

65

*.75

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Customer Score

84

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

70

Any product with a True Score above 70 is a Mixed Reviews

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    A

    Trust Score

    63
    The Yamaha YAS-109 is acceptable for mixed usage. It has a boomy sound profile, but… read more
  • Techgear Lab
    B

    Trust Score

    53
    A soundbar is a necessary accessory to a large flatscreen, but if you’re pinching pennies… read more
  • Digital Trends
    D

    Trust Score

    80
    “An easy way to give your TV great sound.” read more

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