We have witnessed several times in the past, audio devices from Yamaha are exceeding our expectations in terms of performance, durability and built-quality. The decade old electronics brand is best known for its ace quality audio systems, usually targeting high-ticket customers. We recently got a chance to review Yamaha’s new wireless sound bar YAS-109. Will this latest product defend the legacy of Yamaha’s remarkable performance and superior built-quality? Let us find out in our Yamaha YAS-109 review.
The slim yet powerful speaker bar features built-in dual subwoofers, dual L/R speakers and dual tweeters. The price tag of Yamaha YAS-109 is comparatively high in the segment, seemingly not competing with other Chinese cheaper brands.
Alexa voice control, 120W total output power with virtual 3D surround sound. Built-in dual subwoofers for deep, rich bass and built-in dual tweeters for clear vocals. Elegant and premium looking design. Future ready connectivity options including WiFi and Bluetooth.
Output of 120 Watts is not so ground shattering, but 2-1/8″ cone dual L/R channel drivers, 1″ dual dome tweeters and 2″ cone dual sub-woofers are powerful enough to offer a surround sound cinematic experience. The Yamaha YAS-109 speaker bar is powered with DTS® Virtual:X™ technology that creates an amazing surround sound experience from a single slim sound bar.
If you’re not a Pro home theater expert, no worries, The Yamaha YAS-109 is quick and easy to set up and start using. The device features HDMI ports and digital optical cable input for plug and play. Also thanks to wireless technology, you are going to love this speaker for its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. You can quickly pair and stream music from smartphones and laptops.
Icing on the cake, the latest speaker bar from Yamaha comes with Alexa support. User can voice-control smart home devices, ask questions and search answers, set alarms, play your favorite music by asking for title, artist or album.
Our verdict: once again the reliable brand didn’t let down our expectation from a premium priced sound bar. The Yamaha YAS-109 all-in-one speaker bar is suitable for home theater enthusiasts who are okay to shell-out extra money, but does not settle on audio performance.
Yamaha keeps this sound bar with a bare minimum spec to tick most points on audio enthusiasts checklists. This model doesn’t sports fancy features like mobile docking and magnetic shielding etc., which are offered by second-level brands at this price range. However, Yamaha YAS-109 never disappointed us on audio performance. If you’re not too much concerned about boasting specifications, rather looking for a superior audio quality speaker from a reliable brand, then this one should easily be your best bet.