The Yamaha YAS-108 model has recently appeared on the market, replacing a very successful device with an index of 107. The main difference of the new product was the presence of two built-in subwoofers at once and support for the DTS Virtual format: X. We will get to know her closer.
For small rooms, the talent of the Yamaha YAS-108 specs will be quite enough to add weight and volume to any soundtracks for films and TV shows. The choice of the DTS Virtual algorithm: X turned out to be very successful - the soundbar really knows how to "push the walls."
The case of the model, which was present on my test, is completely covered with an acoustically transparent fabric of red color so that lovers of “fit into any design” are unlikely to be delighted. I really liked the bold approach of the Yamaha – the device turned out pretty. YAS-108 is designed in such a way that it can be placed both on a stand in front of the TV and mounted vertically to the wall, for which special lugs are provided in the case.
The physical controls on the top panel allow you to steer with almost all the functions of the Yamaha YAS-108. If you do not want to use the supplied remote control and are used to using a smartphone, then download the Yamaha proprietary Home Theater Controller application, it works when you connect a mobile device and a soundbar via Bluetooth and offers advanced functionality.
Yamaha YAS-108 is a bass-reflex system in which two identical three-way speakers are combined, with the RF/MF part swinging with two 30-watt amplifiers, and a separate 60-watt module for bass. For high frequencies, two subwoofers with an inch dome are responsible, for the mid-frequency range - two drivers with diffusers of 2 1/8 inches each. Built-in subwoofers are two miniature speakers measuring 3 inches. In the Yamaha YAS-108, the low-frequency drivers are loaded on fairly long, for given body size, bass reflex pipes. Due to this, as well as due to the powerful built-in amplifier, the soundbar should be very good to bass.
With regard to technical updates, the soundbar YAS-108 can connect to two Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously. This allows you to quickly switch between sources without the need to interface the system each time. Also worth noting is the presence of HDMI ARC. There are two digital inputs in total - HDMI and optical, there is also an analog input on a mini-jack of 3.5 mm, outputs - HDMI and an analog output to a subwoofer.
Support for all major signal formats and HDMI functions - is present, including HDR10 and HLG, as well as ARC and CEC control protocols. Wireless capabilities are presented here with the latest Bluetooth version 5.0, which is enough to connect a smartphone or tablet and stream music from them. The kit also includes a small and convenient remote control.