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Yamaha YAS-101

Yamaha YAS-101
alaScore 90

1475 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1475 reviews of Yamaha YAS-101. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Yamaha YAS-101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Yamaha YAS-101


alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-101 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS101bl SoundBar System with Built-In Subwoofer - BlackYamaha YAS101 Digital Sound Projector Soundbar Premium SilverYamaha YAS-101 Digital Sound Projector

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Yamaha YAS-101


alaTest has collected and analyzed 414 user reviews of Yamaha YAS-101 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YAS-101BL Soundbar, Piano BlackYamaha YAS-101BL Factory Refurbished Front Surround SystemYamaha YAS-101BL Factory Refurbished Soundbar

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Yamaha YAS-101


In smaller rooms, the Yamaha YAS-101 delivers impressive value for the dollar. It sounds like a more expensive system, and since there's no subwoofer, it can fit into just about any decor when placed underneath an HDTV.

Smooth, natural sound. Powerful bass even without a subwoofer. Stylish design

Doesn't reach the home theater-like levels a system with a discrete subwoofer does. Does not support Bluetooth streaming. No HDMI or stereo RCA inputs

Yamaha's YAS-101 soundbar ($299.95 list) delivers plenty of punch for a single-piece home theater audio system. It saves space by including the subwoofer—really, a bass module, as you're not going to get subterranean frequencies out of a thin...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Yamaha YAS-101


Yamaha's first budget sound bar delivers solid sound quality for TV and movies. The Yamaha YAS-101 's built-in subwoofer will appeal to minimalists who don't want a separate sub, plus it has an innovative feature that passes through remote signals if...

If you like tons of bass or really high volume, the YAS-101 isn't for you. It's also light on features, lacking HDMI inputs, analog audio inputs, and any kind of wireless audio streaming.

Yamaha's YAS-101 is a great budget sound bar, with an excellent design and a helpful feature for dealing with remote signals, although it's light on connectivity.

Jan, 2012


Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Yamaha YAS-101


It's been kind of fun to watch the sound bar progress over the last seven years or so. First there were passive sound bars that simply put a couple of speakers into a wide, short enclosure that looked tidy sitting below a flat panel TV. Eventually,...

Substantial low bass for a small enclosure ; Clean, controlled high frequencies ; Univolume keeps loud ads at bay ; One digital optical cable included

No analog audio input ; Surround mode steals from fidelity ; Mounting screws not included

If Yamaha’s aim was to create a full sounding, self-contained, slim sound bar solution at an accessible price, we’d say they pretty much nailed it on the head with the YAS-101.

Oct, 2011

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Yamaha YAS-101 Soundbar Review


Since the advent of Plasma and LCD, big screen TVs can fit just about any where you stick it. However, it's an entirely different story when it comes to home theater systems. They generally require more [...]

Good bass response considering its size ; Well built with a black glossy piano finish that gives it a high perceived value ; Easy to setup and use

No detectable surround sound ; Subwoofer must be cranked to 100% to hear it

Dec, 2011

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Yamaha YAS-101


Does this sleek Yamaha sound bar really mimic 7.1 channels of simulated surround sound? How does such a small sound bar provide such big sound? Check out our sound bar reviews.

The sleek and beautifully styled Yamaha YAS-101 sound bar produces good, clean sound

The Yamaha YAS-101 lacks HDMI and RCA inputs. You don't have the option to stream music wirelessly to the sound bar

Despite providing clear and distinct dialogue, the lack of inputs and weak bass prevent the YAS-101 from ranking higher among its competition.

Consumer review by: IMStaton (

"Yamaha Quality!"


After using the speakers for a few weeks I think I am able to submit a review. The speaker is nice, sleek and shiny black. Thicker than I expected but with the built in sub-woofer, I figured it had to be. It sat neatly in front of my 52" Sharp LCD TV....

+ Sound was great, nice and clear

- Bass was not deep and pronounced but there was bass

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: patriotmedalsoldier (

"For money, this is better than most"


pair with sub and you won't regret listening to most music material.

pleasant sounding

could use subwoofer but this model is better than many many other small speakers here

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: bweber85 (

"Not bad and better than stock speakers."


You may want to consider pairing this with a subwoofer and then you will be good to go.

The sound bar is able to learn remote control codes so you don't have to have a separate remote. The pass through is a great feature, and this has a mounting setup so it can easily be put on a wall. There are lots of sound modes too.

For the money there are better sounding systems out there. The speakers are very loud, but without a separate sub the whole system sounds almost empty.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Trailblazer (

Solved Dolby Problems


Came really fast in perfect condition. Good price and got to use my rewards. Looks great under my flat screen TV. Seamless with over the air Dolby broadcasts.

Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Good Remote","Interfaces Well With TV

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: JB (

You won\'t be disappointed....


I have a Sony Bravia 55" LCD and this is the perfect complement. The black piano finish matches the TV nicely. This speaker generates nice surround and a huge plus is that you can program a few of the basic functions (volume up\/down, power) with the...

Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Good Remote","Interfaces Well With TV

May, 2013

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Active
Signal Connection:Wired


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Sound Projector:Sound Projector
Speaker Type:Front / Center
System Type:Single Soundbar