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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 40

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 40
alaScore 95

19 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Yamaha MusicCast BAR 40. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Taps Das (

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 Review


Yamaha is back at it again with a jack-of-all-trades soundbar package that aims to give the competition a serious run for their money.

Super easy setup ; Wireless Sub is a wonderful room friendly addition. ; Subwoofer volume on the remote!!! ; The most painless Bluetooth connection I’ve ever used. ; The ability to connect other wireless speakers. ; This is asking a lot but, a bigger...

This is asking a lot but, a bigger main bar. ; Indicator lights up front or some sort of menu system.

In this category, you have a fair amount of options. The $499.99 YAMAHA’S MUSICCAST BAR 400 might have the most extensive feature set of them all. For the prospective consumer, if having every option considered, easy to connect to, then this is the...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review: A $500 soundbar with multi-room audio, but no Dolby Atmos


While it packs DTS Virtual:X and high-resolution multi-room audio, Yamaha's BAR 400 lacks Dolby Atmos support and a center channel.

Delivers some of the best audio quality you’ll hear from a 2.1 soundbar ; AirPlay 2 and MultiCast high-resolution multi-room audio support ; Excellent music performances ; Well-designed remote

No Dolby Atmos or DTS:X support ; DTS Virtual:X mode sounds harsh ; No eARC support

Besides letting you fiddle with the soundbar’s settings, the MusicCast app also lets you take advantage of one of the BAR 400’s key features: MusicCast audio streaming.

Expert review by : Steve Withers (

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 40 Review | Trusted Reviews


The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 40 is a 2-channel soundbar with multiroom capabilities and support for DTS Virtual:X surround sound

Good with movies and music ; MusicCast multiroom support ; Attractive and well made ; Upgrade options ; Easy setup

No Dolby Atmos/DTS:X ; No separate subwoofer ; Only one HDMI input

A solid two-channel soundbar with multiroom capabilities and upgrade options, but it lacks real bass

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Withers (

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 Review | Trusted Reviews


The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is a 2.1-channel soundbar and subwoofer combo with multiroom support and DTS Virtual:X surround sound.

Great sound with movies and music ; Well-integrated subwoofer ; MusicCast multiroom audio ; Impressive build quality ; Easy set-up

No Dolby Atmos/DTS:X ; Only one HDMI input

A capable 2.1-channel soundbar, but a lack of immersive audio support puts it at a disadvantage to the competition

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Stephen Withers (

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review


An expertly-made 2.1-channel combo that has a few missing features

Great with movies and music ; MusicCast multiroom ; Sub well integrated ; Easy to set-up

No Dolby Atmos/DTS:X ; One HDMI input

The Yamaha BAR 400 delivers a solid 2.1-channel performance, making it ideal for both movies and music. The inclusion of MusicCast allows for multiroom support, while DTS Virtual:X delivers a more immersive experience. Yamaha certainly knows how to put...

Feb, 2019

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Room bursting sound


I've had this system for two weeks now. It forms part of the rest of my Yamaha MusicCast system around my house. I have a MusicCast 500 turntable , two network CD receiver's two MusiCast 50 and four MusicCast 20. To be able to play vinyl or CDs all...

May, 2020

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Superb sound just right for my mid sized room


I bought this two weeks ago and it enhances my tv superbly

Mar, 2020

Consumer review (

Yamaha Bar40 SW


Bought for me as a Birthday present it goes along with my Yam CRX, Fantastic service as always from the guys at Richer Sounds Norwich, really pleased the music cast works brilliantly, once set up. Great sound and great look very pleased

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (

I love my new Yamaha MusicCast Bar 40 SW and 20’s.


I did a lot of research on soundbars, soundbars with subwoofers and sound bars capable of adding 5.1 surround sound. The Yamaha MusicCast Bar 40 SW was the bar I wanted due to its huge spec list, massive range of features and of course it had decent...

Jan, 2020

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Good sound bar with every penny


Worth every penny Great sound easy to connect with wi fi

Jan, 2020

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