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Yamaha YHT-196

Yamaha YHT-196
alaScore 86

109 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Yamaha YHT-196. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha YHT-196 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Shayne Rana (

Yamaha YHT-196 Review


After having gone through an entire month of floorstanders, satellites and receivers; each wrapped in their own box, it was refreshing to find the entire

Yamaha’s YHT-196 is an HTiB that will surprise you in every way you can imagine. The subwoofer is especially splendid with fantastic control on its frequencies that are both quick and powerful. This setup does suffer from the standard shortcomings of...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Preetom Goswami (

Yamaha YHT-196 Review, Price in India,Technical Specification


Yamaha YHT-196 is home theater with multiple options and features. You will find superior quality AV receiver, sub-woofer both in these gadgets.

• 1080p-compatible HDMI (3 in/1 out) ; • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel ; • SCENE buttons with direct power on ; • HDMI CEC for easy operation ; • 5.1-channel powerful surround sound (100W × 5 channel + 100W subwoofer) ; • CINEMA DSP with 17 DSP...

• Sound quality is not that impressive ; • Price is excessively high

After doing the YHT-196 Review, it can be said that it is a good device that can provide you full entertainment. The subwoofer is featured with superb control on its frequencies that are both quick and powerful. Although there are some drawbacks, it...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Great Value


I live in a condo in an old building so I didn't need anything super powerful, just clear and well defined sound. This is an easy to set up, good looking and great sounding home theatre system if you don't need room shaking volume. Can't be beat for...

Aug, 2013

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Total satisfaction while watching a movie


Easy to install, fantastic multiple equaliser presets(manual setting is also there, but you wont need it). Sweet, clear, full sound. Watching a movie is really mind blowing... just you wont be able to leave a movie midway( if watchable, though):D

Aug, 2013

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Excellent for the price


I'm very happy with this system. The hdmi 3D pass through is amazing. The different sound settings let you optimize the audio for your room. It's easy to set up and sounds great. The speakers are small so don't expect it to compare with high end...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (

Two thumbs up for YAMAHA!


Setup was pretty easy. Loved the glossy look of the speakers. The receiver features are not as complex as some other receivers in the market. Definitely worth the money, especially if you get it on sale like I did. Love my new Yamaha home theatre, and...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (

Yamaha YHT 196


YHT 298; Yes it will soon become a part of house equipment's list for those who are fond of Music, Movies & Masti. Just had the experience of a theater in a domestic category product for the first time. The sound is just hilarious. It just takes you...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (

Not bad at all. Very good for a first hts


I would recommend this to anyone over a soundbar definately. First up, this beats the sounda as compared to a blueray, because if you're looking for some quality sound be it music or movies you want to have an amp taking care of the distibution of...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (

Yamaha YHT 196


Purchased this product. The sound is awesome. Learned that Sony Philips Panasonic all r not real home theater whatever is the price. The real home theater are Yamaha, Pioneer, onkyo boss etc. this product takes you to a new level of home theater...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Cool product, worth of 21000


Cool product, worth of 21000

Very clear and melodious s ound output. A real home there

no internal USB slot or DV D player attached

Purchased this product. The sound is awesome. Learnt that Sony Philips Panasonic all r not real home theatre whatever is the price. the real home theater are Yamaha, Pioneer, onkyo boss etc. this product takes you to a new level of home theater...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


Amplification device form factor:Stand-Alone
Amplification device included: Yes
Amplification device type:AV receiver
Amplifier output power:100
Amplifier/receiver output interface type:RCA, Terminals
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):98
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.06


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit / 192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
Recommended usage:Home theatre
RMS rated power:600
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):98
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.06

Center speaker

Center speaker impedance:6
Center speaker RMS power:100
Center speaker sensitivity:84
Center speaker woofer diameter (imperial):2.75
Center speaker woofer size:2.75

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power Source:AC

Front speakers

Front speaker impedance:6
Front speaker sensitivity:83
Front speaker woofer diameter (imperial):2.75
Front speaker woofer size:2.75
Front speakers RMS power:200

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Other Features

Center speaker depth:4.06
Center speaker height:3.98
Center speaker width:11.5
Front speaker depth:3.46
Front speaker height:6.93
Front speaker width:4.53
Subwoofer depth:11.3
Subwoofer height:10.4
Subwoofer width:10.3
Surround speaker depth:3.46
Surround speaker height:6.93
Surround speaker width:4.53

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
HDMI in:3
HDMI out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1


Power consumption (standby):0.5


FM radio: Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Satellite speaker frequency range:30 - 25000
Satellite speaker impedance:6
Satellite speaker sensitivity:83
Satellite speaker woofer diameter (imperial):2.75
Satellite speaker woofer size:2.75
Satellite speakers RMS power:400


Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):6.25 / 6.5
Subwoofer driver size:6.25 / 6.5
Subwoofer drivers quantity:1
Subwoofer RMS power:100
Wireless subwoofer: No

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Bass reflex:Y
Color of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Karaoke: No
Power Source:AC
Remote controlled: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Amplifier dimensions (W x D x H):17.1 x 12.4 x 5.94
Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):11.5 x 4.06 x 3.98
Center speaker weight:24
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):4.53 x 3.46 x 6.93
Front speaker weight:16.9
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 12.4 x 5.94
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):4.53 x 3.46 x 6.93
Satellite speaker weight:16.9
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):10.3 x 11.3 x 10.4
Subwoofer weight:11.5