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Yamaha YAS-209

Yamaha YAS-209
alaScore 97

5 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Yamaha YAS-209. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the soundstage and usability are on the whole positive. The sound and design also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed reviews on the bass quality and price.

design, sound, usability, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha YAS-209 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Yamaha YAS-209 soundbar with Alexa review: DTS Virtual:X 3D surround effects aren’t worth the harsh sound


While we like the standard surround-sound modes on this budget-priced soundbar, we aren't fans of its harsh-sounding DTS Virtual:X implementation.

Impressive sound using standard virtual surround modes ; Alexa onboard ; Easy setup

DTS Virtual:X surround mode sounds distractingly harsh ; Bass Extender mode is overkill ; Limited Alexa control over native soundbar features

The YAS-209’s biggest sonic draw (along with the cheaper, Alexa-less YAS-207) is its support for DTS Virtual:X, a virtual sound format designed to create immersive surround effects not just on the sides and behind you, but also from above. DTS...

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Yamaha YAS-209 review


Does Yamaha have another soundbar hit on its hands?

Spacious, weighty sound ; Well-placed ‘surround’ effects ; Clear, projected dialogue

Less room-filling than some ; Rivals are subtler and punchier ; Struggles in stereo

The YAS-209 gets a lot right, but a few sonic flaws keep this soundbar off the top spot

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Withers (

Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar review: Accomplished and affordable


Want a soundbar but don't want to spend big bucks? This Yamaha is an enticing option.

Expansive soundstage ; Well-integrated bass ; Attractive and understated ; Good build quality ; Simple to setup

Lacks MusicCast ; 2.1 config won't deliver true surround envelopment - no surprise at this price

This 'bar and sub combo is does exactly what it was designed to do: upgrade the sound of your TV. Surround sound isn't the aim of the game here, but for sonic superiority over your usual TV output it's a great option.

May, 2020

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