Yamaha’s Announces Sleek $200 Soundbar

Yamaha today announced plans to ship a low-profile $200 soundbar featuring Bluetooth streaming and two built-in “subwoofers” in mid-August.

The YAS-106 is 35 inches wide and only 2. 1 inches tall yet houses pairs of 1-inch tweeters, 2-inch midrange drivers, and side-ported 3-inch woofers, powered by a 2 x 30-watt + 60-watt amplifier section.

The soundbar offers Dolby Digital and DTS surround decoding, proprietary “bass extension and “clear voice” processing to enhance bass and dialogue reproduction, 4K Ultra HD/high dynamic range (HDR) passthrough, and Yamaha’s Home Theater Controller app for Android and Apple devices.

Connections include an HDCP 2.2-enabled HDMI input and output with ARC (audio return channel), optical digital and analog audio inputs, and a subwoofer output. CEC, or Consumer Electronics Control, technology enables HDMI/CEC-equipped TVs to control the soundbar’s on/off and volume functions.

For more information, visit usa.yamaha.com.

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Is editing a lost art? Is it a position that was eliminated due to budget cuts? It's bad enough to see typos in the body of an article, but no one caught the title, "Yamaha's Announces Sleek $200 Soundbar"? What does that even mean? It's just a sad state of affairs.