Yamaha YAS-209 Review Rundown
Yamaha YAS-209 is a soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo incorporating two microphones for use with Amazon Alexa. It offers DTS Virtual:X for simulated surround effects from a single bar. You can connect the soundbar to Ethernet and Wi-Fi for Spotify Connect and Alexa support, though there's no AirPlay 2 or built-in Chromecast.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The Yamaha YAS-209 is a soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo incorporating two microphones for use with Amazon Alexa. The main soundbar is approximately 37 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall, and I found it fit under a number of TVs without blocking the IR port. Connections include HDMI in and HDMI (ARC) out, optical digital and Bluetooth.
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Yamaha's YAS-207 blew away the crowd upon its 2017 debut, offering a heady mix of clear and balanced performance and more features than a $300 soundbar has any right to. Yamaha has stuck with the 207 playbook, while also offering even more extras — including built-in Amazon Alexa — at a $50 markup. The 209's drivers and amplifiers have been redesigned for improved clarity.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Yamaha YAS-209 is an entry-level 2.1-channel soundbar and subwoofer combination. It has two front-firing speakers, each composed of a 4.6cm woofer and a 2.5cm tweeter. The sub is made of MDF, and matches the styling of the soundbar with a matte black finish and a black fabric grille. There's also 50W of amplification for each of the speakers, resulting in a total of 200W for the entire system. It supports lossy Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS Digital Surround, but also includes DTS Virtual:X.
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
Yamaha's new YAS-209 soundbar comes with a large, wireless subwoofer. It eschews Dolby Atmos and eARC in favour of DTS Virtual:X and standard ARC. The headline change is the addition of Amazon Alexa, which is built directly into the bar (rather than the remote control)
- 1. ^ Yamaha YAS-209 review: Great sound for TVs and music meets the convenience of Alexa. Cnet. 03 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ Yamaha YAS-209 soundbar review. Digitaltrends. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar review. Techradar. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ Yamaha YAS-209 review. Whathifi. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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