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Yamaha Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate with a wide range of products and services. It is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments, including pianos, drums, guitars, and violins, etc.

History

Founded in 1887 as a piano manufacturer, Yamaha was incorporated a decade later in 1897. Its logo today of a trio of interlocking tuning forks reflects this heritage.
After WWII, the company repurposed the remains of its war-time production machinery to manufacture motorcycles. In 1955, the motorcycle division was spun off as Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
In 1983, Yamaha made the first commercially successful digital synthesizer, the Yamaha DX7. In 1988, it shipped the world's first CD recorder.

Home Audio Products

Yamaha's home audio products include a large selection of HiFi audio components, loudspeakers, and home theatre components.

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4.5Very Good1 reviews
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“Yamaha makes quality products”
—j.stinger on 17 May 2020

Products

Thumbnail of product Yamaha TW-E3B True Wireless Headphones

Yamaha TW-E3B True Wireless Headphones

Yamaha TW-E3B are affordable true wireless headphones that replace the TW-E3A from 2020. The unusually short release interval hints at the incremental nature of this update, with the real difference between the two models being the physical design.Stil...
NEX score 63%
Thumbnail of product Yamaha YH-L700A Over-Ear Wireless Headphones w/ ANC + 3D Sound Field

Yamaha YH-L700A Over-Ear Wireless Headphones w/ ANC + 3D Sound Field

YH-L700A are Yamaha's new flagship wireless noise-cancelling headphones with 3D Sound Field technology. They are suspiciously similar to the YH-E700A unveiled a year ago, with the 3D Sound Field technology as well as a more edgy design being what makes...
NEX score 64%
Thumbnail of product Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A4A 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A4A 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A4A is a midrange 7.2-channel AV Receiver that shares much of the same design and feature set with the more powerful RX-A6A and RX-A8A unveiled at the same time.Unlike those more powerful models, the RX-A4A uses a single ESS SABRE ES...
Thumbnail of product Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A6A 9.2-Channel AV Receiver

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A6A 9.2-Channel AV Receiver

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A6A is a premium 9.2-channel AV Receiver that shares much of the same design and feature set with the RX-A8A. It supplements a single ESS SABRE ES9026PRO Ultra DAC with an ESS SABRE ES9007S DAC and supports 4K 120fps, 8K 60fps, and H...
Thumbnail of product Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A 11.2-Channel AV Receiver

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A8A 11.2-Channel AV Receiver

The AVENTAGE RX-A8A is Yamaha's flagship 11.2-channel AV Receiver for 2021. It features dual ESS SABRE ES9026PRO Ultra DACs and supports 4K 120fps, 8K 60fps, and HDR10+ video via HDCP 2.3 and eARC.The RX-A8A offers the most complete feature set on ...
Thumbnail of product Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer and Alexa

Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer and Alexa

Yamaha YAS-209 is a mid-range soundbar with a wireless subwoofer. Sharing much of the same features with the MusicCast BAR 400 (YAS-408), the YAS-209 only differs in dropping MusicCast Surround support.At the same time, the YAS-209 improves upon the YA...
NEX score 76%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Yamaha YAS-209 Review Rundown

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 ...
22 Mar 2021
Thumbnail for article Yamaha SR-B20A Review Rundown

Yamaha SR-B20A Review Rundown

Yamaha's new SR-B20A soundbar is a peculiar product offering. Yamaha simplified the top panel of the soundbar, adding larger LEDs for better visibility, and improved the design of the bar's built-in woofers, of which there are two. Connectivity is avai...
22 Mar 2021
Thumbnail for article Yamaha SR-C20A Review Rundown

Yamaha SR-C20A Review Rundown

Yamaha SR-C20A is the smallest soundbar from Yamaha at just 23 inches wide. While it lacks streaming capability, the Yamaha does offer more connection options. It may lack the physical side-firing speakers, but the SR-C20A makes up the difference with ...
21 Mar 2021
Thumbnail for article Yamaha Debuts the 5000 Series Premium Hi-Fi Components Including Turntable, Pre- & Power Amplifiers, and Stand Speakers

Yamaha Debuts the 5000 Series Premium Hi-Fi Components Including Turntable, Pre- & Power Amplifiers, and Stand Speakers

Sixty-five years since Yamaha coined the term "Hi-Fi" with the release of the Hi-Fi Player, Yamaha extends its legacy in the premium HiFi segment w...
12 May 2020

Reviews

j.stinger · 17 May 2020
4.5
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Yamaha makes quality products
Yamaha's hifi components may be less fancy than the European or American ones, you most certainly won't hear any difference in the same price range, probably for less. They also last forever.
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