Yamaha YAS-109 vs Yamaha YAS-108

Yamaha YAS-108 vs Yamaha YAS-109

Yamaha YAS-108 review

There are 2.0 built-in channels. The output power is 120W. In total there are two digital inputs - HDMI and optical, there is also an analog input on the 3.5 mm mini-jack, outputs - HDMI and an analog output to the subwoofer. Support for all major signal formats and HDMI functions is present, including HDR10 and HLG, as well as ARC and CEC control protocols. Wireless capabilities are represented here by Bluetooth of the latest version 5.0, which is enough to connect a smartphone or tablet and stream music from them. The kit also includes a small and convenient remote control. Yamaha YAS-108

Yamaha YAS-109 review

The 2.0-channel device has output power of 60W. For the formation of surround sound in the soundbar provides DTS Virtual: X technology. With its help, the soundtrack of films becomes fascinating and dynamic, with a wide distribution of images in all directions. Available on Yamaha YAS-109 and Dolby Digital Decoder. For additional sound processing in the Yamaha YAS-109, you can use the DSP, which has several modes of operation. With Clear Voice technology, you can get the most articulated and natural dialogue transmission. Yamaha YAS-109

Yamaha YAS-108 pros & cons

Pros

  • The bass is surprisingly powerful for it's size
  • 3D Surround is probably something I'll keep on till this soundbar dies
  • Bass extension takes it to another level

Cons

  • DTS Virtual:X is horrible. You'll know when it's on when you see the surround LED blue

Yamaha YAS-109 pros & cons

Pros

  • Surprisingly, under a metal RV port 24' x 40' with 15' ceiling, there is no problem hearing the music clearly
  • Having Alexa in the unit (works only with internet connection), it's nice to get updates, change the music selection all with voice control

Cons

  • Alexa suddenly stopped working without explanation and there's no troubleshooting available for that

Votes 6 6
Rating 5 5

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Yamaha YAS-109
6.8
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6.2
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Product

Yamaha YAS-109
Yamaha YAS-108

Model

YAS-109
YAS-108

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

171
801

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

60
120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
88.9 x 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
3.1/7.1
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  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price