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The surround sound system really does something with processing, it seems that the room is much larger and more “echoing”, up to the attenuation of the signal with the “sound”. On the other hand, it sticks out more high and mid frequencies. It is important that there really are differences in sound - you can choose, and indeed these switches change something, and not just "for show". There are 2.1 built-in channels. The power output is 100W.
The package bundle is minimalistic: documentation, a mounting template made of cardboard (to make it easier to drill a wall), an optical digital cable (for those who have a TV without a return audio channel, to provide sound transmission from it), a pair of power cables and a small flat panel remote control. They didn’t put an HDMI cable, but to buy it at retail is several times more expensive than to a factory in bulk.
Inside - six drivers: four midrange / bass with a diameter of 4.6 cm and a pair of inch tweeters. Switching is extremely simple: one HDMI for the source and one more for the TV with reverse audio channel (ARC). Next is the Toslink optical input and the analog input on the 3.5 mm jack, and, like all other connectors, it is on the back. The USB interface is also in the same compartment, but you won’t be able to listen to music from it, it’s service, for updating firmware.
It is possible to program the soundbar to work with a standard TV remote control, this is now a standard feature for acoustics of this kind. But the most interesting is the free mobile application for iOS and Android. Interesting because the soundbar does not have Wi-Fi, and Yamaha this application works via Bluetooth. Theoretically, this is not unusual, but for some reason other manufacturers do not use this interface for mobile applications.