Yamaha YAS-209 Review and Specs

Yamaha YAS-209 The Yamaha YAS-209 soundbar was released in 2017. Yamaha YAS-209 is an updated version of the soundbar YAS-207, providing surround sound technology DTS Virtual:X. See Yamaha YAS-209 specs in this comprehensive Yamaha YAS-209 review.

Yamaha YAS-209 review

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Features

With a total power of 200 watts and 2 channels, the system will provide support for 4K, Ultra HD with HDR 10, HDR and HLG. The YAS-209 soundbar has many features, and this is Yamaha's first smart model of this class. The unit uses Amazon Alexa, which is one of the most popular voice assistants, and if you already have a pair of Amazon Echos, this is good news. Things get even better when you consider that the Yamaha smart soundbar works reliably and sounds great. The YAS-209 soundbar is equipped with DTS Virtual:X technology to create a surround sound effect without additional speakers, as well as a set of preset sound modes for different content: “Music”, “TV”, “Films”, “Sports”, “Games” and “ Stereo".

Design and build

The Yamaha YAS-209 is a soundbar with a wireless subwoofer that features two microphones for use with Amazon Alexa. The soundbar has a width of about 94 cm and a height of 6.3 cm, and I found that it is suitable for installation in front of some TVs, as it does not block their IR sensors. You can also place the soundbar on the wall under the TV. The subwoofer is quite large and is equipped with a 6.5-inch woofer. The soundbar comes with a large remote control, the back panel of which is slightly concave. Given the presence of several small LEDs on the soundbar, the remote control is one of the main ways to interact with the YAS-209. The set of buttons and their placement on the remote are convenient, which makes it easy to use.

Yamaha YAS-209

Connectivity

The soundbar is equipped with an HDMI input and HDMI (ARC) output, an optical input and Bluetooth. You can connect the soundbar via Ethernet and Wi-Fi to support Spotify Connect and Alexa (although there is no AirPlay 2 or built-in Chromecast here).

Setup

The free Sound Bar Controller app allows you to configure and manage the system from your mobile gadget.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Amazon Alexa support is an added benefit, and the microphones of this system work well even in noisy environments
  • The presence of technology DTS Virtual: X provides a soundbar surround effect
  • The subwoofer works more confidently and adds more bass than competing models

Cons

  • There is no multiroom function
  • There is no screen graphics, and the LEDs on top are too small for convenient visual control

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Common features

Product

Yamaha YAS-209

Model

YAS-209

Brand

Yamaha

Reviews

335

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0

Amplification type

active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0

Headphone output

0

Subwoofer output

0

Features

Voice control

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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
Yamaha YAS-209
Yamaha YAS-209

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