YAS-203 Yamaha Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer
    Product # 12374
    YAS-203 Yamaha Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer
    Product # 12374
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    YAS-203 Yamaha Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer

    Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar


    MSRP: $399.95

    Immersive Home Theater Sound with Deep Bass

    Make all of your movies and TV shows come to life with clear, spacious sound. The piano-black finish of the sound bar looks great with your TV and the wireless subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the room to deliver rich, impactful bass. Bluetooth® lets you wirelessly stream music from your iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices.

    • Wireless subwoofer for deep bass with flexible placement
    • Bluetooth wireless music streaming from a smartphone or tablet
    • Extremely easy set up with a single-cable connection
    • Learning feature lets you use your TV remote to control volume
    • Low-profile design - mount on wall or place on TV stand

    This item has free ground shipping to destinations within the 48 Contiguous United States. Other shipping options are available for destinations within the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska, and territories of the United States. This product cannot be shipped to destinations outside the United States.



    AIR SURROUND XTREME Provides Superior Virtual Surround

    Yamaha-exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME reproduces virtual 7.1-channel surround sound with high quality, excellent imaging and rich presence far superior to other virtual surround technologies. You'll experience an extremely realistic and impressive sound field with clear dialogue in the front and dynamic sound action effects from behind.


    Realistic and Impressive Sound

    The sound bar houses a digital amp and two 2-1/8" cone speakers with large magnets to ensure high quality sound. Its structural design allows the sound bar to perform with power and clarity in a slim body chassis. Yamaha's original advanced bass extension processing delivers powerful bass for enhanced performance.

    Realistic and Impressive Sound

    Easy to Place Wireless Powered Subwoofer

    This subwoofer features a large magnet, a front-firing configuration, proprietary Yamaha's Advanced YST II and a linear port to produce deep and smooth bass. And, because there is no need to connect cables, it's easy to set up and place.

    Wireless Powered Subwoofer

    Bluetooth Wireless Music Streaming from Your Smartphone or Tablet

    Fill your home with music the quick and easy way! Stream music from Bluetooth-compatible smartphones, tablets and computers. And with support for aptX® audio coding, performance is better than ever. The YAS-203 can also be set in Bluetooth standby mode, enabling the bars power to turn on or off automatically for energy-saving convenience.

    Bluetooth Wireless Music Streaming

    Clear Voice Makes Dialogue and Narrations Easy to Hear

    Clear Voice raises the level of dialogue and narrations while maintaining overall sound quality. Movies, TV shows, sports and news broadcasts are more clearly audible.

    UniVolume™ Maintains the Same Volume Level

    This welcome feature, made possible by Yamaha developed technology, maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. It can be switched on and off.

    Low-profile Design

    With a height of only 3-1/8", the YAS-203 can be easily positioned in front of most TVs. To straddle a TV stand, simply attach the included feet.

    Low-profile Design

    Elegance and Simplicity

    The sophisticated design features a piano black finish bringing elegance and quality to the room.

    Elegance and Simplicity


    The YAS-203 can be mounted to a wall using commercially available hardware. A paper mounting template is included to assist with the installation process.


    Easy Operation from Your Smartphone or Tablet

    Download the free Home Theater Controller app for iOS® and Android to easily perform a variety of basic functions. Select surround modes or make sound adjustments for the best listening experience.

    Easy Operation from Your Smartphone

    TV Remote Repeater for Signal Transmission

    Even if the YAS-203 blocks the TV remote's signal, the TV Remote Repeater transmits the signal to the TV so operation is unaffected.

    TV Remote Repeater

    Learning Function Allows Operation with the TV Remote Control

    The YAS-203 can "learn" the TV remote control signal, so you can use the TV remote control to turn the YAS-203 on and off, adjust its volume, and even control the mute function.

    TV Remote Learning


    Sound Bar

    General Drivers Front speaker system: 2-1/8" cone x 2, Subwoofers: 6-1/2" cone woofer
    Output Power 200W total power: 50W x 2 (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD) + 100W subwoofer (5.5 ohms, 100Hz, 10% THD)
    Power Consumption 26W (Front speaker system), 45W (Subwoofer)
    Standby Power Consumption 0.4W (Front speaker system)
    Subwoofer Bass-reflex (Advanced YST II with Linear Port)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 34-7/8" x 3-1/8" (with feet; 3-5/8") x 4-3/4" (Front speaker system), 11-3/8" x 11-1/2" x 12-1/2" (Subwoofer)
    Weight 6.4 lbs. (Front speaker system), 17.9 lbs. (Subwoofer)
    Input / Output Digital Optical 1 in
    Digital Coaxial 1 in
    Analog Audio 1 in
    Sound Technology Surround Technology AIR SURROUND XTREME
    UniVolume Yes
    Clear Voice Yes
    Audio Formats Dolby® Digital Yes
    Dolby Pro Logic® II Yes
    DTS® Yes
    Connectivity Wireless Music Streaming Yes (with Bluetooth)
    Bluetooth Version/Profile Ver. 2.1 + EDR / A2DP, SPP
    Wireless Subwoofer Yes
    Other Features App Control Yes
    TV Remote Repeater Yes
    Learning Function Yes




    AIR SURROUND XTREME employs a virtual 7.1 channel technology that generates surround and surround back sound images without using dedicated surround speakers. The result is accurate sound directionality while maintaining an immersive surround sound envelopment. Hear clear dialogue from the front while distinctly separate surround effects move smoothly throughout the entire sound field.

    Dolby Digital

    Dolby Digital

    The most popular 5.1-channel home theater sound system. An improvement over Dolby Pro Logic offering: 1) Full frequency response in all channels (3 Hz — 20 kHz), 2) discrete surround channels, and 3) a separate track for bass, only, called the Low-Frequency Effects channel.

    DTS Digital Surround™

    DTS Digital Surround

    DTS Digital Surround was developed to replace the analog soundtracks of movies with a multichannel digital sound track. This system produces practically distortion-free 6-channel sound (front left and right, center, surround left and right and subwoofer low frequency effect channels for a total of 5.1-channels).



    Bluetooth is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 33' employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.

    Qualcomm® aptX™

    aptX Codec

    Qualcomm aptX audio coding delivers CD-quality wirelessly over Bluetooth, enabling users to lose the wires without compromising on audio quality. With the aptX audio codec source material is transparently delivered over the Bluetooth link, whether it is stored uncompressed or in an alternative compression (MP3, AAC, FLAC) format. Low audio coding delay minimizes latency and lip-sync issues.



    UniVolume is a Yamaha technology that maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. For instance, when watching TV while using UniVolume, the volume of commercials will not be louder than the program being viewed. The same is true when switching sources to watch a DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ movie or to listen to music on a CD. This is particularly helpful for late night watching and listening when spikes in volume can disturb others in the house.

    Advanced YST

    Advanced YST

    Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.


    © 2012 Yamaha Corporation of America. All rights reserved.

    The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

    Apple®, iPhone®, and iPad® are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

    Qualcomm® is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. CVC and aptX™ are trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm® aptX™ is a product of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.

    UniVolume™ is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation.

    IOS® is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

    Dolby®, Pro Logic®, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

    DTS®, the Symbol, and DTS + the Symbol together are registered trademarks, and DTS Digital Surround™ is a trademark of DTS, Inc.

    Blu-ray Disc™ is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

    1 Reviews

    100% of the reviewers recommend this product

    • Strikerman,
    •  Montrose, CO 
    • 11/22/2015 9:37:38 AM

    Pros: Simply amazing for the price...

    Easy to install, great sound, great bass, very attractive.

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