Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar Brings Enhanced Bass, App Control and Lower-profile Design to Top-selling Series

New Feature-Rich Model Offers a Wireless Active Subwoofer, as well as Bluetooth® Music Streaming and Control App for Apple® IOS and Android™ Devices

BUENA PARK, Calif. September 04, 2014

Yamaha today introduced the latest addition to its top-selling "YAS" series sound bars, the YAS-203.

The feature-rich, yet moderately priced, model offers a wireless active subwoofer with Yamaha exclusive Advanced Bass Extension Processing for enhanced bass, as well as Bluetooth® music streaming with aptX® and support for a control app for Apple® iOS and Android™ devices. Its lower-profile design enables it to be placed in front of today's thin-bezelled TVs without blocking the screen.

"With the combined effects of more power, a structural redesign of the enclosure and the addition of our exclusive Advanced Bass Extension Processing, the YAS-203 achieves an outstanding new level of sound quality for this price tier," said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Products, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Bluetooth and app control are just icing on the cake - this is a great solution for people seeking a simple, elegant way to enhance a TV with amazing sound."

The YAS-203 employs AIR SURROUND XTREME, a Yamaha proprietary virtual surround sound technology that delivers an immersive listening experience with more accurate spatial imaging than other such technologies on the market.

It retains a suite of capabilities that has made the YAS line popular, including:

*A TV remote learning feature;
*An IR repeater on the back of the bar that passes through remote signals if the TV's sensor gets blocked;
*Clear Voice to improve dialogue;
*And UniVolume™ to help manage the annoying volume spikes that can take place between TV ads and programs.

The YAS-203 is easy to connect to a TV with a single digital optical cable (included) and also supports digital coax and analog input options. It can be wall-mounted using the built-in keyhole slots and commercially available hardware.

For more information about the YAS-203, please visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHA_YAS-203

Pricing and Availability
The YAS-203 will be available in September for an MSRP of $399.95.

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems and sound bars. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.

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