New Yamaha YAS-105 Sound Bar Employs Sleek Design with Flexible Orientation to Complement Today’s Ultra-thin TVs

Flexible orientation design and low profile enable it to be placed horizontally in front of a TV or vertically on a wall

June 02, 2015


Yamaha today introduced the YAS-105, a single-body sound bar with built-in subwoofers that features an ultra-slim profile, flexible orientation design and new, visually inconspicuous cosmetics that allow it to virtually "disappear" under the latest thin-bezel TVs.

The YAS-105 is the first Yamaha sound bar with a flexible orientation design that enables it to be placed horizontally in front of a TV or vertically on a wall. Its extremely low profile - only 2 1/8-inches high - keeps it from blocking the screen image of TVs with short stands or thin bezels. On a wall, the sound bar is equally unobtrusive and makes a perfect complement to the TV under which it is mounted.

Adding to its entertainment capabilities, this model offers Bluetooth for the streaming of audio from smartphones, tablets and computers. This wireless connection also enables it to be operated via Yamaha's free Home Theater Controller app for Apple iOS and Android devices.

"The YAS-105 follows in the footsteps of our best-selling sound bars and now offers a completely reimagined aesthetic design," said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "The latest TVs have an incredibly small amount of space under the screen and it's challenging to make a sound bar that is thin enough to not block any image yet still sounds great. The YAS-105 answers this challenge beautifully."

The YAS-105's impressive sound field is created by two full-range drivers, two high-frequency tweeters and two built-in subwoofers in a single-body enclosure with bass reflex ports. Yamaha's superior structural design and proprietary Advanced Bass Extension Processing add a level of bass response that belies the size of the sound bar cabinet. Dolby Digital and Yamaha's exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME technology provide an immersive virtual 7.1-channel listening experience for TV and movies. The Yamaha Clear Voice feature raises the level of dialogue and narration to make it more clearly audible.

The YAS-105 also offers a learning feature, allowing select functions to be conveniently operated via the user's TV remote control. It provides one optical input, one coaxial input, an analog input and a subwoofer output that allows a separate subwoofer to be added if desired.

For more information, please visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHA_YAS-105.

Pricing and Availability

The YAS-105 is available this month for an MSRP of $249.95.

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, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. 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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