- Sound Bar
- Maximum Effective Power: 20 W x 2 (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
- Type: Acoustic Suspension
- Driver: Dual 1-13/16” cone
- Inputs: Optical Digital: 2, Analog Audio: 1
- HDMI: 1 (TV ARC)
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 23-5/8” x 2-1/2” x 3-3/4”
- Weight: 2.9 lbs
- Standby Power Consumption: 0.3 W (HDMI-CEC off, Bluetooth standby off)
- Wireless Subwoofer
- Maximum Rated Power: 50 W (3 ohms, 10% THD)
- Type: Bass-reflex
- Driver: 5-1/8” cone
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 6-1/4” x 13-1/4” x 14-3/8”
- Weight: 12.6 lbs
- Power Consumption: 20 W
- System Features
- System Frequency Response: 40 Hz–22 kHz
- Wireless Subwoofer: Yes
- Virtual Surround: 3D
- Audio Technology: Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Pro Logic® II
- Sound Modes: Stereo, Standard, Game, 3D Movie (3D Virtual Surround)
- Sound Technology: Clear Voice, Adaptive Low Volume
- Bluetooth®: Ver. 5.0
- App: Sound Bar Remote App
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
- Compact Sound Bar
- Wireless 50W Subwoofer
- Optical Cable
- Remote Control
- Power Cord
Customer Reviews for Yamaha SR-C30A 2.1 Channel Compact Sound Bar System with Wireless 50W Subwoofer
I have upgraded them to a larger 55 inch 4k TV and paired it with the Yamaha SR-C30A soundbar to help get a better TV watching experience.
The TV upgrade made a difference where you could easily see content from across the room; however, the big difference was adding the sound bar. There is a huge difference from the built in speakers on a TV and using an external sound device. Speech is extremely clear and isn't muffled, music had more depth as there is a higher range of frequencies that is available with the help of the wireless subwoofer.
Having the sound bar connected via HDMI using the ARC (Audio Return Channel) port, I was able to eliminate the need for two remotes. The TV remote is able to pass commands to the sound bar for adjusting the volume and to power it on and off without any issue and makes the entire setup seem seamless.
The sound bar does include a bluetooth receiver to allow you to play music from your phone; however, I haven't been successful with getting it to pair with my Google Pixel 4a 5G at this time. In the meantime I've just been using the Chromecast that is connected to the TV to enjoy music until I have a chance to test out the bluetooth functions with another device.
Overall, if you are looking to get better quality audio from your TV watching experience, I would recommend at least adding a sound bar to help improve the quality and depth of audio. You're not gonna have the same movie theater experience as you don't have the surround channels; however, it's a major upgrade from the built in speakers on the TV itself.
The included remote works well within close range to the soundbar, however there is no visual on-screen representation of volume or showing that the remote even worked. The yamaha soundbar app is the way to go as far as I'm concerned. The app makes it possible to not only see what volume you're at, but also adjust it for the soundbar and sub, as well as different EQ presets including game mode, stereo mode, standard, and 3D movie. You can also connect your phone and play music through the app via Bluetooth as well.
There is a huge improvement to depth and sound quality over just a tv speaker. The clarity and bass make for a much better gaming and movie experience. I would definitely reccomend this set up to friends and family.