- Drivers: Center unit: Front L/R: 1-3/4" cone × 4, Tweeter: 1" dome × 2, Subwoofer: 6-1/2" cone
- Output Power: 200 W (Center unit: 50 W × 2-ch, Subwoofer: 100 W)
- Power Consumption: Center unit: 25 W, 4.3 W (Voice Control Ready), Subwoofer: 20 W
- Standby Power Consumption: Center unit: 0.2 W (HDMI control off, network standby off), 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.7 W (HDMI control off, network standby on [Wired/Wi-Fi / Bluetooth]), 0.6 W (HDMI control on, network standby off),2.2 W (HDMI control on, network standby on),Subwoofer: 0.8 W
- Dimensions (W x H x D): Center unit: 36-5/8" × 2-1/2" × 4-1/4", Subwoofer: 7-1/2" × 16-1/2" × 16"
- Weight: Center unit: 6 lbs., Subwoofer: 17.4 lbs.
Input / Output
- HDMI: 1 in / 1 out
- Digital Optical: 1 in
- 4K Pass-through: Yes (50 / 60 Hz YCbCr=4:4:4, HDR10, HLG and HDCP 2.3)
- 3D Pass-through: Yes
- ARC: Yes
- CEC: Yes
- Auto Lip-Sync: Yes
- Surround Technology: DTS® Virtual:X™
- Surround Mode: Music, TV program, Movie, Sports, Game
- Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes (for Bluetooth)
- Bass Extended: Yes
- Dolby Digital: Yes
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Yes
- DTS Digital Surround: Yes
- File Format: WAV (PCM format only) / FLAC: up to 192 kHz, ALAC: up to 96 kHz, MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz
- Wireless Music Streaming: Yes
- Wi-Fi: Yes (2.4 GHz)
- Bluetooth Version/Profile: Version: Ver 4.2 / Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP / Codecs: SBC, AAC
- Bluetooth Maximum Communication Range: 33 ft (without obstructions)
- Wireless Subwoofer: Yes
- App Control: Yes (Sound Bar Controller)
Customer Reviews for Yamaha YAS-209 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Alexa Built-in
There's a few software glitches worth mentioning.
1) I use the spotify integration, so I switch the spotify app on my phone over to the soundbar, but the volume control doesn't work, and the workaround is you have to select the soundbar, deselect it, then select it again. Then you can adjust the volume from the spotify app.
2) If you use the ARC receiver for the TV, there's a glitch where periodically the tv tries to switch back to the ARC receive sound when I just want to use the TV speakers. But if the soundbar isn't on the TV mode, it just appears like suddenly the sound goes mute. And you can't figure out why the sound just randomly cuts out. So I have to leave the ARC disconnected when I don't want to use it. And when I do want to use it, sometimes the TV audio randomly cuts in.
The sound is excellent, but those two glitches have never been fixed, and it makes it so I constantly have to fidget it, making it hard to use. Spend a bit more money and get a Sonos or something.
Testing with an HDMI analyzer showed the LG's HDMI ARC port was functioning correctly, so I took a chance and bought a 3rd YAS-209. That worked correctly right out of the box.
Note that the YAS-209 will not power up automatically through a Toslink connection; only through an HDMI ARC connection. Otherwise, you'll need two remote controls to operate everything.
I corresponded with Yamaha's U.S. corporate headquarters, describing the issue in detail and the steps I used to diagnose the problem, but got little in the way of a response other than, "Turn everything off, wait several minutes, and turn everything back on.' Not helpful at all. It appears to be a problem in the DAS-209 reading the TV's Data Display Channel (DDC) information, which would indicate the presence of an audio return signal on an HDMI port.
It sounds great when working, and I do like the wireless (Bluetooth) sub-woofer feature. The virtual (spatial) surround sound is also impressive for a soundbar.
8 months ago
My husband and I are parents to a toddler who need to go to bed early and gets distracted with the TV lights so our weekend date nights at home have migrated from The living room to the master bedroom. The sound bar is sleek and thin which makes it visually appealing and a seamless addition to our TV set up. The amp box doesn't take up too much room. I placed my line between my dresser and my full length mirror. The sound is noticiable amplified after adding the sound bar and it has made our morning jam sessions and movie nights a more enjoyable experience. And the convenience of having Alexa is something I never knew I needed. It functions as my alarm, my reminders and I am able to ask questions to Alexa on the fly. 10 out of 10, would recommend.
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The mounting hardware is not included because the hardware you use is VERY dependent upon the wall material. A hardware store should be able to recommend fasteners for your wall type: drywall, through drywall into studs, plaster on lath, masonry, etc.