Yamaha has announced its new YAS-108 sound bar, a low-profile audio offering designed to blend seamlessly with a home entertainment setup. The company calls the YAS-108 a reimaging of its most popular sound bar, one that adds a single-chassis design with a low profile and “simple TV connections.”
The new model is an update to the original YAS-107 sound bar; it’s designed to be an unobtrusive, slim offering that doesn’t make a show of itself in one’s home entertainment setup. The speaker can be mounted on a wall via integrated keyholes or placed on a flat surface, such as the TV stand.
Yamaha explains that the new YAS-108 features the latest and greatest audio connectivity options, including HDMI output with audio return channel (ARC), which allows it to receive multichannel and stereo audio from OTA broadcasts, as well as TV apps.
The sound bar also offers DTS Virtual:X 3D surround sound straight out of the box, promising an immersive experience. Yamaha explains this as a sound field, one said to envelope the listening area with sound that moves both above and around you. This is made possible without having to place specific speakers at specific areas.
Overall, the YAS-108 features a pair of subwoofers, as well as a pair of dome tweeters and woofers. There’s a bass-reflex port, Bluetooth support, and Yamaha Clear Voice technology. The sound bar will be available starting next month for $199.95 USD.