Yamaha YAS-101 120W Soundbar [£89.99 @ Argos/Ebay]
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Yamaha YAS-101 120W Soundbar [£89.99 @ Argos/Ebay]

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Found 7th Feb 2016
Very good soundbar, I have the 93 which is the same as this one apart from the 101 has a subwoofer output. Has a decent amount of bass considering it does not have a separate sub.

Yes it will be destroyed by a 5.1 system, but show me where you can buy one for £89.99?

Edit.. Review below

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Not sure if the maxell is still available from tesco at 79.99 but if it is would take that instead
Why
Maxwell 2.1 and reduced to £59
aabarcellos

http://www.trustedreviews.com/maxell-mxsb-252-best-dealsOk convinced … http://www.trustedreviews.com/maxell-mxsb-252-best-dealsOk convinced thanks for the pointer ...really great review



​the maxell 252 was disappointing. The arc was sketchy and volume far too low. The tone was a bit muffled too. Not sure if the sound would have opened up in time but didn't want to keep to find out. Make sure u get it from a reputable seller in case u need to return.
Thanks jay ordered from tesco £59 .iwill research opinion or just get refund on collection
Shame Antony did not say why above
Original Poster
The maxell in your link is a soundbase and not a soundbar mate so would be no good for wall mounting, Also it is not 2.1 as there is no external subwoofer the same as the Yamaha and is only 70watts vs 120 on the yammy which is why jay found it too low oO
Edited by: "murkymango" 7th Feb 2016
Ok so will get refund from tesco
I bought a Yamaha YSP-5600 with separate sub at xmas. Very high recommend that, if you cannot have speakers around your room.

A lot more expensive though But it doesn't get any better than this.
antonywhite37

Not sure if the maxell is still available from tesco at 79.99 but if it … Not sure if the maxell is still available from tesco at 79.99 but if it is would take that instead


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HEAT on the price of this Yamaha as lowest price for it at the mo ;-)
have tried both maxell and this yamaha, both jarr at higher sounds. both are packed now to go back
I was lucky and picked up the Yas 105 for £95 on Amazon last week. It might be worth keeping an eye out and waiting for that? It's really excellent especially for under £100.
it will be destroyed by a 5.1 system
Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a motorbike manufacturer!
DudleyGuy

Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a … Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a motorbike manufacturer!



​And Sony used to produce Rice Cookers......
This is a top soundbar. I owned this before with the add on yamaha sub. Can't believe people are comparing this to Maxell and Sony. Yamaha is a top brand.
DudleyGuy

Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a … Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a motorbike manufacturer!



Yamaha - created the NS-10 studio monitor. THE industry standard music studio speaker since 1978.
DudleyGuy

Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a … Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a motorbike manufacturer!



​Superb. This is the new Loughborough Guy, compares with the Onkyo comment X)
DudleyGuy

Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a … Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a motorbike manufacturer!



They actually started off making pianos.
I have this sound bar and have to say it is very good. Has a kind of integrated sub for base. Is very good in a room with limited space. I bought mine for £200 a while ago so at this price it is pretty damn good.
dazigster

So will your mum


errr
LotusJas

I bought a Yamaha YSP-5600 with separate sub at xmas. Very high … I bought a Yamaha YSP-5600 with separate sub at xmas. Very high recommend that, if you cannot have speakers around your room.A lot more expensive though But it doesn't get any better than this.



It freeeking £1600 for a soundbar. You could have got 3 Sonos play 5's for that and had change left over for a couple of bags of fish and chips.
BeerGoggles

It freeeking £1600 for a soundbar. You could have got 3 Sonos play 5's … It freeeking £1600 for a soundbar. You could have got 3 Sonos play 5's for that and had change left over for a couple of bags of fish and chips.



£1600 is a lot for a soundbar. But why would you buy 3 Sonos 5's instead oO
murkymango

Yes it will be destroyed by a 5.1 system, but show me where you can buy … Yes it will be destroyed by a 5.1 system, but show me where you can buy one for £89.99?



?? This is a 7.1 : uk.yamaha.com/en/…del

I used to have one of these and the power is really something. I just found it way too bass-y - and sadly there is no control over the bass or treble - something you might want to consider before buying.
Elevation

?? This is a 7.1 : … ?? This is a 7.1 : http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/hometheater-systems/front-virtual-surround-systems/yas-101_black_w/?mode=modelI used to have one of these and the power is really something. I just found it way too bass-y - and sadly there is no control over the bass or treble - something you might want to consider before buying.



7.1 in a traditional sense... Discrete channels. 2 front speakers, 1 centre, 2 surrounds, and 2 of your choice, (sides, front highs) and a sub for the LFE channel for an immersive sound.
Original Poster
Elevation... AIR SURROUND XTREME delivers 7.1-channel surround sound is their marketing BS

There is a bass adjust button on the remote which you can see if you zoom the photo in on the link. I found that the bass was way too boomy also and made films sound crap without knocking it down a peg or two.

And £1600 for a soundbar? £300 more than I paid for a full monty 5.1 in the man cave X) and no it is not Sonos for the love of god...
Edited by: "murkymango" 8th Feb 2016
I bought the bush 2.1 sound bar from Argos a couple of years ago for the kitchen tv as it was the perfect width for a 32", I wasn't expecting anything amazing from this but only to improve the sound from the dreadful speakers in the toshiba tv. The sound turned out to be very good, I even use it to listen to Amazon music through the fire tv and even that sounds very good. All for under £50 too
Iv'e had this for a couple of years and works and sounds great. Easy to pair with with any remote so it turns on/ off with your tv.
I have this and its worth the price, best buy in my book better then the other brands. Once you get used to it you will forget why its so good until you listen to your tv speakers again.
I've got this and it's great value for money. It's not got Bluetooth or any other fancy stuff, but it does have a solid built-in sub, and sounds great. It's a steal at this price.
great soundbar had mine a while think I paid £100 from richers
Yamaha > any other company when it comes to soundbars.

Unfortunately though some people seem to think a £100 soundbar is capable of magical things. This is in the world of sound quality a budget sound bar.

It's better than built in tv speakers. It's probably amazing for joe bloggs but an audiophile would think it's a pile of rubbish.

I have a YSP 1400 and i owned a yas 101 before it. The YAS 101 IMO is amazing for £100 but it's terrible compared to the YSP 1400.

Also lol at people recommending maxell over this. Like recommending lada over rolls royce.
5:1 7:1 ? Not bothering cos I only have 2 ears!
DudleyGuy

Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a … Cold, can get Sony quality for this price, why buy speakers from a motorbike manufacturer!



​you are aware Yamaha was established in 1887 as a pianoand reed organ manufacturer not a motorbike manufacturer
Yup and I have maxell and yammy on order
Which to choose soundbase maxwell or this
Some guy suggested maxell as I have only £50
MrMcGee

Yamaha - created the NS-10 studio monitor. THE industry standard music … Yamaha - created the NS-10 studio monitor. THE industry standard music studio speaker since 1978.


yea because it sounded average and tinny and therefore was good for mastering tracks to sound decent on radios and other average to poor home stereos.. yamaha are great IMO and this soundbar is def good. but citing that studio monitors proliferation as an indication of their quality just suggests you know little about actual sound quality....
nickhale756

5:1 7:1 ? Not bothering cos I only have 2 ears!



That's a good one!
I have this. I think it's great. Way better than my girlfriend's LG bar which was roughly the same price.
jj_jj

yea because it sounded average and tinny and therefore was good for … yea because it sounded average and tinny and therefore was good for mastering tracks to sound decent on radios and other average to poor home stereos.. yamaha are great IMO and this soundbar is def good. but citing that studio monitors proliferation as an indication of their quality just suggests you know little about actual sound quality....



I agree with everything you say. I was merely stating that Yamaha know far more than just manufacturing motorcycles, and used the '10s as an educational reference point.
That said, correctly amplified, my NS-10s sound amazing......
MrMcGee

I agree with everything you say. I was merely stating that Yamaha know … I agree with everything you say. I was merely stating that Yamaha know far more than just manufacturing motorcycles, and used the '10s as an educational reference point.That said, correctly amplified, my NS-10s sound amazing......


100%, sorry for biting. I agree. tbh I'd prob still prefer most monitors over consumer HiFi £ of £. Yamaha do make some great kit, I think u would be hard pushed to find a better sounding soundbar for similar money..
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