I have a Yamaha YAS-105 which features a sub out. I bought it along with the YST-SW012 8" Sub from Yamaha as well. They were clearing them out, so the pair cost me $300CDN which was cheaper than the Yamaha YAS-203 and felt it looked and sounded better.
Obviously this is a value sub, and it's not supposed to be the be all and end all. And it isn't. It's got volume only and a 200hz XO. I set it fairly low at present. What I find with the YAS-105 is that when the bass is turned up, it quickly becomes overbearing as the sub in the soundbar is also increasing its output. With a sub that has adjustable crossover, I feel it would be much more flexible and easier to integrate. I think I will add some type of passive line filter to mine to try to change the XO point and slope, but am quite happy with my purchase. To be honest, the sub has been in a closet for the past few months as my mom has hijacked the YAS-105!
I need one for my uncle, and even though a sub is not wanted, I can't help but feel the YAS-105 is still a good buy. That said, they're $300CDN now, so the value isn't there any more. Going to have to demo some bars without subs and see how they stack up against the YAS-105.
Last edited by mortron; 06-15-2016 at 08:20 AM.