Pros: Deep base, sharp tones, and crisp sounds, lots of preset sound configurations, sturdy.
Cons: Lack of HMDI connections, subwoofer is not wireless, no direct connection to soundbar - everything must route through subwoofer
A few years ago, I was researching for an alternative for my legacy 5.1 surround sound system. With not a lot of space in my new home, I needed to go for a sound bar option. I finally decided on the Yamaha YAS-71 as it gave me the most bang for my buck. Yes, you can find more expensive systems out in the market, however, the quality of the sound was unmatched when I sampled other options of equitable price level. The first thing you'll notice is quality from the workmanship of the product. It's heavy and not like the lightweight plastics you'll get from other brands. After calibrating the sound and testing my setup for optimal distance, I was extremely happy when playing some of my...(read more)