Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Raleigh/Cary/RTP, North Carolina
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I noticed today that Amazon now lists this soundbar as preorder, with no estimated delivery date. The cutoff for Amazon is 30 days, so someone at Yamaha clearly thinks it will be ready in less time than that.
I am disappointed that it appears in the US market, at least, that they are not selling a bundle with the subwoofer. After adding all the separately-priced items like the subwoofer, wireless subwoofer kit, and wall-mounting bracket, the price on this item jumps rather sharply.
I think I'm still going to take the plunge, despite my mostly missing third wall, because I simply have no room whatsoever for even bookshelf speakers in that room. Basically, anything other than a soundbar is going to make my den look like I jammed things into it, and that just isn't going to fly, especially since it is the first thing anyone who enters my front door sees. The bonus room? That I can take a few liberties with, but not this one.
And, there is an advantage to no bundled subwoofer. I have my eye on a much larger one from Polk that should work very well with the wireless kit. Yamaha would have done well to bundle them at a reduced price. If they had done so, they would probably have sold me that too.
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