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Yamaha SR-B30A: A simple and effective soundbar

The Yamaha SR-B30A Soundbar is a simple and effective way to dramatically improve the sound quality of your modern TV. The soundbar is very easy to place and thanks to the low height of the case, it...

Yamaha SR-B30A
Yamaha SR-B30A

The Yamaha SR-B30A Soundbar is a simple and effective way to dramatically improve the sound quality of your modern TV. The soundbar is very easy to place and thanks to the low height of the case, it can be installed directly in front of the TV on a stand or hung on the wall. Since the Yamaha SR-B30A has a built-in subwoofer, the entire system will be as concise and easy to use as possible.

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The soundbar body has a nice streamlined shape with rounded corners and a protective mesh covering the entire front panel. The main function controls and indicators are grouped in a block in the middle of the top of the Yamaha SR-B30A. The speaker uses two-way built-in stereo acoustics (one tweeter and one woofer in each channel), as well as two separate woofers as a subwoofer. To further increase the output at low frequencies, the soundbar is equipped with bass reflexes. All this provides the Yamaha SR-B30A with powerful and rich sound even without the use of an external subwoofer. And to further enhance the low-frequency range, you can use the special Bass Extension DSP mode.

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The power of the built-in amplifiers of the Yamaha SR-B30A is 120 W (30 W for each stereo channel and 60 W for the subwoofer). To connect to a TV, the soundbar has an HDMI input with support for the ARC audio return channel. Thus, the sound from all signal sources connected to the TV can be broadcast to the Yamaha SR-B30A. In addition, this model has an optical input, which greatly increases the flexibility of its use.

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The soundbar is equipped with Dolby Digital and Dolby Atmos decoders with the ability to obtain virtual surround sound, as well as DSP with several operating modes. Separately, it is worth noting the Voice Clear function, which significantly increases the intelligibility of dialogue transmission. The Yamaha SR-B30A is equipped with Bluetooth, with which you can not only broadcast a signal from compatible mobile devices to the speaker, but also control its operation through a proprietary application.

Characteristics of Yamaha SR-B30A

Type sound bar with built-in subwoofer
Number of speakers 2 tweeters + 2 mid/bass speakers, 2 woofers (subwoofer)
Amplifier power 2 x 30 W + 60 W (subwoofer)
Housing material ABS
Frequency range 45 Hz – 20 kHz
Speakers 2 x 1 inch (HF), 2 x 4.4 inches (LF), 5.25 inch – subwoofer
Inputs HDMI (ARC), 1 optical, Bluetooth (AAC)
DSP Stereo, Standard, Movie, Game
Decoders Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Enhancer for compressed formats yes (for Bluetooth)
Application control yes (via Bluetooth)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 915 x 54 x 130 mm