Yamaha SR-C30A, new compact 2.1 soundbar

Yamaha announced a few days ago the new SR-C30A soundbar, a compact 2.1 model with an external subwoofer and multipoint Bluetooth function.

Wall-mounted or placed on a piece of furniture, the Yamaha SR-C30A soundbar with external wireless subwoofer sports a sober elegance with only 64 mm in height so as not to obstruct the IR sensor of the television and thus obstruct the 'remote utility.

Yamaha SR-C30A, the features

Connected by a single cable to the TV, the Yamaha SR-C30A soundbar offers a 3D surround sound stage thanks to Yamaha Virtual Surround technology. Several audio modes are also available: Clear Voice to improve dialogue clarity, Bass Extension for a fuller and more impactful sound.

Also features multipoint Bluetooth compatibility (management of two connected audio devices) to enjoy musical content stored on a suitable device (smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.) via streaming, or even broadcast sound from a compatible TV .

Yamaha SR-C30A, the connection

The connection has two optical inputs and an HDMI HDMI socket with management of CEC and ARC functions. Not to mention a 3.5 mm mini-jack stereo input.

Yamaha SR-C30A, the acoustic package

Technically, the Yamaha SR-C30A features two 4.6 centimeter cone full-range speakers. The subwoofer is equipped with a 13 cm woofer loaded with bass-reflex. The amplification displays 2 x 20 W for the broadband specimens and 50 W for the subwoofer, for a total of 90 watts.

Namely, the Yamaha SR-C30A incorporates the Dolby Digital decoder. It can also be fully controlled using a smartphone or tablet after installing the free Android/iOS Sound Bar Remote app. Availability, in black, from September. Indicative price: 369 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Yamaha SR-C30A:

• Type: soundbar

• System: 2.1

• Total power: 90 W (2 x 20 W + 50 W for subwoofer)

• Loudspeaker(s): two 4.6 cm wide-range cone

• Subwoofer: 13 cm woofer, bass-reflex load

• Bluetooth compatibility

• ARC compatibility

• CEC compatibility

• Input(s): 1 HDMI CEC and ARC, 2 optical, 1 3.5mm mini-jack

• Application: Sound Bar Remote

• Dolby Digital decoder

• Bass-Reflex: yes for the subwoofer

• Dimensions (W x H x D, mm): 600 x 64 x 64 mm for the bar, 160 x 335 x 364 mm for the subwoofer

• Consumption: 30 W for the bar, 20 W for the subwoofer (< 0.2 W in standby for the bar, 0.8 W for the subwoofer in standby)

• Weight: 1.3 kg for the bar, 5.7 kg for the box