Yamaha SR-B30A, new 2.1 Bluetooth and Dolby Atmos soundbar

Yamaha introduces the new SR-B30A soundbar, 2.1 model with internal subwoofer, Bluetooth function and HDMI eARC output.

Mounted to the wall or placed on a piece of furniture, the Yamaha SR-B30A soundbar sports a sober elegance with only 68 mm in height so as not to obstruct the IR sensor of the television and thus obstruct the usefulness of the remote control.

Yamaha SR-B30A, the features

Connected by a single cable to the television (optical or HDMI), the Yamaha SR-B30A soundbar offers a 3D Surround sound stage thanks to Dolby Atmos technology. Five sound rendering modes are on the menu: Clear Voice to optimize dialogue intelligibility, Stereo to magnify music reproduction (direct access to Spotify or Tidal), Standard for TV, Game and Film programs. Finally, we must also mention the Bass Extension mode to reinforce the impact of low frequencies.

Also features Bluetooth compatibility to enjoy music content stored on a suitable device (smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.) via streaming, or even broadcast sound from a compatible TV.

Yamaha SR-B30A, the connectors

Connectivity counts for its part, in addition to the optical and HDMI inputs (CEC and eARC), there is a USB-A port dedicated to Firmware updates and a subwoofer output, to further strengthen the bottom of the sound spectrum.

Yamaha SR-B30A, the acoustic package

Technically, the Yamaha SR-B30A features four 4.6 centimeter cone full-range speakers plus two 2.5 centimeter tweeters. The built-in subwoofer is equipped with two 7-centimeter boomers. Amplification is 2 x 30W for the stereo channels plus 60W for the subwoofer, making a total of 90 watts.

Namely, the Yamaha SR-B30A can be fully controlled using a smartphone or tablet after installing the free Android/iOS Sound Bar Remote app, or via the TV remote. Availability in black from September. Indicative price: 499 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Yamaha SR-B30A:

• Type: soundbar

• System: 2.1

• Total power: 90 W (2 x 30 W + 60 W for the subwoofer)

• Loudspeaker(s): four 4.6 cm cone full-range + two 2.5 cm cone tweeters

• Subwoofer: two 7.5 cm woofers

• Bluetooth compatibility

• ARC compatibility

• CEC compatibility

• eARC compatibility

• Output(s): 1 HDMI, 1 optical, 1 subwoofer

• Application: Sound Bar Remote

• Dolby Atmos decoder

• HDCP 2.3 certification

• Dimensions (W x H x D, mm): 910 x 68 x 133 mm for the bar

• Weight: 3.9 kg