The Yamaha SR-C30A is a compact and flexible system. For example, the soundbar is 60 centimeters wide and only 6.4 centimeters high. The subwoofer is 36 centimeters high and can be placed either vertically or horizontally. According to Yamaha, the subwoofer can be placed almost anywhere in the room, without having a negative effect on the audio reproduction.
Unlike many other manufacturers, Yamaha does not try to convince you of a surround or Dolby Atmos effect. The only feature that the company mentions is ‘Yamaha Original 3D Sound Field Technology’ and with that, a more spacious and lively sound field is created. Instead of surround, Yamaha focuses with this model on a convincing stereo reproduction, with detail, clarity and realism.
The sound bar has a power of twice 20 watts, originating from 46mm drivers. The subwoofer is equipped with a 13cm woofer. In addition, the system has HDMI ARC for connection to the television, two optical inputs, an analog input and Bluetooth. Four audio modes ensure optimal playback with different types of content and the system can be operated via the Sound Bar Controller app.
The Yamaha SR-C30A soundbar will be released in the UK for £299. A price for the Benelux has not yet been announced. In addition to the white and black variants, Yamaha has announced a red variant, especially for those looking for something striking.