Last Updated: 23 Mar 2019

Yamaha ATS 1070R Factory Recertified Refurbished Sound Bar with Built in Subwoofers and Bluetooth

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2019
8.5
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Review Summary - 159 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 92
tv, bar, sound bar, surround, soundbar
+96%
-4%
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" ...  I love this sound bar! ... This is an awesome sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe add a subwoofer in the future and you are set!  ...  "
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" ...  The surround sound is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent speaker, sound quality and options are great.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had other sound systems and you can't beat this sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is surprisingly good for the price I paid.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound at I received seemed just like new. ... Very easy to hook up, and for a sound at, the sound is very good. ... I added a subwoofer.  ...  "
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" ...  We get movie theater sound in our living room.  ...  "
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Price
 38
sound, would, worth, steal, sounds
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Lots of bang for your buck here.  ...  "
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" ...  Great brand and price for that brand.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is actually pretty decent, especially for the price).  ...  "
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" ...  You can beat the value for the quality you receive.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the best bang for your buck!  ...  "
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" ...  Got this product refurbished for quite a deal less than full price. ... Overall good product would recommend at the refurb price.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is surprisingly good for the price I paid.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price I highly recommend it.  ...  "
Bass
 33
sound, good, subwoofer, sub, sounds
+100%
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" ...  I can feel the bass in my bones.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is pretty good, highs not quite as loud/crisp as I'd like otherwise great.  ...  "
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" ...  Surprisingly it has good bass and descent clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  Deep sub-woofer sound added a lot to the sound of movies.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a balanced response with sufficient bass.  ...  "
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" ...  The soundbar produces great bass.  ...  "
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" ...  The subwoofer sounds great and it does a fantastic job of widening the soundstage.  ...  "
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" ...  We'll keep the sub-woofer, though, since this unit has an output for a subwoofer that helps push the bass for movies.  ...  "
Remote
 27
tv, soundbar, volume, control, sound bar
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Very basic remote and system.  ...  "
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" ...  You can now fully control your sound bar volume with a tv remote and won’t have any issues  ...  "
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" ...  Recommended, heavy unit, deep sound, easy to connect, I choose optical sound cable, even to need to use the remote control .  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this so that I could consolidate remotes in my bedroom TV. ... This allows me to control volume and some other sound bar controls using the TV rather than the soundbar remote.  ...  "
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" ...  Our main remote controls this unit, and it works fine, when we turn on the TV our main remote turns on the Yamaha, but we need the Yamaha remote to turn it off when we are done.  ...  "
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" ...  Using the soundbar remote I selected Bluetooth as the source.  ...  "
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" ...  But after reading the instructions, using an HDMI cable allows you to control this with your TV remote.  ...  "
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" ...  I was determined to find something with Bluetooth, ARC (so I could control it with my TV remote), good, balanced sound, and with a max height of 3" and width of 39" (to fit my TV cabinet), all on a budget of around $100. ... The remote looks simple and dated but is perfectly functional.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 21
sound, set, simple, use, quite
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Functionality: so far, everything I tried on it works well and is simple.  ...  "
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" ...  3- Quick Start Guide  ...  "
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" ...  Much simpler once it's set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to put up, and I found it easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to hook up, and for a sound at, the sound is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set-up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use too.  ...  "
Ports
 19
tv, arc, soundbar, input, port
+84%
-16%
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" ...  This one is connected through HDMI.  ...  "
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" ...  And, you don't need the sound bar on to watch tv with the normal speakers if you hook it up with hdmi and utilize the passive flow through.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, with the HDMI connection you can use your TV romote to adjust the sound level.  ...  "
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" ...  I used an optical cable for connection and the setup worked perfectly straight away.  ...  "
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" ...  But after installing this unit with HDMI ARC .  ...  "
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" ...  If you like HDMI get the adds at the purchase site.  ...  "
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" ...  The feature set for the price, especially the inclusion of HDMI with ARC, and CEC. ... Hooking up to my TV was easy - I plugged my cable box into the HDMI input, and ran a second HDMI cable from the output to the ARC HDMI port on my TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not tried the HDMI "pass-thru" connection for audio input to transport the sound from the Yamaha to the TV. ... I use the digital (optical) cable supplied by Yamaha instead.  ...  "
Volume
 17
room, soundbar, small, loud, good
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Subwoofer is good enough for small living rooms to give some depth to movie/sports/music.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is pretty good, highs not quite as loud/crisp as I'd like otherwise great.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound will fill a small room.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Even without a separate sub woofer this sound bar has a great full sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo is in a separate but adjoining room about 20 ft. from the soundbar.  ...  "
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" ...  The Sound: Very clear with adequate - but hardly ear shattering - volume.  ...  "
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" ...  We get movie theater sound in our living room.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 17
well, music, sounds great, alexa, works
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Has Bluetooth and attaches to Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  We also use it as a Bluetooth speaker and sounds great next to our Alexa which personally I feel has good sound as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to switch from Bluetooth music, to TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Just to make sure the sound bar was working, I set up a BlueTooth connection to my iPhone and that worked fine and sounded really good.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth feature works well with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth works well, so well in fact I didnt realize how poor some of my music files were, but for high quality audio it sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  Enabling BT connections was also quick and painless.  ...  "
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" ...  I found that the analog line in works better for Alexa than Bluetooth when I use the "Play everywhere" music feature because Bluetooth caused the speaker to get out of sync with my other Echos in the house.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 15
tv, also, phone, app, alexa
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Finally, I connected my Amazon Echo to the soundbar via Bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to switch from Bluetooth music, to TV.  ...  "
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" ...  We also use it as a Bluetooth speaker and sounds great next to our Alexa which personally I feel has good sound as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this primarily to help with muffles sounding voices on TV but the fact that bluetooth streams music and podcasts from phone is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bluetooth feature works well with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Has Bluetooth and attaches to Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I use an Amazon Alexa Dot with it for music too.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, Yamaha provides a free app ("HT Controller") that lets you control the Yamaha ATS-1070R with your smart phone or tablet.  ...  "
Setup
 13
sound, good, looks, set, quite
+100%
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" ...  Big punch for the small size easy to install and mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy as expected, but getting the sound settings perfect for all TV venues, a little more difficult.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to set up, mount and looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and the sound is quite good, more than enough for what I need in my small apartment.  ...  "
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" ...  Much simpler once it's set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install on the wall, i put it on drywall and is good so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy  ...  "
Software Platform
 10
simple, arc, app, soundbar, settings
+90%
-10%
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" ...  The soundbar became the source of all audio, relplacing the speakers in the TV for over the air, DirecTV, streaming internet and ROKU.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I just needed to go into the TV's settings and enable ARC and CEC control, which was simple. ... Pairing with an Amazon Echo was also easily accomplished via the Alexa app.  ...  "
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" ...  But the soundbar itself is great, even if you don't touch the the app and simply work with the devices defaults.  ...  "
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" ...  4)On a TV go to Menu -> System -> CEC -> Enable  ...  "
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" ...  Download the Yamaha app to get a bit more out of the system but right out of the box it's a fantastic buy!  ...  "
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" ...  Chromecast, firestick etc, all work well and sound good.  ...  "
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" ...  Interface is a bit simple, with every function mapped to a series of labeled square LED lights.  ...  "
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" ...  After some trial and error, I switched the connection of the tv to soundbar to an optical cable and everything works well again.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 9
yamaha, worked, sound bar, sound, quality
+78%
-22%
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" ...  I've had it for two months now and everything is working fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought factory refurbished so got it at a great price and so far working great.  ...  "
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" ...  Powered up and everything worked perfectly first try.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been looking for a new soudbar for months and wanted something that didn't have an external woofer, so when I saw this unit I was really excited about because it had great reviews from other users.  ...  "
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" ...  The remanufactured unit seemed brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Refurbished or not, this is one of the best soundbars I've ever used.  ...  "
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" ...  It came in an factory refurbished box just like new.  ...  "
Design
 9
new
+100%
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" ...  I have 2 other soundbars and the look of this one is my favorite.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Very alkward, but it looks and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks and works as new.  ...  "
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" ...  Great design and not a metal finish.  ...  "
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" ...  Not recommended based off cosmetic appearance, materials, and simplicity.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks brand new.  ...  "
Capacity
 7
small, bedroom, soundbar, sound, one
+100%
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" ...  Will be looking for another deal just like this one to purchase another one for my master bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  We get movie theater sound in our living room.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo is in a separate but adjoining room about 20 ft. from the soundbar.  ...  "
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" ...  One in our RV and 3 in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  And the walls don't rattle.  ...  "
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" ...  It is fantastic for a small living room or even better for the bedroom TV.  ...  "
Controls
 6
volume, tv, remote, yamaha, turn
+67%
-33%
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" ...  We really like the ability to control the sound for TV News and programs that are more vocally based while being able to control the surround sound and bass when those viewing preferences are warranted.  ...  "
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" ...  Controls on remote are nice that you can adjust sound separately  ...  "
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" ...  An interesting and useful feature is the "Clear Voice" button.  ...  "
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" ...  This allows the TV to turn the unit on and off with the TV, and volume control is handled by the TV itself, so the Yamaha remote is unnecessary most of the time. ... I've also installed the Yamaha HT Controller app, allowing some sound control functions right from my phone. ... The speaker has touch controls and LED indicators right on top, too, for another way to control it.  ...  "
Apps
 6
yamaha, right, apps, tv, sound
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I made tweaks through the free app to get my preferred sound during movies.  ...  "
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" ...  using a micca unit to play music videos I downloaded from youtube and turned into mp3s and threw them on a flashdrive.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, Yamaha provides a free app ("HT Controller") that lets you control the Yamaha ATS-1070R with your smart phone or tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  Download the Yamaha app to get a bit more out of the system but right out of the box it's a fantastic buy!  ...  "
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" ...  I've also installed the Yamaha HT Controller app, allowing some sound control functions right from my phone.  ...  "
Device Stand
 6
wall, mount, good, easy
+100%
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" ...  bought as a refurb, mounted on wall using included template - 2 screws with anchors.  ...  "
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" ...  It can be mounted or lay on top of the TV stand.  ...  "
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" ...  I finally found a mount that attaches to existing mount and has multiple arms that extend down from tv and angle can be adjusted.  ...  "
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" ...  5- Mounting Templet with Holes  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install on the wall, i put it on drywall and is good so far.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that you can mount it anywhere and any position.  ...  "
Cables
 6
tv, optical, one, included, audio
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I made a stand to use my old one as a portable stereo via a 3.5mm cable or bluetooth and it sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  Although it arrived in plain packaging, everything looked brand new and there were various cables included.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the digital (optical) cable supplied by Yamaha instead.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I have "good enough" sound w/o the extra space wasting Junk & wires.  ...  "
Call quality
 5
clear, tv, speaker, loud, hear
+100%
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" ...  I bought this primarily to help with muffles sounding voices on TV but the fact that bluetooth streams music and podcasts from phone is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  But, the sound is incredible, especially the clear voice feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear voice works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Use the clear voice option for television.  ...  "
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" ...  An interesting and useful feature is the "Clear Voice" button. ... This boosts the level of human voice frequencies, particularly the higher ones, relative to the rest of the current audio.  ...  "
Frequencies
 4
quite, pretty, good
+100%
comment
" ...  Good highs and lows but not quite a thump you want.  ...  "
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" ...  The vocals are very clear and that was my primary concern.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is pretty good, highs not quite as loud/crisp as I'd like otherwise great.  ...  "
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" ...  The tweeter is super clear, mids could be a little better and the lows are awesome.  ...  "
Fit
 4
put
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Big punch for the small size easy to install and mount.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that you can mount it anywhere and any position.  ...  "
Build Quality
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  No scuffs, dents or anything of that nature .  ...  "
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" ...  Great design and not a metal finish.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I've ordered has been in original packaging, not a single scratch, literally brand new looking, and perfectly operational.  ...  "
Returns
 3
amazon
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Return window is only 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Didn't realize I bought it refurbished .  ...  "
Delivery
 3
packaging, arrived, product
+100%
comment
" ...  So here i want to share you that 1st that (DELIVERED).  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived a day early.  ...  "
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" ...  Sold as "Refurbished" yet it arrived in excellent, like-new condition, as was the packaging.  ...  "

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Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes 
HDMI:  Yes