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

Last Updated: April 25, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
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/10
Total Reviews
216
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Sound Quality
 127
bar, tv, sound bar, sounds, soundbar
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Used this with a TCL 55” TV much better dialogue and works great at impressive sound level  ...  "
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" ...  I have had other sound systems and you can't beat this sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is decent for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Make a big difference in the sound!  ...  "
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" ...  Controlling sound volume from the TV (when HDMI-CEC is working properly) ... If you later decide to swap back to watching video from the HDMI input, the soundbar will remain in "TV" input, and no sound will come out.  ...  "
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" ...  I think the quality is great ,sound is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  They sound great- very impressed. ... Again- extra steps but well worth it based on the great sound  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is great using my own optical cable as input from the TV. ... This sound bar clearly lacks this feature, but it’s a sound bar and not a receiver with speakers separate.  ...  "
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Price
 47
sound, would, worth, steal, sounds
+98%
-2%
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" ...  It's the best bang for your buck!  ...  "
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" ...  You can't go wrong for the price point.  ...  "
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" ...  Never had one before and took a chance on this because the price was really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Really a steal for under 100.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought refurbished and saved a lot of money for what I feel is a quality product.  ...  "
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" ...  You can beat the value for the quality you receive.  ...  "
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" ...  - for the same price as two at Walmart or Walgreen.  ...  "
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" ...  But 1st impression is very good given the price.  ...  "
Bass
 41
sound, good, sub, subwoofer, sounds
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Great sound, alot of nice features to mess with and tweak, not sure why it got discontinued, but really nice beefy bass and the 3D Surround sound is a nice feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The Bass Extension is good for movies but is easily saturated/distorted if listening to music.  ...  "
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" ...  The subwoofer sounds great and it does a fantastic job of widening the soundstage.  ...  "
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" ...  Deep sub-woofer sound added a lot to the sound of movies.  ...  "
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" ...  I can feel the bass in my bones.  ...  "
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" ...  Better bass than expected, and good sound overall.  ...  "
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" ...  Even without a separate sub woofer this sound bar has a great full sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Plays fine, good bass although I'm only using it in my home office and not cranking it.  ...  "
Remote
 32
tv, control, soundbar, bar, volume
+81%
-19%
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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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" ...  I also have an LG TV with an LG soundbar, which turns on/off automatically with the LG TV remote and is controlled by the TV volume.  ...  "
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" ...  The bar turns on and off with the TV and the Comcast remote controls the volume without any special setup.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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 was also looking for a sound bar that would not require an extra remote. ... The arc hdmi feature works with our tcl remote and this sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  Only thing I would improve on this and my other Yamaha sound bar is the 1980s-looking flat rectangular remote, although I will say that it works better than the remote on my Klipsch sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  Also with that set up you can easily see the various data lights on the unit, and the remote connects WAY better than when if its sitting flat (IMO).  ...  "
Volume
 30
room, loud, bar, soundbar, small
+93%
-7%
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" ...  This one sounds great without a subwoofer, and it’s a smaller profile.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m really surprise with the quality of this speaker.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I really like this I have it in my bedroom, and I keep the sound bar on DTS and now my bedroom sounds like a movie theater, sounds come from everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound bar makes enough sound to fill the room.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes some tweaking as there are a few options to adjust but fills the room with 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.  ...  "
Ports
 25
tv, arc, soundbar, input, port
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Love the HDMI ARC that turns it on and off with the TV.  ...  "
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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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" ...  I used the optical audio link cable to connect to my TV and the audio quality fills the room.  ...  "
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" ...  Settings > Audio > TV speakers on (because the ARC HDMI becomes the TV speakers in this setup)  ...  "
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" ...  Also, with the HDMI connection you can use your TV romote to adjust the sound level.  ...  "
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" ...  But after installing this unit with HDMI ARC .  ...  "
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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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" ...  Sound quality is great using my own optical cable as input from the TV.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 24
sound, set, simple, use, quite
+88%
-13%
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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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" ...  Setup was simple and easy  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set-up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use too.  ...  "
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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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" ...  3- Quick Start Guide  ...  "
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" ...  Much simpler once it's set up.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 21
well, music, sounds great, alexa, works
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Bluetooth is awesome and connects with my iPhone and allows me to play any music/media from my device!  ...  "
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" ...  Whether it be tv, movies, music, Bluetooth, AppleTV.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Easy to switch from Bluetooth music, to TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Blue tooth connectivity works great with Echo.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 19
tv, also, phone, connect, app
+84%
-16%
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" ...  I use an Amazon Alexa Dot with it for music too.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to switch from Bluetooth music, to TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it to try to connect it to my amazon fire stick that is connected to a projector. ... I was also able to connect an older Harman Kardon subwoofer.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The Bluetooth feature works well with Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  This works seamlessly with my PC and my HDTV.  ...  "
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" ...  Has Bluetooth and attaches to Alexa.  ...  "
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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
 16
sound, good, looks, set, quite
+100%
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" ...  Much simpler once it's set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was simple and easy  ...  "
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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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" ...  Easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was easy - plugin the optical and in Roku TV setting change sound mode to PCM or something like that.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Easy to install on the wall, i put it on drywall and is good so far.  ...  "
Software Platform
 13
simple, settings, arc, app, soundbar
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Chromecast, firestick etc, all work well and sound good.  ...  "
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" ...  Home page > Settings > System > CEC > search for devices > once device is found head back to general settings  ...  "
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" ...  Bought the refurbished version.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  This Yamaha was easy to connect to my iPhone, and it prompted me to download the app for the sound bar, which is nice because you can see exact settings for the sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  4)On a TV go to Menu -> System -> CEC -> Enable  ...  "
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" ...  Interface is a bit simple, with every function mapped to a series of labeled square LED lights.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 13
sound, yamaha, worked, trying, sound bar
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Bought the refurbished version.  ...  "
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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
 11
new, sound
+100%
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" ...  Great design and not a metal finish.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like brand new.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks and works as new.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 2 other soundbars and the look of this one is my favorite.  ...  "
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" ...  I read the other reviews that all said it looks new and I can confirm mine looks brand new as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Very alkward, but it looks and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I couldn't be happier with the streamlined appearance and sound of my system now!  ...  "
Capacity
 10
sound, small, bedroom, soundbar, one
+100%
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" ...  And the walls don't rattle.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It is fantastic for a small living room or even better for the bedroom TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Not going to throw a house party with it but it is a definite improvement for watching tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a small living room, so this easily fills the room with sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo is in a separate but adjoining room about 20 ft. from the soundbar.  ...  "
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" ...  We get movie theater sound in our living room.  ...  "
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" ...  One in our RV and 3 in the house.  ...  "
Apps
 7
yamaha, sound, right, apps, tv
+86%
-14%
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" ...  This Yamaha was easy to connect to my iPhone, and it prompted me to download the app for the sound bar, which is nice because you can see exact settings for the sound bar.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Cables
 7
tv, optical, one, included, audio
+71%
-29%
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" ...  With ARC as an option, just two HDMI cables and the power cord and we are good.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Delivery
 7
refurbished, packaging, arrived, product
+86%
-14%
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" ...  The unit arrived today, on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Just received today.  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast processing and delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Call quality
 7
tv, clear, speaker, loud, hear
+100%
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" ...  It added richness to the sound and with the Speech Clarity option, it made it easier to hear the dialog.  ...  "
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" ...  As we age, our hearing is such that we sometimes have problems with TV talk and this makes that more clear.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Controls
 6
volume, tv, sound, remote, bar
+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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Returns
 6
trying, return, get, past, amazon
+17%
-83%
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" ...  Returning this and getting something else  ...  "
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" ...  Whoever sold this should not try to repair it, instead just throw it in the garbage.  ...  "
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" ...  Yes, I did take too long in trying to get it to work and went past the allowable return window. ... Lesson learned- First, never buy refurbished, just asking for failure and second, return it immediately without wasting your time and effort 'trying' to get it to function.  ...  "
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" ...  Return window is only 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Didn't realize I bought it refurbished .  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
today
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Everything arrived as promised by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Just received today.  ...  "
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" ...  Great service Amazon .  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Yamaha.  ...  "
Fit
 5
put
+80%
-20%
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Frequencies
 4
sounds, quite, pretty, good
+100%
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Build Quality
 4
+100%
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Resolution
 3
hdmi, arc, via, soundbar, samsung
+100%
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" ...  Settings > Audio > TV speakers on (because the ARC HDMI becomes the TV speakers in this setup)  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Samsung 4K SmartTV that this works perfect with.  ...  "
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" ...  It's connected between a cheap 4k TV and an Nvidia Shield.  ...  "
Features
 3
+100%
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" ...  CEC features with the TCL 50S425 allow for:  ...  "
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" ...  It looks great and has fun features!  ...  "
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" ...  Yet another example of a product being great and the company reissuing it with other model numbers and maybe an extra feature.  ...  "

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