Yamaha YAS-101 comparison

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Yamaha YAS-101

Yamaha YAS-101
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
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Sony HT-CT260

Sony HT-CT260
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Bose Solo TV sound system

Bose Solo TV sound system
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Vizio S4251w-B4

Vizio S4251w-B4
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Price $162 to $199 at 2 stores $249 to $399 at 3 stores $359 to $399 at 7 stores $214 to $332 at 9 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews
Release date November 27, 2011 June 25, 2013 October 14, 2012 September 06, 2012 January 03, 2013
The Bottom Line Yamaha's YAS-101 is a great budget sound bar, with an excellent design and a helpful feature for dealing with remote signals, although it's light on connectivity. The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations. The Sony HT-CT260 is our go-to budget sound bar pick, with excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, an adaptable design, and no major missteps. Although its sonic talents are comparatively modest, the Bose Solo is an exceedingly handsome and easy-to-use sound bar. Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.

Basic specs

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System Components Dual 3" Subwoofers
Dual 2.5" Full-range drivers
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
Info unavailable 1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
2 x Wireless speakers
Color Piano black
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Black
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Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
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Nominal (RMS) Output Power 120 Watt
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Product Type Surround sound speaker
Info unavailable Sound Bar
2.1-channel
Sound Bar
5.1-channel
Dimensions (WxDxH) 35 in x 4.5 in x 3.5 in
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Remote Control Remote control - Infrared
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Speaker System Details Sound bar
- 120 Watt - 150 - 20000 Hz
Info unavailable Subwoofer
- 170 Watt
- 130 Watt
Sound bar
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired
Wired
Wireless
Speaker Type Active
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Active
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Weight 9.3 lbs
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby Digital
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Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable Info unavailable 300 Watt
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Product Description Yamaha YAS-101 - Surround sound speaker
Info unavailable Sound Bar
Sony HT-CT260
Sound Bar
Bose Solo
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
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Response Bandwidth 150 - 20000 Hz
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