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Pros and Cons
Pros2

The movie sound works good, the dialog is quite present and the bass works. Dialogue is clear and easily heard. It sounds great with movies especially.

Built in sub offers enough bass. The bass is tight which i like. It is able to give out well balance pleasing sound clarity and good solid bass.

Cons2

Alexa is only accessible when you press the mic button on the remote, meh. There is an echo when both are on. Got better effects connecting two echo dots to the tv instead.

Don't waste your time buying this expensive junk. It's still under warranty. Buy another brand. Amazon no help.

Pros4

The bass ext really adds a solid low end.

The yas 209-bl has great bass and a clear, smooth tone for our living room. It has a subwoofer output to add any sub rather than a prepackaged setup. Bluetooth sub is of heavy quality and sound bar is very long with 2 hdmi and a usb.

Yamaha sound control works with hdmi arc and hdmi cec signals. Set up by downloading the yamaha app and downloading the firmware update in the process. I have a samsung tv, but i stream using a roku.

The audio quality is amazing compared to * built-in tv speakers, but don’t expect it to compete with some cinematic 7. Surround sound. There are multiple sound settings such as tv, movies, music that adjust the sound output for optimum playback.

Cons3

Sounded like static in a tin can. Could not distinguish guitars or riffs on any of the presets. I can't get the controls on the bar or remote to do anything, i have to unplug the bar to shut it off. The info button does nothing.

There's what looks like a wi-fi light on the top. The app is horrible and you expect them to set it up with this app? Still no connection to the iphone. Can't get phone app to work either.

The sound out of the sound bar tends to be very muddy. At this point the app is useless since it can't find the soundbar. No real improvement from the tv's speaker quality.

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