(Pocket-lint) – Yamaha has announced a compact soundbar and subwoofer combo that can boost TV or gaming audio without taking up a lot of space.
The Yamaha SR-C30A combines a stereo center speaker unit with a separate 50W wireless subwoofer for extra oomph.
At just 60cm wide, the bar can easily fit on a table or desk. It can also be mounted on the wall.
Contains two 1.8-inch cone drivers with 20W of power output per unit. The woofer measures 5.1 inches, and the subwoofer is only 16 cm wide, so it’s easy to store too.
The system is compatible with Yamaha’s Adaptive Low Volume and Clear Voice technologies, which ensure that vocals and speech remain clear even when listening at lower volumes. There are also four custom sound presets to choose from: standard, stereo, game, and 3D movie.
The bar can be controlled with a smartphone via a dedicated iOS or Android app, while buttons on the speaker also give you access to volume, sound modes and input selection.
There are two optical audio inputs on the rear, plus a stereo mini-jack input and Bluetooth for wireless connection. An ARC-compatible HDMI port is also available.
Dolby Digital is supported, with virtual surround sound capabilities as well.
The Yamaha SR-C30A will be available in the UK from October at a price of £299.
Written by Rick Henderson.