Yamaha YAS 306, analysis of this soundbar

Yamaha YAS 306 with tele

your expert RecommendIn the increasingly extensive world of sound bars, today we want to highlight this Yamaha model that we can consider as an all in one . We are used to these gadgets to enjoy movies or series on our television come with a separate box for the subwoofer. A module that, thanks to its powerful loudspeaker, allows us not only to listen, but to experience the lowest frequencies and feel pressure standards similar to those of the cinema in our own home.

When we say that the Yamaha MusicCast YAS-306 is an all is one it is because the Japanese company boasts of having conceived a sound bar that offers similar features to a subwoofer but integrated in the same bar. An optimal solution for those who want to enjoy a very faithful sound quality and do not have the necessary space or do not want a box of 30 x 30 x 30 centimeters (approximate size of the independent subwoofers that usually come with sound bars) .

With a sober and very slim design, the YAS-306 is presented as a bar that offers surround sound and powerful bass, since it includes two subwoofer units.

Yamaha YAS 306 foreshortened view

In addition, as is customary in all the latest generation Yamaha products, the YAS-306 soundbar is equipped with the MusicCast system . The system that the Japanese firm has developed specifically for its products that allows you to unite different devices located in different rooms or rooms of your home and manage them centrally from an application that can be downloaded to your tablet or smartphone . Thanks to this technology you can create a musical thread in your home. Having several Yamaha speakers, you can play your favorite music or radio in the room of the home you want with just a couple of taps on the app. Similarly,you have the possibility to transmit via WiFi both the sound files hosted on your phone and tablet; files that you have hosted on other computers in the house; or even directly from your favorite streaming service (currently Spotify, Spotify Connect, Juke, Napster, Qobuz, Rhapsody, Pandora, SiriusXM and vTurner).

Your technical specifications

The Yamaha YAS-306 is a sound bar that in its attempt to offer surround sound implements a speaker system in pairs located respectively at each end of the unit . That is, both at the extreme left and at the extreme right of it we find a two-inch woofer (with which it reproduces the mid and mid / bass sounds with fidelity), a tweeter of almost one inch with which to focus on the higher frequencies of sound and a three-inch powered subwoofer that reproduces the bass and generates that pressure so demanded by movie lovers. In total, thirty watts for each speaker plus sixty for the subwoofer.

The Yamaha YAS-306 incorporates a good number of connections both through cables and wireless. It has a digital optical connection, another coaxial, one for analog audio, one for ethernet and it even has one with which to connect an external subwoofer if you want to add an external one.


As for its wireless connectivity, the bar of the Japanese company allows you to send files via WiFi, AirPlay (specific solution for Apple devices), Bluetooth (version 2.1). Solutions both to connect to the TV and to turn it into a speaker to listen to music.

In addition, it is compatible with a large number of audio formats ( MP3, WMA, MPEG4 AAC, Apple LossLess, WAV, FLAC and AIFF ) and it supports various audio formats such as Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS . It also includes four predetermined sound programs with which to adapt the sound to the needs of the broadcast ( Music -music-, Movie -cinema-, Sport -sports-, Game -videogames- and TV ).


With its specific sound

The Yamaha YAS-306 sound bar comes with a series of sound systems implemented specifically for these types of products. A module that is designed, above all, to enjoy movies and series with the best sound but without neglecting other television events such as sports. As well as video games.

The first of these is the Air Surround Xtreme. A system that provides the sound of the bar with characteristics that are as close as possible to a Dolby Surround system but all emanated from the front bar. No need for added speakers or subwoofers. This software allows the YAS-306 not only to produce this type of sound but also to incorporate up to seven external speakers with which to create a real Dolby environment.

Obviously, and as a second specific feature of Yamaha bars , the YAS-306 is compatible with all Dolby sound systems:  Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II.

Another feature is DTS (Digital Surround). A type of software that is responsible for giving more vividness to movie soundtracks by eliminating the typical analog sound of movie theaters to implement this type of digital sound and surround effect. With the Yamaha YAS-306 this technology comes to the home for the first time, creating the same effect as Dolby with the special effects but now with the soundtracks in order not to miss any of them.

The bar's retail price is 400 euros , although it is common to find offers that usually promote it with a 10% discount (approximately). It can be found especially in specialized stores, as well as in online stores and various large shopping centers.

Yamaha YAS 306 front


Brand Yamaha
Model YAS-306


Dimensions 950 x 72 x 131 mm
Weight 4.9 kilos
Colors White / Silver
Waterproof Not


Formats MP3, WMA, MPEG4 AAC, Apple LossLess, WAV, FLAC, AIFF up to 192 kHz.
Radio FM Radio via Internet via vTurner
Sound Air Sorrund Xtreme
Features Music, Movie, Sport, Game, TV


Operating system MusicCast App Control
Extra applications Multiroom (multispace sound)


Internal memory Not
Extension Not


Mobile Network -
Wifi WiFi 802.11 b / g / n
GPS location Not
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1
Connector Not
Audio Not
Bands -
Others Ethernet, AirPlay


Removable -
Capacity 22 W
Consumption  0.3 W (Network Standby Off), 1.9 W (Network Standby On, Wi-Fi connection)
Duration in use -

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Release date Now on sale
Manufacturer's website Yamaha

Price 400 euros