Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL shares the same technical specifications, features and design with its counterpart, the Yamaha soundbar YAS-105. It came out at the end of 2015 and you will be able to find quite a few deals on its price. The sound quality is still great, what else you would expect from a Yamaha soundbar?
Sound Bar Size: 35”
Output power: (Front L / R) 30 W + 30 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10 % THD) (Subwoofer) 60 W (3 ohms, 100 Hz, 10 % THD)
Drivers: Subwoofers (Dual 3” cones) Front L / R (Dual 2-1/8" cones) Tweeters (Dual 3/4" balanced dome)
Audio Decoding Technology: Dolby Digital®, Dolby Pro Logic II
Sound Enhancement Technology: Air Surround Xtreme, Bass Extended
Total Power: 120 W
Installation: Tabletop and wall-mountable
The Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL is another one of the ultra slim soundbars Yamaha has released and with its 2 inches in height it becomes to be a perfect soundbar for TV as it will fit ideally under your Tv without obstructing the signal from your TV remote. If you prefer to wall mount it, then you will be happy to know it has a flexible orientation and it fits flat on the wall for even better look.
The Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL has an elegantly curved front edges covered in cloth grille and the back made of a sturdy plastic. On the plastic section you will also find quick buttons for the volume control, power and input and small separate LED lights that indicate the power and different inputs, unfortunately, the LED lights turn out to be difficult to see from the sofa if have chosen to place your Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL in front of your TV. Sure, this isn’t an issue if you have decided to mount it on the wall.
The two sides of the soundbar for TV have a little holes, as this is where the built-in subwoofers are located and at the back you will be able to find optical digital input and a coaxial digital input, as well as a 3.5 mm mini-jack and an output for an external subwoofer to be plugged in.
Of course, we will start with mentioning the two balanced dome tweeters, backed up by the left and right drivers and the built-in subwoofers. This gives you a crisp and dynamic sound with a rich bass that anyone with a mid-sized room would come to expect from their soundbar.
The set up is very easy and all you really need is the digital optical cable that Yamaha thoughtfully included in the package.
The Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL is also fitted with a Bluetooth connection, so that you can not only boost the audio of your TV, but also stream music from any of your mobile devices.
Talking about mobile devices, you can control your soundbar from your smartphone once you have downloaded the Home Theater Controller App that is available for Android and iOS devices.
Within the Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL features, you will also find the Bass Extension option that enhances the subwoofer's performance and Clear Voice that improves the dialogues by making them clearer and easier on your ear, of course, one of the greatest features is the TV remote learning function, that actually allows you to pair your satellite TV with the soundbar for TV and use only one remote.
As usual, we have tested the Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL when watching a movie, playing music and playing TV game. It provided us with crisp dynamic audio and the bass wasn’t the most powerful we have heard, but pretty decent. Thanks to the Air Surround Xtreme technology, the Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL was able to give a punch to the sound effects in the movie, but not what a multi part home theatre system would deliver. However, the performance was surprisingly enjoyable, especially when having in mind the slim design and size of only 35 inch.
Overall, the Yamaha soundbar ATS-1050BL is able to fit under any TV and boost the audio coming from it by not only popping out the sound effects, but also making the dialogues clearer when listening to a movie. For a budget soundbar, it is packed with a lot of features and gives you quite a lot of opportunities to make it your own at a very affordable price.