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Yamaha Announces True X Series Soundbars and Wireless Speakers

Yamaha’s new True X soundbar lineup includes two soundbar models, an optional wireless subwoofer, and optional wireless surround speakers.

Yamaha True X Series Soundbars and Wireless Speakers

Yamaha has unveiled the True X Series, a family of Dolby Atmos soundbars and wireless surround speakers that provide a new, and flexible way to transform your home with an immersive audio experience for TV and movie viewing. 

The True X 50A and 40A Soundbars

Yamaha True X Series Soundbar

The True X Bar 50A and 40A are designed to provide detailed, and dynamic sound performance, as well as spatial imaging. 

The 40A is a single-body, all-in-one soundbar with built-in subwoofers. The 50A has the same soundbar features as the 40A, including built-in subs, but also comes packaged with an external wireless subwoofer. 

Both models use upward firing speaker drivers for Dolby Atmos immersion and feature Clear Voice for improved dialogue clarity. 

Additional Features of the 50A and 40A

Yamaha True X Soundbar Interior Exposed
  • Speaker Drivers (X50A/X40A): (2) 2.6 x 1.8-inch Front L/R drivers, (2) 2-inch height channel drivers, (2) 3-inch built-in subwoofers. 
  • X50: (1) 6.3-inch bass reflex design wireless subwoofer (in addition to the built-in subwoofers).
  • Power Output: 180 W (Front L/R: 30 W × 2, Height L/R: 30 W × 2, Built-in subwoofers: 30 W × 2)
  • True X Surround Ready:  This supports the addition of compatible wireless surround speakers (True X Speaker 1A discussed later in this article).
  • Five Sound Modes: Standard, Stereo, Game, Movie, and All. All mode plays content on the soundbar and speakers at an even volume
  • Sound Decoding and Processing: Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, and more.

Tip: The True X 50A and 40A soundbars do not provide DTS support. 

Yamaha True X Soundbar Wired Connections
  • Clear Voice: This feature increases the audibility of voices and dialog so that they stand out in relation to music and sound effects which sometimes makes it difficult to hear what performers are saying. 
  • Music Streaming: Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, and TIDAL Connect
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi (5GHz/2.4GHz)
  • Wired Connectivity: Ethernet, HDMI eARC/ARC, HDMI Input, Digital Optical Input; there are no analog inputs provided.
Yamaha True X Soundbar Onboard Controls

Control Options: Top panel controls on the sound bar, remote control, and downloadable Soundbar Controller app for iOS and Android. Alexa is supported for control and access to streaming services via voice.

Yamaha True X Soundbar Controller App
  • Tabletop or Wall-Mount Bar Placement: Built-in keyholes in the bar allow for easy wall-mounting if desired
  • Soundbar Dimensions (WHD):  40 × 2-1/2 × 4-⅜ inches
  • Soundbar Weight: 8.5 lbs

The True X Sub 100A

The Sub 100A is an add-on subwoofer designed to work exclusively with the True X 40A. The 100A connects wirelessly to the 40A via easy pairing. 

Yamaha True X Sub 100A

Tip: This is the same subwoofer that is included with the True X 50A. 

Here are the feature/specification highlights of True X Sub 100A:

  • Driver: 6.3-inch cone with added support from a front-mounted port (bass reflex design).
  • Output Power: 100 W
  • Frequency Response: 35-100 Hz
  • Auto Standby: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7-3/8” × 16” × 16-1/8”
  • Weight: 20.7 lbs

The True X Speaker 1A

The True X Speaker 1A is designed to be used as either a standalone wireless speaker (Solo Mode) or used in pairs as add-on wireless surround speakers for the 50A and 40A soundbars. 

Yamaha True X Speaker 1A

Tip: The True X Speaker 1A is battery-powered (rechargeable).

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In Solo Mode, the 1A uses Bluetooth 5.0 for connection to a compatible smartphone or tablet.

In Surround Mode, the Speaker 1A pairs to the soundbar using a direct wireless connection for low latency and better signal stability.

Tip: The 1A can switch from Surround mode to Solo mode via a one-touch button.

Its IP67 waterproof and dust-resistant rating makes it ready to take on outside elements and like the soundbars, the Speaker 1A offers the Clear Voice enhancement. 

An optional charging cradle (CC-T1A) is available for effortless grab-and-go flexibility.

Additional True X Speaker 1A Features

  • Control Options: Top panel controls include Surround and Solo mode buttons, Power, Volume, and Clear Voice. 
  • Battery/Charging: Up to 12 hours of playback on a full charge. Charge via USB-C connection
  • Durability: IP67 grade waterproof and dust-resistant
  • Tip: The 1A is wall mountable via a ¼-inch screw mount

From Alex Sadeghian, Director of Consumer Audio at Yamaha Corporation of America: “We understand the challenges movie, TV, and music enthusiasts face when it comes to recreating a truly immersive audio experience with Dolby Atmos. That’s why we are thrilled to introduce the True X Series, making it easier than ever to transform your living room into a captivating home theater, even if you prefer to avoid wires, find DIY installations daunting, or have limited electrical outlets…Moreover, our True X Speakers are not limited to your home theater setup – they can be taken anywhere, from the kitchen to the beach, with the push of a button.

Tip: The Yamaha True X product line does not support the Yamaha MusicCast audio platform.

Availability and Price

The True X Bar 50A, True X Bar 40A, and True X Speaker 1A are sold separately.

The True X Sub 100A is available to pair with the True X Bar 40A for enhanced bass performance.

The Yamaha True X Series line will be available for purchase in August/September 2023. Here is the list of models and prices (MSRP). 

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