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Contents
Supplied items ...................................................................... 2
Front Surround System
Features ................................................................................. 3
Frequently asked questions................................................. 3
Part names and functions (sound bar/subwoofer) ............ 4
(YAS-CU203+NS-WSW41)
Owner’s Manual
Installation............................................................................. 5
Connections........................................................................... 6
Operations............................................................................. 8
Listening to the sound from a Bluetooth device.............. 10
Settings ................................................................................ 12
Programming the sound bar with the TV’s remote control
(TV’s remote control learning function)..................................................... 12
Sending the TV’s remote signal through the sound bar
(TV Remote Repeater function)......................................................................... 14
Setting the auto power standby function ................................................ 14
Initializing the sound bar ................................................................................ 14
Troubleshooting ................................................................. 15
Specifications ...................................................................... 20
About this manual
NOTE
This indicates precautions for use of the product and its feature limitations.
HINT
This indicates supplementary explanations for better use.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF
ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO
NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER (OR BACK). NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash with
arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert you to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock
to persons.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to
alert you to the presence of
important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of this unit in the
space below.
MODEL:
Serial No.:
The serial number is located on the rear of the unit.
Retain this Owner’s Manual in a safe place for future
reference.
FOR CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to
wide slot and fully insert.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
Only use attachments/
accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer,
or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Yamaha and the Electronic Industries
Association’s Consumer Electronics
Group want you to get the most out of
your equipment by playing it at a safe
level. One that lets the sound come
through loud and clear without
annoying blaring or distortion – and,
most importantly, without affecting
your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud
sounds is often undetectable until it is too late, Yamaha
and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer
Electronics Group recommend you to avoid prolonged
exposure from excessive volume levels.
FCC INFORMATION (for US customers)
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY
THIS UNIT!: This product, when installed as
indicated in the instructions contained in this
manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not
expressly approved by Yamaha may void your
authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product.
IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high
quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this
product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could
void your FCC authorization to use this product in
the USA.
NOTE: This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC
Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital devices.
Compliance with these requirements provides a
reasonable level of assurance that your use of this
product in a residential environment will not result
in harmful interference with other electronic
devices. This equipment generates/uses radio
frequencies and, if not installed and used according
to the instructions found in the users manual, may
cause interference harmful to the operation of other
electronic devices.
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Compliance with FCC regulations does not
guarantee that interference will not occur in all
installations. If this product is found to be the source
of interference, which can be determined by turning
the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to eliminate the
problem by using one of the following measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is
being affected by the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch
(circuit breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line
filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/
reorient the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300
ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type
cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce
satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer
authorized to distribute this type of product. If you
can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact
Yamaha Corporation of America A/V Division 6600
Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620.
The above statements apply ONLY to those
products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of
America or its subsidiaries.
• This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and RSSGen of IC Rules.
• Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) this
device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
See the “Troubleshooting” section at the end of this manual if interference to radio reception is suspected.
FCC WARNING
Change or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
NOTICE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in aresidential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
− Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
− Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
− Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
− Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment compiles with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for uncontrolled equipment and meets the FCC
radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This equipment
has very low levels of RF energy that it deemed to comply without maximum permissive exposure evaluation (MPE).
But it is desirable that it should be installed and operated with at least 20 cm and more between the radiator and person’s
body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
• To assure the finest performance, please read this
manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
• Install this unit in a well ventilated, cool, dry, clean
place - away from direct sunlight, heat sources,
vibration, dust, moisture, and/or cold. For proper
ventilation, allow the following minimum
clearances.
Sound bar: Top: 10 cm (4 in), Rear: 10 cm (4 in),
Sides: 10 cm (4 in)
Subwoofer: Top: 20 cm (8 in), Rear: 20 cm (8 in),
Sides: 20 cm (8 in)
• Locate this unit away from other electrical
appliances, motors, or transformers to avoid
humming sounds.
• Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature
changes from cold to hot, and do not locate this
unit in an environment with high humidity (i.e. a
room with a humidifier) to prevent condensation
inside this unit, which may cause an electrical
shock, fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal
injury.
• Avoid installing this unit where foreign objects
may fall onto this unit and/or this unit may be
exposed to liquid dripping or splashing. On the top
of this unit, do not place:
− Other components, as they may cause damage
and/or discoloration on the surface of this unit.
− Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they may cause
fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
− Containers with liquid in them, as they may fall
and liquid may cause electrical shock to the user
and/or damage to this unit.
• Do not cover this unit with a newspaper,
tablecloth, curtain, etc., in order not to obstruct
heat radiation. If the temperature inside this unit
rises, it may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or
personal injury.
• Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all
connections are complete.
• Do not operate this unit upside-down. It may
overheat, possibly causing damage.
• Do not use force on switches, knobs and/or cords.
• When disconnecting the power cable from the wall
outlet, grasp the plug; do not pull the cable.
• Do not clean this unit with chemical solvents; this
might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
• Only voltage specified on this unit must be used.
Using this unit with a higher voltage than specified
is dangerous and may cause fire, damage to this
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unit, and/or personal injury. Yamaha will not be
held responsible for any damage resulting from use
of this unit with a voltage other than specified.
To prevent damage by lightning, keep the power
cable and outdoor antennas disconnected from a
wall outlet or the unit during a lightning storm.
Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact
qualified Yamaha service personnel when any
service is needed. The cabinet should never be
opened for any reasons.
When not planning to use this unit for long periods
of time (i.e. vacation), disconnect the AC power
plug from the wall outlet.
Be sure to read the “Troubleshooting” section on
common operating errors before concluding that
this unit is faulty.
Before moving this unit, press
to set this unit in
standby mode, and disconnect the power supply
cable from the wall outlet.
Condensation will form when the surrounding
temperature changes suddenly. Disconnect the
power supply cable from the outlet, then leave the
unit alone.
Install this unit near the wall outlet and where the
AC power plug can be reached easily.
Secure placement or installation is the owner’s
responsibility. Yamaha shall not be liable for any
accident caused by improper placement or
installation of speakers.
Do not put a hand or foreign object into the port on
the subwoofer.
When moving the subwoofer, do not hold the port,
as it may cause personal injury and/or damage to
this unit.
Do not place a fragile object near the port of the
subwoofer. If the object falls as a result of the air
pressure, it may cause personal injury and/or
damage to the subwoofer and the object.
Keep the product out of reach of children to avoid
them swallowing small parts.
Notes on remote controls and batteries
• Do not spill water or other liquids on the remote
control.
• Do not drop the remote control.
• Do not leave or store the remote control in the
following places:
− places of high humidity, such as near a bath
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− places of high temperatures, such as near a
heater or a stove
− places of extremely low temperatures
− dusty places
Do not expose the remote control sensor of this
unit to direct sunlight or lighting such as inverted
fluorescent lamps.
If the batteries grow old, the effective operation
range of the remote control decreases
considerably. If this happens, replace the batteries
with two new ones as soon as possible.
Do not use old batteries together with new ones.
Do not use different types of batteries (such as
alkaline and manganese batteries) together. Read
the packaging carefully as these different types of
batteries may have the same shape and color.
Exhausted batteries may leak. If the batteries have
leaked, dispose of them immediately. Avoid
touching the leaked material or letting it come into
contact with clothing, etc. Clean the battery
compartment thoroughly before installing new
batteries.
Do not carry batteries in a pocket or purse with
metal objects like coins, etc.
Do not throw away batteries with general house
waste. Dispose of them correctly in accordance
with your local regulations.
Keep batteries away from children. If a battery is
accidentally swallowed, contact your doctor
immediately.
When not planning to use the remote control for
long periods of time, remove the batteries from the
remote control.
Do not charge or disassemble the supplied
batteries.
The batteries shall not be exposed to excessive
heat such as sunshine, fire or like.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
As long as this unit is connected to the AC wall
outlet, it is not disconnected from the AC power
source even if you turn off this unit by . In this
state, this unit is designed to consume a very
small quantity of power.
(Power key)
Turns on the power of this unit or sets it to the
standby mode.
Do not use this unit within 22 cm (9 inches) of
persons with a heart pacemaker implant or
defibrillator implant.
Radio waves may affect electro-medical devices.
Do not use this unit near medical devices or
inside medical facilities.
The name plate is located on the bottom of the
unit.
FOR U.K. CUSTOMERS
If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this appliance, it should be cut
off and an appropriate 3 pin plug fitted. For details,
refer to the instructions described below.
NOTE
The plug severed from the mains lead must be
destroyed, as a plug with bared flexible cord is
hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.K.
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IMPORTANT
THE WIRES IN THE MAINS LEAD ARE
COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
FOLLOWING CODE:
Blue: NEUTRAL
Brown: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected
to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or
coloured BLACK. The wire which is coloured
BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Making sure that neither core is connected to the
earth terminal of the three pin plug.
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Supplied items
How to use the remote control
Make sure you have received all of the following items.
Preparing the remote control
Peel off the protection sheet before use.
Sound bar (YAS-CU203)
Battery x 2
(AAA, R03, UM4)
Wireless subwoofer
(NS-WSW41)
Remote control
Optical cable (1.5 m [4.9 ft])
Operating range of the remote control
Remain within the operating range shown below.
Remote control sensor
Mounting template
* Using when attaching the sound bar to a wall
Stand x 2
(For sound bar)
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Screw x 2
(For attaching
the stand)
Owner’s Manual
(This manual)
Within 6 m
(20 ft)
Features
Frequently asked questions
Enjoy powerful and realistic sound from the front surround system
consisting of the sound bar and wireless subwoofer, and easy
installation and connection to TVs and other devices.
The following section covers popular functions and frequently asked questions about the
sound bar.
Q1
Can I operate the sound bar using the remote control of the TV?
Switching between the remote controls of the TV and sound bar is
inconvenient.
A1
Yes. You can control the sound bar using your TV’s remote control by the
“TV’s remote control learning” function (p.12).
• AIR SURROUND XTREME
Enjoy 7.1 channel surround sound, which creates a wide and deep soundstage, as
if speakers are set, not only on the front, but also on the left and right, and behind
the listener (p.9).
This function is available only for the IR (infrared) remote control. Check your
TV’s remote control type.
• Advanced Bass Extension Processing
Equipped with Yamaha’s original bass boost technology, this system reproduces
more powerful sound from the dedicated subwoofer (p.9).
Q2
The TV’s remote control does not work after the sound bar is installed in
front of the TV.
• Bluetooth® connection
A2
If your TV’s remote control uses IR (infrared) signals, set the “TV Remote
Repeater” function to transmit the TV’s remote control signals from the sound
bar (p.14).
Content on a Bluetooth compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer can be played
back easily (p.10).
You can enjoy deep and fresh sound as close to the original by the Compressed
Music Enhancer. The sound bar is also compliant with the aptX codec, which
enables you to enjoy better sound from your smartphone.
• HOME THEATER CONTROLLER
You can operate the sound bar easily by installing the dedicated controlling
application “HOME THEATER CONTROLLER.”
If your TV’s remote control uses radio waves, increase the distance between
the TV and sound bar.
Q3
Can I make voice sound more clearly?
A3
Yes. Dialogue in movies, TV news or sports programs, etc., can be made
clearer using the “clear voice” function (p.9).
• TV’s remote control learning function
Operate the sound bar with the TV’s remote control (p.12).
• TV Remote Repeater function
Enables the TV’s remote signal to pass through the sound bar. If the installed
sound bar blocks the TV’s remote sensor, the TV’s remote will not work. This
function provides a convenient solution (p.14).
• Clear voice
Makes voice sound (such as dialogues and narrations) clear (p.9).
• UniVolume
Maintains consistent sound volume when inputs or sound sources switch (p.9).
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Part names and functions (sound bar/subwoofer)
Sound bar (front panel)
Sound bar (rear panel)
A Indicators
A TV input jack
Indicate the status of the sound bar. The indicators will dim automatically if no
operations are performed for 5 seconds. Refer to “Operations” (p.8 to 9) and
“Wireless connection with the subwoofer” (p.7) for the main functions of the
indicators.
B Remote control sensor
Receives infrared signals from the remote control of the sound bar (p.2).
For connecting to a TV with an optical cable (p.6).
B BD/DVD input jack
For connecting to a playback device, such as a Blu-ray Disc (BD) player, with a
coaxial digital cable (p.6).
C ANALOG input jacks
For connecting an external device with an RCA stereo cable (p.7).
C TV’s remote control sensor
Receives infrared signals from the TV’s remote control when the TV Remote
Repeater function is enabled (p.14).
D IR flasher for TV Remote Repeater
Transmits TV’s remote control signals received at the TV’s remote control sensor to
the TV (p.14).
D INPUT key
Selects an input source to be played back (p.8).
E MUTE key
Mutes the audio output. Press the key again to unmute (p.9).
F VOLUME (+/–) keys
Adjust the volume (p.8).
G
(power) key
Turns on or off (standby) the sound bar (p.9).
HINT
• The sound bar may automatically turn off when the auto power standby function is enabled (p.14).
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Subwoofer (rear panel)
A STATUS indicator
Indicates the status of the subwoofer
(p.9).
B SUBWOOFER PAIRING button
For setting wireless connection
between the sound bar and
subwoofer (p.19).
C Port
Installation
Place the sound bar on a flat surface such as on top of a
TV cabinet.
Place the subwoofer to the outside of the sound bar.
To avoid echoes from the wall, face the front side of the
subwoofer slightly inward.
HINT
• If it is difficult to operate the TV, use the TV Remote Repeater
function (p.14) to transmit the TV’s remote control signal via sound
bar.
• When placing the sound bar across the bases of the TV, or when
changing the height of the sound bar, attach the supplied stands
with the stand attachment screws.
How to install on the wall
1 Attach the mounting template on a wall and mark
for the screw holes.
Tapes or thumbtacks
Mounting template (supplied)
Screw
holes
Attaching the sound bar to a wall
2 Remove the mounting template from the wall,
then install commercially available screws (as
illustrated below) at the points marked on the
wall.
7 to 8.5 mm
(1/4" to 5/16")
4 mm (#8)
3 to 4 mm (1/8" to 3/16")
Cautions
• Do not stack the sound bar/subwoofer and a BD player or other
device directly on each other. Doing so may cause a malfunction
due to vibrations.
• Do not hold the speaker portion (fabric part) on the front of the
subwoofer when moving it.
• The sound bar contains non-magnetic shielding speakers. Do not
place magnetically sensitive items (hard disk drive, etc.) near the
sound bar.
• Depending on your installation environment, it may be better to
connect the sound bar and external devices (such as a TV)
before installing the sound bar.
• Do not place the sound bar within 50 mm (2") of the TV.
• The subwoofer and sound bar communicate wirelessly. Do not
place objects that block wireless signals, such as metallic
furniture and devices, between the subwoofer and sound bar as
the wireless communication may be adversely affected.
• If the subwoofer is covered with a cloth or other object, the sound
volume is reduced. Install the subwoofer so that it is not hidden
behind a thick curtain, etc.
20 mm (3/4")
or more
3 Hang the sound bar on the screws.
Cautions
• When installing the sound bar on a wall, all installation work must
be performed by a qualified contractor or dealer. The customer
must never attempt to perform this installation work. Improper or
inadequate installation could cause the sound bar to fall,
resulting in personal injury.
• Do not attach the sound bar to a wall that is made of weak
materials such as plaster or veneered woods. Doing so may
cause the sound bar to fall.
• Make sure you use commercially available screws that can
support the weight of the installation (specified in Step 2 on the
right). Using clamps other than specified screws, such as short
screws, nails, and two-sided tape, may cause the sound bar to
fall.
Mounting holes
on rear of sound bar
Cautions
• Fix the cables in place where they will not become loose. If your
foot or hand accidentally gets caught on a loose cable, the sound
bar may fall.
• Check that the sound bar is fixed securely after the installation.
Yamaha will bear no responsibility for any accidents caused by
improper installations.
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Connections
Connect to a TV (or other peripheral device).
Sound bar (rear)
Cautions
• Make sure that the power cables of the sound bar and subwoofer are not connected
to AC wall outlets when you start making connections.
• Do not use excessive force when inserting the cable plug. Doing so may damage the
cable plug or terminal.
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Power cable
To AC wall outlet
Connect the TV and sound bar with the optical
cable (supplied).
Subwoofer (rear)
Remove the cap of the optical cable and check the
direction of the plug.
Optical cable
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Coaxial digital cable
(commercially available)
Connect the power cables of the sound bar and
subwoofer to AC wall outlets.
Set the TV as follows.
Power cable
OPTICAL OUTPUT
To AC wall outlet
TV
• Set the TV volume to minimum.
• Disable the TV built-in speaker output (if available).
HINT
If your playback device has a coaxial digital
audio output, you can connect it to the BD/
DVD input of the sound bar with a coaxial
digital cable (commercially available).
HINT
• If a setting to disable the speaker output is not available on your TV, you may disable it
by connecting headphones to the headphone jack on the TV. For details, refer to the
manuals of the TV.
• The TV and BD/DVD input jacks support the following audio signals.
− PCM (2 channel)
− Dolby Digital (up to 5.1 channel)
− DTS Digital Surround (up to 5.1 channel)
HDMI cable (etc.)
Coaxial digital
audio output
(orange)
Playback device (such as a BD player)
Set top box
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Analog connection of an external device (game
console)
You can connect an external device, such as a game console or TV that does not have
an optical output, to the ANALOG input jacks of the sound bar.
Wireless connection with the subwoofer
When the power cables of the sound bar and subwoofer are connected to AC wall
outlets (p.6) and the sound bar is turned on, the sound bar and subwoofer are
connected automatically. When the connection is complete, the SUBWOOFER indicator
on the sound bar lights up and the sound bar is ready for playback.
Subwoofer indicator: Lights up
HINT
• When the sound bar is turned on for the first time, if the SUBWOOFER indicator on the sound bar does not
light up, see “Pairing the sound bar and subwoofer manually” (p.19) and connect the sound bar and
subwoofer manually.
• Once connected, the sound bar operates with the same subwoofer from the next time it is turned on.
RCA stereo cable (etc.)
(commercially available)
Game console (etc.)
NOTE
• Make sure the left (L) and right (R) channels are connected correctly.
• Select the ANALOG key on the remote control for the input source.
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Operations
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Input keys
Indicators
The indicators on the front panel flash or light up, to
indicate the operation and setting status.
Select an input source to be played back.
TV ....................TV audio
BD/DVD ...........Audio from a device connected to
the BD/DVD input jack
ANALOG .........Audio from a device connected to
the ANALOG input jack
BLUETOOTH...Audio from a Bluetooth connected
device
★: Keys that require pressing for more than 3 seconds
BLUETOOTH STANDBY, SUBWOOFER PAIRING,
AUDIO DELAY, LEARN, REPEATER
Remote control signal transmitter
Transmits infrared signals.
The indicator for the selected input source lights up.
(Example: when TV is selected)
In this manual, illustrations of the nine in-line indicators
are used for explanation.
: Off
: Lights up
: Flashes
(Example: When the STATUS indicator flashes and the TV indicator
lights up)
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HINT
• To play audio of the playback device connected to the TV or
to watch videos of the playback device, set the TV’s input
source to the playback device.
• For details on Bluetooth connection, refer to “Listening to the
sound from a Bluetooth device” (p.10).
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SUBWOOFER keys (+/–)
Adjust the volume of the subwoofer.
Volume down (–)
Volume up (+)
VOLUME keys (+/–)
Adjust the volume of the sound bar.
Volume down (–)
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Volume up (+)
LEARN key★
REPEATER key★
Sets the sound bar to the TV’s remote control
learning mode (p.12).
Enables/disables the TV Remote Repeater
function (p.14).
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4
(power) key
Turns on or off (standby) the sound bar.
The STATUS indicator on the sound bar
Green (turned on)
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CLEAR VOICE key
BASS EXTENSION key
Enables/disables the clear voice function.
When this function is enabled, you can enjoy clear
voice sounds while watching movies, TV dramas,
news programs or sports programs.
Enables/disables the bass extension function.
When this function is enabled, you can enjoy
powerful sound during surround playback through
Yamaha’s exclusive bass boost technology.
Red (Bluetooth standby) (p.11)
Flash 3 times (enabled), flash once (disabled)
Off (turned off)
Flash 3 times (enabled), flash once (disabled)
UNIVOLUME key
The STATUS indicator on the subwoofer
Green (turned on)
Enables/disables the UniVolume function.
When this function is enabled, consistent volume is
maintained when inputs or sound sources switch.
Red (turned off)
BLUETOOTH STANDBY key★
Enables/disables the Bluetooth standby mode
(p.11).
• The UniVolume function is automatically disabled when
BLUETOOTH is selected as the input source.
AUDIO DELAY key★
Performs pairing between the sound bar and
subwoofer (p.19).
5
Switch between surround and stereo
(2 channel) playback. When surround playback is
selected, you can enjoy a realistic sound effect
using Yamaha’s exclusive AIR SURROUND
XTREME.
SURROUND
Lights up (surround playback)
STEREO
Off (stereo playback)
• When 2 channel stereo signals are played in surround,
the
PLII indicator lights up.
Flash (on mute)
Adjusts the audio delay to synchronize the sound
with the video when the video image on the TV
may seem delayed with respect to the sound.
Follow the procedure below to adjust the audio delay.
1 Hold down the AUDIO DELAY key for more
than 3 seconds.
The left most indicator flashes.
Decoder indication
The sound bar supports the following audio signals. You
can check the type of the input audio signal by the color
of the indicator.
Green (Dolby Digital), Red (DTS Digital Surround)
2 Press the SUBWOOFER (+/–) key to adjust
the audio delay.
Pressing the SUBWOOFER (+) key delays the
audio output timing.
(–)
HINT
Mutes the audio output. Press the key again
to unmute.
HINT
SUBWOOFER PAIRING key★
SURROUND and STEREO keys
7
MUTE key
Flash 3 times (enabled), flash once (disabled)
Off (PCM)
(+)
3 To finish the adjustment, press the AUDIO
DELAY key.
HINT
Lights up (Dolby Pro Logic II)
• The adjustment will be finished automatically if no
operations are performed for 20 seconds.
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Listening to the sound from a
Bluetooth device
You can play back wirelessly from Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones or digital
music players.
See also the operating manual of the Bluetooth device for more details.
Pairing a Bluetooth device with the sound bar
When connecting to a Bluetooth device for the first time, “pairing” between the device
and sound bar is required. “Pairing” is necessary for each Bluetooth device you use.
Once “pairing” with a device is completed, subsequent connection with that device will
not require “pairing.”
1
Press the BLUETOOTH key on the sound bar’s remote control to
select Bluetooth as the input source.
The BLUETOOTH indicator on the front panel lights up in green.
Bluetooth devices
Lights up
2
Turn on the Bluetooth function of the device to be paired, and
perform pairing.
The operation varies depending on the device. Refer to the operation manual of the
device.
3
Select “YAS-203 Yamaha” in the Bluetooth device list on the device.
If a passkey (PIN) is required, enter the number “0000.”
Perform the following steps to use a Bluetooth device with the sound bar.
For the first Bluetooth
connection
For subsequent
Bluetooth connection
Pairing a Bluetooth device
with the sound bar
When pairing is completed,
or a completion message appears on the device.
NOTE
Playing back audio from a Bluetooth device
on the sound bar
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• Perform pairing with the Bluetooth device and sound bar within 10 meters (33 ft) of each other.
• Up to eight Bluetooth devices can be paired with the sound bar. If a ninth device is paired, the oldest
pairing information is deleted.
• If pairing information for a device is deleted, to use that device again, pairing of the device is required
again.
• If a Bluetooth device is already connected to the sound bar, terminate that Bluetooth connection (p.11),
then perform pairing with the new device.
• Refer to “Bluetooth” (p.18) in “Troubleshooting” if pairing cannot be achieved.
Playing back audio from a Bluetooth device on the
sound bar
1
With the sound bar turned on, press the BLUETOOTH key on the
sound bar’s remote control to select Bluetooth as the input source.
The BLUETOOTH indicator on the front panel lights up in green.
Using the Bluetooth standby mode
The Bluetooth standby mode allows you to turn on (or off) the sound bar automatically,
that interlocked by the operation of the Bluetooth device.
1
With the sound bar turned on, hold down the BLUETOOTH STANDBY
key on the sound bar’s remote control for more than 3 seconds.
Holding down the BLUETOOTH STANDBY key for 3 seconds each time toggles the
mode between enabled and disabled.
Lights up
2
Turn on the Bluetooth function of the device.
When Bluetooth connection is made correctly, the BLUETOOTH indicator of the
sound bar flashes 3 times.
Flash 3 times (enabled), flash once (disabled)
When the Bluetooth standby mode is enabled and the sound bar is turned off, the
STATUS indicator lights up in red. (Bluetooth standby)
Flashes 3 times
3
Lights up (red)
Play back a song on the device.
Functions available on Bluetooth devices with Bluetooth standby mode enabled
Power on interlock function (when the sound bar is turned off)
When Bluetooth connection is made on the device, the sound bar will turn on and will be ready to play
back sound from the device.
NOTE
• Perform Bluetooth connection with the device and sound bar within 10 meters (33 ft) of each other.
• It may be necessary to select “YAS-203 Yamaha” in the Bluetooth device list again, in the event that a
connection problem occurs. You may have to change the output setting to output audio to the sound bar,
depending on the Bluetooth device you are using.
• Adjust the volume level of the Bluetooth device as required.
• If a Bluetooth device is already connected to the sound bar, terminate that Bluetooth connection, then
connect with the new device.
Terminating Bluetooth connection
Bluetooth connection is terminated in the following cases. When the sound bar is turned
on and the Bluetooth connection is terminated, the BLUETOOTH indicator flashes once.
Power off interlock function (when the sound bar is turned on)
The sound bar will be turned off when Bluetooth connection is terminated on a Bluetooth device. (Only
when BLUETOOTH is selected as the input source.)
Using the HOME THEATER CONTROLLER application
By installing the dedicated free application “HOME THEATER CONTROLLER” to a
Bluetooth device, such as a smartphone, you can perform various operations easily and
conveniently with the Bluetooth device.
(Setting items: basic operation, sound-field, sound adjustments)
For details on “HOME THEATER CONTROLLER,” see the product information on our
website.
• The Bluetooth function is turned off on the compatible device.
• The BLUETOOTH key on the sound bar’s remote control is pressed for more than 3 seconds.
• The sound bar is turned off.
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Settings
4-2
While pointing your TV’s remote control at the remote control sensor, hold
down the mute key for more than 1 second twice or three times.
Programming the sound bar with the TV’s remote
control (TV’s remote control learning function)
Approx. 30 cm (1 ft)
TV’s remote control
Once you program the sound bar, you can control it with your TV’s remote control for
functions such as turning on/off the TV and sound bar simultaneously, or volume up/
down and muting/unmuting of the sound bar.
• This function is available only when your TV’s remote control uses IR (infrared) signal.
• An RF (Radio Frequency) remote control will not work.
• If you want to use a cable or satellite set top box’s remote control to operate the sound bar, use your
original TV’s IR (infrared) remote control to program the sound bar, then use the set top box’s remote
control to operate.
• If by changing the volume of the sound bar the TV’s volume also changes, set the TV’s volume to
minimum, or disable speaker output.
1
2
3
Hold down
Release
Hold down
(more than 1 second) (more than 1 second) (more than 1 second)
Result
Bleep/buzzer
Successfully
learned
Once
Release
(...)
Indicators
Turn off the TV.
Turn off the sound bar.
Lights up
Hold down the LEARN key on the sound bar’s remote control for
more than 3 seconds to set the sound bar to the learning mode.
When the sound bar is in the learning mode, the indicators on the front panel flash
as shown below.
Failed to learn
* Repeat from
Twice
Step 4-1.
5
Flash
Teach the sound bar the “Volume (–)” code of the TV’s remote
control.
5-1
Press VOLUME (–) on the front panel of the sound bar.
5-2
While pointing your TV’s remote control at the remote control sensor, hold
down the volume (–) key for more than 1 second twice or three times.
NOTE
• Steps 4 to 7 require only the TV’s remote control and the keys on the front panel of the sound bar.
The remote control of the sound bar is not necessary.
• If the sound bar has already learned functions, the following indicators light up.
Mute: BD/DVD, Volume (–): ANALOG, Volume (+): BLUETOOTH, Power: SURROUND
4
4-1
Teach the sound bar the “Mute” code of the TV’s remote control.
Press MUTE on the front panel of the sound bar.
Result
Bleep/buzzer
Successfully
learned
Once
Indicators
Lights up
Failed to learn
* Repeat from
Twice
Step 5-1.
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Flash
6
6-1
Teach the sound bar the “Volume (+)” code of the TV’s remote control.
Clearing all programmed functions
Press VOLUME (+) on the front panel of the sound bar.
1
6-2
While pointing your TV’s remote control at the remote control sensor, hold
down the volume (+) key for more than 1 second twice or three times.
Result
Bleep/buzzer
Successfully
learned
Once
With the sound bar turned off, hold down the LEARN key on the
sound bar’s remote control for more than 3 seconds (for entering the
learning mode).
When the sound bar is in the learning mode, the indicators on the front panel flash
as shown below.
Indicators
Lights up
Failed to learn
* Repeat from
Step 6-1.
7
7-1
2
Twice
Flash
Hold down INPUT on the front panel of the sound bar for more than 3
seconds.
Teach the sound bar the “Power” code of the TV’s remote control.
Press
(power) on the front panel of the sound bar.
Flashes in red (cleared)
If the clearing is completed, you will hear the bleep sound three times.
7-2
While pointing your TV’s remote control at the remote control sensor, hold
down the power key for more than 1 second twice or three times.
Result
Bleep/buzzer
Successfully
learned
Once
3
Press the LEARN key on the sound bar’s remote control.
Indicators
Lights up
Failed to learn
* Repeat from
Step 7-1.
8
Twice
Flash
To finish the learning mode, press the LEARN key on the sound bar’s
remote control.
This completes the necessary settings. Now you can operate the sound bar with
the TV’s remote control’s mute key, volume keys, or power key.
HINT
• The learning mode will be finished automatically if no operations are performed for 5 minutes.
• Set the TV volume to minimum. When you turn up the volume of the sound bar with the TV’s remote
control, the volume of the TV may be turned up at the same time. In this case, follow Step 3 in
“Connections” (p.6) to change the TV setting.
• You can press the
(power) key on the sound bar’s remote control to finish learning mode.
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Sending the TV’s remote signal through the sound
bar (TV Remote Repeater function)
When the TV Remote Repeater function is enabled, the sound bar relays the TV’s
remote signal received by the front sensor to the rear transmitter. This function should
be enabled when you place the sound bar in front of your TV and you cannot operate
your TV with the TV’s remote control.
This function is available only when your TV’s remote control uses infrared signals.
Setting the auto power standby function
By enabling the auto power standby function, you can avoid forgetting to turn off the
sound bar after use, or if you fall asleep while watching TV.
NOTE
• When the auto power standby function is enabled and one of the following conditions is met, the sound bar
will automatically turn off.
− No operation for 8 hours
− No audio input and no operations for 20 minutes when BLUETOOTH is selected as the input source.
IR flasher for TV Remote Repeater
TV’s remote control sensor
1
TV’s remote control
1
2
With the sound bar turned off, hold down the MUTE key on the sound
bar’s remote control for more than 3 seconds to enable/disable the
auto power standby function.
You can check the status of the auto power standby function with the TV indicator
when turning on the sound bar.
Turn on the sound bar.
Hold down the REPEATER key on the sound bar’s remote control for
more than 3 seconds to enable/disable the TV Remote Repeater
function.
Off (enabled), lights up (disabled)
HINT
• Initial setting varies depending on the country or region.
− U.K. and Europe models: enabled
− Other models: disabled
Flash 3 times (enabled), flash once (disabled)
This completes the necessary settings. When the TV Remote Repeater function is
enabled, you can operate your TV from the TV’s remote control via the sound bar.
Initializing the sound bar
HINT
• The TV Remote Repeater function is disabled by default.
• If the power cable of the sound bar is connected to an AC wall outlet and when the TV Remote
Repeater function is enabled, the function is usable even when the sound bar is turned off.
• If you have made the sound bar learn the volume (+) operation (p.13), the volume of the TV may be
turned up when you turn up the volume of the sound bar with the TV’s remote control. In this case,
follow Step 3 in “Connections” (p.6) to change the TV setting.
• You can check the status of the TV Remote Repeater function by the SURROUND indicator when
turning on the sound bar.
Off (enabled), lights up (disabled)
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Follow the procedure below to initialize the sound bar.
1
2
Turn off the sound bar.
Hold down
(power) on the front panel of the sound bar for more
than 3 seconds.
Flash (initialized)
Troubleshooting
Refer to the table below when the sound bar does not function properly. If the problem
you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instructions below do not help, turn off
the sound bar, disconnect the power cable, and contact the nearest authorized Yamaha
dealer or service center.
First, check the following:
A The power cables of the sound bar, subwoofer, TV and playback devices (such
as BD players) are connected to AC wall outlets securely.
B The sound bar, TV and playback devices (such as BD players) are turned on.
C The connectors of each cable are securely inserted in to jacks on each device.
The sound bar is
not responding
correctly.
The internal microcomputer is
frozen, due to an external electric
shock (such as lightning or
excessive static electricity) or to a
drop in the power supply voltage.
Hold down
(power) on the front
panel of the sound bar for more than
10 seconds to reboot it. (If the problem
persists, disconnect the power cable
from the AC wall outlet and plug it
again.)
The sound bar
operates by
itself.
Another Bluetooth device is being
operated nearby.
Terminate Bluetooth connection of the
sound bar (p.11).
TV’s 3D glasses
do not work.
The sound bar is blocking the 3D
glasses transmitter of your TV.
Check the position of the 3D glasses
transmitter of your TV and adjust the
position of the sound bar. Remove the
stands of the sound bar if they are
attached (p.5).
Power and system
Problem
Cause
Remedy
The power turns
off suddenly.
The auto power standby function
worked.
When the auto power standby
function is enabled and one of the
following conditions is met, the
sound bar will automatically turn
off.
- No operation for 8 hours
- No audio input and no
operations for 20 minutes when
BLUETOOTH is selected as the
input source.
Turn on the sound bar again. To stop
the sound bar from turning off
automatically, disable the auto power
standby function (p.14).
The protection circuitry has been
activated. (The STATUS indicator
on the front panel of the sound
bar flashes.)
After confirming that all connections
are made properly, turn on the sound
bar again. If the power still turns off
suddenly or cannot be turned on,
unplug the power cable from the AC
wall outlet and contact the nearest
authorized Yamaha dealer or service
center.
Bluetooth connection is
terminated on a Bluetooth device
when the Bluetooth standby mode
is enabled.
Disable the Bluetooth standby mode
(p.11).
The protection circuitry has been
activated three times
consecutively. (If you try to turn on
the power in this condition, the
STATUS indicator on the front
panel of the sound bar flashes.)
To protect the product, the power
cannot be turned on. Unplug the
power cable from the AC wall outlet
and contact the nearest authorized
Yamaha dealer or service center.
The power
cannot be turned
on.
Audio
Problem
Cause
Remedy
No sound.
Another input source is selected.
Select an appropriate input source
(p.8).
The mute function is activated.
Cancel the mute function (p.9).
The volume is too low.
Turn up the volume (p.8).
The power cables of the sound
bar and subwoofer are not
connected properly.
Make sure that power cables of the
sound bar and subwoofer are
connected to AC wall outlets securely
(p.6).
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No sound is
coming from the
subwoofer. (The
SUBWOOFER
indicator on the
front panel of the
sound bar is
flashing.)
The subwoofer is not connected
to an AC wall outlet. (The
STATUS indicator on the
subwoofer is not lit.)
Plug in the power cable of the
subwoofer to an AC wall outlet.
The sound bar and subwoofer are
not connected due to a bad
wireless communication status.
(The STATUS indicator on the
subwoofer continues to be lit in
red or flash in green.)
Move the subwoofer closer to the
sound bar. If the situation does not
improve, move the subwoofer to a
location with better communication.
The sound from
the subwoofer is
interrupted. (The
SUBWOOFER
indicator on the
sound bar
flashes when the
sound is
interrupted.)
Perform the pairing between the sound
bar and subwoofer (p.19).
If the SUBWOOFER indicator on the
sound bar still does not light up in
green after the pairing is performed, a
malfunction might have occurred.
Unplug the power cables from the AC
wall outlets and contact the nearest
authorized Yamaha dealer or service
center.
The protection circuitry in the
subwoofer has been activated.
(The STATUS indicator on the
subwoofer is lit in orange.)
To protect the product, the power of
the subwoofer cannot be turned on.
Unplug the power cable from the AC
wall outlet and contact the nearest
authorized Yamaha dealer or service
center.
The connection between the
sound bar and subwoofer is
interrupted due to a bad wireless
communication status. (The
STATUS indicator on the
subwoofer flashes in green when
the sound is interrupted.)
Move the subwoofer closer to the
sound bar. If the situation does not
improve, move the subwoofer to a
location with better communication.
If the communication between the
sound bar and subwoofer is obstructed
by a metallic object or another object,
change the position of the sound bar
and subwoofer or change the
installation location of the subwoofer.
If there is a device (microwave oven,
wireless LAN, etc.) that emits radio
frequency signals, move the sound bar
and subwoofer away from the device.
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Turn up the volume of the subwoofer
(p.8).
The front side of the subwoofer is
blocked.
Clear the area around the front side
and the port of the subwoofer.
The playback source does not
contain low-frequency signals.
Play back a sound source containing
low-frequency signals, and confirm
that the sound is output from the
subwoofer.
The protection circuitry in the
subwoofer has been activated.
(The STATUS indicator on the
subwoofer is lit in orange.)
To protect the product, the power of
the subwoofer cannot be turned on.
Unplug the power cable from the AC
wall outlet and contact the nearest
authorized Yamaha dealer or service
center.
The volume
decreases when
the sound bar is
turned on.
The automatic volume adjustment
function worked. To prevent
excessive loudness, the sound
bar automatically controls its
volume within a certain level when
the sound bar is turned on.
If necessary, turn up the volume (p.8).
No surround
effect.
Stereo playback is selected.
Select surround playback (p.9).
The volume is too low.
Turn up the volume (p.8).
The TV or playback device is set
to output 2 channel audio (such
as PCM) only.
Change the digital audio output setting
on the TV or playback device to Dolby
Digital or BitStream.
The audio is output from the TV
built-in speakers.
Set the TV volume to minimum (p.6).
The playback source does not
contain surround audio.
Play back a source that contains audio
recorded in surround.
The sound bar is too close to
another digital or high-frequency
device.
Move those devices away from the
sound bar.
If the communication between the
sound bar and subwoofer is obstructed
by a metallic object or another object,
change the position of the sound bar
and subwoofer or change the
installation location of the subwoofer.
If there is a device (microwave oven,
wireless LAN, etc.) that emits radio
frequency signals, move the sound bar
and subwoofer away from the device.
The sound bar and subwoofer are
not paired. (The STATUS
indicator on the subwoofer is
flashing or lit in red.)
The volume is too low.
No sound is
coming from the
subwoofer or the
sound is small.
(The
SUBWOOFER
indicator on the
sound bar is lit.)
Noise is heard.
Remote control
Problem
Cause
Remedy
The sound bar
cannot be
controlled using
the remote
control.
The sound bar is out of the
operating range.
Use the remote control within the
operating range (p.2).
The batteries are weak.
Replace with new batteries (p.2).
The remote control sensor of the
sound bar is exposed to direct
sunlight or strong lighting.
Adjust the lighting angle, or reposition
the sound bar.
The TV cannot
be controlled
using the TV’s
remote control.
The remote control sensor of the
TV is blocked by the sound bar.
Use the TV Remote Repeater function
(p.14) or remove the stands of the
sound bar if they are attached so that
the remote control sensor of the TV is
not blocked (p.5).
The TV cannot
be controlled by
using the TV
Remote Repeater
function.
The TV Remote Repeater
function is disabled.
Enable the TV Remote Repeater
function (p.14).
The TV’s remote control does not
use infrared signals. (Some
remote controls may not work
even if it uses infrared signals.)
The TV Remote Repeater function
cannot be used in this case. Adjust the
position of the sound bar so that the
remote control sensor of the TV is not
blocked by the sound bar and use the
TV’s remote control to operate the TV.
The sound bar and TV are too
close or too far from one another.
Move the sound bar away from the TV
more than 50 mm (2") (p.5).
If necessary, attach or remove the
stands of the sound bar to adjust
height for the IR flasher (for TV
Remote Repeater) of the sound bar
positioning in front of the remote
control sensor of the TV (p.5).
There is any obstacle (such as
cables) between the sound bar
and TV.
Remove the obstacle between the
sound bar and TV.
TV is not receiving the remote
control signal well since the
signals from the TV’s remote
control and IR flasher (for TV
Remote Repeater) of the sound
bar are interfering.
Disable the TV Remote Repeater
function (p.14).
The TV’s remote control key was
not held down long enough.
Hold down the key for more than 1
second twice or three times (p.12).
The TV’s remote control does not
use infrared signals. (Some
remote controls may not work
even if it uses infrared signals.)
The TV’s remote control learning
function cannot be used in this case.
Use the sound bar’s remote control to
operate the sound bar.
The position where you operated
the TV’s remote control is not
appropriate.
Operate the TV’s remote control at the
appropriate position (p.12).
The batteries of the TV’s remote
control are weak.
Replace with new batteries.
The remote control sensor of the
sound bar is exposed to direct
sunlight or strong lighting.
Adjust the lighting angle, or reposition
the sound bar.
The transmission of the remote
control signal was disturbed by
the TV screen light.
Turn off the TV and perform the
learning operation again (p.12).
Sound is coming
from the TV
when the sound
bar volume is
turned up with
the TV’s remote
control.
(when TV’s
remote control
learning function
is used)
Audio output is enabled on the
TV.
Change the TV setting to disable the
TV speaker output. If a setting to
disable the speaker output is not
available on your TV, try the following
methods.
- Connect headphones to the
headphone jack on the TV.
- Set the TV volume to minimum.
The power of the
sound bar and of
the TV switch in
the opposite
direction. (For
example, the TV
is turned off if
the sound bar is
turned on.)
(when TV’s
remote control
learning function
is used)
The power of the TV was on when
you performed the learning
operation.
Press the power key on the TV and
(power) on the front panel of the sound
bar to turn them on and then press the
power key on the TV’s remote control
to turn them off.
The sound bar
does not learn
TV’s remote
control
operations.
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Bluetooth
The Bluetooth connection of the
sound bar with the device is
disconnected.
Perform Bluetooth connection
operations again (p.10).
Bluetooth is not selected as the
input source.
Select Bluetooth as the input source.
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Cannot make the
sound bar paired
with the
Bluetooth
device.
Bluetooth is not selected as the
input source.
Select Bluetooth as the input source.
The device does not support
A2DP.
Perform pairing operations with a
device which supports A2DP.
The sound bar and device are too
far apart.
Move the device closer to the sound
bar.
A Bluetooth adaptor, etc., that you
want to pair with the sound bar
has a password other than
“0000.”
Use a Bluetooth adaptor, etc., whose
password is “0000.”
There is a device (microwave
oven, wireless LAN, etc.) that
outputs signals in the 2.4 GHz
frequency band nearby.
Move the sound bar and subwoofer
away from the device that is emitting
radio frequency signals.
The sound bar and device are too
far apart.
Move the device closer to the sound
bar.
Change the audio output setting and
connection setting on the device.
There is a device (microwave
oven, wireless LAN, etc.) that
outputs signals in the 2.4 GHz
frequency band nearby.
Move the sound bar away from the
device that is emitting radio frequency
signals.
The device is not set to send
Bluetooth audio signals to the
sound bar.
Playback on the device has not
been performed.
Perform playback on the device.
Terminate current Bluetooth
connection, and perform pairing with
the new device.
The device’s volume is set to
minimum.
Turn up the volume level.
Another Bluetooth device is
connected.
Another Bluetooth device is
connected.
The sound bar cannot make multiple
Bluetooth connections. Terminate
current Bluetooth connection, and
make connection for the desired
device.
More than nine devices are paired
and the oldest pairing information
is deleted.
Perform pairing again. The sound bar
can retain pairing information for up to
eight devices. When pairing a ninth
device, the oldest pairing information
will be deleted.
Cannot make a
Bluetooth
connection.
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No sound is
produced or the
sound is
interrupted
during playback.
Pairing the sound bar and subwoofer manually
1
With the sound bar turned on, hold down the SUBWOOFER PAIRING
key on the sound bar’s remote control for more than 3 seconds.
The SUBWOOFER indicator on the front panel of the sound bar flashes rapidly.
2
Within 30 seconds, push the SUBWOOFER PAIRING button on the
rear panel of the subwoofer for more than 3 seconds with a tapered
object such as a hairpin.
The STATUS indicator on the rear panel of the subwoofer flashes rapidly in green.
When pairing is complete and the sound bar and subwoofer are connected, the
SUBWOOFER indicator on the front panel of the sound bar lights up.
If the SUBWOOFER indicator on the sound bar does not light up even after
performing the above operation, see “Troubleshooting” (p.15).
HINT
• “Pairing” is the operation where the sound bar and subwoofer decide the device to connect to.
En 19
Specifications
Sound bar
(YAS-CU203)
Subwoofer
(NS-WSW41)
Maximum Rated
Output Power
Front L/R 50 W x 2 ch
Dynamic power 100 W
Type
Acoustic suspension type
(Non-magnetic shielding
type)
Advanced Yamaha
Active Servo Technology
(Magnetic shielding type)
Driver
5.5 cm (2-1/8") cone x 2
16 cm (6-1/2") cone
Frequency
Response
150 Hz to 22 kHz
35 Hz to 150 Hz
Impedance
6Ω
5.5 Ω
Supported audio
signal (TV, BD/
DVD)
PCM (2ch)
Dolby Digital
DTS Digital Surround
--
Digital (Optical)
1 (TV)
--
Digital (Coaxial)
1 (BD/DVD)
--
Analog (RCA)
1 (ANALOG)
--
Frequency band
2.4 GHz
Transmission
range
10 m ([33 ft] without interference)
Bluetooth
version
Ver. 2.1+EDR
--
Supported
protocols
A2DP, SPP
--
Supported
codecs
SBC, aptX
--
Wireless output
Bluetooth Class 2
--
Maximum
communication
distance
10 m ([33 ft] without
obstructions)
--
Supported
content
protection
method
SCMS-T
--
Item
Amplifier
Section
Speaker
Section
Decoder
Input Jacks
Wireless
subwoofer
Bluetooth
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General
Power Supply
U.S.A. and Canada
models: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Taiwan model:
AC 110-120 V, 50/60 Hz
China model: AC 220 V,
50 Hz
Other models:
AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
U.S.A. and Canada
models: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
U.K. and Europe models:
AC 230 V, 50 Hz
Taiwan model:
AC 110 V, 60 Hz
Korea model: AC 220 V,
60 Hz
China model: AC 220 V,
50 Hz
Australia model:
AC 240 V, 50 Hz
Asia model:
AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power
Consumption
26 W
45 W
Standby Power
Consumption
0.4 W
U.S.A. and Canada
models: 1.4 W
U.K. and Europe models:
1.5 W
Korea and Taiwan
models: 1.2 W
China model: 1.3 W
Australia and Asia
models: 1.7 W
Bluetooth
standby power
consumption
0.5 W
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Dimensions
(W x H x D)
886 x 79 x 121 mm
(not including stands,
default state)
(34-7/8" x 3-1/8" x 4-3/4")
886 x 94 x 121 mm
(including stands)
(34-7/8" x 3-5/8" x 4-3/4")
290 x 292 x 316 mm
(11-3/8" x 11-1/2" x
12-1/2")
Thickness
excluding
speaker
protrusions
(thinnest part)
65 mm (2-1/2")
--
Weight
2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)
8.1 kg (17.9 lbs)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This system is equipped with Yamaha’s AIR SURROUND XTREME virtual sound technology that achieves
superior positional, high-grade 7.1 channel surround sound using the sound bar and subwoofer.
The subwoofer of this system employs Yamaha’s exclusive bass control technology “Advanced Yamaha
Active Servo Technology II” and has achieved high-quality low-frequency sound playback.
“UniVolume” is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of the Bluetooth SIG and is used by Yamaha in accordance with a
license agreement.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Pro Logic and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited.
DTS, the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks, and DTS Digital Surround is a
trademark of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
© 2013 CSR plc and its group companies.
The aptX® mark and the aptX logo are trade marks of CSR plc or one of its group companies and may be
registered in one or more jurisdictions.
Handling Bluetooth communications
• The 2.4 GHz band used by Bluetooth compatible devices is a radio band shared by
many types of equipment. While Bluetooth compatible devices use a technology
minimizing the influence of other components using the same radio band, such
influence may reduce the speed or distance of communications and in some cases
interrupt communications.
• The speed of signal transfer and the distance at which communications is possible
differs according to the distance between the communicating devices, the presence of
obstacles, radio wave conditions and type of equipment.
• Yamaha does not guarantee all wireless connections between this unit and devices
compatible with Bluetooth function.
Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old
Equipment and Used Batteries
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that
used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general
household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used
batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in accordance with your
national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC and 2006/66/EC.
By disposing of these products and batteries correctly, you will help to save valuable
resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the
environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products and batteries,
please contact your local municipality, your waste disposal service or the point of sale
where you purchased the items.
[Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union]
These symbols are only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard these items,
please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of
disposal.
Note for the battery symbol (bottom two symbol examples):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In this case it
complies with the requirement set by the Directive for the chemical involved.
“Blu-ray Disc™”, “Blu-ray™”, and the logos are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Bluetooth
• Bluetooth is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area
of about 10 meters (33 ft) employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can
be used without a license.
We, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH hereby declare that this unit is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Siemensstr. 22-34 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: +49-4101-303-0
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Important Notice: Guarantee Information for customers in EEA*
and Switzerland
English
For detailed guarantee information about this Yamaha product, and Pan-EEA* and
Switzerland warranty service, please either visit the website address below (Printable file is
available at our website) or contact the Yamaha representative office for your country.
* EEA: European Economic Area
http://europe.yamaha.com/warranty/
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