Product Comparison: Yamaha YAS-203 vs Polk Audio MagniFi

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General Specifications
Polk Audio
About the Product
Make all of your movies and TV shows come to life with clear, spacious sound. The piano-black finish of the sound bar looks great with your TV and the wireless subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the room to deliver rich, impactful bass. BLUETOOTH® lets you wirelessly stream music from your iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices.
The Magnify Mini delivers the big, room filling home theater experience you'd expect from a full size sound bar in an ultra compact design.
Key Specs
Minimum Frequency Response
150 Hz
40 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
22 kHz
24 kHz
Power Output
200 Watt
150 Watt
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer
  • The subwoofer has a separate volume control, so you can easily adjust the low frequency booming if you risk bothering the neighbors or sleeping kids.
  • Lower Range Base Frequencies are good and Clear Voice feature is also useful.
  • The frequency handled by the unit is really the normal bass sound.
  • No dedicated center channel, and no separate high frequency drivers.
  • Sub could be a bit more powerful (although it seems to be improving).
  • The subwoofer is not as powerful as my last system from Sony even at its highest setting but the sound is much better balanced and dialogue is better.
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Surround Sound Bar
  • Not only does the subwoofer add lower frequencies than standard TV speakers, but also the voices are clearer and easier to understand. It's just simply better.
  • HI's, midrange, and bass are all accurately reproduced with fantastic separation.
  • Bass is very impressive. I was really surprised how good the bass unit was.
  • Don't expect much stereo separation if you are too far, and hi frequency's are missed, however It has a beautiful Bass...
  • If you are approximately 10 to 15% off center horizontally or vertically, you will loose about 50% of the high frequencies.
Size & Weight
3.1 in.
3.2 in.
34.9 in.
13.4 in.
4.8 in.
4.3 in.
24.3 lbs.
3.88 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer
  • The bar looks good and sized nicely.
  • Great for small to medium sized rooms.
  • The sound and volume on this product is really quite good for a small to medium sized room. I am really quite pleased with this purchase.
  • Works great! And size is just right to fit in front of television.
  • Easy set up and the size was perfect for us!
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Surround Sound Bar
  • I was liking the way it sounded when it was operating and I especially liked the compact design of the sound bar.
  • Any sound bar would be a step above the TV output, but this is a great compact size and packs a punch (including the sub that I have in the corner of the room) for our open floorplan area.
  • The sound is incredibly rich on this compact and affordable sound bar. It's easy to set up as well.
  • Fabulous sound and compact enough to sit beside my tv so that I didn't have to clutter floor with bass.
  • It's perfect! Great sound, easy to "install" and it is super compact. I love it and would recommend.
Installation Type
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS, PCM
Dolby Digital
AIR SURROUND XTREME Provides Superior Virtual Surround, Realistic and Impressive Sound, Bluetooth® Wireless Music Streaming from Your Smartphone or Tablet, Clear Voice Makes Dialogue and Narrations Easy to Hear, UniVolume™ Maintains the Same Volume Level, Low-profile Design, Elegance and Simplicity
Massive surround sound, Ultra-compact size, Polk voice adjust technology, Easy setup, Google Cast
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer
  • The installation completely simplified my AV system by accepting input from my TV via optical coax.
  • I am impressed by the ease of installation and the quality of the sound.
  • The sound bar itself is nice and solid, looks goods and easy to hook up.
  • Lower Range Base Frequencies are good and Clear Voice feature is also useful.
  • Everything sounds good except voices are a little muffled when watching movies through the TV or blue ray player, even when I switch it to the clear voice.
  • Couldn't find way an Easy way to access EQ to change such simple controls such as Bass and Treble levels.
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Surround Sound Bar
  • I really like that it has a 'night' mode where I can turn up the general spoken word frequency band without waking everyone up with punchy or booming bass.
  • The little details add up for this system (ie: bass control on remote, night mode, wireless sub, every output option, small speaker with a lot of space filling sound).
  • Easy Bluetooth setup allows you to stream music through the Google Home app.
  • The remote was poorly designed. It was clearly designed just for hand held use as it is rounded on the back.
  • I was hoping that the bass, treble, presets, etc could be done with the app so I wouldn't have to track down the remote, but there are no such options.
Equalizer Settings
Bass/Tremble control, Clear voice
Voice adjustment, Music mode, Sports mode, Movie mode, Bass control, Night mode
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Blueetoth
Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi
Digital optical audio, RCA (Coaxial), Stereo RCA
Power, HDMI ARC, Optical TOSLink, 3.5mm stereo mini jack, USB, Ethernet
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer
  • Bluetooth is a nice feature as well. Overall design once again is Okay.
  • The Bluetooth paired with phone easily.
  • The bluetooth sound is pretty good and the bar prompts your iphone to get an app for enhanced control.
  • Wire connections include inputs for optical and coaxial digital audio and stereo RCA
  • Subwoofer connects automatically via bluetooth.
Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Surround Sound Bar
  • Connectivity is great,my Samsung Tv picked up the soundbar one time and the tv remote worked without me having to do anything.
  • The MagniFi also has Bluetooth so you can connect it to your phone or tablet and play music that way. The MagniFi uses bluetooth to connect the subwoofer wirelessly.
  • It's easy to navigate. I currently only use one audio input, but there is a single button to change between inputs or to activate bluetooth.
  • If I switch from bluetooth to Aux or vice versa I have to use the confusing interface to reset the sound level.
  • One thing that I wish it had was to be able to switch the unit to bluetooth from the remote. I have to manually press it on the device.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
174.95 $

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