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Christmas Gift Guide

2009 Yamaha home theater systems

Yamaha YHT-491BL

Yamaha YHT-591BL

Yamaha YHT-791BL

We almost missed it in the deluge of press releases from Sony's 2009 line show, but Yamaha also rolled out its line of home theater systems (HTIBs) this week. Unlike most HTIBs that feature a lightweight AV receiver and custom speakers, Yamaha's systems include a component-grade receiver, speaker system, and subwoofer. Let's take a look at the line:

Yamaha YHT-391BL (pictured)

Key features:

  • 5.1 home theater system
  • Includes component-grade 100-watt AV receiver (Yamaha HTR-6230BL (picture))
  • Four two-way satellite speakers, each with a 2.5-inch woofer and 0.5-inch tweeter
  • 100-watt subwoofer with an 8-inch driver (Yamaha YST-SW012)
  • $400 list price
Caption by / Photo by Yamaha

Key features:

  • 5.1 home theater system
  • Includes component-grade 100-watt AV receiver (Yamaha HTR-6230BL)
  • Includes NS-SP7800M speaker package (minus the sub), featuring two tall-boy speakers
  • 100-watt subwoofer with an 8-inch driver (Yamaha YST-SW012)
  • $550 list price
Caption by / Photo by Yamaha
Key features:
  • 5.1 home theater system
  • Includes component-grade 105-watt AV receiver (Yamaha HTR-6240BL)
  • Front and center speakers with four 2.25-inch woofers and a .75-inch tweeter; two satellite speakers with two 2.25-inch woofers and a .75-inch tweeter
  • 100-watt subwoofer with a 10-inch driver (YST-SW216)
  • $650 list price
Caption by / Photo by Yamaha

Key features:

  • 7.1 home theater system
  • Includes component-grade 90-watts per channel AV receiver (Yamaha HTR-6250BL)
  • Front speakers with 6.5-inch woofer and .75-inch tweeter; center channel with two 3-inch woofers and a .75-inch tweeter; four satellite speakers with a 3-inch woofer and .5-inch tweeter
  • 100-watt subwoofer with a 10-inch driver (YST-SW216)
  • Includes iPod dock (Yamaha YDS-11SL)
  • $850 list price
Caption by / Photo by Yamaha
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