Yamaha Design “Synapses” YAS-105
A slim, simple sound bar.
The shape is both dynamic and substantial that runs continuously rounded over from the front fascia to the rear end and a wrap-around design gently vanishing ridgelines or corners. We have tried eliminating any elements that might obstruct TV viewing and have added a rich sound with fantastic quality.
While the silhouette presents one solid form, each function is separated by material. Especially, keeping the components compact in the top section, in which the buttons and labels are arranged, provides a lucid contrast by the larger Saran-net covered areas that produce surround sound.
The bass reflex ports is located in the middle from side view to express the separation of functions in between the upper body and lower body, where sound is emitted, and the lower case, which provides support for the upper section. Furthermore, the ports represent a key-accent visually compose the unique silhouette where ample internal pressure is pumped out of the solid body.
The design differs from those that focus on offering small, slim, high-technology products to the world at large. Based on an understanding of market sensibilities and of what a sound bar for the future should bring to the interior space of our rooms, we have given careful consideration to achieving takes balancing harmony between identity of the product and the technology optimized to create it. The resulting design sets a new standard, possessing a feeling of solid three-dimensionality.
- Yoshihisa Sugiura
- Yamaha Corporation of America / Yamaha Design Laboratory