Yamaha MusicCast BAR 40 SW Virtual Surround Sound & Wirelss Subwoofer

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MusicCast BAR 40 SW Virtual Surround Sound & Wirelss Subwoofer

Why we love it…

With this being so easy to set up it makes the whole experience of home cinema even better, the sound resonates really well and really fills the room. With us not being able to visit the cinema at the moment it really has boosted my film experience! – Clare


The excitement of installing surround sound is so often countered by the headache of how to handle - and how to hide - the metres of cabling that goes with it. 

Not so with the MusicCast BAR 40 SW. Its elegant and compact soundbar connects to your TV with a single cable whilst the sub-woofer, with its smart piano-black finish, won't look out of place on display; alternatively it can be hidden discreetly elsewhere in the room. The two parts of the system connect wirelessly so there's no need for running cables.

On its own, the MusicCast BAR 40 SW offers DTS' jaw-dropping Virtual: X Surround technology, making sound seem to come from around the room. 

When you're ready to extend the system, just add compatible MusicCast Surround wireless speakers to instantly transform the system into true surround sound.

And, with MusicCast multi-room technology built in, it's compatible with Bluetooth, Airplay, network audio and internet radio and podcasts - as well as streaming sources such as Spotify.

  • Includes:
    • MusicCast BAR 40 Soundbar
    • MusicCast SUB 100 Sub-Woofer
  • 3D surround sound with DTS Virtual:X
  • Clear Voice mode makes movie dialogue stand out and easier to hear
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control compatibility
  • Music streaming services built-in
  • MusicCast multi-room technology
  • Ability to add wireless surround sound speaker/s* (*MusicCast 20 or MusicCast 50)
  • High-Resolution Audio
  • Qualcomm DDFA digital amplifier technology
  • HDMI (ARC), optical, aux input, Ethernet connectivity



They’re all around me

Take your home cinema experience to new heights with sound that comes from above as well as all around you.

The MusicCast BAR 40 SW features DTS Virtual:X – immersing you in exhilarating 3D surround sound from a single bar solution.

Wireless sub and surrounds

Take movies and music to another level with the addition of a wireless subwoofer or surround sound speakers (sold separately).

What was that?

Say ‘goodbye’ to hard-to-hear dialogue with the MusicCast BAR 40.

Clear Voice modes brings the sound of narration and dialogue to the fore, while keeping the overall sound quality intact. Movies, TV shows, sports commentary, news casts - all instantly more clear and audible.

Sounds as good as it looks

The ideal surround sound system for those with limited space, the MusicCast BAR 40 delivers multi-channel audio in an elegant, space-saving design.

The slim profile allows for discreet placement in front of flat panel televisions without obscuring the screen, whilst the MusicCast SUB 100 Sub-Woofer can be placed discreetly out of sight.

On the wall

Yamaha soundbars not only enhance the audio experience of watching movies at home but are also designed to be positioned discreetly in the room and complement modern televisions.

The ability to wall-mount the MusicCast BAR 40 SW soundbar guarantees a seamless installation and integration with existing furniture.


Connect it your way = Bluetooth, AirPlay, Wi-Fi, Optical and HDMI.

A world of music

Explore a world of music with music streaming services* built-in. Syncing your playlists and song likes from your smart phone or computer to the MusicCast BAR 40 SW, music streaming services make it impossibly easy to either listen to your favourites or discover new music.

*Streaming service availability varies by region.

Multi-room Audio

MusicCast takes the headache out of multi-room audio. Simply connect all MusicCast devices to the same network and start sharing audio throughout the home.

Take MusicCast for a test drive by downloading the free MusicCast app and using the demo mode.

Let’s talk

“Alexa, ask MusicCast to play Favourite 1 in the kitchen.”

With Alexa voice control integration, all you have to do is ask. The MusicCast BAR 40 SW offers full compatibility with Amazon’s range of voice control devices.

Welcome to the smart home.

*Availability of voice command control via Amazon Alexa varies by region.



MusicCast BAR 40 Soundbar:



Four 4.6 cm (1-3/4”) woofers, Dual 2.5 cm (1") tweeters

Output Power

100 W total power: 50 W x 2

Power Consumption

30 W

Standby Power Consumption

0.4 W (HDMI control, Network standby off), 0.5 W (HDMI control on, Network standby off), 1.9 W (HDMI control off, Network standby on), 2.1 W (HDMI control on, Network standby on)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

980 x 60 x 110.5 mm; 38-5/8” x 2-3/8” x 4-3/8”


2.7 kg; 6.0 lbs

Input / Output


1 in / 1 out

Digital Optical

1 in

Analog Audio

1 in

Subwoofer output

Yes (no wired connection needed with included MusicCast SUB 100 Sub-Woofer)


4K Pass-through

Yes (50 / 60 Hz YCbCr=4:4:4, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and HDCP2.2)

3D Pass-through






Auto Lip-Sync


Sound Technology

Surround Technology

DTS Virtual:X

Surround Mode

Music, TV programme, Movie, Sport, Game

Compressed Music Enhancer

Yes (for Bluetooth)

Bass Extended


Audio Formats

Dolby Digital


Dolby Pro Logic II


DTS Digital Surround


File Format

MP3 / WMA / MPEG-4 AAC: up to 48 kHz / 16-bit, ALAC: up to 96 kHz / 24-bit, FLAC / WAV / AIFF: up to 192 kHz / 24-bit


Wireless Music Streaming



Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)

MusicCast Surround




Bluetooth Version/Profile

Ver. 4.2 + EDR / A2DP, AVRCP

Bluetooth Maximum Communication Range

10m ; 33ft (*without obstructions)

Other Features

App Control


Learning Function


MusicCast SUB 100 Sub-Woofer:

Wi-Fi Compatibility

Yes (2.4 / 5 GHz)

MusicCast Surround Compatibility


MusicCast Stereo Compatibility


Analog Audio Input

1 (3.5 mm Stereo mini)




20 cm (8”) cone

Output Power

130 W (5 ohms, 100 kHz, 10% THD)

Frequency Response

28–300 Hz

Advanced YST


Twisted Flare Port


Auto Standby


Dimensions (W x H x D)

252 x 373 x 418 mm; 9-7/8” x 14-5/8” x 16-1/2”


12.5 kg; 27.6 lbs.


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Why we love it…

With this being so easy to set up it makes the whole experience of home cinema even better, the sound resonates really well and really fills the room. With us not being able to visit the cinema at the moment it really has boosted my film experience! – Clare