Yamaha reveals its very first portable Bluetooth speaker, the WS-B1A. As efficient as it is compact, it can follow you everywhere thanks to its Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection and IP67 certification. With a 12-hour battery life, the Yamaha WS-B1A is designed to go anywhere.
The Japanese company is entering the portable Bluetooth speaker market. With over a century of experience in sound, Yamaha is now releasing its first portable speaker. Featuring a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, the Yamaha WS-B1A can easily stream music from any compatible device. A smartphone, tablet or computer can be paired with the speaker to play your favorite music from the device’s memory or from a streaming service (Qobuz, Spotify, Deezer, etc.). If needed, the Yamaha WS-B1A also has a USB-C port. Although this input is primarily intended for charging the speaker, it also allows you to connect a device that does not feature a Bluetooth connection.
Up to 12 hours of autonomy
The Yamaha WS-B1A has a driver powered by a 10-watt amplifier and accompanied by two passive radiators. This way, it ensures that your music is reproduced as accurately as possible. It has a frequency response of 75Hz to 20kHz. Designed for portable use, the small speaker benefits from a battery life of 12 hours. With its battery fully charged, it is possible to enjoy its performance during an entire evening!
Often used for outdoor parties, portable speakers must be protected against the risks inherent to this type of activity. With its IP67 certification, the Yamaha WS-B1A is dust and splash resistant. It is even protected against immersion in water for up to 30 minutes and at a depth of 1 meter. That’s why the Bluetooth speaker can be used on the beach or by the pool.
A compact speaker
The Yamaha WS-B1A is as compact and stylish as it is effective in its sound reproduction. Its size makes it easy to carry. Indeed, it has a width of 88mm and a height of only 105mm. Naturally, its weight reflects its size: the portable speaker weighs less than 500 grams. It fits easily into a suitcase or backpack to accompany you on your excursions.
The WS-B1A Bluetooth speaker is a stylish addition to any home. Its design is rather minimalist. Its rounded corners and fabric, available in three finishes, give it a warm look. Note that the WS-B1A is compatible with the Yamaha CC-T1A charging base.
In summary, the WS-B1A Bluetooth speaker represents good value for money. It benefits from a long battery life and a compact format, which is very practical and allows you to carry it wherever you want. Although not compatible with the MusicCast multi-room system, this portable speaker is very similar to the MusicCast 20 range. Yamaha is getting serious about the portable speaker market.