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Spotlight on the WS-B1A Portable Bluetooth® Speaker

Wirelessly enhance the sound of your smartphone, tablet or laptop with this compact powerhouse.

Looking for a portable Bluetooth® speaker that looks and sounds great? You’ll want to check out the new Yamaha WS-B1A.

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Yamaha WS-B1A.

The WS-B1A is lightweight and small enough to be held in your hand, yet it’s packed with features like these:

  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity at the push of a button
  • IP67 waterproof- and dust-resistant rating so it can be used almost anywhere
  • 2 1/8″ speaker driver and two passive radiators plus a built-in 10-watt amplifier for powerful sound
  • Clear Voice technology that instantly brings podcasts and soundtracks to life
  • USB Type-C charging, with full charge in 3 hours or less
  • Up to 12 hours of playback on a full charge
  • Handheld size for portability
  • Wall-mountable

Let’s take a closer look.


The ultra-compact WS-B1A is just 3 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ (W x H x D), making it literally small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Yet with its 2 1/8″ speaker driver, two passive radiators and built-in 10-watt amplifier, it delivers the high-quality sound of a full-sized speaker, making it perfect for enhancing the sound of your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Music becomes punchier, podcasts are more engaging, and there’s an extra degree of realism in the videos you watch.


The WS-B1A boasts a robust IP67 grade waterproof performance, allowing you to play your music anywhere, anytime — even where it’s wet. It’s also dust-resistant, for extra durability.

The WS-B1A looks as great as it sounds, too. Its stylish exterior is covered in a luxurious fabric that’s acoustically transparent, ensuring crisp and clear sound.

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The exterior of the WS-B1A is covered in an acoustically transparent fabric.


With full support for Bluetooth (including the latest Bluetooth 5.0), the WS-B1A can be used up to 33 feet away from your device — simply pair it up with the push of a button and you’re good to go.


It’s easy to charge the WS-B1A using the included standard USB Type-C cable — just plug it in to your device or any USB wall charger. What’s more, it gets fully charged in only three hours, giving you up to 12 hours of play time.

You can also place your WS-B1A on a Yamaha CC-T1A charging cradle (not included) for a convenient way to ensure that your speaker is always fully charged, ready to grab and go whenever you are.

Black charging cradle
Yamaha CC-T1A charging cradle.


Using the WS-B1A is simple and straightforward, with four touch keys on the top panel that put full control at your fingertips. At just the push of a button, you can increase or decrease volume, skip back to the beginning of the song or ahead to the next track on your device, or turn Clear Voice (see below) on or off.

Top view of black Bluetooth speaker
WS-B1A top panel.


The WS-B1A offers the same proprietary Clear Voice technology that you’ll find in many Yamaha sound bars. Simply hit the top panel Clear Voice button and podcasts and video soundtracks instantly sound better than ever, with background noise and sound effects lowered and dialogue brought front and center, making voices easier to hear and understand.

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WS-B1A Clear Voice button.


A standard 1/4″-20 threaded socket allows you to easily mount the WS-B1A anywhere. Hang it on the wall of your dorm room, bedroom or patio — any place you like to listen to music and podcasts or enjoy videos.

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A standard threaded socket on the rear of the WS-B1A enables easy wall-mounting.


Learn more about the WS-B1A portable Bluetooth speaker.

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