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Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector
alaScore 81

31 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Patrick Hart — March 04, 2005 (audioholics.com)

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector Review

 

Years from now home theater enthusiasts may be reading whole articles on the available models within the Digital Sound Projector category. For the present though, there exists only the

Single-box, high performance, 42 digital amplifier, surround sound system ; Very easy, 30-minute hook-up; interconnects only ; Decor-friendly, highest spouse-acceptance factor system ; Plays impressively loud and clean ; Quality construction, exemplary...

Requires subwoofer for full-bandwidth movie sound ; Some non-re-EQ'ed DVDs can sound bright at high SPL ; Software set-up requires a learning curve

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Jerry Sommers (avguide.com)

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

 

I've been waiting a couple of months to review the affordable Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector after hearing about it at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show. The YSP-1 is a great looking single-enclosure, multichannel speaker system, whose core...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Audio Ideas Guide (audio-ideas.com)

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

 
Oct, 2005

Expert review by: John Higgins (hometheater.com)

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

 

In a time when housing prices are rising at an exponential rate, making affordable square footage scarce, one of the major challenges to having a home theater system is space. The home-theater-in-a-box phenomenon has attacked this problem by packaging...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: John Higgins (hometheatermag.com)

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

 

In a time when housing prices are rising at an exponential rate, making affordable square footage scarce, one of the major challenges to having a home theater system is space. The home-theater-in-a-box phenomenon has attacked this problem by packaging...

In order for technology to move forward and fresh ideas to come to light, products must push the boundaries of possibilities. The YSP-1 faces those boundaries head-on and succeeds in stretching the limits. If you have space constraints and are tired of...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Steven Stone (hometheater.com)

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector Home Theater Speaker System

 

Yamaha has tried to go home-theater-in-a-box one better. They've created a home theater in one box—literally. Yamaha's new YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector includes an audio processor, amplifiers, and speakers in a 40- by 8- by 5-inch enclosure that can...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Steven Stone (ultimateavmag.com)

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector Home Theater Speaker System

 

The modern world revolves around easy. Look at the home-theater-in-a-box products. Consumers only need to make one shopping decision to purchase an entire home theater sound system. Unfortunately, they still need to set up the speakers and connect...

Not convincing with music

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

 

While not audiophile-grade, the YSP-1 produces realistic surround sound without all the wires.

Stylish single-speaker system ; Two 4.5-inch woofers ; 40 1.5-inch microdrivers ; Built-in digital power amplifiers eliminate the need for an A/V receiver ; Generous connectivity options ; Optional wall-mount bracket

The sound quality is not as good as the surround effects ; Pricey, and you'll have to shell out more for a subwoofer

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Active Home staff (Active Home)

Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-1

 

Equip your living room with surround sound - from just one speaker unit

If you haven't the space or inclination to have five speakers cluttering up your room, the YSP-1 is a slick surround-sound speaker system that works very well.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Ian Calcutt (avreview.co.uk)

Yamaha YSP-1 digital sound projector

 

This slimline speaker generates a convincing 5.1 surround sound all on its own, without the need for surround speakers. It?s tailor made to sit under 42in plasma TVs and has all the necessary surround decoding and amplification built in...

An elegantly designed 'five in one' surround system with built-in 5.1 decoding and effective multichannel sound 'beaming ;

Weak bass response means a separate subwoofer is essential for home cinema and despite the clever tech, it can't quite replace genuine rear speakers ; Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector won the prestigious Best Of Show award at the January 2005 Consumer...

the sound projector was licensed to Pioneer in 2002, whose floorstanding PDSP-1 retailed for a whopping ?25,000. Yamaha's ?800 version is not identical, of course. The YSP-1 is much smaller and has 40 sound beam speaker drivers instead of more than 250...

Mar, 2005
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Product Specifications

Long before Yamaha became known for audio equipment, it was a music company renowned for making some of the most impressive pianos in the world. Yamaha has become the world's largest producer of musical instruments and is also a leader and innovator in the field of electronic instruments. In short, Yamaha is a company driven by a love of natural sound, and a mandate to improve it. Which is why Yamaha doesn't take the design and production of home audio components lightly and the YSP1 is no exception. This single component houses 42 transducers, each driven by a separate digital amplifier, to create a true multi-channel surround sound environment minus all the extra speakers.

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Active
Signal Connection:Wired

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
HDMI: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:7.6in
Weight:28.7lbs
Width:40.6in

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Sound Projector:Sound Projector
Soundbar:Soundbar
Speaker Type:Front / Center
System Type:Single Soundbar

Header

Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:YSP-1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha Digital Sound Projector

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:120Watt
Speaker System Type:Five channel speaker
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