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Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector
alaScore 95

283 reviews

Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 reviews of Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YSP-1400BL Digital Sound ProjectorYamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound ProjectorYamaha YSP-1000 120-Watt Digital Sound Projector, Silver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (

Yamaha YSP-1400


That's what makes the YSP-1400 ($400) so compelling. It's a full-fledged Yamaha Digital Sound Projector , but for just a fraction of the price, putting virtual surround sound within reach of a buyer on a budget. It has a sleek piano-black cabinet and a...

The Yamaha YSP-1400 sound bar features the company's Digital Sound Projector technology that bounces sound off the walls in your room to create credible virtual surround sound. The system has built-in Bluetooth and an IR repeater, so it won't block...

Getting a true surround sound signal to the YSP-1400 can be difficult. While it does sound more spacious than a standard sound bar, it doesn't match the true virtual surround magic of Yamaha's pricier sound bars. And the lack of an external subwoofer...

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Digitaltrends (

Yamaha YSP-1400 review


Good clarity and detail, Deep bass response for a stand-alone unit, Dimensional sound stage, Highly configurable audio settings

Can get too aggressive in the treble, Not ideal for music playback, No ARC connection/trouble with programming our TV remote

Yamaha’s YSP-1400 Sound Projector delivers a bevy of features, an immersive soundstage, and great detail. The audio settings are fully configurable, and the system offers a lot of punch, without the need for a subwoofer sidecar. The treble was a little...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Sid — November 27, 2013 (

Yamaha YSP-1400 Digital Sound Projector Review


The Yamaha YSP-1400 is attempting to bring Yamaha's vaunted "beaming" technology to the masses at an affordable price. While the price is fair, the performance isn't quite up to expectations.

App Control ; Enough inputs ; Subwoofer output ; Bluetooth works well ; IR Pass Through for Blocked TV IR Receivers

Sibilant ; Even in optimal room, surround effect unconvincing ; Wall mounting may look a little goofy ; Bass light ; Weak stereo separation

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Patrick Hart (

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 category-defining Yamaha YSP-1, a brilliant marriage of compact...

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: TopTenREVIEWS (

Expert Review


This sound bar has a rich, realistic sound and 5.1 channels for maximum performance.

The design is a little bulky, so it may get in the way of your TV remote sensor.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: (

Yamaha YSP-1400 Digital Sound Projector


Dialogue enhancement, Can learn the TVs remote

Audio adjustments can vary widely depending on the room's configuration

The YSP-1400 is the latest addition to Yamaha’s well received line of sound projectors. $449.95 doesn’t just buy a quality sound bar for listening to audio coming from straight ahead, but adds surround through the clever application of “bouncing”...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Myron Ho (

Yamaha YSP-1400 Soundbar Reviewed


Five star value from Myron Ho on this more entry-level soundbar from Yamaha starts the discussion of audiophile soundbars versus TV-improvement speakers.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Jerry Sommers (

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 (

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: John Higgins (

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

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.

Dimensions & Weight



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