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Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector

Yamaha YSP-1 Digital Sound Projector
alaScore 95

65 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites.

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 65 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Yamaha YSP-1400

 

Lots of sound bars promise to create "virtual" surround sound from a single speaker enclosure, but Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector line have historically been the only models that can actually do it well. It's an impressive feat, accomplished by...

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

Consumer review by:

Yamaha Digital Sound Projector

 

The Remote control doesn't work properly, volume control malfunction, must use buttons on the front of the projector box.

compatibility, easy to use, sound quality

expensive, Performance, remote malfunction, subwoofer weak

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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.

Dimensions & Weight

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

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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