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Yamaha YSP-4100

Yamaha YSP-4100
alaScore 89

65 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Yamaha YSP-4100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the size and price, while there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Yamaha YSP-4100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Yamaha YSP-4100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Yamaha YSP-4100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Views about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YSP-4100BL Digital Sound Projector (Black)Yamaha YSP-4100BL Digital Sound Projector (Black)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Yamaha YSP-4100 review


More than any other sound bars available today, the Yamaha's high-end Digital Sound Projectors deliver a single-speaker home theater solution without making too many compromises. The Yamaha YSP-4100 is one of the few sound bars that actually does a...

Sound-bar home theater system (no AV receiver required); best-in-class virtual surround processing and overall excellent sound quality; four HDMI inputs; three digital audio inputs; analog video upconversion; wireless music streaming from an iPod with...

Very expensive; doesn't support 3D video pass-through; no subwoofer included; much larger than many competing models; a true 5.1 home theater system sounds better.

The Yamaha YSP-4100 offers better surround effects, superior sound quality and more features than competing sound bars, but it's expensive and most buyers won't need all its functionality.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (

Yamaha YSP-4100 Digital Sound Projector Review


I've had the opportunity to review several soundbar systems over the last year, and Yamaha's YSP-4100 is the best-sounding unit yet. Then again, this is no ordinary soundbar but what ...

Aug, 2010

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Yamaha YSP-4100


The sound bar includes HDMI ports with full 3D pass-through and audio return channel support, HD digital decoders for Blu-ray audio, a satellite-ready FM tuner, the ability to upconvert analog video signals to 1080p for HDMI output, IR pass-through and...

Great sound, Better virtual surround effects than most sound bars, Included wireless link for use with any subwoofer

Very large, No subwoofer included, High price tag compared to other sound bars

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (

Best sound bar, but expensive


Critics agree that the Yamaha YSP-4100 Digital Sound Projector sounds better and does a better job of producing a convincing surround-sound field than just about any other sound bar currently available. The biggest downside is cost as it is...

Sounds great, better virtual surround sound than most sound bars, good features

Very expensive, large

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Aaron Almeida (

Yamaha YSP-4100 Review - Tech2


Sound bars have now become as common as 5.1 channel surround sound home theatre systems. They basically ...

Publish date: March 29, 2012 1:32 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:56 pm

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Aaron Almeida (

Yamaha YSP-4100 Review


Sound bars have now become as common as 5.1 channel surround sound home theatre systems. They basically need no introduction as a consumer knows what exactly he or she is going in for when they are in the market for a sound bar. But for those who are...

The Yamaha YSP-4100 is extremely feature-rich and is available in India at an MOP of Rs.97,500. This may be probably one of the best sound bars available in the market as it delivers performances that can be outmatched by only 5.1 channel speaker...

Mar, 2012

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Yamaha YSP-4100 review


No room for a massive home cinema rig? Not allowed to have one even if you did have the space? Yamaha to the rescue...

The YSP-4100 is a sophisticated, modern and convincing attempt to produce surround sound from one box

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Yamaha YSP-4100 review


HD audio decoding ; useful connectivity ; wireless-ready ; produces a fantastic spread of effects ; clear and detailed sound

Doesn't do very deep bass ; subwoofer and optional wireless kits cost extra

The YSP-4100 is a sophisticated, modern and convincing attempt to produce surround sound from one box

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : PC Authority (

Yamaha YSP-4100


The YSP-4100 is a sophisticated, modern and convincing attempt to produce surround sound from one box

Dec, 2010

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Yamaha YSP-4100


The YSP-4100 has 40 beam drivers, two woofers and digital amplifiers to deliver multi-channel sound from digital sources such as Blu-ray players, with audio decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio without the need for extra speakers. Sleekly...

If a set of standard surround sound speakers isn’t an option, this delivers about as a good a surround sound experience as you can get from a single speaker bar. Tons of features and a user-friendly design round off a great product. Yamaha YSP-4100 is...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The YSP-4100 delivers true surround sound from a single speaker by employing dozens of separate audio beam drivers that deliver center channel sound directly, while sounds from other channels are heard reflecting off the walls around the listener. It is ideal for placement beneath the flat screen TV models, provides HD audio decoding and four 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs along with proprietary technologies. The YSP-4100 features 40 beam drivers and two woofers, each with dedicated amplifiers. The YSP-4100 has 1080p-compatible HDMI that enable the connection of multiple HDMI sources and the full enjoyment of 1080p monitors, Blu-ray disc players and HDTV set top boxes. It also features analog to HDMI digital video upconversion that improves video composite and component signals to HD quality.


Output Power / Total:120Watt


RMS rated power:120

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS decoder / DTS 96/24 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS Neo:6 / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-HD High Resolution
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:CINEMA DSP / IntelliBeam
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:Home theater system


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):55


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha Digital Sound Projector


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2


Audio output channels:7.1
Woofer Diameter:0.433
Woofer Size:0.433

Other Features

Audio output channels:7.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):40.6 x 3.54 x 8.35 / 40.6 x 8.35 x 3.54
Game mode: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Output Power:120
Speakers:40 x 2W, 2 x 20W
Type:Home theatre speakers


Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y
Volume Control:Digital

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):55


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Technical Details

Color of product:Black

Weight & Dimensions