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Yamaha YSP-5600

Yamaha YSP-5600
alaScore 95

35 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Yamaha YSP-5600. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. Some have doubts about the price, while there are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, size, reliability

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Yamaha YSP-5600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (digitaltrends.com)

Yamaha YSP-5600 sound bar review

 

Yamaha's YSP-5600 is the easiest way give your home theater jaw-dropping 3D surround sound

Powerful Dolby Atmos/DTS:X virtual surround sound ; Feature-rich ; Extremely detailed dialog and sound effects ; Easy to use

Too bulky for some setups ; Expensive ; Tight sweet spot for surround sound

At a cost that’s far more than most sound bar setups — without all their purpose-built convenience — the YSP-5600 sits in a somewhat awkward position on the sound bar scale. Still, with all its caveats, Yamaha has loaded some truly brilliant sound...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Yamaha YSP-5600 review

 

Dolby Atmos and its still-reclusive neighbor DTS:X are the newest sound formats for use in the home, promising more enveloping sound than ever thanks to upward-firing speakers. Movies that support the format are still rare, but the ones we've heard can...

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is the first sound bar to offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. It gives more spacious and immersive surround effects than any other sound bar we've tested. The system includes Yamaha's MusicCast, one of the better multiroom music...

As sound bars go it's really tall and expensive, and you'll need to add a subwoofer. It needs to be wall-mounted as it can move around the tabletop when bumped. Some cheaper sound bars have better overall audio quality.

The Yamaha YSP-5600 projects a huge sound field -- no other sound bar can produce as immersive an experience -- but it can sound thin, and dynamic punch is limited.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Greg Handy (hometheaterreview.com)

Yamaha YSP-5600 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

 

Greg Handy auditions Yamaha's YSP-5600 soundbar, an Atmos-capable 7.1.2-channel soundbar with HDMI video switching, Bluetooth, and MusicCast multiroom audio support.

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is a stunning product within the world of soundbars. It successfully utilizes a very sophisticated approach to achieve both traditional surround sound and immersive 3D sound. Although it does not quite compete sonically with the...

Feb, 2017

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by: Darryl Wilkinson (soundandvision.com)

Yamaha YSP-5600 Soundbar Review

 

It's pricey, but outstanding sonic performance and an impressive list of useful features makes the Yamaha YSP-5600 one of the best overall soundbar values on the market.

Dolby Atmos and (via future upgrade) DTS: X; MusicCast, AirPlay, Bluetooth (both in and out), and Wi-Fi for music streaming

Larger than most soundbars; Remote control isn’t backlit

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Yamaha YSP-5600 review

 

Dolby Atmos and its still-reclusive neighbor DTS:X are the newest sound formats for use in the home, promising more enveloping sound than ever thanks to upward-firing speakers. Movies that support the format are still rare, but the ones we've heard can...

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is the first sound bar to offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. It gives more spacious and immersive surround effects than any other sound bar we've tested. The system includes Yamaha's MusicCast, one of the better multiroom music...

As sound bars go it's really tall and expensive, and you'll need to add a subwoofer. It needs to be wall-mounted as it can move around the tabletop when bumped. Some cheaper sound bars have better overall audio quality.

The Yamaha YSP-5600 projects a huge sound field -- no other sound bar can produce as immersive an experience -- but it can sound thin, and dynamic punch is limited.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Yamaha YSP-5600 review

 

Immersive sound from a single soundbar? No one does it quite like Yamaha

Excellent surround sound ; Good impression of height ; Expansive, open soundfield ; Easy to use and set up ; Plenty of streaming features

Could have more insight and dynamic subtlety ; The large design won’t suit all spaces ; Expensive

The YSP-5600 delivers an exciting, immersive performance with superb overhead surround sound and plenty of great features

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha YSP-5600: A promising yet expensive take on a Dolby Atmos sound bar

 

Dolby Atmos and its still-reclusive neighbor DTS:X are the newest sound formats for use in the home, promising more enveloping sound than ever thanks to upward-firing speakers. Movies that support the format are still rare, but the ones we've heard can...

The Yamaha YSP-5600 is the first sound bar to offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. It gives more spacious and immersive surround effects than any other sound bar we've tested. The system includes Yamaha's MusicCast, one of the better multiroom music...

As sound bars go it's really tall and expensive, and you'll need to add a subwoofer. It needs to be wall-mounted as it can move around the tabletop when bumped. Some cheaper sound bars have better overall audio quality

The Yamaha YSP-5600 projects a huge sound field -- no other sound bar can produce as immersive an experience -- but it can sound thin, and dynamic punch is limited.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: rjgarnold (cnet.com)

Would be great if sound wasn't intermittent

 

After spending $2k (including subwoofer), disconnecting anything that could possibly be interfering with the sound, still have intermittent drop offs. It's big, but I expected that after reading reviews. The 4 HDMI ports to connect all my devices are...

multiple HDMI ports

sound drops, poor customer service, price

May, 2017

Consumer review by: MrCrispman (richersounds.com)

Fabulous New Wave of Dolby Atmos Soundbar

 

After losing my wife to cancer in Feb I decided that I would treat myself to something new for the lounge where better than to go to Richersounds I thought. This soundbar is amazing the clarity of sound is brilliant, I know the price is high but you do...

multiuse more than just additional speaker for tv ; sound ; ease of use

my little niggle is the height

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (richersounds.com)

Fantastic

 

Service was impeccable - as always. Prompt; efficient; faultless. Product is very well made - a solid/heavy piece of kit and does exactly what you expect from a premium price. Doesn't replace a high end premium surround sound system but comes very close.

beautiful clear sharp sound

it is expensive but worth it

Dec, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS 96/24,DTS Digital Surround,DTS-ES,DTS-HD HR,DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital EX,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD,DTS-HD HR,DTS-HD Master Audio,Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital EX,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD
Audio output channels:7.1
Built-in audio decoders:DTS 96/24, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Equalizer modes:Jazz
Movie modes:Action, Science Fiction
RMS rated power:128

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):68

Networking

AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1 / 2
HDMI in:4
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:5
Number of HDMI outputs:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):68

Receiver

Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Soundbar speaker RMS power:88

Subwoofer

Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:40

Technical Details

Apple Docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility:No / Yes
Color of product:Black
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.63 / 3.66
Height:8.35 / 8.37
Soundbar weight:24.9 / 25.8
Subwoofer height:4.49
Subwoofer width:4.49
Width:43.2 / 43.3