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Yamaha YSP-1600

Yamaha YSP-1600
alaScore 93

96 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Yamaha YSP-1600. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and price also get good comments.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha YSP-1600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha YSP-1600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Yamaha YSP-1600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good reviews, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast Sound BarYamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast Sound Bar

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

Yamaha WX-030 MusicCast wireless speaker review: Sonos draws its strongest challenger

 

Yamaha's YSP-1600 is an entry-level sound bar, but MusicCast endows it with a feature the competition in the $500 price range can't match: multi-room audio support (the Sonos Playbar costs $699. You can read our opinion of the MusicCast system as a...

A major step up from just about any TV’s built-in speakers ; Very good bass response for the money ; Can be incorporated into Yamaha’s MusicCast multi-room audio system

Bright, bordering on harsh, with higher frequencies in music (female vocals in particular) ; Only one HDMI input and one HDMI output ; No support for a wireless subwoofer (it does support wired subs)

Yamaha’s YSP-1600 is a fine upgrade from just about any TV’s built-in speakers, but it’s not a good choice if you’re also looking for speakers for listening to music.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Yamaha's YSP-1600 sound bar review: Wider soundstage, shallower bass

 

The Yamaha YSP-1600 makes a big impression and offers plenty of features, but competitors that have separate subwoofers can offer better sound for less money.

The Yamaha YSP-1600 gives you convincing pseudo-surround sound in a compact package. Its long list of features includes HDMI, Bluetooth and multiroom streaming. Despite lacking a subwoofer, it's still capable of decent bass.

Better sounding sound bars are available for less money. For the best sound quality you'll also need a separate subwoofer, which adds extra cost.

The Yamaha YSP-1600 is well equipped, stylish and produces a wide soundstage, but overall sound quality isn't impressive enough for the price.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Glenn Young (hometheaterhifi.com)

Yamaha Musicast YSP-1600 Wireless Sound Bar Review

 

Yamaha's newest middle-of-the-line sound bar, the YSP-1600, boasts wireless connectivity and faux surround sound

Wireless & DLNA streaming allow easy connectivity ; The built-in, discretely-powered subwoofers punch above what their size would lead you to expect ; The outboard subwoofer jack allows use of more powerful subs ; The sound bar is well constructed and...

The sound bar has every feature that I would need, but for users who need Dolby Atmos ; DTS-HD Master and other advanced sound processing codecs ; Yamaha makes a variety of more advanced sound bars

THE YAMAHA YSP-1600 is the Best Sounding Sound Bar in a Small Room.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Brown (macworld.com)

Yamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast sound bar review: Much better with soundtracks than music

 

Yamaha's YSP-1600 is an entry-level sound bar, but MusicCast endows it with a feature the competition in the $500 price range can't match: multi-room audio support (the Sonos Playbar costs $699. You can read our opinion of the MusicCast system as a...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Yamaha YSP-1600

 

The YSP-1600 soundbar – or Digital Sound Projector, to be precise – claims to bring real 5.1 channel audio into your living room without the need for rear speakers or even a subwoofer. It's equipped with multiple drivers across the front that bounce...

Generous features and convincing surround sound make the YSP-1600 a killer soundbar proposition for subwoofer-phobes.

Oct, 2016

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

Yamaha YSP-1600 review

 

This Yamaha soundbar will give you a taste of surround sound from a single unit

Excellent surround sound ; Refined detail ; Decent weight and control ; Excellent features and build

Could be more expressive and fluid ; Rivals offer more excitement

If you’re after a 5.1 alternative, this feature-laden soundbar will give you an enjoyable surround sound experience

Nov, 2015

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Yamaha YSP-1600 review: Subwoofer begone

 

Yamaha's YSP-1600 is a versatile, compact soundbar that also doubles up as a multiroom speaker

It faces stiff competition from Samsung’s £400 HW-K650, which has built-in Wi-Fi, better bass, and just as many ports, while the YSP-1600 has the added benefit of Airplay and no need for a separate sub. It might have a slightly wonky Music mode, but...

Aug, 2016

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

Yamaha's YSP-1600 sound bar review: Wider soundstage, shallower bass

 

While Yamaha didn't invent the sound bar, the company has produced some winners over the past few years. Models such as the YAS-203 and the SRT-1000 are stars in their respective fields. Given that its most serious competitor, Pioneer, has seemingly...

The Yamaha YSP-1600 gives you convincing pseudo-surround sound in a compact package. Its long list of features includes HDMI, Bluetooth and multiroom streaming. Despite lacking a subwoofer, it's still capable of decent bass

Better sounding sound bars are available for less money. For the best sound quality you'll also need a separate subwoofer, which adds extra cost

The Yamaha YSP-1600 is well equipped, stylish and produces a wide soundstage, but overall sound quality isn't impressive enough for the price.

Nov, 2015

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

Yamaha YSP-1600 review

 

While Yamaha didn't invent the sound bar, the company has produced some winners over the past few years. Models such as the YAS-203 and the SRT-1000 are stars in their respective fields. Given that its most serious competitor, Pioneer, has seemingly...

The Yamaha YSP-1600 gives you convincing pseudo-surround sound in a compact package. Its long list of features includes HDMI, Bluetooth and multiroom streaming. Despite lacking a subwoofer, it's still capable of decent bass.

Better sounding sound bars are available for less money. For the best sound quality you'll also need a separate subwoofer, which adds extra cost.

The Yamaha YSP-1600 is well equipped, stylish and produces a wide soundstage, but overall sound quality isn't impressive enough for the price.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Yamaha YSP-1600 review

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Yamaha has a patchy history in our testing. We've awarded some of its sound bars Best Buys in the recent past, while other models have been noticeably lacking. Will the Yamaha YSP-1600 impress us in our latest batch of testing? The marketing blurb is...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital,Dolby Pro Logic II
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Game mode: Yes
RMS rated power:80

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):25

Networking

AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
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
HDMI in:1
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Number of HDMI outputs:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):25

Receiver

Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Mid-range driver diameter:1.1
Mid-range driver size:1.1
Number of mid-range drivers:8
Number of woofer drivers:2
Soundbar speaker RMS power:20 / 80
Woofer diameter:3.35
Woofer Size:3.35

Subwoofer

Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer location:Built-In
Subwoofer RMS power:60
Subwoofer type:Active

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio formats supported:AAC
Color of product:Black / Silver
Dimensions (WxDxH):39.4 x 5.12 x 2.56
Docking connector type:Not supported
Housing color:Black
Housing colour:Black
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):39.4 x 5.12 x 2.56
Recommended usage:Home theatre
Subwoofer:30W x 2
Subwoofer driver size:3.25
TV stand usage:Y
Weight:10.4
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.12
Height:2.56
Soundbar weight:10.4
Width:39.4