The spread of online content platforms and applications has led to an increase in the number of hours we spend in front of the television or other connected devices. So there are a lot of users who try to improve their sound experience when watching movies and series. Not everyone, however, is willing to fill the room with speakers and cables. Yamaha Soundbars are therefore increasingly present in homes. They are a very comfortable way of improving the poor sound that the vast majority of televisions usually offer without having to perform complicated installations. And Yamaha is one of the manufacturers with the widest range of Yamaha Soundbars in its catalog.
The well-known manufacturer of sound systems has a wide range of projectors and sound bars, capable of adapting to the needs of each home and user. From compact and simple sound bars, to complete sound projectors capable of filling a large room. That is why we have thought about doing a review of the sound bars that Yamaha currently has in its catalog.
Today we are going to start “at the top”, that is, with the top Yamaha Soundbars model. It is the Yamaha YSP-5600 , a sound projection system capable of reproducing 3D audio equivalent to that of a 7.1.2-channel system.
Behind the front grille of the YSP-5600 we find no less than 44 precisely tuned and positioned speakers . Yamaha’s idea is that the user can have a 7-channel system , but all within a single team. To achieve this, each speaker is controlled with an individual delay and has its own amplification circuit. The sound beams are projected onto the walls and ceiling and then reflected back to the listening position.
This creates the feeling that we have speakers on the ceiling and walls. This is not virtual sound like other sound bars, but true 3D surround sound. In addition, the YSP-5600 uses the surround channel sound beam to create a surround back, and the surround channel is placed in Phantom mode to provide Dolby Atmos or DTS: X playback equivalent to that of a 7.1.2 channel system.
To take advantage of these speakers, the Yamaha YSP-5600 is compatible with DTS and Dolby Atmos: X . In addition, it also supports HD audio formats such as Dolby True HD or DTS HD MA.
And to make the system sound perfect in any room, the Yamaha YSP-5600 beam optimization and sound optimization features with the help of the supplied IntelliBeam microphone . This achieves a precisely tuned sound adapted to the listening environment.
In short, a high-end sound system that is priced accordingly. We can find the Yamaha YSP-5600 in specialized stores with a price of around 1,700 euros.
If you’re looking for a high-end model but the YSP-5600 is overkill, you can check out the Yamaha YSP-2700. It’s a sound bar that features 16 sets of speakers to provide true 7.1 surround sound.
Like the top model, the YSP-2700 is capable of creating sound beams by combining the numerous sets of sound projector speakers through digital signal processing and causing them to be reflected on the walls of the room to reproduce a 7.1 channel natural surround effect . Of course, this model does not have height channels.
The Yamaha YSP-2700 comes with an included wireless subwoofer and MusicCast system. It is only 51mm tall so we can place it in front of almost any TV and includes Yamaha’s IntelliBeam Room Acoustics Calibration System.
The Yamaha YSP-2700 is equipped with three HDMI inputs and one output, all with 4K / 60p video pass-through and HDCP 2.2 support. It is also capable of working with DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio , although not with Dolby Atmos since they do not have height channels.
In short, a complete soundbar for those who are not interested in Dolby Atmos audio. We can find the Yamaha YSP-2700 in two colors, black and silver, with an approximate price of 1,000 euros.
The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is a sound bar with a minimalist aesthetic, with an elegant and slim design that adapts to practically any television.
As for the audio, the Yamaha BAR 400 offers a power of 100W for the bar and 100W for the included wireless subwoofer. It is compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS formats, in addition to having DTS Virtual: X technology to create 3D surround sound. On the other hand, if we want to have real surround audio we can add the MusicCast 50 or MusicCast 20 speakers as wireless rear speakers.
The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is also equipped with the MusicCast multiroom system and is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. Finally, it has an HDMI input and output, compatible with 4K Pass-through with Dolby Vision, HLG and HDCP 2.2.
We can get the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 in specialized stores with a price of around 700 euros.
The Yamaha YAS-209 is a simple sound bar, which seeks to improve the audio of our television and, at the same time, offer us a complete speaker to play music.
It is equipped with DTS Virtual: X virtual 3D surround sound and a wireless subwoofer that delivers punchy bass. It has a total power of 200W and is compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS. Additionally, it has an HDMI input and output, supporting 4K Pass-through HDR10, HLG, and HDCP 2.3.
On the other hand, it has Bluetooth connectivity so that we can send you audio from our mobile device. And it is also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa , so we can control some of its functions using voice commands.
In summary, a simple sound bar but with a beautiful design and ease of use. It has Clear Voice function to optimize dialogues, so it is the ideal companion to enhance the sound of our television.
We can find the Yamaha YAS-209 in specialized stores with a price of around 400 euros.
And just reviewing the range of soundbars with Yamaha Yamaha YAS-109, sound economic bar but with virtual 3D surround sound DTS Virtual: X.
The Yamaha YAS-109 sports a minimalist but very elegant design. It is equipped with the DTS Virtual: X system to create 3D surround sound with a single bar and has Bluetooth connectivity to listen to music from mobile devices.
It has two integrated subwoofers so that we can enjoy deep bass without having to have room for an external subwoofer. And on the other hand, it has integrated Alexa voice control.
We can get the Yamaha YAS-109 in specialized stores with a price of around 250 euros.