Yamaha served up a new Digital Sound Projector, but with 3D doing its darnedest to take over the home entertainment universe, there's hardly a better time for the YSP range to make a comeback. Debuting shortly before CES, the YSP-2200 is one of the outfits sleeker soundbars at 3.5-inches tall, touting 16 speaker beam drivers, faux 7.1 surround sound, 11 Cinema DSP programs and full internal decoding of DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD. You'll also find a foursome of HDMI 1.4a inputs alongside a single output, all of which are fully capable of handling 3D Blu-ray content. We've been ardent supporters of the YSP range ever since we first heard one at CEDIA 2008, but even for a loyalist, the $999.95 retail price is tough to swallow. But hey, at least that nets you a 100-watt subwoofer and a bucket of bragging rights!
YAMAHA UNVEILS NEW SLIMLINE HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE DIGITAL SOUND PROJECTOR WITH HD AND 3D SUPPORT
⎯ The YSP-2200 Delivers a Highly Detailed and Dynamic Full 7.1-Channel True Cinema Sound; Accompanying Subwoofer Offers Convenience and Versatility ⎯
BUENA PARK, Calif.––Yamaha Electronics Corporation today introduced the YSP-2200 Digital Sound Projector™, the latest addition to its award-winning sound-bar series. Featuring high-quality, True Cinema sound, the YSP-2200 offers Yamaha's proprietary YSP front surround sound technology for the ultimate home theater listening experience.
The versatile design of the slimline 3D-compatible sound projector enables it to conveniently fit in front of a TV, eliminating the need for additional speakers, cabling and stands that can clutter home entertainment spaces. Measuring at 3½ inches, the YSP-2200 has height-adjustable feet to allow for use with virtually any flat-screen video display without blocking any of the picture. The YSP-2200 comes complete with a 100 watt subwoofer (compact enough to fit into a shelf) that can be positioned either vertically or horizontally, giving users an unobtrusive, space-efficient environment and adding extra bass reinforcement.
The ingenious design lets the YSP-2200 offer a 7.1 surround sound without any extra speakers via Yamaha's YSP technology that is also used in the company's higher-end sound projectors (YSP-4100/5100). Included with the YSP-2200 is a sound bar that has 16 speaker beam drivers each with its own digital amplifier, along with a bass-reflex subwoofer. All together, they create an immersive multi-channel surround sound experience by reflecting the detailed 7.1 beams of sounds off the walls and into the listener's ears.
The YSP-2200 features 11 CINEMA DSP programs, including three Movie and three Music programs, plus five additional Entertainment options. All of these programs can be used for enhanced gaming as well. The YSP-2200 provides the ultimate sound environment for a variety of programs. Additionally, the YSP-2200 decodes HD Audio signals (DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD) to ensure that Blu-ray Disc players and other digital sources output the best possible sound.
"Most consumers want the benefits of 7.1 surround sound, but don't want to compromise the look of their living room," said Tom Sumner, President, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. "Yamaha's YSP-2200 technology allows for the enjoyment of surround sound without additional speakers, unsightly cables and stands."
Further features include: the Music Enhancer function, which improves the sound of compressed sources such as MP3 files; HDMI 1.4a (4 in/1 out) that enables the connection of multiple HDMI sources and the full enjoyment of 1080p monitors, 3D sources and Blu-ray disc players and HDTV set top boxes. An easy set up via IntelliBeam Automated System Calibration optimizes sound performance for any room.
The YSP-2200 also features a dock port, ideal for adding optional accessories such as the YID-W10 Wireless Dock System for iPod/iPhone, the YDS-12 Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone, and the YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver.
The Yamaha YSP-2200 carries an MSRP of $999.95.
For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone (714) 522-9105; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.yamaha.com/hometheater.
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Yamaha Electronics Corporation (YEC), USA, based in Buena Park, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation of America. YEC offers industry-leading home theater components and systems, featuring A/V receivers, neoHD Media Controllers, the MusicCAST2 Wireless Music Distribution System, amplifiers, Blu-ray/DVD/CD players, speakers, mini-systems, home-theater-in-a-box (HTiB) pre-matched systems and the company's exclusive Digital Sound Projectors (single component surround sound solutions), as well as A/V & IT convergence products.