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Yamaha's YSP-800, YSP-1000 virtual 5.1 sound projectors

Matt Burns

Flat panel speakers to match flat panel HDTVs are all the rage these days. And why shouldn't they be? It's no fun to have a nice Panny plasma hanging on the wall with those big Fisher speakers ya got back in college. Yamaha came out with a single-speaker solution back in September that allowed flat panel owners to get quality surround sound from just one speaker and now it's time for a refresh on the line with the YSP-800 and YSP-1000.

This time around they come in a variety of of black. If the black one doesn't look good with your silver TV, just pick up the silver one. These units have built-in amps and you can plug your DVD player and HDTV receiver into them just like any other surround sound receiver. The YSP-800 is 32-inches wide and pushes 82 watts, while big brother YSP-1000 is 42-inches and has 120 watts of simulated surround sound.

Would you consider putting one of these speakers under your flat panel? We would.

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