Yamaha recently introduced the YSP-2200 Digital Sound Projector, the latest addition to its soundbar series. The YSP-2200 offers Yamaha’s proprietary YSP front surround sound technology for the home theater listening experience.
The design of the slimline 3D-compatible sound projector enables it to fit in front of a TV, lessening the need for additional speakers, cabling and stands. Measuring at 3½ inches, the YSP-2200 has height-adjustable feet to allow for use with a variety of flat-screen displays. The YSP-2200 comes with a 100 watt subwoofer that can be positioned either vertically or horizontally.
The design lets the YSP-2200 offer what Yamaha claims is a 7.1 surround sound using the Yamaha’s YSP technology. 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.
The YSP-2200 features 11 CINEMA DSP programs, including three Movie and three Music programs, plus five additional Entertainment options. Additionally, the YSP-2200 decodes DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD to ensure that Blu-ray Disc players and other digital sources output the best sound possible from the unit.
Further features include: the Music Enhancer function, which reportedly improves the sound of compressed sources such as MP3 files; HDMI 1.4a that enables the connection of multiple HDMI sources and 3D sources.
The YSP-2200 also features a dock port for adding 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.