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You'll find many of the features in the YSP-3050 that are in its higher-end sibling, including IntelliBeam auto calibration, the Compressed Music Enhancer, XM compatibility, DSP modes (three to the 4000's seven) and more. Where the two models differ is in the amount of drivers. The YSP-4000 has 40 one-and-five-eighths-inch drivers, while the YSP-3050 has 21. On the 3050, the woofers are also smaller by about an inch - there are two at three-and-fifteen-sixteenths inches - and the total power is only 82 watts, compared to the 4000's 120 watts. This basically means the 3050 has less power and less get up and go.
Less power, fewer drivers and smaller woofers make the YSP-3050 a step down from the more-robust YSP-4000, but you can still fill a small-to-medium room with fairly convincing surround sound. It falters a little on intense action scenes at high volumes, and bass could be stronger (a separate subwoofer is suggested), but overall, the YSP-3050 does a decent job in an attractive package.
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