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Yamaha YSP-1100 Digital Sound Projector Review

by November 12, 2006
  • Product Name: Yamaha YSP-1100 Digital Sound Projector
  • Manufacturer: Yamaha Electronics
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: November 12, 2006 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 1699
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Main drivers: 40 x 1 5/8” drivers
Midrange: 2 x 4 3/8” woofers
Beam modes: 5-beam, stereo, 3-beam, stereo + 3-beam, My beam

Compatible Decoding Formats: Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic/II Music/Movie/Game, DTS Neo:6 Music/Cinema

Cinema DSP: Concert Hall, Music Video, Jazz Club, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Sports

Power: 40 x 2W (main drivers) + 2 x 20W (midrange); 0.1W standby power consumption

Dimensions: 40 9/16”W x 7 5/8”H x 4 5/8” D (1030mm x 194mm x 118mm)

Weight: 28.7 lbs (13 kg)

Audio Connections: 2 optical/1 coaxial S/PDIF digital inputs, 2 analogue audio inputs, 1 subwoofer output terminal

 Video Connections: 3 composite video inputs and 1 composite video output, 2 component video inputs and 1 component video output

Misc Connections: Remote in, RS-232C interface, IntelliBeam optimizing microphone input, IR OUT terminal

Accessories: Detachable power cord, multi-function programmable remote control (with batteries), optimizer mic with cardboard stand, composite video cable, analogue audio cable, optical S/PDIF cable, cable clamp & fasteners

Optional Accessories: SPM-K1 wall hanging bracket, YST-FSW100 Slim Subwoofer (silver or black)



  • * Optional wall-hanging bracket
  • Comes in silver or black
  • Multiple “Beam” modes for easy “on-the-fly” customization
  • Wider sweet spot than any other “virtual surround” system we’ve heard
  • Improved programmable remote control
  • Perfectly sized for 42” flat panel displays


  • No component video upconversion
  • No OSD via component video
  • Auto setup requires manual tuning in certain room configurations
  • Remote control not backlit


I remember spying the YSP-1 at the 2005 CES Expo in Las Vegas. Audioholics is no stranger to this technology, but I had never personally gotten my hands on a Digital Sound Projector to review...
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