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Yamaha YSP-1100 Video



  • Product Name: YSP-1100 Digital Sound Projector
  • Manufacturer: Yamaha Electronics
  • Review Date: January 04, 2007 19:00
  • MSRP: $1699
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!

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)

Executive Overview

Yamaha's new Digital Sound projector features 42 DSP-driven drivers that fire in waves to route sound in a way that recreates a full surround sound experience from a single enclosure. We listened to this unit and found it to provide an impressive, immersive experience that differs from anything we had witnessed before. The YSP bubble effect is like surround without speakers and is far different from other phase-based, DSP-only solutions.

Phil Shea of Yamaha Electronics gives us a private tour of the revolutionary system. For more information please visit www.yamaha.com/yec.

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