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Yamaha YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector Review

by February 04, 2008
Yamaha YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector

Yamaha YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector

  • Product Name: YSP-4000
  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: February 04, 2008 12:00
  • MSRP: $ 1799
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Digital Sound Projector


4 3/8" x 2

Beam Drivers

1 5/8" x 40

Magnetic Shielding

RMS Output Power (1kHz)

2W x 40 + 20W x 2

Total Power


Digital Amplifier

Highly Efficient Power Supply

IntelliBeam (With Optimizer Microphone)

• (3rd Generation)

On-Screen Display

Set-up Menu

• (Easy, Manual)

5Beam Mode

3Beam Mode

Stereo + 3Beam Mode

Stereo Mode

5Channel Stereo Mode

My Beam Mode

Target Mode

My Surround Mode

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II


DTS Neo:6

Surround Programs


XM Satellite Radio Ready

Neural Surround

FM Tuner

iPod Compatibility (with Optional YDS-10)

Compressed Music Enhancer

SRS TruBass

Night Listening Mode

TV Equal Volume Mode

Memory Settings

• (3)

Room Equalizer

Parameter Settings

Horizontal Angle Adjustment

Vertical Angle Adjustment

HDMI (In/Out)

• (2 / 1)

HDMI 1080p Switching

• (24Hz, 60Hz Refresh Rate)

Analog video to HDMI Upconversion

• (480p/720p,1080i)

HDMI Upscaling

• (up to 1080i)

Audio Inputs

• (2)

Digital Optical Inputs

• (2)

Digital Coaxial Inputs

• (2)

Component Video (In/Out)

• (2 / 1)

Composite Video (In/Out)

• (3 / 1)

Front Panel Mini Jack

Subwoofer Output

RS-232C Interface

IR Pass Through

Detachable Power Cord

Preset Remote Control

Product Dimensions (W X H X D)

40 9/16" x 7 5/8" x 4 5/8"

Product Weight (lbs.)


Shipping Dimensions (W X H X D)

47" x 12" x 10

Shipping Weight (lbs.)


Accessories (Optional)



  • Single speaker solution is great for the aesthetic and space conscious
  • Provides convincing audio envelopment
  • Tons of options for pseudo-surround sound
  • Essentially a receiver and 5.0 speaker system in one box
  • Extremely easy setup


  • Multi-channel music performance is sub-par
  • Pinpoint rear effects can sound muddy and unfocused
  • Pricy but you are paying for convenience
  • Won't pass 480i over HDMI


The YSP-4000 is the newest and top-of-the-line product in this well received line. To say that it has been pushed to its limits in this review is probably an understatement. But did it pass? In my book - yes… for movies. Are you going to need a DVD player or other source? Yes. Are you going to need a subwoofer? Definitely. But for movies, what you'll get is a convincing facsimile of surround from a single source, undeniable cool factor, and convenience galore.
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Recent Forum Posts:

joe68 posts on February 07, 2008 12:24
Ysp 3000

I just wanted to say I opted for the YSP3000 ( budget ) but I find this to do a great job for my set up, no its not perfect but considering the set up and non intrusive qualities this is a great replacement for a bunch of speakers and endless wires. Thanks for your review
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