Excerpt: Some people spend thousands of dollars piecing together an expensive audio system for their home theater. A more affordable solution for a great-sounding movie is to use a sound bar . One of the best sound bars on the market is the YSP 1400 from Yamaha. It features 5.1 channels and fills up a room quite nicely. This speaker can mimic true surround sound and enrich the action on your TV. For these reasons, we gave this Yamaha sound bar our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.
Pros: This sound bar has a rich, realistic sound and 5.1 channels for maximum performance.
Cons: The design is a little bulky, so it may get in the way of your TV remote sensor.
Conclusion: The YSP-1400 is the latest addition to Yamaha’s well received line of sound projectors. $449.95 doesn’t just buy a quality sound bar for listening to audio coming from straight ahead, but adds surround through the clever application of “bouncing” discrete audio streams off of walls and back to the listener.
Pros: Dialogue enhancement, Can learn the TVs remote
Cons: Audio adjustments can vary widely depending on the room's configuration
Virtual surround sound on a budget -- with a catch
16 February 2014
Summary: Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.
Pros: The Yamaha YSP-1400 sound bar features the company's Digital Sound Projector technology that bounces sound off the walls in your room to create credible virtual surround sound. The system has built-in Bluetooth and an IR repeater, so it won't block your signals from your TV's remote control. There's also onboard decoding for both Dolby Digital and DTS. And its budget price is far below Yamaha's other Digital Sound Projector sound bars.
Cons: Getting a true surround sound signal to the YSP-1400 can be difficult. While it does sound more spacious than a standard sound bar, it doesn't match the true virtual surround magic of Yamaha's pricier sound bars. And the lack of an external subwoofer means bass won't be quite as deep or powerful as systems with a separate sub.
Conclusion: Yamaha’s YSP-1400 Sound Projector delivers a bevy of features, an immersive soundstage, and great detail. The audio settings are fully configurable, and the system offers a lot of punch, without the need for a subwoofer sidecar. The treble was a little bright for our taste, and we were also disappointed with the system’s lack of HDMI ARC, especially since we couldn’t get it to read our TV remote’s volume commands.
Pros: Good clarity and detail, Deep bass response for a stand-alone unit, Dimensional sound stage, Highly configurable audio settings
Cons: Can get too aggressive in the treble, Not ideal for music playback, No ARC connection/trouble with programming our TV remote
Summary: Die Soundprojektoren von Yamaha erfreuen sich schon seit Jahren großer Beliebtheit, wenn es darum geht, echten Heimkinosound aus einer einzigen Box zu zaubern. Der neue YSP-4100 hat darüber hinaus noch einiges mehr zu bieten.
Excerpt: Yamaha YSP-1400 mangler display, men det løses med fjernbetjenings-app’en HT Controller til iOS og Android, som giver et godt overblik på mobilen via Bluetooth. Med sine 100 cm i længden passer den til skærme fra omkring 46 tommer og opad.
Pros: Stor og fyldig lyd, Dynamik, Brugervenlig, Subwoofer-udgang