Summary: The YSP-4000 was placed in an environment that I would never suggest. To say that it has been pushed to its limits is probably an understatement. But did the YSP-4000 pass? In my book - yes… for movies.
Pros: 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
Cons: 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
Excerpt: Yamahas erster so genannter Soundprojektor YSP-1 debütierte im Frühjahr 2005; seither bringt der Hersteller immer raffiniertere Produkte, die im Wohnzimmer fünf Lautsprecher samt Surround-Receiver und Verkabelung ersetzen sollen.