Best single bar surround sound speaker on the planet
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 March 2014
Summary: I've tried many others, this is the best. Once calibrated its unreal how real this sounds. You can also use it as your receiver so it eliminates clutter in the room. Even better when paired with a Yamaha sub.
Summary: I have owned a Yamaha sound bar for quite some time now. I bought this to upgrade for more HDMI inputs. Its perfect. Looks super slick and works much better. There is no more 5 beam, 3 beam constant choices. Just surround and stereo. Nice and simple. One note is that you need a particular kind of furniture to support an object of this size and width.
Summary: We had an earlier model of the Yamaha sound projector for many years, a YSP 1000 and had always been satisfied. When recently deciding to upgrade to a larger HDTV we elected to upgrade the Yamaha as well.
Summary: I had the ysp/ upgraded to the 4100 BL -- LISTEN: the movie theater CANT TOUCH U -- this is a MUST HAVE--let R2D2 (the mic) calibrate the room and BOOM-- I put in the LIVE M.jackson in wembley change the setting to concert hall it put me like I was THERE--Jurassic Park part 3 w/ a good subwoofer they were N my livin room--NO complaints about this sound projection
Summary: We've used real 5.1 and 7.1 sound systems for years but we moved and didn't want to run wires again or go to ceiling speakers. This is a definite step up from the "sound projectors" that are just glorified stereo speakers. It's like a combination A/V receiver and virtual speaker set all in one box. I used my old (but still excellent) Velodyne 375W powered subwoofer with the wireless connection provided with the YSP-4100 and the wireless works just fine.
Summary: I bought the Yamaha YSP-4100 a couple of years back at a ridiculous open-box price at a local store. I was looking for something relatively clean and simple to improve the sound of our Sony 52" LCD television, and my old surround receiver just was not up to the newer stuff. But I wasn't sure I wanted to spend hundreds or thousands on a new surround receiver or wire up 4-7 speakers in our open living room.
Summary: If you don't have the space for a 5.1 or 7.1 system then this is one of the better options available. It has the option for auto set-up or manual set-up if you prefer. But to get the best sound you really need to match with a good subwoofer. I bought the Yamaha YST-SW315 subwoofer and have no regrets. It matches very well.
Summary: Great sound. But the box says it's 3D ready. When turning on my sound system it indicated Firmware vers 5x.... Which needs to be upgraded to 7x... to allow 3D display and audio. The only way to upgrade the firmware is to get a CD of the firmware and connect through an optical cable using a CD player. Or bring it to an authorized dealer. Irritating to say the least.