Summary: If you're like me, you love big sound, but also love simplicity and HATE having to deal with multiple speakers and neverending tangles of wire. The YSP-900 is by far the best bang for the buck available for Soundbars, especially if you want 5.1.
Summary: As stated by others, this is not a "true" surround sound system. However, it works very well at expanding the sound stage, producing convincing effects which make you believe the sound is not coming from a single source. This is my second attempt at sound bar technology.
Ok if you are pressed for space and don't like wires.
27 March 2009
Summary: Using this with a 46" Samsung LCD. Better sound than built-in speakers by far, but even with a subwoofer, not what you can call close to full-range, clear sound and very subtle surround effect. Useful if you don't want to take up space and run wires for true surround.
Summary: The Yamaha YSP-900 sound bar is a great speaker system with an excellent fit and finish. I have the Polk Audio sound bar in my living room and although that sound bar is a bit better at music reproduction, the Yamaha is the best at creating the illusion of 5.1 surround with the intellibeam...
Summary: I replaced this with my Bose 321. I had a hard time hearing dialogue with the 321. The set up on this YSP seemed somewhat daunting at first when I was flipping through the instruction book. So I did what any good man would do, I pitched it! Then I hooked it up my way.
Summary: I usually care about my audio equipment to be the best my money can buy, although I do not consider myself to be an "audiophile". I do spend more than $100 for my PC speakers, and I have spent more than $1,000 in high-end speakers in the past, but for my new LCD TV, I wanted something that was easy...
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10 September 2008
Summary: I was a bit skeptical about these Yamaha 'virtual' surround systems as I'd spent some time in studios when I was younger. I did a test run at a Yamaha store and was amazed. The missus and I were watching a movie and could swear there were birds and such flying around in different parts of the house.
Summary: You don't have to run wires across the room, all in one convenience and very loud. Those are the 3 reasons for purchasing this item. I also recommend getting the optional Sub if you want the explosions to really BOOM.
Summary: It's true that this system won't replace a setup with true surround speakers, but it's a good compromise for some situations. I have a small TV room and a wife that didn't want surround speakers on the walls. I also didn't want to rip up the walls to conceal wiring or in-wall speakers.