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Posted 20th MarEdited by:"TopTrump"

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The Yamaha YSP-1600 (RRP £399) is a stylishly slim Soundbar featuring Digital Sound Projector technology for real 5.1ch surround sound. MusicCast for enjoying a variety of music sources anywhere in your house. HDCP2.2 compliant HDMI supports 4K Ultra HD input.

Reviewed here: trustedreviews.com/rev…600
and here: whathifi.com/yam…iew
and here: soundvisionreview.com/hi-…ew/
and also here: expertreviews.co.uk/tvs…iew

Yamaha product detail page: uk.yamaha.com/en/…tml

Featuring MusicCast which employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home.

It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or BD player connected to the YSP-1600. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

Yamaha’s unique Digital Sound Projector technology achieves actual (not virtual) surround sound in your home theatre. Eight 2.8cm (1-1/8”) high quality array speakers create beams of sound that are precisely time- and direction controlled using digital signal processing.

The sound reflects off the walls, enveloping you in true surround sound. Beam positions can be adjusted using the remote control or a smartphone app, allowing many people to enjoy the realistic, expansive sound.

Yamaha YSP-1600 Key Features:
  • MusicCast for audio enjoyment in every room
  • Compatible with various music streaming services
  • Digital Sound Projector technology with eight array speakers reproduces true 5.1ch surround sound
  • Dual upward-facing built-in subwoofers with bass reflex ports deliver high response and clear bass sound
  • Provides a choice of five CINEMA DSP programmes
  • Compatible with DTS and Dolby Digital
  • Supported high resolution audio codec: Flac/WAV/AIFF 192khz, Apple lossless 96kHz
  • HOME THEATER CONTROLLER (WLAN) app enables detailed settings and easy operation
  • Beam setup for adjustment of beam directionality for room size and listening position
  • Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming (SBC/AAC)
  • AirPlay® allows music streaming from Mac, PC, iPod, iPhone, iPad
  • Supports Bluetooth output for pairing YSP-1600 and other Bluetooth equipped products
  • HDMI input with 4K60p Pass through and HDCP2.2
  • OSD supports overlay and ten languages
  • HDMI CEC and Audio Return Channel compatibility
  • Subwoofer output terminal
  • Slim cabinet design: height is only 6.5cm (2-1/2”)

Specs:

General
Drivers 2.8 cm (1-1/8”) x 8 beam drivers
Output Channel
5.1-channel
Output Power 80 W total power: 2.5 W x 8 beam drivers + 60 W (30 W x 2) subwoofer
Power Consumption 25 W
Standby Power Consumption 0.4 W (HDMI Control OFF, Network Standby OFF), 1.8 W ( Network standby ON, Wi-Fi connection)
Subwoofer Dual 8.5 cm (3-1/4”) subwoofers
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1000 x 65 x 130 mm ; 39-3/8” x 2-1/2” x 5-1/8” (without antenna)
Weight 4.7 kg; 10.4 lbs.

Input / Output
HDMI 1 in, 1 out
Digital Optical 1 in
Analog Audio 1 in (Stereo mini jack)
Subwoofer output Yes

HDMI
4K Pass-through Yes (60p)
3D Pass-through Yes
ARC Yes
CEC Yes
Auto Lip-Sync Yes

Sound Technology
Surround Technology Digital Sound Projector
CINEMA DSP Movie 1
CINEMA DSP Music 1
CINEMA DSP Entertainment 5 (Movie, Music, Sports, Game, TV programmes)

Audio Formats
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
DTS Yes
LPCM Yes

Connectivity
Wireless Music Streaming Yes (with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi)
Wi-Fi Yes (with Wireless Direct)
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Version/Profile Ver. 2.1 + EDR / A2DP, AVRCP* ; (Audio Codec) SBC, AAC* (*Receiving Only)
Bluetooth Maximum Communication Range 10 m / 33 ft. 10in. (without interference)
Ethernet Yes

Other Features
App Control Yes (MusicCast CONTROLLER, HOME THEATER CONTROLLER [WLAN])
TV Remote Repeater Yes
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136 Comments
Hot bargain
Has any one got this? Worth getting ?
Isn’t this quite an old model 2015? Good price though
Edited by: "matengawhat" 20th Mar
CFizzRP9120/03/2020 19:56

Has any one got this? Worth getting ?


Reviews appear to consistently talk about a good surround sound capability from a single box solution.

Connectivity appears to be well covered.
I am seriously running out of reasons to give myself not to get it.
It's only the 1 metre width that is a bit of a sticking point for me.
matengawhat20/03/2020 20:04

Isn’t this quite an old model 2015? Good price though


Yep, it's a discontinued model according to Yamaha's website
Edited by: "TopTrump" 20th Mar
Which makes it a don’t buy on their site says loads features but bad sound
janefield2120/03/2020 20:18

Which makes it a don’t buy on their site says loads features but bad sound


It may or not be a no-buy.
But Which's reputation as a non-biased publication is shot to pieces.

Money steers their product recommendations once the obvious non-contenders have been weeded out.
It's a magazine written for a bygone era. It's like going to John Lewis and asking them to explain any complicated tech specifications. They simply state the obvious, as per the target audience (Daily Mail reading pensioners) expects to hear.

"yes my dear, you take this (points to plug) and plug it in and it just works, somehow, it's magic. Anyway, don't worry about that, you'll be able to keep your doilies clean and dust free with this £500 vacuum cleaner"
Edited by: "TopTrump" 20th Mar
TopTrump20/03/2020 20:23

It may or not be a no-buy.But Which's reputation as a non-biased …It may or not be a no-buy.But Which's reputation as a non-biased publication is shot to pieces.Money steers their product recommendations once the obvious non-contenders have been weeded out.It's a magazine written for a bygone era. It's like going to John Lewis and asking them to explain any complicated tech specifications. They simply state the obvious, as per the target audience (Daily Mail reading pensioners) expects to hear."yes my dear, you take this (points to plug) and plug it in and it just works, somehow, it's magic. Anyway, don't worry about that, you'll be able to keep your doilies clean and dust free with this £500 vacuum cleaner"


Perhaps. If I'm going to by a camera or a phone Which? Is the last place I'd look. But on common household items I'd prefer their advice to fake Amazon reviews. Have they been found taking money for their recommendation??
eatmorefish20/03/2020 20:56

Perhaps. If I'm going to by a camera or a phone Which? Is the last place …Perhaps. If I'm going to by a camera or a phone Which? Is the last place I'd look. But on common household items I'd prefer their advice to fake Amazon reviews. Have they been found taking money for their recommendation??


I have my suspicions but I can't prove anything.
Just by the quality of their writing, you can tell their pov isn't wholistic holistic (shout out to Scott_Montgomery, English tutor, call for reasonable rates).

(Same as AutoExpress and their complete adoration for VAG vehicles, but you try proving it!)

You can always buy this Yamaha unit at the next best price from Amazon and try it out and if ya like it, get from Peter Tyson.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 22nd Mar
If you want an unbiased review....

A forums review
CFizzRP9120/03/2020 19:56

Has any one got this? Worth getting ?


I’ve got one these. Very pleased with it!
Only available in silver which might put people off
dougan20/03/2020 22:28

Only available in silver which might put people off


Silver AV equipment looks a little less conspicuous in the home. Plus dust doesn't show up as bad.
I have one at home which I bought from Peter Tyson,and it sounds really good for a soundbar.
Thanks! Bought one.
It supports HDCP 2.2 (so can do 4k) but won't pass HDR (according to one of the above reviews), so bear in mind if you intend to use it with 4k HDR devices you'll have to connect them directly to the TV and get the sound to the soundbar via ARC (if it works - doesn't on my slightly older Yamaha AV receiver despite being supported), or an optical cable.
Edited by: "Aliwoo18" 21st Mar
I have one... excellent piece of kit!
Thanks, just ordered one for no reason
Aliwoo1821/03/2020 11:05

It supports HDCP 2.2 (so can do 4k) but won't pass HDR (according to one …It supports HDCP 2.2 (so can do 4k) but won't pass HDR (according to one of the above reviews), so bear in mind if you intend to use it with 4k HDR devices you'll have to connect them directly to the TV and get the sound to the soundbar via ARC (if it works - doesn't on my slightly older Yamaha AV receiver despite being supported), or an optical cable.


I own one. It does support ARC. It needs a small subwoofer, but for under £300 including subwoofer you won't find a better home cinema system.
If anyone buys this and pairs it with a sony tv could you let me know if HDMI pass through with dolby/dts? I have the Yamaha SRT-500 soundbase and although it HDMI passthrough works for PCM it doesn't work with dolby or dts
Ordered. Thanks for the heads up.

Do you recommend getting an external subwoofer?
limegreenzx21/03/2020 12:15

I own one. It does support ARC. It needs a small subwoofer, but for under …I own one. It does support ARC. It needs a small subwoofer, but for under £300 including subwoofer you won't find a better home cinema system.


Did you opt for a subwoofer, if yes, make n model?
TopTrump20/03/2020 20:23

It may or not be a no-buy.But Which's reputation as a non-biased …It may or not be a no-buy.But Which's reputation as a non-biased publication is shot to pieces.Money steers their product recommendations once the obvious non-contenders have been weeded out.It's a magazine written for a bygone era. It's like going to John Lewis and asking them to explain any complicated tech specifications. They simply state the obvious, as per the target audience (Daily Mail reading pensioners) expects to hear."yes my dear, you take this (points to plug) and plug it in and it just works, somehow, it's magic. Anyway, don't worry about that, you'll be able to keep your doilies clean and dust free with this £500 vacuum cleaner"


I contract for this publication, and know you are talking nonsense.

No ifs and buts, what you say is not true.

Have your opinion on what is written, but Which is completely unbiased, I can promise you that.
Edited by: "DJS5555" 21st Mar
DJS555521/03/2020 14:01

I contract for this publication, and know you are talking nonsense.No ifs …I contract for this publication, and know you are talking nonsense.No ifs and buts, what you say is not true.Have your opinion on what is written, but Which is completely unbiased, I can promise you that.


I wouldn't go round admitting to participating in that consumer 'information' rag.

It's hardly a magazine aimed at enlightened consumers.
It's the equivalent of a tea-cosy. Nothing wrong with it if you have basic demands, but as I mentioned, it's a little thin on details and fundamental information to equip people with knowledge to make informed purchases.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 21st Mar
TopTrump21/03/2020 13:25

Did you opt for a subwoofer, if yes, make n model?


I've got a Yamaha yst-fsw050. Bought because of how it could be placed on a shelf.
TopTrump21/03/2020 14:33

I wouldn't go round admitting to participating in that consumer …I wouldn't go round admitting to participating in that consumer 'information' rag.It's hardly a magazine aimed at enlightened consumers.It's the equivalent of a tea-cosy. Nothing wrong with it if you have basic demands, but as I mentioned, it's a little thin on details and fundamental information to equip people with knowledge to make informed purchases.


It’s clear what you would do and what I do are very different, so I don’t require the advice, thank you.

There are many who work hard to deliver testing for this magazine with no initial care for a brand’s reputation or history. Testing on products is conducted safety and fairly, and is verified by more than one person.

So, again, your point regarding it being bias in any one area is fundamentally wrong, and I should know since I’m one of those who (have) work(ed) specifically in this area.

Everything, when possible, is tested with controls in place and is quantifiable, in that it can be physically proven. The only area which sometimes cannot be quantified is long term reliability, since this is often only discovered through the life of the product. Performance however, is the main focus for this reason, but if a particular company has a poor track record then this will typically be mentioned, but credit given for a good product, always.

Agree, or disagree with the reviews, that’s fine, but the line is drawn at it being in any way misleading or bias.

The reason the magazine is expensive is so they don’t have to be sponsored, hence there is no adverts in the publication.

Being unbiased is at the heart of what the company stand for, and this is the reason that over 600,000 subscribers pay for it.
No Dolby Atmos. Then No for me. voted hot for Yamaha
Edited by: "anuruddha" 21st Mar
DJS555521/03/2020 16:22

It’s clear what you would do and what I do are very different, so I don’t r …It’s clear what you would do and what I do are very different, so I don’t require the advice, thank you.There are many who work hard to deliver testing for this magazine with no initial care for a brand’s reputation or history. Testing on products is conducted safety and fairly, and is verified by more than one person.So, again, your point regarding it being bias in any one area is fundamentally wrong, and I should know since I’m one of those who (have) work(ed) specifically in this area.Everything, when possible, is tested with controls in place and is quantifiable, in that it can be physically proven. The only area which sometimes cannot be quantified is long term reliability, since this is often only discovered through the life of the product. Performance however, is the main focus for this reason, but if a particular company has a poor track record then this will typically be mentioned, but credit given for a good product, always.Agree, or disagree with the reviews, that’s fine, but the line is drawn at it being in any way misleading or bias.The reason the magazine is expensive is so they don’t have to be sponsored, hence there is no adverts in the publication.Being unbiased is at the heart of what the company stand for, and this is the reason that over 600,000 subscribers pay for it.


So testing audio, something which is, even by the experts' admission, something that is wholly subjective, is something Which magazine can proffer to offer advice on? The opinions that 5 other publications specialising within the realms of audio, contradict the conclusion that Which Magazine reached. What's that all about?

Having 600,000 subscribers isn't testament to the quality/depth of information provided by the reviews. (Lada cars were bought in their millions by Russians - does not mean it's a great automobile now, does it?)
All it illustrates is that many people either haven't quite got round to cancelling their 3-months free trial, or can not be bothered to conduct their own due diligence prior to making a purchase and wish to pay for an acrylic, machine washable safety blanket via the purchase of a Which subscription.

All the reviews I've seen published by Which are not backed by any sort of scientific scrutiny or measurement, but rather how the reviewing team feels "when possible" about the examined product.
Testing a vacuum cleaner, is relatively straightforward. 100 grammes of dirt deposited, measure quantity retrieved, but how many passes were needed, how much force was applied to the cleaning head?
Hardly NCAP levels of repeatable testing.

Advice is one thing, creating a wave of sales because people reading it take it as fact is quite another.

Meaningless catchphrases trip up even the most seasoned consumer. Things like "the UK's fastest growing brand in..."
which are allowed to be repeated time and time again creating a false sense of endorsement for consumers to respond with their twitchy credit cards.

But hey, you keep flying that flag. (Does not constitute my advice, as you've quite clearly indicated you're not easily influenced).


By the way, if you've taken personal offence, it wasn't my intention. But let's call a spade a spade.
Which is there to make money. If it can cater towards an audience - it will do so.
Does Which anonymously purchase the devices it's about to test? How do you draw up a shortlist of what to test? (genuine questions).
Edited by: "TopTrump" 21st Mar
CFizzRP9120/03/2020 19:56

Has any one got this? Worth getting ?


I’ve got the ysp2700 and it’s amazing!!! So sure for the money this is worth buying. One thing worth mentioning is you can’t have the tv in a corner position! The sound doesn’t bounce off the walls so you don’t get the surround sound effect.
sagem21/03/2020 18:02

I’ve got the ysp2700 and it’s amazing!!! ...


How many speaker drivers does that thing have?
Insane!
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Edited by: "TopTrump" 21st Mar
It's a don't buy on Which...
TopTrump21/03/2020 18:04

How many speaker drivers does that thing have?Insane![Image]


A lot! You get a mic with it to place at the rear of the room to set it up, it pings signals out to each individual speaker to get them all individually projecting a different sounds etc 🏼
DJS555521/03/2020 14:01

I contract for this publication, and know you are talking nonsense.No ifs …I contract for this publication, and know you are talking nonsense.No ifs and buts, what you say is not true.Have your opinion on what is written, but Which is completely unbiased, I can promise you that.


Why do they favour LG's budget model TVs to Samsung's when most people agree that Samsung's are better?
Edited by: "Cremoso99" 21st Mar
Soundbars. Oh dear.
Cremoso9921/03/2020 18:51

Why do they favour LG's budget model TVs to Samsung's when most people …Why do they favour LG's budget model TVs to Samsung's when most people agree that Samsung's are better?


2019 was a good year for LG, but I know for example, that previous years such as 2014, 2015 were good for Samsung.

Nothing stays still forever, remember when Nokia sold more than Apple?

Maybe, these “most people” you mention (you would need to quantify more) bought TVs in 2014 or 2015?
Edited by: "DJS5555" 21st Mar
TopTrump21/03/2020 17:43

So testing audio, something which is, even by the experts' admission, …So testing audio, something which is, even by the experts' admission, something that is wholly subjective, is something Which magazine can proffer to offer advice on? The opinions that 5 other publications specialising within the realms of audio, contradict the conclusion that Which Magazine reached. What's that all about?Having 600,000 subscribers isn't testament to the quality/depth of information provided by the reviews. (Lada cars were bought in their millions by Russians - does not mean it's a great automobile now, does it?)All it illustrates is that many people either haven't quite got round to cancelling their 3-months free trial, or can not be bothered to conduct their own due diligence prior to making a purchase and wish to pay for an acrylic, machine washable safety blanket via the purchase of a Which subscription.All the reviews I've seen published by Which are not backed by any sort of scientific scrutiny or measurement, but rather how the reviewing team feels "when possible" about the examined product.Testing a vacuum cleaner, is relatively straightforward. 100 grammes of dirt deposited, measure quantity retrieved, but how many passes were needed, how much force was applied to the cleaning head?Hardly NCAP levels of repeatable testing.Advice is one thing, creating a wave of sales because people reading it take it as fact is quite another.Meaningless catchphrases trip up even the most seasoned consumer. Things like "the UK's fastest growing brand in..."which are allowed to be repeated time and time again creating a false sense of endorsement for consumers to respond with their twitchy credit cards.But hey, you keep flying that flag. (Does not constitute my advice, as you've quite clearly indicated you're not easily influenced).By the way, if you've taken personal offence, it wasn't my intention. But let's call a spade a spade.Which is there to make money. If it can cater towards an audience - it will do so.Does Which anonymously purchase the devices it's about to test? How do you draw up a shortlist of what to test? (genuine questions).


Sincerely, there are far too many points here that are random and tortuous, statements which have zero meaning and are not backed by anything other than your own opinion. For example, 600k subscribers, are only those who have cancelled, or can’t be bothered to conduct.....such assumptions of so many people, I’d like to see your canvassing results on this, surely it’s not just your assumption, right?

I know many reviews are via a panel of considered experts, and it’s just their considered opinion on many instances.

Many reviews are a mixture of methodical testing, and of course opinion, I personally work in the former category as an Engineer.

So to quote that “all reviews are not backed by scientific scrutiny” is wrong, because I have personally conducted such testing for such reviews. They don’t publish these results because they want the magazine to be readable, and to the point, and not an Engineer’s handbook (more the pity in my opinion).

However, we were discussing your issue of Which? being bias, right?, now it’s simply you not liking the publication.

If you don’t value their work, don’t buy it, seems very simple.

But getting back to the point you originally stated, and one which I know is wrong and plucked from thin air, is the fact that Which? is bias in their reviews. You couldn’t be more wrong.

Thanks for your time, I hope I have been helpful to you.
DJS555521/03/2020 20:35

Sincerely, there are far too many points here that are random and …Sincerely, there are far too many points here that are random and tortuous, statements which have zero meaning and are not backed by anything other than your own opinion. For example, 600k subscribers, are only those who have cancelled, or can’t be bothered to conduct.....such assumptions of so many people, I’d like to see your canvassing results on this, surely it’s not just your assumption, right?I know many reviews are via a panel of considered experts, and it’s just their considered opinion on many instances. Many reviews are a mixture of methodical testing, and of course opinion, I personally work in the former category as an Engineer. So to quote that “all reviews are not backed by scientific scrutiny” is wrong, because I have personally conducted such testing for such reviews. They don’t publish these results because they want the magazine to be readable, and to the point, and not an Engineer’s handbook (more the pity in my opinion).However, we were discussing your issue of Which? being bias, right?, now it’s simply you not liking the publication.If you don’t value their work, don’t buy it, seems very simple.But getting back to the point you originally stated, and one which I know is wrong and plucked from thin air, is the fact that Which? is bias in their reviews. You couldn’t be more wrong.Thanks for your time, I hope I have been helpful to you.


Peace.
You didn't answer my questions though.
We'll let it lie for the moment?
Edited by: "TopTrump" 22nd Mar
I bought this in February 2016 for £349 as a one off price....it was a controlled price of £499 absolutely everywhere else.
It is a fantastic piece of kit and still surprises me to this day. The two subs add great depth and the 7 directional centre speakers make for good sound separation. It connects every single time to everything and does as it’s told without fail. If you can buy better for £169 I’d be surprised
Will this connect via Bluetooth to Tv, hisense h75000
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