THE ERA OF ENTERTAINMENT
We are celebrating 15 years since the launch of our first Soundbar YSP-1, which represents the cornerstone of our Digital Sound Projector technology.
Ever since the launch in 2005, our soundbar products have continued to evolve to follow one goal: Upgrading your TV sound to make you feel what we at Yamaha call True Sound. Sound as it was meant to be heard.
Let´s take a closer look at a few milestones along the way!
Everything started here.
The Digital Sound Projector was the world’s first system to produce realistic 5.1 surround sound from a single unit. Individual control of 40 speakers installed into one body, formed the sound into beams.
By bouncing the sound off walls, a realistic 5.1 surround sound was created without the need for rear speakers. As a completely new kind of front speaker surround sound system, it opened up a new market for home theater systems.
The first appearance of the intelligent sound beam.
Thanks to our exclusive IntelliBeam feature, complicated speaker setup and confusing cabling were no longer necessary to enjoy the advantages of multi-channel surround sound with accurate image localization.
Our first compact soundbar
With our YSP-500 we were ahead of our time and closer to 2020 than we believed back then: Measuring only 61 cm wide, it was the most compact soundbar in YSP history – still holding 18 speakers inside its small body.
Yamaha's next Digital Sound Projector provided many new great features like HD Audio decoding, 1080p-compatible HDMI (4 in/1 out), numerous listening modes and the AirWired™ technology for iPod/iPhone.
We want more bass
The following year, another milestone: The YSP-2200 was the first two-unit model with external subwoofer, featuring an even more efficient installation and improved sound quality.
Who needs wires?
Not the YSP-4300 – Our first YSP with Wireless Subwoofer, 22 Beam speaker and a powerful bass.
Our first App supported YSP-1400 that is operated by smartphone that comes with a with built-in Subwoofer, Surround Sound and Bluetooth Music transmission.
The first Soundbar in the world with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. 3D Surround sound from a 44-speaker array in a total 46-speaker configuration and last but definitely not least: the first soundbar including our Multiroom solution MusicCast.
THE YAS SERIES
To compliment our YSP series, we further developed the category that we invented, to introduce our affordable YAS series. Even with a smaller budget you can turn your living room into a cinema and fully immerse yourself in your favorite movies.
Including built-in Alexa voice control, DTS® Virtual:X™ virtual 3D surround sound, a wireless or build in subwoofer and Bluetooth® streaming all in a simple, sleek setup.
The times we live in these days, gives “high quality sound at home” a whole new meaning. It is more important than ever to develop products that seamlessly integrate into your home, whilst retaining an exciting cinematic performance.
Our answer is our new compact soundbar the C-20A. One small sound bar for your home, one giant leap for your home entertainment. This sound bar can do what TV speakers can’t. With room-filling, immersive sound from all directions, you’ll instantly feel the difference.
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