Yamaha YSP-30D & YSP40D Discussion Thread

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    Welcome to the YSP-30D/40D thread! (YSP-3000/4000 outside of Europe) These models are the follow up to the YSP-700/1100 models. They now feature HDMI repeater systems (2 in, 1 out) as well as DAB and video-upscaling (40D only).

    RRP
    YSP-30D - £799
    YSP-40D - £1199

    Dimensions in mm (WxHxD):
    30D - 800x155x152 - 11.5 kg
    40D - 1030x198x144 - 16 kg

    FAQ
    Q. What are they?
    A. Sound projectors, otherwise known as "surround emulation". If you are unable to have speakers all over the place (or just hate wiring), a sound projector will provide 5.1 emulation from a single box.

    Q. Does it work?
    A. Yes! Obviously it's never going to be as good as a proper 5.1 system, but as alternatives go, it's pretty top notch. Other major brands also produce sound projectors, such as Bose, B&O and Wharfedale, so this isn't some bodge-job one-off that doesn't work.

    Q. I don't understand! Explain more!
    A. That's not a question ;) The sound projector contains dozens of smaller speakers which, once caliberated, fire sound beams in various directions which bounce around the room and come at you from all angles, just like a 5.1 system.

    Q. Do I still need an amp?
    A. No! Both the new range models include HDMI repeater systems, 2 coax inputs, 2 optical inputs and DAB for an all-in-one soluion. The 40D also features analogue video upscaling to 720p/1080i.

    Q. What's the difference between the 30D and 40D?
    A. Apart from size and weight (see above), the 30D contains half the number of speakers compared to the 40D, providing half the wattage (42W vs 80W). The 40D also includes 3 sets of component ports (2 in, 1 out) and video HD upscaling for all analogue input sources.

    Q. Where can I get more info?
    A. They have their own site. Check here: http://www.digitalsoundprojectors.co.uk/

    Q. Do I need a sub? Can I attach one?
    A. They are advertised as not requiring one, however they can be attached and many users of the previous models have said that they benefit greatly from doing so.

    Q. Is there a compatible iPod dock I can use with this?
    A. Yes, Yamaha make their own (YDS-10), though it is rather pricey.

    Q. Where's the cheapest I can buy these currently?
    A. Here for 30D and here for the 40D.
     
  2. onkeh

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    OK seems there's a 3000 model too, according to the comparison, the 4000 puts out a higher wattage, has component passthrough and analogue/digital upscaling (to 1080i). It also has a serial port but I have no idea why you'd want one of those.. connect a 10 year old mouse maybe ;) Ooo decisions, decisions!

    http://www.yamaha.com/yec/soundprojectors/

    I rang up Yamaha UK and they said they'll be coming out over here around October time, but will carry different model numbers. The guy didn't know (or wouldn't say) what differences the Euro version will have to warrant a new model number (definitely no scart input/upscaling), so I guess we'll have to wait a few weeks for specifics :) My guess could be DAB since the US version features XM sat. radio.
     
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    OK according to this Euro press release, it gives prices:

    http://www.cinenow.com/uk/view-press-release-814.html

    YSP-3000, 900 euros
    Available as of October 2007
    Housing finish: silver, black

    YSP-4000, 1300 euros
    Available as of October 2007
    Housing finish: silver, black
     
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    Well I guess I'm the only one excited by this :)
     
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    Looks like it might be time to change my YSP-1.:clap:
     
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    How "surround" like is the surround, in your opinion?
     
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    Looks like Yamaha have a website just for these things, surprise surprise, no mention of the new range despite the apparent release being only a month away :rolleyes:

    http://www.digitalsoundprojectors.co.uk
     
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    How does HDMI pass through (AKA HDMI switching) allow you to listen to SACD?
     
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    Via a PS3. SACD won't output over optical because of lack of HDCP.
     
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    You're confused.
    HDMI switching does not mean an amp will process an audio signal.
     
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    Hi

    The YSP3000 and YSP4000 will not be UK models. Instead we will have two UK models. Won't post any specs or differences as I'll be breaking forum rules. I will say, to answer the confusion regarding the HDMI discussion though, that all have HDMI v1.3a repeater systems - not just passthrough switches.

    Regards

    Chris Moseley
    Yamaha UK
     
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    Heck! Can you please explain a little bit more, this whole decent audio thing is new to me! (been using TV speakers me whole life lol)

    As I understand it, if you have your PS3 connected to an amp via optical, SACDs won't output anything more than 2-channel due to HDCP.

    Where as if you have your PS3 connected to the YSP via HDMI, then have the YSP connected to the TV via HDMI, that should work right? since the audio is entering the YSP (and playing through the speaker) and the video is being passed to the TV? Is that not right?? What's the point of even having the switch if it doesn't support HDMI audio? I might as well just connect the PS3 directly to the TV and then run an optical cable between the PS3 and the YSP.. what a bummer, I'll probably just get the 1100 then, save a few quid
     
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    Hi onkeh

    Almost correct - due to licensing and the SPDIF (the optical and coaxial connections) standard you can not send DSD down this connection. Only HDMI (v1.2a or above) has the potential to support this signal. Very few source devices output DSD though - again due to licensing

    Exactly right. Some products are available with an HDMI switch - which does not allow audio processing. As you say these are largly pointless as they offer no functionality at all other than an extra HDMI input for your TV. They can not deal with the new audio formats offered by HDMI connections. Other products (such as the YSP30D and 40D) have HDMI repeater systems - which switch between HDMI sources but also process audio. What you want is an HDMI repeater.

    Regards

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    Yamaha UK
     
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    Nope, I'll join the party. I've been on the fence looking at the YSP's for some time, and now my wallet has a heartbeat again.

    Can anyone confirm if the YSP-1100 or newer models have the ability to tweak the audio delay, as I'm worried about lip sync issues that seem to occur with receivers?
     
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    Ah-ha, so the new YSPs WILL do what I want! Fantastic! Roll on October.. :D
     
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    Any more solid news on what date these will be available?
     
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    Nothing as of yet, but I've seen a few sites listing prices of £799 (for the 30D), which seems to taking the mick a bit considering the RRP is 900 EUROS.
     
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    But on reading the product info for this http://www.digitalsoundprojectors.co.uk/PDF/YSP40D_NPB_705_F.pdf

    I can't seem to find anywhere that it can decode any of the new HD audio formats. Does anyone no if it will and which HD audio formats it will be compatible with?
     
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    Chris.

    could you please tell me if the new versions will be the same size as the YSP-1?

    Only reason i ask is it slides in perfectly between my shelves on my alphason stand and would be a major factor in upgrading?:lease:
     
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    Just wondering if anyone can clear up a question for me......

    The YSP 30D is stretching my budget quiet a bit & has a few features id be paying for i just dont need such as DAB radio & mp3/ipod input, but the remaining stocks of the YSP 900 can be had for decent money now..... i just need to know if the 900 wll do what i need :rolleyes:

    I have a Toshiba 37X3030 hooked up to a PS3 via HDMI, now if i add the YSP 900 to that setup i appreciate i cant connect it via HDMI also as it doesn't have the HDMI port, but can i connect it to the PS3 or 37X3030 by any means so that i get full use out of the YSP 900's surround features from BOTH the PS3 for games & Blu Ray and the digital TV chanels on the 37X3030 ?

    All help grtefully received :thumbsup:
     
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    I agree, the 30D seems very expensive and if nowhere is selling cheaper than £900 I will look elsewhere too! Does anyone have any info on the Denon DHTFS3? It looks super-stylish and comes with a subwoofer too! Connections not as good as the Yamaha and I can't find any decent reviews on it.

    It looks as if the YSP-900 has 2xanalogue speaker inputs (standard speaker cables), 2xdigital optical input and 1xdigital coaxial input, so you can plug the PS3 in one optical input and, presuming that your telly has some kind of audio out, you can plug that into the YSP too. There are more details here.

    Looks like Richer Sounds is the cheapest for the 900 in Silver.
     
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    Looking at a YSP 40D to replace my YSP 800

    Am i right in thinking i could pass my sky hd and hd dvd player via the ysp and then into my panasonic px70?

    I could then use the second hdmi socket on my panasonic for myy xbox 360?

    thanks in advance

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    Yes but you'd only get TV speaker sound on your 360 that way! I guess you'd need an HDMI splitter to hook up the YSP to all 3 sources.
     
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    Also these are up on the main Yamaha website and all the sites that had this for pre-order seem to have it in stock now. My only sticking point is the price, £800 for the 30D is about the limit of what I'm prepared to pay. If I found it for £700 I'd get it in a snap.
     
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    Awersome, thanks for that mate. Roll on pay day! I don't think it's that expensive when you take into account an HDMI repeater amp will set you back around 400 plus a few hundred more for speakers + sub. Plus you're getting DAB!

    Still ever so slightly faltering over whether to get 30D or 40D. I don't need the video upscaling features but on the other hand it does have twice the number of speakers for double the wattage. On the other other hand my sitting room is quite small so I don't know if I need a big stonking system. On the other other other hand I'm only renting so if I moved somewhere bigger I don't want the system to be not enough. Oh decisions :(
     

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