Yamaha may be the mother of most soundbars, and was initially out with soundbars in which a whole couple of speaker drivers used the ceilings and walls to reflect the sound from behind the trunk channels, therefore the sound actually hit the listener from behind. The surround sound is thereby not virtual, but genuine.
The YSP-2700 utilises 16 speaker drivers that interact to create true 7.1 channel surround sound. A measurement microphone is roofed to help make the configuration automatic, which would otherwise be very cumbersome and time-consuming (and probably impossible) to accomplish manually.
Three HDMI inputs support all latest HDCP 2.2 copy protection, needed for rendering Ultra HD video. On the music side, Yamaha’s multi-room audio tracks system MusicCast can be used, in order that the soundbar could be grouped with other products on a single home network. It really is finally official that the soundbar comes with an built-in support for Tidal and Deezer, furthermore to Spotify which it already had. However, this is not available through the testing period.
The user-friendliness is great. Automatic setup with a measurement microphone is a breeze, and connecting to a network is straightforward with the MusicCast app. MusicCast can be very simple to use, something we like quite definitely.
Great up to now. Unfortunately, it’s much less good when the movie is inserted in the Blu-ray player. It becomes immediately clear that the soundbar itself will not play low enough to work with the accompanying subwoofer. There is nearly only treble sound from the soundbar, as the subwoofer plays too much in to the midrange. Not far enough, since there is a hole in the frequency range between your sub and soundbar. But nonetheless far too high for this to be best for some thing. Take dialogue, for example. The consonants from the actors are emitted through the soundbar. However the chest voice – the vowels – result from the subwoofer. With the surround sound feature enabled, a few of this is fixed because it takes a number of the focus from this phenomenon, and you can sit and revel in surround sound somewhat . But it will there be on a regular basis. The further away the subwoofer is put from it, the worse it gets, so make certain to keep it as close as possible.
Music in stereo becomes an emergency. The lower frequency range between all instruments originates from the subwoofer, as the soundbar renders the hissing sound from the upper midrange and upwards. The complete soundscape is crooked and it engages poorly.
Yamaha YSP-2700 uses advanced digital processing and several speaker drivers to replicate true surround sound, using the room’s walls, ceilings and floors. In addition, it gets the multi-room feature, MusicCast, that allows it in order to integrate with an already existing multi-room setup from Yamaha. Smart.
What is not smart is that it stumbles in the region of sound quality. The soundbar doesn’t go far enough in frequency, therefore the subwoofer must play midrange. Vowels in vocals and dialogue result from the subwoofer, while consonants result from the soundbar. It works p