Yamaha today introduces the YSP-2200 sound projector – the company’s most affordable sound bar with built-in decoding for advanced audio formats. The YSP-2200 delivers a 7.1-channel surround sound experience from 16 individually amplified speakers paired with a compact 100-watt subwoofer and proprietary Yamaha sound processing.
"Most consumers want the benefits of 7.1 surround sound, but don't want to compromise the look of their living room," said Tom Sumner, President, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. "Yamaha's YSP-2200 technology allows for the enjoyment of surround sound without additional speakers, unsightly cables and stands."
Four HDMI 1.4a compliant inputs enable the YSP-2200 to connect to 3D sources such as Blu-ray 3D players while lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders enable the YSP-2200 to accept raw bitstream audio from Blu-ray movies. The YSP-2200 includes a calibration microphone and uses Yamaha’s IntelliBeam audio calibration system to deliver the best audio performance with a room’s acoustic properties.
Yamaha makes no mention of availability but the YSP-2200 carries a $999.95 MSRP – a bit steep compared to conventional surround sound systems.