Yamaha YSP-3300 Digital Sound Projector
Powered home theater sound bar with true 7.1 surround sound and wireless subwoofer
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Item #: 022YSP3300
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Let's put our cards on the table. Everyone wants big, immersive movie theater sound. Who wouldn't? But we also know what a lot of people don't want: visible wires, speakers sticking out from walls, components that take an advanced degree to figure out. You don't want to compromise on quality — you're just more about efficient use of space and minimal clutter. We get it.
And so does Yamaha. Their YSP-3300 true 7.1-surround sound bar plus wireless sub sounds amazing, right out of the box. And you'll probably be able to get it operational in minutes when you use the included feet to place it in front of your television. The powerful companion subwoofer fits almost anywhere in the room that you have an AC wall outlet. It sits either horizontally or vertically, and of course, it's wireless, so there's no need to figure out how it will get a signal from the main console.
The Yamaha YSP-3300 uses your room's walls to build a surround soundfield
Yamaha has figured out a seeming impossibility: 7.1 surround sound — true surround, not "virtual" — from a two-piece system. How does it do this? By playing your room's angles like a billiards master. Yamaha provides a specialized microphone to empower one of its coolest features - the IntelliBeam system. It takes all the guesswork out of setting up a sizeable surround "sweet spot" as it monitors and analyzes sound to determine the best beam angles and frequency levels for optimal performance. Bear in mind, the YSP-3300 uses walls for its magic, so if you're planning to use this with an open-floor plan, you might want to consider a different product that doesn't use this strategy.
Other great features come standard, of course. Dolby® and DTS® decoding give you great sound from DVDs and Blu-rays. UniVolume keeps your audio levels even, so you aren't rushing for the mute button every time a commercial plays. A compressed music enhancer improves the sound coming from media players and streaming music sources. And the HDMI circuits are HDMI 1.4a compliant, which means they're compatible with 3D TVs and video sources.
Add big sound to your TV without a roomful of speakers. Sound bars require minimal space and wiring, and their sleek designs complement today's flat-panel TVs. Most sound bars have their own built-in amplification, so you won't need to use a home theater receiver. Some models use advanced surround processing and carefully aimed speaker drivers to simulate the effects of a full home theater audio system.
User friendly, great sound clarity
Pros: Easy installation.. simple to use, theatre quality sound.
Cons: You must turn on and off separately
Considering the nature of the Yamaha YSP 3300 as a soundbar, I think the surround effect is quite remarkable. Setup was easy enough, the sound quality is very good on movie/TV programs. The stereo music quality is pretty good but movies are the vehicle through which this really shines.
Pros: For limited space an excellent choice. Setup pretty simple. Good ergonomics Good surround effects
|Pieces in System||2|
|Tweeter||1.125" Cone (16)|
|Woofer||2.5" Cone (2)|
|Subwoofer Driver||6.5" Cone|
|Surround Sound Decoding||7.1-channel|
|4K Video Compatible||No|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||Yes|
|Control by App||N|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Optional|
|Surface Mount Stand Included||No|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|System Frequency Response||30-22k Hz|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||N/A|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||75 watts|
|Inputs and Outputs|
|Mini Stereo Audio Inputs||None|
|RCA Stereo Audio Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Audio Inputs||2|
|Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs||1|
|Sound Bar (inches)||3-1/2H x 39-3/8W x 6-5/8D|
|Sound Bar Weight||13.9 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||17-9/16H x 5-3/4W x 14-5/8D|
|Subwoofer Weight||19.8 lbs|
Digital Surround Projector (w/ 16 Array Speakers): The digital sound projector uses 16 array speakers controlled by Yamaha's YSP technology plus two powerful 2.5" woofer units in a large cabinet to deliver excellent sound quality with clearly positioned dialogue and superb surround effects. The 16 array speakers are powered by a 2W x 16ch digital amplifier, while the dual 2.5" woofers are powered by a 50W x 2ch digital amp. An aluminum body dampens unwanted vibrations. The Yamaha YSP-3300 soundbar speakers applies a sophisticated Digital Sound Projector technology to precisely control the orientation of the sound by focusing it through multiple beams. The center channel sound is heard directly, while sounds from other channels are heard after reflecting off walls. The result is true multichannel (up to 7.1ch) surround sound that sounds just like a multi-speaker system, but without the need for extra speakers. The result is an expansive sound field that will thrill you with its three-dimensional properties and outstanding imaging. The YSP-3300 achieves virtual surround sound by directing sound beams off the walls to reach the listener from various angles. There are a variety of Listening Modes to choose from:
Note: The digital sound projector can be placed horizontally on a shelf or a stand above or below your flat-panel TV. Supplied feet can be attached to increase the height of the soundbar speaker, if necessary. Positioning can be parallel to a wall or in a corner. The only major requirement is the room must have side and rear walls for beam reflection to create the surround effect. The optional wall-mount bracket (022SPMK20, sold separately) must be used to mount the digital sound projector speaker to your wall.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer (w/ yAired Technology): The YSP-3300 includes a wireless powered subwoofer that houses a 6.5" woofer inside a bass-reflex cabinet, with front-firing port, powered by a built-in 75-watt RMS amplifier (130W Peak). The powered sub enclosure's thick panels and internal bracing ensure a strong cabinet. The powered sub employs proprietary yAired wireless technology from Yamaha that uses lossless (uncompressed) signal transmission to achieve wireless sound quality that is as good as wired quality and the perfect synchronization between sounds and images for movies. The wireless powered sub also takes advantage of Yamaha's proprietary Advanced YST and a Linear Port to produce deep and smooth bass. Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance. The circuit board has an ideal grounding pattern that ensures stable current supply for prodigious bass output. This subwoofer is capable of delivering powerful movie effect sounds and rich, deep bass. You can adjust the soundbar speaker's subwoofer volume independent from the speaker's main volume for added bass response.
Note: The wireless powered sub does not have to be connected to the soundbar speaker, so setup and placement is faster and easier. The wireless powered subwoofer can be positioned vertically or horizontally on a shelf or on the floor. The powered sub's 6.5" woofer is front-firing when positioned vertically and down-firing when positioned horizontally.
4K Compatible HDMI (v1.4a): The Yamaha YSP-3300's digital sound projector provides 4 in/1 out HDMI (v1.4a) connections with support for 4K pass-through and 1080p (60/24Hz) resolution. HDMI v1.4a supports 3D, ARC, Deep Color, x.v.Color, and Auto Lip-Sync.
Note: The YSP-3300's HDMI jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
Analog + Digital Audio Inputs: The digital sound projector is equipped with one analog input (stereo RCA) and three digital audio inputs (2 optical/1 coaxial).
HD Audio Format Decoding: The YSP-3300 decodes HD Audio signals to ensure that you hear the best possible sound from Blu-ray Disc players, as well as from all other digital sources. The YSP-3300 supports the following digital audio formats.
|Audio Connector||Audio Signal Formats|
|HDMI||2ch Linear PCM, 8ch Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-Neo 6, DTS-HD (Master Audio/High Resolution), DTS 96/24|
|Optical/Coaxial||2ch Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-Neo 6, DTS 96/24|
|Stereo RCA||2ch Stereo, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx|
Pro Logic II Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes:
10 Cinema DSP Modes: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. You can select 10 different programs, including three Movie, three Music and four Entertainment modes.
Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3 or WMA, the frequency response suffers. This function restores what was lost, so your music always sounds the way it should. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible
IntelliBeam Automated System Calibration: This Yamaha exclusive feature ensures optimum multichannel sound reproduction with accurate image location. By monitoring and analyzing the sound with the microphone included with the YSP-3300, IntelliBeam automatically sets the best beam angles, while optimizing the level and frequency response of each beam. This makes initial setup both extremely simple and acoustically perfect. Make sure there are no obstacles between the IntelliBeam microphone and the walls in your listening room, as these objects obstruct the path of the beams. However, any objects that are in contact with the walls, will be regarded as a protruding part of the wall. The unit performs the following automatic optimizations with the aid of the supplied microphone.
Note: The YSP-3300 lets you store up to 3 IntelliBeam settings for easy recall. This is useful for saving settings under varying conditions (curtains open, curtains closed, etc).
Beam Settings: Once the Auto Setup is complete, you can fine-tune the Beam Settings.
Tone & Balance Control: You can adjust the YSP-3300's Bass & Treble to increase or decrease the system's high/low frequency sound. You can also adjust the volume balance of each channel during playback. You adjust the Front Left, Front Right, Center, Surround Left, Surround Right, and Subwoofer channels.
Dynamic Range: The Yamaha YSP-3300 provides to Dynamic Range adjustments.
Volume Adjustments: The Yamaha YSP-3300 Digital Sound Projector System offers unique volume control settings.
Front-Panel & On-Screen Display: The digital sound projector is equipped with a front-panel display to indicate source status. The front-panel LCD offers adjustable brightness control. You can even turn the display off. The Yamaha digital sound projector also features a multi-language on-screen display. Choose from English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, and Swedish.
Eco Function: The YSP-3300 automatically enters standby mode when there is no operation for 3 hours or no input signal for 30 minutes.
Remote Control + HDMI Control: The YSP-3300 includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. You can also use your TV's remote control to operate this system, if your television supports the HDMI control function (ex. REGZA Link) and is connected to digital sound projector's HDMI output. This unit will automatically select the input according to the input source setting on your TV. You will also be able to turn on/off the system with your television.
Note: Even if the soundbar speaker blocks your TV's remote control signal, the unit's remote repeater function transmits the signal to the TV so operation is not affected.
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