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
- Beam Modes for 5.1 Channels:
- 5 Beam: typical surround with five full range
- Stereo + 3 Beam: left and right stereo, plus center
channel and left and right surround channels, ideal for live concert
DVDs to narrow the stage but keep the depth and reflections of the venue
- 3 Beam: outputs only the left, right, and center
channels, widens the ideal listening area. Surround right and left
channels are mixed into the front right and left channels
- Beam Modes for 7.1 Channels:
- 5 BeamPlus2: outputs sound beams from the front
right and left, center, and surround back right and left channels. The
surround right and left channels are mixed into the front right and left
and surround back right and left channels
- Stereo + 3 BeamPlus 2: left and right stereo, plus
center and surround back right and left channels. The surround right and
left channels are mixed into the front right and left and surround back
right and left channels
- 3 Beam: outputs only the left, right, and center
channels. Surround right and left channels and surround back right and
left channels are mixed into the front right and left channels.
- Stereo: 2-channel and 5-channel stereo without surround
- My Surround: for small listening area or when surround sound
effects are unsubstantial due to the listening room conditions
- Target Playback Mode: Target playback mode outputs sound beams
from a single channel for optimal listening from a specific position.
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) can 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
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
resolution. HDMI v1.4a supports 3D, ARC, Deep Color, x.v.Color, and Auto
- 3D-Ready: The HDMI connections will accept 3D video from your 3D
Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready HDTV.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from
your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being
used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra
cables connected to your television.
- Deep Color: The HDMI inputs/output support Deep Color, increasing the
number of bits available for transmission, meaning more colors. This results in
much greater color fidelity, smooth tonal transitions, and ultra-fine gradations
between colors. It also enables many times more shades of gray, for higher
- x.v.Color: The HDMI inputs/output also support x.v.Color space,
reproducing a wide range of colors and displaying almost all of the colors the
human eye can detect.
- Auto Lip-Sync: The YSP-3300 automatically adjusts the
delay in output timing between video signals and audio signals so they match
when you are watching a movie. You can also manual adjust the audio delay
between 0 to 500 ms.
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 Signal Formats
||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
||2ch Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX,
DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-Neo 6, DTS 96/24
||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:
- Panorama: Sends stereo signals to the surround speakers
as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect.`
- Dimension: Adjusts the soundfield either towards the
front or towards the rear of the room.
- Center Width: Moves the center channel output
completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right
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
- Music DSP Modes:
- Music Video: reproduces a vibrant environment
- Concert Hall: rich effect of a large round concert
hall with a lot of presence, placing you near the center of the stage
- Jazz Club: recreates "The Bottom Line", a famous
jazz club in New York city, places you right in front of the stage
- Movie DSP Modes:
- Sci-Fi: clearly reproduces dialog and special
effects, mimics a large space
- Spectacle: reproduces a wide and grand environment
- Adventure: reproduces the dynamics and excitement
of fast moving action movies
- Sports: converges the commentator's voice on the
center and broadens the overall atmosphere of the stadium
- Talk Show: reproduces the excitement of live talk
shows, while keeping the conversations at a comfortable volume.
- Drama: stabilizes reverberations that match a wide
range of movie genres and offers an optimum 3D feeling.
- Game: suitable for adventure and role-playing
games, representing the depth and spatial feeling of the field of play
while offering movie-like surround effects
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
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.
- Beam Optimization: This feature optimizes the beam angle so that
the parameter best matches your listening environment.
- Sound Optimization: This feature optimizes the beam delay,
volume, and quality so that the parameters best match your listening
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.
- Horizontal Angle: Set the horizontal angle of the
listening position relative to the center of the speaker, this adjusts the
angle of each beam to best match your listening position.
- Vertical Angle: Set the vertical angle to best match
your listening height, relative to the speaker.
- Beam Travel Length: Total travel distance from speaker
to reflecting surface to ear for each beam.
- Focal Length: Distance from the speaker to the focal
point of each beam (where the speaker would be if you had five separate
This feature adjusts the direction from which
the front left and right speakers are heard if they sound unnatural.
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
- Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) adjusts
the dynamic range in relation to the volume, useful at low volume.
- Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression
applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume
listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the
dynamic range at all.
Volume Adjustments: The Yamaha YSP-3300 Digital Sound
Projector System offers unique volume control settings.
- UniVolume: UniVolume is a Yamaha-developed technology that maintains a
consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and
input sources. For instance, when watching TV while using UniVolume, the volume
of commercials will not be louder than the program being viewed. The same is
true when switching sources to watch a DVD or Blu-ray movie or to listen to
music on CD. This is particularly helpful for late night watching and listening
when spikes in volume can disturb others in the house or apartment building.
- Volume Trim: The level (+/-12) of each input can be
adjusted so the volume remains the same when switching from one input to
- Turn On Volume: The system's volume can be set to
come on at a preset level when power is turned on.
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
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.
Wireless Transmitter (for Apple devices): The optional YIT-W12
Wireless Transmitter (022YITW12,
sold separately) lets you enjoy music wirelessly from your iPod/iPhone/iPad or
Mac/PC. The yAired technology developed by Yamaha provides uncompressed linear
PCM transmission for clear, accurate sound output. yAired technology 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.
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.