Yamaha YSP-5600 Digital Sound Projector
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Yamaha YSP-5600 Digital Sound Projector - Includes calibration mic for IntelliBeam room optimization
44 beam drivers, including 12 dedicated "height" or "ceiling" drivers deliver Dolby Atmos sound by reflecting sound around the room.
This may sound corny, but my first Dolby Atmos experience in the Crutchfield Labs gave me a sense of wonder that I thought I had outgrown. Mesmerizing movie effects poured over me from every direction, including overhead. I was completely immersed in the world and the action onscreen. Now, imagine getting completely enveloping Atmos sound from one easy-to-setup speaker.
The game-changing Yamaha YSP-5600 Digital Sound Projector can give you just that. An incredible array of 44 directional speakers, two subwoofers, and Atmos sound processing are jam-packed into this single, décor-friendly sound bar. We'd be skeptical if we hadn't seen Yamaha's famous beam drivers pull off impressive surround sound over and over again. Their precisely angled drivers use advanced processing to reflect sound off the surrounding walls and ceiling. You get the uncanny illusion that speakers are placed all around you, including overhead.
Keep in mind the Yamaha YSP-5600 sits 8-3/8" high. So if you plan on placing it on a TV stand, it works best under a wall-mounted TV. This sound bar can also be wall-mounted using Yamaha's SPM-K30 bracket (sold separately).
The YSP-5600 uses advanced auto calibration and an included microphone to dial in the sound of the beam drivers so they produce lifelike atmospheric effects with your specific room and exact seating position. A choice of preset listening modes,including Dialogue Lift, Sports mode, and a dedicated stereo mode, let you adjust the sound according to your preferences. For late-night viewing, the beam drivers can even "target" a particular seat, while hushing the sound in other areas.
The YSP-5600 is almost 9" tall and probably pairs best with wall-mounted TVs, but it takes the place of a full Dolby Atmos speaker array.
Wondering about the bass? The two built-in subwoofers in this bar reproduce the low frequencies, and a subwoofer output on the back panel means you can add your own powered sub if you want more. Or, use the SWK-W16 wireless adapter (sold separately) to connect any subwoofer to the YSP-5600 wirelessly.
If Yamaha had stopped with Atmos, I'm sure the movie buff inside us all would've been satisfied. But with built-in Wi-Fi®, the YSP-5600 offers something great for our inner music lover, too — Yamaha's new MusicCast multi-room audio system. MusicCast gives you a world of wireless music options at your fingertips. The sound bar also works together with other Yamaha MusicCast speakers and components so you can put together an easy-to-use whole-home music system.
MusicCast gives you lots of music sources to choose from. Access your personal digital music library, Internet radio, and popular streaming services. There's support for Pandora® and SiriusXM. If you're a Spotify® Premium subscriber, Spotify Connect lets you access all your favorite albums and playlists. MusicCast even supports high-resolution audio formats.
You can play the same song or music service in a room or group of rooms, while you play different music in other parts of the house. You can even send TV sound or another connected source from the YSP-5600 sound bar to other MusicCast systems. That's a cool feature if you need to leave the room, but still want to keep track of a game or show.
Want to quickly play a song you found on YouTube™ or SoundCloud? Not a problem. Use Bluetooth to stream sound from your phone through the MusicCast system — no restrictions! You can also send audio from the YSP-5600 to other Bluetooth-enabled hardware. That means you can play MusicCast sound through portable speakers and wireless headphones.
Control all your MusicCast speakers and components with the free app for Apple® and Android™ smartphones or tablets. It lets you select rooms, browse music sources, and start and stop playback with an intuitive interface.
MusicCast WX-030 - compact speaker adds MusicCast wireless music to any room.
Yamaha home theater receivers - Play MusicCast through your stereo and send sound from connected sources like TV, CD, or vinyl to other MusicCast components.
MusicCast SRT-1500 sound system/TV platform - Space-saving sound platform sits under your TV and plays home theater sound and MusicCast wireless music.
Anonymous, Guntown, MS
Average Customer Review(s):
I was greatly disappointed In the YSP-5600 sound bar. For the price I paid I expected at least sound equivalent to a Bose system (without the bass of course). My wife complained that she could not understand the dialog in some TV shows. I adjusted the treble and voice clarification features that seem to improve the voice quality but the overall sound quality is just not there. I followed all instructions on setup described in the owners manual. It has several good features bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and performed a successful firmware update during the setup process. Having 3D surround sound is worthless if the sound quality is missing. I have owned (and still own) Yamaha receiver/amplifiers, the sound quality has always been amazing so I figured I couldn't go wrong with this product.
Pros: Many good features like bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. Plenty of HDMI inputs along with other standard inputs. Automatic calibration of the system using an external Mic.
Cons: Poor sound quality for the money.Crutchfield response on 1/8/2018 Richard, we're sorry you're disappointed with your sound bar. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
This awesome product was easy to set up. Just know that you'll actually have to go online for some of the setup instructions. Because of it's size & weight and because of the way the wall mount is made, it was a challenge to attach to the wall mount because there are sides/metal plates where there would be the only place to visually confirm that the unit is indeed mounted properly. Also in the advertising of the unit, I nowhere saw the requirements for the best listening experience. These requirements include no vaulted ceilings and no seating against the wall. Seating should be toward the back 1/3 of the room.
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Surround sound is limited by room characteristics
After almost a year of ownership, I can say that I do not regret the purchase AT ALL! I started with the Auto config set up, and from there, I went into the setup menu, and tweaked some settings, and had the sound basically where we wanted it. There are lots of Yamaha DSP settings to choose from as well, and that will keep you experimenting with your particular room for a while. Our viewing room is about 25 x 15 with a pitched roof. Yes I know it is recommended that the roof be flat...but...you have to work with what you you've got. The "surround" sound projection is still very good, and the overall sound quality is excellent. As with all speakers, "sound bars" especially, the room is an important sound component. It's fun to experiment with and tweak! This is not just a "sound projector", but a full blown Preamplifier/amplifier. You will need a sub, and can go with Yamaha's additional wireless adapter if you're too far from the YSP-5600 or just do not want to deal with any extra wires. If your listening area is very large, I would consider another sound source. While it can fill up a room quite easily, if you get above 1000-1500 or so sq feet, you may want to go with a regular 5.1 or 7.1 system. In Stereo mode, with no DSP enabled, the FLAC files on our media sound clear and precise, and mirror the CDs from which they were ripped. As for the 4K issue, you can always bring the sound into the YSP5600 thru the Digital Coax port, or the Optical input.
Pros: All speakers(except for the sub) are in front of you. With Yamaha DSP options, and the setup, you have almost limitless control of the sound that reaches you. No Satelite speakers required ( again except for the sub). For us, the Pros outweigh the Cons. For Stereo, sound quality is as good or better than a 5.1 or 7.1 setup. costing the same or more.
Cons: Not as "loud" as a regular 5.1 or 7.1 Receiver/surround set up. Separation between channels is better using separate speakers, of course. Very sensitive to the shape of your listening room. Takes time to break in the system.
Excellent sound bar. You do need a sub. Very happy with product.
Pros: Excellent for movies Very wide soundstage Sub control on remote
Cons: Needs a sub
A great replacement or start for your home movie entertainment. Gives out great sound without all the surround speakers.
Pros: Replaces bulky receiver and speakers without all the wires
I expected better sound, but not bad. The measurements are like any other preamp/receiver in that they change every time you redo the setup. I do like the simple airplay integration, and the wireless network. Set up wqs easy and intuitive. Also, as other reviews have pointed out you do need a sub...not an option. Coming from a 5.1 system I had one handy and it made a world of difference.
As a customer of Crutchfield I wanted to point out to current/future owners and Crutchfield that this product has a significant short coming which is not (and should be) highlighted on its web site. That is its LACK of support for HDR passthru (support) via the only port on the YSP-5600 that supports HDMI 2.0/HDCP2.2. I only found this out today when connecting up the Xbox One S which supports 4K with HDR. My Vizio P50-C1 supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The Xbox screens indicated that I was passing a 4K signal but not HDR. When I started combing the web I confirmed that not only did it not support HDR (reportedly due to older hardware being installed) but it allegedly was made far more clearer with our neighbors across the pond (UK). I am incensed that a product of this capability and expense would have such a glaring oversight and not be crystal clear about it to the consumer. If HDR passthru (support) is not a big deal for you then consider it. Otherwise run away and if you are a current owner I would strongly encourage a letter to Yamaha corporate as to how they plan to rectify this.
Pros: Has everything that a soundbar should but and this is a big BUT.......
Cons: No HDR support due allegedly the hardware in the deviceCrutchfield response on 9/7/2016 Thanks for your review. We sent your feedback to Yamaha and the confirmed the YSP-5600 does not offer HDR pass-through. This sound bar was designed prior to the finalization of the HDR hardware specification. So if you have a HDMI source device with HDR capability, you will need to connect it directly to your TV. Your TV may be able to send audio back to the soundbar via HDMI ARC. Keep in mind, most TVs send audio two-channel PCM, so you will lose Dolby Atmos support. As you suggested, we have updated our web presentation.
We have a FL beach house and recently tore out an old built-in wall unit designed for an old style "box" TVs with only a 36 inch maximum width. We then built and installed a new wall unit and spec'd the dimensions to both accommodate a 60" LG TV and this Yamaha YSP-5600 Digital Sound Projector. The center section of the cabinet has doors and drawers where the cable box, dvd, modem and router are hidden then above that sits the Yamaha with a shelf above it where the LG sits. We could not be more pleased with the end result given that the room itself could not accommodate a multi speaker surround system. The room itself is irregular shape and there was no practical or aesthetic way to accommodate rear speakers. And because of space limitations we wanted an arrangement that was high quality with less clutter. This Yamaha offers impressive sound quality given those constraints. There is plenty of audio power. Set up for the Yamaha was simple except for also configuring the device on a Logitech Master Remote where I initially made some human errors. We are still learning some of the enhanced features. Thanks to Artie for working with me to come up with this configuration. He offered a couple alternative ideas with this being his top recommendation for our situation and we are pleased. Wireless streaming capabilities work well. While we have space for it, we have not set up a wireless sub woofer. We will re-evaluate that over time and may or may not do that.
Pros: A great sound solution for rooms not conducive to a full multi speaker surround sound system.
Cons: It is expensive, but it best met our needs. While not a complaint, we use a Logitech master remote for basic daily functions but supplement that with the individual remotes to enable enhanced features. For example, on the Yamaha it does make a difference to switch from dialogue vs music vs movie listening modes. It is a bit heavy but once installed it hopefully should not need much subsequent moving. The cables that came with Yamaha were too short for our cabinet and had to be replaced.
After 1 month of use I am completely satisfied with this system. From Atmos Bluerays to 50's cds, they all sound better. The control you have with the remote is amazing. I know there are features that I have yet to use, but each thing i discover is a pleasant surprise. Setup could not be faster or easier. Great System.
Pros: Completely different sound experience.
I purchased this to replace a 5.1 speaker system so that we could make better use of our available space. I was a little skeptical at first feeling there is no way this would work or sound good. However, I have to say that I have been very surprised and happy with the purchase. You definitely need a subwoofer to take full advantage of the performance of the sound bar but the performance of the sound bar with my sub is just outstanding for both movies and music. Next step is to upgrade my sub!
Pros: Easy to set up, no wires and great sound. Also great service and return policy from Crutchfield if for some reason it does not suit your needs.
I live in a condo and needed a high performing sound solution without a ton of speakers taking up space. No, it doesn't replicate Dolby Atmos like several pieces of Klipsch speakers firing from overhead and every corner but that wasn't my expectation. Great range of sound especially paired with a Klipsch sub. Very happy with the purchase.
Pros: Packing 44 speakers into a single bar provides optimal performance for a small footprint.
Cons: Pretty expensive and the LED can be hard to read through the grill.
This really is an impressive piece of technology. The sound is incredible, the setup is a cinch. Must have for movie/music sound lovers.
Pros: Easy to set up, clear instructions, the best sound from a sound bar hands down.
I have had the unit for over a week and have not been able to hear it yet. Seems to be copy write issues with TV manufactures.
Pros: Still trying to hook up.
Cons: Instruction/setup is very confusing. For the price of the unit they could have given you a printed manual. I have talked to tech support twice and cannot figure out why it won't work.
Impressed!! It does a great job of mimicking the side speakers. I am not so sure about the overhead (Atmos). I am not sure the source material was Atmos, so that's probably the reason. The area we are using it in is open to the kitchen with fairly high (10 foot ceilings), which is the reason I bought it. Rear speakers would look silly in the open area of my house. You do have to crank it up to be more effective, but I didn't notice any distortion on the higher volume levels. Yamaha obviously put a great AMP in the bar. I agree with the previous comments about that. I really think it's a great bar, probably the best. It replaced a DT SSA-3. A good sub is a MUST for ANY sound bar. I like the rackable YST-115 for an even cleaner look, as you can hide the sub wire in the wall without having to fork over $150 for a wireless option. I'd buy it again, but it should be a bit lower cost in my opinion. Ironically the same day I set this up Klipsch sent me an email about a similar setup that they have released. As far as size, yes it's large but not as large as some folks talk about. How else could you physically get that many speakers in a box? It's about as wide as a DT SSA-3 but twice the height and of course thicker. It's not a "big" deal. Go for a big TV to make it look proportional on a wall. It would look kind of silly inmo paired with anything under 55" TV.
Pros: NO wires! No distortion! Overall I would buy again, despite my Cons below.
Cons: A bit of a pain to setup. The onscreen menus reminded me of the Mac 2 days. :) The wireless setup was a chore to setup after initial set up. I'll probably call for help on that one. Price point should be a bit lower given you have to buy the wall mount separate and the wireless speaker option.
really a great replacement for five point one sound system, the wife loves the no wires for the back speakers. I had a 5.1 system that cost me $5000.00, I added a sub-woofer to this sound bar and it really came to life.
Pros: having quality sound with no back speakers
After the initial set-up and running its auto Beam adjust. I tested it with a few movies, some Spotify, allcast and DLNA. I can say the sound is clear and no distorsion. I have it paired with a Klipsch Reference R-12SW Sub. The Martian, some Lord of the Rings and a game Battlefront wich features ATMOS, all sounded great. As for music, Blues, Jazz and ROCK, same results great spaciousness and superb music.
Pros: No Wires for speakers, A lot of formats, sound modes to please and features to boot. Superb Surround, ATMOS sound awesome, and AUDIO fine tuning.
Cons: Can be a bit tall and might cover part of your screen, if placed at the same level, easily fixed.
|Pieces in System||1|
|Woofer||4.5" Cone (2)|
|Subwoofer Driver||Not Given|
|Surround Sound Decoding||7.1-channel|
|4K Video Compatible||Yes|
|HDR Video Compatible||No|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||No|
|Control by App||Apple iOS, Android|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Optional|
|Surface Mount Stand Included||Yes|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|System Frequency Response||Not Given|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||128|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||N/A|
|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)||8-3/8H x 43-5/16W x 4-7/8D|
|Sound Bar Weight||25.8 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||No Subwoofer|
Digital Sound Projector Technology: While many other soundbars offer only stereo audio or a "virtual surround" experience, the YSP-5600 soundbar speaker uses Yamaha exclusive Digital Sound Projector technology to produce sound beams that reflect off the walls & ceiling of your room to deliver a truer surround sound experience, and even supports Dolby Atmos & DTS:X (via future firmware update) for 7.1.2ch surround. The result is an amazingly expansive & immersive listening experience that brings your favorite movies, TV shows, and music to life.
IntelliBeam Auto Sound Optimization: The YSP-5600 employs IntelliBeam automatic sound optimization using the supplied microphone for the best performance in your listening environment. IntelliBeam searches for the locations in your room where the sounds are properly reflected to the microphone and then performs adjustments to obtain the optimum balance of sound quality and volume, depending on the reflection locations. This also includes setting the position of sound beams directed at the ceiling. IntelliBeam will achieve highly accurate and impressive soundfield reproduction for almost any room. You can choose from 3 IntelliBeam modes to optimize the sound.
Note: In addition to the auto setup, you can manually fine tune the beam outputs.
Playback Modes: Once you have completed the IntelliBeam setup, you can choose from a variety of Digital Projector playback modes.
Immersive Surround Sound: In addition to popular Dolby Digital formats such as Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD and DTS formats such as DTS-ES / DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS 96/24, the Yamaha YSP-5600 offers support of the newest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (via future firmware update) truly immersive discrete surround sound formats for breathtaking home theater experience.
Note: To enjoy Dolby Atmos you most connect your Blu-ray player's HDMI output directly to the HDMI input on the soundbar, because your TV's HDMI ARC jack will not support Dolby Atmos.
CINEMA DSP 3D: CINEMA DSP technology creates thrillingly realistic soundscapes in any room. Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP Digital is much more advanced; actually creating independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music, and effects located in separate soundfields, you will hear sound with directionality, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and presence. The CINEMA DSP 3D Mode adds an expansive height direction to the soundfield, creating an even more immersive sound space. The YSP-5600 supports this feature by using special array speakers to create vertical beams. You can enjoy the feeling of a live performance with standard sound formats, and combine this effect with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X to enjoy a more natural expansion of the 3D surround sound. You can choose from Cinema DSP Movie, Music, and Entertainment modes.
Audio Technologies: The YSP-5600 soundbar utilizes four of Yamaha's audio technologies (Clear Voice, Dialog Lift, Compressed Music Enhancer, & Adaptive DRC) for a better listening experience when watching movies or listening to your digital music files.
HDMI 2.0: The Yamaha YSP-5600 is fitted with four HDMI 2.0 inputs and one ARC-enabled HDMI 2.0 output. The HDMI jacks support the latest HDMI 2.0 standards.
- Because with many televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or Gaming console to the Yamaha soundbar directly; and then connect the YSP-5600's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the best overall sound performance.
- The soundbar does not offer HDR pass-through. If you have a HDMI source device with HDR capability, you will need to connect it directly to your TV. Audio from the HDR source device will be sent back out to the soundbar via HDMI ARC at only 2ch PCM for many TVs (you will lose Dolby Atmos support and may also lose Dolby Digital/DTS capability).
Analog + Digital Audio Inputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the YSP-5600 soundbar is equipped with one analog stereo RCA input, one coaxial digital input, and two optical (toslink) digital inputs. The digital inputs support Dolby Digital, DTS, and 2ch PCM up to 96kHz/24-bit).
Note: The digital output terminals of most newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
Subwoofer Output & Optional Wireless Subwoofer Kit: The YSP-5600's subwoofer output lets you connect a powered subwoofer for added bass. Yamaha's optional SWK-W16 kit (022SWKW16, sold separately) can be used to wirelessly connect a powered sub to the YSP-5600. You won't need to use any connecting wires between the soundbar speaker and the subwoofer.
Audio Adjustments: The Yamaha YSP-5600 soundbar offers a variety of audio settings to match the speaker to your application.
MusicCast: The Yamaha YSP-5600 soundbar is part of Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system. MusicCast from Yamaha, brings music to every room in your home wirelessly with control provided by a free app on your Apple iOS or Android device. Designed to easily work with your existing home WiFi network, MusicCast offers access to a huge range of audio content. This content includes select online music services, Internet radio, digital music libraries, and Bluetooth audio; as well as connected external sources such as TVs, cable/satellite boxes, Blu-ray/DVD Disc players, and CD/SACD players. MusicCast can even select terrestrial AM/FM radio stations for playback throughout the home when linked to a tuner-enabled MusicCast device (like an AV receiver). MusicCast is enabled on many 2015-up Yamaha components like this soundbar speaker, plus their AV receivers, wireless speakers, and other HiFi components.
Note: Yamaha's new MusicCast system is not compatible with Yamaha's old MusicCAST system.
Firmware Update: The YSP-5600 soundbar may require a firmware update in order to use the MusicCast feature.
Multiroom Audio: Start with the Yamaha YSP-5600 soundbar in your living room or bedroom and add other MusicCast products from Yamaha (like wireless speakers, AV receiver, and HiFi systems ) over time to create a multiroom audio, whole-house experience. Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be connected.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha MusicCast YSP-5600 soundbar supports both WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz) and wired Ethernet (RJ-45) connections, so you can choose to build a wireless or wired network, or a combination of both if desired. Network setup is completed through the free MusicCast app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
Note: If you want to install a MusicCast device to a location that is out of range of your wireless router, connect another MusicCast device to the router with a network cable to extend the range ("Extend Mode").
MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded for Apple (iOS 7.1+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android (OS4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your Apple iOS or Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse music content from your music library and online music services or Internet Radio, plus control music playback functions.
High Resolution Audio: The Yamaha YSP-5600 supports true high-resolution audio formats to deliver more accurate reproduction of sonic details. The soundbar speaker system is compatible with Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96kHz/24-bit, as well as FLAC and WAV music files up to 192kHz/24-bit. It also supports lower resolution music files like MP3, WMA, and AAC up to 48kHz.
|File||Sampling Frequency||Bit-rate or Bit-depth||Gapless Playback|
|MP3||8-48 kHz||up to 320 kbps||N|
|WMA||8-48 kHz||up to 320 kbps||N|
|AAC||8-48 kHz||up to 320 kbps||N|
|WAV (PCM)||32-192 kHz||16/24-bit||Y|
Note: When multiple MusicCast devices are "linked" for multiroom audio playback, the Master room device's playback is at the native sampling rate (up to 192kHz/24-bit), while the other rooms and MusicCast devices down-converted to 48kHz.
Streaming Music Partners: MusicCast includes Pandora, Spotify Connect, Napster, and SiriusXM Internet Radio streaming services, as well as thousands of free local and international Internet radio stations from vTuner. TIDAL and Deezer will be available through a firmware update available in late spring of 2017.
|Pandora||Pandora is personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can create up to 100 stations and easily switch between your favorites.|
|Spotify Connect||With the Spotify app (premium account required) on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the system for uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.|
|SiriusXM||SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.|
| TIDAL |
(requires firmware update)
|Tidal is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.|
(requires firmware update)
|Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.|
|Napster||Napster is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.|
|vTuner||You can also listen to Internet radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or Podcast.|
Bluetooth Audio: The Yamaha MusicCast YSP-5600 offers built-in Bluetooth (v.2.1+EDR) for wireless music streaming & control. This allows you to stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, and more to the soundbar speaker. The speaker can be paired with up to 20 device, but only one can be actively connected.
AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the Yamaha MusicCast YSP-5600 speaker, over your home's WiFi network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music and music apps on your device to the Yamaha MusicCast speaker. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the MusicCast speaker.
Note: AirPlay is not available for multiroom audio playback.
DLNA: The MusicCast YSP-5600 speaker supports DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5, allowing access to DLNA-compatible Windows 7/8 computers (with Windows Media Player 11 or 12) and network attached storage (NAS) devices. You'll be able to wirelessly stream the music libraries on your computer, laptop, or NAS to the Yamaha MusicCast speaker system.
Note: Digital Rights Management (DRM) content cannot be played back.
Home Theater Controller App: Download Yamaha's free Home Theater Controller app for Apple iOS (5.1.1+) or Android (2.3.3+) to easily perform a variety of functions from your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Basic functions include Input Selection and Volume Up/Down. Advanced functions include selecting Cinema DSP modes, Clear Voice, or the Enhance Music Enhancer for the best listening experience. Your Apple iOS or Android device and the YSP-5600 soundbar must be connected to the same WiFi network.
IR Remote Control: The Yamaha YSP-5600 includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the soundbar speaker system. The soundbar speaker is 8.375" tall and may block part of your TV causing issues with your TV receiving IR commands from the remote. The YSP-5600 also has an IR input (3.5mm) and pass-through output (3.5mm) for use with third-party control systems.
HDMI Control: You can also use your TV's remote control to operate this system, if your television supports the HDMI control function and is connected to the soundbar's HDMI output. The soundbar speaker will automatically select the input according to the input source setting on your TV. You will also be able to turn on/off the soundbar with your television.
RS-232C Port: Thanks to its RS-232C port, it is certified for use with Control4 home automation and smart home systems for network-based control.
OSD (On-Screen Display) & Hidden Indicators: A convenient on-screen display provides menu setup and audio adjustments on your HDMI-connected television. The front-panel and the indicator section are covered by a mesh grille achieving a simple, elegant look. In addition, the indicator section lights only when needed, to avoid any distraction while viewing.
Alexa Compatible (Firmware Update Required): Alexa-enabled devices (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show) will soon be able to control key functions of a MusicCast system using voice commands. A firmware update (available sometime in October), will be available for download that allows key functions of MusicCast products to be controlled using your voice through Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately).
Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate certain functions of your MusicCast products via voice-command. The MusicCast components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.
Auto Standby & Sleep Timer: The soundbar speaker will automatically enter standby mode after approximately 20 minutes of no audio playback and no operation. You can set the unit's Sleep Timer to 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes from the app on your compatible mobile device.
Firmware Updates: New firmware updates that provide additional features or product improvements will be released by Yamaha in the future. If the soundbar speaker is connected to the Internet, you can download the firmware via the network and update it. If the soundbar is not connected to the Internet, you can download the latest firmware update from the Yamaha Website to a USB thumbdrive, which can then be used to update the speaker's firmware.
Mounting Options: The YSP-5600 can be placed on TV furniture using the included feet or it can be wall-mounted using an optional bracket (sold separately).
Soundbar Position: The YSP-56000 reflects sound beams off of wall and a ceiling to create the surround sound effect. The placement and position of this soundbar speaker to the listening position, wall, and a ceiling is important to achieving the desired surround sound effects. Following these guidelines for ideal placement & sound.
Note: Some rooms will not allow for ideal placement. In this case you can calibrate the system within the soundbar's on-screen menu.
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
My wife did not want a subwoofer box in the greatroom so selected the most self contained SB with reasonable speaker system [ Richard Dec 22, 2017 ]
Good value for money [ John Oct 16, 2017 ]
the best sound bar out there [ E Aug 29, 2017 ]
High quality, good reviews, downsizing speaker setup [ Griffin Dec 28, 2016 ]
will produce same sound as more speakers connected to a receiver. [ Bill Dec 22, 2016 ]
Best soundbar available for my needs [ Michael Dec 15, 2016 ]
Always been impressed with Yamaha for Soundbar. Also Eddie very good sales rep. [ Thomas Dec 14, 2016 ]
Dolby Amos surround sound without running wires or drilling holes in walls and ceiling. And, the quality and reliability of Yamaha is superb. [ Robert Dec 01, 2016 ]
Dolby Atmos without the wires [ CONNIE Jun 27, 2016 ]
Recommendation from Artie based on the specific attributes of the room where this will be installed. His help was offered a couple months ago while a new built in wall unit was being designed and that construction and installation is to be completed next week thus the timing of this order as well as a separate order for an LG 60 inch tv also placed today. Thanks Artie. Artie's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=93 [ HERBERT Jun 17, 2016 ]
The Yamaha YSP 5600, in my opinion, is one of the Best Soundbars available. It is the First Dolby Atmos & DTS X enabled Sounder on the market. Yamaha & Zvox have been in the Soundbar Business longer then anyone. They seem too have it down, all around, better then most. Buying from Crutchfield, is always good. Frank K. [ FRANK Jun 15, 2016 ]
I am hoping to get a surround sound experience. [ Vishal May 26, 2016 ]
rave reviews on this sound bar [ clifton May 10, 2016 ]
Based on reviews and help from Crutchfield advisor. [ M Mar 13, 2016 ]
I heard this sound bar at a friends house and I was totally amased at the sound coming out of the 5600. [ ABRAHAM H Feb 26, 2016 ]
I wanted a complete Atmos experience for my living room without 18 million speakers. That's for the media room. I already purchased a sub, as I heard you do need a sub with this. This will replace a fully capable DT sound bar, so it will be interesting to see (hear) the difference! I will be the guniea pig folks, and report back as to this sound bar's performance. I expect it to be suburb for $1600 but not at well as a tricked out Atmos system. It will be interesting. [ JOSEPH Feb 07, 2016 ]
I have no official word either way on this. But I have searched our entire inventory list in such a way that if we had gotten word on a replacement coming soon, I would have seen it. But I didn't find anything on models coming soon. I don't anticipate a replacement coming soon for it. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Mar 05, 2018 ] Staff
No. Your TV will not provide Atmos content from it's optical output. [ Ryan Nov 22, 2017 ] Staff
Every room will be different. I find a good place to start is with the auto calibration with the mike set at ear level, and in your favorite listening position to get the basic system levels. Because of each room accounts ( rugs, window coverings, furniture arrangements etc. the auto calibration is a good place to start. Go in manually, and write the settings down to use as a reference point, and while listening to a movie with a good sound track make adjustments that inhance the sounds coming out too your preferences. Because of listening distances from the YSP, the distances of the wall behind your listing area, room accoustics, and just your personal preferences to sound coloration it's almost impossible to give you a basic setting to start from. Let the YSP- 5600 give you that information, and go from there. [ Ronn Sep 09, 2017 ]
The 5600 offers excellent performance and convincing surround sound effects. It has several different playback modes; in addition to the Cinema DSP 3D, the speakers offers: Movie Soundfields: Spectacle, Sci-Fi, & Adventure Entertainment Soundfields: Sports, Talk Show, Drama, & Game Music Soundfields: Music Video, Concert, & Jazz Club The 5600 also offers the Dolby Atmos decoding and built-in drivers for producing the overhead Atmos effects. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the speaker's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan Jul 12, 2017 ] Staff
Not sure how to compare to previous models, but very pleased with the surround sound on this unit. I would highly recommend adding a sub woofer and you should be please with the sound. I especially like the sound of the "spoken word" as it is very clear. [ HAROLD C Jul 06, 2017 ]
Anything can be done; however, it was not designed to be mounted from the top and it is quite heavy. You also need to ensure you do not entirely block the top of the unit given the sound beams project upward and bounce off the sealing. [ Ronald Mar 18, 2017 ]
I'm sorry but I am not sure. I placed the 5600 on a shelf under the TV in a custom cabinet. [ HAROLD C Mar 17, 2017 ]
Put it on a stand [ Russell Mar 17, 2017 ]
I'm sorry, just don't know. [ HAROLD C Jan 26, 2017 ]
Nope. You can Bluetooth to an external speaker. [ Russell Jan 25, 2017 ]
I went with the Klipsch R-12sw Sounds great. [ Steve Dec 31, 2016 ]
We purchased the Polk PSW 110 and it works very well. [ HAROLD C Dec 22, 2016 ]
Martin and Logan [ Russell Dec 21, 2016 ]
I used the wireless subwoofer kit by Yamaha. It works great! Search for Yamaha SWK-W16. [ Robert Dec 21, 2016 ]
Feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Jeff Jun 09, 2016 ] Staff
Yes, we have watched several 3D blue-rays with great sound. [ HAROLD C Jun 03, 2016 ]
While it does pass 4K, it does not pass HDR. Keep that in mind. [ aron Jun 03, 2016 ]
Yup [ Russell Jun 03, 2016 ]
Goes up to 100 but, I believe there is a configuration setting which lets you limit it [ Ronald Mar 30, 2016 ]
Max volume is 100. [ REGAN Mar 29, 2016 ]
I a not exactly sure what you mean by "70" but it is loud enough for me. [ Seth Mar 29, 2016 ]
This soundbar is great, but it is not intended to used on how you want to use it. It will not work well with your receiver as it is itself a receiver. It is not designed for straight (center channel) sound. You will be better off selecting a new speaker for your needs. That being said this sounbar is the best I ever heard and an amazing stand-alone system. [ James Mar 07, 2016 ]
Yes, with the sound bar no receiver is needed. There is no need for front speakers. If a sub-woofer is added believe me you will have all the sound you can handle. [ James Mar 07, 2016 ]
I just purchased this unit a month ago. I must say it is impressive, but I have vaulted ceilings so haven't yet been blown away by its capabilities. I will say it is a powerful, stand alone unit that will replace a sound bar very nicely. It may work in conjunction with another audio setup(receiver thru another digital output on tv) but I haven't tried. Coupling it wirelessly with my Klipsch sub was more than enough. I hope that helps. [ Don Mar 07, 2016 ]
Stand alone. I has its own receiver and amp. Not a pass thru capability. Look at the DT Mythos line but it's not Atmos capable. [ Russell Mar 07, 2016 ]
This sound bar contains an amplifier and several speakers, firing in all directions. It, when coupled with a subwoofer, is meant to be a standalone system. You could connect your receiver via optical or hdmi, but I don't think this would be an effective replacement for a portion of a larger system. [ Jeffrey Mar 07, 2016 ]
Absolutely. If you do not have a shelf above the TV, you can use Yamaha's SPM-K30 bracket to secure it to the wall above your TV: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022SPMK30/item.html You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the speaker's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Jan 28, 2016 ] Staff
The subwoofer from your YSP-4300 system is not compatible with any other powered speaker model. The 5600 features it own built-in subwoofer but also offers a subwoofer audio output and the option to add their SWK-W16 to connect a subwoofer wirelessly: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022SWKW16/Yamaha-SWK-W16.html?tp=2051 I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Jan 25, 2016 ] Staff
The YSP-5600 can be wall-mounted using an optional Yamaha wall bracket which is sold separately. Here's a link to the Yamaha wall mount kit on our website: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_022SPMK30/Yamaha-SPM-K30-Wall-Mount-Bracket.html?tp=586 My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry Jan 20, 2016 ] Staff
Powered sound bar with 4K video passthrough, Dolby Atmos®, and MusicCast
Powered sound bar with MusicCast and 4K/HDR video passthrough
Powered sound bar with 4K/HDR video passthrough, Dolby Atmos®, and Chromecast built-in for audio