5 star review for MusicCast Soundbar
Yamaha’s MusicCast YSP-2700 surround soundbar has just received a 5 star award in the latest What Hi-Fi magazine, the 40th year anniversary issue 2016. The review talks about the exceptional dynamics and quality from a single bar at the front of your room, bouncing beams around the room to give you surround sound. Not only is it geared for movies but also for music and enjoying your favourite content – no matter what it is. With a whole host of handy features like Clear Voice, Auto Calibration, multi-room with MusicCast and different CinemaDSP modes to suit your content – it’s a soundbar with incredible added value!
Amazing Real 7.1-ch Surround Sound by Digital Surround Projector Technology
YSP-2700 creates beams of sound by combining the sound projector’s many speaker groups via digital signal processing and reflects them off the walls of the room, actually reproducing a realistic 7.1channel surround effect with the sound coming from the left and right and even from the rear. The listening area is expanded so you enjoy an extremely powerful, natural sense of presence unobtainable with virtual surround methods.
Overwhelming Realism with 16 speakers
The front unit of the YSP-2700 is equipped with 16 2.8 cm high sound quality array speakers which create beams of sound. It optimises the layout of its array speakers, boosting the reflection properties of the beams to maximise sound quality.
The Beauty and Elegance of High Quality Materials
Sleek, Sophisticated Appearance
With a height of only 51 mm, the slim-design centre unit can be placed in front of a TV without blocking the picture.The high-class minimalist design and aluminium chassis will definitely add a sophisticated appearance to your interior decor.
Wireless Subwoofer for Flexible Placement
The subwoofer eliminates the need to connect cables, so setup and placement are faster and easier.
This is a convenient subwoofer that delivers powerful, high quality bass sound.
MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, Hi-Fi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.
Enjoy All Your Music Sources
MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or BD player connected to the YSP-2700. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.
Control App for Easy Operations
The MusicCast Controller app can be used with a single MusicCast product or with multiple MusicCast products. The app features a beautifully designed display, which you can customise to your taste. Operation requires simply tapping the display, making it extremely easy to enjoy the music you want to hear. In addition, by using the YSP-2700 Beam setting or surround adjustments, you can perform detailed sound adjustment.
This app puts control of your home listening experience in the palm of your hand. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play.
Professional-Grade Acoustic Calibration
Yamaha’s IntelliBeam™ room acoustics calibration system automatically set the perfect listening environment. All the user has to do is push a few buttons while following the on-screen instructions. The system measures the room’s acoustic properties such as size, shape and wall material, then adjusts the beam angles, focal lengths, volume and other audio parameters. The result is precise sound optimisation matched to the listening position, for any size and shape room.
Reproducing the Ambience of a Concert Hall, Live House and Theatre in Your Living Room
YAMAHA CINEMA DSP programmes are based on actual sound field data, measured in famous concert halls, jazz clubs, live performance venues and theatres. The result is an amazingly spacious and realistic sound field experience for enjoying music and viewing movies in your living room. The YSP-2700 features 10 different sound programmes for selection.
Stream via Bluetooth® or AirPlay®
You can hear all the music sources from your smartphone via wireless Bluetooth® or AirPlay® connection.
You can play music from music apps, radio apps, or YouTube™-type video hosting services.
Bluetooth Output for Convenient Music Streaming
The YSP-2700 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the YSP-2700 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.
Compressed Music Enhancer
The Compressed Music Enhancer restores frequency response lost during digital compression, so your music sounds the way it should.
It is optimised for any compressed content, for vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback. The function can be switched on and off via the remote control, according to the input source.
HD Audio Decoding
The YSP-2700 decodes HD Audio signals to ensure that you hear the best possible sound from Blu-ray Disc players, as well as from other digital sources.
HDMI® Terminals with 4K Ultra HD Support
With an advanced energy saving design, this product achieves a low power consumption of not more than two watts when in Network Standby mode.