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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Yamaha YSP 800 and YSP 1000 Digital Sound Projectors

Yamaha Electronics Corporation continues to lead the evolution of the digital home theater, and adds two new components to its revolutionary Digital Sound Projector™ line: the YSP-1000 and YSP-800.

Worthy successors to the highly acclaimed YSP-1, which created a new home theater category, the YSP-1000 and YSP-800 provide true multi-channel surround sound that eliminates the need for multiple speakers and messy cables.

Slim and compact, these surround sound components are the perfect complement to a variety TVs and video monitors.

Yamaha’s first digital sound projector, the innovative YSP-1, was a true audio breakthrough, offering a more convenient way to achieve multi-channel surround sound.

The YSP-1000 and YSP-800 employ the same Digital Sound Projector™ technology as the YSP-1 and have been upgraded in both sound quality and functionality.

The Digital Sound Projectors include a delay-controlled digital amplifier for each driver, to create “beams” of sound that are precisely aimed for optimum surround sound effect.

These focused beams produce direct and reflected sound waves that provide true multi-channel surround sound, as well as stereo and three-channel sound. The YSP-1000’s 40 sound beam drivers are each powered by their own digital amplifiers.

Both the YSP-1000 and YSP-800 incorporate an Automated System Calibration that adjusts the beams of sound, and Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) technologies optimize the sound performance of any room. YPAO, which is also featured in Yamaha’s high-end receivers, plays a key role in configuring the system.

This technology completely simplifies the home theater set-up process by automatically analyzing room acoustics and finding the best beam angle by channel at the listening position, all at the touch of a button.

The entire process takes less than three minutes––and with YPAO, the user can be assured of a “professionally calibrated” surround sound system. Manual setup is still possible with a Digital Sound Projector.

The Yamaha Digital Sound Projector’s elegant design is an ideal match for any type of display, including flat panel displays, rear-projection TVs and conventional CRT TVs.

The YSP-1000 is a perfect match with a 42” wide display, whereas the YSP-800 is designed as a more compact version to function with smaller size displays.

The components can be wall-mounted by using the optional bracket to save space and complement the room, or can be placed nicely in or on top of an AV rack or TV rack. Naturally, as a single unit, additional speakers and wiring are not necessary.

As a result, both Digital Sound Projectors are an excellent solution for video enthusiasts who opt to build home theater systems around large flat-screen TVs and desire a neat, uncluttered, unobtrusive system to match the interior of a room.

This single component was designed to appeal to a variety of users, including first-time home theater system buyers.

The Digital Sound Projectors are fully compatible with the latest Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Neo: 6 surround sound formats, and include three CINEMA DSP category surround sound programs, Movie, Music and Sports.

Even normal stereo sources such as TV programs can be enjoyed through multi-channel environment with more realistic sounds.

In addition, both components include “Target Beam Mode,” which focuses one sweet spot for best listening anywhere in the room; Night Listening Enhancer with Cinema and Music modes; TV Equal Volume mode to prevent sudden bursts of loud sound when watching TV; TruBass; and preset remote controls.

The YSP-1000 provides two component video inputs and three composite video inputs, and provides custom installation features such as IR pass through, IR in, and an RS-232C terminal for custom control integration.

Both the YSP-1000 and YSP-800 are available in silver and black versions to match the latest video display cosmetics. Wall mounting brackets are also available (SPM-K1 for YSP-1000, SPM-K8 for YSP-800) for each component.

The YSP-1000 (MSRP $1699.95) will be available in late 2005 and The YSP-800 (MSRP $899.95) is currently shipping.

For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9105; e-mail; or visit .

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