Sunday, November 9, 2008

Yamaha YSP-1 Review Roundup

Yamaha YSP-1 is a perfect solution to get surround sound (although virtual) without having 5 or more speakers and all the wires associated with them. YSP-1 has been around for a while now and there are plenty of reviews on the net. For those who are making a decision on building or upgrading their home theater and are looking for a simple solution this loudspeaker definitely must be considered looking into. Also, note that Yamaha is planning on a release of a new version of YSP-1 - YSP-1000. There will also be a lower-end model, YSP-800, you might find interesting.

Here you go:

Overall, everyone is positive about the concept and the design. Price of the speaker is on the high side and the setup will still require a purchase of a subwoofer to cover the full frequency. The good about the product is that it also acts as a receiver and includes decoders for most major formats, so you can just plug in the optical cable and rest will be taken care of. The bad part is that unit does not deliver the quality of what can full blown home theater 5 speaker setup provide. But that is the tradeoff for having a single piece and I do not consider it as a stop show.
If you are in the market and do not find YSP-1 a solution to your problem, wait for YSP-1000 since it is promised to have a better sound quality.