In a flat panel world, more and more of our customers are opting for soundbars as their TV audio solution. Fortunately they’ve been getting better and better (many of the early examples were less than impressive), and the new YSP-5600 BSW soundbar from Yamaha is one of the best we’ve heard.
With 46 speakers on board and an external subwoofer, it uses Yamaha’s digital processing prowess to deliver a phenomenally convincing surround experience. It packs 7.1 channels of Dolby Atmos and DTS surround sound and uses directional speakers and you room’s reflective surfaces for the closest thing to ‘real’ surround sound you can get without a room full of speakers.
It’s more than just a TV audio device though. It has Spotify, Pandora and vTuner on board for music. And it features Apple AirPlay along with Yamaha’s MusicCast and Bluetooth for wireless music enjoyment.
The YSP5600 includes the YST-RSW300B subwoofer for deep, extended bass.
Price and availability
The YSP-5600 BSW (including subwoofer) is available now. Recommended retail price is $2,499.