Yamaha YSP-2700, analysis of this 7.1 soundbar with MusicCast

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Yamaha put the YSP-2700 sound bar on sale in September last year , a powerful sound projector capable of 7.1 surround sound . More than a sound bar, we have before us a sound system compatible with high definition audio formats, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio , as well as the company's MusicCast wireless music system . A high-end sound bar perfect to complement our brand new TV without filling the room with speakers. We are going to analyze in depth all the characteristics of the Yamaha YSP-2700 soundbar .

Sleek and discreet design

The Yamaha YSP-2700 sound projector offers a very elegant design, without elements that stand out from the whole. We have a slightly deeper soundbar than usual, due to the complex speaker system that it hides inside, as we will see later. The central unit is made of very rigid aluminum. The top cover is a thick aluminum panel with a ribbed finish for a stylish look. The central unit is only 51 millimeters high, allowing it to be placed in front of most televisions without covering the screen. The full dimensions of the sound bar  Yamaha YSP-2700 are  94.4 x 5.1 x 15.4 cm , with a weight of 4 kg .

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The subwoofer has a simple design to blend into any environment or décor. Being wireless , we will have powerful and high quality bass with the ease of being able to install it anywhere in the room. The subwoofer has dimensions of  29.5 x 29.7 x 30.7 cm , with a weight of 9.1 kg .

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7.1 surround sound

But a good design would be useless if the sound provided by the system is not good. The YSP-2700 soundbar  is equipped with 16 sets of high quality 2.8 cm speakers that create sound beams. The optimized position of the speaker assemblies allows the reflection properties of the beams to be enhanced to maximize sound quality. These sound beams are created by combining the many speaker arrays of the sound projector through digital signal processing. The system reflects them off the walls of the room to reproduce a natural 7.1 channel surround effect, with the sound coming from the left and right and even from the back. The listening area is expanded and you can enjoy powerful and natural sound, impossible to obtain with virtual surround systems.

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To optimize the listening environment, the Yamaha YSP-2700 incorporates the company's IntelliBeam room acoustics calibration system . It is a fully automatic system, all the user has to do is press a few buttons and follow the instructions on the screen. The system measures the acoustic properties of the room, such as the size, shape, and materials of the walls, and then adjusts the beam angle, focal lengths, volume, and other audio parameters. The result is optimized sound, adapted to the listening position, for rooms of any size and shape.

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On the other hand, the system includes the Yamaha Cinema DSP programs , which are based on data from real sound fields measured in concert halls, jazz clubs, live performance venues and movie theaters. We can choose between 10 different sound programs to try to reproduce a wider and more realistic sound.

The system is capable of decoding the most current HD audio signals, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio , as well as the most common Dolby Digital and DTS .

Great connectivity with and without cables

Sound bars often have very limited connectivity. This is not the case with the Yamaha YSP-2700 . It is equipped with three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, and offers support for 4K / 60p video pass-through , HDR , 3D  and HDCP 2.2 digital copy protection technology . We also have an optical digital connection , a coaxial digital connection , an analog input and an Ethernet connection .

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In addition to the physical connections, the  Yamaha YSP-2700 soundbar also offers great wireless connectivity. The device is compatible with Yamaha's MusicCast technology . With this technology it is possible to stream digital music from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in the house. It also allows you to share music from external devices such as a TV or a Blu-ray player connected to the YSP-2700 . It also enables streaming audio content from Bluetooth smartphones and tablets to multi-room MusicCast devices . That is, we can reproduce the sound that the bar receives from any source on any compatible speaker we have.

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In addition to the MusicCast system , the Yamaha YSP-2700 is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to be able to play music sent from any wireless device. The Bluetooth connection will also serve to send the music from the YSP-2700 bar to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. The system is also compatible with Apple's AirPlay technology .

Conclusions and price

As we have commented, we are facing a sound bar that belongs to the high range of this type of device. Although it is not accompanied by satellite speakers, the company claims that its system is capable of providing a 7.1 channel surround system. Its technology is based on the reflection of sound beams on the walls. A system that is supported by a wireless subwoofer.

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In addition to great sound, opting for a high-end soundbar will provide us with some advantages that we will not see in other cheaper models. As we said, the connectivity of this soundbar is really good, something unusual in a lower-priced system. We will also have great wireless connectivity.

In short, a sound bar that will not disappoint users who can afford it. The Yamaha YSP-2700 is available in the market with an approximate price of 1,000 euros .

Yamaha YSP-2700

BrandYamaha
ModelYSP-2700

Design

DimensionsSoundbar: 94.4 x 5.1 x 15.4 centimeters

Subwoofer: 29.5 x 29.7 x 30.7 centimeters

WeightSoundbar: 4 kg

Subwoofer: 9.1 kg

ColorsBlack / silver

Sound 

Power107 W (32 W at the bar + 75 W from subwoofer)
Number of channels7.1
Speakers16 speakers on the soundbar

5-1 / 2 ″ subwoofer

Supported audiosDolby True HD

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital EX

Dolby Pro Logic II

Dolby Pro Logic IIx

DTS-HD Master Audio

DTS-HD High Resolution

DTS

DTS-Neo 6

DTS-ES

DTS 96/24

Supported formatsMP3

WMA

MPEG4 AAC

Apple LossLess

Wav

FLAC

AIFF

Video4K / 60p

HDR

YCbCr = 4: 4: 4

HDCP 2.2

3D

Connectivity 

HDMI3 inputs and 1 output
BluetoothYes
USBNot
Optical soundYes
Analog soundYes
ARCYes
WifiYes
OthersMusicCast

HDMI CEC

Auto Lip-Sync

Airplay

Ethernet

+ info

Release dateAvailable
Manufacturer's websiteYamaha

Price: 1,000 euros