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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sound Bar value today, June 11, 2011
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This review is from: Yamaha YSP2200 132-Watts RMS-Wireless 7.1 Digital Sound Projector(Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
We tried several different models over the years to use in our vacation/retirement home and this is the only one that gave us an excellent surround experience while also being able to handle our music needs. The lack of wires around the house was my wife's #1 priority, and my #2 - my first priority has always been the sound quality and the ability to fill our 19' x 25' great room. You can tailor the overall sound quality through a number of settings.

Having been in the reidential and commercial audio/video industry in the 70s and early 80s in both retail sales and as a manufacturers' rep, I was well aware of the developments in surround sound and have watched it evolve. I more often dealt with recording and sound reinforcement products - the former usually involving small monitors and the latter using large scale multiple speaker arrays and so I tend to lean toward the larger box sound, but this system amazes me. I also sold a large amount of Yamaha pro equipment, including their amplifiers as well as guitars and electronic keyboards. Their products were always among the best and the most reliable.

While I agree placement is important (it is in all systems, don't let the industry hype fool you) I found it worked well in a variety of placement positions as long as you ran the auto setup and then tweaked to your liking.

Please understand that I'm an "early-senior" with a moderate amount of hearing loss from the aging process, and more importantly from a number of years in working in high sound pressure environments for extended periods of time (in the sound rooms and on stage). I no longer consider myself a critical listener (I don't listen to "the sound" anymore - I listen to the content) so what I hear may not apply to your needs, but I believe this product to be an exceptional value sound bar.
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Initial post: Oct 2, 2012 3:21:05 PM PDT
Dravid says:
How does this compare to:
Yamaha YHT-S401BL Front Surround Home Theater SystemYamaha YHT-S401BL Front Surround Home Theater System

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 2:03:48 PM PST
Did you find improved voice intelligibility compared with regular (ie poor) TV sound?

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 4:41:31 AM PST
doltdolt says:
Great review and very helpful. I am an early senior too.
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