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Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector

Powered sound bar with MusicCast and 4K/HDR video passthrough

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Yamaha's Digital Sound Projectors have long impressed us. Their clever beam drivers bounce sound off the walls in your TV room to make it seem like there are speakers where there are not. And the YSP-2700 sound bar offers Yamaha's best simulated 7.1 surround sound yet. This compact, easy-to-setup bar and subwoofer system pulls you deeper into your shows and movies with enveloping soundtracks and effects.

Yamaha YSP-2700 in room setting

The Yamaha YSP-2700 uses 16 beam drivers to project room-filling surround sound effects.

Dazzling surround effects make binge-watching better

Yamaha's Digital Sound Projectors have long impressed us. Their clever beam drivers bounce sound off the walls in your TV room to make it seem like there are speakers where there are not. And the YSP-2700 sound bar offers Yamaha's best simulated 7.1 surround sound yet. This compact, easy-to-setup bar and subwoofer system pulls you deeper into your shows and movies with enveloping soundtracks and effects.

As for music? Yamaha's cool and intuitive MusicCast streaming technology is built-in. This app-based wireles system puts your entire library of digital tunes at your fingertips and offers flexible options for expanding into multiple rooms. 

Powerful, personalized sound

Yamaha goes to great lengths to create the sensation that sound is coming at you from all directions. Settings for the YSP-2700's 16 directional beam drivers can be tailored to your room and seating position. And the included subwoofer connects to the sound bar wirelessly, so you can place it just about anywhere in your room for deep, punchy bass. (Just remember, the sub needs AC power.)

MusicCast's state-of-the-art app

MusicCast lets you play your music library wirelessly through the YSP-2700's powerful drivers, or through MusicCast speakers in other rooms. It all starts with the free app, available for Apple® and Android™. It's my favorite multi-room app at the moment, thanks to its intuitive layout and “current” feel. User-friendly graphics make it easy to select rooms, pick music services, and adjust volume. You can even substitute your own images to make the menu more personal. 

Send or receive Bluetooth

Built-in two-way Bluetooth lets you stream audio from any app onyour phone through the MusicCast system. You can also send audio from the sound bar to other Bluetooth-enabled audio players, like wireless headphones — convenient for late night movies or football games. 

Product Highlights:

    Sound bar:
    • low-profile, 2"-tall design fits under the screen of most pedestal-mounted TVs
    • Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector technology uses wide dispersion and wall reflections to create lifelike, 7.1-channel sound
    • connects to your Wi-Fi network and Yamaha's MusicCast wireless whole home music system
    • built-in amplifiers: 2 watts x 16
    • features sixteen 1-1/8" beam drivers
      • adjust the beam speaker settings with the remote to ensure realistic surround effects tailored to your room
    • bass reflex (ported) cabinet for enhanced low-frequency response
    • Dolby Digital® and DTS® decoding
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
    • Dialogue Lift for clearer, louder dialogue with movies and shows
    • wall-mountable (hardware not included)
    • includes remote control with independent subwoofer volume
    • 37-1/8"W x 2"H x 6"D (with antenna down)
    • weight: 8.7 lbs.
    • 5-1/2" cone woofer
    • syncs wirelessly with sound bar
    • 75-watt (RMS) built-in amplifier
    • 11-5/8"W x 11-3/4"H x 12-1/8"D
    • weight: 20 lbs.
    MusicCast wireless multi-room music system:
    • connects to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music listening
    • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
      • also sends audio wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones
    • free MusicCast app lets you control music playback with your Apple or Android device
    • support for online music services, including Spotify®, Pandora, SiriusXM®, and thousands of free internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
    • connects wirelessly to other Yamaha speakers and receivers with MusicCast
      • play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
    • plays MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF files
    • supports high-res playback for PCM-based files up to 24-bit/192kHz
    • built-in music enhancer for smoothing out the sound of over-compressed MP3 files
    • Apple AirPlay® for streaming from compatible Apple devices and computers running iTunes®
    • DLNA support for streaming music from compatible networked computers and NAS drives
    • supports 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz)
    Connections and General Info:
    • HDMI switching: 3 in, 1 out
      • HDCP 2.2 copy-protection compatibility for compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
    • 1 minijack analog input
    • subwoofer output for adding your own powered subwoofer (included subwoofer connects wirelessly)
    • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • Active soundbar speaker (YSP-CU2700)
    • Wireless powered sub (NS-WSW121)
    • Remote control (FSR147)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • 5' Optical digital cable
    • IntelliBeam microphone (w/ attached 19.5' cord)
    • Cardboard mic stand
    • 2 Soundbar stands
    • 2 Spacers
    • 3 Self-adhesive pads
    • Two M4x22mm screws (lock-/flat-washers attached)
    • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • MusicCast Setup Guide
    • Warranty Information
    • Online Product Registration
    • MusicCast brochure
    • Wall-mount template

    Sound is Outstanding. 5 Stars all the way!

    Gary, Kingston Spgs, TN


    Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (25 Reviews)

    Unobtrusive, great sound.

    Lenny from Parker, CO on 8/2/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this soundbar - it has a very low profile and is perfect for my bedroom TV. It might be my room accoustics (high ceiling and curtains along one wall) but I don't notice a strong surround sound effect. Still, it sounds great and is unobtrusive. I dropped a star only because the sound lacks the warmth I have come to expect from Yamaha. I have tried turning the volume up on the subwoofer, but the crossover seems to be fixed and it just gets boomy with the sub turned up.

    Pros: Great sound except lacks warmth. Very unobtrusive.

    Cons: Lacks trademark Yamaha warmth. Surround sound effect is not that noticeable in my room.

    tin can sound

    Mike from Parkton, MD on 7/7/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    How disappointing. This system has zero power; zero depth. The sound may as well be coming from a tin can. It's really just awful.



    Crutchfield response on 7/9/2018 Mike contacted our Customer Support team and exchanged for another system. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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    Glenn from Argyle, TX on 7/6/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Yamaha YSP-2700 was a perfect fit on our fireplace mantel. The wireless subwoofer was placed across the room in the dining room and works great even at a 40 foot distance. The sound is crystal clear and doesn't distort at high volume. Would definitely recommend this speaker system and Yamaha quality.

    Pros: High quality, great sound

    Cons: Pricey

    Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector

    Crutchfield customer from Bloomfield, IN on 7/5/2018

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    Absolutely love this soundbar. Very impressed with Yamaha's Sound Projector Technology. I feel true surround sound from the way it can use your rooms acoustics.



    Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector

    Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 7/1/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice aesthetically streamlined sound system for every day television and movies. Music can be easily streamed via a cell phone, WiFi connection, and the Yamaha app. Sound quality is okay, but lacking some of the mid to mid-low frequencies that can add depth and fill out the range. However, given the size of the 16 tiny speakers, I can't complain too much.



    Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector

    Gary from Kingston Spgs, TN on 6/3/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sound is Outstanding. 5 Stars all the way!

    Pros: Crystal clear sound bar and Sub is very deep

    Cons: Little Pricey

    Full Sound

    Nick from Medina, OH on 4/22/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Liked the speaker but really fell in love with it after watching Baby Driver what a sound! Be warned if you mount on the wall be sure to use low profile HDMI cables or it will not mount correctly.

    Pros: Intelligent sound sound setup works great.

    Cons: Wall Mounting impossible without low profile HDMI cables.

    You Can't Improve on Perfection

    Jim from Oakland, ME on 4/5/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent, phenomenal sound throughout the room; compact, sturdy design; adaptable for use with iPhone applications; and Crutchfield has been very helpful with explaining setup and features of the unit.

    Pros: Phenomenal sound quality; compact design; and excellent Crutchfield customer service.

    Cons: Price

    Met all expectations and then some!

    Jim from Palm Harbor, FL on 1/30/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The YSP-2700 met all of my expectations and the support staff exceeded my expectations living up to the Crutchfield Mission of Superb Customer Service

    Pros: the unit and the entire customer experience!

    Cons: None!

    Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector

    Michael from West Peoria, IL on 1/29/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works well with a vaulted ceiling.

    Pros: Easy setup.

    Cons: None

    Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector

    thomas from Sauk Rapids, MN on 11/27/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very nice and powerful unit

    Pros: powerful speakers


    Great quality!

    William from Virginia Bch, VA on 11/27/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been a home theater guy for 15 years and I was a little skeptable to buy a soundbar. I called Crutchfield and was recommended the ysp-2700 because it had good sound and very few returns. The sound isn't as good as a receiver, speaker setup but I didn't expect it to be. I have it in my bedroom, which is a good location for this unit because the sound can bounce off all four walls. The surround sound effect is excellent, almost as good as my receiver/speaker setup. The tenor is a little tinny sounding, but I expected that with the speakers being so small. The bass is adequate for the size of the room. All in all, I am very satisfied. Setup was easy and everything on the unit works as is it supposed to. Great quality! I am glad I bought this unit and thank Crutchfield for their advice.

    Pros: Easy setup, everything works. Surround sound effect is as if I had rear speakers.

    Cons: Tenor is a little tinny.

    Powerful sound system

    Edward from New Bern, NC on 11/26/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Incredible sound system....replaced a Bose Cinemate GS and was a significant improvement. It is used a home theater system in a small space (40' motor yacht) so real estate is at a premium and the listening area is not square. This system programs to compensate for odd acoustics and does a tremendous job...really appreciate the ability to control the sub woofer via the remote as well as overall volume. This was a great suggestion from Crutchfield...wouldn't have looked into this on my own. Extremely pleased with this product...worth the price.

    Pros: Small footprint, adapts to room acoustics, clear dialogue track, ability to chose between stereo and surround sound

    Cons: None

    Everything one needs for inconspicuous great sound

    David from East Aurora, NY on 9/29/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have this paired with a Sony XBR65X930D 65" 4K Smart LED TV, also purchased at Crutchfield, and while it is everything I hoped it would be, the one thing I never considered, which this unit has, would have likely forced me to otherwise return it: it is only 2" tall with the wireless net antenna folded horizontally, as mine is. This is important because the Sony's sensors and bottom of display are only about 2 1/2" from the table I have it on (using the supplied stand). Many soundbars are not this low, so make sure, if you're considering purchasing a new TV to put on its stand and place on a table, how close to the table the display and/or sensors are, because you may be limiting your choice of soundbars - luckily this one is aurally fine in any way I can think of, but I can see the whole screen and don't have to go through all sorts of contortions to use the TV remote! Also, a good wireless router like the Linksys EA9500 (Crutchfield has some equivalents) will always be helpful when trying to punch a signal around a two-story home, although the YSP does have an ethernet port.

    Pros: Only about 2" high, very important with newest TV's.

    Cons: A little tricky traversing the YSP's remote at first, but after using the remote to help with the initial updates, it was no big deal.

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    Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 9/14/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Small size and jaw-dropping signal processing. Location of unit is asymmetrical to room, yet I still get an audio experience beyond my expectations. I have wonderful, delightful, extraordinary sound!



    Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector

    Crutchfield customer from Bremerton, WA on 9/12/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I did try to pair the bar with wx-010 yamaha speakers to use as surround sound, but this bar is ment to be a stand alone. So far its been good. There are alot of things that can be adjusted.



    Better sound bar but

    Conrad from Douglasville, GA on 7/20/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had the YSP 2200 but it was taken out by a lightning strike. Couldn't find a comparable unit with the 3 hdmi inputs and low profile. Had several issues that I resolved. The subwoofer being much larger than the previous wouldn't fit in cabinet. After several failed attempts hid it behind tv in cabinet. Still trying to resolve issue of blocking tv infrared Since it does not have IR pass through I have to raise the remote up high. Or move the unit way in front of the tv. Why take away something that works. Also experiencing lip sync issues that I never had before? Sound is awesome and the options are more noticeable. Yamaha simplified the settings but took away some of our choices. Like naming the inputs.

    Pros: Simpler remote control means less choices Great sound Better subwoofer

    Cons: No IR pass through Larger subwoofer footprint Can't watch video when using Bluetooth for music cast

    Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector

    Andy from Greensboro, NC on 6/16/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall this is great product with easy set up. It has good sound with movies via surround and functions well when used to play music. Easy to customize the sound of the unit to desired taste. Musiccast is a huge bonus and has functioned flawlessly since set up. Pricey it is, but get what you pay for.



    Compliments my 4K player and OLED TV

    John from Tucson, AZ on 3/20/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome product, love it so far. Easy set up, needed something to go with my LG OLED and Sony Ultra 4K player with its HDR pass through.... Sounds amazing in my small bedroom, excellent soundstage.....

    Pros: Set up, soundstage

    Cons: None so far

    Awesome theater presence in a soundable

    Larry from Albuquerque, NM on 3/17/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sound stage, very clear and crisp sound and voices. Had previously tried a big box store soundbar that was just a better speaker but not a theater experience. This produces a very good theater experience without the hassle of extra speakers, wiring and a receiver.

    Pros: Relatively simple setup Great sound stage and theater sound

    Cons: Expensive

    Just like being in the theater.

    DENNIS J from Castle Rock, CO on 1/31/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    At first I thought I had made a big mistake buying this soundbar. Then, I decided that before sending it back, I should actually read the set-up portion of the manual instead of just brushing through it. Eurika!! I now love this unit. The major attraction, of course, is the surround sound. This unit produces very crisp clear sound and the surround feature is just subtle enough to give it a very natural feeling. Yes, the set-up takes a few minutes but once you've got it all done you have a unit that you want want to show off to your friends.

    Pros: Very full,clear sound. The subtle surround feature .

    Cons: Not the cheapest unit on the market.

    Pretty Solid

    Mystery from Massapequa, NY on 1/26/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty good so far. Have a huge open concept room which I know isn't ideal for this product but we didn't want 7 speakers around the room. The sound is very impressive - tested with basic tv and numerous 4k movies via Netflix/HBO/integrated apps from within my 2016 smart Samsung 4k 65 inch tv. I like this for what it is (it's not the same as real surround sound but it's VERY nice and clear sound).. the simulated surround sound definitely works - captain America etc (very nice).. the cons are really poor integration with my Samsung smart TV apps. If you lose power the settings are basically forgotten meaning you have to train it again to remember to pass video and sound through each input. Also I've had to reprogram my Samsung remote like 4 times now . I don't know if I'm keeping this product or not - I really like it and want to keep it but firmware appears super buggy. Maybe I'll wait a bit longer because the sound blows away anythig you'll experience from a basic TV sound. Great product overall but the bugs in the smart tv interface are while this is getting 4 stars

    Pros: Very Clear Sound sound Impressive simulated surround even in open concept room Lots of Options. Like seriously a ton of settings. 4K pass thru is why I got this. It works (1 HDMI from TV to sound bar wih ARC, another HDMI for soundboard to cable box. 2 extra slot slots open! Will use for UHD player shortly and still have 1 left over. Actual 7.1 simulated surround. A lot of speakers Cool that it had a MIC for tuning to your room and you can save 3 presets (blinds open/closed etc

    Cons: Poor interaction with 2016 smart TV. Sound bar forgets settings switching between cable box and Netflix integrated app. Sometimes I hear sound and see no picture . I've had to re set it up multiple times. Bass is "ok"

    Great sound

    Gene from Salem on 12/10/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a Yamaha 7.1 home theater 9 months old, we were getting a new OLED TV so we decided to go with a new Yamaha sound bar and eliminate the home theater and all the speakers in the house. This was the best decision we did what a sound this unit works great, being our first sound bar that I looked at we are glad to clean up around the TV and walls

    Pros: Great sound and easy setup

    Cons: A little pricey.

    Compact Bar Great sound

    Lucy and James from Riverview, FL on 11/3/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this as a second choice. First purchase was the Samsung K950 (another review), didn't work out so I selected this one for the 4K video compatibility and it does HDR.. Doesn't do Atmos, which I really wanted, but the YSP-5600 is too expensive and limited on what it does. Smaller watts than I wanted but actually surprised me on the sound output. The virtual sound is really set to a square or closed off room. I have a weird Living room so I don't really get the full surround sound effect, but I will remedy that later by adding some rear wireless satellite speakers. All In all I am pleased. It is compact and sits well below my fireplace mounted TV.

    Pros: Great sound Hooked up as per instructions very easy set up

    Cons: For the Price, It should include wall mount Definitely room schematic sensitive

    Stunning Sound Quality!

    Bart from Lincoln, NE on 10/13/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I will be the first to say I have never been a fan of sound bars and everyone I have ever heard has been fair at best in sound quality. I needed something for my bedroom as I just moved my 70" Sony LCD to my bedroom and replaced my living room with upgraded equipment. I took a shot on this sound bar being that I wasn't too thrilled about running wires in my room and the audio quality from any flat screen TV is just....well sad. This piece of equipment is absolutely amazing! I has a feature when you are doing the setup called Intellibeam which uses a mic to similar to what other receivers do for listening position. I kid you not, when watching a movie I can hear the sounds behind as a true 7.1 setup would do. The clarity is outstanding and if you are a Spotify fan like I am, you will be impressed. Music sound quality is also outstanding. It has 3 HDMI inputs with ARC which was a must for me. It also auto powers on and off when it receives or stops receiving an HDMI signal. The icing on the cake is the wireless subwoofer. It pairs automatically and did not have any hoops to jump through. This isn't the most detailed review but I am simply going off of what my ears are hearing as I am very picky when it comes to sound quality. Definitely recommend the purchase and as much as I hate to say it, the price tag is worth the sound quality this puppy delivers.

    Pros: Sound quality, design, easy setup, 3 HDMI with ARC, 2.2 DHCP (4K ready), truely sounds like a 7.1 system

    Cons: None so far!


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    Features and Specs

    Enclosure Sealed(spkr)/Ported(sub)
    Design Bar
    Pieces in System 2
    Color Black
    Tweeter None
    Midrange 1.125" (16)
    Woofer None
    Separate Subwoofer Yes
    Subwoofer Driver 5.25"
    Surround Sound Decoding 7.1-channel
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS:X No
    Dialogue Enhancement Yes
    Auto Volume No
    4K Video Compatible Yes
    HDR Video Compatible HDR10
    Audio Return Channel Yes
    Remote IR Passthrough No
    Works with TV Remote (IR) No
    Voice Control Alexa optional
    Apple AirPlay Y
    Control by App Apple iOS, Android
    Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Wall-mountable Yes
    Mounting Bracket Included Optional
    Surface Mount Stand Included Yes
    Speaker Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Speaker Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Amplifier Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Amplifier Labor Warranty 2 Years
    System Frequency Response 40-22k Hz
    Powered System Yes
    Sound Bar RMS Power 27.2
    Subwoofer RMS Power 75
    Inputs and Outputs
    Mini Stereo Audio Inputs None
    RCA Stereo Audio Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs 1
    HDMI Inputs 3
    HDMI Outputs 1
    USB Port No
    Subwoofer Output 1
    Sound Bar (inches) 2-3/16H x 37-3/16W x 6D
    Sound Bar Weight 8.7 lbs
    Subwoofer (inches) 11-11/16H x 11-5/8W x 12-1/8D
    Subwoofer Weight 20 lbs

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    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Wireless Multiroom Audio
    Remote & Convenience Features
    Mounting Options

    Audio Section

    Digital Sound Projector: While typical sound bars offer only "virtual surround", the YSP-2700 is equipped with a 16-speaker array powered by sixteen 2 watt digital amplifiers and Yamaha's exclusive Digital Sound Projector technology to deliver a truer 7.1-channel surround sound experience. The result is an expansive and immersive listening experience that brings your favorite music soundtracks, TV shows, and movies to life.

    • 16 Speaker Array: The YSP-2700 employs a high-performance processor to precisely control the timing of 16 digital amplifiers and 16 speakers, creating controlled "beams" of sound. The sound beams are then aimed, either directly or by reflection off your walls,  to arrive at your ears from discrete, channel-appropriate directions.
    • Rigid Aluminum Enclosure: The digital sound projector's body is made from aluminum with outstanding rigidity for best sound performance, while the aluminum top-panel features a hairline finish to give it an elegant appearance.

    Wireless Powered Sub: The YSP-2700 system includes a wireless powered subwoofer to handle your movie's LFE channel and your music's deep, low bass notes. The wireless powered sub features a front-firing 5.25" woofer in a bass-reflex cabinet with a front-firing power and is powered by a built-in 75W RMS (130W peak) amplifier. The wireless subwoofer can be placed up to 50' away from the digital sound projector (still requires AC power outlet). The digital sound projector also features a mono-RCA sub output if you choose to connect the included powered subwoofer with an optional subwoofer cable (sold separately), instead of wirelessly.

    IntelliBeam Auto Calibration: The exclusive Yamaha IntelliBeam auto calibration system makes setting up your sound bar easy. Using the supplied microphone to measure room acoustics, IntelliBeam automatically sets the best beam angles while optimizing the level and frequency response of each beam. This makes initial setup both extremely simple and acoustically perfect. You can save 3 auto calibration presets for easy recall. Once the Auto Setup is complete, you can fine-tune the Beam Settings.

    • Horizontal Angle: Set the horizontal angle of the listening position relative to the center of the speaker, this adjusts the angle of each beam to best match your listening position.
    • Beam Travel Length: Total travel distance from speaker to reflecting surface to ear for each beam.
    • Focal Length: Distance from the speaker to the focal point of each beam (where the speaker would be if you had five separate speakers).
    • Image Location: This feature adjusts the direction from which the front left and right speakers are heard if they sound unnatural.
    • Channel Out: Specifies the type of output (Beam, Stereo, Mix) from each of digital sound projector's channels.

    Beam Modes: The YSP-2700 digital sound projector lets you choose from 5 different Beam modes - 5ch, 7ch, My Surround, Target Playback, or Stereo.

    • 7Ch Surround: Front Left/Right, Center, Surround Left/Right, & Surround Back Left/Right beams output audio for 7.1ch surround sound that is truly immersive and enveloping.
    • 5ch Surround: Front Left/Right, Center, and Surround Left/Right beams output audio for 5.1ch surround sound that feels like you have speakers all around you.
    • My Surround: Designed for small listening areas or when surround sound effects are unsubstantial due to the listening room conditions.
    • Target Playback: Target playback mode outputs sound beams from a single channel for optimal listening from a specific seated position.
    • Stereo: 2-channel stereo playback without surround processing.

    HD Audio Decoding: The YSP-2700 decodes HD Audio signals to ensure that you hear the best possible sound from Blu-ray Disc players, as well as from all other digital audio sources. It offers HDMI (3 in/1 out), digital (1 optical in/1 coaxial in), and analog (stereo RCA) connectivity. The YSP-2700 supports the following digital audio formats.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express
    Optical/Coaxial 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24


    • Because with many TVs, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray player, Satellite/Cable box, or Game system to the Yamaha digital sound projector directly; and then connect the YSP-2700's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the best overall sound performance.
    • The digital optical output terminals of many flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).

    Matrix Decoders: The Yamaha digital sound projector features Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx  (Movie/Music/Game), and DTS Neo: 6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance two-channel audio formats. The YSP-2700 offers additional Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx parameter adjustments.

    • Panorama: Sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect.
    • Dimension: Adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room.
    • Center Width: Moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers.

    CINEMA DSP: Yamaha's CINEMA DSP Digital programs are based on actual soundfield data, measured in famous concert halls, jazz clubs, live performance venues and theaters. The result is an amazingly spacious and realistic soundfield experience for enjoying music and viewing movies in your living room. The YSP-2700 features 10 different surround programs for movies, music, and other entertainment.

    • Movie Modes: Adventure, Spectacle, & Sci-Fi
    • Music Modes: Music Video, Concert, Jazz Club
    • Entertainment Modes: Sports, Talk Show, Drama, Game

    Audio Enhancements: The YSP-2700 digital sound projector offers a variety of audio settings to enhance your listening experience, no matter your audio source.

    • Clear Voice: Human voices, such as dialog in TV shows and movies, news, and sports commentary are played back with extra clarity. This technology enhances the acoustic characteristics of speech and increases the perceived volume level, while still maintaining the quality of the soundtrack's background sound & effects.
    • Compressed Music Enhancer: The Compressed Music Enhancer restores frequency response lost during digital compression, so your music  sounds the way it should. It is optimized for any compressed content, for vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback. The function can be switched on and off via the remote control, according to the input source.
    • Tone Control: You can adjust the YSP-2700's Bass & Treble to increase or decrease the system's high/low frequency sound.

    Volume Control Settings: The Yamaha YSP-2700 Digital Sound Projector System offers unique volume control settings.

    • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) adjusts the dynamic range in relation to the volume; useful at low volume. The amount of dynamic range compression applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.
    • Channel Level: Adjusts the volume (+/-20) of playback for each channel so that sounds are evenly distributed in their respective directions.
    • Volume Trim: The level (+/-12) of each input can be adjusted so the volume remains the same when switching from one input to another.
    • Turn On Volume: The system's volume can be set to come on at a preset level (1-99) when power is turned on.

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the digital sound projector through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

    Video Section

    HDMI 2.0: The Yamaha YSP-2700 is fitted with three HDMI inputs and one ARC-enabled HDMI output. The HDMI jacks support the latest HDMI 2.0 standards.

    4K/60Hz Pass-Through: The YSP-2700 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output. It will also pass a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signal.

    HDCP 2.2 Compatible: All of the digital sound projector's HDMI inputs and output support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

    4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The YSP-2700's HDMI jacks also support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video): HDR (High Dynamic Range) video provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.

    x.v.Color: The Yamaha YSP-2700 digital sound projector supports x.v.Color, offering a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Deep Color: The YSP-2700 also supports Deep Color which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed. 

    3D Ready: The Yamaha digital sound projector's HDMI connectivity supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.

    Auto Lip-Sync: The digital sound projector automatically adjusts the delay in output timing between video signals and audio signals so they match when you are watching a movie. You can also manually adjust the audio delay between 0 to 500 ms.

    Wireless Multiroom Audio

    MusicCast: The Yamaha YSP-2700 is part of Yamaha's MusicCast multiroom audio eco-system. MusicCast from Yamaha, brings music to every room in your home wirelessly with control provided by a free app on your Apple iOS or Android device. Designed to easily work with your existing home WiFi network, MusicCast offers access to a huge range of audio content. This content includes select online music services, Internet radio, digital music libraries, and Bluetooth audio; as well as connected external sources such as TVs, cable/satellite boxes, Blu-ray/DVD Disc players, and CD/SACD players. MusicCast can even select terrestrial AM/FM radio stations for playback throughout the home when linked to a tuner-enabled MusicCast device (like an AV receiver). MusicCast is enabled on many 2015-up Yamaha components like this digital sound projector, plus their AV receivers, wireless speakers, and other HiFi components.

    Note: Yamaha's new MusicCast system is not compatible with Yamaha's old MusicCAST system.

    Multiroom Audio: Start with the Yamaha YSP-2700 system in your living room or bedroom and add other MusicCast products from Yamaha (like wireless speakers, AV receiver, and HiFi systems ) over time to create a multiroom audio, whole-house experience. Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be connected.

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha MusicCast YSP-2700 supports both WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz) and wired Ethernet (RJ-45) connections, so you can choose to build a wireless or wired network, or a combination of both if desired. Network setup is completed through the free MusicCast app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.

    Note: If you want to install a MusicCast device to a location that is out of range of your wireless router, connect another MusicCast device to the router with a network cable to extend the range ("Extend Mode").

    MusicCast App: The free MusicCast app can be downloaded for Apple (iOS 7.1+) iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android (OS4.1+) smartphones/tablets. The MusicCast app puts control of your whole home listening experience in the palm of your hand from your Apple iOS or Android device. You'll be able to quickly select the room or rooms you want to listen to music in, select the source or sources you want to listen to, browse music content from your music library and online music services or Internet Radio, plus control music playback functions.

    • Rooms: Choose which room or rooms you want to listen to music in. You can select a different source for each room, group certain rooms together for playback of the same source, or link all rooms together so the same source is played back throughout the house.
    • Source Selection: From the app you can select which source or sources you want to listen to; choose from network-connected devices, select online music services, Internet Radio or Bluetooth for the YSP-2700. You can also select from the digital sound projector's HDMI, digital and analog inputs, plus TV audio.
    • Music Browsing: You can browse music libraries from your network-connected devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop. You can also browse music content from select online music services and search Internet Radio stations from the MusicCast app.
    • Playback & Song/Artist Info: From the MusicCast app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device you get Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause, and Previous/Next Track; as well as song/artist information and album art.
    • Favorites: Internet radio stations, content from select online music services, plus playlists and songs from your network-connected device's music library can be saved as "Favorites" for quick recall within the MusicCast app.
    • Sound Settings: From the MusicCast app you can select between CINEMA DSP modes, activate Clear Voice, and turn on the Compressed Music Enhancer.
    • Personalization & Customization: With the app's unique personalization features, you can choose from preloaded room images or change the color of buttons to represent each room in the home, or even take pictures of their own home and assign the images to each button. The content source buttons can also be customized to rename, remove or reorder selections for easier operation.

    High Resolution Audio: The Yamaha YSP-2700 supports true high-resolution audio formats to deliver more accurate reproduction of sonic details. The digital sound projector system is compatible with Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 96kHz/24-bit, as well as FLAC and WAV music files up to 192kHz/24-bit. It also supports lower resolution music files like MP3, WMA, and AAC up to 48kHz.

    File Sampling Frequency Bit-rate or Bit-depth Gapless Playback
    MP3 8-48 kHz up to 320 kbps N
    WMA 8-48 kHz up to 320 kbps N
    AAC 8-48 kHz up to 320 kbps N
    WAV (PCM) 32-192 kHz 16/24-bit Y
    FLAC 32-192 kHz 16/24-bit Y
    AIFF 32-192 kHz 16/24-bit Y
    ALAC 32-192 kHz 16/24-bit Y

    Note: When multiple MusicCast devices are "linked" for multiroom audio playback, the Master room device's playback is at the native sampling rate (up to 192kHz/24-bit), while the other rooms and MusicCast devices down-converted to 48kHz.

    Streaming Music Partners: MusicCast includes Pandora, Spotify Connect, Napster, and SiriusXM Internet Radio streaming services, as well as thousands of free local and international Internet radio stations from vTuner. TIDAL and Deezer will be available through a firmware update available in late spring of 2017.

    Music Service Description
    Pandora Pandora is personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can create up to 100 stations and easily switch between your favorites.
    Spotify Connect With the Spotify app (premium account required) on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Yamaha AV receiver by using Spotify Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately begins to stream to the system for uninterrupted music enjoyment. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
    SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
    (requires firmware update)
    Tidal is accessible through the Yamaha MusicCast app for Apple iOS & Android. TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
     (requires firmware update)
    Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.
    Napster Napster is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.
    vTuner You can also listen to Internet radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or Podcast.

    AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the Yamaha MusicCast YSP-2700 system, over your home's WiFi network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music and music apps on your device to the Yamaha MusicCast speaker. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the MusicCast speaker.

     Note: AirPlay is not available for multiroom audio playback.

    DLNA: The MusicCast YSP-2700 system supports DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5, allowing access to DLNA-compatible Windows 7/8 computers (with Windows Media Player 11 or 12) and network attached storage (NAS) devices. You'll be able to wirelessly stream the music libraries on your computer, laptop, or NAS to the Yamaha MusicCast speaker system.

    Note: Digital Rights Management (DRM) content cannot be played back.

    Bluetooth Audio: The Yamaha MusicCast YSP-2700 offers built-in Bluetooth (v.2.1+EDR) for wireless music streaming & control. This allows you to stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, and more to the digital sound projector. In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the YSP-2700 offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the digital sound projector offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

    • Linked Playback Mode: With Linked Playback Mode, music streamed via Bluetooth to one MusicCast device can then be wirelessly streamed to multiple MusicCast devices for multiroom audio. Bluetooth is limited to the SBC codec during Linked Playback mode.
    • Bluetooth Output: The Bluetooth Output feature allows you to wirelessly stream audio from a non-Bluetooth source of a MusicCast device to another Bluetooth speaker or headphones (regardless of manufacture), making it even more convenient to add the MusicCast eco-system to your existing audio gear.  Bluetooth is limited to the SBC codec during "Bluetooth Output" Playback mode.
    Note: The speaker can be paired with up to 20 devices, but only one can be actively connected.

    Remote & Convenience Features

    Home Theater Controller App (for iOS & Android): The YSP-2700 is compatible with Yamaha's Home Theater Control App (HT Controller), available for free download from the Apple's App Store or Google Play Store for Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (iOS 8.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (OS 2.3.3+).  This remote app makes it easy to control the digital sound projector from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device via a WiFi network connection. Its intuitive and easy-to-see operating screen uses icons that let you easily perform a variety of operations. Basic functions include Input Selection and Volume Up/Down. Advanced functions include selecting Listening Modes, Cinema DSP modes, or adjusting Sound Beams for the best listening experience.

    IR Remote: The YSP-2700 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. The remote is not programmable and your TV's remote cannot be programmed to control the YSP-2700. However, the system does offer HDMI control (see below).

    HDMI Control: You can also use your TV's remote control to operate this system, if your television supports the HDMI control function and is connected to the digital sound projector's HDMI output. The digital sound projector will automatically select the input according to the input source setting on your TV. You will also be able to turn on/off the digital sound projector with your television.

    OSD (On-Screen Display): A convenient on-screen display provides menu setup and audio adjustments. On-screen menu text can set to English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, or  Japanese.

    Alexa Compatible (Firmware Update Required): Alexa-enabled devices (including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Echo Show) will soon be able to control key functions of a MusicCast system using voice commands. A firmware update (available sometime in October), will be available for download that allows key functions of MusicCast products to be controlled using your voice through Alexa-enabled devices (sold separately).

    • Alexa Skill: The MusicCast skill for Alexa will allow you to power MusicCast products on and off, control basic playback functions, make selections from a playlist of favorite music, adjust the volume, and use the Link function for playback of multiple MusicCast products simultaneously.
    • Echo Source Input: In addition or alternatively, an Echo device can be used as a music/audio source for a MusicCast system. All MusicCast devices offer a Bluetooth input. Just pair your Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show with any MusicCast wireless speaker, sound bar or AV receiver and the sound will play from the MusicCast device. Using the MusicCast app, you can then select the Bluetooth input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear it throughout your home. Many MusicCast products also offer inputs which can be connected to Echo Dot via its line output, if a wired connection is preferred over Bluetooth. This requires using an optional analog audio cable (sold separately). Using the MusicCast app, you can select the wired input and link multiple MusicCast devices for playback, allowing you to hear sound from Echo Dot throughout your home.
    Note: You will need an Alexa-enabled device (Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or Echo Show - all sold separately) to operate certain functions of your MusicCast products via voice-command. The MusicCast components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network.

    Auto Standby & Sleep Timer: The digital sound projector will automatically enter standby mode after approximately 20 minutes of no audio playback and no operation. You can set the unit's Sleep Timer to 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes from the app on your compatible mobile device.

    Firmware Updates: New firmware updates that provide additional features or product improvements will be released by Yamaha in the future. If the digital sound projector is connected to the Internet, you can download the firmware via the network and update it. If the digital sound projector is not connected to the Internet, you can download the latest firmware update from the Yamaha Website to a USB thumbdrive, which can then be used to update the speaker's firmware.

    Mounting Options

    Tabletop or Wall-Mount Digital Sound Projector: At only 2" tall, the digital sound projector fits perfectly in front of a TV without blocking the picture. Feet are supplied to increase the height of the speaker in order to straddle some TV stands. It can also wall-mounted using an optional accessory bracket (022SPMK20, sold separately). The digital sound projector can be positioned parallel to a wall or in a corner. The only major requirement is the room must have side and rear walls for beam reflection to create the surround effect.

    Flexible Placement for Wireless Sub: The wireless powered subwoofer eliminates the need to connect cables, so setup and placement are faster and easier. You will still need to connect the powered sub's power cord to an AC outlet. The wireless sub can be positioned almost anywhere in the room (up to 50'). For best performance, it should be placed on the same wall as the digital sound projector.

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