Wireless Multiroom Audio
Remote & Convenience Features
Digital Sound Projector: While many other soundbars offer only stereo
audio or a "virtual surround" experience, the YSP-1600 soundbar speaker uses
Yamaha exclusive Digital Sound Projector technology to produce sound beams that
reflect off the walls of your room to deliver a truer 5.1ch surround sound
effect. The result is an expansive and immersive listening experience that
brings your favorite TV shows and movies to life.
- 8 Beam Drivers: The YSP-1600 soundbar speaker features eight 1.125"
beam drivers powered by a built-in amplifier that delivers 2.5 watts to each
- Dual Subwoofers: Two upward-facing, powerful 3.25"
subwoofers are built into the ends of the soundbar speaker. Combined with
two rear-firing bass reflex ports, the YSP-1600 soundbar delivers deep and expansive
bass for both movies and music. The soundbar's built-in amplifier delivers 30
watts to each subwoofer.
CINEMA DSP: CINEMA DSP technology creates thrillingly realistic
soundscapes in any room. Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems
base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround decoding, using
matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA
DSP Digital is much more advanced; actually creating independent sound fields
that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue,
music, and effects located in separate sound fields, you will hear sound with
directionality, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and presence. You can use
the included remote control to select six different programs; including Movie,
Music, Sports, Game, TV Program, Stereo (off).
- Movie: Creates a broad and expansive cinematic soundstage. With
Dolby or DTS surround, this mode further enriches your cinematic experience.
- Music: Creates a live concert experience with a wide, dynamic
soundstage; great for music soundtracks.
- Sports: Creates a realistic sound of a live sports event.
- Game: Enjoy three-dimensional sound effects with computer or video
- TV Program: Creates optimum surround sound for TV programs.
- Stereo (Off): Cinema DSP is turned off and stereo sound is
produced from the soundbar speaker.
Audio Technologies: The YSP-1600 soundbar utilizes two of Yamaha's
audio technologies (Clear Voice & Compressed Music Enhancer) for a better
listening experience when watching movies or listening to your digital music
- 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: This technology enhances and extends
bass & treble, which tend to be weak in digitally compressed music formats
such a MP3, WMA, and AAC. The Compressed Music Enhancer makes your
compressed audio sound more musically dynamic and rich.
HDMI 2.0: The Yamaha YSP-1600 is fitted with one HDMI 2.0 input and one
ARC-enabled HDMI 2.0 output. The HDMI jacks support the latest HDMI 2.0
- 4K/60Hz + HDCP 2.2: Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60
frames per second, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of
without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP 2.2 copyright protection
standard for 4K video transmission.
- 5.1ch Audio: The YSP-1600's HDMI jacks support 2ch linear PCM (up
to 192kHz/24-bit), 5.1ch linear PCM (up to 192kHz/24-bit), as well as
Dolby Digital &
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio
to be sent from your compatible TV to the soundbar speaker 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.
- 3D-Ready: The soundbar speaker's HDMI jacks will accept
3D video from your 3D Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to
your 3D-ready HDTV.
- Deep/x.v.Color: The Yamaha soundbar also supports Deep
Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
- Auto Lip-Sync: The soundbar 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.
Note: Because with most televisions, 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/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or
Gaming console to the Yamaha soundbar directly; and then connect
the YSP-1600's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This
setup will give you with the best overall sound performance.
Analog + Digital Audio Inputs: In addition to HDMI
connectivity, the YSP-1600 soundbar is equipped with one analog stereo minijack
(3.5mm) input and one optical (toslink) digital input. The optical digital input
supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and 2ch PCM up to 96kHz/24-bit).
Note: The digital optical output terminals of most newer
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
Subwoofer Output: The YSP-1600's subwoofer output lets you connect a
powered subwoofer for added bass.
Audio Adjustments: The Yamaha YSP-1600 soundbar offers a variety of
audio settings to match the speaker to your application.
- Dynamic Range: Adjusts the soundbar's dynamic range (difference
between maximum and minimum volume levels). Select Auto (automatically sets
dynamic range for comfortable listening at low volumes), Standard (dynamic
range recommended for regular volume level), or Max (output sound without
adjusting the dynamic range of the input signal).
- Channel Level: You can adjust the output level of each channel
(Front Right/Left, Center, Surround Right/Left, and Subwoofer) on the
soundbar speaker to balance output levels. Adjustable range is -10 to +10.
- Subwoofer Level: You can adjust the soundbar's built-in subwoofer
output level independently from the speaker's overall volume.
Wireless Multiroom Audio
MusicCast: The Yamaha YSP-1600 soundbar 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 soundbar speaker, 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.
Firmware Update: The YSP-1600 soundbar may require a
firmware update in order to use the MusicCast feature.
Multiroom Audio: Start with the Yamaha YSP-1600 soundbar 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,
experience. Up to 10 MusicCast devices can be connected.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha MusicCast
YSP-1600 soundbar 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
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-1600. You can also select from the soundbar speaker'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
- 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
- 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-1600 supports true
high-resolution audio formats to deliver more accurate reproduction of sonic
details. The soundbar speaker 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.
or Bit-depth ||Gapless
|MP3 ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||up to 320 kbps ||N |
|WMA ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||up to 320 kbps ||N |
|AAC ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||up to 320 kbps ||N |
(PCM) ||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/24-bit ||Y |
|FLAC ||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/24-bit ||Y |
|ALAC ||32/44.1/48/88.2/96 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, Rhapsody, and SiriusXM Internet Radio streaming services, as
well as thousands of free local and international Internet radio stations from
Service || Description |
| Pandora ||Pandora is free, 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. |
| Rhapsody ||Rhapsody 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
Bluetooth Audio: The Yamaha MusicCast YSP-1600 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 soundbar speaker. The speaker can be paired
with up to 20 device, but only one can be actively connected.
- SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the
standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the YSP-1600 offers support of AAC. By
supporting AAC, the soundbar 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.
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-1600
speaker, 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
DLNA: The MusicCast YSP-1600 speaker 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
Remote & Convenience Features
Home Theater Controller App: Download Yamaha's
free Home Theater Controller app for
Apple iOS (5.1.1+) or
Android (2.3.3+) to easily perform a variety of functions from your Apple
iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Basic functions include Input
Selection and Volume Up/Down. Advanced functions include selecting Cinema DSP modes, Clear Voice, or the Enhance Music Enhancer for the best listening experience. Your Apple iOS or Android device and the YSP-1600 soundbar must be connected to the same WiFi network.
IR Remote + Repeater: The Yamaha YSP-1600 includes an IR remote control for
wireless operation of the soundbar speaker system. If the soundbar speaker blocks your TV's remote control
signal, the unit's remote repeater function transmits the signal to the TV so
operation is not affected.
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 soundbar's HDMI output. The soundbar speaker will automatically
select the input according to the input source setting on your TV. You will also
be able to turn on/off the soundbar with your television.
OSD (On-Screen Display): A convenient on-screen display provides menu
setup and audio adjustments.
Auto Standby & Sleep Timer: The soundbar speaker 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 soundbar speaker is connected to the Internet, you can download the firmware
via the network and update it. If the soundbar 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
Table Top: The slim body makes it extremely easy to position the
YSP-1600 soundbar speaker
in front of a TV, ensuring that the screen is not blocked
Wall-Mount: The Yamaha YSP-1600 soundbar can also be wall-mounted using
the included keyhole mounting brackets (screws not included). A wall-mount
template is also included to help with installation.
Soundbar Position: From the YSP-1600 soundbar's on-screen menu, you can
indicate where you have the speaker positioned - centered along wall, to the
right of center, or to the left of center. This will calibrate the system's
sound beams so they reflect off the walls appropriately.