The Power of One: Five Soundbar Speaker Systems At A Glance & Measurements: Yamaha

At A Glance: Yamaha YSP-3000

Speaker: YSP-3000
Speaker Type: Two-way, 23-speaker
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1.56, cone (21)
Woofer (size in inches, type): 3.94, cone (2)
Internal Amplifier: 2 watts x 21 for tweeter; 20 watts x 2 for woofers
Connections: HDMI in (2), HDMI out (1), optical digital in (2), coaxial digital in (2), stereo analog in (2), mini-jack (1), composite video out (1), subwoofer preout (1), iPod control port (1), FM antenna jack (1), XM runer in (1), IR in (1)
Available Finishes: Black, Silver/Black
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 31.5 x 6.09 x 5.97
Weight (pounds): 25.5
Price: $1,200 for system

General Information
(800) 4-YAMAHA

HT Labs Measures: Yamaha YSP-3000

This graph shows the quasi-anechoic (employing close-miking of all woofers) frequency response of the YSP-3000 soundbar (purple trace). The left channel was measured with grille at a distance of 1 meter.

The YSP-3000 soundbar’s listening-window response (a five-point average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal and vertical responses) measures +3.56 /–3.13 decibels from 300 hertz to 10 kilohertz. The –3-dB point is at 130 Hz, and the –6-dB point is at 104 Hz.—MJP