Yamaha YSP-5600 Soundbar Review Test Bench

Test Bench

This graph shows the quasi-anechoic (employing close-miking of all woofers) frequency response of the YSP-5600 soundbar (purple trace). The left channel was measured with grille at a distance of 1 meter.

The YSP-5600’s listening-window response in Stereo mode (a five-point average of axial and ±15° horizontal and vertical responses) measures +2.30/–5.00 decibels from 200 hertz to 10 kilohertz. An average of axial and ±15° horizontal responses measures +2.04/–4.29 dB from 200 Hz to 10 kHz. The –3-dB point is at 115 Hz, and the –6-dB point is at 101 Hz.—MJP

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Jax's picture

Great review, but did you say "new", it's been out for almost two years now.
Worth mentioning is that there is no HDR support and Yamaha say they have no plans to implement it. You would have expected at this price range it would have been included, but perhaps the 5600 was too far down the production line when HDR came out for it to have been added. Pity, it might have just made this the perfect sound bar.
I see Yamaha are starting to bring out some new YSP models, so a plus version might still be due soon.