Yamaha announces UK-tuned YSP-2500 soundbar

posted on Wednesday, 11th June 2014 by Steve May

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Soundbar pioneer Yamaha is expanding its range with the Bluetooth-enabled YSP-2500 (pictured above). Replacing the YSP-2200, the incoming 2.1 sound projector features the brand's proprietary Intellibeam technology, which auto-calibrates for the room it's in, adjusting the sound beams it bounces off the walls to create a 7.1 surround sound environment.

The YSP-2500 will also boast the brand's well-regarded CinemaDSP technology for additional acoustic immersion. There are 10 different programs provided, all based on the acoustic properties of actual venues. Product specialist Chris Wray says the new new model has also been fine-tuned for a more hi-fi like performance. "In the past, the Yamaha UK team has tuned several receivers and Hi-Fi amplifiers that have won industry awards and have achieved great success so the opportunity to UK tune a sound projector is something we've been waiting to do, for a long time."

Connectivity includes three HDMI inputs with support for 4K/60p pass-through. There's also support for legacy connections. The YSP-2500 comes with a wireless subwoofer and can be used with the brand's Yamaha HT Controller app, available for iOS and Android. The app not only allows users to change inputs and select DSP modes, but also fine-tune the auto calibration by dragging beams around the listening room.

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Ysp 2500siicagbtl _fThe YSP-2500 will retail for £800 when it arrives in the UK late Summer. Wray adds that more than 20 new products will be released in the run-up to IFA 2014. "While it's not quite as many as we launched last year, it is still a huge amount," he told Inside CI. Upcoming products include new, advanced AVRs in the brand's CI-friendly Aventage range. "We've made big inroads into the custom install market," says Wray. "So much so that ISE has become one of our most important shows - you can expect to see an even bigger presence from us at ISE 2015."

Yamaha Hi-Fi and AV is distributed by Habitech and AWE. For more more on Habitech's portfolio of products and services visit our partner page here. For more on AWE's product ranges and services visit our partner page here.

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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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