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Yamaha YSP-1600 Powered sound bar with 4K video pass-through and MusicCast

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  • $499.95

The Yamaha YSP-1600

Yamaha's impressive surround sound — plus multi-room music


Sitting at a mere 2-1/2 inches tall, the Yamaha YSP-1600 sound bar fits under your TV and dishes out big sound.

Yamaha does sound bars right. We've long been amazed by how well they deliver a true multi-channel home theater experience from a single bar. The slim YSP-1600 5.1-channel powered sound bar is no different. It uses eight beam drivers to cleverly bounce sound off of the walls in your room, creating remarkably real surround effects for shows, movies, and sports.

And with built-in Wi-Fi®, it also offers even more for music lovers — Yamaha's new MusicCast multi-room audio system. MusicCast gives you a world of wireless music options at your fingertips. The YSP-1600 sound bar also works together with other Yamaha MusicCast speakers and components so you can put together an easy-to-use whole-home music system.

Surround effects you can customize

Yamaha goes to great lengths to give you the illusion that atmospheric effects are coming at you from all directions. Settings for the YSP-1600's beam drivers can be tweaked so they are tailored to your room and seating position. You also have a choice between presets to hear sound optimized for movies, music, sports, video games, or studio programming like news.

Wondering about the bass? Two built-in subwoofers in this bar reproduce the low frequencies, and a subwoofer output on the back panel means you can add your own powered sub of choice if you're craving more down the road..

MusicCast lets you choose how to listen

With the addition of MusicCast, this sound bar gives you lots of music sources to choose from. Access your personal digital music library, Internet radio, and popular streaming services. There's support for Pandora® and SiriusXM. If you're a Spotify® Premium subscriber, Spotify Connect lets you access all your favorite albums and playlists. MusicCast even supports high-resolution audio formats.

You can play the same song or music service in a room or group of rooms, while you play different music in other parts of the house. You can even send TV sound or another connected source from the YSP-1600 sound bar to other MusicCast systems. That's a cool feature if you need to leave the room, but still want to keep track of a game or show — or listen to the news.

Built-in 2-way Bluetooth for even more freedom

Want to quickly play a song you found on YouTube™ or SoundCloud? Not a problem. Use Bluetooth to stream sound from your phone through the MusicCast system — no restrictions! You can also send audio from the YSP-1600 to other Bluetooth-enabled hardware. That means you can play MusicCast sound through portable speakers and wireless headphones. 

A free app puts the control in your hand

Control all your MusicCast speakers and components with the free app for Apple® and Android™ smartphones or tablets. It lets you select rooms, browse music sources, and start and stop playback with an intuitive interface.

More MusicCast components to build a whole-home music system

MusicCast WX-030 - compact speaker adds MusicCast wireless music to any room.

Yamaha home theater receivers - Play MusicCast through your stereo and send sound from connected sources like TV, CD, or vinyl to other MusicCast components.

MusicCast SRT-1500 sound system/TV platform - Space-saving sound platform sits under your TV and plays home theater sound and MusicCast wireless music.

Product highlights:

Sound bar:
  • low-profile, 2-1/2"-tall design fits under the screen of most pedestal-mounted TVs

  • connects to your Wi-Fi network and Yamaha's MusicCast wireless whole home music system

  • built-in amplifiers: 2.5 watts x 8 (beam drivers), 30 watts x 2 (subwoofers)

  • features 10 built-in speakers:

    • eight 1-1/8" beam drivers

    • two 3-1/4" cone subwoofers

    • bass reflex (ported) cabinet for enhanced low-frequency response

  • Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector technology delivers 5.1-channel sound with wide dispersion and reflection to create lifelike surround sound

    • adjust the beam speaker settings with the remote to ensure realistic surround effects tailored to your room

  • Dolby Digital® and DTS® decoding

  • five Cinema DSP listening modes: Movie, Music, Sports, Gaming, and TV

  • rests on a TV stand or can be mounted on a wall (hardware not included)

  • includes remote control with independent subwoofer volume

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 the player and play music 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 to 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 Dimensions:
  • 1 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output (4K-compatible)

    • HDCP 2.2 copy-protection compatibility for future 4K broadcast and streaming content

  • 1 optical digital input (cable included)

  • 1 minijack analog input

  • mono preamp output for optional powered sub

  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network

  • 39-3/8"W x 2-7/16"H x 6"D (with antenna down)

  • weight: 10.4 lbs.