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Yamaha YSP-1600B MK2


7.1 Channel Powered Soundbar And Subwoofer With MusicCast

Yamaha YSP-1600 Soundbar With MusicCast - With NS-W050B powered subwoofer

Yamaha YSP-1600 Soundbar With MusicCast - With NS-W050B powered subwoofer

Sound Bar's 16 "Beam" Drivers Reflect Sound Off Walls To Deliver Lifelike Surround Effects

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Product Description

While many other soundbars offer only stereo audio or a "virtual surround" experience, the Yamaha YSP-1600 soundbar speaker uses Yamaha exclusive Digital Sound Projector technology to deliver a great 5.1 channel surround sound effect. Also features MusicCast which enables sharing of music sources anywhere in the home with other MusicCast products.


You have probably been told by a friend or are just on the ball and know that Yamaha does sound bars the right way. The Yamaha YSP-1600 follows the tradition and delivers a full multi-channel entertainment experience from a soundbar. This is achieved with eight beam drivers that bounce sound off the walls to create an immersive listening experience on TV or movies. Two built-in subwoofers in the '1600 reproduce the low frequencies, and a subwoofer output on the back panel means you can add your own powered sub of choice if you want more bass. Height? It is only 65mm high and will tuck nicely under most flat panel TVs with thinner bezels and lower stands. 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 optimised for movies, music, sports, video games, or TV studio programs.

We're all playing music more than ever so the YSP-1600 doesn't just have to sit idle when the TV is off. Built-in 2-way Bluetooth gives you more freedom so you can quickly "stream" a song from YouTube or SoundCloud directly to the speaker from any smartphone or tablet through the Yamaha MusicCast system with 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.

Yamaha MusicCast - The Game Has Changed!

Multi-room audio is big business. From the early 1960's, solid state amps started by offering connection to a second pair of speakers. By the 1990's this had developed into whole house systems needing complicated electronics and miles of wiring. The US company Sonos reinvented the game in 2005 with products that eliminated all the hassle. Every major player now wants a piece of the action and Yamaha has gone one step further and is now integrating into all their new home entertainment gear. It is called MusicCast and the YSP-1600 has it built-in giveing you lots of music sources to choose including your personal digital music library, Internet radio, and popular streaming services like Pandora. If you're a Spotify® Premium subscriber, Spotify Connect lets you access all your favourite 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. 

MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities

MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or BD player connected to the YSP-1600. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

Digital Sound Projector Technology Delivers True Surround Sound

Yamaha’s unique Digital Sound Projector technology achieves actual (not virtual) surround sound in your home theatre. Eight 28mm high quality array speakers create beams of sound that are precisely time and direction controlled using digital signal processing. The sound reflects off the walls, enveloping you in true surround sound. Beam positions can be adjusted using the remote control or a smartphone app, allowing many people to enjoy the realistic, expansive sound.

Provides a Choice of Five CINEMA DSP Programmes from Control App

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 games.
  • 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.

Free App for Easy Operation and Setup

While you have that portable device out, consider downloading Yamaha’s Home Theatre 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. It can provide easy access to volume, inputs, surround modes, and more. The easy-to-see and easy-to-use operating screen uses icons to let you easily perform a variety of operations while watching your smartphone or tablet screen. 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. You can also make detailed settings for the beam sound output. 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.

Other Features

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.

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.

AirPlay: Apple AirPlay lets you stream your favourite songs directly from your compatible Apple iOS device or from your iTunes library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the Yamaha YSP-1600 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 Yamaha MusicCast speakers. 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 playback.

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 played back.

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 standards.

4K/60Hz + HDCP 2.2: Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second, you can fully enjoy high definition video quality without degradation. The '1600 also adheres to the HDCP 2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

Wall-Mounting: Another good feature is that 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. It may be centered on the wall, to the right of centre, or to the left of centre. This selection will calibrate the system's sound beams so they reflect off the walls appropriately.

  • Design: Slimline soundbar with MusicCast and Bluetooth
  • Subwoofer: includes NS-W050B powered subwoofer
  • Profile: Low-profile,  65mm design fits under the screen of most pedestal-mounted TVs
  • Wi-Fi: Connects to your Wi-Fi network and Yamaha's MusicCast wireless whole home music system
  • Amplification: 8 x 2.5 Watts (beam drivers), 2 x 30 Watts (built-in subwoofers)
  • Speakers: Total 10 built-in speakers:
    • 8 x beam drivers
    • 2 x cone subwoofers
  • Enclosure: Bass reflex (ported) cabinet for enhanced low-frequency response
  • DSP: Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector technology delivers 5.1-channel sound with wide dispersion and reflection to create lifelike surround sound
    • 5 x Cinema DSP listening modes: Movie, Music, Sports, Gaming and of course TV
  • Tailored Sound: Adjust the beam speaker settings with the remote to ensure realistic surround effects tailored to your room
  • Surround Processing: Dolby Digital and DTS decoding
  • Mounting: Sits on a TV stand or can be mounted on a wall (bracket not included)
  • Remote Control: Includes independent subwoofer volume
    • Learns your existing TV remote commands

MusicCast Wireless Multi-room Music System

  • Wi-Fi: Connects to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music listening
  • Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
    • Also sends audio wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones
  • App: Free MusicCast app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple or Android device
  • Online Music Services: Support for Spotify, Pandora 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
  • File Support: Plays MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF files
  • PCM Playback: Supports high-res playback for PCM-based files up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Music Enhancer: Built-in music enhancer for smoothing out the sound of over-compressed MP3 files
  • Apple AirPlay: Great for streaming from compatible Apple devices and computers running iTunes
  • DLNA Support: Stream music from compatible networked computers and NAS drives


  • 4K Compatible: HDCP 2.2 copy-protection compatibility for future 4K broadcast and streaming content
  • HDMI Input: 1 x HDMI input and 1 HDMI output (4K-compatible)
  • Digital Input: 1 x optical digital input (cable included)
  • Line Input: 1 x minijack (3.5mm) analogue input
  • Mono Preamp Output: For powered subwoofer
  • Ethernet Port: Allows for a wired connection to a home network
  • Soundbar Dimensions (WxHxD): 1000 x 65 x 130mm (with antenna down)
  • Subwoofer Dimensions (WxHxD): Not available
  • Soundbar Weight: 4.7kg
  • Subwoofer Weight: Not available
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 2 years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE. 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name 7.1 Channel Powered Soundbar And Subwoofer With MusicCast
Brand Yamaha
Colour Black
Powered System Yes
Design Concept Soundbar
Subwoofer Concept Wireless
Main Features Audio Return Channel (ARC), Bluetooth Compatible, Wi-Fi, Surround Sound Decoding, Dolby Digital, Stand Alone Subwoofer, Wall Mountable
Connectivity Analogue Inputs, HDMI Inputs, Coaxial Digital Inputs, Optical Digital Inputs
HDMI Inputs 3
App Remote Control Android, Apple
Supported Streaming Services Apple Music, Spotify
Supported Audio Formats FLAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA
Shipping Weight (kg) 12.0000
Price Range $999


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