Yamaha YSP-3300 Digital Sound Projector & Wireless Active Subwoofer, 7.1 Output Channel, 262W Total Output Power, HDMI with 4K Pass-Through

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About Yamaha YSP-3300

The Yamaha YSP-3300 Digital Sound Projector & Wireless Active Subwoofer features a brushed-metal finish with mirrored sides that are designed to match most HDTVs. The system features a wireless active subwoofer with Advanced YST technology, which reproduces rich and powerful bass. The system also features a sound bar with 16 array speakers and two woofers. It can either be mounted on a wall or it can rest right in front of your flat-screen TV. The wireless subwoofer also allows for flexible placement, since it doesn't need to be right next to the sound bar. The YSP-3300 uses Digital Sound Projector Technology to reproduce true 7.1-channel surround sound.

With 7.1-channel surround, the YSP-3300 is compatible with both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound. The system achieves true surround sound by directing beams of various walls at various angles. And, you can choose from a variety of different listening modes. The YSP-3300 also includes a microphone that you can use with the IntelliBeam function to automatically set the optimum sound field. It features a compressed music enhancer as well, which restores what your music loses during compression. The YSP-3300 also features four HDMI inputs and an HDMI output that support 4K pass-through, 3D pass-through and CEC functionality.

The YSP-3300 supports UniVolume and Clear Voice technology as well. UniVolume keeps all programs and commercials at the same volume level, while Clear Voice enhances the clarity and volume of dialogue and narrations. You can also enjoy wireless streaming of audio from an iPod/iPhone/iPad or computer with the optional YIT-W12 Wireless Transmitter (sold separately). The YSP-3300 can store up to three of your favorite settings for playback mode, CINEMA DSP mode and IntelliBeam measurement results. It even features an ECO Mode for energy conservation.

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Yamaha YSP-3300 Features

  • Sound Bar Produces High Quality, Expansive Surround Experience: The sound bar uses 16 array speakers controlled by Yamaha's YSP technology plus two powerful 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) woofer units in a large cabinet to deliver excellent sound quality with clearly positioned dialogue and superb surround effects
  • Wireless Subwoofer with Advanced YST Technology: The subwoofer has a large 6 1/2" (16 cm) driver and uses Yamaha's exclusive Advanced YST technology to produce clear, powerful bass. The circuit board has an ideal grounding pattern that ensures stable current supply
  • Wireless Streaming with High Sound Quality from iPod/iPhone/iPad or Mac/PC: The optional YIT-W12 Wireless Transmitter, used with the YSP-3300, lets you enjoy music wirelessly from your iPod/iPhone/iPad or Mac/PC
  • Digital Sound Projector Technology Reproduces True Surround Sound: The YSP-3300 achieves actual (not virtual) surround sound by producing beams of sound and using advanced processing to control their directions. You hear real 7.1-channel surround sound with natural ambience and excellent imaging
  • HD Audio Format Decoding: The YSP-3300 decodes HD Audio signals to ensure that you hear the best possible sound from Blu-ray Disc players, as well as from all other digital sources
  • 10 CINEMA DSP Programs: Yamaha's ultra-sophisticated CINEMA DSP technology creates thrillingly realistic soundscapes in any room. You can select 10 different programs, including three Movie, three Music and four Entertainment programs
  • Versatile Listening Modes: The YSP-3300 achieves true surround sound by directing sound beams off walls to reach the listener from various angles. The main mode is 5 BeamPlus2 for 7-channel sources. In addition, there are a wide variety of other listening modes
  • IntelliBeam Automatically Sets the Optimum Sound Field: This Yamaha exclusive feature ensures optimum multichannel sound reproduction with accurate image location
  • HDMI (4 in/1 out) with 4K Pass-through and 3D: Four HDMI inputs mean you can connect four high quality digital sources, each with just a single cable. The inputs support 4K pass-through, which allows the transmission of next-generation super high-resolution images and the transmission of 3D video
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. This function restores what was lost, so your music always sounds the way it should
  • UniVolume Maintains the Same Volume Level: This welcome feature, made possible by Yamaha-developed technology, maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. It can be switched on and off
  • Easy Positioning in Front of a TV: Only 3-3/8" (86 mm) high, the YSP-3300 can easily be placed in front of your TV without blocking the screen. The height can be adjusted in two levels by adding included spacers. It is also wall mountable with optional brackets
  • Design Conveys Luxury and Sophistication: The top surface of the sound bar is made of rigid aluminum with an elegant, brushed-metal finish, for a look that is stylish and imparts a strong feel of luxury. The sides have a mirror finish that harmonizes beautifully with flat-panel TVs
  • Wireless Active Subwoofer Allows Flexible Placement: This subwoofer eliminates the need to connect cables, so setup is faster and easier. It can be used in either a horizontal or a vertical position, providing additional flexibility
  • HDMI CEC Functionality: When connected to a CEC-compatible TV, the YSP-3300 will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote unit to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components
  • TV Remote Repeater for Signal Transmission: Even if the YSP-3300 blocks the TV's remote control signal, the TV Remote Repeater on the rear transmits the signal to the TV so operation is not affected
  • Memory Function for Recording Up to Three of Your Favorite Settings: You can store three groups of settings for quick recall. Settings include playback mode, CINEMA DSP mode and IntelliBeam measurement results
  • ECO Mode for Energy Conservation: When enabled, the display turns off and the unit enters a standby mode under certain conditions, such as when a signal is not received for 30 minutes
  • Easy-to-see on screen menu viewable in nine languages
  • Custom installation functions: Extended IR, RS-232C (RJ 12), IR in and IR pass-through out

Yamaha YSP-3300 Specifications

Output Channel
7.1-channel
Output Power
262 W total power: 2 W x 16 beam drivers + 50 W x 2 (woofer) + Dynamic 130 W subwoofer
Input / Output: HDMI
4 in / 1 out
Input / Output: Digital Optical
2 in
Input / Output: Digital Coaxial
1 in
Input / Output: Analog Audio
1 in
HDMI: 4K Pass-through
Yes
HDMI: Deep Color
Yes
HDMI: x.v.Color
Yes
HDMI: 3D Pass-through
Yes
HDMI: ARC
Yes
HDMI: CEC
Yes
HDMI: Auto Lip-Sync
Yes
Surround Technology
Digital Sound Projector
CINEMA DSP Movie
3 (Sci-Fi, Adventure, Spectacle)
CINEMA DSP Music
3 (Concert, Jazz Club, Music Video)
CINEMA DSP Entertainment
4 (Sports, Talk Show, Drama, Game)
Listening Mode
5Beam, 5Beam Plus2, Stereo+3Beam, Stereo+3Beam Plus2, 3Beam, Stereo, Target and My Surround
UniVolume
Yes
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yes
Audio Formats: HD Audio Format Decoding
Yes
Audio Formats: Dolby TrueHD
Yes
Audio Formats: Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
Audio Formats: Dolby Digital
Yes
Audio Formats: Dolby Digital EX
Yes
Audio Formats: Dolby Pro Logic
Yes
Audio Formats: Dolby Pro Logic II
Yes
Audio Formats: Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Yes
Audio Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio
Yes
Audio Formats: DTS-HD High Resolution
Yes
Audio Formats: DTS
Yes
Audio Formats: DTS-Neo 6
Yes
Audio Formats: DTS-ES
Yes
Audio Formats: DTS 96/24
Yes
Audio Formats: LPCM
Yes
Wireless Subwoofer
Yes
Wireless Compatibility
Yes (iPod/iPhone/iPad or Mac/PC via optional YIT-W12) via Yamaha Wireless Transmitter
Connectivity: yAired
Yes
IntelliBeam
Yes
On-Screen Display
Yes
On-Screen Display Languages
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Swedish and Japanese
ECO Mode
Yes
Power Consumption
(Center Unit) 40 W, (Subwoofer) 70 W
Standby Power Consumption
(Center Unit) 0.5 W (HDMI control off, wireless interlock off)
Beam Drivers
1.125" (2.8 cm) x 16 beam drivers
Woofers
Dual 2.5" (6.35 cm) woofers
Subwoofer
6.5" (16.51 cm) cone woofer with Advanced YST(vertical/horizontal)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Center Unit (with spacer): 39.5x3.9x6.3" (100.3x9.90x16cm)
Center Unit (without spacer): 39.5x3.4x6.3" (100.3x8.6x16cm)
Subwoofer (Vertical): 5.7x17.6x14.6" (14.4744.70x37.08cm)
Weight
Center Unit: 13.9 lbs (6.3 kg)
Subwoofer: 19.8 lbs (9.0 kg)

Yamaha YSP-3300 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Coolest thing ever

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from SLC,UT  -  High-end Shopper

%100 A+

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great add to the home entertainment sys

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from Waltham, MA  -  Practical

Never thought buying the YSP would bring me closer to the neighbors. My neighbors stopped by last night. It seems my "Lord of the Rings" movie night disturbed their dinner. I did set up the YSP on auto calibrate for surround effect, but since my room is rectangular in shape with the TV/YSP in one corner. The auto calibrate results weren't all that great. The soundbar does sound fantastic, you get a feeling of depth to the sound. I've tried some 3D surround sound demos from youtube, once with TV speakers and then again with the YSP. The YSP sounds phenomenal. The TV speakers just give you a feeling of left/right channels and then the volume of the channels overall. There's no depth to the sound, the YSP on the other hand gives you a feeling of immersive depth to the sound. You can clearly make out that the sound is coming from different places in a room (in a movie) when a movie is being played. I tried playing Pandora on my TV from the smart hub but in stereo mode I didn't see much of a difference between the YSP and the TV speakers. It did sound good and the sub woofer gives it an extra kick. Yesterday afternoon I did manually calibrate the different channels for the YSP and got all but one of the 5.1 channels setup. I cannot get the surround right channel right, maybe because its because of the shape of my room and where the couch is placed relative to the wall. I have a corner setup for my living room which is attached to a dining area. The couch is in front of the TV (10 feet away) with a 45 degree angle to the adjacent wall. It doesn't leave much room behind me to reflect sound off. I do have the FR, FL, C, SL channels manually calibrated with the appropriate 'beam angles'. I just used my own ears to figure if I liked what I was hearing. I don't have any definitive way to say if it's the right thing to do. All I did was keep adjusting the beam angles until I could hear the sound coming from the right place. I don't know how to adjust the 'beam distance' and 'focal length' parameters because I would need to draw out the layout of the room and use geometry to see exactly what it is I'm doing. I'm just too lazy to do that right now. I may do it sometime later in the week when I'm bored and have nothing better to do. Last night I was playing "LOTR" and maybe a tad bit too loud (as I was reminded by my neighbors ;)), there was a scene where the nazgul flies around Minas Tarith and you could hear the sound originate from the LF speakers and go all the way to the SL speakers. I could have sworn that it felt like the nazgul flew out of my TV and flew behind me on my left side. It was really cool to have that feeling. I'm going to tinker some more to get some effect for the right surround. I need to still figure out haw to use the 'beam distance' and 'focal length' settings. I may have to use measuring tape and the room layout diagram to know what I'm doing. For those who have the YSP, congratulations and I hope we enjoy the home theater experience it brings. And for those on the fence, who need a little more convincing, I'd say give this a try. While I cannot say that this is worth $1.5k or $1.8k but for me it was a decision of aesthetics without having to deal with a room littered with speakers. I'll build my dedicated speaker based home theater when I move to my own place, not while I'm renting.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Would purchase again!!!

By

from Orchard Park, NY  -  Tech Savvy

Installed my YSP-3300 to replace a pair of Phase Tech speakers. While not as robust as a surround system, this sound projector blows away my previous AVR/speaker combo. Excellent, accurate sound. Easy to install. MANY inputs allows elimination of AVR. Power is good, not great, but fine for my open 20' x 20' family room. I've been using stereo mode, not surround, due to open rooms, but sound is still excellent.

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