Yamaha brings sound projector for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X

Yamaha Sound Projector

(Photo: Yamaha)

Yamaha has announced the YSP-5600 the first sound projector that produces not only 7.1 sound, but will also make ceiling speaker superfluous in the new surround formats.

Yamaha has called Sound projectors with a loudspeaker array in the range that produce 3D sound by wall reflections and different maturities for some time. It went so far about to simulate a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker set in this way, the company offers with the YSP-5600 - probably from the end of September - the first unit of which is also Dolby Atmos and DTS: X soundtracks reproduces ,

Yamaha announces soundprojector for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X of The beam angle of the directional for the ceiling ducts can be either manually or automatically to match possible to the listening position.(Photo: Yamaha)

These formats work with "Audio objects"That are distributed in the home theater in real time on a number of main and ceiling speakers and a subwoofer. In reality, it is all about, to supplement existing 5.1 or 7.1 setup, two or four ceiling speakers. According to Yamaha will now be awarded with the YSP-5600 from a box a surround sound which corresponds to the one so-called 7.1.2 system with two ceiling speakers.

Behind the front grille of the YSP-5600 are for this total of 44 specifically targeted speaker, according to Yamaha each driven with an individual delay time by a separate amplifier circuit of the. 32 speakers in three rows help to create the seven main channels. To map the sound of ceiling speakers, six array loudspeakers were installed on each side of the unit. Two 11 cm woofer finally provide the .1 channel. Originally, it was shown heise online still a YSP-5600SW with separate subwoofer that is in the official press release but not more to discover.

Yamaha Speaker layout at Digital Sound Projector YSP-5600 processors.(Photo: Yamaha)

The YSP-5600 is placed between setter and TV or projector, the connection is via HDMI. The device plays video signals up to the dissolution 4K60p on and supports the HDCP copy protection in the current version 2.2. The interaction with Dolby Atmos is already possible after delivery, compatibility with DTS: X is planned for an upcoming firmware update.

The new sound projector supports multi-room audio system "MusicCAST"That Yamaha revived in heavily edited form. Yamaha MusicCAST celebrates its international public debut at IFA 2015, which takes place in Berlin from the 4th to September 9th.

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Meanwhile, Yamaha has also published a price list for the German market. Accordingly, the YSP-5600 will cost around 1,700 euros. The list variant YSP-5600SW also reappears with external subwoofer - for 2000 Euro.(Nij)