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Yamaha YHT-S400 Soundbar

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Bonjour, 20 Feb 2010.

  1. Bonjour

    Sgarrista

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    Has anyone seen this soundbar?

    Seems like an ideal tidy, space saving solution for the PS3, with LPCM over HDMI. It also has Viera Link compatibility for those with Panasonic TVs.

    With the imminent arrival of my Panny plasma, I'm considering buying one but thought I'd see if anyone has experience of these soundbar things first.
     
  2. Stag

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    I've setup a few of these in my time, can't say I've ever been impressed. You're betting off with a couple of bookshelf speakers and a half decent amp in all honesty.
     
  3. Bonjour

    Sgarrista

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I'll head out an see if I can demo some alternatives.
     
  4. Bonjour

    Sgarrista

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    Well I bought one. Very impressed tbh. Great coverage considering it's all coming from the one speaker. It seems to cleverly bounce sounds of various pieces of furniture. I've had to do a double take a couple of times, with it sounding like there was something over the other side of the room.

    Been watching the football with it on the 'Sports' setting and it sounds very good indeed. Atmospheric stadium sound with clear commentary.

    It might be quite expensive, but it suits me perfectly with Viera Link, uncompressed audio and general tidiness.

    Picture below. I'll be sorting out the cables at the weekend.

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