Best One-Box Surround Sound SystemKey features:
- Eight main drivers
- In-built subwoofer
- Review Price: £349
Don your sceptic’s hat, because the Yamaha YSP-1600
is a soundbar that claims to be able to provide 5.1 surround in a single speaker. Yep, it’s another 'one of those'.
The YSP-1600 has eight ‘beam’ drivers that do a good job of providing 5.1 surround effects even though they all sit in a row along the bar. There’s no separate subwoofer, it's in-built, but we’re more than happy with the level of bass this smart wireless soundbar offers.
If we could change one thing it’d be to improve the treble, which could be more refined and insightful.