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Best Surround Sound Systems 2017

Andrew Williams


Yamaha YSP-1600 5

4 / 8

Reviewed by Danny Phillips

18 October 2016

Yamaha YSP-1600

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Best One-Box Surround Sound System

Key features:
  • Eight main drivers
  • In-built subwoofer
  • Bluetooth
  • 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.

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October 31, 2013, 9:16 am

where can we buy this monitor audio mass


November 25, 2013, 8:16 pm



April 13, 2016, 4:00 am

Ehm.. was this article just re-titled "Best Surround Sound Systems 2016". All the reviews are still from 2013. Just a little sus.


May 18, 2016, 4:10 pm

Old Article just trying to get some page hits?

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