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Best Surround Sound Systems 2017

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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
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.

Our Score:

8

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