It’s a tough life having so much technology, tripping over wires and leads constantly. For those poor blighters out there with just too many TVs, sound systems, PCs, Blu-ray players, games consoles, phone chargers and a lava lamp or two, the good people over at Yamaha have designed one device which should help reduce some of that clutter.
Never mind that it retails at £800, the YRS-700 is a TV stand with an integrated 7.1 surround-sound, sound projector. No need for messy cables to speakers in every corner of the room, the YRS-700 will clear all that up for you even gives you somewhere to put your telly – which is nice.
Last week Yamaha released its latest one-box home cinema solution, the YSP-1, which is a slimline digital sound projector. And while you might think the quality of the sound may be compromised because of having to squeeze it into such a small space, Yahama claims otherwise. “The YRS-700 sounds phenomenal, delivering highly detailed, dynamic and punchy full 7.1 channel home theatre sound via a massive 250w digital amplifier,” a statement said. There is also a invisible sub-woofer hidden away in the device somewhere.
The YRS-700 is 3D compatible and employs Yamaha’s Air Surround XTREME technology which delivers a spacious multichannel experience. There are four surround-sound settings including movies, music, sport and games.
The Extended Stereo function delivers super-wide stereo imaging and in order to order to get the best from devices such as Blu-ray players the YRS-700 can decode Audio HD signals.