Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 at 01:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The first soundbar and speaker base models with MusicCast support are now available.
Yamaha has announced the release of two new audio products. The YSP-1600 Soundbar ($500) & SRT-1500 TV Speaker Base ($600) both feature support for the company's MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system.
"A great sound bar should make it easy to add amazing sound to your TV, and both of these models deliver on this front. However, what makes them especially remarkable is the integration of MusicCast," said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Now you can use the MusicCast Sound Bar in one room and link it to a MusicCast Wireless Speaker in another to listen to music or TV audio in both places—so you don't have to miss out on the game or news when you're away from the TV. Yamaha has finally made it a breeze to do this."
The YSP-1600 Soundbar features a slim 2.5-inch tall design and eight speaker drivers to provide 5.1 channel surround sound. Meanwhile, the SRT-1500 TV Speaker Base is designed to sit under most 32-inch to 55-inch TVs and features ten speaker drivers. Both models include dual built-in subwoofers, Bluetooth connectivity, HDMI with HDCP 2.2 compliancy, and Digital Sound Projector technology. In addition, Yamaha's integrated MusicCast tech allows customers to stream music and link to other MusicCast speakers, AV receivers and Hi-Fi gear in other rooms via Wi-Fi.
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