Yamaha YSP-5600BSW Soundbar with Dolby Atmos - Ex-Display
3D sound reproduction equivalent to 7.1.2 channels realised using Yamaha’s unique Digital Sound Projector technology to let you enjoy movies and music with thrilling 3D surround sound. MusicCast functionality lets you enjoy a variety of audio content throughout your home using a simple intuitive app.
Surround sound from a 44-speaker array in a total 46-speaker configuration —the most in YSP history
Six height channel speakers on each side provide 3D surround sound reproduction equivalent to 7.1.2 channels
The latest surround sound formats, Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X, are supported
*DTS:X becomes possible with a firmware update
MusicCast lets you stream any music content to other MusicCast products
The MusicCast CONTROLLER allows you to control all MusicCast products and operate all music sources from your smart device
A total of ten programs in three categories for CINEMA DSP 3D are supported
Dialogue Lift ensures that dialogue comes from the center of the screen
Wired subwoofer included for clean crisp bass - (YST-RSW300B)
Support for internet radio and various music streaming services
AirPlay® allows music streaming from Mac, PC, iPod, iPhone and iPad
Supports Bluetooth® output for pairing the YSP-5600 with other Bluetooth equipped products
Supports various codecs: MP3, WMA, MPEG4-AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC and AIFF
HDMI input with 4K60p Pass through and HDCP2.2
OSD supports overlay over HDMI input and multiple languages
(English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese)
Clear Voice makes dialogue and narrations easy to hear
Simple external design features a mesh grille cover over the front and top
Indicators are placed on the inside of the grille and extinguished when not needed
Wall mounting is possible, so you can choose the best look for your interior
Real 3D Surround Sound Reproduction Realized in a Single Unit by Digital Surround Projector Technology
Inside the unit’s front grille are 44 precisely calculated and positioned speakers. In order to create 7-channel sound beams (Front left/right, Center, Surround left/right, Height left/right), each of the speakers is controlled by and individual delay time and is driven with its own independent amplifier circuit. These beams are projected onto the walls and ceiling, to be reflected accurately to the listening position. This creates the same sound as real wall and ceiling speakers —not a virtual sound, but real 3D surround sound reproduction. In addition, the YSP-5600 uses the Surround channel sound beam for Surround Back, and the Surround channel is phantom merged to support the equivalent of up to 7.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos or DTS:X reproduction.
Incorporates the First YSP to Create a Height Channel by Using Sound Beams from Specific Array Speakers
Height channel audio playback is realized by placing six array speakers at each end of the unit (a total of 12). For these array speakers, 28mm diameter units are used. In order to obtain the maximum sound beam effect, they are mounted on an angled baffle and sound beam vertical control is adapted. Sound field reproduction is just as if real speakers were mounted on the ceiling, so you get great sound without the bother of mounting speakers and stringing wires.
Height Channel Positions Can Be Precisely Adjusted to Match the Listening Position
For reproduction of the latest surround sound formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the relationship between the listening position and the height channel locations is very important for faithful reproduction of the sound space. The YSP-5600 adjusts the angle of the sound beam directed at the ceiling allowing the height channel position to be matched to the listening position either manually or automatically. Even if the listening position relative to the display changes, you’ll get the effect of the height channel for natural 3D surround sound.
Directed Sound Beams Realize Distinct Height Channel Audio
The height speakers can be located as close to the listening position as the center speakers, and their positions and sound quality have a large effect on the live performance feeling created by multi-dimensional sound. By using directed beams reflected just once off the ceiling for reproducing the height channels, the YSP-5600 obtains a sharp sound position and distinct sound, ensuring realistic reproduction of environmental sounds such as thunder. You’ll experience the thrill of 3D surround sound that “rains from heaven.”
Dialogue Lift Ensures Proper Dialogue Orientation
With many soundbars positioned below the TV, especially when the TV is a widescreen model, dialogue and vocals seem to be coming from below the people who are talking or singing. To prevent this problem, the YSP-5600 has a Dialogue Lift function (adjustable in three steps) that causes the reflecting beams from its array speakers to raise the apparent height of the dialogue to appropriate levels on the screen. You enjoy sounds and images that are perfectly aligned, just as in a movie theater.
Compatible with the New Formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
The YSP-5600 supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the latest surround sound formats that have attracted a lot of attention in the movie industry, to achieve true 3D surround sound.
*Dolby Atmos is supported by the unit when shipped, while DTS:X is planned to be supported with a firmware update.
Supports Yamaha’s Own CINEMA DSP 3D Mode
Yamaha’s original CINEMA DSP 3D Mode adds an expansive height direction to the sound field, creating a rich surround space. The YSP-5600 supports this feature by using special array speakers to create vertical beams. You can enjoy the feeling of a live performance with standard sound formats, and combine this effect with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X to enjoy a more natural expansion of the 3D surround sound.
Choose One of Four Listening Modes to Match Your Scenario
The YSP-5600 is equipped with four listening modes: 3D Surround, which commands five horizontal beams and two vertical beams to recreate the equivalent of up to a 7.1.2-channel three-dimensional sound field; Surround, which uses five horizontal beams to perform normal 5.1-channel surround playback; Stereo, which uses a special vertical beam speaker as a tweeter to produce high sound quality 2-channel stereo from audio sources; and Target, which aims monaural speech clearly to a precise location in the room. In 3D Surround mode you can optionally select CINEMA DSP 3D Mode, while in Surround mode you can optionally select CINEMA DSP, providing a wider variety of sound field programs.
Intellibeam Automates the Height Channel Settings
The YSP-5600 employs beam optimization and sound optimization features with the aid of the supplied IntelliBeam microphone, allowing you to avoid troublesome listening-based setup and achieve highly accurate sound adjustments that best match your listening environment. Together, these two features are called IntelliBeam. The positions of the sound beams directed at the ceiling can also be automatically set. The YSP-5600 can thus reproduce the live music ambience of a variety of rooms.
MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, HiFi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.
MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities
MusicCast employs a high performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or BD p layer connected to the YSP-5600. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected smartphones or tablets can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms. All MusicCast models support Bluetooth. Not only can you enjoy streaming all content from your smartphone including content from video hosting services and music applications, but you can also distribute audio to other rooms. In addition, a wide range of sound sources are supported including MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC and AIFF.
Bluetooth Output for Convenient Music Streaming
The YSP-5600 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the YSP-5600 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.
Streaming Services Offer a Huge Range of Listening Choices
Support for the music streaming services Spotify and Pandora means you’ll enjoy a wide variety of music content. Furthermore, support for the vTuner radio station database enables sampling of Internet radio broadcasts from around the world.
*Streaming service availability varies by region.
Wireless Music Streaming via Bluetooth or AirPlay
Enjoy music from your smartphone or tablet wirelessly using a Bluetooth connection. You can also use the convenient AirPlay function for wireless music streaming from iPhone or iPads. In addition, a Bluetooth standby mode provides the convenience of having the YSP-5600 turn on and off automatically.
All MusicCast-compatible models feature Standby power mode that achieves low power consumption of under 3W. And taking the Eco design concept a step further, the YSP-5600 has even lower power consumption of less than 2W in Standby power mode. In addition, the Auto power Standby function automatically turns the power off after a set period of time with no signal elapses. This eco-design makes MusicCast thoroughly friendly to the environment.
Simple Exterior Design Doesn’t Interfere with Your Viewing
The front panel and the indicator section are covered by a mesh grille, achieving a simple, elegant look. The mesh on each end curves around to the upper panel, subtly asserting surround support. The indicator section lights only when needed, to avoid interfering with viewing. Even with its special vertical beam speakers the unit is only 1100mm, 100mm smaller than the previous YSP-5100 model, and the depth is only 93mm (without stand), making it an extremely slim presence in your room.
HDMI Terminal and 4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K60p, HDCP2.2
The YSP-5600 supports the latest HDMI standards. Thanks to transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second passthrough, you can fully enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without degradation. It also adheres to the HDCP2.2 copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.
Supports Custom Installations
The unit provides an IR-OUT terminal as an IR path out function. This means it can detect almost any IR signal at the front to output electrical signals. It also has an IR-IN terminal for receiving remote control signals electrically from other units. In addition, it supports Control4 home automation signals, making it perfect for custom installations.
Additional Menus for Hotel Room Use
Additional menus are provided for settings such as preventing accidental operation by guests. For example, with the Turn-On Volume setting, when power is turned on the volume is automatically set to a reasonable volume to avoid the surprise of very loud sounds. The Max. Volume can block high volume settings, and the Input Lock can prevent accidental operation.
Other Notable Features
• Clear Voice makes dialogue and narrations easy to hear
• Music Enhancer improves the sound of compressed sources
• Adaptive DRC enables volume and dynamic range adjustment
• OSD supports overlay and multiple languages
(English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese)
• Subwoofer output terminal for system expansion
General Output Channel 7.1.2 channel
Output Power 128W total power: 88W array speakers + 40W woofers
Standby Power Consumption 0.3W (HDMI control OFF, Network Standby OFF), 2.0W (HDMI Control OFF, Network Standby ON, Wi-Fi ON)
Beam Drivers Array speaker for Vertical Sound Beam: 2.8 cm (1-1/8”) x 6 beam drivers x2 (L/R), Array speaker for Horizontal Sound Beam: 4.0 cm (1-1/2”) x 32 beam drivers
Woofers 4-1/2” (11 cm) x 2 woofers
Dimensions (W x H x D) [without stands] 1,100 x 212 x 93 mm, [with stands] 1,100 x 216 x 122 mm
Weight 25.8 lbs
Input / Output HDMI 4 in (Input1: HDCP2.2) / 1 out (HDCP2.2, ARC)
Digital Optical 2 in
Digital Coaxial 1 in
Analog Audio 1 in
Subwoofer output Yes
HDMI 4K Pass-through Yes (60p)
3D Pass-through Yes
Auto Lip-Sync Yes
Sound Technology Surround Technology Digital Sound Projector
CINEMA DSP Movie 3 (Sci-Fi, Adventure, Spectacle)
CINEMA DSP Music 3 (Music Video, Concert, Jazz Club)
CINEMA DSP Entertainment 4 (Sports, Talk Show, Drama, Game)
Listening Mode 3D SURROUND, SURROUND, STEREO, TARGET, My Surround
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
Audio Formats Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital EX Yes
DTS:X Yes (possible with a firmware update)
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Yes
DTS Digital Surround Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
Connectivity Wireless Music Streaming Yes (with Bluetooth)
Wi-Fi Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n, Radio Frequency Band 2.4GHz)
Bluetooth Version/Profile (Version) Ver. 2.1 + EDR (Codec) Receiving: SBC, MPEG4-AAC / Transmitting: SBC
Ethernet Yes (100base-T, 10base-T)
Other Features IntelliBeam Yes
On-Screen Display Yes
On-Screen Display Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese
ECO Mode Yes
App Control Yes
Accessories (Optional) Wall Mounting Bracket SPM-K30