Tuned by Yamaha's UK sound engineers and together with improvement in features and connectivity, ensures YSP-2500 out performs its predecessor.
Incorporating CinemaDSP technology to enhance the Cinema experience, there are 10 different sound programmes based on the acoustic properties of actual venues. Not only that, but with 16 internal Speakers and the use of Intellibeam technology, you will enjoy a truly immersive 7.1 sound experience.
The Yamaha HT Controller app, available for iOS and Android not only allows you to change inputs and select DSP modes, but you can tweak the auto calibration by moving the sound beams around the listening room.
Streaming from your Phone, Tablet or other Bluetooth device gives you more options when listing to your music.
Connecting to the Subwoofer is simple and neat - it uses Wireless technology.
With three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, two digital optical terminals, a digital coaxial terminal and an analog input you have great flexibility in connecting your equipment.
YSP creates beams of sound by combining the sound projector’s many speaker groups via digital signal processing and reflects them off the walls of the room, actually reproducing a realistic surround effect with the sound coming from the left and right and even from the rear. The listening area is expanded so you enjoy an extremely powerful, natural sense of presence unobtainable with virtual surround methods.
Sound Beams Reproduce Amazingly Real Surround Sound
The front unit of the YSP-2500 is equipped with 16 2.8 cm high sound quality array speakers which create beams of sound. It optimises the layout of its array speakers, boosting the reflection properties of the beams to maximise sound quality. And by having the subwoofer as a separate unit, it achieves a superior sense of sound orientation and powerful bass. The result is 7.1ch surround sound with incredibly high sound quality.
IntelliBeam Automatically Sets the Optimum Sound Field
The acoustic properties (size and shape of room, type of wall material), which differ according to the listening environment, are measured by a specialised microphone. The volume and sound quality of the YSP, and the angle of the beams, the focal lengths, route lengths and other fine adjustments matched to the listening point are automatically optimised. You can achieve the ideal listening environment by simple operations: just pushing buttons while following the screen instructions.
Highly Rigid Aluminium Chassis with Thick Aluminium Top Panel Ensures Clear and Rich Sound
The chassis of the front unit is made of aluminium, a highly rigid, non-magnetic material. The top is an aluminium panel that prevents unnecessary vibration and helps to ensure sound clarity. In addition, the internal structure has been precisely calculated and systematically arranged, optimising the layout of the speaker units and improving sound dispersion characteristics. The result is highly accurate, broadly spreading surround sound.
Great Sound for All Types of Listening Enjoyment
The YSP-2500 offers six Beam modes. You can choose the one that best suits the source you are listening to. The modes include 5 Beam+2, which faithfully reproduces 7.1ch surround sound, 3 Beam, which is suitable for widening the listening area for many people to listen to music, or Stereo + 3 Beam, which is perfect for enjoying a musical DVD. By using the HOME THEATER CONTROLLER App, you can make fine adjustments to the beam angles and volume to get the sound you prefer.
Support for HDMI 2.0 Specification
The YSP-2500 supports the latest version of HDMI for 4K 50/60p transmission of super high resolution images. Three HDMI inputs mean you can connect three high quality digital sources, each with just a single cable. 3D compatibility allows the transmission of 3D video.
High Sound Quality Wireless Music Streaming with Bluetooth
Enjoy music from your smartphone or tablet wirelessly, with the full surround sound experience of the YSP-2500. And with support for aptX™ audio coding, Bluetooth performance is better than ever, delivering full audio bandwidth for sound quality the same as wired listening with both compressed and non-compressed sources. In addition, a Bluetooth standby mode provides the convenience of having the YSP-2500 turn on and off automatically.
Easy Operation from Your Smartphone or Tablet for Detailed Sound Settings
The YSP-2500 is compatible with the free HOME THEATER CONTROLLER app for smartphones and tablets. Its easy-to-see and easy-to-use operating screen uses icons to let you easily perform a variety of operations including setting surround programmes or sound quality while watching your screen.
CINEMA DSP Technology Brings You the Sound Fields of Famous Concert Halls and Theatres.
Yamaha’s ultra-sophisticated CINEMA DSP technology creates thrillingly realistic soundscapes in any room. You can select 10 different programmes, including three Movie, three Music and four Entertainment programmes. CINEMA DSP programmes are created by recording actual sound field data in performance spaces around the world, then applying ultra- sophisticated digital processing techniques. Yamaha was the first and is still the leader in providing a truly realistic surround sound experience.
HD Audio Format Decoding
The YSP-2500 decodes HD Audio signals to ensure that you hear the best possible sound from Blu-ray Disc players, as well as from all other digital sources.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. This function restores what was lost, so your music always sounds the way it should
HDMI CEC Functionality
When connected to a CEC-compatible TV, the YSP-2500 will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote unit to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components.
Wireless Active Subwoofer Provides Rich Bass and Allows Flexible Placement
The subwoofer is an active type with two 10 cm woofer units and a 75W analogue amp. Its rigid body lowers unnecessary resonance. The circuit board has an ideal grounding pattern that ensures stable current supply. It reproduces rich and solid bass with superior stereo. And because there is no need to connect cables, setup and placement are faster and easier. It can be installed vertically or horizontally.
Low Design for Easy Positioning in Front of a TV
The front unit with stand is only 73 mm high. The super-low design means that if the stand is not used, the height is 51 mm, allowing placement in front of a TV without blocking the screen. It is also wall mountable with the optional SPM-K20.
TV Remote Repeater for Signal Transmission
Even if the YSP-2500 blocks the TV's remote signal reception point, the TV Remote Repeater on the back transmits the signal to the TV so operation is not affected.
Design Imparts a Strong Feel of Luxury to Create a High Quality Space
The top surface of the soundbar is made of one piece of aluminium with superior stiffness, high texture and a hairline finish, for a look that is stylish and imparts a strong feel of luxury. The sides have a mirror finish that harmonises beautifully with the TV. Available in either black and silver, so you can choose the colour that best matches your TV.
You can enjoy high sound quality virtual 7.1ch surround sound from headphones. A great way to fully enjoy movies or games with powerful surround sound without disturbing others.
Other Notable Features
• Easy-to-see On Screen Menu viewable in 10 languages
(English, Germany, French, Spanish, Italy, Swedish, Dutch, Turkish, Japanese and Chinese.)
• Memory function for recording up to three of your favourite settings
• ECO Mode for energy conservation
• Custom installation functions : Extended IR
• Optional accessory: SPM-K20 Wall Mount Bracket for wall mounting
• UniVolume maintains the same volume level
• Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-500 ms)
Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad
Bluetooth - apt X
Bluetooth is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 10 meters (33 ft) employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
Dolby TrueHD is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. Supporting bitrates up to 18.0 Mbps, Dolby TrueHD can carry up to 8 discrete channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio simultaneously. Dolby TrueHD also remains fully compatible with the existing multichannel audio systems and retains the metadata capability of Dolby Digital, allowing dialog normalization and dynamic range control.
Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS-HD Master Audio is an advanced lossless audio technology developed for high-definition disc-based media including Blu-ray Disc. Selected as an optional audio standard for Blu-ray Disc, this technology delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience. This model supports DTS-HD Master Audio decoding in 5-channel system.
DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industrysupported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. Providing an interface between any source (such as a set-top box or AV receiver) and an audio/video monitor (such as a digital television), HDMI supports standard, enhanced or high-definition video as well as multichannel digital audio using a single cable. HDMI transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. When used in combination with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), HDMI provides a secure audio/video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and system operators.
CINEMA DSP Digital
Since the Dolby Surround and DTS systems were originally designed for use in movie theaters, their effect is best felt in a theater having many speakers designed for acoustic effects. Since home conditions, such as room size, wall material, number of speakers, and so on, can differ so widely, it is inevitable that there are differences in the sound heard. Based on a wealth of actually measured data, Yamaha CINEMA DSP provides the audiovisual experience of a movie theater in the listening room of your own home by using the Yamaha original sound field technology combined with various digital audio systems. The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.
Compressed Music Enhancer
Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.
This unit creates a sound field by reflecting sound beams on the walls of your listening room and by broadening the cohesion of all the channels. Just as you would arrange the speaker position of other audio systems, you need to set the beam angle to enjoy the best possible sound from this unit. This unit employs the beam optimization and sound optimization features with the aid of the supplied IntelliBeam microphone, allowing you to avoid troublesome listening-based setup and achieving highly accurate sound adjustments that best match your listening environment. We call these two features “IntelliBeam” generically.
This welcome feature, made possible by Yamaha-developed technology, maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. It can be switched on and off.
A color space standard supported by HDMI version 1.3. It is a more extensive color space than sRGB, and allows the expression of colors that could not be expressed before. While remaining compatible with the color gamut of sRGB standards, “x.v.Color” expands the color space and can thus produce more vivid, natural images. It is particularly effective for still pictures and computer graphics. “x.v.Color” is a trademark.