Ive heard the bose, havent heard the yamaha yet. Is the bose enough better for the price? I know the yamaha has hdmi inputs, but unless ur running 7.1 i dont see the advantage over optical.
Basically im looking $1300ish, vs $700ish.
The main "bad" thing ive heard about the 2200 is that the manual setup is quite tedious, while the Bose setup is fairly good to go from the start. After Davyo's review of the Bose, im leaning that way.
I guess im asking someone to talk me out of the bose.
YSP-2200. So you invest an hour in manual setup. At least you can tune it to your space, unlike the Bose, where all you have is auto setup.
I haven't auditioned the Bose extensively, but I can't imagine that it is 2x more of a soundbar over the 2200 when you compare prices. You can do a lot with that extra $700...
And...You can take out of that $700, ..$350, and get a really good subwoofer, like a HSU-stf 1( a whole nother league than either the Bose or the Yamaha subwoofer.. Use that instead of the Yamaha sub. You would have a KILLER set up with outrageously good bass, be able to decode the full losless audios..with $400 still left in your pocket!
For what its worth,, Harmon Kardon SB30 is a new soundbar coming out really soon,,,, from what I have been reading about it, it might be a pretty nice bar/sub system and perhaps a Yamaha/Bose killer,,,, $799.00 MSRP on it.
Anyhow,,, I been reading about it and it looks very interesting.
See, thats kinda where im at. My room is not optimal, at all. My TV is in the corner, there is a fireplace about 2' to the left of the TV on 1 wall, and the other wall goes forever without a break.
Im trying to justify the extra $700+ for the bose over the yamaha.
On a side note, how do you add a sub to either of these setups?
I think you could still tune the Yamaha for your setup. It would be harder with the TV in the corner, but it may still sound good.
On the Yamaha, the sub is connected via standard speaker wire. The only worry that I would have using a different sub is crossover frequency; I've read that the 2200's sub actually goes higher than most subs, which may cause a "hole" when using another sub. I do know that the sub is somewhat directional, which implies that it's putting out higher frequencies than most subs.
How soon is really soon? im wanting to purchase in the next couple weeks, but the HK looks really interesting. Seems a bit bigger than most soundbars, but thats not that big of a deal to me.
Do we have any sort of release date?
I thought I saw that HK soundbar at Fry's last weekend. They were pushing it heavily; some kind of discount if you bought a TV with it.
I wasn't that impressed with the sound. Of course, it wasn't setup in a room, so it wasn't a fair audition. However, it just uses delay processing for simulated surround effects, like most of the other soundbars out there. Sure, that means it will work in most rooms, but it won't sound as good as a soundbar that reflects soundwaves off of the walls.