I'm doing research on maybe replacing my Polk soundbar. I have an old Polk 360 that the console (amp) is dying. I had thought of trying to wire a new receiver and using my old soundbar but I'm not sure I can pull it off and make it work right. I had looked at a bunch of options and ran into the Yamaha YSP-1400. I would assume since I can't find anything on here that it is a relatively new product. I have found a few sites where they are being sold. Has anyone heard anything or seen one of these yet?
I've had the ysp-2200 for almost two years and love it. I checked out specs on yamahas's website and I'm curious as to how this would sound, as it uses half the beam drivers 8 versus the ysp-2200's 16. I downloaded the user manual and from reading the 1400 is not as tunable as 2200. With the 2200 you can literally steer the sound beams to were you want them . According the manual on 1400 you cant as the beam location is fixed to a traditional 5.1 setup. Also with Yamaha sound projectors you do need a four sided room to get 5.1 effect. The manual to 2200 recommends not using it in a room larger than 46 x 46 feet. For 1400 its 23 x 23. The room I use mine in closer 23 X 23 and it's perfect for me. However, if you are a so called true audiophile you might not like the sound as is somewhat diffused which isn't as pure a sound to them. Also it only has optical connections no hdmi . If you it buy post report on how you like. I have a friend who likes my 2200 but can't afford it. I believe within a few months you be able to find it for close to 300 bucks versus 400 right now.
Thanks for the info, I didn't even know the 1400 existed, very little info on them except at Yamaha site. I'm going to take my time to make a decision, talked to Polk today and didn't get any kind of technical advice as to using the old bar on a new receiver. I do know one thing, I don't think Polk products will be considered again.