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post #1 of 6 Old 10-22-2013, 04:43 PM - Thread Starter
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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?
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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.
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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.
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is it far better than yamaha yas 101 that i already have?

and does it have a center channel? because weak point of yas 101 is it has not a center channel.

and output of cheap yas 101 is more than this.

output power of ysp 1400 : 76W total power: 2W x 8 beam drivers + 30W x 2 (woofer)

output power of yas 101 : 120 W total power: 30 W x 2 (6ohms, 1kHz, 10 % THD) + 60 W subwoofer (3ohms, 100Hz, 10 % THD)

does it worth upgrading?

thanks
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HI,

I would also like some help here. I just bought this unit and i cant get the Dolby DTS light to light up at all!!! All my HDMI enabled components are hooked into my TV and my TV outputs by way of Optical into the Yamaha. My Satellite TV box with stations broadcasting in Dolby 5.1 are just showing the PLII light. So is my BluRay player!

I thought perhaps maybe the TV is downgrading the signal to stereo so I plugged the Optical directly into the BluRay player with the same result! Netflix House Of Cards same result.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks Kindly
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Switch your blue ray paler to output audio to bitstream.
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