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Anyone add a sub to a YSP-2200 soundbar? (Yamaha Sound Projector)

1094 Views 3 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  trueno92
I posted this in the sub section but I think those guys would be laughing too hard to write anything so x-post it in here.

(Or they would just be slapping their foreheads like Tom Andry did when he took on the topic of soundbars on AVRant)

OK. yes I could be diving into one-big-waste-of time but I thought I'd ask first rather than just play ignorant...!

I read the review on Sound and Vision:


And Brent Butterworth came away impressed, and even more so when he decided he mention this:

"Since I just had to know, I ran a quick frequency-response sweep on the YSP-2200’s sub output and found that it crossed over at 400 Hz and was high-passed below about 50 Hz, no doubt to protect the little woofers. It also produced about 10 watts maximum to the sub. For a lark, I tried piggybacking a 12-inch active sub, set for very low low-pass, to span the missing octave-plus with great effect. I’d recommend this adaptation to anyone planning a “serious” YSP-2200-based system.)"

Now, he doesnt' illustrate how he does this but from digging around, I think I would run the sub-output from the bar, to a line-level input to a sub and line out to the sub included with the Soundbar.

I am just wondering if covering anything from ~20hz-~50hz would be worthwhile? I am curious because I don't even know if the amp in the soundbar can do anything below the 50hz cut off and from what google has told me, there isn't any info about anyone that had tried.

Interestingly enough, the SoundandVision test report also illustrates this:

But from my running a few frequency sweeps, I don't hear any drop from ~50hz-13khz

My test was:

There is solid audible tone from what I could hear in my setup and I would think this totally invalidates the graph.

Have patience with me, fellas,I'm learning!
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I haven't tried but you would have to get a sub that has speaker level inputs to add a sub to this sound bar.
Trueno92 can you post this frequency sweep as downloadable file? I have the ysp-2200 as well a Samsung soundbar and would like to tinker with them using this demo thanks.
its a youtube site link.. if you have a laptop or even a smartphone, iphone, android etc?, plug it in as a headphone out source?

there are other youtube video downloaders also.

i was just pretty surprised by the audio response and unless im not conducting this test correctly, the volume was probably around 60-80db for the listening test.

Although there was a lot of huff-and puff of the musical quality being ho-hum when this soundbar was released, I am pretty sure the ysp-4300's additional 2"? drivers on either extreme end of its soundbar were not specifically for better musical reproduction, but were strategically placed on either end of the bar for improved stereo imaging, as the ysp-2200 have all the drivers placed in the center.

It makes no sense that 2 channel music sounds average when 7.1 channel music, (chris botti live in boston) sounds an absolute treat from the same speaker setup
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