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Digital Sound Projectors

Music, TechnologyJesse WalkerComment

Ysp

No more multiple speakers, no more clutter, no more hiding wires...

Did you know it's possible to focus sound into ”beams” by digitally processing speaker delay times? The compact, stylish Yamaha YSP line of speakers utilizes individual digital amplifiers to power 23 sound beam drivers which, coupled with reflected sound waves produce true multi-channel surround sound.

Yamaha’s exclusive IntelliBeam feature ensures optimum multi-channel reproduction with accurate image localization. By monitoring the sound with the supplied microphone and analyzing it, IntelliBeam automatically optimizes the direction, level and frequency response of each beam. This makes initial setup both extremely simple and acoustically perfect.

Polk Audio also has a similar product called the SurroundBar™. Any of these little devils are well worth it but will set you back between $700 to $1000.