Yamaha’s Digital Sound Projectors are revered in the audio industry for the sound quality they achieve and the high prices they command. The new YSP-4300 and YSP-3300 use the same multidriver sound-steering technology found in past models, but represent a re-envisioning of the form factor. The $1,899 YSP-4300 incorporates 22 tweeter-sized “beam drivers,” while the $1,599 YSP-3300 uses 16 beam drivers. On both models, a midrange driver is incorporated into each end, and a 6-inch powered subwoofer is included, too. An optional wireless dock for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) is available.
As with past sound projectors, the YSP-4300 and YSP-3300 create real 7.1-channel audio by using the multiple drivers and advanced digital sound processing to emit tightly focused beams of sound. The models also bring back a feature found on some earlier sound projectors: the Target mode, which directs sound at just one listener so it won’t bother someone sitting nearby who doesn’t want to listen.
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