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Yamaha YSP-4100

Yamaha YSP-4100
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Yamaha YSP-5100

Yamaha YSP-5100
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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Yamaha YSP-4000 (black)

Yamaha YSP-4000 (black)
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Price $1,575 at 1 store $799 to $799 at 4 stores $398 to $449 at 2 stores
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    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 7 reviews
Release date May 01, 2010 May 01, 2010 April 02, 2011 April 24, 2013 October 22, 2007
The Bottom Line The Yamaha YSP-4100 offers better surround effects, superior sound quality and more features than competing sound bars, but it's expensive and most buyers won't need all its functionality. The Yamaha YSP-5100 sound bar has an outstanding assortment of features and best-in-class virtual surround, but it's very expensive and doesn't sound much better than the step-down YSP-4100. The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500. The addition of enhanced video connectivity options cements Yamaha's already excellent Digital Sound Projector technology as the go-to choice for single-speaker surround sound.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
DVD type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Surround System Class 7.1 channel
7.1 channel
7.1 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
THX certified Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Info unavailable
CD System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Surround Sound Effects CINEMA DSP
IntelliBeam
CINEMA DSP
IntelliBeam
IntelliBeam
Info unavailable CINEMA DSP
Neural Surround
IntelliBeam
Cassette System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Radio Radio tuner - FM - 40 preset stations
Radio tuner - FM - 40 preset stations
Info unavailable AM/FM
Radio tuner - FM
Product Type Sound bar home theater system
Sound bar home theater system
Sound bar speaker system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Sound bar speaker system
Equalizer Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Parametric
Components Digital Sound Projector
Digital Sound Projector
Digital Sound Projector
Subwoofer
Info unavailable Digital Sound Projector
Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Info unavailable
HDMI Switching Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Enclosure Color Black
Black
Info unavailable Black
Black
DVD Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
DTS-ES decoder
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-ES decoder
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Surround EX
DTS ES Matrix 6.1
DTS ES Discrete 6.1
DTS 96/24
DTS NEO: 6
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
DTS-ES decoder
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Weight 22 lbs
24.3 lbs
Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
28 lbs
Product type Speaker system
Speaker system
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable SRS TruBass
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Product Description Sound bar home theater system
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-4100 - 7.1 channel
Sound bar home theater system
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-5100 - 7.1 channel
Sound bar speaker system
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-2200 - 7.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Sound bar speaker system
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-4000 - 5.1 channel
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Info unavailable
Response Bandwidth 90 - 20000 Hz
75 - 20000 Hz
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control - Infrared
Remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Video Conversion/Scaling Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Analog to HDMI up conversion
Components Digital Sound Projector
Digital Sound Projector
Digital Sound Projector
Subwoofer
Info unavailable Digital Sound Projector
Output Power 120 Watt
120 Watt
132 Watt
1050 Watt
120 Watt
Microphone 2
2
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Dimensions (WxDxH) 40.6 in x 3.5 in x 8.3 in
472.4 in x 3.5 in x 8.3 in
Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
40.6 in x 4.6 in x 7.6 in
Headphones Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Speaker(s) Sound bar home theater system
40 - Built-in - 2 Watt
2 - Built-in - 20 Watt
Sound bar home theater system
40 - Built-in - 2 Watt
2 - Built-in - 20 Watt
Sound bar home theater system
16 - Built-in - 2 Watt
1 - External - 100 Watt
Info unavailable Sound bar
40 - Built-in - 2 Watt
2 - Built-in - 20 Watt
MD System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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