Yamaha YSP-1600

The Yamaha YSP-1600 is a multi-channel 6.5 centimeters high, eight-speaker, MultiCast compatible sound bar with two sub-woofers developed by Yamaha.


  • Clear, detailed and immersive TV sound
  • Slim design allows placement in front of most TVs
  • HDMI® with 4K Ultra HD pass-through and HDCP 2.2
  • Access to your music library, Pandora®, Spotify®, Rhapsody® and more
  • Versatile connectivity – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, AirPlay® and Spotify Connect

As Yamaha expands the range of Yamaha speakers and Yamaha sound bars that are MusicCast compatible, the Yamaha YSP-1600 soundbar sweeps in with a stylish design and a host of interesting features.  The YSP-1600 is able to generate pitch-perfect sound effects using its eight speakers and two subwoofers. The YSP-1600 also supports both Dolby Digital and DTS audio formats as well as video streams of up to 4K resolution.

With the MusicCast Technology users can share audio via the YSP-1600 with any other compatible Yamaha speakers or Yamaha sound bars, such as the Yamaha WX-030, via the Wi-Fi Direct port without any wired connection between any of the devices.


The Yamaha YSP-1600 has a very slim bar design. Its dimensions are 6.5 cm high by 100 cm wide and 13 cm in depth, and it weighs 4.7 kilograms. To be combined with the maximum possible number of equipment, the YSP-1600 is available in black or silver, in any case offering a discreet look with only a few control buttons and LEDs at the lower edge of the machine. All connections are located to the rear panel, which also includes a small antenna for receiving and transmitting wireless signals.


Yamaha YSP-1600 Front Surround System

General Drivers 1-1/8” x 8 beam drivers
Output Channel 5.1-channel
Output Power 80 W total power: 2.5 W x 8 beam drivers + 60 W (30 W x 2) subwoofer
Power Consumption 25 watts
Standby Power Consumption 0.4 W (HDMI Control OFF, Network Standby OFF), 1.8 W ( Network standby ON, Wi-Fi connection)
Subwoofer Dual 3-1/4” subwoofers
Dimensions (W x H x D) 39-3/8” x 2-1/2” x 5-1/8” (without antenna)
Weight 10.4 lbs.
Input / Output HDMI 1 in, 1 out
Digital Optical 1 in
Analog Audio 1 in (Stereo mini jack)
Subwoofer Output Yes
HDMI 4K Pass-through Yes (60p)
3D Pass-through Yes
Auto Lip-Sync Yes
Sound Technology Surround Technology Digital Sound Projector
CINEMA DSP Entertainment 5 (Movie, Music, Sports, Game, TV programs
Audio Formats Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Connectivity Wireless Music Streaming Yes (with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi)
Wi-Fi Yes (with Wireless Direct)
AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Version/Profile Ver. 2.1 + EDR / A2DP, AVRCP* ; (Audio Codec) SBC, AAC* (*Receiving Only)
Bluetooth Maximum Communication Range 32.8 ft (without interference)
Ethernet Yes
Other Features App Control Yes (MusicCast CONTROLLER, HOME THEATER CONTROLLER [WLAN])
TV Remote Repeater Yes

Device Highlights:


  • low-profile, 2-1/2″-tall design fits under the screen of most pedestal-mounted TVs
  • connects to your Wi-Fi network and Yamaha’s MusicCast wireless whole-home music system
  • built-in amplifiers: 2.5 watts x 8 (beam drivers), 30 watts x 2 (subwoofers)
  • features 10 built-in speakers:
    • eight 1-1/8″ beam drivers
    • two 3-1/4″ cone subwoofers
    • bass reflex (ported) cabinet for enhanced low-frequency response
  • Yamaha’s Digital Sound Projector technology delivers 5.1-channel sound with wide dispersion and reflection to create lifelike surround sound
    • adjust the beam speaker settings with the remote to ensure realistic surround effects tailored to your room
  • Dolby Digital® and DTS® decoding
  • five Cinema DSP listening modes: Movie, Music, Sports, Gaming, and TV
  • rests on a TV stand or can be mounted on a wall (hardware not included)
  • system learns your existing TV remote commands
  • includes remote control with independent subwoofer volume

MusicCast wireless multi-room music system:

  • connects to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music listening
  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
    • also sends audio wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones
  • free MusicCast app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple or Android device
  • support for online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and thousands of free Internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
  • connects wirelessly to other Yamaha speakers and receivers with MusicCast to play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
  • plays MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF files
  • supports high-res playback for PCM-based files up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • built-in music enhancer for smoothing out the sound of over-compressed MP3 files
  • Apple AirPlay® for streaming from compatible Apple devices and computers running iTunes®
  • DLNA support for streaming music from compatible networked computers and NAS drives
  • supports 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz)

Connections and Dimensions:

  • 1 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output (4K-compatible)
    • HDCP 2.2 copy-protection compatibility for future 4K broadcast and streaming content
  • 1 optical digital input (cable included)
  • 1 minijack analog input
  • mono preamp output for optional powered sub
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • 39-3/8″W x 2-1/2″H x 5-1/8″D (with antenna down)
  • weight: 10.4 lbs.


The Yamaha YSP-1600 sells for $499.99.

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