Setting up the Yamaha YSP 2200 soundbar is easy. The fun part is the calibration. The system has an automatic calibration mode (as well as manual one) for you to tune the YSP 2200 to suit your environment.
Firstly, you set up the connection between the subwoofer and the soundbar amp via a standard 2 piece wire:
You do need to link the soundbar to your TV via the RCA yellow cable. U cannot use HDMI for the calibration.
After calibration is done, you can then use the HDMI as per normal soundbar.. but for calibration purposes, only the RCA cable to TV works.
Here comes the fun part. The parts for the calibration are a special microphone and a uniquely cupboard stand.
This is how the cupboard stand looks. You place the stand at the sitting location of the audience and the microphone on it.
The other end goes into the amp:
And then you calibrate via the menu in the TV (which you had hooked up via the YELLOW RCA cable):
You have to get out of the room when the calibration goes on. You also have to remove things that are not normally there (e.g the carton box where the YSP2200 arrived in ! HA HA).. Just try to set up the room as best to the exact condition as when you are actually using the set.
The calibration will lots of interesting noise that the amp makes and recorded by the microphone (at the sitting point) which helps to decide how the best settings are.
Here’s a video of a typical calibration:
And the results:
So far, I am really impressed and enjoying the sound quality from this soundbar. I think it will get better as the unit gets more used with time !! Good buy !! I had the chance to play HD Audio through a full BluRay rip of a Chinese movie. It was brilliant.
The only thing I dun really like is that for the price I paid, there was no DVD or BluRay Player or even a Tuner .. perhaps the idea is to concentrate on keeping the unit slim and doing only 1 job well (playing the right sound).