For the longest time, I am a firm believer of home theatre systems where you have multiple systems such as 5.1, 7.1 and what have you. A good amplifier, an excellent subwoofer and a wonderfully calibrated sound system will bring out the joy of home theatre.
I still believe in those. But somehow in the immediate smallness of our HDB flats in Singapore and in the closeness of our neighbours (who would retaliate the thumping of your woofer with either a hard knock on your door or even chain smoke their way to your window), it is really hard to do a good home theatre system. Unless you have a well designed and isolated room set aside for that. Or you live in United States where the nearest neighbour is 1000 miles away.
Anyway, this week, I sold away my 5.1 system and even my amplifier that has been with me for a long time. I took in delivery of the Yamaha YSP2200 Sound Bar. Have I given up the home theatre dream.. I dun think so. I still dreamt of the day where I have a wonderfully set up home theatre room.. till then, the Yamaha YSP2200 is a worthy replacement. Almost worthy for the purist.
Photos here on the unboxing. Photos of the set up to come in next blog.
Arrival of the box. Huge long box:
The remote and cables. NO HDMI cable provided. You do need the provided YELLOW Video cable for calibration and set up. They also provide a digital audio cable (Toslink). And a repeater in case your TV’s remote is blocked by the YSP2200. And a calibration mic… which I will share in the next blog.
And here’s the YSP2200 Sound Bar:
3 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out. In the old ways, this would have been enough. I find it too little.. there are just too many gadgets in the living room nowadays 🙂
To the subwoofer:
And how it looks in front of a Samsung LCD TV:
The subwoofer. U can place it flat or standing.
Shoes for the subwoofer:
Will share set up steps next…