When it comes to simulated surround sound systems, Yamaha would be one of the first companies that comes to our minds. The Digital Sound Projector series is one of the most elegant solutions to an age-old problem: getting good sound from a small living space.
However, with competitors such as Philips nipping at their heels Yamaha have decided to pull out all the stops with their big daddy machine, the YSP4000BSWi.
Secondly, the YSP4000 now includes two HDMI inputs for simpler connection to a DVD player or set top box, and thirdly there is now an FM tuner onboard.
Other features include upscaling to 1080i, a Compressed Music Enhancer for better sound quality from your MP3 player, and a slew of new surround sound modes to choose from.
Unlike the United States and elsewhere, the Sound Projector also comes with a subwoofer, the YST-SW225B which is worth AU$699 on its own.
The YSP4000BSWi has a great range of features and is still one of the best 5.1 simulators, but you have to ask if there are better ways to spend AU$3,000.