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Yamaha YSP-5600 Atmos soundbar costly but involvingThe Yamaha YSP-5600 produces an immersive experience unlike any other soundbar but it's expensive and you'll need to shell out more for a subwoofer.
Want a whole bunch of audio whiz bangery in one box? They don't get any more advanced than the Yamaha YSP-5600 sound bar. This is the world's first Dolby [UNKNOWN] sound bar, which is designed to send sound effects hurtling around your room, especially from above you. While its not possible to track sound effects as they happen above, the Mhar does create a nice bubble effect. This makes it sound bigger and fuller than other sound bars. This product also includes one streaming from Spotify Connect and its also able to stream bluetooth both from your phone or to a set of bluetooth headphones. If you're interested in whole home audio, the sound bar also features Yamaha's MusicCast system which is also included in the company's receivers. And inputs, it's got everything. Four HDMI and a bunch of other digital inputs as well. It's easy to use and with the right soundtrack it can sound huge. The big catch? Well there's two. First, it's $1,700 and secondly it doesn't include a subwoofer and it sorely needs one. We tested it with a Yamaha sub worth 500 bucks. So at $2,200 this makes owning the latest and greatest a pretty costly exercise. [MUSIC]