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Old 2006-12-14, 07:58 AM   #61
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I have been considering replacing my current speakers with either YSP 1000 or YSP 1100.
I am concerned that my only placement for the speaker is on top of my Entertainment center 1 1/2 feet from the ceiling. My second problem is that the rectangular room has full length windows on both the right wall and end wall. Finally my third problem is the only area I have for the woofer is at the back wall (window).
Look forward to any thoughts on how the YPS speaker will perform under the foregoing conditions.
1. the speaker will be most effective when it's at ear level. The further away it is from ear level, the less effective it becomes.

2. reflective surface is not an issue. In fact, the more reflective the better.
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Old 2006-12-14, 10:27 AM   #62
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Hi All,

I'm a complete newbie to this so bear with me if this is a bit of an odd question. I'm currently considering the YSP-800/1000 but as I don't necessarily want to drop a bunch on a DVD, tuner and YSP combo all at once, I was thinking of getting a micro 2.1 system that might eventually migrate itself out when I scale the system.

I was wondering if anyone knows if the YSP is capable of handling an output from a mircosystem like the Denon S-101? From what I can tell, the S-101 does have an aux3 optical out which can connect up to the YSP, but I don't know if this would work.

I know it's a bit of an odd solutiong and you might be asking why I don't just do a DVD player with the YSP, but the reason would be to have a system I could use day one, with the thought of eventually connecting to the YSP, and hopefully one day to have the 101 move right into an den when that gets replaced.

Anyone have any thoughts or experiences with a scenario like this?

Cheers.
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Old 2006-12-14, 12:23 PM   #63
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I have a Yamaha YSP-800 and like it a lot. I hook my DVD player directly to the YSP through CoAxial cable. No other receiver or tuner is needed. Why would you want to connect the Denon S-101 to the YSP? Each system is good on its own. So...YSP + DVD player ....Or..Denon S-101 (DVD included).
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Old 2006-12-21, 09:19 AM   #64
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Yamaha YSP bar:
adv: sound is supposedly much better than polk
dis: price

Polk Surround bar:
adv: price
dis: sound isn't as good as yamaha

1) Some of us need a receiver anyways as we have multiple sources for the audio (dining room speakers vs speakers on tv, etc...) Is there a cheap switch to buy that will absolve buying a receiver?

2) Here are two pics of our living room - since there are no reflective walls, will it matter that much:

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Old 2006-12-21, 10:45 AM   #65
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Please feel free to answer the "reflection" and "switch" questions above. Here's more information on the setup from a previous thread...

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=49614
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Old 2006-12-22, 11:02 AM   #66
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57, I don't see the switch answers anywhere...as for the reflections, i thank you for your opinion, and wanted to see if other owners of the speaker have similar ser-ups that would like to comment.

Happy holidays 57!
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Old 2006-12-23, 09:27 AM   #67
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as a follow up, would it be better to get the polk audio surround bar with a denon receiver, or simply get the yamaha ysp-800?
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Old 2006-12-23, 09:37 AM   #68
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YSP800 hands down.
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Depends on what you want to do. If you want to listen to the radio, for instance, you will need a receiver, so the Polk works then. The Yamaha is much more expensive if you need to mount it on a wall, as the mounting bracket is another $100. It's included with the Polk. FS has run promotions with the SurroundBar and subwoofer for $699, though it's not available right now (should be on Boxing Day). I liked the sound of the Polk when we installed it, but have not compared it to the Yamaha.
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Old 2006-12-24, 09:08 AM   #70
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I can get the Polk audio surround bar for $400 through a friend of mine. The ysp-800, I am still waiting to go on sale at that $699 pricepoint...
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Old 2006-12-24, 09:32 AM   #71
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I doubt that it will ever go that low. That's below wholesale.

Don't forget that there are, IIRC, 42 drivers individually controlled and powered by 42 individual digital amplifiers in the YSP-800 (only 10 non-amplified drivers in Polk Surround Bar).

At $1,000, YSP-800 is a bargain, at $400 the Polk Surround Bar is a rip off. (just plain 'ol speakers, no amplification)
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Old 2006-12-24, 02:50 PM   #72
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The YSP 800/900 only has I believe 21 or 23 speakers..its the 1000/1100 with 42 or 43.
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Old 2006-12-29, 06:52 PM   #73
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I was considering using the PolkAudio SurroundBar with their 10" subwoofer, but adding a pair of FXi3 speakers at the back to create 7.1 surround sound. This would be in a room thats about 11 feet by 18 feet. I would be using the system mostly for watching TV with a Yamaha HTR6090 receiver (maybe). The rooms width widens from 11 to 13.5 feet about halfway down one wall, so I don't think Yamaha's reflecting speakers would work well. Besides, I'd like the receiver to be separate from the speakers. Thanks.

Also, is it true that Dolby does not recommend di-pole speakers for the surround back channels?
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Old 2006-12-29, 08:21 PM   #74
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I'd love to go the YSP route, but I have no idea how it would work in my odd-shaped room (See the layout here). The blue represents the couch and opposite it, the plasma (soon to come...). Head to TV is about 9'.

Anyone care to comment?

Thanks... Perry.
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Opsdl, out of interest, while the Polk Surroundbar would work well for the set up you are talking about, if you are going to use wired SB speakers, why use the Polk Surroundbar? It's really meant for a setup in which you can't use rear speakers. While the Polk and Yamaha work well, they are no competition for true 5.1 or 7.1 sound with individual speakers.
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