Yamaha, on Tuesday, announced the availability of its MusicCast Sound Bar (YSP-1600) and MusicCast TV Speaker Base (SRT-1500), the first sound bar and speaker base models supported by Yamaha’s MusicCast wireless multiroom audio system, which was released back in August.
Both of the new models link to other MusicCast speakers, AV receivers, and Hi-Fi gear in other rooms, allowing music sources to be shared throughout a home, Yamaha explained.
MusicCast-enabled devices can stream music from mobile devices and computers, as well as popular Internet radio and streaming music services, while also allowing for access to external sources like a TV set-top box or media player connected via HDMI.
Through the MusicCast system, content can be played in other rooms in which MusicCast devices are located.
Both the MusicCast Sound Bar and TV Speaker Base use Yamaha’s Digital Sound Projector technology, which the company said delivers a “more immersive and realistic listening experience” compared to virtual surround processing. The devices also offer HDMI connectivity with 4K Ultra HD and HDCP 2.2 support for compatibility with 4K TVs and sources.
“A great sound bar should make it easy to add amazing sound to your TV, and both of these models deliver on this front. However, what makes them especially remarkable is the integration of MusicCast,” Bob Goedken, general manager, AV division, Yamaha Corporation of America, said in a statement. “Now you can use the MusicCast Sound Bar in one room and link it to a MusicCast Wireless Speaker in another to listen to music or TV audio in both places—so you don’t have to miss out on the game or news when you’re away from the TV. Yamaha has finally made it a breeze to do this.”