Yamaha archive

  • Yamaha Relit Bluetooth speaker with wireless sound and light now fully available the UK
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    Yamaha Relit Bluetooth speaker with wireless sound and light now fully available the UK

    By 16 January 2014

    Relit is Yamaha's designer sound system that doesn't stop at your ears, it wants to get in through your eyes too. It's a beautiful-looking wireless speaker that Yamaha says offers crystal-clear sound. The Relit was unveiled at IFA in Berlin in September...

  • Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option
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    Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option

    By 3 September 2013

    Spotify is to take on Sonos and Apple's AirPlay offering with a new feature it is rolling out in the coming weeks. Called Spotify Connect, a new button within the company's iPhone and iPad apps (an Android version is coming very quickly soon after) will...

  • How the iPad is changing the face of music
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    How the iPad is changing the face of music

    By 12 September 2011

    Android may be catching up fast, but it was the iPad that made the tablet a must-have piece of kit for any self-respecting gadget aficionado. For the while, at least, the iPad continues to lead the charge and, though its games, web browsing and playing...

  • Yamaha aims for electric scooter dominance: Starting with the EC-03
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    Yamaha aims for electric scooter dominance: Starting with the EC-03

    By 15 July 2010

    Yamaha has some bold aims when it comes to electronic transportation.  According to Motorcycle.com, the Japanese company aims to have three or four electronic scooters on the road by 2015 and then wants to be the leader in the field by 2020. And it is...

  • The 5 best amplifiers and speaker systems for World Cup wonders
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    The 5 best amplifiers and speaker systems for World Cup wonders

    By 20 May 2010

    All too often, the first experience anybody has with home cinema comes from an all-in system, which includes DVD or Blu-ray player, amplification and speakers in one box. And while there are plenty of good packages out there, from a variety of respectable...

  • Yamaha unveils YSP-4100 soundbar
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    Yamaha unveils YSP-4100 soundbar

    By 26 February 2010

    Yamaha has unveiled a soundbar, except it's not calling it a soundbar. Instead, it's calling it the "YSP-4100 Digital Sound Projector", but we know the truth, don't we? It's designed for 40- and 42-inch televisions and promises loud, clear, and rich audio...

  • Yamaha Tenori-On Orange announced
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    Yamaha Tenori-On Orange announced

    By 6 November 2009

    Yamaha has unveiled a more "wallet friendly" addition to the Tenori-On family - the Tenori-On "Orange". The follow up to the original Tenori-On, launched back in 2007, it seems this version loses the expensive magnesium casing of the original, being replaced...

  • Yamaha launches its first iPod products
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    Yamaha launches its first iPod products

    By 15 May 2009

    Yamaha has announced the worldwide launch of four iPod and iPhone-compatible products. Two are traditional docks, and two are clock-radios. Dealing with the clock radios first, the TSX-120 contains a DAB and FM radio, along with an iPod dock. There's...

  • Yamaha launches BD-S2900 Blu-ray player
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    Yamaha launches BD-S2900 Blu-ray player

    By 28 August 2008

    Yamaha has joined the Blu-ray party in Europe with the announcement of the BD-S2900 Blu-ray player. Offering 1080p, 24fps, 12-bit Deep Color and HD Audio Bitstream output, the player is Bonus View enabled, but does not boast BD Live connectivity for the...

  • New Yamaha speakers boast built-in light
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    New Yamaha speakers boast built-in light

    By 12 June 2008

    We're quite taken with these new speakers from Yamaha, the YST001, that have just seen a Far East launch. The speakers offer built-in, remote controlled lighting that appears to offer an Ambilight-ish effect around your TV, or presumably could be used...

  • Yamaha launches NX-B02 portable Bluetooth speaker
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    Yamaha launches NX-B02 portable Bluetooth speaker

    By 21 January 2008

    Yamaha has launched a portable Bluetooth speaker - the NX-B02. With 10 watts of "unsurpassed audio excellence" Yamaha's compact new NX-B02 claims to "breaks the sound barrier" set by the plethora of portable speakers on the market offering "feeble" sound...

  • Yamaha launches glow-in-the-dark electric scooter with iPod dock
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    Yamaha launches glow-in-the-dark electric scooter with iPod dock

    By 17 August 2007

    A Japanese launch, Yamaha has moved into the green arena with the EC-02 that is a 40 mile range electric scooter with a top speed of 18 miles per hour. If those specs aren't enough to tempt you then perhaps the iPod dock will? With a headphone jack or...

  • Yamaha launches three YSP Digital Sounds Projectors
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    Yamaha launches three YSP Digital Sounds Projectors

    By 16 August 2007

    Describing themselves as "the founders of Surround Sound", Yamaha Electronics has announced three new models of the YSP Digital Sound Projector. The one-box YSP range now includes the YSP-500 (£499), YSP-30D (£799) and the YSP-40D (£1199). The range...

  • Tenori-On, a futuristic digital music instrument, to launch in the UK
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    Tenori-On, a futuristic digital music instrument, to launch in the UK

    By 9 August 2007

    Crazy futuristic concept become a real world product. It's not often you can say that, but in the case of the Tenori-On it's true. Media artist Toshio Iwai and Yamaha have collaborated to develop a new digital music instrument for the 21st century, the...

  • Yamaha launches NX-U10 USB speaker in the UK
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    Yamaha launches NX-U10 USB speaker in the UK

    By 20 July 2007

    Previewed ages ago at CES, Yamaha has finally gotten round to announcing the launch of the NX-U10, although you won't see it in shops until nearer Christmas. The stylish and compact bar shaped NX-U10 offers 20 watts of sound quality - a world's best....

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Yamaha YSP-900 speaker system review

    By 26 January 2007

    Yamaha’s YSP is part of a series of digital sound projectors designed to offer an all-in-one surround sound solution. Various models in the range are optimised for use with specific sized televisions, the YSP-900 on test is ideal for 32-inch screens,...

  • CES 2006: Yamaha announce single speaker YSP-1100 Digital Sound Projector
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    CES 2006: Yamaha announce single speaker YSP-1100 Digital Sound Projector

    By 10 January 2007

    Yamaha has updated its single speaker home cinema system with a new model it's announced at CES 2007 in Las Vegas. The new speaker promises true multi-channel surround sound from a single source. Called the YSP-1100 Digital Sound Projector, the model’s...

  • CES 2007: Yamaha announce NX-U10 USB speakers
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    CES 2007: Yamaha announce NX-U10 USB speakers

    By 10 January 2007

    Yamaha has announced a new portable speaker system that is powered via USB. Called the NX-U10 the speaker system offers 20w of sound via 2 x 10w speakers even though the majority of USB powered speakers up to this date are only capable of 10 times less...

  • Yamaha unveils tiny Cube speakers
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    Yamaha unveils tiny Cube speakers

    By 6 October 2006

    Yamaha is dipping a toe into the portable music play market and has launched the portable Cube speaker. Measuring only 3.5-inches on each side, the cube is designed for PCs, mobile phones, and portable media players. The Cube promises to deliver audio...

  • Yamaha DVD-S557 DVD player review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Yamaha DVD-S557 DVD player review

    By 5 July 2005

    Yamaha’s range of DVD decks may not explore the depths of pricing like some (this is the lowest-specified model and it still costs £130), but it has an aura of quality that is confirmed when you take a careful look at the spec sheet. Topping the bill...