03/22/2012, Looking for amps that you can use to jam or play and record music with? Yamaha’s THR series amps might just fit the bill. Under the retro-chic exterior of the THR series amps, they are some pretty versatile devices. In addition to letting you plug in your guitar for jamming at home or performing on stage, the THR amps can be used as an interface to record your music with. […]
03/22/2012, If you like the idea of singing without singing, Yamaha’s new Vocaloid keyboard could be what you’re looking for. Right now, users need to enter notes separately to create tunes on a computer with a Vocaloid, but with this new Vocaloid keyboard, users can create tunes on the fly. They get one set of keys for pronouncing consonants and vowels, while another set of keys for selecting the notes/chords to […]
12/20/2011, So Siri can be used to tell the time, the weather, compose and send messages, hand out directions and recommendations, so why shouldn’t it be able to play the piano, right? Well that’s what the guys down at Yamaha have managed to do, which is to get Siri to “play” the piano.
11/01/2011, Want to play the role of Mr Tough Guy? Well, you can’t really go wrong with the Yamaha PDX-11 portable speaker system, where this octaganol unit will be equipped with a decent 4″ woofer as well as accompanied by a 3/8″ tweeter. All of that circuitry will require the juice of half a dozen AA batteries, which in turn will enable you to enjoy up to 8 hours of non-stop […]
10/10/2011, Can’t get enough of Star Wars and you feel that you’re the space opera’s number 1 fan on the globe? Well, it would bode you well to check out this Star Wars themed Yamana 200-watt 2.1 surround sound system which was carefully and painstakingly painted by Nub Graffix from the hit reality TV show American Choppers. I woud say that this is more or less an instant classic, where the […]
08/25/2011, Ladies, are you in the market for an electrically-assisted bicycle? If you are, Yamaha has unveiled their new electrically-assisted bicycle that is targeted specifically at women.
12/01/2010, Yamaha’s new TSX-140 iPod speaker dock has a nice feature for the holiday as a nightstand accessory. The speaker dock can gradually wake you up by increasing the loudness of your favorite song so it won’t jolt you out of bed, making for hopefully a more pleasant morning. The device is compatible with the iPod Touch along with the iPhone (3G, 3GS, and 4), and can play back MP3 and […]
11/01/2010, Yamaha is looking to woo users who want a convergence experience in their home entertainment system with its BD-A1000 system, which combines Internet video streaming from Netflix, Blockbuster, and YouTube with traditional media such as DVD or Blu-ray. Additionally, users can make user of traditional A/V inputs or use the dual USB ports to play media files off a USB drive as well. The BD-A1000 system has an MSRP of […]
10/26/2010, There are already plenty of iPhone/iPod speaker docks out there but Yamaha obviously thinks that it can offer something attractive to consumers with its PDX-31 speaker dock. The device offers a 30-pin Dock Connector and also an auxiliary input for other devices. The dock looks clean and elegant and houses a pair of 3.25-inch speakers, dual wall construction and arrives with a bundled remote for good measure. You’ll have to […]
10/07/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Yamaha was showing its infosound demo at CEATEC. The prototype embeds data in audio media like music, video clips, radio or whichever audio support that you can think of. The principle is very simple: Yamaha encodes data in audio frequencies that you can’t hear. If you could hear it, it would most likely resemble a Fax/Modem sound. On the show floor, Yamaha had an iPhone app called “infosound” […]
10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] This speaker was being presented by Yamaha’s R&D department. It is only 1mm thick and is covered by a display banner on the photo. It’s light too: that banner weighs less than 500g, so it would be fairly easy to deploy and transport. The CEATEC show floor is not the ideal environment for sound demos, but because the sound is directional, it stays audible at a few yards […]
04/01/2010, Yamaha has rolled out its first pair of in-ear headphones for the masses, thanks to the EPH-50. This is touted to be a pseudo-audiophile model that comes with 13.6mm (0.53in) drivers, an overall tougher build as well as a 0.25″ adapter for home stereos. Apart from that, there is also the EPH-30 which is the mainstream entrant with 9mm (0.35in) drivers and a more conventional build, while the EPH-20 will […]
12/22/2009, Yamaha is back with the YHT-S400 sound bar which measures an impressive 31″ in length, although it stands all of just 2″ high while featuring an integrated subwoofer within the receiver to make it one of the more suitable tools for the urban warrior who retreats to his/her studio apartment den after a long, hard day at the office. With the integrated subwoofer, you no longer need to free up […]
12/03/2009, Yamaha has announced their YSP-5100 in Japan, bringing a digital sound projector right into the middle of your living room. Tipping the scales at 11kg, this device will work best with 50″ HDTVs as well as video projectors, capable of supporting 7.1 surround sound while playing nice with the following audio standards – dts-HD, dts ES and Dolby TruHD/Digital Plus/Digital/ Digital EX/Pro Logic and Pro Logic. Accompanied by a 120W […]