April 22, 2010
| by Stephen Hopkins
I love coupon codes. If you’re buying something anyway, they feel like free money. Other times, a coupon code can be so big it nudges you to buy something you might not have even been considering. Any time a code takes off more than 50 percent, I take note. When that code translates to $900 off of a product rarely seen below MSRP, I have to write about it.
NewEgg is offering the Yamaha YSP-4000SL sound bar for only $699 after coupon code YAMAHA42X9. What Yamaha calls a “sound projector” normally carries an MSRP of $1,599 and the best authorized price I’ve seen elsewhere is $999.
If you want absolute sound quality but just can’t break away from the sound bar form factor, this is one of the best options out there.
The YSP-4000SL is one of the few bars I’ve ever heard to create a convincing surround effect without noticeable phase issues or echo. It also carries many of the features of a full-fledged AVR including analog-to-HDMI up-conversion and decoding of Dolby Digital and DTS surround formats.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.