Yamaha's latest sound bar, the YSP-5100, may be apartment-friendly, but that doesn't mean it's small.

The YSP series made our Bestmodo list of top gadgets, because its the only soundbar to create surround using sonar-ish tech, bouncing sound off walls using an array of small drivers.


Spanning four feet wide but under four inches deep—the perfect complement to a 50-inch TV—Yamaha's 25lb, 120W system simulates 7.1 surround while supporting five HDMI devices, an iPod and subwoofer, if you'd like. I'm not sure whether it qualifies as Big and Tall, husky or even "big boned" (which I know may be made up, but the phrase got me through at least 10 years of my life so I'm rolling with it). Just know the YSP-5100 will be out in Japan later this month for the equivalent of $2,280. [Yamaha JP via CrunchGear]