The union of light and sound: Yamaha’s designer sound system Relit stages music in a completely new and unique way – world premiere at IFA 2013

Rellingen, 30. August, 2013 – World premiere at IFA 2013: With the Relit LSX-700, Yamaha combines light and sound in one unique designer sound system for the use at home. The special positioning of the speakers fills the whole room with vibrant, crystal-clear sound. The spectacle of sensational interplay between light and shadow adds an exceptional ambience.

Groundbreaking design
The Yamaha Corporate Design Institute has developed a design vocabulary for the Relit LSX-700 that is one of a kind. The slender, 1.15 meter-high column looms like a beacon in your home. A position close to a wall provides the perfect projection surface in order to enjoy the interplay between light and shadow. The speakers are hidden beneath the covering, and so are the LED lighting units. While the light is projected to the rear, the speakers are arranged to fill the whole room with their sound.

Exceptional interplay between light and shadow
„We have found a unique way to stage the music through light”, Masaharu Ohno from the Yamaha Corporate Design Institute explains. “In order to orchestrate the light as a visualisation of the sound, the light source is positioned at the same place as the speaker unit. Thus, with the light shining on the covering from the inside, it looks as if it originated from the music itself. We have discovered the interplay between light and shadow on the wall as a way to visualise the expression of the music in a unique way. My main idea was to make it possible to experience quiet and serenity in your own home in a very special way.”

Convenient control via app
The Relit LSX-700 is conveniently operated with an app for smartphones and tablet-PCs using iOS and Android. It controls the streaming of music as well as the lighting. The app features a timer so that Relit greets you with your favourite music in the morning – or awaits your return in the evening with a beautiful lighting ambience.

High-quality materials and excellent workmanship
Created as a designer sound system, the Relit LSX-700 incorporates only high quality materials. The solid base is made of real metal to provide a secure footing. The leather look is available in the colours “Black Leather” and “Brown Leather”. The head section made of quality metal sports a silver colour, just like the base. This conforms to Yamaha’s philosophy to create durable products that provide long-lasting enjoyment.

Experience YAMAHA at IFA 2013 – live in Berlin or online
Visit Yamaha at IFA 2013! Experience the new products in Berlin from September 6 to 11. You will find Yamaha in hall 1.2, booth 101.

For those who cannot make it to IFA this year, YAMAHA has created an IFA Special Page ( online. Alongside presentations of all the new products, you will find videos, interviews and interactive panoramas of our booth on this special website. Fans of social networks can use our Yamaha@IFA profile page on Facebook to discover more information, backstage impressions, pictures and much more at