Designed for the shelf, the LSX-170 contains two speakers that point upward. Both audio and light are diffused horizontally over a 360-degree range, and this feature lends the LSX-170 its iconic form. Yamaha designed the entire product to express this circle of light and sound. Two rings of light appear, symbolizing the widening circle of sound. The six LEDs arranged in a circle around the base of the unit create a glowing halo effect as if the unit is lit by spotlights on a stage, resulting in an almost mystical appearance that brings out the inherent spirituality of music.