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Yamaha NS-P436 6.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Home theater package includes 5 satellite speakers, 1 center speaker, and 1 subwoofer
- Coaxial and full-range drivers in satellite speakers, and coaxial and dual full-range drivers in center speaker
- Maximum 100 watts power handling capability among satellite and center speakers
- Frequency response of 30 to 60,000 Hz
- Measurements: 3-7/16 by 7-1/4 by 5-13/16 inches (satellite); 10-3/4 by 3-3/16 by 5-13/16 inches (center); 11 by 12-13/16 by 12-5/8 inches (subwoofer)
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- Brand Name: Yamaha
- Model Number: NS-P436
- Speaker Type: Subwoofers, Satellite
- Speaker Amplification Type: Active subwoofer, passive satellites
- Speakers Maximum Output Power: 670 Watts
The satellites and the center-channel speaker all use acoustic-suspension designs with dual 2-inch drivers and a coaxial .5-inch tweeter mounted on one of the drivers. All are capable of handling amplifier power up to 100 watts (30 watts nominal power), and the complete system is finished in piano black for great looks as well as great sound.
The powered sub packs the most "under the hood," so to speak, with Yamaha's patented Advanced Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) generating incredible bass from its small enclosure. Advanced YST uses negative-impedance feedback in the amp and a Helmholtz resonator in the speaker to provide strong and accurate bass.
QD-Bass (Quatre Dispersion Bass) technology uses a down-firing driver with square, pyramid-shaped reflective plates to radiate sound efficiently in four horizontal directions. The reflective plates (not used in other brands' down-firing subwoofers) negate any effects caused by the floor surface and reduce resonance between sound waves reflected from the floor and the unit. Most other systems use circular cones, but the YST-SW015, by radiating in four directions, avoids firing sound into the legs of the cabinet. Changing the height of the pyramid varies the acoustic load, permitting relatively simple high-cut adjustment and improving bandpass properties. QD-Bass also grants greater freedom of placement, since the sound radiates with equal effectiveness in all directions.
The user-adjustable, variable high-cut filter sets the highest frequency the subwoofer will deliver. It can be set anywhere from 50 to 150 Hz. For instance, if the filter is set at 75 Hz, only frequencies 75 Hz or below will be delivered by the subwoofer. This allows the sub's output to be matched to the lowest reproducible frequency of the other speakers in the system and the room's acoustics for a seamless presentation.
The rotary volume control permits the perfect matching of the sub's output to the overall volume of the system. The YST-SW015 has a signal-sensing circuit, too. When the subwoofer detects an audio signal, it turns its power on. When it senses no signal for several minutes, it shuts itself off.
Yamaha's BASS (Bass Action Selector Switch) tailors the sub's output for video or music at the touch of a switch. The sub accepts a line-level RCA input only, and a handy phase normal/reverse switch makes it easy to phase the subwoofer with the other speakers in the system (room placement greatly affects phase relationships).
What's in the Box
Five satellite speakers, a center-channel speaker, a subwoofer, all requisite cabling (including an RCA subwoofer interconnect), four non-skid subwoofer pads, and a user's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
The sub is small but definitely puts out more than enough bass for my tiny NYC apartment (also was plenty for my previous medium sized living room). It is essential that you calibrate the frequency cut-off properly on the sub - this is the first thing I would do if things sound funny. I keep my reserved for fairly low frequencies, but to each his own.
Mounting the speakers was easy - 2 screws directly into the wall for each. Included white speaker cable was plenty long enough and blends nicely into the walls.
I really like the piano finish on these speakers as well. Definitely scored a few wife points (and space points) with this selection.
Biggest weakness would be in the midrange sounds - but this is the price you pay for satellite sub systems.
This system has plenty of power handling ability, and will work well with most of today's budget and mid fi receivers. These sats are a bit power hungry as they are acoustic suspension type so the volume may need to be turned up a bit to get them to sing.
Again, don't expect this system to compete with $1000 mid fi systems. However, I believe it will do very well against other small budget systems that cost 2-3 times it's price. If you have a small to medium/small room, you should be very pleased with this budget system. I highly recommend it to those looking to enter the world of home theater.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These speakers provide great sound and are able to handle anything my onkyo receiver can deliver.Published on July 23, 2007 by J. Lawyer
I bought this system for my PC with digital coaxial output. I'm not sure about high end PC speakers, but this one paired with Sony STR-DG500 6. Read morePublished on June 1, 2007 by J. Du
The Yamaha NS-P436 6.1 is great for the started home theater system, and for small living rooms. The Sub is great but also not to powerful due to the smaller cone, i.e. Read morePublished on May 12, 2007 by P. Dyer