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Yamaha YST-SW216BL Subwoofer

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  • High 100W dynamic power
  • 10 long-stroke cone driver with magnetic shielding
  • Front-firing active woofer
  • Selectable high-cut filter
  • 25-180Hz low frequency response
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Product Specifications

Brand NameYamaha
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height13.38 inches
Depth15.19 inches
Driver Configuration1x 10" cone multirange driver
Frequency Response Curve40 Hz - 140 Hz
Speaker Driver Material TypePaper
Peak Power Handling - Speakers100 watts
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)15.19 inches
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers100 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Yamaha
  • Model Number: YSTSW216BL
  • Color: Black
  • Speaker Amplification Type: Active
  • Speakers Maximum Output Power: 100 Watts
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Speaker Connectivity Wired Wired Wired Wireless
Output Wattage 100 watts 150 watts 500 watts 250 watts
Frequency Response Curve 40 Hz - 140 Hz 32 - 250 Hz 25 Hz - 150 Hz 40 Hz - 140 Hz
Impedance 0 Information not Provided 8 0
Color Black Black Black Black
Dimensions 13.34 inches x 15.19 inches x 13.34 inches 12.13 inches x 14 inches x 11 inches 17.5 inches x 14.25 inches x 14.75 inches 13.38 inches x 17 inches x 14.56 inches
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Product Description

Yamaha YST-SW216BL sets the standard for subwoofers in this class with high dynamic power and low-noise performance thanks to Advanced YST II, a Linear Port, frontfiring design and other sophisticated features. Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.

From the Manufacturer

The 100-watt Yamaha YST-SW216BL subwoofer sets the standard for subwoofers in this class with high dynamic power and low-noise performance thanks to Advanced YST II, a Linear Port, front-firing design, plus many other sophisticated features. Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.

Features:

  • Front-Firing Active Subwoofer
  • Linear Port for Minimizing Extraneous Noise
  • 10Ó Long-Stroke Cone Driver with Magnetic Shielding
  • High 100W Dynamic Power
  • 25Ð180Hz Low Frequency Response
  • Selectable High-Cut Filter
  • High-Density MDF Cabinet

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Subwoofer, warranty card


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 13.3 x 13.3 inches ; 27.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 27.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000FJ89UO
  • Item model number: YSTSW216BL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,928 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 24, 2006

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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281 of 291 people found the following review helpful By Chad A. on May 28, 2010
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At this price, what you will find essentially is two types of introductory powered subwoofers: one is built for home theater, and one is built for listening to music. And this is fine, because there are basically two types of listeners: one who mostly wants to listen to music for home parties and such, and another who mostly wants to listen to blu ray movies with high fidelity sound.

The subwoofer built for music will give you that "thump, thump, thump" bumping sound you hear when listening to hip hop or pop music. At the introductory level it will have more of a "one note" sound, but will have a kick to it. The subwoofer built for home theater will give you more of a crisp sound to it, which will allow you to hear movie special effects such earthquakes, lightening, explosions, trees falling, the "wop, wop, wop" of a helicopter, etc with high fidelity. The lower the volume is the higher quality the sound will be, and at the introductory level you will not get a kick to the "thump, thump" sound in music.

This Yamaha subwoofer is clearly built for home theater. Why is that? For starters it's only 100 watts, and dynamically tuned so it starts out at only 45 watts. Also, it has Servo technology, which has a feedback mechanism to give you more crisp sound. Granted, it's not particularly advanced Servo tech, but nothing else even close to it's price range has Servo. The frequency response goes all the way down to 25hz, which means it can give you a lower tone than anything else in it's price range. It also has two input jacks in the back instead of one, and is of a relatively small size. Unlike most subwoofers, it is magnetically shielded so it can be used close to a TV.
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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Michael Beckham on January 10, 2007
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This subwoofer puts out plenty of deep tight natural sounding bass, not "boomy" bass. It sounds great! I am using a Harmon Kardon 3380 receiver and 2 Klipsch SB-1 bookshelf speakers, and this sub in a 12x20 room and it fills the room with sound.I listen to mostly jazz and classical, with some new-age thrown in. On ocassion though I pop in Sound Garden or Metallica too. I find that I have to adjust the bass output down quite abit when rockin' out, or the bass is overwhelming.There is no auto on feature on this sub, but I have it plugged into a switched outlet on the receiver, so it goes off and on with it.Overall, I recommend it highly.
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88 of 96 people found the following review helpful By C. Laub on August 13, 2009
I purchased this subwoofer to augment some rather small bookshelf speakers. I reviewed the owner's manual online before buying and decided that this sub would match up well because the built in low-pass crossover would match the roll off of the small speakers. The sub arrived and was well packed in the manufacturer's carton. The sub is not heavy so you can expect the same experience (no shipping damage).

I connected the sub via the speaker level inputs and played around with placement and level with a variety of music types. For the price, you get a lot of bang for the buck. Overall the sub looks nice and is not large so it can be hidden easily. Because it only needs 45 watts of input power, I could connect it directly to a switched power outlet on the back of my equipment so I didn't mind that there is no "auto-on" feature. I was not really too impressed with the overall quality of the sound, but I have some pretty good hi-fi equipment at home to compare it with.

If you want really good sounding bass with more extension and control, buy something else but be prepared to spend at least 5 times the $$. For casual listening and for non-critical ears, this is a great buy and you can even afford to buy a stereo pair.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By gmallard on August 1, 2010
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I am a person who can appreciate good sound, yet I would hardly characterize myself as a totally obsessive audiophile. And, that's why this sub has worked out so well for me.

When my vintage AV receiver bit the dust, I replaced it with a Yamaha RX-V465, which now gave me additional speaker capabilities that I never had before. This amp had outputs for a center channel and a sub woofer, something my old receiver did not. This now allowed me to complete a 7-channel setup in conjunction with the rear surround speakers that were already in place. Since my existing system was comprised of a newish, decent quality set of JBLs, I opted for a JBL center speaker to match what was already there. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the matching sub, and the reviews for the low-end JBLs were not particularly good. That's what led me to Google to see what else might be available.

This sub is just perfect for the average film lover like me - someone who already had a decent surround system but is looking for a lower-priced sub to fill in their bottom end.. It delivers window shaking punch with distortion-free clarity. Had I spent $300 on a better one, I almost doubt that I would have noticed much of a difference.

For the record I waited 9 months or so to write this, since personally, I think people jump the gun by writing reviews of products straight out of the box.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Zenagin on June 8, 2011
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I have a somewhat aging 5.1 Home Theater setup featuring a matching set of Athena Audition Series speakers that I bought around 2003. Including the matching subwoofer that I added about 6 months later, I invested about $1,000 in the speakers alone (full 5.1). So they are not exactly high end, but certainly not economy variety either. Recently, I think I over cranked it one time too many and slightly blew my subwoofer (an 8" 300W front fire) - I could start hearing the speaker crackle more and more at various frequencies. Time for a new subwoofer! But they sure don't seem to make the one I had anymore.

I pretty much only shop Amazon. I compared a number of subs all at around $100 each. Brands looked at included Polk Audio, Sony, and a few others. I googled the various brands and model numbers to find reviews, etc. Overall, this Yamaha YST-SW216 appeared to be the best combination of value and bang for the buck - with very good to great sound for the cost. So I ordered it.

I was concerned that it would not sound as good as my blown older subwoofer. I spent the necessary time "dialing it in" so to speak (not much to deal with - a High Cut switch (High/Low - 140Hz or 40Hz) and a volume knob. The recommended setting in the owner manual for the High Cut switch was to "Low" (40Hz) - which seemed ideal since my mains bottom out at 40Hz themselves. Even though I got more "thump" and volume when setting the High Cut switch to "High" (140Hz), the sound was much "cleaner" and more precise when set to "Low" (40Hz) - with still plenty of "thump" by tweaking the volume knob up just a touch.
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