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OK for the money, some issues,
This review is from: Yamaha Corporation of America NSAW350B Pair of 2-Way 40-Watts RMS Speakers - Black (Electronics)
The sound on these doesn't blow me away but is fine for outdoor patio use. They can get plenty loud and the price was definitely a good deal. I only really have had two issues thus far.
First of all, if you plan on mounting these any way but straight off a wall, plan on purchasing additional mounting hardware. The instructions mention some sort of 'mega' bracket, which is a joke. I scoured the net and found others baffled by this phantom mounting device. Yamaha is doing a disservice to it's customers by even printing this in the enclosed documentation. I needed to mount these on the patio ceiling but did end up finding a great bracket that is sturdy and has quite a bit of flexibility. The bracket is item number 10776 from a1components.com. I'm sure you can find it elsewhere but it is very sturdy, made of metal and not plastic. Best of all it was only $13 per bracket. It did the trick for ceiling mounting.
The other issue is the grills just fall off. After only about two weeks outside, the grills just dropped right off. I live in Texas but the speakers are completely out of the sun. I had to strap rubber bands around the speaker bodies to keep the grills on. It's not attractive but seems to work. It seems like a better design would include a simple clip in of the grills instead of using glue. The Yamaha engineers must not have tested the glue above 80 degrees F.
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Initial post: Jun 21, 2012 3:33:18 PM PDT
Had the same problem with the grill covers coming. I think I might try super glue.
Posted on Jul 10, 2012 7:45:35 AM PDT
I bought these last Decmeber 2011 and totally agree with this review. I found the sound to be great with obviously not DJ quality. The grills fall off in hot weather above 90 degrees, which is often in NC. Just strap some bands around it and it's stay in place. Good deal!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2013 9:45:54 AM PDT
Matt Palacios says:
Did you try the super-glue? Same problem here.
Posted on May 7, 2013 11:39:13 AM PDT
Rubber bands in outdoor, Texas-dry heat will not last but a season for you guys.
Don't superglue them. Loc-Tite sells a product for electricians that is a sealant putty - Comes in a "clay block" and you can pinch a piece off, roll it between your fingers, set it in the groove where the grill mounts to the face and it will hold your grill and still allow you to remove it. It's weatherproof itself (used to seal penetrations where wire passes from inside to outside), and doesn't harden.
Posted on May 12, 2013 11:34:30 AM PDT
Frank W Corley says:
I have the same opinions as you guys, good speakers, the grilles fall off. Mine are ceiling mounted and the grilles are pointed face down, which means that I'm going to have constant issues with them. Sooooo, I think I'm going to just take the grilles off and leave the speakers with an "industrial" look.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2013 6:38:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 25, 2013 6:38:59 PM PDT
Nick Sergeant says:
Mind sharing the name of that Loc-Tite product with us? I've tried a few things and would really like to get these grills permanently attached...
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2014 6:48:42 AM PDT
Has anyone tried using Velcro on these covers? I think this would work in all weather conditions...
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2014 7:06:56 AM PDT
Nick Sergeant says:
I ended up using this Permatex 80050: Permatex 80050 Clear RTV Silicone Adhesive Sealant, 3 oz.. It survived an incredibly frigid northeast winter, and some of last summer. I'll report back after this summer as it goes through the summer heat, but it's certainly doing a great job.
I would think that velcro would also work, but you'd have a pretty hard time getting the velcro to not be visible, and getting the grilles flush with the speakers.
Posted on Aug 9, 2014 12:03:08 PM PDT
Happy Shopper says:
Try using silicone
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