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Yamaha YST-FSW050BL2 Subwoofer (Each, Black)
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- Rack mountable design
- Advanced YST (Yamaha Active Servo Technology II)
- Down-firing active design
- High 100W dynamic power
- Linear port for minimizing extraneous noise
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- Brand Name: Yamaha
- Model Number: YST-FSW050BL2
- Color: Black
- Speaker Type: Subwoofers
- Width: 13 inches
From the Manufacturer
The Yamaha YST-FSW050 Subwoofer: New Slim Design for Compact Home Theater SystemsThis new shaped subwoofer features Yamaha's latest technologies, including Advanced YST II, Linear Port and down-firing Active design, and produces clean, distortion-free bass to add satisfying weight to your movies and music. The YST-FSW050 is an ideal match for surround-sound sound bar systems (like Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector Series) and micro component systems--any place you need a big punch from a smaller package.
Advanced YST II and Down-Firing Active Subwoofer
Advanced YST II produces rich bass sound, and the Linear Port
reduces cabinet noise for clarity even at high volumes
The typical subwoofer box is not a good aesthetic match for a slim front surround system such as a Yamaha Digital Sound Projector. So Yamaha created a new design for the YST-FSW050. Much slimmer than normal subwoofers, it will fit neatly in a rack below the surround system like Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector series, and matches well with micro component systems such as Yamaha's PianoCraft series. Of course, the compact, rack mountable design saves space as well.
Down-Firing Active Design
This subwoofer employs a high performance, down-firing active design. Even though compact, it delivers impressive bass power and accurate sound reproduction. The down-firing design radiates the sound efficiently in all directions.
The Linear Port provides smooth bass response and minimizes extraneous cabinet noise to eliminate the "box buzz" common to smaller subwoofers. It also serves to boost the sound output from this compact subwoofer, so you can fill any room with tight, punchy bass.
Capable of handling high dynamic power, the YST-FSW050 subwoofer ensures that you hear all bass sounds, even the loudest short bursts, with fast attack and total clarity.
Advanced YST II can dynamically adjust to your amplifier signal
to create smooth bass with fast attack
The effectiveness of Advanced YST II (Yamaha Active Servo Technology II) is based upon two principles: the Helmholtz Resonator and negative-impedance drive.
How does it work? Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) uses an Active Servo Processing amplifier circuit to achieve zero impedance so the speaker unit has a more linear motion, resulting in tighter bass reproduction and minimizing distortion because everything in the subwoofer moves together smoothly.
In Advanced YST II, an Advanced Negative Impedance Converter enables the speaker cone to be driven with even tighter control--it can dynamically adjust in order to select the optimum values for speaker impedance variation. The result is more stable and accurate low range response, as well as higher sound pressure levels, for more natural and energetic bass reproduction.
- Dynamic Power: 100W
- Output Power (5 ohms, 100Hz): 50W
- Frequency Response: 35 - 160Hz
- Driver: 6-1/2" cone
- Magnetic Shielding: Yes
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 13-3/4" x 6-7/16" x 13-3/4"
- Weight: 18.7 lbs
Top Customer Reviews
My verdict: Simply amazing for the size & price. Very tunable and attenuation controls very effective. It works/balances great with the new all-Yamaha speaker system purchased when we moved. Highly recommend Dependable Resources, too. Honestly, you will be surprised by the range, output & accuracy of this concise unit. I do not agree that it is boomy at all; it is so easy to balance this sub. I can say this because it's been used in a a variety of rooms and systems, and it always adjusts to an appropriate output. It's not chest pounding like a top 10 or 12, but quite ample for most situations.
So far it is sounds good, and fits very well into the small rack space required. (It's a very heavy component unit, so I'm not worried about it shaking other components). I'm guessing that if you are looking for a smaller unit like me, you'll find that this product fits the bill.
1. For the sound it only has an RCA input. Needed an additional adaptor cable to convert the 3.5mm output from the radio.
2. The power on/off is manual. When I set my radio to sleep, the subwoofer stays on all night. The system on/off works only with Yamaha sound device.
I haven't used it yet with my i-pod dock but I can see where it may distort the low end sound some, but for the bucks you can't beat this 'Yamaha'. As for it having to be turned off manually, it's not a big deal for me. I mostly use it for flicks like I said before, so it will be off for the news and game shows etc...Even in this age of remote control everything, I can make it off my butt to push a button.
Another complaint is the sub does not seem to turn off when no audio is fed to it. There is a control cord that came with it but no where to plug it into the receiver. Every other sub I own turns on when a signal is applied and turns off after a few minutes if no signal is detected. This is a poor design.
I plan to open the box to see if there is anything I can do to improve the sound. Perhaps some acoustic foam or fiberfill in the cabinet may reduce the boominess, if it doesn't already have some. If that doesn't work, I'll try some modifications to the circuit to see if I can lower the crossover frequency. I'll report back with my results.
If size is not an issue, there are much better subs out there for just a bit more money. They Sony SA-W3000 is far superior to this sub and only costs $30 more. If your budget (and floor space) is bigger, you have many subs to choose from. My favorite is still my 15" Velodyne. I haven't found anything else even comes close. Of course when it comes to subwoofers, size does matter!
Update: I decided it was not worth my time to mess with this because the sound quality was poor. I returned it to Amazon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the money I thought it would be more... this one is now collecting dust replaced with a Polk Audio 10inch sub which cost me just over half this one.Published 1 day ago by Ireckon
this is a great Subwoofer. I cant believe how it improved my systemPublished 1 day ago by Robert T.
Bought this Yamaha in the good ole days when this woofer sold for just above a hundred dollars. Sounds like a four star speaker, but earns an extra bonus star for the convenience... Read morePublished 8 days ago by DYates
Wow this is a great sub. Have it on the shelf connected to my system in my garage. Sounds wonderful. I like that it's front firing so it can go on a shelf. Read morePublished 17 days ago by AmazonShopperDave
The Yamaha YST-FSW050BL2 subwoofer is a very small package. It measures 13 and 12/16 inches wide by 13 and 12/16 inches deep by 6 and 7/16 inches tall (assuming you place it flat... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Jeff