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Yamaha YST-SW216BL Subwoofer
|Price:||$129.95 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- 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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- Brand Name: Yamaha
- Model Number: YSTSW216BL
- Color: Black
- Speaker Type: Subwoofers, Floorstanding, Bookshelf
- Speaker Amplification Type: Active
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|Output Wattage||100 Watts||50 Watts||460 Watts||100 Watts|
|Frequency Response Curve||40 Hz - 140 Hz||35 Hz - 200 Hz||23Hz- 160Hz||28Hz-200Hz|
|Impedance||0||Information not provided||8||6 Ohm|
|Dimensions||13.34 inches x 15.19 inches x 13.34 inches||14.38 inches x 16.13 inches x 14 inches||16.13 inches x 18.19 inches x 15.13 inches||0 inches x 0 inches x 0 inches|
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From the Manufacturer
- 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
What's in the Box
Subwoofer, warranty card
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good value for money. Complements music, well balanced and not overpowering - the way it should be.Published 3 days ago by Amp
Really terrific sounding unit especially considering price ($122).This unit replaced my AIWA TS-W9 hi-end sub which got 'fried' w/speakers when my old amplifier shorted out. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Chaskm45
Very surprised with how bass this produces. Used with my Yamaha RX-V677 7.2 system, it rattles the windows on my house when watching any movie where things go boomPublished 12 days ago by Brent
I bought the Yamaha MCR 332BL system some time back, but didn't have funds to add on the subwoofer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by tim terman
Hooked the subwoofer up to my Yamaha receiver. Sounds good at first plug in. If you have YPAO, run it first and the sound quality increases dramatically. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason Wright
This is the lamest subwoofer I have tried. Powered subs from Mission, Panasonic, Bic, and even the cheapie Dayton are all way better performing than this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Billy-Bob