Yamaha just announced the 10-inch, 250-watt NS-SW300 and 8-inch, 130-watt NS-SW200 home theater subwoofers, which use proprietary Twisted Flare Port technology that diffuses the vortex of air generated around the port to reduce extraneous noise for deep, rich low frequency sound.
The subwoofers also employ Yamaha’s Advanced YST II technology, which combines negative-impedance and constant-current principles to drive the speaker cone in a more linear motion for tighter control. The high-efficiency amplifiers deliver stable power output while minimizing power consumption and heat production. Using advanced negative impedance converter (ANIC) circuits, this system dynamically optimizes effective speaker impedance to maintain excellent linearity. This means more stable and accurate low range response, not to mention higher sound quality.
The power and volume buttons, which are used most often, are laid out on the front surface of the unit for ease of access. It is inclined at an angle of 45°, making it easy to use even when placed on the floor. An LED indicator is above the power button, so even in a dimly lit room it’s easy to tell if it’s on or off.
“The combination of Twisted Flare Port and Advanced YST II technologies place our NS-SW300 and NS-SW200 subwoofers amongst the best-in-class in terms of sound quality, performance and efficiency,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division. “In addition, the elegant piano finish cabinets of these subs add an attractive complement to the esthetics of any room.”
Pricing and Availability (December 2013)
- Yamaha NS-SW300 $549.95
- Yamaha NS-SW200 $449.95