Yamaha just introduced its next generation of Soavo 3-way bass reflex floor standing loudspeakers. The NS-F901 feature new speaker units that have undergone extensive sound quality tuning. Proprietary advanced polymer-injected mica diaphragm (A-PMD) midrange drivers, which have the extreme lightness, rigidity and stability complement A-PMD woofers with large ferrite non-shielded magnets to provide high-drive power and ample bass volume. Aluminum dome tweeters, which provide both material hardness and responsiveness, are combined with neodymium magnets to deliver sound that smoothly links midrange and high frequency output.
The NS-F901 Soavo speakers are made with non-parallel surfaces, slanted partitions between the woofer and midrange sections and vertical ladder bracing to reduce vibration and achieve superior sound reproduction. To generate more powerful and accurate bass, Yamaha employs 3-way mitered construction to ensure extremely tight joints that make the speakers behave as super stable single-piece units.
The crossover networks employ the highest quality parts, including Solen metalized polypropylene capacitors and large iron-core coils with carefully selected wire. All parts are connected by directly soldering each one individually, instead of using printed circuit boards, further contributing to the rich and vivid sound. Finally, meticulous sound tuning ensures optimum transitions between drivers for smooth and natural sound across the entire frequency range.
“The NS-F901 Soavo speakers are a definitive statement for Yamaha, as they embody the innovation and pristine natural sound quality for which we have always been known,” said Bob Goedken, general manager, Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division. “These speakers deliver the sublime and transcendent listening experience of being with an artist for their performance in a studio or concert venue. It just doesn’t get better.”
Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha NS-F901 Soavo speakers are currently available for $5,000/pr in piano black finish.
|Type||3-way bass reflex floorstanding speaker system|
|Woofers||Dual 6-1/2” A-PMD cone|
|MidRange Driver||5” A-PMD cone|
|Tweeter||1” aluminium dome|
|Frequency Response||32 Hz-50 kHz|
|Nominal Input Power||50 W|
|Maximum Input Power||200 W|
|Sensitivity||89 dB / 2.83 V / 1 m|
|Crossover Frequencies||450 Hz / 3.5 kHz|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||10-5/8” x 41-3/4” x 16-3/4”|
|Weight||67 lbs. / unit|