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Yamaha YST-SW80
18 Reviews
rating  2.94 of 5
MSRP  300.00
Description: Subwoofer


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DJ Gomes a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Excelent subwoofer. I have been using ot for the past 13 years and I am still reluctant in upgrading it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by 12am a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Well, this was my entry into the subwoofer world and what an intro it was. Granted compared to today's subs this one is quite slow and doesn't sound as deep but don't be fooled. If you can find one it would be a great starter sub for anyone. As stated before, location and room size play a big factor with this sub. As long as you aren't jaded this sub will fill any small-middle sized living room with decent bass. Reccomended settings with this sub are this: High cut filter=70-80hz Volume=5-7 on the dial. The major problem I've found with this sub is that if you turn it too loud/have the high cut settings too high the sub will cut out "emit that sort of farting noise" quite easily, especially when you get into those sub 50hz frequencies. Additional bass may be added by placing this sub in a corner or under something. Ex: I have the sub in a corner where it is enclosed by a desk/shelf and it delivers quite punchy bass, while slow it will empress someone who has had no previous run ins with quality subs. To sum up, a great starter sub for music, not that great at home theatre. This is the kind of sub you give your children so that they can venture into the world of bass without breaking the bank/thier/your eardrums.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   A&B Sound



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by viperman06 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Well after gettin this sub from my older brother....(because he bought a Klipsch reference series sub)and no longer needed this one, i have had no complaints. It does sound best in a smaller room but my room is small so there is no complaints. It is also best for movies but it is satisfactory for music. It has plenty of power and blends well with any kind of music. If you are lookin for a sub that sounds like car subs that just shake everything dont buy this sub. But if you are lookin for a sub that blends well with music and movies and performs pretty good bass in each. Then this sub is perfect for you.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Niceguy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I bought this aftering reading comments from "What Hi-fi". It was awarded 4 stars. I have used it for more than four years. I find many listeners' opinion are either misleading or not objective enough in the sense that they tend compare it with those having larger driver units and those of prices much higher. Some of them found it not suitable for larger rooms. In my opinion, it performs well at room size of 150 sq. ft. for less. When listening to music, its bass is not slow at all and musical. I note it is puchy and there is sufficient low frequency when I use it watching DVD. Of course, a decent amplifier is a must to make it performing its job.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Hong Kong



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Martin Crawley a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Quite honestly sold this speaker second hand after owning it for over 18 months.I moved house and had a slightly larger living room and the power of this sub just did not impress me at all.However to be fair at the pricepoint there is not much competition.I would not recommend this sub even as a starter but I would recommend for a very small room.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Harrow Audio Mail order U.K.




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