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Yamaha YST-SW45
22 Reviews
rating  4.05 of 5
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hvymtl6988 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Before writing this review, I read the other 21 and the one thing everyone mainly complained about was that it loses control at high volumes. What I notice about most people is that they believe that they have to have monstrous bass for something to sound good and an 8 inch sub that lists for $149 is not going to produce bass like you get in a Honda with 2 15 inch subs. Audiophiles like myself strive for a balanced sound meaning the bass, treble, and mids are all heard clearly and evenly without bass drowning out the rest of the sound. This sub is absolutely excellent for it's size and price and you could not find a better powered subwoofer for the price. The bass is as deep throated as I've heard from a driver at this this size and even double the list price and the active servo amp design keeps the bass in control at any volume level without drowning out the rest of the sound. Any speaker turned up to past it's limits will sound like "farting noises" because the excersion of the driver is beyond it's capabilities and the voice coil former is hitting the magnet structure. This is not an excessively loud sub so if you need excessive bass or have an extra large listening room, buy two of them. Two of them will probably out do most subs under $300 anyway. But I live in an apartment so one is plenty for me.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Conn's Clearance Cen



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kenneth a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I've got this sub in the bedroom. Came in the Yamaha YHT-23 package. Perfect for the small to medium room. Have sub under the bed ( great musical massage ). Works for my needs in the bedroom. I have 15" woofers in my front main speakers along with two 15" subs in my main HT system. As you can imagine this system can shake the house, literally. But as I said earlier this fills my needs in the bedroom. Great little subwoofer.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   e-bay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicholas Barker a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Ausome bass. Nothing could beat it! Peace to the trees!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Barrett Szabo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
At low to mid levels, this sub has good control and good output. When pushed hard, the bass sounds like a little kid making fart noises with his cheeks. I currently have it connected to my mini system (sony cmt-ex1), and it works as an excellent matching pair. For smaller home theatre, its fine. Larger ones will require either two units or a larger single sub. But for the size, and the price it is a very competent unit

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   A&B sound



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nick Milton a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Good sub for a first home entertainment system

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $195.00

Purchased At:   A&B Sound




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