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Yamaha YST-SW1500
7 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  690.00
Description: <ul> <li>12" extra-long stroke driver with Dual-Bias System</li> <li>Extremely efficient amplifier with 1000 W power and highly efficient power supply</li> <li>Dual Inputs-- allow the versatile subwoofer to accept either line level or speaker level input signals.</li> <li>Volume Control</li> <li>Phase Normal/Reverse Switch</li> <li>QD-Bass (Quatre Dispersion Bass) technology</li> <li>Advanced Active Servo Technology</li> </ul>


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

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I have never heard a subwoofer sound this good.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by johndts4ever a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I DISAGREE WITH MOST OF THE BAD FEED BACK ON THE YAMAHA SW 1500 SUBWOOFER I RUN 2 OF THEM I LIKE TO SPREAD BASS AROND MY ROOM NOTHING BEATS 2 SUBWOOFERS AND WILL NOT TRADE THEM WITH ANY THING (LOVE THEM)
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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 72340cuda a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2006

Bottom Line:   
This sub is awesome!! I don't know where all of the negative feedback is coming from. I've owned and or auditioned every brand of subwoofer imaginable, and this one was by far the winner. Don't get me wrong, the M&K stuff is awesome, and velodyne is good, if you get their top of the line stuff, the lesser stuff (vrp series) is overpriced junk, just paying for the name. The Yamaha yst-sw1500 is a wolf in sheeps clothing. So many so called audiophiles rip on the Yamaha because it's a Yamaha. Every manufacturer makes their share of junk, do you really think a 12" vrp velodyne is good? It's sold at circuit city, that should give you a clue. Just as Yamaha makes their junk, too, they also make some excellent unknown stuff, a.k.a. the yst-sw1500. Too many so called audiophiles listen with their eyes and look for the brand, oh, it's a velodyne, it must be good. This sub has tremendous output, on either movies or music, it doesn't care. One thing about the yamaha is it is very picky about room placement, as are most subs, but especially the yamaha. It will take some changing of position to find the sweet spot, but once you do, it will reward you with solid, tight, powerful bass. The remote control is a nice feature since every recording has different dynamics you can just kick back and alter your volume or your high filter cut. I have mine mated to a pair of Klipsch kg4's and it sounds absolutely stunning, I usually keep the volume at near halfway, and the high filter set at about 80 hz, and the sound is awesome. I have a very wide choice of listening, smooth jazz, rock, pop/rock, some country, it's all good. The Yamaha eats it up without a hiccup. I also watch my fair share of movies, it will shake the house pretty easily, but in a powerfully tight way. Anyone looking to expand the sound capabilities of their audio/video system should seriously check out the yst-sw1500, don't let the name on the front fool you. If you want the best bass period, check out the Miller and Kreisel line, if you can't afford that, like me, the next best choice is the big Yamaha.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Computer Geeks.com



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by paul furrer a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2006

Bottom Line:   
yamaha YST-SW1500 sub not measuring up to the specs for power and depth that i had hoped for. i find the bass output to be modest and the am easily clips on loud passages. granted the bass is very clean ,tight ,controlled up to a point, but that point is nowhere near the 1000 watt spec the amp claims. its far too easy to overwhelm the amp during passages that should easily be handled by an am with such headroom. the other area is the bass extension claimed at 16 hz. in actual use ,the spl level drops off radically below 35hz or so andfeels really lacking if u run the highpass down to the 40 hz setting. there is little bass there, as for the 25 to 20 range it feels very weak even when maxed out with gain at full and reciever at full sub output settings. whatdoes happen is the sub tries to produce but clips easily under the strain.the bass "weight" of powerful and low reaching subs is just not there, and the wall shaking effects of the 20 to 25 hz range are somewhat possible but strained and the amp always feels on verge of clipping. this does Not have that bottomless reserve of effortless power you would expect from the power and depth specs.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $435.00

Purchased At:   computergeeks.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Reidark a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Easy to use sub, with remote control. It has also got 3 memories, which makes it possible to store settings both for music and movies - if you use it for both. I have never used a sub for music, but for movies it is a must!
The Yamaha is powerful, reasonably fast reacting, good looking and reliable. I have had it for over a year, without any problems whatsoever. The first reviewer must have been unbelievebly unlucky to have problems after power shortages. I know several other who have got Yamaha subs, and I have never heard a word about problems like that.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Purchased At:   Norway




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