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Yamaha YST-SW1500
8 Reviews
rating  4.13 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 Micke a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I been searching for this for more than 4 years and I been using my SW800 meanwhile. A few weeks back I finally got one in excellent condition with everything working. I hooked it up together with my 800 and configure my A3030 for 2 subs and ran the auto calibration.
Put on a good movie on BLURAY Cowboys and Aliens wich I knew have a lot of good effects.
Already in the beginning I could FEEL the difference betwen the 800 and 1500. With the 800 I could hear the bass and somehow feel it but the 1500 really made the effects shaking and it was like be kicked in the stomach. Even I bought this one used and it was not cheap I still can agree with most people here this was really one of the best subs I ever listen to even those XX expensive ones 3500$ subs..... If you ever see one for sale grab it asap. The chance will seldom come again.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004



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




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