Yamaha YST-SW150 Subwoofers

3.45/5 (29 Reviews) MSRP : $400.00


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by steven a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2017

Bottom Line:   
i had picked this unit up pre-owned and gently used by prior owner, and while i do have several other velodyne models 12 and 15 in that sound great but sometimes boomy with music, i find this unit produces a very smooth low bass that sounds great musically with jazz or chill
i have stored this unit in a closet for a few years and love to bring it out every once in a while to listen to vinyl LP's with this and a vintage set of advent/1
I've seen posts here that that unit placed is the corner is best? try in the center about a foot away the wall and low-pass set around 50-55hz you would be surprised with the sound
and on that note while it is not super high powered it does blend well with a modest receiver
great sound for the money i spent on this
while its not a audiophile piece, it is a very good sounding unit well worth a listen regardless of some poor reviews i have read about it

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Stinkywizlteats a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I think I wrote a review on this once before but I can't seem to find it. Regardless, I would have to agree with a previous post that to compare this sub to something that is considerably more expensive is foolish. Your not going to get the same sound quality out of a sub thats worth 400 dollars vs something that is 1000 dollars or more. With that said, I have owned this sub since 1998 and for what I paid for it I can say that I am satisfied with my purchase. The sound quality varies depending on the source, for instance the sub sounds boomy and distorts when its called upon to deliver rapid fire bass such as with Techno. However with movies, were the sound reproduction is typically not as rapid or successive, it sounds fine. For the best sound I typically have the HI Cut set to 110 Hz and the volume set to 3/4 to Max After listening to higher end subs more recently, this sub does not compare but you get what you paid for.

Now that I think of it I think I gave this sub a really good review the first time I wrote it but considering it was years ago and that I've had considerably more time to demo stuff I am going to recant and revise my original post were ever it might have gone off to.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Sears



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason B a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have been using the YST-SW150 since 1996. The only distortion is when glasses vibrate off of the coffe table. Absolutely rock solid. Brings dianosaurs to your living room...what can I say.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Sears



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by SpeckleKat a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
People who try to compare apples with oranges really irk me. Yeah, you can spend ridiculous $$$'s on a subwoofer so how can you compare high end with mid or low end. C'mon...sound is all subjective just like all tastes and preferences. That's why there's so many models to choose from. You want to compare a Ferrari to a Volkwagen or a Yugo. Go ahead. I'll be laughing at you.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   The Wiz



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by snjohns a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2003

Bottom Line:   
A good subwoofer for the price. However will not impress an Audiophile simplty does not have the mind-numbimg sonic boom to get one's attention. For the money I pain though. I am not complaining. I will move it to the bedroom and upgrade soon because my livingroom at 22ft x 24ft is simply too large for this sub.
If you are on a budget and really want to rock the house, you may need to buy a quality sub in the $300 - $500 price range with at least a 10" woofer.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Sears (Floor model)




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