Yamaha VS 10 Home Theater in a Box

VS 10

Yamaha introduces the VS-10 Home Theater System. The VS-10 comes complete with six speakers, built-in Dolby Digital and DTS, and even a new remote control. Other features include a Tru-Bass function, a powerful home processor/amplifier, and multiple inputs and outputs for maximum expandability, and compatibility.

User Reviews (4)

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rancidrecords   AudioPhile [Mar 15, 2003]
Strength:

Great sub, Natural sound, Suits a smaller installation so good first Home theatre system for a flat etc.

Weakness:

Front speakers are not the best, SRS Truebass is one of the worst things I have ever heard. Not the gruntiest system out there.

Firstly I mostly use this system for monitoring when I mix in 5.1 (nuendo with audigy2 plat. ex)and it is great. I mainly chose the vs10 because of it's mid to near field usefulness and it's size plus it's natural and uncoloured sound.

Similar Products Used: I listened to a pioneer system and a couple of others... this was the best(in it's price range.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Heru   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 05, 2003]
Strength:

potent subwoofer hassle free installation pseudo-universal remote control Yamaha's propietary DSP technology

Weakness:

nonexistent tweeter

like the previous reviewer, I too had browsed the net for every review, comment, and everything else regarding the vs10. and on one fine day, i bought it. I usually use it with my computer via optical connection. all is well as I re-play all my dvds with never-before-heard clarity of multichannel DTS. I'd been quite happy before one day I notice that i don't hear enough treble playing my mp3 collection. I tried with my cd player with optical connection but with little difference. It was not until a few months after I finally opened the front speaker that I found something so ridiculous. first, I must tell you that the standard front speaker is rated 6 ohm. And the mid-woofer (rated 6 ohm)speaker driver is connected in parallel with the tweeter without any crossover network whatsoever. But I guessed I could live with that. But I was a bit curious of how they make a 6 ohm speaker by using 6 ohm mid-woofer in parallel with a tweeter (which, btw is a tiny little thing which seemingly without magnet. So I tested the tweeter impedance and to my surprise, it was rated at almost infinity. Okay, you'd probably guess it was a measurement error on my part, and so did I. And so, I connected the tweeter directly to the amplifier. It emitted a very tiny sound to the point of being insignificant compared to the mid-woofer. So, there you have it. Test it yourself, I would love to know about your result. And now I using a pair of old 2-way UK's Audio Image satellite and happily play my MP3 collection smiling ear to ear

Similar Products Used: heard a pioneer's HTZ77. VS10 has better mid sound by comparison.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Qas   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 07, 2002]
Strength:

Controlled bass from subwoofer, also easy to set up, small enough for a medium sized room and the price £299.99

Weakness:

No digital coaxial, cannot set volume for each speaker.

Choosing a budget 5.1 setup was difficult as they are so many available but after reading loads reviews I decided to go for Yamaha VS-10, setting it up was easy, I sat down inserted a dvd I was blown away, it sounded amazing, the sub being the start of the show. If you on a budget this is the perfect 5.1 system.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Huang Ming Hai   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 28, 2001]
Strength:

All in one feature
Night mode is really useful
DSP can be use in all mode (Dolby Prologic, DD, DTS)
Dimmer Mode

Weakness:

Remote do not accomodate AV for Television
No bass & treble level
No coaxial input

Good product for home theater starter.
Sound quality is OK for stereo listening.

Sound much better than my JBL which only can decode Dolby Pro Logic

Similar Products Used: JBL ESC 230
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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