Yamaha NS-AC143 Center Channels

NS-AC143

User Reviews (6)

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Ranger G.   Casual Listener [Dec 29, 1999]
Strength:

Size

Weakness:

Back of speaker is unfinished. Over-priced

This is an over-priced ($149) center speaker. The back of the speaker is unfinished, which is a sign of low-quality equipment. It does come with 5-way binding posts and an attentuator for adjusting the tonal balance. The speaker is rather large for a center speaker and sits perfectly on my 36" tv. I owned a MB Quartz CTR-80 prior to purchasing this Yamaha. The MB Quartz is fully laminated and the enclosure is thicker. Although the MB Quartz only has one woofer, it sound just as good or better than the Yamaha's dual woofers. Naturally, the MB Quartz cost more than the Yamaha, but the difference is worth it. I don't recommend this speaker if your tv is less than 35".

Similar Products Used: MB Quartz CTR-80
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Angelo   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 09, 2000]
Strength:

crisp sound,great for the price,has a nice feature which allows you to adjust tweeter output level

Weakness:

it has a sealed box

nice speaker for the price. dont like the fact where the speakers fight each other becasue it has a sealed box.

Similar Products Used: sony
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jeff   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 30, 2000]
Strength:

Price, 5 way binding post

Weakness:

none (for the price)

This is the first Center speaker I have owned, so I might not be the best judge on centers. This speaker does feature 5 way binding posts and tonal balance knob. I don't exctly know what one of the other reviewers meant by "not being finished", maybe he just got a bum speaker. For the price, I think this is a decent speaker.

Similar Products Used: No other centers
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Lance   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 30, 2000]
Strength:

Sound quality, looks, adjustable tweeter attenuator

Not a bad center channel speaker for the price. Best Buy had it on sale for $114.92 after rebate. I bought this to pair up with NS-A1738 towers and NS-A528 rear surround speakers. The adjustable attenuator is a nice touch in helping adjust the speaker to match your mains. Nothing incredibly flashy or spectacular, but it does it's job well in a mid level HT setup like mine.

Similar Products Used: JBL, Bose, Yamaha speakers
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Paul Clarke   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 23, 2001]
Strength:

Good Bass response, Flexible adjustment w/attenuator, Binding posts

Weakness:

Fairly large and non-descript

I like the fact that this speaker can handle a large amount of power. While the drivers are nothing fancy, they deliver a natural, clear sound as per all Yamaha speakers I have ever auditioned. My fronts are large Pioneers and the tonal adjustor really works well. While there is still a slight pitch difference using test tones, normal playback gives a fairly seamless transition.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Tho Nguyen   Audiophile [Jul 09, 2000]
Strength:

Light Yamaha claims, these speakers have a crisp and natural sound to them.

Weakness:

None that I have noticed

These speakers produce a very crisp and clean sound. They are a perfect match for my Yamaha NSA-1638 tower speakers. The voices come at you very clearly and with impact. These speakers sound almost as good as the Polk center channels for a lot less money. I purchased mine for $99 from Best Buys. You can't beat the price for the quality that these speakers have.

Similar Products Used: Polk center channels.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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