Yamaha NSSW050 (Black)

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Yamaha NSSW050 (Black)

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Bring the 'thunder' of the cinema home, with the Yamaha NS-SW050.

Twisted Flare Port for a clearer, tighter bass

The Yamaha NSSW050 uses a revolutionary new design of bass port for a more natural, less distorted sound. Rather than using straight sides, this Yamaha's port is twisted and flared to smooth and diffuse the air output. This reduces distortion, giving you a tighter, cleaner bass response that's much truer to life.

Powerful sound
Driving the dedicated eight inch sub is a powerful 50W amplifier. This not only produces a deep, powerful bass but also gives precise control of the bass - meaning it doesn't distract from the rest of the music/soundtrack.

Incorporating Yamaha's renowned YST II for bass depth
Providing Yamaha speaker systems with awesome bass for decades now, YST II (Yamaha Active Servo Technology) optimises the output to give not only a powerful bass response but also one that's stable and accurate. In short, its powerful bass without the flab.

Smooth design
Featuring a deeply sculptured grille, the NS-SW050 looks less boxy than your usual subwoofer. The matte black finish makes the ideal match for most home cinema amps and sources.

The perfect partner for a wide range of speaker systems, the Yamaha NS-SW050 packs a smooth punch.
Audio
Driver Units
8 inch driver
Frequency Response (Hz)
28 - 200
Power Rating (Watts)
50
Sub Freq Response (Hz)
28 - 200
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
291 x 292 x 341
Weight
Weight (KG)
8.5
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quick upgrade I have some old but good Kef Cantata speakers which have always lacked a bit of bass. This fills in the missing bit.
Date published: 2021-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bass Bought this as a replacement for an ageing sub of similar output which died unexpectedly. For an entry level model it has excellent deep bass response over a good range and although the control is only a volume knob it is very sensitive. Ticks all my boxes!
Date published: 2021-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice and simple with sound that matches the price Its super simple to set up and connect to the system, the audio quality is okay, its £150 worth of sub. Sounds better than an cheapo sub but is miles away from a premium product.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great and sounds great Bought this to replace my tannoy sub which died, this is far superior although cheaper, i have had to turn it down below halfway (which is what yamaha recommend for a home theatre system) as it was rumbling through the walls and i was worried about the neighbours, it has brought my movies to life again
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and punchy base I got this around 3 weeks ago to replace an aging Sony 8" subwoofer. Installation and options are really simple, plug-in, switch on and set up base gain, I know this isn't an all-singing model that you can 'tweek' but connected to the Yamaha app its works lovely and installed in about 2 mins! Sound quality is awesome, nice base, hitting the mark on music videos as well as the punchy base from films filling the room with a nice clean sound much better than the Sony being replaced which was more a rumble in comparison. Really happy and quite a cheap price, also arrived in 2 days which is much better than the advertised 5 working days.
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sounding small budget sub Due to living in a flat, I don’t have my volume turned up too high, but wanted to add a bit of depth to my movies and music. This fits the bill lovely. It’s low cost, offers good bass, and is fairly compact. It will struggle to give room shaking LFE, but for the price, you wouldn’t expect that. The only niggle I have is the power switch is at the back. Can be fiddly to turn on, and I do forget to turn it off. Would have at lease liked the on light to be visible from the front. Missing some features of more expensive models, but if you don’t need them, this is an excellent choice
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow excellent quality at a decent price the sound difference is markedly good.
Date published: 2021-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feel the music Had this for a week and is my first sub woofer. cheap as chips price but a really involving addition to my tv sound. Coupled with a Panasonic plasma display playing through a Denon DRA800H receiver outputting to Cambridge Audio stand mount S20 sealed enclosure speakers the sound is truly excellent. My receiver allows you to set the crossover value (80Hz for the S20) and allow for phase changes due to sub woofer placement and the resulting sound is convincing, natural and a pleasure to listen to. I have the sub woofer set to 50% output and it is spot on to my ears. Have tried higher output settings and that is truly anti social and quite uncomfortable to physically experience. Used sensibly this unit adds immensely to my listening experience and is really a bargain buy.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid sounding sub Having had a Kef sub before and bought this as a replacement, I am impressed with the solid sub reinforcement this unit provides. It is superior in depth and response, providing a less boomy bass. Has minimal controls so your receiver needs to provide crossover selection and phase control. Recommend as a budget sub.
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value for money. Paired with my Ruark MR 1 mk 2's. Sound great. Basic controls so simple to set up. Very happy with them.
Date published: 2021-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value and sound I bought this as an upgrade to the similar-looking (but non-active) subwoofer in my Yamaha YHT1840 Home Cinema kit, in the hope that it would improve the lower register. It did. Although the original unit gave a pretty good performance, the NSSW050 goes lower, and has a more punchy sound to it. Its quoted frequency responses goes down to 28Hz, corroborated by the fact that the 30Hz test tone on my vinyl calibration record is definitely audible (it wasn’t with the original kit). There must be ‘better’ subs for sale, but at £129, NSSW050 represents good value for the money. And it is well made and looks good too. One small point - the spec says it has auto on/off, which I take to mean that it will switch off when the sound source goes off. But it doesn’t, so I have to remember to switch the sub on and off as necessary.
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yamaha sub woofer Recently taken delivery of this item to use in conjunction with my Yamaha amp and Tannoy speakers.It is brilliant ! The depth and richness of music is greatly enhanced and it has quite clearly exceeded my expectations.
Date published: 2021-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good value and simple set up Bought for medium size room to add bass to existing Yamaha soundbar. The 8 inch speaker gives a fine tight bass providing much more 'gravity' for movies and music. The best thing though is simplicity of set up. No crossover and phase controls here! Dial in your desired volume on simple control. Remember, sub woofers are to compliment your sound, not dominate it. Early days but expect usual Yamaha build quality and reliability. It was going to be this or the Poll for me and this one got the vote on price. Good value
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and silky bass with a great price point I bought this to provide some decent bass to my Steljes powered speakers. They do a pretty good job at reproducing the low notes, but there is no way speakers that size can do big bass justice and adding a subwoofer was the way to go. The unit is really well made as you would expect from Yamaha and could easily be in view, although mine is on my desk behind my monitors, unseen but always heard. Set up is ridiculous easy, a single RCA from the subwoofer output on the speakers to the NSSW050 and then adjust the volum to your taste. If you want decent bass but without too much shake, then around 50% is the best setting. The sound enhancement is excellent with this added, it takes care of the bass notes with ease and lets the main speakers concentrate on higher frequencies. Tested on real music, a relentless synth bass like 'Headlights on the Parade' by Blue Nile is crisp and punchy, and play classical piano through it with challenging piano bass notes and they really gain definition and presence. Very happy I bought this and as usual the service from Richer Souds is second to none.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Bass My first subwoofer, great bass on those old Stranglers CDs, have a listen to "Dead Los Angeles" with JJs two basses going. Brings the TV sound to life as well.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound for the price! I bought this to replace an old Jamo subwoofer that burnt out and wasnt expecting it to be as good as it is! Its a jolly good sound for the price!
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast! Needing a new sub for my system I ordered one to match wit my new Yamaha AV amp and got it in two days!
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big sound, good value Was looking for a sub to replace a defective Sony sub, found this online at 2/3 rd's the price of the original Sony. Abandoned the sound bar and connected to my Sony Bravia TV via the headphone socket (set the headphone socket outlet to gsub-woofer). Overall sound with the TV speakers and the sub gives a nicely balanced sound with the right amount of rumble at half volume.
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance & value for money Seriously brilliant performance for the price paid. Even my wife had to agree about the improvement of the sound output from our system (Yamaha AV amp + Tannoy F4 Custom floorstanding speakers + Yamaha YXAD-10 Musicast + NAS drive + Panasonic TV and blue-ray player). It brings Dolby DTS audio into a completely new dimension without taking over our not overly large lounge. Thanks to Richer Sounds Maidstone for their help and support in supplying the subwoofer despite the erattic stock situation. We are once again two very happy Richer Sounds customers
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice clean sound Bought this as my previous Tannoy sub-woofer blew-up! Although only half the power (50W), my Tannoy was 100W, this still packs a decent punch. With a subtle bass booming in the background, it is good for action films and pretty decent for music too.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite Punchy My Tannoy subwoofer died, again, (quite common it seems) so I needed a new Subwoofer. This fitted the bill, and I wanted the 6 year guarantee - but was out of stock. However, they were happy to order it, and price match while out of stock, and then deliver as soon as they got some more. Which wasn't as long as they said. It's a forward facing Subwoofer - the cover doesn't really come off - and it just has thin little pads as feet. It produces a lot of bass, so the volume is lower than what I had the Tannoy at. Perfect for my home 5.1 system. Probably not so good for someone looking for a more polished setup.
Date published: 2020-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rumble young man rumble Upgraded the passive sub that came with the Yamaha YHT1840 and its been worth every penny. Much more depth to the bass and makes everything sound richer. Great for music too. Well recommended.
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Prominent Bass I bought this only a week ago and it was one of the best purchases I’ve made. Together with the Kef T101’s the sound is just incredible. Connects to an amp via a standard subwoofer cable and has the easiest setup. Just plug and play. Looks stylish tucked into the corner and produces such a high quality of bass for such a small size. Highly recommend for its unbelievable price.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant product,brilliant value i bought a Yamaha reciever and wharfdale dx 1 speaker psckage from richer sound in Leeds a few years ago,and was very happy with it,unfortunately the subwoofer failed on me,so I looked up the richer sounds online page as the stores are temporarily closed,I chose the Yamaha nssw50 as a replacement,and I have to say it is excellent,works even better with the Yamaha reciever,and intergrates nicely with the wharfdale speakers,10 out 10 for me.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little subwoofer I bought this a few weeks ago to add to my current 2 speaker setup. Really fills in the gaps that the bookshelf speakers couldn’t produce Great customer service from Ash from the Oxford store from which I ordered over the phone. Definitely recommend and will be shopping here again.
Date published: 2020-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound from a small package I have B&O 607 front speakers and B&O ceiling speakers so this sub doesn’t have to do too much work but it is still great and offers a surprisingly big sound despite its small size. Very pleased.
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance I bought this to complement a Yamaha RXV485 amplifier bought from Richer Sounds just prior to this. The subwoofer performs very well and I am very pleased with it. I'm glad I went to Richer Sounds as their prices were very competitive and they gave me great advice.
Date published: 2020-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit Great piece of kit well worth the money from my cheap sub upgrade
Date published: 2020-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding bang for your bucks Had it for a few weeks now, on a RX-V581, with control ones on the front, and IC600s on the rear, in a room 7m X 6x. It fills in the bottom end perfectly and seamlessly. Very very happy with it.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug and play crisp bass. I've not had this long, but oh wow is it impressive! Punchy deep crisp bass simply transforms movies, and music with ease. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2020-02-04
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