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Yamaha NS-555 Dual 6-1/2" 3-Way 250-Watt Floor Standing Speaker - Black

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The Yamaha NS-555 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker with dual 6.5" woofers, 5" midrange driver and 1" Aluminium Dome tweeter, features Highly Oriented Polyolefine design for improved transient response, higher power handling, and flatter frequency response. Magnetically shielded to allow placement near a TV without distorting the image.

Highly Oriented Polyolefine (HOP)
A better material for better sound. The dynamic range of Dolby Digital sound tracks places stringent demands on the speakers that reproduce it. That's why they developed an exclusive loudspeaker cone material: Highly Oriented Polyolefine (HOP). It's extraordinarily strong, yet amazingly lightweight (up to 30 times more rigid, per unit weight, than polypropylene). You get dynamic sound with low distortion and extraordinary transient response. HOP cone material combines high strength, low weight and low resonance, resulting in improved transient response, higher power handling and flatter frequency response.
Matched Speakers
With the Dolby Digital system, the surround channels are reproduced in full stereo, with the same full frequency response and dynamic range as the front. These receivers are build with just as much power to the surround channels as to the front. And that's why their speaker systems offer the same quality, front and rear.
Magnetic Shielding
Speakers placed too close to the TV can cause the pictures to bend and colors to bleed. This speaker incorporates magnetic shielding that's capable of eliminating any magnetic interference. You can place it anywhere - even directly beside your TV - without picture distortions and degradations.
System
Speaker Design Floorstanding
Power Rating 250W
Impedance 6 ohms
Frequency Response 35-35KHz
Sensitivity 88dB
Crossover Not Specified By Manufacturer
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Shielded Yes
Drivers
Tweeter 1" nano-fine balanced dome
Midrange 5" PMD
Woofer Dual 6.5" with PMD
General
Connector Type Line-level and speaker-level inputs, with Line output for additional subwoofer
Configuration Single
Construction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.2 x 39.4 x 12.25" (208.2 x 1000.7 x 311.1mm)
Weight 35.5 lbs (15.8kg)
Color Black
Yamaha NS-555 Dual 6-1/2" 3-Way 250-Watt Floor Standing Speaker - Black
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    YamahaNS-555 250W Floorstanding Speaker (Black)
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (4)
    • Easy to connect (4)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Great sound quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Audiophiles (3)
      • Basic systems (3)
      • Large rooms (3)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (7), Tech savvy (4)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      "These speakers are keepers period"

      By 59yrsoldandcounting

      from Holt, Michigan

      About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Practical, Professional, Still love 2-channel, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Connect
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 2-Channel music
        • Audiophiles
        • Basic Systems
        • Larger Rooms
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha NS-555 250W Floorstanding Speaker (Black):

        The Yamaha NS-555 speakers are being used as my music speakers and the mains in our 5.1 home theater set up with a Panny PT AE 900 720P projector, 108 inch widescreen, Technics Receiver (aging but it works great), JVC DVD player. The room is 35 x 14 feet basement with an 8 foot ceiling. The center is the Yamaha nsc-444 ( a great speaker in its own right for [$]). I use AR HC6 satellites for rear channel duties and a HSU VTF2 MKII piano black gloss sub (set for 24 Hz). I listen to music most of the time, but they also work great for movies. These speakers are absolutely amazing for 2-channel music and great for movies as well. I have listened to many large classical orchestral works, symphonies, concertos, original movie soundtracks, vintage jazz, FM smooth jazz and classical music (hey it's still free), and some pop material. I absolutely love the sound these speakers reproduce--even with my aging receiver and using the JVC DVD player with coaxial digital interface. I have owned some great speakers, but these things for a paltry $139.95 each are really incredible. They look absolutely gorgeous. The piano black finish is so clear, you can see yourself in them. They do have bass output (duh)that is clean and deep--no not bone chilling or room shaking, but accurate bass. I listen to them with the sub turned off most of the time except for movies. They are so detailed and accurate that it's hard to believe that they cost $139.95 each! No they are not for everyone--no speaker is. I don't listen to rock, hip hop, or some of the other contemporary music, but when I put on Miles Davis or Cannonball Adderly or Beethoven or Chopin or some of my many Telarc CD's I just sit back and enjoy. Isn't that what it's all about really? BTW they are just great for movies. There is a guy singing in the lobby shoot out scene in the "Matrix" that I have never heard until now. Maybe you did, but I did not. Drawbacks, bass lovers will want more, so turn on your sub, but don't say they do not have bass. Listen to Oscar Peterson's CD "We Get Request" and cue up the cut that is called You Look Good To Me. My former $5500 Legacy Focus could not play this CD cleanly. In defense of these speakers, Legacy did come out with a bass equalizer that costs $1300, but I never bought it because of my budget, besides,I felt for that much money and having three 12-inch woofers per speaker, I should not HAVE to buy an equalizer to get clean bass. No I am not comparing them to $5500 speakers except that in my home, they could not cleanly reproduce some acoustic bass material on CD. Bad points for some, the mirror black finish. No they don't get dusty everyday and I do not need a full time maid to keep them clean (LOL). I just a "lint free cotton" cloth to wipe them off about once a week. Also use a good music source (Garbage in, garbage out). Speakers are highly subjective. You just may not like the gorgeous detailed (listen to trumpet and the sound of strings)smooth non-fatiguing sound they reproduce. Remember. this is my take on these speakers after listening for hours using many tupes of music and CDs and of course my ears. Your experience may be different. Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        Kills speakers worth 4 times more

        By Kavlo the dhoony

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Connect
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Audiophiles
          • Basic Systems
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha NS-555 250W Floorstanding Speaker (Black):

          i've sampled many speakers priced upto $2000 a pair, but to get anything significantly better than these you have to spend atleast $3200-$4000 a pair. so picture the sound quality from these yourself.

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          5.0

          NICE SPEAKERS

          By jbarr1015

          from Cleveland' Ohio

          About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Connect
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Hard keeping clean

          Best Uses

          • Audiophiles
          • Basic Systems
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha NS-555 250W Floorstanding Speaker (Black):

          These speakers have good highs and also midrange, the bass could be a little better...but with my subwoofer it doesn't matter much. The appearance of the speaker are very nice having the piano gloss look....looks like very exspensive speakers, for the money you can't beat these speakers!

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          5.0

          Awesome !

          By Modzu

          from North Branford, CT

          About Me Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Connect
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha NS-555 250W Floorstanding Speaker (Black):

            I was a skeptic before purchasing the NS-555 since they are a bass reflex speaker.I prefer acoustic suspension spkrs BUT, the Yamies are not boombing bass, very strong solid bass responce and very good mid and high range. I'm using a Yamaha HTR-5860 AV receiver,YST-215 sub woofer and NS-C444 center speaker. Using two Sony spkrs for rear but will replace them with the Yamaha NS-333. I find the complete Yamaha system i have sounds great and i get many compliments on the suround sound!! Yamaha speakers truely brings sounds to life ! I'm a YAMIE !!!!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Audiophile Sound at rummage sale price!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Yamaha NS-555 250W Floorstanding Speaker (Black):

            I am a proud 3 year owner of a pair of NS-555's and I have to tell you, if you are in the 2 to 3thousand dollar price range for a set of main speakers, you would simply feel robbed if you don't at the very least give these speakers a good audition! Read all the reviews on these speakers...user reviews...all of them, not one is a negative one. In fact all of them say the same thing...these speakers are ridiculously cheap for how good they sound! I listen to lots of jazz and blues...two channel music. I have an HK AVR130 and a Rotel RDV1060 and a Sonicwave Pure Glass optical interconnect. These speakers reveal detail and nuances that seem to float in front of you! Bass is tight and surprisingly deep. It took me a while to angle them right, taking into account the wave guide horns that do just that guide the sound, to achieve the optimum soundstage imaging. I can say that after some slight adjustments you can really achieve great soundstaging!And this to all of you that thinks the Japanese can't make a great sounding speaker....NOT! Its now time for the Europeans to make a speaker that sounds this good...for this cheap!!!! Yeah right!The NS-555's are as good as any speaker under 2 grand a pair easy! And none are more beautiful!

            Problems Encountered: The only thing to recommend is to turn the speakers up side down right out of the box so you can install the corner supports. They are very well designed and effectively stabilizes the speaker by expanding the footprint. The speakers are not light so be careful and it would be advised to have a soft towel or carpet under the speakers when you unpack them.

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            5.0

            Amazing

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Yamaha NS-555 250W Floorstanding Speaker (Black):

            These speakers are outstanding, i have 4 of these for over 2 years now and they still sound brand new. The finish is perfect. These speakers exceeded my expectations. With a lot of crankabillity while still keeping the clarity of it turned down. Exceptional bass output for towers, superb midrange, and amazing tweeter. I have the matching center channel, and Klipsch triple 12 sub, and a 6.1 Yamaha receiver. The sub can't keep up with the speakers, and its a 1400 dollar sub.

            Problems Encountered: The piano finish attracts dust like a magnet.

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