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Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black)

B&H # YAYSTFSW050B Mfr # YST-FSW050BL2
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Product Highlights
  • Advanced YST II Technology
  • 6.5" Down-Firing Woofer
  • Linear Port Enclosure
  • Magnetically Shielded
  • Slim Line Design

If you're looking to enhance the bass in your stereo system, the Yamaha YST-FSW050 Powered Subwoofer represents pure sophistication in powered subwoofers. It offers a Linear Port enclosure that minimizes excessive noise, 6.5" reinforced multi-range driver with magnetic shielding, down-firing active design, 100W built-in amplifier, and a wide range of frequencies with superb sound quality and low distortion.

In addition, Yamaha's Advanced YST II Technology is packaged with this subwoofer. This advanced technology enables the YST-FSW050 to reproduce the tightest "punch" at the highest sound levels in its class. Its stylish, slim-line design will complement the newest flat-screen Plasma and LCD TVs in your home theater set-up.

Advanced YST II Technology
Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.
Linear Port and Down-Firing Design
This subwoofer utilizes a linear port and down-firing design that complements front surround systems and micro component systems.
Powerful 100W Amplifier
A powerful 100W of power makes this subwoofer an ideal choice for the most demanding of situations.
Magnetically Shielded
The housing is designed with magnetic shielding, preventing undesirable interference that causes distortion.
Speaker System
Power Rating 50W @ 5 ohms
100W Dynamic @ 5 ohms
Frequency Response 35-160Hz
Crossover Frequency Not Specified By Manufacturer
Impedance 12 ohms
Driver 6.5" (16cm) Reinforced
Enclosure Ported
Connectors RCA
Shielded Yes
General
Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.75 x 6.9 x 13.75" (349.2 x 175.2 x 349.2mm)
Weight 18.7 lbs (8.4 kg)
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
Color Black
Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black)
  • Subwoofer Cable (RCA)
  • System Control Cable
  • Set of Non-Skid Pads
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    YamahaYST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (24)
    • Attractive (23)
    • Easy to set up (16)
    • Good power output (12)
    • Easy to mount (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home theater (18)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (17)
      • Basic systems (11)
      • Home (9)
      • Large rooms (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (14), Tech savvy (14), Movie enthusiast (10), Audiophile (9), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good performance, great value

      Okay, let's make this clear up front. If you're into floor-shaking, nail-popping explosions, this is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you're like me, who wanted something small...Read complete review

      Okay, let's make this clear up front. If you're into floor-shaking, nail-popping explosions, this is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you're like me, who wanted something small and unobtrusive to fill in the lower end of small speakers, this deserves a spot very high on your list. I'm using it with a pair of 30 year old Realistic Minimus 7. (Don't laugh. Google them.) The result is VERY accurate and musical when asked to perform at ordinary-human SPLs. (Reminder: this isn't going to shake your floor) I'm constantly astonished at how good this simple and unexciting pairing of equipment sounds. A piano *sounds* like a piano. A guitar *sounds* like a guitar. A double-bass *sounds* like a double bass, with all the fullness of the lower register and appropriate raspiness of the bow on the strings. I couldn't be more pleased for this application.

      Setup and operation are simple. Plug ("RCA" type) it into the sub output of your preamp or receiver (there's no built-in crossover), turn it on, and set a level to match your full-range speakers. I found a crossover of 100Hz (set in the receiver) the most satisfactory, but this will vary according to your equipment. I'd be very reluctant to ask this subwoofer to deal with anything over 150Hz, and I'd recommend against even 120Hz unless you are extremely limited by your full-range speakers.

      The "100W" (I always take power ratings with a grain of salt) internal amp runs very cool. In fact, I've never felt the slightest warm spot anywhere on the unit. Idle power is only a couple of watts, so you don't have to fret about turning it off when it's not being used. Since there's no remote control except for the Yamaha-proprietary on-off switching (what do you want for this price point?) this is a convenience. Even when it's being exercised with some significant low frequency content, the power consumption rarely exceeds 20W.

      As far as the 5-star rating goes, it comes with a caveat: It's not a 1KW 15" Velodyne, and it's never ever going to move that kind of air at those kinds of frequencies. BUT, for what it's intended to do, within its clear limitations, it's an excellent choice. I'd enthusiastically recommend it for any application within its intended envelope.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good but not great

      For the money and the size this is a good solid subwoofer. However, I found that it just didnt have that warm feeling to it. If you want something that looks nice and...Read complete review

      For the money and the size this is a good solid subwoofer. However, I found that it just didnt have that warm feeling to it. If you want something that looks nice and is decent its a good buy. But if you want your living room to sounds like a movie theater and your bass to bump like a club its not your best bet.

      Reviewed by 31 customers

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      5.0

      Nice Little Sub

      By froejoe

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

        I purchased this unit to supplement my stereo receiver, which has a TV, Apple TV, HD box, and BluRay device connected to it . I wanted something that would fit inside the TV stand that houses the receiver and other devices. This sub complements my bookshelf speakers nicely. The base is not floor-shaking, but I don't want that. The base is more than adequate and adds just enough warmth to the sound coming from the receiver. I'm running the sub at 75% volume, and that's just about right for my setup. You really can't beat the price for the quality you get in this device.

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        4.0

        Good Value

        By Crmwill

        from Florida

        Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

        This subwoofer is good for the money. I purchased it to fit in a tight space and it gets the job done. It is what I expected but will probably be upgraded to a larger more powerful sub down the road. The sub does great on TV and movies, but lacks a little on music as expected. I am happy with my purchase!

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        4.0

        Just Right

        By Tywms

        from Douglas County

        Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

        Perfect balance between price and performance. Just enough warm sound and power to complement my overall speaker setup. Great addition!

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        4.0

        Good value for the money

        By Ad guy

        from Chapel Hill, NC

        About Me Audiophile, Practical, Value oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Size
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • No Auto On

        Best Uses

        • Can Hide Under The Bed
        • Home Theater
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

        Unfortunately, doesn't come with the usual Yamaha auto on/off switch.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good vibration

        By John T

        from California

        Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

        This unit is suitable for displaying on top of the TV console without appearing too bulky. The sound is powerful enough to fit a living room. The design looks very high end at a moderate price. Love it.

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        5.0

        Awesome!!

        By Neil

        from NYC

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theater
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

          I Got this for it's compact Stylish design. It has more than enough power for a home theatre sytem. no complaints.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Fits in small place

          By Br

          from WA

          Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

          Pretty good sound and fits in inconspicuously. If you want bigger base, buy a bigger subwoofer

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          5.0

          This is a great small subwoofer.

          By Duck

          from Harriman,Tn.37748

          About Me Do It Yourself, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fits In Small Spaces
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom Tv
            • Enhances Tv Sound
            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

            I presently have two of them which are being used in my basement home theater system.
            It has a lot of punch for a small enclose.

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            5.0

            Big enough to get it done

            By Carl the Godfather

            from Saucier, MS

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to Mount
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Home
              • Larger Rooms
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

              I use my Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100 W powered subwoofer with a Vizio sound bar with subwoofer RCA jack, running at 50% volume. I control bass with remote. Pleasantly boosts bass for movies, music porgrams and especially PBS specials. Fits perfectly in TV console which has 7 in. shelf openings. Does not drown out voice or higher freq's.

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              5.0

              Wonderful

              By mgdanna

              from Manhattan

              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Mount
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Home Theater
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                Like an earlier reviewer, I too have this subwoofer paired with some 30 year old Minimus 7s.

                The room I watch TV in is 13ft X 16ft. This subwoofer fills it brilliantly. I have the volume at about 50%. I used the auto setup on my Onkyo AV amp to set the input levels. I am running a 3.1 system. The Onkyo auto setup was much better than my manual attempt.

                I highly recommend this subwoofer for a small or medium viewing room.

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                5.0

                what I was looking for..

                By denondeejay

                from Chicago, Illinois

                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to Mount
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater

                  Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                  With this Yamaha Powered Subwoofer I completed my dream home theater! Everything is Yamaha great sound great brand name. I realy recomend this for every body...

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                  4.0

                  Can't beat the size and the price

                  By basicbass

                  from san francisco

                  About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • No Adjustable Xover

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • Home Theater
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                  This puppy will not shake and rock you. But it has sufficient bass to complement a pair of satellite speakers to give a very satisfying full spectrum sound, without taking up half of your room. Highly recommended for someone who's sick of the first 5 seconds of Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra. Been there, done that, not that thrilling really after a while.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great bass response!!

                  By bbw2001

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                  Hooked up to Yamaha home theater sound bar, which is connected to a Samsung 55-inch LCD TV. This unit packs a wallop for such a small footprint. It also matches the sleek elegant design of both the Samsung and the sound bar. Downward facing also gives a full surround-like bass response.

                  Frequency response is adjustable and adjustments work well.

                  Overall couldn't be happier with this purchase, and a great value!

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                  5.0

                  WOW great product

                  By LR new jersey

                  from new jersey

                  About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy to Mount
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Home Theater
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                    i recently purchased the 101 yamaha soundbar with built in sub ,yes it was ok,so for the price i added this sub,OMG this made the systen just great,dont think twice just buy it if you need to complete a soundbar sound
                    ps also works with yamaha remote that came with the 101 soundbar

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                    4.0

                    Great match for NS10 Studio monitors

                    By Chintones Music

                    from Los Angeles, CA.

                    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                        Needed a small footprint sub woofer to hear low bass sounds that aren't apparent while monitoring on old NS10 reference monitors. (You old pros know what I'm talking about).

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                        4.0

                        Great product

                        By John the X

                        from Lowell In.

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                        Really sounds fantastic

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                        5.0

                        LOVE MY SUB

                        By none

                        from brooklyn

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Who Says Bigger Is Better

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                        I just love that it's not the normal size of the bulky subwoofers, i have mine standing on it's side, Good Value for the money

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                        5.0

                        Excellent value.

                        By ntbklyn7

                        from Oceanside, CA

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy to Mount
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Power Output
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • Home Theater
                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                          Beautiful, compact design, used for video/audio systems

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          What a great Sub!!!!

                          By D

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Slim Design

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Theater

                            Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                            I got this sub with expectations that I did not think could be met! At 1/2 volume I get nice tight bass in my set up. Now mind you, I am running a ported enclosure on top of the unit which hides the sub and provides more sound control.
                            I think if your looking for some extra bass and not looking to shake everything and already have a Yamaha setup this is the unit for you!

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                            5.0

                            Subwoofer great 5th wheel upgrade!

                            By Joeman

                            from Matthews, NC

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Yamaha YST-FSW050B 100W Powered Subwoofer (Black):

                                In moving from analog to digital in my 2003 Jayco 5th wheel I needed a powered, RCA connection subwoofer to replace the old Panasonic simple speakerwire woofer. This econmical speaker fills the bill for great bass in tight locations. I simply plugged it in with included wires and re-ran the Pioneer Receiver MCACC surround sound set-up. Very satisified customer.

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