Yamaha is a familiar name to audiophiles. Founded in 1887, this Japanese conglomerate makes everything from motorcycles to computer speakers. Audiophiles, of course, recognize it for the superior quality of its speakers and music equipment. Yamaha outdoor speakers are no different and are easily among the best of its extensive range of products. In this article, we will take a closer look at Yamaha outdoor speakers, their various features, and brief model reviews.
Among the most popular of Yamaha outdoor speakers is the Yamaha NS-AW150W 2-Way Outdoor Speakers. Priced at just $59.99, this speaker system combines great features with terrific sound at an attractive price http://itsnews.co.uk/. The speakers are designed for use on a deck or porch, and as such, feature sturdy construction along with a high-degree of water resistance (though no speakers can claim to be completely waterproof). The speakers can also withstand wind and rain, courtesy of a sealed enclosure and heavy duty metal grilles.
In terms of specs, the speakers feature a 5 inch, high compliance woofer, and.5 inch PEI dome tweeter. The speakers have quite high sensitivity – 80dbb with 2.83V at 1 meter. The speakers work very well with amplifiers up to 35 watts per channel nominal, or 120 watts peak power. Despite the small size, you can get pretty decent bass since the frequency response is between 80 Hz to 40,000 Hz.
If the above list of specs went all over your head (and unless you are an audiophile, it shouldn’t be anything more than gibberish anyway), all you need to know is that these speakers deliver a pretty power packed performance in a small package. They are magnetically shielded and work great indoors as well as outdoors. In other words: for this price, you will be hard pressed to find a better set of outdoor speakers.
Another great set of Yamaha outdoor speakers is the Yamaha NS-AW350 model. Priced slightly higher than the NS-AW150, it costs around $80. The features list is almost exactly the same – sturdy, weather resistant construction, solid bass output, and reasonably high sensitivity. In terms of power, it delivers 130 watt maximum power, 40 watts nominal (as compared to the NS-AW150’s 120 watts maximum, 35 watts nominal). Additionally, it has a frequency range of 55 Hz to 40,000 Hz that delivers deeper, richer bass.
The NS-AW350 Yamaha outdoor speakers are among the best offerings from Yamaha and work great indoors or outdoors. Despite the rich list of features, they are quite affordable at $80. While they aren’t much to look at, they do the job quite adequately. The black color will blend right in with your porch or deck furniture.
Yamaha outdoor speakers are sturdy, weather resistant, and deliver great performance at a price that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Over more than a century, Yamaha has built a name for itself in the manufacture of speakers and audio equipment, and these speakers are a further testament to the company’s expertise in making high quality, affordable speakers.
7.1 surround sound speakers are the big-daddies of home entertainment: expensive, powerful, and exceptionally clear. You will be hard pressed to find a set of 7.1 surround sound speakers that don’t cost a small fortune. But if you want the best performance, then there is nothing better to invest in.
A 7.1 surround sound speaker system typically includes one woofer, one central speaker, two side speakers, and four satellite speakers. Most models also include an amplifier. This setup creates an entire ‘wall of sound’, pulling you completely into the TV/movie watching experience. Combine a 7.1 surround sound speaker system with a large screen plasma/LCD/LED TV, and you will never want to spend money in a movie theater again!
Be careful though: to take full advantage of 7.1 surround sound speakers, you need to have the right hardware. Most typical DVD players do not support 8 channels of audio, so you won’t make the most out of your speakers. The Blu-Ray format, however, delivers 8 channels of high quality, lossless DTH-Master Audio/Dolby TrueHD audio. The 8 channels can thus be separated and distributed among the 7.1 setup. Consequently, you get the true HD experience: a wall of sound where each sound seems to come from a different direction.
Among 7.1 speaker manufacturers, Harman-Kardon, and Onkyo come highly recommended. Sony, Infinity and Samsung are other brands to consider if your budget is slightly lower. For cheaper alternatives, you can try Logitech. Bose’s speaker systems are typically of a very high quality. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t make any 7.1 systems (though you can definitely consider its 5.1 setups).
The Onkyo HT-S6300 7.1-Channel Home Theater System comes highly recommended. It is a slightly more expensive 7.1 system at $999, but delivers a great performance in a good looking package. It is designed to work with Blu-Ray players and has four of the latest 1.4a HDMI inputs. Delivering 1200W of total power – 7 speakers each delivering 130W and one subwoofer with 290W – the Onkyo HT-S6300 is more than adequate to handle the highs and the lows with aplomb. I especially like the bass on this system, made possible by the 290W subwoofer.
The best feature of the Onkyo HT-S6300 is its ability to automatically up-convert all video inputs to 1080P and output through HDMI. The best feature, though, has to be the Audyssey Audio Correction Technology, which automatically tailors the system for your home theater, correcting frequency response, volume, etc. for a smoother, clearer performance. The included setup mic makes setting up the speakers a breeze, and the compact design ensures that the system will blend in, not stand out in your home theater