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Yamaha yst sw1500 question

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by skinnyfat, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. skinnyfat

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    Greetings all

    Does anybody have (or had) one of these ?? Are they any good ? Specs seem impressive. Your impressions please. :lease:

    Thanks in advance

    Skinny
     
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    Any one ???? :confused:
     
  3. Dfour

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    They are very old models now. What are you looking to pay for one?
     
  4. skinnyfat

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    Cost price plus 5% plus 14%VAT :) About ZAR 4000.00

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    According to Reuters converter 4000 rand is about £335.

    Seems a good price if the subs new as its a few years old now but is still Yamaha's top of the range sub now. Can you demo before you buy?
     
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    I looked at this Yamaha some time ago but never pursued my interest due to the way the specifications were presented i.e. using -10dB on the frequency instead of the conventional -3dB. I emailed Yamaha UK asking what the response would be at this point. The reply was "The figure is not available"
    There is a review on www.homecinemachoice.com
     
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    The sub will be brand new, sealed in box direct from yamaha SA with full guarantee. Demoing might me a problem though, trying to find a dealer who has one. The problem is I can also get the Kef psw 4000 for cost plus VAT which works out to about ZAR 6000.00 . I have asked in another thread about the KEf but with little response. Trying to decide between the Yammy and the Kef. Also considering the Sony SA-WX 900 which I will have to pay retail price for which is about ZAR 4500.00.

    Ideas ?

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    I have only heard the yamaha in a shop, but I did notice it had a lot of port noise not playing very load... for that "small" difference in price I would choose the sony sa-wx 900 that I have only read about, but all I have read about it is very positive...
     
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    Have a look at the sony 900. Do a search on these forums about it and see what you think. As its a sealed sub you will get no port chuffing from it.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys, any thoughts on the kef psw4000. the reviews i've read say that it is ported but does not have the port 'chuffing' often heard with ported subs??

    Thanks

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    Have a search for the kef 4000 on this forum as Im sure there was a few threads about it a small while back.
     
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    I have the 1500 and I use it for movies most of the time, it is really powerful and you can really feel it and the low frequencies, for music it is ok but not as good as for the movies, where I think it is great.

    I would not trade it for anything else in the same price segment....but a Velodyne dd-12 would be nice....
     
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    I'm sure. I'd love some Kef ref 207's with krell amplification too :laugh:

    Thanks for the info, I'm mainly a movies person so that bit of info goes down well !!

    Skinny
     

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