1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

yamahas new 1000watt servo sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Andywilliams, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Andywilliams

    Andywilliams
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,077
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    notts.
    Ratings:
    +63
    Hi folks
    Just looking through the pages of avland and spotted this new servo assisted sub from yamaha it looks a beast cost £599 dont know what it sounds like though.
    Gonzo:D
     
  2. petrolhead

    petrolhead
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,477
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Ratings:
    +81
  3. Andywilliams

    Andywilliams
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,077
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    notts.
    Ratings:
    +63
    yep
    :D
     
  4. lmccauley

    lmccauley
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    3,295
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Ratings:
    +212
    Hmm, from the user manual, the specs look "interesting":

    Frequency Response 16-160Hz (-10db)

    -10db? Are they taking the p*ss!!!

    I also note that the power consumption is 250W - I'm not sure what the relationship between that figure and the 1000W into 5 ohms amp output is...

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
  5. GJC

    GJC
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Messages:
    2,071
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +65
    Immaculey


    Simple : Divorced:smoke:



    -----

    GJC
     
  6. shodan

    shodan
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    9,998
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    shoeburyness
    Ratings:
    +4,219
    I believe Yamaha were demo-ing one at the Sound and Vision show this year, along with an 800 model, at the same time.

    I don't know too much about sub's (ok, next to nothing really) but I seem to remember when I stepped out of the elavator opposite their stand at about 20ft away from it, I'd swear I could feel it!!!

    Maybe it was my lunch coming back to haunt me but on the other hand......

    First instinct is to asy that £600 is a good price for it but I'd be tempted to have a chat with everyone favourite uncle ;) if I had that money to spend on a sub. I wonder how it would fair compared to a £600 Velo.....?


    Maybe they say it has a 250 watt amp but it can take a peak of 1000 watts? Like I said, I really don't know much about them. Its a black art....
     
  7. uncle eric

    uncle eric
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Shodan,
    I would say this will struggle to get even close the Velodyne and Paradigm 15 inchers.

    I thought Rel were taking the Mick with quoted +/-6db figures but Yamaha are really taking the biscuit with their +/-10 db 16Hz figure.
    It's almost like selling a car on it's acceleration figures and quoting a figure of 0 to cough cough in 3 seconds.
    Impressive if the cough cough was actually 60mph. The fact is the figure of +/-10 is more like 0 to 10mph.
    Therefore, 3 seconds isn't that hot a figure. In the Yammy's case. 16Hz isn't that hot a figure either.

    My hoover probably does 16Hz at +/-10db :D
     
  8. shodan

    shodan
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    9,998
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    shoeburyness
    Ratings:
    +4,219
    Eric,

    And your hoover is probably better looking too!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  9. uncle eric

    uncle eric
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    It used to. Until my wife bought one of those horrible looking purple Dysons with active servo :laugh: :laugh:
     
  10. shodan

    shodan
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    9,998
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    shoeburyness
    Ratings:
    +4,219
    I'd would've thought that with all those subs you got, the dust would never settle!!!! Unless it is people ear wax on the carpet from you blowing their ears out.....:eek:
     
  11. MuFu

    MuFu
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,191
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    NW2, London
    Ratings:
    +4
    What a lovely image. :D

    MuFu.
     
  12. uncle eric

    uncle eric
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Not ear wax, ear drums are the main thing I have to use the Dyson for :D

    Gary Palmer, I have yours ready for you in a little plastic bag for when you come over next time :D

    *Edit*
    A big thank you to Gary for coming over yesterday to deliver his cheque for the charity auction. Thanks to you and Henry for the donation and final cheque of £450 raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
     
  13. shodan

    shodan
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    9,998
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    shoeburyness
    Ratings:
    +4,219
    Im just picturing that little bag now.... "No Officer, I use these bags for collecting people's ear drums sir....!"


    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  14. bob007

    bob007
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Eric

    Q) What's the difference between the Dyson hoover and the Yamaha sub?

    A) There's no difference, they both suck. :laugh: :rotfl:
     
  15. Steve.EX

    Steve.EX
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2001
    Messages:
    3,096
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +69
    Hoover goes odwn to 16hz +/-10db - thats very good, i enjoyed that.
    On a more serious note is that corner sited or free standing and will the foam deteriorate in sub-tropical conditions?

    Steve
     
  16. uncle eric

    uncle eric
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Steve,
    I'm afraid that was corner loaded and double stacked hoovers :laugh: :laugh:
    Uprights can go lower but are hard to double stack. Especially when switched on :D.

    Regarding foam deterioration, we need to send some of these to our mutual friend in Cumbria for beta testing. Anything that can withstand the weather over there must be ok :eek: :D

    Next up. Washing machine shootout :eek:
     
  17. shodan

    shodan
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    9,998
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    shoeburyness
    Ratings:
    +4,219
    Eric, I'm not an expert but I've heard that resonance can be a real problem with these units. Also, if I were to get one, could I get one that was in black in foward ported?

    Many thanks for you wisdom and advice with my queries.....

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     

Share This Page

Loading...