Enjoy robust low-frequency audio with this Yamaha YST-SW216 100W powered subwoofer, which features a 10" multirange, long-stroke-cone driver for high-quality sound and Advanced YST II (Yamaha Active Servo Technology) for optimal performance.
Shakes the entire family room! (If you want it to)
Posted by: hhhhhhhhhhhh123 from: Indiana on
Ok, so when I started shopping around for a sub, I realized that I had to find one that I could hook up actual speaker wires to. This is because I have an older Harmon Kardon receiver with no surround sound outputs. I couldn't believe that I found this for just over $100! After reading ALL of the reviews I bought it on line immediately. It arrived in 3 days at my front door. It took about 15 minutes to hook it up. I have a 300 watt HK receiver & 2 Klipsh bookshelf speakers, and now with this sub, it is the perfect system. I can control the bottom end on the sub with the volume control & dial it in perfectly! I am a drummer & bottom end is VERY important to me, & this sub delivers. I would highly reccomend this to anyone who wants to add a good thump to their system...........
18 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Posted by: reenie from: on
Was alittle hesitant with this product after reading both good and not so good reviews. However the good outweighed the not so good and I decided to give it a try. Well let me tell you, I'm glad I did. The power and incredible sound that came out of this sub just blew me away. I can't describe the difference it made in my system . Please don't waste your money on those very expensive subs that will only bring out just a minor difference in sound and quality. I really love this item and highly recomend this to anyone who wants to put a real kick in there home theater sound. I quaruntee you will not be dissapointed.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Gmullins from: Southwest Virginia on
After reading the reviews for this item, I must say I was very skeptical about this purchase, but I took a chance and took advantage of the 30 day return policy of Best Buy. After getting this subwoofer home, and properly setting it up, I was VERY surprised. This is not a bad little sub. It is not a Klipsch unit by any means, but the way I figure it, if you are looking for a a sub in this price range then you do not expect the best quality. This is a nice addition to my Bose 201 bookshelf speakers, the bass can become muddy if you turn the volume on the sub to high, set the sub at mid level, and it is fine.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: from: Lowell, MA on
I bought this sub almost a year ago and the lows for my surround sound are very good. For 100 Watts and the cheap price this sub is the best value in my opinion for someone not wanting to spend several hundreds of dollars. I believe you get what you pay for in most audio equipment and this item surpassed my expectations. For a house shaking sub for the more intense movie-goer i would suggest spending more $$.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Not good for music-average performance.
Posted by: ghoda from: new york on
This woofer is OK for movies and Tv shows but is hopeless for music. It lacks the required power for music. Increase volume above 50% and it starts distorting heavily and also produces boomy sound. Also the frequency response is not deep as mentioned- sounds similar to the cheap 10$ creative comp woofer- only louder. If you want a woofer for music with decent power avoid this. Manual mentions 50 W RMS with 10% THD- so expect 30W of decent power.
11 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Ok sub LOW price
Posted by: hoisington from: oconomowoc, WI on
i got this sub with a pioneer VSX-517 home theatre receiver and i really like how this sub sounds. it dosent have very low bass but for $125 you cant go wrong. This works well as a home theatre sub but when you listen to music that has a lot of bass or run bass testers or sub testers it dosent do very well. a friend of mine has a velodyne subwoofer and when i compared this sub to his it wasnt as good sounding down low. I was first disapointed with the sub when i listened to it in the store but then realized that people would beat up the subs in the store by turning them up super loud. Even after hearing it in the store i still bought it. After it was hooked up it sounded so much better than in the store. This isnt the greatest subwoofer but for the money you cant go wrong. Overall pretty good sub if you dont feel like spending $2000 on a home theatre.
10 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: columbiawood from: Lexington, SC on
This is a great sub for the money. They are on clearance in my area ($86) but I got an open box that someone returned for $60. I watched Transformers last night and this sub added so much to the sound that I didnt know existed. Plus it matches my Insignia bookshelves speakers very well and also my Boston center speaker. I keep getting great things from Best Buy.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
a good buy
Posted by: peterpan from: on
this product puts out good sound, with a hard hitting base that will rumdle any room. the size off it makes it easy to hide. over all for the price i don't think it can be beat.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Buy something better if you can afford it.
Posted by: Alphadog from: Pueblo, Co on
I bought this sub because I was trying to save some cash and I was already going over my budget with my new 46" LCD and other home theater components. I have known Yamaha to be a good brand in the past, so I figured I would give it a try......but you get what you pay for. This sub really struggles with the lower, deeper bass, which is really what I was wanting for my home theater. At higher volumes it quickly distorts. If the volume is kept lower and you want a bit more full sound to support your Highs and mids at a very low cost, then try this. If you can spring the extra cash for something better do it. Luckily for me the Klipsch 10" went on sell the next day, and I upgraded to that for only a $100 more. I am soooo much happier, and so is my wife and she usually could care less about audio. I should have expected this performance for the price, but I was hopeful.
8 out of 11 found this review helpful.
This thing rocks!
Posted by: uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu from: Wisconsin on
I have a Sony surround system that was running a little tower woofer powered from the speaker outputs on my receiver. Replacing that with this 10" woofer made a WORLD of difference. It is probably the combination of a bigger woofer and the fact that it's a powered sub, but this thing is AWESOME! I'm guessing that the people that wrote negative reviews either don't have a big enough amp/receiver or are REALLY picky, because I am a musician with a discerning ear and I love this thing. It is JUST what my surround sound needed!