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Yamaha NS-P230 Owner's manual
UB
NS-P230/
NS-P236
(NS-P230/NS-P236: NX-230P + NX-C230 + YST-SW005)
HOME CINEMA 5.1CH SPEAKER PACKAGE/
HOME CINEMA 6.1CH SPEAKER PACKAGE
OWNER’S MANUAL
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• Explanation of Graphical Symbols
CAUTION
The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert you to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of this system in the
space below.
Model:
Serial No.:
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
The serial number is located on the rear of the main
unit.
Retain this Owner’s Manual in a safe place for future
reference.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read Instructions – All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
Retain Instructions – The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
Heed Warnings – All warnings on the product and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions
should be followed.
Cleaning – Unplug this product from the wall outlet
before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Attachments – Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
Water and Moisture – Do not use this product near
water – for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near
a swimming pool; and the like.
Accessories – Do not place this product on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may
fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of
the product should follow the manufacturer’s
instructions, and should use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer.
A product and cart combination should
be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces
may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
Ventilation – Slots and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be blocked
or covered. The openings should never be blocked by
placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar
surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper
ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s
instructions have been adhered to.
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Power Sources – This product should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your product dealer or local power
company. For products intended to operate from
battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating
instructions.
Grounding or Polarization – This product may be
equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug
(a plug having one blade wider than the other). This
plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should
still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
Power-Cord Protection – Power-supply cords should
be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
product.
Lightning – For added protection for this product during
a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning
and power-line surges.
Power Lines – An outside antenna system should not
be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall
into such power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken
to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as
contact with them might be fatal.
Overloading – Do not overload wall outlets, extension
cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Object and Liquid Entry – Never push objects of any
kind into this product through openings as they may
touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that
could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind on the product.
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Servicing – Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
Damage Requiring Service – Unplug this product from
the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a) When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
b) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the product,
c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water,
d) If the product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to its normal operation,
e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in
any way, and
f) When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance - this indicates a need for service.
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Replacement Parts – When replacement parts are
required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check – Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product is
in proper operating condition.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting – The unit should be mounted
to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
Heat – The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
FCC INFORMATION (for US customers only)
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IMPORTANT NOTICE : DO NOT MODIFY THIS
UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved
by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the
FCC, to use the product.
IMPORTANT : When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high
quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this
product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void
your FCC authorization to use this product in the
USA.
NOTE : This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC
Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital devices.
Compliance with these requirements provides a
reasonable level of assurance that your use of this
product in a residential environment will not result in
harmful interference with other electronic devices.
Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that
interference will not occur in all installations. If this
product is found to be the source of interference, which
can be determined by turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”,
please try to eliminate the problem by using one of the
following measures:
This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies
and, if not installed and used according to the
instructions found in the users manual, may cause
interference harmful to the operation of other
electronic devices.
The above statements apply ONLY to those products
distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its
subsidiaries.
Relocate either this product or the device that is being
affected by the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient
the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon
lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact the local retailer authorized to
distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics
Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA
90620.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out
of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets
the sound come through loud and clear without annoying
blaring or distortion – and, most importantly, without
affecting your sensitive hearing.
Since hearing damage from loud sounds is
often undetectable until it is too late, YAMAHA
and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group recommend you
to avoid prolonged exposure from excessive
volume levels.
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UNPACKING
After unpacking, check that the following items are included.
Main and rear speakers
(and rear center speaker for NS-P236)
Subwoofer cable
NX-230P
<NS-P230>
X4
<NS-P236>
X5
Mounting brackets
<NS-P230>
X4
<NS-P236>
X5
Center speaker
NX-C230
Fasteners (for NX-C230)
Subwoofer
YST-SW005
X2
SUPERWOOFER
SUBWOOFER SYSTEM
SYSTEM
YST
YST-SW005
SW005
Nonskid pads (for NX-230P)
<NS-P230>
X2
<NS-P236>
X3
Nonskid pads (for YST-SW005)
Speaker cables
[4m]
X3
Screws
[15m]
<NS-P230>
X4
<NS-P230>
X2
<NS-P236>
X3
<NS-P236>
X5
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English
Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA NS-P230/NS-P236 Speaker Package.
CAUTION: Read this before operating your unit.
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To assure the finest performance, please read this manual
carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.
Install the speakers in a cool, dry, clean place – away from
windows, heat sources, sources of excessive vibration, dust,
moisture and cold. Avoid sources of humming (transformers,
motors). To prevent fire or electric shock, do not expose the
speakers to rain or water.
To prevent the enclosure from warping or discoloring, do not
place the speakers where they will be exposed to direct sunlight
or excessive humidity.
Avoid installing the speakers where foreign objects may fall onto
them and/or where they may be exposed to liquid dripping or
splashing.
Do not place the following objects on top of the speakers:
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Other components, as they might cause damage and/or
discoloration on the surface of the speakers.
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Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they might cause fire,
damage to the speakers and/or personal injury.
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Containers with liquid in them, as they might cause electric
shock to the user and/or damage to the speakers.
Do not place the speakers where they are liable to be knocked
over or struck by falling objects. Stable placement will also
ensure better sound performance.
Placing the speakers on the same shelf or rack as the turntable
can result in feedback.
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Secure placement or installation is the owner’s responsibility.
YAMAHA shall not be liable for any accident caused by improper
placement or installation of speakers.
Any time you note distortion, reduce the volume control on your
amplifier to a lower setting. Never allow your amplifier to be
driven into “clipping”. Otherwise the speakers may be damaged.
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When using an amplifier with a rated output power higher than
the nominal input power of the speakers, care should be taken
never to exceed the speakers’ maximum input.
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Do not attempt to clean the speakers with chemical solvents as
this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
Do not attempt to modify or fix the speakers. Contact qualified
YAMAHA service personnel when any service is needed. The
cabinet should never be opened for any reason.
Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section regarding
common operating errors before concluding that the speakers
are faulty.
For YST-SW005
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Do not cover the rear panel of this unit with a newspaper, a
tablecloth, a curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct heat radiation. If
the temperature inside this unit rises, it may cause fire, damage
to this unit and/or personal injury.
Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all connections are
completed.
The voltage to be used must be the same as that specified on
the rear panel. Using this unit with a higher voltage than
specified is dangerous and may cause fire, damage to this unit,
and/or personal injury. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for
any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other
than specified.
To prevent lightning damage, disconnect the AC power plug
when there is an electric storm.
Super-bass frequencies reproduced by this unit may cause a
turntable to generate a howling sound. In such a case, move this
unit away from the turntable.
This unit may be damaged if certain sounds are continuously
outputted at high volume level. For example, if 20 Hz–50 Hz sine
waves from a test disc, bass sounds from electronic instruments,
etc. are continuously outputted, or when the stylus of a turntable
touches the surface of a disc, reduce the volume level to prevent
this unit from being damaged.
If you hear distorted noise (i.e. unnatural, intermittent “rapping” or
“hammering” sounds) coming from this unit, reduce the volume
level. Extremely loud playing of a movie soundtrack’s low
frequency, bass-heavy sounds or similarly loud popular music
passages can damage this speaker system.
Vibration generated by super-bass frequencies may distort
images on a TV. In such a case, move this unit away from the TV
set.
When disconnecting the power cord from the wall outlet, grasp
the plug; do not pull the cord.
When not planning to use this unit for a long period (i.e. vacation,
etc.), disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.
VOLTAGE SELECTOR
(For China, Korean and General models)
The voltage selector switch on
the rear panel of this unit must
be set for your local main
110V-120V
voltage BEFORE plugging this
220V-240V
unit into the AC main supply.
Voltages are 110-120/220-240 V AC,
50/60 Hz.
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
Do not operate this unit upside down. It may overheat, possibly
causing damage.
Do not use excessive force on switches, controls or connection
wires. When moving this unit, first disconnect the power plug
and the wires connected to other equipments. Never pull the
wires themselves.
Since this unit has a built-in power amplifier, heat will radiate
from the rear panel. Place the unit apart from the walls, allowing
enough spaces above, behind and on both sides of the unit to
prevent fire or damage. Furthermore, do not position with the
rear panel facing down on the floor or other surfaces.
<For U.K. and Europe models>
Be sure to allow spaces of at least 20 cm above, behind and on
both sides of the unit.
Standby mode
If the POWER switch is set to the ON position and the AUTO
STANDBY switch is set to the HIGH or LOW position, this unit
turns into the standby mode when no signal is received by this
unit for 7 to 8 minutes.
In this state, this unit is designed to consume a very small
quantity of power.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
When using a humidifier, be sure to avoid condensation inside
this unit by allowing enough spaces around this unit or avoiding
excess humidification. Condensation might cause a fire, damage
to this unit, and/or electric shock.
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For Canadian Customers
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to
wide slot and fully insert.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
For U.K. customers
If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for the plug
supplied with this appliance, it should be cut off and an
appropriate 3 pin plug fitted. For details, refer to the
instructions described below.
Note: The plug severed from the mains lead must be
destroyed, as a plug with bared flexible cord is hazardous if
engaged in a live socket outlet.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.K. MODEL
IMPORTANT:
THE WIRES IN MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE:
Blue: NEUTRAL
Brown: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured
BLACK. The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L
or coloured RED. Making sure that neither core is
connected to the earth terminal of the three pin plug.
COMPONENTS OF THE PACKAGE
The speaker package “NS-P230 and NS-P236” is designed
for use in a multi-channel audio system such as a home
theater system.
NS-P230 includes four NX-230P speaker systems, one NXC230 speaker system and one YST-SW005 subwoofer
system.
NS-P236 includes five NX-230P speaker systems, one NXC230 speaker system and one YST-SW005 subwoofer
system.
<NX-230P>
Full range acoustic-suspension speaker system used
for the main and rear speakers (and rear center speaker
for NS-P236)
<YST-SW005>
Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System with a
built-in power amplifier
● This subwoofer system employs Advanced YAMAHA
Active Servo Technology which YAMAHA has developed
for reproducing higher quality super-bass sound. (Refer to
page 14 for details on Advanced YAMAHA Active Servo
Technology.) This super-bass sound adds a more
realistic, theater-in-the-home effect to your stereo system.
● This subwoofer can be easily added to your existing
audio system by connecting to either the speaker
terminals or the line output (pin jack) terminals of the
amplifier.
● The AUTO STANDBY switch saves you the trouble of
setting the POWER switch to the ON or OFF position.
<NX-C230>
Full range acoustic-suspension speaker system used
for the center speaker
CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........ II
UNPACKING .................................................. IV
CAUTION ......................................................... 1
COMPONENTS OF THE PACKAGE .............. 2
SETTING UP THE SPEAKERS ...................... 3
Placing the subwoofer ................................... 4
Placing the center speaker ............................. 4
Mounting the rear speakers (and rear center
speaker for NS-P236) .................................... 5
Placing the main/rear speakers (and rear center
speaker for NS-P236) .................................... 6
CONNECTIONS .............................................. 7
An example of basic connections .................... 7
How to connect speaker cables to the input
and output terminals of the speakers ............... 9
Connecting the subwoofer to speaker output
terminals of the amplifier .............................. 10
USING THE SUBWOOFER (YST-SW005) ... 11
Controls and their functions .......................... 11
Adjusting the subwoofer before use ................ 12
Frequency characteristics ................................ 13
ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO
TECHNOLOGY (for YST-SW005) ................ 14
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................. 15
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Before making connections, place all speakers in their respective positions. The positioning of the speakers is important
because it controls the whole sound quality of this system.
Place the speakers depending on your listening position by following the instructions below.
Speaker configuration
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SETTING UP THE SPEAKERS
Placing speakers
<NS-P230>
This speaker package employs a 6 speaker configuration: 2
main speakers, 2 rear speakers, a center speaker and a
subwoofer.
The main speakers emit main source sound. The rear
speakers emit surround sounds, and the center speaker
emits center sounds (dialog etc.). The subwoofer emits
reinforcing low frequencies on your audio system.
<NS-P236>
Main speakers:
On both sides of and at approximately
the same height as the TV set.
Rear speakers:
Behind your listening position, facing
slightly inward. About 1.8 m (approx. 6
feet) from the floor.
Center speaker:
Precisely between the main speakers.
Rear center speaker (for NS-P236):
Precisely between the rear speakers.
Subwoofer:
The position of the subwoofer is not so
critical because low bass tones are not
highly directional.
Refer to “Placing the subwoofer” below
for a recommended positioning of the
subwoofer.
This speaker package employs a 7 speaker configuration: 2
main speakers, 2 rear speakers, a center speaker, a rear
center speaker and a subwoofer.
The main speakers emit main source sound. The rear and
rear center speakers emit surround sounds, and the center
speaker emits center sounds (dialog etc.). The subwoofer
emits reinforcing low frequencies on your audio system.
Note
In this speaker package, the same speakers (NX-230P)
are used for the main and rear speakers (and rear
center speaker for NS-P236).
Main R
Subwoofer
Center
Main L
TV-set
Main L
Center
Main R
Rear R
Subwoofer
Rear center
(for NS-P236)
Rear L
Rear L
Rear center
(for NS-P236)
Rear R
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䡵 Placing the subwoofer
Å
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: Subwoofer,
: Main speaker)
It is recommended to place the subwoofer on the outside of
either the right or the left main speaker. (See fig. Å .) The
placement shown in fig. ı is also possible, however, if the
subwoofer system is placed directly facing the wall, the
bass effect may die because the sound from it and the
sound reflected by the wall may cancel out each other. To
prevent this from happening, face the subwoofer system at
an angle as shown in fig. Å.
Note
There may be a case that you cannot obtain enough superbass sounds from the subwoofer when listening in the
center of the room. This is because “standing waves” have
been developed between two parallel walls and they cancel
the bass sounds.
In such a case, face the subwoofer obliquely to the wall. It
also may be necessary to break up the parallel surfaces by
placing bookshelves etc. along the walls.
Use the nonskid pads
Put the provided nonskid pads at the four corners on the
bottom of the subwoofer to prevent the subwoofer from
moving by vibrations etc.
䡵 Placing the center speaker
You can place the speaker on top of the TV if the top is flat,
on the floor under the TV, or inside the TV rack . Be sure to
place the speaker in a stable position.
When placing the speaker on top of the TV, to prevent the
speaker from falling, attach the provided fasteners at two
points on the bottom of the speaker and on the top of the
TV.
Screen
Notes
● Do not place the speaker on top of a TV whose area
is smaller than the bottom of the speaker. If placed,
the speaker may fall and cause injury.
● Do not place the speaker on top of a TV if the top is
inclined.
● Do not touch the adhesive surface after peeling off
the seal as this will weaken its adhesive strength.
● Thoroughly wipe clean the surface where the
fastener is to be applied. Note that adhesive strength
is weakened if the surface is dirty, oily or wet and
that this may cause the center speaker to fall.
Fastener
Peel off
the seal
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䡵 Mounting the rear speakers (and rear center speaker for
NS-P236)
Tapping screw
(Available at the
hardware store)
Diam. 3.5 to 4 mm
Holes
Wall/ wall
support
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Mount the rear speakers (and rear center speaker for NSP236) on a shelf, rack or directly on the floor, or hang them
on the wall.
70 mm
70 mm
10 mm
To mount the speakers on a wall by
using the holes on the speakers’ back
panels
Min.
20 mm
2
70 mm
Using the Yamaha Speaker Stand SPS-80 (option)
By using the Yamaha Speaker
Stand SPS-80, speakers can be
placed on the floor.
1
Fasten screws into a firm wall or wall support as shown
in the figure.
2
Hang the speaker by mounting the holes on the
protruding screws.
* Make sure that the screws are securely affixed by the
narrow parts of the holes.
WARNING
● Each speaker weighs 0.9 kg (2 lbs.). Do not mount
them on thin plywood or a wall composed of a soft
surface material. If mounted, the screws may pull out
of the flimsy surface and the speakers may fall. This
may damage the speakers or cause personal injury.
● Do not affix the speakers to a wall using nails,
adhesives, or any other unstable hardware. Longterm use and vibrations may cause the speakers to
fall.
● To avoid accidents resulting from tripping over loose
speaker cables, fix the cables to the wall.
● Select an appropriate position on the wall to mount
the speaker so that no one will injure his/her head or
face.
SPS-80
* The SPS-80 is not available in some areas.
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■ Placing the the main/rear speakers (and rear center speaker for
NS-P236)
When placing the speakers on a flat surface, attach the
included nonskid pads to the corners on the bottom of the
speakers as shown on the left. This prevents the speakers
from sliding around.
Nonskid pad
* For NS-P236, the nonskid pads include four spare ones.
If you want to mount a speaker on a commercially available speaker stand for the
main/rear speakers (and rear center speaker for NS-P236)
Mounting
bracket
Screw
The provided mounting bracket with 1 pair of screw holes
(at an interval of 60 mm) can be used to mount the
speaker on a speaker stand.
* Those screw holes can be used with M4 screws only.
1
Attach the bracket to the bottom of the speaker by
using the provided screw so that the convex part of
the bracket fits in the grooved part on the bottom of
the speaker as shown on the left.
2
Mount the speaker on the speaker stand by using the
screw holes on the bracket.
Note
The mounting bracket is provided for each speaker.
60 mm
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Caution: Plug in the subwoofer and other audio/video components after all connections are
completed.
English
CONNECTIONS
䡵 An example of basic connections
Main speakers
Center speaker
Left
R
MAIN
CENTER
Amplifier
FRONT L
FRONT R
FRONT L
FRONT R
CENTER
Right
SPEAKERS
REAR CENTER
L
+
CENTER
+
+
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–
A
–
–
–
B
+
+
REAR
(SURROUND)
L
REAR L
REAR C
R
L
REAR R
R
SUB
WOOFER
OUTPUT
INPUT2
REAR L
Subwoofer
REAR C
REAR R
/MONO
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLUME
0
AUTO
STANDBY
10
HIGH
HIGH CUT
LOW
HIGH
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
INPUT2
/MONO
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
POWER
ON
OFF
To AC outlet
Rear speaker
Right
Rear center speaker
(for NS-P236)
Rear speaker
Left
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● Connect the main, center and rear speakers (and rear
center speaker for NS-P236) to the speaker output
terminals of your amplifier with the provided speaker
cables.
* The provided speaker cables have labels marked
FRONT L, FRONT R, CENTER, REAR L, REAR R
(and REAR C for NS-P236). Connect each speaker
cord to the corresponding speaker by following the
figure on page 7.
* Connect each speaker making sure not to reverse the
polarity (+, –). If the speaker is connected with
reversed polarity, the sound will be unnatural and lack
bass.
* For the main and rear speakers only, connect one
speaker to the left (marked L) terminals of your
amplifier, and another speaker to the right (marked R)
terminals.
● Basically, connect the subwoofer to the line output (pin
jack) terminal(s) of the amplifier. If your amplifier does
not have any line output terminal, connect the subwoofer
to the speaker output terminals of the amplifier. (Refer to
page 9 for details.)
* To connect with a YAMAHA DSP amplifier (or AV
receiver), connect the SUBWOOFER (or LOW PASS
etc.) terminal on the rear of the DSP amplifier (or AV
receiver) to the L/MONO INPUT2 terminal of the
subwoofer.
* To connect the subwoofer to the SPLIT SUBWOOFER
terminals on the rear of the DSP amplifier, connect
them to both the left L and right R INPUT2 terminals
of the subwoofer.
Note
When connecting to a monaural line output terminal of the
amplifier, connect to the L/MONO INPUT2 terminal.
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䡵 How to connect speaker cables to the input and output terminals
of the speakers
For connections, keep the speaker cables as short as possible. Do not bundle or roll up the excess part of the cables. If the
connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the speakers.
Before connecting
Main/center/rear speakers
Rear center speaker (for NS-P236)
One side of the provided speaker cable has a white broken
line and the other side has no line.
Connect the (+) terminals on both the speaker and the
amplifier using the side with a white broken line. Connect
the (–) terminals on both components using the side with no
line.
Remove the insulation coating at the extremity of each
speaker cable by twisting the coating off.
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
How to Connect:
White broken line
1 Press and hold the terminal’s tab, as shown in the
figure.
2 Insert the bare wire.
3 Release your finger from the tab to allow it to lock
securely on the cable’s wire end.
4 Test the firmness of the connection by pulling lightly on
the cable at the terminal.
Subwoofer (INPUT1/OUTPUT terminals)
Connect the (+) terminals on both the subwoofer and the
amplifier using one side of the cable. Connect the (–)
terminals on both components using the other side of the
cable.
Note
Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other as
this could damage the speaker or the amplifier, or both
of them.
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
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䡵 Connecting the subwoofer to speaker output terminals of the
amplifier
If your amplifier has two sets of speaker output terminals
Right main
speaker
Left main
speaker
Subwoofer
VOLUME
0
AUTO
STANDBY
HIGH
LOW
OFF
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
10
HIGH
HIGH CUT
LOW
INPUT2
/MONO
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
POWER
ON
FRONT L
FRONT R
OFF
(Not included)
Speaker
output
terminals
A
To AC outlet
Amplifier
B
(Both A and B speaker outputs
must be ON.)
FRONT L
FRONT R
If your amplifier has only one set of main speaker output terminals
Connect the speaker output terminals of the amplifier to the INPUT1 terminals of the subwoofer, and connect the OUTPUT
terminals of the subwoofer to the main speakers.
Right main
speaker
Left main
speaker
(Not included)
Subwoofer
VOLUME
0
AUTO
STANDBY
10
HIGH
HIGH CUT
LOW
HIGH
LOW
OFF
INPUT2
Speaker
output
terminals
/MONO
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
INPUT1
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
FROM AMPLIFIER
POWER
ON
OFF
OUTPUT
Amplifier
FRONT L
To AC outlet
FRONT R
FRONT L
FRONT R
TO SPEAKERS
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USING THE SUBWOOFER (YST-SW005)
䡵 Controls and their functions
SUBWOOFER SYSTEM YST-SW005
YST SW005
1
Port
Front panel
Rear panel
VOLUME
8
VOLUME
0
AUTO
STANDBY
POWER
2
10
HIGH
0
HIGH CUT
LOW
HIGH
LOW
OFF
ON
INPUT2
OFF
10
/MONO
AUTO
STANDBY
4
HIGH
LOW
OFF
HIGH
HIGH CUT
LOW
9
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
5
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
3
220V-240V
POWER
110V-120V
2
3
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
Power indicator
Lights up GREEN when the POWER switch (2) is
pressed in to the ON position and goes off when set to
the OFF position.
* Standby mode
If the POWER switch (2) is pressed in to the ON
position and the AUTO STANDBY switch (4) is set
to the HIGH or LOW position, this indicator lights up
RED when no signal is received by the subwoofer.
POWER switch
Press this switch to the ON position to turn on the
power of the subwoofer. When the power of the
subwoofer is on, the power indicator (1) on the front
panel lights up GREEN. Press this switch again to set
to the OFF position to turn off the power of the
subwoofer.
VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch
(For China, Korean and General models)
If the preset setting of the switch is incorrect, set the
switch to the proper voltage range (220V-240V or
110V-120V) of your area.
Consult your dealer if you are unsure of the correct
setting.
WARNING
Be sure to unplug the subwoofer before setting the
VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch correctly.
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INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
1
/MONO
ON
OFF
110V-120V
INPUT2
11
7
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
AUTO STANDBY (HIGH/LOW/OFF) switch
This switch is originally set to the OFF position. By
setting this switch to the HIGH or LOW position, the
subwoofer’s automatic power-switching function
operates as explained on page 9. If you do not need
this function, set to the OFF position.
* Make sure to change the setting of this switch only
when the POWER switch (2) is in the OFF position.
INPUT2 terminals
Used to input line level signals from the amplifier.
INPUT1 (FROM AMPLIFIER) terminals
Used to connect the subwoofer with the speaker
terminals of the amplifier.
OUTPUT (TO SPEAKERS) terminals
Can be used for connecting to the main speakers.
Signals from the INPUT1 terminals (6) are sent to
these terminals.
VOLUME control
Adjusts the volume level. Turn the control clockwise to
increase the volume, and counterclockwise to
decrease the volume.
HIGH CUT (HIGH/LOW) switch
Selects the high frequency cut off point.
Normally, it is set to LOW, however, you may set to
HIGH if necessary. Refer to page 12–13.
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Automatic power-switching function
If the source being played is stopped and the input signal
is cut off for 7 to 8 minutes, the subwoofer automatically
switches to the standby mode. (When the subwoofer
switches to the standby mode by the automatic powerswitching function, the power indicator lights up in red.)
When you play a source again, the power of the
subwoofer turns on automatically by sensing audio signals
input to the subwoofer.
This function will operate by sensing a certain level of low
frequency input signal. Usually set the AUTO STANDBY
switch to the LOW position. However, if the power is not
switched to ON or STANDBY smoothly, set the switch to
the HIGH position. In the HIGH position, the power will
turn on even with a low level of input signal. But please be
aware that the subwoofer may not switch to the standby
mode when there is an extremely low input signal.
* The power might turn on unexpectedly by sensing noise
from other appliances. If that occurs, set the AUTO
STANDBY switch to the OFF position and use the
POWER switch to switch the power between ON and
OFF manually.
* This function detects the low-frequency components
below 200 Hz of the input signals (i.e., the explosion in
the action movie, the sound of the bass guitar or the
bass drum, etc.).
* The minutes required to switch the subwoofer to the
standby mode might change by sensing noise from
other appliances.
This function is available only when the power of the
subwoofer is on (by pressing the POWER switch).
䡵 Adjusting the subwoofer before use
Before using the subwoofer, adjust the subwoofer to obtain the optimum volume and tone balance between the subwoofer and
the main speakers by following the procedures described below.
Rear panel
VOLUME
1, 6
VOLUME
0
AUTO
STANDBY
10
HIGH
0
10
HIGH CUT
LOW
HIGH
LOW
OFF
AUTO
STANDBY
INPUT2
HIGH
LOW
OFF
/MONO
HIGH
HIGH CUT
LOW
5
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT2
/MONO
POWER
3
POWER
ON
ON
OFF
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
OFF
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
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Set the VOLUME control to minimum (0).
3
Press the POWER switch to the ON position.
Turn on the power of all the other
components.
* The power indicator on the front panel lights
up in green.
4
Play a source containing low-frequency
components and adjust the amplifier’s
volume control to the desired listening level.
5
Set the HIGH CUT switch to the LOW or
HIGH position.
This subwoofer is designed so that the
optimum tone balance between the subwoofer
and the main speakers is obtained when this
switch is set to the LOW position. The tone
balance may change, however, depending on
the room size, the distance from the subwoofer
to the main speakers, and so on. If necessary,
switch it to the HIGH position.
6
Increase the volume gradually to adjust the
volume balance between the subwoofer and
the main speakers.
English
1
2
Normally, set the control to the level where you
can obtain a little more bass effect than when
this unit is not used. If the desired response
cannot be obtained, adjust the HIGH CUT
switch and the VOLUME control again.
● Once the volume balance between the subwoofer and
the main speakers is adjusted, you can adjust the
volume of your whole sound system by using the
amplifier’s volume control.
However, if you change the main speakers (NX-230P)
to others, you must make this adjustment again.
● For adjusting the VOLUME control and the HIGH CUT
switch, refer to “Frequency characteristics” below.
䡵 Frequency characteristics
Fig. 1 shows the frequency characteristics of the subwoofer
with each position (HIGH/LOW) of the HIGH CUT switch.
Fig. 2 shows the optimum volume level with the HIGH CUT
switch at the HIGH position, and the frequency
characteristics when the subwoofer is combined with NX230P.
100
100
HIGH CUT
HIGH
90
VOLUME
90
80
70
80
HIGH CUT
LOW
70
0
YST-SW005
I0
60
60
HIGH
NX-230P
LOW
50
50
HIGH CUT
40
20
50
100
200
500Hz
40
20
Fig. 1
50
100
200
500Hz
Fig. 2
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ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO TECHNOLOGY
(for YST-SW005)
The theory of Yamaha Active Servo Technology has been
based upon two major factors, the Helmholtz resonator and
negative-impedance drive. Active Servo Processing
speakers reproduce the bass frequencies through an “air
woofer”, which is a port or opening in the speaker’s cabinet.
This opening is used instead of, and performs the functions
of, a woofer in a conventionally designed speaker system.
Thus, signals of low amplitude within the cabinet can,
according to the Helmholtz resonance theory, be outputted
from this opening as waves of great amplitude if the size of
the opening and the volume of the cabinet are in the correct
proportion to satisfy a certain ratio.
In order to accomplish this, moreover, the amplitudes within
the cabinet must be both precise and of sufficient power
because these amplitudes must overcome the “load”
presented by the air that exists within the cabinet.
Thus it is this problem that is resolved through the
employment of a new design in which the amplifier supplies
special signals. If the electrical resistance of the voice coil
could be reduced to zero, the movement of the speaker unit
would become linear with respect to signal voltage. To
accomplish this, a special negative-impedance output-drive
amplifier for subtracting output impedance of the amplifier is
used.
By employing negative-impedance drive circuits, the
amplifier is able to generate precise, low-amplitude, lowfrequency waves with superior damping characteristics.
These waves are then radiated from the cabinet opening as
high-amplitude signals. The system can, therefore, by
employing the negative-impedance output drive amplifier
and a speaker cabinet with the Helmholtz resonator,
reproduce an extremely wide range of frequencies with
amazing sound quality and less distortion.
The features described above, then, are combined to be the
fundamental structure of the conventional Yamaha Active
Servo Technology.
Our new Active Servo Technology — Advanced Yamaha
Active Servo Technology — adopted Advanced Negative
Impedance Converter (ANIC) circuits, which allows the
conventional negative impedance converter to dynamically
vary in order to select an optimum value for speaker
impedance variation. With this new ANIC circuits, Advanced
Yamaha Active Servo Technology can provide more stable
performance and improved sound pressure compared with
the conventional Yamaha Active Servo Technology, resulting
in more natural and dynamic bass reproduction.
Air woofer
(Helmholtz resonator)
Cabinet
High-amplitude
bass sound
Port
Advanced Negativeimpedance Converter
Active Servo
Processing
Amplifier
Signals
Signals of low amplitude
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Refer to the chart below when this unit does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if
the instructions given below do not help, disconnect the power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service
center.
Cause
Problem
What to Do
No sound.
Speaker cables are not connected
securely.
Connect them securely.
Sound level is too low.
Speaker cables are not connected
correctly.
Connect them correctly, that is L (left) to
L, R (right) to R, “+” to “+” and “–” to “–”.
For YST-SW005
Cause
Problem
What to Do
Power is not supplied even
though the POWER switch is set
to the ON position.
The power plug is not securely
connected.
Connect it securely.
No sound.
The VOLUME control is set to 0.
Turn the VOLUME control to the right
(clockwise).
Speaker cables are not connected
securely.
Connect them securely.
Speaker cables are not connected
correctly.
Connect them correctly, that is L (left) to
L, R (right) to R, “+” to “+” and “–” to “–”.
A source sound with few bass
frequencies is played.
Play a source sound with bass
frequencies.
Set the HIGH CUT switch to the “HIGH”
position.
It is influenced by standing waves.
Reposition the subwoofer or break up
the parallel surface by placing
bookshelves etc. along the walls.
The POWER switch is set to the OFF
position.
Set the POWER switch to the ON
position.
The AUTO STANDBY switch is set to
the OFF position.
Set the AUTO STANDBY switch to the
“HIGH” or “LOW” position.
The level of input signal is too low.
Set the AUTO STANDBY switch to the
“HIGH” position.
There is an influence of noise
generated from external appliances etc.
Move the subwoofer farther away from
such appliances and/or reposition the
connected speaker cables.
Otherwise, set the AUTO STANDBY
switch to the “OFF” position.
The AUTO STANDBY switch is set to
the OFF position.
Set the AUTO STANDBY switch to the
“HIGH” position.
The subwoofer turns into the
standby mode unexpectedly.
The level of input signal is too low.
Set the AUTO STANDBY switch to the
“HIGH” position.
The subwoofer turns on
unexpectedly.
There is an influence of noise
generated from external appliances etc.
Move the subwoofer farther away from
such appliances and/or reposition the
connected speaker cables.
Otherwise, set the AUTO STANDBY
switch to the “OFF” position.
Sound level is too low.
The subwoofer does not turn on
automatically.
The subwoofer does not turn into
the standby mode automatically.
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SPECIFICATIONS
䡵 NX-230P, NX-C230
䡵 YST-SW005
Type ......... Full range acoustic-suspension speaker system
Magnetic shielding type
Type ............... Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology
Magnetic shielding type
Driver ........................ 5 cm (2”) full range cone speaker x 2
Driver ....................................... 16 cm (6-1/2”) cone woofer
Nominal Input Power ................................................. 30W
Maximum Input Power ............................................. 100W
Amplifier Output
U.S.A. and Canada models ............................... 55 W/5Ω
Other models ..................................................... 50 W/5Ω
Impedance ..................................................................... 6Ω
Frequency Response .............................. 30 Hz to 200 Hz
Frequency Response
<NX-230P> ........................................... 100 Hz to 30 kHz
<NX-C230> ............................................ 75 Hz to 30 kHz
Power Supply
U.S.A. and Canada models .................... AC 120V, 60 Hz
U.K. and Europe models ........................ AC 230V, 50 Hz
Australia model ....................................... AC 240V, 50 Hz
China, Korean and General models
....................................... AC 110-120/220-240V, 50/60 Hz
Sensitivity ................................................... 86 dB/2.83V/m
Dimensions (W x H x D)
<NX-230P> .......................... 72 mm x 164 mm x 111 mm
(2-13/16” x 6-7/16” x 4-3/8”)
<NX-C230> ......................... 300 mm x 72 mm x 110 mm
(11-13/16” x 2-13/16”x 4-5/16”)
Weight
<NX-230P> ................................................. 0.9 kg (2 lbs.)
<NX-C230> ....................................... 1.1 kg (2 lbs. 7 oz.)
Power Consumption ................................................. 60 W
(In the standby mode: 0.8 W)
Dimensions (W x H x D) ..... 200 mm x 365 mm x 375 mm
(7-7/8” x 14-7/20” x 14-3/4”)
Weight ............................................. 8.5 kg (18 lbs. 11 oz.)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice due
to product improvements.
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
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