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OWNER’S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
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.
• Explanation of Graphical Symbols
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.
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.
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IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of this system in the
space below.
Model:
Serial No.:
The serial number is located on the rear of the main unit.
Retain this Owner’s Manual in a safe place for future
reference.
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13.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
English
FCC INFORMATION (for US customers)
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
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.
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:
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 Corporation of America A/V
Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620,
USA.
The above statements apply ONLY to those products
distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its
subsidiaries.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
FCC CAUTION
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.
Change or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
FOR CANADIAN CUSTOMERS
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to
wide slot and fully insert.
CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B)
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Thank you for selecting this Yamaha product.
CAUTION: Read this before operating your unit
Please read the following operating precautions before use.
Yamaha will not be held responsible for any damage and/or
injury caused by not following the cautions below.
• To assure the finest performance, please read this manual
carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.
• Install this unit 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 electrical shock,
do not expose this unit to rain or water.
• 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 a fire and/or electric
shock.
• Do not use force on switches, controls or connection wires.
When moving the unit, first disconnect the power plug and
the wires connected to other equipment. Never pull the
wires themselves.
• When not planning to use this unit for a long period (ie.,
vacation, etc.), disconnect the AC power plug from the wall
outlet.
• To prevent lightning damage, disconnect the AC power plug
when there is an electric storm.
• Since this unit has a built-in power amplifier, heat will
radiate from the rear panel. Place the unit apart from the
walls, allowing at least 20 cm of space 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.
• 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 the unit rises, it may
cause fire, damage to the unit and/or personal injury.
• Do not place the following objects on this unit:
- Glass, china, small metallic, etc.
If glass, etc., falls as a result of vibrations and breaks, it
may cause bodily injury.
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- A burning candle etc.
If the candle falls as a result of vibration, it may cause fire
and bodily injury.
- A vessel containing water
If the vessel falls as a result of vibration and water spills,
it may cause damage to the speaker, and/or you may get an
electric shock.
Do not place this unit where foreign material, such as
dripping water. It might cause fire, damage to this unit, and/
or personal injury.
Never put a hand or a foreign object into the YST port
located on the right side of this unit. When moving this unit,
do not hold the port, as it might cause personal injury and/or
damage to this unit.
Never place a fragile object near the YST port of this unit. If
the object falls or drops as a result of the air pressure, it may
cause damage to the unit and/or personal injury.
Never open the cabinet. It might cause an electric shock,
since this unit uses a high voltage. It might also cause
personal injury and/or damage to this unit. If something
drops into the set, contact your dealer.
When using a humidifier, be sure to avoid condensation
inside this unit by allowing enough space around this unit or
avoiding excess humidification. Condensation might cause
fire, damage to this unit, and/or electric shock.
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 output 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 output, 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 distortion (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.
• Do not attempt to clean this unit with chemical solvents as
this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
• Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section
regarding common operating errors before concluding that
the unit is faulty.
• Install this unit near the wall outlet and where the AC power
plug can be reached easily.
• 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.
• VOLTAGE SELECTOR
(Asia and General models only)
The voltage selector switch on the rear panel of this unit
must be set to your local main voltage BEFORE
plugging this unit into the AC main supply. Voltages are
110-120 V/220-240 V.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
This unit is not disconnected from the AC power source as
long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if this unit
itself is turned off. In this state, this unit is designed to
consume a very small quantity of power.
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. Make sure that
neither wire is connected to the earth terminal of a three
pin plug.
Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of
Old Equipment
This symbol on the products, packaging,
and/or accompanying documents means
that used electrical and electronic products
should not be mixed with general
household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and
recycling of old products, please take them
to applicable collection points, in
accordance with your national legislation
and the Directives 2002/96/EC.
By disposing of these products correctly,
you will help to save valuable resources
and prevent any potential negative effects
on human health and the environment
which could otherwise arise from
inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and
recycling of old products, please contact
your local municipality, your waste
disposal service or the point of sale where
you purchased the items.
[Information on Disposal in other
Countries outside the European Union]
This symbol is only valid in the European
Union. If you wish to discard these items,
please contact your local authorities or
dealer and ask for the correct method of
disposal.
CONTENTS
ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO
TECHNOLOGY II .........................................................1
Twisted Flare Port...........................................................1
FEATURES......................................................................2
SUPPLIED ACCESSORY..............................................2
PLACEMENT .................................................................2
Subwoofer orientation.................................................2
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS .....................3
CONNECTIONS.............................................................5
1 Connecting to line output (pin jack) terminal(s)
of the amplifier.......................................................5
2 Connecting to speaker output terminals
of the amplifier.......................................................7
Connecting to the INPUT1/OUTPUT terminals of the
subwoofer ....................................................................9
System connections ..................................................10
Plugging the subwoofer into an AC outlet ......................10
AUTOMATIC POWER-SWITCHING FUNCTION .........10
Setting the AUTO STANDBY switch ......................10
ADJUSTING THE BALANCE....................................11
Subwoofer frequency characteristics ........................13
TROUBLESHOOTING................................................14
SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................15
Taking care of the speaker
To maintain the spotless glossy surface of the polished
finish, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth. To avoid damage to the
finish, do not apply chemical solvents, such as alcohol,
benzine, thinner, insecticide, etc. Also, do not use a damp
cloth, or any type of cloth that contains chemical solvents,
or place a plastic or vinyl sheet on top of the speaker.
Otherwise, the finish may peel, the color may fade, or the
sheet may stick to the surface.
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English
For U.K. customers
ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO TECHNOLOGY II
Twisted Flare Port
In 1988, Yamaha brought to the marketplace speaker systems utilizing YST (Yamaha
Active Servo Technology) to give powerful, high quality bass reproduction. This technique
uses a direct connection between the amplifier and speaker, allowing accurate signal
transmission and precise speaker control.
Today’s bass reflex speakers use a Helmholtz resonator to improve their bass reproduction.
However when reproducing bass that is in the frequency region of this Helmholtz
resonator, air moves violently in and out through the port between the interior and exterior
of the speaker, sometimes producing noise due to the turbulent air flow at the end of the
port.
As this technology uses speaker units controlled by the negative impedance drive of the
amplifier and resonance generated between the speaker cabinet volume and port, it creates
more resonant energy (the “air woofer” concept) than the standard bass reflex method. This
allows for bass reproduction from much smaller cabinets than was previously possible.
Yamaha’s newly developed Advanced YST II adds many refinements to Yamaha Active
Servo Technology, allowing better control of the forces driving the amplifier and speaker.
From the amplifier’s point of view, the speaker impedance changes depending on the sound
frequency. Yamaha developed a new circuit design combining negative-impedance and
constant-current drives, which provides a more stable performance and clear bass
reproduction, without any murkiness.
Cabinet
Port
Highamplitude
bass sound
Air woofer
(Helmholtz resonator)
Advanced impedance
Converter
Active Servo
Processing
Amplifier
Signals of low amplitude
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Signals
The port and the cabinet resonate at a frequency that is determined by their dimensions and
shape. On the other hand, turbulence in the air flow at the end of the port contains a broad
range of frequency components that are not present in the input signal. This noise occurs
because the broad range of frequency components includes components that match the
resonant frequencies of the port and cabinet, causing strong resonance.
The Twisted Flare Port developed by Yamaha changes the way in which the port widens
toward its end, and also adds a “twist” to suppress airflow turbulence at each end of the port
and thus prevent noise from occurring.
This eliminates the “muddy sound” and “wind noise” that until now have been
characteristic of bass reflex speakers, allowing bass to be reproduced clearly.
FEATURES
PLACEMENT
• This subwoofer system employs Advanced Yamaha
Active Servo Technology II, which Yamaha has
developed for the production of higher quality, superbass sound. This super-bass sound adds a more realistic,
theater-in-the-home effect to your stereo system.
• This subwoofer can easily be added to your existing audio
system by connecting to either the speaker terminals or the
line output (pin jack) terminals of the amplifier.
• For effective use of the subwoofer, the subwoofer’s
super-bass sound should be matched to the sounds of
your front speakers. You can create the best sound
quality for various listening conditions by using the
HIGH CUT control and the PHASE switch.
• The Automatic power-switching function saves you the
trouble of pressing the STANDBY/ON button to turn the
power on and off.
• The subwoofer can be linked to a Yamaha component for
simultaneous power on/off operation.
Use the supplied system control cable to connect the
subwoofer to a Yamaha component that features a
system connector jack. When you turn on or off the
power to the connected component, the subwoofer will
also be turned on or off.
• The flared, gently twisting shape diffuses the vortex of
air generated around the edge of the port, creating a
smooth flow of air. This reduces extraneous noise not
present in the original input signal, and provides clear,
accurate low frequency reproduction.
• The subwoofer can also reproduce a bass sound that is
appropriate for the source. (NS-SW300 only)
It features a B.A.S.S. switch that enables you to select a
bass effect that is suitable for the source.
Since the low-end frequencies of audio signals feature long wavelengths, they are almost non-directional to human ears.
The super-bass range does not create a stereo image. Therefore, a single subwoofer may be enough to produce a highquality super-bass sound. However, using two subwoofers (similarly to L and R front speakers) can enhance your acoustic
experience.
Subwoofer orientation
Place the subwoofer as shown in fig.
A
,
B
or
C
for the optimum effect.
: subwoofer
A Using one subwoofer
C Using two subwoofers
Place the subwoofer on the outside of either the left or right
front speaker.
Place them on the outside of
each front speaker.
: front speaker
or
Note
B Placing the subwoofer in between the left and right
front speakers
If you are placing the subwoofer in between the left and
right front speakers, position it slightly at an angle toward
the wall for better effect.
or
The placement shown in the figure below is also possible.
However, if the subwoofer system is placed directly facing a wall,
the bass effect may suffer due to phase cancellation caused by
the interference between the direct and reflected sounds.
To prevent this from happening, place the
subwoofer system at an angle.
(Figures A , B , and C ).
There may be a case that you
cannot obtain enough super-bass
sound from the subwoofer due to
standing waves.
SUPPLIED ACCESSORY
After unpacking, check
that the following
accessory is contained.
System control cable (5 m x 1)
Notes
• This unit features a magnetically shielded design. However, there is still a chance that placing it too close to a CRT-type TV set
might impair picture color. Should this happen, move this unit away from the TV set.
• If the speaker volume is very loud, furniture or window glass may resonate and the subwoofer itself may vibrate. In this case,
lower the volume level. To limit resonance, use a thick curtain or similar cloth that tends to absorb sound vibrations effectively.
Also, changing the subwoofer position may be helpful.
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CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Check the model number of your subwoofer on the label on the rear panel.
NS-SW200
NS-SW300
2
1
Top
4
1
Top
3
2
3
Front
5 6
7
8
9
<
4
Front
5
6
7 8 <
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
Rear
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Rear
D
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
1 Indicator
Green: The subwoofer is turned on.
Red:
The Automatic power-switching function has activated, and the subwoofer
is in standby mode.
Off:
The subwoofer is turned off.
9 B.A.S.S. (Bass Action Selector System) switch (NS-SW300 only)
( page 11)
When this switch is set to MUSIC, the bass sound in audio
software is well reproduced. When the switch is set to
MOVIE, the bass sound in video software is well reproduced.
2 VOLUME control ( page 11)
Adjusts the volume level. Turn the control clockwise to increase the volume, and
counterclockwise to decrease the volume.
) SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack ( page 10)
Connect the supplied system control cable here. If you use the system control cable to
connect a subwoofer to a Yamaha component (that features a system connector jack),
turning on or off the power to the connected component automatically turns the
subwoofer on or off.
3 STANDBY/ON switch
While the POWER switch is ON, press this switch to turn on the power to the
subwoofer. The indicator will light up green. Press the switch again to turn off the
power to the subwoofer. The indicator will turn off.
! OUTPUT (TO SPEAKERS) terminals ( page 7)
Can be used for connecting to the main speakers. Signals at the INPUT1 terminals are
sent to these terminals.
The subwoofer uses a small amount of power in standby mode.
4 Port ( page 1)
Outputs super-bass sound.
5 INPUT2 (NORMAL) terminals ( page 5)
Used to input line level signals from the amplifier.
6 INPUT3 (LFE) terminal ( page 6)
If your amplifier (or receiver) can cut off high frequencies from signals sent to the
subwoofer, connect the amplifier to the subwoofer’s INPUT3 (LFE) terminal.
The HIGH CUT control # has no effect on signals input to the INPUT 3 LFE terminal.
@ INPUT1 (FROM AMPLIFIER) terminals ( page 7)
Used to connect the subwoofer with the speaker terminals of the amplifier.
# HIGH CUT control ( page 11)
Adjusts the high frequency cut off point.
Frequencies higher than the frequency selected by this
control are all cut off (and not output).
* One graduation
of this control
represents 10 Hz.
$ POWER switch
During normal usage, set this switch to ON. If you plan not to use the subwoofer for a long
period of time, set the switch to OFF.
7 AUTO STANDBY (HIGH/LOW/OFF) switch ( page 10)
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. If you
do not need this function, leave this switch in the OFF position.
Note
Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF before you set the AUTO STANDBY switch.
8 PHASE switch ( page 11)
This switch is to be set to the REV (reverse) position. However, depending on your speaker
system or listening conditions, there may be a case when better sound quality is obtained by
setting this switch to the NORM (normal) position. Select the best position by ear.
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CONNECTIONS
Choose one of the following connection methods most suitable for your audio system.
1 Choose this method if your amplifier has line output (pin jack) terminal(s).
( page 5, 6)
2 Choose this method if your amplifier has no line output (pin jack)
terminals. ( page 7, 8)
1
Notes
• Unplug the subwoofer and other audio/video components before making connections, and do
not plug them in until all connections are completed.
• Connecting methods and terminal names on your component (such as an amplifier or receiver)
may be different from those used in this book. Please refer to the owner’s manual that came
with your component.
• All connections must be correct, that is to say L (left) to L; R (right) to R; “+” to “+” and “–” to “–”.
Connecting to line output (pin jack) terminal(s) of the amplifier
Example: Connecting one subwoofer
NS-SW300
NS-SW200
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
2
2
1
1
1 Mono pin cable
2 Audio pin cable
Amplifier or
receiver
Amplifier or
receiver
1 Mono pin cable
2 Audio pin cable
Use a commercially-available Mono pin cable (1) or a commercially-available Audio pin cable (2) to make the connections.
• Connect the SUBWOOFER (or LOW PASS, etc.) terminal on the rear of the amplifier (or AV receiver) to the
/MONO INPUT2 terminal of the subwoofer using a commerciallyavailable Mono pin cable (1).
Alternatively,
• When connecting the subwoofer to the SPLIT SUBWOOFER terminals (featuring L and R channels) on the rear panel of the amplifier, use a commercially-available Audio pin cable (2)
/MONO INPUT2 terminal to the “L” side, and the
INPUT2 terminal to the “R” side of the SPLIT SUBWOOFER terminals.
to connect the
Note
Audio signals input from the
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/MONO and
INPUT 2 terminals on the subwoofer will not be output from the OUTPUT (TO SPEAKERS) terminals.
Example: Connecting two subwoofers
NS-SW200
NS-SW300
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
1
Amplifier or
receiver
1
1
1
1 Mono pin cable
Amplifier or
receiver
1 Mono pin cable
Connecting to the INPUT3 (LFE) terminal
If your amplifier (or receiver) can cut off high frequencies from signals sent to the subwoofer, connect the
amplifier to the subwoofer’s INPUT3 (LFE) terminal.
This will promote higher sound quality because the signal routing in the subwoofer is shortened by bypassing
the built-in HIGH CUT circuit.
NS-SW300
NS-SW200
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2
Connecting to speaker output terminals of the amplifier
■ Example: Connecting the subwoofer to an amplifier that features one set of speaker output terminals
Use speaker cables to connect the speaker output terminals of the amplifier to the subwoofer’s INPUT 1 (FROM AMPLIFIER) terminals. Connect the front speakers to the subwoofer’s
OUTPUT (TO SPEAKERS) terminals. Although the subwoofer is connected between the front speakers and the amplifier, the sound volume or quality will not be affected.
Connecting one subwoofer
NS-SW300
Right front
speaker
NS-SW200
Subwoofer
Left front
speaker
Amplifier or
receiver
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Speaker output
terminals
Right front
speaker
Left front
speaker
Subwoofer
Amplifier or
receiver
Speaker output
terminals
Connecting two subwoofers
NS-SW200
NS-SW300
Right front
speaker
Left front
speaker
Speaker output
terminals
Amplifier or
receiver
Speaker output
terminals
Subwoofer
Left front
speaker
Right front
speaker
Amplifier or
receiver
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
■ Example: Connecting the subwoofer to an amplifier featuring two sets of speaker output terminals (A and B) that can output sound signals
simultaneously
Set the amplifier so that both sets of speaker output terminals (A and B) will output sound signals simultaneously. Then, connect the front speakers to terminals A, and connect the
subwoofer to terminals B.
Note
If your amplifier features two sets of speaker output terminals that do NOT output sound signals simultaneously, please refer to the example for connecting an amplifier that has only one set of
speaker output terminals (see the figure on the left).
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Connecting to the INPUT1/OUTPUT terminals of the subwoofer
Notes
• Make sure that the “+” and “–” polarity markings of the speaker cables are observed and set
correctly. If these cables are reversed, the sound will be unnatural and lack bass.
• Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other, because this could damage the subwoofer
or the amplifier.
• If the connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the subwoofer or the speakers. Do
not insert the insulation into the hole. Sound may not be produced.
• To avoid accidents resulting from tripping over loose speaker cables, fix them to the floor.
■ Before connecting
■ How to connect
NS-SW300
1. Loosen the terminal’s knob, as shown in the figure.
2. Insert the bare wire.
Red:
positive (+)
3. Tighten the knob.
4. Test the firmness of the connection by pulling lightly
Remove the insulation at the tip of the speaker cable, then twist the core wires together so
that they will not become disarrayed and short-circuited.
on the cable at the terminal.
NS-SW300
Remove about 15 mm (5/8") of insulation.
NS-SW200
Remove about 10 mm (3/8") of insulation.
1
(NS-SW300 only)
2
1. Tighten the terminal knob.
2. Simply insert the banana plug into the terminal.
Good
3
Black:
negative (–)
■ Connecting the banana plug
15 mm /
10 mm
2
1
No Good
NS-SW200
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.
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2
3
System connections
AUTOMATIC POWER-SWITCHING FUNCTION
If you use the included system control cable to connect a subwoofer to a Yamaha
component (that features a system connector jack such as a YSP series component or
Yamaha receiver), turning on or off the power to the connected component automatically
turns the subwoofer on or off.
This function automatically places the subwoofer in standby mode if the subwoofer does
not detect a signal from the amplifier for a certain period of time. The subwoofer
automatically turns on as soon as it detects a signal from the amplifier.
The Automatic power-switching function works as follows when the AUTO STANDBY
(HIGH/LOW/OFF) switch is set to LOW or HIGH. (Normally, set the switch to LOW.)
Connection example
Yamaha YSP series component or receiver
Subwoofer
How the Automatic power-switching function works
The subwoofer automatically enters standby mode if it does not receive an input signal
(*1) from the amplifier for 7 or 8 minutes (*2).
* The indicator color changes from green to red.
Supplied system
control cable
When the subwoofer detects an input signal (*1) from the amplifier, the subwoofer
automatically turns on. * The indicator color changes from red to green.
How the System Connection works
Turning on the power to the connected component will automatically turn on the subwoofer.
* The indicator lights green.
*1 When the Automatic power-switching function is enabled, the subwoofer will detect a bass signal input of
below 200Hz (such as sound effects of explosion in action movies, bass guitar or bass drum sound, etc.).
*2 This value may vary depending on the system environment. For example, it may be affected by noise
generated from other equipment.
Turning off the power to the connected component will automatically turn off the subwoofer.
* The indicator turns off.
Note
For this feature to be available, the POWER switch on the rear panel and the STANDBY/ON
switch on the top panel ( page 3) must be set to ON.
Setting the AUTO STANDBY switch
Notes
• For this feature to be available, the POWER switch on the rear panel and the STANDBY/ON
switch on the top panel ( page 3) must be set to ON.
• Powering on/off via the system connection takes priority over the Automatic power-switching
function. (While the unit is turned on, the Automatic power-switching function is enabled.)
• To modify the settings of the connected components, please refer to the owner’s manual that
came with the respective component.
Plugging the subwoofer into an AC outlet
After all connections are completed, plug
the subwoofer and other audio/video
components into AC outlets.
To AC outlet
Note
Be sure to set the POWER switch to OFF before you set the AUTO STANDBY switch.
LOW: The Automatic power-switching function activates at a certain level of input signal.
To enable the function, select this position.
HIGH:If the Automatic power-switching function does not work well when the AUTO
STANDBY switch is set to LOW, select this position. If the function still does not
work, slightly raise the LFE LEVEL on the amplifier.
OFF: The Automatic power-switchingy function may unexpectedly activate due to the
system environment, for example, if the subwoofer detects noise generated from the
peripheral components. In this case, select this position to disable the Automatic powerswitching function, and manually turn the unit on or off by using the POWER switch.
Notes
• The subwoofer uses a small amount of power in auto-standby mode.
• If you plan not to use the subwoofer for a long period of time, set the POWER switch on the
rear panel to OFF, or unplug the power cable from the AC outlet.
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ADJUSTING THE BALANCE
To achieve natural sound with an effective super-bass component, you must adjust the volume and tone balance between the subwoofer and the front speakers. Follow the procedure
described below. If your amplifier or other component connected to the system features subwoofer settings, make the appropriate settings on that component.
NS-SW300
Rear panel
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NS-SW200
Rear panel
ADJUSTING THE BALANCE
1. Set the VOLUME control to minimum (0).
2. Turn on the power to the component(s) connected to the subwoofer.
If the component is connected to the subwoofer’s SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack, turn
on the power to that component.
3. Make sure that the POWER switch is set to the ON position, then set the STANDBY/
PHASE switch
In most situations, set this switch to select the reverse mode. However, depending
on your speaker systems or listening condition, there may be a case when better
sound quality is obtained by selecting the normal mode. Select the better mode by
monitoring the sound.
ON switch to ON.
* The indicator lights green.
4. Play a source that contains low-frequency components and adjust the output level of
the front speakers using the amplifier’s volume control to the desired listening level.
(Set all tone controls to flat.)
5. Adjust the HIGH CUT control to the position where the desired response can be
obtained.
Normally, set the control to a level a little higher than the front speaker’s rated
minimum reproducible frequency*.
* The front speaker’s rated minimum reproducible frequency can be looked up in the speakers’ catalog
or owner’s manual.
* The HIGH CUT control has no effect on signals input to the INPUT 3 LFE terminal.
6. Increase the volume gradually to adjust the volume balance between the subwoofer and
the front speakers.
Normally, set the control to a level where you can obtain a little more bass effect than
when the subwoofer is not used.
7. Set the PHASE switch to the position which yields the more natural (or preferable)
phasing.
8. Set the B.A.S.S. switch to “MOVIE” or “MUSIC” according to the played source.
(NS-SW300 only)
MOVIE:
When a movie type source is played, the low-frequency effects are enhanced to allow
listeners to enjoy a more powerful sound. (The sound will be richer and deeper.)
MUSIC:
When an ordinary music source is played, the excessive low-frequency components are
cut off to make the sound clearer. (The sound will carry less bass and reproduce the
melody line more clearly.)
Note
Once the volume balance between the subwoofer and the front speakers is adjusted, you can
adjust the volume of your entire sound system by using the amplifier’s volume control.
However, if you replace the front speakers, you will need to make this adjustment again.
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Subwoofer frequency characteristics
The figures below show the optimum adjustment of each control and the frequency characteristics when the subwoofer is combined with a typical front speaker system.
■ When combined with 10 cm (4") or 13 cm (5")
NS-SW300
HIGH CUT 40 Hz
HIGH CUT 90 Hz
HIGH CUT 140 Hz
dB
90
acoustic suspension, 2-way system front
speakers
PHASE
90
70
80
(70 Hz)
(REV)
50
50
100
200
PHASE
80
NS-SW300
(50 Hz)
(REV)
40
20
50
100
200
40
20
500Hz
■ When combined with 10 cm (4") or 13 cm (5")
HIGH CUT 50 Hz
HIGH CUT 100 Hz
HIGH CUT 150 Hz
dB
90
acoustic suspension, 2-way system front
speakers
PHASE
(70 Hz)
(REV)
50
60
40
20
PHASE
50
100
200
500Hz
dB
80
(50 Hz)
NS-SW200
(REV)
70
Front
speaker
60
Front
speaker
50
50
40
20
500Hz
90
NS-SW200
70
200
acoustic suspension, 2-way system front
speakers
dB
60
100
■ When combined with 20 cm (8") or 25 cm (10")
80
70
50
Frequency response graph*
90
80
Front
speaker
50
Frequency response graph*
NS-SW200
NS-SW300
70
60
Front
speaker
50
500Hz
dB
90
70
60
40
20
acoustic suspension, 2-way system front
speakers
dB
80
60
■ When combined with 20 cm (8") or 25 cm (10")
50
100
200
500Hz
Frequency response graph*
40
20
50
100
200
500Hz
Frequency response graph*
* These diagrams do not depict actual frequency response characteristics.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Refer to the chart below if this unit does not function properly.
If the instructions given below do not help, or if the problem you are experiencing is not listed below, turn off the power to the unit, disconnect the power cord and contact an authorized
Yamaha dealer or service center.
Problem
Cause
What to Do
Power is not supplied
even though the
STANDBY/ON switch
is set the ON position.
The power plug is not securely
connected.
Connect it securely.
The POWER switch is set to the
OFF position.
Set the POWER switch to the
ON position.
The subwoofer does
not turn on
automatically via the
system connection.
The system control cable is not
connected properly or securely.
Connect the system control
cable properly.
The POWER switch is set to
OFF.
Set the POWER switch to ON.
No sound.
The volume is set to minimum.
Increase the volume.
Speaker cables are not
connected securely.
Connect speaker cables securely.
Speaker cables are not
connected correctly.
Connect them correctly, that is L
(left) to L; R (right) to R; “+” to
“+” and “–” to “–”.
The PHASE switch is not set
correctly.
Set the PHASE switch to the
other position.
A source sound with little bass
frequency content is being
played.
Play a source sound with bass
frequencies.
Set the HIGH CUT control to a
higher position.
The sound is influenced by
standing waves.
Relocate the subwoofer or
change its positioning angle.
No bass frequency content is
being output from the amplifier.
Check the bass output setting of
the amplifier.
The POWER switch is set to the
OFF position.
Set the POWER switch to the
ON position.
The STANDBY/ON switch is
set to the STANDBY position.
Set the STANDBY/ON 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, and increase
the output level of the amplifier.
Low range sound is too
soft or not heard.
The subwoofer does
not turn on
automatically.
Problem
Cause
What to Do
No bass frequency content is
being output from the amplifier.
Check the bass output setting of
the amplifier.
Noise generated from external
appliances etc., is activating the
subwoofer.
Move the subwoofer farther away
from such appliances, and/or
reposition the connected speaker
cables.
Set the AUTO STANDBY switch
to the HIGH or LOW position.
The AUTO STANDBY switch is
set to the OFF position.
Set the AUTO STANDBY
switch to the HIGH or LOW
position.
The subwoofer enters
standby mode
unexpectedly.
The level of input signal is too
low.
Set the AUTO STANDBY
switch to the HIGH position, and
increase the output level of the
amplifier.
The subwoofer turns
on unexpectedly.
Noise generated from external
appliances etc., is activating the
subwoofer.
Move the subwoofer farther
away from such appliances, and/
or reposition the connected
speaker cables.
If the AUTO STANDBY switch
is set to HIGH, set it to LOW.
Alternatively, set the AUTO
STANDBY switch to the OFF
position.
An object has fallen
into the port.
Do not try to remove the object.
Attempting to remove the
object may cause a malfunction.
Contact an authorized Yamaha
dealer or service center.
The subwoofer does
not enter standby
mode automatically.
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SPECIFICATIONS
NS-SW300
Type ..........................................................Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II
Driver............................................................................................25 cm (10") cone woofer
Magnetic shielding type
Amplifier Output (100 Hz, 5 ohms, 10% THD) .................................................... 250 W
Frequency Response................................................................................... 20 Hz - 160 Hz
Power Supply
U.K. and Europe models ......................................................................AC 230 V, 50 Hz
Australia model ....................................................................................AC 240 V, 50 Hz
China model .........................................................................................AC 220 V, 50 Hz
Asia and General models .......................................... AC 110-120/220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption................................................................................................... 80 W
Standby Power Consumption........................................................................0.3 W or less
Dimensions (W × H × D)...................350 × 366 × 420 mm (13-3/4" × 14-3/8" × 16-1/2")
Weight .....................................................................................................18.0 kg (39.7 lbs.)
NS-SW200
Type ..........................................................Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II
Driver..............................................................................................20 cm (8") cone woofer
Magnetic shielding type
Amplifier Output (100 Hz, 5 ohms, 10% THD) .................................................... 130 W
Frequency Response................................................................................... 28 Hz - 200 Hz
Power Supply
U.K. and Europe models ......................................................................AC 230 V, 50 Hz
Australia model ....................................................................................AC 240 V, 50 Hz
China model .........................................................................................AC 220 V, 50 Hz
Asia and General models .......................................... AC 110-120/220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption................................................................................................... 67 W
Standby Power Consumption........................................................................0.3 W or less
Dimensions (W × H × D)......................... 290 × 306 × 351 mm (11-3/8" × 12" × 13-7/8")
Weight .....................................................................................................11.2 kg (24.7 lbs.)
Please note that all specifications are subject to change without notice.
© 2013 Yamaha Corporation
Printed in Indonesia ZH15470
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