UCA
NS-P300
HOME CINEMA SPEAKER PACKAGE
SYSTEME D ’ENCEINTES HOME CINEMA
Active Servo
Technology
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODE D’EMPLOI
Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA.
Nous vous remercions pour avoir porté votre
choix sur ce YAMAHA.
CONTENTS
TABLES DES MATIERES
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...............................2
PRESENTATION DE CE SYSTEME ............17
PROFILE OF THIS SYSTEM .........................3
ACCESSOIRES FOURNIS ...........................17
CAUTION ........................................................4
PRECAUTIONS D’USAGE ...........................18
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ............................4
DISPOSITION DES ENCEINTES .................19
SETTING UP THE SPEAKERS ......................5
CONNEXIONS ..............................................22
CONNECTIONS ..............................................8
UTILISATION DU SUBWOOFER
(SW-P30)........................................................26
USING THE SUBWOOFER (SW-P30) ..........12
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS .....12
LES COMMANDES ET LEURS
FONCTIONS ..............................................26
ADJUSTMENT BEFORE USING THE
SUBWOOFER ............................................13
REGLAGE AVANT D’UTILISER LE
SUBWOOFER ............................................27
ACTIVE SERVO TECHNOLOGY
(for SW-P30) ................................................14
ACTIVE SERVO TECHNOLOGY
(pour SW-P30).............................................28
TROUBLESHOOTING (for SW-P30) ............15
EN CAS DE DIFFICULTE (pour SW-P30) .....29
SPECIFICATIONS .........................................16
CARACTERISTIQUES TECHNIQUES .........30
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.
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of your unit
in the space below.
Model:
Serial No.:
The serial number is located on the rear of
the unit.
Retain this Owner’s Manual in a safe place
for future reference.
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.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1
Read Instructions – All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the unit is operated.
2
Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3
Heed Warnings – All warnings on the unit and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4
Follow Instructions – All operating and other instructions
should be followed.
5
6
Water and Moisture – The unit should not be used near
water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen
sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, etc.
Carts and Stands – The unit should be used only with a
cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.
6A A unit and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive
force, and uneven surfaces may cause
the unit and
cart combination to overturn.
7
Wall or Ceiling Mounting – The unit
should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
8
Ventilation – The unit should be situated so that its
location or position does not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, the unit should not be situated
on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface, that may block the
ventilation openings; or placed in a built-in installation,
such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow
of air through the ventilation openings.
9
2
Heat – The unit should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, stoves, or other appliances
that produce heat.
10 Power Sources – The unit should be connected to a
power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the unit.
11 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 unit.
12 Cleaning – The unit should be cleaned only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
13 Nonuse Periods – The power cord of the unit should be
unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long
period of time.
14 Object and Liquid Entry – Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall into and liquids are not spilled into the
inside of the unit.
15 Damage Requiring Service – The unit should be serviced
by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been
damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the
unit; or
C. The unit has been exposed to rain; or
D. The unit does not appear to operate normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The unit has been dropped, or the cabinet damaged.
16 Servicing – The user should not attempt to service the unit
beyond those means described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
17 Power Lines – An outdoor antenna should be located
away from power lines.
18 Grounding or Polarization – Precautions should be taken
so that the grounding or polarization is not defeated.
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:
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.
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FCC INFORMATION (for US customers only)
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.
The above statements apply ONLY to those products
distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its
subsidiaries.
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.
PROFILE OF THIS SYSTEM
“NS-P300” is the package number which includes the YAMAHA speaker system NS-M103, NS-C103, NS-E103 and SW-P30.
This speaker package system is designed for use in a multi-channel audio system, for example a home theater system, so the
package includes a pair of main speakers (NS-M103), a center speaker (NS-C103), a pair of effect speakers (NS-E103) and a
subwoofer system (SW-P30).
<Main speakers (NS-M103)>
<Subwoofer (SW-P30)>
2-way acoustic-suspension speaker system
Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System with a
built-in power amplifier
<Center speaker (NS-C103)>
•
2-way 3-speaker bass-reflex speaker system
<Effect speakers (NS-E103)>
Full-range bass-reflex speaker system
•
•
•
This subwoofer system employs YAMAHA Active Servo
Technology which YAMAHA have developed for
reproducing higher quality super-bass sound. (Refer to page
14 for details on Active Servo Technology.)
This unit can be added easily to your existing audio system
by connecting to either the speaker terminals or the line
output (pin jack) terminals of the amplifier.
The HIGH CUT switch provides you with two positions
(HIGH and LOW) to adjust the tone balance between the
subwoofer and the main speakers.
The AUTO STANDBY switch saves you the trouble of
setting the POWER switch to the ON or OFF position.
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CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
●
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 electrical shock, do not expose the
speakers to rain or water.
●
To prevent the enclosure from warping or discoloring, do not
place the speakers where it will be exposed to direct
sunlight or excessive humidity.
●
Do not place the speakers where it is 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.
●
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.
●
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.
●
As these speakers contain strong magnets (though all of
them are magnetically shielded types), avoid placing
watches, magnetic tapes, etc. near them. Also, placing the
speakers near a TV set may impair picture color. If this
happens, move the speakers away from TV set.
●
Do not attempt to clean the speakers with chemical
solvents; this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry
cloth.
●
Secure placement or installation is the owner’s
responsibility.
YAMAHA shall not be liable for any accident caused by
improper placement or installation of the speakers.
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 SW-P30 only>
●
Never open the cabinet. If something drops into the set,
contact your dealer.
●
Do not use force on switches, controls or connection cords.
When moving the unit, first disconnect the power plug and
the cords connected to other equipment. Never pull the
cords itself.
●
Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section
regarding common operating errors before concluding that
the unit is faulty.
●
When not planning to use this unit for long periods of time
(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 electrical storm.
●
Since this unit has a built-in power amplifier, heat will radiate
from the rear panel. Therefore, place the unit apart from the
walls, allowing enough space above, behind and on the both
sides of the unit to prevent fire and damage. Also, do not
position with the rear panel facing down on the floor or other
surface.
<For Europe and Singapore models only>
Be sure to allow a space of at least 20 cm above, behind
and on the both sides of the unit.
●
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.
●
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.
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. This state is called the standby mode.
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.
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
After unpacking, check that the following parts are contained.
Speaker cords
4
Velcro strips (for NS-C103)
Before you make connections, place all speakers in their proper positions respectively. The positioning of speakers is important,
because it controls the whole sound quality of this system.
Position the speakers based on your listening position by following instructions in this section.
Speaker configuration
Placing speakers
This system employs a 6 speaker configuration: 2 main
speakers, 2 effect speakers, a center speaker and a
subwoofer.
The main speakers are used for main source sound. The effect
speakers are used for effect and surround sounds, and the
center speaker is for center sounds (dialog etc.). The
subwoofer is for reinforcing low frequencies on your audio
system.
Main speakers:
Center
On both sides of the TV and almost the
same height as the TV.
Effect speakers: Behind your listening position, facing
slightly inward. Nearly 1.8 m (approx. 6
feet) up from the floor.
Center speaker: Precisely between the main speakers.
Subwoofer:
Main L
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SETTING UP THE SPEAKERS
The position of the subwoofer is not so
critical because low bass tones are not
highly directional.
Refer to “Placing the subwoofer” shown
below for a recommended positioning of
the subwoofer.
Main R
Subwoofer
Main R
Center
Subwoofer
Main L
TV set
Effect R
Effect L
Effect R
Effect L
■ Placing the subwoofer
A
(
: subwoofer,
B
: main speaker)
It is recommended to place the subwoofer on the outside of
either the right or the left main speaker. (See fig. A .) The
placement shown in fig. B 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. To prevent this, face the
subwoofer system obliquely to the wall as shown in fig. A .
Note
There may be a case that you cannot obtain enough superbass sounds from this unit when listening at the middle 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.
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■ Mounting the center speaker
Place the center speaker on the TV, on the floor under the TV
or in the TV rack so that it is stabilized.
When placing the speaker on top of the TV, to prevent the
speaker from falling down, put the provided velcro strips at two
points on both bottom of the speaker and top of the TV.
Speaker on TV
TV set
1
2
Velcro strip
Speaker inside
TV rack
Notes
• Do not place the speaker on top of the TV whose area is
smaller than the bottom area of the speaker. If placed,
the speaker may drop down and that injures you.
• Though this speaker is a magnetically shielded type,
there may be some influence on a TV picture depending
on the type of TV or the placement of the speaker. In
such a case, place the speaker apart from the TV so that
there is no influence on TV picture.
■ Adjusting the main speakers
Adjusting the angle of the main speakers
Removing the front cover
The angle of the main speakers can be adjusted according to
the placement of them.
The front cover is fastened to the enclosure at four points, and
can be removed if desired. To remove the cover, hold both
sides and slowly pull straight away from the speaker. To
reattach, line up the four pegs on the inside surface of the
cover with the four corresponding holes on the speaker and
push gently.
1. Loosen the screw at the
bottom of the speaker
stand as figured below.
Loosen
2. Slide the speaker on the
stand until the desired
angle is obtainted, and
then tighten the screw.
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Tighten
* Make sure that the screw is caught securely at a narrow part
of the hole.
English
■ Mounting the effect speakers
Mount the effect speakers on a shelf, rack or floor, or hang
them on the wall.
To mount the effect speakers on a wall
Mount the speakers in either of the two configurations shown in
the following figures by using the holes provided on the
speakers’ rear panels.
Upright mounting
Side-long mounting
60mm
(2-3/8”)
For the upright mounting, only one hole is provided.
As for the side-long mounting, two holes are provided. Be sure
to use these two holes as a set.
For upright
mounting
For side-long
mounting
For side-long
mounting
Fasten wood screws onto a firm wall or wall support as shown
in the following figure, and set the mounting holes on the
protruding screws.
Wall or
wall support
Diam. 4–5 mm
(3/16”)
Min.
12 mm
(1/2”)
4–5 mm (3/16”)
Wood screw
(Available at a
hardware store)
WARNING:
• Each speaker weighs 1.4 kg (3 lbs. 1 oz.). Do not mount
them on thin plywood or soft wall surface material. If
mounted, the screws may come out of the flimsy surface
and the speakers may fall down. That damages the
speakers or causes personal injury.
• Do not install the speakers to wall with nails, adhesives,
or other unsound hardware. Long-term use and
vibrations may cause them to fall down.
• To avoid accidents resulting from tripping over loose
speaker cords, fix them to the wall.
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CONNECTIONS
Never plug in the subwoofer and other audio/video components until all connections are completed.
• For the main and effect speakers only, connect one
speaker to the left (marked L) terminals of your amplifier,
and another speaker to the right (marked R) terminals.
• The subwoofer can be connected to either the speaker
output terminals or the line output (pin jack) terminals of the
amplifier. Choose one of the ways shown in this section
which is suitable for your audio system. Also, refer to the
owner’s manual for your component to be connected to this
unit.
• Connect the speakers to the speaker output terminals of
your amplifier with the provided speaker cords.
• Connect the speakers making sure not to reverse the
polarity (+, –). Connect the (+) terminals on both the
amplifier and the speakers using one side of the cord.
Connect the (–) terminals on both components using the
other side of the cord. If one speaker is connected with
reversed polarity, the sound will be unnatural and lack bass.
Effect speaker
Effect speaker
Left
Right
Center speaker
Amplifier
REAR
SINGLE
REAR
CENTER
REAR
A
B
MAIN
CAUTION SEE INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR CORRECT SETTING.
SPEAKERS
Subwoofer
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
INPUT2
INPUT1
HIGH
LOW
OFF
VOLUME
FROM AMPLIFIER
Right
Main speakers
Left
0
HIGH CUT
AUTO
STANDBY
10
STANDBY-RED
ON-GREEN
HIGH
LOW
POWER
ON
OFF
To AC outlet
Note
This diagram shows an example of connecting speakers to an amplifier which has two sets of main speaker output terminals. If you
select this connecting way, you must operate the amplifier so that both sets of main speaker output terminals output signals.
This speaker system can also be connected to the amplifier in other ways depending on the type of amplifier. Refer to pages 10 to
11 for details.
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How to connect speaker cords to the input and output terminals of the speakers
For connections, keep the speaker cords as short as possible.
Do not bundle or roll up an excess of the cords. If the
connections are faulty, no sound will be heard from the
speakers.
Center speaker
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
➀
➁
➀
➁
How to Connect:
➀
➁
Press and hold the terminal’s tab, as shown in the figure.
Insert the bare wire end properly into the terminal hole.
[Remove approx. 10 mm (3/8”) insulation from the speaker
cord.]
Good
No Good
Effect speakers
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
10 mm
➂
➃
Subwoofer (INPUT1/OUTPUT terminals)
Remove your finger from the tab to allow it to lock snugly
on the cord’s wire end.
Test the security of the connection by pulling lightly on the
cord at the terminal.
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 (–)
➀
➂
➁
Main speakers
* Banana Plug connections are also possible. Simply insert
the Banana Plug connector into the corresponding terminal.
How to Connect:
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
➀ Loosen the knob.
➁ Insert the bare wire.
[Remove approx. 10 mm
(3/8”) insulation from the
speaker cord.]
➂ Tighten the knob and
secure the wire.
Note
Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other as this
could damage the speaker or the amplifier, or both of
them.
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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.
Main speaker
Main speaker
Right
Left
OUTPUT
Subwoofer
TO SPEAKERS
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT1
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
FROM AMPLIFIER
INPUT2
HIGH
LOW
OFF
VOLUME
0
HIGH CUT
AUTO
STANDBY
10
STANDBY-RED
ON-GREEN
HIGH
LOW
Amplifier
POWER
ON
OFF
To AC outlet
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To connect the subwoofer to line output (pin jack) terminals of the amplifier
Connect the main speakers to the speaker output terminals of the amplifier.
• To connect with a YAMAHA DSP amplifier (or AV receiver),
connect the LOW PASS (or SUBWOOFER etc.) terminal on
the rear of the DSP amplifier (or AV receiver) to either the
left (L) or right (R) 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 of the left (L) and right (R) INPUT2 terminals of the
subwoofer.
Subwoofer
Main speaker
Main speaker
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT2
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
INPUT2
HIGH
LOW
OFF
VOLUME
0
HIGH CUT
AUTO
STANDBY
10
STANDBY-RED
ON-GREEN
HIGH
LOW
POWER
ON
OFF
Left
Right
Pin plug cords
To AC outlet
LOW PASS
(SUBWOOFER)
Amplifier
SPLIT SUBWOOFER
Notes
• Some amplifiers have line output terminals labeled PRE
OUT. When you connect the subwoofer to the PRE OUT
terminals of the amplifier, make sure that the amplifier has
at least two sets of PRE OUT terminals. If the amplifier has
only one set of PRE OUT terminals, do not connect the
subwoofer to the PRE OUT terminals. Connect the
subwoofer to the speaker output terminls of the amplifier.
(Refer to pages 8 and 10.)
• When connecting to a monaural line output terminal of the
amplifier, connect to either the left or right INPUT2 terminal.
• When connected to line output terminals of the amplifier,
other speakers should not be connected to the OUTPUT
terminals on the rear panel of the subwoofer. If connected,
they will not produce sound.
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USING THE SUBWOOFER (SW-P30)
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Rear panel
1
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
2
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
INPUT2
HIGH
LOW
OFF
VOLUME
3
INPUT2
4
VOLUME
0
HIGH CUT
HIGH
LOW
OFF
0
5
HIGH CUT
AUTO
STANDBY
10
HIGH
STANDBY-RED
ON-GREEN
AUTO
STANDBY
10
STANDBY-RED
ON-GREEN
HIGH
LOW
6
7
POWER
LOW
ON
OFF
POWER
ON
8
OFF
1 OUTPUT (TO SPEAKERS) terminals
Can be used for connections with the main speakers.
These terminals output signals sent from the amplifier to
the main speakers directly.
2 INPUT1 (FROM AMPLIFIER) terminals
Used to connect this unit with the speaker terminals of the
amplifier.
3 INPUT2 terminals
Used to input line level signals from the amplifier.
4 VOLUME control
Adjusts the volume level.
5 HIGH CUT (HIGH/LOW) switch
Selects the high frequency cut off point.
Normally, set to LOW, however, you may set to HIGH if
necessary. Refer to “Note about setting the HIGH CUT
switch” on page 13.
6 AUTO STANDBY (HIGH/LOW/OFF) switch
By setting this switch to the HIGH or LOW position, this
unit’s automatic power-switching function operates as
described right. If you do not need this function, set to the
OFF position.
* Make sure to change the setting of this switch only when
this unit is in the standby mode.
7 Power indicator
Lights in green when the POWER switch set to the ON
position, and goes off when set to the OFF position.
* 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 indicator lights in red when no signal is
input to this unit.
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8 POWER switch
Set this switch to the ON position to turn on the power of
this unit. When the power of this unit is on, the power
indicator above the POWER switch lights in green. Set
this switch to the OFF position to turn off the power of this
unit.
Automatic power-switching function
When you play a source, the power of this unit turns on
automatically by sensing audio signals input to this unit.
This unit turns into the standby mode automatically if the
source being played is stopped or the input signal is cut off
for several minutes.
This function will operate by sensing a certain level of low
frequency input signal. Its sensitivity is high in the HIGH
position and low in the LOW position of the AUTO
STANDBY switch. Set this switch to whichever position
you like. In the HIGH position, the power will turn on even
with a low level of input signal, but on the other hand this
unit may not turn into the standby mode when there is an
input signal even if its level is extremely low.
* There may be a case that the power turns on
unexpectedly by sensing noise from other appliances. If
it occurs, set the AUTO STANDBY switch to the OFF or
LOW position.
* The level of low frequency input signal differs with each
source, and each different part on the same source. So,
this function may not operate properly depending on
some sources.
This function is available only when the power of this
unit is on (by setting the POWER switch (8) to “ON”).
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ADJUSTMENT BEFORE USING THE SUBWOOFER
Before using the subwoofer, make an adjustment on the subwoofer to obtain the optimum volume and tone balance between the
subwoofer and the main speakers by following the procedures shown below.
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT2
INPUT1
FROM AMPLIFIER
INPUT2
1, 4
5
HIGH
LOW
OFF
VOLUME
0
HIGH CUT
AUTO
STANDBY
HIGH
LOW
OFF
VOLUME
0
HIGH CUT
AUTO
STANDBY
10
STANDBY-RED
ON-GREEN
HIGH
LOW
10
HIGH
STANDBY-RED
ON-GREEN
2
LOW
POWER
ON
OFF
1
2
3
4
5
Set the VOLUME control to minimum.
Turn on the power supply to all the components.
Play any source and adjust the amplifier’s volume control
to the desired listening level.
Increase the volume gradually to adjust the volume
balance between this unit and the main speakers.
If necessary, you may set the HIGH CUT switch to the
HIGH position.
Notes
• 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 only the amplifier’s
volume control.
However, if you change the main speakers NS-M103 to
others, you must make this adjustment again.
• For adjusting the VOLUME control and the HIGH CUT
switch, refer to “FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTICS” shown
below.
Note about setting the HIGH CUT switch
This system 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. However, the tone
balance may change depending on the room size, the distance
from the subwoofer to the main speakers, and so on.
So, if necessary, switch it to the HIGH position.
■ 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 LOW position and its frequency characteristics
when this subwoofer is combined with NS-M103 (main
speakers).
100
100
HIGH CUT
HIGH
90
90
80
80
70
HIGH CUT
LOW
VOLUME
70
SW-P30
0
60
10
60
NS-M103
HIGH CUT
50
HIGH
50
LOW
40
20
50
100
200
Fig. 1
40
20
500Hz
50
100
200
500Hz
Fig. 2
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ACTIVE SERVO TECHNOLOGY (for SW-P30)
The theory of Active Servo Technology is based upon two
major factors, the Helmholtz resonator and negativeimpedance 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 output
from this opening as waves of great amplitude if the
design is such that 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.
Highamplitude
bass
sound
Thus it is this problem that is resolved through the
employment of a design in which the amplifier functions to
supply 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, and,
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 low-frequency
waves with superior damping characteristics, and these
waves are then radiated from the cabinet opening as highamplitude 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 Active Servo Technology.
Air woofer
(Helmholtz resonator)
Cabinet
Port
Negative-impedance
output drive
Active
Servo
Processing
Amplifier
Signals of low amplitude
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Signals
If the unit fails to operate normally, check the following points to determine whether the fault can be corrected by the simple
measures suggested. If it cannot be corrected, or if the fault is not listed in the SYMPTOM column, disconnect the power cord and
contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help.
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
REMEDY
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 right.
Speaker cords are not connected securely.
Connect them securely.
Speaker cords are connected incorrectly.
Connect them correctly, that is to say 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.
Re-position 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.
This unit turns into the standby mode
unexpectedly.
The level of input signal is too low.
Set the AUTO STANDBY switch to the
“HIGH” position.
This unit turns on unexpectedly.
An influence of noise generated from
external equipment etc.
Move this unit farther away from such
equipment and/or change the position of
connected speaker cables.
Sound level is too low.
This unit will not turn on automatically.
English
TROUBLESHOOTING (for SW-P30)
Otherwise, set the AUTO STANDBY switch
to the “OFF” position.
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SPECIFICATIONS
<NS-M103, NS-C103, NS-E103>
<SW-P30>
Type
<NS-M103> ........2-way acoustic-suspension speaker system
Magnetic shielding type
<NS-C103> ......2-way 3-speaker bass-reflex speaker system
Magnetic shielding type
<NS-E103> .................Full-range bass-reflex speaker system
Magnetic shielding type
Type......................Active Servo Processing Subwoofer System
Magnetic shielding type
Speaker Unit
<NS-M103> ..................................12 cm (4-3/4”) cone woofer
2.2 cm (7/8”) semidome tweeter
<NS-C103> .............................8 cm (3-1/8”) cone speaker x 2
2.2 cm (7/8”) tweeter
<NS-E103> .............................10 cm (3-15/16”) cone speaker
Nominal Input Power
<NS-M103> ......................................................................40W
<NS-C103> ......................................................................40W
<NS-E103>.......................................................................25W
Maximum Input Power
<NS-M103> ....................................................................120W
<NS-C103> ....................................................................120W
<NS-E103>.......................................................................80W
Impedance......................................................................6 ohms
Speaker Unit .................................16 cm (6-5/16”) cone woofer
Amplifier Output....................................................40W/4 ohms
High-Cut Filter
.................................Alternatives: 100 Hz, 200 Hz (–24 dB/oct.)
Impedance
INPUT1....................................................................4.7 k-ohms
INPUT2.....................................................................10 k-ohms
Frequency Response ..........................32 Hz–240 Hz (–10 dB)
Power Supply
U.S.A. and Canada models ........................AC 120V, 60 Hz
Europe model..............................................AC 230V, 50 Hz
Australia model...........................................AC 240V, 50 Hz
General model ..................AC 110-120/220-240V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption ..........................................................40W
Dimensions (W x H x D) .............210 mm x 350 mm x 312 mm
(8-1/4” x 13-3/4” x 12-5/16”)
Weight........................................................7.4 kg (16 lbs. 4 oz.)
Frequency Response
<NS-M103> .......................................................65 Hz–20 kHz
<NS-C103> .......................................................65 Hz–20 kHz
<NS-E103> .......................................................70 Hz–20 kHz
Sensitivity
<NS-M103>............................................................90 dB/W m
<NS-C103> ............................................................89 dB/W m
<NS-E103> ............................................................90 dB/W m
●
●
●
Dimensions (W x H x D)
<NS-M103> ...............................170 mm x 255 mm x 187 mm
(6-11/16” x 10-1/16” x 7-3/8”)
<NS-C103> ...............................435 mm x 100 mm x 230 mm
(17-1/8” x 4” x 9-1/16”)
<NS-E103> ...............................180 mm x 220 mm x 101 mm
(7-1/16” x 8-11/16” x 4”)
Weight
<NS-M103> .......................................2.1 kg (4 lbs. 10 oz.) x 2
<NS-C103> ...............................................2.0 kg (4 lbs. 6 oz.)
<NS-E103>..........................................1.4 kg (3 lbs. 1 oz.) x 2
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* Please note that all specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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