Yamaha YST-SW325 Manual

Yamaha YST-SW325 Manual
UB
YST-SW325
Subwoofer System
OWNER’S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1 Read these instructions.
2 Keep these instructions.
3 Heed all warnings.
4 Follow all instructions.
5 Do not use this apparatus near water.
6 Clean only with dry cloth.
7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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.
8 Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9 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.
10 Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12 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.
13 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.
• Be sure to allow spaces of at least 20 cm above,
behind and on both sides of the unit.
• Do not place the following objects on the unit:
A vessel with water in it.
If the vessel falls by vibrations and water spills, it
may cause damage to the unit, and/or you may get an
electric shock.
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FCC INFORMATION (for US customers)
We Want You Listening For A
Lifetime
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.
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.
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 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.
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Thank you for selecting this YAMAHA subwoofer system.
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).
• Never open the cabinet. If something drops into the set,
contact your dealer.
• 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.
• To reduce the risk or fire or electric shock, do not expose
this unit to rain or moisture.
• 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 equipments.
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.
• 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 by vibrations and breaks, it may cause
bodily injury.
A burning candle etc.
If the candle falls by vibrations, it may cause fire and
bodily injury.
A vessel with water in it
If the vessel falls by vibrations and water spills, it may
cause damage to the speaker, and/or you may get an
electric shock.
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• Do not place this unit where foreign objects such as
water drips might fall. It might cause a 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 by 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 for your local main voltage BEFORE
plugging this unit into the AC main supply. Voltages
are 110-120/220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
Standby mode
When this unit is set in standby mode by pressing the
STANDBY/ON button on the control panel, this unit
consumes a small amount of power. This state is called
the standby mode. This unit’s power supply is
completely cut off from the AC line only when the
POWER switch on the rear panel is set in the OFF
position or the AC power cord is disconnected.
This unit features a magnetically shielded design, but
there is still a chance that placing it too close to a TV
set might impair picture color. Should this happen,
move this unit away from the TV set.
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
CONTENTS
FEATURES ....................................................................2
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ...........................................2
PLACEMENT ................................................................3
CONNECTIONS ........................................................... 4
1 Connecting to line output (pin jack) terminals
of the amplifier .................................................... 4
2 Connecting to speaker output terminals of
the amplifier .......................................................... 6
Connecting to the INPUT1/ OUTPUT terminals
of the subwoofer .........................................................8
Plug in the subwoofer to the AC outlet ......................8
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS .................... 9
AUTO STANDBY FUNCTION ................................. 11
Activate the AUTO STANDBY function.................11
ADJUSTING THE SUBWOOFER
BEFORE USE ............................................................. 12
Frequency characteristics .........................................13
ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO
TECHNOLOGY II ....................................................... 14
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................... 15
SPECIFICATIONS ..........................................Backcover
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.
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.
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FEATURES
• This subwoofer system employs Advanced Yamaha
Active Servo Technology II which Yamaha has
developed for reproducing higher quality super-bass
sound. (Refer to page 14 for details on Advanced
Yamaha Active Servo Technology II.) 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.
• For the 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 AUTO STANDBY function saves you the trouble
of pressing the STANDBY/ON button to turn the power
on and off.
• You can select bass effect suitable for the source by
using the B.A.S.S. button.
• This subwoofer system is equipped with a linear port
unique to Yamaha that provides smooth bass response
during playback, minimizing extraneous noise not
included in the original input signal.
QD-Bass Technology
QD-Bass (Quatre Dispersion Bass) technology is a
Yamaha unique technology to radiate the sound
efficiently in four horizontal direction.
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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
After unpacking, check that the following parts are
contained.
Non-skid pads
PLACEMENT
The position of the subwoofer is not so critical since low bass sounds are not highly directional. For a sonorous sound
field, although you can obtain a good effect with one subwoofer, the use of two subwoofers is recommended.
If using one subwoofer, we recommend that you place it on the outside of either the right or the left front speaker. (See
fig. A .) If using two subwoofers, we recommend that you place them on the outside of each front speaker. (See fig. B
.) The placement shown in fig. C 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 in fig. A or B .
(
: subwoofer,
: front speaker)
A
B
C
Note
There may be a case that you cannot obtain enough super-bass 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 non-skid pads
Put the provided non-skid pads at the four corners on the bottom of the subwoofer to prevent the subwoofer from moving
by vibrations etc.
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CONNECTIONS
Choose one of the following two connecting methods that is more suitable for your audio system.
Choose
Choose
1
2
(pages 4-5) if your amplifier has line output (pin jack) terminal(s)
(pages 6-7) if your amplifier has no line output (pin jack) terminal
Caution: Do not connect the power cord of the subwoofer and other components into an AC
outlet until all connections between components are completed.
Note
All connections must be correct, that is to say L (left) to L, R (right) to R, “+” to “+” and “–” to “–”. Also, refer to the
owner’s manual of your component to be connected to the subwoofer.
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Connecting to line output (pin jack) terminals of the amplifier
• To connect with an amplifier (or AV receiver), connect the SUBWOOFER (or LOW PASS etc.) terminal on the rear of
the amplifier (or AV receiver) to the L /MONO INPUT2 terminal of the subwoofer.
• When connecting the subwoofer to the SPLIT SUBWOOFER terminals on the rear of the amplifier, be sure to connect
the L /MONO INPUT2 terminal to the “L” side and the R INPUT2 terminal to the “R” side of the SPLIT
SUBWOOFER terminals.
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. Instead, connect the
subwoofer to the speaker output terminals of the amplifier. (Refer to pages 6-7.)
• When connecting to a monaural line output terminal of the amplifier, connect the L /MONO INPUT2 terminal.
• When connecting 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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CONNECTIONS
■ Using one subwoofer
Subwoofer
Mono pin cable
(not included)
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
AUTO
STANDBY
INPUT
2
HIGH
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
INPUT
2
TO SPEAKERS
PHASE
L /MONO
L /MONO
NORM REV
R
INPUT 1
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
POWER
ON
110V-120V
OFF
INPUT 1
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
Audio pin
cable
(not included)
To AC outlet
Amplifier
■ Using two subwoofers
Mono pin cable(not included)
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
L /MONO
INPUT 1
L /MONO
R
INPUT 1
FROM AMPLIFIER
Subwoofer
Mono pin cable
(not included)
AUTO
STANDBY
AUTO
STANDBY
HIGH
HIGH
LOW
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
INPUT
2
PHASE
OFF
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
L /MONO
INPUT
2
PHASE
L /MONO
NORM REV
INPUT 1
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
Subwoofer
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
NORM REV
R
INPUT 1
FROM AMPLIFIER
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
110V-120V
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
POWER
ON
OFF
To AC outlet
110V-120V
POWER
ON
OFF
Amplifier
To AC outlet
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CONNECTIONS
Connecting to speaker output terminals of the amplifier
2
Select this method if your amplifier has no line output (pin jack) terminal.
If your amplifier has two sets of front speaker output terminals and both terminals can
output sound signals simultaneously.
• Connect one set of front speaker output terminals of the amplifier to the INPUT1 terminals of the subwoofer, and
connect the other set of front speaker output terminals of the amplifier to the front speakers.
• Set the amplifier so that both sets of front speaker output terminals output sound signals simultaneously.
Note
If your amplifier has only one set of front speaker output terminals, see page 7.
■ Using one subwoofer (with speaker cables)
Right front speaker
Subwoofer
Left front speaker
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
AUTO
STANDBY
INPUT
2
HIGH
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
PHASE
L /MONO
L /MONO
NORM REV
INPUT 1
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
110V-120V
POWER
ON
OFF
INPUT 1
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
To AC outlet
Amplifier
Speaker
output
terminals
■ Using two subwoofers (with speaker cables)
Right front speaker
Speaker
output
terminals
Left front speaker
Amplifier
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
AUTO
STANDBY
AUTO
STANDBY
HIGH
HIGH
LOW
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
OFF
PHASE
OUTPUT
L /MONO
L /MONO
L /MONO
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
NORM REV
INPUT 1
NORM REV
R
INPUT 1
FROM AMPLIFIER
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
110V-120V
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
POWER
ON
110V-120V
OFF
INPUT 1
To AC outlet
POWER
ON
OFF
FROM AMPLIFIER
6
PHASE
L /MONO
R
INPUT 1
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
To AC outlet
CONNECTIONS
If your amplifier has only one set of front 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 front speakers.
■ Using one subwoofer (with speaker cables)
Left front speaker
Right front speaker
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
L /MONO
Subwoofer
INPUT 1
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
AUTO
STANDBY
HIGH
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
INPUT
2
TO SPEAKERS
PHASE
L /MONO
NORM REV
R
INPUT 1
FROM AMPLIFIER
Amplifier
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
POWER
110V-120V
ON
OFF
To AC outlet
Speaker output
terminals
■ Using two subwoofers (with speaker cables)
Right front speaker
Left front speaker
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
L /MONO
L /MONO
R
R
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
INPUT 1
FROM AMPLIFIER
INPUT 1
FROM AMPLIFIER
AUTO
STANDBY
AUTO
STANDBY
HIGH
HIGH
LOW
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
OFF
PHASE
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
L /MONO
Amplifier
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
110V-120V
PHASE
L /MONO
NORM REV
INPUT 1
INPUT
2
NORM REV
INPUT 1
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
POWER
ON
110V-120V
OFF
To AC outlet
POWER
ON
OFF
Speaker output
terminals
To AC outlet
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CONNECTIONS
Connecting to the INPUT1/OUTPUT
terminals of the subwoofer
■ Before connecting
Plug in the subwoofer to the AC outlet
After all connections are completed, plug in the subwoofer
and other audio/video components to the AC outlet.
Remove the insulation coating at the extremity of each
speaker cable by twisting the coating off.
Good
No Good
AUTO
STANDBY
HIGH
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
PHASE
L /MONO
NORM REV
10mm
(3/8”)
INPUT 1
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
110V-120V
POWER
ON
OFF
■ How to connect
1
Press and hold the terminal’s tab, as shown in the
figure below.
2
3
Insert the bare wires.
4
Test the firmness of the connection by pulling lightly
on the cable at the terminal.
Release your finger from the tab to allow it to lock
securely on the cable’s wire end.
+
1
2
–
Notes
• Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other,
because this could damage the subwoofer or the
amplifier, or both of them.
• For connection, 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 subwoofer or the speakers, or both of
them.
• Make sure that the + and – polarity markings of the
speaker terminals are observed and set correctly. If these
cables are reversed, the sound will be unnatural and lack
bass.
8
To AC outlet
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Advanced
1
23
4
5
6
Control panel
Top
Front panel
9
AUTO
STANDBY
8
HIGH
LOW
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
PHASE
OFF
L /MONO
NORM REV
INPUT 1
AUTO
STANDBY
R
FROM AMPLIFIER
HIGH
LOW
OFF
OUTPUT
TO SPEAKERS
INPUT
2
0
PHASE
L /MONO
NORM REV
INPUT 1
R
A B
FROM AMPLIFIER
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
220V-240V
110V-120V
POWER
ON
OFF
POWER
ON
110V-120V
OFF
C
Rear panel
(General model)
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1 POWER INDICATOR
Lights up in green while the subwoofer is on.
Lights up in red while the subwoofer is set in the
standby mode by the operation of AUTO STANDBY
function.
(Refer to page 11 of “AUTO STANDBY
FUNCTION” .)
Goes off when the subwoofer is set in the standby
mode by pressing the STANDBY/ON button.
3 B.A.S.S. (Bass Action Selector System) button
When this button is pressed in to the MUSIC position,
the bass sound in audio software is well reproduced.
By pressing the button again so that it pops out at the
MOVIE position, the bass sound in video software is
well reproduced.
2 STANDBY/ON button
Press this button to turn on the power when the
POWER switch is set in the ON position. (The power
indicator lights up in green.)
Press again to set the subwoofer in the standby mode.
(The power indicator goes off.)
4 HIGH CUT FILTER button
ON: Enables the HIGH CUT control setting (5).
PASS: Simplifies the signal path to reduce sound
deterioration. (Choose this setting if your amplifier has
LFE or subwoofer output terminals.)
Standby mode
The subwoofer is still using a small amount of
power in this mode.
PASS
ON
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CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
5 HIGH CUT control
Adjusts the high frequency cut off point.
Frequencies higher than the frequency selected by this
control are all cut off (and no output).
* One graduation of this control represents 10 Hz.
6 VOLUME control
Adjusts the volume level. Turn the control clockwise to
increase the volume, and counterclockwise to decrease
the volume.
7 POWER switch
Normally, set this switch to the ON position to use the
subwoofer. In this state, you can turn on the subwoofer
or turn the subwoofer into the standby mode by
pressing the STANDBY/ON button. Set this switch to
the OFF position to completely cut off the subwoofer’s
power supply from the AC line.
8 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 AUTO STANDBY function operates as
described on page 11. If you do not need this function,
leave this switch in the OFF position.
* Make sure to change the setting of this switch only
when the subwoofer is set in the standby mode by
pressing the STANDBY/ON button.
9 OUTPUT (TO SPEAKERS) terminals
Can be used for connecting to the front speakers.
Signals from the INPUT1 terminals are sent to these
terminals.
(Refer to page 7 of “CONNECTIONS” for details.)
0 INPUT1 (FROM AMPLIFIER) terminals
Used to connect the subwoofer with the speaker terminals of the amplifier.
(Refer to pages 6 and 7 of “CONNECTIONS” for details.)
A INPUT2 terminals
Used to input line level signals from the amplifier.
(Refer to pages 4 and 5 of “CONNECTIONS” for
details.)
B PHASE switch
Normally this switch is to be set to the REV (reverse)
position. However, according to your speaker systems
or the listening condition, there may be a case when
better sound quality is obtained by setting this switch
to the NORM (normal) position. Select the better
position by monitoring the sound.
C VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch
(Asia and General models only)
If the preset setting of the switch is incorrect, set the
switch to the proper voltage (110-120/220-240V) of
your area.
Consult your dealer if you are unsure of the correct
setting.
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WARNING
Be sure to unplug the subwoofer before setting the
VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch correctly.
Note
When both @INPUT1 and AINPUT2 terminals of the
subwoofer are connected with the amplifier, you may hear
a mixed sound due to the effect of the subwoofer receiving
the input signals from both the terminals.
If this happens, connect the amplifier only to either the
@INPUT1 or AINPUT2 terminal.
AUTO STANDBY FUNCTION
The subwoofer automatically places itself in the standby mode if it does not receive an input signal for 7 or 8 minutes.
(The power indicator lights in red.) This is called AUTO STANDBY function.
When the subwoofer detects a bass signal input of below 200 Hz, it automatically places itself on. (The power indicator
lights in green.)
Activate the AUTO STANDBY function
1
2
3
Press the STANDBY/ON button to set the subwoofer in the standby mode. (The power indicator goes off.)
Select the following positions of the AUTO STANDBY switch.
- LOW: Normally select this position to activate this function.
- HIGH: If this function does not operate with the AUTO STANDBY switch set to LOW, select this position so that the
subwoofer detects input signals with a lower level and switches the power on automatically.
Press the STANDBY/ON button again to set the subwoofer on. (The power indicator lights in green.)
Notes
• This function operates only when both the POWER switch and the STANDBY/ON button are set to ON.
• The time period before the subwoofer places itself in the standby mode may vary due to a noise received from other
appliances.
• If the subwoofer switches the power on unexpectedly by receiving noises from other appliances, set the AUTO
STANDBY switch to the OFF position to deactivate this function.
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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 front speakers by following the procedures described below.
7
3
NORM REV
3
1
2
3
8
5
Set the VOLUME control to minimum (0).
Turn on the power of all the other components.
Make sure that the POWER switch is set to the ON
position, then press the STANDBY/ON button to turn
on the subwoofer.
* The Power indicator 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
Adjust the HIGH CUT control to the position where
the desired response can be obtained and press HIGH
CUT FILTER button to the ON position.
Normally, set the control to the 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.
6
Increase the volume gradually to adjust the volume
balance between the subwoofer and the front speakers.
Normally, set the control to the level where you can
obtain a little more bass effect than when the
subwoofer is not used. If the desired response cannot
be obtained, adjust the HIGH CUT control and the
VOLUME control again.
7
Set the PHASE switch to the position which gives you
the better bass sound.
Normally, set the switch to the REV (reverse) position.
If the desired response cannot be obtained, set the
switch to the NORM (normal) position.
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1,6
8
POWER
ON
OFF
Select “MOVIE” or “MUSIC” according to the played
source.
MOVIE:
When a movie type source is played, the lowfrequency effects are enhanced to allow the listeners
enjoy more powerful sound.
MUSIC:
When an ordinary music source is played, the
excessive low-frequency components are cut off to
make the sound clearer.
Notes
• Once the volume balance between the subwoofer and
the front 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 front speakers to others,
you must make this adjustment again.
• For adjusting the VOLUME control, the HIGH CUT
control and the PHASE switch, refer to “Frequency
characteristics” on page 13.
ADJUSTING THE SUBWOOFER BEFORE USE
Frequency characteristics
This subwoofer’s frequency characteristics
dB
HIGH CUT 90 Hz
90
HIGH CUT 150 Hz
80
70
60
50
40
20
HIGH CUT
50 Hz
50
100
200
500Hz
Frequency response graph*
The figures below show the optimum adjustment of each control and the frequency characteristics when this subwoofer
is combined with a typical front speaker system.
■ EX.1 When combined with a 4” or 5” (10 cm or 13 cm) acoustic suspension, 2 way system front
speakers
If you are using NS-325F speakers as front speakers, use the following example as a reference when adjusting settings.
dB
PHASE
90
NORM REV
YST-SW325
80
70
(90Hz)
(REV)
60
50
40
20
Front
speaker
50
100
200
500Hz
Frequency response graph*
■ EX.2 When combined with an 8” or 10” (20 cm or 25 cm) acoustic suspension, 2 way system front
speakers
dB
PHASE
90
NORM REV
80
YST-SW325
70
(70Hz)
(REV)
60
Front
speaker
50
40
20
50
100
200
500Hz
Frequency response graph*
*This diagram does not depict actual frequency response characteristics accurately.
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ADVANCED YAMAHA ACTIVE SERVO TECHNOLOGY II
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.
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.
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.
Cabinet
High-amplitude
bass sound
Air woofer
(Helmholtz resonator)
Port
Advanced impedance
Converter
Active
Servo
Processing
Amplifier
Signals of low amplitude
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Signals
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.
Problem
Cause
What to Do
Power is not supplied even though the
STANDBY/ON button is set to 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.
No sound.
The volume is set to minimum.
Raise the volume up.
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 “–”.
Setting of the PHASE switch is not
proper.
Set the PHASE switch to the other
position.
A source sound with few bass
frequencies is played.
Play a source sound with bass
frequencies.
Set the HIGH CUT control to a higher
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 STANDBY/ON button is set to the
STANDBY position.
Set the STANDBY/ON button 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” or “LOW” position.
The subwoofer turns into the standby
mode unexpectedly.
The level of input signal is too low.
Increase the volume of the amplifier and
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
Type...... Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II
Power Consumption................................................70 W
Driver ..........................................20 cm (8”) cone woofer
Magnetic shielding type
Standby Power Consumption ...............................0.5 W
Amplifier Output (100 Hz, 5 ohms, 10% THD)
................................................................................ 150 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
.......................................315 mm x 380 mm x 374 mm
(12-3/8” x 14-15/16” x 14-3/4”)
Frequency Response ............................... 25 Hz - 180 Hz
Weight ............................................ 13 kg (28 lbs. 11 oz.)
Power Supply
USA and Canada models ..................AC 120 V, 60 Hz
U.K. and Europe models...................AC 230 V, 50 Hz
Australia model.................................AC 240 V, 50 Hz
Asia and General models
...............................AC 110-120/220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Please note that all specifications are subject to change
without notice.
This product mainly uses lead-free solder.
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