Customer Reviews

99
4.5 out of 5 stars
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on 16 August 2012
I initially purchased a YAS-101 Soundbar for my new LED TV, after finding that the built-in speakers on my new TV were a little underwhelming. The soundbar was brilliant - good bass (both low and mid range) great treble and outstanding audio clarity too. After a few days I decided to take it one step further and purchase this subwoofer.

The beauty of this subwoofer is that it works hand in hand with the YAS-101 soundbar. Switch on the soundbar and the subwoofer comes on. Switch off the soundbar and the subwoofer turns off. Added to this was the fact that this was the only kit that I could find that worked with the TV's original remote control, as it effectively reads the on/off and volume down and volume up signal transmitted from your TV remote to control the soundbar/subwoofer - nice!

In terms of performance, the output of bass from this unit is just amazing! It has enough poke to fill a medium to large size room with rich bass, without sounding boomy or rattly at all. The unit is made from a mixture of wood and sturdy plastic so it is virtually rattle free and well made/designed! Some subwoofers that I have tried have been punchy enough to deliver low range signals but absolutely pathetic at producing mid range bass. This is the best of both worlds - which I truely appreciate!

Really pleased with my setup and could not ask for any better! 5 stars, without a shadow of a doubt :)
33 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 15 December 2011
I went for this model as I liked the idea of not having to place it on the floor so it annoys my neighbours below. The unit feels and is very well made and stylish. Setting it up is a doddle for your amp it comes supplied with the phono lead to connect it to your amp (it also comes along with a switching cable meant for yamaha amps to auto turn the amp off).

The Sound it produces is fantastic, things have a weight to them, for instance light sabers in Star Wars sound more menacing and deadly, the distant rumble of the spacecrafts engines make you feel like you are onboard.

There is also little to no vibration coming from the case so things are not going to annoy you by rattling or buzzing.

Highly recommended.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2013
Fantastic, sub especially for the price. I bought it due to its shape, quite often powered subs are a big cube and difficult to fit anywhere in your room. This is a similar width to a sky box and twice as deep, it fits snugly under my sideboard and produces a really nice deep sound. I've connected mine to an onkyo amp, I'd say the only downside to this sub is that it doesn't have an auto power on feature, you have to get up and manually switch it on, however you may not always want / need the subwoofer on so its swings and roundabouts really.

Definitely gets my vote, feels pretty well made, and looks great.

Gets the thumbs up from me.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2013
It's amazing how much bass comes out of this small unit that even fits under a side table. The clarity of sound from the YS-101 combination is just as satisfying as having a full home theatre without the clutter.

Those having trouble setting up this unit, chances are you didn't configure your sound bar to have the bass output to your subwoofer. To do this, put your sound bar on standby mode. Then press the volume - button & power button simultaneously.
Also make sure that you connect all the supplied cable from the sub to your sound bar and that's it. Enjoy!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 13 December 2008
ive got the YST-FSW050 and it is fantastic the size the sound all very good got it connected to the Yamaha YSP-600 with my panasonic 50pz tv all i can say you will be blown away with the sound 5 stars all the way
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 29 March 2014
The bass is good, deep but unobtrusive, as I like it. You forget it is on until you switch it off and the overall sound seems to lose a lot of depth. The form factor is ideal for me, also.

On the minus side, the "on" switch is manually operated, and it never switches off by itself, so that's a bit of a pain. You need a Yamaha amplifier to switch it off remotely. You'll have to put a remotely controlled power plug to avoid that inconvenience, or just get used to the continuous, although probably minimal, power consumption.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2011
I have just purchased this subwoofer and am very impressed with it. Although it is only the base model with an output of 50 watts the bass it produces is mind blowing. To top it all off the unit is extremely stylish and fits into my TV cabinet perfectly. To sum up I thoroughly recommend it to anyone in need of a sub.
33 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 16 January 2013
I bought this to supplement small Q Acoustics bookshelf speakers used with a Yamaha micro hifi. It took a few attempts to balance it to the main speakers but now it works a treat. recommended.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2015
For last few years I have been running a KEF Kube sub along side a KEF soundbar via a Yamaha AV receiver, it's a great sub and puts out living room shaking bass, but I'm in the process of re-organising my living room and the KEF sub is a little too obtrusive for the new look.

I spent a little time looking for a discreet sub, something that could be tucked away in my AV cabinet, and I found the Yamaha YSTFSW050BL. Dimensionally the Yamaha was a perfect fit in my cabinet, an inch bigger in any direction and it would have been too big for the space I had available. The sub looks good too, it's no longer hidden behind a sofa so it was important that it was attractive. The build quality is pretty good for a sub in this price bracket, even though it's facia is plastic, it feels like a quality piece of kit, and for it's small size its deceptively heavy.

From the beginning I was under no illusions that downgrading from my much bigger KEF sub would mean that I would have to sacrifice some of the meaty bass, and to a degree lose the quality sound that KEF produces, and I was right. The Yamaha sounds pretty good for such a small enclosure, but it's a little weak, if you want your walls to shake during action movies this sub may disappoint. When the volume on the Yamaha is set to 100% volume it is the equivalent to my KEF being on 25%. For general TV viewing it's fine, I can happily have it on all day as does most things reasonably well, but it does nothing spectacular, however I would much rather have this sub than have no sub at all.

There are couple of downsides though. Firstly, bass is supposed to be non-directional, but the bass emitted from the Yamaha is very directional, if you blindfolded someone and asked them to point in the direction where the bass was coming from, they would be able to do so quite easily. If you are going to buy this sub you need to place under, or right next to your TV, if you put it 2 or 3 meters away from your TV you will be able to tell where the bass is coming from, this would ruin the experience for most people.

Secondly, unless you own a Yamaha soundbar or receiver with a system connector jack, the sub cannot be put into standby mode automatically by turning off the source device i.e. the AV receiver, you need to manually push the power button at the front of the unit, this is a bit of a pain so I tend to leave it switched on.

Overall, it's a pretty impressive piece of kit considering it's price and form factor. It can't compete with full size subs, but that is the compromise you need to make when buying a discreet entry level subwoofer.
review image
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2014
I bought this subwoofer to complement my Yamaha R-N500 stereo receiver which, through my Sony floor standers is a little lacking in the bass end. To that end it does everything I could wish for and I now have a nice warm, rounded sound that was lacking before. Set up was easy as the amp has a 'subwoofer out' socket and like others I find that the volume control on the sub at about halfway is just right.

My reason for only giving four stars is that, despite the R-N500 having both 'remote in and out' connections, it will not switch the sub off when the amp is switched off. I am aware that this function works with a Yamaha soundbar and assumed it would work with my Yamaha amp especially as others have said in on-line reviews that it can be controlled by a Yamaha amp. I'm sure that the remote switching facility will probably work with a Yamaha 5.1 or 7.1 amp but if you are the owner of just a stereo Yamaha amp I would urge you to contact the manufacturer prior to purchase to check whether this feature will work with your amp.

Having said that I am happy with my purchase as an add-on to further my musical enjoyment although I would doubt that the die hard surround sound fan would find it powerful enough as I don't think it's going to rattle any walls. As far as remote switch off I have now wired the mains through a remote controlled multi way output block and now don't have to get up to power the unit on and off!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 19 answered questions


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)
  -  
Save On Subwoofers. Plus An Extra $50 Off Orders $499+!