The Yamaha NS-555 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker with dual 6.5" woofers, 5" midrange driver and 1" aluminum Dome tweeter, features Highly Oriented Polyolefine design for improved transient response, higher power handling and flatter frequency response. Magnetically shielded to allow placement near a TV without distorting the image.
Reviewed by 4 customers
I use it to enjoy myself in listening my best musics and songs I also use it when i watch telivision and movies.
I replaced some older Bose 301 I was using as my front left and right and, wow. These speakers completed my home theater system and made such a difference. I was not a big fan of the feet so I did not use them and put the speaker directly on the tile floor next to the home theater cabinet. Looks better this way in my opinion. In terms of sound I have nothing bad to say but to capture that deep base you will need a seperate powered sub but that is expected with these slim towers.
Being just a bit smaller than the NS-777 they hold their own in both Home Theater Audio and 2 Channel Analog audio. Match them up with the NS-C444 center channel along with the NS-333 Rear speakers and you have a very decent 5.1 Home Theater system. With the Black Lacquer finish they also look good and more spouse friendly. Match the speakers up with a good 75+ watt receiver and you will not be disappointed with the sound output. For the price it is hard to beat the audio sound produce by Yamaha.
Prior to purchasing the NS-555 speakers I had owned a pair of Dynaudio Contour 1.3 SE monitors, which sold for much more. I sold off most of my high-end in order to attend graduate school. I use the NS-555s in a two channel system with a Yamaha AX-592 integrated amplifier and a Yamaha DVD-S2700 DVD/SACD player. In a word this system is "phenomenal"! The NS-555s are not as good as the Dynaudios but they are probably 80%+ at 1/5th the price. They do so much so well that I am astonished at how reasonably they sell for. The fir and finish is very good, they are very well made! The NS-555s reproduce sound very accurately with very little boxy coloration. The treble and mids are very clean and clear, as well, the bass is taut, deep and clean with none of the excess boom found in "cheap" speakers. The Yamaha NS-555 speakers are the real deal! They can comfortably compete with designs at over twice their retail price. The only caveat that I will mention is that they have a moderately low sensitivity of 88dB 1W/m, this means that they like a fairly powerful amplifier. I would recommend a true 75-100 wpc to get the most out of these fine speakers. If you are considering these speakers I give them my very highest recommendation, they are worth every penny. They look expensive, but better yet, they sound expensive, smooth, suave and refined, amazing!