Yamaha's compact NS-AW150 bookshelf speakers provide an affordable way to enjoy your music or television programming on a deck or under a porch. You can bring them in during the cold months and set them up indoors, too: their high build quality and good sound lend them equally well to two-channel indoor listening.
The speakers, which are sold as a pair, each use a 6.5-inch high-compliance, polypropylene, mica-filled woofer and .5-inch PEI dome tweeter. The drivers are optimized for high rigidity but low mass, giving them reasonably high sensitivity (80 dB with 2.83V at 1 meter), another way of saying modest amplifiers won't have much trouble driving them. Their acoustic-suspension cabinets are sealed to prevent undue resonance or tubby, tuneless bass, which often results from low-cost ported designs.
With a nominal impedance of 6 ohms, the speakers will work nicely with amplifiers up to 35 watts per channel, nominal, or 120 watts, peak power. They boast a frequency response of 80 to 40,000 Hz (+/-3 dB), giving you decent bass output for their compact size and unusually extended high-frequency response for your most demanding digital media. For indoor use, you may want to augment their performance with a subwoofer to deliver deeper and more powerful bass; be sure to select one with a variable crossover so you can tailor its upper frequency to effectively "take over" at the point of the NS-AW150s' lowest deliverable frequency.
The speakers are magnetically shielded, so you can place them on or near a TV or video monitor without fear of picture degradation from their magnetic fields. Five-way binding posts simplify connection with several different terminations of speaker cable (including banana plugs) and the NS-AW150s even come with two lengths of cable to get you started.
While you wouldn't want to leave the speakers exposed on, say, the deck of a boat, they are water resistant and designed to withstand light wind and rain--a benefit of their sealed enclosures and rugged metal grilles. The speakers come with mounting bases and brackets.
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Installed these on my back patio so that it is possible to go from inside to outside and hear the same music. They were a snap to install and look pretty good under the eaves of the house. I am delighted with their sound and am very happy with these speakers.
We use these indoor for our large television in the family room. Really makes a great difference on the sound quality of our programs. Very good speakers and look terrific too.
We entertain outdoors in the summer. I now have great sound from hot tub to outdoor kitchen. Looking to add two more sets. Great Price and quality sound.
Backyard speakers work great!!
Great sound and good looking.
These replaced Audio soured speakers I had. These are better and the sound is much improved.
I use these speakers outside on my porch and deck. The porch is 8x31 and the deck is 16x31 and the sound is terrific no matter where I am sitting. The price was great and I can find no issues (and I am someone who is not easily satisfied.
These speakers replaced a 15 year old pair of "realistic" outdoor speakers. They did the job, but barely. The Yamahas ROCK! They're plenty loud enough for the deck and back yard, and have great highs and decent bass. I heard alot of people complain or mention the bass...I think it's fine for my needs. I would recommend to anyone
I use these speakers in my garage and they sound good.The speakers have more base than I would like but I have a tin ear.All in all the spaeker were a good buy and work well.
I mounted it in my waiting room - the best sound for the best price.