Yamaha YST-SW216 Front Firing 100W Powered Subwoofer, Advanced YST II Technology, High-Density MDF Cabinet, Black


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About Yamaha YST-SW216

Ideal for generating the tight, visceral bass that is so vital to the home theater experience, the Yamaha YST-SW216 10-inch, Performance Series, Powered Subwoofer will complement any system configuration. In conjunction with smaller, bookshelf-type speakers, it extends the system capability for true full-range frequency response.

With large, floor-standing speakers, the subwoofer helps shoulder the burden of reproducing low-frequency information. Port-tuned and slot loaded, it utilizes a 10" long-throw woofer and powerful 100W amplifier for room shaking reproduction, crushing power and quick, tight bass. Standard features include high and low cut filters and an input level control.

The Yamaha YST-SW216 is commonly used for Basic systems, Home, Home theater, Large rooms, Smaller rooms / apartments and more.The Yamaha YST-SW216 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Audiophile, Movie enthusiast, Practical, Pro audio / DJ / mixing, Tech savvy among others.The Yamaha YST-SW216 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Yamaha YST-SW216: Attractive, Easy to mount, Easy to set up, Good power output and Great sound quality

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to set up (28),Great sound quality (25),Good power output (24),Attractive (20),Easy to mount (11)
Heavy / bulky (3)
Best Uses:
Home theater (26),Home (19),Basic systems (18),Large rooms (11),Smaller rooms / apartments (10),Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Audiophile (14),Movie enthusiast (13),Tech savvy (12),Practical (9),Technically challenged (3)

Yamaha YST-SW216 Features

  • Advanced YST II (Yamaha Active Servo Technology II)
  • Front-Firing Active Subwoofer
  • Linear Port for Minimizing Extraneous Noise
  • 10" Long-Stroke Cone Driver with Magnetic Shielding
  • High 100W Dynamic Power
  • 25-180Hz Low Frequency Response
  • Selectable High-Cut Filter
  • High-Density MDF Cabinet

Yamaha YST-SW216 Specifications

Advanced YST Technology
Advanced YST II
Multi-Range Driver
10" Cone
Magnetic Shielding
High Cut Filter
40 - 140 Hz
Frequency Response
25 - 180 Hz (-10 dB)
Dynamic Power
Dimensions (W x H x D)
13-3/8" x 13-3/8" x 15-3/16"
28.7 (lbs.)

Yamaha YST-SW216 Reviews

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(based on 29 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Big dollar sound!

I bought this for my bedroom system. Smaller room. I am running Advent Baby II's for front main's and this perfectly compliments them. Plenty of punch. Very surprising for [$].

Reviewed by 29 customers


Great Product-Great Price


from Arkansas

I couldn't believe the difference this subwoofer made in our home audio system. Really improved the sound!


Excellent Sub


from Benicia,Ca  -  Pro Audio / DJ

Money well spent!




from La.

I use this product for home theater surround sound.




from long Beach, CA  -  Technically Challenged

Sound bar should have a 110v outlet to power the subwoofer. Then it would only be on when the bar is used

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Sound at a Really Good Price


from Springfield VA  -  Tech Savvy

Great boom for the buck! Purchased to go with my new Yamaha RX-V475BL AV receiver and bookshelf speakers (Klipsch). Puts out a great sound to fill in the gaps below 100 Hz. Volume control gives you as little or as much bass as you want.


A good quality sub woofer.


from CHICAGO ILLINOIS  -  Movie Enthusiast

This unit is used with surround sound system and works perfectly with the ease of install.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best bang for the buck in the market


from Jacksonville Beach, FL  -  Audiophile

Great piece. Has the looks and the guts of subwoofers twice its price. I have a A/V store and sell them like hot cakes. In fact, I believe Yamaha has the best user friendly lineup in the business. Keep it up!!


Really great!


from Fort Wayne, IN  -  Tech Savvy

I use it with my Sonar X3b DAW. Works very well and add a new dimension to the mix.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Better than my older bigger YST-SW216


from jacksonville, florida  -  Tech Savvy

This unit is part of my home theater system and works great with some fairly large/expensive floor standing Infinity Speakers and Yamaha receiver. My old subwoofer broke after 10 years, so this was a perfect replacement at 1/2 the price of my prior subwoofer. If you do side-by-side comparisons with other more expensive subwoofers you will hear the difference. Definitely a BUY.


Bang for the buck


from Terre Haute, Indiana  -  Movie Enthusiast

I use this with a Yamaha 673 and it works great. The bass is there when it is supposed to be. no noise even at higher volumes. Can rattle the windows if you choose to do that.


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Questions about this item:

daniel h  do i need a receiver to use thi sub.????
YUAN K  Yes, you will need a receiver with a sub-woofer output to use this.
daniel h  first of all thank you so much . another kwik question, at least how many watts on the receiver????
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