YAMAHA introduces a number of new speaker lines stateside-->link

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  1. Geoff L

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    Yamaha being known for great AV Electronics, but unfortunately for (poor speaks "generally here stateside"), has a number of new speaks about to be released.

    BB will carry the EF-series, rumor has it.

    You can see pics of them and PDF-links to more information on each model here!

    Worth a peek anyway...[​IMG]

    Cheers
    Geoff
    Edit: Has any one listened to or seen the EF-line yet???
     
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    Man, that's a lot of new speakers [​IMG] I wonder how they'll compare...
     
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    kewl... reading the specs I thought I was reading about Klipsch! [​IMG] Horns and monster cables have been a Klipsch trademark characterstic for a while now.... Way to go Yamaha, but I doubt I'll be getting rid of my Paradigms anytime soonish... [​IMG]

    - Mike
     
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    Geoff:

    I don't know when YAMAHA posted their line of "NEW" speakers on their site, but 5 months ago I heard the Z1 receiver with 2 YST-SW1500 subwoofers, 2 NS-8HX as mains, the NS-C5HX center, and the NS-2HX for effects. Nice acoustics in this particular room.

    The salesman put a Diana Krall DVD, and the whole system sounded as beautiful as she is. Honestly, completely balanced from top to bottom - no boominess, no shrill in the top end, very neutral with powerful vocal reproduction. Wish I could tell you more, but it was a short audition. I was taking a friend to buy an "all-in-one" 5.1 system. Truly impressive for speakers that no one pays much attention to in the States.

    JaimeB
     
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    The top line high end Yamaha HX-line, has used horns arrays for some time.

    Very accurate & detailed speakers that are extremely well built. Nothing cheap about these speakers anywhere, inside or out. Their Price reflects it also.
    They are available in the US, but few know of them, let alone have listened to them.

    Most are familiar with the low end lines that BB and others have carried over the years. Typically the NS and under series.
    Bottom of the barrel as you might say and ~{Absolutely NO Comparison to the top of the line High End HX-line}~.

    With the 2 newest higher quality speaker series, hopefully more B/M-stores and E-tailers will pick the PMD & EF lines up. These look like they may have some real potential in the speaker market.
    Getting over that "Yamaha builds great AV electronics" but garbage speaker mentality that most of us are accustom to, is tuff... I'm guilty....:b
    This obviously comes from the previous low end lines that most of us have heard somewhere at sometime in our past.

    Don't quote me, but I read somewhere that the EF-777, the biggest tower in that line, is retailing in store at around 599.00. Thats pretty pricey for junk.[​IMG]

    Soon enough, user & possibly mag reviews will come around and we shall see what their made of.

    Cheers
    Geoff
     
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    Jamie

    The HX line has been out for awhile, they just introduced a few more speaks into that line.

    I personally have never heard them but have a friend that owns them and can't speak highly enough about them along with the YST-800 subs. Now the are making the 12" YST-1500 1000 or 1500-watt? sub...

    Glad you enjoyed your demo. But Yamaha can't build speakers you know, I've heard this for years! [​IMG]

    Regards
    Geoff
     

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