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Jason Wilcox

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I'm putting together a budget dorm stereo system so size is an issue. While looking for a small musical sub I came across the Yamaha YST-SW105. Does anyone have any opinions on this cheap sub?
 

Ches Campbell

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I would go over to www.audioreview.com and do some reading. From what I remember, people have rated them pretty low due to boominess, and distortion when turned up.
For budget subs, my favorite are Sonys.
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Chris PC

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My friend has the smallest Yamaha subwoofer. For the size and price, it works well.
 

Jason Wilcox

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I think I'll end up with it. I'm not planning to pump it up loud or use it for DD/DTS work. Just music in a dormroom. I'll be pairing it with n24's and a Marantz 2235B receiver.
 

Vin

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I think I'll end up with it. I'm not planning to pump it up loud or use it for DD/DTS work. Just music in a dormroom.
My first sub was a small Yamaha (YST-SW80) that I used with my old DPL receiver......I thought it was great! After upgrading to DD though, the Yamaha quickly showed it's weakness.....the dedicated LFE channel in DD/DTS soundtracks was more than it could handle. That was the first time I heard a sub bottom out and all I can tell you is it ain't pretty! :eek:
For your particular application I think it will perform better than the Sony (which has a tendency to sound boomy).
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John Garcia

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I have had a Yamaha sub for a few years, and I have no complaints about it at all. Very good bang for the buck, IMO, and highly underrated. I try to throw them out there when people ask for budget subs. :emoji_thumbsup: I'd opt for the 205 or 305 if you can stretch your budget a bit.
The Sony is a good sub, but for a little more the Yamaha is a better performer. The Sony is definitely boomy, which is not too bad for movies, but is not great for music.
 

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