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Yamaha NS-SW1000

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Retail Price: $2,499.95


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Introducing the completely and beautifully evolved Yamaha premium subwoofer. Delivering uncompromised performance and preserving every detail, the NS-SW1000 adds dramatic richness to your audiophile grade audio system. Reminiscent of a Yamaha grand piano, the gloss black finish adds a touch of elegance to any living space.


  • 1,000 watt digital power amplifier with a high current MOSFET discrete output stage
  • Unique Twisted Flare Port produces clear and tight bass
  • Three-way mitered construction joints
  • Optimally designed semi-pressed paper cone with Kevlar® fibers
  • Yamaha Advanced YST II for accurate bass response
  • Large 12" woofer with double magnet and double damper
  • System control and auto standby

1,000 Watt Digital Power Amplifier with a High Current MOSFET Discrete Output Stage


The NS-SW1000 is powered with a 1,000 watt digital amplifier featuring the all-new Yamaha DP200 digital amplifier IC and a high current MOSFET discrete push-pull output stage. Meticulous sound tuning includes the use of a luxurious triple-wound litz wire, high-capacity output coil and capacitors designed for high performance audio.

Unique Twisted Flare Port Produces Clear and Tight Bass


The Twisted Flare Port takes advantage of extensive subwoofer development experience. The flared, gently twisting shape diffuses the vortex of air generated around the edge of the port, creating a smooth flow of air. This reduces extraneous noise not present in the original input signal and provides clear, accurate low frequency.

Built for Powerful, Accurate Sound Reproduction with an Innovative Cabinet Design


Thanks to excellence in woodworking, Yamaha designed the cabinet of the NS-SW1000 with three-way mitered construction joints. This technique ensures extremely tight joints so the entire cabinet behaves as a single unit, providing tight, powerful and accurate bass reproduction. The cabinet employs a heavy bass reflex enclosure constructed of thick 36 mm MDF (medium-density fiberboard) on the baffle sides and 25 mm MDF on the other sides. The strong anti-resonant structure with cast-iron legs and a front-firing woofer deliver uncompromised sound perfect for any high-end audio system.

Optimally Designed Semi-pressed Paper Cone with Kevlar® Fibers


The specially designed woofer diaphragm is semi-pressed paper incorporating Kevlar fibers for strength and optimal internal losses. Developed specifically for this model for peak performance.

Yamaha Advanced YST II For Awesome Deep Bass


For accurate bass response, the NS-SW1000 features Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II. This proprietary technology dynamically compensates for the negative effects of speaker impedance to maintain excellent control and perfect linearity for superior sound quality.

Large 12" Woofer with Double Magnet and Double Damper


To achieve long-stroke drive with its superior linearity, the NS-SW1000 uses a 12" woofer unit with a strong, flexible drive system employing two stacked large diameter ferrite magnets and a double damper with an air vent. The frame is high strength aluminum die cast to suppress unwanted resonance even at high volume, making it possible to reproduce delicate tonal nuances.

System Control and Auto Standby


The system control terminal can be linked to the amplifier power to automatically turn the power on and off. There is also an Auto Standby Function: if no signal is input from the amplifier for a fixed period, it automatically switches to the standby state, and when a signal from the amplifier is detected, power turns on automatically.



Driver 12” cone
Output Power 1,000 W
Frequency Response 18–160 Hz
Advanced YST Advanced YST II
Twisted Flare Port Yes
Auto Standby Yes
Standby Power Consumption 0.3 W
System Connector Yes
Bass Action Selector Switch Yes
Phase Control Yes
Aluminum Front Panel Yes
Power and Volume Switch Yes (front panel)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-3/8” x 18-3/16” x 20-5/8”
Weight 90.4 lbs.


Advanced YST

Advanced YST

Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology (Advanced YST) is a unique system in which the speaker and amplifier work together to cancel out impedance so the speaker unit has a perfectly linear motion. Advanced YST helps to ensure the highest levels of sound pressure and overall performance.



Compared to a conventional port, the Twisted Flare Port reduces air turbulence noise, contributing to clear and accurate low frequency reproduction. The flared and gently twisted shape evenly diffuses the air flow through the port.


System Bass-reflex
Orientation Front-firing
Amplifier Power (RMS) 1000 Watts
Amplifier type Class D
Frequency Response +/-3dB 18-160 Hz
Max in-room SPL No
Impedance na
Driver Size 12-inch
Woofer 12" cone with Kevlar fibers
Port Yes
Passive radiator(s) No
Speaker Level Inputs Yes
Speaker level inputs Binding post
Speaker level outputs Yes
Line level input(s) RCA LFE + Stereo
Line level output(s) No
Balanced inputs No
Phase control 0/180 switch
LP Crossover Frequencies 40-140 Hz
LP Crossover Type Variable
Wireless No
Height (inches) 18-3/16"
Width (inches) 17-3/8"
Depth (inches) 20-5/8"
Enclosure MDF
Grille Plastic
Weight (lbs) 90.4 lbs
Color Gloss black


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