Yamaha YST-SW315 10” 250 Watt Powered Subwoofer

MPN: YSTSW315
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Description
Yamaha SW315 250Watt 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Yamaha's SW315 offers 250 high-efficiency watts--enough power to deliver shattering, movie-theater-like bass effects. Full enjoyment of Dolby Digital and DTS surround sources requires deep, clear bass.
Quick Glance
Total RMS Power Output (4 Ohms) 250 W
Driver Size 10 in
General Features Subwoofer
Overall Min Frequency Response 20 Hz
Expert Reviews
Yamaha YST-SW315
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Oct 20, 2009

www.yamaha.com/yec/products/productdetail.html Product website "Yamahas YST-SW315 is a very solid performer, with a sound that is full and strong, yet very accurate. The YST-SW315 features a substantial 270-watt amplifier powering a ten-inch driver, and it can easily be adjusted for movie or music playback. The amplifier has a continuously variable crossover filter to let you use the subwoofer only for the necessary frequencies, and a phase switch makes sure that the signal is in phase with the rest of your speakers. Unlike many subwoofers, the YST-SW315 is magnetically shielded, letting it be placed close to a television monitor. The ten-inch long-throw driver is mounted in a downward firing configuration that provides an efficient use of power. There is a volume control as well, which is much more convenient than searching through menus on your A/V receiver to lower or raise the subwoofer level. The YST-SW315 has an automatic on/off mode, turning the unit ... PROS: (1) Incredible sound & bass (2) compact and easily hideable (3) very affordable (4) solid construction (5) 280 watt digital amplifier ... CONS: (1) horrible manual (2) 2 year warranty (compared to 5 years with many HT products) (3) only available in black

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Yamaha YST-SW315 Powered Subwoofer
5 Star Review   By member ibsmith63 - Apr 28, 2008   

Strengths: Thunderous Bass, Switch for whether you're playing Music or Movies and it looks great too.

Weakness: None that I can tell.

Recently purchased my second Yamaha YST-SW315. I've owned the 1st one for 3 years and when a 2nd smaller subwoofer I had broke, I immediately purchased another Yamaha. I now have one on both sides of the couch. It's like an EARTHQUAKE!! Highly recommend this sub for performance and Value.

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Excellent Sub
5 Star Review   By member dbruntz - Aug 29, 2007   

Strengths: Exceptional clarity, features, and packaging. This is an awsome sub, even compared to subs costing 4-5 times as much. I have had a number of different subs and can attest to its performance for medium

Weakness: None, unless you want a direct input n input that bypasses the high-cut filter altogether.

If you are looking for high-end performance and want to maximize your investment, this is the sub for you. This is ideal for medium-to-large sized rooms, has exceoptional clarity, and is relatively inexpensive.

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A good value for the investment. Look no further for a foundational element to your music listening and AV surround system.
4 Star Review   By member paulreagan - Mar 13, 2007   

Strengths: Good value. As far as subs go, this one is quite "musical" i.e., audiophiles use the term to describe good dynamic range and response rather than thump thump thump

Weakness: None really.

Look no further for a foundational element to your music listening and AV surround system. I use the Yamaha primarily for music listening. It's accurate and with good crossover control - does not flood your existing setup with muddy low end noise if you set it up properly.

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Great for the Price!
4 Star Review   By member chrisanddeanna - Feb 26, 2007   

Strengths: Really low,strong bass when playing music

Weakness: none yet

This is a really good sub for the price. You will have to move it around the room to find the best location for the best sound. I was a little confused at first on how to set the switches (there are 3) to make the stand by feature activate correctly. I had to read the instructions a couple of times, now that I have them set in the right position, the stand by feature works great! No problems with the sub coming on when there is no signal. I would highly recommend this sub!

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Yamaha YST-SW315 rocks!
5 Star Review   By member goldenage007 - Jan 26, 2007   

Strengths: Very musical. Easily tailored to suit most any application. Terrific for filling in the bass lines that are sometimes lost in large areas.

Weakness: None that I have found yet.

Although I already had 2 Phase Linear 400's pushing Kenwood 999Z's times four, the room was large, (18 by 30) and I was looking to add some additional air pressure. This sub did the trick. You can adjust it to only hit on the lowest frequencies and then how hard to hit them as well. Power on/off standby works flawlessly. Now I can listen at a much lower level. Before the sub, I had to bring up the power to get the bass line. Now I can idle the 400's pretty much and enjoy a comparable musical experience. When the need for speed hits however, the Yamaha performs very well right along with the rest of my gear and the place just comes apart. Like as mentioned in another post. If you are looking for earth shattering bass, this is not for you. If you want a sub that hits good and doesn't sound like it is ready to fly apart, can be infinitely adjusted and just fills the room with low end, this is for you. You can't go wrong for the money.

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Yamaha YST-SW315 Subwoofer
4 Star Review   By member skipinfl13 - Jan 19, 2007   

Strengths: Very nice throaty tones. Good feature set for the money.

Weakness: None noted.

I like the Standby Mode feature. Prevents from having to turn the power switch completely off. Also, you can see the status light from a distance and are able to determine when the system detects a signal.

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5 Star Review   By member garyguy13 - Dec 28, 2005   

Strengths: Powerful, good price for money, looks nice.

Weakness: none really.

It may be just me but I cant tell the difference when i change the phase from "norm" or "rev". I dont know what it does though. I like the high cut adjuster, sews the gap of low frequencies with my other surround speakers nicely. AWESOME when the THX part comes up in movies!!! nice frequency range that goes to the limit of human hearing. A must have for a good, full audio experience.

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5 Star Review   By member yennhb - Dec 12, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent

Weakness: Not yet

If you like a heavy bass, don't buy it. If you like soft music, it is an excellent subwoofer. The bass sound is fair enough for you to enjoy another sounds.

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Great subwoofer
4 Star Review   By member Artysmith - Nov 11, 2005   

Strengths: Adds floor-shaking bass tones to music and especially to DVD's

Weakness: Doesn't shake floors in other rooms. Manual does not specify what kind of cable would be best for hook-up. Refers to "pin cable", which I assumed is RCA.

I've enjoyed owning this subwoofer. It adds a bottom end to the soundtrack on DVD's and on CD's. It's a relatively inexpensive addition to my Yamaha RX-V2500 surround sound receiver and I got it for 40% of the price that I saw most subwoofers in the store.-

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5 Star Review   By member masoud555 - May 21, 2005   

Strengths: Powerful (250 W), no distortion and deep bass. Good price

Weakness: It is hard to find any weaknesses.

It is just what I was looking for and I'm really satisfied with this product. If you are looking for a subwoofer with high performance and a fair price as I was, this will definitely suit you.

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Yamaha SW315 250Watt 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Yamaha's SW315 offers 250 high-efficiency watts--enough power to deliver shattering, movie-theater-like bass effects. Full enjoyment of Dolby Digital and DTS surround sources requires deep, clear bass.
Quick Glance
Total RMS Power Output (4 Ohms) 250 W
Driver Size 10 in
General Features Subwoofer
Overall Min Frequency Response 20 Hz
Summary
Product Title Yamaha YST-SW315 10” 250 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Manufacturer Yamaha
Lowest Price $206.99 from Cascio Interstate Music
Power Score 4.3 | 13 Reviews
General
Category: Subwoofer Speakers
External Color: Ash Black
Height: 16.9 in
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Width: 13.8 in
Dimensions: 17" Height x 13.78" Width x 15" Depth
Class: Speakers
Depth: 15.1 in
Additional Specifications
Depth (Sub-Woofer): 15.1 in
Height (Sub-Woofer): 17 in
Total Power: 250 W
Weight: 41.90 lbs
Frequency Response Range: 20 Hz to 160 Hz
Width (Sub-Woofer): 13.8 in
Overall Max Frequency Response: 160 Hz
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Expert Reviews
Yamaha YST-SW315
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Oct 20, 2009

www.yamaha.com/yec/products/productdetail.html Product website "Yamahas YST-SW315 is a very solid performer, with a sound that is full and strong, yet very accurate. The YST-SW315 features a substantial 270-watt amplifier powering a ten-inch driver, and it can easily be adjusted for movie or music playback. The amplifier has a continuously variable crossover filter to let you use the subwoofer only for the necessary frequencies, and a phase switch makes sure that the signal is in phase with the rest of your speakers. Unlike many subwoofers, the YST-SW315 is magnetically shielded, letting it be placed close to a television monitor. The ten-inch long-throw driver is mounted in a downward firing configuration that provides an efficient use of power. There is a volume control as well, which is much more convenient than searching through menus on your A/V receiver to lower or raise the subwoofer level. The YST-SW315 has an automatic on/off mode, turning the unit ... PROS: (1) Incredible sound & bass (2) compact and easily hideable (3) very affordable (4) solid construction (5) 280 watt digital amplifier ... CONS: (1) horrible manual (2) 2 year warranty (compared to 5 years with many HT products) (3) only available in black

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User Reviews
Yamaha YST-SW315 Powered Subwoofer
5 Star Review   By member ibsmith63 - Apr 28, 2008   

Strengths: Thunderous Bass, Switch for whether you're playing Music or Movies and it looks great too.

Weakness: None that I can tell.

Recently purchased my second Yamaha YST-SW315. I've owned the 1st one for 3 years and when a 2nd smaller subwoofer I had broke, I immediately purchased another Yamaha. I now have one on both sides of the couch. It's like an EARTHQUAKE!! Highly recommend this sub for performance and Value.

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Excellent Sub
5 Star Review   By member dbruntz - Aug 29, 2007   

Strengths: Exceptional clarity, features, and packaging. This is an awsome sub, even compared to subs costing 4-5 times as much. I have had a number of different subs and can attest to its performance for medium

Weakness: None, unless you want a direct input n input that bypasses the high-cut filter altogether.

If you are looking for high-end performance and want to maximize your investment, this is the sub for you. This is ideal for medium-to-large sized rooms, has exceoptional clarity, and is relatively inexpensive.

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A good value for the investment. Look no further for a foundational element to your music listening and AV surround system.
4 Star Review   By member paulreagan - Mar 13, 2007   

Strengths: Good value. As far as subs go, this one is quite "musical" i.e., audiophiles use the term to describe good dynamic range and response rather than thump thump thump

Weakness: None really.

Look no further for a foundational element to your music listening and AV surround system. I use the Yamaha primarily for music listening. It's accurate and with good crossover control - does not flood your existing setup with muddy low end noise if you set it up properly.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great for the Price!
4 Star Review   By member chrisanddeanna - Feb 26, 2007   

Strengths: Really low,strong bass when playing music

Weakness: none yet

This is a really good sub for the price. You will have to move it around the room to find the best location for the best sound. I was a little confused at first on how to set the switches (there are 3) to make the stand by feature activate correctly. I had to read the instructions a couple of times, now that I have them set in the right position, the stand by feature works great! No problems with the sub coming on when there is no signal. I would highly recommend this sub!

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Yamaha YST-SW315 rocks!
5 Star Review   By member goldenage007 - Jan 26, 2007   

Strengths: Very musical. Easily tailored to suit most any application. Terrific for filling in the bass lines that are sometimes lost in large areas.

Weakness: None that I have found yet.

Although I already had 2 Phase Linear 400's pushing Kenwood 999Z's times four, the room was large, (18 by 30) and I was looking to add some additional air pressure. This sub did the trick. You can adjust it to only hit on the lowest frequencies and then how hard to hit them as well. Power on/off standby works flawlessly. Now I can listen at a much lower level. Before the sub, I had to bring up the power to get the bass line. Now I can idle the 400's pretty much and enjoy a comparable musical experience. When the need for speed hits however, the Yamaha performs very well right along with the rest of my gear and the place just comes apart. Like as mentioned in another post. If you are looking for earth shattering bass, this is not for you. If you want a sub that hits good and doesn't sound like it is ready to fly apart, can be infinitely adjusted and just fills the room with low end, this is for you. You can't go wrong for the money.

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Yamaha YST-SW315 Subwoofer
4 Star Review   By member skipinfl13 - Jan 19, 2007   

Strengths: Very nice throaty tones. Good feature set for the money.

Weakness: None noted.

I like the Standby Mode feature. Prevents from having to turn the power switch completely off. Also, you can see the status light from a distance and are able to determine when the system detects a signal.

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5 Star Review   By member garyguy13 - Dec 28, 2005   

Strengths: Powerful, good price for money, looks nice.

Weakness: none really.

It may be just me but I cant tell the difference when i change the phase from "norm" or "rev". I dont know what it does though. I like the high cut adjuster, sews the gap of low frequencies with my other surround speakers nicely. AWESOME when the THX part comes up in movies!!! nice frequency range that goes to the limit of human hearing. A must have for a good, full audio experience.

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5 Star Review   By member yennhb - Dec 12, 2005   

Strengths: Excellent

Weakness: Not yet

If you like a heavy bass, don't buy it. If you like soft music, it is an excellent subwoofer. The bass sound is fair enough for you to enjoy another sounds.

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Great subwoofer
4 Star Review   By member Artysmith - Nov 11, 2005   

Strengths: Adds floor-shaking bass tones to music and especially to DVD's

Weakness: Doesn't shake floors in other rooms. Manual does not specify what kind of cable would be best for hook-up. Refers to "pin cable", which I assumed is RCA.

I've enjoyed owning this subwoofer. It adds a bottom end to the soundtrack on DVD's and on CD's. It's a relatively inexpensive addition to my Yamaha RX-V2500 surround sound receiver and I got it for 40% of the price that I saw most subwoofers in the store.-

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5 Star Review   By member masoud555 - May 21, 2005   

Strengths: Powerful (250 W), no distortion and deep bass. Good price

Weakness: It is hard to find any weaknesses.

It is just what I was looking for and I'm really satisfied with this product. If you are looking for a subwoofer with high performance and a fair price as I was, this will definitely suit you.

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5 Star Review   By member Akra99 - Mar 6, 2005   

Strengths: One word "AWESOME". Low down, DEEEEEEP bass that you can feel.

Weakness: NONE!

Outperforms all sub's in its price range. And some at double the price. Compare other subs in this price range and above then listen to the 315. No one else gives you this performance at this price level. Deep, loud, and clear bass you can feel.

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5 Star Review   By member lawnmowing - Nov 13, 2004   

Strengths: Non-distorted DEEP bass.

Weakness: None, for the price.

I compared this item to all other units in it's price range before buying. I never listened to any subs before buying, but researched many reviews online. I ordered it from etronics whithout ever hearing the unit. This sub sounds INCREDIBLE for the price, and is probably worth double what I paid for it! I've owned 2 subs before, an M&K 10 inch from 1989, and and AudioSource 10 inch that' about 5 years old. This Yamaha sounds better than either of those units... deeper bass, and more accurate.

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