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Yamaha-ns-6490.33289501
7.9 out of 10

Yamaha NS-6490

3-Way Acoustic Suspension Design with Magnetic Shielding 20c Read more

Great Deal: $129.95

Reviews and Problems with Yamaha NS-6490

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Overall 8
8.0

Sound good and look good

Edward P. Mcnamara, Amazon
16 September 2014
  • Summary: Make sure you check the exact dimensions of the speakers, if you're like me and just assume they're small bookshelf speakers, you might be surprised at how large they are. So far they're doing a good job, even after both having fallen 3 feet to the hardwood floor due to cheap speaker stands. I'm not an audiophile and ordered these to replace the tiny side speakers that shipped with my "system-in-a-box" from years ago. They certainly do a better job than those.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect poof - out the port

Fatweasel, Adorama
14 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I get a thrill at feeling the Poof comeing out the side port. The louder the Poofyer.I believe that the Active Servo System and sound dispersion is what sets this subwoofer apart from others. I kicked out my last "front firer" (second sub. used with RX-V675)For lack of thump, behind the listening recliner. Yah, I know how to live. Paid twice as much for it in favor of my now new YST-Sw012. We will see and hear a big difference when it arrives. I am sure of it!
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Overall 8
8.0

Excelent Performance

George Alfred "George", Amazon
24 March 2014
  • Summary: This bookshelf speakers gives a clear sound and great fidelity without distorsion, also at high volume. No need any subwoofer. If you have any sub, and wish to connect it, my advice is to set it for the lowest frequencies, up to 40 hz.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Value

Arthur Hoyt, Amazon
20 March 2014
  • Summary: While no one would mistake these speakers as first-rate for an audiophile, they do a good job without breaking the bank. I use them in one room, to listen to the rather eclectic collection of CDs I have accumulated. These speakers will do a good job for all but the most critical of listeners, better than the quality we have come to accept these days. Delivery was quick, and the items arrived in great shape. For the money, a good choice.
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Overall 8
8.0

No need for high priced speakers

Scott Thornburg, Amazon
11 February 2014
  • Summary: Recently took an unused room in my house and wanted to turn it into a "music" room. Wasn't looking to spend a bunch, but wanted good sound. After much research, I decided on these speakers, the Yamaha R-S201 receiver, and the Audio Technica LP60 turntable. For around $300 I have a very good sounding system. I've never heard vinyl sound this good. I could've spent MUCH more than I did.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price.

Alexis, Amazon
9 February 2014
  • Summary: Beautiful speaker with good sound clarity for the price. Sound quality: 3 of 5 Design/appearance: 5 of 5 Build quality: 4 of 5 Price: 4 of 5
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Overall 8
8.0

Considering the price, there is good value here. Bit bulky and surprisingly not much bass.

Mark, Amazon
14 January 2014
  • Summary: I run these speakers with a Yamaha VX673 receiver, a Yamaha C210 center and some old HTiB LG sattelites. No sub yet, as I wanted to see how these bookshelves handled the bass. I'm not big on bass and normally listen at subdued volume, but considering the size of the drivers, I was expecting a deeper bass (I know, it's enclosed, as has been mentioned). I've seen the reviews that bass was a bit lacking, but thought that with my taste, that woulden't be a problem.
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Overall 8
8.0

Recommended with some mods to improve bass.

tommyelliott592012, Ebay
2 January 2014
  • Summary: These speakers sound pretty good in stock form but even better with some mods. For more bass (a lot more) you can add two bass reflex ports (available from speaker parts stores) placing one above and between the mid and tweeter and the other below and between mid and tweeter. I found the mid and tweeter too bright and padded them down with several 5 watt cement resistors in series, adding 18 ohms to the tweeter (3 x 6 ohms) and 12 ohms to the mids (3 x 4 ohms).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Value, Good Sound!

"Corn Fed", Amazon
11 September 2013
  • Summary: The Yamaha NS-6490 3-way design has been on the market for quite a few years and, IMHO, for very good reasons. A listener who values a smooth, full and well balanced presentation and soundstage will be hard pressed to find a better speaker for the money. Have owned and listened to a goodly number of speakers since my college days of yore! These are on my personal "short list" of all around best and most versatile speakers for both music and video, regardless of price.
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Overall 8
8.0

SOLID CONSTRUCTION

ANTHONY PIZARRO, Amazon
11 September 2013
  • Summary: I'VE USED YAMAHA SPEAKERS INT THE PAST. I HUNG A PAIR OUTSIDE AWAY FROM THE RAIN AND THEY LASTED 10 YEARS, DITTO FOR THE PAIR I HAD BEFORE THEM. THE POLYPROPYLENE SPEAKERS SHOULD LAST LONGER AS THEY ARE RESISTANT TO MOISTURE. THE PLASTIC FACE SHOULD ADD TO THE WEATHER ENDURANCE OF THESE SOLID SPEAKERS. I LIVE IN MIAMI AND THERE IS PLENTY OF HUMIDITY HERE. IF YOU USE THEM INSIDE THEY SHOULD LAST A LIFETIME.
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