Summary: I had been shopping for a great low in sound for a small stereo system in a confined area. I wanted my cake and eat it to. I got it in the Yamahah YST-FSW100. The beauty of its slim line design couple with the great bass sound, gave me everything I was looking for in a small subwoofer. I highly reccomend this item for the aprtment or town home lifestyle.
Summary: great small woofer for the $$. defined bass, fills up our 17 x 35 foot room nicely with a 5.1 in-wall system, onkyo receiver. have only tried music, not movies. caveats: I am a 40-something white male who doesn't bang my head against the wall. I probably would have gone a bit bigger but wanted room for it on a narrow shelf. Gets great reviews at CNET tho for being more than a boom boom box ...and they are right! Got mine on e-bay for $80...can't beat that either.
Summary: My rating is based on use of this subwoofer with the Yamaha soundbar. As noted by others it will not rattle your house. However, it is a good performer for a small to medium-sized room. I am using my YST-FSW100 with a Yamaha YSP-3050 soundbar. The subwoofer is thin, tucks in next to the wall unit on which the soundbar is located, and it not as noticeable as the cube subwoofers.
Summary: I have a full 7.1 system with floor standing JBLs and built in speakers in another room, but my wife did not want a full system in the family room so we purchased a digital sound projector (Yamaha YSP 3000), otherwise known as a sound bar. This small sub wofer is adequate when paired with the sound bar, but lacks the power to be paired with a full system. If used for it's designed for, sound bar compliment, it's a great piece of equipment.
Pros: Attractive Design, Crisp Sound, Easy To Connect, Great Sound Quality, Powerful
Summary: What this subwoofer is great for: If you are looking for compact subwoofer that you can hide in a corner, but still get great bass from to fill in the low end of your favorite movie's sound effects, this is it. The bass out of this subwoofer is tight and clean. It is perfect for a master bedroom, small media room, or even the living room. For the small outlay of cash for this sub, it’s a great buy.
Summary: I have tested this with Yamaha YSP-800 and YSP-1100 digital sound projectors. Yamaha YST-FSW100 perfectly adds "ooomph"s and "thud"s to the Yamaha's YSP series digital sound projectors. I'm very happy with it.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Connect, Great Sound Quality, Powerful