Summary: The Yamaha 8" does a nice job in hitting really good lows & puts out good bass (great for movies), but it has none of the bells & whistles of others in the price range - just an on/off, volume and one RCA jack (for a pre-amp subwoofer line).
VERY GOOD 'budget' SUB sounds better than the specs!!!!
Wm Z, Amazon
28 April 2009
Summary: Now I know why YAMAHA subs get the respect they do. I have a mid-size 4.1 stereo and depend on my ENERGY ESW-C10 powerful, subtle,fast, deep and strong. I found my bass to be accurate,but wanted to add a little punch. The opportunity to get this Yamaha sw012 camealong and I jumped on it.
Summary: Pleased with this compact sub, purchased a new townhouse and wished to downsize from the bulky 12" sub I had that took up too much space for my liking. Sub is well controlled and has no distortion of which to speak.
Summary: I purchased this subwoofer as a complement to my smaller stereo system in my bedroom. Since purchasing a streaming media DVD player for my bedroom TV, I connected my TV to my stereo for better sound and now wanted more bass/depth. This subwoofer delivers that very well for me.
Sounds good for home office setting, but disappointed in no auto-off feature
Todd Tucker, Amazon
27 March 2009
Summary: I bought this for a fairly large room that's both my home office and workout area. Puts out plenty of base for my daily listening but I can't say I'm taxing the subwoofer. I tend to play it at low levels. However, I've turned it up a time or two and haven't been disappointed.
Summary: I bought this subwoofer for our main living area. I have a big Onkyo 300W in our media room but needed something less "over the top" to complement some basic 6.5" ceiling speakers. This Sony capably does the job and puts out plenty of low end to fill out the sound spectrum.
Summary: Installed new electronics in my RV,removed an old Bose system and replaced it with a Denon receiver and used the Yamaha sub.Sound quality is very good for a small driver,only thing is the unit does not turn on,when it gets a signal,has to be manual turned on