Product Comparison: Yamaha NS-SW300PN vs Yamaha NS-SW500

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General Specifications
About the Product
A design combining superior operation and beauty. Introducing Yamaha's new technology, Twisted Flare Port, for clear and tight bass. A subwoofer with a beautiful piano black finish and gentle curved front.
Optimal front firing type subwoofer to pure audio playback This machine, music-only "Soavo-900SW" to the subsequent front firing of Soavo series to get a high reputation as a subwoofer (forward radiation) the adopted pure audio optimal design type.
Key Specs
Power RMS
250 watts
250 watts
Driver Diameter
10 in.
10 in.
Size & Weight
14.4 in.
14.4 in.
13.8 in.
15 in.
16.5 in.
16.5 in.
39.7 lbs.
40.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Yamaha NS-SW300PN 20-160 Hz 250W Powered Subwoofer
  • Size and power is amazing, yamaha makes some of the best speakers and this one is no different.
  • Because of its weight, it no longer vibrates the floor like my previous sub did.
  • One awesome sub! I was surprised with its size and weight, but it was a pleasant surprise as this thing pumps out the bass at crazy levels.
  • It is a bit too big for my taste in terms of weight and size, but sound is good.
  • There is a drawback it's the size. This beast is HUGE so make sure you check the dimensions carefully.
Yamaha NS-SW500
  • Nice small size makes it a great option to fit just about anywhere.
  • I love the compact size of this subwoofer. Good bass sound without being overwhelming.
  • The sub's size allowed me to put it neatly in a corner so it isn't taking up any more space or drawing attention to itself.
  • I was fairly pleased with the size and "just enough" sound for a 15 X 15 master bedroom.
  • I needed a small subwoofer for a living room installation. This fit the location and provides adequate bass.
Amplifier Class
Class B
Min. Frequency Response
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
160 Hz
160 Hz
Sound Output Direction
What customers say about "Audio"
Yamaha NS-SW300PN 20-160 Hz 250W Powered Subwoofer
  • The sound quality is just phenomenal compared to my previous subwoofer. This just blends in so nicely with my entire system.
  • Rap songs with deep bass sound so deeper and warm than ever before.
  • This sounds amazing, the bass is smooth with transitions in music and movies.
  • Much better than the Polk it replaced due to frequent intermittent loud crackling sounds.
  • You won’t need anything else, this unit is incredibly powerful, the sound is amazing.
Yamaha NS-SW500
  • I have this sitting on the carpeted floor and it still provides enough bass for my ears.
  • The sub is well built and setup in a small room 12 x 15 with good acoustic, it sounds very good, nice and rich with acceptable lows, really not bad at all.
  • Great with music and movie effects. The bass is crisp with no rattle. Very satisfied...I highly recommend it.
  • For the size of the room, the sound is great and i only have it up about 60-70% of the way.
  • The sound is surprisingly directional. On average volume, can hardly feel it in the other room but it is very prominent from the couch.
Box Design
Phase switch, Bass switch, Power button, High Cut, Volume control
Volume control, High Cut, Power button, Bass switch, Phase switch, Auto power switch
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Twisted Flare Port, PWM Digital Drive, Dual Feedback Circuit, Auto Standby, Square Wire
Advanced YST II, Low energy consumption, Extensive use of high-quality components
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha NS-SW300PN 20-160 Hz 250W Powered Subwoofer
  • The high cut frequency dial is important. Since I have mine connected via LFE it will not use it and instead go by what you have the cut off frequencies set on your receiver.
  • It has adjustible frequency so you can introduce some mid-range if needed. Awesome for movies when connected to our entertainment system.
  • The switch on the back to select for movies/music actually made a noticable difference.
  • Easy to reach volume control on the front instead of the rear (as on the Polk).
  • I don't like that it has two bass modes. One for movie and for music.
Yamaha NS-SW500
  • Knobs and controls on the back are easy to read and offer a lot of control once you play with them a bit.
  • Don't let the size fool you, this still has plenty of punch depending on how you set it up and configure the volume and settings.
  • Take the time to setup your amp settings properly and this little Subwoofer will bother your neighbors.
  • The volume control and other adjustments are on its backside and since the speaker is up against a wall my settings have to be right because I don't want to get up and fiddle with the controls.
  • The volume control is completely gone, and the sub seems to have lost its mind and stays on a high volume I could never get initially, making it unusable.
2x Speakers, System connector, RCA in, RCA LFE input
2x Speakers, RCA LFE input, RCA in, System connector
2x Speakers
2x Speakers
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Yamaha NS-SW300PN 20-160 Hz 250W Powered Subwoofer
  • Awesome for movies when connected to our entertainment system. Flip it over to internet radio or simply FM channels and rumble the house with some music.
  • Have this Sub-Woofer is connected to an RX-A1050 Yamaha amp, NS-777 speakers and NS-C444 center speaker. Bass is incredible in quality even with not opening A1050's extra bass feature.
  • Unpack the unit, connect to receiver, plug it in, turn volume knob to 4. Place Lord of the Rings in the blu ray player. You will now be BLOWN AWAY...oooooooh yeah baby!
  • It's easy to connect, even with an amplifier/receiver that doesn't have a subwoofer output due to the speaker pass-through feature.
  • I had fairly high expectations for this thing and it beat all of them, the only down side is this didn’t come with the cord to plug it into my Yamaha receiver to join the rest of my surround sound system.
Yamaha NS-SW500
  • It has line in RCA jacks for both right and left channels, and also has a control to vary the upper cutoff frequency.
  • Connected easily in place of a defective speaker I replaced. Has a great auto on/off feature.
  • I have this connected to a Harmon Kardon Hk3390 receiver and On the back of the sub I set the volume 3/4 - perfect combination, super clear sound!
  • I have a sub output from my preamp so that is how I connect to it and it works just fine adding plenty of bass to my system.
  • If you've got a corner for this, though, the sound is tight, the connections are good, and I think it's a very attractive piece of audio equipment.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
499.95 $

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