Released January, 2001
The Pros:Magnetic shielding effectively blocks out all unwanted noise. Solid sound quality from bass to treble.
The Cons:Cord length isn't ideal for many desktop setups. Chunky satellite design takes up a fair amount of desktop real estate compared to modern speaker designs. Subwoofer is really big, heavy and clunky.
The Yamaha YSTMS55D is a 3-piece powered multimedia speaker/subwoofer system that delivers a total of 80 watts of power. Unlike others in the line, this speaker system has a USB plug and play architecture for easy installation and use.
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The design is a slant-baffle design that includes a headphone output jack on the satellite speaker, Yamaha's YST bass enhancement, and a total weight of 23.15 lbs. The individual output powers of the pieces are 20 watts per satellite and 40 watts for the subwoofer. The frequency response is 32 Hz - 20 kHz with a crossover frequency of 200Hz for the subwoofer and 12kHz for the satellites. The input sensitivity is 200mV, and the drivers are made of spruce, a material used in piano sound boards. The Yamaha YSTMS55D was released in 2001 making it a product that is difficult to find new. For someone looking for state of the art equipment it is better to look at the most recently released products.
- USB Architecture
- YST enhanced bass
- Magnetic Shielding
- Headphone output jack
- Slant-Baffle Design
- 80 watts total power
- 20 watts per satellite (1kHz, 4 ohms)
- 40 watts for subwoofer (100Hz, 5 ohms)
- Input sensitivity: 200 mV
- 6.5" multi-range spruce cone driver for subwoofer
- 3" spruce cone mid-range driver
- 3/4" balanced dome tweeter for satellites
User Reviews (2)
Magnetic shielding effectively blocks out all unwanted noise.
Solid sound quality from bass to treble.
Cord length isn't ideal for many desktop setups.
Chunky satellite design takes up a fair amount of desktop real estate compared to modern speaker designs.
Subwoofer is really big, heavy and clunky.
USB-only design bypasses sound cards capable of supporting 5.1 or greater setups, limiting speaker expansion.
Ugly retro styling doesn't look anywhere near as good as more modern speakers.
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