Yamaha NS-1000 Loudspeaker Specifications

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Description: Three-way loudspeaker system consisting of beryllium-dome mid- and upper-range drivers and a cone-type woofer. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Power capacity (signal): 100 watts.
Dimensions: 14.75" W by 26.5" H by 12.75" deep. Weight: 68 lbs each.
Serial numbers of review samples: 10492.
Price: $950/pair.
Manufacturer: Yamaha Electronics Corp., 6660 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620. Tel: (714) 522-9105. Fax: (714) 670-0108. Web: www.yamaha.com.

Yamaha Electronics Corp.
6660 Orangethorpe Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 522-9105

mfsibbald's picture

The Japanese Yamaha firm, better known for its successes in motorcycle design than in audio design

...Not know for their audio design, I said what? Pardon? How heavy is the rock you have been living under?
Amps, receivers and turntables that are legendary...

Russell Dawkins's picture

I guess you noticed the date of the review - 1976?

Yamaha was not all that well known at the time in the North American home stereo market, perhaps undeservedly.
Almost certainly, JGH did not use a suitable amp to review these. The best apparently is/was the Yamaha B1, but I understand Yamaha used the Crown Macro Reference in development of these. They need a ton of good clean (rare) power. Tubes should not apply.

This is one of JG Holt's shabbier and most superficial reviews, I think.

audiom3's picture

My father still has a pair of these that he bought new in the mid to late 70s. They still work and sound great! I remember growing up and listening to how revealing these speakers were. I also remember them being a little light on bass. I'd hit the loudness button when I cranked up Metallica in the mid-80s. If I only knew better back then! duh... I also remember my drum instructor had the beat to 'The Immigrant Song' wrong as he was trying to teach me and I corrected him because I could hear the right syncopated beat on my dad's NS-1000s so clearly. These bring back a lot of great musical memories...