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Yamaha NX-N500 Active Speakers (Pair) + MusicCast


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The Yamaha NX-N500 all-in-one bookshelf speaker is available in 3 finishes and allows you to stream music from your portable device as well as to other MusicCast multi room devices.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Yamaha Audio

Tech Specs


Bi-amp: 2-way powered speaker
Woofers: 13 cm (5") cone
Tweeter: 3 cm (1") dome

Network Section

Wireless: Wi-Fi, AirPlay
DLNA: Version 1.5
Resolution: 48 kHz/24 bit
Supports: 192kHz/24 bit, DSD 5.6MHz
Frequency Response: 54Hz-40kHz (-10dB)
Crossover Frequencies: 2 kHz


Version: 2.1 + EDR
Profile: A2DP, AVRCP 
Sink: SBC/AAC 
Souce: SBC


Analog Audio: Input 1
Digital Audio: Optical in 1
Other: USB Type B, Ethernet


Consumption: 45 W + 45 W
Standby Consumption: 0.2 W 
Dimensions (WHD): 170 x 285 x 222mm
Weight: (R) 5.9kg (L) 6.3kg

Product Description

Yamaha NX-N500 active speakers are based on Yamaha's classic NS-10M monitor speaker for studio quality sound on your desktop, an all-in-one speaker to enjoy the best sound from music streamed via your smartphone, online services, Mac/PC, or NAS drive.

MusicCast Entertainment

MusicCast is a new revolution in network audio, use all your MusicCast products together or separately, it’s completely up to you. Control it, all from one app, designed to be intuitive, quick and simple to use. Use a soundbar, a wireless speaker, an AV Receiver, HiFi audio whichever suits you best, mix and match then expand your MusicCast system as time goes on. All new from Yamaha, the MusicCast system brings everything to everywhere for everyone.

MusicCast employs a high-performance wireless network to deliver music and audio enjoyment. It can stream digital music content from your smartphone, PC or NAS to other MusicCast devices in your home. It can also share the music from external devices such as a TV or CD player connected to the NX-N500. Audio content from Bluetooth-connected devices can also be streamed to MusicCast devices in multiple rooms.

Hi-Fi Tuning Concept

Inheriting all the precision of the classic NS-10M studio monitor, the NX-N500 is a modern monitor that boasts musical expressiveness exceeding its class. By repeatedly evaluating the tuning of the left and right speakers at 2 to 3m audition position intervals, it achieves stereophonic expression that liberates the true feeling of the music. Smooth and immediate vocals, a sense of the body of the melody instrument, a solid backbone to the sound and high-density audio data.

This is Yamaha’s answer to the demand for powered speakers capable of handling hi-res sound. The power amplifier component, critical to powered speakers, utilises a discrete configuration analogue amplifier. It produces strong, expansive sound, all in a bi-amp system featuring a 45W woofer and 25W tweeter. By directly driving each unit individually, it produces powerful sound while maintaining the feeling of high S/N ratio.

Balanced Transmission/Connection

In principle, balanced transmission cancels the external noise that becomes mixed with the signal during transmission. In the NX-N500, all digital audio input signals undergo balance conversion in the L-channel speaker before being transmitted to the R-channel speaker. XLR cable is used to establish balanced connection between speakers. This approach thoroughly eliminates noise.

Nowadays you want to get the most from the music on your PCs and other devices, not just your audio system. Our concept is that speakers should produce real listening pleasure. An analogue amp with expansive sound. An all-new speaker unit for fully appreciating high-resolution sound sources. Featuring full-spec USB DAC, and compatible with Bluetooth, WiFi and other network systems.

Dome Tweeter & A-PMD Woofer

With a 2-way, 2-speaker configuration, the NX-N500 utilises a 3cm dome tweeter capable of handling 40kHz high bandwidth playback in order to reproduce the rich amount of audio information unique to hi-res sound sources. And by incorporating a thick waveguide it achieves smooth and accurate high-frequency reproduction. The woofer employs the same New Advanced PMD diaphragm used in the high-grade Soavo model. With deeply expressive power to its low frequencies and comfortably relaxed high frequencies that feel free of peaks, the NX-N500 triumphs over both highs and lows.

Rigid Cabinet Enclosure

The enclosure employs thick MDF with high rigidity to produce uniform acoustic characteristics, and features the total three-way mitered-joint construction traditionally used in Yamaha high-end speakers. Suppressing unwanted resonance and highly accurate, it helps ensure that you’ll hear sound with an outstanding sense of resolution.

High-Grade USB DAC

The NX-N500’s high-performance USB DAC is a full-spec PCM 384kHz/32-bit unit with support for DSD 5.6MHz native resolution. It is compatible with asynchronous transmission and can perform low-jitter transmission by using its own master clock, without being affected by the PC clock. It also makes use of an ASIO driver, it achieves lower latency and higher throughput and along with Windows PC compatibility, it’s also compatible with MAC OS Integer Mode, allowing 32-bit playback even in MAC OS.

Bluetooth Music Streaming

The NX-N500 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the NX-N500 to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.

Exceptional ESS 32-bit DAC

The D/A converter for the NX-N500 is the ES9010K2M from ESS Technology, Inc. not only its high precision processing of 32-bit audio, but also the ability to handle large amounts of audio data with full PCM 384kHz, DSD 5.6MHz native reproduction, strength in the low register, and high quality definition in the high register. Since the built-in D/A converter generates its own master clock, an original Jitter Elimination function is also included, permitting D/A conversion with extremely low impact of clock jitter.

Wireless Bluetooth or AirPlay

Enjoy music from your smartphone or tablet wirelessly using a Bluetooth connection. You can also use the convenient AirPlay function for wireless music streaming from an iPhone, iTouch or iPad. Even with music from your smartphone, the NX-N500 delivers powerful, high-quality sound. Use your smartphone or tablet together with the MusicCast Controller app to operate the speaker and change settings quickly and easily. The same Controller app functions as a remote control for all your MusicCast-compatible devices too.

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