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Yamaha NX-N500 Active Speakers (Pair) + MusicCast


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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


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- Wireless: Wi-Fi, AirPlay
- DLNA: Version 1.5
- Format: MP3, WMA, MPEG4
- 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



- 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 are active speakers, based on the classic monitors NS-10M, that adorn sound studios throughout the world, and now you can have that studio sound in  home, on your desktop, a complete speaker system. Plus with support for MusicCast, Airplay and Bluetooth, allows you to stream audio signal from computer, tablets or smartphones irrespective of whether its a PC/Android or an Apple, or a network attached NAS drive.

MusicCast Entertainment

MusicCast is a new innovation in network audio, allowing you to use MusicCast devices in isolation or in synchrony with each other, the choice is yours. Plus, Yamaha have developed an intuitive app for you to control MusicCast devices. MusicCast products are being released all the time, so you can expand your system as time goes by, with the addition of an AV receiver, subwoofer, or a soundbar, whichever you desire, you can add and expand your MusicCast system. The MusicCast system from Yamaha, brings everything together, whether they are in the same room or not.

To work MusicCast uses a fast wireless network to deliver the signal and ensures pure sound enjoyment. MusicCast makes it possible to stream digital music from your smartphone, tablet, computer, or a network attached NAS drive, to your MusicCast devices around your home. It is also possible to easily share audio from external components, such as a Television or CD player that is connected to the NX-N500. Audio signal from Bluetooth enabled devices can be streamed to any MusicCast units, that could be located in different rooms.

Hi-Fi Tuning Concept

Inheriting the precision of the classic studio monitor the NS-10M studio monitor, the NX-N500 is a contemporary active  monitor that is highly expressive, being a top class speaker. Continual evaluation of the tuning of right and left speakers for 2 and 3 metre listening position intervals, it accomplishes stereophonic definition that allows the listener to perceive the true feeling of the music. The vocals on a recording will be presented smoothly at speed, you can easily hear out the individual timbre of instruments, plus it handles high-density audio data with ease.

The NX-N500 is a contemporary speaker that Yamaha have crafted for the modern age, a powerful active speaker that can happily handle hi-resolution sound. By utilising a discrete configuration analogue amplifier, the speakers have strong and expansive sound. Plus, the amplification is undertake in a bi-amp system, powering a 45 Watt woofer and 25 Watt tweeter, respectively. By utilising bi-amping and driving directly each speaker driver individually the result is powerful sound while maintaining the SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio).

Balanced Transmission/Connection

The idea with balanced transmission is that it cancels out external noise that can become combined with the signal during transmission. With the NX-N500, the digital signals undertake balance conversion in the left channel before transmition to the right channel. Plus the balanced connection between the speakers is an XLR pro cable, which thoroughly eliminates transmission noise.

For contemporary listening, user wish to stream from their PC or smartphones, not just your their Hi-Fi system. The concept for these speakers is that they should provide a real listening experience. The amplifier is analogue, for a true expansive sound. These speakers will allow you to fully enjoy lossless high resolution audio, and with a full-spec USB DAC, and fully compatible with Bluetooth, and using Wi-Fi.

Dome Tweeter & A-PMD Woofer

These speakers have a 2-way configuration, using a dome (3cm) tweeter, which handles frequency components upto 40kHz, to ensure the reproduction of high resolution audio is rich and with depth. The speakers also have thick wave-guides to ensure high frequency components are smooth and accurate. The woofer uses the same advanced PMD diaphragm that are employed in the high-end Soavo model. The result is that the low frequency components are delivered with deep expressive power, the high frequencies are presented in a comfortable and relaxed manner that is devoid of nasty peaks, so the NX-N500 wins over the highs and the lows.

Rigid Cabinet Enclosure

The cabinet is constructed from thick medium, density fibre board (MDF) which has been constructed with high rigidity to ensure homogenous acoustic character.  The cabinet joints are three-way mitered joints which are normally used in Yamaha's more expensive high-end speakers. The cabinet manages to suppress any undesirable resonance and being highly accurate, it ensures that you will hear sound, with an amazing resolution.

High-Grade USB DAC

The NX-N500 features a high-performance full-spec USB DAC, PCM 384kHz at 32-bit, supporting DSD 5.6MHz resolution. Asynchronous transmission compatible, performing low-jitter transmission from having its own master clock, and therefore it is unaffected by the computer clock. Also by using an ASIO driver, it has low latency and high throughput.  The DAC is both Windows PC and MAC compatible (Integer Mode), allowing 32-bit playback even in MAC OS.

Bluetooth Music Streaming

Featuring the latest in Bluetooth technology, the NX-N500 ensures wirelessly operated the speakers is simple and convenient. Also, you can stream the audio from the NX-N500 to Bluetooth enabled headphones for personal listening or to any Bluetooth speakers.

Exceptional ESS 32-bit DAC

The DAC fitted with the NX-N500 is from ESS Technology, Inc which is a ES9010K2M high precision processor handling of 32-bit data, but also the ability to handle large amounts of audio data in full PCM 384kHz, DSD 5.6MHz native reproduction, which reveals the power of the low frequencies, and high quality clarity with the high frequencies. Since the DAC has its own master clock, with a Jitter Elimination function, the signal will not suffer impact of clock jitter.

Wireless Bluetooth or AirPlay

By using a Bluetooth connection, you can easily steam your music collection from either your smartphone or tablet. 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. You can use a smartphone or tablet, with the MusicCast app to access the speaker setting and operate them. The same app functions as a remote control for MusicCast devices.

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