This centre speaker provides absolutely clear vocals and dialogue from high resolution sound sources.
The 13 cm (5”) woofers adopts the new A-PMD with a paper cone upgraded for the reproduction of high resolution sound. The use of a large ferrite non-shielded magnet ensures high drive power that provides prodigious bass volume. By utilizing high quality parts such as a high rigidity aluminum diecast frame that dampens resonance, it reproduces bass with a deep sense of scale, achieving both power and speed, leaking out of the speaker cone. This means the full power of the waves is forced out through the air port, resulting in clear, powerful bass.
The 3 cm (1”) dome tweeter is made of aluminum for both hardness and responsiveness, uses a neodymium magnet. It delivers sound that links the medium and high ranges with natural smoothness and transparency. Firmly integrating the diaphragm and voice coil and using a thick surround material increases the sound density and resolution in the high range. With a heavy aluminum diecast tweeter plate that minimizes unwanted resonances and an extremely fine mesh grill that provides ideal sound dissemination, it faithfully reproduces dense sound atmospheres and nuances from high resolution sound source.
The design of the cabinet is of course extremely important if the aim is to create a speaker with superior reproduction capabilities. The goal was to reduce standing waves to ensure highest accuracy, as well as to provide a full, three-dimensional sound with an awesome feeling of depth. The solution was to design a cabinet with non-parallel surfaces. Another important point is the three-way mitered construction of the cabinet joints, achieved thanks to Yamaha’s excellence in woodworking. This technique ensures extremely tight joints so the entire cabinet behaves as a single unit, providing tight, powerful and accurate bass reproduction.
A diecast aluminum tweeter plate isolates the tweeter from cabinet vibration and provides a solid attachment for the tweeter unit. This prevents incidental movement, helping to ensure that the high range sound is clear and transparent, with no coloration.
The crossover networks employ the highest quality parts, including Solen metalized polypropylene capacitors and large iron-core coils with carefully selected wire. All parts are connected by directly soldering each one individually, instead of using printed circuit boards, further contributing to the rich and vivid sound. Finally, meticulous sound tuning ensures optimum transitions between drivers for smooth and natural sound across the entire frequency range.
The original and beautiful form was designed by Toshiyuki Kita, an internationally famous product designer. The real wood veneer with luxurious piano finish presents an elegant appearance for any home theater.
The glossy, lustrous finish is applied using the same techniques developed by Yamaha over many decades of manufacturing beautiful grand pianos. It provides a perfect visual complement to the smooth, rich sound you enjoy from the speakers.