The Yamaha NS-555 3-way floorstanding speaker with dual 6.5"
woofers, 5" midrange driver and 1" aluminum dome tweeter,
Features highly oriented polyolefin design for improved transient
response, higher power handling, and flatter frequency response.
Magnetically shielded to allow placement near a TV without
distorting the image.
From the Manufacturer
The Yamaha NS-555 tower speaker is specifically designed for home
theater applications. The floor-standing speaker features a
three-way bass-reflex design appropriate for main channels that
incorporates a pair of 6-1/4-inch polymer-injected mica diaphragm
(PMD) cone woofers, a 5-inch midrange cone driver, and a 1-inch
aluminum dome tweeter. For improved imaging, the midrange and
tweeter utilize Yamaha's exclusive waveguide horns, which
significantly reduce reflected sound and increase the proportion
of directly generated sound waves reaching your ears. This
compensates for the lack of sound-absorbing materials on the
walls of most homes. The result is a clear and precise sense of
sound direction and placement that replicates the sound produced
in commercial movie theaters.
The NS-555 speaker boasts optimum sound quality by featuring
Monster Cable internal wiring among several components, ensuring
a clean, clear signal from the crossover network to the speaker
driver. To further maintain signal purity, Yamaha provides
bi-wiring capability, delivering separate +/- terminals for the
woofer(s) and other driver(s). The separation reduces modulation
distortion and improves sound quality. In addition, the speaker
is magnetically shielded, so you can place it on a TV or video
monitor without degrading the picture via stray magnetic fields.
The speaker comes with a matching speaker stand that provides
the solid footing necessary for full floor contact, enhanced
stability, and minimal vibration resonance. The stand is also an
attractive complement to the cabinet. The speaker's performance
is enhanced by its solidly constructed elliptical form cabinet
(with a high-gloss, black piano finish), which diffracts a
minimum of sound. The speaker also features a new grille design
and cloth that serves as an attractive and acoustically
transparent protective cover for the drivers.