Yamaha NS51 Series 5.1 Channel Speaker Package $788 (Was $1897) Pickup /+ $7.95 Delivery @ Harvey Norman, Domayne, Joyce Mayne

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Good price drop. Enjoy :)
Stack with HN Amex offer to reduce $50 price further.

Set up an immersive audio system in your home with the Yamaha NS51 Series 5.1 Channel Speaker Package and enjoy listening to your favourite songs, audiobooks, or podcasts with rich, full-bodied sound.

Key Features
The Yamaha NS51 Series 5.1 Channel Speaker Package comes with 2 Bass Reflec floor standing speaker towers with a 240W maximum power output and a 2-way design, offering powerful, high-quality sound.
With a 3cm soft dome tweeter and dual 16cm cone woofer, the NS51 Series speaker system’s front towers deliver sound with impressive depth and clarity.
This 5.1-channel speaker system’s front towers have a frequency response of 43Hz to 26kHz, so you get to enjoy listening to your tunes with sharp highs and clear mids.
Featuring an acoustic suspension centre speaker and 2 surround speakers, the NS51 5.1-channel speaker system delivers rich, room-filling sound with reduced resonance.
For producing crisp, punchy bass, the Yamaha NS51 speaker comes with a Powered Active subwoofer with 100W of dynamic power, a wide frequency response, a 25cm cone, and a twisted flare port design.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Hmm, any reviews or impressions from anyone here?

    • +21 votes

      After hearing many similar Yamaha Speaker packs in the past I assume this would be similar. It'll be a great, fun, 'all-rounder' set offering neighbour-annoying 'boom' for movies, 'doof' for parties and oodles of the usual Yamaha clarity at the upper-end providing well over the asking price worth of value for most. Just be aware that where most of these cheapie speakers fall short is on the more delicate stuff and that's what most 'audiophiles' end up spending the most on. Decent lows & highs are usually fairly easy to achieve but getting the mids just right then blending everything together for that seamless sound is where the big bucks really start kicking in and where this pack will struggle. Of course audio is always subjective so yeah, each to their own :)

      All in all a great value & well designed pack for the masses to enjoy for many years.

    • +4 votes

      I purchased what I think is this about a year ago but had a receiver too. Amazing sound which definitely won't disappoint.

    • +1 vote

      I had this and it was pretty awesome.

      I switched to a soundbar though because I wanted atmos and no wires.

      • +2 votes

        Maybe missing something but what would Atmos have to do with the speakers themselves? Wouldn't that be to do with the receiver?

        • +6 votes

          I think he/she means Atmos without wires. Some soundbars offer Atmos (I doubt it's the real thing though).

      • +8 votes

        Don't you need more speakers, not fewer speakers, for Atmos?

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          My atmos soundbar has 14 speakers but no wires (except power and sh woofer).

          A couple in the center, left and right front, and then sideways bouncing off the walls, and a few more up bouncing off the ceiling. Then there’s two wireless rear speakers which play forward and also bounce up.

          The sound from this speaker system is better for music and 5.1 but the wires were a real problem for my room layout so I never even had the rears connected.

          Most of the time I watch movies and for that the soundbar sounds great and good enough for me and the atmos mode is truly fantastic. One day maybe I’ll go back to a separate atmos system if they can come cheaply all wireless.

      • +8 votes

        Lol 'Atmos' soundbar. Yeah some phones come with Atmos too. This 5.1 kit would be several times better than most soundbars.

        No wires point at least makes sense though.

    • +1 vote

      I have them, I'd say really depends on the receiver. I have lower range receiver I think the RX-V385 and it is lacking in features and this affects the sound quality through these speakers with some things.

      Speakers themselves are great, clear sound, front/centre may be a bit lacking and bass isn't that punchy so those used to like Logitech crap would be disappointed.

  • +6 votes

    I've been keen to upgrade my sound setup and this one pricked my ears, though looking at Pricehipster this package ebbs and flows between RRP & $1000 pretty regularly. $788 is not bad though.

    Also of note for new players - this doesn't come with an amp which you're also going to need

  • +1 vote

    Stack it with 2 amex cards. Brings it down to 688.

    • +1 vote

      Noob question - What is this Amex stacking? Thanks

      • +1 vote

        American express or amex has a deal where you get spend x amount with a certain store and you money back. I think it was spend $350 get $50 cashback for Harvey Norman.

        The stacking part is if you are spending say $700. You get HN to split payments of $350 on multiple cards to get $50 cashback each amex card.

  • +3 votes

    I did some research and can certify this is a deal at the price, although I did also find you can buy this kit in Malaysia for AUD$520 but they don't deliver here.

    http://www.goshop.com.my/prd/digital/electronics/audio/tv/ho...

  • -3 votes

    Why does it only mention music and not movies ? Sounds suspicious.

  • +5 votes

    I have 2 of these systems set up at home and they sound great - 1 in the lounge and 1 in the dedicated theatre. Good features and works well. Plenty of low end, great high end. An excellent entry level system and they haven’t let me down yet. Would absolutely recommend, unless you are a complete audiophile and demand gear worth several times the RRP of this for whatever reason.

    The Amex stack is a bonus if you have a card.

  • +3 votes

    Got these for my parents in the last sale for their HT room. I have a similar Yamaha set from 10 years ago but 6.1 and it runs flawlessly still.

    Great mid range audio, with booming sound, which won't comapare to your Wharfdales but much better than a Sony Muteki or any sound bars.

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    Would this be a great foundation with plans to move to atmos in the future?

    • +2 votes

      Yes. Just add ceiling speakers or upward-firing speakers, and more bookshelves for the middle sattelites.

  • +2 votes

    Soundbar killer

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    Anyone know the subwoofer model number?

    • +3 votes

      The picture looks like it has no controls on front so it’s the base model. SW100. On/off switch at rear.

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        Spot on. I’ve tried to source another individually but have had no luck so far at any decent price.

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    I am planning to upgrade my sound system, dont have huge knowledge about sound systems. You think is this better sound system when compared to Bose 700 soundbar + Bass module? Currently I have Pioneer 7.2 AV receiver (VSX 922) with just 2 (Polk audio) bookshelf speakers.

    • +3 votes

      Apples & Oranges when comparing discrete, physically separate speakers to a SoundBar so this is very difficult to answer. For example, I love my SONOS Beam & Sub combo as it sounds fantastic, provides incredible virtual surround sound and ticks all the 'minimalist' boxes for our neat & tidy lounge room system… but I then sit in front of one of my very simple yet very capable 2-ch vintage Hifi systems and listen to music as pure, clean and untouched as I can possibly get it and whoa, it's mindblowing to say the least. I've thrown some very basic, very easy to find 2-ch vintage systems together in the past worth a fraction of the Bose gear you refer to but would blow it away when playing many types of music. Soooo many variables at play here including your expectations & budget which make questions such as these near impossible to answer sorry.

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        Got it mate, thanks for explanation. I think I will extend my current setup and may be try Bose setup in other living room.

        • +3 votes

          "…the other living room", haven't you done well :p Ha, don't worry about me… I'm just jealous as I live in a teeny-tiny 2-bed house and have no room for anything :)

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          and may be try Bose setup in other living room

          Don't do it

    • +2 votes

      Why not get a sub for your current setup? and/or
      Pioneer Floorstanding Loudspeakers Designed by Andrew Jones - Pair (SPFS52) (might have to check if your receiver can drive 6Ω speakers)
      https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/pioneer-single-floorstand-louds...

      It'd be cheaper and most likely be enough, if you're considering a sounbar setup.

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    maybe a silly question: can this system directly connect with my bluray player or smart TV, or do I need to buy receiver and amplifier etc.?

  • +4 votes

    '(Was $1897)' I refuse this statement.

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      When I bought my second system I used pricehipster as the reference, noted these had been even cheaper than the current price, and negotiated to somewhere just below the advertised rate of this deal. I agree that the RRP is a bit silly.

  • +1 vote

    Had an older version of this system, it was great. Sold it cheap to a friend who used it in 2.1 (with the amp) to run his engagement party of 100+ people. Really solid system, just needs an amp.

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    Leaning towards a Sonos beam to plug in to my new 65" LED. Convince me otherwise. Budget is $1500

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      See SteveAndBelle's comment above. It answers exactly this…

    • +3 votes

      Hey StrikingViking! Not sure why you're being negged… but anyway. It all depends what you want out of the resulting system. A SONOS Beam & Sub is extremely decent while consuming most of your budget and has the added benefits of neat, wire-free minimalism plus the obvious benefit of being part of a larger SONOS mesh throughout the rest of your house. This Yamaha pack is also excellent, just in a different way and once you add a decent receiver/amp it too will consume most of your budget. So yeah, both solutions are great it's just up to you as to what you want from it.

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    what would be a good receiver/amp for these?

    • +2 votes

      'Anything' will get them moving and make hella fun noise so if you only have a limited budget and want to buy new then just one of the many entry-level Pioneer/Yamaha branded receivers will do fine… but if you want to drive them properly then you need something that can produce decent amounts of power without distortion and of course that comes at a price. One major benefit of getting something better-than-entry-level now is that it would allow you to keep the Receiver and upgrade the speakers a year or three down the track but if you dont plan on doing that then just stick with a cheapie and enjoy the savings! I suppose it all depends on where you are in your audio journey and what you may have planned for the future. One example… if you're just starting out and have grand plans for a hardcore setup in a few years then just get these and a cheap receiver for now then upgrade the lot in 2-3 years time as the tech will be far more advanced by then anyway.

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        Thanks for this, and all your other very helpful comments in this thread!

        Just pulled the pin on a Yamaha RX-V685, is this a good AVR for these speakers?

        I'm also keen on ATMOS. Thoughts on upfiring? any recommendations?

        Thanks!

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          Yep, that's a nice 'affordable' Receiver with decent 'on-paper' specs ie. 90 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.06% THD, 2-ch driven) which means in the real-world it can output decent wattage (90W) across all frequencies (20Hz-20KHz) with very low distortion (0.06%) but that's only when driving two channels so will be less when all your speakers are cranking. Realistically though this is more than ample because a pure 5-10 Watts through decent speakers is enough to blow your mind! Anyway, I'm sure you'll love this and being a Yamaha it'll give you hassle-free performance for a few years at least.

          I'm no longer a Home Theatre user and ATMOS was only just coming of age when I dropped back to 2-ch systems several years ago however I personally think the cost of 'ATMOS' speakers is a load of BS! On closer inspection most 'affordable' ATMOS speakers I've seen look to be small, very low-end full-range drivers mounted in very thin, cheap & basic enclosures. This alone isn't a bad thing as it's all that's required for ATMOS however paying more than $100 for such low-grade gear makes me chuckle every time I see them. I'd be tempted to hunt down some super cheap old-skool boxed car speakers and just use them but hey, that's just me :)

  • +1 vote

    Are these the ones that come with the free crack?

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    I bought 2 sets off grays online a couple of years back for $350 each in which mine was 7.1 so got extra rear speakers. I sold a set a kept a set.
    Speakers are good and for full surround theatre rooms do the job, but also depends on ur amp. They can get loud without distortion and front 2 main speakers can get good bass.
    I have these paired up with a yamaha aventage 3060 9.2ch amp and have also upgraded main speakers.

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      I got a similar 2nd hand set for $150 (they looked almost new) many years ago, it was actually 6.1 set. It came with a Monster RCA cable for the sub, bonus.

      But I choose not to use the Yamaha front speakers are I preferred my previous hifi speakers, they were a set of Richter Harlequin speakers which I thought sounded much better.

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    The highs are really good and the sub is quite good but I am finding the mids to be unimpressive.

    On a seperate note, any experts on here can tell us what is the right hz to set the crossover frequency to.. 50 hz seem reasonable?

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