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Yamaha NX-N500 Active Speaker (Pair) + MusicCast
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Product Description

Equipped with the amplifier network functionality, the Yamaha NX-N500 all-in-one bookshelf Hi-Fi speaker lets you enjoy the best in sound whether from smartphone, streaming services, PC, NAS or TV audio.

MusicCast Expands Entertainment Possibilities

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.

Precision + Musicality is the HiFi 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.

Discrete Configuration Analog Amp + Bi-Amp Drive

The power amplifier component, critical to powered speakers, utilizes a discrete configuration analog 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 and Balanced 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.

The New Standard in Powered Speakers

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 analog 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.

3cm Dome Tweeter and A-PMD 13cm Woofer Unit

With a 2-way, 2-speaker configuration, the NX-N500 utilizes 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 Enclosure Suppresses Unwanted Resonance

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 for High Res Reproduction

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 Output for Convenient 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.

Exceptionally High Performance ESS 32-bit DAC

The D/A converter for the NX-N500 is the ES9010K2M from ESS Technology, Inc. not only itshigh 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 Music Streaming via 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.

Easy setup with your smartphone or tablet

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.

 

Tech Specs

Type

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
Format: MP3, WMA, MPEG4 AAC, WAV/FLAC/AIFF
Resolution: 48 kHz/24 bit
Supports: 192kHz/24 bit, DSD 5.6MHz
Frequency Response: 54Hz-40kHz (-10dB)
Crossover Frequencies: 2 kHz


Bluetooth

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


Connections

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


Power

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

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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