Yamaha NX-N500 in the Test

The Yamaha NX-500 takes music from a variety of sources — wirelessly, but also via optical inputs. How the active speakers pair in the test?

Yamaha MusicCast series is making rapid progress. Although the Japanese came much later with their streaming solutions on the market as top dog of Sonos. But they limit their extremely powerful system not on a few special streaming products offer an ecosystem that includes even their current receiver and sound bars, even automatic pianos. And they use their HiFi competence.

Other than the one box solutions from Sonos, which cannot be abstracted to stereo pairs, the NX-N500 comes from the outset as a couple, that is only meant to be. This is evident already when setting up.

Although the two speakers are largely the same, but the left box is free according to Orwell’s “animal farm” “slightly more equal than the others”. You acting as master, accepts the audio data stream via LAN or WLAN, converts it to an analog signal and forwards it over a balanced XLR Cable to the right box. In addition, a LAN connection between two speakers is necessary to ensure the synchronous control. The cables are included.

The left box contacted sources beyond the network. It provides an optical S/PDIF input for CD player and similar fossils of the digital age and has a USB-B socket, which makes it to the external sound card. For this, she picks up an high-quality 32-bit/384 kHz-D/A converter ES9010K2M ESS back, which supports native DSD 5.6 MHz. A professional ASIO driver provides low latency and high data rates.

Over the network, you can use data with a maximum resolution of 24-bit / 192 kHz. This is clearly more than is possible with Sonos: at Sonos, the 16-bit / 48 kHz system is limited. That’s not all long since. In addition to Bluetooth, the developers have integrated also AirPlay for wireless audio streaming of iDevices. Still a Bluetooth transmitter allows you transfer the music from the box on a radio headset to the unprecedented connectivity.

Also a small remote control is standard equipment for all those who don’t want to tamper with with the mobile. But of course, there’s also a matching app, which is mostly very easy to understand.

Almost like in the Studio

With their white membranes for the mid-woofer, the two-way speakers bring back memories to the brand Studio monitors, that sound engineers to verify their productions before the release to be compatible with radios and other small devices. The membrane consists of new advanced PMD as at the high-end Soavo models and has a diameter of 13 cm. The work above by 2 kHz leaves a 3-cm dome tweeter with a wave guide attachment to increase the dynamic capabilities.

Yamaha used particularly thick MDF board for maximum stability for the body. At the high-end models of the House trust the developers on triple fermentation on the edges of each plate. This bass reflex enclosure manufactured according to all rules of the art differs along with the professional look of the monitor the NX-N500 from the Sonos boxes, but also by the HEOS models of direct Japanese competitor Denon, where plastic sets the tone.

The rear electronics trays from metal with large cooling fins provide rest to the professional appearance. The message is clear: here comes an official active speaker for ambitious HiFi-stereo lovers, no fancy gadget for digital natives.

While the performance is sufficient for proper level, but really spectacular the manufacturer given the generous, machined from the solid heatsink not work: bass 45 watts sine available, the tweeters are 25 watt. Despite the separate branches of the amplifier, Yamaha manages only bi-Amping, use but no digital crossover. That would have made elaborate processing in the right speaker needed, while as the digital audio electronics in the left box was bundled.

Hearing test

The slip-up in the frequency response would have been more surprising. Sound everything was not so hot eaten but, as it has been cooked. The two compact two way speakers brought even freestanding placed on stands still a surprisingly broadband sound with relatively rich and very dry in bass. Although the peak coined in the Middle so the sound image, that the Japanese are reminded of the very direct older British boxes of Naim and Linn. And similar to the NX-N500 could look like this classic also times somewhat crotchety depending on the music and level.

In the heights, the Yamaha behaved completely unobtrusive. She grabbed neither exaggerated Jet shine on top, yet she took away from something. Apart from the fact that she pushed something in any case bright voices, there were over the construction of two ways to report only positive. She had a stable figure and peeled especially in the mid-frequency range details with great meticulousness from the thicket of sound – quite so, as you would expect from a monitor. With her had deeply in the music listen-is – almost as you would watch the sound engineer at the Studio over the shoulder when he turns at the controls of the individual tracks.

This has given a certain tool character of Yamaha: something that is so far very rare and intended more as background sound solutions of the competitors is they sound despite their small mistake in this area. Its flexibility will do the rest, because their fundamental virtues are retained even with Bluetooth.

 

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