Yamaha

NS-700X

Speaker

Main Details
Maker Yamaha Brand
Function
Form Factor Bookshelf / Stand Mounted
Signal Path Passive Hardware
Made In Japan
Date Produced 1987
Dimensions
(H × W × D)
Weight 25kg
Frequency Response 28Hz-23kHz
Additional Specifications
Treble 3cm Amorphous Diamond/Titanium Dome
Midrange 10cm Amorphous Diamond/Titanium/Carbon Fiber Dome/Cone
Bass 31cm Carbon Fiber Cone
Sensitivity 92dB/W/m
Impedance (Nominal) 6Ω
Crossover Frequencies 500Hz, 4kHz
Power Handling 100W
Power Handling (Music) 200W
Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Enclosure Construction Particleboard

Comments

shadow997 posted 3 months ago:

Released in 1986, Yamaha’s NS-700X charged straight to the forefront of the popular price speaker class, its major selling point being its dome tweeter’s ion plated amorphous diamond diaphragm that achieved a hardness comparable to that of diamond. This diaphragm was touted as taking advantage of Yamaha’s unique LSI manufacturing technology, with catalogs saying, "The use of a high voltage ion acceleration gun to embed carbon atoms on the surface of the titanium that forms the diaphragm base allows the generation of an amorphous layer of high hardness," and with the same material used in the cone midrange’s center cap it was solidly aimed at high-fidelity playback from digital sources. The woofer utilized a high rigidity twin pure carbon cloth cone featuring two sheets of woven carbon cloth fixed at a 45 degree angle relative to each other. With a diameter of 31cm, its twelve fixing bolts were rarely seen in high-grade machines and certainly caught the eye. While meeting the requirements of a popular price speaker, the NS-700X gained a reputation for producing high-quality sound. But after just this model Yamaha withdrew from the popular price front lines and soon introduced to the world a new speaker completely opposed to the doctrine of "quantity."

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