Yamaha NX-N500


Yamaha NX-N500

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Powered MusicCast Wireless Bookshelf Speakers
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Inheriting the precision of the classic NS-10M studio monitors, 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 2-3 meter audition position intervals, it achieves stereophonic expression that liberates the true feeling of the music.
MusicCast wireless multiroom audio support
Bluetooth?, built-in Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct for wireless music streaming
DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 384 kHz / 32-bit, Apple? Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
192 kHz / 24-bit optical digital input for connecting to a TV
ESS 32-bit D/A converter
Discrete analog amplifier and bi-amp drive reproduces music with lively dynamism
Balanced signal transmission thoroughly eliminates sound quality degradation due to noise
1″ dome tweeter and A-PMD 5″ woofer unit for high-resolution playback
Rigid enclosure specially designed to suppress unwanted resonance

MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly with playback controlled by a simple app. Start with a MusicCast capable AV receiver in your main entertainment room for the ultimate home theater experience, then add MusicCast speakers, sound bars or Hi-Fi components in other rooms wirelessly.?

All Your Content

MusicCast allows you to access your digital music library, streaming music services and Internet radio, as well as Bluetooth? sources, your TV sound and external sources attached to your AV receiver, such as a Blu-ray disc player or CD player.?

Precision Plus Musicality – This Is the Hi-Fi Tuning Concept

Inheriting the precision of the classic NS-10M studio monitors, 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 2-3 m 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.

The New Standard in Powered Speakers

Seize the most from the music on your PCs, smartphones and tablets. The NX-N500 is a powered bookshelf Hi-Fi system that utilizes an all-new speaker design that fully appreciates high-resolution audio sources. Take advantage of a full-spec USB DAC function with your computer, watch TV or Blu-ray Discs? through the digital audio input or wirelessly stream and hear all your content with MusicCast and Bluetooth? support.

Discrete Amplifier and Bi-Amp Drive Produce Sound with a Spectacular Feeling of Freedom

The power amplifier is critical to powered speakers. The NX-N500 utilize a discrete bi-amplification system featuring a 45 W amplifier to the woofer and a 25 W amplifier to the tweeter. These analog amplifiers produce strong, expansive sound by directly driving each unit individually while maintaining the feeling of a high signal-to-noise ratio.

Balanced Transmission and Connections Thoroughly Eliminate Sound Quality Degradation Due to Noise

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 a balance conversion in the L-channel speaker before being transmitted to the R-channel speaker. An XLR cable is used to establish balanced connection between the two speakers and this approach thoroughly eliminates noise.

1″ Dome Tweeter and 5″ A-PMD Produce High-Resolution Sound Reproduction

With a 2-way speaker configuration, the NX-N500 utilizes a 1″ dome tweeter capable of handling 40 kHz high-bandwidth playback in order to reproduce the rich amount of audio information unique to high-resolution sound sources. By incorporating a thick waveguide it achieves smooth and accurate high-frequency reproduction. The 5″ woofer employs the same new advanced PMD (Polymer-injected Mica) diaphragm used in the high-end Soavo speakers from Yamaha.

Rigid Enclosure Specially Designed to Suppress 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 Supports DSD 5.6 MHz Native Resolution and PCM 384 kHz / 32-bit for High-Resolution Reproduction?

The NX-N500 has a high performance USB DAC that supports PCM 384 kHz / 32-bit and DSD 5.6 MHz native resolutions. It is compatible with asynchronous transmission and produces low-jitter by using its own master clock versus using the clock in the PC. It also makes use of an ASIO driver that achieves lower latency and higher throughput. Along with Windows PC compatibility, it?s also compatible with MAC OS* Integer Mode that allows for 32-bit playback on Apple computers.?
*Currently not supported on OS X El Capitan.

ESS 32-bit D/A Converter Delivers High-Performance

The digital-to-analog (D/A) converter ? the ES9010K2M from ESS Technology, Inc. ? offers high-precision processing of 32-bit audio and the ability to handle large amounts of audio data (PCM 384 kHz, DSD 5.6 MHz). Since the built-in D/A converter generates its own master clock, an original jitter-elimination function is also included. This allows for the D/A conversion to experience an 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 iPhone? or iPads?. In addition, a Network Standby mode provides the convenience of having the NX-N500 turn on and off automatically.

Bluetooth? Output for Convenient Music Streaming

The NX-N500 is equipped with Bluetooth functionality to let you easily enjoy wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices. The Compressed Music Enhancer from Yamaha is now optimized for Bluetooth audio transmissions to ensure that your music will have vivid, lively sound quality during wireless playback.

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 app functions as a two-way remote control for all your MusicCast compatible devices too.

Streaming Services Offer a Huge Range of Listening Choices

Enjoy support for music streaming services like Pandora?, Spotify, Rhapsody? and SiriusXM Internet radio means you?ll enjoy a wide variety of music content. Furthermore, support for the vTuner radio station database enables sampling of Internet radio broadcasts from around the world.

LED Indicator Displays Operating Status and Playback Sound Source

The front of the speaker provides an LED display indicator that is color coded by operating status: orange for ECO Standby mode, green for network function, pink for AirPlay and sky blue for the USB DAC function.

Other Notable Features

? Remote control allows easy performance of basic functions such as power on/off and audio source selection. ? Optical digital input compatible with 192 kHz / 24-bit audio codecs.

Network Powered Speaker

Network SectionWi-Fi
Version 1.5
File Format
DSD 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz, FLAC / WAV / AIFF 384 kHz / 32-bit, Apple? Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
Version 2.1 + EDR / A2DP
Audio Codec
Yes (AAC)
Bi-amp, 2-way powered speaker
5″ cone
1″ dome
Frequency Response
54 Hz – 40 kHz (-10 dB)
Crossover Frequencies
2 kHz
Analog Audio Input
Digital Audio Input: Optical
Yes (Type B)
Power Consumption
45 W + 45 W
Standby Power Consumption
0.2 W (L-channel only)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
(Right speaker) 6-3/4″ x 11-1/4″ x 8-3/4″, (Left speaker) 11/16″ x 11 1/4″ x 9 3/8″
(Right speaker) 12.6 lbs., (Left speaker) 13.8 lbs.


MusicCast makes it easy to bring music to every room in your home wirelessly. Whether you start with a single speaker or the ultimate home theater, MusicCast expands to fit your needs, providing wireless multiroom audio playback controlled by a simple app.


Bluetooth? is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 10 meters (33 ft) employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.
The Bluetooth? word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.


AirPlay? provides the convenience of wireless music playback from iTunes?, iPod? / iPhone? / iPad? and Mac? or PC.


Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products provide the best user experience and carry the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, ensuring products meet industry-agreed requirements for interoperability, security and reliability. Choosing Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products enables you to mix and match devices from different manufacturers without worry. All Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products deliver interoperability and industry standard security.

Made for iPod / iPhone / iPad

?Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad? means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, iPad and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple? performance standards.


Pandora is the effortless and endless source of personalized music enjoyment and discovery. Personalized stations launch instantly with the simple input of a favorite artist, song, or genre, and we take it from there to provide the soundtrack for that moment… anytime, anywhere.


Spotify is all the music you?ll ever need with millions of songs instantly available. Just search for the music you love, or let Spotify recommend something great. Spotify works on your phone, tablet, computer and?home speakers so you?ll always have the perfect soundtrack for whatever you?re doing.

Spotify Connect

With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you have instant access to millions of songs. Now you can stream these songs to your Yamaha networked AV receiver when using Connect by Spotify. Just hit play to start streaming music. Additionally, when you listen to music on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.


Meet your new music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums and artist hits spanning across the decades. This is more than just Internet radio. This is the power to play exactly the songs you want, wherever you are. Give it a try, sign in and start listening.
For more information, http://www.rhapsody.com/

SiriusXM Internet Radio

SiriusXM Internet Radio delivers a variety of commercial-free music including Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Classical and much more, plus expert sports talk and analysis. You also get exclusive entertainment, talk, comedy, family programming, local traffic and weather and news from your most trusted sources.

vTuner Internet Radio

vTuner uses the Internet as a global antenna, allowing you to find and play the thousands of radio stations on the Internet.

DLNA Certified?

The DLNA Certified? logo ensures that all relevant mandatory formats and features are supported by the products, and confirms interoperability between devices in support of mandatory formats and features.?
DLNA Certified is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
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Dimensions (WxHxD)
(Right speaker) 6-3/4″ x 11-1/4″ x 8-3/4″, (Left speaker) 11/16″ x 11 1/4″ x 9 3/8″

Dimensions (WxHxD, metric)
Dimensions (notes)
Weight (lbs)
(Right speaker) 12.6 lbs., (Left speaker) 13.8 lbs.

Unit of measurement

Frequency Response +/-3dB
54 Hz – 40 kHz (-10 dB)



1″ dome

Midrange Driver
5″ cone

Crossover Frequencies
Crossover Type

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