The new NS-3000s are intended to be the perfect complement to the new A-S series of hi-fi amplifiers. In the new speakers, Yamaha also used technologies derived from their Series 5000 flagships. The 2-way ported loudspeakers are equipped with Zylon™ drivers, whose speed is comparable to beryllium, but which also has the characteristic softness of fabric. This is intended to make the tonal representation precise and spatial, without being cold or harsh. The tweeter, which is also used in the large NS-5000 loudspeakers, is accompanied by a newly developed 16 cm woofer. The R.S. (Resonance Suppression) chamber on the back of the tweeter is designed to cancel out resonance and thus prevent the signal reproduction from being affected.
During the development of the Yamaha NS-3000, special attention was paid to the construction of the cabinet. The optimized placement of the cross bracing is supposed to prevent ringing effects and thus contribute to the purity of the reproduction. Another new development is the acoustic absorber, which is intended to reduce the influence of standing waves inside the cabinet. For the crossovers high-quality MCap® SUPREME EVO audio capacitors from the German company Mundorf are used as well as a generously dimensioned coils for the woofer.
The SPS-3000 stands are the perfect match for the NS-3000. They lift the loudspeakers to the optimum listening height and enable ideal positioning in the room. The rubber and MDF construction is designed to suppress resonance and allows the NS-3000 to rest on a solid 6 mm thick metal plate. The special feet of the SPS-3000 are to prevent the transmission of vibrations.
The new Yamaha NS-3000 speakers and the matching stands SPS-3000 are expected to be available in specialist shops from August 2020, and are expected to cost around 4,100 Euro per unit for the NS-3000 and 1,000 Euro per unit for the SPS-3000.