Yamaha NS-10T

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  1. GuitarRock04

    GuitarRock04 Guest

    I have recently picked up a pair of Yamaha NS-10Ts. I got a great deal on them, compared to NS-10Ms or NS-10S’ anyways, and am looking for a bit more information on them. Searching through the forum, I found a post from someone in a similar situation and they were told that the NS-10T is the home audio version of the NS-10. The commentary on that thread suggested that they were close enough to the other NS-10s in sound characteristic to be worth while, so I went ahead and got them.

    I don’t have any other NS-10s, nor have I spent any real time with them to have an idea what they should sound like, so I’m trying to get a grasp on that. Paired with a Hafler TransNova 1500 power amp, these speakers don’t sound “great”, but I understand they’re not supposed to. The badging and nameplates suggest vertical mounting. They came with cloth grilles as well. They’re covered with a faux woodgrain and the drivers have normal looking black cones.

    Does anyone have any information on this model? After reading articles at ns-10.net and sound on sound, I’m left wondering about the following:
    -Are the tweeter and crossover the same between these and any other NS-10?
    -Are the tweeters in these the ones typical of the older models that required attenuation, or should they be the newer style that aren’t as hyped?
    -The drivers do not appear to be the same. The SoS article describes the regular NS-10 cone as being glued from a flat piece, but these drivers have no seam and are obviously not the infamous white color. Are these anything like the normal white speakers?

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I can tell you this. They were not designed for white toilet paper. And you don't want to use the proper colored toilet paper.

    George Massenburg & others use to use JBL "L100" consumer loudspeakers instead of their professional series 4310/4311's. They were identical in every way except for the beautiful natural veneered woodgrain boxes & beautiful blue or orange foam grills. Yamaha has a good reputation so go for it. But then there was a difference between their Grand pianos e.g. C-3 versus G-3, C-7 versus G-7. The Conservatory Grands were built to take more abuse. So don't be throwing those speakers around a whole lot. Or is that hole lot? Just don't throw them. Make love to them instead, without the toilet paper. I don't care what Bob Clearmountain says, about toilet paper.

    I don't do Yamaha speakers. I do have a C-3.
    Ms. Remy Ann David
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