The Yamaha NS-P40 is priced aggressively and promises to give other brands a big competition because of its sound quality and utility. So, we got down to reviewing the product to see if it really delivered what it promises.
An elegant-looking HT speaker package
Out of the box
The NS-P40 is an elegant looking home-theatre speaker package. The glossy finish, black coloured grilles, curved edges and non-parallel sides add an immense aesthetic value to this system. The grilles are permanently attached to the speaker fronts, which create the right amount of protection for the speakers. They are safeguarded from all sorts of external things that can cause damage to them. Even the subwoofer features a similar grille protection. Aesthetically, the NS-P40 is a good looking system and even the build quality is top notch.
The plastic finish of the satellites is strong and you can bet on your life that they will last a considerable amount of time.
The NS-P40 speaker package consists of five satellite speakers, of which the fronts and the surrounds bear a similar look. They have a 2.75-inch full-range driver in each of them and, as the name goes, they have the duty of handling the entire audio spectrum. Low-end content would be a tough job for these satellites to reproduce and that’s where the 6.5-inch active subwoofer comes into the scene. The subwoofer is capable of handling frequencies right down to 30Hz, while the satellites can extend the high frequency response of the system up to 25kHz. The four satellite speakers along with the centre channel have a nominal power handling of 30W, so this evidently means that they do not have huge power demands so even a decently priced AV receiver will be able to deliver just the right amount of power to run these boys.