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Yamaha NX-U10 USB Powered Stereo Speaker

by September 13, 2007
Yamaha NX-U10

Yamaha NX-U10

  • Product Name: NX-U10
  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStar
  • Review Date: September 13, 2007 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 179.99
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Amplifier Section

Input Terminal (Digital): USB port

Input Terminal (Analog): Stereo L/R: 3.5mm stereo mini jack

Output Power (Max. Instantaneous):  Total 20 W - 10 W x 2 (1 kHz, 10% THD)

Speaker Section

Speaker Type: Yamaha SR-Bass technology, stereo

Frequency Response: 90 Hz - 20 kHz

USB Section

Computer: Computer with USB port

OS: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98SE, Mac OS 9.1 or later, OS X 10.0 or later

Dimensions: (W x H x D) 248 x 100 x 33 mm; 9-3/4” x 3-15/16” x 1-5/16”

Weight: 0.5 kg; 1.1 lbs.

Supplied Accessories: USB/AC adapter, USB cable (1m), battery holder, carrying case, 3.5mm stereo mini cable (0.5m) and non-skid pad (x 2pcs)


  • Small, light, and portable
  • Sound Quality light years above your built-in speakers
  • Three ways to power/two ways to stream music
  • Surprising stereo image given size


  • Price
  • Midrange recessed


When I first spied the NX-U10 USB powered speaker system at CES, I was pretty impressed. A portable speaker system that can be powered by the wall, batteries, OR USB? That's a pretty nifty idea. The NX-U10 may not be the ultimate in high fidelity playback but it has a lot going for it - the portability is outstanding, the aesthetics are fantastic, and the performance is above my expectations. For the person on the go that wants a break from headphones or just wants to share their music with someone else, the NX-U10 fits the bill nicely.
Audioholics posts on September 19, 2007 08:18
Ouch - good feedback.
bubba57 posts on September 18, 2007 19:20
80 % Concurrence


I own this unit and your review is pretty much right on with one exception. The NXU-10 performs dismally with AAA batteries. I use the unit with my 20 gig Ipod and keep the volume about half way, it burns through batteries in about 30 minutes of continuous use. So unless you want to spend a fortune on batts this unit is pretty useless for completely portable use such as picnics or campfire listening.
j_garcia posts on September 14, 2007 12:19
Sounds cool, but $179? Seems a little steep. Clearly aimed at the MP3 crowd.
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