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* Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of
serious injury or even death from electrical shock, short-circuiting, damages,
fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the
• This device contains no user-serviceable parts. Do not open the device or attempt
to disassemble the internal parts or modify them in any way. If it should appear to
be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified
Yamaha service personnel.
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of
physical injury to you or others, or damage to the device or other property.
These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Do not place the device in an unstable position where it might accidentally fall over.
• Do not place the device in a location where it may come into contact with corrosive
gases or salt air. Doing so may result in malfunction.
• Do not place the device where it is always exposed to water. Doing so may result in
• Do not place the device where it is exposed to oil. Doing so may result malfunction.
• Construction work should be carried out in accordance with construction-related
law and always by a professional constructor. If the device installation requires
construction work, make sure to observe the following precautions.
- Choose mounting hardware and an installation location that can support the
weight of the device.
- Avoid locations that are exposed to constant vibration.
- Use the required tools to install the device.
- Inspect the device periodically.
• Before connecting the device to a power amplifier, turn off the power for all devices.
Before turning the power on or off for all devices, set all volume levels to minimum.
• Use only speaker cables for connecting speakers to the speaker connectors. Use of
other types of cables may result in fire.
• Do not wipe the outer packaging with benzine, thinner, or synthetic detergent and
do not use electrical contact cleaner. These may damage the outer packaging and
dissolve the parts.
• Avoid inserting or dropping foreign objects (paper, plastic, metal, etc.) into holes of
the grille. If this happens, have the device inspected by qualified Yamaha service
• Do not operate the device if the sound is distorting. Prolonged use in this condition
could cause overheating and result in fire.
• When choosing a power amplifier for use with this device, make sure that the output
power of the amplifier is lower than the power capacity of this device (see
Even if the output power of the amplifier is lower than the power capacity of this
device (PGM), use of excessive input signals resulting in clipping may cause
damage to the device.
Malfunction or fire may occur especially when the following sounds or noises are
- feedback, when using a microphone
- continuous and extreme volume sound from a musical instrument
- extreme continuous distorted sound
- noise caused by plugging/unplugging the cable while the amplifier is turned on
Do not open
To avoid the possibility of malfunction/damage to the product or damage to other
property, follow the notices below.
ƔHandling and Maintenance
• Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the device, since this might discolor
• When cleaning the device, use a dry and soft cloth. Do not use paint thinners,
solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths.
• Condensation can occur in the device due to rapid, drastic changes in ambient
temperature-when the device is moved from one location to another, or air
conditioning is turned on or off, for example. Using the device while condensation is
present can cause damage. If there is reason to believe that condensation might
have occurred, leave the device for several hours until the condensation has
completely dried out.
• Be sure to observe the amplifier’s rated load impedance (see SPECIFICATIONS),
particularly when connecting speakers in parallel. Connecting an impedance load
outside the amplifier’s rated range can damage the amplifier.
• When connecting the speakers with high impedance, be sure that the output total of
each speaker does not exceed the rated output of the power amplifier.
• When using a high-impedance speaker connection, make sure the audio signal is
passed through an 80 Hz or above high-pass filter before being input to the
speakers. For VXS5/VXS5W, UL Listing is void without this connection.
• ABOUT THE PROTECTION CIRCUIT
This speaker system has an internal protection circuit that shuts off the speaker unit
when an excessive input signal is applied.
If the speaker unit emits no sound, reduce the volume level of the amplifier
The sound will return automatically in several seconds.
• Place the speaker on a flat and smooth surface.
• Do not place the speaker on the ground with the grille faced down.
• Do not touch the speaker driver unit.
ƔAbout This Manual
The illustrations as shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only, and may
appear somewhat different from those on your device.
Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or
modifications to the device.
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For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products, please take
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legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC.
By disposing of these products correctly, you will help to save valuable
resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the
environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products, please contact your local
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[For business users in the European Union]
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contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
Unpack the contents and confirm that all the following items are included.
• Speaker × 2
• Bracket base × 2
• Mounting bracket × 2
• Bracket cover × 2
• Screw for attaching the mounting bracket × 4 (VXS8/VXS8W: M6, VXS5/VXS5W: M5)
• Stopper screw × 2 (M3, VXS8/VXS8W only)
• Bolt with hexagon hole × 2
• Safety wire × 2
• Terminal cover × 2
• Safety pin × 2
• Hexagon wrench × 1
• Owner’s Manual (this manual)
* Screws/bolts to fasten the bracket base onto the wall/ceiling and speaker cables are not included.
*1: Half-space (2π)
*2: Calculated based on power rating and sensitivity, exclusive of power compression.
*3: When connecting with low impedance
*4: IP34 when installing the speaker to the ceiling vertically.
The contents of this manual apply to the latest specifications as of the printing date. Since Yamaha makes continuous improvements to the product, this manual
may not apply to the specifications of your particular product. To obtain the latest manual, access the Yamaha website then download the manual file. Since
specifications, equipment or separately sold accessories may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
The dimensions are shown overleaf.
Type 2-way, Bass-reflex
Component LF 8" (20 cm) Cone driver 5-1/4" (13 cm) Cone driver
HF 1" (2.5 cm) Soft dome tweeter 3/4" (2 cm) Soft dome tweeter
Coverage angle (500 Hz – 4 kHz on average) 100° H × 100° V 120° H × 120° V
Nominal impedance 8 Ω
Power rating NOISE 90 W 75 W
PGM 180 W 150 W
MAX 360 W 300 W
Sensitivity (1W, 1m) *
91 dB SPL 89 dB SPL
Maximum SPL (Calculated, 1m) *
117 dB SPL 114 dB SPL
Frequency range (-10 dB) *
51 Hz – 20 kHz 62 Hz – 20 kHz
Crossover frequency 2.8 kHz 3 kHz
Connector Euroblock (4 pin) × 1 (input: +/-, loop-thru: +/-)
Max. wire size 12 AWG (2.5 mm
Transformer taps 70 V 60 W, 30 W, 15 W, 7.5 W 30 W, 15 W, 7.5 W, 3.8 W
100 V 60 W, 30 W, 15 W 30 W, 15 W, 7.5 W
Overload protection Full-range power limiting to protect network and transducers
Magnetically shielded No
Dust and water resistant *
Enclosure Shape Rectangle
Cabinet material ABS
Baffle material PC/ASA
Grille material Powder coated perforated aluminum (t=1 mm)
Aperture ratio: 51%
Finish VXS8/VXS5: Black (Not painted, approximate value: Munsell N3)
VXS8W/VXS5W: White (Not painted, approximate value: Munsell 9.3)
Dimensions (Speaker only)
(W × H × D in vertical cabinet orientation)
278 × 430 × 239 mm
(10.9" × 16.9" × 9.4")
176 × 280 × 163 mm
(6.9" × 11.0" × 6.4")
Net weight (Speaker only, 1 piece) 8.2 kg (18.1 lbs) 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs)
Packaging Packaged in pair
INSTALLING THE SPEAKERS
Install the speakers onto the wall/ceiling with the supplied brackets. Ensure
that the wall/ceiling is sufficiently strong.
Illustrations in this manual are for the VXS5. The installation method is the
same for other models.
Pre-installation (Preparation of the cable)
Use stranded wire for cables attached to the Euroblock connector. Strip
their insulation as shown in the figure and connect them.
Do not plate stranded wires by solder. Doing so will cause the wire to break.
An installed speaker is shown below. Install the bracket base and attach the
mounting bracket as shown.
• When installing the speaker to the ceiling with the grille parallel to the
ground, install the speaker horizontally.
• When installing the speaker to the ceiling, be sure to install the bracket
base with its shaft facing horizontally, and not inclined to the ground.
• Mounting bracket is made to not turn left or right when installing the
speaker to the ceiling.
1 Put the bracket base onto the wall/ceiling and mark the position for
the screws/bolts and cables. The diameter of the screw/bolt holes at
the four corners is M6, and speaker cables hole at the center is
2 Make holes through the wall/
ceiling for the bolts and cables,
as required, and feed the bolts
and cables from the amplifier
through the holes, as shown.
3 Install the bracket base onto
the wall/ceiling. Make sure to
fasten four corners of the
4 Pass cables through the gap at
the lower part of the bracket
cover, and put the bracket
cover on the bracket base.
If you want to adjust the slack of
cables last, the bracket cover
can be attached after step 5-6.
Installing to the wall Installing to the ceiling
INSTALL THE BRACKET BASE ONTO THE WALL /CEILING
About 7 mm (0.3 in.)
1 Remove the Euroblock connector.
2 After loosening the terminal screws of the Euroblock connector with a
flat-blade screwdriver, insert the cable into each terminal and tighten
the screws. Make sure that cables cannot be pulled out.
Use a flat-blade screwdriver with a blade less than 3 mm (0.1 in.).
There are two acceptable wiring methods.
When connecting with low impedance, take note of the combined
Using Loop-Through Terminals
For this method, cables are connected from terminals 1 and 4 to the
subsequent speaker. If the Euroblock connector is disconnected from
a speaker, all subsequent speakers will not work. This can be useful
to identify which speaker has a problem.
Paralleling Input Terminals
For this method, cables are connected to terminals 2 and 3 of each
speaker. Since the cables are connected via Euroblock connectors,
subsequent speakers can work even if a problem occurs with a
CONNECT THE WIRING TO THE CONNECTOR
Less than 3 mm (0.1 in.)
From amplifier or
From amplifier or
Select the line voltage/impedance (100V/70V/8Ω) and power tap for 100V/
70V line distributed system, by rotating the tap selector switch on the rear
side of the speaker with a flat-blade screwdriver.
• The “X” position should not be selected. The 8Ω position should be
selected for 8Ω audio systems only. If the setting is incorrect, it may
cause malfunction of the speaker and amplifier.
• Make sure the amplifier is switched off before operating the tap selector
1 Attach the mounting bracket and safety wire to the speaker. Use the
supplied screws to attach the mounting bracket.
The way to attach the mounting bracket depends on the orientation of
the speaker (vertical or horizontal).
2 Set the desired vertical angle of the speaker.
Loosen the angle adjustment bolt with the supplied hexagon wrench,
adjust the angle of the speaker, and tighten the angle adjustment bolt
to fix the speaker (indication of torque: 8 N·m).
• Guide marked on the mounting bracket is every 10°.
• (VXS8/VXS8W only) When installing the speaker to the wall with a
vertical angle of 30° or less, attach the supplied stopper screw.
1 Install the mounting bracket to the bracket base.
SET THE LINE VOLTAGE/IMPEDANCE AND POWER
ATTACH THE MOUNTING BRACKET AND SAFETY WIRE
Mounting bracket can be attached in reverse direction.
INSTALL THE SPEAKER TO THE BRACKET BASE AND FIX
Illustration indicates the setting at 30 W for 100 V
line and 15 W for 70 V line.
To the wall To the ceiling
2 Attach the safety pin.
Be sure to attach the safety pin to prevent the mounting bracket from
The safety pin can be attached from either side of the mounting
bracket depending on the angle of the speaker.
3 Plug the Euroblock connector into the socket in the speaker.
4 Attach the terminal cover.
5 (If installing the speaker to the wall) turn the speaker horizontally to
set the angle.
6 Make sure the mounting bracket is seated against the bracket base,
then tighten the supplied bolt (indication of torque: 6.5 N·m).
• When installing the speaker to the ceiling in particular, make sure
the mounting bracket is seated against the bracket base.
• The bolt with hexagon hole can be attached from either side of the
mounting bracket (left or right) depending on the angle of the
7 Install the safety wire to the wall/ceiling.
• Make sure to take measures to prevent the speaker from falling
down in the event of a installation failure.
• When installing the safety wire to the wall, install it higher than the
wire’s attachment point on the speaker, with as little slack as
• If the safety wire is too short, prepare another wire appropriate for
the speaker weight and installation conditions. If the wire is too
long, should the speaker fall, the wire may snap as a result of too
Bolt with hexagon hole
Surface Mount Speaker