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Old 11-01-2006, 01:24 PM
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Yamaha NS-590 Speakers

A couple of years ago I gave my cousin my old NS-590s when she needed to build a system on the cheap. Much to my surprise, over the weekend she gave them back to me, now that she's remarried and the new husband's got a system. So, I'm looking at the old workhorses wondering what, if anything, they're worth.

The cabinets are in decent shape -- some bumps and bruises, but not bad for 26 years old. The grills are pulled and worn a bit, but still hang in the box when put there. And they still have their Yamaha badges. The drivers all work fine, and the refoaming I had done about 12 years ago still looks great.

So, is there any market for these, in whole or as parts? They've got big, heavy 10" woofers, nice little 3 or 4" mid-ranges, and the notorious Yamaha beryllium tweeters. Any ideas how I can best get rid of them, and how much they might be worth?

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Old 11-01-2006, 01:29 PM
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You can mail them to me!

If the tweeters are the same part number as the NS-1000 then parting them out is probably the best way to get the most $$$ out of them.

Is the mid a dome or cone? Maybe a picture of them would help - I'm familair with NS-690 and NS-670 but I've never seen an NS-590.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:54 PM
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I'll look into them tomorrow to find out part #s for the drivers. The midrange, if I remember correctly, is a dome. The speaker's have controls for midrange and tweeter on the upper part of the baffle. And they're mirror image speakers. I guess pics would make it easier, eh?! I'll take some tomorrow. Thanks, Rich
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:23 AM
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Well, I pulled the drivers to see what they are (and in a PM someone told me that this model did NOT use the beryllium tweeter). The NS-590s have the following drivers:

Tweeter Model - JA-0522 (1" or so metal tweeter)
Midrange - JA-1204 (4" or so PAPER driver)
Woofer - JA-3064 (10" or so PAPER driver)

The surrounds are in great shape on the mids and woofers.

So, can anyone please help me figure out if these speakers are worth anything? They do sound pretty good (but much more veiled on the low end than my Green Mountain C-1's). The mids and highs are quite satisfying.

Someone PM-ed saying they're worth $60 according to some blue book or other. They originally sold for $700 and have solid, heavy drivers and cabinet. Could they be worth that little today?

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Old 11-05-2006, 10:22 AM
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:45 AM
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The way I see it they are worth what someone will pay for them. Put them on Epay and see what happens.
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:11 AM
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Oh please DON'T part them out...a waste of a perfectly good set of speakers, but yes likely more financial return.
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Old 11-05-2006, 11:25 AM
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The last pair I had sold for 400.00 on eBay. . . Mine were 690II. .in fair condition. . . I'm pretty sure about the model number. . .Mine were 1 step below the 1000. . .

I sure would have bet money the woofers were 12in instead of 10. . .

Or did you say 590?? Still it should be worth plenty. . .
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:02 PM
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OK, I've taken some pictures. These NS-590s may indeed have 12" woofers -- I measured the diameter of the inside paper cone edge -- it's more like 12" when I measure including the surround and the frame edge.
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:17 PM
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What packrat said...just send 'em to me...
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:26 PM
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Don't part them out. Why not offer them in the AK classifieds. I'm sure someone would love to give them a new home.

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Old 11-05-2006, 02:34 PM
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Yea, like me. I would love to own a pair.
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:45 PM
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So, is there any market for these, in whole or as parts? They've got big, heavy 10" woofers, nice little 3 or 4" mid-ranges, and the notorious Yamaha beryllium tweeters. Thanks, Rich
Notorious? Do you mean notoriously fast, revealing and extended in frequency and not tolerant of poor electronics? Then, yes. Notorius. The Be doomed tweeter in the NS-1000/M is a JA-0513. Don't know that these are or are not Be, as Yamaha also made some Ti metal domes, as well. Hopefully, someone will take them whole, as they are a very nice speaker.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:29 PM
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ihad a pair of ns-200m and ns1000m somehow miss them
never had 590 or 690 they are on my list now
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Old 11-05-2006, 06:34 PM
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looks to me like one step below the 690. . .Not a bad place to be. I'm quite sure they are sought after.

If they were mine. . .and I wanted to sell them I'd list them on eBay with a 375.00 buy it now and in their condition I doubt the auction would make it 24 hours. . .
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