Brand and History

Yamaha founder “Torakusu Yamaha”
Yamaha’s history began when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired a broken reed organ in 1887. Shortly thereafter, he successfully completed the first reed organ.

More than 130 years after our founding in 1887, we defined the Yamaha Philosophy as the philosophical framework that underpins business management at the Yamaha Group.
Furthermore, in 2019, we established our new brand promise “Make Waves” to capture that special moment when our customers’ hearts tremble.

Yamaha Products

A heart-trembling moment lives in sound and music, through playing or simply listening.

We at Yamaha want to inspire peoples’ passion and help them make a step forward to express their individuality, emotion and creativity.

The “Make Waves” concept focuses on our passions and what matters most to people, namely, expressing themselves and making an impact, to progress personally as a listener and player, and to come together with others.

Yamaha is committed to empower people to “Make Waves” with their sound and music.

The range of Yamaha speakers for sale at Distinction Audio

Yamaha NS-C444 Centre Speaker

A Centre Channel Speaker with two-way acoustic suspension. This centre channel speaker system from Yamaha has been built exclusively for home theatre use.

Yamaha Floor standing speakers

Yamaha NS-555 and Yamaha NS-777 floorstanding speakers

Featuring a three-way/four-driver bass reflex speaker system. Home theatre enthusiasts will like the NS-777 speakers from Yamaha. An 8″ woofer, a 5″ midrange cone driver, and a 1″ aluminium dome tweeter make up the floorstanding speaker’s bass-reflex design, which can be used for main channels.


Yamaha NS-5000 bookshelf speakers

Introducing the flagship 3-way bookshelf speaker system, which sets a new benchmark for performance and quality in Hi-Fi speakers.

Yamaha Outdoor speakers

Yamaha NS-5AW392 and Yamaha NS-5AW592 outdoor speakers

Speaker systems for outdoor use that are both high-quality and long-lasting, with a wide range of mounting choices.

Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 (YAS-408) Soundbar

As well as being able to stream music over Bluetooth® and HDMI®, the MusicCast BAR 400 with wireless subwoofer also has built-in music streaming services and MusicCast multi-room features.

Yamaha subwoofers

Yamaha NS-SW200 Subwoofer, Yamaha NS-SW200 Subwoofer and Yamaha MusicCast SUB 100 Subwoofer

The NS-SW range features a design that is both functional and visually appealing. Twisted Flare Port, a new technology for clean and tight bass, is also being introduced for the first time One that can be used with a variety of speakers and settings.

Yamaha turntables

Yamaha TT-N503 turntable and Yamaha TT-S303 turntable

Use the Yamaha TT-S303 turntable to enhance your listening experience. The combination of a rich Yamaha legacy with a sleek, contemporary design makes it possible to hear every nuance of your vinyl collection.

Yamaha CD players

Yamaha CD-S303 CD Player, Yamaha CD-S1000 CD Player and the Yamaha CD-S2100 CD Player

CD-S2100 features a high-precision drive mechanism and a novel circuit architecture to eliminate audio loss. This high-end CD player has the new sound of Yamaha and comes with high-performance USB audio and DAC, among other advanced features.

Yamaha amplifiers

Integrated amplifiers: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated Amplifier, Yamaha A-S701 Integrated Amplifier and Yamaha A-S1200 Integrated Amplifier

An astounding variety of the newest technology ensures that the A-S series delivers a pure musical sound while paying homage to the glory days of hi-fi’s golden age with vintage level meters and a nostalgic aesthetic.

Preamplifier: Yamaha CX-A5200 Pre-amplifier.

The Pre-amplifier CX-A5200 AVENTAGE offers a glimpse into the future of home theatre. Dolby Atmos® and DTS:XTM, along with Yamaha’s acclaimed CINEMA DSP HD3, create a thrilling home cinema experience.

Power amplifier: Yamaha M-5000 Power Amplifier

High-fidelity audio reproduction has never sounded so good, thanks to the M-5000’s time-tested workmanship and market-leading innovation.

Yamaha receivers

Yamaha RX-A2A AV Receiver, Yamaha RX-A4A AV Receiver, Yamaha RX-A6A AV Receiver and Yamaha RX-A8A AV Receiver

There hasn’t been anything like the new AVENTAGE on the market yet. With cutting-edge components and technologies for home cinema that you’ve never seen before, this AV receiver is a game changer.

Yamaha MusicCast 50 active speaker

For multiple audio zones around your home these active speakers will work great or using an AV receiver or sound bar, these speakers can be used as surround speakers. (Only selected  MusicCast models).

Why is Distinctive Audio the preferred retailer for Yamaha products in New Zealand?

We are pleased to have partnered with Yamaha, which provides high-quality products and services that blend new and classic technology, as well as refined creativity and artistry, in order to satisfy our customers’ needs.

It is our aim to provide our services to you in a timely, pleasant manner.  When it comes to providing outstanding customer service, we know that we need to go above and beyond the norm. When you tell us what you want, we will do everything we can to get it for you.

Yamaha makes AVRs in three different countries: Malaysia, China, and Japan. The facility in Northern China, which has been in operation for about three years, is mainly responsible for producing AVRs at cheaper price points because of lower labour expenses.

Most modern AV receivers does have an auto off function. But it is always recommended to turn any unused equipment off when not in use.

The optimal location for a wireless subwoofer is on the same wall as the sound bar and within 10 feet of the sound bar. It may, however, establish a connection within the same room up to a distance of 30 feet. Putting a subwoofer in a cabinet or a shelf isn’t recommended.

If you put a subwoofer in the corner of a room, it may produce more sound, making the sub sound louder. Try putting your subwoofer in a corner and listening to how it sounds. But depending on how much space you have on your floor, a corner might not be a good place for your subwoofer if it’s too far from where you listen.