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Comparing BIC America DV62si and Yamaha NS-6490

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
BIC America DV62si ranks #55 out of 140. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
Popularity Score
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Yamaha NS-6490 ranks #74 out of 140. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Popularity Score
Very popular
Popularity rank: 31 / 207
84%
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  • without a score: 4

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Consumer score distribution.
BIC America DV62si ranks #55 and Yamaha NS-6490 ranks #74

Customers like BIC America DV62si a bit more

BIC America DV62si, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Yamaha NS-6490. In our awesomeness score BIC America DV62si ranks #46 out of 207 and Yamaha NS-6490 ranks #51 out of 207.

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Yamaha NS-6490 is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Yamaha NS-6490 are more popular speakers, based on their 900+ reviews. In our popularity score BIC America DV62si ranks #46 out of 207 and Yamaha NS-6490 ranks #31 out of 207.

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  • 6.5" poly graphite woofer
  • 0.75" soft dome tweeter
  • Video-shielded, 2-way, Venturi-tuned vent bookshelf speakers
  • Black laminate finish
  • Included components: product, manual
  • 2-way, tuned-vent bookshelf speakers with wide, 43 to 20,000 Hz frequency response for deep bass and extended treble
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  • These 3 way speakers can be added anywhere in your home component sound system front or rear speakers, even as auxiliary speakers for another room
  • Each speaker enclosure has 3 drivers: An 8 woofer/ a 4 midrange/ a 0.75 dome tweeter that work together to provide an 45Hz to 23Khz frequency response range
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General Info
Number of Speakers How many bookshelf speakers are included?
2
2
Speaker Design The primary components of a bookshelf speaker are “drivers,” which are the cones that actually create the sound. These cones come in three types: tweeters, midranges (sometimes called mids), and woofe ... Show more
Two-Way
Three-Way
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Physical Features
Dimensions
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Weight

31 lbs
 

13 lbs
 
Indoor or Outdoor Use Can the speaker be used outdoors?
Indoor
Indoor
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Cabinet
Enclosure Type The type of enclosure, or cabinet, plays a key role in determining the focus of your sound. Do you prefer accurate bass or loud bass? There are two main types: acoustic suspension and bass reflex. Aco ... Show more
Acoustic Suspension
Acoustic Suspension
Sound Quality and Power
Sensitivity Measured in decibels, or dB, sensitivity measures a speaker’s ability to convert power to volume. Lower sensitivity speakers require more power from the amplifier to achieve higher volumes. Higher sen ... Show more
90 dB
90 dB
Frequency Response Range Given as a range in Hertz (Hz), the frequency response is a measurement of the range of sound a speaker can produce. For reference, the human ear can hear a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (shor ... Show more
43Hz - 21kHz
45 Hz - 23 kHz
Magnetically Shielded When sound is played through a speaker, an electromagnet is activated using the power from the amplifier to bring the driver forward, and another magnet pulls the driver back. This causes the driver t ... Show more
Yes
Yes
Peak Power Power handling, or peak power, is the highest wattage a speaker can accept from an amplifier before it burns out or becomes damaged. This number is given in watts. It’s recorded by measuring how loud ... Show more
175 Watts
140 Watts
Powered Speaker What you may not know about bookshelf speakers is that they don’t always work straight out of the box. To power the speakers, you often need a receiver and an amplifier. Amplifiers power the signal th ... Show more
No
No
Impedance Impedance is a key electrical measurement, provided in ohms. This number describes the electrical resistance provided by the speaker to the power signal sent by your amplifier. A common analogy used f ... Show more
8 Ohms
8 Ohms
High Resolution Audio More and more, musicians and streaming services are offering high-resolution audio playback for music files. Like a TV, your speaker has to be high-res capable to play these high-res files. True audio ... Show more
Yes
Yes
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Tweeters

Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally speaking, the size of the tweeter is not as important as the shape. But, for some guidance, consider that a larger tweeter (measured by diameter in inches or millimeters) will likely be louder and able to disperse sound over a larger area.

Number of Tweeters
1
1
Tweeter Type Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally ... Show more
Dome
Dome
Tweeter Size Diameter of the Tweeter
0.75 inches
0.88 inches
Tweeter Material In addition to the shape of the tweeter, the material has a big impact on the type of sound emitted. The two most popular materials are metals (aluminum, titanium, etc.) and soft textiles (silk, cloth ... Show more
Custom-designed poly soft dome
Balanced Dome Tweeter
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Midranges

Speakers with midrange drivers (i.e., at least three-way speakers) have a distinct advantage over two-way speakers. Adding a midrange driver to the mix allows tweeters and woofers to focus on the sound waves they’re best equipped to produce—high tones and low tones respectively. More specific and focused drivers means more accurate, robust sound. Compared to the other drivers, midranges cover sounds, not surprisingly, in the middle of high/treble and low/bass tones. The human voice and most instruments fall into this range. For more sophisticated listeners, or for those who truly want the best sound reproduction, a midrange driver is crucial.

Number of Midranges
0 mids
1 mids
Midrange Size Diameter of the midrange (mid)
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4 inches
Woofers

The woofer is the driver that is responsible for low frequency sounds and bass - crucial for well-rounded, booming sound. It is the biggest driver in size, and is usually shaped like a cone. When reviewing different bookshelf speakers, you will often see a measurement in the product name, starting as low as 4” and ranging to 6 ½” or more. This measurement refers to the diameter of the woofer. A general rule of thumb is a bigger woofer means louder, more powerful bass. But, as with any speaker metric, this number alone doesn’t describe the loudness of the speaker and should be taken into consideration with other measurements such as sensitivity, which describes the loudness of a speaker per watt.

Number of Woofers
1
1
Woofer Size Diameter of the woofer
6.5 inches
8 inches
Woofer Material Woofers are built with a variety of materials, such as paper, plastic, polypropylene, Kevlar, or metal. Some are even made with more unique materials like wood. They key to quality in a woofer materia ... Show more
Poly/graphite woofer
Cone Woofer
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Controls
Remote Control Does the box include a remote?
No
No
Button Controls Control the speaker with buttons on the device.
None
None
App/Smartphone Control If the bookshelf speaker is Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-enabled (or both), you’ll likely be able to control the output through your smartphone or other device. Sometimes, this capability comes with the caveat ... Show more
No
No
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Connections
Wi-Fi Enabled Speakers with Wi-Fi connectivity connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network to stream audio from your devices—smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. This may require an app from the brand, such as Yamaha’s ... Show more
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled Speakers with built-in Bluetooth allow you to stream audio content directly from device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) on the speakers. This feature behaves just like any other Bluetooth-enabled d ... Show more
No
No
Wired Connections or Wireless Not to be confused with Wi-Fi-enabled speakers, wireless speaker set ups do not require a speaker wire or direct lines to other speakers and the AV receiver. Typically, these speakers require a wirele ... Show more
Yes
Yes
Speaker Wire Included Speaker wire is the connection used between speakers, amplifiers and receivers. This is a special type of wire that makes an electrical connection and transmits sound signals. You will only use this t ... Show more
No
Yes
Other Connections Bookshelf speakers commonly come with speaker wire inputs/outputs to connect your speaker to an AV receiver, which transmits the sound from your TV. In some cases, speakers may come with additional in ... Show more
  • Dual banana plugs
  • Pin or spade connectors
2 banana/spade plugs
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Additional Info
ENERGY STAR Certified For the environmentally conscious, choosing an “ENERGY STAR Certified” speaker may be important to you. Technology devices with this label are required to meet certain industry standards as it relates ... Show more
No
No
Additional Features Any other features available.
Can be matched with other BIC brands such as DV64 (tower speaker), DV62CLR-S (center speaker), MPRO6 (ceiling speakers), and MPRO6W (In-wall speakers)
Ferro-fluid cooled driver technology
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BIC America DV62si are a very popular option on the lower end of the price range. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sonos One or Sony SSCS5 .

BIC America DV62si were released in 2017. There are quite a few newer speakers on the market. Show newer Speakers

BIC America DV62si are $137.12 cheaper than the average speakers ($299).

Yamaha NS-6490 are a very popular and one of the cheapest options. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Ikea Symfonisk or Kali Audio LP-6 .

Yamaha NS-6490 are $169.50 less expensive than average speakers ($299).

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