In recent years, Yamaha’s HS Studio Monitors have earned a solid reputation and backing of musicians and engineers, as one of the most honest, yet affordable monitors in their class. Here we take a look at the Yamaha studio monitors.
Yamaha is another popular brand when it comes to making quality reference monitors; in fact Yamaha had made the iconic NS10 speakers which is a industry standard (even today), its been around for many years, and users still love those monitors for their realistic and flat response. Several of Yamaha’s studio monitors already grace recording studios and post-production houses around the world. When it comes to crafting great mixes, Yamaha speakers are a must-have critical listening tool.
Designed with the utmost accuracy in mind, Yamaha has a wide range of Yamaha Studio Monitors available including the HS (stands for home studio) & MSP series. KRK monitors are recognized by their yellow coned speakers, but in the case of Yamaha, their speakers come with white coned speakers (not sure if Yamaha did that on purpose) which are synonymous with professional recording.
Yamaha’s HS series studio monitors, in particular, are quite popular in the music/recording fraternity. The HS series speakers have 5-inch (HS5), 6.5-inch (HS7), and 8-inch (HS8) woofers, with the HS5 and HS7 suited for smaller rooms whereas the 8-inch HS8 speaker suited for large control rooms.
We all know how important the room size, shape and surface materials affect what you hear during playback. The HS speakers give you Room Control (for low end), Mid EQ, and High Trim controls for good room-matching and to get the various frequencies of the sound in the right place.
Checkout these popular Yamaha Studio Monitors.
Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor
The Yamaha HS5 studio reference monitors are designed to achieve the best possible mix by ensuring that the sound from your speakers is true to the original. Delivers a concise sound image, high resolution, and flat response. 2-Way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 5″ cone woofer and 1″ dome tweeter, 54Hz-30kHz frequency response, 70W power amplification, XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals
Yamaha HS7 Powered Studio Monitor
The Yamaha HS7 sits in the middle (between HS5 and HS8), in the Yamaha HS line of powered speakers! Power rating of 95 watts, true bi-amp design, provide a flat, accurate response. Includes Monitor Stands and 15 ft. 1/4 in. TRS to XLR Male cables to connect the inputs of the monitors to the outputs of an audio interface with 1/4 in. TRS outputs.
Yamaha HS8 Studio Subwoofer
The Yamaha HS8 is a great studio subwoofer in this price range, perfect for a smaller room/apartment studio. It features 8inch bass-reflex powered subwoofer, 22Hz – 150Hz frequency response, High-power 150W amplifier, LOW CUT switch, LOW CUT control (80-120Hz) HIGH CUT control (80-120 Hz), PHASE switch
Yamaha studio monitors sound honest and accurate, minus the hype that leads to inaccurate mixes.
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video review of the Yamaha HS Series Studio Monitors.