Note: This listing is for a single speaker. Add two to the basket for a pair
Output power: 70W
W: 170mm (6.7")
H: 285mm (11.2")
D: 222mm (8.7")
Net weight: 5.3kg (11.7 lbs.)
5" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter.
54Hz - 30kHz frequency response
XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals
What Yamaha say....
TIME FOR A REALITY CHECK
Ever since the 1970's the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's nearfield
reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason—their accuracy.
Unlike studio monitors with added bass or treble frequencies which may sound more
flattering at first, HS Series speakers were designed to give you the most honest, precise
reference possible, providing an ideal sonic platform to build on throughout the mixing
process. By combining acquired knowledge and expertise with state-of-the-art sound
technologies, Yamaha's speaker engineering team have examined, then optimized, every
aspect that has contributed to making these monitors the most trusted in the business.
The second generation HS Series also adds a new 6.5” model to the lineup, bringing its
exceptional accuracy to an even greater variety of recording environments.
Due to user demand for a 6.5” monitor, a new full-range model has been added to the series alongside the 5”, 8” models and 8” subwoofer, to accommodate a wider range of music production applications.
With such a flexible lineup it's never been easier to choose the ideal monitoring system for a variety ofprofessional or home studio environments.
Sound Philosophy of HS Series Studio Monitors
When selecting studio reference monitors for mixing and music production, one
consideration takes precedence above all others— accuracy.
Beginning with the legendary NS-10M, and continuing with the MSP and previous
HS Series, this new lineup shares a design philosophy that emphasizes sonic purity without any coloring or alternation of the original sound.
While many manufacturers seek to enhance the sound of their monitors to make them sound impressive, Yamaha studio monitors are designed to achieve the best possible mix by ensuring that the sound from your speakers is true to the original.
HS Series nearfield reference monitors are the embodiment of this philosophy, delivering a concise sound image, high resolution, and flat response.
Newly Developed Transducers
The HS Series features newly developed transducers that achieve astonishingly
smooth response over a wide range of bandwidth.
These transducers utilize an advanced magnetic field design that regulates the flow of magnetic response to provide seamless, natural sonic transitions.
Each component's materials and design were carefully re-examined, then optimized, to drastically improve the accuracy of signal reproduction throughout the audio spectrum.
The HS Series features a newly designed, highly
efficient 1” dome tweeter that extends the usable
frequency range considerably and delivers superb
Utilizing a thick wave guide
designed to minimize vibration the new tweeter is
able to deliver smooth, distortion-free high end up
to 30 kHz
With newly designed, ultra-responsive woofers
that utilize large, carefully selected magnets, HS
Series monitors produce low distortion sound
with a well-defined bottom end at any output
All of the components in these high-power
woofers, including the woofer ring and the basket
further contribute to the HS Series' stunning bass
while providing clear, accurate mids.
High Performance Amp Unit
HS Series speakers employ an amplifier unit perfectly matched to the transducers utilized in each model of the series.
Featuring a bi-amp design with a separate dedicated amp for both the woofer and the tweeter, this amplifier unit ensures that each HS Series speaker consistently delivers high-resolution sound with exceptionally flat response across the sound spectrum
Low Resonance Enclosure Design
HS Series cabinets are designed to eliminate unwanted resonance and increase the
accuracy of sound reproduction to their extreme limit.
The enclosures are constructed from a very dense and resilient MDF with a damped acoustic response that is perfectly suited for reference monitors.
Drawing from Yamaha's over 100 years of piano design experience, HS Series engineers also employed a traditional three-way mitered-joint technique.
Common to architectural design this construction firmly anchors the corners of the enclosure to dramatically improve durability and eliminate unwanted resonance that can influence overall sound.
Cutting Edge Noise Reduction Technology
Speaker port design can greatly influence the clarity of overall sound.
Often a vortex at the either end of the port can generate air vibrations
inside of the port, causing unwanted noise.
By adopting an advanced noise reduction technology that incorporates a thorough analysis of a visual representation of the sound, Yamaha's engineers are able to
control and reduce the vortex.
Through this in-depth analysis we have arrived at the ideal port design, resulting in a reduction of audible noise up to 6dB.
The utilization of this state-of-the-art technology allows HS Series studio monitors to meet the demands of more strict professional production environments.
Controls and Connectivity
HS Series full-range models feature two response controls with detailed settings that allow them to adapt to the surface acoustics of rooms of varying shape and size.
ROOM CONTROL allows you to attenuate the unnatural, exaggerated low-end that can often occur when speakers are placed next to walls, while HIGH TRIM allows for more flexible control of high frequency response.
For inputs, HS full-range speakers can accommodate a wide range of balanced and
unbalanced sources such as mixers, keyboards and audio interfaces with XLR and
TRS phone jacks.
With the HS8S subwoofer, HIGH CUT control sets the cutoff
frequency of subwoofer output high-frequency attenuation from 80Hz to
120Hz, while PHASE switch adjusts the phase of the subwoofer output.
The LOW CUT switch and LOW CUT controls enables attenuation of
low frequencies for output between 80Hz and 120Hz.
The HS8S subwoofer is equipped with XLR and TRS phone jack inputs
and XLR outputs for L and R.
2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 5" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter.
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It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.