Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each  

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The Yamaha HS80M speaker is a 120W, biamped reference monitor with an 8" neopropylene woofer and 1" tweeter.

Designed to deliver an honest mix, the HS80M monitor speaker has a flat 42Hz-20kHz... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Yamaha HS80M speaker is a 120W, biamped reference monitor with an 8" neopropylene woofer and 1" tweeter.

Designed to deliver an honest mix, the HS80M monitor speaker has a flat 42Hz-20kHz frequency response. Room control and frequency response switches allow custom tailoring of the monitor's response, making it perfect for all types of recording and multimedia applications. Easily create a 5.1 surround sound setup with the addition of an HS10W powered subwoofer (sold separately).

Enclosure is constructed of high-quality MDF material and feature a multi-layer finish that minimizes resonance.

Features
  • 120W biamped power
  • 8" neopropylene woofer with low-damping rubber surrounds
  • 1" tweeter
  • Flat 42Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • High-quality MDF enclosure with mulitple-layer finish and lighted Yamaha tuning fork logo
  • Single XLR and 1/4" inputs
  • Master level control
  • Room control and frequency response switches allow custom tailoring to a number of rooms and applications
Specifications
  • Crossover frequency: 2kHz
    Frequency response: 42Hz-20kHz
    8" LF driver
    1" tweeter
    120W dynamic power (75W LF driver, 45W tweeter)
    XLR and 1/4" balanced inputs
    10"W x 15-1/3"H x 8-3/4"D
    25 lb.
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YamahaHS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each
 
4.9

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WELCOME TO FLATLAND!

These are the monitors to live by they are true frequency by frequency. After using these speakers i have gotten way better at my mixing and the fact is that if it sounds good...Read complete review

These are the monitors to live by they are true frequency by frequency. After using these speakers i have gotten way better at my mixing and the fact is that if it sounds good on these it will sound good on anything.. the results are amazing it has a tight low end responce with a clean high section and a punchy mid's not like other monitors that color the low end and lack on the high's these puppies are what you need to finish your set up.. yea you can spend more money on expencive monitors but why when all you need are these.. easy on the ears and an amazing back panel what more can you ask for i do this for a living i sit in front of these for 10-12 hours/day best investment ive done to date... get these cuz if you dont then dont even try to mix anymore....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

mixes that translate

These speakers don't necessarily provide the greatest sound on earth. But they aren't supposed to. Their purpose is to assist you in making mixes that translate to lots of different playback systems. They...Read complete review

These speakers don't necessarily provide the greatest sound on earth. But they aren't supposed to. Their purpose is to assist you in making mixes that translate to lots of different playback systems. They do this job better than anything else in this price range or under. I purchased these after getting tired of fighting M-Audio's BX8a monitors (which make everything sound great, BTW). I've found the Yamaha's much more trustworthy.

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5.0

great for mixing

By leo el músico

from miami florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Flat Sounds
  • The Sound Is Flat
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Don't Let It Fell Down

Best Uses

  • Mixing

Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

I bought me a set of yamaha sh80m because my friend own a pair, and it sounds great for mixing. You can sit there for hours and your ears won't get tired compare to my other studio monitor. If you record any thing it will sounds exactly the way it sounds in real time that help me a lot to make decisions for the right amount EQ I set in every single track or master track. Do not expect extra bass or extra high on this monitor they are made to me more for mixing. If you are think to get one of this via online make sure tell the seller that you want it well package because they break easily, the wood are not pure wood.

 
5.0

Best sound ever

By D-Truji

from UK

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

    The sound coming out of these speakers is super accurate. As soon as I plug it in and started listening to some of my beats I felt like the happiest man on earth. Worth the money.

     
    5.0

    Amazing product, Amazing Service

    By Spoonbender

    from Charlotte NC

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

    Musician's Friend comes through once again. I had a pair of Yamaha HS80M speakers for about 9 years. Suddenly, one of them went silent. The light was on but no one was home, no sound. Speaker was not blown but it simply stopped working. Ran it through all checks, different tests and cables, and it was simply dead. I love these monitors. They sound incredible. Figured I got my money's worth after 9 years. Checked around for the best price, called Musician's Friend and they beat everyone hands down. Ordered another HS8OM on a Sunday evening, got the new speaker by 12noon on Wednesday. Sounds amazing. Great service, great products from Musician's Friend. A happy customer...again.

     
    5.0

    Great studio monitors. Love em!

    By Squeezeboxted

    from Northwest Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

      Great speakers. Nice clean full sound, with options to tailor the sound of the speakers to your environment. I like how I can hear every little detail with these. Good stuff.

       
      5.0

      Great Product!

      By Mien

      from NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

        Great Product and I will recommend for others to buy.

         
        5.0

        Amazingly accurate for ANY genre

        By Evan Lucie

        from Tulsa, OK

        Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

        All one needs to do is simply get to a Guitar Center, find their pro audio section and give all the monitors a test run. I brought my iphone and hooked it up to their giant selection of monitors on display. I tried all kinds of music from classic rock, classical and orchestra, country, rap, pop....all of it! They all sound amazing on the Yamaha line monitors. They just stood out from the rest, and stood tall! The biggest difference to me was the clarity of the highs and the nice full bodied mids. I don't mean muddy either. The midrange is fantastic on these and very clear, unlike many of the others. The brand with the ridiculously famous yellow cones (just watch ANY video online to see these being used)was particularly awful next to these Yamahas. Please spend the extra money and get these. The difference from the 5 inch to 8 inch was substantial, and unless you are in a very large room or produce/mix solely hip hop and pop, you don't need the sub. However, if you buy the Yamaha 5's, the sub is pretty much required. These weigh 35 lbs each so get some quality stands as well. The highs are pretty harsh on these, so you may want to adjust them to reduce ear strain after long sessions. Overall, these are the safest bet and will be a quality monitor that you can rely on for a very long time. I'm not a Yamaha rep or anything like that...just a regular dude who loves quality sound.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best Buy In The Price Range

        By Kenneth Wallace

        from Merchantville, NJ

        Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

        The HS80Ms are the best monitors you can buy in the price range. I bought a pair after hearing them in a studio I was visiting. They are very accurate and revealing with a great bass response. I do not find them fatiguing at all. My mixes greatly improved and translate much better than the monitors I was using before (Rokits from a very popular brand with three letters that begins and ends with K). The only thing I liked better about my previous monitors was the front-firing bass ports. The Yamahas have a rear bass port, which wreaks havoc if you have to place the monitors close to your rear wall. Thankfully, Yamaha provided a room control switch to help remedy this situation.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It was good, now is excellent

        By Gradius

        from Torrance, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

            As default those monitors are good, but only after modding (changed caps and OPAMPs) it where its really shines. Now they are over $1000ea (no kidding).

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Lake Breeze Audio Recording

            from Minnesota

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

            Best studio monitors i have used so far great features and sound and really helps with mixing and mastering. Plus they look professional and i can't say enough on how good they sound and better than my behringer truth monitors. Great buy for the price and would buy another pair if i could!!

             
            5.0

            Practically Changed My Life

            By Michael Blanton

            from Oil Springs, KY

            Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

            I had no idea how much I was missing until I plugged these into my home studio. Not only do they give me spot-on mixes which sound incredible on everything from a PA down to my bathroom clock/radio, but I find myself discovering new nuances in songs I've listened-to for 20 years. No more mixing songs through headphones or scooped-out bookshelf speakers. No more stuggling to EQ mixes so they don't rumble in the car - or so the highs don't cut glass on the PA. If it's right on the HS80M's ... it's right. I hate to gush here, but I'm simply tickled to death with these monitors. I've yet to turn them all the way up, as they're rattling my drink off the desk at 50%, but big power isn't really why I bought these monitors. I spent quite some time (at the Lakeland, FL store) listening to all the different studio monitors, and price not considering, these were the class of the field. The KRK's with that annoying mid-bass mudpit weren't even close. I may buy another set of these to use in my home theater. I can only imagine the sounds I'm missing there. Wow!

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