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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-20k... Read More

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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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4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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5.0

Amazingly accurate for ANY genre

By Evan Lucie

from Tulsa, OK

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.

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4.0

Best Buy In The Price Range

By Kenneth Wallace

from Merchantville, NJ

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.

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5.0

Practically Changed My Life

By Michael Blanton

from Oil Springs, KY

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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5.0

the BEST....

By john odom

from tulsa

so, i play and record extreme metal, tons of different bands, tons of different projects. i do everything from punk metal to thrash to my main personal "meat and potatoe" recordings, death metal..... with other monitors i would have serious listener fatigue within about 4-6 hours, i would literally have to take a nap and wake up with "fresh ears" and try again......... well, with these i can handle an honest 12-14 hours of mixing/tracking. these puppies don't lie, they show you the bad stuff, they don't bluff, they don't exagerate anything. what you hear, is what you have. not harsh, not bass heavy. i used to make a "mix" and then go pop in my truck stereo and hope it didn't suck, but i don't do that anymore. buy them, you'll love them.

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4.0

Great Monitors!

By Diego Zapata

from NY

Ive had these monitors for over a year now! You can tell that they have a flat response and that are very "true". But the only problem is that they are to noisy! when you are not playing anything you?ll hear a hiss sound coming out of them! It can get annoying sometimes!! But apart form that they are great monitors.

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5.0

better than KRK rockets

By barry browder

from memphis

my first monitor purchase a year ago was 2 rocket6 KRK's. they were great except they had almost no high end. your mix would be a complete guessing game. IMHO they suck. i just got the hs80m's. what a big difference! they smoke the KRK's on actual representaion of what is in the mix. they are not perfect, no monitor is. but these are hands down superior to the KRK's i had anyway. i have mixed several things on them. right away i could hear everything clearer in my mixes. you have to get used to them like any piece of equipment. i do reccommend them.

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5.0

The Facts

By Jonathan Howard

from Miami, FL

I have mixed on various monitors like KRK Rokits and VXT's, NS-10's, Mackies, Dynaudio, and JBL 4328's. For the price a pair these fall VERY close to the 4328p side of the spectrum. What I find so great is the tactile feel they present. They are so detailed, and everything has a sonic representation, especially when it comes to mixing percussion. I get no hype, no ear-cuddling misrepresentation of any part of my mix. They are honest, and TRANSLATE. I was mixing and altering an instrumental for a friend on my old trusty KRK's that an A&R had requested sound bigger, with more separation, and impact, but they kept sending it back with adjustments to be made. As soon as I got these for my home set-up, I mixed it all over again, and after that FIRST re-mix they were floored. That should tell you all you need to know about these. If you can afford the $$ for a pair of JBL's, then by all means, I won't lie and tell you these sound better, but just know that they are not $800 better by any stretch of the imagination, and you can get just as good a mix on these if you have the skill. Only complaint is that you will get ear fatigue on these faster than less detailed and warmer speakers, but it's gets better as you break them in. I've been converted.

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5.0

YAMAHA GOOD PRICE FOR THE QUALITY

By Ur Favorite

from Baltimore,MD

I first owned some bx8a from m-audio,they sound good but in my opinion they are strictly just for playback,then i bought the krk rokit 8's,they were cool but they also colored my mixes and what sounded good on them didnt always sound good in other environments such as the car,club etc. So my next pick was the yamahas, i can honestly say that for the price range yamaha is the best ive came across These are honestly flat,they dont make music sound overly beautiful,it just gives the music out as is. If your mix sounds good on the yamahas more than likely it will sound good anywhere,only alterations you might have to make is with the bass other than that you should be fine. I have been happy with my purchase of these and havent turned back since,im sure their are other monitors that may be better but definitely not within the low end price range

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5.0

Focus and stereo image to the max

By Brendo Bigelo

from Austun, TX 78758

I bought these monitors to do a high profile mix project that I have. The project was recorded in a studio with a "Pro" monitoring system. While doing some preliminary mixes at my place, I realized that my monitoring set-up was lacking. So... I bought the HS80m's to do the final mix with the hope that they would more accurately reproduce what was being heard during recording. First off... I have to say that these things sound great. They really reproduce a "Full Spectrum" sound. I have a Sub and I've used the HS80m's with and without the Sub. They're great in either situation. The 8 inch woofers really pound out the low end. You can confidently mix on these without a sub and know what's going on in the bass and sub-bass frequencies. They really are fantastic. I just can't say enough good things about the frequency response. Moving on to more specific observations... The main key words are "Focus" and "Stereo Image". These things have focus like I've never heard before. Seriously... You can hear everything. That's the only way I can describe it. The good things about a mix are totally in your face. And... The bad things about a mix are painfully obvious. These monitors make mixing easy to anyone who has ears. Beyond that...I have to say that the stereo image of these things is amazing. Just move your head around slightly and you'll see what I mean.

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5.0

Best Monitors BY FAR

By Nathan

from San Diego, California

These monitors are truly amazing. I run them through a PreSonus central station and couldn't be happier with the results. The quality of my mixes have improved drastically with these monitors. There isn't one reason you shouldn't buy them if you're looking into it. I upgraded from krk's rp8's and never realized how badly colored the krk's are. These are flat and sexy. BUY THEM

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