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The Yamaha HS8S is an 8" bass-reflex powered subwoofer that is the ideal low-end support for the HS-Series monitors. The Yamaha HS-Series have the inherited universal mix-translation legacy and distin... Click To Read More About This Product


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The Yamaha HS8S is an 8" bass-reflex powered subwoofer that is the ideal low-end support for the HS-Series monitors. The Yamaha HS-Series have the inherited universal mix-translation legacy and distinctive white cones of the industry-respected NS-10's, designed to deliver your mixes with transparent honesty. Room control and frequency response switches allow custom tailoring of the monitor's response to give you accurate performance in any environment.

High-performance Speakers and Mounting System
The elegant white-cone speakers used in the HS-series monitors deliver superlative audio performance that is further enhanced by a carefully engineered mounting system. A system of screws and a specially designed mounting ring eliminates spurious vibration and resonance, allowing the speaker to deliver its full sonic potential. Another feature that boosts woofer performance is a magnet selected to produce accurate, solid low-end response. The tweeter frames employ an advanced smooth-contour design that minimizes losses so that high-frequency details come through with remarkable accuracy. The extra thickness of the tweeter frame also minimizes resonance that can interfere with high-end clarity. The overall result is extraordinarily smooth, accurate response throughout the audio spectrum.

The Benefits of Built-in Power and Bi-amplification
Powered, bi-amplified monitor speakers simply make the most electrical and sonic sense, and that's why they have become the first choice of sound professionals the world over for near- and mid-field monitoring applications. In addition to the obvious advantage that you don't need separate power amplifiers, the fact that power and speakers are integrated in one unit means that the amplifiers can be perfectly matched to the characteristics of the speaker units used so you get consistently superior performance with any source in just about any listening environment. Bi-amplification means that separate power amplifiers are used to drive the low-mid and high-frequency speaker units, and this eliminates interaction between the units as well as the response and phase anomalies introduced by passive crossover networks. Both speaker units can function at optimum performance levels for correspondingly high overall sonic quality.

Large Magnets in an Advanced Magnetic Circuit Design
One feature of the HS-series monitors that you'll hear but are not likely to see is the extra large magnets. In combination with an advanced magnetic circuit design these magnets provide a powerful, uniform, tightly controlled flux field that results in exceptionally smooth response and dynamic capability over a wider frequency range.

Portable, Versatile Monitoring for Your Audio Workstation
All you really need for top-class stereo production capability is a good audio workstation and a pair of HS-series monitors. A system like this is not only portable and extremely easy to set up anywhere you need it, it can deliver outstanding monitoring performance that will let you get your mixes just right. The response-control features of these monitors let you tweak them for the best response no matter where you set them up.

Serious Surround Production
Although stereo is still the most common format for basic music listening, 5.1 surround has become the audio format of choice for today's advanced visual media, and is beginning to be recognized as a superior vehicle for pure musical enjoyment as well. But to properly mix and produce surround sound you need a good 5.1 monitoring system. The HS-series speakers and subwoofer are the perfect choice if you want competitive surround-monitoring performance without having to spend big-studio megabucks to get it.

Optimum Response In Any Room
Speaker response can vary greatly depending on the size, shape, and surface acoustics of the room in which they're used, as well as how they're placed within that environment. The HS-Series gives you extra room-matching and speaker placement versatility with ROOM CONTROL, MID EQ, and HIGH TRIM response control switches that are specifically designed to compensate for common acoustic deficiencies and monitoring needs. The ROOM CONTROL switch, for example, can be used to compensate for the unnatural low-end exaggeration that usually occurs when speakers are placed close to walls or in corners. The MID EQ switch gives you subtle midrange boost and cut options in addition to flat response, while the HIGH TRIM switch offer the same type of response-tailoring capability for the high frequencies.

  • 8" bass-reflex powered subwoofer delivers low frequencies down to 22Hz
  • 22Hz - 150Hz frequency response
  • High-power 150W amplifier exclusively designed for low frequencies
  • LOW CUT switch, LOW CUT control (80-120Hz) HIGH CUT control (80-120 Hz)
  • PHASE switch allow users to set up a subwoofer system with simple connections and no additional equipment
  • Speaker type Powered subwoofer
    Frequency range (-10dB) 22Hz - 160Hz
    Components LF 8" cone
    Output power 150W
    I/O connectors INPUT: XLR3-31 type (balanced) x2, PHONE (balanced) x2 / OUTPUT: XLR3-32 type (balanced) x2 (L&R), XLR3-32 type (balanced) x1 (EXT SUB)
    Power consumption 70W
    Shape Bass-reflex type
    Cabinet material MDF
    W 300mm (11.8")
    H 350mm (13.8")
    D 389mm (15.3")
    Net weight 12.5kg (27.6 lbs.)
    Others LEVEL control, PHASE switch : NORM./REV., HIGH CUT control (80-120Hz, center click), LOW CUT control (80-120Hz, center click), LOW CUT switch (ON/OFF)

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YamahaHS8S Powered Subwoofer

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect Match - fills in the missing bass!

By Ed

from Culver, Indiana

About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy


  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality


    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home

    Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

    I bought the 2 high frequency monitors first. To me something was missing.

    Things to consider:

    1. The sub woofer reproduces 20 to 140 Hz reasonably flatly. So what lives there - 20 Hz to 40 Hz one octave, 40 Hz to 80 Hz second octave, 80 Hz to 160 Hz third octave - most instruments only cover 3 octaves. Meaning the bass was mostly missing. Additionally a lot of other real instruments which are not bass note front ends include a component in this range, color.

    2. When a speaker cone has low frequency waves it must move great distances to couple with the air to reproduce. If higher frequencies share this cone they suffer doppler shifting ( like a car passing) this causes a warble making for muddy sounds.

    3. The low frequency waves are very long, 50 feet plus, coupling to air with this small of a speaker is a trick, notice the speaker works against the floor this changes the coupling and strips any remaining high frequency off.

    4. All factory balanced crossover filters are in this subwoofer.

    5. Even at low volume the sound is tight and full bodied - I believe all systems should include a frequency balanced sub woofer, but then I am an engineer.

    6. If a demo system adds a subwoofer without a crossover in place, don't expect that the sound is representative of a proper system as it will be heavily colored by doppler shifting and be funny sounding.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    sick bass.

    By Luis

    from Colton, CA

    About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

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    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality


      Best Uses

      • DJ / Mixing
      • Home

      Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

      Superb quality. Makes my mixes and beats sound awesome. A+.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      I'm a little disappointed but not totally!


      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Oh, and I love beautiful women!, Photographer, Producer


      • Attractive Design
      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Inconspicuous
      • Solid black, easy to clean


      • Expensive, should be 100$ less
      • Just not enough thump
      • Weak Bass

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • DJ / Mixing
      • Home
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

      Ok; so I've wanted this sub for about two years but I wasn't sure if I even needed it, since I have a very small studio room. I already own the Yamaha HS8 monitors and they sound very nice; not overly loud or muddy. There's not a lot of videos on YouTube reviewing this sub so I had to just go for it. I've listened to it for about a week now and although it's a great sounding sub it really lacks major pump. Which is cool for me since I'm not a EDM producer or TRAP producer but for nearly 500$ bucks it should rattle a wall or two if you wanted it too.

      Overall I'm 50/50 on my purchase of this sub. Luckily I bought it during the Labor Day sale so I saved about 75$ off the retail price so that's a bit reassuring. Plus I like my equipment and gear to match so buying a different brand of sub would have drove me crazy every time I looked at the monitors and the sub! Yamaha if you're reading this please make an HS10Sub same design etc. and I'm sure that would suit me fine.

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