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Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor

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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...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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 HS5 is the smallest of the series, and features a 5" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter that's just the right size for smaller home studios.

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 HS5 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.

Features

General
  • Size: Near-field
  • System type: Active
  • Configuration: 2-way
Drivers
  • Low-frequency driver: 5"
  • Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
  • High-frequency driver: 1"
  • Full-range driver: Not applicable
  • Driver type: Info not available
Sound
  • Frequency response: 54Hz – 30kHz
  • Max peak SPL: Info not available
  • Amplifier class: Info not available
  • Output power: 70W
Onboard Features
  • Input connectors: XLR, TRS
  • Standby mode: Info not available
  • Acoustic space control: Yes
  • Power indicator: Yes
Other
  • Width: 6.7"
  • Height: 11.2"
  • Depth: 8.7" 
  • Weight: 11.7 lb.
  • Enclosure type: Ported
Specifications
Speaker type 2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor
Frequency range (-10dB) 54Hz - 30kHz
Components LF 5" cone
HF 1" dome
Crossover 2kHz
Output power 70W (LF:45W, HF:25W)
I/O connectors XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)
Power consumption 45W
Shape Bass-reflex type
Cabinet material MDF
Dimensions W 170mm (6.7")
H 285mm (11.2")
D 222mm (8.7")
Net weight 5.3kg (11.7 lbs.)
Others LEVEL control (+4dB/center click) , EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF) / ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)
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YamahaHS5 Powered Studio Monitor
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hearing the true mix from these..Thanks Marietta,GA Guitar Center!!!

By Scott

from Paris,Tennessee

Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

Alex Reyes And John Halpin at the Marietta Georgia Guitar Center..Made it possible for me to get a pair of these fine studio Monitors.Cannot thank them enough..True customer service and honorable sales associates.OK on to the monitors..i plugged them in and played back music made in Presonus studio one pro..right away i could hear the adjustments i needed to make in my mix.The cabinets are rounded at the corners to help avoid damage.these are heavy for smaller monitors..they have a big sound..now that i have these i can begin to learn how to achieve a better sounding mix.I use waves plug ins for my recordings and i am looking forward to hearing what they can do to custom tailor the sound...had my eyes on a pair of less expensive monitors..but so glad i got these!!!!

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I love these speakers but feel violated.

By Tony G

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

      The store only had 6 open box speakers so they were nice enough to order new ones for me. The sales rep was GREAT and even made special notes on the order to be sure they were new and not open box that were in stock. I was pleasantly surprised when they came in in just a few days. When I picked them up, one of them looked double taped, but the new rep assured they were new, so I took them and went on my way. Guitar center is about a 25 mile round trip for me, so when I opened the second box and there was no plastic wrap, white paper, or box for the power cord like the other speaker had, I was very disappointed, but THE SPEAKERS SOUND GREAT, so I decided it was not worth the hassle of returning it. Now I just hope I don't have problems in the future!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Crystal Clear

      By Sersh

      from Houston, Tx

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Flat
      • Good Price
      • Good Quality
      • True Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

        The Hs5's are my main speakers for my home studio, and I absolutely love them. I've been using them for 3 years now. Excelent quality and true sound. What really impressed me was the clarity that they have. I record alot of synths, I can hear every frequency extremely clear. These speakers are flat speakers though, so if you are looking for something with a lot of low end, you are going to have to get a subwoofer. With that being said, I would totally recomend these speakers for a small set up such as a home studio. Best studio speakers you can get for this price.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome ....

        By Dar

        from Irvine CA

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

          I used 'em after 3 years before I sold and bought its older brother YAMAHA HS7 .
          Just perfect in everything : sound , quality , look etc .

           
          5.0

          Buy this monitor NOW!

          By Keaton

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

          These studio montiors are amazing! For me atleast lol. My first pair ive ever had but after much review and contemplation for my first monitors, I bought them. I knew they would be perfect for me, but i was more than happy on this investment. Great to have for studio quality sound in a small to medium environment whether producing music or just listening to it at the next level these are the ones. Plus there was a rebate going on so it only made sense to get the best rated monitors for a deal, BRAND NEW at that. Guitar center even sent me two brand new ones wrapped in the box with all the manuals and cords. Overall great purchase and experience. I have heard of people getting opened or display monitors. But mine were straight from the manufactor unopened. Would recommend these to anyone! Whether you produce for big artist or make movie scores you can get serious business done with these.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It sounds good.

          By G-Man

          from Charlottesville, Va

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • DJ (hobby)

            Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

            DJ set up. Manual was easy to follow. 5 inch woofer kind of lack bass.

             
            5.0

            Best studio monitors out there! Industry Standard

            By Jordan

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

            Great condition! Sounds good! Thanks

             
            5.0

            Great sound! Mids and Highs are clear but not harsh

            By DanM

            from Los Altos, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

              I replaced a pair of M-Audio BX5a's that were 6 years old. The Yamaha HS5's are a bit "leaner" which appears to me to be more accurate sound rather than the slightly fatter mids that the BX5's had. I really like the clarity of vocals which at higher volumes are actually less strident than I remember with the BX5's.

               
              5.0

              Great Buy - Great Sound

              By Yamaha Fan

              from Durant, Ok

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • wish it had +- gain for both highs and lows

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

              Used w/ keyboard for practice. Really great sound - didn't realize my amplifier/spkrs sounded so bad till this Yamaha speaker was hooked up. Very pleased. 70 watts really pumps out.

               
              5.0

              Great Speakers For A Home Studio

              By Boxster

              from Minnesota

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor:

                This speaker reliably reproduces what you produce and the sound is transferable to Bose home systems and car stereos. In other words, a realistic experience of the work you put into equalization, mic placement and vocal clarity.

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