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Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor Pair

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The Yamaha HS8 is a 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 8 in. cone woofer and 1 in. dome tweeter. The Yamaha HS-Series have the inherited universal mix-translation legacy and distinctive white cones of the industry-respected NS-10s, designed to deliver your mixes with transparent honesty. Room control and frequency response...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Yamaha HS8 is a 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 8 in. cone woofer and 1 in. dome tweeter. The Yamaha HS-Series have the inherited universal mix-translation legacy and distinctive white cones of the industry-respected NS-10s, 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 HS8 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

  • 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 8" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter
  • 38Hz - 30kHz frequency response
  • 75W LF plus 45W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 120W power amplification
  • ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls
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YamahaHS8 Powered Studio Monitor Pair
 
5.0

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5.0

Highly recommended

By Larry

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Comments about Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

These monitors sound amazing! Great bottom end!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Recommend these

By Paul

from Chicago

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Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

    These sound good for me,

     
    5.0

    A masterpiece at this price point

    By kinny

    from New Hampshire

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • the white ones look awesome
    • Versatile

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      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

      i was looking for quality sound to stream my spotify from my computer in my office.
      after auditioning many monitors and powered speakers including the Kef LS50's i went with
      the Yamaha HS8's Full sound, and articulate with a really good base sound. Room placement can
      be critical. I have a 10X12 room or so, and these worked very very well for me. My listening is jazz, classical, and soft rock...and for this type of music, the Yamaha HS8's play beautifly.

       
      5.0

      Yamaha does it again!

      By Skyler

      from Louisiana

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      Pros

      • Amazing sound with new KRK 10 " sub
      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

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        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Monitoring your mixes
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor Pair:

        Over the last 8 years of having my studio, I went from the white edition KRK 5 "s, to the Persons Eris 8 "s, Now to these bad boys. I have been wanting a sub in here forever, and finally put a 10" KRK sub w these and couldn't be happier!

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