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Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor

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This proven 2-way powered studio monitor produces the flat, natural sound quality professionals count on to consistently create honest, accurate mixes. With its 8 in. woofer and 1 in. dome tweeter, the Yamaha HS8 carries enough weight to give you full-bodied sound without a subwoofer, yet also deliver the clarity you expect in the midrange, and the...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This proven 2-way powered studio monitor produces the flat, natural sound quality professionals count on to consistently create honest, accurate mixes. With its 8 in. woofer and 1 in. dome tweeter, the Yamaha HS8 carries enough weight to give you full-bodied sound without a subwoofer, yet also deliver the clarity you expect in the midrange, and the finesse to reproduce clean, smooth highs. Since every studio is unique, the Yamaha HS8 active monitor lets you tailor its response to fit your space with custom room control and frequency response switches. So whether you set up your monitors in the corners of a makeshift bedroom studio, or you have the luxury of a full-size professional studio, the HS8 gives you the tools to mix with confidence.

High-performance Speakers and Mounting System
The iconic 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
What you'll hear and feel—but not likely see—is the HS8's extra-large magnet under the hood. In combination with an advanced magnetic circuit design, the HS8's magnet provides 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 HS8 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 the HS8 lets you tweak it for the best response no matter where you set it 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 Yamaha HS8 is the perfect choice if you want mega-studio monitoring performance, but you don't have a mega-studio budget.

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

General
  • Size: Near-field
  • System type: Active
  • Configuration: 2-way
Drivers
  • Low-frequency driver: 8"
  • Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
  • High-frequency driver: 1"
  • Full-range driver: Not applicable
  • Driver type: Info not available
Sound
  • Frequency response: 38Hz – 30kHz
  • Max peak SPL: Info not available
  • Amplifier class: Info not available
  • Output power: 120W
Onboard Features
  • Input connectors: XLR, TRS
  • Standby mode: Info not available
  • Acoustic space control: Yes
  • Power indicator: Yes
Other
  • Width: 9.8"
  • Height: 15.4"
  • Depth: 13.1" 
  • Weight: 22.5 lb.
  • Enclosure type: Ported
Specifications
Speaker type 2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor
Frequency range (-10dB) 38Hz - 30kHz
Components LF 8" cone
HF 1" dome
Crossover 2kHz
Output power 120W (LF:75W, HF:45W)
I/O connectors XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)
Power consumption 60W
Shape Bass-reflex type
Cabinet material MDF
Dimensions
W 250mm (9.8")
H 390mm (15.4")
D 334mm (13.1")
Net weight 10.2kg (22.5 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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