I know that you might heard this question before , and I have tried to get a good answer somewhere ...... but ..... no luck .....
So ...... what is the standard amplifier for Yamaha ns10 ....... or what is the BEST one ??
What would be the best solution from your experience .......
I like old yamaha receivers with the magic "bass extension" switch... kinda sorta makes ns-10s sound like "real" speakers... and if you hate it, switch it out. either way, the switch is useful and isn't easily replicable with a simple "bass" knob.
The best one is the one that sounds best to you... the standard one doesn't exist.
If you can find a Yamaha amp I've found them to work great, but there are so many others that will fill the bill it is impossible to list here.
BTW... I hope you realize that Yamaha NS-10's were never really meant to be "main monitors". When they were first released in like the early 80's they were thought of more as "HiFi Auratones" than as actual monitors... and while they did improve them in the late 80's [tweeter that wasn't as screechy... nomenclature on the cabinet horizontal instead of vertical], the fact of the matter is they're still just "HiFi Auratones"...
Wow, I asked this question TWICE in the past month and didn't get one straight answer
I see this trend is continuing. Is everyone here just a complete idiot when it comes to amps?
Why is it that when someone asks about a preamp everyone can jump in, or a compressor, or DAW software, and then when someone asks a damn simple question about a good solid amp for the Yamaha NS10s everyone turns into a stuttering backpedalling moron?
I asked this question yesterday and failed to get a straight answer as well. Anyway.. It seems most studios I've been to use the Bryston B4 or the Hafler 9505 for NS10's and they sound pretty good on those. I'm going to try a Yamaha P3500s since I've heard good things about Yamaha amps on them. I've used NS10's on an ancient Crown DC300A with good results as well. I'd be happy to post a review of the Yamaha amp when it arrives. Hope this helps.
I always like to use more amp than I need to because then it won't have to struggle to do its job. I use a big (old) Urei that must weigh 35 lbs... It's got a lot of juice which makes the NS10's sound better at low volumes (to my ears anyway)...
Don't laugh, but I use a Crown DC300 with my NS-10s and Audix N-5s. It sounds great! Those things are so conservatively rated it's not even funny. And they're cheap! They used to be used to power laboratory equiptment. Kinda strange, huh? I would recommend that amp for reference any day. When I A/B'd between the Crown and a Hafler 9505, there was hardly an audible difference. The Hafler was a little more powerful. I'm actually looking for another one so I can bridge the two amps mono and run one on the left and one on the right.
P.s. Whatever you do tough, make sure you fuse your NS-10s. I use 1/2 or 3/4 amp fast blow.
I know some people here use them but amongst my real life friends crowd, they've all expressed disapproval of the Hafler H3000. Which is too bad since they seem to be plentiful and fairly inexpensive on eBay.
I think Hafler just stopped making amps for good (out of business?) and a whole bunch of them have flooded on eBay in the past while. One of my friends who advised against the Hafler is someone who has never given me bad advice so with him weighing on the Hafler like this, I've decided to avoid it.
Hi everybody, I´m newbee on the forum and I have a couple of questions ( I used the search... but not answers that happy me )
1) I´m looking for a power amp for my ns10, I need a class A power amp. I look into studios webs to see their power amps, but I didn´t find the answer because there is a lot of power amps. Could anyone advice me about power amps for my ns10????
2) My second question is about a joemeek unit the meequalizer. What do you think about that unit????
Thanks for all dudes.
Just wondering, is there a particular reason for this?
Originally Posted by thethrillfactor
I am not the biggest fan of putting fuses on NS10's.
It changes the sound a little too much for me.
I agree with this. I bought my latest pair of Tannoy PBM 6.5's (which I think are Tannoy's answer to NS10's in a way, sort of) from a guy who had put a fuse in them. I took one out and left the other in. The one with the fuse in it sounded mushy.
Indeed I need something like 75 watts per channel but I need a fixed CLASS A amp.
Crown is a nasty AB amp, even the class AB polarizate the transistors out of the crossover distortion by zero zone I hate class AB I could hear differences with the class A. Even if anyone lends me a crown I could do an oscilloscope research to demostrate that class AB is not your best friend on your studio.
So the class AB is very usefull with big poweramps that must to be running on a gig, but a 75 watts per channel amp for a studio get a class AB is in my point of view a bad choice.
So anybody knows any class A power amp???