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HS50m, MSP5, MSP7, HS80m, which Yamaha Monitor? Studio Monitors
Old 23rd December 2009
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HS50m, MSP5, MSP7, HS80m, which Yamaha Monitor?

I've been blessed with a nice chunk of cash this Christmas, and I am going to order a pair of monitors for my amateur home studio, doing acoustic stuff.

I read a lot of good things about the Yamaha HSM50 and 80 units, but 5" feels small to me (I currently have M-Audio DX4's) and 8" boxes a pretty huge for my little desk. I was thinking about the Yamaha 6.5" MSP7's as the best size for me.

I am wondering if that is a good idea, and it the MSP series is fundamentally different than the HS series?

Also, you can see I am looking at the $400 to $$750 price range (might be able to go a bit higher), and if you have another suggestion, I would like to hear your opinion.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Last edited by Danner; 23rd December 2009 at 11:04 PM.. Reason: Fixed model number in title.
Old 23rd December 2009
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The MSP series is certainly different from HS, both are good but MSP is a flatter response type of speaker and overall delivers more detail.

The MSP5 is still an amazing speaker to me with a very articulate midrange etc.

War
Old 23rd December 2009
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MSP7 would be a much better choice. I totally agree with what Warren has just said.
Old 23rd December 2009
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personally, i find the range of 6" monitors a poor compromise - they are not adequate to deliver proper bass freqs, and are a tad large to give a clean tight midrange. i think for smaller rooms/control areas, a good 5" monitor coupled with a subwoofer is the best bet.
Old 24th December 2009
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I read a lot of good things about the Yamaha HSM50 and 80 units, but 5" feels small to me
The HS50M with the subwoofer beats out every system I have heard in the price range. Hard to go wrong. I haggled my way down to $143 each at guitar center. But there are combo deals out there with the sub.
Old 24th December 2009
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The HS50M with the subwoofer beats out every system I have heard in the price range. Hard to go wrong. I haggled my way down to $143 each at guitar center. But there are combo deals out there with the sub.
Interesting, because that combo is a bit under $800. So that is an option.
Old 24th December 2009
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The HS50M with the subwoofer beats out every system I have heard in the price range. Hard to go wrong. I haggled my way down to $143 each at guitar center. But there are combo deals out there with the sub.
I am trying to get rid of my HS50+HS10W sub after an A/B comparison with a MSP7 in my own room. HS series are way too colored, especially high range. And also I used an EQ test on a kick drum, cut around 300hz, -8dB, medium Q. The HS set up responded with no difference when I turn that band on and off, where it was like night and day with the MSP7s.

I was using HS set up at home happily until I noticed the hyped high end when compared to my studio work with MSP7s and MSP10s.
Old 24th December 2009
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I am trying to get rid of my HS50+HS10W sub after an A/B comparison with a MSP7 in my own room. HS series are way too colored, especially high range. And also I used an EQ test on a kick drum, cut around 300hz, -8dB, medium Q. The HS set up responded with no difference when I turn that band on and off, where it was like night and day with the MSP7s.

I was using HS set up at home happily until I noticed the hyped high end when compared to my studio work with MSP7s and MSP10s.
OK, thanks. I will order the MSP7's today.
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