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Would the Yamaha HS8 be an overkill for my room?
Old 17th January 2020
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Would the Yamaha HS8 be an overkill for my room?

So I'm planning on getting some new speakers when I finish treating my room and I'm kind of inbetween the Yamaha HS7 and HS8, it would be great to have the HS8 but I'm not sure if they would work in my room. Also another problem would be that the stands will be very close to the wall, would placing bass traps and acoustic panels behind the speakers work?. The dimensions are 2.5m X 5.5m X 2.5m(W, D, H) or 8.2ft X 18ft X 8.2ft. Looking forward to hearing about your experiences and advice, thanks in advance!
Old 17th January 2020
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Jason Foi's Avatar

Its better to go with larger drivers that can reproduce the needed spl. I would actually recommend getting a pair of subs to go with them if you can swing it. Its also best to have your speakers as close as possible to the front wall to help with SBIR.
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Add a sub instead of even more bass trapping to even out freq response?
Old 17th January 2020
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There are folks on Gearslutz that say that HS7 is better for mixing and HS8 is better for listening while others say the HS8 is better than the HS7 for all applications. Beyond the purely technical data about them it becomes a personal decision based on how monitors sound in your studio.
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