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When choosing reference monitors for mixing and music production, accuracy is the prime consideration. Speakers that sound "good" on first impression may not necessarily be accurate. What you really need is an honest reference for your mix, rather than monitors that have been tweaked or colored to deceptively sound impressive. The new HS series reference monitors have been created by Yamaha's studio monitor engineering team to deliver exceptionally flat, accurate response that you can trust. Unlike "monitor" speakers with exaggerated bass and treble that make a good first impression but can't be relied on for accuracy, the HS series were designed to be true studio reference monitors in the tradition of the legendary Yamaha NS10M. Whether you're mixing for stereo or 5.1 surround, mixes that sound good on Yamaha HS series reference monitors will translate accurately to the widest possible range of reproduction systems … which is engineer-speak that simply means they'll sound good on anything. And that is the ultimate goal of any reference monitor. We should also mention that the HS-series monitors not only sound great, they look great, too.


Uprading Monitors. Yamaha HS8 or Focal 6.5

...level. In the mid and highs thay tend to sound different to HS8 due to berilium tweeter. More metalic flavor kind of. About HS80 / take a note that this is an old version/ the actual is HS8. For such a money they are maybe the best choice. Once you pass the brake in period,...

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Gear Porn thread - pics of your slutty setups

...Jam, TR-8S, Korg Wavedrum UAD: 2 x Apollo 8 Duo, Satellite Quad, Satelite Octo Mics: Røde K2, SM57, SM58 Presonus Faderport, Yamaha HS80M, Sennheiser HD-380 Pro Macbook Pro with too many plug ins. Dell 34 inch wide monitor.

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Are their any near-field monitors better than the ATC SCM25s

...lower end and it's a great deal that can't be turned down. Not many high-end models, must say. Probably the Yamaha HS80M is the best deal from that list, with the Opals coming 2nd. That's my personal preference at least. All things considered, there are very good speakers that smoke the Opals in 2019 for...

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