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When selecting studio reference monitors for mixing and music production, one consideration takes precedence above all others— accuracy.Beginning with the legendary NS-10M, and continuing with the MSP and previous HS Series, this new lineup shares a design philosophy that emphasizes sonic purity without any coloring or alternation of the original sound. While many manufacturers seek to enhance the sound of their monitors to make them sound impressive, Yamaha studio monitors are designed to achieve the best possible mix by ensuring that the sound from your speakers is true to the original. HS Series nearfield reference monitors are the embodiment of this philosophy, delivering a concise sound image, high resolution, and flat response.Newly Developed TransducersThe HS Series features newly developed transducers that achieve astonishingly smooth response over a wide range of bandwidth. These transducers utilize an advanced magnetic field design that regulates the flow of magnetic response to provide seamless, natural sonic transitions. Each component's materials and design were carefully re-examined, then optimized, to drastically improve the accuracy of signal reproduction throughout the audio spectrum.TweeterThe HS Series features a newly designed, highly efficient 1” dome tweeter that extends the usable frequency range considerably and delivers superb high-resolution sound. Utilizing a thick wave guide designed to minimize vibration the new tweeter is able to deliver smooth, distortion-free high end up to 30 kHz.WooferWith newly designed, ultra-responsive woofers that utilize large, carefully selected magnets, HS Series monitors produce low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level. All of the components in these high-power woofers, including the woofer ring and the basket further contribute to the HS Series' stunning bass while providing clear, accurate mids.Low Resonance Enclosure DesignHS Series cabinets are designed to eliminate unwanted resonance and increase the accuracy of sound reproduction to their extreme limit. The enclosures are constructed from a very dense and resilient MDF with a damped acoustic response that is perfectly suited for reference monitors. Drawing from Yamaha's over 100 years of piano design experience, HS Series engineers also employed a traditional three-way mitered-joint technique. Common to architectural design this construction firmly anchors the corners of the enclosure to dramatically improve durability and eliminate unwanted resonance that can influence overall sound.Cutting Edge Noise Reduction TechnologySpeaker port design can greatly influence the clarity of overall sound. Often a vortex at the either end of the port can generate air vibrations inside of the port, causing unwanted noise. By adopting an advanced noise reduction technology that incorporates a thorough analysis of a visual representation of the sound, Yamaha's engineers are able to control and reduce the vortex. Through this in-depth analysis we have arrived at the ideal port design, resulting in a reduction of audible noise up to 6dB. The utilization of this state-of-the-art technology allows HS Series studio monitors to meet the demands of more strict professional production environments.Controls and ConnectivityHS Series full-range models feature two response controls with detailed settings that allow them to adapt to the surface acoustics of rooms of varying shape and size. ROOM CONTROL allows you to attenuate the unnatural, exaggerated low-end that can often occur when speakers are placed next to walls, while HIGH TRIM allows for more flexible control of high frequency response. For inputs, HS full-range speakers can accommodate a wide range of balanced and unbalanced sources such as mixers, keyboards and audio interfaces with XLR and TRS phone jacks. With the HS8S subwoofer, HIGH CUT control sets the cutoff frequency of subwoofer output high-frequency attenuation from 80Hz to 120Hz, while PHASE switch adjusts the phase of the subwoofer output. The LOW CUT switch and LOW CUT controls enables attenuation of low frequencies for output between 80Hz and 120Hz. The HS8S subwoofer is equipped with XLR and TRS phone jack inputs and for outputs XLR for L and R and EXT SUB out.Yamaha HS8 Features 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 8” cone woofer and 1” dome tweeter 38Hz - 30kHz frequency response 75W LF plus 45W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 120W power amplification ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals Yamaha HS8 Specifications Model: HS8 System Type: 2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor Frequency Response (-10dB): 38Hz - 30kHz Crossover Frequency: 2kHz Transducers: 8" cone, 1" dome Output Power: 120W (75W + 45W) Input Sensitivity/ Impedance: -10 dBu/ 10k ohms Input Connectors (Parallel): XLR / TRS 1/4" Controls: LEVEL control (+4dB/center click) EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF) ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz) Indicator: Power ON : White LED Power Consumption: 60W Enclosure: Type: Bass-reflex type, material = MDF Dimensions W x H x D mm (inch): 9.8" x 15.4 "x 13.1" Weight: 22.5 lbs

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APS Klasik 2020

Had the Yamaha HS5, then the HS8 and now the old Klasiks. All I can say is that the Yamahas feel like toys in comparison (it's maybe okay because the HS8 are also half the price of the Klasiks). When thinking about the Yamahas now, ear fatigue, harshness, 2D, boring, mud comes to mind. When...

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Amphion... Beautiful

...focuses mostly on heavy rock, punk, and metal. I have had many monitors over the years including Behringer Truth, Yammy Hs8, KRK Rokit 5, Neumann kh120, NS10, and Focal CMS 65. I have also tested out the Barefoot Footprint 01 in my room. My room is a fully treated Listening/mixing room. I have spent countless...

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Yamaha HS80M vs H8 frequency response

The HS8 graph goes up to 50k, the HS80M stops at 20k. Both reach 20k reasonably flat and below that the rest of the graph looks very similar (what happens above 20k is of little consequence). No experience with either but I wouldn't pick one or the other based on their FRs (especially the ones...

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