The ultimate update for the classic NS10 studio monitors that defined generations of hits that defined real-life studio monitoring, while keeping with today's new sound and digital production challenges.
The terms “analog” and “vintage” seem to be the big keywords that constantly pop up in defining quality studio gear we know has always delivered the natural sound we've always demanded, even while working in today's digital realm.
Modeled after it's predecessor and improved from there
Today's major facilities still rely on Yamaha’s historically famous nearfield studio monitor, the celebrated but now discontinued NS-10. It has always remained the epitome of the term “industry standard.” They were seen, heard and photographed in thousands of world-class studios. Noted for their brutally honest sound reproduction and unflattering response, these ever-popular monitor speakers are still sought after to this day in spite of the fact that they’ve been discontinued. The old saying went, “If it sounds good on the NS-10s, it’ll sound good on anything.”
A 2-Way Amp for a 2-Way Monitor
Yamaha designed the HS series monitors with a special 2-way speaker set. A new woofer and tweeter, each powered by their own dedicated amps, giving the NS10-tradition of flat response that means that your mixes will have their deficiencies revealed so you can make accurate decisions throughout your mixing process. But, unlike the NS-10, the white polypropylene cone woofer and a newly-designed 1" dome tweeter have an extended range much more in-line with the demands of today’s low-end content in many styles of today’s popular music.
As analog meets digital, your vocals, keyboards and guitar solos can keep their natural place in the mix as they always have, while your sub-bass and ultra-highs get their chances to shine as well. This will enable your final mixes to translate accurately and honestly to the outside world...ultimately what the NS-10's were famous for.
100 Years of Solid Sound-Friendly Cabinet Design
The monitor’s enclosure is constructed of high-quality MDF material and a multiple layer finish that minimizes resonance. This is where Yamaha's century of experience in making pianos comes in handy, giving you a cabinet that properly handles the frequencies that pass through it. Even the corners have a special 3-way mitered corner design that provides strength and unity. The white woofer cone recalls the look of the classic Yamaha NS-10, adding low-damping rubber surrounds and full magnetic shielding so using them near your computer monitor screen won't be an issue. Around the back you’ll find both XLR and ¼” connections along with room control/frequency response switches that will tailor the speaker’s frequency output to your particular working environment. Very handy for less than perfect room dimensions.
With its famous heritage, full-range yet accurate sound reproduction and devastatingly handsome looks, the Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor is worthy of your musical masterpieces. Simply put, it ROCKS!
- 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
Things You Will Get:
HS8 Active Monitor
The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for three years and labor for three years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.