Sound Philosophy of HS Series Studio Monitors
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.
Highly efficient Transducers
The 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.
The 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.
With 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.
Flexible Set up (HS-I only)
By adding mounting points and to the HS, HS-I models are compatible with three optional bracket types—wall, ceiling, and baton—adding the flexibility needed to meet the demands of a broad range of sonic environments.
Features at a Glance:
- 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 6.5"cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter
- 43Hz - 30kHz (-10dB), 55Hz - 24kHz (-3dB) frequency response
- 60W LF plus 35W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 95W power amplification
- ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls
- XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals
- Mounting points on 4 surfaces
- Packaging single
|Speaker type||2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor|
|Frequency response (-10dB) |
Frequency response (-3dB)
|43Hz - 30kHz |
55Hz - 24kHz
LF - 6.5" cone
HF - 1" dome
|Output power||95W (LF:60W, HF:35W)|
|Input sensitivity||-10 dBu/10k ohms|
|I/O connectors||XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)|
|Indicators||Power ON (White LED)|
|Flying and mounting hardware||Four surfaces x 2 x M8 (120 mm pitch)|
W 210mm (8-1/4")
H 332mm (13-1/16")
D 284mm (11-3/16")
|Net weight|| |
Owner's Manual, Power cord, Screws for installing brackets x 2
Baton bracket BBS251, Ceiling bracket BCS251, Wall bracket BWS251, Wall / ceiling bracket BWS50
LEVEL control (+4dB/center click) , EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF) / ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)