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Ever since the 1970s, the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's near-field reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason-their unerring consistent accuracy. The newest HS Series speakers were designed to give you the most honest, precise reference possible, providing an ideal sonic platform to build on throughout the mixing process. By combining our years of studio knowledge and expertise with state-of-the-art analysis tools, Yamaha's speaker engineering team have examined, then optimized, every aspect of the design to make these monitors the most trusted in the business.

KEY FEATURES

• Newly developed transducers that achieve astonishingly smooth response over a wide range of bandwidth
• Newly designed, highly-efficient 1" dome tweeter that extends the usable frequency range considerably and delivers superb high-resolution sound
• Newly designed, ultra-responsive woofers that utilize large, carefully selected magnets, HS Series monitors product low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level
• Low resonance enclosure design designed to eliminate unwanted resonance and increase the accuracy of sound reproduction to its extreme limit
• Cutting edge noise reduction technology resulting in a reduction of audible noise up to 6dB

SPECIFICATIONS

• Speaker type: 2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor
• Frequency Range: 38Hz - 30kHz
• Components LF: 8" cone. HF: 1" dome
• Crossover: 2kHz
• Output power: 120W (LF:75W, HF:45W)
• I/O connectors: XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)
• Power consumption: 60W
• Shape: Bass-reflex type
• Cabinet material: MDF
• Dimensions (W, H, D): 250mm (9.8"), 390mm (15.4"), 334mm (13.1")
• Weight: 10.2kg (22.5 lbs.
• LEVEL control: (+4dB/center click)
• EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF) / ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)

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Great reference monitors for less than the esoteric brands1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
I woke up determined this morning. Nothing would stop me. This is pretty much my normal m.o. I had decided to treat myself to a newer and larger set of studio reference monitors - going from 5" to 8". Yes "bigger is better" (often). I quickly found out that this model of reference monitor is not only highly sought after, but also virtually impossible to source in Toronto. The Guelph L&M store had, what was probably the last set in Canada until Yamaha replenishes. Let's just say "Guelph was a fun drive" even though my EV hybrid depleted its battery and I had to burn some fossil fuel. Since learning a few new things around the the DAW (digital audio workstation) world and another birthday coming up, High Command (also known as the Chief Negotiating Officer), sanctioned this. Well, nothing like celebrating another rotation around the sun, with a lot of quality rock n' roll noise. It's also a good thing when your partner-in-antics and you, have been together for over 45 years 😀. My only negative point was that I ended up buying the shelf model at the published price. The Store could've given me a token discount considering I had to drive a 250 KM round trip to get them as I did not want to wait for them to be transferred to a closer store in Toronto.
Posted by JP on Oct 3, 2020
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Better than the Focal Alpha 800 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLongueuil, Quebec
I owned a pair of Focal Alpha 80 and used to love them. Unfortunately, I had to move on to another pair of monitors. I gave the HS8 a try... WOW! I was blown away. For substentialy less money than the Focals, the frequencies response is a lot flatter. Easier to place and set up. The stereo imaging (the Focals' strong point) is as good as the Focals'. Within few hours, I was mixing. And, these things are LOUD!!!!! Only downside, they need some good clean power source. Until I hooked them up in a filtered power line, I had some static noise problems... A good power conditionner solved the problem. Definitely worth every dollar...
Posted by Jean-François Robitaille on Apr 20, 2020
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Excellent monitors, but not just for recording0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Wall St.), Manitoba
I originally bought these for my studio when mixing our songs. I also purchased a Yamaha THR-10x because it had all the sounds I needed in a compact unit. The small speakers are good for practicing but thought I would put it through the Yamaha HS8's. Wow!!!!!!! The sound blew my mind. The speakers do not color the sound at all being studio monitors. The sound from the TRH-10x comes out pure just like Yamaha intended. I know it's a bit of overkill to buy them just for that purpose but if you have them already, I would suggest just using the headphone out into the monitors. I have a set of computer speakers on top of them plugged into my phone so all the sound comes in around ear level instead of coming from the floor from a typical amp with a much better sound. It sounds like I'm an extra guitarist with the band. It blends very nicely. Definitely worth it if you're fussy about your sound and have been going back and forth tone chasing. Now I can finally play and enjoy :)
Posted by Todd Mc on Apr 1, 2020
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Fabulous Sound!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
I bought these monitors about six months ago for just music playback on my computer and wow! Clean, clear and amazing fidelity. Can't beat them in this price range!
Posted by J. Ball on Aug 27, 2018
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Love them1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Got a pair and love them
Posted by john on Mar 9, 2018
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Caution: These monitors are bass light in a studio environment.4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
I bought these HS8 monitors. They are great, very flat and clear, except for being noticeably light in the bass frequency range. However, this seems to only occur if they are in a treated studio environment. There is an easy remedy though; I added one of their HS8S subwoofer, that solved the problem. To get the speakers really flat; I used Sonarworks (now version 4) reference speaker calibration software. Also, I suggest it?s a good idea to invest in some Iso-Acoustic Pucks, or stands, for your monitors. They really do work!
Posted by Majari on Oct 21, 2017
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GREAT SOUNDING MONITORS0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
These monitors are very well built and sound amazing. For those looking for a nice neutral sounding monitor in this price range, I would definitely recommend this product.
Posted by MN on Jan 9, 2017
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Best for the money8 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Purchased these for the home studio after a lot of research. I looked at far more expensive speakers, but the Yamaha reputation and sound fell right in line with my needs and budget. Unless you are willing to spend a lot more, I believe these will not disappoint. Software instruments, live, and recorded music sound great. I recommend adding the sub as well.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2015
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Reliable as hell!!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
To be able to trust your monitors is THE most important attribute to any studio. I can trust what I hear and what I mix. Crisp, clean and absolutely solid performers!
Posted by The Performer's Lounge on May 14, 2015
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Yamaha HS80M0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I own the predecessor, the HS80M. After comparing them to other monitors, I was sold on their sound and imaging. These speakers really shine. Great value for the money.
Posted by Bob Sutherby on Apr 12, 2015
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Absolutely Satisfied1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Happy as a pig in....a home recording studio. Best money spent.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2015
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Tootally Dope Breh3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Straight up the shiz.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2015
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Great speaker2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
The best value on the market. Period.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2014
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Amazing home studio monitors5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreStratford, Ontario
I purchased these beauties about 3 weeks ago. Use them every day and they sound wicked. Quality is phenomenal. This is my first set of monitors but these have done amazing things for my mixes already. After tonnes of research I'm glad I went with the yammy's. Would definitely recommend!!!
Posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2014
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Solid Sound4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
I purchased these about 6 months ago and have not looked back! Incredible value; having owned RP6's, i can definitely appreciate the difference.
Posted by Anon on Feb 9, 2014
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