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 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.
Designed to deliver an honest mix, the HS8 monitor speaker has a flat 38Hz-30kHz frequency response.
Room control and frequency response switches allow custom tailoring of the monitor's response, making it perfect for all types of recording and multimedia applications.
8" cone woofer
1" dome tweeter
38Hz - 30kHz frequency response
75w LF plus 45w HF bi-amp system
Room control and high trim response controls
XLR & TRS phone jack inputs
Also, dont forget to check out the Yamaha HS-8S 150watt Sub-woofer, designed to pair perfectly with the HS8 and deliver an extended bottom-end
HS8 Yamaha return to pure soundBy: steven dix on 17 August 2018I had many years ago had to sell my NS-10s and a set of Truth Behringers to leave the country. Recently on return to Australia, I am now setting up a new studio for my work. I looked at many monitors and decided on the HS8. Once I got them set up and turned on I was instantly rewarded with fantastic frequencies and clarity I had not heard in years. It is a pleasure to listen to anything on these monitors. I know what I am hearing is the source material and no colouring by the speakers or amp.