Get Accurate, Flat Frequency Response for Better Quality Mixes
The Yamaha HS8 Active Studio Monitor is the last word in excellence in Yamaha’s HS line of powered speakers. In terms of cost-to-benefits, the HS8 unquestionably rewards you for the investment. These monitors’ perfectly flat tonal response and true-to-life dynamic rendering yields a sound image that is astoundingly clear. The HS8s are of true bi-amp design, and drive all the way to maximum output without clipping or distortion, while preserving accurate dynamic ratios.
Great Cabinet Design Means Accurate Sound
Like the rest of the HS line, the HS8s benefit from revolutionary cabinet design. For inspiration in rethinking the HS8’s housing, Yamaha drew on their 100 justly celebrated years of piano design. And from their pianos, they developed a three-way mitered-joint technique for these cabinets. This makes them not only minimally cross-resonant, but extremely durable as well.
Please Speak Clearly
The attractive white 8-inch cone woofer and 1-inch black dome tweeter in the HS5s sit in a uniquely re-designed mounting ring that eliminates any undesirable vibrations. Each monitor also employs an extra-large magnet, creating a more uniform flux field. This yields a smooth response and greater dynamic capability over a wider frequency range. The magnets themselves are selected to provide the greater possible fidelity in the low-end frequencies, which is typically the hardest range to manage when mixing audio. The tweeter frames in turn are built extra thick, minimizing interference in the high end.
True Bi-amp Power
The HS8’s 2-way bi-amplified designed means that the woofer and tweeter are powered by separate amps. This eliminates undesirable interaction between the units, and any signal distortion resulting from phase differences.
Perfect for Surround Sound Mixing
5.1 and 7.1 surround systems are continuing to become more commonplace in public and private music listening settings. The HS8 is a premium solution for building out your surround mixing station. Combine a set of four or six HS8s with a single HS10W subwoofer and you’ll be ready to start mixing multi-channel!
Here, There, or Anywhere
Apart from the design of a monitor, the single greatest factor influencing accuracy is the room where they’re located. Room size, shape, and surface materials all affect what you’re hearing during playback. The HS8 gives you Room Control, Mid EQ, and High Trim controls for good room-matching. You’ll tweak the Room Control setting to compensate for any unnaturally exaggerated low end. Then you’ll use Mid EQ and High Trim switches to get your mids and highs in the right place.
– 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified near field studio monitor with 8-inch cone woofer and 1-inch dome tweeter
– 38 Hz – 30k Hz frequency response
– 75W Low Freq. plus 45W High Freq. bi-amp system for high-performance 120W power amplification
– Room Control and High Trim response controls
– XLR and TRS 1/4″ jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals