Yamaha HS 8

Active 2-Way Nearfield Monitor

  • 8" Woofer (75 W) + 1" Tweeter (45 W)
  • Power: 120 W biamp
  • Bass reflex system
  • Frequency range: 38 Hz - 30,000 Hz
  • Inputs: balanced XLR and 6.3 mm balanced jack
  • Adjustable input level
  • Room control and high trim response control
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 250 x 390 x 334 mm
  • Weight: 10.2 kg
  • Price per item

Further information

Speaker size 1x 8"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 120 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) No
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes

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great piece of equipment

08.01.2017
So I use this speakers at home instead of a Hi-fi system. I decided to go for studio monitors mainly to avoid external amplifiers and compared to commercial compact systems, audio quality is off the roof.

Sound is really clear and sharp. Nothing feels overpowered, there is a good frequency balance and it feels flat indeed.
I used different inputs so far with all having the same performance. Direct connection to a Mac with a basic stereo cable, connected to a mixer and then to a Mac and a turntable and also with a TV. I also tried them in different rooms. In a small apartment base can be too much and you will probably need some sort of base traps. In bigger rooms on the other hand, base can be lost. I also tried them in an outdoors space where base was almost non existent.
I have to say, these speakers are loud.
All music genres where well received and the same goes for movies.

They look really really good. The illuminating Yamaha logo looks awesome. Built quality is really nice, they feels strong and durable. They are quite heavy but that's expected.

Pros:
Great sound
Great quality and looks
Very descent price

Cons:
Not magnetically sealed and it's possible to get noise interference from cellphones
Air canals are in the back meaning you can't place them against a wall
All controls are located on the back and it's not ideal to turn them on and off everyday.

All in all I highly recommend these if you have the space and the money. I'm not a producer so I can't talk about performance in a professional environment, but as an audiophile I love these speakers.
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Amazing monitors

JAG95, 26.02.2018
I recently bought the HS8 bundle with stands for my home studio.
At first I was a bit afraid that they were going to be too big and I was considering getting the HS7 with the woofer but this option was a bit too expensive for me. I went for he HS8 and thank god I did.
The frequency response is amazing, the sound is super clear, the bass response is very good and they are very very powerful, you can make the whole house shake.
The most important factor in these monitors is that they deliver a true representation of the music you're playing through them. They don't colour the sound at all like other monitors do (no added bass etc) which I find super important in the studio. It's very easy to identify what needs enhancement, what needs to be turned down, what needs to stand out more, etc.. It's a pair of monitors you can trust, the sound that comes out from them is just true.
If your room is very small I would probably buy the HS7 or HS5, but it's really up to you, they have some room control options at the back that are very handy or you can just turn it down...

PS: If you buy the bundle with the Millenium stands, be extra careful when setting them up because the little plastic screws that you need to attach to the base are very fragile. I broke one and had to use some super glue for the stand not to be wobbly.
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