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Yamaha HS5 Active Monitor Product Overview by GAK

The new second generation HS5 near-field reference monitors are the industry standard monitors for any studio. Known for their excellent signal reproduction and superior sound quality, these Yamaha's do not disappoint.

The HS5 comes complete with; a 5” cone woofer and 1” dome tweeter54Hz - 30kHz frequency response45W LF plus 25W HF bi-amp system for high-performance, 70W power amplification, ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls, XLR and TRS phone jack inputs.

 

Yamaha Product Overview

The Yamaha HS5 is the second generation of 'HS' near-field reference monitors, like the models before them, share the same design philosophy and concepts as the industry standard and legendary NS-10M studio monitors. The Yamaha HS5 provide accurate signal reproduction and superior sound quality.

Ever since the 1970's the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's near-field reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason—their accuracy. 

Unlike studio monitors with added bass or treble frequencies which may sound more flattering at first, 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 acquired knowledge and expertise with state-of-the-art sound technologies, Yamaha's speaker engineering team have examined, then optimised, every aspect that has contributed to making these monitors the most trusted in the business. 

The second generation HS Series also adds a new 6.5” model to the lineup, bringing its exceptional accuracy to an even greater variety of recording environments.

2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified near-field studio monitor with 5” cone woofer and 1” dome tweeter54Hz - 30kHz frequency response45W LF plus 25W HF bi-amp system for high-performance, 70W power amplification, ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls, XLR and TRS phone jack inputs.

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We recently sat down with one of our ProAudio specialists to go through some of our customers frequently asked questions. Here's some of the feedback:

What input connectors do the Yamaha HS5's have? The Yamaha HS series provides you with Male XLR and 1/4 Stereo Jack inputs on the rear panel.

How loud is a pair of the Yamaha HS5's? The Yamaha HS5's features a 45W LF woofer and a 25W HF tweeter. Together, each speaker has a 70W output or 140W as a pair. 

Will they suit a small studio? Yes, the Yamaha HS5's are ideal for small commercial or home-based studios confined by space or noise spill. 

Are they available in different colours? Yes. The Yamaha HS series also comes in white!

See HERE: https://www.gak.co.uk/en/yamaha-hs5-active-monitor-white-single/93139

Are they Bluetooth? No. There is no onboard Bluebooth as of yet, however, they can be used with external Bluetooth devices to be used wirelessly.

What style of music do they suit best? Much like the Yamaha HS's 'big brother', the NS10s, the HS series can be used for all styles.

The unforgiving and uncomplimentary nature of these monitors makes them ideal for problem-finding and referencing. Unlike studio monitors with boosted bass or treble frequencies, which may sound more flattering at first, HS Series speakers were designed to give you the most honest, precise reference possible across all styles of music. 

Having said this, my. personal opinion is that the Yamahas truly shine on instrument based music like Rock, Indie and Pop

What Frequency range do the Yamaha HS5's cover? The HS5's range from 54Hz to 30kHz. The high-end control of these monitors is next to none at this price range!

What is Room Control and High Trim? On the rear panel, you will find ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM. These allow you to adjust the performance of your monitors to better suit your space.

Room Control is used to adjust the bass performance depending on how close your speakers are to the wall. 0 is no attenuation (reduction of amplitude). -2 and -4 attenuate the low end from 500hz down by either 2db or 4db. I recommend you find a song you know really well, then find which setting works best for your ears and space.

High Trim is used for boosting or cutting the HS5’s response 2dB above 2kHz, to adjust accordingly for a dull (boost) or live (cut) space.

Do I need a Subwoofer? You do not need a Subwoofer with these monitors, however, it is advised if you want an extra level of control over the bass response. 

The Yamaha HS8S Subwoofer is ideal for those of you who desire the signature flat-frequency character of Yamaha's nearfield reference monitors, yet would like to hear more bass than is provided by just the HS monitors alone. This could be the case with bass-driven genres like Electronic music for instance.

Bass Extension with HS8S - 22Hz
Bass Extension without HS8S - 54Hz

  • This speaker is a 2-way bass-reflew bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 5" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter
  • 54Hz - 30kHz frequency response
  • 45W LF plus 25W HF bi-amped system (70W total)
  • ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls
  • XLR and TRS phone jack inputs - balanced or unbalanced
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