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Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each

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Trusted Yamaha performance inspired by the legendary NS10M.

The Yamaha HS80M speaker is a 120W, biamped reference monitor with an 8" neopropylene woofer and 1" tweeter.

Designed to deliver an honest mix, the HS80M monitor speaker has a flat 42Hz-20kHz 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. Easily create a 5.1 surround sound setup with the addition of an HS10W powered subwoofer (sold separately).

Enclosure is constructed of high-quality MDF material and feature a multi-layer finish that minimizes resonance.

Features
  • 120W biamped power
  • 8" neopropylene woofer with low-damping rubber surrounds
  • 1" tweeter
  • Flat 42Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • High-quality MDF enclosure with mulitple-layer finish and lighted Yamaha tuning fork logo
  • Single XLR and 1/4" inputs
  • Master level control
  • Room control and frequency response switches allow custom tailoring to a number of rooms and applications

For a flexible, affordable, honest monitoring system, the Yamaha speaker is the perfect choice. Call or click to order now.

 

HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each Specifications:

  • Crossover frequency: 2kHz
    Frequency response: 42Hz-20kHz
    8" LF driver
    1" tweeter
    120W dynamic power (75W LF driver, 45W tweeter)
    XLR and 1/4" balanced inputs
    10"W x 15-1/3"H x 8-3/4"D
    25 lb.
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YamahaHS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each
 
4.3

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't know much about monitors, but I know what I like!

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Comments about Yamaha HS80M 8" Powered Studio Monitor - Each:

I'm more of an operator than an engineer and I don't know all the right terms to use, but I can tell you that after nearly 25 years in radio/tv/audio production, these things are by-far the best I've ever heard!

I'm using these in a voice over studio, not necessarily for music production, but even in listening to music through these Yamahas, the sound is so clear and crisp, I can hear each individual instrument clearly and distinctly. I swear I heard a tamborine on a Pink Floyd tune that I never knew existed before....

Great value...don't hesitate to snatch these up!

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mixes that translate

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These speakers don't necessarily provide the greatest sound on earth. But they aren't supposed to. Their purpose is to assist you in making mixes that translate to lots of different playback systems. They do this job better than anything else in this price range or under. I purchased these after getting tired of fighting M-Audio's BX8a monitors (which make everything sound great, BTW). I've found the Yamaha's much more trustworthy.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

There is a reason they are in every studio in the world

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If you've looked at pictures of major studios around the world over what seems like the last decade you will more likely than not see the unmistakable white speaker in black cabinet that Yamaha makes. The pictures are pretty unassuming, but in person they're substantial and actually quite attractive.

But we don't hear with our eyes do we? I spent several hours A/B'ing speakers at several music stores for a few weeks. There's some nice stuff out there, but what struck me was that with the HS80M's you could hear every single instrument in the mix where as with other speakers you had to concentrate at times. If you really want to make a nice set of speakers sound muddy or boomy, listen to these first and then compare them to the others. Everything else sounded colored and just awful after hearing the Yamahas.

I don't know if they would be ideal for listening to all music for pleasure, but for mixing I don't think that there is anything in this price range and even a lot that's higher priced that are as impressive. I enjoy them for just casual listening as much as for precise work. I remember listening to them the first time at home and saying "I didn't know there was a tamborine in this song".

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent neutral sound

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These speakers have truly a Excellent neutral sound. Highly recommended over M-Audio and Beringer. Acoustic control in the back is helpful to adjust to your room. I have heard new sounds in recordings that I thought I knew so well. Also Mixes improve once you work with them.

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(24 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First serious mid-field monitor purchase

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from Nashville TN

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I had been using an aging pair of Linaeum 2-way "hi-fi" speakers as my only demo studio monitors, supplemented by a better-than-decent pair of headphones. Obviously, ANY good bi-amped studio monitor would have been an improvement in the arena of accuracy (the Linaeum tweeter is a di-pole that radiates high frequencies in a 360-degree pattern. Sounds good, sweet spot is anywhere in the room... but not exactly accurate). When I started doing some serious listening at local music stores, the first 8" monitors I auditioned were by Samson. They were not bad, and would have cost about $200 less than the Yamahas. But once I heard several types of music on the HS80Ms, there was no comparison. Not designed to flatter, but to faithfully produce the frequency spectrum top to bottom (well; "bottom" as in 42 Hz), these are truly reference monitors. I listened to Fostex, Dynaudio, Mackie, Behringer and several others, and the "bang for the buck" factor kept leading me back to the Yamaha HS80Ms. I could have paid less, but I would have regretted it. I could have paid considerably more and barely noticed the difference. They are all I need to create the mixes I knew were in the tracks. I don't generally write reviews of the products I buy for the studio, but I though these babies deserved this mention. If you think your budget will only handle $500 for a pair of monitors... find a way to save a litlle longer, add $200 and snap these up (if you can find them locally)! You will NOT regret it. No, they are not the NS10 of years past, but I think there may be a certain "myth" factor that has grown up around that venerable model, anyway. Just listen to these and decide for yourself. When I first got the HS80Ms, I began telling friends theat these were great speakers for the money. I have since dropped the "for the money" part. These are great speakers. Period.

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(56 of 96 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Value For Money

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from Kingston ,Jamaica

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Absolutely amazing!!! clean tight sound... I was amazed... my mixes got much better... GREEEAATT value for money.

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