Yamaha HS8 Active Studio Monitors

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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 new 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.

The HS8 is a 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 8" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter.



  • 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 8" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter

  • 38Hz - 30kHz (-10dB), 47Hz - 24kHz (-3dB) frequency response

  • 75W LF plus 45W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 120W power amplification

  • ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls

  • XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals

  • Packaging single


Yamaha HS8 Active Studio Monitors

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Speaker type:    2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor
Frequency response (-10dB):    38Hz - 30kHz
Frequency response (-3dB):    47Hz - 24kHz
   -   LF:    8" cone
   -   HF:    1" dome
Crossover:    2kHz
Output power:    120W (LF:75W, HF:45W)
Input sensitivity:    -10 dBu/10k ohms
I/O connectors:    XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)
Indicators:    Power ON (White LED)
Power consumption:    60W
Shape:    Bass-reflex type
Cabinet material:    MDF
   -   W:    250mm (9-13/16")
   -   H:    390mm (15-3/8")
   -   D:    334mm (13-1/8")
Net weight:    10.2kg (22.5 lbs.)
Accessories:    Owner's Manual, Power cord
Packaging:    Single
Others:    LEVEL control (+4dB/center click) , EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF) / ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)

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