Yamaha HS50M (No Longer Available)
70W Powered 2-way Studio Monitor with 5" Woofer and 0.75" Tweeter (ea)
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A New Reference Standard in Active Monitors!Yamaha's HS50M powered monitors were designed to be true studio reference monitors in the tradition of the famous NS10Ms. When choosing your next pair of near field reference monitors, remember it's not just important that they sound good. They also have to be an honest reference for your mix. The new HS50M reference monitors were designed to give you exceptionally flat response, so you can really trust what you hear. This means that mixes that sound good on Yamaha HS50M speakers will sound good on anything. In fact, that's the ultimate test of a reference monitor. Bonus: these HS50M speakers look great, too.
Yamaha HS50M Powered Studio Monitors at a Glance:
Affordable high-quality reference monitoring for all types of studios
The HS series is a 2-way, internally powered speaker system. It's designed to provide affordable, high-quality reference monitoring for all types of recording and multimedia applications: home studios, computer-based music production, gaming systems, keyboards rigs, and personal computer systems. All products are sold and packaged individually, making it easy to build flexible monitor setups and 5.1 systems.
Clean, tight low frequencies and smooth highs
The 70-watt HS50M (5" cone and 0.75" dome tweeter) is housed in a bass-reflex-type cabinet and reproduces surprisingly tight low end and smooth, high-frequency response to beyond 20kHz. Inputs include a balanced XLR and 1/4-inch phone jack. In addition to master level controls, each speaker has trim switches that allow you to custom-tailor low-, mid-, and high-frequency response for different applications.
Quality enclosures with distinctive white cone appearance
HS series cabinets look as great as they sound. Enclosures are constructed with high-quality MDF material and a multiple-layer finish minimizes resonance. Design elements include a black finish and lighted Yamaha tuning fork logo. White polypropylene woofer cones recall the look of the classic Yamaha NS10M with low-damping rubber surrounds and full-magnetic shielding.
Yamaha HS50M Powered Studio Monitors Features:
If your mixes sound good on Yamaha HS50M monitors, they sound good anywhere!
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I Promise You, These Will Win You A Grammy!
by Nathan Bankhead from Nashville, TNOk, first let me say this, as an Indepedent Christian recording artist, who writes, records, mixes & masters my own music. I had to lear the hard way. My first CD was recorded, mixed & mastered using ... read more [+]big Event Asp8's...Wrong! This was the biggest misatke of my music career. First of all, you mix and master with small "5-inch monitors..Period! Second, you mix and master with the volume low, this allows you to hear everything, I bought these monitors at the recommendation of my sweetwater rep. Brian Vandekeer. My God, this man knows his stuff! After listen to my CD througo the Yamaha HS50M's I wanted to cry, because I could hear how bad my CD had been mixed & mastered! Yes, I screwed up. Fisrt by not using a smaller nearfeld monitor to mix my songs with, second by not listening to Brian in the first place. He told me not mix with big boomy monitors, but I didn't listen. After seeing a friend go to the Grammys this year and almost getting nominated because his CD was really good, I made the decision to get it right on my new CD, I bought the HS50M's and my God, man you know these thing are pro monitors. I hear so many things unlike before. I can tell when the signal is just toloud and distored, unlike before. I can hear the stereo imaging so much better. I promise you, if your like me and your working on your CD and you want it to have that "Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Adele & Katy Perry" Sound in terms of the mix and the proper levels,You gotta get these moititors. The HS50M's tell you the absolute truht about your song, if you recorded the signal to loud or to low, if your bass is to loud and distorted. Most importantly, if the mix is not right. Having a baddly mixed song is like having a nice slice of chocolate cake, with a warm, spolied glass of milk....yUk! It's just nasty, it dosen't go well you know what I mean? So If your working on your own project and you want it to rival, the "Adele's & The Bruno Mar's & The Katy Perry's and so on, you better...better get these monitors! I Promise you, these will help you win a Grammy. close [-]
March 16, 2013
Music Background: Christian/Gospel:(Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, R&B & Praise & Worship)- Indie Artist
Main reference monitor, could't mix without them
by Gear Boy from New York, NY USAReally like the advertising says, "If your mix sounds good on those, it will sound god anywhere".
January 18, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
Really natural sound and for the money you could try thisas an alternative toNS-10 that... read more [+] by the way you will need an amplifier. Great deal for the money close [-]
Amazing reference monitors at a great price
by Kory McMaster from Los Angeles, CAWhen I began asking other composers and engineers I work with for advice on great but affordable reference monitors, the Yamaha HS50M was the one set that everyone mentioned. I trusted their opinion a... read more [+]nd man am I glad that I did. For starters, you are not going to find a pair of monitors that sound better than these in this price range. Beyond that, they sound great, they're built to last, and in combination with the HS10W sub, they pack a serious punch. If you're looking for a great set of reference monitors for use in a recording or composition studio, I would highly recommend these. You will not find a better deal for the incredible professional level sound that you will get out of these monitors. close [-]
November 25, 2012
Music Background: Freelance film, tv, and video game composer.
Excellent speakers for mixing
by Anthony T from Athens, GreeceThese little speakers are excellent for mixing job. Although, my main occupation is mastering, I need a set of speakers mostly to focus in the mid-range area while doing mixing. Although these speaker... read more [+]s don't have a neutral character at all, they remind me a lot ns10's. I find them extremelly usefull to clear mids, to eq bass and kick and make them work together nicely and to give a nice vibe to the whole mix. They provide a good stereo image and their highs are good enough to avoid any harshness but to keep the air in your mix. Of course, you'll need another full range set of speakers or good headphones to check sub frequencies because these speakers lack in this area. I prefer them more when mixing pop, electronica and rock stuff because they don't give you a rich 3D presentation of the mix (yes I like that!) but again you need reference speakers or high quality headphones for further but minor adjustments.
April 14, 2012
Music Background: Mastering Engineer, occasionally mix engineer
I use them 3 years now and they serve me exactly what i want!
Most of the times, when I finish the mix and hear it to my mastering system, I don't have any surprises and rarely I go back to make corrections before mastering. close [-]
The Ultimate Studio Monitor
by Don fromFor accurate mixes that translate across every media. Get 'em' then, thank me later.
March 17, 2012
Music Background: mixing engineer
Cheryll, Lott, TX
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