Yamaha HS5 5" Powered Studio Monitor

70W Powered 2-way Studio Monitor with 5" Woofer and 1" Tweeter (each)
Yamaha HS5 5
Yamaha HS5 5
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There Is No Substitute for Accuracy

The Yamaha HS5 active studio monitor will help you make better-sounding recordings. Yamaha's nearfield monitors with those iconic white-coned woofers have been ubiquitous in top studios worldwide ever since the original NS-10s hit the scene in the late '70s. Yamaha has continuously developed and perfected their monitors, resulting in HS series monitors with newly designed bi-amplified drivers and scientifically ported enclosures that deliver amazing accuracy and vanishingly low coloration. Don't mix in the dark. Nail what you're after without the guesswork, with Yamaha's HS5.

Yamaha HS5 Active Studio Monitor at a Glance:
  • High-performance drivers and mounting system
  • Beefy magnets and an advanced magnetic circuit design
  • Optimum response in any room
High-performance drivers and mounting system

The drivers used in the HS series monitors deliver superb audio performance that is considerably enhanced by a sophisticated mounting system. A scientific arrangement of screws and a specially designed mounting ring eliminate unwanted vibration and resonance, letting the speaker realize its full sonic potential without distortion or coloration. Yamaha selects their magnets to optimize solid low-end response. Tweeter frames use an advanced smooth-contour design that minimizes losses, letting you hear high-frequency details with stunning accuracy. The extra-thick tweeter frame also diminishes resonance that can interfere with treble clarity. The bottom line? Smooth, accurate response throughout the audio spectrum. And that translates to better-sounding recordings for you.

Beefy magnets and an advanced magnetic circuit design

HS series monitors rock extra-large magnets. Why is this important? Glad you asked! In concert with the HS5's advanced magnetic circuit design, these beefy magnets deliver a robust, uniform, and tightly controlled flux field that yields exceedingly smooth response and dynamic efficiency over a wider frequency range.

Optimum response in any room

HS series monitors deliver outstanding monitoring performance, enabling you to get your mixes just right. Even better, you can take your accurate monitoring on the road. The HS5 boasts Room Control and High Trim response controls that let you tailor your monitors to your room for optimal response. So whether you're in a control room or in a cramped remote truck, you'll always be able to trust your monitoring.

Yamaha HS5 Active Studio Monitor Features:
  • High-performance drivers and mounting system
  • 5" cone woofer, 1" dome tweeter
  • Large magnets in an advanced magnetic circuit design
  • Built-in bi-amplification (45 watts LF, 25 watts HF)
  • Dedicated power amps are perfectly matched to the woofer and tweeter
  • Enclosure is designed to kill unwanted resonances that can influence sound
  • Room Control and High Trim response controls give you optimum response in any room
Nail what you're after without the guesswork, with Yamaha's HS5.

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 5"
LF Driver Type Cone
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Type Dome
LF Driver Power Amp 45W
HF Driver Power Amp 25W
Total Power 70W
Frequency Range 54Hz-30kHz
Crossover Frequency 2kHz
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" (TS)
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 11.2"
Width 6.7"
Depth 8.7"
Weight 11.7 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number HS5

Customer Reviews

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Amazing in a treated room

I've had these for over 2 years, and I hated them. No bass. Awkward mids. Yesterday I brought home a bunch of 3" rock wall sound absorbing panels and hung them up around my apartment. It's like I bought a new pair of speakers. The treatment soaked up a bunch of reflecting mids and high mids, and now I can actually hear the bass. Punchy, clear, defined bass. Not just accurate, but very pleasant. I'm an idiot for going this long without treating my home studio. Don't be like me. An 8 inch driver can compensate with extra bass for a badly treated room, but for a home studio you're really just compounding your problems. Build the panels. Buy these speakers. Hear the truth.
Music background: Producer, Songwriter

Crystal Clear Sound

When you see pictures of professional studios you can recognize the white cone of the Yamaha brand studio monitors. There's a reason for that. I've had many different brands, and Yamaha is by far the clearest sound I've heard.
Music background: Studio owner, musician for many years

Quality and accuracy

I love my 5" Yamahas. Admittedly, they're my first monitors, but I've worked in pro studios since the early 90s and have a decent grasp of pro quality gear. For my home use (I'm slowly building a little home studio), they're more than up to the task of mixing and monitoring. They're neutral without being sterile, accurate without being lifeless/depressing. Great value!
Music background: semi-pro

Won in a Shootout, Hands Down

I was debating between a set of KRK Rokit 5 monitors and the PreSonus Eris 5s. So I was at my local shop doing a comparison listen, and they had the Yamaha HS5 set up alongside the others as well. I had seen the price online along with reviews, but I wasn't too interested knowing that they were a little more expensive than my other two choices. I decided to give them a listen, and even my wife, who has no mixing or sound experience, heard the night and day difference. These monitors are flat, clear, crisp and so many other adjectives that I could think of to describe them, These are easily the best purchase I have made for my home studio.


I have three set of monitors and the music sounds good on all of them. When I you burn a CD after mixing from all three monitors, the Yamaha speakers sound Flat and true to the mix. GREAT MONITORS.
Music background: Musician, Song writer
See also: Powered Monitors, Yamaha, Yamaha Active Monitors