Yamaha MSP3 4" Powered Studio Monitor

Powered 20-watt Monitor with 4" Woofer and 7/8" Tweeter (each)
Yamaha MSP3 4
Yamaha MSP3 4
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Yamaha MSP3 4" Powered Studio Monitor
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The MSP3 Powered Monitor Speaker is a 2-way powered monitor that delivers quality audio and excellent cost performance. Designed for use in personal music production systems, each unit features built-in amplification, a variety of audio connection options and separate volume controls for two different audio sources.

Yamaha MSP3 Powered Monitor Speaker at a Glance:
  • Remarkably compact speaker with woofer, tweeter and built-in amp
  • Bass reflex enclosure with Waveguide technology to optimize output
  • Multiple audio connection options
  • Separate volume controls for 2 audio sources plus tone controls

Remarkably compact speaker with woofer, tweeter and built-in amp
You can put the MSP3 Powered Monitor almost anywhere! This 2-way speaker packs a lot of sound into a small package. Designed for use in personal music production systems, each MSP3 unit features a built-in 20-watt amplifier that drives both the 4" woofer and the 7/8" tweeter. And the cabinet is a compact 5 11/16" x 9 5/16" x 6-9/16".

Bass reflex enclosure with Waveguide technology to optimize output
The MSP3's big sound is enhanced by a bass reflex enclosure that optimizes low-frequency output. In addition, the MSP3 enclosure incorporates Yamaha's Waveguide technology to deliver broad, uniform dispersion of high frequencies. Stereo imaging from a pair of MSP3 speakers is surprisingly clear and transparent! Magnetic shielding and compact size allows the MSP3 monitors to be placed near any type of audio, video or computer equipment.

Multiple audio connection options
To make connection with a variety of audio sources easy, each MSP3 monitor is equipped with a balanced XLR input for direct compatibility with professional equipment, a balanced 1/4" phone jack input and an unbalanced RCA jack input. Two input connections can work simultaneously so you can play back multiple audio sources on your MSP3 monitors if necessary.

Separate volume controls for 2 audio sources plus tone controls
The MSP3 also features separate volume controls for the Line 1 (RCA jack) input and Line 2 (XLR/phone) input plus high and low tone controls for sound tailoring. If you're looking for quality, affordable personal monitors, check out the MSP3!

Yamaha MSP3 Powered Monitor Speaker Features:
  • Compact, two-way powered monitor system
  • Built-in 20-watt amplifier
  • Two Line inputs - balanced XLR, balanced phone jack and unbalanced RCA jack for versatile connectivity
  • High and low tone controls for sound tailoring
  • Separate Line 1 and Line 2 level controls
  • Waveguide technology delivers broad, uniform dispersion of high frequencies
  • Magnetic shielding
  • Mic stand mountable with optional BMS10A Mic Stand Adapter
Yamaha MSP3 Monitors are ideal for your computer-based audio setup!

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Full Range
LF Driver Size 4"
HF Driver Size 0.88"
Total Power 20W
Frequency Range 65Hz-22kHz
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS, 1 x RCA
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 9.3"
Width 6.6"
Depth 5.7"
Weight 8.2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MSP3

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Insanely good value.

For the $$$? Insane! Blew a tweet on my main monitors. Friend loaned me these. Wow! I've made many of my best mixes on these. Several friends using the 5s with great success. Now jonesing for a pair of 7s. Flippin' amazing,
Music background: Produce/Engineer/Composer/Musician
5/5

Remarkable

These are remarkable value for money. I bought them as the third set in a three monitor setup that includes Yamaha MSP-7 and HS-5 series monitors. There are tight, responsive and punchy, and the electronics and build are what you would expect to find from Yamaha.
Music background: Audiobook Narrator
5/5

These are great!

Blew a tweeter on my old reliable Tannoy PBM 6.5. Borrowed a pair of even older Yama NS10Ms. Not happy. Good friend loaned me a pair of these - what boon! Much nicer moment to moment, and clients much happier. I may go up to a larger model when he needs these back (two other friends have the MSP5s, and are thrilled with them), but these are simply awesome for the size & $$$.
Music background: Musician, Engineer, Producer, Composer, Kazooist
3/5

Good for the money

Considering how cheap they are, these are fine monitors. They deliver a clean sound, albeit a touch high on the mids. There is little bass response, but you can't expect to have that with speakers like this. Again though, for the money this is a good deal.
Music background: Engineer, Pro Musician, Composer

Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

I have used these monitors with Garageband doing old cassette transfers that were exported to iTunes. They sound great. They are very unobtrusive, loud, and absolutely crystal clear. If you are considering a pair of small monitors for a home office desk or small workstation, these would be one of my first choices.
See also: Powered Monitors, Yamaha, Yamaha Active Monitors