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Yamaha MSR100 100W 8" Powered Speaker Reviews

4.5 stars based on 8 customer reviews

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  • Carson McClain

    I own a pair of the Yamaha MSR400s, the MSR800 sub, and I just bought the MSR100 for monitoring at a local club. There is an outside patio area which is 25 feet away from the stage and there was no sound in that area, so I needed a solution that could be removed at the end of each night. The MSR100 was the right choice. It's lightweight , versatile for other purposes, and easy to set up. This is a very compact unit that could also be used at a coffee shop. It has four inputs and an EQ.

  • from FL USA January 3, 2014Music Background:
    Pro Musician

    Yamaha at it's Best

    I now have a twin pair of the MSR100's connected to my Yamaha Tyros 4 Arranger Workstation Keyboard in my recording studio.
    Amasing powered speakers and oustanding sound results.
    Sweetwater is the best for on time dedication and a great sales rep Adam Briggs. Thanks Adam.

  • from United States March 25, 2013Music Background:
    Jazz and musical theatre musician

    Perfect keyboard monitors

    I bought these because I have used them for years in the pit of our musical theatre company. They are perfect as monitors and you can even use them as mains in a small to medium room. Very clean sound and has that legendary Yamaha reliability.

  • from Austin, TX May 21, 2011Music Background:
    Drummer, Recording Engineer

    Big sound for a small, lightweight monitor

    I use this mostly as a personal monitor for local gigs.

    It is so much lighter than any other monitor I have owned. I can easily grab it with one hand and carry something else in the other. it also fits very easily in my vehicle and as long as the PA has a monitor line-out, I don't have to worry about monitor amps, or speaker impedance matching - and I have local EQ control if I need it.

    It gets loud enough that I have not had any problems hearing it. When testing it out I just connected an iPOD and was stunned at the low-frequency output this little guy was capable of - a lot better than I was expecting for an 8" speaker.

    I've also used it as a PA system (for a small gathering) where we needed to just connect one mic so we could be heard above a crowd- worked perfectly.

  • from Penna. December 22, 2011Music Background:

    Yamaha MSR100

    No surprises on this purchase.
    Sales Rep. described this great active speaker to a tee.

  • from Equality, IL August 7, 2011Music Background:

    Yamaha MSR 100

    This is a GREAT speaker and produces beautiful sound. Followup was very good.

  • from San Diego, Ca. April 25, 2014Music Background:
    Self taught on sound equip.

    Yamaha MSR100

    I have owned an MSR100 for several years, and I found it to be a great piece of equipment. Big enough to fill a large room with music. Because of my new venture in being a DJ I needed a second one and it has worked out great. I can play off my laptop to a small mixer for both speakers and a couple of mic's and I don't have to strain the sound levels on any of the components. My only lament is it does not have a built-in pocket for placing on a stage stand. There is an add on which would make it awkward to store. I intend to get the add on's soon and create a short stand for storing and use without tall stands.

  • from Chicago, IL August 3, 2011Music Background:
    professional keyboard player

    yamaha MSR100

    Excellent light weight clear sound using a pair of these monitors in stereo.
    Good for low to moderate volume monitoring.

  • from Charlottesville, VA May 14, 2014Music Background:
    weekend warrior, bass player and sound man

    bad EQ

    Bought these for stage monitors for the rock band, and they're OK for that, with a 15-band EQ in front of them. Lately we've been using them for vocals and sometimes acoustic guitar in the jazz band (no drums, not a lot of volume). The only way to get (barely) passable sound quality is to cut the low almost all the way and boost the high a bit. They are light and loud, but they sound crummy. Good for monitors, bad for mains, even for a coffee house gig.

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