Yamaha HS8W 2-Way 8" Powered Monitor Speaker - White(EA)
2-Way 8" Powered Monitor Speaker - White
Ever since the 1970's the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's nearfield reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason: their accuracy. Unlike so-called studio monitors with over-emphasized bass or treble frequencies which may sound more flattering at first, the HS Series speakers were designed to give you the most honest, precise reference possible, providing an ideal sonic platform to build on throughout the mixing process.
New Custom-Designed Transducers
The HS Series features newly developed transducers that achieve astonishingly smooth response over a wide range of bandwidth. These transducers utilize an advanced magnetic field design that regulates the flow of magnetic response to provide seamless, natural sonic transitions. Each component's materials and design were carefully re-examined, then optimized, to drastically improve the accuracy of signal reproduction throughout the audio spectrum.
The HS Series features a newly designed, highly efficient 1” dome tweeter that extends the usable frequency range considerably and delivers superb high-resolution sound. Utilizing a thick wave guide designed to minimize vibration the new tweeter is able to deliver smooth, distortion-free high end up to 30 kHz.
With newly designed, ultra-responsive woofers that utilize large, carefully selected magnets, HS Series monitors produce low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level. All of the components in these high-power woofers, including the woofer ring and the basket, further contribute to the HS Series' stunning bass while providing clear, accurate mids.
Bi-amped for Power and Performance
HS Series speakers employ an amplifier unit perfectly matched to the transducers utilized in each model of the series. Featuring a bi-amp design with a separate dedicated amp for both the woofer and the tweeter, this amplifier unit ensures that each HS Series speaker consistently delivers high-resolution sound with exceptionally flat response across the sound spectrum.
Connect, Control, and Conquer
HS Series full-range models feature two response controls with detailed settings that allow them to adapt to the surface acoustics of rooms of varying shape and size. ROOM CONTROL allows you to attenuate the unnatural, exaggerated low-end that can often occur when speakers are placed next to walls, while HIGH TRIM allows for more flexible control of high frequency response.
For inputs, HS full-range speakers can accommodate a wide range of balanced and unbalanced sources such as mixers, keyboards and audio interfaces with XLR and TRS phone jacks.
Ports Are Important, Too
Speaker port design can greatly influence the clarity of overall sound. Often a vortex at either end can generate air vibrations inside the port, causing unwanted noise. By adopting an advanced noise reduction technology that incorporates thorough analysis of a visual representation of the sound, Yamaha's engineers are able to control and reduce any such vortices. Through this in-depth analysis they have arrived at the ideal port design, resulting in a reduction of audible port noise by up to 6dB. The utilization of this state-of-the-art technology allows HS Series studio monitors to meet the demands of more strict professional production environments.
Conscientious Cabinet Construction
HS Series cabinets are designed to eliminate unwanted resonance and increase the accuracy of sound reproduction to their extreme limit. The enclosures are constructed from a very dense and resilient MDF with a damped acoustic response that is perfectly suited for reference monitors. Drawing from Yamaha's over 100 years of piano design experience, HS Series engineers also employed a traditional three-way mitered-joint technique. Common to architectural design this construction firmly anchors the corners of the enclosure to dramatically improve durability and eliminate unwanted resonance that can influence overall sound.
• Frequency response: 38 - 30,000 Hz • Output power: 120 watts (75 watts low frequency; 45 watts high frequency) • Connectors: XLR x 1; 1/4" TRS x 1 • Dimensions: 9.8" x 15.4" x 13.1" (250 x 390 x 334 mm) • Weight: 22.5 lbs. (10.2 kg).