TIME FOR A REALITY CHECK
The Yamaha HS5 Active Reference Monitor is modelled on the industry standard NS10 studio monitor, seen in professional recording studios worldwide. 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 studio monitors with added bass or treble frequencies which may sound more
flattering at first, 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. This flat response loudspeaker does not boost the bass or treble, therefore if you can get your mix to sound good on the HS5 it will translate perfectly to any other speaker system.
With 2 built in amplifiers, 45 watts for the low-mid and 25 watts for the high frequency, this creates an accurate and smooth representation of the sounds you are making.
The Room Control and High Trim Response controls on the unit help to compensate if the the monitor is placed near walls or to compensate for room acoustics, ensuring in any home or studio set up, this an honest and accurate representation of your mix.
By combining acquired knowledge and expertise with state-of-the-art sound technologies, Yamaha’s speaker engineering team have examined, then optimized, every aspect that has contributed to making these monitors the most trusted in the business. br>
2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 5 inch cone woofer and 1 inch dome tweeter
54Hz – 30kHz frequency response
45W LF plus 25W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 70W power amplification
ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls
XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals
Speaker type – 2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor
Frequency range – (-10dB) 54Hz – 30kHz
Components – LF 5 inch cone
HF – 1 inch dome
Crossover – 2kHz
Output power – 70W (LF 45W, HF 25W)
I/O connectors – XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)
Power consumption – 45W
Shape – Bass-reflex type
Cabinet material – MDF
Dimensions – W 170mm (6.7 inches)
H – 285mm (11. inches)
D – 222mm (8.7 inches)
Net weight – 5.3kg (11.7 lbs.)
Others – LEVEL control (+4dB/center click) , EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF) / ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)