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Yamaha HS8 Two-way 8" Active Studio Monitor (Single)

The ultimate update for the classic NS10 studio monitors that defined generations of hits that defined real-life studio monitoring, while keeping with today's new sound and digital production challenges.


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MSRP: Old Price $529.00 Discounted Price $369.99 Save : $159.01 (30%)
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The terms “analog” and “vintage” seem to be the big keywords that constantly pop up in defining quality studio gear we know has always delivered  the natural sound we've always demanded, even while working in today's digital realm.

Modeled after it's predecessor and improved from there
Today's major facilities still rely on Yamaha’s historically famous nearfield studio monitor, the celebrated but now discontinued NS-10. It has always remained the epitome of  the term “industry standard.” They were seen, heard and photographed in thousands of world-class studios. Noted for their brutally honest sound reproduction and unflattering response, these ever-popular monitor speakers are still sought after to this day in spite of the fact that they’ve been discontinued. The old saying went, “If it sounds good on the NS-10s, it’ll sound good on anything.”

A 2-Way Amp for a 2-Way Monitor
Yamaha designed the HS series monitors with a special 2-way speaker set. A new woofer and tweeter, each powered by their own dedicated amps, giving the NS10-tradition of flat response that means that your mixes will have their deficiencies revealed so you can make accurate decisions throughout your mixing process. But, unlike the NS-10, the white polypropylene cone woofer and a newly-designed 1" dome tweeter have an extended range much more in-line with the demands of today’s low-end content in many styles of today’s popular music.

As analog meets digital, your vocals, keyboards and guitar solos can keep their natural place in the mix as they always have, while your sub-bass and ultra-highs get their chances to shine as well. This will enable your final mixes to translate accurately and honestly to the outside world...ultimately what the NS-10's were famous for.

100 Years of Solid Sound-Friendly Cabinet Design
The monitor’s enclosure is constructed of high-quality MDF material and a multiple layer finish that minimizes resonance. This is where Yamaha's century of experience in making pianos comes in handy, giving you a cabinet that properly handles the frequencies that pass through it. Even the corners have a special 3-way mitered corner design that provides strength and unity.

The white woofer cone recalls the look of the classic Yamaha NS-10, adding low-damping rubber surrounds and full magnetic shielding so using them near your computer monitor screen won't be an issue. Around the back you’ll find both XLR and ¼” connections along with room control/frequency response switches that will tailor the speaker’s frequency output to your particular working environment. Very handy for less than perfect room dimensions.

With its famous heritage, full-range yet accurate sound reproduction and devastatingly handsome looks, the Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor is worthy of your musical masterpieces. Simply put, it ROCKS!

HS8 Features:
  • 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 8" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter
  • 38Hz - 30kHz frequency response
  • 75W LF plus 45W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 120W power amplification
  • ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls
  • XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals

Things You Will Get:

    HS8 Active Monitor
    Power Cable
    Owner's Manual

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I love Sam Ash. The customer service is always great. The employees are very knowledgeable about the products. Sam Ash has great deals! One of my favorite things to do is have a Jam Session with random customers on the live instruments!!!



I would definitely but again.


Speakers sound great. Excellent product.



Would purchase again. No brainer!


I was willing to spend double the costs of these monitors. I can tell you for the money these are great. You can really hear individual instruments and when your mix is complete they represent it well. I had been using Tannoy PBM8's for years which were good and sound similar except for the clarity. I believe they are now using class D amps; however, that technology has come a long way. I prefer class AB but that's hard to find in active monitors. These can get loud and still maintain clarity. I am very happy with them. A pair had just arrived at my local Sam Ash store. The sales guy said they won't last long and I said you're right I'll take them.





The absolute best monitors I've ever owned.. Been listening to music i've enjoyed all of my life and enjoying what my ears have been missing... My happiest purchase ..Thank you





I was looking for a pair everywhere and couldn't find it anywhere until i came along Sam & Ash, which helped me out a tremendous amount



Studio essentials


Called to see if they had any in stock after calling other pro audio stores....miraculously, they had two...I told them to hold them and I'd be on my way to get them. When I got there, they were waiting for me at the register!! Stuff never works out this smoothly!!!



I would buy these again for sure


These speakers are studio quality speakers if you want to have a home studio or even a studio to work out if these are the ones you want I bought off shelf but they work amazing



Yes I would buy it again


A studio monitor great bass midrange also Yamaha always greatest use it everyday.



very happy with my purchase thank you


I recently purchased these Yamaha studio monitors and I got to see the sound that I'm getting from these monitors is way better than I thought I am very very happy with my purchase thank you so much



Blew my Mind!


First off, these things rule. The demo I was given for these in-store blew me away and they continue to do so every day. I can hear things in other people's mixes that definitely get lost on other systems and my own mixes have improved considerably. Listening to my old mixes on these was.....humbling. I think two of these is an important step up for any amateur or growing producer or engineer and can meld well with your existing setup by giving you a primary or secondary set of ears for your mixes. I produce everything from lofi/hifi beats, metal (stoner, hardcore, death metal/core), shoegaze, indie, etc. and I've noticed very particular things (hz spikes, leveling issues) in my DI tones, virtual drums, and re-amps that I now catch before pressing record (saving me a lot of time down the line) all thanks to these monitors. Note about the optional sub: I did not purchase the sub with my pair but I believe it would fill in the gaps in the low end (I understand that these can't really do it all or else they wouldn't be as flat and clear as they are) but they give you a clear picture. My solution has been to use an auxiliary system (home theater, computer speakers with sub, car) for checking the 50-20hz response until I can afford the matching sub or an aftermarket alternative.



HS8 Two-way 8" Active Studio Monitor (Single)

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Frequency Response 38Hz - 30kHz
Manufacturer Number .
Type Active
Enclosure Type Ported
LF Driver Size 8"
HF Driver Size 1"
XLR Input Yes
1/4" TRS Input Yes
RCA Phone Input No
LF Amplifier Power 75W
MF Amplifier Power N/A
HF Amplifier Power 45W
Power 120W
Additional Controls/Features LEVEL control (+4dB/center click) , EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF) / ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)
Weight 22.5 lbs.
Dimensions 9.8 x 15.4 x 13.1 Inches (WxHxD)
Series HS
Model HS8
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for three years and labor for three years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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