Yamaha HS SeriesYamaha has announced the HS Series of active studio loudspeaker monitors.

The new line comprises the 5-inch HS5, 6.5-inch HS7, 8-inch HS8 and HS8S subwoofer. All models are full-range. bi-amplified, two-way bass-reflex loudspeakers, and feature a new high-resolution 1-inch dome tweeter designed for extended high-frequency response to 30kHz with very low distortion. They are also equipped with a newly designed, high-power woofer.

HS Series enclosures are constructed from a dense and resilient MDF, with a traditional three-way mitered-joint technique to improve durability and eliminate unwanted resonance. Through in-depth analysis, Yamaha claims to ‘have arrived at the ideal port design, resulting in a reduction of audible noise up to 6dB’.

HS Series full-range models feature two frequency response controls. High trim and room control allow them to be adapted to the acoustics of rooms of varying shape and size. The full-range speakers feature XLR and TRS phone jacks that can accommodate a balanced and unbalanced input sources.

The HS8S subwoofer has a high-cut control, pahse reverse switch, low-cut control and low-cut switch, adding flexibility for system optimisation. The subwoofers also feature XLR and TRS phone jack inputs and for outputs XLR for LR and external subwoofer out.

‘Following in the tradition of our very successful predecessors, the second generation of HS Series monitors was designed to provide stunning accuracy that is ideal for nearfield monitoring’ says Yamaha Pro Audio Division General Manager, Kazunori Kobayashi. ‘With an additional 6.5-inch full-range model and optimized performance throughout the series, we are pleased to accommodate an ever wider range of applications and meet the requirements of professional recording environments.’

More: www.yamahaproaudio.com

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