Yamaha announces their new HS Series, a two-way, internally powered speaker system designed to provide affordable, high-quality reference monitoring for recording and multimedia applications. Three cabinet models, the HS50M (MSRP $249.95), HS80M (MSRP $449.95) and HS10W (MSRP $599) subwoofer will be available in October 2005 and will replace current model MSP10 Studio. All products are sold and packaged individually, allowing users to build flexible monitor setups and 5.1 systems.
The 70-watt HS50M (5-inch cone and 3/4-inch dome tweeter) and 120-watt HS80M (8-inch cone and 1-inch dome tweeter) are housed in bass reflex-type cabinets, and reproduce surprisingly tight low end and smooth, high frequency response to beyond 20 kHz. Inputs include a balanced XLR and 1/4-inch phone jack. In addition to master level controls, each speaker has trim switches that allow you to custom-tailor low, mid and high frequency response for different applications.
The HS10W powered subwoofer contains a long-stroke, 8-inch 120-watt woofer and bass reflex design cabinet that maintains high efficiency and low distortion. Connections include dual XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, and three balanced XLR outputs (Mix, L&R). Controls include master level, phase and low/high cutoff frequency.
HS Series enclosures are constructed of high-quality MDF material and a multiple layer finish that minimizes resonance. Design elements include a black finish and lighted Yamaha tuning fork logo. White polypropylene woofer cones recall the look of the classic Yamaha NS10M, and include low-damping rubber surrounds and full magnetic shielding.
Visit www.yamaha.com for more information.