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Yamaha HS5W 5" White Studio Monitor


The Yamaha HS5W is a 2-way powered studio monitor with 5" low frequency driver and 1" dome tweeter. Despite its small size, the HS5 can produce an extremely accurate response, with low frequencies reaching all the way down to 54Hz. Perfect for the small home studio. The HS5W features an attractive white finish.
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Yamaha HS Series - Born from the Legendary NS-10M

In just about every major studio in the world, the iconic white cones of the Yamaha NS-10M monitors can be seen sitting on the meter bridge of the console. Why? Because the NS-10M's frequency response is considered to be extremely "flat" and if your mix sounded good in them, they would sound good anywhere.

While the NS-10M is no longer in production, Yamaha has taken that heritage and applied it to the HS series of studio monitors. Focusing on sonic purity, the HS series delivers your mix in the most natural and accurate way possible. Newly developed transducers, a high performance amplifier, low resonance enclosure design, and professional I/O make the HS series some of Yamaha's best, and the best you'll find in a home studio.

New Transducer Design

Image of the Yamaha HS5W at an angle.

The HS5W is the smallest in the HS line. However, don't let its small size fool you. The HS5W features Yamaha's new 5" woofer design that is capable of response down to 54Hz, more than enough low-end for just about every style of music except electronic and rap. The new woofers use carefully selected magnets to provide ultra-low distortion and defined bottom at just about any volume level.

All of the HS monitors, including the HS5W, include a brand new 1" dome tweeter design that is extremely efficient and is extends the high frequency response all the way up to 30kHz. The HS5W's tweeter uses a wave guide specially designed to minimize internal vibration, ensuring that what you're hearing is your music and not the hardware itself.

New Noise Reducing Port Design

The HS5W monitor, along with the rest of the HS line, feature Yamaha's new noise reduction technology. Using highly sophisticated computer audio imaging technology, Yamaha engineers have developed a new port technology that is capable of reducing audible noise up to 6dB. This technology minimizes air vibrations inside the port itself, as well as reduced resonance within the enclosure itself.

I/O and TRIM Controls

Image of the rear of the Yamaha HS5 studio monitor.

The HS5W studio monitor has the professional audio connections you need to connect to your audio interface or output card. The HS5 has both XLR and ¼" TRS connections. There is also a level control that allows you to balance the input level for the device you're connected to.

Most of the time in a home studio environment, studio monitors are sitting atop a desk, usually up against a wall or corner. While this is not the most ideal placement, it's the only choice sometimes because of space constraints within the room. Bedrooms and basements are where you'll find most studio spaces in a home. When backed up against a wall, low-frequency resonance can build up giving you a less than accurate representation of the low-end in your mix. The HS5W helps combat this effect with a ROOM CONTROL switch that can attenuate everything below 500Hz by -2 or -4 dB. There is a also a HIGH TRIM switch that can be set flat, or give you ± 2dB of extra control of everything above 2kHz.

Yamaha HS Series User Manaual

Yamaha HS5W Technical Specifications
Speaker Type 2-Way bi-amp powered studio monitor
Frequency Range (-10dB) 54Hz - 30kHz
LF Driver 5" cone
HF Driver 1" dome
Crossover 2kHz
Output Power 70W (LF : 45W, HF : 25W)
I/O Connectors XLR, 1/4" TRS
Power Consumption 45W
Shape Bass-reflex type
Cabinet Material MDF
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.7" x 11.2" x 8.7"
Net Weight 11.7 lbs.
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