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Yamaha MSP7 Studio Powered Studio Monitor (Single)

Yamaha MSP7
Yamaha MSP7
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List Price: $699.00
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Availability: Discontinued
Product Code: 9999-02353


Yamaha MSP7 Studio Powered Studio Monitor (Single)

Yamaha MSP7 Studio Powered Studio Monitor (Single)

Yamaha MSP7 Studio Powered Studio Monitor Details

Yamaha's "Studio" series monitors have been designed with serious monitoring in mind. Emphasis is on reference-quality reproduction precision that lets you hear sonic details, rather than flattering sound. They carry on in the tradition of the venerable NS10M Studio monitor speaker, which was the definitive near-field speaker monitor in an overwhelming majority of professional Studios throughout the world for many years from the 80s onward. According to lore, a mix done on the NS10Ms would sound pretty much the same on any system it was played on - very important in the record making biz. But technology has evolved dramatically right throughout the audio chain, and speakers must follow suit. The new top-of-the-line MSP7 Studio Powered Monitor Speaker is capable of delivering consistent quality and performance that you can rely on in modern production environments that handle any combination of digital and analog sources as well as stereo and surround formats.

The MSP7 is active/powered for uncompromised quality. The trend towards choosing powered speakers for production monitoring is based on some very sound logic. By integrating and matching the power amplifiers and speakers, the relationship between them can be kept under perfect control for superior performance in the widest possible range of systems. Naturally the power amplifiers themselves are of the finest quality and, unlike component power amplifiers that must be designed for acceptable matching with the widest possible range of speakers, are designed and manufactured specifically to drive the system's woofer and tweeter in their specific enclosure. No matter where the MSP7 Studio monitors are used, and with what sources or other audio gear, you know that you're always receiving the benefits of a perfectly matched power amplifier and speaker system. You'll hear the difference. You'll also benefit from the convenience of not having to deal with external amplifiers and cabling.

The MSP7 features an advanced bi-amp design. There are a number of advantages to multi-amp speaker setups, but the added cost and extra equipment required can make them impractical in many situations. With the MSP7 Studio everything you need is built-in - all you have to do is supply the line-level input. The 6.5 inch cone woofer is driven by an 80-watt power amplifier, while the 1 inch dome tweeter has its own 50-watt power amplifier. In the MSP7 Studio this particular power and driver combination results in the perfect balance between the low-mid and high frequency ranges. The frequency ranges are divided via a carefully designed electronic crossover before the power amplifier inputs, featuring steep 30-dB/octave roll-off curves in both the low- and high-pass filters. The steep roll-off minimizes inter-modulation between the frequency bands at the crossover point, achieving significantly smoother, cleaner crossover performance in the critical mid-range. And the fact that the crossover is a line-level electronic design completely eliminates the loss, distortion, and sometimes severe inter-modulation that are almost unavoidable in conventional passive crossover networks driven by a single power amplifier.

The MSP7 Studio woofer and tweeter units feature some important design innovations that contribute directly to improved sound quality. The 6.5 inch woofer, for example, features a specially treated polypropylene cone with low-damping rubber surrounds for exceptionally smooth response. Low-reflection high-rigidity die-cast magnesium baskets both maximize mechanical precision while minimizing unwanted coloration of the speaker's output. The 1 inch tweeters feature titanium domes that offer the perfect combination of light weight and rigidity for precise reproduction right up to 40 kHz. The tweeters have a powerful magnetic circuit that results in extremely fast response for crisp, natural transients, and are integrated with a waveguide that achieves uniform high frequency dispersion of 120 degrees. But precision manufacturing makes a huge contribution to performance as well as basic materials and design. The slightest eccentricity in the alignment of the tweeter domes and waveguides, for example, can seriously affect performance. So can the alignment of the coils and magnetic circuits. These are details that require a considerable investment of energy and resources to do properly, and they are exactly the details that make the MSP7 Studio the superior Studio monitor that it is.

Yamaha MSP7 Studio Powered Studio Monitor Features

  • 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified near field studio monitor
  • 6.5" cone woofer and 1" titanium dome high-frequency unit delivers 45Hz- 40kHz frequency response
  • 130 watts (LF 80W + HF 50W) dynamic bi-amplified power
  • XLR balanced input
  • Advanced magnetic structure design
  • One-piece molded enclosure with rounded baffle
  • 31 positions level control facilitates precise overall system level matching
  • Low cut switch and trim control (High/Low)
  • Full magnetic shielding

Yamaha MSP7 Studio Powered Studio Monitor Specifications

  • Type: Bi-amp 2-way powered speaker
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz, LF:30dB/oct, HF:30dB/oct
  • Overall Frequency Response: 45Hz-40kHz (-10dB)
  • Maximum Output Level: 106dB, 1m on Axis
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 218 x 330 x 235mm (8.6" x 13.0" x 9.3")
  • Weight: 12.2kg (26.9lbs)
  • Magnetic Shielding: Yes
  • Speaker Components
    • LF: 6.5" cone
    • HF: 1.0" Titanium dome
  • Speaker Enclosure
    • Type: Bass-Reflex
    • Material: PP
  • Amplifier Output Power
    • LF: 80W, THD = 0.05%, RL = 4Ω
    • HF: 50W, THD = 0.05%, RL = 6Ω
  • S/N, IHF-A filter: ≥99dB, LEVEL = Max
  • Input Sensitivity
    • XLR 3-31: +4dBu, LEVEL = Center, -6dBu, LEVEL = Max
  • Input Connectors, Impedance: XLR-3-31 (balanced), 10kΩ
  • Controls
    • Level Control: 31 positions detent type VR (Min = -∞Attenuation)
    • LOW CUT Switch: FLAT/80Hz (12dB/oct)/100Hz (12dB/oct)
    • HIGH TRIM: +1.5/0/-1.5dB at 15kHz
    • LOW TRIM: +1.5/0/-1.5/-3dB at 45Hz
    • POWER Switch On / Off
  • Indicators LED
    • Power ON: Green LED
    • Clipping: Red LED
  • Power Consumption: 100W

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MSP7 studio monitors September 26, 2016
Reviewer: lyle from marshall, NC United States  
I bought One new & one open box mps7 monitor. I was shocked on how quick they got delivered.   when I opened them, I could not tell the difference. They both looked  brand new. They both produce   great sound from my Keyboard. I 'm very happy with this purchase from FRONT END AUDIO.
They had the best price. I will buy from them again. Thanks Lyle

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