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Yamaha MSP5 Powered Monitor (Single Monitor)

Yamaha MSP5
Yamaha MSP5
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List Price: $349.00
Our Price: $274.99

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Product Code: 9028


Yamaha MSP5 Studio Powered Studio Monitor

The Yamaha MSP5 Powered Studio Monitorhas been designed with serious monitoring in mind with emphasis 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. But technology has evolved dramatically right throughout the audio chain, and speakers must follow suit. Like the larger MSP7 Studio, the Yamaha MSP5 Studio Powered Studio Monitor is a two-way bi-amplified bass reflex system that delivers outstanding monitoring precision for digital or analog production in stereo or surround formats.

The more compact dimensions of the MSP5 Studio make it an ideal choice for smaller project Studios and DAW based production systems. The MSP5 Studio features a 5 inch cone woofer driven by a 40-watt amplifier and a 1 inch dome tweeter driven by a 27-watt amplifier. Other than woofer size, enclosure size, and amplifier power, the MSP5 Studio takes advantage of the same advanced materials and design technology that are behind the extraordinary performance of the MSP7 Studio. The woofer and titanium-dome tweeter feature advanced magnetic structures that achieve exceptionally low distortion, and the tweeter works with a unique waveguide horn that achieves broad, uniform high frequency dispersion over 120 degrees for optimum balance regardless of listening position. Advanced driver and enclosure design ?" including the low-diffraction rounded baffle ?" also ensure smooth, uniform dispersion across the system's full reproduction range. Flat frequency response out to 40 kHz makes the MSP5 Studio great for mastering, where high sample and bit rates are the norm.

Along with their compact size and excellent performance, full magnetic shielding allows the MSP5 Studio speakers to be positioned near all types of audio, video, and computer equipment without sound degradation or negative effects on surrounding equipment. The MSP5 Studio has a balanced XLRtype input for direct compatibility with professional equipment. Balanced lines are ideal if the speakers are to be placed at the end of long cable runs which, if unbalanced, might be susceptible to hum and induced noise. The MSP5 Studio also offers an unbalanced 1/4" phone jack connector. The MSP5 Studio is equipped with four position low and three position high trim switches that allow the system's response to be optimized for a wide range of acoustic environments.

Yamaha MSP5 Studio Powered Studio Monitor Features

  • 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified near field studio monitor
  • 5" cone woofer and 1" titanium dome high-frequency unit delivers 50Hz- 40kHz frequency response.
  • 67 watts (LF 40W + HF 27W) dynamic bi-amplified power
  • XLR balanced input and 1/4" unbalanced input
  • Advanced magnetic structure design
  • One-piece molded enclosure with rounded baffle
  • 31 positions level control facilitates precise overall system level matching
  • TRIM control(High/Low)
  • Full magnetic shielding

Yamaha MSP5 Studio Powered Studio Monitor Specifications

  • Type: Bi-amp 2-way powered speaker
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz, LF:24dB/oct, HF:24dB/oct
  • Overall Frequency Response: 50Hz-40kHz (-10dB)
  • Maximum Output Level: 101dB, 1m on Axis
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 179 x 279 x 208mm (7.0" x 11.0" x 8.2")
  • Weight: 7.9kg (17.4lbs)
  • Magnetic Shielding: Yes
  • Speaker Components
    • LF: 5" cone
    • HF: 1.0" Titanium dome
  • Speaker Enclosure
    • Type: Bass-Reflex
    • Material: PP
  • Amplifier Output Power
    • LF: 40W, THD = 0.02%, RL = 4Ω
    • HF: 27 W, THD = 0.02%, RL = 6Ω
  • S/N, IHF-A filter: ≥94dB, LEVEL = Max
  • Input Sensitivity
    • XLR 3-31: +4dBu, LEVEL = Center, -6dBu, LEVEL = Max
    • 10dBu, LEVEL = Center, -20dBu, LEVEL = Max
  • Input Connectors, Impedance
    • XLR-3-31 (balanced), 10kΩ
    • PHONE (unbalanced), 10kΩ
  • Controls
    • Level Control: 31 positions detent type VR (Min = -∞Attenuation)
    • HIGH TRIM: +1.5/0/-1.5dB at 15kHz
    • LOW TRIM: +1.5/0/-1.5/-3dB at 60Hz
    • POWER Switch On / Off
  • Indicators LED
    • Power ON: Green LED
    • Clipping: Red LED
  • Power Consumption: 60W

Yamaha MSP5 Studio Powered Studio Monitor Downloads

What We Think - Yamaha MSP5 Studio Review

"Need a great quality small monitor that is useful in giving you more full-sized performance than you might expect, for a price that's really nice? These are the attributes that have made the Yamaha MSP5 a favorite amongst us here at Front End Audio. These little guys are rather sturdy and sound great! Plus, mixes translate very well - something that you expect from Yamaha studio monitors. The Yamaha MSP5 is quite a worthy small monitor that packs some serious punch in with the clarity that you need."

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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Small package, big sound. July 30, 2010
Reviewer: from Columbus, Ohio  
My gear is all about being able to be portable but potent. These monitors are just that. They seem pretty accurate and even get down low enough for rock and roll. I would maybe recommend a sub if you were to attempt rap or techno. They are also built like a tank.

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