Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor


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The Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor is modern white nearfield studio monitor with 5-inch cone woofer and 1-inch dome tweeter. Featuring newly developed transducers, high performance amp unit, cutting edge noise reduction technology, and low resonance enclosure design, the HS5W delivers a concise sound image, high resolution, and flat response.

The Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor is a nearfield monitor with the iconic white-coned woofer, designed for better-sounding recordings. Ever since the 1970's the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's nearfield reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason - their accuracy. Unlike studio monitors with added bass or treble frequencies which may sound more flattering at first, the Yamaha HS5W Speaker was designed to give you the most honest, precise reference possible, providing an ideal sonic platform to build on throughout the mixing process. By combining acquired knowledge and expertise with state-of-the-art sound technologies, Yamaha's speaker engineering team have examined, then optimized, every aspect that has contributed to making these monitors the most trusted in the business.

Sound Philosophy
When selecting studio reference monitors for mixing and music production, one consideration takes precedence above all others - accuracy. Beginning with the legendary NS-10M, and continuing with the MSP and previous HS Series, the new Yamaha HS5W shares a design philosophy that emphasizes sonic purity without any coloring or alternation of the original sound. While many manufacturers seek to enhance the sound of their monitors to make them sound impressive, Yamaha studio monitors are designed to achieve the best possible mix by ensuring that the sound from your speakers is true to the original. The Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor is the embodiment of this philosophy, delivering a concise sound image, high resolution, and flat response.

Newly Developed Transducers
The Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor features newly developed transducers that achieve astonishingly smooth response over a wide range of bandwidth. These transducers utilize an advanced magnetic field design that regulates the flow of magnetic response to provide seamless, natural sonic transitions. Each component's materials and design were carefully re-examined, then optimized, to drastically improve the accuracy of signal reproduction throughout the audio spectrum.

The Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor features a newly designed, highly efficient 1" dome tweeter that extends the usable frequency range considerably and delivers superb high-resolution sound. Utilizing a thick wave guide designed to minimize vibration the new tweeter is able to deliver smooth, distortion-free high end up to 30 kHz.

With newly designed, ultra-responsive woofers that utilize large, carefully selected magnets, the Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor produces low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level. All of the components in these high-power woofers, including the woofer ring and the basket further contribute to the HS Series' stunning bass while providing clear, accurate mids.

High Performance Amp Unit
The Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor employs an amplifier unit perfectly matched to the transducers utilized. Featuring a bi-amp design with a separate dedicated amp for both the woofer and the tweeter, this amplifier unit ensures that the Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor consistently delivers high-resolution sound with exceptionally flat response across the sound spectrum.

Low Resonance Enclosure Design
The Yamaha HS5W cabinet is designed to eliminate unwanted resonance and increase the accuracy of sound reproduction to their extreme limit. The enclosures are constructed from a very dense and resilient MDF with a damped acoustic response that is perfectly suited for reference monitors. Drawing from Yamaha's over 100 years of piano design experience, the Yamaha HS5W engineers also employed a traditional three-way mitered-joint technique. Common to architectural design this construction firmly anchors the corners of the enclosure to dramatically improve durability and eliminate unwanted resonance that can influence overall sound.

Cutting Edge Noise Reduction Technology
Speaker port design can greatly influence the clarity of overall sound. Often a vortex at the either end of the port can generate air vibrations inside of the port, causing unwanted noise. By adopting an advanced noise reduction technology that incorporates a thorough analysis of a visual representation of the sound, Yamaha's engineers are able to control and reduce the vortex. Through this in-depth analysis, Yamaha has arrived at the ideal port design, resulting in a reduction of audible noise up to 6dB. The utilization of this state-of-the-art technology allows the Yamaha HS5W Studio monitors to meet the demands of more strict professional production environments.

Controls and Connectivity
The Yamaha HS5W features two response controls with detailed settings that allow them to adapt to the surface acoustics of rooms of varying shape and size. ROOM CONTROL allows you to attenuate the unnatural, exaggerated low-end that can often occur when speakers are placed next to walls, while HIGH TRIM allows for more flexible control of high frequency response. For inputs, the Yamaha HS5W can accommodate a wide range of balanced and unbalanced sources such as mixers, keyboards and audio interfaces with XLR and TRS phone jacks. With the Yamaha HS8S subwoofer, HIGH CUT control sets the cutoff frequency of subwoofer output high-frequency attenuation from 80Hz to 120Hz, while PHASE switch adjusts the phase of the subwoofer output. The LOW CUT switch and LOW CUT controls enables attenuation of low frequencies for output between 80Hz and 120Hz. The Yamaha HS8S subwoofer is equipped with XLR and TRS phone jack inputs and for outputs XLR for L and R and EXT SUB out.

Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor Features

  • 2-Way bass-reflex bi-amplified nearfield studio monitor with 5" cone woofer and 1" dome tweeter
  • 54Hz - 30kHz Frequency response
  • 45W LF plus 25W HF bi-amp system for high-performance 70W power amplification
  • ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls
  • XLR and TRS phone jack inputs accept balanced or unbalanced signals

Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor Specifications

  • Speaker Type: 2-Way Bi-Amp Powered Studio Monitor
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 54 Hz - 30 kHz
  • Components:
    • LF: 5" Cone
    • HF: 1" Dome
  • Crossover: 2 kHz
  • Output Power: 70 W (LF: 45 W, HF: 25 W)
  • Input/Output Connectors: XLR3-31 Type (Balanced), Phone (Balanced)
  • Power Consumption: 45 W
  • Shape: Bass Reflex Type
  • Cabinet Material: MDF
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 170 mm (6.7")
    • Height: 285 mm (11.2")
    • Depth: 222mm (8.7")
  • Net Weight: 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs.)
  • Others: Level Control (+4 dB / Center Click) , EQ: High Trim Switch (+/- 2 dB at HF) / Room Control Switch (0/-2/-4 dB Under 500 Hz)

Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor Includes

  • 1x Yamaha HS5W Studio Monitor (White)
  • 1x Power Cord
  • 1x Owners Manual
  • 2 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Great Monitors
    Ryan Gilbert

    These are great monitors that give a flat EQ with natural bass. This are great for studio and mixing. The sound is top quality and very enjoyable.

What We Think


The Yamaha HS5 Studio Monitor is a very natural sounding monitor in a very compact footprint. If you do not need a lot of low end information and want a monitor that will not take up a lot of space, yet be an honest and reliable monitor, the HS5 is a great fit. On it's own (as of course in a pair), the HS5 is perfect for tracking, editing, and general reference applications. If you pair the HS5 with the Yamaha HS8S subwoofer, and you can have a great full range system. Or combine 5+ HS5s and a HS8S sub for surround or ATMOS set ups!

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