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Just had a quick question. Im trying to get a surround sound setup whether it will be 5.1, 7.1, whatever. I guess Im wondering if it would be odd to get 5/7 of these speakers..? Or 2 then the rest are from another brand? Im a noob obviously so, apologize for the confusion.
ZVRecords
It would be a tad odd to purchase 5-7 studio reference monitors as a surround setup, yes. Usually surround setups are passive speakers with one central amp/receiver driving them, with these you'd have to set up 5-7 power sources and find a receiver that outputs non-amplified surround sound audio. Realistically you'd be better off buying speakers meant for a surround sound system or just high quality passive speakers and a good receiver, and configuring that way.
ZVRecords
If you were going to use active monitors for your surround setup, these would be a pretty good choice in a medium sized room. Throw in a couple of nice subs...it would kick ass.
It's beautiful speakers for consumer usage and for pro audio!
Tremonster
I have to completely agree
I got mine, and ever since I have them hooked up to my dac/amp ...im just so happy to feel em thumpin.
I got the white ones too...so pretty
US only again! why nice audio units are always US only???
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DeSTiNe
Actually, the best gear is to be found in Japan, and it's generally difficult to get it in the US . Regardless, it isn't anything found here on Massdrop.
BlueSkies
True, JP keeps the best to domestic market.
17 purchased? I hope someone didn't order 1 thinking they will be getting 2.
BlueSkies
Clearly that's for a 17.1 surround system.
Woo hoo, 30K highs... my dog will be so happy.
I’ve read nothing but good things about the HS5 and HS8 monitors, but I still went with a different option for my setup due to multiple bad experiences with small active monitors overheating and burning out their internal amp within 1-2 years of normal usage . While I do use the matching Yamaha sub (which is outstanding, btw), I instead went with a pair of the JBL Control 1 Pro passive monitors paired with a Crown XLS1002 stereo power amp. Outstanding sound quality for mixing/monitoring purposes, and zero risk of the amp overheating and burning out with normal usage.
Just a thought: it would be useful to mention that these are active somewhere in the copy before the specs. Also, as they are biamped, does each driver get 35 watts or is the power different for each driver?
Randingo
they're 45W LF + 25W HF
You can get a pair of these speakers locally US.at Music's Friend for $340 ( 15% off $399.89)Is this a 100V model or the 120V model?
yamaha HS8 259 euro https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=yamaha+hs8&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ayamaha+hs8

yahmaha HS8 245 euro http://www.skroutz.gr/s/3364157/Yamaha-HS8.html

yamaha HS8 240 euro https://geizhals.de/yamaha-hs8-stueck-schwarz-a933595.html


Yamaha HS5 155 euro https://www.amazon.de/gp/offer-listing/B00CHZG5KU/ref=sr_1_2_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1505188669&sr=8-2&keywords=yamaha+hs8&condition=new

yamaha HS5 150 euros http://www.skroutz.gr/s/3364171/Yamaha-HS5.html

yamaha HS5 140 euros https://geizhals.de/yamaha-hs5-stueck-schwarz-a933512.html

I put multiple links only so that nobody can claim that the price I am referring to is a singularity a one time rare offer of a specific store or something and that the standart price is different...

The standart price is what ever most of the market puts out for a price tag thats the standard price..

And these are EU prices which means that they already have 19% or 24% VAT included (which US based offers dont have so that means they could lower their price even more)

Pricedrop has become full of BS... it used to be that you get things cheaper because you massordered them with other at wholesale prices... now its just an other retailer giving you things up at retail prices and probably they avoid in that way taxes that other legit retailers have to pay...

Massdrop doesnt serve us we serve massdrop... and by "we" I mean you the poor guys that get screwed up and giving them your hard earned dollar. I dint even check but I bet most retailers have a better price in USD for those speakers (especially because of the absence of VAT) well actually its just a google away so here it is 120$ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CFOX420?m=A4OT5UXFXYTGI&ref_=v_sp_detail_page

if these retailers can sell on that price you bet your behind massdrop could get a better offer ... and maybe they did and just sell them for 150$ and pocket the spread.
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In the US these are $200 USD on Amazon, $150 for a used speaker
papajo
Wow you have too much time on your hands to bitch to this level. Nobody is forcing you to use Massdrop so fuck off
I have a pair of the HS8's and love them. I'm looking for a smaller set of reference monitors to compliment them (I would love to get some mix cubes but find the active ones too expensive for their intended purpose).

Does anyone have experience using the HS5's with the HS8s or similar large reference monitor? Thoughts on it?
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Sorry I just saw this. No I can't hear any white noise, you may want to check the power going into them, usually a sign there's too much amperage and it's causing a hum. Also check the back volume etc. I shouldn't do that.
I would up getting a mixcube to compliment and it's perfect for me, I keymapped my mono to a letter on my keyboard and then when it's on and I mono the whole track and turn off the Yamahas ( have them set to a stomp on off power source by my foot) its really flat and nice.

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