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Yamaha HS8 Studio Subwoofer

Yamaha HS8 Studio Subwoofer

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Anyone know when this is coming back?
I assume the price is in usd? I can get this guy in canada for 549.99 + taxe. Your price is 482 cad + shipping. I'll pass, this isn't a drop.
Does this unit plug into 220-240V outlet?
I have a receiver that has single RCA outs for subs and I'm wondering what would be the best way to connect this sub to this particular receiver?
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Mjolnird
from what i see , the PRE OUT , White + Red RCA , get some RCA to XLR cables.
So basically you connect it to the white for LFE, and the red RCA for music. Or you can get a two rca to 1 rca adapter and use that.
Chattgrizz
Yep, that's one of the pro subs I thought about buying but again, it's a question of style and quality/durability and finally customer service. Anyone with that experience from both sides?
If I only connect the left XLR input, would this still work? Or does it need both?
And does it go into Auto standby, or do i have to manually power it off after each use?
lukits01
You will want both as the low frequency signals from your sources are dispersed to both the right and left channels in your avr. You may miss some sound from one channel.
JBL LSR310S Piano black to match my new 305 monitors! LOL!
22hz from an 8" sub? Now that is amazing
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Exactly my point, I hate it when mfgrs fudge their FR specs to inflate their abilities. $400ish can get you a 12" Basix or even an SVS that will actually approach those numbers. Yamaha makes great stuff, but let's get real.
Chris24
You're absolutely right, there are quite a few choices but keep in mind that if you stay balanced, this sub makes it easier by having the satellite connections, things you can't get with standard subs. You could save some more buying say a Monoprice pro sub which also has the balanced satellite connections but I would trust Yamaha more.
$359.99 would be the right price to get this one. And...does it come in white?
SIrKazm
Sadly, no white
No one there to tell me about 240v compatibility ???
I think that people are overlooking a huge benefit of this subwoofer. It takes in 70W of power and outputs 150W based on the specs! It actually produces 80W of power (presumably only at full volume though). With enough of them, you could go off grid and enjoy thumping bass in your cabin!
npaust
They are very misleading with specs, what they actually mean is at a certain input voltage and frequency, it uses a certain amount of electricity. But if you put in a lot of power, the most it can possibly output is 150 watts for a short period of time before going back to nominal.
I don't know, I'm sick of audio companies putting the word Studio into everything. This is a consumer subwoofer. That's it. I appreciate basement audio musicians and they have some just great results, but pro-audio is another cat altogether. If you've got twin Funktion-one BR132's in your basement with rack phase isolators and precision length oxygen free copper feeding them, I apologize, tip my hat and ask if you hang out with Dr. Dre.
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CmdrAwesome
LOL above is me, I seem to have two accounts....
If you buy this sub at this price you are a RETARD! I bought my Presonus T10 brand new for $265 and even that was stretching it. If you are willing to spend $400 then spend a bit more and get a Rythmik L12 for $540. That sub will murder this Yamaha as it did my Presonus. A sealed sub sounds so much better and it goes so much lower. I have output down to 17Hz, the 10" T10 can barely hit 30Hz. Don't feel bad for spending more on the sub than the speakers, that is really how it should be. I have a $540 sub for my $240 JBL's. I also have $1300 worth of dual 18" DIY subs in my basement to go along with my $500 Airmoitv's. And buy a MiniDSP 2x4HD to handle crossover/EQ duties if you actually care about a properly setup system. And a calibration mic.
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That might be true if you are testing the sub in the middle of the dessert. In actual rooms we place subs in, we get room gain with sealed subs. Ported subs are ported to a certain frequency. Below that frequency it rolls off incredibly fast. Room gain has very little impact on ported subs. Sealed subs do roll off at a higher frequency but roll off slowly. Add in room gain and that flat 30hz response becomes flat 20hz. Ported subs will have more output but sealed subs will have more depth and better sound quality.
BigTerminator
You are correct. Sealed goes lower.
Currently my setup is PC -> USB DAC RCA Out -> RCA In AMP -> Monitors. If I wanted to insert this into my setup, how bad would it sound going from a balanced XLR out on this sub to my Amps unbalanced RCA in? Thanks!
msqrvve
There is no real sound difference between RCA and XLR unless you have extremely long cables or really really high interference. Odds are it will sound just fine.
This subwoofer is amazing just like the HS8 Monitors themselves are. However I am pretty disappointed with the price. Thats exactly the street price. And it doesn't even include shipping.
If I had a dollar for every time i wanted to buy this. I'd have some money.
So let me get this straight, the specs say: Power consumption: 70 Watts Output power: 150 Watts
So it's magical? It puts out more than you put in? I call BS specs.
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Bob13013
An example when output power can be listed as higher than power consumption is when power consumption is a minimum spec (ie. at idle) and output power is a maximum spec (ie. at full power). They should be more specific.
noway
Yep. My car uses almost no fuel when parked, but that's useless information.
From Australia. Will this plug into 240V outlet ? Not American 120Volts over here. Also how much is shipping to Melbourne ?
lets drop this beast.
Are these coming back?
Can anyone comment about the quality of these? I'm leaning towards pairing the HS8 monitors with the KRK K10s because of the pedal addition
KTMD
Very good downport. The drop needs a downport. Little high for a drop!
Was the vendor contacted after 200 requests? I see 285 requests. Or did they refuse to do it this time?
Is this coming back?
What was the unlocked drop price for this item? I am considering waiting on the next drop for this, or purchasing one in store with a friends and family guitar center coupon. Lemme know if anyone knows please! Thanks!
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Just got mine. Unboxing right now. Cheers!
We have a quick update for everyone. The vendor has informed us that the products will become available the middle of this coming week. Once available, they will be shipping your orders directly to you all from their location.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/15 or sooner if something comes up.
Any update ?
It's a go! The order for the Yamaha HS8 Studio Subwoofer was placed just after the drop came to an end. Now our vendor will be working hard to prepare it for shipment to each of you.
As soon as we receive word from the vendor about the shipping schedule, we will update you all with that information.
Look forward to another update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/8 or earlier if anything comes up.
Quick beginner question - do you need a receiver or audio interface to hook this up to a computer, or is there a direct-to-mainboard cable that you can use? I have a pair of Yamaha MSP5A monitors that I'd like to use this woofer with on my comp.
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You can make such a quantification with subs, though, as their performance is very much limited by physics. They work down in the regions where efficiency limitations make more full-range drivers functionally inaudible, by focusing only on those regions. Much like with engines, there's just no substitute for displacement. The point of a sub is to fill in the gap between the lowest your speakers can go and the lower-limits of human hearing, and there's no point buying something that isn't going to cover most of that gap, otherwise it's like buying a monitor that only displays red and blue properly, but just barely manages a suggestion of green; there's whole ranges of "colour" missing from the audible palatte.
Similarly, if the sub can't make the volume, your "monitor" is just too "dim" to enjoy, or even notice at all in a lot of its professed range. Once you realise this, the only solution is to replace it completely, so the most frugal option is to buy the right thing first off. What the right thing is depends on what you want to play through it, how much room volume you want to sacrifice to the bass gods, and how big your room is. The HS8 doesn't sound like it'd be the "right" thing for anyone, really. The "Studio" part of the name is largely ruled out by the ported design choice, and the "Sub" part by the fact it doesn't produce much actual sub-bass. And then it's only 150W, which puts a low cap on your maximum SPL and severely limits your ability to try to EQ it upstream for better performance.
Anonymouse
Well, once again, I appreciate the wealth of information you've taken the time to share, and it's nice that there is the occasional someone whose advice can help you skip a few rungs on the upgrade ladder. If the void left in the lower sub-bass regions by the HS8 is as pronounced and bothersome to me as to you, then I'd have no trouble agreeing with your reasoning, yet I imagine the best way to find out is to test it and compare its performance to that of another sub. Thanks and good luck!