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Yamaha HS8 Studio Monitor

Yamaha HS8 Studio Monitor

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Would these be any good for a home theater? I only watch movies and tv series and my couch is approx. 15 feet from the tv and sound source. I currently have a lower quality soundbar and would like to upgrade. Thanks !
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thank you for your response. I noticed after that this was not a pair but a unique speaker. That being said, it does make for an expensive set, especially considering the fact of shipping and customs (Canada)
JamesCanada
Yeah these are a industry standard for audio engineers. Not so much for home theaters. Hope you find something good.
Anyone see this offer as worth it?
I know the response of some will be that I am I not trying to compare "apples to apples", but please indulge me. How do these sound compared to the JBL LSR305s? Is it a worthwhile upgrade over them or even an upgrade at all?
Not even the cheapest, zzound will pricematch, and lowest I've seen is $229, or $249, instock, shipped right away.
Wow, that is an extremely limited drop for such a mass produced item. It's not like these are individually hand made then dried under the Balinese sun.
For $60 less, a pair of Adam Audio T7V monitors will out-perform the Yamaha HS8 in regards to treble resolution, near-field listening, and overall frequency response linearity.
This again? where are the HS7 :(
WARNING: by purchasing these from Massdrop unless something goes wrong with them in the first 30 days YAMAHA WILL NOT HONOR THE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY BECAUSE MASSDROP IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED YAMAHA DEALER. I purchased my HS8's last year - and this year one of the monitors has a low level hiss and crackle (most likely a power supply). When I contacted Yamaha Support to register my speakers I put in MASSDROP as the purchaser. Looking on the Yamaha web site I found this in the FAQ's:
Warranty Policies Yamaha provides warranty coverage for new Yamaha products originally sold by Yamaha Authorized Dealers located in the United States. Yamaha products purchased from retailers other than Yamaha Authorized Dealers (whether via the Internet, or otherwise) will NOT be covered by Yamaha’s warranties, and U.S. service centers will not repair such products under warranty. Check our Service Locator for a list of U.S. Authorized Servicers. https://usa.yamaha.com/support/warranty/index.html
Now I'm looking at paying out of pocket for a brand new factory sealed monitor. I have not been able to find ANYTHING on the Massdrop site in their terms and conditions that state that purchasing through this e-commerce platform will VOID the manufacturers warranty.
While the speakers themselves are fabulous - the fact that I purchased them through MassDrop means that I have no warranty. There goes the deal. If Massdrop provides me with an authorized purchaser then I'll update the group.
Really disappointed to learn this. All they have to do is state that the manufacturer warranty is voided by not purchasing through an authorized dealer. If things change I'll let the group know. I've been a loyal and enthusiastic member of Massdrop for almost (3) years. Hate to learn this about a site I really enjoy purchasing through.
These are actually $269.00 brand new on Amazon.
SanderSkjegstad
not now
I have a subwoofer now for my computer audio system. It is a Yamaha HS8s. With this subwoofer's 8" woofer, I won't need the HS8, but could use the HS6 or even HS5, correct? I don't want to splurge on these to get the big boxes when the smaller units would sound better than having all 8" woofers, right?
I have a set of powered studio monitors now with a 6" woofer, and it seems to do just fine in the bass dep't. Does anyone have any hands on experience with the HS8s subwoofer paired with the HS8 monitors? Is it too much bass?
Is there any benefit to getting a pair of "non-studio monitors"? I have seen pairs of JBL and Klipsch self powered speakers that may be better suited to use as a computer sound system as far as many commenters on here go. How am I going to see if the speakers/monitors are better suited for my use without having to purchase and return/keep?
bootster1
My local Guitar Center has a room for testing studio monitors and they have all 3 sizes of Yamaha HS*'s. You could call around and see if someone near you has something similar.
I am running a Schiit jotunheim with balanced dac on Presonus e5s using the balanced output for the monitors and the se for a sub. It’s not a big difference but it Is better than just using line outs from my PC. I can connect both at once and switch using the PC‘s settings. I expect the difference would be larger with the Yamaha HS8 and was planning to upgrade soon.
Point is, a balanced dac/pre had noticeable benefits at a lower price point so it’s probably worth having for these.
If only these shipped to New Zealand
How can we get a pair?
tatouine01
At checkout you can select it.
I got these "used" for $230 each a little over a year ago on Ebay from Unique Squared. When they arrived, they were factory sealed. They are superb reference monitors. They are rear ported, and it is recommended that they have ample space away from a wall.
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It can also be the power supply. See my post above.
How would that apply if it's only one speaker? I have the issue in only one. They are both plugged into High End Furman Power conditioners. It's most likely the power supply from what the Yamaha Authorized Repair shop said normally happens with Yamaha HS series monitors
Literally bought mine for 213€ per piece in Muziker (in EU) few weeks ago, instant delivery. Not sure if this price on Massdrop is that much competitive.
CamperIV
I agree. In Sweden we can get them for exactly 280 USD. And they have been that price for at least 3-4 years.
Why would I need to purchase "an additional monitor for a stereo setup" after my blasting cap accident at the Mutating Wildlife Refuge?
Next, I'll be picking up a metrosexual monocle for my extant peeper.
Varholiaglimp
swing and a miss
xformulax
The "miss" would be Massdrop's odd suggestion that anyone might be interested in picking up a single speaker without "an additional monitor for a stereo setup." But gee, I sure am glad you're here to rate other people's responses, since I was kind of wondering what you thought and junk like that!
Yamaha has a rebate on new Yamaha speakers. These have a $45 rebate on each. Is this rebate available on these brand new speakers? I can't see why not.
bootster1
Wondering that myself, the fine print reads 'from authorized retailer', so im not sure if massdrop is one or not.
This is just Ridiculous! every time you resell those speakers, you go up with the price!! that suppose to get down... last time you sold those at 259, now its gone up to 279, are you kidding me?? seriously Massdrop I expected a better price this time, you disappoint Us.
secondly, why don't you offer an International Shipping? why??
Massdrop, Please let a qualified supervisor take into consideration your costumers complains, to do better next time, (check out the other comments below) you are loosing costumers.
MattB.D
MattB.D
It's not like they're made in America, and not like MD is the only place to buy them--do some research!
what does the sound quality of these compare to something like a cheaper logitech system z623 or bose companion. I'n sort of a noob when it comes to audio, I'm mainly just looking for something that sounds crisp and full with some decent bass. I know these say studio monitor speakers so does that mean these or more for listening for specific tones and stuff or would these work fine for a pair of nice desktop speakers to play games through and listen to music on
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Chidwack3
Your best choice would be to go to a store that have multiple sound equipment availabl. My experience has been great with Bose speakers
Chidwack3
no comparison - the Yamaha product is far superior for professional mastering applications. for Consumer hi fi listening the the Bose Companion are excellent - I'd actually look at Klipsch - they have some computer and gaming systems that are outstanding and extremely reasonable. These are not Stereo Audiophile speakers the Yamaha HS* series are Studio Near Field Monitors - they are not colored and are designed to reflect the sound exactly - so you don't get some of the color although if your recording has a great mix you'll hear a great sound - if the record or recording has a bad mix you'll hear that too. for just listening enjoyment I'd save the cash and go with the Bose Companion or look at Klipsch for the best bang for the buck. Good luck!
£209 in UK ($290) with free UK shipping. Not much of a massdrop, as Mbot said.
I can buy them retail for the same price! What kind of Massdrop is this?
Mbot
Where?
Twigler
Here in Australia nearly every retail dealer has them at the same price as the offer here on Massdrop, but with Massdrop I'd have to pay extra for shipping😂
Whoever is runnung Massdrop is surely making a killing.
Look for Yamaha HS8 Pair goes for like 400$ on ebay brand new
FYI Guitar Center has Buy 1 Get 1 Half off (In-Store Only) right now on the whole Yamaha HS series lineup up until December 24th 2017. Call your local store to confirm at the closest to you. HS5 Pair: $298 + Tax HS7 Pair: $448 + Tax HS8 Pair: $ 523 + Tax
are any cables included?
pbcmbeez2
Only power cable
Will these monitors buzz in a silent room?
Murvar
No. Silent.
These are good transducers, but not great. I had a pair, but my JBL Studio 530 or KEF Q100 speakers sound better and more lively and accurate!
why did you rise the price this time?? last time you sold it for 260$!! that's not such a great of a deal.. and BTW price on amazon is 350$ for a while now.. not 500$
Are these used or new?
Dpash1
Everything on Massdrop is sold new.
Unless otherwise stated in the title, which is usually B-Stock
i get them localy much much cheaper also new
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im from austria central eu - one or two posts later i posted a link its cheaper and i dont have to pay taxes qhich makes them much cheaper for me
SpuTniC
i live in austria, can you please paste a link? i can't find your post..