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Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer

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The Yamaha HS8S is an 8" bass-reflex powered subwoofer that is the ideal low-end support for the HS-Series monitors. The Yamaha HS-Series have the in...Click To Read More About This Product

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8" bass-reflex powered subwoofer delivers low frequencies down to 22Hz.

The Yamaha HS8S is an 8" bass-reflex powered subwoofer that is the ideal low-end support for the HS-Series monitors. The Yamaha HS-Series have the inherited universal mix-translation legacy and distinctive white cones of the industry-respected NS-10's, designed to deliver your mixes with transparent honesty. Room control and frequency response switches allow custom tailoring of the monitor's response to give you accurate performance in any environment.

High-performance Speakers and Mounting System
The elegant white-cone speakers used in the HS-series monitors deliver superlative audio performance that is further enhanced by a carefully engineered mounting system. A system of screws and a specially designed mounting ring eliminates spurious vibration and resonance, allowing the speaker to deliver its full sonic potential. Another feature that boosts woofer performance is a magnet selected to produce accurate, solid low-end response. The tweeter frames employ an advanced smooth-contour design that minimizes losses so that high-frequency details come through with remarkable accuracy. The extra thickness of the tweeter frame also minimizes resonance that can interfere with high-end clarity. The overall result is extraordinarily smooth, accurate response throughout the audio spectrum.

The Benefits of Built-in Power and Bi-amplification
Powered, bi-amplified monitor speakers simply make the most electrical and sonic sense, and that's why they have become the first choice of sound professionals the world over for near- and mid-field monitoring applications. In addition to the obvious advantage that you don't need separate power amplifiers, the fact that power and speakers are integrated in one unit means that the amplifiers can be perfectly matched to the characteristics of the speaker units used so you get consistently superior performance with any source in just about any listening environment. Bi-amplification means that separate power amplifiers are used to drive the low-mid and high-frequency speaker units, and this eliminates interaction between the units as well as the response and phase anomalies introduced by passive crossover networks. Both speaker units can function at optimum performance levels for correspondingly high overall sonic quality.

Large Magnets in an Advanced Magnetic Circuit Design
One feature of the HS-series monitors that you'll hear but are not likely to see is the extra large magnets. In combination with an advanced magnetic circuit design these magnets provide a powerful, uniform, tightly controlled flux field that results in exceptionally smooth response and dynamic capability over a wider frequency range.

Portable, Versatile Monitoring for Your Audio Workstation
All you really need for top-class stereo production capability is a good audio workstation and a pair of HS-series monitors. A system like this is not only portable and extremely easy to set up anywhere you need it, it can deliver outstanding monitoring performance that will let you get your mixes just right. The response-control features of these monitors let you tweak them for the best response no matter where you set them up.

Serious Surround Production
Although stereo is still the most common format for basic music listening, 5.1 surround has become the audio format of choice for today's advanced visual media, and is beginning to be recognized as a superior vehicle for pure musical enjoyment as well. But to properly mix and produce surround sound you need a good 5.1 monitoring system. The HS-series speakers and subwoofer are the perfect choice if you want competitive surround-monitoring performance without having to spend big-studio megabucks to get it.

Optimum Response In Any Room
Speaker response can vary greatly depending on the size, shape, and surface acoustics of the room in which they're used, as well as how they're placed within that environment. The HS-Series gives you extra room-matching and speaker placement versatility with ROOM CONTROL, MID EQ, and HIGH TRIM response control switches that are specifically designed to compensate for common acoustic deficiencies and monitoring needs. The ROOM CONTROL switch, for example, can be used to compensate for the unnatural low-end exaggeration that usually occurs when speakers are placed close to walls or in corners. The MID EQ switch gives you subtle midrange boost and cut options in addition to flat response, while the HIGH TRIM switch offer the same type of response-tailoring capability for the high frequencies.

FEATURES
8" bass-reflex powered subwoofer delivers low frequencies down to 22Hz
22Hz - 150Hz frequency response
High-power 150W amplifier exclusively designed for low frequencies
LOW CUT switch, LOW CUT control (80-120Hz) HIGH CUT control (80-120 Hz)
PHASE switch allow users to set up a subwoofer system with simple connections and no additional equipment
XLR and TRS phone for outputs and XLR for L and R and EXT SUB

Add some boom to your HS-Series system. Order the HS8S today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Speaker type Powered subwoofer
Frequency range (-10dB) 22Hz - 160Hz
Components LF 8" cone
Output power 150W
I/O connectors INPUT: XLR3-31 type (balanced) x2, PHONE (balanced) x2 / OUTPUT: XLR3-32 type (balanced) x2 (L&R), XLR3-32 type (balanced) x1 (EXT SUB)
Power consumption 70W
Shape Bass-reflex type
Cabinet material MDF
Dimensions
W 300mm (11.8")
H 350mm (13.8")
D 389mm (15.3")
Net weight 12.5kg (27.6 lbs.)
Others LEVEL control, PHASE switch : NORM./REV., HIGH CUT control (80-120Hz, center click), LOW CUT control (80-120Hz, center click), LOW CUT switch (ON/OFF)
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YamahaHS8S Powered Subwoofer
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Great sound quality (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Easy to mount (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
  • Basic systems (3)
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    • Was this a gift?:
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Now I can hear how my mixes really sound

By Ron

from Philadelphia, Pa

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mixing

    Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

    I was having a difficult time with the bottom end on my music mixes till I added the hs8s to my hs80m's. Once I added the sub, it became apparent why.
    I can now hear the full spectrum and can easily dial in the low end.

    At first I thought I might only want to switch on the sub occasionally but now I leave it on with the near fields full time. I feel having the sub is essential. Highly recommended.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome monitors

    By Dubzino

    from Orlando, FLA

    About Me Power User

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Everything
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mixing
      • Production Quality
      • Replacement

      Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

      Great company and product. Had a small rattle inside of speaker and Yamaha fixed it for free, no issues.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing reference Bass

      By CannanLords

      from Apison, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

        Amazing reference quality bass speaker, never distorts, works so well with yamaha hs8's!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth it

        By Herm

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • DJ / Mixing
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

          Simply Fantastic!! I have owned pairs of KRK rokit 5, yamaha hs7, and currently own yamaha hs8 (now an hs8s) for monitoring and mixing. The hs8 has a great flat response by itself, the best IMO of the others, and doesnt really need a sub in most applications. If you like bass heavy, dance, or hiphop music... just get the sub! You wont regret it, it allows for an even more balanced sound by letting the mains stay punchy and the sub boom. The sub is punchy and accurate, does not have the rumbling unless your room is too small, its up too loud for your room, etc. If so, just add room treatment foam or turn it down. The sub adds a full body sound that the monitors were lacking and I didnt even realize. The primary area I notice is in the lowest harmonics of kick drums and electronic bass. Its by no means a need, but I enjoy the sound while monitoring so much more now. It has the ability to adjust level for accuracy in mixing purposes also. One of my favorite purchases. I used to feel like my home setup was lacking in fun, but was accurate. Now I have the best of both worlds. :-)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice...

          By Aces

          from Fallon, Nevada

          About Me Tech Savvy

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home
            • Home studio

            Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

            Truly enhances the low end of the HS8 system.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Improved sonics, real time saver

            By Ricker

            from Winnipeg, MB

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Upgrade

              Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

              Added to my HS7's after a year. Should have done sooner. Way easier to get decent final mixes & a much more enjoyable mixing sound with the sub running.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Oh, yeah. One more thing...

              By Aces

              from Fallon, Nevada

              About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to Mount
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Home

                Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

                It was supposed to have come with a free gift. It did not.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Now I can mix without having to preview the songs in my car

                By JREMUSIC

                from Valdese, NC

                About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Musician, Practical, Tech Savvy

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy to Mount
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • DJ / Mixing
                  • Home
                  • Home Theater
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Yamaha HS8S Powered Subwoofer:

                  I already had some decent powered studio monitors - the BX5a by M-Audio. But when I mixed songs where the bass sounded good on the M-Audio monitors, it was too boomy in other locations such as my home stereo or my car's speaker system. I always knew the answer was to buy a subwoofer. The HS8S was just what I needed.

                  For those who might be wondering, the 1/4 TRS inputs will work fine with a normal computer sound card. Just buy a 3.5mm stereo to 1/4" L & R 'y' cable, such as the CMP-159 sold here on Musicians Friend. Yeah, the '-' signal will be grounded, which just means you'll probably not have as good of a signal-to-noise ratio. I connected the M-Audio powered speakers to the subwoofer using some 6' XLR mic cables. Everything sounds great, once I adjusted the M-Audios to the default 12 o'clock level setting and then tweaked the subwoofer's level down to where it "sounded right" with songs I already knew had the correct bass levels.

                  I'm looking forward to mixing my next song!

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                  • No

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