Yamaha HS 5

Active 2-Way Nearfield Monitor

  • 5" Woofer (45 W) + 1" Tweeter (25 W)
  • 70 W biamp
  • Bass reflex system
  • Frequency range: 54 Hz - 30 kHz
  • XLR input, balanced
  • 6.3 mm jack input, balanced
  • Adjustable input level
  • Room control and high trim response control
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 170 x 285 x 222 mm
  • Weight: 5.3 kg
  • Price per item

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 5"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 70 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) No
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes

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Nealy 2 years and I dont regret buying these! using them as general speakers.
tasty requrement , 13.01.2021
I use these boys as my general speakers , listening to music, watching films etc. (not any audio production - so I cant comment here). One con for home use is that they don't go too loud.. as they are monitor speakers (so not the best choice for a house party sound system). However, I share a house with 8 other people (and very thin walls) so playing loud music often isn't an option for me.

I went for the Yamaha HS 5's as an affordable way to get high fidelity audio with minimal set up (no amplifier is required, less wires, less mess, easy to move the set up around). The down side of this is that you can't play around with the treble /mids/ bass, and therefore can miss out on a specific "character" you might sometimes want from your speaker set up.

I would really recommend these speakers to anyone who wants great clarity in what they're listening to, It's really like I've rediscovered a lot of my music collection since buying these!
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Blessyotrap, 04.02.2019
Ive always been a KRK guy, and stayed away from these monitors, but i must say im stepping to the other side. Super clear and clean sound. The high freq are just amazing and very true sounding. Mids are present and even the low frequencies, when hearing it in your sweat spot, are really good. Its not a boomy sound, it will not have as much warmth as other monitors, but this one will give you a very honoust sound of what you are actually listening too, which can be very good for when you are a producer or engineer. If your mix sounds great on these, it will sound great everywhere! Do keep in mind that the low freqs arent super present, so a dubbelcheck with headphone or other monitor is recommended when using for mixing/producing. All in all great addon to my studio setup.
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Main monitors in my studio
Vincent Black, 27.07.2016
The control room in my studio is approximately 7 meters long and 5 meters wide and I use the Yamaha HS 5s as my main monitors paired with a sub-woofer which I occasionally use to check the very lows. I absolutely love the Yamahas for mixing and they give me a very clear representation as to what is happening in my mixes. The bass response is great for a 5'' speaker and I could probably even get by without the sub which is more of a safety net for me. I used 8'' speakers in my room together with the Yamahas in the past, at the moment I don't have the larger speakers anymore and, to be honest, I don't even miss them. The mids are very pronounced and clear and if something is wrong in the mid-range the Yamahas will let you know that for sure. The highs are presented very well too allowing the listener to judge the overall balance of the mix. If you work on these monitors for a long time, pay attention to the listening level as the very present mid-range may start fatiguing your ears. If I come up with a balanced sounding mix on the Yamahas, the material almost always translates really well on other systems too. I recommend the Yamaha HS 5s to anyone looking for quality near-field monitors - these will not let you down.
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Great studio monitors for the price bracket
16.04.2014
I am really happy with these speakers and Thomann's delivery service - I tracked them across Europe so I knew when to be in awaiting collection. They are definitely designed to be used as studio monitors rather than for general listening. They will reveal nasty secrets in your mixes (as well as poor quality mp3/Youtube clips that lesser monitors might miss due to less than accurate frequency response. Yamaha's claim that 'If your mix sounds good on these, it will sound good anywhere' should give you some idea of their intended use.

I was concerned that the bass response would be lacking as these are 5inch woofers. I guess this may be the case in larger rooms, but in my small untreated studio space (i am only 2 or 3 feet from the speakers), they sound fine. You can always buy a sub later if required). They also have control room EQ controls which allow you to boost/attenuate the bass and treble (but not mids) if your room is not acoustically ideal- particularly useful if you have the speakers close to a wall (they are rear ported so bass reflections can be problematic).

Aesthetically, they are nice looking speakers with the (now iconic) white cones, reminiscent of the legendary NS10s (not that looks matter at all!). They also feature protective mesh over the tweeters which, for me is a real bonus.

Of course, there are better speakers available... but are there better 5'' studio monitors in this price bracket?!
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