Yamaha HS 7

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2-Way active nearfield monitor

  • 6.5" cone woofer (60W) + 1" dome tweeter (35W)
  • Power: 95 W (Bi-Amp)
  • Bass-reflex system
  • Frequency response: 43 to 30.000 Hz
  • Balanced XLR input
  • Balanced 6.3 mm jack input
  • Adjustable input levels
  • Room control and high trim response controls
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 210 x 332 x 284 mm
  • Weight: 8.2 kg
  • Price per piece
available since May 2013
Item number 313050
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Speaker size 1x 6,5"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 95 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
Frequency range min. 43 Hz
Frequency range max. 30000 Hz
Dimensions 210 x 332 x 284 mm
Weight 8,2 kg
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Affordable studio-quality reference sound

Not without reason, the Yamaha HS series are among the best-selling active nearfield monitors in their category worldwide. The HS 7s are a high-performance bi-amplified system consisting of a 1" tweeter and a 6.5" woofer, driven by separate 35 W and 60 W amplifiers and housed in neatly crafted bass-reflex cabinets. Thanks to a well-thought-out design based on the manufacturer's decades of experience, the speakers are able to develop their full potential without any significant colouring at high volumes. The result is a high-quality reference sound, present throughout the entire HS series, which is both natural-sounding and balanced across the audible spectrum - and all at a distinctly affordable price.

The best-selling model in the HS Series

With its 6.5" woofer, the Yamaha HS 7 is the mid-range model in the HS Series and neatly fills the gap between its two siblings, the HS 5 and HS 8. It is also the best-selling speaker in the series. Yamaha specifies a frequency response of 43 Hz to 30 kHz, making it an ideal candidate for medium to large rooms. Of course, the HS 7 can be used in combination with the Yamaha HS 8S subwoofer. The "Room Control" and "High Trim" functions provide the speaker with dedicated EQs, one for bass and one for treble, so that the necessary corrections can be made, for example, when the speaker is placed directly against a wall.

A reliable monitor

The Yamaha HS series of active nearfield monitors are an ideal choice for anyone looking for affordable and reliable equipment. The speakers do not flatter the sound or seek to artificially differentiate themselves from the competition with exaggerated bass and treble responses - and thus pave the way for professional quality music productions.

About Yamaha

For decades, Yamaha has been one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of musical instruments and audio technology. The Japanese company’s long history began at the end of the 19th century with the harmonium. The product range has constantly expanded since then, which has made Yamaha one of the few manufacturers today to offer almost the entire range of existing musical instruments: From upright and grand pianos to guitars, wind instruments, and bowed string instruments and from drums and percussion to electronic keyboards and synthesizers. Yamaha is also a major force in the field of audio engineering as a manufacturer of mixing consoles, amplifiers, PA systems, and more. Yamaha's guiding principle is to combine traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology.

Perfect for the home studio or as a secondary monitoring system

Whether in a recording or mixing situation, Yamaha's HS series offers faithful sound reproduction, making it an ideal speaker for the home or project studio. But in the tradition of the famous NS-10, the HS can of course also be used as a secondary system in larger studios. With a suitable monitor controller, you can listen to your work on two different pairs of speakers and better assess the quality of your mix.

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Omwak 13.10.2020
What can I say about these Yamaha HS7 speakers that hasn't already been said.

From the moment you pick up the box to unpack them you just know they have a certain something special. They are heavy and solid and the build quality is superb, they have a look and feel that just says 'Quality'

Then of course there is the sound, which is why we buy these things, My HS7's are fed through a Fluid Audio SRI-2 which I have reviewed separately. I have them sitting on some t-akustic Insulators to eliminate any boom from the desk unit they are on top of.

When you turn on the power, the Yamaha logo just under the Bass cone lights up, a nice little touch. The range of adjustable presets on the rear of each speaker allow you to very quickly and easily 'dial in' to your room.

These speakers are powerful without being uncomfortable to listen to even at relatively high volume. The tonal range is clear and precise, I've heard detail in music that I hadn't noticed before. The sound is 'flat' but in a good way. These speakers don't add any kind of color or flavor to the music, they just deliver the sound as it was meant to be heard.

In the price range where they fall I think you would be very hard pressed to find anything better.

The only slight negative is that the power switches are on the rear of the unit which can be a little clumsy to reach depending on your setup. Perhaps the illuminated logo could be a power on/off switch on some future version?
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Great pair of monitors.
Andrei M. 11.10.2020
I bought these monitors for a home studio situation, that includes playing VST instruments through them, my guitars, recording, mixing, mastering etc. I wanted an all round good pair of monitor that won't overpower a regular sized room that wasn't mean as a studio. At a decent budget.

Clarity on these is spot on. You hear every little thing, which is a good thing since this is what they're meant to do. All the way from low volume to max volume the speakers provide a smooth listening experience, they don't have any overpowering frequencies. Even at max volume with the bass booming it's just as clear as on lower volume. For those thinking these don't have enough bass they do, at least in my room scenario they have plenty. I read reviews saying they tire the ear or are a bit harsher, I haven't found that to be the case. On the contrary they sound very smooth. After using them for around 2 days I can say that I'm very happy with the purchase. If you need more bass or have a bigger room you can go with the HS8's. Otherwise these are a monster deal.

Construction is very solid. Sturdy, nothing rattles or whatever even cranked. But that's to be expected I think.

Controls on the back are simple yet intuitive. They're pretty much enough for what you need, nothing to crazy to get lost in. #makeyourmixsoundgoodbro

I would def recommend these for anybody looking for a pair of studio monitors. Great build quality, great design and beautiful sound.
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It´s a game changer
mrlndr 21.01.2022
I been after a pair of HS for a while for the home studio, and finally got the HS-7. Got the 6.5 inches version to improve on the low end response (details on this below).

I had very good monitors in the past (also Yamaha, other Alesis, etc) and though I had a good listening experience, but I was wrong.

The only way to explain the difference in listening from low budget studio monitors or HiFi speakers to this (mid budget) monitor, is listening to music under water, then taking your head out of the water, and then the music and everything gets defined and cristal clear.

That´s the change I experienced with the new HS-7´s.

I´m a guitar player and also fullstack producer, and mixing the mid frequencies has been always a constant pain (guitars, synths, vocals, snares... god the snares!), that was the main reason I got them.

Of course, not everything is perfecto, they have a few cons:

-> Like everyone says, this is flat sounding monitors, with VERY limited EQ settings in the back, this is not for music listening per-se, is a working tool.
-> Little bass, it´s really good for mixing kicks on the midrange, but the low end is missing. I got the HS-7 for the low end, but in the end had to add a Subwoofer, since I´m mixing some Latin stuff lately.
-> They are BIG! The HS-7 are huge! take this in consideration (I might needed to take the HS-5 + SW intead of this ones).
-> The switch in the back. it´s really annoying. Clearly is an outdated design, but I can live with it.
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The best choice for the price!
TiagoBaptista 22.01.2016
I use these studio monitors to mix electronic dance music, mostly House, Electro House, and Dubstep.
I also use them to monitor my mixes, when I'm DJ'ing at home.

The HS7's are the best choice in the price range they're in, Yamaha is best known by their NS10's, which are present in many pro studios, and still being used to mix regularly.
The NS10's are a trademark, but these new monitors (HS5/7/8) are more advanced, and better built. Overall, great quality of sound and design. Their clarity is way higher, and their sound is flatter.

The speaker cabinet is beautifully made and designed, it's simplistic design allows it to be very stealth, and the material used to cover the exterior of the cabinet doesn't stain or scratch easily, and it's super easy to clean.

What I don't like about the HS7's is the fact that the bass port is on the back, having the necessity to distance them a bit from the walls, more than normal, or having to put isolation behind them to absorb or control the bass frequencies, avoiding reflexes and phase cancellation.

Another fact is that the sub is 6,5 inches and not 7. I don't know why, but it is true that the best use you give these monitors is pairing them with an HS8S subwoofer.
A minor problem is that the treble is a little bit faded on these, but it's not a problem as you can easily tell by a reference track, what is the correct volume.


To sum it all up, my experience with these has been the best, they've almost burnt in and they are sounding great!
I totally advise anyone who is interested in a medium priced monitors with great sound to buy the Yamaha HS7's, honest, clear and high quality!
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