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Yorkville Sound YSM8 High Performance Powered Studio Reference Monitor

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YSM8

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The Yorkville YSM8 delivers unmatched clarity and fierce bottom end. The 8-inch woofer and 1-inch soft dome tweeter deliver precise reproduction and a large sweet spot for listening in larger spaces and at higher volume. A solid -inch MDF cabinet with reinforced bracing reduces rumble and the contoured baffle virtually eliminates cabinet self-interference. The front facing port design solves the issue of bass coupling with back walls and corners in smaller studio environments and further enhances bottom end response at higher listening levels.

Compatible with virtually any source, the Yorkville YSM8 has a widely variable input trim control for the balanced XLR / -inch combi-jack input. Four position high and low frequency trim controls (at -2, -1, 0 and +1.5dB) allow user adjustable EQ contour to compensate for speaker placement in less than perfect listening spaces.

The YSM8 is designed for professional studio applications and for punishing listening environments where the widest possible sweet spot and higher volumes are required.

Contoured MDF baffles, custom designed soft dome tweeters and high quality low frequency woofers used in Yorkville's YSM Series monitors combine to minimize front face reflections creating improving phase response, providing a wider 'sweet spot' in the listening position. Front facing port design solves the issue of bass coupling with back walls and corners in small environments which can generate false low-frequency information in your mix.

Compatible with virtually any source, Yorkville YSM Series Studio Monitors have a widely variable input trim control for the balanced XLR / -inch combi-jack input. Four position high and low frequency trim controls (at -2, -1, 0 and +1.5dB) allow user adjustable EQ contour to compensate for speaker placement in less than perfect listening spaces.

Rock-solid 3/4-inch MDF cabinet construction with heavy internal bracing and ample internal dampening material reduces unwanted low frequency rumble ensures Yorkville YSM Series cabinets reproduce source material with near pinpoint accuracy and detail.

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Features:
• Reproduces source material with near pinpoint accuracy and detail
• Contoured MDF baffle engineered to minimize front face reflections
• Front facing port design eliminates bass coupling with back walls and corners in imperfect listening environments
• Improved phase response provides a wider 'sweet spot' in the listening position
• Strategic bracing and ample internal dampening eliminates unwanted low frequency rumble
• Biamplified Power Module (75 watts woofer / 20 watts tweeter)
• Custom designed soft dome tweeter
• High quality low frequency 8-inch woofer
• Rock-solid 3/4-inch MDF cabinet construction
• XLR and -inch TRS balanced inputs
• 4-position high and low frequency trim controls to optimize response for recording space
• Front mounted power switch for added convenience

Specifications:
• System Type: 2-Way Active Studio Monitor
• Active or Passive: Active
• Program Power (Watts): 95 Watts
• Biamp Operation Only: Yes (internal)
• Max SPL (dB): 105dB
• Frequency Response (Hz +/- 3db): 45Hz-20kHz
• Crossover Frequency (Hz): 2.4 kHz
• Driver Configuration: 8-inch Composite Cone
• HF Driver(s): Neo Soft Dome Tweeter
• HF Program Power (Watts): 20 Watts
• LF Program Power (Watts): 75 Watts
• LF Protection: Thermal / Current Limit
• HF Distortion: 0.08% THD
• LF Distortion: 0.02% THD
• Inputs: Combi-Jack
• Other Controls / Features: Input Gain, 4-position High Frequency Contour (-2,-1, 0,+1dB) and 4-position Low Frequency Trim (-2,-1, 0,+1.5dB).
• Enclosure Materials: MDF
• Baffle Material: MDF
• Port(s): Yes - Front
• Dimensions (DWH xbackW, inches): 10.8x 10.5x16.5
• Dimensions (DWH xbackW, cm): 27 x 25 x 42
• Weight (lbs/kg): 28/12.7

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4 years in, still amazing3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I have had these and a JBL LSR2310SP subwoofer in my home studio for 4 years and they have performed amazingly. Very flat response, very tight and punchy yet not overhyped bass. Solid construction and I've never heard any vibration from the cabinets whatsoever. XLR and 1/4" inputs, treble and bass adjustments, and they go VERY loud without any distortion. I did have the Yorkville sub but returned it. I have to assume it was not made with the same sound engineering effort. Can't recommend. If you can get the JBL mentioned above, its a perfect match, but I believe it's discontinued. For value these monitors easily beat the competitors in this class, Yamaha and KRK. Bottom line, they are great.
Posted by Adam S on Oct 12, 2017
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Flat response but flawed4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
I really wanted to like these speakers ? they're powerful and have great, flat response across the spectrum, with the usual spike at 130Hz that seems to be the norm. But there's a fatal flaw in my opinion: constant amp white noise, independent of program material, that is impossible to ignore at lower listening levels or during any quieter passages. Shame.
Posted by Brandon on Nov 11, 2016
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Love them vs Yahama, KRK, Focals, Dynaudio4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Got a pair of 6.5'' for a small room. I felt Yamaha's 8'' (HS8) had too much bass, the 6.5'' was too flat, while 5'' had no bass at all. Sales rep said they tire the ear and I agree. They were not sharp but not warm at all. KRKs sounded bassy but hollow in the mid-range. 5'' Focals sounded great and very comparable to the larger speakers. But one of the Focal speaker started buzzing on one particular song. That raised alarms + for $100+ more apiece they didn't sound better than the 6.5'' Yorkvilles. Dynaudios sounded pretty bad. Quite a bit louder but very harsh in the mid-high end. I was tired in 5 sec. In contrast, the 6.5'' Yorkvilles had comparable bass to the Yamaha 8''. I'm finding them flat but warm. The 8'' Yorkvilles also sounded great and there was less of a drastic change than between the different sizes of Yamahas. Just overall balanced, consistent speakers. I didn't try the 5'' but for my tiny room, I now see 6.5'' is appropriate. I don't have to turn them up loud but they sound very clear. They do not overwhelm the room like I expected. I tested the low end on "Frog" by Carbon Based Lifeforms, "Candy Walls" by Trust, and "Enchanted" by Delerium. The Yorkvilles are the only ones that caught some sloppy mixing on the Frog track. And "Enchanted" caused the port on one of the Focals to buzz. I tested the Yorkvilles also on some Rammstein, NIN, synth pop, and a couple of acoustic tracks. It all sounded very balanced on the Yorkvilles. I've had about 3 days listening to them now. So far, not regretting my purchase. I had my heart set on the Yamahas, but these sound so much better and quite a bit cheaper. Also, the front-facing port is great. I can have these closer to the wall. I really like the FRONT-facing blue glowing power buttons.
Posted by Vlad on Feb 8, 2016
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
Posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2016
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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
For the price, these speakers have great flat sound and lots of punch! Very happy with these speakers!!
Posted by John on Sep 3, 2014
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Great sounding monitors! Good bang for your buck.3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
After trying the various monitor units in the store, the YSM8s had a distinct sonic advantage over the competition. The YSM8s are very detailed and have a good bass response that does not require a sub. Unlike other monitors that trade their musicality for analytical sound, the YSM8s are a superior analytical tool while still sounding great for listening. I would recommend these to any producer/engineer.
Posted by Chad on Apr 19, 2014
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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
Bought a pair for my high school studio about 8 years ago and they continue to rock my room. Great sound, great value, great mixing at any level.
Posted by Peter on Apr 18, 2014
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best monitors for the price. stunning accuracy!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Posted by anonymous on May 12, 2013
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Closest StoreLondon, Ontario
When i hooked up these Monitors i was immersed in the clarity of the sound.
Posted by BOB on Apr 11, 2013
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Fantastic2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
What a wonderful purchase. After listening to the KRKs, Yamahas, M-Audios... These were the clear winner, and I do mean clear. Amazing audio reproduction at every volume I've tried. Crispness I'm just not accustomed to. Bought them with 30day no questions asked money back guarantee... I knew after an hour I would not be returning these bad boys. Can't wait to get the YSS10 subwoofer to complete these epic monitors.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2012
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YSM 82 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I compared these to the a few other monitors set up in the store. Compare them to the KRK 8 inch and you will hear why i gladly paid and extra $5. If you buy a pair of them you get two gift cards and 0% financing in the month of october
Posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2012
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