Call toll-free: 1-855-588-6519
Proudly Canadian since 1956  Canadian Flag
  Main Menu

Yamaha 8 inch Powered Studio Reference Monitor

Departments > Pro Audio & Recording > Studio Monitors > Reference Monitors - Active > Yamaha > 8 inch Powered Studio Reference Monitor
Add to Wish List
SKU: # 394790
Model: #

HS8

Your Price: $439.99 CDN
2 models to choose from:

Online

In-Store

Ever since the 1970s, the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha's near-field reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason-their unerring consistent accuracy. The newest HS Series speakers were designed to give you the most honest, precise reference possible, providing an ideal sonic platform to build on throughout the mixing process. By combining our years of studio knowledge and expertise with state-of-the-art analysis tools, Yamaha's speaker engineering team have examined, then optimized, every aspect of the design to make these monitors the most trusted in the business.

KEY FEATURES

• Newly developed transducers that achieve astonishingly smooth response over a wide range of bandwidth
• Newly designed, highly-efficient 1" dome tweeter that extends the usable frequency range considerably and delivers superb high-resolution sound
• Newly designed, ultra-responsive woofers that utilize large, carefully selected magnets, HS Series monitors product low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level
• Low resonance enclosure design designed to eliminate unwanted resonance and increase the accuracy of sound reproduction to its extreme limit
• Cutting edge noise reduction technology resulting in a reduction of audible noise up to 6dB

SPECIFICATIONS

• Speaker type: 2-way bi-amp powered studio monitor
• Frequency Range: 38Hz - 30kHz
• Components LF: 8" cone. HF: 1" dome
• Crossover: 2kHz
• Output power: 120W (LF:75W, HF:45W)
• I/O connectors: XLR3-31 type (balanced), PHONE (balanced)
• Power consumption: 60W
• Shape: Bass-reflex type
• Cabinet material: MDF
• Dimensions (W, H, D): 250mm (9.8"), 390mm (15.4"), 334mm (13.1")
• Weight: 10.2kg (22.5 lbs.
• LEVEL control: (+4dB/center click)
• EQ: HIGH TRIM switch (+/- 2dB at HF) / ROOM CONTROL switch (0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)

*Monitors Sold Separately*

Caution: These monitors are bass light in a studio environment.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
I bought these HS8 monitors. They are great, very flat and clear, except for being noticeably light in the bass frequency range. However, this seems to only occur if they are in a treated studio environment. There is an easy remedy though; I added one of their HS8S subwoofer, that solved the problem. To get the speakers really flat; I used Sonarworks (now version 4) reference speaker calibration software. Also, I suggest it?s a good idea to invest in some Iso-Acoustic Pucks, or stands, for your monitors. They really do work!
Posted by Majari on Oct 21, 2017
Was this review helpful?    flag review

GREAT SOUNDING MONITORS0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StorePickering, Ontario
These monitors are very well built and sound amazing. For those looking for a nice neutral sounding monitor in this price range, I would definitely recommend this product.
Posted by MN on Jan 9, 2017
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Best for the money6 of 7 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Purchased these for the home studio after a lot of research. I looked at far more expensive speakers, but the Yamaha reputation and sound fell right in line with my needs and budget. Unless you are willing to spend a lot more, I believe these will not disappoint. Software instruments, live, and recorded music sound great. I recommend adding the sub as well.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2015
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Reliable as hell!!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
To be able to trust your monitors is THE most important attribute to any studio. I can trust what I hear and what I mix. Crisp, clean and absolutely solid performers!
Posted by The Performer's Lounge on May 14, 2015
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Yamaha HS80M0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I own the predecessor, the HS80M. After comparing them to other monitors, I was sold on their sound and imaging. These speakers really shine. Great value for the money.
Posted by Bob Sutherby on Apr 12, 2015
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Absolutely Satisfied1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Happy as a pig in....a home recording studio. Best money spent.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2015
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Tootally Dope Breh3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Straight up the shiz.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2015
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Great speaker2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
The best value on the market. Period.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2014
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Amazing home studio monitors4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreStratford, Ontario
I purchased these beauties about 3 weeks ago. Use them every day and they sound wicked. Quality is phenomenal. This is my first set of monitors but these have done amazing things for my mixes already. After tonnes of research I'm glad I went with the yammy's. Would definitely recommend!!!
Posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2014
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Solid Sound3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
I purchased these about 6 months ago and have not looked back! Incredible value; having owned RP6's, i can definitely appreciate the difference.
Posted by Anon on Feb 9, 2014
Was this review helpful?    flag review