HS-I Powered Studio Monitors Deliver Enhanced Versatility
Jun 13, 2016
On 1st June 2016 Yamaha introduced the HS-I range of powered speakers,
which adds mounting points to the popular HS Series studio monitors.
Ever since making their 1970s debut, Yamaha studio monitors have been an industry standard and have become the preferred choice for sound professionals throughout the world. With Yamaha's philosophy of sonic purity, the HS Series has continued the tradition of being one of the most trusted speakers for nearfield monitoring applications, lauded for their signature sound and superior accuracy.
The HS-I range features three models - HS5I, HS7I and HS8I - with all available in black or white finish. By adding mounting points, HS-I models speakers can be used for a much wider range of applications. With three optional bracket types available - wall, ceiling and baton - installation in studios or commercial environments with space or surfaces that might otherwise present a challenge is greatly simplified.
“We continually listen to feedback from our customers and it is always our priority to provide requested solutions as quickly and effectively as possible," says Yoshi Tsugawa, Pro Audio Business Unit Director, Yamaha Corporation. “HS speakers are trusted by countless audio professionals throughout the world for studio monitoring applications. Our primary goal with the HS-I models was to respond to the many requests that we have received for flexible mounting options, allowing these new models to be used in commercial and professional spaces where superior sound quality and cost efficiency is a priority.”
HS enclosures are constructed from dense, resilient MDF, with a dampened acoustic response, and employ a traditional three-way mitred jointing technique which firmly anchors the corners of the enclosure. This dramatically improves durability and eliminates unwanted resonance. Designed using advanced noise reduction technology and visual sound analysis, they feature an ideal port design that reduces audible noise by up to 6dB.
All HS models features a proprietary Yamaha transducer which produces a smooth response over a wide bandwidth. A highly efficient one-inch dome tweeter considerably extends the usable frequency range, while the ultra-responsive woofer utilises large, high quality magnets to deliver well-defined low frequencies at any output level, with exceptionally low distortion.
The amplifier features a biamp design with separate, dedicated units for both the woofer and tweeter. This ensures that each HS Series speaker consistently delivers high-resolution sound with a flat response across the entire sound spectrum.
HS full-range models also feature two response controls with detailed settings that allow them to adapt to the surface acoustics of rooms of varying shape and size; ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM, as well as XLR and TRS phone jack inputs to accommodate a wide range of balanced and unbalanced sources such as mixers, keyboards and audio interfaces.