In the 15 years since Yamaha introduced the HS series of powered studio monitors, it has become a favourite for nearfield applications in both professional and home studio environments. Now, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Yamaha Pro Audio, the company has launched the special edition HS MP (Matched Pair) models
Yamaha Pro Audio has a history of innovation that goes back to 1969. Ever since the launch of the VA120 vocal amp system, the company has continually expanded its pro audio offerings, including generations of class-leading mixing consoles, power amplifiers, speakers and signal processors.
The new, special edition HS MP powered monitors include three models – HS5 MP, HS7 MP and HS8 MP. Each pair of monitors has been manufactured using a unique process, utilizing specially selected parts and with matching serial numbers, shipping in a special paired carton with an MP (Matched Pair) label.
The HS MP monitors continue the same design principles that have guided Yamaha designs ever since the NS10M STUDIO monitors, first produced in 1977. Essentially defining the look and sound preferred by engineers in studios around the globe, they were followed in 1998 by the MSP5 powered studio monitor. This expanded Yamaha’s range into more critical listening environments, where even more faithful reproduction of the original sound was required.
In the 2000s, the MSP Studio Series harnessed Yamaha’s latest technical advances to meet the ever-evolving needs of customers, delivering sonic accuracy of a range that continues as a flagship product to this day.
In 2005, as bit and sampling rates rose, there was an increasing need for even higher quality nearfield monitors. The HS Series delivered fidelity of sound and accuracy, updated in 2013 with the next-generation version. Even more sonically accurate, this range was also offered as the HS-I version, equipped with rigging points and the ability to use speaker brackets for convenient wall, ceiling or baton mounting.
The special edition HS MP monitors, featuring extra fine details for sound engineers, are an appropriate way of marking the 50th anniversary of Yamaha’sProAudio division, waiting to reach other goals, also and above all technological.