Powered Near-field Reference Monitors & Subwoofer
OWNER’S MANUAL
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MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
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Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol
within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The above warning is located on the rear of the unit.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
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Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during
lightning storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of this unit in the space below.
Model:
Serial No.:
The serial number is located on the bottom or rear of the unit.
Retain this Owner's Manual in a safe place for future reference.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM
Connecting the Plug and Cord
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT. The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
GREEN-AND-YELLOW : EARTH
BLUE
: NEUTRAL
BROWN
: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-and-YELLOW must be
connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter
E or by the safety earth symbol
or colored GREEN or GREENand-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
• This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha-Kemble Music (U.K.) Ltd.(3
wires)
Nous vous remercions d’avoir choisi un haut-parleur de contrôle ou un caisson de basses amplifié YAMAHA.
Pour obtenir les performances optimales de vos haut-parleurs et garantir une longévité maximale, lisez attentivement ce mode
d’emploi avant d’utiliser le haut-parleur de contrôle ou le caisson de basses amplifié.
Conservez-le en lieu sûr pour pouvoir vous y référer ultérieurement.
English
Español
Gracias por elegir los monitores o el subwoofer autoamplificados de Yamaha.
A fin de aprovechar al máximo las características de los altavoces y obtener un rendimiento y durabilidad óptimos,
lea atentamente este manual antes de utilizar el sistema.
Guarde este manual en un lugar seguro para futuras consultas.
Deutsch
Vielen Dank dass Sie sich für einen aktiven Monitorlautsprecher oder Subwoofer von YAMAHA entschieden haben.
Um die Eigenschaften des Lautsprechers optimal zu nutzen und für höchste Leistung und Lebensdauer lesen Sie diese Anleitung
bitte genau durch, bevor Sie den aktiven Monitorlautsprecher oder Subwoofer verwenden.
Bitte bewahren Sie diese Bedienungsanleitung zum späteren Nachschlagen an einem sicheren Or t auf.
Français
Thank you for choosing a YAMAHA powered monitor speaker or powered subwoofer.
In order to take maximum advantage of the speaker’s features and ensure maximum performance and longevity,
please read this manual carefully before using powered monitor speaker or powered subwoofer.
Keep the manual in a safe place for future reference.
このたびは、ヤマハ製品をお買い求めいただきまして、まことにありがとうございます。
製品の優れた性能を十分に生かして、末永くご愛用いただくために、この取扱説明書をご使用の前に必ずお読みください。
お読みになったあとは保証書とともに保管してください。
Contents
4 Precautions
5 Setting Up for
Superior
Monitor Sound
Rear Panel
12 HS50M/
Inhalt
66 Specifications
66 Dimensions
67 Performance
graph
67 Block Diagram
14 Vorsichtsmaßnahmen
15 Aufstellung für
den besten
Klang
Rückseite
22 HS50M/
HS80M
Table des matières
66 Technische Daten
66 Abmessungen
67 Leistungs
diagramm
67 Blockschaltbild
HS80M
23 HS10W
13 HS10W
24 Précautions
25 Configuration
du son de contrôle supérieur
Panneau arrière
32 HS50M/
HS80M
33 HS10W
66 Spécifications
66 Dimensions
67 Graphique des
performances
67 Schéma
d’ensemble
Contenido
34 Precauciones
35 Configuración
para obtener una
monitorización de
sonido excelente
Panel posterior
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HS80M
43 HS10W
66 Especificaciones
66 Dimensiones
67 Gráfico de
rendimiento
67 Diagrama de
bloques
目次
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54 安全上のご注意
56 優れたモニター
環境の構築
リアパネル
63 HS50M/
HS80M
64 HS10W
65 サービスについて
66 仕様
67 寸法図
67 特性図
67 ブロック図
PRECAUTIONS
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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
* Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical shock, shortcircuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Power supply/Power cord
Water warning
• Do not expose the device to rain, use it near water or in damp or wet conditions, or place
containers on it containing liquids which might spill into any openings.
• Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.
• Only use the voltage specified as correct for the device. The required voltage is printed on
the name plate of the device.
• Use only the included power cord.
• Do not place the power cord near heat sources such as heaters or radiators, and do not
excessively bend or otherwise damage the cord, place heavy objects on it, or place it in a
position where anyone could walk on, trip over, or roll anything over it.
• Be sure to connect to an appropriate outlet with a protective grounding connection.
Improper grounding can result in electrical shock.
If you notice any abnormality
• If the power cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged, or if there is a sudden loss of sound
during use of the device, or if any unusual smells or smoke should appear to be caused by
it, immediately turn off the power switch, disconnect the electric plug from the outlet, and
have the device inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
• If this device should be dropped or damaged, immediately turn off the power switch,
disconnect the electric plug from the outlet, and have the device inspected by qualified
Yamaha service personnel.
Do not open
• Do not open the device or attempt to disassemble the internal parts or modify them in any
way. The device contains no user-serviceable parts. If it should appear to be malfunctioning,
discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
CAUTION
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the device or other
property. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Power supply/Power cord
Connections
• Before connecting the device to other devices, turn off the power for all devices. Before
turning the power on or off for all devices, set all volume levels to minimum.
• Remove the electric plug from the outlet when the device is not to be used for extended
periods of time, or during electrical storms.
• When removing the electric plug from the device or an outlet, always hold the plug itself and
not the cord. Pulling by the cord can damage it.
Handling caution
• When turning on the AC power in your audio system, always turn on the device LAST, to
avoid speaker damage. When turning the power off, the device should be turned off FIRST
for the same reason.
• Do not insert your fingers or hands in any gaps or openings on the device (ports, etc.).
• Avoid inserting or dropping foreign objects (paper, plastic, metal, etc.) into any gaps or
openings on the device (ports, etc.) If this happens, turn off the power immediately and
unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the device inspected by qualified
Yamaha service personnel.
• Do not use the device for a long period of time at a high or uncomfortable volume level,
since this can cause permanent hearing loss. If you experience any hearing loss or ringing
in the ears, consult a physician.
• Do not operate the device if the sound is distorting. Prolonged use in this condition could
cause overheating and result in fire.
• Do not rest your weight on the device or place heavy objects on it, and avoid use excessive
force on the buttons, switches or connectors.
Location
• Before moving the device, remove all connected cables.
• When setting up the device, make sure that the AC outlet you are using is easily accessible.
If some trouble or malfunction occurs, immediately turn off the power switch and disconnect
the plug from the outlet.
• Do not use the device in a confined, poorly-ventilated location. Make sure that there is
adequate space between the device and surrounding walls or other devices: at least 20cm at
the sides, 20cm behind and 20cm above. Inadequate ventilation can result in overheating,
possibly causing damage to the device(s), or even fire.
• Do not expose the device to excessive dust or vibrations, or extreme cold or heat (such as in
direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the day) to prevent the possibility of panel
disfiguration or damage to the internal components.
• Do not place the device in an unstable position where it might accidentally fall over.
XLR-type connectors are wired as follows (IEC60268 standard): pin 1: ground, pin 2: hot (+), and pin 3: cold (-).
Even though this speaker system (HS50M, HS80M only) is magnetically shielded, you may need to move the speaker further away from the video monitor, if a nearby video monitor exhibits any
distortion or unnatural color shift.
Interference From Cell Phones
Using a cell phone near the speaker system can induce noise. If this occurs, move the cell phone further away from the speaker system.
Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the device.
Always turn the power off when the device is not in use.
The performance of components with moving contacts, such as switches, volume controls, and connectors, deteriorates over time. Consult qualified Yamaha service personnel about replacing
defective components.
• Illustrations in this manual are for explanatory purposes only, and may not match the actual appearance of the product during operation.
• Company names and product names used in this Owner’s Manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
• Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications,
equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
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Setting Up for Superior
Monitor Sound
Unlike most other audio and production gear, the way speakers are set up in a
room has a dramatic effect on the final sound. This short tutorial provides a basic
guide to help you maximize the performance of your Yamaha HS-series monitor
speakers.
Listening vs. Monitoring
You’d think that the requirements for “listening” and
Getting Connected
Powered monitors offer many sonic and practical
“monitoring” would be the same, but that is not always
advantages over passive types, but since they’re driven by
the case. A great listening system can be a great
line-level signals you need to exercise the same care in
monitoring system, and vice-versa, but in most cases you’ll
choosing cables and connectors as for the other line-level
miss details that are essential to producing the best
connections in your studio. Always use high quality cables
possible mix on a system that’s set up purely for musical
and connectors, and keep cable runs as short as possible.
enjoyment. The difference is somewhat similar to the
Unbalanced lines are fine for relatively short cables runs
difference between a retouched glamour portrait and the
unless you happen to be in a location that is plagued by
original in which every blemish is clearly visible. The model
high levels of electrical and radio-frequency noise. Of
looks a lot better in the retouched photo, but the reality is
course if you’re using equipment that only has unbalanced
in the original un-enhanced version. As mixing engineer,
outputs you have no choice, and will need to set up your
or producer, or sonic artist, you’ll want to hear the details
system so that everything can be connected with the
so that you can create a perfectly balanced mix that will
shortest possible unbalanced cables. If your mixer and
sound good on the widest possible range of audio systems
monitors are located on the same desktop or tabletop, for
— and that can mean anything from high-ticket boutique
example, there should be no problem. But if you need to
audio components in a properly-designed listening room
run line-level cables longer than about three meters
right down to the boom box on top of the fridge in the
(longer than about 10 feet), you might be better off using
kitchen. You don’t want problems hidden by poor monitor
balanced connections for maximum noise resistance.
performance to sabotage your sound on other systems.
The legendary Yamaha NS10M became a standard
monitor in the music and sound industry (and is still in use
The HS-series studio monitors provide two types of
connectors for input, so you can choose the type that best
matches your system requirements.
in many studios throughout the world) for precisely that
reason: it offered flat response and excellent resolution that
allowed engineers and producers to hear subtle details that
make the difference between good and great sound. The
HS-series monitors carry on the tradition with accuracy and
detail that can help you make great mixes, while letting
you monitor for long stretches with minimum fatigue.
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XLR-type Connector (Balanced)
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This is the type of connector most commonly used in
professional equipment and installations. 3-pin XLR-type
connectors like the ones provided on the HS-series
Pin 2: Signal + or “Hot”
Pin 3: Signal - or “Cold”
Pin 1: Ground
monitors are primarily intended for use with balanced
signals, and their solid design and construction ensures
Pin 1: Ground
Pin 3: Signal - or “Cold”
Pin 2: Signal + or “Hot”
maximum electrical and mechanical reliability.
Phone Jack (TRS, Balanced or Unbalanced)
The HS-series studio monitors also feature 1/4-inch
phone jack connectors that can be used for either balanced
Ring: Signal - or “Cold”
Tip: Signal + or “Hot”
Sleeve: Ground
or unbalanced connections.
For balanced connection via these jacks you’ll need to
use balanced cables fitted with TRS phone plugs — three-
Tip: Signal + or “Hot”
Sleeve: Ground
contact phone plugs that are basically the same as
standard stereo phone plugs with tip, ring, and sleeve
contacts (thus the “TRS” designation — see the illustration
on the left.)
The phone jacks will also accept unbalanced signals
RCA Pin Jack
—simply plug in a standard mono phone plug. But what if
you want to connect equipment that only provides RCAtype pin connector outputs? The solution is simple
enough: use either RCA-to-phone plug adaptors or RCAto-phone cables, and plug into the speaker’s phone-jack
inputs.
If you’re connecting your HS
speakers directly to a mixer such as
input
one of the Yamaha MG-series mixers,
input
they should usually be connected to
the mixer’s “C-R” (Control Room)
outputs so that you can control the
monitor level without affecting the
C-R
OUT
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ST
OUT
level of the signal sent to the mixer’s
main bus, which will usually be
feeding your recorder or DAW
(Digital Audio Workstation) in a
production type setup.
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HS80M speakers make this easy by providing a ROOM
CONTROL switch that modifies the speaker’s bass
electronic musical instrument.
characteristics to compensate for the exaggeration caused
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The HS-series speakers are also an excellent choice for
direct connection to your electronic keyboard or other
by nearby walls. As your speakers get closer to the walls
you might find that setting the ROOM CONTROL switch
to the “-2” or “-4” setting gives you more natural response
in the bass range. As a reference, remember that you’re
trying to approach the way the speakers sound when
they’re located more than 1.5 meters (5 feet) away from
the nearest walls.
Speaker Placement
Speaker placement is one of the most important
considerations when setting up a monitor system, but it is
all too often overlooked with the result that performance is
seriously compromised. Admittedly the obstacles to
perfect speaker positioning in the small studio are
formidable. Having the space available to place your
speaker system so that it can provide optimum
performance is a luxury, but it is definitely worth the time
Symmetry
spent doing a little experimentation and measuring to
make the most of limited resources. The difference can be
astounding. The basics are the same whether you’re
setting up a stereo or 5.1 surround system.
As we’ve just learned, the response of a speaker can
change drastically according to where it is placed in
relation to surfaces. So what happens if one of your
speakers is up against a wall and the other is out in the
open? Rest assured that the results will not be good, and
Proximity to
Walls and Corners
will definitely not be conducive to producing good mixes.
You’ll have totally different response from your left and
right speakers, making it next to impossible to create a
well-balanced mix, or even position tracks accurately in the
For the most accurate response your speakers should be
stereo sound field. So whatever you do, if you’re serious
positioned away from walls and especially corners, which
about your sound make sure that your speakers are located
can play havoc with a speaker’s frequency characteristics. A
as symmetrically within your listening environment as
minimum of about 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) away from
possible. Use a tape measure to ensure that your speakers
walls would be ideal, but in reality they’ll probably end up
are the same distance from the side and rear walls. Large
being placed on a desktop and pushed up against a wall.
objects can throw the acoustic symmetry of a room off
Just keep in mind that fact that the closer you get to walls
balance, too. It’s also important to be aware of the location
and corners the more exaggerated the speaker’s bass
of doors and windows. It is not always possible to achieve
response is likely to become, and some compensation —
ideal symmetry, but it’s worth getting as close as possible.
whether you compensate mentally or use some
equalization — will probably be required. The HS50M and
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The “Sweet Spot”
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For both stereo and surround mixing
your position in relation to the main front
speakers — the “sweet spot” as it’s often
called — should be one apex of an
equilateral triangle. In other words your
distance from either speaker should be the
same as the distance between the two
speakers. The speakers should also be
“toed in” to the corresponding 60° angle
so that the drivers are aimed directly at the
listening position. The height of the
speakers should be such that the tweeters
are roughly aligned with your ears (this is
60˚
because high frequencies are the most
directional).
Fine-tuning for Stereo
● The speaker LEVEL controls should be set to the same level. A setting of about 12 o’clock corresponds to a nominal
input level of about +4 dB.
● Since no subwoofer is being used in this setup, set the LOW CUT switch to “FLAT”.
● When set to “-2 dB” the EQ MID switch attenuates the midrange frequencies slightly to produce a somewhat “softer”
sound that may be better for listening or long monitoring sessions. For accurate monitoring, however, set the MID
switch to “0”.
● Set the ROOM CONTROL switch according to the distance your speakers are placed from the nearest wall (refer to
“Proximity to Walls and Corners”, above).
● For accurate monitoring set the HIGH TRIM switch to “0”. This switch can be set to “-2 dB” to attenuate the highs
slightly if you find the sound too bright.
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Adding a Subwoofer
Even if you don’t plan to set up a surround system, adding a subwoofer can be a real advantage for stereo mixing. If you
can’t hear the extreme low end there’s not much you can do to make it sound great. The extended bass response provided
by a good subwoofer can indeed help you to improve the overall quality of your mixes.
The location of your subwoofer is not as critical as the main speakers, because frequencies below around 200 Hz — the
region your subwoofer will be working in — aren’t directional. To say it another way, the ear can’t locate the source of such
low frequencies, so in theory the subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the room. In reality it’s a good idea to place the
subwoofer on the floor somewhere between the main front speakers at the same distance from the listening position as the
main speakers, but it doesn’t have to be dead center.
Fine-tuning for Stereo + Subwoofer
● Set the HS50M or HS80M LEVEL control to about 12 o’clock to set the nominal input level to approximately +4dB. If
you’re using the HS50M set the HS10W LEVEL control to about 10 o’clock, and if you’re using the HS80M set it to
about 11 o’clock. You can then fine-adjust the HS10W LEVEL control as required. Another approach would be to adjust
the HS50M/HS80M output level to achieve the desired relativebalance with the subwoofer.
● Start with the HIGH CUT control set at its center click position, which corresponds to a HPF frequency of about 100 Hz.
The HIGH CUT frequency can be adjusted later to achieve the smoothest integration with the HS50M or HS80M
speakers.
● Turn the HS10W LOW CUT switch ON. Adjust the LOW CUT control to achieve the desired degree of bass extension.
● Set the HS50M/HS80M LOW CUT switch to “FLAT”.
● When set to “-2 dB” the HS50M/HS80M EQ MID switch attenuates the midrange frequencies slightly to produce a
somewhat “softer” sound that may be better for listening or long monitoring sessions. For accurate monitoring,
however, set the MID switch to “0”.
● Set the HS50M/HS80M ROOM CONTROL switch according to the distance your speakers are placed from the nearest
wall (refer to “Proximity to Walls and Corners”, above).
● For accurate monitoring set the HS50M/HS80M HIGH TRIM switch to “0”. This switch can be set to “-2 dB” to
attenuate the highs slightly if you find the sound too bright.
Setting Up for Surround
C
If you’re going to be mixing for surround, obviously you’ll need a surround
monitoring system. For a 5.1 surround system, for example, you only need to
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L
add a center speaker and two rear speakers to the stereo + subwoofer
system described in the previous section. Let’s see … two main speakers
30˚
plus one center speaker plus two rear speakers is a total of five
30˚
LFE
speakers, and “.1” refers to the subwoofer. All present and
accounted for!
100
120˚
100
120˚
According to the ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
specifications for 5.1 surround setup, the main front speakers are
positioned in the 60° equilateral triangle relationship to the listening
position described earlier, and the rear speakers should be located at
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RS
the same distance from the listening position, but at an angle of between
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100° and 120°, as shown in the diagram above. The center speaker should be placed precisely midway between the main
front speakers, at the same distance from the listening position as the other speakers (which means that ideally it will be a bit
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behind the main left and right speakers.
As you may have deduced by now, the main left and right, center, and rear speakers are all located on the circumference
of a circle with its center at the listening position. An easy way to get all the distances right is to use a piece of string cut or
marked to the exact distance between the main left and right speakers. Attach the string to a mic stand or other convenient
object at the listening position and use it to measure the distance from the listening position to each of the speakers.
Stretched from the listening position to the speaker position the string will also provide a convenient guide for aligning the
speakers so that they point directly at the listening position.
MG-series Mixer Setup
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L
If you’re connecting to a standard mixer that is not specifically
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LFE
DVD Player
designed for surround production, your main L and R speakers
can be connected to any convenient stereo output pair via the
HS10W subwoofer, while the center and rear speakers will be
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connected to individual output channels.
Example: MG16/6FX
DVD
Player
LS
Output
Connector
Input Channel
Speaker
L
➔ Ch1 (ST=ON, PAN ➔ L)
➔ ST OUT (L)
➔
L
R
➔ Ch2 (ST=ON, PAN ➔ R)
➔ ST OUT (R)
➔
R
LS
➔ Ch3 (GRP1-2, PAN ➔ L)
➔ GROUP OUT 1(L) ➔
LS
RS
➔ Ch4 (GRP1-2, PAN ➔ R)
➔ GROUP OUT 2(R) ➔
RS
C
➔ Ch5 (GRP3-4, PAN ➔ L)
➔ GROUP OUT 3
➔
C
Ch6 (ST=ON, PAN➔Center,
➔
Fader➔+10 dB Boost)
➔ ST OUT
➔
LFE
RS
LFE
Digital Mixer Setup
C
If you’re connecting your HS-series speakers to a mixing console
L
R
that features built-in surround handling capability — such as the
LFE
Yamaha DM2000, DM1000, or 02R96 — each speaker will be
OMNI Out
connected directly to the console output dedicated to handling
that particular surround channel. In this type of setup you can take
full advantage of the console’s advanced surround mixing and bass
management facilities.
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● Set the HS50M or HS80M LEVEL control to about 12
o’clock to set the nominal input level to
approximately +4dB. If you’re using the HS50M
set the HS10W LEVEL control to about 10 o’clock,
and if you’re using the HS80M set it to about 11
o’clock. You can then fine-adjust the HS10W LEVEL
control as required. Another approach would be to
adjust the HS50M/HS80M output level to achieve
the desired relative balance with the subwoofer.
* If you’re using the HS50M with a digital mixer, set the
HS10W LEVEL control to about 9 o’clock. If you’re using
the HS80M with a digital mixer set the HS10W LEVEL
control to about 10 o’clock.
● Start with the HIGH CUT control set at its center
click position, which corresponds to a HPF frequency
of about 100 Hz*. The HIGH CUT frequency can be
adjusted later to achieve the smoothest integration
with the HS50M or HS80M speakers.
* Set to 80 Hz if you’re using a digital mixer.
Maintain a Consistent
Monitoring Level
Another difference between listening and monitoring is
that when you’re listening for enjoyment you probably
listen at significantly different levels at different times: from
soft and unobtrusive for background music, right though
room-shaking for involved listening or dancing. This is
definitely not the case for serious monitoring. The response
of your ears changes so drastically according to level,
especially in the soft to medium-loud region, that is
essential to maintain a consistent monitoring level
otherwise you simply won’t get consistent mixing results.
You’ll undoubtedly need to turn up or down a bit at
certain points during the production process when
listening for specific problems or effects — in fact it is
important to listen to your mix at different levels as a final
checking process, bringing the levels down very low to
● Turn the HS10W LOW CUT switch ON. Adjust the
LOW CUT control to achieve the desired degree of
bass extension.
check if any elements of the mix disappear and make sure
● Set the HS50M/HS80M LOW CUT switch to “100
Hz”*.
fairly small range.
* Set to 80 Hz if you’re using a digital mixer.
● When set to “-2 dB” the HS50M/HS80M EQ MID
switch attenuates the midrange frequencies slightly
to produce a somewhat “softer” sound that may be
better for listening or long monitoring sessions. For
accurate monitoring, however, set the MID switch
to “0”.
English
Fine-tuning for Surround
that the vocal continues to maintain its balance in the mix
at very low levels — but in general you should stay within a
Just what is the best level to monitor at? Although there
is a “standard” monitoring level specification,* the answer
for most small studios is “whatever is most comfortable for
you.” You need to monitor at a level that’s loud enough so
that you don’t miss any soft details, but not so loud that
your ears become fatigued (or your neighbors complain). If
you find yourself turning up the volume after monitoring
for a short while, your ears are probably starting to get
● Set the HS50M/HS80M ROOM CONTROL switch
according to the distance your speakers are placed
from the nearest wall (refer to “Proximity to Walls
and Corners”, above).
● For accurate monitoring set the HS50M/HS80M
HIGH TRIM switch to “0”. This switch can be set to
“-2 dB” to attenuate the highs slightly if you find the
sound too bright.
tired and losing sensitivity. This is obviously bad for your
music as well as your ears. So find that “comfort zone” and
prepare to make some great music.
* For you techies, the SMPTE RP 200 standard monitoring level is
83 dB SPL (RMS average) at the listening position, or if you’re
mixing for film you’ll need to know that the standard Dolby
monitoring level for surround is 85 dB SPL.
HS80M/HS50M/HS10W Owner’s Manual
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Rear Panel
English
HS80M, HS50M
+4dB
LEVEL
MIN
"
-10dB
1
INPUT
HS80M
MID EQ
HS50M
#
2
MID EQ
+2dB
0dB
+2dB
+2dB
0dB
MID EQ
-2dB
2kHz
-2dB
2kHz
ROOM CONTROL
ROOM CONTROL
0dB
-2dB
-4dB
0dB
-2dB
-4dB
500Hz
500Hz
HIGH TRIM
HIGH TRIM
+2dB
0dB
ROOM
CONTROL
0
-2dB
-4dB
HIGH
TRIM
+2dB
0
-2dB
+2dB
0dB
LOW CUT
-2dB
2kHz
LOW CUT
FLAT
80Hz
0
-2dB
-2dB
3kHz
FLAT
80Hz
100Hz
$
%
&
'
LOW CUT
FLAT
80Hz
100Hz
100Hz
POWER
OFF
ON
!
AC IN
(
1 POWER switch
& HIGH TRIM switch
Turns power to the speaker on or off. When the power is
turned on the tuning fork mark on the front panel will light.
Adjusts the level of high-frequency range.
" LEVEL control
Adjusts the overall output level.
# INPUT 1/2 connector
These are balanced XLR-type and phone type input
connectors.
Do NOT use both the XLR and Phone type connector at the same
time. Please connect to only one of these connectors.
frequency response.
With the “+2 dB” setting, the range above 3 kHz is
boosted by 2 dB. With the “-2 dB” setting, the
range above 3 kHz is cut by -2 dB.
HS80M: Setting the switch to the “0” position produces a flat
frequency response.
With the “+2 dB” setting, the range above 2 kHz is
boosted by 2 dB. With the “-2 dB” setting, the
range above 2 kHz is cut by -2 dB.
$ MID EQ switch
' LOW CUT switch
Adjusts the level of the mid-frequency range. Setting the
switch to the “0” position produces a flat frequency response.
With the “+2 dB” setting, the mid range is boosted by 2 dB.
With the “-2 dB” setting, the mid range is cut by -2 dB.
(Center frequency is 2 kHz.)
Cuts the low-frequency range. With the “80 Hz” setting the
range below 80 Hz is cut. With the “100 Hz” setting the range
below 100 Hz is cut.
% ROOM CONTROL switch
Connect the supplied power cable here. First connect the
power cord to the speaker, then insert the power cord plug
into the AC outlet.
Corrects the low frequency exaggeration caused by reflecting
off ceilings, walls and floors. Setting the switch to the “0”
position produces a flat frequency response. With the “-2 dB”
setting, the range below 500 Hz is cut by 2 dB. With the “-4
dB” setting, the range below 500 Hz is cut by -4 dB.
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HS50M: Setting the switch to the “0” position produces a flat
HS80M/HS50M/HS10W Owner’s Manual
( AC IN Connector
English
HS10W
%
INPUT
R
EXT
SUB
OUT
LOW
CUT
OUTPUT
PHASE
(Hz)
ON OFF
L
R
L
NORM.
REV.
HIGH LEVEL
CUT
100
(Hz)
100
80 120
80 120
0
"
#
$
& '
10
(
)
!
L
LOW CUT
L
R
LOW CUT
R
INPUT
POWER
OUTPUT
OFF
ON
EXT SUB OUT
HIGH
CUT
PHASE
SUBWOOFER
AC IN
*
! POWER switch
% LOW CUT switch
Turns power to the speaker on or off. When the power is
turned on the tuning fork mark on the front panel will light.
If the LOW CUT switch is on, the low frequencies of the signal
from the OUTPUT connector is cut. Use the LOW CUT control
to set the cutoff frequency from 80 Hz to 120 Hz.
" INPUT L/R connector
These are balanced XLR-type and phone type input
connectors.
Two different signals can be input at these INPUT connectors.
If two signals are input at the same time, they are mixed
before being sent to the subwoofer.
Do NOT use both the XLR and Phone type connector at the same
time. Please connect to only one of these connectors.
& LOW CUT control
Use the LOW CUT control to set the cutoff frequency from 80
Hz to 120 Hz when the LOW CUT switch is on.
' HIGH CUT control
Use the HIGH CUT control to set the cutoff frequency of the
signal output from the HS10W from 80 Hz to 120 Hz.
( LEVEL control
# EXT SUB OUT connector
Adjusts the overall output level.
This is an XLR-type balanced output connector which outputs
the mixed signal received by the INPUT L/R connectors. Use
the EXT SUB OUT connector if you wish to add a second
subwoofer.
) PHASE switch
n The LOW CUT switch/control and HIGH CUT control do not affect
the output level of the signal sent from the EXT SUB OUT
connector.
$ OUTPUT L/R jack
These XLR-type balanced output connectors output the
signals received at the INPUT L/R connectors, respectively. If
the LOW CUT switch is on, the low frequency is cut. Use the
LOW CUT control to set the cutoff frequency from 80 Hz to
120 Hz.
Selects a phase of output sound from the HS10W.
You will usually set this switch to “NORM”. However, the
“REV.” setting may improve low-range response, depending
on the type and location of the entire speaker system. Try
both settings and select the one that produces the best lowend sound.
* AC IN Connector
Connect the supplied power cable here. First connect the
power cord to the subwoofer, then insert the power cord plug
into the AC outlet.
HS80M/HS50M/HS10W Owner’s Manual
13
Specifications
English
Model
HS50M
HS80M
HS10W
General Specifications
Deutsch
Type
Biamp 2-way Powered speaker
Biamp 2-way Powered speaker
Powered Subwoofer
Crossover Frequency
3 kHz
2 kHz
Overall Frequency
Response
55 Hz—20 kHz (-10 dB)
42 Hz—20 kHz (-10 dB)
30 Hz—180 Hz (-10 dB)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
165 x 268 x 222 mm
(6-1/2 x 10-9/16 x 8-3/4")
250 x 390 x 332 mm
(9-13/16 x 15-3/8 x 13-1/16")
300 x 350 x 386 mm
(11-13/16 x 13-3/4 x 15-3/16")
Weight
5.8 kg
11.3 kg
12.5 kg
LF : 5" cone
(Magnetic shielding Type)
HF : 0.75" Dome
(Magnetic shielding Type)
LF: 8" cone
(Magnetic shielding Type)
HF : 1" Dome
(Magnetic shielding Type)
8" cone
Type
Bass-reflex Type
Bass-reflex Type
Bass-reflex Type
Material
MDF
MDF
MDF
Total : 70 W (dynamic power)
(LF : 45 W, 4 ohms)
(HF : 25 W, 8 ohms)
Total : 120 W(dynamic power)
(LF : 75 W, 4 ohms)
(HF : 45 W, 8 ohms)
150 W 4 ohms (dynamic power)
Input Sensitivity /
Impedance
Output Sensitivity/
Impedance
-10 dBu/10 k ohms
-10 dBu/10 k ohms
-10 dBu/10 k ohms
Input Connectors(parallel)
1 : XLR-3-31 type (balanced)
2 : PHONE (balanced)
–
Speaker Components
Speaker Components
Français
Enclosure
Amp. Unit
Output Power
Español
–
Output Connectors
–
–
LEVEL control (+4dB/center click)
LOW CUT switch
(FLAT/80/100 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
EQ : MID (+/- 2dB at 2kHz)
: HIGH (+/- 2dB at HF)
: ROOM CONTROL
(0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)
Controls
-10 dBu/600 ohms
1 : XLR-3-31 type (balanced)
2 : PHONE (balanced)
1 : XLR-3-31 type (balanced)
2 : PHONE (balanced)
1 : XLR-3-32 type (balanced) x 1 (EXT SUB)
–
2 : XLR-3-32 type (balanced) x 2 (L&R)
LEVEL control
LEVEL control (+4dB/center click) PHASE switch : NORM./REV.
LOW CUT switch
HIGH CUT control : 80–120Hz
(FLAT/80/100Hz, 12 dB/octave)
(center click)
EQ : MID (+/- 2dB at 2kHz)
: HIGH (+/- 2dB at HF)
LOW CUT control : 80–120Hz
: ROOM CONTROL
(center click)
(0/-2/-4 dB under 500Hz)
LOW CUT switch : ON/OFF
Indicator
Power ON : White LED
Power ON : White LED
Power ON : White LED
Power Consumption
45W
60W
70W
Dimensions
HS50M
HS80M
250 (9-13/16")
222 (8-3/4")
Unit : mm(inch)
66
332 (13-1/16")
390 (15-3/8")
268 (10-9/16")
165 (6-1/2")
Unit : mm(inch)
386 (15-3/16")
Français
350 (13-3/4")
300 (11-13/16")
Deutsch
English
HS10W
Unit : mm(inch)
Performance graph
HS80M
-20
-30
20
100
1k
0
-10
-20
-30
-40
10k
+10
RESPONSE (dB)
RESPONSE (dB)
RESPONSE (dB)
0
-10
-40
HS10W
+10
Español
HS50M
+10
20
100
1k
0
-10
-20
-30
-40
10k
20
100
FREQUENCY (Hz)
FREQUENCY (Hz)
1k
10k
FREQUENCY (Hz)
Block Diagram
HS50M / HS80M
STEP FILTER
HIGH TRIM
LOWCUT
P.AMP
INPUT 1
LEVEL
LOW CUT
MID EQ
ROOM CONTROL
HF
INPUT 2
LOW BOOST
LOW CUT
STEP FILTER
HIGH CUT
LIMITER
P.AMP
LF
HS10W
LOW CUT ON/OFF
L ch
OUTPUT
INPUT
LOW CUT
HIGH CUT
PHASE
INPUT
SUM
R ch
INPUT
INPUT
NORMAL
REVERSE
P.AMP
OUTPUT
LIMITTER
LEVEL
LOW CUT
EXTSUB OUT
SPEAKER
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