Yamaha NS-10M

Yamaha NS-10M

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NS-10M, Passive Monitor from Yamaha.

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Yamaha NS-10M tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: NS-10M
  • Category: Passive Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 01/08/2007

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Yamaha NS-10M user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 5 reviews )
 3 reviews60 %
 2 reviews40 %
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moosers's review

Yamaha NS-10M
I got a pair of Yamaha NS-10Ms because, like many, I feel that the mixes I get on them translate well to other listening environments. They are pretty normal speakers, which is part of the reason that so many people love to use them to A/B mixes. I run my pair with a Crown D75 power amplifier.


I would say these monitors give a pretty accurate portrayal of the sound, excluding the low end frequencies. They don't have enough bulk to project those deep low frequencies, but the mid and high end frequencies come in pretty clear. Since the low end response on these isn't the best, you have to know what amount of bass is appropriate on these to translate well to a set of speakers that might have more low end response. This being said, all monitors take a bit of learning to see how accurate their spectrum is. The stereo image is more than satisfactory and they give off a crisp overall sound.


I've had my pair of Yamaha NS-10Ms for about three years and I'm really glad I bought a pair of these. They are great to use in tandem with a fuller set of speakers so that you could A/B a mix between them. If you can find a used pair of these, they aren't all that expensive, which make them a good deal. The NS-10Ms seem to be in a class of their own when it comes to monitors. Some people love them and swear by them, while some just don't get it. I think it is just a matter of knowing how to use these to your best advantage, which takes a bit of learning. The NS-10Ms are definitley worth a look at from anyone interested in picking up a set of studio monitors.

ben.no.hit's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" the reference"

Yamaha NS-10M
2-way passive tweeter + 1 * 16cm; close; 60w max. agglo black wooden box; terminals. boomers fragile.


fairly neutral, beautiful mid, bandwidth: 100Hz-10kHz (+ /-1db) missing subs and high bright, no need to mix, but sub recommended. if the solution is NS40m (+ rare): (2 * 16cm + hi + tweeter tweeter).


reference to the mix. not matched yet. although other models sound better, I find it hard to pass because too often flattering and made of mix of disappointing you leave the stud.

Ky's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Incontrournable"

Yamaha NS-10M
Speakers 2-way near passive.

Professional use, to control recording, audio mixing or creation in computer music.

Pioneer amp, use pro audio mixing.


The frequency curve is not neutral.

According to the manufacturer:

slope of + / - 15dB per octave to 85 HZ
-2dB 85Hz to 350, and almost linearly from 800 to 20kHz.
The third harmonic has a peak very important to 85Hz and the third harmonic peak very iPort to 1500Hz.

According to the test Newell & Holland:

Slope to 120 Hz, -3.5 dB averaged 120 Hz to 600Hz,-1dB from 600Hz to 800Hz, 2 dB peak at around 1500Hz, then right about 2kHz to 10kHz with a low of around 2dB 3kHz.

+ / - 5dB variation of 85Hz to 20kHz, with a hump in the midrange.
Reproduction of transients: very good
Harmonic Distortion: good result for speakers in this format


The dynamics is respected, so it is excellent but depend on the quality of your amplifier. An oversized power amp and used at low level will yield better results both in dynamic bandwidth.

The stereo image is impeccable.

The sound is clear and precise throughout the mix, yes, I would even say too much too much too clear and precise! The


+: it is a tool for calibrating and mediums as found in all the studios, he can get a quick idea of sound inherent in the cabin and its sound config .

The -: is a tool for calibrating mediums.

The NS-10M I think should be used as 2nd pair of monitor dedicated to the work of mixing mediums, voices, reverb and balance of dynamics.
As single pair they are not consistent, I consider them more as tools than as a complete monitoring system.

I work with a pair of ADAM P-22, when I advanced the mix is going to NS-10 and rework all the retail medium. In reviewing my mix on P22 is more accurate, strength, clarity, consistency

The "trick" with the NS-10 is to work with low volume and not to try to counter its midrange hump, on the contrary, at moderate levels it is found in the configuration of a good stereo system at low level (eg background music for dinner), so with a strong presence of medium, ideal if used correctly.

Value for money: today we find well-maintained used models for cheap, given the great precision that these speakers will add to this mix is excellent value for money.
In our quality amp that is necessary, as the value for money depends on your investment in amplification, let alone converters ...

rentaul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Supplementary"

Yamaha NS-10M
passive speakers sound relatively well finished


monitors employ a complementarity of a more current is used to "fine tune" the final mix after his somewhat atypical of a pregnant "modern", a sound slap on a 10 ns out in almost all cases with a given "perfect" on an audio system .... (Note correct on audio broadcasting)


to buy as needed and as a monitor to "test" mix ...

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