Yamaha NS-10M Studio
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Audiofanzine FR12/16/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Originally written by John Michael on Audiofanzine FR.

Near-field monitor speakers
Used in home studio
Marantz PM4001 amp


Let's be clear: these speakers were conceived to check how a mix/recording will sound with most systems (small hi-fi system, car audio, etc.). They must be used with the same settings as consumer products, meaning you have use the loudness feature of an amp, for example. Good stereo imaging, dynamic transient response, faithful response: if your guitar amp sounds too narrow or your voice has a lack of personality, you'll hear exactly how they sound, unlike recent compact monitors which always enhance the sound. In this last case, when you listen to your work with a good hi-fi system, the sound is hollow or too deep and you won't recognize your mix. This means that your monitor speakers didn't accomplish their job.


I've been using these monitors for over 10 years. I also used them as home speakers for one year. They are great as near-field speaker but the sound quality decreases when used in a living room.
Now, I use them in my home studio for all my recordings and I'm very satisfied. The sound matches what I hear with a premium hi-fi system or a good car audio setup. Very consistent... just essential.

totolafrance's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" terrible"

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
everything has already been said


very correct when used for what they are doing.


extremely surprised negative comments as they are present in all the major studios and pro always used. That is if you look on a monitor you scratch it in the back or caress the ear can comfortably go for a ride in genelec, mackie or more. But as some one rightly said, if you must make a mix that sounds almost everywhere, then we must listen to the sound NS10M essential reference pro studios worldwide.
So do not be mistaken, if it is to listen to music in her living room, home studio etc ... you do not need it, there's better if we work in the studio and we must leave the mix for use as radio, media pro then you can not deny NS10M. * If c ' is to make the MP3 earphone then there crossroads of € 5.90 is sufficient.

Slabeste's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
I purchased for my home studio!


Very good working curve for the record, same for the stereo and the clarity and precision.
When was the dynamic that's enough!


It's been 11 years that I served as a monitoring and frankly that price would be crazy to buy anything else!
I heard almost all brands!
For the monitoring works pro is what is best for the rest it is not its goal!
Yamaha thank you!

ryuji84's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
What technical specifications motivated your choice?
JOperation those in the studio or I puff


- The curve frequency drives is it neutral enough?
- Stereo image is good?
- The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum?
- The dynamic is it respect? ...
it's going, what that must choose a good listening level appropriate for its work


I do not quite understand some previous opinions that go down these speakers. One thing is certain, of course the speakers have a frequency response relatively flat will confuse those not familiar, but if its a standart in the audio industry, it's not for nothing. Make a good mix with ns-10m will tend to make it sound good on any other monitoring system, provided the use of knowledge, particularly in proper acoustics (like all monitoring speakers also ). Second, the appreciation of the sound is not universal. I do not think you can be allowed to say that it is bad because the response of the speakers does not wound, but one thing is on the ns-10m not lied about your sound, and if the shit EST comes out, it does not usually come to her.

muzikal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Purchased new in 1988.

Monitor use of sound recording and mixing.
Low profile, their speaker technology facilitates close placement.

Used with a Luxman L series

They are currently in a terrible state, destroy cabinetry, recessed tweeter grills, and a wire coil of a boomer resoldered in 1994 (after falling). But they have the exact original sound and still run 18 hours in a row without flinching.

For their reliability (both tweeter that boomer), I recommend a 2x40W max quality with high headroom. Under these conditions, the HP are indestructible (Original HP)


The frequency curve is not neutral, it is obvious. I never heard a speaker with a medium bodied but also devoid of aggressiveness in normal volume. Severe and acute withdrawal, but nuance, this nonetheless.
Initially (acquired in 1988) I thought to sell them because of this characteristic. I quickly realized their true value most: accuracy and impact of this medium for the control of voice taken, stamps guitar, snare drum, bass drum kick etc ... Let's talk about voice control the accuracy is terrible, the least harmonic Devit is discovered and promoted relentlessly by the NS10. What other forum can do that?
Ditto for the electric guitar: how much precision to place a microphone in front of the amp! Can not go wrong with it.
The stereo is awesome. The dynamics are well represented with a good amp.

In mixing, when everything sounds coherent on NS10, it's really going anywhere, it's remarkable.

But one thing is true: they can be a single system of monitoring. We must supplement them with other pregnant comfortable in the low to avoid aberrations in the register and accurately in the high and extreme high.


I love the feature that I hate most: the medium absolutely inimitable.

Testing also KRK, Genelec, Alesis, Yamaha HS Series, Fostex PM-2 Series, Event, westlake, JBL, Tannoy ...

The report quality is awful if you do not know to what use his sound so special. This report is exceptional when they become pregnant an impartial judge to control the spectrum most sensitive to the human ear.

I would do this choice in the absence of an alternative to its specific use in this price range.
Edit March 2, 2009:
Let's be clear: these speakers are not for audiophiles. The NS10 are devices for measuring ingéson. Between the two categories there is a gap because the goals are far apart.
I have Genelec 8040 (two channels with a medium worthy of a three way), and listened to the M5, 6, 12, Adam, Focal ... In their own way, good monitoring.
But in balancing the volume and frequency fields from all sources of mixing, the NS10 is irrelevant. Disgusting to listen, Imperial and ultra-reliable in the information it sends. A passage on NS10 after going through the speakers of modern monitoring can correct past errors as small NS10 sends you to the figure without caution. And the service there, we can not do without.
A never put in a room under pain of no longer having friends who spends at home.
Indispensable in the studio.
John Michael07/28/2008

John Michael's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Enclosure monitoring proximity to studio -
Use home studio
Marantz PM4001 Amplifier

I am surprised by the comments trs previous ones.


Let me be clear: this is a forum intended assess what will the record in case the most common is - say a small string of lounge or in a car. It must be used with the same configuration as those consumer devices, namely with a lot of loudness of the amp, for example, to provide a standard report. The image is well established, dynamic attacks, but mostly they are not a gift: If your guitar amp to sound a little ledge and you have a voice that lack of grain, that's exactly what you will hear contairement small monitors amplified latest issue that will make her an always flattering. Feedback, then when you pass a string of high-end, has to GTE, has rings hollow or too low, short, you do not recognize anything. So the monitor has not fulfilled its rle.


I use these speakers for 10 years at least. They also served me speaker of living for a year, a walk up to a certain level. What happens in great proximity to pregnant DGRAD forcment cost of living if you have to turn up the volume too.
Today, I use them for all my home studio recordings, and I am totally satisfied. Obtained meets your exact what I mean by passing a string of records high-end or in a car good team. It cohrent trs, and we say, indispensable.

bassprodukt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
The relative neutrality and accuracy especially in the medium
- For what purpose?
nearfield in my home studio
What amp / What configuration? ...
NAD C320 amplifier with a complementary pair of JBL Sub + BOSE (


- The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
Enough for me
- The stereo image is good?
rather very correct
- The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
in this price range is very accurate
- The dynamics are respected? ...
The dynamic, well there are too po but it's not what I asked.
For the record, a musician friend went to the studio and told me 'I've heard a lot about but I n'aurrais not think it sounds like that "


- How long have you use it?
2 years
- What is so special that you like most and least?
the most precise clarity in the medium, the less the lack of bass.
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
several models assimilated monitors
- How would you rate the quality / price?
OCCAZ today is very affordable it would be a shame not
With experience, you do again this choice? ...
If I were to NS 10 slammed, I would consult on the market OCCAZ to get one new pair, but I also listen éttofé with other monitors, but 10 remain in the NS references.
Laperruche 9502/13/2008

Laperruche 95's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Hi, both Eng and his ferving fan of NS 10, I do not want to restart the polemical, I would just ask "all those who would like to do their mtier"
I await your answers ..... THE Parakeet 95 .Aucunes answers after 3 months !!! Not bad ... Judge add anything except that the right to be wrong, exusez me to have tens of mixing tubes on these "boxes has shoes" those who can understand, others. good luck ????? Parakeet 95




There's room for everyone
as a pro, yes
even without tubes above is gift ....
I owns three pairs.

Fmarine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
It's been a 16 years old I work with. I bought these famous NS10M complter for a monitoring system JBL. Their goal of working: a mix vrifier, the purpose of reverb, the work on voice or instruments lead: for this, there is no better. However, you must banish all costs amps "beautiful little arms" these speakers need a power amp like an old muscle Studer 2 x600 watts (YES!) Or Amcron D-75, or a P -2075 to a minimum. These speakers are only useful in a studio or home studio for a monitoring system complter suprieur .../.....


.../.... indeed, the curve of frequency drives yamaha is catastrophic and that is default and all its qualities Confre; explanation: The bottom is non-existent, tired enough mdium floating down the Submitted very medium and trs trs prcis and treble a little clip. For those who want to control the whole spectrum of his grave mix with just this pair of listening is impossible, however, to vote, it's really enjoyable. When they are powered by dynamic amp (not a Yamaha A-100 full of distortion of any kind .... like a real one or BGW Amcron etc etc see above), they are not, however, the tiring Long: good point. The stereo image is impeccable: 10/10. The horizontal bed seems the best solution.


What I love most: working on vocals / lead, for the reverb, the precision of the medium, its lack of bottom (yes, there are other systems for a), image stereo, It's everywhere and it is convenient, the price ... the obligation to work with a monitoring system diffrent and ample in its response to severe acute frquence. .... So, in fact, I like all the default this forum because it is through this forum is the most Submitted in all studios around the world .......
What I like least: its indpendance vis vis the amplification: there are everywhere, ok, but all in one amp DIFFERENT! most often, with an amp m ******** (Samsom, Yamaha A-100, Alesis Ra-100 = bad association and yuck!). The obligation to play a possder tweeters on hand in case o. Any fawn, it only takes 10 minutes in all and for all, and in 16 years, I did change once: one tweeter grill ->, as with any speaker, replacing the two (for the pair) is more intelligent. I do not like: the shutdown grrrrrrr.

You'll understand if you DSIR for a system that cost alone: ​​these speakers do not agree, however, is the only choice for a system that exists covering complter dej properly the full range of frequencies.

Then with the sr good exprience I would do this choice! The report quality price of this speaker is exceptional: there is no better. I will never sell. I love them!

kotatsu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Usage: crash test of a mix with a lambda pregnant!


Dynamic?? know


I agree on the principle of crash test;)
I can not count the number of times I did unstoppable rhythmic lines of groovy magic boom boom with incredible dynamic that sounded terrible on my speakers .... eventually never be able to share both standard speaker that made pasty, ca cracked, crack, spit pregnant m. .. e of everyman ...
So the coup bah I'm a fan of these small speakers ... which allow me to repeat the dynamics and levels of compression so as to make it home (in the idea eh ... there's no risk to come out like that of a chain 500 balls) among others ... becaufe free music sharing of emotion is like sex without a partner ... it's just no

yes I forgot ... I now use personal speakers with a chain "Hi-Fi" piece of the 80 Sony (DSOL I remember the model) than the sounded not too bad with acute presques very good and fairly neutral the rest ... if anyone sees what I'm talking about model I'm looking for a pair deuxime?