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Nico53's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Barf ... I own it without actually belong to me ... I often use verrrrry but they are not mine ... na!
Already I'm skeptical when the physical qualities of these boxes that have already been detailed previously ...
I use amplified by an old Proton D540 amplifier and I like it a lot.
I used to mix, finally becoming less and less, but unfortunately I had it below the elbow to mix so far ...
2010 edit: I invested in a pair of event TR8 ... even if, ultimately, they have food and drink event in the TR8 suited me well ... not exhausting mix ... Finally ... incomparable to NS10 ... but not as useful: it was a heresy to use Update main listening to the mix ... the NS10 find their place in control ... it is still a very good pair of secondary monitors.


These boxes are sound shit ... clearly ...
but not by listening to fast music in a store for 15 minutes we became aware of the usefulness of these boxes! ;)
it's all magnified the absence of a mix in the medium ... it's impressive ... and terribly practical ... when it sounds in there you can go anywhere, the compromise is made ... it will sound okay everywhere ...
on the other hand, these speakers are exhausting ...
dynamic and precision blah blah ...
a serious rather dubious ... short, it is clear that for these reasons that a pair of box it is interesting but it must have something else to hand it on ...


exhausting listen.
interesting in control, see for where you walk when you work a voice ... it's very convenient ...
after ... I personally would not want my home stereo in pregnant ... it is to say ...

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

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
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I have never owned a NS10, but I listened to the blind, there is more than a decade.

Let me explain the "blind".

I do not know exactly what I was hanging Pigalle shop one day looking for I do not know what accessory (string, jack ...?).
A gus enters and asks to listen / compare monitoring speakers (there was a "wall" with a dozen pairs of speakers - from memory KRK, the Alesis, and Fostex, and the famous as well as a bunch NS10 other references just as standard I do not remember). It was not quite the beginning of close monitoring, but it certainly was not as prevalent today, for my part, I had never heard the NS10 with my own ears, but was convinced that it does could only be good as they were mentioned, seen, photographed in the studios and magazines. In retrospect, I think it took some courage at the time to give an opinion even if that qualified on the NS10, you could probably pass for a guy who would do better to make macramé or paint on tissue rather than the music ...

The Gus begins his essays while I was busy with another vendor for my accessories and back relative to said wall, behind me I hear he tries pairs one after the other. I listen, stopped by this interesting and unexpected comparison: different colors, shades etc. image. instructive to be able to view these standards. I turned to watch the end of the demo.

In truth, none were really banging the ass on the floor, but it sounded decent overall. The seller zaps once again to move to the next pair and there, I hear a sound very unpleasant and I still remember the first idea that came to mind: "but made it to stop that thing filthy! "after 10 seconds, no less-but it seemed very long, it stops the racket. It was the last pair of speakers to try, probably kept it (it was called) the best for last. I speak, taken aback, and asks candidly to the seller what the Denieres tested pregnant, he replied with a smile and tone of the seller who must recommend the cream of the top that it was "THE" NS10.

I exchange a look with the gus who had come to the comparison, clearly thought the same thing, but for fear of hearing us say we would have done better to devote our energy to macramé or silk painting, we have not said a word cowardly. I do not know what he eventually bought, I went thoughtfully.

I look back on this episode every time I hear of NS10, it is becoming increasingly rare elsewhere (and I'm not complaining ...)

I noticed that some sound engineers had developed the habit of taping of Kleenex on the tweeters and it softened a bit aggressive (I think it would allow them to mix with a few hours - I can not hold, is really return to the main listening).

I also know that it's not bad to adjust reverb tails (the famous bump in the upper midrange maybe ...)

I have read here and there, often enough, that if we could make it sound mix on NS10 is that it will sound good everywhere and I want to believe! if it sounds pleasant, as far as physically possible-on the speaker like that, it can only sound better elsewhere! Besides, I think that's what we were doing over time with Auratone and often seen in the studios of speakers stereo systems in a corner whose role is to serve as a reference "listening quality "consumer", in short, the crash test in sum.

Finally, while some like to think we have done no better than the NS10, it is probably subjectively, they have reason. So they continue to mix with (but not too strong, thank you, we do not share the same passion) :-)

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

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Say it right now, I'm not an expert, just a musician Baloche (keyboard) and also an engineer of baloche (in every sense of the term!). it means above all that I need to know how to play any style of music, but also of course to listen. brief.

these speakers, without going into pure technical considerations that are beyond me much, actually rotten! but I have a pair and I use it every day or so. I use also a pair of very recent HS80M (which I do not control very well) and a pair of 1030 (which I'm considering separating).

I must admit, I have so far not yet found an ideal listening. the 1030 because they annoy me drool, I find "heavy", I do not know neither explain nor what is due. I feel just an unpleasant feeling for a long listen (an entire disk, it passes the second I pick up). the HS or NS10M, do not worry, I can listen to or work all day, but the NS bass has that make me cry and I find the HS too powerful for my use and too loaded with bass ... So each his own as he is wont to say here.

plain, I can not understand why they would be willing (even if it m'arange in case of resale) to put up 400 / 500 euro a pair of NS10 cardboard (not including the amplifier) for a "neutrality" you can have yourself with a kit of better quality for three times cheaper. is what it has to do with his side "vintage"? like all those who fight for the synth or sampler mid-eighties, is that the NS10 have finally become "cults" as to tear a small fortune in spite of its enormous technical flaws?

the "legend" who wants to be a thankless dedicated to listening and not mix the pleasure of listening seems unfounded, as this is true with any pair of powered speakers and passive low-end.

I know of no speaker that is standard, technically perfect and that makes unanimously. if so, as with any regard to the computer music or studio pro, it would be equipped with all the same! I personally do not like the U87, for example for making voice! eh eh.

re-brief, owner of a pair, I'm with, I'm happy, even though it's hard to have to listen to shit like the Compagnie Créole Lorie or above because that's my job ... but even the Pink Floyd sound bad on it!




- I should say that so I MIXE on all day! ...

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

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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.
Paul Arbert03/20/2008

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

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Let me be clear, I have no reason to give my opinion about these famous NS-10M ... except that it irritates the hair to see anything and everything here and so many people in one direction s'acharner the other to defend or get the equipment ...
So finally, as I am a player, I (you) tell me too what I think ...
I owned a pair of NS-10 between 1997 and 2002. five (long) years I worked as an assistant also studio pro, I give you a mile, they were obviously present ...
to progress and not to die stupid, but for me to play "pro", so I offered a pair with the amplifier suitable for my home where I did nothing but compose.

All day long I therefore NS-10M in the leaves. compared with the time course with the big Genelec and Tannoy embedded in the studio, they were itty bitty ... at any point of view. I'm not saying they were bad, no, but it is clear that it did not sound. and like everyone else I'm used to (sure?) and it was normal as was lowest in the end if it sounds the above, it will ring everywhere else ...

Yes ... but! if it sounds on Genelec and we know that the master sound equally well elsewhere, too!

I think, and I remain convinced that for once, everything is a matter of habit. my personal mixes sounded not too bad with me on my NS-10M, and sounded just as well in the car of my neighbor. when I am separated to buy powered speakers (I'm shy, I took over with MSP5 ...) I was a confused time. finally after heavy use, my mixes sounded good on MSP5 and just as well on the clock radio in my neighbor ... :-)

Today I work on HS80 and ... I'll let you write more.

in short, yes it is bad speaker in the sense of the term flattering, I mean, obviously, compared to listening to the same song will sound more "powerful", punchy, heavy on my HS80 on the NS- 10M ... like the same song will sound "better" on JBL to 1900 euro each on the headphones of your iPod ... but uh ... is not it just normal?

rebref, these speakers are in my view no mythical or necessary, and pay the price they are now is pure bullshit. it is the snobbery of home-studio owners frustrated. unless you nab a pair of 150 euro, I do not see the point now in 2008. competition, even within the Yamaha is well above qualitatively for much cheaper. Other brands also offer the very good cam. but damn 500 euro a pair of tweeters opportunity for MIDI, let alone one must add the amp and it is better not to add such a shit Samson or Alesis or ass, it's getting super expensive for a "standard "which was a fad.

In conclusion, it is not bad speakers, just that they are "outdated" and over-rated. the vintage look is not valid for everything related to home studio and music in general ...




I give 5 all over 10. an opinion, mine, which is only my opinion. without trying to revive a controversy that speaks very well alone. but as a former owner of the material I "had" to say what I think.
up to you to sort out ... and buy knowledge.

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

Yamaha NS-10M Studio
I notice the mixed NS10 trs.
Long ago, I used the NS40. I shut enchant for what I did. There is even longer, I had Cacaboudin SUPERTURBO Deluxe mch paper woofer with a plastic basket. But these n'taient not bad enough I got and I have therefore changed for NS40.
Then I sold my NS40, can not satisfy my needs and I acquired a pair of NS10 occasion.
What was my joy at discovering the sound wave (still a very pretty word) out of the box shoes.

Well, a little j'xagre. What is true is that they are trs trs bad speakers, just as it is true that it is in all studios Submitted who respect in this world.

There is a reason cel. The same as that which motivated my choice. They are downright rotten. So much so that a final mix that sounds good on the NS10 (very difficult to obtain) will sound great on any installation, even low-end. So we use the NS10 to race to the bottom. These final mix is ​​much more difficult couraging in good quality on the Tannoy or JBL.


The curve is neutral frequency drives. Not difficult, it is so strait that there gure room for variations.
What good image?
The sound is quite clear and prcis if the mix is ​​excellent. Desired.
The dynamics ... If we need to make a phone snare by a 300 Watt amp APRS total silence, there is a dynamic, yes


I use them for 4 5 years and the particular feature that I like is that they are all particulirement infmes. I would not like is that the amliorent MODEL putting a good serious HP for example.
I used the JBL 4208, the Tannoy System 6 and System 8, and the famous Cacaboudin SUPERTURBO Deluxe mch paper woofer with a plastic basket.
The price quality ratio is hard Determines the extent where they are much too expensive for its product and yet they do exactly what I want. With exprience, I would do this chosen unless the NS5 Yam do so even worse. But it is utopian. Snif.
Laperruche 9502/13/2008

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

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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?