Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Yamaha NS-10M Studio
Audiofanzine FR 12/16/2010

Yamaha NS-10M Studio : Audiofanzine FR's user review


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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.