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Buying Yamaha NS10s

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by MusicTech-Student, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. I am thinking of buying some Yamaha NS10s but after a quick look can not find any for sale, in England, on the net. Does anyone know where I could find any for sale in England and how much they now cost on average
  2. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    ebay, and too mutch.
    just get some msp5s i think there great.
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    They are a bit pricey... Unless you're trying to get them as "staple" speakers, I'd go with something a little more...

    How do I put this (he ponders as he steps into a flame-suit)...

    good sounding?

    I wouldn't exactly recommend the MSP's either... For what a pair of NS10's is going for lately (maybe around $800 USD) you could get a set of B&W DM602's or something with a little "full range" going on.

    Or M-Audio BX8's AND a sub...

    Something that has a little low-end response.
  4. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    i was preaty impressed with msp5's low end as far as mixxing goes what will you be doing?
  5. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    a very recent thread :


  6. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    I you really want those NS-10's, be sure to get them quick, because they're not going to get any cheaper! The last half a year or so the price on used NS-10's here in Denmark has gone op with almost 100%, and if that's the tendency, those monitors sure aren't a bad investment!
  7. bossa

    bossa Active Member

    I had to get rid of my NS10ms because I got tired of constant ear fatigue. After 2-3 hours I couldn't tell which way was up, and I never knew what was happening on the bottom end...very frustrating, although I did manage a few good mixes on them.

  8. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    re ns10s

    I wouldn't get those monitors unless you have a really nice set of regular nearfields and good farfields because when I was in school I had a mix that sounded really good on the ns10s and when I switched to the mackie nearfields (the ones with the 8 in woofer) and the mix sounded like crap and there was too much bass and I was pissed, then I switched over to the nice farfields and boy did it sound waaaay too bass heavy, I know the ns10s have the smaller woofer and I think only go down to 70hz or so, but I wouldn't be jumping on those things especially at the prices they are going for now a days. I personally wouldn't pay more than $100 for those, I'd rather have something with a good full frequency response as main nearfield monitors and if I wanted something cheap to check my mix on then I would pick up a pair of rca or sony bookshelf speakers and a crappy little amp. But thats just me, I just think you could spend that money on something else.

  9. Thanks for the replys,

    Thanks guys for replying to my post. I just want some NS10s as I used them last year, is a studio at collage, with a pair of Genelec monitors and I was tought that if you can get you mix sounding good on both sets than it will generally sound good on most speakers. I also want a pair of NS10s, as Ellegaard sugested, because I believe that in the future the price of them is going to rocket more so I had better get some before they fall out of my price range. I will look into msp 5's to see if they will also do the job.
  10. Mediaguru

    Mediaguru Guest

    I don't think they are making NS10's any more. If you do buy a pair, I'd recommend trying to find some extra tweeters for backup...
  11. RichardOtt

    RichardOtt Guest

    I am laughing again and again about the poor peopla trying to get an NS-10. These are most over estimated speakers every built. You can do the same with a pair oa Alesis M1 at the half of the price. The theory of "studio standard" is completly $*^t and so is the story of the NS10 "It will sound anywhere, when it sounds well of them".

    There is nothing about thes NS-10 - just like with the Shure SM58. Tzhey are nothing else then old.

    Try some EVENT 20/20 or SAMSON 65.
  12. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    I better buy you a beer some day.
    I never figured out what drug Yamaha was on when Yamaha first issued the NS-10. At least they sobered up and killed the thing eventually.
    Sure, you can manage to make a decent mix on those abominations.. and you can also manage to make decent music on heroin. Talent and hard work will get you places no matter what.
    And the SM58.. sure.. it works.. you can say that about my neighbor too... so what..
  13. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    quite honestly the sm57 and 58 are great and im glad that shure has not discontinued them one thing about this busess most of the best gear isnt made any more. am not calling the ns10s great i havent used them but i can say i dont like 20/20s i just wanted to defend thouse legendary mics
  14. melo

    melo Guest


    Everybody who is bashing these monitors are crazy they are awesome for mixing because they arent good speakers if yuo get a great speaker and mix with it then your mix is gonna sound terrible in a car or on a computer speaker if you get the ns10's they are really flat and when you can mix something and make it sound good in these speakers then you can be sure they will sound good on any speakers!!!
  15. melo

    melo Guest

    Oh yeah and if these monitors arent good for mixing then why does every major studio in america have these also i attend fullsail ( http://www.fullsail.com ) and we have these in our studios we have down here in florida....so you do the math get what people are telling you to get or look at what the pro's are using and get that.
  16. johnwy

    johnwy Well-Known Member

    They are not making the cabinets anymore, something to the effect of the tree that the cabs were made from was nearly wiped out (I think). The components like tweets and woofs are still available to the best of my knowledge.
  17. Bhennies

    Bhennies Guest

    i'm not sure either but I heard that the tree pulp used for the woofer cone was the rare one. Either way, pick em up while you can. In fact...you should buy mine! :D
  18. johnwy

    johnwy Well-Known Member

    Whoops :!: You're right. It was the woofer cones, my mistake.
  19. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    yea it was virgin unbleached birch tree pulp for the wolfer
  20. Thanks for all your facts and opinions on the MS10's. After looking around I have decided not to buy them yet as I would not be able to use them on their own as they are best used with other monitors and I dont have the money to buy two sets of monitors. So I am going to start by buying one set of decent monitors. I suppose I will just have to pay the crazy price, in the future, when I have a decent studio that I would be able to use them in.

    BTW I looked at the MSP5's and they look quite good. I did not realize that they were the monitors that Yamaha now produce in place of the NS10's.

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