Studio monitors - will Yamaha HS80M do the job?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Zoli, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. Zoli

    Zoli Guest


    This is my first post and I would like to ask for your help regarding the first studio monitors I am about to buy.


    The monitors will be used with an iMac, for music composition and mixing.
    I will work, mainly, with virtual instruments.
    I will NOT do mastering on them.


    A producer recommended me the DYnaudio BM5A, but it seems to be a little bit expensive for me.


    As an alternative, I was thinking to buy a pair of Yamaha HS80M.
    I have to mention that in my area I have no possibility to try any of them.

    So, what do you think, a pair of Yamaha HS80M will be good for my needs?
    Or, should I look for something else?

    Thank you!
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    In your case having speakers of decent quality is a must. You arent in a position of having something break down on you and having to ship and reship. The Yamahas will do a fine job. Understand that with ANY monitor, you will have a learning curve, where your ears become accustomed to the speakers response to the material you're doing. Also there is a 'break-in' period. It takes a while for new speakers to get settled in and usually this will involve a number of hours of use.

    So as you are learning them, they are getting comfortable with you.
  3. Zoli

    Zoli Guest

    Thank you, Dave! Much appreciated! :)
  4. planet10

    planet10 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chicago area
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    gotta go with the BM5a, sound amazing over the Yamahas
  5. Front End Audio

    Front End Audio Active Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    +Yamaha HS80m's they sound great! That is what we use here at the studio and they sound great!

  6. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    You posted in Pro Audio: so... I'm on a big push for Focal monitors now. You may get setup with something from them for only a $100 more that are in a different league.
    Do some serious reading on monitors and acoustics. For the extra bit of cash, it goes a long way when you are mixing down on something that is accurate.
    At first we start out wanting to get a studio and we don't really know what its all about. As we develop our ear and knowledge about recording, we soon find the limitations and begin searching to make things better, as you are doing now and I am doing day by day too.

    Keep in mind... at the end of the day it comes down to, what you hear is what you deliver and what you are being judged on. Your monitor system is a most important part of the pro audio chain. Home Recording, its another story and far more forgiving.

    my 2 cents for today.
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