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Hello,

I love the sound of my Roland HP-305 through headphones but I am trying to improve the sound through the external speakers ( I am sure you heard that before smile )

After reading some posts here and on other forums, I was really interested in the Yamaha HS50M studio monitors and in addition, the HS10W subwoofer.

When looking at the specs, I read that the Yamaha HS10W is a powered subwoofer studio monitor ?

My first question is : Can I use only the Yamaha HS10W and not having to buy the Yamaha HS50M studio monitor ?

If yes, what kind of sound quality can I expect ?

Finally,what do you think of both products in terms of quality ?

Here is the link for both products : http://usa.yamaha.com/products/music-production/speakers/hs_series/hs50m/?mode=model

Note: It will be for home use only, not for gigs or stage.

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I've got a pair of HS-50M and I have to say I'm deeply impressed by the sound quality they deliver. These are studio monitor speakers which means the sound coming from them is not 'coloured' which makes them perfect for making mixes but are also good for listening to music. You can't go wrong with them.

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Thanks for the infos.

Are you familiar by any chance with the HS10W ?

I am not sure anymore if it's only a subwoofer or if it can act as speakers with integrated subwoofer ?

Kind of confused here ... smile



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Cohenfan,

The HS10W has a frequency response from 30Hz to 120Hz... its MOST DEFINITELY only a Subwoofer. The HS50M monitors on the other hand response from 55Hz ~ 20.000Hz (20Khz), so those will be much better suited for piano listening.

Here you can see where 120Hz ends:
[Linked Image]

So, you need to either only buy the Monitors, or buy the monitors AND the Subwoofer, you cannot only use the Subwoofer :(, sorry.

Hope this helps,
Rafa.

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Cohenfan,

I have a pair of HS50M and a HS10W sub that I use with a FP-7F and they sound great. RafaPolit has it exactly right and his graphic showing the piano note frequencies is very helpful in explaining the situation. While a pair of HS50M speakers would sound pretty good, the HS10W sub makes a big improvement at the low end.

It's also worth noting that the room you place them in (and how they are located within the room) is also very important. I have my placed far from walls, so the near field is relatively unaffected by room reflections (note that I said 'relatively').

Good luck.


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Bob

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Thank you guys for the great infos. Can't wait to hear that Roland sound through that setup.

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I've got the HS80M with the HS10W sub as a monitor set up for one of my daw systems and can't fault it.


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