Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitors
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Overview

Few studio monitors have enjoyed the longevity and acclaim (as well as an army of vocal detractors...) of the Yamaha NS-10M, which isn't all that bad for a speaker that was originally designed and marketed for casual home listening. They've got anything but a flat response, but the idea is that when you get a mix perfect on a pair of NS-10M's, that mix will be perfect everywhere. When legendary engineer Bob Clearmountain started carting his set around NYC in the 1980s, colleagues took notice and the NS-10M became standard-issue kit for major recording studios all over the globe.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • NS-10M (Pair)
Finish
  • Black
Year
  • 1980s
Made In
  • Japan
Categories

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Reviews for the Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitors
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  • Back in the Midrange Saddle

    Verified Purchase

    Yeah, they're fatiguing af, but nothing sorts out the mids quite like these ubiquitous pieces of shit. Ignore them at your peril at some level I guess. Not for everybody, not for all types of music, but getting back on them after 15 years was revealing enough to not feel like a bozo for spending th…

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  • These speakers fuck

    Verified Purchase

    basically yeah

  • Verified Purchase

    Can't go wrong with NS-10M. They sound good in a well treated room.

  • Legendary

    Verified Purchase

    Proud to own this set. Helps to keep mixes in check. Mostly for mids. No low end

  • Great video! Thanks!

    Great video about the NS-10Ms on this Rever.com site. Thanks!

More Information

Originally designed and marketed as a home audio "bookshelf" speaker, the Yamaha NS-10M has gained notoriety and popularity as a nearfield studio monitor starting from it's appearance at the legendary Power Station studio in NYC.

The NS-10M won Yamaha a Technical Grammy in 2007, citing that the speakers were used in "almost every studio."

The NS-10M "Pro" was introduced in 1987 and is technically an identical speaker. It came with grill covers and was designed for vertical orientation (most studios used NS-10M horizontally).

Notable users: Bob Clearmountain, Alan Moulder