Yamaha Hs7 Studio Monitors
- 6.5″ cone woofer and 1″ dome tweeter
- 43Hz – 30kHz frequency response
- 60W LF plus 35W HF bi-amp system 95W total
- ROOM CONTROL and HIGH TRIM response controls
- XLR and TRS phone jack inputs
They’re a mid-sized black speaker made in MDF, with the now-iconic Yamaha white woofer cone and grilled tweeter (think NS10, the near-legendary small studio monitors). … They have 95W of output per speaker. Overall, they feel good quality, reassuringly heavy (over 8kg each), and look smart and workmanlike.With a 6.5″ cone, they’re appreciably smaller than the HS8s, and this might actually be the perfect size for DJ/producers, as we’ll get on to. They are rear-ported (hole in the back to improve the bass), and are pretty standard as far as controls go: 1/4″ and XLR inputs, volume, on/off, and three-way attenuator switches for fine-tuning bass and treble (simply to suit where you’ve placed them in your room). There are large cooling fins on the back.
They’re “proper”, sold separately, individual monitors, and don’t function as a pair in any way, like some speakers aimed at the home studio. So no linking them together or wired remote controls here: you have a mono input per speaker (left output from DJ controller or mixer to left-hand speaker, right output to right-hand speaker) and turn them off/on and adjust their volumes totally separately. If you’re new to all of this, this is how “real” studio monitors traditionally have worked, and how most still do, especially as you move up the price range where performance matters more than consumer-friendly features.