Sonic State Studio / Speakers / YAMAHA NS10M STUDIO

Average rating: 7.9/10 out of 10

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New to the Business a hobbyist user from US writes:
I am new to the studio production business and set on investing correctly from the start. I have the opportunity to acquire either a pair of NS10M's or JBL 4408's for identical prices. From my research it is clear that the NS10M's are a very polarizing model, however, it does apppear that many of the negative criticisms come from incorrect expectations that they will be client friendly speakers. Missing the point that the beauty they possess is really how in how they expose weakness in your sound. Can anyone please enlighten me with what you believe is a fair price for a pair of NS10M's in near excellent condition?

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 23-Feb-11 at 20:45
Eddie a Professional user from USA writes:
Don't get NS-10's get the White Lines Audio Model K speakers - whitelinesaudio.com . I replaced my Ns-10's with them, now i've got all of the good without the bad. They even took my NS-10's on trade in for 30% off.

Rating: 3 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 17-Mar-10 at 22:32
TEAR a Professional user from usa writes:
NS-10m sound like crap,if it sounds good on them they will sound good anywhere, thats true they were cheap stereo speakers that made they're way into the studio becuse they sound like ^&*% I start my tracking with them and dial things in then switch to a pleaseing sounding monitor I have genlecs, tannoys, these replaced my auratones for a crap speaker get a clue they are a step in the mixing chain they blow all the time but they are standard as a crap speaker when mixing I start the mix on them and finish on a ghetto blaster

posted Saturday, 31-Oct-09 at 14:22
Pedro Brown a hobbyist user from England writes:
Ns10m's are no good as domestic hi-fi speakers. They are treble happy, have no soundstage and bass in non existant. I have tried all sorts of cables and positionings but they just don't cut it.

posted Tuesday, 04-Aug-09 at 12:13
Legin a hobbyist user from USA writes:
OK the guy from UK got it right on, NS10's are not a good sounding speaker. They were designed by Yamaha as a medium quality Hi Fi speaker, it was a total accident that they got used as a studio monitor. Who keeps saying Yamaha did this/ said that? it was pure fluke, it took 'em 10 years before they knew what was going on! (and then tweaked them a bit and added the 'M') Do some googling and find out the real history (it's actually quite ironic and funny). the smiley face disco curve e.q. was used to make these things sound o.k (and a good amp)and that was a sound everyone fell in love with during the 70' and 80's...hit after hit. Also, producers would throw a pair in the back of their cars so they always had the same yardstick to go by wherever they found themselves (until all the studios started to buy them).

posted Tuesday, 17-Feb-09 at 1:5
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