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  1. Craig
  2. Montage
  3. Tuesday, 12 June 2018
I am planning on getting the Yamaha HS8s subwoofer for my setup. I currently have the Montage 8 (yea I know (smug look) I saved up a long time for it, it is so nice) with a pair of HS5 monitors, the monitors are great, but the low end is lacking. The monitors came as part of a bundle deal, so I have them, and I will keep them. I was wondering if the HS8s will overpower the 8' x 8' room that my setup is in, or will just keeping the volume low on the subwoofer be okay.

Does anyone have a similar setup with the HS5 pair and the HS8S subwoofer?
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Jason Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
That's pretty much the speaker configuration that Montage demos with in the music store.
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Craig Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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Aaron Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
What are your thoughts on that setup vs a pair of HS8 and no sub in a small home studio?
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Bad Mister Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Yamaha HS (Home Studio) speakers are a type that is called “near-field” monitors. Designed for critical listening and mixing situations. “Near field” is a description of a type of speaker optimized for the listening position located, literally, in close proximity to the speakers. You are assumed to be seated roughly in an equilateral triangle to the speakers.... within 3-5 feet. This is contrasted to long throw speakers which are used to entertain a crowd.

HS monitors come in 3 sizes (typically named for the approx size of the woofer) HS5 being the smallest at 5”; HS7 are actually six and a half inch (similar to the legendary NS10s). Many prefer a sub woofer with these smaller woofer speakers.

The HS8 with an 8” woofer have plenty of low end at the distance you will be using them, so often the HS8 are used without a Sub. But, it’s personal preference.

... it is all personal preference. The HS8S (the series’ Sub-woofer) is compatible with all three models. You will find that near-field studio monitors are sold individually to accommodate the different configurations you will find (Surround systems... 2.1, 3.1, 4.1 and so on.

Adding a Sub-woofer to your System is a matter of taste... there is no right or wrong, in general, if you’re preparing music where serious low end is important, go for it. Sub woofers should be felt, more than heard. Low frequencies being omnidirectional you can place it almost anywhere... you know you have it right when it is “not obvious” you have a sub.
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