AES06SF: Latest Yamaha Nearfields Revealed

The new MSP7 STUDIO and MSP5 STUDIO monitors are announced      06/10/06
AES06SF: Latest Yamaha Nearfields Revealed
MSP7 STUDIO

At AES in San Francisco Yamaha have announced the next generation of their reference-quality powered studio monitor line with the MSP7 STUDIO and MSP5 STUDIO. Yamaha tell us that the new MSP STUDIO monitors are designed with an emphasis on reference-quality reproduction precision that lets you hear sonic details, rather than flattering sound. They say that the new speakers carry on in the tradition of the venerable NS10M STUDIO monitor speaker, which, as we all know, was the definitive near-field speaker monitor in an overwhelming majority of professional studios throughout the world for many years from the 80’s onward.
MSP7 STUDIO
Yamaha say that the new top-of-the-line MSP7 STUDIO Powered Monitor Speaker is capable of delivering consistent quality and performance that you can rely on in modern production environments that handle any combination of digital and analog sources as well as stereo and surround formats.
Athan Billias, Director of Marketing for Technology Products at Yamaha told us, “Recently it seems that some studio monitor designs are focused more on flashy design than accurate sound Reproduction.The new MSP STUDIO series were designed By Akira Nakamura (designer of the original NS10M) for discerning people who make decisions on studio monitors with their ears and compare favorably with any studio monitor on the market in terms of accurate monitoring for critical mixing applications.�
In an advanced bi-amplified design, the MSP7 STUDIO incorporates a 6.5-inch polypropylene cone woofer powered by a high quality 80-watt amplifier and its 1-inch titanium dome tweeter employs a 50-watt amp. The frequency ranges are divided by an electronic crossover with steep and smooth high-pass and low-pass roll-off curves built into a one piece molded enclosure with a rounded baffle for what Yamaha say is an exceptionally smooth and consistent performance.
MSP5 STUDIO
Like the larger MSP7 STUDIO, the MSP5 STUDIO is a two-way, bi-amplified bass reflex system. The more compact dimensions of the MSP5, say Yamaha, make it an ideal choice for smaller project studios and DAW-based production systems. The MSP5 features a 5-inch cone woofer driven by a 40-watt amplifier and a 1-inch dome tweeter driven by a 27-watt amplifier. Other than woofer size, enclosure size, and amplifier power, the MSP5 takes advantage of the same advanced materials and design technology as the MSP7.
Pricing and Availability:
Pricing and availability of the MSP7 STUDIO and MSP5 STUDIO is to be determined.
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