Serial number dating yamaha ns 10m
Let this also be (hopefully) the last NS10m thread ON THE INTERNET. They sound **** to you, sound gold to others, nobody cares. Also, If you dont like the Yamaha's, then you should not waste your time writing about it here. - What not to do with these monitors, what amps not to use, how to not blow up tweeters as soon as you crank the volume up etc..
Few subjects excite so much passionate opinion and, as is the way with passionate opinions, you don't find many in the middle ground: nobody says they "quite like" or "slightly dislike" the NS10; it's a definite case of love or hate, as evidenced by the Forum quotes I've included in the 'Love 'Em Or Hate 'Em? Within that context of polarised opinion, the NS10 generates a phenomenon that at first glance seems a little odd.On one hand, this relatively small speaker with a single 4.5'' driver has less than full-range frequency response.On the other hand, it exhibits outstanding time-domain accuracy.Launched in 1978, the NS-10 started life as a bookshelf speaker destined for the domestic environment.It was poorly received but eventually became a valuable tool with which to mix rock recordings.We trace its history, and investigate why a monitor whose sound has been described as "horrible" became an industry standard. If any piece of pro audio hardware deserves that over-used term "industry standard" it has to be the NS10.
In a professional audio world continually seduced by the next big thing, where plug-ins can provide a near instantaneous GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) fix, where products live or die thanks to their quantity of bells and whistles, and where the number of contemporary nearfield monitors that could apparently do the job of an NS10 is almost beyond count...
You find those that, in professional terms can't live without it but often don't particularly enjoy listening to it, and, similarly, those that refuse to give it studio room but are often happy to admit that professionally it does a job. Not only should the NS10 by rights be nothing but a small footnote in the history of recorded music, but also there is precious little consensus or understanding about why we respond to it in the way we do, and why it's still found in almost every studio.
That's where this feature comes in — so if you've ever wondered why you're still using NS10s, even though you don't particularly enjoy the way they sound, and if you're prepared to forget some of what you thought you knew about monitors, read on...
Let's start with Scott's opinion and finish with John's.
-AH SM: We've all seen those little square, wood-paneled boxes sandwiched between Yamaha NS-10M monitors in countless session photos from the '70s and '80s.
I'd been shopping for some "mix check" speakers for some time and was just about to buy a pair of clones, when I got the news that Auratone was manufacturing again.