Yamaha is no newcomer when it comes to creating top-performance monitor speaker systems. From the classic NS1000 through the ever-popular NS10M series, professionals worldwide have chosen Yamaha speaker systems for critical monitoring applications becaus...
Yamaha is no newcomer when it comes to creating top-performance monitor speaker systems. From the classic NS1000 through the ever-popular NS10M series, professionals worldwide have chosen Yamaha speaker systems for critical monitoring applications because of their exceptionally accurate, natural reproduction and reliability.
Now the MSP5 and MSP10 Powered Monitor Speakers take Yamaha monitor performance to new levels with state-of-the-art materials and design as well as high-performance built-in biamplifications. And for systems requiring extended bass response that only a subwoofer can provide, the SW10 Powered Subwoofer is a perfect match for either the MSP5 or MSP10 systems.
Why Built-in Power?
Biamplification completely bypasses typical electronic interaction problems by using separate power amplifiers for the low-mid-frequency driver and the tweeter. This means that the crossover handles line-level signals, while the speakers are driven by separate power amplifiers, making electronic interaction virtually impossible.
Building the amplifiers into the speaker cabinet allows for the best possible damping, for tight, controlled bass and fast transient response for accurate high frequency reproduction. The overall result is exceptionally smooth, natural response over the crossover range with an absolute minimum of distortion at all frequencies.
The MSP10 has a 120-watt power amplifier for the low/mid driver and a 60-watt power amplifier for the tweeter (total power of 180 watts).
State-of-the Art Materials and Design
The MSP10 and SW10 take advantage of the latest advances in materials and design technology. The drivers - 20-cm (8") woofer and 2.5cm (1") titanium-dome tweeter in the MSP10 are all new designs featuring advanced magnetic structures that achieve exceptionally low distortion.
The tweeter operates in conjunction with a unique waveguide horn that achieves broad, uniform high-frequency dispersion for optimum balance regardless of listening position. Advanced driver and enclosure design also ensures smooth, uniform dispersion across the system's full reproduction range.
The MSP10 offers balanced XLR type inputs for direct compatibility with professional equipment. Balanced lines are ideal if the speakers are to be placed at the end of long cable runs which, if unbalanced, might be susceptible to hum and induced noise.
Trim Switches for Easy Room Matching
The MSP10 features low- and high- frequency trim switches that can be used to optimize system response in a wide range of acoustic environments. The MSP10 has 3-position low and 3-position high trim switch and features low-cut filter for optimum matching with a high-performance subwoofer system.
Compact Magnetically-shielded Enclosures
For their power and performance the MSP10 and MSP5 are remarkably compact. They also feature full magnetic shielding and can be placed near all types of audio, video and computer equipment without fear of degraded sound quality or negative effects on the surrounding equipment.
MSP10 (Black) or MSP10M (Maple-Sunburst)
Audio & Video
|Type||Biamp. 2-way, bass-reflex powered speaker|
|Cross Over Frequency||2.0kHz|
|Overall Frequency Response||40 Hz ~ 40kHz (-10dB)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||265mm X 420mm X 329mm (10-7/16" X 16-7/16" X 12-15/16")|
|Weight||20kg (44.1 lbs)|
|Components||LF: 20cm (8") cone, HF: 2.5cm (1") titanium dome|
|Enclosure||Bass reflex type, magnetic shielding construction|
|Output Power||Biamplified system, LF: 120W at 400Hz. RL=4ohms, HF: 60W at 10kHz. RL=8 ohms|
|Input Sensitivity/ Impedance||INPUT 1: -6dB ~ +4dB/10K ohm/XLR balanced|
|S/N||Greater than or equal to 98dB (IEC-A weighting)|
|Controls||MASTER VOLUME CONTROL, TONE CONTROL, LOW: 3 position (0dB, -1.5 dB, -3.0dB at 50Hz), HIGH: 3 position (+ 1.5dB, 0dB, -1.5dB, at 10kHz), LOW CUT FILTER: ON/OFF (80Hz), Power switch: ON/OFF|
|Power Indicator||Green/Red LED: Green=Power ON, Red = Amp. Clipping|
|Power Requirement||US and Canadian models: AC120V 60Hz, European models: AC230V 50Hz, AT models: AC240V 50Hz|
|Power Consumption||US and Canadian Models: 150W|
|Finish||Black (MSP10), Maple Sunburst Finish (MSP10M)|