Yamaha HS8 8″ 120W Bi-Amp Powered Studio Monitor

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Yamaha HS8 8″ 120W Bi-Amp Powered Studio Monitor

Gearank High Notes

Yamaha HS8: Highest Rated Studio Monitor between $300 and $500 - 2022.02

Gearank Recommended

The HS8 appeared on our recommended list for Studio Monitors when we first published it in February 2016 and it’s remained there ever since.

It became the equal highest rated in the $300 to $500 price category in April 2018 then took the top ranking in September 2021 where it remains today.

Rating Source Highlights

WebsiteSource*Rating Value
Lance TingeyLance Tingey94/100
GearspaceZack Daniels100/100
Music RadarTrevor Curwen90/100
Perfect AcousticEditor96/100
*Displayed values are prior to adjustments made by the Gearank Algorithm when evaluating the source.


  • Driver: 8″ Woofer, 1″ Dome Tweeter
  • Amplifier: 75W LF, 45W HF
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4″ (TS)
  • Frequency Response: 38Hz to 30kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 2kHz
  • Enclosure: Ported
  • Controls: Level Knob, Room Control Switch, High Trim Switch
  • Dimensions: 9.8″ x 15.4″ x 13.1″
  • Weight: 22.5 lbs.


Frequency Response Chart

Yamaha HS8 Frequency Response Chart


The following video provides a good overview of the Yamaha HS8: