Imagine: what is now the world’s most influential loudspeaker was once regarded as the worst sounding equipment on the market.However, professionals soon began to realize the NS10 had the uncanny ability to reveal shortcomings in recordings, and the rest is history.A short list of Grammy Awarded engineers known for using the Yamaha NS10 is Andy Wallace, Brendan O’Brien, Tom & Chris Lord-Alge, Charles Dye, and Dave Pensado.
The tweeters in one pair aren't working and I was going to use them for replacement parts as needed. Both pairs have been studio kept but had some signs of wear on the outside of the cabinets when I purchased them.
Ever wonder why the small Yamaha NS10 monitor is poised so confidently behind the mixing consoles of every major recording studio around the world? When you explore this little loudspeaker’s list of credits, you’ll discover that no other single loudspeaker has played a greater role in your musical library than the Yamaha NS10—period!
But the equation is more complex than you might think.
We’ve got the most famous loudspeaker in history—a Grammy Awarded loudspeaker.
And we have the world’s best sound engineers using them.
But we have other engineers openly cursing these speakers: so, what gives??
Every major recording studio in the world uses these speakers and yet, if you asked someone to explain why the speakers are so valuable, no one would be able to tell you the real answer.
Sound experts grapple with a real explanation of what these speakers actually do on a technological level that makes them so needed.
It’s an industry mystery, and it is one that has intrigued me for years.