Make / Model: Yamaha NS10ms
Year: not sure
Purchased: American Musical Supply, 1999
Price: $350 (new)
These were my first real ‘studio’ monitors.
WTF is up with the bass? And the Midrange? And the high-frequency?
There is no speaker more contreversial than the NS10. ‘Love em or hate em’ applies here. They remind me a bit of Perrier: it’s an odd flavor, kind of like drinking furniture cleaner, but it kind of seems to work, a little? I don’t know. Let me try it again? Thats the mindset you may find yourself in.
Honestly, in five years of ownership of these, I never decided if I hated them or liked them. And I even learned how to use them to get good mixes.
But, I think if it’s that hard to work with, and it’s not SO obvious as to whether they are helping, It’s probably time to change speakers. I kept fucking with them because I was succeptable to them being a studio standard, the ‘white cones’. I thought, perhaps, I’d learn some audio secret by learning to mix on them.
No, I mixed just a fine on ANY other speaker that I knew. And generally, any other speaker was easier to get there.
Upside of keeping them so long, sold them for more than I bought them for, as they had been discontinued.