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Yorkville YSM-1
10 Reviews
rating  4.5 of 5
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Description: 70 watts program, 6 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimal


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Herman Depak a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Quite a heavy speaker considering it's size. The thick MDF cabinet means it magnetically shielded. It houses the componets really well and eliminates internal resonance. This speaker is aimed at the pro audio market, particularly project/home studios. This means that it is supposed to be "flat" or a reference standard. There are 2 versions of this speaker, active and passive. Mine ar the passive. Bearing in mind that these are sub $500 speakers, the sound is very clear and detailed. I like bookshelf speakers because I hate the excessive bass resonance that most floor standing speaker represent. My music translates very well from these speakers and means that music mixed on these speakers will sound great on you typical hi-fi and bigger cabinet speakers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $400.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Arthur Vandel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2003

Bottom Line:   
These things are all about definition... It's incredible for the price. Highly recommended.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Long $ McQuade



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nik a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have a pair of Dynaudio HiFi speakers that I don't listen to anymore because of these speakers. I'm gonna go for a pair of high-end studio-monitors soon -no more "hifi-speakers" for me. I want them flat!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Germany



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Shannon a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2002

Bottom Line:   
These monitors look good, sound good and can handle high output. They accurately reproduce sound sources and offer a great stereo image. They reproduce surprisingly low frequencies but to my ears these can be a little wooly and lacking definition. I also find that the top end is a little harsh but then I tend to like a warmer, richer, less toppy sound. They are particularly toppy at high levels. I can find them fatiguing compared to HIFI and not as flattering, but this to be expected since they are for studio monitoring where accurate (not sweetened) sound is desired.
Compared to the Yamahas, Absolute 2's and Tannoys these monitors are a real winner.
Fantastic value for money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Project Music



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Audio boy boy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2000

Bottom Line:   
me and my bro have a small recording room type thing, we have Tascam MKIII portastudio 424, samson 150 amp, and the ysm1's great little setup, sometimes i steal the yorks and stick 'em in my room up to my home theater, they have plenty of punch, accuracy, sure there are better speakers/moniters, not ofr this money though, i got em used for 150 canadian, still in box

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   long and mcquade




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