The YSM-1 is a compact, 2-way, near-field studio monitor designed to accurately reproduce the signal from a recording and mixing chain without contributing sonic colouration. It has clarity and bass response that you would expect to hear from a much larger cabinet and is suitable for Home and project-studio recording as well as sound reinforcement applications. "It reproduces timbres with near pinpoint accuracy"¹. and produces pristine sound which defines the finest details and harmonics of the input signal.
The YSM-1 features a 1" soft-dome, ferrofluid-cooled tweeter and a 6 1 /2 " foam-surround woofer arranged in a symmetrical, vertical configuration with the drivers mounted slightly forward to minimize reflections off the cabinet face. A precisely tuned 2" cylindrical port directly below the woofer increases bass response and allows cabinet size to be kept compact. The internal crossover network is a 'tried and true' design consisting of a 12 dB/octave low-pass filter and a 6 dB/octave high-pass filter with a crossover point at 2.5 kHz. This proven design is functional, efficient and highly resistant to failure. Speaker cables are secured with gold-plated binding posts that also accept banana plugs.
The rock-solid YSM-1 is constructed of 3/4" MDF particle board and features heavy internal bracing as well as ample internal dampening material ensuring that "the YSM-1 has no unwanted bass resonances." ². The cabinet features a black cloth grille that easily snaps-on and off, and the enclosure is finished in an attractive, black woodgrain vinyl that resists scuffs and is easily cleaned.The YSM-1 exhibits impressive bass response and well articulated and balanced mid-range & treble resulting in a sound which is tight and well controlled without overshoot or flabbiness. In addition, "stereo imaging is very good, resolution is consistent in every frequency range and bass response is excellent."¹. The monitors excel at placing incredibly detailed, uniform sound across a relatively wide area allowing good variation in optimum listening location.
Designed by Yorkville's team of engineers using state-of-the-art computer technology, the YSM-1 features the best price to performance value on the market. In fact, recent reviews favourably compare the YSM-1 to industry standard monitors costing significantly more.²
The YSM-1 is also available in an attractive white finish laminate finish.
¹ Electronic Musician, July 1996 ² Pro Audio Review, Sept. 1996
|Active or Passive||Passive|
|Power Rating (Watts)||70|
|Nominal Impedance (Ohms)||6|
|Sensitivity (dB @1Watt/1m)||90|
|Frequency Response (Hz +/- 3db)||40-20,000|
|Crossover Frequency (Hz)||2500|
|Driver Configuration||1 inch, 6.5 inch|
|HF Driver(s)||1 inch Soft (Silk) Dome - Medium Viscosity Ferrofluid Cooled|
|LF Driver(s)||6.5 inch Foam Surround|
|Sheilding||Available as Accessory YSM1MAG|
|Inputs - Binding Post||1|
|Enclosure Materials||MDF Wood|
|Baffle Material||MDF Wood|
|Port(s)||Tuned 2 inch Cylindrical|
|Covering / Finish||Black Woodgrain or White Laminate|
|Dimensions (DWH xbackW, inches)||9x10x16|
|Dimensions (DWH xbackW, cm)||23x25x41|
Specifications subject to change without notice