Yamaha MSP3 Monitor (Single)

Yamaha MSP3 Amplified Two Way Compact Monitor with 4" Woofer - Shielded (Single)

Yamaha MSP3 Amplified Two Way Compact Monitor with 4" Woofer - Shielded (Single)

Yamaha MSP3 Monitor (Single)

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The MSP3 is a two-way powered monitor designed for use in personal music production systems. Each unit features a built-in 20 watt amplifier that drives both the 4" woofer and the 7/8" tweeter.

The enclosure of the MSP3 is a bass-reflex type. The tweeter is seated in a proprietary waveguide that aids in the uniform dispersion of the high frequencies. Magnetic shielding and compact size allows the speakers to be placed close to computer monitors. The monitor can also be mounted on a microphone stand with the optional BMS10A stand adapter.

The MSP3 features separate volume controls for the two line inputs plus high and low tone controls for tailoring the response of the monitors. To facilitate connection with a wide variety of audio sources, the monitor is equipped with a balanced XLR input, a balanced 1/4" TRS phone jack and an unbalanced RCA coaxial input.

Two way powered project studio monitor
20 watt amplifier
Front mounted rotary volume controls for both line inputs
High and low tone controls
Magnetically Shielded
Allows for placement in close proximity to computer or video monitors
XLR, 1/4" TRS phone and RCA coaxial input connectors
Easy to set up
UPC: 086792637419
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Yamaha MSP3 Amplified Two Way Compact Monitor with 4" Woofer - Shielded (Single)
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    Yamaha MSP3 specs

    Low Frequency Driver 4"
    Mid Frequency Driver No
    High Frequency Driver 7/8"
    Crossover 4kHz
    LF Amplifier 20 watts for both drivers
    HF Amplifier See above
    Frequency Range 65Hz to 22kHz
    Impedance Not applicable
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 98dB @ 1 meter
    Maximum Power Handling Not applicable (already powered)
    Controls and Indicators 2 x Front panel volume controls
    Front panel high and low tone controls
    Power On LED
    Rear mounted Power ON/OFF switch
    Connectors 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" TRS balanced, 1 x RCA coaxial unbalanced
    Shielded Yes
    Size (HxWxD) 9 5/16" x 5 11/16" x 6 9/16"
    Weight 8.16lbs each
    Specialties Seperate volume controls for both Line 1 and Line 2 inputs
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 10.0 x 8.1"

    Yamaha MSP3 reviews

    MSP3 Monitor (Single) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yamaha Rocks When it comes to professional audio reproduction, no one knows or does studio sound like Yamaha does. Their studio monitors are in a class of there own in terms of accuracy, fidelity, presence and all-around quality. My main studio monitors are the active MSP7's but I've added the MSP3's as 'surrounds' for increased field/spatial depth. I'd never recommend any other monitor other than the professional line-up of Yamaha active studio monitors. And, you shouldn't settle for less if you truly value your music experience. Hearing is believing and your faith in what the ultimate in quality means will be restored if you give these near-field monitors a listen. Always employ balanced signals for zero noise.
    Date published: 2012-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice little speakers I wanted a wall mountable mid range studio monitor with strong tweeters to accompany a subwoofer. I don't like the ones that have an exposed speaker cone with no grill or protection. I am careful, but it is easier than you know to destroy an uprotected speaker with a moment of inattentiveness, and I have never observed any loss of sound due to a grill or cloth cover. These speakers have a steel grill that provides plenty of protection without any audable loss of sound. I also liked the fact that there is an adjustable high gain and metal tweeters which I like as well. I was not disappointed. I have them mounted about 3 feet from my head coming out of a subwoofer and they sound great for the price which is very reasonable.
    Date published: 2015-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best little self powered monitor I have been using several MSP3s for 10 years in school and church. Tried other low cost small monitors and nothing comes close in price or quality. It has good sound with smooth midrange and highs and reasonable low frequency, also moderately directional to keep from bleeding into other monitors. Most importantly it is heavy and rugged. Drum sticks don't puncture the speakers. Built in volume, bass & treble controls are a plus when you have several monitors on a single mix. Accepts +4 or -10 db line level signal. A mounting adapter is available for attaching to standard microphone stand. Low frequency range is less than an 8 or 12 powered speaker, but for a small footprint this is my favorite.
    Date published: 2013-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for Multiple Applications Use the product as a speaker for a communications transceiver. MSP3 provide excellent voice clarity not found in most speakers. The dual inputs and independent volume controls are important features. Size is just right for a desk top. Can recommend this speaker for any similar application.
    Date published: 2008-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good speakers for the computer Previously I bout a MSP3 for my short wave radio. I bought a pare of MSP3's for my computer. I'm using a Schiit DAC and amp feeding the MSP3's. I couldn't be more pleased. My computer room is a spare bedroom, think 9' x 12'. The MSP3's fill the room with sound without pushing them hard. Compared to my Senheisier 650's the MSP3's sound similar. The Senheiser's obviously have better low end response, but the MSP3's obviously have a better sound stage when properly placed. If you need more bass than the MSP3's deliver, get a Yamaha subwoofer.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best choice for a small environment I purchased a pair of these MSP3 monitors for my DAW recording/mixing desk and they are perfect for the small space I have to work with. My setup has me sitting just a little over 3 feet away from them. Larger speakers would be overkill in this situation. At first I tried a pair of Behringer MS16s in an attempt to save some money, but I wasn't pleased with them at all. The Behringers sounded very boxy and had poor imaging. The Yamahas are worth the extra cost, no doubt. They produce a clear stereo image and reveal a LOT of detail in the upper mid-range and highs, and this is very important when mixing. My mixes on the MSP3s so far have translated well to other systems. I've owned and used a lot of speakers over the past 20 years, including a pair of Genelec 1029As (5). I've always thought the Genelecs sounded excellent for critical listening applications but I'd be hesitant to mix on them. I think if you are producing music in a home studio the Yamaha MSP3s are a better choice to mix on. Bass response is lacking just like you would expect on such a small cabinet, but I appreciate that it is flat and not artificially hyped like some other brands. I can still use these to get an accurate estimate of what my bass will sound like on other systems. My only complaint is that I'd like the power buttons to be on the front, and perhaps a linked-stereo volume control would be nice too, since these are targeted towards small computer setups. But I'm using a mixer so I can deal with volume there.
    Date published: 2011-05-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Clarity and Separation Great clarity of sound in a small package and they make great studio monitors for smaller spaces. The units provide professional audio monitors on a budget. Pro ports for XLR and phone jack.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The little monitor that can. Great sounding as expected. A lot from a small size. Having used it's bigger brother I'm glad to say the crisp clean sound is just as respectable. The major reason why I bought these monitors is that I have a room with radio interference, I've tried 6 different monitors of different price points, all of them had a hum. I almost gave up then I figured I'd try one last set so I did and BAM!!! no hum. Loving them ever since.
    Date published: 2018-07-26
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