With the Yamaha MSP7 everything you need is built-in – all you have to do is supply the line-level input.
The 6.5 inch cone woofer of the Yamaha MSP7 is driven by an 80-watt power amplifier, while the 1 inch dome tweeter has its own 50-watt power amplifier. In the Yamaha MSP7 this particular power and driver combination results in the perfect balance between the low-mid and high frequency ranges. The frequency ranges are divided via a carefully designed electronic crossover before the power amplifier inputs, featuring steep 30-dB/octave roll-off curves in both the low- and high-pass filters. The steep roll-off minimizes inter-modulation between the frequency bands at the crossover point, achieving significantly smoother, cleaner crossover performance in the critical midrange. And the fact that the crossover is a linelevel electronic design completely eliminates the loss, distortion, and sometimes severe inter-modulation that are almost unavoidable in conventional passive crossover networks driven by a single power amplifier.
No matter where the Yamaha MSP7 monitors are used, and with what sources or other audio gear, you know that you’re always receiving the benefits of a perfectly matched power amplifier and speaker system. You’ll hear the difference. You’ll also benefit from the convenience of not having to deal with external amplifiers and cabling.
The Yamaha MSP7 woofer and tweeter units feature some important design innovations that contribute directly to improved sound quality. The 6.5 inch woofer, for example, features a specially treated polypropylene cone with lowdamping rubber surrounds for exceptionally smooth response. Low-reflection highrigidity die-cast magnesium baskets both maximize mechanical precision while minimizing unwanted coloration of the speaker’s output. The 1 inch tweeters feature titanium domes that offer the perfect combination of light weight and rigidity for precise reproduction right up to 40 kHz. The tweeters have a powerful magnetic circuit that results in extremely fast response for crisp, natural transients, and are integrated with a waveguide that achieves uniform high frequency dispersion of 120 degrees. But precision manufacturing makes a huge contribution to performance as well as basic materials and design. The slightest eccentricity in the alignment of the tweeter domes and waveguides, for example, can seriously affect performance. So can the alignment of the coils and magnetic circuits. These are details that require a considerable investment of energy and resources to do properly, and they are exactly the details that make the Yamaha MSP7 the superior studio monitor that it is.
Yamaha MSP7 main features include:
- Biamp 2-way Powered Speaker
- Crossover Frequency 2.5 kHz LF: 30dB/oct, HF: 30dB/oct
- Overall Frequency Response 45 Hz – 40 kHz (-10 dB)
- Maximum Output Level 106 dB, 1 m on Axis
- Dimensions (W x H x D) 218 x 330 x 235 mm, Weight 12.2 kg
- Magnetic Shielding
- Speakers: LF 6.5″ cone, HF 1.0″ Titanium dome
- Enclosure Type: Bass-Reflex
- Output Power: LF 80 W
- THD = 0.05 %, RL = 4 O, HF 50 W, THD = 0.05 %, RL = 6 O, S/N, IHF-A filter > 99 dB, LEVEL = Max
- Input Sensitivity XLR-3-31 +4 dBu, LEVEL = Center
- Input Connectors, Impedance XLR-3-31 (balanced), 10 kO
- LEVEL control, 31 Positions Detent type VR (Min = -8 Attenuation)
- LOW CUT switch FLAT/80 Hz (12 dB/oct)/100 Hz (12 dB/oct)
- HIGH TRIM +1.5/0/-1.5 dB at 15 kHz, LOW TRIM +1.5/0/-1.5/-3 dB at 45 Hz
- Indicators LED Green: Power On, Red: Clipping
- Power Consumption 100 W