Product Comparison: Yamaha HS5 vs KRK RP5 G3


General Specifications
Brand
Yamaha
KRK
Model
HS5
RP5 G3
Origin
Indonesia
China
About the Product
The Yamaha HS-5 is a new addition to Yamaha's HS series of active monitors, influenced by the critically acclaimed and highly sought-after NS-10 studio monitor speakers.
KRK's ROKIT 5 G3 powered studio monitors offer professional performance and accuracy for recording, mixing, mastering and playback.
Key Specs
Type
Active
Active
Number Of Speakers
1
1
Output Power
70 W
50 W
Driver Configuration
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • You do not need an amplifier as these babies are active monitors and plug in.
  • I love these loudspeakers, the sound is clean and the top toner is really moving out of the speakers.
  • I have a home voice over set up and needed a solid set of reference monitors.
  • Now yes the woofer is only 5 inches and won't have the same big boom as an 8 inch of course but for a 5 inch woofer i can tell you that they do indeed have a very good amount of bass for sure.
  • I'm patching though the line out because these are powered monitors
Size & Weight
Height
11.22 in.
11.1 in.
Width
6.69 in.
7.28 in.
Depth
8.74 in.
9.06 in.
Weight
11.68 in.
14.11 in.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • Perfect for home recordings, listening to my itunes collection (and internet radio). Lastly they look great on 800mm speaker stands.
  • You can hear every single little detail, and they're loud as hell for their small size.
  • They're very true to sound and even though they're the smallest of the series, they deliver everything we need for the demos we're doing before we head into the studio.
  • The size is perfect for my bed-room style studio setup, and the quality of sound is awesome.
  • I like them, they are solid, well built and Yamaha have managed to capture in them some of that magic that they instilled into the NS10's
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
54 Hz
45 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
30 kHz
35 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
Sensitivity
106 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • These speakers effectively allow you to hear everything as intended without colouring or deliberately exaggerating some frequencies.
  • I am hearing my music in a whole new way having bought these.
  • I recommend a set of these with a cheap mixer without reservation. Yamaha have done such a good job here and all my music sounds so much better for this set up.
  • Overall the clarity of all the components of sounds with all settings on flat is such a pleasure to hear.
  • I really like the tone of these. A flat response with a very pro monitor mid range ie tone.
Features
Color
Black / White
Black / Yellow
Enclosure Material
MDF
MDF
Cabinet Type
Ported
Ported
Interfaces
XLR, TRS
Unbalanced RCA, Balanced TRS, XLR
Magnetic Shielding
Yes
Yes
Controls
Level adjust, High trim switch, Room control switch
HF level adjust, LF level adjust, Volume
Extras
High performance amp unit, Low resonance enclosure design, Cutting edge noise reduction technology
Silk dome tweeter, Aramid glass composite woofer, Low resonance enclosure, Factory installed foam pad, Equipped with a bi-amped class A/B amplifier
What customers say about "Features"
Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • They have XLR and TRS inputs (balanced or unbalanced), and are 70W.
  • If you want to rock out with them, you can equalize and turn the volume up.
  • You can also adjust Room Control and High Trim, they're actually quite handy.
  • I have these hooked up to a Technics 1200 turntable going through a Teac AG-790 receiver.
  • I have them connected to my computer (via a split XLR) and a Zoom R24 Recorder (via TRS).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
ANSI/UL, CAN/CSA
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