Les NS10 ou le comportement moutonnier du petit monde de l'audio-pro... (histoire cocasse)

Studio Icons: Yamaha NS-10 Originally designed for domestic hi-fi duties, the NS-10 somehow found its way into top studios – and has stayed there since. John Pickford explains why. With its iconic white woofer, the Yamaha NS-10 loudspeaker is one of the more instantly recognisable pieces of audio kit, and undoubtedly the most well known studio monitor. Launched in 1978 as a bookshelf speaker designed for domestic hi-fi use, it quickly became popular among freelance studio engineers who wanted a portable reference speaker to transport from studio to studio. The original NS-10 was designed by Akira Nakamura, who also designed Yamaha’s flagship NS-1000 monitor, a sophisticated design that ma