Legacy Series - YSM1

70w, 6.5-inch / 1-inch Passive

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


System Type 2-Way
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 1
Inputs - Binding Post 1
Enclosure Materials MDF Wood
Baffle Material MDF Wood
Port(s) Tuned 2 inch Cylindrical
Grille Black Cloth
Covering / Finish Black Woodgrain or White Laminate
Dimensions (DWH xbackW, inches) 9x10x16
Dimensions (DWH xbackW, cm) 23x25x41
Weight (lbs/kg) 18/8

Specifications subject to change without notice