Legacy Series - YSM1i

70w, 6.5-inch / 1-inch Passive

Contemporary Passive Studio Monitor



  • Two-way near-field studio monitor
  • 1-inch soft-dome, ferrofluid-cooled tweeter
  • 6 1/2-inch foam-surround woofer
  • Precisely tuned 2-inch cylindrical port directly below the woofer increases bass response
  • Gold-plated binding posts that also accept banana plugs
  • Rock-solid 3/4-inch MDF construction with a 3/4-inch thick PVC clad MDF baffle
  • Charcoal gray vinyl finish that resists scuffs and is easily cleaned


For more than a decade the original Yorkville YSM1 studio monitor has been a vital mixing tool for the serious recording engineer. They earned a reputation and became widely accepted as one of the most transparent sounding, wide response, and accurate and affordable small format reference monitor available on the market.

The YSM1i is the next generation of passive near-field studio monitoring from Yorkville Sound. Building on the reputation of the YSM1, the YSM1i is a compact, two-way, near-field studio monitor designed to accurately reproduce the signal from a recording and mixing chain without contributing sonic coloration. 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 and installation applications. It reproduces timbres with near pinpoint accuracy and produces pristine sound that defines the finest details and harmonics of the input signal.

The YSM1i features a 1-inch soft-dome, ferrofluid-cooled tweeter and a 6 1/2-inch 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-inch 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 12dB / octave low-pass filter and a 6dB / 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 YSM1i is constructed of 3/4-inch MDF with a 3/4-inch thick PVC clad MDF baffle, and features heavy internal bracing as well as ample internal dampening material ensuring that there is no unwanted bass resonance.

The cabinet is finished in an attractive, charcoal gray vinyl that resists scuffs and is easily cleaned. The YSM1i exhibits impressive bass response and well-articulated and balanced mid-range & treble resulting in a sound that 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. 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 YSM1i features the best price to performance value on the market.


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 Dual Magnet on Woofer and Tweeter
Inputs 1
Inputs - Binding Post 1
Enclosure Materials MDF Wood
Baffle Material Gray PVC Clad MDF Wood
Port(s) Tuned 2 inch Cylindrical
Grille N/A
Covering / Finish Charcoal Gray Laminate
Other Details Shipped in Mirrored Pairs.
Dimensions (DWH xbackW, inches) 9 x 10 x 16
Dimensions (DWH xbackW, cm) 23 x 25 x 41
Weight (lbs/kg) 18 / 8

Specifications subject to change without notice