Item Number: MSST 1242
Item Details: Nearfield Reference Monitors - Their famously 'flat/even' response makes them excellent for production in the studio.
The NS-10 was originally sold as a Hi-Fi speaker. (Note; the NS-10M featured a darker sounding tweeter than the NS-10, but is otherwise identical.)
Without going into complicated sonic science, it bombed as a Hi-Fi speaker because it reproduced frequencies beyond the typical expected range for Hi-Fi. For this exact reason, the NS-10 excels as a studio monitor.
As stated by soundonsound.com... "Thanks to its time-domain accuracy and mid-heavy balance, the NS10 is an extremely revealing speaker that takes no prisoners. In other words, if the recording is poor, the NS10 will tell you in no uncertain terms. You have to work harder to make things sound good on the NS10 not because it sounds bad but because recorded music, even today, is often a poor approximation of the real thing, and the NS10 reveals it. I found a familiar comment on the SOS Forum that reads: "If it sounds good on NS10s then it'll sound good on anything." "
The NS-10M differs from the original NS-10 with a slightly darker sounding tweeter. It is otherwise identical in terms of it's ultra-revealing flat response.
This particular pair are in full working order.
The Left side speaker is in Very Good Structural condition and in excellent sonic/working order.
The Right side speaker is in solid structural condition and in likewise excellent/sonic working order. The cabinet was exhibiting some signs of de-lamination around the edges and corners (typical wear on the NS-10M), which has since been fully stabilised and resealed by OEM Electronics. The Right Side woofer has a very small puncture in the cone, but it has zero affect on the sound. Fully tested prior to sale and in excellent working order.