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Rating and Reviews: Yamaha SM12V Club V

Yamaha does it again with the SM12V Club V 12" loudspeaker. Nobody else combines quality with affordability as well as Yamaha.

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"Good monitors, somewhat big & heavy" submitted October 17, 2012

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Ease of Use: The physical dimensions were a bit bigger than I expected. I used to have dirt cheap 15 inch monitors, and these 12's are nearly the same size, at least in terms of face width. They also top over 50 lbs, so a 120lb soprano will probably not be helping you move them around. Quality: Overall, they feel like Yamaha has a good reason to make them the size and weight they do and think that translates directly into quality, at least build quality. As for audio quality, I haven't had much trouble with them. They were a big step up from our previous monitors so it's hard to be critical. If I had audio quality issues with my current system, I'd be more likely to start tweaking EQ first. Manufacturer Support: I've never had to call Yamaha directly for anything. The Wow Factor: No problems at all with zZounds and the ordering process. Overall: These monitors work well for what I need. I'd have to agree with most everything about the other review here. They are definitely above average monitors at an above average price.
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"Solid Monitors." submitted February 14, 2011

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Musical Background: A/V company owner.
Music Style: Eclectic, heavy concentration on Acoustic/Acappella.
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Sound: Does well with instruments and lead vocals in a band, but lacks a bit in the clarity department when used for multiple vocalists. Feature: It is what it is, A monitor. Ease of Use: Straightforward design, 1/4 or Speakon and you are good to go. Quality: I have 4 and all seem to be the same with equal performance. Value: Upper middle price range for an upper middle product. Manufacturer Support: No support needed. The Wow Factor: See features... Overall: I would likely stay with this product unless something came along that really surpassed it in sound quality without a significant price jump.
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