I will do a Alto TS212 vs. Yamaha DBR10 shoot out video this week. D    280mm (11") In keeping with their entry-level status the DBR range comes in polypropylene enclosures… so they look like plastic boxes. Not really, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good speaker in its own right, and doesn’t mean it hasn’t benefitted from a little Nexo fairy dust. Elles assurent un son de haute résolution à n’importe quel niveau de sortie. Does it sound like a Nexo? The DBR range spec say they go noticeably louder than the Alto's but in a slightly smaller and lighter cabinet. With this series DXR Yamaha and Nexo did a very good job, electronic processing and filtering is remarkable, even if the surge occurs a little too hard to protect pregnant! The rear panel is similar to the DBR12, with the same EQ options, but offers an extra input so you get the choice of XLR, ¼-inch jack or RCA, each with separate volume controls. Crossover    FIR-X tuning™ (linear phase FIR filter) I know it's comparing a 12 vs. a 10, but that will give an idea of how clear the new Altos sound. At high levels the low end gets overwhelmed before the mids but the processor stops it from getting too untidy. However, I prefer my DXR's and like the extra features that the Yamaha DXR and DBR range have such as HPF and extra RCA inputs. Of course I know manufacturer specs are often BS. First of all with only 9.2 kg (DXR 10 14.6 kg) they're more than a third less heavy than the DXR 10. Contact Us. The Chinese-made DXR12 is the mid-level model, and at $1299, is right amongst the leading brands. I own both DXR and DSR. Nominal coverage    H    90° Cabinet material    Plastic The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series harnesses the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and amplifier and speaker technologies developed for the professional DSR Series and DXR Series lineups, ensuring high-resolution sound at any output level. The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series harnesses the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and amplifier and speaker technologies developed for the professional DSR Series and DXR Series lineups, ensuring high-resolution sound at any output level. Add at least two items to compare. I’d like to see as standard a little switchable light above the rear panel. It reads like they all have the same DSP, with different amps and drivers. There is a limiter light on the back that lights up when it is compressing. The DBR12 has two input channels: Channel 1 has a combo balanced XLR/¼-inch jack socket and switches from mic to line input level; Channel 2 has a combo input plus two RCA sockets. I liked the way the connections and controls are spaciously laid out and easy to find — it’s often dark back there, and there are dangers in groping around… beware the sudden-death switch (mic/line selector) on Channel 1. The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series harnesses the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and amplifier and speaker technologies developed for the professional DSR Series and DXR Series lineups, ensuring high-resolution sound at any output level. Yes, there are cheaper speakers available, but they’re likely to be lower quality and for any sort of demanding application they’ll probably only ever sound fair. In use, both models have similar voicing with the main difference being the quality of the delivery. The single XLR output can be switched to send Channel 1 straight through (to create a stereo system) or send a mix of both channels to another speaker. Finish    Black Live Chat. - Power rating up to 1000W. While I didn't get to compare them side by side when my keyboard buddy had my DBR, I suspect that a DXR 10 will outrun a DBR 12 in the mid bass as well. Yamaha has a reputation for making bullet-proof gear and these come with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. Combining the series with Yamaha's newly designed DXS subwoofers will further elevate your system's performance, giving you versatile control of its thunderous bottom end. The optional covers for these are padded for protection and have a front mesh so the speaker can be used with the cover on. For that matter, other manufacturers similarly priced? The DXR12 has an X (for Nexo?) Sales & Expert advice 800.606.6969 or 212.444.6615. They come in different sizes, with woofers from eight (in the DXR) or 10 (in the DBR) to 15 inches, plus 12- and 15-inch subs in the DXR range. Trying to capture the sonic difference between Yamaha DXR12 and DXR10. Plus there’s the problem of entering and leaving the horns relatively narrow horizontal angle when moving around the stage. The Indonesian-made DBR12 is the entry level model and it’s available for $799. This category appeals to buyers that expect high audio quality, class-leading features and solid performance in a range of applications. The Yamaha DBR10 is a scaled-down economy version of the DXR 10 with good reviews, especially in terms of bang-for-the buck. The only compromise with this is the lack of separate volume controls so their respective levels would need to be controlled at the source. It’s festival season for me so I got to try these speakers in a variety of applications. The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series harnesses the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and amplifier and speaker technologies developed for the professional DSR Series and DXR Series lineups, ensuring high-resolution sound at any output level. The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series harnesses the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and amplifier and speaker technologies developed for the professional DSR Series and DXR Series lineups, ensuring high-resolution sound at any output level. Flying and mounting hardware    Top x2, Rear x1 (Fits for M8 x 15mm eyebolts) Sort: Clear All. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google The LF driver has a two-inch voice coil and produces enough low-end for music playback, especially with the FOH EQ setting selected. Power requirements    100V - 240V, 50Hz/60Hz The recessed rear panel contains the user controls and connections and they conform to the current prosumer standard of several inputs that can be mixed together, plus a handful of EQ options. Realistically at the price point and owning 1000 watts of power, you cannot ask for more, The DBR's lightweight, high performance Class-D amplifier is capable of producing up to 1000W* of power, achieving an SPL of 132dB, delivered with remarkable clarity and dynamic characteristics, Speaker type    2-way, Bi-amp powered speaker, Bass-reflex type The LF driver has a bigger 2.5-inch voice coil that delivers a richer low-end with less distortion at high levels. The DBR range was introduced last year, and offers an affordable route to ownership of Yamaha’s well-established and very popular ranges of self-powered portable speakers. Horn dispersion is 90 x 60 degrees and while the one-inch throat HF compression driver is a little grainy above 6kHz, the horn flare does a good job of spreading the high frequencies evenly across the front of the cabinet. Components    LF    Diameter:8" cone, Voice Coil:2", Magnet:Ferrite Sound-shaping options include a two-stage hi-pass filter and DSP settings that can be switched to flat, FOH (added lows and highs) or Monitor (cut lows, added hi-mids and highs). DXR speakers employ many of the same protection functions used in our top-class TXn Series professional power amplifiers. The DBR and DXR range of powered speakers replace Yamaha’s ageing MSR400 boxes and allow it to compete in the current, hotly-contested, prosumer market. For those sitiations where size matters and you need the power the 8 inch DXR8 is perfect. They also have a 7 year warranty. DBR10 - sounds very similar to the DXR10, so I started A/Bing them - the DXR sounded like it had a slightly clearer, more extended response (I am wording this badly) - so the DXR sounded just a bit 'nicer' than this DBR. The new design is made of a very light weight material and after a few drops and falls, and it held its own. Handle    Side x 2, Well First off the DXR series not only has a 10,12,and 15 inch woofer version but also an 8" version as well. The DBR and DXR range of powered speakers replace Yamaha’s ageing MSR400 boxes and allow it to compete in the current, hotly-contested, prosumer market. Nominal coverage    H    90°   /  V    60° According to the Yamaha Brochure, the DXR and DBR line all have multiband compressors in them. Both can fill a small room — the amount of bass is the limiting factor but they’re surprisingly good for a 12-inch woofer and if you need big bass then you need a DXS sub, or at least the models with a 15-inch LF driver. Under the cabinet there’s the luxury of a second pole-mount option, pointing down seven degrees. The wrap-around steel grille and white power light help too. Processors    D-CONTOUR: FOH/MAIN, MONITOR, OFF The DBR series will sell on price and shouldn’t disappoint but if you can hear the difference clearly, then the DXR series is worth the extra expense. Output power    Dynamic:1100W (LF: 950W HF: 150W) / Continuous: 700W (LF: 600W HF: 100W) Not that the DBR isnt great sounding or durable, but the DXR is a bit more of a higher end speaker, Comparing these speakers to thier relatve competitors like Mackie , QSC and JBl.. there is no Cons, but only thing is that I wished they had a DBR8 :), For technical and availability info call (877) 477 6432 or Email us. You can hear the compressor working sometimes but it effectively stops the mids from distorting on vocal peaks and makes for a smoother listening experience. Yamaha at NAMM: AXR4 Audio Interface Now with USB-C, Yamaha YC61 Bring Organ Soul to the Stage, L-ISA Technology Expands Console Partnership with Yamaha. Pros on the DBR is that they are powerfull, good sounding, and priced to fit in any budget. The new DBR series makes the technology from Yamaha’s established DXR speakers available at an even more wallet–friendly price. Dimensions    W    280mm (11") H    458mm (18") I got to try the 12-inch version of each range. On a stage, the 90-degree horizontal throw of the horn becomes 90 degrees of vertical throw, with only part of it aimed at the singer. They're quite small in comparison, too. The DXR feels like it's going to last 20 years he DBR feels like it may drop and break the plastic etc. They come in different sizes, with woofers from eight (in the DXR) or 10 (in the DBR) to 15 inches, plus 12- and 15-inch subs in the DXR range. I am not technically savvy. Didn't buy any DBR due to build quality. Net weight    13.5kg (29.8lbs) V    60° The answer is a rotatable horn, then they could they really claim to be equally suitable for floor monitors, until then… they’ll do in a pinch. No items to compare. Others    Material: ABS (Matte Finish, Black). They’re easy to grab by the generous side handles but there’s no handle on the top of the cabinets, not a huge issue but I use them often when fitted. Once you get to the DBR level you’re entering the world of professional sound quality and you can expect decent components, power and reliability. Specifically, how their involvement led to some new approaches in the development of the drivers, cabinets and DSP for Yamaha’s new speakers. At first glance the Yamaha DBR10 appears to be just another two–way, 10–inch ‘plastic’ speaker, but when you dig deeper you’ll discover that it incorporates 700W of Class–D amplification (325W ‘continuous’ power), and can deliver a hefty maximum SPL of 129dB. The DBR speakers do have a new design to them that I found very usefull as all the series can be set as a FOH floor monitor as well as a rugged FOH speaker. A microprocessor and high-power DSP monitor the status of the power supply, power amplifiers, transducers and ongoing signals to protect all aspects of each component. The Monitor EQ setting helps in controlling the excess low-end you don’t need or want on stage, but the fixed dispersion of the horn is a compromise. the DXR Speakers best feature is its sound, and durability. The DXR on other hand is built from some kind of resign type hardened plastic. The DBR 10 is an extremely powerful and excellent sounding piece of equipment. I/O connectors    INPUT: XLR-3-31 x1 , INPUT2: Phone x2, INPUT3: RCA PIN x 2, THRU: XLR3-32 x 1 (Parallel with INPUT 1), LINK OUT: XLR x 1 Power requirements    100 V, 100-120V, 220-240 V, 110/127/220V (Brazil), 50/60Hz, Power consumption    74W(1/8 Power Consumption), 18W(Idle) For PA, depending on the size of the room you wish to fill with sound, this will affect what size works best for your needs. They’re a great size for sidefills on small-medium stages, and there are 50-degree angles on both rear edges so a pair could be placed in a mirror-image pattern with the horns on either the inside or the outside. Simple point of use question re: Yamaha DBR12 And Yamaha DXR speakers. 15 of 15 people found this review helpful. - Maximum SPL up to 132dB SPL. Yamaha no dips in frequency range, super clear and tight bass. The DBR12 is a willing performer with a strong mid-range presence and more than enough power for the drivers. Apparently Sound on Sound have a … Not that the DBR isnt great sounding or durable, but the DXR is a bit more of a higher end speaker. Maximum output level (1m; on axis)    129dB SPL It is 2020 and i was looking to get the DXR MK2’s but i think mark ones will do the job. Comprised of 10”, 12” and 15” models, each DBR loudseaker is housed in a newly designed, durable, … Speaker covers/travel bags are almost essential for this class of speaker — I don’t think many of them travel in the back of trucks, rather they either get used in installations or travel to the gig with the band. Privacy Policy and In keeping with this increased expectation the DXR range comes in a sharp looking ABS enclosure. The new DBR range has these extra features plus their spec says they go quite a bit louder than the Altos whilst being slightly smaller and lighter. It’s pretty much the same shape and dimensions as the DBR range but the sharper edges and smooth finish give it a more upmarket attitude. HF    Diaphragm:1.4", Type: 1" throat compression driver, Magnet:Ferrite The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series harnesses the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and amplifier and I got to try the 12-inch version of each range. I remake that choice without problem . Used an neutral LDC mic at 45 cm distance angled between tweeter and woofer. In the end I chose the DXR10 - they only had the shop model so I have one on order, arriving next week. They travel easily, and they’re light; the DBR12 is less than 16kg, the DXR12 just over 19kg. It’s noticeably cleaner than the DBR12 at all levels and the graininess of the DBR12’s horn is replaced by a smoother, extended response in the DXR. Yamaha DBR VS Alto Truesonic? As small FOH speakers they both worked easily, with the quality difference between the different models only really noticeable on either loud or very detailed sources. Terms of Service apply. Accessories    UB-DXR8 (U-barcket) At the Maldon Folk Festival this year the Yamahas started off on the floor but they really started to work when I switched them to sidefills — the even coverage and high resistance to feedback winning favourable comments from the acts. I’ll accept at face value the claimed 1dB maximum SPL difference between them (131dB vs 132dB) as I don’t want to find out what they sound like at that volume. The DXR Series loudspeakers are perfectly suited for front-of-house sound, monitors, simple amplification, rigged applications and more. If you plan to be using either as a personal Monitor they should work well so long as they are not too near field. The lightest of the bunch. The DXR10 performed flawlessly, and though I was confident that the one speaker rig would continue to do the job for me, I couldn't resist purchasing a second DXR10 last week. These days, I play mostly small to medium size venues (50-150 people), and after doing some research, I purchased one of the Yamaha DXR10 speakers to use with my Yamaha MG10XU mixer. Clarity and intelligibility across the vocal range is their strongest feature and that also applies when using them as monitors. Yamaha now owns a large part of French speaker manufacturer Nexo and while it may be a little shy about details, it’s happy to mention the influence of Nexo’s engineers. Your email address will not be published. in its title and sounds better for it. I wish you could give us an expose on the MK 2’s. The DXR8 packs a 1100W of pure power and  delivers an extremely high output while maintaining outstanding resolution. The DBR seemed almost lifeless in the audio .. not sure why, as they sounded fine when I last listened. The existing (and higher-priced) DXR and DSR ranges have proved very successful, and the DBR speakers inherit some of the technology developed for their more upmarket relatives. View price information. The DBR and DXR series of powered speakers are built to a price but they’re well designed, well built and equipped with all the controls and protections expected in their classes. Thanks. These can be used at the same time, with a synth in the combo line input and a laptop in the RCA inputs for instance. - … The Alto supposedly has much higher peak wattage (2000 vs. 700) and slightly better low F response. Yamaha DBR10 10in Powered Speaker [DBR10] - Powered Speakers: Wherever your music may take you, DBR Series loudspeakers are up to the task of delivering powerful, high-quality sound with an un-matched economy of transport and setup time. However, I prefer my DXR's and like the extra features such as HPF and extra RCA inputs. The DXR Series is comprised of four full-range models perfectly suited for front-of-house sound, monitors, simple amplification, rigged applications and more. Maximum output level (1m; on axis)    132dB SPL Your email address will not be published. Pros on the DBR is that they are powerfull, good sounding, and priced to fit in any budget. Frequency range    -10dB    57Hz - 20kHz It's build in similar standard to the old mackies even though it sounds a heap better. Its claimed maximum volume may be only 1dB higher than the DBR12 but because it stays tighter at high levels it’s effectively a greater difference. Combining the series with Yamaha's newly designed DXS subwoofers (sold separately) will further elevate your system's performance, giving you wider control of its thunderous bottom end. Heat dissipation          Fan cooling, 4 speeds Required fields are marked *, Very useful, experienced review. There was a post on here or SOS by someone who compared the two, IIRC they said they found the DBR was not as bright the DXR though others have said they compare favourably (presumably with a "for the money" qualification). The DXR mkII Series powered loudspeakers are the newly upgraded models of the series that add even more SPL and feature a larger 1.75” Neodymium HF compression driver for extremely clear voice reproduction and musicality with less weight. the DXR Speakers best feature is its sound, and durability. Both the DBR12 and the DXR12 are two-way ported designs utilising Yamaha’s FIR-X linear phase crossover, and they boast impressive, almost identical, technical specs. They are not unattractive though — the shape is functional, and the front features a distinctive steel grille and prominent ‘three tuning forks’ logo. The form factor is crazy good for me regarding portability. Yamaha's powered speaker offerings now include the DBR Series, The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series harnesses the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and amplifier and speaker technologies developed for the professional DSR Series and DXR Series lineups, ensuring high-resolution sound at any output level. Projects the low's and high's of the vocals and the acoustic electric Taylor guitar that I use with a quality sound. Power consumption    90W There’s a recognition that these types of speakers will often be used without a separate mixer, and it’s great for small/solo acts to be able to mix themselves from the back of the speaker, but no phantom power on the vocal channel may be limiting. Processors    D-CONTOUR :FOH / MAIN, MONITOR, OFF I will trade the really significant price difference for the 0.3 inch voice coil difference should be much of a problem. They won’t get as crazy loud as the DXR 10 but certainly loud enough to carry a room (when standing up or elevated and not used as a wedge). Adding a DXS12 subwoofer gives you an ultra-compact high-power SR system, Speaker type    8" 2-way, Bi-amp powered speaker, Bass-reflex type If these are anyway close to the quality of the DXR's the. Comfortable handles with useful finger grips are set into the sides, while the rear is shaved across the back corners to point the speaker up at a 50-degree angle if they’re being used as floor monitors. Fantastic for … But things are not equal between the DBR and the DXR. Pole socket    35mm with 2-way features (0 or 7 degrees) For the latest news, invites to upcoming events, new products, sales and more, sign up for our mailing list.