MIX AND MATCH: YAMAHA LAUNCHES NEW DXR POWERED LOUDSPEAKER AND DXS SUBWOOFER LINE
—Affordable, But Powerful Versions of Critically Acclaimed DSR Speakers—
With the new Yamaha DXR and DXS powered speaker line, introduced at Winter NAMM 2012, great performing, high fidelity sound reinforcement has never been so affordable or easy to use. Offering high-end features in a convenient and economical package, the new speakers allow for mixing capabilities right on the back panel and innovative use of advanced DSP to provide extra protection for each component. In the DXR series, FIR-X™ tuning derived from Yamaha’s DSR speaker line delivers excellent sound no matter the volume.
Bands, small combos, solo musicians, DJs, churches, schools and other individuals and organizations who require top-quality sound reinforcement will benefit from DXR and DXS quality, which offers the loudest SPL volume in its class. The speakers are so advanced that not only do they offer unique features like a Link function, they also provide DSP assisted EQ (Dynamic COUNTOUR) that tailors the frequency response when used as floor monitors.
“By exploiting the DSP in these new cabinets, the DXR and DXS sound great right out of the box,” said John Schauer, Product Manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division. “The FIR-X filtering ensures that these cabinets perform under all circumstances, even at very high levels.”
The Mixing/LINK feature in the DXR series takes advantage of the three-channel signal inputs on the units’ back panel, which include XLR, phone and RCA jacks. The signals from these inputs are mixed inside the DXR unit. Each channel has its own level control and MIC/LINE switch, allowing users to tweak their settings. The LINK function lets users configure a stereo or dual-mono system using two DXRs. The DSP protection circuits ensure the smooth functionality of the speaker, amplifier and power supply units, promoting optimal performance and reliability without distortion even in challenging environments.
The D-XSUB feature on the DXS subwoofers, a newly developed processing technology designed exclusively for the subs, dynamically controls the low frequency range. A BOOST mode provides enhanced punch to the sound and XTENDED LF mode enhances the bottom of the low frequency range. The selection will depend on the type of applications and musical genres.
For more information, visit Yamaha at Winter NAMM 2012; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Live Sound, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; visit http://4wrd.it/livesound.
Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the U.S. market. Products include: acoustic and digital pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio products, and innovative technology products targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, and installation markets.