Yamaha today announced the DXRmkII series of powered loudspeakers — DXR15mkII, DXR12mkII, DXR10mkII and DXR8mkII. The DXRmkII models reach a higher SPL than the previous series, thanks to a larger, 1.75″ voice coil HF compression driver and precise amp tuning. To develop the larger and lighter HF driver, Yamaha collaborated once again with the company’s subsidiary, NEXO, known for touring-grade sound reinforcement.
All models feature Yamaha FIR-X tuning using linear phase FIR*filters for the crossover. This tuning provides accurate and smooth response with greater clarity and imaging than in typical crossovers. All models also feature D-CONTOUR dynamic multi-band processing for clear, powerful and consistent sound regardless of how hard they are driven. D-CONTOUR provides more detailed tuning of sound with two settings — FOH/MAIN or MONITOR mode — optimally set to match any particular application.
According to Yamaha, every aspect of the DXRmkII’s design is geared toward peak functionality. Durable, non-resonant ABS enclosures and a portable, lightweight construction allow for adaptability in various environments and applications, from front-of-house sound and floor monitoring, to simple amplification and installed environments. For rigged applications, DXRmkII series loudspeakers come equipped with rigging points compatible with standard eyebolts, while optional U-brackets are available for various horizontal and vertical applications. The DXRmkII also features a dual-angle pole mount socket to direct audio output away from reflective surfaces and onto the audience, as well as a three-channel onboard mixer, flexible IN/OUT connectivity and linking capability allowing it to comprise a full sound reinforcement system.
The new DXRmkII lineup will begin shipping in the summer of 2019. Pricing is TBD and all the specs are here.