Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere.
That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box,
verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs.
We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
Two-Way Speaker Design: The BR series speaker employs a two-way driver
design with a horn-loaded 1" titanium tweeter and 10" high performance woofer.
- Horn-Loaded Tweeter: A pure titanium 1" compression driver is
mounted to a 90°x 40° non-resonant, constant directivity horn with the goal
of minimizing radiation pattern deterioration in oblique directions as more
conventional horns are prone to doing. This can help to achieve a more ideal
coverage area without irregularities. With the new wide dispersion constant
directivity horn, sound expands in a more rectangular pattern providing 90°
horizontal x 40° vertical coverage, with wide-frequency sound projected to
the edges of the coverage area.
- 10" Woofer: A high power 10" woofer provides deep bass response
with low distortion for great sound.
Note: The YSP (Yamaha Speaker Processing) switch provided on Yamaha EMX
series mixers and P series amplifiers can be used to achieve optimum matching
for significantly enhanced sound.
Rugged Bass-Reflex Cabinet: The cabinet is carefully designed for the
best balance of small, easy to handle size and great low-frequency response,
using Bass Reflex technology. The front grille has been enhanced in terms of
both design and durability. In addition to a carpeted finish, the tough exterior
features steel corner protectors and heavy duty metal handles for improved
portability and durability. The BR series has been designed for the rigors of
daily use in a portable sound reinforcement system.
Dual 1/4" Phone Jacks: The BR series speaker provides dual 1/4" phone
jacks for input and parallel connection. Use one phone jack to receive
input from your sound system/power amplifier. The other phone jack can be used
to parallel-connect an additional speaker. You can set up a simple but
high-performance PA system just by connecting a pair of these speakers to an EMX
series powered mixer (sold separately). Or you could use BR series speakers in
conjunction with a P series power amplifier and MG series mixing console (both
sold separately) to create a range of very versatile live sound systems.
Note: When connecting speakers in parallel be sure to check the rated
load impedance of the power amplifier. Most power amplifiers are capable of
safely driving speakers with minimum impedance of 8 ohms or 4 ohms. A pair
of parallel-connected 8 ohm speakers have a total impedance of 4 ohms. Two 8
ohm speakers can safely be paralleled on one output. 4 ohm speakers,
however, should not be parallel-connected with other speakers. These models
can be connected in parallel, however, if you are using a power amplifier
that can safely drive load impedances of 2 ohms or lower.
Protection Circuitry: With integral protection circuitry built into
the speaker's passive crossover, you can expect a long life of high output and
minimal distortion. A self-resetting poly switch protects the high-frequency
driver from damage caused by excessive power. If a loudspeaker cabinet loses
high-frequency output, immediately remove power from the unit and wait for two
to three minutes. This should be long enough to allow the poly switch to reset.
Reapply power and check the performance of the high-frequency driver before
continuing, with the power reduced to a level that does not cause the poly
switch to interrupt the signal.
Applications & Mounting Options: The speaker features a
1.375" (35mm) pole
socket for use with Yamaha's speaker stand (SS238C, sold separately) for easy positioning in a wide
range of applications. The BR series speaker is a great
choice for bands, clubs, halls, rehearsal studios, retail, or school events;
anywhere you need great sound in a medium-scale application.