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Yamaha DBR10

10" 2-way powered PA speaker — 700W peak

7 Reviews

Overview

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When Yamaha decided to build their DBR Series speakers, they used technology developed for the DSR and DXR Series speakers, then added a new level of portability. The DBR10 powered PA speaker uses a Class D amplifier that supplies up to 700 watts, while the 10" woofer and 1" compression-driver tweeter turn all that power into dynamic sound. Yamaha houses the amp and speakers in a compact, lightweight portable cabinet that's the most easily transported of all their powered speakers.

When Yamaha decided to build their DBR Series speakers, they used technology developed for the DSR and DXR Series speakers, then added a new level of portability. The DBR10 powered PA speaker uses a Class D amplifier that supplies up to 700 watts, while the 10" woofer and 1" compression-driver tweeter turn all that power into dynamic sound. Yamaha houses the amp and speakers in a compact, lightweight portable cabinet that's the most easily transported of all their powered speakers.

Yamaha DBR10 10" Powered PA Speaker

At a little over 23 pounds each, you can carry an awesome PA system without even breaking a sweat.

Loads of flexibility

The DBR10's cabinet allows it to be used as a free-standing speaker, a pole-mounted speaker, or a stage monitor. It also includes M8 rigging points so it can be flown above the stage or mounted on brackets (sold separately). Any way you slice it, you get as much as 129 dB sound pressure level from the 700-watt amp and the special-design speakers. That's a lot of output for a single 10" 2-way cabinet, enough to cut through the noise of a packed house and then some. And the whole package weighs only 23 pounds!

Ins and outs

The DBR10's built-in mixer gives you two combination inputs which handle either XLR or 1/4" TRS connectors. One input adds a stereo RCA input for playing a portable music player or other source. A single DBR10 can serve as a PA for presentations or speeches, an amplifier for your tunes, or a musical instrument amplifier, performing each task with remarkable volume and clarity.
Yamaha's digital signal processing gives you a 2-way contour switch to optimize the speaker for front-of-house or monitor use, along with a 2-position high-pass filter that cuts bass for speech applications or use with a subwoofer. An XLR output allows you to daisy-chain the speaker with other DBR10s with a pass-through signal from channel 1 or a mix of channels 1 and 2.

Prepared to perform

If you're ready to take your message or music to the people, the Yamaha DBR10 offers a combination of power and portability that makes it ideal for any situation where you need a lot of sound from a small, affordable package.

Highlights:

  • 2-way powered PA speaker
  • 10" cone woofer
  • 1" compression-driver tweeter
  • maximum output power: 700 watts
  • maximum SPL: 129 dB
  • frequency range: 55-20000 Hz
  • nominal coverage: 90° horizontal, 60° vertical
  • 35mm socket for pole mounting
  • dimensions: 12-1/8"W x 19-7-16"H x 11-7/16"D
  • weight: 23-1/4 pounds
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • DBR10 2-way powered loudspeaker
  • 8.25' AC power cord (IEC 3-prong plug)
  • Owner's Manual (English)
  • Owner's Manual (French)
  • Owner's Manual (Spanish)
  • General Specifications sheet
  • Important Safety Instructions

The sound is great. The best sound I've ever heard when I used it as a guitar amp! It also looks very good when used as a stage monitor. In a small church environment I'm in the size is just perfect!

Him, Naperville, IL

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Yamaha DBR10 Reviews

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(7 Reviews)

Yamaha DBR10

Crutchfield customer from Sugar Land, TX on 4/23/2018

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Overall good monitor speaker. If using as the main speaker, need to have a sub-woofer.

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Great for all purposes, main speakers, stage speakers, guitar amp etc

Him from Naperville, IL on 3/12/2018

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The sound is great. The best sound I've ever heard when I used it as a guitar amp! It also looks very good when used as a stage monitor. In a small church environment I'm in the size is just perfect!

Pros: Great sound and perfect size for many different uses.

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Working GREAT!

Jim from Broomall, PA on 8/4/2017

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This units has been great so far. I have used it on stage as my Fractal Audio AX8 monitor (taking the place of my guitar amplifier). The sound is very clean and plenty loud to hear over my very loud vand. I love the size and weight too!

Pros: Size, clean, weight and power.

Cons: None so far.

Yamaha DBR10

Crutchfield customer from Denali Park, AK on 5/27/2017

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Glad to have the limiter on these speakers. Good to have the insurance on a dj night when our sound guy isn't running things.

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Superb Guitar Amplification

Allen from Mercer Island, WA on 9/9/2016

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I am using the DBR10 in an unusual way... playing a superb, Trenier archtop guitar through it with the aid of an AKG wireless lapel mic. When the guitar was built, I had a 1/4" hole drilled near the end-pin. The wireless transmitter is velcroed to the end of the guitar and the tiny condenser mic was threaded through the hole and brought up through the f-hole to be attached invisibly under the pick guard. The wireless receiver rests on top of--and is plugged into--the DBR10. It took a bit of experimenting with the tone switches on the DBR10 and with room placement but the DBR10 is now giving me an amplified sound that is true to the tonal beauty of the instrument. I love this setup! Allen

Pros: True tonal reproduction. Good EQ filters. Compact. Light. Good looking.

Cons: None

Great deal, more than enough.

Happy from Bakersfield, CA on 5/23/2015

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Really great response for the size and weight of this speaker. I'm using it with an Apple Airport Express and stream music via AirPlay in a large gymnasium during practices. The line input is perfect for this situation and the FOH contour gives a little extra Umph if you want it. I plan on using it with a mic for clinics/camps as well. Just one unit really fills the gym with sound. Not gonna get lots of loud/deep bass, but plenty for listening to music in most cases. Can't imagine better quality and feature set for this price. A+

Pros: Line input, mix of two channels, light weight, convenient size, good looks, well built.

Cons: Could have sub pass though, or daisy chain features, but those are for higher end models and help keep the price down

good item

Rafael from Puerto Rico on 5/12/2015

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Compacta,buen audio y facil de usar. Compact, good audio, and easy to use.

Pros: liviana Light weight

Cons: no tiene handle en las esquinas. No handle on corners.

Crutchfield response on 5/13/2015 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
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Features and Specs

Speakers
Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
System Frequency response 55Hz-20kHz
Maximum SPL 129
Electronics
RMS Power rating 325
Program Power rating ---
Peak Power rating 700
Mic Inputs 1 XLR/TRS combo
Line Inputs 2 XLR-1/4", 1 RCA
Tone Controls DSP, HPF
General
Width (inches) 12-1/16
Height (inches) 19-3/8
Depth (inches) 12-5/8
Weight 23.2 lbs

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Features

DBR Series Overview: The Yamaha DBR series of powered loudspeakers deliver powerful, high-quality sound. They use the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP, amplifier, and speaker technologies as the professional DSR and DXR series. These versatile speakers can be used for live performances, DJ-ing, or public address, and can be placed at front-of-house on a pole stand, on the floor on the end or side for stage monitoring, or suspended in rigged applications.

DBR10: The 2-way DBR10 is equipped with a 10" cone woofer and a 1" compression-driver tweeter, mounted in a bass-reflex type black plastic enclosure. The speaker features 90° horizontal and 60° vertical coverage. It is powered by 2-channel Class D amplifier with 700 watts (dynamic) / 325 watts (continuous) output, capable of delivering a maximum SPL of 129 dB. The drivers are separately amplified, with 500 watts (dynamic) going to the woofer and 200 watts (dynamic) to the tweeter. (Continuous power distribution is 260 watts and 65 watts, respectively.)

Crossover: The 2-way speaker features a 2.1 kHz FIR-X tuning (linear phase FIR filter) crossover.

Inputs/Outputs: The DBR10 has two inputs and one output for daisy-chaining speakers together.  Input 1 features a female XLR-1/4" combo connector with a Mic-Line switch and a rotary level knob. Input 2, a line input, also features a female XLR-1/4" combo connector, plus a stereo RCA pair, and a rotary level knob. The output connector is a male XLR, with a 2-position switch. With the switch in the OUT position, the speaker outputs Channel 1 audio only. In the IN position, the speaker will output a mix of Channels 1 and 2.

DSP: The built-in Yamaha Digital Signal Processor features two controls on the back panel:

  • D-Contour: The D-Contour applies the proper amount of processing depending upon the placement of the speaker. The 3-way switch lets you select the following:
    • FOH (front-of-house) / Main: Applies a boost to both the bass and treble for a balanced full-range sound.
    • Monitor: Applies a boost to the treble, but cuts the bass so you can hear yourself without being overpowered by the bass.
    • Off: Turns off the D-Contour.
  • High-pass Filter (HPF): Applies a high-pass filter with a selectable roll-off at 120Hz or 100Hz. You can also turn off the HPF for full-range sound.

Protection: The DBR10 has built-in protection to keep your speaker operating for years. The amplifier has a limiter that will keep the input levels from reaching an excessive level causing distortion and clipping. The amp's protection circuit monitors the internal temperature, as well as DC-fault, Output Current, and Output Voltage. When the levels get out of range, the amplifier's protection circuit will mute the speaker until the levels return to normal range.

Placement Options:The versatile DBR10 is equipped with a rugged, but portable cabinet, with a top handle for easy carrying. The speaker can be placed upright on its sturdy feet, or placed on its side and used as a 50° angled wedge for onstage floor monitoring. It has a standard 35mm pole socket on the bottom for pole mounting. On the bottom of the speaker, two threaded screw holes are provided for use with M8 x 15mm eye bolts or screws for suspending the speaker. Optional Yamaha speaker brackets are also available for rigged applications.

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It sounds good and need it for church use. [ Him  Mar 04, 2018 ]
I saw all good feedback from others on this Yamaha DBR10 so I'll give it a try. [ Him  Feb 27, 2018 ]
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