2-way PA speaker — 350W continuous
Our take on the Yamaha CBR12 by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
Lightweight enclosures, heavyweight performance
Yamaha's CBR Series speakers, their latest entry in the passive speaker category, feature carefully chosen components in well-designed lightweight enclosures that work in a variety of applications. The CBR12 speaker uses a 12" woofer with a 2" voice coil, along with a 2" compression driver in Yamaha's new wide-dispersion constant directivity horn, to spread the sound more evenly throughout the listening area. High-frequency driver protection, along with the responsiveness of the low-frequency driver, allows the CBR12 to handle high output levels reliably.
A touch over 30 pounds
The sleek plastic cabinet lightens the CBR12 to a shade over 30 pounds, about 2/3 of the weight of conventional 12" speakers. Its shape allows it to double as a floor monitor, and the cabinet also features three M8 rigging points and a 35mm speaker pole socket. A steel grille protects the speakers and adds to the fresh, modern look of the exterior.
- 2-way PA speaker
- 12" low-frequency driver
- 2" compression-driver tweeter
- power rating: 350 watts program, 700 watts peak
- frequency range: 48-20,000 Hz
- impedance: 8 ohms
- sensitivity: 96 dB
- dimensions: 14-13/16"W x 23-11/16"H x 13-11/16"D
- weight: 30.6 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
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What's in the Box:
- PA passive loudspeaker
- Owner's Manual
- Technical Specifications
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Features and Specs
|Drivers per speaker||1|
|Woofer Size (inches)||12|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||2|
|System Frequency response||48-20000|
CBR Series: The CBR Series is a new lineup of passive loudspeakers developed by adopting the extensive knowledge of speaker design and acoustic technologies that Yamaha has accrued over a long and storied history of making speakers of every kind.Combining a meticulous materials selection process, thorough customization of the audio components, and a fresh, innovative approach to speaker design, Yamaha engineering team's primary focus was to deliver high-power, high-definition sound in a highly portable and versatile design that is equally at home in front-of-house, floor monitoring, or rigged configurations.
Two-Way Speaker Design: The CBR Series loudspeaker comes equipped with carefully selected and customized transducers that feature a highly responsive 12" woofer and a precise 2" compression driver, ensuring consistent high-definition sound with minimal distortion even at high output levels.
Wide-Dispersion Constant Directivity Horn: A newly designed wide-dispersion constant directivity horn minimizes the radiation pattern deterioration in oblique directions that more conventional horns are prone to, allowing sound to expand in a more rectangular pattern (90°H x 60°V), evenly dispersing wide-frequency sound to the outer-most edges of the coverage area.
High Frequency Protection Circuit: CBR Series speakers employ a protection function that limits excessive input to the high frequency driver. This valuable protection circuit affords you worry-free operation of your speakers when you need them most. Combined with a highly responsive low frequency driver, CBR Series speakers reliably deliver clear, precise sound at any output level.
Dual Ports: The CBR Series speaker utilizes two front-firing ports to increase overall efficiency and deliver bigger bass response.
Rugged, Portable Enclosure: The CBR Series loudspeaker features a very compact, durable, and lightweight plastic cabinet equipped with newly designed, ergonomic handles that greatly minimize system transport and setup. In addition, all CBR models feature a sleek, steel front grille that seamlessly blends in with installation aesthetics while protecting the vital inner speaker components from environmental hazards.
speakON and 1/4" Jacks: CBR Series speakers are equipped with one speakON jack and one 1/4" Phone jack that allow for fast and easy connectivity in both personal and professional environments.
Mounting Options: The CBR Series speakers feature an optimized 50° wedge angle for floor monitoring and a 35mm socket which adapts to commercially available speaker stands and speaker poles. In addition, the CBR speaker's symmetrical shape allows for effortless configuration of a mirror-mode floor monitoring system for a larger and more defined sweet spot. CBR loudspeakers also come equipped with M8 rigging points, allowing for rigged applications with optional speaker brackets or standardized eye-bolts.
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