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Item # 845CBR15 | MFR # CBR15
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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 CBR15 speaker uses a 15" woofer with a 2.5" voice coil, along with a 2.5" 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 CBR15 to handle high output levels reliably.
The sleek plastic cabinet lightens the CBR15 to 39 pounds, about 4/5 of the weight of conventional 15" 2-way speakers. Its shape allows it to double as a floor monitor, and the cabinet also features two 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.
Average Customer Review(s):
I pretty much knew what I was looking for, so I did not speak with a sales consultant. I was upgrading from a pair of MTX Audio speakers, that one of which had a blown tweeter. The Yamaha speakers far exceed the quality of the MTXs, and are perfect for d.j. work, or live sound. They are also easy to carry, with the handles on the side. These speakers are my first experience with Speakon connectors, and they are a joy; easy to connect, and a secure connection. They are loud, and sound great. They are also versatile, and have holes in the bottoms that allow them to be placed on stands. They can also just sit upright on the floor, or be placed on their wedged sides to be used as stage monitors. Crutchfield's shipping is free and fast. I would highly recommend these speakers, and Crutchfield.
Pros: They sound great, loud, versatile, easy to carry, two easy ways to connect them (speakon, or 1/4" phone cable), high frequency driver protection for overloads
Cons: None so far.
Speakers showed up on time. Good low and high ends. Had help from an agent which walked me through the process of picking out the best speaker for my use. I will definitely be using Crutchfield for all my pro audio needs in the future.
|Drivers per speaker||1|
|Woofer Size (inches)||15|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||2.5|
|System Frequency response||46-20000|
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 15" woofer and a precise 2.5" 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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Awesome product at a good price. Will definitely purchase from Crutchfield again. [ Stafford Nov 09, 2017 ]
Because I need new speakers for my PA. Two of the Yamaha S115V series is what I planned on purchasing, but those are discontinued and only 1 left in stock. Thanks for asking. [ Matthew Jun 18, 2016 ]