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.
DBR15: The 2-way DBR15 is equipped with a 15" cone woofer and a 1"
throat/1.4" diaphragm 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
1000 watts (dynamic)
/ 465 watts (continuous) output, capable of delivering a maximum SPL of 132 dB.
The drivers are separately amplified, with 800 watts (dynamic) going to the
woofer and 200 watts (dynamic) to the tweeter. (Continuous power distribution is
400 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 DBR15 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
Protection: The DBR15 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
Placement Options:The versatile DBR15 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. The DBR15's cabinet is symmetrical, so you can place them on
either side in a mirror-mode for floor monitoring or stereo sound field setups. 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. Another
M8 threaded screw hole is provided on the back of the cabinet to be used as a
pullback point for angling the speaker up to 45° when suspended. Optional Yamaha
speaker brackets are also available for rigged applications.
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