Skip Navigation

Yamaha CBR12

2-way PA speaker — 350W continuous

Overview

Our take on the Yamaha CBR12

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.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • 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
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • PA passive loudspeaker
  • Owner's Manual
  • Technical Specifications
Reviews
rewards card
Great Gear Giveaway

Submit a review and enter to win a $350 rewards card

Be the first to review this product

Thanks for submitting your review

Most reviews are processed and published within 5 business days. You will receive a confirmation email once your review has been published.

Your Review

Use the stars below to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500
Upload your photos

Not visible. Email associated with order.
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Additional Fields (optional)

500
500

By submitting this review, you agree to our terms and review guidelines.

Filter by rating

Customer photos


<< >>
Details

Hands-on research

Features and Specs

General
Drivers per speaker 1
Woofer Size (inches) 12
Tweeter Size (inches) 2
System Frequency response 48-20000
Maximum SPL 125
Impedance 8
Inputs SpeakOn, 1/4"
Width (inches) 14-13/16
Height (inches) 23-3/4
Depth (inches) 13-7/8
Weight 30.6 lbs

Product Research

Features

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.

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 verify what’s in the box, 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.

Accessories
Q & A

Customer Q&A

Articles
 
 
 
 

would like to send you to a different page.

Go there