At Prolight + Sound this year, Yamaha has presented its newly-updated DXRmkII loudspeaker range.
The DXRmkII models feature an upgraded, 1.75” neodymium VC compression driver that delivers 1-2 dB higher SPL than the existing series, with improved HF audio quality. The DXR15mkII can reach 134 dB maximum SPL, with a LF response down to 49Hz, while the DXR12mkII can also produce 134 dB SPL with LF down to 52Hz, with exceptional clarity and minimal distortion. The maximum SPL for the DXR10mkII is 132dB SPL, with 130dB SPL for the DXR8mkII.
Yamaha's proprietary FIR-X tuning utilises linear phase FIR* filters for the crossover, an innovative tuning which achieves an accurate, smooth response.
All models feature D-CONTOUR dynamic multi-band processing, with more detailed tuning settings – FOH/MAIN or MONITOR – optimally set to match the particular application. Yamaha's DSP also offers tour-proven protection functions to ensure all vital components perform at their maximum potential, even after extended durations of usage.
Durable, non-resonant ABS enclosures, a portable, lightweight construction and sturdy steel grilles allow for seamless adaptability in a range of environments and applications, from FOH sound and wedge monitoring to simple amplification and installed environments. Versatile mounting options include rigging points for standard eye-bolts, optional U brackets and a dual-angle pole mount socket. All models also feature a three-channel onboard mixer, flexible IN/OUT connectivity and linking options to create a full sound reinforcement system.
As with the original DXR series, Yamaha collaborated with Nexo on the updated range, adding Nexo’s insight and expertise as an industry leader in touring-grade sound reinforcement to the precise tuning of the DXRmkII series.
“Working with Nexo was an obvious step in taking DXRmkII to the highest level of performance. Liaising closely with Nexo engineers at their state-of-the-art facility greatly contributed to the impressive SPL and unmatched reliability of these new loudspeakers,” said Yoshi Tsugawa, general manager of the Yamaha Pro Audio Division. “As a result, they deliver enhanced performance and reliability, allowing them to meet the demands of a wider range of environments that require professional, high-quality performance in a compact, lightweight package.”
Jean Mullor, CEO of Nexo, added: “It was very exciting to see the DXRmkII concept take shape and to contribute to the process. We are proud to have played a role in the DXR series’ development from its inception to the present, putting the finishing touches on the new upgraded lineup.”
The full DXRmkII range will be available from June 2019.