Yamaha CBR15 1000W 15" Passive Speaker

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$375
Yamaha CBR15 1000W 15" Passive Speaker

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 88/100 is based on analysis of 20+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments below.

Yamaha's reputation for quality permeates the entire music gear industry, and the loud speaker market is no exception.

The CBR15 in particular is well received for the high value that it provides given its price.

It sports a 15" woofer and a 1.4" tweeter with a 500W RMS power handling and 96dB SPL sensitivity.

It is wrapped with a sturdy yet lightweight plastic cabinet that both protects the components and make the speaker relatively easier to setup and carry around.

Finally, Yamaha equipped the CBR15 with a tweeter protection circuit, for worry free use and longevity.

Features:

  • 15" LF Driver
  • 1.4" HF Driver
  • Continuous Power: 250W
  • Program Power: 500W
  • Peak Power: 1000W
  • Sensitivity: 1W/1m: 96 dB
  • Impedance 8 ohms
  • Frequency Range: 46 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 126 dB
  • Weight: 38 lbs.

Pros
The CBR15 exemplifies why Yamaha is doing well, with its great balance of affordability, good specifications and reliable build quality. Good reports of this speaker working well as FOH speakers in various venues continue to pour in. There are also many musicians who utilize this speaker as their monitor. It also gets a lot of praise for its weight, with some describing it as a breeze to mount on to poles.

Cons
Those who prefer speakers with wood cabinets may want to look elsewhere and stretch their budgets. Other than that, not many complaints to write about.

Overall
If you're looking for a reliable and great value 15" passive speaker, then this may be for you.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Passive PA Speakers.