Yamaha Club V Series SM12V Passive Stage Monitor Speaker

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$350
Yamaha Club V Series SM12V
Yamaha Club V Series SM12V

The SM12V continues the success story of Yamaha's Club Series line, which as the label implies is now on its 5th iteration.

Stand out features of this speaker include the Eminence designed 12" speaker, and its larger than usual 2" tweeter.

This works in conjunction with its bulky enclosure for improved high power handling and provides enhanced bass frequencies and projection.

Having mentioned all that, its best feature is still its longevity and reliability, as attested to by the many positive reviews that it continues to receive.

Features:

  • 12" LF Driver
  • 2" HF Driver
  • Power Rating (Program): 350W
  • Power Rating (Peak): 700W
  • Impedance 8 ohms
  • Frequency Range: 60Hz-16khz
  • Sensitivity: 1W/1m: 97dB
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 125dB
  • Mounting: Floor Wedge, Pole
  • Weight: 47.2 lbs.

Pros
The Yamaha Club V Series SM12V speaker gets a lot of thumbs up from users who describe it as a well rounded versatile speaker. Many are satisfied with both its physical build - from the solid feel of its cabinet, to its weight. It is also described as having a a pleasing and well balanced sound. Some even use the SM12V as FOH speakers with good results, a testament to its inherent projection and clarity.

Cons
There are a few who comment that the low-end is a bit lacking, while others wish for better positioning versatility.

Overall
Still, the Yamaha Club V Series SM12V is a great buy for anyone looking for a tried and tested 12" floor monitor.

We currently don't have a recommended list devoted to passive stage monitors, but you can find similar options in our guide to The Best Passive PA Speakers.

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