Yamaha DSR115 Powered Speaker 1300W 15″ (Discontinued)

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Gearank Recommendation

The DSR115 appeared on our recommended list for Powered PA Speakers from December 2017 until August 2019 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other speakers.


The Yamaha DSR115 is a powered active speaker that’s meant to handle bigger venues with its 1500W (Dynamic) power rating, 15″ woofer and 2″ tweeter.

And since it has big woofers, it can reproduce deep low-end frequencies without any problems, and you don’t have to worry about overloading the speaker because it comes with built-in DSP limiter.

Speaking of DSP, it comes with Yamaha’s D-Contour technology, which constantly monitors and adjusts frequencies for optimal sound quality. This allows the DSR115 to sound good regardless of volume level.

It is housed in coated wood enclosure, which provides solid protection, at the cost of being quite heavy.

All in all, the Yamaha DSR115 is a true workhorse powered speaker, ideal for use in medium to big venues.


  • LF Driver: 15″ Cone, 3″ Voice-Coil
  • HF Driver: 2″ Titanium Diaphragm Compression
  • Amplifier: Bi-amplified Class D
  • Output Power Dynamic: 1500W (1080W LF, 480W HF)
  • Output Power Continuous: : 1300W (850W LF, 450W HF)
  • Frequency Response: 45Hz – 20kHz (-10dB) | 55Hz – 18kHz (-3dB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 136dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz
  • Enclosure: Line-X Coated Wood
  • Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4″
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR
  • Controls: LEVEL control, MIC/LINE switch, HPF switch, D-CONTOUR switch, FRONT LED DISABLE switch, POWER switch
  • Dimensions: 29.75″ × 16.6″ × 17.4″
  • Weight: 61 lbs.
Unfortunately this has been discontinued by Yamaha, however you can see a list of the highest rated options on the market in our guide to The Best Powered PA Speakers.

4 thoughts on “Yamaha DSR115 Powered Speaker 1300W 15″ (Discontinued)”

  1. What do you mean by “Discontinued”?
    Is it discontinued by Yamaha, or discontinued from Gearanks’ rating list?

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