Yamaha DXR12 Powered PA Speaker 12" - 1100W (Discontinued)


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Yamaha DXR12 Powered PA Speaker

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The DXR12 appeared on our recommended list for Powered PA Speakers from April 2017 until it was removed due to a lack of availability in November 2019.


The Yamaha DXR12 is the bigger sibling of the DXR10, featuring the same amplifier section, controls and input/output selection, with the main difference being its bigger 12" woofer.

Consequently, the enclosure is bigger and the overall weight is a bit heavier, but this results in more bass response when compared with the DXR10.

The same Class D amplifier is used, along with Yamaha's DSP FIR-X tuning technology which dynamically optimizes the time alignment between the tweeter and the woofer.

Other features include a built-in 3-channel mixer for stand-alone use, D-Contour and HPF switching for tuning its sound.


  • LF Driver: 12" Cone, 2.5" Voice-Coil
  • HF Driver: 1.4" Throat Compression
  • Amplifier: Bi-amplified Class D
  • Output Power Peak: 1100W (950W LF, 150W HF)
  • Output Power Continuous: : 700W (600W LF, 100W HF)
  • Frequency Response: 52Hz - 20kHz (-10dB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 132dB
  • Enclosure: ABS Thermoplastic
  • Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge, Fly
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4", 2 x RCA
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR (Link)
  • Controls: Power Button, 3 x Level Knobs, Mic/Line Switch, D-Contour (FOH, Off, Monitor), HPF Switch (120Hz, 100Hz, Off), Mono/Stereo Switch
  • Dimensions: 23.5" × 14.25" × 13.75"
  • Weight: 42.5 lbs.
Unfortunately the Yamaha DXR12 has been superseded so to find out what our current recommendations are see our guide to The Best Powered PA Speakers.