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


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Yamaha DXR12 Powered PA Speaker

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.

Market sentiment is overwhelmingly positive, with users and experts alike giving the DXR12 top marks for its great balance of quality and value for money. A good number of musicians are impressed with its clarity, even at high volumes. The durability and the flexibility of having 3 channels also make this an easy pick for musicians who are looking for an all-in-one powered speaker solution.

There are a few who wish for better handle positioning, while others caution that the DXR12 is quite heavy. On the plus side, there are no notable complaints about Yamaha DXR12's sound and build quality.

Unfortunately the Yamaha DXR12 has been superseded so to find out what our current recommendations are see our guide to The Best Powered PA Speakers.