Yamaha DXS12 12" 600W Powered Subwoofer (Discontinued)


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Yamaha DXS12 - front and back views

This 12" subwoofer from Yamaha uses their built in D-XSUB low frequency processing technology, which they say produces a stronger bottom end than you would expect from a 12" driver.

With its relatively smaller woofer and 600W RMS power rating, this subwoofer reproduces more sonic detail at the cost of losing some ultra low thump.


  • Frequency Response: 47 Hz to 160 Hz (-10 dB)
  • Crossover: Not specified
  • Max SPL: 131 dB
  • Power Rating: 600 Watts RMS Continuous - 950 Watts Peak
  • Drivers: 12" cone + 2.5" voice coil
  • Input Connectors: 2 x XLR
  • Output Connectors: 2 x XLR
  • Polarity: Normal / Reverse
  • Enclosure Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: 15.6" x 22.1" x 23.4"
  • Weight: 72.8 lb (33 kg)


Many customer reviews say that the Yamaha DXS12 sounds just as good to them as larger 15" and even 18" subs and it does appear to have a Max SPL rating to support this view. It also received compliments about how easy it is to set up. A good number of users describe it as unbelievably good for the money.


While it does work great for small venues, there were a few users who noted that it does not have enough projection to be a main subwoofer for bigger venues.


Unfortunately it's hard to find new at stores so we recommend other options in our guide to The Best PA Subwoofers.