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Yamaha DXS12mkII 1020W 12″ Powered PA Subwoofer

92 out of 100. Incorporating 60+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank Recommendation

The DXS12mkII appeared on our recommended list for PA Subwoofers in 1 edition from November 2019 until October 2020 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other subs.

Yamaha DXS12mkII Overview

The DXS12mkII is a straightforward subwoofer that reinforces Yamaha’s reputation for value for money and reliability.

It features a class D power amp rated at 800W (Continuous) that drives a 12″ driver with 2.5″ voice coil.

For a bit more low end oomph, it has built-in D-XSUB processing which helps extend the lows further via DSP.

There’s even a cardioid mode for a more efficient projection of the sound.

Finally, it has selectable crossover points which include 80Hz, 100Hz and 120Hz.


  • Frequency Response: 42Hz-150hz (-10 dB)
  • Crossover: Selectable: 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz
  • Max SPL: 134 dB SPL @ 1m
  • Power Rating: 800 Watts Continuous
  • Drivers: 1 x 12″
  • Input Connectors: 2 x XLR
  • Output Connectors: 2 x XLR (Thru)
  • Polarity: Not Specified
  • Enclosure Material: Meranti Plywood
  • Dimensions: 22.32″ x 15.75″ x 22.44″
  • Weight: 66.1 lbs (30 kg)
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Powered PA Subwoofers

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