New Gear Review: Yamaha DBR Series Powered Portable Loudspeakers

•Yamaha_dbr_seriesThe newest additions to Yamaha’s portable loudspeaker lineup are the powered DBR Series and the passive CBR Series. The DBR Series come in three sizes defined by woofer size: the DBR10, DBR12 and DBR15 all feature Yamaha’s FIR-X tuning that uses linear phase FIR crossover filters to achieve more accuracy for better clarity and imaging. D-CONTOUR dynamic multi-band processing applies optimized settings for either front-of-house or floor monitoring applications. The DBR’s Class-D amplifiers deliver up to 1,000 watts, achieving a maximum 132 dB SPL via an accurate wide dispersion constant-directivity horn that projects the DBR’s deep bass, clear midrange and accurate high frequencies throughout a broad coverage area. For floor wedge monitoring use, the DBR also features an optimized 50-degree wedge angle while the symmetrical cabinet shape of the DBR12 and DBR15 allows “mirror-mode” configuration. Each DBR model also includes a 2-channel onboard mixer with a combo jacks for both XLR and TRS phone and either mic or line level inputs. http://4wrd.it/DBR, http://4wrd.it/CBR

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazinehttp://barryrudolph.com