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Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker 

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Yamaha's powered speaker offerings now include the DBR Series, The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series h...Click To Read More About This Product

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Light and powerful.

Yamaha's powered speaker offerings now include the DBR Series, The most portable powered loudspeakers Yamaha has to offer, the versatile DBR Series harnesses the same state-of-the-art Yamaha DSP and amplifier and speaker technologies developed for the professional DSR Series and DXR Series lineups, ensuring high-resolution sound at any output level. The DBR 10 features a 10" LF driver and a 1.4" ferrite HF driver with a 1" throat. It packs a powerful 700W Class D amplifier and does it all while weighing in at less than 24lbs. The cabinet is ergonomically designed for easy transport and the sound is pure Yamaha.

High-Efficiency 700W Class-D Amplifiers
The DBR's lightweight, high performance Class-D amplifier produces 700W of power, achieving an SPL of 129dB, delivered with remarkable clarity and dynamic characteristics.

Custom Designed Transducer
The high power output woofers deliver well-defined, powerful bass with minimal distortion, while the 1.4" precision compression driver produces accurate mid-range and high frequencies.

A Rugged, Highly Portable Cabinet
DBR Series speakers feature a compact, lightweight, and durable plastic cabinet which offers the highest level of portability of all Yamaha powered speakers. The sleek steel grille bolsters cabinet durability and protects the internal components while a newly designed ergonomic handles provide effortless transportation and system setup.

Easy-to-use Onboard 2-Channel Mixer
DBR Series speakers have two input channels. CH1 has a combo jack which accepts both XLR and TRS Phone allowing for either Mic or Line level input signals. CH2 offers two input options; a combo jack that accepts XLR or TRS Phone, and an RCA pin jack for input from CD players or other stereo line-level sources. The onboard mixer allows you to select either CH1+2 MIX to mix the signal of CH1 and CH2, or CH1 THRU to pass the signal from CH1 only.

Smart Enclosure Design for Floor Monitoring
DBR Series speakers feature an optimized 50wedge angle for floor monitoring.

Rigging Points for Installation Applications
DBR loudspeakers come equipped with M8 rigging threads, allowing for rigged applications with optional speaker brackets or standardized eye-bolts.

FEATURES
Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive:Active
  • Type:Two-way full range
  • LF driver:10"
  • MF driver:N/A
  • HF driver:1.4" ferrite driver
  • Power
  • Amplifier class:D
  • Wattage:325W RMS, 700W peak
  • Mixer/preamp:2 Channel
  • Audio
  • Frequency response:55Hz - 20kHz
  • Coverage pattern:90 x 60
  • Max SPL:131 dB
  • Inputs
  • XLR:2 XLR/TRS
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:
  • Output/thru
  • XLR: 1 mix output
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:
  • SPEAKON:
  • Enclosure
  • Cabinet material:Polypropelene
  • Width:12.1"
  • Height:19.4"
  • Depth:11.4"
  • Weight:23.2 lb.

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SPECIFICATIONS

DBR10 Powered Speaker

  • Type: 2-way, Bi-amp powered speaker, Bass-reflex type:
    Frequency range (-10dB): 55Hz - 20kHz
    Nominal coverage, H: 90, V: 60
    Components: Diameter:10" cone, Voice Coil:2", Magnet:Ferrite
    HF: Diaphragm:1.4", Type: 1" throat compression driver, Magnet:Ferrite
    Crossover: 2.1kHz: FIR-X tuning (linear phase FIR filter)
    Output power: Dynamic:700 W (LF: 500 W, HF: 200 W) / Continuous: 325 W (LF: 260 W, HF: 65 W)
    Maximum output level (1m; on axis): 131dB SPL
    I/O connectors: INPUT1: Combo x1, INPUT2: Combo x 1 + RCA pin x 2 (Unbalanced), OUTPUT: XLR3-32 x 1 (CH1 Parallel Through or CH1+CH2 Mix)
    Processors: D-CONTOUR: FOH/MAIN, MONITOR, OFF
    Heat dissipation: Fan cooling, 4 speeds
    Power requirements: 100 V, 100-120V, 220-240 V, 110/127/220V (Brazil), 50/60Hz
    Power consumption: 74W(1/8 Power Consumption), 18W(Idle)
    Cabinet material: Plastic
    Finish: Black
    Handle: Side x 2
    Flying and mounting hardware: Bottom x 2, Rear x 1 (Fit for M8 x 15 mm eyebolts)
    Pole socket: 35mm (Bottom x 1)
    Dimensions: 308mm (12.1")
    H: 493mm (19.4")
    D: 289mm (11.4")
    Net weight: 10.5 kg (23.2 lbs)
    Accessories: BBS251, BCS251, BWS251-300, BWS251-400 (Optional Speaker bracket)
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YamahaDBR10 Powered Speaker
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (14)
  • Good audio (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Versatile (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (9), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good tone and power. Compact Pkg

This was purchased as a Main for small to mid size venues. I play instrumetal guitar; solo and as part of a duo. Our music runs the gamut from rock to classical; often...Read complete review

This was purchased as a Main for small to mid size venues. I play instrumetal guitar; solo and as part of a duo. Our music runs the gamut from rock to classical; often having many playing styles in one piece. We also use multi effects. All this requires a wide range of tone and clarity.

So far this has been the perfect size speaker to provide smooth tonal balance and response from treble to bass. Bass on some larger speakers seem to power on and off in an un-natural way. The DBR10 has a very even and narural sounding response. It has more than

The size and weight also makes shuttling equipment easier. One of these speakers AND all my equipment (2 bags, mixer, speaker stand, and guitar) weigh about the same as a 15" powered speaker.

It has a clean amp. It is very quiet when the volume to turned max and no signal is being reproduced.

I did knock it a lttle because it lacks dedicated Bass and Treble controls. This would be nice but can be worked around somewhat. The DSP contour works nicely, but we found using the FOH setting then cutting some Bass at the input provides a nice evem tone for us. Otherwise the Bass can be a too deep.

I will purchase another because 2 are very capable of working for us in larger venues.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the sound I was looking for

Do not use these without some sort of signal processor (equalizer/mixer). The idea of using these as just plug and play make me cringe. My ancient (30+ years) Peavey SP3...Read complete review

Do not use these without some sort of signal processor (equalizer/mixer). The idea of using these as just plug and play make me cringe. My ancient (30+ years) Peavey SP3 transducers have much better fidelity and greater volume using a tiny 4 channel 120 watt powered mixer than two of these. But hauling two instant hernia SP3's isn't always easy.

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5.0

You should buy this speaker! It's powerful and so precise!

By Ruth the Singer

from Central Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

    I retired my JBL EONS only because they weigh 40 lbs. Since my gigging career spans 40 years - I AM OLDER AND CANNOT CONTINUE TO LIFT THE WEIGHT (says my Dr. after blowing out my leg Illiotobial Band muscle from over-use from lifting heavy equipment). MY VOICE still rings out - and now, even better because of this speaker. I love it. And I really appreciate the helpfulness of the Musician's Exchange tech I've never met. So helpful to the max!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great speaker... quality product!

    By staurosjohn

    from Nottingham, Maryland

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

      Purchased two of these to 'replace' JBL EON610's... the JBL's just didn't seem to have strong output... the Yamaha's have a higher spl rating (129 vs 124)- it is noticeable! They are very light as well. Purchased 'open-box' which carries the full 7 year warranty from Yamaha - thats a great selling point!!

       
      5.0

      Lightweight, powerful, clear-sounding speakers!

      By staurosjohn

      from Nottingham, Maryland

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

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        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

        Recently picked up some DXR (8's & 10's)... LOVE the clarity & high SPL ratings... needed some extra floor wedges- picked up two DBR-10's... love 'em!

         
        5.0

        Yamaha lightweight powered speaker/monitor

        By Bassdoc

        from Iowa

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

          Nice and light , using as monitor for our pa setup with the keys ,it sounds great as a monitor and will be back up main.For the price it's awesome.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not the sound I was looking for

          By Dale M.

          from North Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

          Do not use these without some sort of signal processor (equalizer/mixer). The idea of using these as just plug and play make me cringe. My ancient (30+ years) Peavey SP3 transducers have much better fidelity and greater volume using a tiny 4 channel 120 watt powered mixer than two of these. But hauling two instant hernia SP3's isn't always easy.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This speaker couldn't be

          By DJ Transmission

          from New Brunswick, Canada

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Deep bass
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Loud
          • Versatile
          • Very high treble

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

            I'm a mobile dj who brings this speaker around as a stage monitor. It sits behind me on the floor and points at me in its wedge shape. Impeccable quality as a stage monitor. And for non professional uses, I had this in the garage when I had some buddies over. Threw on the iPod and it rocked. It was loud enough its own for everyone to even get up and dance and sing and still hear the full sound of the music. Great product on every level. Only thing that's went wrong so far is I somehow bent one of the knobs a bit. My fault, happened during transport. I tried to bend it back with pliers and I'll tell you that there is absolutely no way it will break off. Very durable material.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic!

            By Pick

            from Palm Coast, Fl.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

              I am very happy with these speakers. Not to big, not to small, exactly what I needed. Clean, clear, crisp and full. I will buy a third one. Jam On!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome sound

              By Tattoo Pete

              from Racine, WI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

                I use a pair of MSR100's for my keyboards. Clear, but only around 40-50 true watts each. Not quite loud enough for a big rock band. Soooo..... I hooked up a DBR10 as a booster. Because its all Yamaha, no hiss or hum! MSR100's have nice built in EQ. Line out from the MSR's to in on the DBR. WOWEE ZOWEE!!! Loud, ultra clear, portable, Stage presence. What more can you ask for!

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great sound , lightweight , great price!

                By Wakebrdr549

                from Palm harbor FL

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

                  I bought 2 of these speakers. I do solo guitar singer gigs. I replaced my jbl eon g15s w these. The eons are about 46 lbs and these are only 23. The sound is really great. The 700 watt rating is a bit deceiving. The continuous wattage is 325 which seems about right when compared to the eons. The eons are a bit louder and can fill a space a bit more. The cabinet is a brittle plastic. I don't think they would survive a fall without some damage. A dedicated bass and treble control would be nice, but the uneq'd sound is pretty great as is. I feed these speakers with the xlr output from a Fishman loud box. I have to use the mic setting in the speaker, because on line level, the volume is not very loud even when turned to 10. When in mic setting they are plenty loud, but not quite as clear, the mic preamp introduces some distortion..... Very minor but it is not as clean as the line level. I have pointed out some very minor issues, but overall these speakers sound great. I use the FOH mode and I produced a great eq. Just the right amount of bass and a slight mid cut which makes them a bit less harsh than off or monitor mode.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This Speaker is GREAT!

                  By Pan Man

                  from Atlanta GA

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • No Downside

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Great Main Or Monitor
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Yamaha DBR10 Powered Speaker:

                  This is the best speaker I own. I have several other powered speakers I like a lot but this one has been great in every application. Main, monitor, low volume, high volume, indoors and out.

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