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Yamaha DSR215 Active Loudspeaker   

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An active 2-way speaker with 1300W of Class-D power, frequency range of 45Hz-20kHz, and 138dB SPL.

The DSR215 Active Loudspeaker features an ideal combination of advanced digital sound processing and the latest acoustic technologies for Integral Digital Tuning, plus Yamaha's D-CONTOUR (Dynamic-CONTOUR) multiband dynamic processing for Intelligent Dynamic Control. The DSR215 is loaded with 2 Class-D amplifiers with a PFC (Power Factor Correction) switching mode power supply. One amplifier delivers 850 watts to a premium grade 12" neodymium woofer with 3" voice coil, and a second amplifier supplies 450 watts to a large 2" high-purity titanium diaphragm, neodymium, high-frequency compression driver. A LTBD (Long Throw, Broad Dispersion) Constant Directivity Waveguide Horn spreads the sound across 90∞ x 60∞. The DSR215 has an impressive maximum SPL of 134dB peak.

FIR-X tuning
The digital crossover networks use high-order FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters providing linear phase response. Yamaha's proprietary FIR-X tuning technology simultaneously optimizes frequency and phase response, whilst adjusting the time alignment between the HF and LF transducers. The end result is substantially higher sound quality than can be achieved with conventional analog crossovers. FIR-X tuning provides for the smoothest possible crossover transitions.

High Power DSP and 24-bit Discrete ADCs and DACs
All signals are precisely processed by a 48-bit internal processing, (76-bit accumulator), high-performance processor for optimum sound quality. The DSR Series speakers employ high-precision discrete ADCs and DACs with superior S/N ratio and dynamic range. The analog signal is transmitted on dual channels, converted to digital and summed inside the processor. By using this algorithm, an approximately 3dB improvement in S/N ratio was realized.

The D-CONTOUR multiband dynamic processor constantly monitors the amplifier output levels and adjusts the control system. This in turn varies the amount of boost in each frequency band, providing an ideal balance of dynamic sound with consistent clarity at all volume levels. D-CONTOUR can be turned on or off depending on the acoustic environment and type of sound desired.

1300W (LF 850W, HF450W) High Power, High Sound Quality Class-D Amplifiers
Yamaha's next-generation Class-D amplifiers deliver as much as 1300W of power with precision damping for tight and crisp sound from compact, lightweight modules. Through the ideal combination of amplifiers, transducers, and DSP, the DSR Series loudspeakers provide the highest levels of power in their class, while maintaining precise dynamics and sound reproduction. Efficiency is such that convection cooling is all that is necessary, eliminating the need for fans.

Full Resonance Switching Mode Power Supply with PFC (Power Factor Correction)
The DSR Series employs a Yamaha-developed high-efficiency switching mode power supply with PFC. The full-resonance switching method uses both voltage resonance and current resonance, creating a clean power supply waveform with minimal high-frequency noise. PFC harmonizes the phases of the load current and power supply voltage, maximizing power output and ensuring stable operation under severe conditions. This clean, efficient power supply enables the entire speaker system to achieve its full performance potential.

3-Way Fail-Safe Protection
To ensure the highest possible reliability, the DSR Series employ many of the same protection functions used in Yamaha's top-class TXn Series professional power amplifiers. These functions protect all aspects of the power supply, power amplifier modules and transducers so that they can operate to their full potential while ensuring fail-safe operation even under the most severe conditions.

Note: The limited warranty on DSR-Series loudspeakers is extended to five years. In addition, all qualified DSR purchasers, thus far, are also retroactively covered by this extension, from the date of original sale.

  • Dual 15" 2-way Active Loudspeaker
  • Advanced digital sound processing with 48-bit internal processing
  • D-CONTOUR (Dynamic-CONTOUR) multi-band dynamic processing
  • All-new 1300W Class-D amplifiers with PFC switching mode power supply
  • Maximum SPL 138dB peak
  • Extensive protection of the transducers, amplifiers and power supply from high performance DSP
  • Extended bass response

Your live show deserves Yamaha's quality sound and reliability. Order today!


DSR215 Active Loudspeaker

  • Active Loudspeakers
    Model: DSR215
    System Type: Dual 15" 2-way, Biamp Powered Speaker, Bass-reflex Type
    Frequency Range (-10dB): 45Hz œ 20kHz
    Frequency Response (-3dB): 55Hz œ 18kHz
    Coverage Angle: H90-V60
    CrossoLver Type: FIR-X tuning (linear phase FIR filter)
    Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz
    Measured Maximum SPL (peak) IEC noise @ 1m: 138dB SP

    Amplifier Type: Class-D
    Power Rating: 1300W
    Low-Frequency: 850W
    High-Frequency: 450W
    Cooling: Natural Convection

    LEVEL control
    LINE/MIC switch
    HPF switch
    D-CONTOUR switch
    FRONT LED DISABLE switch, POWER switch

    PEAK: x1 (Red)
    LIMIT:x1 (Red)
    PROTECTION:x1 (Red)
    POWER:x1 (Green)
    FRONT:x1 (White)
    HPF:x1 (Orange)
    D-CONTOUR :x1 (Orange)

    HPF Frequency: 120Hz (-6dB) 24dB/oct
    Boost Type: D-CONTOUR (Dynamic CONTOUR)

    POWER switch on/off: Mute
    DC-fault: Power supply shuts down automatically (reset manually)
    Integral Power Protection: Limit the output (return automatically)
    Clip limiting

    Thermal: Limit the output or Mute (return automatically)
    Output through current: Amplifier shuts down automatically (reset manually)

    Power supply
    Thermal: Amplifier shuts down automatically (reset manually)
    Over voltage: Power supply shuts down automatically (reset manually)

    Input: XLR-3-31 x1 (Balanced), TRS Phone Jack x1 (Balanced)
    Output: XLR-3-32 x1 (Balanced), Parallel connection with INPUT
    Power: AC inlet x1

    Power Consumption (1/8 Power):140W

    Low-Frequency: 2 x 15" cone
    Magnet: Neodymium Magnet
    Voice Coil: 2.5" diameter

    High-Frequency: 2" Titanium diaphragm compression driver
    Magnet: Neodymium Magnet

    Dimension (W x H x D): 18-3/8" x 45-5/8" x 20-4/8", (467 x 1158 x 520mm)
    Weight: 110 lb., (49.8 kg)
    Externals Finish, Color: LINE-X, Black
    Grille: 16-gauge matte black powdercoated perforated steel grille
    Metal Handle: 2-piece (Side Board)

    Input characteristics
    MIC/LINE switch: LINE
    Input Sensitivity: LEVEL position: maximum: 0dBu, LEVEL position: center (12 o'clock): +7dBu
    Maximum Input Level: +24dBu
    Input Impedance: 12kÎ

    MIC/LINE switch: MIC
    Input Sensitivity (LEVEL position): maximum: -25dBu
    Maximum Input Level: -11dBu
    Input Impedance: 8kÎ

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Comments about Yamaha DSR215 Active Loudspeaker:

We have a pair of these as the mains for our 6 piece rock band. We went with these to avoid having to get separate subs. We mic or DI everything into the board including bass & conga/roto toms. Our bass player only has a small amp for stage monitoring so we rely heavily on the mains for bass to the house. No problem. Excellent premium quality sound and lots of volume. We recently played in a 33000 sq ft room with 30 foot ceilings to a crowd of 800 and easily filled the room. Highly recommended. Only downside is that Yamaha does not yet make covers for this line of speakers.

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