Yamaha DBR12 800W 12" Powered Speaker

1,000W Bi-amplified Active Speaker with 12" LF Driver, 1.4" HF Driver, Onboard Mixer, and DSP (each)
Yamaha DBR12 800W 12
Yamaha DBR12 800W 12
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A Portable, High-performance PA Speaker from Yamaha

Able to withstand a whopping 131dB SPL, the Yamaha DBR12 12" active speaker gives you an accurate, controlled performance. Using the latest DSP, Yamaha applied their proprietary FIR-X tuning to optimize the sound and protection algorithms of the DBR12, providing you with plenty of muscle, despite this active speaker's rather diminutive size. Incredibly versatile, you can use the DBR12 as a great-sounding main speaker or as a high-performance floor monitor with a quick flick of the Yamaha DBR12 12" active speaker's D-Contour switch. A switchable highpass filter also makes it easy for you to add a subwoofer to your rig. Sweetwater has put together countless live systems over the past three decades, so give us a call. We'll be glad to help you out!

Yamaha DBR12 12" Active Speaker Features at a Glance:
  • FIR-X tuning delivers excellent sound quality with high resolution and a smooth frequency response
  • D-Contour optimizes the DBR12 for main speaker or floor monitor use
  • Onboard mixer lets you select either a direct output or a mixed output
  • Comprehensive inputs for mixer, musical instrument, or media players
  • Amplifier and power supply design provides powerful output from a compact speaker
  • DSP-controlled protection functionality promotes optimum reliability
The Yamaha DBR12 is a portable, high-performance 12" active PA speaker!

Additional Media

Live Sound Monitor Buying Guide
PA Speaker Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 1 x 12"
HF Driver Size 1.4"
LF Driver Power Amp 800W
HF Driver Power Amp 200W
Total Power 1000W
Inputs 2 x XLR/TRS Combo, 1 x Stereo
Outputs 1 x XLR
Frequency Range 52Hz-20kHz (-10dB)
Crossover Frequency 2.1kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 131dB
Horizontal Coverage Angle 90 Degrees
Vertical Coverage Angle 60 Degrees
Enclosure Material Plastic
Mounting Options Pole, Floor Wedge
Height 23.7"
Width 14.8"
Depth 13.7"
Weight 34.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number DBR12

Customer Reviews

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Great, Lightweight Speaker - Perfect for Gigging

The speakers are powerful, amazingly clear, and they're light! There are a ton of mode options on the back. Best speaker we have in the PA, without a doubt. Getting another one soon.

Nice Compact Speaker

I got these for an acoustic duo and so far I really like them. They sound amazing with my Taylor and a little reverb. Very tight bass and super clear highs. Vocals are very crisp and it is very easy to eq them to sound great. Much clearer sound than my passive Peavey 15s but still plenty of bass. They are surprisingly small and light and easy to carry or mount on a stand. I would guess the 15s sound even better but I wouldn't want it to be much heavier. They sound great with the iPhone plugged in too, for background music. Overall, with the 7 year warranty I think these are a great deal.
Music background: Been playing 30 years. Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz

More than I expected.

I am old school as far as my setup goes, passive speakers and power amps. I finally dived into the powered speaker era, and I am glad I did. My biggest reason going to powered speakers was the weight of my passive speakers. My 15" Peavey's with Black Widows woofers are great, but man they are heavy. I searched and searched and read reviews and watched videos for months. I finally decided on the Yamaha DBR 12's, setup was easy and I let it rip. Wow, the sound was great and much louder than I was expecting, I went with the 12's since they are lighter and I have plenty of subs for the low end. I am very pleased with the DBR's, grap a pair they won't disappoint!
Music background: Sound Man/DJ

Great Mobile Speaker

Started off with one DBR12 for a single stage monitor. Really cool that the mixer section has 2 combo plugs so I can plug both L+R from the DJ mixer. Worked out really well. As for sound quality, it sounds pretty close to the DXR12 which is a fantastic sounding speaker. What I really like about the DBR12 is the cabinet. It is light and durable. It can handle a few nicks and scratches. Probably even defect them. Which makes this a great mobile speaker. I feel confident loading them in my SUV or car without a cover. Very happy. Purchased another one to complete a pair. This pair is replacing my rookie year Mackie Thump 15s I used for small parties. Definitely an upgrade.
Music background: Mobile DJ

Awesome for,stage monitors

We bought one of these for the singer to use as a stage monitor and it sounded great. Love the ability to mix two feeds, one for vocals and the other for full band mix. I was playing around with it in the studio and tried it as a monitor for my electronic drums. It was awesome so...we bought another one!
Music background: Drummer and recording engineer. Pro band playing current rock covers.
See also: Monitor Speakers, Yamaha, Yamaha PA Speakers, Yamaha Stage Monitors