Yamaha DXR12 1100W 12" Powered Speaker

12" Powered Speaker, with 700W 2-way Operation (each)
Yamaha DXR12 1100W 12
Yamaha DXR12 1100W 12
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Yamaha's Next-Gen PA Speakers

You'll be amazed at the sonic clarity and depth you get from Yamaha's DXR12 powered loudspeakers, part of their new DXR/DXS line of Class D-powered PA speakers. Housed in durable, compact ABS enclosures, the 12" DXR12 two-way speakers represent Yamaha's latest sound reinforcement technology. DXR12 speakers pack maximum performance into an efficient design that's perfect for the gigging musician that's on the go. And thanks to the built-in three-channel mixer, the DXR12 is perfect for those times when you need sound reinforcement but don't need an entire PA system. Whether you're playing pre-recorded music or performing for a crowd, you'll love the transparent sound of the Yamaha DXR12 powered loudspeakers.

Yamaha DXR12 Powered Loudspeaker at a Glance:
  • High-power, Class D amplifier
  • Stellar sound quality
  • Built-in three-channel mixer
High-power, Class D amplifier

The Yamaha DXR12 employs a 700W RMS Class D amplifier to serve up vibrant, dynamic sound reinforcement. The DXR12 is bi-amped, with a full 600 watts for the LF driver and 100 watts for the HF driver. The high wattage doesn't just let the DXR12 get loud, it gives it the headroom needed to reproduce the dynamics and nuances in your music. And thanks to the ultra-lightweight Class D amplifier, the DXR12's big sound is still convenient to transport.

Stellar sound quality

Yamaha used a lot of innovative technology to get the maximum sonic quality out of the DXR12 powered loudspeaker. For example, Yamaha's FIR-X tuning technology is constantly optimizing the time alignment between the HF and LF drivers, reducing phase cancellations to greatly enhance bass frequency response as well as stereo imaging. Also, the non-resonant ABS enclosure is designed to resist vibrations at high output levels, greatly reducing distortion for the best sound at extreme levels.

Built-in three-channel mixer

While a pair of DXR12 powered loudspeakers makes a great sound system, especially when paired with a Yamaha DXS subwoofer, what about those situations where you just need a little bit of reinforcement without an entire sound system? Just turn the DXR12 around, and connect up to three microphones or line-level signals for instant amplification. The versatile nature of the DXR12 makes it the ideal loudspeaker for solo musicians, as well as schools and houses of worship that need a flexible sound system for multiple applications.

Yamaha DXR12 Powered Loudspeaker Features:
  • High-powered portable loudspeaker with multi-use flexibility
  • 12" speaker, powered by 700W in a 2-way design
  • Built-in 3-channel mixer lets you connect microphones or line-level sources directly without an entire PA system
  • Built-in DSP for phase optimization and transparent dynamic control
  • ABS cabinet is durable with a low-resonance design for maximum sound quality
Yamaha's DXR12 powered loudspeakers pack big performance into a compact design!

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 1 x 12"
HF Driver Size 1.4"
LF Driver Power Amp 600W (RMS)
HF Driver Power Amp 100W (RMS)
Total Power 700W
Inputs 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4", 2 x RCA
Outputs 1 x XLR (Link)
Frequency Range 52Hz-20kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 132dB
Horizontal Coverage Angle 90 Degrees
Vertical Coverage Angle 60 Degrees
Enclosure Material ABS
Mounting Options Pole, Floor, Fly
Height 23.6"
Width 14.25"
Depth 13.75"
Weight 42.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number DXR12

Customer Reviews

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Yamaha DXR Series

Last year i purchased a pair of DXR15's and couldn't be happier. I use them with and without subs and they sound great either way. I could have easily bought the DXR12's but the 15's provide the extra bass which comes in handy when a sub is not present. And i like having option depending on the gig. While i love my DXR15's i've always had my eye on the 12's and finally decided to pull the trigger on them. They're 10lbs lighter, a little smaller and just as loud. They lack the deeper bass of the 15' but I wanted them specifically to use with the subs. Though half the time i only use one DXR12 and 1 sub and they are more than loud enough.Some people expressed comments about the weight and size of these speakers, well compared to some of the higher end more expensive speakers out there these are not heavy at all. For me the best part of the Yamaha DXR series is the quality, price and warranty. If some of the other brands offered a 7 year warranty on their products I may have been interested. And as a working DJ that relies on my gear performing and sounding good i like knowing that the manufacturer has my back. Nowadays there are quite a few brands to choose from like the DXR and K Series class of speakers but again it comes down to the quality, warranty and price. QSC K series are nice but also more expensive with a lesser warranty. Plus at higher volumes I'd have to give the edge to the DXR's. And again, a 7 year warranty is hard to beat. Pound for pound the DXR's are great and are perfect for any working DJ or musician needing a higher end speaker that won't break the bank and performs great weekend after weekend.Thanks Sweetwater for another quality purchase!
Music background: DJ/Music Producer

Plain & simple

Heard them side by side the qsc k12. Hard decision. Yamaha has the better warranty n they cover the drivers. Dxr 12 yamaha baddest thing I've heard for a 12 inch cab. I traded in two new ev zlx 12p that I only had for 5 months for one yamaha dxr 12. And bought another dxr 12. Plain & simple, u get what u pay for,ev sounds sweet but crank up the volume n you will see.?????

Great Sound

They sound excellent, great price, and a great warranty! Sweetwater customer service is some of the best in the industry!
Music background: music, sound 40yrs


I can say enough about these DXR powered speakers. I bought a set of DXR10s last year to build a small system for someone playing small restaurants and bars. They sound so good they enhance the performers talent with power and plenty of headroom to spare. Now I just replaced a schools old monster out dated beast of a system with just a pair of these DRX 12S. Its a 700 seat auditorium and it was well designed for acoustics which helps balance the sound. I matched it with a Yamaha 16 channel board, new EQ and run up to 9 cordless mics at once for school theater production. When I 1st set it all up for the school that hired me to replace their old dead massive monster system from early 80s. They all looked at this new small setup and had a look of confusion on their faces as how the hell what they spent is now going to fill this big room. But when I turned it all on the look of disbelieve of how these DXRs filled the entire room evenly throughout even to back seats and clear with nice bass and mids and no distortion in high end their looks turned to amazement. I am not even running a sub woofer. But I am not doing rock concerts here either but the bass is very strong and solid for this application and its a big room to fill. During performances, or assemblies I am not even maxed out and have a comfortable amount of headroom to go up if we need to, so far I been told to keep it down because its loud enough. I hardly have to EQ much at all and feedbacks not even an issue. This is the new generation of sound equipment. People are always asking me those 2 speakers are all that's making this sound? I know it sounds to good to be true and I felt that way the 1st time the salesman sold me my DZR 10 so I knew going into this new setup at the school the DXR 12s would do the job and they do without breaking a sweat or even being maxed out. Lots of power in these babies. I have not seen a disbeliever after they witness the sound they offer you. They are way about the level of 400.00 powered speakers of the past though they may look the same on the outside. Not in the same ballpark at all. You must hear them to understand all my review. Amazing worth every dollar you pay for them. Sweetwater has best in house warrantee 2 years which the school really liked!
Music background: Live sound Eng. Pro musician 35 = YEARS

Well Worth the Money

I am quite happy with my new DXR12's! They are used in a wide variety of venues and styles. They are used with my 10 piece band which pushes them sonically to their full extent. Then they are used for sound reinforcement with choral groups, orchestral groups, and music theater productions. This all in one weeks time! No problems producing the clean reinforcement that is needed in those situations. I sold over 900 pounds of equipment in downsizing to these speakers. I would rather impress people with the sound of my equipment rather than the size of it. I use them with a Mackie powered sub, but so far have not actually needed to carry it in any of the shows.
Music background: Pro Musician / Live Sound Engineer
See also: Yamaha, Yamaha PA Speakers