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!