Yamaha DXR8 Active PA Speaker (single)
The most compact of the DXR Series speakers, the Yamaha DXR8 makes the most of its 1100W of power, delivering extremely high output while maintaining outstanding resolution.
- Ultra-precise 48-bit DSP processing for high-definition sound
- Intelligent dynamic control for consistent clarity at any output level
- Intelligent onboard 3-channel mixer
- Flexible HPF control
- Durable, compact ABS enclosure
- High-efficiency 1100W Class-D amplifiers
- 7 year Yamaha warranty (Terms and conditions apply)
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All DXR Series speakers now come with a 7 year warranty from Yamaha. All you need to do is register your DXR within 6 months of purchase to qualify. Registration can only done online and requires an account with Yamaha. Create your account here:
Yamaha DXR8 loudspeakers offer superb high-definition sound and class-leading sound pressure levels in a compact and extremely functional design that provides a level of versatility unmatched by any speaker in its class today. The DXR8 is perfectly suited for front-of-house sound, monitors, simple amplification, rigged applications and more. Combining the DXR8 with Yamaha's DXS subwoofers will further elevate your system's performance, giving you versatile control of its thunderous bottom end. With the perfect balance of raw power and innovative speaker technologies, you can depend on DXR Series speakers to deliver the full power of your performance to every member of your audience.
The Power of 'D'
Yamaha's development team took full advantage of a number of advanced digital technologies, both new and refined, when creating the DXR8. Everything from the detailed management of crossover, EQ and time alignment to the limiter settings, protection functions and precise dynamic control of the sound, was subjected to endless simulation, in-house and field testing to ensure that these speakers produce the highest level of sound quality at the highest output levels possible. Combined with Yamaha's advanced analogue signal processing and acoustic technologies, the DXR8 delivers ultimate performance.
Ultra-Precise 48-Bit DSP Processing for High-Definition Sound
The DXR8 features Yamaha's proprietary FIR-X tuning, utilising linear phase FIR filters for the crossover network. FIR-X tuning simultaneously optimises frequency and phase response while adjusting the time alignment between the HF and LF transducers. This creates a very smooth response around the crossover point, providing much better clarity and imaging than what is possible with typical crossovers.
All signals are precisely processed by a 48-bit (76-bit accumulator) high-performance processor for high definition sound quality. The Yamaha DXR8 employs high-precision 24-bit discrete A/D and D/A converters with superior S/N ratio and dynamic range.
Intelligent Dynamic Control for Consistent Clarity at Any Output Level
D-CONTOUR is an intelligent multi-band compressor that gives you powerful and consistent sound throughout all output levels. By constantly monitoring the output of multiple frequency bands and calculating the optimum EQ adjustments for each, even the maximum sound output maintains outstanding clarity and musicality.
With the DXR8, D-CONTOUR provides a more detailed tuning of your sound with two different settings: FOH/ MAIN mode or MONITOR mode. FOH/MAIN mode boosts low-frequency to compensate for low-end that is typically missing when speakers are used in suspended applications or mounted on a speaker stand. MONITOR mode is completely optimised for floor monitor application by intelligently taming down the low-frequency that adds up due to floor reflection, smoothing out a wide range of frequency bands to give you stunning clarity for monitoring your sound. Both of these presets were perfected by performing countless listening tests with skilled sound engineers, giving you a multi-band compressor that performs dynamically, delivering consistent sound with low distortion at any output level.
Compact, High-Power DXR Amp Modules
The DXR8 is equipped with highly efficient Class-D amplifiers that were optimally designed to match the DXR8's HF and LF transducers. These high-performance amplifiers deliver the highest sound output in their class with 1100W of power, producing an impressive SPL up to 129dB. They also provide very fast attack and superior transient response, which greatly contribute to these speakers' incredible audio performance.
Intelligent Onboard 3-Channel Mixer
The Yamaha DXR8 features a flexible onboard mixer with a variety of inputs, making it ideal for simple vocal/instrument amplification. With its flexible IN/OUT, the DXR8 can comprise a full sound reinforcement system, or seamlessly integrate into a setup utilising DSR or DXS Series speakers.
The DXR8 onboard mixer can handle up to three simultaneous inputs. It accepts both Mic and Line level inputs, giving you the flexibility to connect to a variety of sources from microphones to line level instruments and portable audio devices. When in MIC position, a HPF is automatically activated to roll off unwanted low frequency.
Each channel has an individual volume control, letting you mix three discrete audio sources. THRU out passes the input signal from Channel 1 and LINK OUT sends mixed signal from all channels-ideal for daisy-chaining or routing the signal to another destination. LINK OUT is very useful for configuring a compact SR system with another DXR, while LINK MODE allows you to easily switch between stereo or dual-mono configurations.
Flexible HPF Control
The DXR8 features flexible HPF control to perfectly match with DSR and DXS subwoofers. You can choose either 100Hz or 120Hz depending on which subwoofer you are using in combination with the DXR8. DXS Series subwoofers feature flexible LPF settings allowing you to find the optimal HPF/LPF balance for your sound.
Durable, Compact ABS Enclosure
Full-range models are moulded in rugged, non-resonant ABS enclosures and are designed to dampen down vibrations caused by high output levels, producing less distortion and superior sonic quality. The road-tested enclosures are equipped with heavy-duty steel grilles and ergonomic, gripped aluminium handles that greatly improve durability and portability.
Symmetrical Enclosure Design for Mirror-Mode Floor Monitoring
The DXR8 enclosure design enables mirror-mode monitor placement that creates a symmetrical sound field for the performer with a larger, more defined 'sweet spot'. Used in either a balanced dual-mono configuration or a stereo monitor mix setup, mirror-mode floor monitoring can enhance your performance considerably.
Dual-Angle Pole Mount Socket
Depending on the venue, sometimes your mix can fall prey to low ceilings or other room attributes that can impede a clear, even mix and detract from the audiences' listening experience significantly. The DXR8's pole mount socket offers two positions - 0 and 7 degrees - to direct the acoustic energy away from reflective surfaces and on to your audience where it belongs.
Rigging Points for Standard Eye-Bolts and Optional U-Brackets
The Yamaha DXR8 comes equipped with rigging points, allowing for rigged application with standard eyebolts (not included). When more versatility is required, optional U-brackets allow simple and easy rigging in both horizontal and vertical configurations.
Yamaha DXR8 Specifications
• Speaker Type: 8 inch, 2 way
• Frequency Range: 57 Hz - 20 kHz
• Maximum output level: 129 dB SPL
• Output Power: 1100W Peak, 700 Continuous
• Power consumption: 90W
• Dimensions: 280 x 458 x 280 mm / 11 x 18 x 11 inches
• Weight: 13.5 kg / 29.8 lbs.