Years of experience
When Yamaha decided to build their DBR Series speakers, they used technology developed for the DSR and DXR Series speakers, then added a new level of portability. The DBR15's Class D amplifier supplies up to 1000 watts of digital power, while the 15" woofer and 1.4" compression-driver tweeter turn all that power into dynamic sound. Yamaha houses these speakers in a compact, lightweight portable cabinet that's the most easily transported of all their powered speakers.
Loads of flexibility
The DBR15's cabinet allows it to be used as a free-standing speaker, a pole-mounted speaker, or a stage monitor. It also includes M8 rigging points so it can be flown above the stage or mounted on brackets (sold separately). Any way you slice it, you get as much as 132 dB sound pressure level from the 1000-watt amp and the special-design speakers. That's a lot of output for a single 2-way cabinet, enough to cut through the noise of a packed house and then some. The 15" driver also allows the DBR15 to serve as an alternative to a subwoofer for high-volume situations.
Ins and outs
The DBR15's built-in mixer gives you two combination inputs which handle either XLR or 1/4" TRS connectors. One input adds a stereo RCA input for playing a portable music player or other source. A single DBR15 can serve as a PA for presentations or speeches, an amplifier for your tunes, or a musical instrument amplifier, performing each task with remarkable volume and clarity.
Yamaha's digital signal processing gives you a 2-way contour switch to optimize the speaker for front-of-house or monitor use, along with a 2-position high-pass filter that cuts bass for speech applications or use with a subwoofer. An XLR output allows you to daisy-chain the speaker with other DBR15s with a pass-through signal from channel 1 or a mix of channels 1 and 2.
Prepared to perform
If you're ready to take your message or music to the people, the Yamaha DBR15 offers a combination of power and portability that makes it ideal for any situation where you need a lot of sound in a portable, affordable package.