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Richard Penrose

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New Yamaha DZR range!
« on: April 10, 2018, 04:30:48 am »

Just seen Yamaha has announced a brand new powered range of speakers called the DZR :-

https://youtu.be/4I2DxwxpOWY

From what I can see in the promo they now have

- Wooden cabinets
- New more powerful amp modules with LCD menu based 96khz DSP
- Woofers have 3 voicecoils compared to the DXRs 2.5
- Rotatable horns
- D models have Dante ports

Not sure if these are an upgrade over their DXR or DSR range but given my extremely positive experience of the DXR15s over the past 7 years Im seriously interested to learn more about these!


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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 05:45:31 am »

Apparently no word on their street price yet or when they'll become available.
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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 08:14:38 am »

The video made reference to "flared porting" like it is a big deal.  Is it a big deal, or just marketing fluff?
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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 09:24:38 am »

The video made reference to "flared porting" like it is a big deal.  Is it a big deal, or just marketing fluff?
It was a big deal 50 years ago......
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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 09:33:16 am »

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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 09:45:13 am »

Rotatable horns seem more of a feature to me. Too many knobs on the back for my liking, people fiddle with knobs.

I don't doubt that they will sound good although we don't know what plywood it is made of...

12 M10 rigging points, these seem geared towards fixed install. Ferrite magnets in the subs, guess the extra weight won't bother anyone.

Overall looks good.

EDIT: No powercon? C'mon...
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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 11:17:54 am »

According to the brochure the DZR Series are heirs to the DSR Series.
Ive been an avid user of the DXR15s which Ive done hundreds of gigs with. They have been fantastic solid workhorses that havent let me down once.

Ive been looking at the specs of the DZR12 and if Yamaha has tested and measured these the same way as the DXRs then they go 10hz lower and 6dB louder!? This would be seriously impressive as the DZR12s use 12 woofer compared to the DXR15s 15 woofer. Also despite having a wooden cabinet, the DZR12s are slightly lighter and smaller than the DXR15s!

I am very keen to hear the DZR12 because if it is a noticeable step up in audio quality, depth of bass and higher output it could be a great upgrade for my work!
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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 01:03:12 pm »

damn - boxes look great, nice features. Even If they sound as good as the DSR series they will have a winner, curious to hear them , i do wonder why they would ignore powercon, but at least they have locking iec....  they need to come out with some coax boxes now and maybe a couple column arrays ....
« Last Edit: April 10, 2018, 01:14:42 pm by Nick Andrews »
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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2018, 01:23:54 pm »

The DZR Series are a step up from the DSR according to the Yamaha brochure.
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Re: New Yamaha DZR range!
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 01:29:58 pm »

Yawn.

CDDLIVE series; powercon, dante, networkability, rotate horn, coax, FIR, wooden, ~$1.5k


they need to come out with some coax boxes now....

This ^

Better than what QSC did to their K series though. MUCH bigger yawn. :P
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