With a history in music and performance going back more than 125 years the brand name of Yamaha should be synonymous with music and sound production. To be honest, most people (this writer included) thinks of motorcycles, and maybe electronic pianos and keyboards but certainly not speakers when somebody says the name Yamaha.
In starting my research for this post, and for my own understanding of what Yamaha is as a brand, I started with Yamaha’s origin and their growth and evolution over the decades. I won’t go into all of the details about the brand and products because my main focus is to tell you about the speakers. But sometimes in order to understand a new product, it helps to take a peek at - and appreciate - the past. Here’s what we have learned that is very encouraging into considering Yamaha as a reliable brand:
Torakusu Yamaha builds his first reed organ in 1887, in 1900 Yamaha under the name Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd begins production of upright pianos. In 1954 The Yamaha School of Music holds its first classes and paves the way to produce its first HiFi player and its first audio product. In 1959 the Electone D-1 electric organ is first available to the public for home use, this paved the way for the digital keyboards of the 70's and 80's. In the mid 70's is when Yamaha starts to get into the sound and production side of things while still supporting the musical instruments. The PM-1000 professional console mixer is first available in 1974, followed by pre-amp and large rack mountable power amplifiers in 1976.
Through the 70's and 80's music studio and production products continue to be on the leading edge of technology introducing signal processors, digital sequencers, drum machines and the DMP7 Digital mixer in 1987. In early 2002 Yamaha acquires Steinberg Media Technologies and its line up of midi devises, software solutions and digital production tools. In 2005 Yamaha introduces the TENORI-ON which is a musical instrument comprised of 256 LED keys to play sounds and notes. (This looks to be the grandfather of the NI Maschine and the newer Ableton PUSH in my opinion)
In 2008 Yamaha acquires NEXO S.A which has been one of the leading manufacturers of sound reinforcement in Europe for over 30 years. Known for incredible sounding line array speakers and dynamic signal processing the NEXO brand was the perfect strategic fit to elevate the Yamaha brand when it comes to speakers.
2010 the Yamaha DSR family of active speakers introduced FIR-X tuning which is a fancy way of optimizing the frequency and phase response while adjusting the time alignment between the high and low frequencies to bring you clarity and imagery not found in most traditional crossovers. In other words, the Yamaha DSR series (and DXR series) sound incredible. Morphing Yamaha’s great history with great engineering makes these speakers a great choice for DJ’s, bands, clubs, and a host of other applications.
2013 AGIPRODJ introduces Yamaha speakers to its loyal fans and customer base. The price, sound quality, warranty, and durability makes these an easy speaker to recommend for nearly any application. It’s fun to watch our staff get acquainted with new products & brands. With Yamaha, there were lots of “Ooohs” and “Aaahs.” The overwhelming consensus by all of us here is that Yamaha is on to something big, and we’re proud to be a part of it.
So how did Yamaha get into the loudspeaker market? And why do these speakers matter?
Since Yamaha started developing professional audio equipment in the 1960’s, they set out to achieve the goal to always stay at the forefront of the technology curve. Drawing on decades of experience as a true industry innovator, they don't merely utilize cutting-edge technologies, they take the lead in creating them. With the express purpose of making the most powerful and reliable high-resolution speakers possible, a specialized team of Yamaha's most skilled engineers was assembled to examine, and improve on, every detail of loudspeaker design. We think they’ve done it.
This passion for innovation served as the impetus for an intensive collaboration with loudspeaker giant NEXO, adding their insight and expertise as an industry leader in touring-grade sound reinforcement to the development of the DSR, DXR and DXS Series speakers. As a result of working closely with NEXO's engineers at their state-of-the-art facility, the team adopted a new approach to some crucial aspects of these speakers’ design. The detailed analysis of the transducers, thorough testing of the enclosures' acoustic properties and optimized limiter setting all contributed to higher SPL delivered with stunning clarity and an unsurpassed level of reliability. By incorporating touring-grade technology into these speakers, Yamaha has succeeded in creating the most powerful and dependable high-performance, active loudspeakers...ever
Lets take a look at some of the speakers.. Limited time 10% off Coupon Code on all Yamaha DXR Powered Speakers
The DXR lineup of speakers includes four 2 way active speakers and 2 Powered Sub woofers
DXR8 1100W 8" 2-Way Active Bass Reflex Speaker
DXR10 1100W 10" 2-Way Active Bass Reflex Speaker
DXR12 1100W 12" 2-Way Active Bass Reflex Speaker
DXR15 1100W 15" 2-Way Active Bass Reflex Speaker
Compact, high output active subwoofers that match perfectly with DSR and DXR full-range active loudspeakers
DXS12 12" 950W Active Subwoofer delivers 131dB
DXS15 15" 950W Active Subwoofer delivers 132dB
The all-new DXS subwoofers deliver powerful yet focused low end reaching as low as 42Hz. The DXS Subs offer a fully optimized band-pass design combined with its powerful Class-D amplifier, long travel woofer, and formidable DSP to deliver a tight, impressive bass with outstanding depth and high power output.
The DSR Series of active loudspeakers takes portable active loudspeakers to the extreme limits of their potential. Designed through the application of advanced Yamaha digital and acoustic technologies perfected over several decades, DSR provides a listening experience that redefines high definition sound reinforcement. Offering four speaker options and one powerful 18" Subwoofer these high power speakers can meet almost any indoor or outdoor sound requirement.
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