NAB 2018: Yamaha Announces Next Generation of Loudspeakers, Subwoofers
Yamaha announced the addition of new lines of powered (DZR/DXS-XLF) and passive (CZR/CXS-XLF) loudspeakers and subwoofers to its pro audio lineup, offering enhanced performance and professional sound quality.
The DZR line of powered speakers, along with the DXS-XLF powered subwoofers, use high-performance components and the latest DSP to provide superior audio quality. The digital processing in all powered models – both speakers and subwoofers – is all done at 96kHz. This exceptionally high speed, combined with the newly developed Advanced FIR-X tuning technology, minimizes latency and phase distortion.
The DZR and DXS series are also available with Dante integration. These models incorporate smart system integration with Yamaha Consoles and other Dante devices via a 2in/2out I/O configuration. Using the Analog I/O and the Dante break-IN and break-OUT capabilities inside these speakers makes flexible routing and system configuration options easy to set up.
The CZR series of passive speakers are ideal for those installations where power amplifiers are used remotely. Adding their companion CXS-XLF subwoofers will extend a sound system’s bottom end dramatically (down to 29Hz) for more bass-heavy applications, and like their powered counterparts, the CZR and CXS-XLF feature best-in-class SPL performance. When paired with Yamaha PX Series amplifiers or other compatible processors, the loudspeakers take full advantage of dedicated speaker processor tuning settings to produce DZR-quality sound.
Every model in the new powered and passive speaker lines is housed in a lightweight, durable, 15mm-thick plywood cabinet, coated with military-grade polyurea to withstand the rigors of travel, handling and weather. The cabinets are equipped with plenty of fly-points, suitable for standard eyebolts and specialized U-brackets for convenient flying and hanging installation.
“Our long experience with acoustics, electronics and state of the art networking has produced a speaker lineup only Yamaha could develop,” says John Schauer, senior technical specialist, Yamaha Pro Audio. “These new speakers sound incredibly natural and clean, even at very high output levels.”