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Review - Yamaha DXR10, page 2
by Jim Alfredson

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For this review I’m focusing specifically on the DXR10 model, though each model shares similar features. The DXR10, as the name implies, is two-way active design based around a 10” woofer and a 2” treble driver. The smaller DXR8 uses an 8” woofer with the same upper driver while the larger DXR12 and DX15 use a 12” and 15” woofer respectively as well as a larger 2.5” treble driver. As the model number increases, the size and weight also increase though the output wattage stays the same at 1100w, 700w peak. The DXR10 weighs a very respectful 32.2 lbs.

All four models also have the same number of inputs: one XLR input labeled INPUT 1, one stereo ¼” input labeled INPUT 2, and one stereo RCA input labeled INPUT 3. Each input has it’s own gain control. Two speakers can be linked via a single XLR cable for either mono or stereo operation.

Fig 2.0 - Yamaha DXR10 back (click image for larger version)

On the back is a connector for the IEC standard power cord, a power switch, the input and output connections, various switches for customizing the response of the speakers (more on these later), a switch to turn off the front LED power indicator (nice touch) and a small silent fan for cooling. As with other powered speakers in this class, the casing is all plastic with a metal back panel. The enclosure is extremely well made and very solid.

The front is adorned with a metal grill protecting the speakers with Yamaha’s familiar logo and aforementioned LED power indicator, which is a nice soft white color.

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