Upgraded Custom-Designed Transducers
All the new models' HF units feature an upgraded 1.75” neodymium VC compression driver that achieves a higher SPL with greater high frequency sound reproduction with all the basic utility and versatility of the current DXR series. Able to deliver 1-2 dB higher SPL compared with the current series, the DXR15mkII can reach an impressive 134 dB maximum SPL with an impressive LF response down to 49Hz, while the DXR12mkII can also produce 134 dB SPL with LF down to 52Hz with exceptional clarity and minimal distortion. The maximum SPL for the DXR10mkII is 132dB SPL and 130dB SPL for the DXR8mkII.
With the addition of the larger and lighter HF driver, Yamaha decided to once again collaborate with NEXO, adding their insight and expertise as an industry leader in touring-grade sound reinforcement to the series' precise tuning. “Working with NEXO was an obvious step in taking the DXR mkII Series to the highest level of performance possible. Liaising closely with their engineers at their state-of-the-art facility greatly contributed to the impressive SPL and unmatched reliability of these new loudspeakers,” says Yoshi Tsugawa, General Manager of the Yamaha Pro Audio Division. “As a result of this intensive collaboration with our group company NEXO, this new generation of DXR mkII Series sees an upgrade in performance and reliability allowing them to meet the demands of a wider range of environments that require a professional level of performance in a compact, lightweight construction.”
Jean Mullor, CEO of NEXO also added, “It was very exciting to see Yamaha’s new DXR mkII powered loudspeaker plan take shape and to contribute to their process. We're proud to have played a role in the DXR's development since its inception to the present, putting the finishing touches on the new upgraded lineup.”