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Yamaha Unveils Two New Loudspeaker Lines

Two new lines of powered and passive loudspeakers and subwoofers will roll out this summer.

Buena Park, CA (April 13, 2018)—Yamaha has introduced two new lines of powered and passive loudspeakers and subwoofers—the powered DZR/DXS-XLF collection and passive CZR/CXS-XLF family.

The DZR line of powered speakers, along with the DXS-XLF powered subwoofers, offer DSP done at 96 kHz, as well as newly developed Advanced FIR-X tuning technology intended to minimize latency and phase distortion.

The DZR and DXS series are also available with Dante integration—the “D” models incorporate smart system integration with Dante devices via a 2-in/2-out I/O configuration. The speakers’ Analog I/O and the Dante break-IN and break-OUT capabilities are designed to aid flexible routing and system configuration.

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Meanwhile, the CZR series of passive speakers are intended for installations where power amplifiers are used remotely. Adding companion CXS-XLF subwoofers will reportedly extend a sound system’s bottom end down to 29 Hz. When paired with Yamaha PX Series amplifiers or other compatible processors, the loudspeakers use dedicated speaker processor tuning settings to produce DZR-quality sound.

The new powered and passive speaker lines are housed in 15 mm-thick plywood cabinets, coated with military-grade polyurea. The cabinets are equipped with numerous flypoints, suitable for standard eyebolts and specialized U-brackets for flying and hanging installation.

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“Our long experience with acoustics, electronics and state of the art networking has produced a speaker lineup only Yamaha could develop,” said John Schauer, senior technical specialist, Yamaha Pro Audio. “These new speakers sound incredibly natural and clean, even at very high output levels.”

The new DZR/DXS-XLF and CZR/CXS-XLF lines will ship this summer 2018 (regular models) and winter 2018 (Dante-integrated models). Pricing has not been determined yet.

Yamaha Corporation of America •