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Product spotlight: Yamaha announces DHR and CHR series

For sound reinforcement, they sit between flagship DZR / CZR and DBR / CBR series

Yamaha has announced new additions to its lineup of professional audio speakers, the powered DHR series and passive CHR series, each with three models optimised to meet the demands of a variety of sound reinforcement applications. They can deliver a complete fixed or portable sound reinforcement system for event spaces, clubs, ballrooms, houses of worship and more.

Positioned between the flagship DZR / CZR series and the popular, affordable DBR / CBR series, all DHR and CHR units feature carefully selected custom transducers, premium plywood cabinets and a tough polyurea coating, delivering a combination of “high quality sound, durability and road worthiness”.

Giving users the flexibility to choose the ideal speaker for a wide variety of sonic environments, they are designed for any situation where users want to upgrade their sound reinforcement to a new level of professional quality and accuracy.

The DHR15 and CHR15 two-way, 15in units are designed for front of house applications, and include dual angle pole mount sockets and M10 rigging options. The DHR12M (pictured) and CHR12M are Yamaha’s first dedicated coaxial 12in floor monitors, with a side pole-mount for flexible use as an outfill or a portable main PA unit.

Finally, the two-way DHR10 and CHR10 are 10in units designed for use as fills or delays, also featuring a rotatable 90º x 60º horn so, whether pole mounted or flown using the inbuilt rigging points or with an optional U-bracket, they can be installed virtually anywhere.

All DHR models feature high end Class-D amplification, flexible ‘in the box’ DSP, easily switched line/mic inputs and an onboard, quick-access two channel mixer, while CHR models include dual NL4 connectors and advanced DSP via tailored amplifier presets available in Yamaha’s PX and PC-D series amplifiers.

“The DHR and CHR series form an innovative new lineup of powered and passive loudspeakers, based on combining the concept of optimisation for specific applications with the knowhow gained through the design, development and production of the high-end DZR/CZR and DXRmkII Series as well the most affordable DBR/CBR Series,” said Chihaya ‘Chick’ Hirai, general manager of Yamaha’s PA marketing and sales department.

“The addition of these six new models allow us greater flexibility in providing customers with affordable solutions that are optimised for their needs, significantly strengthening our lineup of professional audio speaker systems.”