Being a music enthusiast, I have always been a fan of Yamaha’s DXR speakers. However, when I found out about the upgraded DBR10, I was sure in my mind that I had to test them out. I immediately decided to order a 10’’ powered speaker.
The DBR series by Yamaha is a budget friendly alternative for its more high-end series DXR and DSR. Given its low price and small size, the speaker is surprisingly loud.
At first, I was pretty confused about their low price, but I trusted my gut and went with the purchase anyway. Upon receiving them, I was quite surprised about how lightweight these speakers are. The weight was almost around 10kgs.
My first experience listening to them made sure that I had not made a mistake purchasing them. The small-sized box, measuring almost 15.12 x 15.94 x 22.92 inches, was able to deliver far beyond what I was expecting.
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Yamaha DBR10 Review – Best PA Speaker 
The Yamaha DBR10 is a two-way speaker. The size, as mentioned above, is 10 inches, and the body is made up of plastic. The premium feature in this speaker is its incorporation of 700W of Class-D amplification (325W ‘continuous’ power).
Another thing that separates this speaker from others of its kind is its maximum SPL delivery of 129dB at 1 meter. This makes the speaker very loud, which is rare for speakers of this size.
The bass driver of the speaker is custom owned by Yamaha, which they use in all their speakers. Other than that, it consisted of a two-inch voice coil. The speaker also had a cone that measured almost 10 inches.
The cone is placed beneath a horn-loaded compression driver, which is about 1 inch in size. A perforated steel grille has been used to protect the tweeter and the woofer. A DSP is utilized to deal with the crossover and speaker capacities. The cross-over (an FIR filter) is of 2.1kHz.
An angle of 90 degrees’ horizontal and 60 degrees’ vertical is used for horn coverage. The base of the cabinet body comprises a 35mm pole mount. The body itself is molded and has a top handle, which is carefully placed.
The speaker is also loaded with a transducer, an amplifier, and DSP technologies. The DSP technology is staple for Yamaha’s high-end speaker models. The frequency response of the speaker is around 55Hz to 20kHz.
The angled case of the speaker makes it possible to be placed horizontally hen used as a stage monitor. The small size, light weight, and placement of the handle make it easier to carry around this speaker in between gigs. The portability of the speaker leads to more accessible transportation.
Yamaha DBR10 Speaker Features:
Like most PA speakers, this speaker occupies M8 rigging points and a 50-degree rear corner angle. This allows the speaker to double as a floor monitor. The speaker also allows freedom for mixing facilities. For example, in case of a simple job, the speaker has to be used in a stand-alone mode.
‘Combi’ XLR/jack sockets are fitted in both of the channels of this two-channel mixer. The channel one is for accepting a mic or a line level input. The second channel just accepts line-level inputs whether they are balanced or unbalanced signals.
For portable music players, the speaker offers a RCA phono socket. The speaker has a slide switch to select between mic and line sensitivity. The speaker lacks EQ controls.
When purchasing a speaker at the same price as a DBR10, you might get many options. Among those options, there is a possibility that you get more features as compared to a DBR10.
It is because Yamaha is expensive in general. However, it is better to go with a reliable brand such as Yamaha when purchasing a speaker. The company has also managed to keep most of the features in this low-price series.
Yamaha DBR10 Sound Quality:
It might take you some time to get the monitor balance at the correct spot as a floor monitor. However, once you reach there, the speakers will outperform most of their competitive speakers. The sound produced is clear and has no feedback issues.
The speaker provides a pleasant warmth to the sound even when used as a PA. The speaker projects loud, clear sounds. However, if I stand behind the speaker, the voice sounds slightly distorted. This is indicative of resonance which is better corrected by wooden enclosures.
One needs to use a mic that does not require phantom power to connect it directly to the speaker. The sound then produced is also clearly projected towards the audience. The speakers are unique in their ability to handle acoustic guitar and other keyboard sounds.
Sometimes, the speaker struggles with low frequencies. This is where one needs to introduce a subwoofer. This should be considered beforehand that purchasing a subwoofer will increase the cost.
Q- Can you use Yamaha dbr10 for crowded gigs?
Yes. Depending on the size of the venue, you can easily cover almost 100 people with 2 Yamaha DBR10. For more crowd, you can either switch to Yamaha DBR15 or you may proceed with more DBR10s.
Q- who manufactures the DBR10?
DBR10 is a speaker from the budget-friendly DBR series by Yamaha. Yamaha in Indonesia manufactures these speakers.
If you are looking for a budget-friendly speaker, small and compact but provides excellent results, Yamaha DBR10 is the way to go. These speakers are exceptionally loud for their small size. They play nice, warm, loud, and clear sounds. The high and mid frequencies are played to perfection; however, the lower frequencies are sometimes missed. Overall, the speaker has excellent value for money and is suitable both as a floor monitor and a PA speaker.