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Yamaha DSR 118W

Yamaha DSR 118W
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item number 256224
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Yamaha DSR 118W Active DSP-Controlled Sub Wooferr - 1x 18" Ferrite speaker, 800W class D amp, 40-130 Hz, 132 dB SPL max, DSP-controlled protection functions for power supplies, amps and driver, black plywood housing with continuous speaker grille, 35mm pole mount, XLR and Jack in/outputs. Dimensions: 520 x 638 x 584mm. Weight: 42kg

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Does not impress as much as the tops

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Having used the Yamaha DXR and DSR tops for a year, I decided to give a go to the subs, too. Overall, good subs, very well built, but they don't impress as much as the tops did.
Features are mostly good, got some good handles, a pole socket, volume knob, phase switch and inputs and outputs for left and right channels. What's missing, however, is a switchable crossover, instead it is fixed at 120hz. It is supposed to use this Fir-x crossover network technology with the tops, so maybe it is because of that. But it limits the usage with other systems.
Handling is very good. I have seen lighter subs, but I also have seen a lot more heavier. Handles are good, setting it up is quick and easy.
Sound-wise, it is a warm and clear sub with just the right amount of punch for my taste. Really nice tone. However, I wish it could play just a little lower, as using them with a 15" DSR top is nearly pointless. The added depth is too subtle, almost not worth the effort of lugging them around. I don't know if this is a compliment to the tops or an insult to the sub. I don't mean the sound is not good, it is. Doing pub gigs with the DXR tops, I have gotten countless compliments for the sound, they really do sound nice and full, they just don't seem to shine much with the 15" DSR-s, which is a shame, because that's what they were built to work with. SPL wise, they seem to hold their own with 12" DSR-s when paired, a single one will just about keep up with the DXR tops, and no problems with other less powerful speakers.
As is always the case with Yamaha, it is built like a tank. The design I like a lot. I have no doubt it will serve for ages.
Overall, I am pleased with it and I will likely buy some more. Just not as overwhelmed as I was with the tops.

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