Yamaha Announces Flexible New DHR and CHR Series For Optimised Sound Reinforcement

Yamaha CHR DHR Speakers
L-R: Yamaha CHR10, DHR15, DHR12M, CHR12M and CHR15

Yamaha has announced new additions to its lineup of professional audio speakers, the powered DHR series and passive CHR series, each with three models optimized 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 not found in other loudspeakers of this class.

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, 15-inch units are designed for front of house applications, including dual angle pole mount sockets, M10 rigging options and excellent full range performance.

The DHR12M and CHR12M are Yamaha’s first dedicated coaxial 12" floor monitors, delivering precise, phase coherent monitoring in a low profile form factor. A side pole-mount adds flexible use as an outfill or a portable main PA unit.

The flexible, two-way DHR10 and CHR10 are 10-inch units designed for use as fills or delays, with the most flexible configuration and mounting options. These ‘utility’ speakers also feature a rotatable 90º x 60º horn so, whether pole mounted or flown using the inbuilt rigging points or with an optional U-bracket, the DHR10 and CHR10 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.

Yamaha DHR10 rear
Yamaha DHR10 rear view

“The DHR and CHR series form an innovative new lineup of powered and passive loudspeakers, based on combining the concept of optimization 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,” says 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 optimized for their needs, significantly strengthening our lineup of professional audio speaker systems.”

Available from October 2021, the DHR and CHR series are priced as follows:

  • CHR10 €369
  • CHR12M €419
  • CHR15 €479
  • DHR10 €499
  • DHR12M €599
  • DHR15  €679