Yamaha DXS15 MKII vs Yamaha DXS12

Yamaha DXS15 MKII vs Yamaha DXS12

Yamaha DXS15 MKII review

It is a professional active subwoofer with the 15-inch driver size. Yamaha DXS15 MKII vs Yamaha DXS12 has 800 W power, while DXS12 has 200 watts less. The device is equipped with a DSP processor, which has the BOOST and XTENDED-LF modes, which allow you to enhance the sound of the low-frequency range and further expand the frequency range.

The model is made in a strip-type case, which effectively suppresses noise and vibration. The input for connecting the sound source is made on two lockable XLR sockets. Also, the output for connecting an additional subwoofer is made on two XLR connectors.

Yamaha DXS15 MKII

Yamaha DXS12 review

The active subwoofer DXS12 has a massive 12” woofer, which is controlled by a high-end amplifier with a rated output power of 600 W. Yamaha DXS12 vs Yamaha DXS15 MKII has the sound processing technology “FIR-X tuning” – built based on a linear phase filter.

The subwoofer enclosure DXS12 has a bass-reflex type and is made of wood, which gives the whole system excellent acoustic characteristics. The front panel of the case is closed with a reinforced perforated grille. The side panels are equipped with molded handles for transportation, and on the bottom, there are special rubber feet for increased stability.

Yamaha DXS12

Yamaha DXS15 MKII pros & cons

Pros

  • Clear sound even at maximum volume
  • Maximum sound pressure 135 dB

Cons

  • Plastic casing

Yamaha DXS12 pros & cons

Pros

  • Built-in digital limiter to protect the speaker from overload
  • Multifunctional control panel with rotary controls and buttons on the back of the case

Cons

  • This is a very heavy sub

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Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha DXS15 MKII
5.6
Yamaha DXS12
6.6
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Common

Product

Yamaha DXS15 MKII
Yamaha DXS12

Model

DXS15 MKII
DXS12

Brand

Yamaha
Yamaha

Reviews

10
7

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

800
600

Maximal output power (RMS), W

1020
950

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

135
134

Impedance, Ohm

10

Frequency response, Hz

40-150
42-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

80-120

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

15
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
front panel

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

0
0

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

0
0

RCA outputs

0
0

XLR inputs (pair)

1
1

XLR outputs (pair)

1
1

Speaker level output (pair)

0
0

Speaker level input (pair)

0
0

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
wood

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D), cm/in

48 x 61.1 x 61.4/18.9 x 24 x 24.1
40 x 56.7 x 57/19.6 x 27.4 x 28.1

Weight, kg/pounds

36/79.4
37.2/82.2
Yamaha DXS15 MKII
Yamaha DXS12
Yamaha DXS15 MKII
Yamaha DXS12

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  • 5.6
  • 6.6
  • 5.6Yamaha DXS15 MKII
  • 6.6Yamaha DXS12

The Yamaha DXS12 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Yamaha DXS12 price