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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more


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Yamaha Releases Upgraded DXS15mkII and DXS12mkII Powered Subwoofers


Yamaha has announced the release of its newest additions to the DXS Series of powered subwoofers, the DXS15mkII and DXS12mkII. Yamaha states that, these new models offer an upgrade in performance from the previous DXS15 and DXS12, delivering higher maximum SPL from a more powerful amplifier, as well as an extended low frequency response.

The new DXS15mkII and DXS12mkII are upgraded models of the current DXS15 and DXS12 sub-woofers that have adopted technologies developed for the DXS18, which has proven to be a very popular choice in live venues and clubs, as well as temporary applications such as outdoor music events or parties.

Both models feature an upgraded 1020W Class-D amplifier and a 15” or 12” powerful woofer, now housed in a sturdier band-pass type plywood enclosure. Able to deliver 3dB higher SPL and 5Hz lower LF than their predecessors, the DXS15mkII can deliver an impressive 135 dB maximum SPL and an extended LF response down to 40Hz, while the DXS12mkII can produce 134 dB SPL and reach down to 42Hz with exceptional clarity and minimal distortion.

They also feature D-XSUB original Yamaha proprietary DSP technology for additional control of the low frequency range via two selectable modes— BOOST and XTENDED LF— as well as a selectable crossover with three different options (80/100/120Hz) for various applications. For larger applications using two or more subwoofers, the DXSmkII offers a “Cardioid Mode” setting which effectively reduces the SPL of bass that reaches the stage while increasing the bass levels directed at the intended audience.

For even more portability and versatility than the current lineup, the new models are more compact and lighter weight, with the DXS15mkII and DXS12mkII seeing a reduction of 2kg and 3kg of weight respectively. They also come equipped with both M20 and 35mm pole sockets allowing for more flexible set up options, as well as an optional wheel kit for more efficient portability and set-up. Yamaha also offers the optional speaker covers with a functional design that provides added protection from unfavorable weather conditions during outdoor performances, dusty and dirty warehouse storage, or the rigors of road travel.

“Live sound reinforcement can present a broad range of challenges for live sound beginners and professionals alike, so we are always paying strict attention to the needs of our customers and how to improve their live audio experiences.,” said Yoshi Tsugawa, General Manager of Yamaha Pro Audio Division. “Working with our sister company Nexo, these new additions to the DXS Series add performance, flexibility and reliability, enabling them to exceed the demands of wider ranges of environments requiring high-quality bass performance and versatility in compact packages.”


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