Yamaha Loudspeaker CHR Series CHR12M

Combining carefully selected and customized transducers with the same plywood construction found on Yamaha’s high-end CZR Series, the CHR12M offers best-in-class sound quality and durability.

  • The coaxial driver delivers precise, smooth phase and frequency response characteristics ideal for use in monitoring applications
  • Featuring a plywood cabinet that delivers a clear sound with minimal vibration
  • Compact, low profile, plywood enclosure with a polyurea coating for a robust, scratch-resistant surface
  • A pole socket for use on a stand
  • Yamaha DSP equipped amplifiers or other compatible signal processors have dedicated speaker processor tuning settings to maximize system performance


Cabinet designs optimized for a range of audio environments

The CHR Series features a comprehensive lineup optimized to meet the demands of specific applications. The 10” model is equipped with a rotatable HF horn and a dedicated UB-DXRDHR10 U-bracket for use in fixed installations and utility, while the 12” model is the first Yamaha speaker to feature a coaxial compression driver for improved clarity and smoother frequency response for floor monitoring. The series is rounded out by a 15” model featuring dual-angle pole sockets and rigging points for use in fixed installations or as temporary main speakers for sound reinforcement.

Yamaha CHR10: Rotatable HF Horn & Optional U-bracket (UB-DXRDHR10) Yamaha CHR12M: Coaxial Compression Driver Yamaha CHR15: Rigging points for standard eye bolts


Custom Designed Transducers

The high power output woofers deliver well-defined, powerful bass with minimal distortion, while the 1.4” precision compression driver* produces accurate mid-range and high frequencies.

* CHR12M features a 1.75” coaxial compression driver.

Yamaha CHR Series: LF & HF transducer (CHR15, CHR10)

LF & HF transducer (CHR15, CHR10)

Yamaha CHR Series: 1.75” coaxial compression driver (CHR12M)

1.75” coaxial compression driver (CHR12M)


A Rugged, Highly Portable Cabinet

The CHR series feature plywood enclosures like our acclaimed CZR loudspeakers to deliver outstanding durability and acoustic performance.

Yamaha CHR Series: A Rugged, Highly Portable Cabinet

Intelligent processing to maximize system performance

When used in combination with Yamaha PX Series amplifiers or other compatible signal processors, CHR Series loudspeakers can take full advantage of dedicated speaker processor tuning settings. (*Supported firmware is Ver1.63 or later.)

Yamaha CHR Series: Intelligent processing to maximize system performance

Dual-Angle Pole Mount Socket (CHR15)

Depending on the venue, sometimes your mix can fall prey to low ceilings or other room attributes that can impede a clear, even mix and detract from the audiences’ listening experience significantly. The CHR15’s pole mount socket offers two positions – 0° or -7° – to direct the acoustic energy away from reflective surfaces and on to your audience where it belongs.

Yamaha CHR15: Dual-Angle Pole Mount Socket
Speaker type2-way Speaker, Bass-reflex
Frequency range (-10dB)61 Hz – 20 kHz
Coverage areaH90゚ x V90゚
Crossover1.8 kHz
Nominal impedance8 Ω
SPLSensitivity (1W; 1m on axis)93 dB SPL
Peak (Calculated)123 dB SPL
ComponentsLFDiameter: 12″ cone, Voice Coil: 2.5″, Magnet: Ferrite
HFDiaphragm: 1.75″, Type: 1″ throat coaxial compression driver, Magnet: Ferrite
Power ratingNOISE250 W
PGM500 W
PEAK1,000 W
I/O connectorsSpeakON NL4MP x 2 (Parallel)
Cabinet materialPlywood
FinishDurable Polyurea Painting, Black
HandleSide x1
Pole socketΦ35 mm x1 (Bottom)
Floor Monitor Angle57°
DimensionsW500 mm (19.7″)
H343 mm (13.5″) (with rubber feet)
D454 mm (17.9″)
Net weight15.6 kg (34.4 lbs)