Yamaha Speakers VXL Series VXL1B-16 / VXL1W-16

Slim line array speaker with 16 x 1.5” drivers

  • 1.5 inch (3.75 cm) full-range speaker units with neodymium magnets
  • Wide horizontal dispersion for uniform SPL over a wide area
  • The vertical coverage can be selected from two modes, Normal and Wide
  • Slim design complements any interior décor
  • Available in basic black or white
  • Enclosures can be painted to match surroundings
  • Wall mount bracket supplied
  • Optional hardware for a wide range of installation needs


Slim Line Arrays Blend High Sound Quality with Visual Elegance

The VXL series cabinets are only 54 millimeters wide, presenting a slim, elegant profile that blends effortlessly with any décor. The key to the slim dimensions of these remarkable speakers is their compact 1.5-inch full-range driver units. Of course visual appeal is not the only goal. These small drivers have been painstakingly designed with neodymium magnets and top-quality materials throughout to deliver natural response right down to 77 Hz* , for full-range performance that is ideal for speech as well as music reproduction.

*In the case of VXL 1 – 24


High-performance drivers with neodymium magnets are arranged vertically to create a line source that achieves outstanding projection. The sound does not spread in the vertical direction and unnecessary reflection can be avoided, so VXL can delivers high clarity sound to the target area.

The following is a quick reference guide for appropriate selection of the VXL series.

D: Distance from the speaker to the farthest audience*

Excellent Scalability

The compact driver units used in the VXL series contribute to wide horizontal dispersion. A rear-panel switch allows vertical dispersion to be expanded downward so that a wide range of applications can be accommodated.** Sound pressure level and coverage can be further adjusted as required by combining models with different numbers of driver units, expanding the range of potential applications.

** VXL1-8 vertical dispersion is fixed


Vertical Coverage Expansion

Vertical coverage can be adjusted via a rear-panel switch. Setting the switch to “Wide” expands the dispersion angle in the downward direction only, improving coverage at the front of the listening area in situations where the speakers are installed at a high location.


Speaker typeFull-range, Bass reflex
Frequency range (-10dB)81 Hz – 20 kHz *1, 108 Hz – 20 kHz *1 (with port cover)
Nominal coverageH170°
V25°(+12.5° – -12.5°) (NORMAL), 30°(+12.5° – -15°) (WIDE)
Effective coverage (-10dB)H180°
V30°(+15° – -15°) (NORMAL), 45°(+15° – -30°) (WIDE)
ComponentsLF-HF1.5” (3.75 cm) Cone × 16
Power ratingNOISE80 W
PGM160 W
Nominal impedance12Ω
SPLSensitivity (1W; 1m on axis)91 dB SPL (1 m/1 W) *1 *2 (90 dB SPL with port cover)
Peak (Calculated)116 dB SPL (1 m) *3
I/O connectorsEuroblock (2 pin) × 2 (input: +/-) Max. wire size AWG 12 (3.3 mm²)
Protection circuit#colspan#ionFull-range power limiting to protecting network and transducers
FinishVXL1B-16: Black painting (approximate value: Munsell N3.0), VXL1W-16: White painting (approximate value: Munsell N9.0)
Dust and water resistantIP34 (IP35 with port cover)
PackagingPackaged in 1 pc
Dimensions (W x H x D)W54 × H846 × D104 mm (Speaker only), W54 × H846 × D111.5 mm (With included bracket)
Weight3.9 kg (Speaker only)