Simple, Affordable, Awesome PA Speaker!If you've ever put together a high-performance sound rig you know that it involves careful amp and speaker matching and configuration. Yamaha has taken care of that so you can get straight to sweet sound without the usual complications. The MSR400 powered speaker can be used alone or in combination with the MSR800W powered subwoofer to build any sound reinforcement rig from modest to massive. They look amazing, too! In fact, they are so great-looking that they can be placed as-is in many permanent installations without requiring any cosmetic cover-up. And, naturally, they're more than rugged enough for demanding tour jobs as well.
Yamaha MSR400 powered speaker at a Glance:
- Clear, clean highs and mids plus full bass
- Bi-amped rig with phase-accurate crossover design
- Connect almost any source without fear!
- Powered loudspeakers give you matched parts without the hassle
- Really simple to set up alone or with sub
Powered loudspeakers for matched parts without the hassle
Whether for use on the road or in permanent installations, MSR400 powered speakers offer numerous advantages over separate parts. The most obvious is that you don't need separate external amps or the extra connections they require - you can plug your mixer's outs straight into the speaker ins. In a modest-size rig this alone can eliminate an entire rack of amps. But there are sonic advantages as well. Optimum matching of amps and speakers involves much more than brain-dead simple impedance figures, and can be a formidable engineering task given the vast number of choices available.
Clear, clean highs and mids plus full bass
The MSR400s feature punchy bass and exceptionally clear midrange that delivers vocals with outstanding quality. Add as many pairs of MSR400s as you need used for a scalable main rig or stage monitors.
Bi-amped system with phase-accurate crossover design
The MSR400 is a bi-amplified 2-way rig, with 400 watts max burst power that drives the 12" cone woofer and 1.75" compression driver. Frequency division is accomplished prior to the power amps via a line-level electronic crossover. This eliminates the problems with loss, distortion, and phase that are normally unavoidable in conventional passive crossover networks. Another advantage of the MSR400 system is that power can be optimally assigned to the bass and treble drivers for optimum efficiency plus smooth, natural balance across the entire audio spectrum.
Connect almost any source without fear!
The MSR400 works with nominal in levels ranging from -36 dB to +4 dB, meaning that you can straight connect any source from microphones to pro line-level gear. Three parallel-connected connectors are provided - two balanced XLR-type connectors and one balanced phone jack - that can be used as either inputs or parallel outputs. The MSR400 also features an input level control for matching with the source signal. Low and high EQ controls can be used to adjust the respective bands over a plus-or-minus 3dB range.
Simple to set up alone or with sub
Speaker placement is as much a performance issue as it is a convenience and aesthetic issue. Proper placement will give you optimum sound plus coverage while being as unobtrusive as possible. Naturally, the more options you have the better. The MSR400 can be stacked or pole-mounted on a sub. And the MSR400 is flyable so you can benefit from the unrivalled coverage and positioning precision that only ceiling suspension can provide.
Yamaha MSR400 powered speaker Features:
- Bi-amplified system with 12" woofer and 1.75" treble driver
- Frequency Response 50Hz-20kHz
- Max SPL 121dB (@1 meter)
- Dispersion 90° (H), 40° (V)
- Bass reflex enclosure
- Out power 225 watts LF, 75 watts HF
- Burst Power 400W total
- Inputs XLR, 1/4" TRS
- Level control
- EQ: Low +/- 3dB at 55Hz, High +/- 3dB at HF
- Power Switch with LED indicator
- Red LED clipping indicator
- Dimensions (W x H x D) 16" x 25-3/4" x 13-7/8"
Yamaha MSR400 Specs: Powered Yes Power Configuration Bi-amped LF Driver Size 12" LF Driver Power Amp 225W HF Driver Size 1.75" HF Driver Power Amp 75W Frequency Range 50Hz-20khz (-10 dB) Crossover Frequency 30 dB/octave @ 1.6kHz Maximum Peak SPL 121 dB @ 1m Horizontal Coverage Angle 90 Degrees Vertical Coverage Angle 40 Degrees Enclosure Material Polypropylene Mounting Options Pole, Fly Inputs 1 x XLR (Mic/Line), 2 x 1/4" Outputs 1 x 1/4" (Link) Height 25.67" Width 15.98" Depth 13.82" Weight 50.7 lbs.