Yamaha SM12V Club V Passive Unpowered Loudspeaker (1x12")

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Yamaha does it again with the SM12V Club V 12" loudspeaker. Nobody else combines quality with affordability as well as Yamaha. Unpowered. Requires separate power amplifier.

Once again, with professional features, excellent sonic performance and great value, Club Series loudspeakers deliver premium quality night after night.

Features

12 in. 2-way floor monitor

Dual Speakon(r) and 1/4 in. connectors

Low-profile design

Great as a vocal monitor

Cabinet tunings yield improved low frequency performance, and recently developed transducers allow higher power capacities for use with larger amplifiers. An improved, constant-directivity horn was also developed to further enhance high frequency dispersion and response. Durable steel input panels contain both dual 1/4 in. and dual Neutrik Speakon connectors.

The Club V loudspeakers continue to offer performance and selection normally only available at substantially higher prices. These rugged, carpet covered cabinets feature heavy gauge, arced steel grilles and steel corner protectors.

Note: Unpowered speaker, requires separate power amplifier.

Specifications

Woofer: 12"

Tweeter (diaphragm): 2" titanium

Frequency Response (-10dB): 60Hz - 16kHz

Power Handling (noise/program/peak): 200/400/800 watts

Sensitivity: 97dB

Pole Socket Size: 1-3/8" (35 mm)

Dimensions (approximate): 25 x 16 x 14"

Weight (approx.): 43 lbs.

Enclosure Covering: Carpet

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (23 ratings)
Submitted October 17, 2012 by a customer from gmail.com
"Good monitors, somewhat big & heavy"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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These monitors work well for what I need. I'd have to agree with most everything about the other review here. They are definitely above average monitors at an above average price.
Ease of Use
The physical dimensions were a bit bigger than I expected. I used to have dirt cheap 15 inch monitors, and these 12's are nearly the same size, at least in terms of face width. They also top over 50 lbs, so a 120lb soprano will probably not be helping you move them around.
Quality
Overall, they feel like Yamaha has a good reason to make them the size and weight they do and think that translates directly into quality, at least build quality. As for audio quality, I haven't had much trouble with them. They were a big step up from our previous monitors so it's hard to be critical. If I had audio quality issues with my current system, I'd be more likely to start tweaking EQ first.
Manufacturer Support
I've never had to call Yamaha directly for anything.
The Wow Factor
No problems at all with zZounds and the ordering process.
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