I bought a Yamaha DBR12 PA speaker for my vdrum kit, to replace my older/bulkier JBL Eon15 G2, and it arrived today. Looks nice, and pretty light. But, it is disappointingly MUCH less loud than my Eon, despite it being rated for a higher SPL and having a more powerful amp. Using it with a Yammy DTX700 module. When I put the module and amp volume controls both to 100%, it is somewhat loud and sound quality is very good, but it is still MUCH softer than the Eon when the module and Eon levels are only around 75%. Cymbals on the DBR12 sound like good cymbals but they don't crash like on the JBL set to a lower volume.
It's not a bass response issue, so please don't remark on 12" vs 15" woofers. The DBR12 has higher power and spl ratings. I thought it should be at least about as loud as the Eon. I tried all 3 DSP settings (FOH, off, Monitor), made sure the hi-pass filter was off, still not very loud.
I wanted something roughly as loud as the Eon in a smaller/lighter cab, but the DBR12 doesn't even come close. From all reviews I read, the DBR12 is very loud with a clean sound. Am I missing something here? I'm using a 1/4" phono input, not an xlr. Can't imagine that much volume might be lost with a standard phono input. Thoughts?