2016 Summer NAMM Show: Yamaha has introduced the latest models in the company’s EMX series powered mixer lineup.
Like their predecessors, each of the new models – the EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 – integrate a mixer, power amplifiers and digital effects into a single chassis- so you only need to add speakers and a sound source.
The EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 all feature Class-D power amps, delivering 500, 630 and 710 Watts respectively of power. The systems are designed for bands and mobile DJ performances in small- to mid-sized venues, as well as for worship, nightclub or retail business applications.
The entry level 10-input EMX2 features 500 Watts (2 x 250 Watts) of amplification, four high quality microphone pre-amps and three stereo line inputs.
Moving up the line, the EMX5 and EMX7 each offer 12 input channels and can output to 630 Watts and 710 Watts respectively. Users can connect up to eight microphones or line-level devices, such as keyboards and CD players and portable MP3 players.
All models include Yamaha SPX effects for hall, plate, room and echo reverbs.
The EMX2 and the EMX5 include an updated 1-Knob Master EQ sound contour control. The EMX7 features a flex-type graphic equalizer (Flex9GEQ) that allows the user to select up to nine bands out of a total of 31 for fine tuning±15 dB.
A new Feedback Suppressor is also included to eliminate annoying feedback with the push of a button.
Large handles on the front and back of the body serve double duty, making the mixers easy to lift while protecting knobs and terminals on the surface of the chassis from impact or pressure.
All three models feature Phantom Power to allow the user to plug in condenser microphones for higher audio quality and better frequency range. For even greater flexibility, input 4 on the mixers features a high-impedance input for acoustic guitar or bass without the need for external processing.
And because each of the EMX Series models incorporates the amplifiers, users can easily connect passive speakers or add a Yamaha DXS Series Powered sub-woofer via a single connection, for configuring a PA system that requires a more prominent bass performance.
Pricing and Availability
The EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 will ship in August; price to be determined. See the Yamaha site for more info.