Mix, Process, and Deliver With the Yamaha EMX5014C
Jan 19, 2006 8:00 AM
A winning combination of superior sound quality, convenient mixing control, and reliability has made the Yamaha EMX series the top choice for bands, personal studios, houses of worship, corporate, and educational facilities. Compact packages; versatile input capabilities; plentiful power; and top-quality, built-in signal processing are standard equipment. Yamaha brings a new member to its EMX family with the Winter NAMM introduction of the EMX5014C.
Like others in the EMX family, the EMX5014C is a fully integrated mixer offering a range of features to mix, process, and deliver sound with maximum quality and creative control. Equipped with ultra lightweight amplifier circuits, power is the priority of the 500W-per-channel, multimode stereo power section.
A total of 14 input channels accommodate mics, instruments, and playback gear with a selection of mono mic/line and stereo line inputs. Connections include XLR, TRS 1/4-in. phone, and RCA. A power mode switch allows the two amplifier channels to be used with the stereo outputs, drive main speakers, and separate monitor mixes, while power amp mode selector switches allow the user to configure the amp channels to suit a range of applications.
For sound shaping and feedback control, the EMX5014C includes three-band EQ on each input channel, a stereo nine-band graphic EQ on the main stereo output, and a separate graphic for the monitor output. Each channel also contains a feedback channel locator (FCL) indicator that pinpoints the input channel creating the problem. Additionally, channels 1 through 6 provide single-knob compressors. This exclusive Yamaha feature is great for controlling unruly vocals or tightening up a bass guitar.
Onboard signal processing includes a selection of 16 professional-grade programs (reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, drum ambiance, and distortion) from Yamaha’s SPX series processor products. In addition, onboard proprietary YSProcessing tailors the signal for optimal use with Yamaha’s Club series loudspeakers.
The EMX5014C is housed in a lightweight (under 24lbs.) standard mixer format that can be used as a standalone unit or rack mounted with the optional RK5014 kit for space-saving convenience.
“This unit really complements the EMX line,” states Wayne Hrabak, marketing manager, Pro Audio and Combo Division, Live Sound Products. “Yamaha’s EMX mixers have everything you need—compact designs, plenty of power, simple setups—and nothing you don’t.”
For more information on the EMX mixers, visit www.yamaha.com.