Yamaha expands EMX powered mixer range

Yamaha has added two new models to its popular EMX series of integrated mixers – the EMX5 and EMX7.

Following the launch of the EMX2 earlier in 2016, the EMX5 and EMX7 add greater power and more features to the new lightweight design, bringing a new level of portability and ease of use to the popular EMX range.

Suitable for musicians, performers, DJs and public speakers, the EMX5 and EMX7 suit a wide range of situations – from small to mid-sized musical or cooperate events, to fixed installations at bars and restaurants, houses of worship, rehearsal studios and more.

Both new mixers feature high efficiency power amplifiers, which respectively deliver 630W and 710W output into each channel with an overload protection function. Both have an impact resistant metal chassis and integrated handles to ensure durability, with the versatile design easily adapting to horizontal or vertical placement in a wide variety of configurations.

Both the EMX5 and EMX7 are equipped with four mono and four mono/stereo input channels, allowing up to eight microphones and line-level input sources to be connected. Channel 4 can be used with Hi-Z inputs, allowing direct input from instruments such as electric guitars and basses.

Both models are equipped with two Aux Send connections for a monitoring system or external effect devices; stereo TRS phone jacks to output the mixed stereo signal, speaker jacks which can be used with both TS phone and speakON plugs and REC OUT unbalanced RCA-pin output jacks for connecting an external recorder.

The EMX5 features Yamaha’s 1-Knob Master EQ for applying optimised Speech, Music, and Bass Boost settings, while the EMX7 features a flex-type graphic equaliser (Flex9GEQ) which allows users to select up to nine bands out of a total of 31 for fine tuning ±15dB.

Both models include Yamaha’s trademarked 1-Knob compressor and a comprehensive DSP section, which features 24 of Yamaha’s SPX effects. Also included on the EMX7 is a speaker processor, featuring presets tuned to precisely match various models of Yamaha passive loudspeakers to ensure optimum performance. Both feature a Feedback Suppressor, which utilises Yamaha’s digital, seven-band notch filter technology to instantly eliminate annoying and unwanted feedback at the press of a button.

Both mixers also feature a ‘highly-efficient’ internal universal power supply for operation in any region around the globe.

“Since the release of Yamaha’s first powered mixer in 1976, the EMX series has been a worldwide standard for four decades, acclaimed for its reliability and performance in a range of sound reinforcement environments” said Yoshi Tsugawa, Yamaha Pro Audio business unit director. “With the new EMX5 and EMX7 models, the series expands on the power and performance capability of previous models with an even more portable and flexible design, allowing them to comfortably adapt to a broader range of applications.”

The EMX5 and EMX7 will be available Summer/Autumn 2016.