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Yamaha 12 Channel Powered Compact Mixer - 2 x 460W

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Powerful & High Efficiency Class-D Amplifier

The EMX5 models feature a built-in high-efficiency power amplifier of 2 x 630W of output power respectively. Despite its low power consumption, this amp is capable of very high volume output, yet still manages to remain surprisingly lightweight. Both models also come equipped with an onboard overload protection function to improve reliability and prolong component life and performance quality.

Robust But Extremely Portable Design

The EMX5 benefits from a robust and portable design with a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis geared towards extended operation and road usage. Large handles on the front and back of the enclosure make it extremely portable, and also help to protect knobs and terminals on the surface of the chassis from impact or pressure during transport.

Easy Setup, Easy Operation

With their intuitive, user-friendly architecture, EMX5 can be setup and operated quickly and easily by users with a fundamental understanding of sound reinforcement. Its versatile enclosure design allows users to choose from a variety of vertical or horizontal placements depending on the type of application. From a tabletop, floor, or installation environment no matter used on a tabletop or from a seated position with the mixer placed on the floor.

Complete Range of Input & Output Channels

The EMX5 is equipped with four mono input channels and four mono/stereo input channels, allowing up to 8 microphones, and line-level devices such as keyboards and portable playback device to be connected to each channel. In addition, channel 4 can be used with Hi-Z inputs to connect instruments such as guitars or basses directly. It is also equipped with 2 AUX SEND connections for a monitoring system or external effect devices, REC OUT unbalanced RCA pin output jacks to connect an external recorder, and STEREO OUT TRS phone jacks to output the mixed stereo signal.

Onboard Feedback Suppressor

Few things make a live performance or speaking engagement take a negative turn like the sudden, uncomfortable, and often embarrassing howling of unwanted feedback. EMX5 comes equipped with a Feedback Suppressor that utilizes a unique Yamaha digital technology to instantly eliminate annoying feedback with the single switch of a button, which utilizes a seven-band notch filter.

3-band Equalizer Control

With individual knobs you can adjust the [HIGH], [MID], and [LOW] audio frequencies. You can operate instantly turning the control to amplify (boost) and attenuate (cut) the corresponding frequency band.

1-Knob Master EQ (EMX5 only)

EMX5s 1-Knob Master EQ lets you apply optimized EQ settings with the simple turn of a knob. The SPEECH setting is geared towards meetings, seminars, or conferences with a limited lower end for clear, defined speech; MUSIC offers a more balanced sound tailored to acoustic or band performances; and BASS BOOST is ideal for DJ performances or audio playback that puts a priority on emphasizing the base sound.

1-knob COMP

EMX5 is equipped with the popular 1-knob COMP function used in MGP and MG series models. By simply operating a single control, it is possible to get optimal compression for vocals and instruments. As the [COMP] control is turned to the right, the threshold, ratio, and output gain are adjusted simultaneously.

Comprehensive, Professional Effects and Signal Processing

EMX5 is equipped with a powerful, comprehensive DSP section that provides a total of 24 different effects that are in the same league as our famed SPX effect processor series used by professionals. It is possible to add reverb and delay effects that simulate the sound of different performance environments, such as concert halls and small clubs.

Flexible Speaker Connectivity

EMX5 is equipped with speaker jacks which can be used with both TS phone and speakON plugs.

Internal Universal Power Supply

EMX5 has a highly-efficient internal universal power supply, then offers worry-free operation in any region around the globe - even in environments prone to potentially damaging power fluctuations. An internal power supply also simplifies rack mounting of the console for installed applications, eliminating the need for a bulky adapter or additional connections.


  • Powerful & High Efficiency Class-D Amplifier

  • Robust But Extremely Portable Design

  • Easy Setup, Easy Operation

  • Complete Range of Input & Output Channels

  • Speaker Processor and Preset

  • Onboard Feedback Suppressor

  • 3-band Equalizer Control

  • Flex 9 Graphic Equalizer

  • 1-knob COMP

  • Rack-Mounting

  • Comprehensive, Professional Effects and Signal Processing

  • Flexible Speaker Connectivity

  • Internal Universal Power Supply

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I'm very happy with the features - compression on 4 mic channels, high pass EQ switch (remove stage noise) on mic channels, high impedance guitar input (great for acoustic piezo pickup) auto-feedback remover works very well, TONS of power, flexible power output to run mains and monitors or stereo mains. I wish the monitor mix could be switched pre or post channel EQ, because the feedback remover only operates on the main mix, and that's often where the feedback is a problem. Other than that, its a great live-sound box-top!
Posted by S. Martin on Dec 23, 2016
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