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Yamaha EMX Series Delivers Powerful Performance, Greater Portability and Updated Look

Since its debut 30 years ago, Yamaha’s EMX Series has earned a reputation of providing compact, reliable, versatile and easy-to-use mixers that require minimum setup and connections. Yamaha is the best-selling line of powered mixers in the U.S. Like their predecessors, each of the new models seamlessly integrates a mixer, power amp and digital effects into a single chassis.

The new EMX2, EMX5 and EMX7 feature Class-D power amps delivering 500, 630 and 710 Watts respectively of power for lightweight, powerful sound reinforcement for bands and mobile DJ performances.

All models include legendary Yamaha SPX effects for hall, plate, room and echo reverbs.The EMX2 and the EMX5 have an updated 1-Knob Master EQ™ sound contour control to easily adjust the overall sound frequency balance. 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 incorporating proprietary Yamaha digital technology instantly eliminates annoying feedback with the single push of a button.

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. This model is surprisingly compact (14.8” x 5.8” x 8.7”), making it easy to fit along with speakers in the trunk of a small car.

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.

The EMX5 and EMX7 are housed in an impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis for convenient operation on either a tabletop or in a rack (rack mount brackets available separately). 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.

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