SNAMM06: Make Light Work Of Live Work

US Yamaha EMX5016CF stereo powered mixer – powerful yet easy to use      14/07/06

SNAMM06: Make Light Work Of Live Work


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With the horrors of feedback always lurking ready to be unleashed at the tweak of a knob or a change of microphone position, live sound gear can be intimidating to some musicians. Yamaha’s new EMX5016CF Powered Mixer, however, keeps things simple and ought to take the confusion out of setting up a professional-sounding live music experience. Yamaha claim that this 16-channel stereo powered mixer, which includes two 500-watt amplifiers, is ideal for bands, churches and small rental applications.
The EMX5016CF combines a mixer to balance sources, effects to add ambience to the sound, and amplification to drive house speakers, eliminating the need to employ a thicket of cables to connect different components that require careful level-matching for optimal performance.
Keeping things simple, the unit is packed with features, including single knob input compressors, feedback eliminator, automatic digital graphic EQ, Dual Effect engines and a Maximiser for the main output. This is the first powered mixer Yamaha has offered with digital automatic EQ and Maximiser.
Wayne Hrabak, marketing manager, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division, Live Sound products told us this about the new mixer, “Yamaha takes the frustration out of preparing for a gig because there’s no need to lug around, connect and adjust multiple units.�
John Schauer, product manager, Live Sound products added, “This new mixer makes setting up a great sounding PA easier than ever,� said. “Now you can spend more time making music and less time worrying about the sound.�
Price and Availability
The EMX5016CF, which replaces the EMX5000-20, will be available in the fall at an MSRP of $1,249. More information:


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