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Yamaha Releases the New PX Series of Power Amplifiers for Live Sound Reinforcement and Installation Applications

Apr, 2016

April 5,2016, Shizuoka, Japan- Yamaha has announced the release of the new PX series of versatile power amplifiers that meet the requirements of a vast range of sound reinforcement and installation environments. By combining high power output with intelligent signal processing and a lightweight yet durable design, the new models are able to deliver consistent, clear, high-quality sound even at maximum output levels.

PX series comprises four new models— the 1,200 W x 2 PX10, 1050 W x 2 PX8, 800 W x 2PX5, and 500 W x 2 PX3— and come equipped with both XLR and TRS inputs, and binding post, SpeakON and phone outputs for a flexible range of connectivity. All models are driven by a newly developed Class-D amplifier engine that concentrates all the necessary functions into a single custom LSI chip, offering higher output and improved performance in a more lightweight, yet reliable design. The PX3 and PX5 also come equipped with a Power Boost Mode that combines the power output from two channels into one, achieving significantly higher single-channel power levels to drive high power handling speakers when needed (note that the number of channels available is halved in this case).

Each of the new amplifiers come equipped with flexible onboard PEQ, crossover, filters, delay, and limiter functions that can be set quickly and easily via the LCD display. All models also feature intelligent protection functions for safe reliable operation, as well as D-CONTOUR multi-band dynamic processing technology, developed by Yamaha to deliver consistent clarity and high-quality sound at any output level by tailoring the frequency response of each connected speaker for either front-of-house or monitor configurations.

PX series amplifiers also offer both Basic and Advanced setup modes. Basic mode allows even inexperienced users to easily configure a system that meets their needs, while Advanced mode offers experienced users more precise control of their sound. All four models feature eight programmable presets for instant recall and reduced setup time that can be saved to a USB thumb drive and shared with other PX amplifiers.The Config Wizard also allows users to save even more time during system setup by assigning optimized speaker settings that match various system configurations. Config Wizard features presets specifically tuned for each model in Yamaha’s extensive lineup of passive speakers, including the CBR, Club, Installation, and VXS/VXC series, and an advanced mode that allows more detailed configuration of parameters such as input routing, input sensitivity, amp gain, and speaker impedance.

PX Series amplifiers make it fast and easy to configure panel settings, monitor amplifier status, and transfer data via USB, and also feature a panel locking function to keep settings safe. Users can even export information such as internal device and log data to USB for rapid troubleshooting should difficulties arise.

“With the PX series, our goal was to make a flexible lineup of power amplifiers that could reliably deliver superior sound quality at high output levels and adapt to a very wide range of sound reinforcement environments” said Ken Hiraoka, Yamaha Pro Audio Business Unit Director, of the upcoming release of the PX series. “We're constantly searching for new ways to combine recent technological advancements with Yamaha's extensive audio expertise to improve performance and offer our customers an advantage and I feel we've definitely hit the mark with this versatile new series of power amps.”

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About Yamaha Pro Audio

Yamaha Pro Audio is known around the globe as a provider of innovative, top-quality solutions for the sound industry. The Yamaha lineup includes a number of world-standard mixing consoles, signal processors incorporating industry-leading DSP technology, power amplifiers based on energy-efficient drive technology, and an extensive range of speakers suitable for everything from live sound to commercial installations.
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