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Yamaha Introduces the New STAGEPAS Portable PA Systems

Dec.03.2012

December 3rd, 2012. Shizuoka, Japan - Yamaha releases the latest models in the renowned lineup of STAGEPAS portable PA systems - the STAGEPAS 400i and 600i.

These new models are the successors of the STAGEPAS 300 and 500 which earned worldwide acclaim as compact, yet high-powered, portable sound systems with exceptional sound quality. By combining new high-efficiency amplifiers, newly designed speakers, and high performance DSP, the new STAGEPAS delivers a significant increase in power output, with substantial improvements in sound quality and reliability. Complementing the boost in performance, the addition of iPod/ iPhone connectivity, SPX digital reverbs, an onboard feedback suppressor and more versatile EQ, has improved functionality and ease of use considerably, allowing STAGEPAS to meet the demands of a much wider range of applications and users.

Both the 400i and 600i feature two sleek, lightweight speakers and a detachable powered mixer, along with one pair of speaker cables and a power cord, giving you a complete, portable sound solution that can be set up quickly and easily in a variety of configurations and environments.

Delivering 400 watts and 680 watts respectively, the 400i and 600i offer a substantial increase in power output compared to previous models. By utilizing Yamaha's intelligent DSP technologies STAGEPAS offers consistent high-quality sound at any volume level, while simultaneously extending the life of vital components using advanced limiter circuits. An innovative speaker design adds to system performance by delivering evenly-distributed, superior sound to a greater coverage area.

The new models feature 4 mic/line inputs and 6 line inputs (STAGEPAS 400i features 4 line inputs). CH 3 and 4 feature a combo jack that can accommodate XLR and 1/4 cables. In addition, both models feature an RCA pin jack, stereo mini jack and an iPod/iPhone USB input allowing for a variety of connectivity options.

Yamaha has added several new features to this series based on feedback from our worldwide base of STAGEPAS customers. The iPod /iPhone connection offers users high-quality playback while charging their iPod/iPhone. The detachable mixer features simple, intuitive controls that deliver high-quality sound in a matter of seconds. One knob provides access to four different high-resolution SPX reverbs while Yamaha's 1-knob Master EQ™ offers optimized settings to match the sound with its environment via a single control. Even the onboard feedback suppressor allows users to remove unwanted feedback with the touch of a single button.

Basic mixer functions have also improved significantly. The STAGEPAS 400i features a 2-band channel EQ, while the 600i adds mid-range control for 3-band EQ that benefits guitar and vocal performances especially. Switchable stereo/mono inputs is a flexible new feature that can transform each stereo channel into two independent mono channels if an application requires more input capability. STAGEPAS also offers switchable Hi-Z inputs allowing for hassle-free connection of passive pickup instruments, as well as phantom power, enabling direct connectivity of condenser microphones. Adding to the versatility, STAGEPAS allows the user to turn the reverb off or on instantly using an optional footswitch - an ideal feature for MC-ing events or speaking during solo performances.

Both the 400i and 600i come equipped with Monitor and Subwoofer outputs, providing seamless expandability. For applications requiring a more powerful front-of-house setup, a monitor mix or a more prominent bottom end, simply plug in powered speakers such as Yamaha's DXR Series speakers or DXS Series subwoofers.

"Based on feedback from our customers we focused on what was crucial to making this series even more simple to use - yet able to accommodate a wider range of applications” remarked Kazunori Kobayashi General Manager of Yamaha’s Pro Audio Division." Combining intuitive functionality and comprehensive features with a boost in power and performance, we're very pleased to release the very best STAGEPAS yet.”

For further details, see www.yamahaproaudio.com/global/en/products/pasystems/stagepas_400i600i/index.jsp

STAGEPAS 400i main features:

- 400W (200W + 200W) power output
- Newly designed high quality speakers (LF:8" woofer/ HF:1" voice coil compression driver)
- Detachable 8-channel mixer (4 mono mic/line + 4 mono / 2 stereo line)
- iPod/ iPhone USB connection
- One-knob master EQ™ with virtual bass boost
- High resolution SPX digital reverbs (4 types, parameter control)
- Onboard feedback suppressor
- Great-sounding 2-band channel EQ
- Switchable stereo/ mono inputs
- Hi-Z (high impedance) inputs
- Phantom power
- Monitor and Subwoofer outputs
- Optional reverb footswitch

STAGEPAS 600i main features:

- 680W (340W + 340W) power output
- Newly designed high quality speakers (LF:10" woofer/ HF:1.4" voice coil compression driver)
- Detachable 10-channel mixer (4 mono mic/line + 6 mono / 3 stereo line)
- iPod/ iPhone USB connection
- One-knob master EQ™ with virtual bass boost
- High resolution SPX digital reverbs (4 types, parameter control)
- Onboard feedback suppressor
- Great-sounding 3-band channel EQ
- Switchable stereo/ mono inputs
- Hi-Z (high impedance) inputs
- Phantom power
- Monitor and Subwoofer outputs
- Optional reverb footswitch


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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