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Yamaha Adds New Amp Line to Commercial Install Series

June, 2013

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will add a new 8-channel amplifier line to its Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line. The new amplifiers will be shown at InfoComm in booth #529. The XMV amps are 8- channel versions of the 4-channel XMV amps and share the same features and power ratings of 140W and 280W per channel, available in either YDIF or Dante versions. The four new models also support low-impedance and 70/100V modes.

The Yamaha YDIF Cascade Bus provides a simple intra-rack connection utilizing inexpensive Cat5 cabling for an easy-to-use 16-channel bus, while Dante technology will allow CIS systems to share audio with up to 40 subnets (using the Audinate Netspander product) enabling Yamaha CIS systems to merge with other complex professional audio systems simply and efficiently.

The Yamaha CIS product offerings have been created specifically for installed sound market applications and have many innovations to simplify and improve efficiencies of installation such as the anti-drop tabs and easy-carrying handle on the ceiling speakers, the flexible yet simple mounting hardware for the surface mount speakers, or the quick and intuitive configuration software for the digital matrix and power amplifiers.

The front end control options which include several standard single and triple gang electrical boxes as well as an iOS app are designed for where there may not be an experienced audio operator running the system; for example, restaurants, retail outlets, public address systems within the transportation industry, convention centers, hotel ballrooms.

The 8 channel XMV power amplifiers have a target availability of fall 2013.

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