More sources? Bigger venues? If your sound reinforcement requirements are getting serious, but you still want the convenience and reliable performance of a Yamaha powered mixer, check out the console-style EMX5014C.
More sources? Bigger venues? If your sound reinforcement requirements are getting serious, but you still want the convenience and reliable performance of a Yamaha powered mixer, check out the console-style EMX5014C. Here’s an all-in-one solution that will appeal to bands and venue operators alike. The EMX5014C transports and sets up with the ease of systems built around the smaller EMX-series powered mixers, but will also prove it’s worth in more permanent installations. It can even be rack-mounted for vertical or angled operation, and real space savings! But of course the EMX5014C offers much more than just convenience. It provides a surprising palette of features and versatile signal routing options that can take your live sound to the next level. And it’s a Yamaha, so you know it’s going to sound great.
Console Controllability and Versatility
With the many features and control functions provided by the EMX5014C, console style is the only way to go. It’s still compact enough to be placed in the stage area and controlled by the performers – especially if rack mounted – but its console configuration also makes it an ideal choice for front-of-house type operation by a sound engineer. Linear faders are another advantage of the console layout, providing precise level control as well as graphic representation of relative channel levels.
Expanded EQ Capability
Like the other EMX-series mixers, the EMX5014C features 3-band EQ on all input channels, but goes a step further on the six mono channels with mid-frequency sweep controls. The mid EQ center frequency can be continuously swept from 250 Hz through 5 kHz so you can precisely pinpoint frequencies in the critical midrange that require compensation or enhancement, providing significantly greater enhanced tailoring potential. The stereo graphic equalizer has also been expanded with 9 bands that can be used for more effective room voicing or feedback control.
One-knob Compression on Mono Channels
Built-in channel dynamics is normally a feature reserved for much larger (and more expensive) mixers. But in the EMX5014C you get compressors on all six monaural mic/line channels. Judicious application of compression can help to make vocals ride the mix better, give you that smooth compressed guitar sound, deliver more punchy bass, and generally refine your mixes in a multitude of ways. Yamaha’s unique one-knob compressors are simple to use, too. There’s no need to juggle multiple attack, threshold, makeup gain, and other controls – just set the COMP control to the amount of compression you need.
Feedback Channel Locating (FCL) System
FCL System indicator LEDs at the top of each channel light if the corresponding channel goes into feedback. So if and when feedback occurs you’ll be able to locate the channel(s) in which it is occurring immediately and rectify the problem without delay.
Versatile 14-Input Configuration
The EMX5014C has a total of 14 input channels – six for monaural microphone or line input, plus four stereo pairs. Two of the stereo channels can function either as monaural microphone inputs or stereo line inputs. Switchable phantom power is provided for all microphone inputs. This system lets you use up to eight microphone channels plus two stereo inputs if your sources are mostly microphones. Or if you need to handle more stereo sources – say, Background Music, from a DJ mixer, and two stereo keyboards – the EMX5014C will comfortably handle all of these in addition to six monaural microphone or line inputs.
Although the EMX5014C and a pair of speakers or two are all you need to create a powerful, high performance live sound system, it features a range of inputs and outputs that allow it to be integrated into larger systems. Insert patch points on the mono input channels, for example, let you add outboard signal processing to individual input channels. And although you have all the effects you’re likely to need built in, and monitor power, external AUX and EFFECT sends allow you to route the mixer’s signals to external signal processing and/or monitor systems as required. Stereo out, stereo sub-out, and record outputs are also provided.
SPX Digital Effects
Normally you’ll only need ambience effects such as reverb and delay for live sound applications – and the EMX5014C includes some of the finest reverb and delay effects available built right in – but if you need other effects as well they’re right at your fingertips. You can dial up a selection of 16 top-quality Yamaha SPX effects – including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and even distortion. Yamaha SPX digital effects are widely recognized as being some of the finest available, and the effects provided in the EMX mixers live up to that reputation.
Dual AUX Sends
AUX 1 and AUX 2 send controls, with pre/post fader switching for AUX 2, adjust the level of the channel signal sent to the auxiliary buses for monitoring or effects send. The available of two AUX sends provides considerable flexibility for effect and monitor routing. You could, for example, use the channel EFFECT controls to control send level to the internal SPX effect processor while using AUX 2 to feed an external effects unit, and AUX 1 to feed a stage monitor system.
Yamaha Speaker Processing
You’ll undoubtedly want to use at least one pair of Yamaha Club-series speakers with the EMX5014C for the superior sound and projection they provide. If you do you’ll really appreciate the enhanced low-end output and high-end smoothness provided by built-in Yamaha speaker processing.
With the optional RK5014 rack-mount kit, the EMX5014C can be conveniently mounted in a portable or installed rack. This has been made possible by a combination of the mixer’s configuration and a highly efficient fan cooling system that ensures reliable, stable operation.
Other Pro-class Features
- Gain controls and 26-dB pad switches allow optimum level matching with just about any source.
80-Hz high pass filters for elimination of unwanted lowfrequency noise and rumble.
Channel ON switches let you switch individual channels into or out of the mix.
Pan control adjusts the position of mono channel signals in the stereo sound field, while balance controls on stereo channels control the balance of the stereo image.
High-quality linear faders individually adjust the level of each channel.
PFL (pre-fader listen) switches allow isolated monitoring of individual channels.
All input channels feature signal and peak indicators for visual signal monitoring.
Linear AUX 1, AUX 2, and EFFECT RTN faders with AFL (after-fader listen) monitor switches.
Stereo master fader with both PFL and AFL monitor switches.
Limiter indicators tell you when the internal limiter circuitry has been activated due to power amplifier overload.
Power Amp mode selector allows two channel power amplifier to be quickly configured for Main + Main, Mono + Aux 1, or Aux 1 + Aux 2 operation.
Power amplifier output selector allows selection of 500, 200, or 75 watt output per channel.
Stand-by switch instantly mutes all mono inputs.
Precise 12-segment stereo level meter.
Phones jack with independent level control.
High-quality SPEAKON speaker connectors for fast, reliable connection. Phone jack connectors are also provided.
Features For Superior Sound and Convenience
Great Yamaha Sound
Yamaha is a leader in the field of professional live sound for a very good reason: we deliver the sound and performance that the pros demand. The EMX-series powered mixers are no exception. They’re built at the same standards of sonic performance and rugged reliability that makes Yamaha the first choice for live sound applications from schools to stadiums around the globe.
One-knob Compression on Mono Channels (EMX512SC & EMX312SC)
All four monaural mic/line channels on the EMX512SC and EMX312SC feature builtin compressors that can help to bring vocals to the front of the mix, give your guitars extra smoothness and presence, deliver a more punchy bass sound, and generally refine your mixes in a multitude of ways. These one-knob compressors are simple to use, too. There’s no need to juggle multiple attack, threshold, makeup gain, and other controls – just set the COMP control to the amount of compression you need.
Feedback Channel Locating (FCL) System
FCL System indicator LEDs at the top of each channel light if the corresponding channel goes into feedback, so you won’t have to fumble around searching for the channel that needs adjustment.
All three mixers in this series offer a total of 12 input channels – four for monaural microphone (incl. Phantom Power) or line input, plus four pairs that can function either as monaural microphone inputs or stereo line inputs – providing you with a versatile mix of input capabilities for a wide range of applications. If you need only microphone inputs you can use up to eight mic channels. Or if, for example, you want to play recorded background music during breaks (that’s one stereo channel), and you have a keyboard player with a stereo-output keyboard (that’s one more stereo channel), you still have six mic/line inputs. If you use all four stereo pairs to handle stereo line sources you have four channels available for mono mic or line input. This is a very versatile system that can adapt to your needs.
High Power For Main and Monitor Speakers
These powered mixers certainly don’t skimp on power. From the EMX212S with 200 watts per channel to the EMX512SC with a solid 500 watts per channel, there’s a power configuration to suit any application and venue. All models also feature a power mode switch that lets you use the two power channels as a stereo amplifier, or you can use one of the channels for the main speaker(s) and the other to drive monitors with a separate monitor mix set up via the channel MONITOR controls.
SPX Digital Effects
The EMX212S, EMX312SC, and EMX512SC all feature a selection of 16 top-quality Yamaha SPX effects – including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and even distortion – that can add the final touch to your live presentation. Yamaha SPX digital effects are widely recognized as being some of the finest available, and the effects provided in the EMX mixers live up to that reputation.
Built-in Graphic EQ
Graphic equalizers are provided for both the main and monitor channels, so you can effectively control feedback or tailor the sound to the match the room and program material.
When you're done with a set, simply engage the stand-by mode to mute all mono channels while leaving the 2-track inputs active for background music playback while you're taking your break.
Yamaha Speaker Processing
Yamaha Club-series speakers are fine performers in their own right, but with Yamaha Speaker Processing you get extra-smooth highs and enhanced low-frequency output.
Durable, Lightweight Design
The EMX powered mixers offer the ideal combination of outstanding sound performance and easy handling. They’re lightweight — only 8 kilograms (17.6 lbs.) — and feature conveniently located handles for maximum carrying comfort. They’re also built tough to withstand the rigors of use on the road.