Overview: The Yamaha EMX5 is a 12-channel powered mixer that is
ideal for musicians, performers, small to medium-sized clubs, or houses of worship. It
has two sturdy handles which makes it portable and easy to set up, making it useful for speaking
engagements, parties, DJs, and bands. The EMX5 has 8 mic
preamps and 4 stereo inputs. It has 2 powered main outputs with SpeakON jacks, 2
non-powered main outputs with 1/4" jacks, two 1/4" Aux
outputs, and a stereo RCA record out.
Mic/Line Inputs: The EMX5 is equipped with eight Mic/Line inputs (Channels
1-8) for connecting microphones, guitars, electronic musical instruments, or
line-level audio devices. Channels 1 through 4 have combo jacks that support XLR
and 1/4" plugs. These channels have Mic/Line switches, and Channel 4 has a Hi-Z
switch that lets you plug in an electric guitar or electric bass with a 1/4"
plug. Channels 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12 can be used as single channels for
microphones with XLR plugs, or stereo line-level pairs with 1/4" or RCA plugs. Phantom power (+48V) can be applied to the XLR connectors on
Channels 1 through 11/12, if needed for condenser mics.
Stereo Line Inputs: Channels 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12 have stereo line inputs, each
with controls for the stereo pairs. The input connectors for each stereo pair is as follows:
- Channels 5/6 and 7/8: Channels 5/6 have two 1/4" line input jacks.
- Channels 9/10: Channels 9/10 have two 1/4" line input jacks and two RCA
input jacks. Both 1/4" and RCA jacks can be used at the same time, but
the levels cannot be adjusted independently.
- Channels 11/12: Channels 11/12 have two 1/4" line input jacks,
two RCA input jacks, and one stereo 3.5mm (1/8") mini-jack. The stereo 3.5mm
mini-jack will take priority over the other inputs for Channel 11/12.
Outputs: The EMX5 features two Speaker Outputs on the rear
panel with SpeakON and 1/4" combo connectors. You can connect two 4Ω or 8Ω speakers
to these outputs. You can also connect four 8Ω or 16Ω speakers wired
in parallel pairs. On the front panel there are two 1/4" Stereo outputs,
controlled by the Master Stereo level control, that will output a non-amplified signal to left and right
active speakers or to an amplifier and passive speakers. The unit
also has two 1/4" auxiliary outputs (Aux1 and Aux2) with separate rotary volume controls
which do not affect the master level output. An Effects Return jack (1/4") lets you connect an unlatched-type footswitch,
such as the Yamaha FC5, for toggling on/off the reverb effects.
Compressor: Inputs 1 through 4 each have the 1-knob COMP
function used in the Yamaha MGP and MG series models. You can dial in the right
amount of compression as you rotate the knob to the right. The threshold, ratio,
and output gain are all adjusted simultaneously.
3-Band EQ: The Yamaha EMX5 features a 3-band EQ on each Mic/Line channel and
each stereo pair. Each EQ band has a rotary control that lets you boost or cut
the frequency by + or - 15dB. The dials have a center detent at 0dB for a flat
response in the corresponding band. The EQ bands have the following center
frequencies: Low 100 Hz, Mid 2.5 kHz, and High 10 kHz.
Master EQ: The mixer has a single knob Master EQ that lets
you shape the overall sound to your liking. There are three positions, from
Speech (with a limited low end and clear highs) to Music (balanced sound) to
Bass Boost (for DJs and other performances that emphasize bass. An LED is
provided to indicate when the Bass Boost is active.
Feedback Suppressor: The EMX5 is equipped with a Feedback
Suppressor that utilizes a unique 7-band notch filter to instantly stops
feedback with the push of a single button.
Programmable Effects: The EMX5 has a powerful, comprehensive
DSP section with 24 different effects. These professional-grade effects are the
same as those found in the Yamaha SPX effects processors. You can add reverb and
delay effects that emulate different performance environments, from small clubs
to large concert halls. The available effects include: Reverbs (Hall 1&2, Room
1&2, Stage 1&2, Plate), Drum Ambiance, Early Reflection, Gate Reverb, Single
Delay, Delay, Vocal Echo, Karaoke, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus 1&2, Symphonic,
Tremolo, Auto Wah, Radio Voice, Distortion, and Pitch Change. The Effects
section includes a rotary program dial and a 2-digit display for selecting the
desired effect, and a rotary Parameter control to dial in the amount of effect.
Level Controls: The four mono Mic/Line channels and the
three stereo channels have individual rotary level controls. The Master level
control determines the volume of the signal output from the Main Speaker and
Subwoofer outputs. Left and right 7-segment LED level meters show the level of
the Stereo output signal (-20, -10, -6, 0, +6, +10, Peak). When the Peak LED is
constantly lit, the overall level should be reduced.
Mounting: The versatile EMX5 can be oriented in several
ways. It has a wedge shape that allows you to place it vertically on a table top
with the controls facing the front. You can also orient it horizontally on the
floor with the controls facing upward. With the optional RK-EMX7 bracket (sold
separately), you can rack mount the EMX5 in a 19" equipment rack in 7U rack
- Output Power:
- 500 watts per channel x 2 channels (4Ω, 1 kHz, THD+N<1%)
- 370 watts per channel x 2 channels (8Ω, 1 kHz, THD+N<1%)
- 630 watts per channel x 2 channels (4Ω, 1 kHz, THD+N<10%)
- 460 watts per channel x 2 channels (8Ω, 1 kHz, THD+N<10%)
- Frequency Response:
- Input to Speakers: 40 Hz to 20 kHz (+1 dB/-3
- Input to Stereo Out, Aux 1 Send, Aux 2 Send: 20 Hz
to 20 kHz (+0.5 dB / -1.0 dB)
- Input to Speakers: 0.1% @ 10 watts (40Hz - 20kHz);
0.5% @ 50 watts (1 kHz)
- Input to Stereo Out, Aux 1 Send, Aux 2 Send: 0.03%
@ +14 dBu (20Hz - 20kHz), 0.007% @ +20 dBu (1 kHz)
- Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): -117 dBu
- Crosstalk (1 kHz): -85 dB
- Load Protection: DC-fault
- Amplifier Protection: Overheat, Overcurrent,
- Power Supply Protection: Overheat, Overcurrent
- Power Consumption: 42 watts (idle) / 210 watts (1/8
- Dimensions: Width: 14.75" Height: 5.8125" Depth: 8.658"
- Vertical Orientation: Width: 18.375" Height:
12.125" Depth: 12.625"
- Horizontal Orientation: Width: 18.375" Height:
10.875" Depth: 12"
- Weight: 20.9 pounds