Featuring a bold new design concept and significant improvements in audio performance, usability and portability, Yamaha’s new STAGEPAS 1K redefines the standard for portable PA systems.
The new system features modified versions of the 1,5” drivers with high end neodymium magnets that have made Yamaha’s VXL series line array loudspeakers a great success in the professional sound installation market. Bringing all of those qualities to the streamlined, reduced weight STAGEPAS 1K system, an array of 10 of the 1,5” drivers work seamlessly with a largest-in-class 12” subwoofer to deliver exceptionally uniform, high quality sound with clear highs and punchy lows. The subwoofer features Yamaha’s Twisted Flare Port technology, which reduces wind noise in the bass reflex port, delivering a clearer, distortion-free low end.
Complementing the loudspeakers is a 1000W Class-D amplifier, delivering 119 dB SPL and maintaining stability and sound quality, even at high output.
The back of the subwoofer houses a digital mixer with three mono mic/line channels (two with Hi-Z connectivity for direct input of electro-acoustic guitars and other instruments), plus stereo inputs which support playback from Bluetooth devices. The mixer also features professional tools including 1-Knob EQ that handles multi-band processing simultaneously, SPX digital reverb and a Mode feature to adjust optimised compression settings (such as speech or music) to match different applications.
Users can also download the dedicated STAGEPAS Editor app for iOS/Android, allowing remote adjustment of the system’s volume and EQ.
For users requiring a greater coverage area or increased sound pressure levels, two STAGEPAS 1Ks can be easily linked together in stereo or in mono. When in mono, the inputs of both systems can be used, providing a total of six mono and two stereo inputs.
STAGEPAS 1K will be available from September 2019.
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