InfoComm 2019: Yamaha debuts power amps
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
pc-series-power-amplifiersThe new PC Series D and DI models are ‘a new kind of power amplifier’
USA - Yamaha is launching new products for the installed and live audio industries at InfoComm 2019.
The new PC Series D and DI models are a new kind of power amplifier, featuring state-of-the-art signal processing, Dante audio networking and a 20 x 8 input matrix. The matrix means that sound from analogue or Dante inputs can be output via Dante to another amplifier, after adjusting using the onboard processors, greatly enhancing the flexibility and scalability of the system.
There is a choice of standard (D) or installation (DI) version, both available with a power output of 600W or 1200W (8Ω) and delivering stable operation at a high load of 2Ω. The DI models can handle high-impedance connections, allowing them to drive multiple speakers from a single channel.
InfoComm 2019 sees the announcement of AFC4, the latest version of Yamaha’s innovative Active Field Control (AFC) acoustic conditioning system. A combination of architectural acoustics and electro-acoustic signal processing, AFC allows users to manipulate and enhance the acoustics of a space in order to improve the sound for both audiences and performers, as well as to accommodate a wider range of applications.
The full line-up of the Yamaha’s VX range of speakers is on show including the new VXC2F and VXC8S ceiling models, plus the latest V3.0 update for the Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) system design software.
Yamaha’s ProVisionaire Control (Windows) and ProVisionaire Touch (iOS) software applications allow the intuitive creation of bespoke touch panel controllers, dedicated to the applications and functions required for an installation project.
The latest V3.5 update adds unified monitoring functionality for Yamaha pro audio equipment, allowing in-depth management via audio networks, with the number of supported Yamaha devices also being expanded. For example, in a theatre where compatible devices such as CL/QL series digital mixers, Rio-D2 series I/O racks and PC-D/DI series power amplifiers are distributed throughout the area, a single operator can monitor and manage the entire system from one computer. The addition of improved monitoring capability will notably increase system convenience and reliability.
V3.5 also provides compatibility with the MSD series video switchers from IDK Corporation4, providing more comprehensive control for conference rooms, halls, multipurpose halls and theatres that handle both audio and video content.
Yamaha’s final announcement for InfoComm 2019 is the release of Python script templates that facilitate external control of CL, QL and TF series digital mixing consoles, expanding the versatility and convenience of these popular mixers even further by providing easy control from Figure 53’s QLab5 show control software.
*Yamaha’s product team has begun the development of a suite of new AV over IP products targeted at the Pro AV market, based on Audinate’s recently-announced Dante AV technology.
Yamaha and Audinate have collaborated on audio solutions for nearly a decade, including the Rivage PM series of flagship digital mixing systems, MTX / MRX series matrix processors and VXL power over Ethernet (PoE) line array speakers.
The first of the new Yamaha AV products will focus on applications with the need to breakout and distribute audio and video signals, while maintaining tight synchronization throughout the facility or venue.
(Jim Evans)

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