Yamaha announces next generation Stagepas
Monday, 24 June 2019
stagepas1kStagepas 1K will be available from September
Europe - Featuring a 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 inch (3.75 cm) 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, receiving widespread praise for their audio quality, 170º horizontal coverage and slimline appearance.
Bringing all of those qualities to the streamlined, reduced weight Stagepas 1K system, an array of 10 of the 1.5 inch drivers work seamlessly with a 12” subwoofer to deliver uniform, high quality sound with clear highs and punchy lows. The subwoofer features Yamaha's Twisted Flare Port technology, which effectively reduces wind noise in the bass reflex port, delivering a clearer, more powerful, distortion-free low end.
Complementing the loudspeakers is a 1000W Class-D amplifier, delivering 119 dB SPL and maintaining exceptional 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 sound engineering tools, including 1-Knob EQ that handles multi-band processing simultaneously, high-quality SPX digital reverb and a Mode feature to adjust optimised compression settings (such as speech or music) to match different applications. Each of these functions can be set via a single rotary control, simplifying many of the more difficult tasks like EQ and compression to quickly deliver great sound.
Setting up STAGEPAS 1K needs the user to simply affix the array speaker to the subwoofer cabinet, using none, one or both of the provided spacers. No other cables or speaker stands are needed.
(Jim Evans)

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