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A setup you can trust for years down the road.
High-quality PA package includes the Yamaha EMX5000-12 12-channel, 500W powered mixer; 2 Yamaha S115V 2-way Club Series speakers; 4 AKG D 8000 S dynamic hypercardioid mics; 4 Musician's Friend Lo-Z mic cables; 2 speaker stands; and 2 - 16 gauge, 20' Horizon speaker cables.
Reviewed by 12 customers
I bought this system for my new drama class. I included two Peavey choir mics, and this pairing works great for picking up students' voices on stage and projecting them across a large cafeteria-type venue. The advice I got was just right: "Buy more system than you think you'll need." After only a couple performances, I have found this system has good features I would like to have known about in advance, had I forseen how I would more fully use it.
I've had the system for about 6 months now and have had no problems at all. I'm in a cover band and use it for vocals and micing guitar and drums and it sounds awsome. I also run a cd player through it. The mic cables are the only thing that totally suck. The mics are decent, but after switching out the main vocal mic for a sure sm58 we are able to get alot more volume before feeding back. The only other thing that is a bit irratating is the manual. It tells you how to set things up without really explaining all the functions and what they do.
This is the best pa to start out with and learn with. Great sound and power in a little package.We have used it outside and inside and haven't even had to slide the pot past 30, on the main output control. More power than you'll ever need.
Just bought it....Mixer nicely designed and easy to use,and very quit electronically..very good for the bucks..the yamaha speakers are very tight and clear....well worth it..get them,you wont be sorry.
After using the EMX-860P,I bought this unit for my live band performance at a club that sits approximately 200 people. I got more than I had bargained for. The power output is more than adequate for me. The two sets of digital effects are just right for me. I use effects one for the lead guitar (a Yamaha EG112). For my kind of music, I normally use the delay settings for the guitar, tweaking the knobs till I get the perfect sound. For the vocals I use effect two. I prefer the reverbs. I use the fair priced Shure PG58 mics and still manage to get wonderful sound with lots of ambiance and presence. I start by setting the channel strips for optimum sound with the 9-band equalisers disengaged. I then activate the equlisers with minimal cut/boost settings for various frequencies. Too much of boost is bad. Also remember to tweak the knobs on the channel strip for optimum sound rather than trying to get a good sound in the final mix. One setback with this unit: There is going to be audible(and very annoying) distortion should the channel strip gain knob exceed the 10 O'clock mark. Raise the volume of the channnel by the slider level control and not the gain knob.All said and done, this unit is worth every cent you will put in. It is a self-contained unit with all the effects and power you will ever need.Once you have the feel of it and get to know it, you will love the powerful crystal clear sound.
I use this system for mixing small bands and my karaoke gigs. Excellent sound. Most of my karaoke following come back because of my sound system! Great vocal clarity with onboard effects. I also use this for my own "Doo Wop Group"
Very nice sound from Yamaha. Mixer is high quality with great power to the S115V mains. Effects sound great, EQ, high pass filter on channels, two mid sweep faders pre channel, built-in crossover for a sub, ect. Its all good. I use a behringer enhancer to wake up the cabs and they handle it just fine. The speakers are High quality able to handle lots of bass without distorting. The horns are very clear and loud. I gave a "9" for quality because I didn't like the AKG mics. I like the Behringer 8500 mics better. You can get JBL cabs for hundreds more but you won't hear the difference!
My school has purchased one of these and we have used it outside for a karaoke/tailgate party it was great! You could hear it all the way from the football field! We also use it in our gym when doing pep rallys! It is so loud it blows out the audience! It is also used as just a mixer w/o the amp running for our cafeteria. It has so many uses its so portable!I love these things so much I have to get another pair for myslef! Highly Recommended by a professional.
I have used various Yamaha products since the late 70's, including acoustic pianos, elec. guitars, and effects processors. This mixer lives up to my expectations. But I have found one fault. When you solo the individual channels, you do NOT get a readout on the main meters. This means you have to guess at the input gain and hope that you get the levels correct based on the single overload light on the channel. This is a minor oversight, and I'd still recommend this mixer to anyone.
The EMX5000 mixer is extremely functional. I use it for solo acoustic guitar/vocal on small stages and occasionally with bass and light percussion. The 12 channels are overkill for what I do, but the features are essential. There are always challenges when amplifying the acoustic guitar over other instruments. The EMX5000 mixer allows me to send a seperate volume/affects mix for my instrument and voice to my monitor. The 1000 watts of power is more than enough. The basic affects are good.