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Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer   

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The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX512SC 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 500W amps, 16 Yamaha SPX effects, built-in graphic EQs, and loads of input...Read More

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The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX512SC 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 500W amps, 16 Yamaha SPX effects, built-in graphic EQs, and loads of input options.

Flexible power
The power mode switch lets you use the dual power channels as a stereo amplifier, or use one channel for the main speakers and one for the monitors, with separate monitor mix setup via the channel MONITOR controls.

SPX digital effects
16 Yamaha SPX effects-including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and even distortion--let you add the finishing touches to your live presentation.

Graphic EQs
Graphic equalizers are provided for both the main and monitor power channels so you can effectively control feedback or tailor the sound to match the room and program material.

Input options
The EMX512SC offers a total of 16 input channels-8 for monaural microphone (with phantom power) or line input, plus 4 pairs that can function either as monaural mic inputs or stereo line inputs--providing a versatile mix of input capabilities for a wide range of applications. If only mic inputs are needed, you can use up to 8 mic channels. If you want to play recorded background music during breaks using a stereo input, and have a keyboard player with stereo outputs, you still have 6 mic/line inputs available. If all 4 stereo pairs are used to handle stereo line sources, you still have 8 channels available for mono mic or line input. It's a versatile system that can adapt to your needs with ease!

Yamaha Speaker Processing
Yamaha Speaker Processing (YSP) provides optimized matching with speakers, for clean, solid reproduction that will deliver your music with maximum impact.

FCL (Feedback Channel Locator) system
The Yamaha FCL (Feedback Channel Locating) system makes locating and eliminating feedback easier than ever. FCL indicators provided on each input channel indicate which channel feedback is occurring in, so you can identify it visually and adjust levels or EQ as required. Another handy features is a Standby switch that mutes channels 1 through 8 so that, for example, after rehearsal or between sets you can mute performer's inputs 1 through 8 without having to change fader settings, while stereo inputs 9 through 12 remain active for background music playback.


Durable, lightweight design
At only 22 pounds and equipped with conveniently located handles, the EMX512S is easy to transport. It's built to withstand the rigors of the road and deliver reliable performance, night after night.

Portable, convenient, and packed with power and effects!

FEATURES
  • Dual 500W amps
  • Power mode switch allows amps to function in stereo, or as separate mono channels for mains and monitors
  • 16 SPX digital effects including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and distortion
  • FCL (Feedback Channel Locator) system
  • 7-band graphic EQs for main and monitor power channels: 125Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8 kHz, +12/-12 dB
  • 3-band EQ per input channel
  • 12 input channels: 4 for monaural microphone (with phantom power and one-knob compression) or line input, 4 pairs that can function either as monaural mic inputs or stereo line inputs
  • Single knob compression on first 4 channels
  • YSP (Yamaha Speaker Processing)
  • Speakon and 1/4" phone jack speaker output connectors

An outstanding mixer with digital effects and loads of input and power! Call or click to order now!

SPECIFICATIONS

EMX512SC Powered Mixer

  • 17-3/8"W x 11-1/4"H x 10-3/4"D
    22lb.
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YamahaEMX512SC Powered Mixer
 
4.6

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Simple controls (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Quality Powered Mixer

I've been using the Yamaha EMX 512 for about 8 years now, and this mixer can take what ever you want to throw at it. I use this with 2 Peavy 115's,...Read complete review

I've been using the Yamaha EMX 512 for about 8 years now, and this mixer can take what ever you want to throw at it. I use this with 2 Peavy 115's, and two 12' monitors for live shows.

DJ: For DJ gigs, it's all about the power and the EQ. For big shows, I barley turn this up to 4 or 5, and it crushes. I've used this unit for proms, clubs, weddings, it's still going strong.

LIVE SHOWS: I love the fact that this unit has two seperate channels for so I can do a separate mix in the monitors. I usually run 4 speakers at once with this unit, (2 for the mains, 2 for monitors) and I still only need to turn it up to about 5. (Going past 6 will start to peak). It has decent effects, I love the Delay on this. The only thing I wish this unit had was an auxillary imput, so I could utilize a compressor...

The most important thing that your should know about this mixer is that it is made for war!!! You cannot kill it!!! I've had beer poured on it, dropped it, bumped it, scratched it, this mixer is made for gigging and I wouldn't even bother writing this if I didn't believe in it. If you want a high powered, quaility mixer, there is no other alternative.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Caution if you require a true workhorse.

This powerd mixer has a great sound, good effects and plenty of output power. But I'm marking down significantly for reliability and the poor service we received from Yamaha when we sent the...Read complete review

This powerd mixer has a great sound, good effects and plenty of output power. But I'm marking down significantly for reliability and the poor service we received from Yamaha when we sent the second one in for repair. They held it for 9 months before they finally told us it would be better to purchase a new one than pay for the repair, adding that the defective relay was addressed and is no longer a problem.. which turned out to be untrue. We are moving on to Peavey.
Great features for a mixer of this size. I especially like the dual function compression knobs that raise the output level as the compression is increased. The YS processing also makes the head sound larger than it is.
Here's the problem. This mixer has a defect. It could also just be a cheap quality part. It has an internal relay switch for the power on and off. The pushbutton power switch is connected to a relay that fails after frequent use. The company I work for has purchased 3 of these powered mixers, one after the other (first one was a EMX 212). They all failed the same way. The relay stops working. The power comes on for a split second after you push the button then the relay disengages, no power. However, this only occurred after rigoruous use. The heads were used 6 days a week for 4 hours each day with different groups of duos and trios using them throughout the week. The first two failed after one year. (after warranty expired). The last one failed after just 4 months.
The features for the price of this mixer are a pretty good value if you are not counting on using it constantly.

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5.0

Great little Mixer

By Damascus

from Greenville, Al

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

    Great mixer for a small church.

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    5.0

    GOOD VALUE

    By GROOVE

    from TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

      PLENTY OF CLEAN POWER FOR A MEDIUM SIZE GROUP

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      4.0

      Great Product...Bad Experience!

      By PG

      from Dominican Republic

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

        This is a very good piece of equipment and I can recommend it for small to medium venues. However, I have had a very disappointing experience with Musicians Friend after many years of satisfaction. I was assured of a discount by two different reps and never received it. Not sure I will continue to do business if this is not rectified.

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        5.0

        I would buy again

        By Bassman

        from Mars Hill, NC

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

          I bought this unit to use at our Church, I bought the set up with SV115's and 4000 mic's with it as well as a Behringer Epx2800 with a Behringer ultragraph EQ, it sounds really good and I am pleased with it's overall user friendliness

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I have bought three of these

          By uncle john

          from kansas

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

            I jumped into music cold never played a musical instrument ever. The radio is all that I ever played. I do weddings, family reunions, back yard parties and Relay for Life events. I work it hard and have always had a backup, once I got sick left the amp in my truck with the window down and it poured rain that night I poured water out of it thinking it was ruined but six months later I fired it back up and it works fine. It is nothing for me to play it for six hours or more

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            5.0

            Lightweight, Easy to use, Sounds Great

            By TI Singer Dude

            from Illinois

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              This is the star player of a package deal I bought from MF. Sounds great. Set up is a snap. It powers two 15" 2 way mains and two 12" 2 way monitors or it runs all four in perfect rockin' stereo. I use it for band rehearsals and to DJ parties. I love it. Plenty of power for my needs. I will add a powered sub in the future but sounds great without it. MF was very helpful and not pushy. After a couple of days to think it over and the holiday special I recived I soon returned to buy and I'm very happy with the whole package.

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              5.0

              This is the ONE you want in it's class

              By MaxPower

              from Southern, KY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy Controls
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Lighter Than I Expected
              • Not Confusing
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None
              • None That I Can Tell

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              Looked at a lot of powered mixers as I'm sure a lot of you are. The reviews every where I looked, this receiver stood out among all. So far I am not disappointed! Not had it very long but I have tinkered with it at home for many hours so far. Plan on gigging with this for small bars and such it will fit great. Vocals sound clear through several different mics I've tried, plugged iPod into it, sounds great. I even tried a pocket amp/DI box that I have with a Gibson Les Paul, sounded good too. My Takamine with Cool Tube Pre-amp sounds awesome through it. So far nothing bad to say at all. I like it a lot.

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              5.0

              Awesome

              By Den

              from Morristown, NJ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

                It's just what I was looking for.

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Oh you have to try this!

                By dave sherman

                from Ocean CIty, Maryland

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

                  I have been a staunch Mackie Power mixer buyer until now! I own three Mackies (2)808M's and 1 PPM1008. 1st 808m lasted me 11 years (Greg Mackie still owned the Company). 2nd 808M lasted four years and my 18 month old PPM1008 is in for warranty service.

                  I was hesitant to buy the 512SC but did so on the advice of some Pro Audio guys I know. They were not wrong. The EMX is wonderful for a 500w mixer and in my opinion blows the PPM1008 away.

                  I do mostly solo work but last nite I used it with my trio and received sevreal comments on how good the sound was. This system is loud if you want it be, clear and punchy as well. This system has a lot of head room.

                  As I said I am so used to Mackie Power Mixers, so the Yamaha EMX512SC is taking me alittle bit to learn how powerful this is. Mackie I think has lost a customer.

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                  (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Light and Powerful

                  By Emerson

                  from New York

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

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                    • Performances

                    Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

                    You can't find a more versatile and compact unit. This is feather light at 22 lbs at 500 watts per side, we use it in conjunction with Peavey PR series 15s and PR subs. Pound for pound it's the most powerful system that you can easily carry up and down a flight of stairs. We've used this system for indoor gigs of 1500 square feet/ several hundred people or smaller, to outside festival gigs. I firmly believe all 500 watts per side are present and accounted for and not over rated in the specs. We play Rockabilly so our sound isn't over powering, but there is plenty of headroom to spare. Sound is great quality and there's little to do but plug everything in and make some quick adjustments for the room. It's the perfect choice for anyone performing in small/ medium venues or small festival type situations and don't want to be burdened with a lot of set up. It also has non powered outputs so that you can use an external amp if more power is required. We've used ours on a regular basis for about 5 years, never a problem, never a worry. It's a great unit.

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