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Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer  

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Overview
  • 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
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Portable, convenient, and packed with power and effects!

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 12 input channels—4 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 4 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.

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!

 

EMX512SC Powered Mixer Specifications:

  • 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 46 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (3)
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      • Experienced (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

    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.

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 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.

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Light and Powerful

        By Emerson

        from New York

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 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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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lightweight but powerful

          By Pony

          from Athens, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              Good value for the money. Upgraded from a Yamaha EMX66m. This has two more channels, compression, 200 more watts per side, and is lighter weight. Using for my band when we do gigs in smaller rooms.

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lots of Power for the Money

              By Christopher Eckert

              from Pennsylvania

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              I am very happy with these amps; the one I already had and this one I just bought. The sound is good, effects are decent and for small to medium gigs, they are perfect.
              I have a EMX212SC mixer and love it but I needed a little more power so I bought the EMX512SC. They are reliable amps with really nice features for the cost. I especially like the compression features that the EMX212SC does no have.
              I have never had any problems with the EMX212SC I already own and I know the EMX512SC will be just as reliable.
              I bought a restock unit so the price was very good, but even at list price, you get a lot for your money. I could have spend a couple hundred more on a Mackie, but I'm not sure it would have done anything more than this little box does.

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Caution if you require a true workhorse.

              By soundman808

              from Honolulu

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              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.

              Comment on this review

              (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Quality Powered Mixer

              By D-FLOx

              from Ventura, Ca

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC 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, 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.

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Mixer!!!

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              I own one of these mixers which I have used with several different bands ranging from hard rock, country, to classic rock. It pairs nicley with the Yamaha C115V speakers and A12M monitors. The mixer has held up thru over a couple hundred shows and being thrown in and out of a van several times a week. It was mostly used for small to medium sized venues but it also worked great for smaller outdoor gigs. With all the use the mixer has gotten I have never had the slightest problem with it. I talked my church into getting one for their special events when they need something portable and loud.
              This mixer is super light and super loud with plenty of features. Will make even the crapiest band sound good.
              Its a Yamaha. Great produt and support.
              Terrfic value for all of the features you get.

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              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EMX512SC Yamaha Powered Mixer Review

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              Overall I rate 9 due to very high quality standards, and the ease of use. Price is a bit high for a basic model like this, and it lacks some extras that the larger flat consoles have, but it's still a very nice PA for this price range. I use it for practice and also as a backup at shows in case our regular larger one should ever experience any problems.
              This is a relatively basic powered mixer which doesn't have all the bells & whistles that a flat console with sliders will offer. But it's very functional and words great as either a practice PA or small venues. Plenty of power with two 500 watt amps. Clarity is great if you take the time to dial in the right tone controls for each channel. Only one effect can be used at a time, but for the price and considering the overall quality of the PA, it's still a great buy.
              Quality is virtually unmatched for this price range. Yamaha is a respected name and they don't put out any garbage. As noted above, clarity of channels and tone you can achieve is very good.
              Try to find this on sale or wait for a sale to come around. The price is kind of a lot to pay for a basic powered mixer, but in this case, you're partly paying for the Yamaha name. It's kind of like Gibson guitars....if you want the quality you have to pay for it. It would be nice if the price were less, but that's life.

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesomely Practical Powered Mixer

              By mazonbass

              from Charlotte, NC area

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              All of the features I listed basically give it praise. I bought this to downgrade from a HUGE PA that I used to use; 2 racks with separate amps, eq's, FX processor, crossover, and rack-mount surge supressors, cables galore, and a huge 24 channel (no more than 8 needed anyway) unpowered mixer. It was extremely expensive, hard to set up/break-down, and it took a whole trailer to haul it all. No longer do I have to deal with all of that with this single unit. It has all that the 2 racks and unpowered mixer have and is about the size of a printer! I use this with 2 Yamaha A15 speakers and Sound Bridge floor monitors and it sounds awesome! It makes gigging so much easier.
              Incredibly easy to use, transport, and set-up/break-down. 8 channels of XLR inputs all with 3-band EQ, 2 RCA inputs available, Speak-on and 1/4" speaker outputs, built-in effects, easy to use EQ's for monitors and mains, plenty of power, and it's only 17 pounds!
              Yamaha - the name says it all...
              This seems like a great deal, I actually got it for about $80 less having bought it as a condition 1 used product from MF. It said there were scratches on mine and there aren't any that I can see so I lucked out big time. Even at the cost of getting it Brand New I still highly recommend it.

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