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Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System  

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    Clear, powerful, and super portable.

    Power to go!
    Yamaha's STAGEPAS 500 is for situations in which a little extra power and channel capacity is needed. It is an incredibly lightweight, portable, easy-to-use PA system consisting of a pair of high-performance speakers with a built-in powered mixer. You can be set up and playing in a matter of minutes, and then packed away and on the road again with the same ease and speed when you're done. And all of this is provided with no compromise in sound quality or versatility, plus some advanced features you normally wouldn't expect to find in systems in this class. Getting great sound for live performance used to be a big deal.

    Dual 250-Watt amplifiers
    Two 250-watt power amplifiers can fill surprisingly large clubs or rooms, or project your sound over a considerable distance outdoors. The class-D power amplifier has been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sound quality as well as reliability in a remarkably compact unit.

    Versatile 10-channel Mixer with Monitor and Record Outputs
    If there are more members in your band than the STAGEPAS 300's 8 input channels can handle, or you simply have a lot of sources to mix, the STAGEPAS 500 gives you 10 input channels in all: four mono microphone/line inputs and three stereo line inputs. The additional stereo channel can used for either a stereo or mono source. In addition to the main speaker outputs the mixer has line outputs that can be used to connect additional powered speakers for monitoring, and to send the mixer's output to a recording device.

    Phantom Power for High-performance Condenser Microphones
    The STAGEPAS 500 mixer features switchable phantom power for the four mono microphone/line inputs. This lets you use high-performance phantom-powered condenser microphones in situations where you want the extended, natural response they provide.

    Built-in Channel Compression/Limiting, 2-band Channel EQ and SPX Digital Reverb
    Channels 1 and 2 feature LIMIT/COMP switches that let you apply either limiting or compression to those channels. Limiting can be useful to prevent input overload and distortion with sources that have a wide dynamic range, while compression can add punch to vocals, bass, guitar, and other sources while smoothing out the sound and helping it to "ride" better in the mix. Like the STAGEPAS 300 mixer, the STAGEPAS 500 mixer has 2-band EQ controls on each channel, as well as REVERB switches on channels 1 through 4. A separate REVERB level control adjusts the reverb mix.

    High-performance 10" 2-way Passive Speakers
    STAGEPAS 500 speakers have 10" woofers and 1" high-frequency units. Both types deliver clean, high-quality sound. The speakers can be stand mounted without standard speaker stand adapters (Tripod pole diameter is 35 mm).

    Features

    • Dual 250W amplifiers
    • Versatile 10-channel Mixer with Monitor and Record Outputs
    • Phantom Power for High-performance Condenser Microphones
    • Built-in Channel Compression/Limiting, 2-band Channel EQ and SPX Digital Reverb
    • High-performance 10" 2-way Passive Speakers
    • MUSIC / SPEECH Switch optimizes the system settings for maximum clarity with speech
    • XLR and phone-jack inputs on mono channels, and phone-jack and RCA pin-jack inputs on stereo channels allow connection to a wide range of sources
    • MIC/LINE switches select microphone or line level input matching for channels 1 through 4
    • Auto Limiter prevents overload damage to power amplifier and speakers
    • LED output level meter
    • Speaker cables supplied
    • Optional BMS-10A Mic Stand Adapter for the mixer unit

    Order today and make gigging a lot easier.

     

    Stagepas 500 Portable PA System Specifications:

    • 13.5" x 11.7" x 21.4" (342 x 298 x 544.5 mm)
    • Weight: 52.9 lbs./24kg (Speaker x2 + Powered Mixer)
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    YamahaStagepas 500 Portable PA System
     
    4.8

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Second Stagepas 500 for monitors.

    By BluesBent

    from Covington,KY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      After we started using a 12 channel board with our first 500, we decided to add a second 500 for monitors. And with the stereo option we now have two monitor mixes. For our 5 piece low volume Blues Band, this was a more economical way of getting good sound at minimal investment.

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great system, wish I'd known about 600.

      By ColdWarPatriot

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Power

      Cons

      • 600 Released Days Later
      • Limited Functions
      • No Effects Loop

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      For small to medium venues this system is great pushing vocals. Would not dream of running full reenforcement of band through them, but everywhere we play that big, PA is provided. Needs an effects loop. But for our limited needs, this system performs admirably. Only complaint - had Musician's Friend told me the 600 was coming out I would have waited.

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      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yamaha Stagepas 500

      By Brendan Flynn

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      This is all in all a pretty great system. It is super compact, efficient, and straightforward. It has crisp highs and big lows. The mixer is pretty limited, but it's not a huge issue and you can usually get your sound pretty dialed in without too much meddling. I don't miss lugging around massive Peavey speakers and a 60 lb mixer. Heh.

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      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pushed the Limits this weekend

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      I've now owned this system for over 2 years. I've used it indoors (community center / multipurpose rooms) and even outdoors for karaoke, live applications or background music. For the smaller venues (100 people or less) no problem for karaoke, background music or live music with keyboard, vocals or one other instrument. Lots of headroom and crystal clear. This past weekend I used it for a live application at an outdoor event with 300+ people. There was a Yamaha CP5 keyboard and 3 condenser mics for a choir. The sound quality was great, but I had very little headroom left. Fortunately the people were close to the stage and not spread out too far. I can't say yet how this would perform with any drums or percussion, but suspect it would work fine with the smaller venue...probably not a large one.I've occasionally used the system stand alone. I normally connect a Yamaha MG12/4cx to the Stagepas mixer and treat it as a stand alone amp only. I know it seems redundant but I gain a lot of flexibility in adding rack mounted effects, etc. to the MG12/4. If I don't need all the special effects, I make due with the built in effects of the MG12/4. If I really don't care, I just use the built in mixer of the Stagepas.Regarding using a subwoofer. Some people have suggested plugging it into the monitor out. If you use a separate mixer like I do, you could also go from the mixer out to the sub and then pass thru to the Stagepas mixer.

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Could be tougher

      By Briney Eye

      from New Mexico

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      This is a nice little PA that gets points for sound quality, portability and ease of use. We bought it because we wanted something easy and portable for smaller venues when we didn't want the hassle of lugging and setting up our big system. It's capable of putting out a lot of sound.Unfortunately, the second time we took it out one of the plastic 1/4" speaker jacks snapped off inside the cab. I suspect they cracked it when they torqued the nut down at the factory. These parts really ought to be metal (and soon will be, because I'm going to replace them).

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      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I hurt my ears!

      By Mark Glanemann

      from Fort Wayne, Indiana

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      Yeah this PA System is all that and then some. There is no way you wont love this system. The mixer fits to the back of the speaker for easy storage. Storage in the other speaker. It cracks some serious sound out and is also great for when we practice as well. Phantom power. And like I said before with eveything fitting into the back of the spekaers you only have to carry them out and they have handles on the back. Good deal.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Don't Hesitate

      By DJJaybird

      from N. Augusta, SC

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      The Yamaha Stagepas 500 is sensational.I use it for every imaginable DJ . The first statement I get is "Man,those speakers sound good".The second is "How much for the system?" If you ain't got one,GET ONE.You'll be glad you did.It's not rated 5 stars for nuthin'.DJJbird.N.Augusta,SC

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Thumpin' Little PA System

      By DJ Mean Al

      from United Kingdom

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      I've owned the Yamaha STAGEPAS 500 PA System for while now, and deliberated for ages between this one and it's smaller sibling, the STAGEPAS 300. I use the system for a small amateur / semi-professional Karaoke setup, in a large shared house. I connect a pair of SHURE SM58 radio mics, a pair of cheaper radio mics, and a laptop PC for backing vocals.The system sounds warm and clear, and the vocals cut through nicely. On its debut performance, I was surprised how much of the 200W RMS per channel I actually ended up using by the end of the night - I was just touching the red part of the level meter during the final few songs.But boy, does it sound good! The 10" drivers are THUMPIN'!! They push great bass, and the sound is bright and clean, without sounding harsh. The speaker cabinets are solidy built and - unlike STAGEPAS 300 - have pole-mounts built in, meaning that additional adapters are not necessary. This was an important consideration for me. The mixer is also a great little unit. It locks up neatly into the back of one of the speakers, and weighs no more than 5kg. Considering that it also houses an amplifier capable of producing in excess of 200W per channel, this is quite remarkable. There are four mono mic / line channels, plus a further three stereo channels, which is plenty for karaoke purposes. The basic 2-band EQ is just about enough, although I would have preferred to be able to control mids as well as highs and lows. More importantly, the on-board effects are limited - I would have liked to have seen more presets. The mixer has a simple 24-bit reverb, but that's it. Variable delay would be useful also.Ultimately, for a one-box system that includes a sensible mixer, stereo power amplifier and a pair of good speakers, you'll struggle to do better than this. In the UK, the system costs 550 GBP, and, in my mind was worth every penny.My next task is to buy an electro-acoustic guitar, and try it with instruments, which is, after all, what Yamaha intended! Nevertheless, it makes a very capable Karaoke system for small and medium-sized venues.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best compact PA I ever played on.

      By ibcruzn

      from San Diego

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      I bought the StagePass 500 about 6 or 7 months ago. And I love this little PA system. I play Island style music. Mainly an acoustic/electric ukulele and I have never heard a small compact PA system with the quality of sound that this one has. I play in small coffee shops and restaraunts and I even host an open mic using this system. Everyone that plugs into it is so impressed with the sound of it. I highly recommend this system.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works for me . . .

      By RRSinger

      from Nebraska

      Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

      I just played my first small outdoor party with the Stagepas 500. I am picky about acoustic guitar tones, and was hesitant to plug my Takamine Supernatural directly into the mixer, especially with the limited reverb and EQ on the amp. But I was pleasantly surprised. Many positive compliments on the sound. It is easy to setup, and easy to transport. No buyers remorse, a good portable system.

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