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Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System

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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, p...Click To Read More About This Product

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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).

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.

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

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Pushed the Limits this weekend

By mechanicallysound

from Alameda

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.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


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.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


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.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Could be tougher

By Briney Eye

from New Mexico

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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).

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


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.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Great system, wish I'd known about 600.

By ColdWarPatriot

from Kansas City, MO

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  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Power


  • 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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


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

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Yamaha Does It Again


from Lorton, VA

Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

I recently purchased the Yamaha Stagepas 500 for our 3-4 piece combo for smaller venues w/ the optional roller bags, and mic stand adaptor. I used it within a week of purchase at a private office holiday party. It was a breeze to transport and set up (less than 15 minutes...two guitars, keys, bass, drum machine, two vocal mics and a CD player). The sound was pure/clear in a room of over 150 guests. Great highs. The vocals cut through with ease. I was surprised at the level of bass this system pushes w/ 10in speakers. Guests, some of whom are musicians, commented on how great the sound was. Plan to use it in another small venue this week. An added benefit is its small size doesn't scare coffee house owners/restaurants. If you want great quality sound for small to medium venues that won't break your bank or your back, look no further. There's nothing better for the price. I did a lot of homework and heard them all at a local music store before making this purchase.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


High quality system

By Violinist

from Texas

Comments about Yamaha Stagepas 500 Portable PA System:

I purchased the stagepas 500 about a month ago and I cannot say enough good things about it. I play violin at church and so many people have commented on the quality of the sound coming from these speakers. Many even commented that it was better than our high tech mackie system we've got. The sound is just so clear and crisp but very powerful if need be.

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