Yamaha EMX2 10-Channel 500W Powered Mixer (Discontinued)

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$450
Yamaha EMX2 10-Channel 500W Powered Mixer

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 88/100 is based on analysis of 40+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

At first glance, the Yamaha EMX2 looks like your typical powered mixer.

Don't let some of the photos fool you: The EMX2 is smaller than it looks in photos.

At a mere 9.3 lbs., it was designed to be a compact, powered mixer solution for small pop-up events and venues. For example, it can be mounted on a stand and operated from on stage (see this example).

Features:

  • Inputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x XLR-1/4" combo, 6 x 1/4", 1 x stereo RCA, 1 x 1/8" (stereo Line)
  • Channels: 10
  • Power Rating: 2 x 250W @ 4 ohms, 2 x 170W @ 8 ohms
  • Phantom power: 4 x XLR
  • Equalizer: 3-band Graphic EQ
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main), 2 x 1/4" monitor, 1 x 1/4" subwoofer, 1 x 1/4" footswitch
  • Onboard FX: Hall, Plate, Room, Echo reverbs
  • Faders: 15 x 60mm
  • Weight: 9.3 lbs.

Pros

Many users bought the unit for its portability and were pleasantly surprised at the power handling of the unit. The one knob tone controls were also praised for their simplicity and people were happy foregoing a traditional EQ section for the portability the unit offers. It was also used by one reviewer as a backup mixer for his sound system rental business.

Cons

One user noted that the monitor out does not have power so for those who will use the mixer with monitors, they will have to use powered monitor speakers.

Overall

The EMX2 by Yamaha is a compact powered mixer for small events and spaces. Get it if you need a small unit to push big enough wattage for small to medium sized events or as a backup for your larger amplifier rig.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores - for highly rated alternatives see our guide to The Best Powered Mixers .

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An audio engineer of 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.