Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Audio Mixer (Discontinued)

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Street Price: 

$600
Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Audio Mixer
Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Audio Mixer

The EMX512SC comes with a rack-mount form factor. It is essentially similar to the console version, providing the same preamp quality and control features, while offering the portability and reliability of a rackmount amplifier. Features include having 12 mixer channels, 2 500W amp channels, and a number of EQ and tone shaping options.

Features:

  • Inputs: 8 x XLR, 8 x 1/4", 4 x RCA
  • Channels: 12
  • Power Rating: 2 x 500W @4 Ohms
  • Phantom power: 8 Channels
  • Equalizer: 3-Band (Channels, 7-band Graphic (Main), 7-band Graphic (Monitor)
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4", 2 x speakON, 2 x 1/4", 2 x RCA (Rec), 1 x 1/4" (Monitor)
  • 1-knob compressor on all mono channels
  • Onboard SPX effects
  • Weight: 22 lbs.

Pros

The majority of users are very much impressed with the sound that's coming out of this portable powered, especially for its weight, and they also comment on how sturdy the unit is, including the knobs and buttons. And many also appreciate the unit's built-in effects, gaining the approval of experts who normally dislike extra features. To summarize majority of the customer reviews, the EMX512SC sounds and operates really well, with the added bonus of convenience and portability.

Cons

There were some who complained about the power amp section's lack of volume, which seems to be a trend with powered mixers - mainly because users expect a much louder output. There were a few who complained about the plastic exterior being brittle and cracking at the edges, the rubber feet being easily detached was also mentioned by one user. Thankfully, both concerns are addressed by proper care and handling.

Overall

If you're looking for a rack style portable mixer with built-in power amplifier then the Yamaha EMX512SC is a good option.

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