The Yamaha EMX 5 is a 12-input powered mixer with an integrated 1260W amplifier, eight mic/line inputs, four stereo line inputs, and two Aux sends. The mixer features a Hi-Z guitar input on channel four and each channel offers a 3-band EQ for custom tailoring your sound. Channels 1-4 offer XLR-1/4″ combo jacks. Channels 5 through 12 provide mono XLR inputs, with channels 5-8 offering 1/4″ inputs and 9-12 offering an additional set of stereo RCA inputs. Channels 11/12 also include an 1/8″ stereo mini-jack for connecting portable music players.
The EMX 5 includes a single knob compressor on channels 1-4, an integrated feedback suppressor, and a built-in multi-effects processor with SPX series algorithms. Additionally, the mixer offers a Master EQ, which provides a single knob to control the level of low end. At the far left, the speech setting cuts low frequencies, while the middle position is neutral for music playback. The far right setting provides a Bass Boost to enhance music playback. Optional accessories available include a foot switch for effects bypass and a rack-mount kit. The EMX 5 ships with a standard IEC power cord.
1260-watt power amplifier for versatility in a wide variety of performance applications
Compatible with 4 Ohm and 8 Ohm speakers
12-channel mixer with four mono mic/line and four mono/stereo line input channels, supporting a wide range of inputs
Channels 1-4 offer a single knob compressor
Channels 1-3 offer an 80 Hz high-pass filter to reduce microphone rumble
Channel 4 offers a Hi-Z input for guitar
Two Aux sends via balanced 1/4″ outputs. Aux 2 also sends to internal effects engine
Yamaha’s high-quality SPX multi-effects, providing optimum processing for instruments or vocals
Feedback Suppressor, which automatically cuts and prevents undesirable feedback noise
Independent three-band equalizer on each channel for tonal adjustment and sound control
Master EQ with setting for speech and music playback
Stereo Output: Two balanced 1/4″ outputs for connecting to powered speakers or an additional amplifier
Recording Output: Stereo RCA for connecting to a recorder
Yamaha EMX 5 Specs
Analog Input Characteristics
Channels 1-4: 4x Combo XLR-1/4″ / 6.35 mm
Channels 5/6: 1x XLR, 2x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm
Channels 7/8: 1x XLR, 2x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm
Channels 9/10: 1x XLR, 2x RCA
Channels 11/12: 1x XLR, 2x RCA, 1x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Channels 1-4 (XLR Mic/Line): 3 kOhms actual, 50-600 Ohms nominal with mics
Channels 1-4 (1/4″ Mic/Line): 8 kOhms, 600 Ohms line
Channel 4 (1/4″, Hi-Z Engaged): 1 MOhms actual, 10 kOhms lines nominal
Channels 5-12 (XLR): 2 kOhms actual, 50 – 600 Ohms lines nominal
Channels 5-12 (1/4″, RCA, 1/8″): 10 kOhms actual, 600 Ohms nominal
Channel 1-4 (XLR, Mic): -60 dBu (0.775 mV)
Channel 1-4 (XLR, Line): -30 dBu (24.5 mV)
Channel 1-4 (1/4″, Mic): -50 dBu (2.45 mV)
Channel 1-4 (1/4″, Line): -20 dBu (77.5 mV)
Channel 4 (Hi-Z Engaged, Mic): -50 dBu (2.45 mV)
Channel 4 (Hi-Z Engaged, Line): -20 dBu (77.5 mV)
Channels 5-12 (XLR): -60 dBu (0.775 mV)
Channels 5-8 (1/4″): -20 dBu (77.5 mV)
Channels 9-12 (RCA, 1/8″): -8 dBu (316 mV)
Channel 1-4 (XLR, Mic): -43 dBu (5.48 mV)
Channel 1-4 (XLR, Line): -13 dBu (173 mV)
Channel 1-4 (1/4″, Mic): -33 dBu (17.3 mV)
Channel 1-4 (1/4″, Line): -3 dBu (548 mV)
Channel 4 (Hi-Z Engaged, Mic): -33 dBu (17.3 mV)
Channel 4 (Hi-Z Engaged, Line): -3 dBu (548 mV)
Channels 5-12 (XLR): -43 dBu (5.48 mV)
Channels 5-12 (1/4″, RCA, 1/8″): -3 dBu (548 mV)
Maximum Before Clip
Channel 1-4 (XLR, Mic): -15 dBu (138 mV)
Channel 1-4 (XLR, Line): +15 dBu (4.36 V)
Channel 1-4 (1/4″, Mic): -5 dBu (436 mV)
Channel 1-4 (1/4″, Line): +25 dBu (13.8 V)
Channel 4 (Hi-Z Engaged, Mic): -5 dBu (436 mV)
Channel 4 (Hi-Z Engaged, Line): +20 dBu (7.75 V)
Channels 5-12 (XLR): -15 dBu (138 mV)
Channels 5-12 (1/4″, RCA, 1/8″): +25 dBu (13.8 V)
Analog Output Characteristic
Stereo Out (L/R): 2x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm balanced
Aux Sends (1/2): 2x 1/4″ / 6.35 mm balanced
Rec Out (L/R): 2x RCA unbalanced
Stereo Out (L/R): 600 Ohms actual, 10 kOhms Lines
Aux Sends (1/2): 600 Ohms actual, 10 kOhms Lines
Rec Out (L/R): 600 Ohms actual, 10 kOhms Lines
Stereo Out (L/R): +4 dBu (1.228 V) nominal, +20 dBu (7.75 V) max before clipping
Aux Sends (1/2): +4 dBu (1.228 V) nominal, +20 dBu (7.75 V) max before clipping
Rec Out (L/R): -10 dBV (0.308 V) nominal, +18 dBV (7.75 V) max before clipping
Connectors Speakers A/B: Neutrik speakON NL4, 1/4″ / 6.35 mm phone jack
Actual Source Impedance: < 0.1 Ohms
For Use with Nominal: 4 Ohm speakers, 8 Ohm speakers
4 Ohm Speakers: 500 W (1 Hz THD+N < 1%), 630 W (1 kHz THD+N < 10% [CEA2006])
8 Ohm Speakers: 370 W (1 Hz THD+N < 1%), 460 W (1 kHz THD+N < 10% [CEA2006])
1 kHz THD+N < 10% (CEA2006): 630 W + 630 W (4 Ohms), 460 W + 460 W (8 Ohms)
1 kHz THD+N < 1%: 500 W + 500 W (4 Ohms), 370 W + 370 W (8 Ohms)
Frequency Response Refer to the nominal output level @ 1 kHz
Input to Speakers: +1/-3 dB (40 Hz to 20 kHz)
Input to Stereo Out, Aux 1/2 Send: +0.5/-1.0 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
THD + N
Input to Speakers: 0.1% @ 10 W (40 Hz to 20 kHz), 0.05% @ 50 W (1 kHz)
Input to Stereo Out, Aux 1/2 Send: 0.03% @ +14 dBu (20 Hz to 20 kHz), 0.007% @ +20 dBu (1 kHz)
Crosstalk (1 kHz): -85 dB
Mono (Mic/Line): 8
Stereo: (Line): 4
Aux 1 Send
Aux 2 Send
Stereo Out: L/R
Rec Out: L/R
Aux: 2 (including FX)
Pad Channels 1-4: 30 dB
Hi-Z Input Channel 4: Supported
HPF High Pass Filter (Channels 1-3): 80 Hz, -12 dB/octave
High: 10 kHz +15/-15 dB
Mid: 2.5 kHz +15/-15 dB
Low: 100 Hz +15/-15 dB
Compressor Single knob compressor
Audio Level Meter 7 points (-20, -10, -6, 0, +6, +10, Peak)
Built-in Effects SPX Algorithm: 24 programs
Output Channel Function
Master EQ (Speech to Music)
Phantom Power +48 V
Footswitch Input Effect mute on/off
Load Protection: DC-fault
Amplifier Protection: Overheat protection, overcurrent protection, integral power protection
Power Supply Protection: Overheat protection, overcurrent protection
Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 42 W (Idle) / 210 W (1/8 power)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions (W × H × D) 18.3 x 12.1 x 12.8″ / 464.8 x 307.3 x 325.1 mm
Weight 20.9 lb / 9.5 kg
Package Weight 25.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22 x 15 x 14″
Powerful & High Efficiency Class-D Amplifier
The EMX7 and EMX5 models feature a built-in high-efficiency power amplifier of 2 x 710W, 2 x 630W of output power respectively. Despite their low power consumption, these amps are capable of very high volume output, yet still manage to remain surprisingly lightweight. Both models also come equipped with an onboard overload protection function to improve reliability and prolong component life and performance quality.
Robust But Extremely Portable Design
The EMX7 and EMX5 benefit from a robust and portable design with a rugged, impact-resistant, powder-coated metal chassis geared towards extended operation and road usage. Large handles on the front and back of the enclosure make it extremely portable, and also help to protect knobs and terminals on the surface of the chassis from impact or pressure during transport.
Easy Setup, Easy Operation
With their intuitive, user-friendly architecture, the EMX7 and EMX5 can be setup and operated quickly and easily by users with a fundamental understanding of sound reinforcement. Their versatile enclosure design allows users to choose from a variety of vertical or horizontal placements depending on the type of application. From a tabletop, floor, or installation environment no matter used on a tabletop or from a seated position with the mixer placed on the floor.
Complete Range of Input & Output Channels
Both the EMX7 and EMX5 are equipped with four mono input channels and four mono/stereo input channels, allowing up to 8 microphones, and line-level devices such as keyboards and portable playback device to be connected to each channel. In addition, channel 4 can be used with Hi-Z inputs to connect instruments such as guitars or basses directly. Each model is also equipped with 2 AUX SEND connections for a monitoring system or external effect devices, REC OUT unbalanced RCA pin output jacks to connect an external recorder, and STEREO OUT TRS phone jacks to output the mixed stereo signal.
Speaker Processor and Preset (EMX7 only)
The speaker processor function allows you to select an appropriate setting to match the particular speakers you’re using. It features presets specifically tuned for each model in Yamaha’s extensive lineup of passive speakers, including CBR, Club, A and R series. This allows users to optimize speaker performance and save even more time during system setup. It also includes a bass boost function that can be enabled to significantly bring out the lower frequencies.
Onboard Feedback Suppressor
Few things make a live performance or speaking engagement take a negative turn like the sudden, uncomfortable, and often embarrassing howling of unwanted feedback. EMX7/5 come equipped with a Feedback Suppressor that utilizes a unique Yamaha digital technology to instantly eliminate annoying feedback with the single switch of a button, which utilizes a seven-band notch filter.
3-band Equalizer Control
With individual knobs you can adjust the [HIGH], [MID], and [LOW] audio frequencies. You can operate instantly turning the control to amplify (boost) and attenuate (cut) the corresponding frequency band.
Flex 9 Graphic Equalizer (EMX7 only)
EMX7 is equipped with Flex-type graphic equalizer (Flex9GEQ) that allows you to select up to nine bands out of a total of 31 for fine tuning ±15 dB.
1-Knob Master EQ™ (EMX5 only)
EMX5’s 1-Knob Master EQ™ lets you apply optimized EQ settings with the simple turn of a knob. The SPEECH setting is geared towards meetings, seminars, or conferences with a limited lower end for clear, defined speech; MUSIC offers a more balanced sound tailored to acoustic or band performances; and BASS BOOST is ideal for DJ performances or audio playback that puts a priority on emphasizing the base sound.
EMX7/5 is equipped with the popular 1-knob COMP function used in MGP and MG series models. By simply operating a single control, it is possible to get optimal compression for vocals and instruments. As the [COMP] control is turned to the right, the threshold, ratio, and output gain are adjusted simultaneously.
EMX7/5 can be mounted onto a 19-inch rack by using the RK-EMX7 (rack-mount kit) sold separately.
Comprehensive, Professional Effects and Signal Processing
EMX7/5 are equipped with a powerful, comprehensive DSP section that provides a total of 24 different effects that are in the same league as our famed SPX effect processor series used by professionals. It is possible to add reverb and delay effects that simulate the sound of different performance environments, such as concert halls and small clubs.
Flexible Speaker Connectivity
EMX7/5 are equipped with speaker jacks which can be used with both TS phone and speakON plugs.
Internal Universal Power Supply
EMX7/5 have a highly-efficient internal universal power supply, then offer worry-free operation in any region around the globe – even in environments prone to potentially damaging power fluctuations. An internal power supply also simplifies rack mounting of the console for installed applications, eliminating the need for a bulky adapter or additional connections.