Yamaha Launches New PX Series Power Amplifiers
Yamaha used the recent Frankfurt Prolight+Sound and Musikmesse exhibition to launch a new line of power amplifiers ideally suited to the needs of modern DJs. The PX range is designed to offer durable and light-weight amplification capable of delivering maximum output power while simultaneously protecting the connected speakers with optimised processing.
The PX Series comprises four models, each providing advanced processing, with power outputs ranging from 300W (PX3) to 1000W (PX10) into 8 ohms. As well as being the latest development in Yamaha’s long tradition of technical excellence and reliability, a key feature of the PX Series is the cost-effectiveness which made the original P (and subsequent P-S) series amplifiers popular.
All of the PX amplifiers are driven by a newly developed Class-D amplification engine that concentrates all the necessary functions into a single custom LSI chip. Yamaha’s new and unique PLL technology controls transfer characteristics in real time, achieving exceptional sound quality and power.
High quality processing is at the heart of the new range, with flexible onboard parametric EQ, crossover, filters, delay and limiter functions as standard. All models feature Yamaha’s intelligent D-CONTOUR multi-band dynamic processing, allowing users to achieve consistent clarity and high-quality sound at any output level.
Each model features an LCD display for quick and easy system setup, with eight programmable presets for instant recall and reduced setup time that can be saved to a USB thumb drive and shared with other PX amplifiers. Designed to be user-friendly at any experience level, the PX Series also offers Basic and Advanced modes, meaning that even inexperienced users can easily configure a system that meets their needs, while allowing experienced users to have precise control over every aspect of their sound.
The PX amplifiers are the perfect companions to Yamaha’s popular speaker ranges, such as the CBR, Club and VXS/VXC series, with a Config Wizard allowing users to save time by assigning optimised speaker settings to match their system configuration. It features presets specifically tuned to each model in Yamaha’s extensive line-up of passive speakers and an advanced mode that allows for more detailed configuration of parameters such as input routing, input sensitivity, amp gain, and speaker impedance.
Housed in a rugged 2U rack chassis with integrated carrying handles, PX amplifiers feature XLR and 1/4” jack inputs plus binding post, speakON and 1/4” jack outputs, offering the flexibility needed for a wide variety of environments and the durability to stand up to extended road use.