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Combining the advanced features and self-contained design of the DM2000 with the operating style of the PM1D, the new Yamaha PM5D opens up a new category of digital mixing consoles for live and installed sound, houses of worship, theaters, educational and mobile broadcast applications. The PM5D is currently available.

The "one box" design includes the mix engine, offering 64 input channels (48 mono + 4 Stereo analog inputs, 4 internal stereo returns) of dynamic 96 kHz audio with 32-bit internal processing. All onboard A/D and D/A conversions make use of true 24-bit/96kHz converters. Outputs include 24 mix, 2 stereo (ST A and B or L-C-R), 8 matrix, 8 Mute groups and 8 DCAs (Digitally Controlled Amplifiers). The PM5D functions without the use of a meter bridge.

Customers have a choice of two front-end configurations. Model PM5D includes 48 XLR analog mono inputs with manual mic preamps based on the circuitry found in the Yamaha DM2000, each with balanced TRS insert I/Os and with an additional 4 stereo line level inputs. Model PM5D-RH includes 48 XLR analog mono inputs with recallable mic preamps, derived from the head amplifier design of the Yamaha PM5000, with 4 stereo inputs that will accept mic level signal.

Equipped with eight internal stereo multi-effects processors, the PM5D includes the new REV-X algorithm as a standard feature and will also accept Yamaha's Add-On Effects Packages. All input channels feature 4-band parametric EQ, independent compression and gating processors, L-R, L-C-R and Surround panning, and a maximum channel delay of 1000 milliseconds. Up to eight effects processors and 12 graphic EQs can be manipulated simultaneously, and then be assigned to an auxiliary buss or inserted directly into any input channel.

The console's optimized operation style and ergonomic layout is conducive to real-time, analog-style operation. A Channel Name Display enables the user to identify channels at a quick glance--a widely-used feature when switching between the console's two mix layers. The intuitive control surface houses a large color display and 25 user-defined keys, which are available for assignable functions. The unit provides scene-based automation, with 38 smooth, 100 mm motorized faders that can instantly be layer-switched. All scene data is recorded with 10-bit (1,024 step) fader resolution.

A Direct Out function routes signal from any of the 64 input channels directly to any other digital or analog output within the system. A 28 x 8 matrix system can provide cue monitor mixes, or zone level control for sound reinforcement.

Four 24-bit/96 kHz mini-YGDAI expansion slots accept a range of I/O and effects plug-in cards (including the current selection of 8- and 16-channel cards), as well as the Yamaha MY16-C CobraNet card. Dedicated cascade ports enable up to four PM5D units to function in tandem, or cascade with Yamaha DM2000, DM1000 or 02R96 mixers. The PM5D will also integrate directly with the Yamaha DME24N and DME64N digital mixing engines for additional output processing and system control.

Bundled Mac- and Windows-compatible Editor Application software is included for online control or offline programming. Users can access all programming functions using the PS/2 keyboard and mouse inputs.

A dedicated power supply (model PW800W) delivers clean power to the console's circuitry, and two units can be coupled for failsafe switchover operation without the need of an external switcher.

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