Yamaha will release four new P Series power amplifiers at Winter NAMM 2003. These new models represent an upgrade to the current P Series line, and are designed to deliver a combination of high-output power and extremely efficient operation for bands, DJs, houses of worship, music venues, and other small-to-mid-sized permanent or mobile sound reinforcement applications.
The P2500S (MSRP $529), P3500S (MSRP $659), P5000S (MSRP $799) and P7000S (MSRP $929) deliver respective power outputs of 250, 375, 525 and 700-watt power per channel into 8-Ohm loads. Models P2500S and P3500S will be available in April, with remaining product shipping in July.
"This new line addresses customer requests for high power, lightweight amplifiers that will withstand a harsh live sound environment, night after night," says Wayne Hrabak, Pro Audio marketing manager. "They really epitomize the combination of Yamaha quality and aggressive price points." Designed for maximum flexibility, the P Series provides three output modes: normal Stereo Mode routes separate input signals to independent channels with L/R signal control; Parallel Mode routes a single input to two independent channels with L/R signal control; and Bridged Mono Mode, which provides the highest power output.
Switchable, sweepable filters on each input channel can be set as "low pass" to allow easy use as a subwoofer amplifier, or "high pass" when low frequencies require attenuation. The range of these filters is 25Hz -- 150Hz.
The combination of Yamaha's exclusive EEEngine technology with MOSFET circuitry enables the P Series to perform with high efficiency. Upgraded on-board limiters provide optimum protection against hard clipping, while integrated Yamaha Speaker Processing (YSP) circuitry, accessible from a rear-mounted switch, enables all P Series amps to enhance the audio performance of Yamaha's Club Series loudspeakers. The 2-RU design features front-panel 31-position input attenuators and signal indicators. Each channel contains both professional balanced XLR and 1/4" balanced input connectors, with 1/4" Speakon and 5-pole binding-post output connections.