Live sound gear can be intimidating, but Yamaha's new EMX5016CF Powered Mixer takes the confusion out of setting up a professional-sounding live music experience. This 16-channel stereo powered mixer, which includes two 500-watt amplifiers, is ideal for bands, churches and small rental applications.
The EMX5016CF combines a mixer to balance sources, effects to add ambience to the sound, and amplification to drive house speakers, eliminating the need to employ a thicket of cables to connect different components that require careful level-matching for optimal performance.
Keeping things simple, the unit is packed with features, including single knob input compressors, feedback eliminator, automatic digital graphic EQ, Dual Effect engines and a Maximize function for the main output. This is the first powered mixer Yamaha has offered with digital automatic EQ and Maximize function, a 3-band compressor that enhances overall output volume through the stereo-bus signal output.
The EMX5016CF, which replaces the EMX5000-20, will be available in the fall at an MSRP of $1,249.