Console Controllability and Versatility
With the many features and control functions provided by the EMX5014C, console style is the only way to go. It’s still compact enough to be placed in the stage area and controlled by the performers – especially if rack mounted – but its console configuration also makes it an ideal choice for front-of-house type operation by a sound engineer. Linear faders are another advantage of the console layout, providing precise level control as well as graphic representation of relative channel levels.
Expanded EQ Capability
Like the other EMX-series mixers, the EMX5014C features 3-band EQ on all input channels, but goes a step further on the six mono channels with mid-frequency sweep controls. The mid EQ centre frequency can be continuously swept from 250 Hz through 5 kHz so you can precisely pinpoint frequencies in the critical midrange that require compensation or enhancement, providing significantly greater enhanced tailoring potential. The stereo graphic equaliser has also been expanded with 9 bands that can be used for more effective room voicing or feedback control.
One-knob Compression on Mono Channels
Built-in channel dynamics is normally a feature reserved for much larger (and more expensive) mixers. But in the EMX5014C you get compressors on all six monaural mic/line channels. Judicious application of compression can help to make vocals ride the mix better, give you that smooth compressed guitar sound, deliver more punchy bass, and generally refine your mixes in a multitude of ways. Yamaha’s unique one-knob compressors are simple to use, too. There’s no need to juggle multiple attack, threshold, makeup gain, and other controls – just set the COMP control to the amount of compression you need.
Feedback Channel Locating (FCL) System
FCL System indicator LEDs at the top of each channel light if the corresponding channel goes into feedback. So if and when feedback occurs you’ll be able to locate the channel(s) in which it is occurring immediately and rectify the problem without delay.
Versatile 14-Input Configuration
The EMX5014C has a total of 14 input channels – six for monaural microphone or line input, plus four stereo pairs. Two of the stereo channels can function either as monaural microphone inputs or stereo line inputs. Switchable phantom power is provided for all microphone inputs. This system lets you use up to eight microphone channels plus two stereo inputs if your sources are mostly microphones. Or if you need to handle more stereo sources – say, Background Music, from a DJ mixer, and two stereo keyboards – the EMX5014C will comfortably handle all of these in addition to six monaural microphone or line inputs.
Although the EMX5014C and a pair of speakers or two are all you need to create a powerful, high performance live sound system, it features a range of inputs and outputs that allow it to be integrated into larger systems. Insert patch points on the mono input channels, for example, let you add outboard signal processing to individual input channels. And although you have all the effects you’re likely to need built in, and monitor power, external AUX and EFFECT sends allow you to route the mixer’s signals to external signal processing and/or monitor systems as required. Stereo out, stereo sub-out, and record outputs are also provided.
SPX Digital Effects
Normally you’ll only need ambience effects such as reverb and delay for live sound applications – and the EMX5014C includes some of the finest reverb and delay effects available built right in – but if you need other effects as well they’re right at your fingertips. You can dial up a selection of 16 top-quality Yamaha SPX effects – including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and even distortion. Yamaha SPX digital effects are widely recognised as being some of the finest available, and the effects provided in the EMX mixers live up to that reputation.
Dual AUX Sends
AUX 1 and AUX 2 send controls, with pre/post fader switching for AUX 2, adjust the level of the channel signal sent to the auxiliary buses for monitoring or effects send. The available of two AUX sends provides considerable flexibility for effect and monitor routing. You could, for example, use the channel EFFECT controls to control send level to the internal SPX effect processor while using AUX 2 to feed an external effects unit, and AUX 1 to feed a stage monitor system.
Yamaha Speaker Processing
You’ll undoubtedly want to use at least one pair of Yamaha Club-series speakers with the EMX5014C for the superior sound and projection they provide. If you do you’ll really appreciate the enhanced low-end output and high-end smoothness provided by built-in Yamaha speaker processing.
With the optional RK5014 rack-mount kit, the EMX5014C can be conveniently mounted in a portable or installed rack. This has been made possible by a combination of the mixer’s configuration and a highly efficient fan cooling system that ensures reliable, stable operation.
Other Pro-class Features:
• Gain controls and 26-dB pad switches allow optimum level matching with just about any source.
• 80-Hz high pass filters for elimination of unwanted low frequency noise and rumble.
• Channel ON switches let you switch individual channels into or out of the mix.
• Pan control adjusts the position of mono channel signals in the stereo sound field, while balance controls on stereo channels control the balance of the stereo image.
• High-quality linear faders individually adjust the level of each channel.
• PFL (pre-fader listen) switches allow isolated monitoring of individual channels.
• All input channels feature signal and peak indicators for visual signal monitoring.
• Linear AUX 1, AUX 2, and EFFECT RTN faders with AFL (after-fader listen) monitor switches.
• Stereo master fader with both PFL and AFL monitor switches.
• Limiter indicators tell you when the internal limiter circuitry has been activated due to power amplifier overload.
• Power Amp mode selector allows two channel power amplifier to be quickly configured for Main + Main, Mono + Aux 1, or Aux 1 + Aux 2 operation.
• Power amplifier output selector allows selection of 500, 200, or 75 watt output per channel.
• Stand-by switch instantly mutes all mono inputs.
• Precise 12-segment stereo level meter.
• Phones jack with independent level control.
• High-quality SPEAKON speaker connectors for fast, reliable connection. Phone jack connectors are also provided.
Great Yamaha Sound
Yamaha is a leader in the field of professional live sound for a very good reason: they deliver the sound and performance that the pros demand. The EMX-series powered mixers are no exception. They’re built at the same standards of sonic performance and rugged reliability that makes Yamaha the first choice for live sound applications from schools to stadiums around the globe.
The EMX5014C's first 6 monaural mic/line channels feature built in compressors that can help to bring vocals to the front of the mix, give your guitars extra smoothness and presence, deliver a more punchy bass sound, and generally refine your mixes in a multitude of ways. These one-knob compressors are simple to use, too. There’s no need to juggle multiple attack, threshold, makeup gain, and other controls – just set the COMP control to the amount of compression you need.
Feedback Channel Locating (FCL) System
FCL System indicator LEDs at the top of each channel light if the corresponding channel goes into feedback, so you won’t have to fumble around searching for the channel that needs adjustment.