Yamaha has unveiled its new STAGEPAS 1K portable PA system, which features ‘significant’ improvements in audio performance, usability and portability.
The new system features modified versions of the 1.5 inch (3.75 cm) drivers with high end neodymium magnets. In the streamlined, reduced weight STAGEPAS 1K system, an array of 10 of the 1.5 inch drivers work with a 12” subwoofer that features Yamaha’s Twisted Flare Port technology, which is designed to reduce wind noise in the bass reflex port, delivering a clearer, more powerful, distortion-free low end.
Complementing the loudspeakers is a 1000W Class-D amplifier, delivering 119 dB SPL.
The back of the subwoofer houses a digital mixer with three mono mic/line channels (two with Hi-Z connectivity for direct input of electro-acoustic guitars and other instruments), plus stereo inputs which support playback from Bluetooth devices.
The mixer also features professional sound engineering tools, including 1-Knob EQ that handles multi-band processing simultaneously, high-quality SPX digital reverb and a Mode feature to adjust optimised compression settings (such as speech or music) to match different applications. Each of these functions can be set via a single rotary control, simplifying many of the more difficult tasks like EQ and compression.
Users can also download the dedicated STAGEPAS Editor app for iOS/Android, allowing remote adjustment of the system’s volume and EQ. It’s also possible to call up previously saved settings, enabling a more efficient rehearsal or performance. An optional DL-SP1K lightweight dolly allows for more convenient transport, with a simple, sturdy mechanism to lock down the speaker cover.
For users requiring a greater coverage area or increased sound pressure levels, two STAGEPAS 1Ks can be easily linked together in stereo or in mono. When in mono, the inputs of both systems can be used, providing a total of six mono and two stereo inputs.
STAGEPAS 1K will be available from September 2019, priced at EUR 999.00.