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Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer  

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The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 200W amps, 16 Yamaha SPX effects, built-in graphic EQs, and loads of input options.

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Overview

The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 200W amps, 16 Yamaha SPX effects, built-in graphic EQs, and loads of input options.

Flexible power
The power mode switch lets you use the dual power channels as a stereo amplifier, or use one channel for the main speakers and one for the monitors, with separate monitor mix setup via the channel MONITOR controls.

SPX digital effects

16 Yamaha SPX effects-including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and even distortion-let you add the finishing touches to your live presentation.

Graphic EQs
Graphic equalizers are provided for both the main and monitor power channels so you can effectively control feedback or tailor the sound to match the room and program material.

Input options
The Yamaha EMX212SC offers a total of 12 input channels-4 for monaural microphone (with phantom power) or line input, plus 4 pairs that can function either as monaural mic inputs or stereo line inputs-providing a versatile mix of input capabilities for a wide range of applications. If only mic inputs are needed, you can use up to 8 mic channels. If you want to play recorded background music during breaks using a stereo input, and have a keyboard player with stereo outputs, you still have 6 mic/line inputs available. If all 4 stereo pairs are used to handle stereo line sources, you still have 4 channels available for mono mic or line input. It's a versatile system that can adapt to your needs with ease!

Yamaha Speaker Processing

Yamaha Speaker Processing (YSP) provides optimized matching with speakers, for clean, solid reproduction that will deliver your music with maximum impact.

FCL (Feedback Channel Locator) system
The Yamaha FCL (Feedback Channel Locating) system makes locating and eliminating feedback easier than ever. FCL indicators provided on each input channel indicate which channel feedback is occurring in, so you can identify it visually and adjust levels or EQ as required. Another handy features is a Standby switch that mutes channels 1 through 8 so that, for example, after rehearsal or between sets you can mute performer's inputs 1 through 8 without having to change fader settings, while stereo inputs 9 through 12 remain active for background music playback.

Durable, lightweight design
At only 22 pounds and featuring conveniently located handles, the EMX212S powered mixer is easy to transport. It's built to withstand the rigors of the road and deliver reliable performance, night after night.

Features
  • Dual 200W amps
  • Power mode switch allows amps to function in stereo, or as separate mono channels for mains and monitors
  • 16 SPX digital effects including reverb, echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and distortion
  • FCL (Feedback Channel Locator) system
  • 7-band graphic EQs for main and monitor power channels: 125Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8 kHz, +12/-12 dB
  • 3-band EQ per input channel
  • 12 input channels: 4 for monaural microphone (with phantom power) or line input, 4 pairs that can function either as monaural mic inputs or stereo line inputs
  • YSP (Yamaha Speaker Processing)
  • Speakon and 1/4" phone jack speaker output connectors
Specifications
  • Maximum Output Power @ 0.5 % THD at 1 kHz: 220 W/4 Î; 130 W/8 Î
    Frequency Response: -3, 0, 1 dB 20 Hz-20 kHz, ref to the nominal output level @ 1 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.5 % (THD+N) +14 dB @ 20 Hz, 1 kHz, 20 kHz, GAIN control: all nominal
    Hum & Noise: Equivalent Input Noise, -115 dBu, Rs = 150 Î CH 1-4 MIC/LINE: MIC
    Crosstalk: -65 dB @ 1 kHz
    Input Connectors: CH 1-4: XLR and Phone; CH 5/6, 7/8: XLR and Phone; CH 9/10, 11/12: XLR and Pin
    CH EQ: HIGH, MID, LOW
    Phantom Power: 15 V
    Graphic Equalizer: 7 Band (125, 250, 500, 1 k, 2 k, 4 k, 8 kHz): Main (Stereo) and Monitor
    Digital Effects: SPX Digital Multi Effector (24 bit AD/DA, 32 bit Internal Processing): 16 Programs
    Power Amp Mode: Main L/R, Main (L+R)/Monitor
    Foot Switch: On/Off
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-3/8" x 11-1/4" x 10-3/4"
    Weight: 22 lb.
    Power Requirements: 120 V 60 Hz
    Power Consumption: 270 W
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YamahaEMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Mixer/Amp for small to medium jobs

I am a mobile DJ who does mostly weddings. I usually use the EMX5000-12 for the gigs I do. Recently, I was asked to do a wedding ceremony and a reception immediately...Read complete review

I am a mobile DJ who does mostly weddings. I usually use the EMX5000-12 for the gigs I do. Recently, I was asked to do a wedding ceremony and a reception immediately following. I used the EMX212S with a pair of Yamaha BR-12s for the ceremony and I was very happy with its performance. A great feature it has is its weight. At about 22 pounds, it is a joy to setup and tear down if you compared it to my other equipment. The sound effects work great. This helped me get the Pastor and the couple to sound great with little bit of reverb. Also, the fact that it has four stereo channels is a big plus. The price is very reasonable. My only complaint is that it does not have a place to connect a light. Even with that, I still think it's an excellent mixer/amp for all your small to medium jobs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware if you use Phantom Power devices.

I was surprised to find that the phantom power is 15 volts, NOT 48 volts, so some devices will not work or will be degraded. For instance, the LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI...Read complete review

I was surprised to find that the phantom power is 15 volts, NOT 48 volts, so some devices will not work or will be degraded. For instance, the LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI doesn't work at all. You have to use a 9 volt battery with it. My Radial J48 works OK, but I would like to hear it with the full 48 volts. Condenser mics work, but my MCA condensers seem to have less dynamic range than with a 48 volt console. There is no panning control on the channels. Maybe a non issue to you, but if you use some fancy stereo phasing or use stereo pedals DIed to the board you are limited. Over all it is a good sounding PA with good reliability and power. I cannot justify Yamaha using 15 volts for Phantom Power... that was just stupid. Of course, I bought it, so who is the dummy. Check the fine print on the specs before you buy if you rely on a certain feature. In this case, if I had known better I would have bought some other brand, and I will not buy Yamaha in the future.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Mixer/Amp for small to medium jobs

By Raul Enriquez

from Laredo, TX

Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

I am a mobile DJ who does mostly weddings. I usually use the EMX5000-12 for the gigs I do. Recently, I was asked to do a wedding ceremony and a reception immediately following. I used the EMX212S with a pair of Yamaha BR-12s for the ceremony and I was very happy with its performance. A great feature it has is its weight. At about 22 pounds, it is a joy to setup and tear down if you compared it to my other equipment. The sound effects work great. This helped me get the Pastor and the couple to sound great with little bit of reverb. Also, the fact that it has four stereo channels is a big plus. The price is very reasonable. My only complaint is that it does not have a place to connect a light. Even with that, I still think it's an excellent mixer/amp for all your small to medium jobs.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great package unit for the price

By Randy T

from Houston Texas

Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

I just purchased the EMX212S and was really surprised. The true vocal sound is great. The button to replicate the subs are fantastic. I don't like carrying the subs, so this feature is perfect. The weight is great. Beats packing the main unit I have that weighs 300lbs. The ease of set up is great also. Luckly I am running all Yamaha speakers & monitors.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice. They should call it the Yamaha Light PA

By Marshall

from Poteau, Ok

Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

Hey, it's Yamaha. Which means great sound and quality. But the cool thing about this powered mixer is that it only weighs about 22 lbs. I couldn't believe it when I picked it up. We bought this for our girls HS softball field. Usually the moms are the ones who have to set up the system and this is the perfect weight for them to lift and handle. It's very easy to use, especially for those who are not sound people. This is the perfect mixer for us.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Beware if you use Phantom Power devices.

By Steve

from Twin Cities MN

Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

I was surprised to find that the phantom power is 15 volts, NOT 48 volts, so some devices will not work or will be degraded. For instance, the LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI doesn't work at all. You have to use a 9 volt battery with it. My Radial J48 works OK, but I would like to hear it with the full 48 volts. Condenser mics work, but my MCA condensers seem to have less dynamic range than with a 48 volt console. There is no panning control on the channels. Maybe a non issue to you, but if you use some fancy stereo phasing or use stereo pedals DIed to the board you are limited. Over all it is a good sounding PA with good reliability and power. I cannot justify Yamaha using 15 volts for Phantom Power... that was just stupid. Of course, I bought it, so who is the dummy. Check the fine print on the specs before you buy if you rely on a certain feature. In this case, if I had known better I would have bought some other brand, and I will not buy Yamaha in the future.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pretty good mixer

By Ethan Koster

from Goleta, CA

Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

I bought this mixer for my band thinking it would solve all of our problems regarding vocals, but unfortunately it didn't. We played a few gigs with it and we got lots of complaints about the vocals not being loud enough. So i now have to buy a different setup. But on the good side this mixer has a lot of great features that work awesome like the built in graphic EQ and the built in effects are pretty good as well. I would recommend this to a solo artist who doesn't need to get to loud but if your in a band I would recommend something else.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Utility, portability, ease of use.

By David

from Albuquerque NM

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Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

I have an old EMX-640 Yamaha mixer. It has been a workhorse. I've played solos, small bands, public address work, and even used it in bridge mode as a subwoofer amp for a bigger PA. After nearly 20 years, and hundreds of gigs and rehearsals, the effects died, and I figured, gee, maybe a newer model would be smart. It made sense to look at yamaha, considering how well the old one had served. The 212s has the same power, 200 watts per side. That had been enough with the old one, so I figured it would be fine, and it is. Sure, it's not for rock bands or big shows, but I'm not doing that stuff, and for small clubs, backyard parties, coffeehouse gigs, it's more than ample. I took it out last night for the maiden voyage, hooked up 4 mics, 2 acoustic guitars, and an iPod for break music. I used two small mains and 3 hotspots for monitors. It was flawless, and many people told me how good it sounded, even though I was in a room known to be very difficult. With all the good, just a couple things. This is an 8 channel mixer. Yamaha calls it 12. Yeah, sure. Second, the line inputs are very low gain, so you only have 4 channels to run, say, acoustic guitars. That's plenty for me, so I can't see downgrading it for that. Also the old model had a dedicated "tape in" that you could use for break music, and on this one it uses a channel. Again, I can deal with it, but it's a difference. On the good side again, it's lighter, smaller, and has more inputs than the old one, and the price is very competitive, Within it's limitations, it's a very effective tool.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

make life simpler

By Clayton

from Galveston,Tx

Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

I bought this power to simplify set up in small clubs. I was completely blown away with its performance. Its clean & as loud as you want it to be. Its light and appears to be made well. The future will tell. I used it in stereo left and right with 3 jbl powered monitors from the unbalanced out on the front. Having the equalizer on the monitors made the drummer who sings most of the songs completely happy with what he could hear for the 1st time ever. I'm thinking of purchasing the 500 watt unit for bigger gigs.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excelent Powered Mixer, Probally The Best For The $

By Alex

from Maurice River, New Jersey

Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

We got the Yamaha EMX212S about 1 year ago and it has been great for every concert played, every practice, and jam session. I would suggest getting 15 inch speakers instead of the 12 inch they suggest. We run drums, guitar amps, and vocals through this, thats why you should get the 15 inch so you can do this, and it has never failed to amaze us form the sound quality. The best thing about this is how portable and light weight it is. You don't have to lug around a 50 or so pound mixer and power amp, you have everything in one lightweight, compact package.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great mixer for keyboards!

By c-ment

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

I run 3 keyboards through the mixer and 2 Yamaha BR-15 cabinets. I get as much bottom as our bass player, and the strings and horns cut through the guitar and vocals!

 
4.0

Works fine. Light/small/easy. Not tried all effects yet.

By Hans

from Minneapolis MN

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Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use

Cons

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    Comments about Yamaha EMX212S 12-Channel Powered Mixer:

    Only one out for mains, one out for monitors. Previous mixer had two each.

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