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Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer  

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The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX512SC 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 500W amps, 16 Yamaha SPX effects, built-in graphic EQs, and loads of input options.

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Overview

The durable, lightweight Yamaha EMX512SC 12-Channel Powered Mixer has dual 500W 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 EMX512SC offers a total of 16 input channels-8 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 8 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 equipped with conveniently located handles, the EMX512S is easy to transport. It's built to withstand the rigors of the road and deliver reliable performance, night after night.

Features
  • Dual 500W 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 and one-knob compression) or line input, 4 pairs that can function either as monaural mic inputs or stereo line inputs
  • Single knob compression on first 4 channels
  • YSP (Yamaha Speaker Processing)
  • Speakon and 1/4" phone jack speaker output connectors
Specifications
  • 17-3/8"W x 11-1/4"H x 10-3/4"D
    22lb.
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YamahaEMX512SC Powered Mixer
 
4.6

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Simple controls (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Quality Powered Mixer

I've been using the Yamaha EMX 512 for about 8 years now, and this mixer can take what ever you want to throw at it. I use this with 2 Peavy 115's,...Read complete review

I've been using the Yamaha EMX 512 for about 8 years now, and this mixer can take what ever you want to throw at it. I use this with 2 Peavy 115's, and two 12' monitors for live shows.

DJ: For DJ gigs, it's all about the power and the EQ. For big shows, I barley turn this up to 4 or 5, and it crushes. I've used this unit for proms, clubs, weddings, it's still going strong.

LIVE SHOWS: I love the fact that this unit has two seperate channels for so I can do a separate mix in the monitors. I usually run 4 speakers at once with this unit, (2 for the mains, 2 for monitors) and I still only need to turn it up to about 5. (Going past 6 will start to peak). It has decent effects, I love the Delay on this. The only thing I wish this unit had was an auxillary imput, so I could utilize a compressor...

The most important thing that your should know about this mixer is that it is made for war!!! You cannot kill it!!! I've had beer poured on it, dropped it, bumped it, scratched it, this mixer is made for gigging and I wouldn't even bother writing this if I didn't believe in it. If you want a high powered, quaility mixer, there is no other alternative.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Caution if you require a true workhorse.

This powerd mixer has a great sound, good effects and plenty of output power. But I'm marking down significantly for reliability and the poor service we received from Yamaha when we sent the...Read complete review

This powerd mixer has a great sound, good effects and plenty of output power. But I'm marking down significantly for reliability and the poor service we received from Yamaha when we sent the second one in for repair. They held it for 9 months before they finally told us it would be better to purchase a new one than pay for the repair, adding that the defective relay was addressed and is no longer a problem.. which turned out to be untrue. We are moving on to Peavey.
Great features for a mixer of this size. I especially like the dual function compression knobs that raise the output level as the compression is increased. The YS processing also makes the head sound larger than it is.
Here's the problem. This mixer has a defect. It could also just be a cheap quality part. It has an internal relay switch for the power on and off. The pushbutton power switch is connected to a relay that fails after frequent use. The company I work for has purchased 3 of these powered mixers, one after the other (first one was a EMX 212). They all failed the same way. The relay stops working. The power comes on for a split second after you push the button then the relay disengages, no power. However, this only occurred after rigoruous use. The heads were used 6 days a week for 4 hours each day with different groups of duos and trios using them throughout the week. The first two failed after one year. (after warranty expired). The last one failed after just 4 months.
The features for the price of this mixer are a pretty good value if you are not counting on using it constantly.

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3.0

Not Bad, BUT...

By BluesCam

from Richmond, VA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Limited Functions
    • Weak sounding effects

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

      Well, you get a lot for the money. It is certainly very loud. However, I have issues with it. The main outputs LEDs have stopped working. It always makes little "pops" when powered up, even with standby on. I don't like the compressor, it kills the dynamics and there is no way to use it as a peak limiter (boo hoo). So, I don't use it. The effects do not sound that good to me, and why would have distortion as an effect on a PA?? The graphic eq is seven band, but only goes to 8K. There are no channel pan pots (maybe they aren't necessary in your situation). I will keep it for now. I have always liked Yamaha gear, however, this is not one of my favorites. I'm on the fence as far as recommending it, but in this price range you will always have trade offs.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      not impressed

      By ochoco karaoke dude

      from prineville or.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • cheap, almost toy like feel
        • Difficult To Use
        • tipsy/ unstable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

          I have ran a karaoke biz for 10 years ( been running/temping for other peoples/bars shows going back 20 years) and I have used a lot of different equipment. I've used the older series Yamaha's and they rocked. they were high quality, plenty of power,great effects, solid and stable. my Peavey xr8600 was getting up there in years, so i went down and bought the new EMX512SC Powered Mixer. pulled it out of the box and it was like holding a kids toy, light as a feather in a big puffy plastic box. even the buttons and knobs were cheap and cheasy.( the only thing of quality in the deal was the electrical cord) i go to set it up and they got these hokey rubber stabilizers you have to put on if you want more stability than a Weeble. and if your setting up and tearing down fast nightly the rubber things are going to get lost or misplaced quickly. i fired it up and the eq led's weren't working and it sounded horrible. i took it back and got a Peavey xr-s and i am very pleased...sorry Yamaha, we here in the working world need utility grade equipment not toy's out of Taiwan.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great mixer / amp for the dollar...

          By Steve or Bob

          from Twin Cities, MN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • 15 volt phantom power...

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

          Used on many gigs and practice sessions, and as PA for dances and such. One caveat is the low voltage phantom power. This limits use of some powered devices, such as the headroom on a Radial J48 DI box (which does work but may sound better with 48 volts supplied), or a LR Baggs Para DI (which I had to use the 9 volt battery on because it would not run on the 15v phantom power).

          All condenser and dynamic mics I have used sounded fine with it, and the filtering and Main / Monitor controls are simple and of good quality. It is surprisingly light for the amount of volume you can get out of standard passive monitors. The Yamaha mains and monitors and the EMX PA units give you a pretty good combination of live and repro sound. Playing well - recorded vocal and instumental material is pretty close to good mid - fi quality. Really easy on the ears unless you abuse the gain.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect compliment to home studio.

          By drumvp

          from Danbury, CT

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Studio rehearsals or small venue performances

            Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

            Being a neophyte to live sound engineering, I needed a simple mixer that basically operates itself. I've owned mixers and power amps that have just been overkill for my purposes at home and small venues. Having a self-contained, powered mixer with clarity and just the right amount of effects, that's easy to operate, is wrapped up quite nicely in Yamaha EMX512SC.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great PA

            By Mike

            from Seacoast, NH

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

            I probably would have given this a 5 Star rating but we have only had the chance to use this Mixer 3 times and really have just touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the features. We had a unit that was 100+ pounds and this is less than 40lbs with the carrying case we also recently purchased. Can't wait to use all the "extras" this unit comes with.

             
            5.0

            Great little Mixer

            By Damascus

            from Greenville, Al

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

              Great mixer for a small church.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Product...Bad Experience!

              By pg

              from Dominican Republic

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

                This is a very good piece of equipment and I can recommend it for small to medium venues. However, I have had a very disappointing experience with Musicians Friend after many years of satisfaction. I was assured of a discount by two different reps and never received it. Not sure I will continue to do business if this is not rectified.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I have bought three of these

                By uncle john

                from kansas

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

                  I jumped into music cold never played a musical instrument ever. The radio is all that I ever played. I do weddings, family reunions, back yard parties and Relay for Life events. I work it hard and have always had a backup, once I got sick left the amp in my truck with the window down and it poured rain that night I poured water out of it thinking it was ruined but six months later I fired it back up and it works fine. It is nothing for me to play it for six hours or more

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lightweight, Easy to use, Sounds Great

                  By TI Singer Dude

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

                    This is the star player of a package deal I bought from MF. Sounds great. Set up is a snap. It powers two 15" 2 way mains and two 12" 2 way monitors or it runs all four in perfect rockin' stereo. I use it for band rehearsals and to DJ parties. I love it. Plenty of power for my needs. I will add a powered sub in the future but sounds great without it. MF was very helpful and not pushy. After a couple of days to think it over and the holiday special I recived I soon returned to buy and I'm very happy with the whole package.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This is the ONE you want in it's class

                    By MaxPower

                    from Southern, KY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Controls
                    • Compact
                    • Easy Controls
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Lighter Than I Expected
                    • Not Confusing
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • None
                    • None That I Can Tell

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Yamaha EMX512SC Powered Mixer:

                    Looked at a lot of powered mixers as I'm sure a lot of you are. The reviews every where I looked, this receiver stood out among all. So far I am not disappointed! Not had it very long but I have tinkered with it at home for many hours so far. Plan on gigging with this for small bars and such it will fit great. Vocals sound clear through several different mics I've tried, plugged iPod into it, sounds great. I even tried a pocket amp/DI box that I have with a Gibson Les Paul, sounded good too. My Takamine with Cool Tube Pre-amp sounds awesome through it. So far nothing bad to say at all. I like it a lot.

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