InfoComm 2018: Yamaha Unveils Additions to Audio Division
Yamaha Professional Audio (Booth C1346) will introduce two high-capacity cards that extend the interface capability of the RIVAGE PM Series.
The HY144-D-SRC Dante audio interface card offers up to 144 channels of integrated sample-rate conversion (SRC) to a wide variety of Dante devices and applications allowing non-synchronous connectivity. Five modes of operation can be used: 144 inputs with SRC, 144 outputs with SRC, 72 I/O with SRC, 144 I/O with synchronous SRC, or 144 I/O with no SRC. The HY128-MD offers up to 128 channels of MADI with sample-rate conversion using either coaxial or optical interfacing for connection to recording systems or MADI-based infrastructure. The HY144-D-SRC and HY128-MD will be available in the fall.
Making their InfoComm debut at the booth, the PM7 digital audio console offers the PM10 experience, as well as integrated portability and flexibility with new high-capacity cards. With an emphasis on preserving workflow, the PM7 control surface is the same size as the RIVAGE PM10 system CS-R10 control surface but with the DSP engine built in. New Rio3224-D2 and Rio1608-D2 Dante network I/O racks with enhanced sound, reliability, and visibility will also make their InfoComm debut. And Yamaha CL/QL firmware Version 4.5, supporting the new I/O racks and Audinate Dante Domain Manager, is now available for download.
Making their InfoComm debut in Demo Room N113 are two additions to the NEXO range of NXAMP TDcontrollers. The new NXAMP4x2 MK2 and NXAMP4x1 MK2 amplifier models are testament to the close collaboration between R&D engineers from NEXO and parent company Yamaha Corp. Japan. The new NXAMP4x1 MK2 and NXAMP4x2 MK2 present NEXO expertise in DSP control in lighter, sleeker 2RU packages with front-panel touchscreen control enabling faster and easier navigation and providing direct access to all essential parameters, including array EQ, mute, and meters, EQ detail, user EQ, inputs, load monitoring, log, scene, setup, system headroom, volume, gain, and delays.