Yamaha Debuts CIS Series

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems launched its new CIS Series (Commercial Installed Sound) product offerings at InfoComm, introducing new matrix processors, multi-channel amplifiers, ceiling speakers, and surface mount speakers.
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Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems' Steve Seable talks MTX, XMV, VXS and VXC lines—all part of the CIS Series.
Las Vegas, NV (June 14, 2012)—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems launched its new CIS Series (Commercial Installed Sound) product offerings at InfoComm, introducing new matrix processors, multi-channel amplifiers, ceiling speakers, and surface mount speakers.

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The Yamaha YDIF Cascade Bus provides an intra-rack connection utilizing Cat5 cabling for a 16-channel bus, while Dante technology will allow CIS systems to share audio with up to 40 subnets (using the Audinate Netspander product), enabling Yamaha CIS systems to merge with other professional audio systems.

There are two models in the programmable DSP matrix processors. The MTX3 is an 8x8 analog unit with a YDIF cascade bus and SD Playback for a 26 x 8 matrix. The MTX5-D is also an 8x8 analog unit with YDIF cascade bus, 16 channels of built-in Dante, and includes SD Playback and an MY card slot for a 36x16 matrix. Both units feature PEQ, Dynamics, Feedback Suppression, Auto Gain Control, and Priority Ducker. Outputs feature Delay, PEQ, and Speaker Processing. Optional YDIF I/O units can expand analog inputs and outputs. Control and programming software will be available for both units. Optional wall mount controllers are available as well as an iPhone App for remote control.

Four multi-channel amplifiers have been designed for the Yamaha CIS product line: XMV4280, XMV4140, XMV4280-D, XMV4140-D. The four-channel amps are rated at 140W and 280W and are available in either YDIF or Dante versions. The four channels can be used in bridged mode, are high impedance and selectable in pairs, and can be controlled remotely by the MTX software.

The new Yamaha VXS range of surface mount speakers consists of four models: the 5” VXS5, 8” VXS8, VXS10S 10” sub, and VXS10ST 10” sub with transformer—all weather resistant (IP55 rating). The speakers contain built-in transformers, include a mounting bracket for installation and are available in both black and white.

The new VXC ceiling speakers are available in 4”, 6” and 8” models. The Yamaha VXC speakers include Patent-Pending anti-drop tabs for temporary installation and secondary safety, as well as double threaded screws for faster installation. Transformers and back can are included.

Selected units in the Yamaha CIS Series have a targeted availability date beginning fall 2012.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.
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