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ISE 2017: Yamaha launches compact loudspeakers

ISE was also the first major European trade show where Yamaha exhibited the newly-updated MA2030a and PA2030a compact power amplifiers

Yamaha Commercial Audio launched two new ultra-compact installation loudspeakers.

The VXS1ML and VXS3S are additions to Yamaha’s Commercial Installation Solutions loudspeaker range and an ideal solution for background music applications in restaurants, retail outlets, hotel lobbies and other situations where loudspeakers need to be heard but not seen.

Measuring 62 x 62 x 82mm and weighing just 0.16kg, the VXS1ML mini satellite Lo-Z (8Ω) speaker features a major innovation in the marrying of a brand new, specifically-developed large diameter voice coil and ultra-compact 1.5 inch full-range driver, which deliver a frequency response of 180Hz ~ 20kHz and uniform dispersion of 170 degrees, both horizontally and vertically.

A circular mount allows for free angle installation and up to 30° of vertical adjustment. The VXS1ML can be surface mounted, alternatively the optional CMA1MB/CMA1MW allows for in-ceiling installation and the optional RMA1MB/RMA1MW for hanging from a lighting rail. Available in black or white models, the enclosure is also paintable to ensure the loudspeaker unobtrusively blends into any environment.

Complementing the VXS1ML is the VXS3S compact subwoofer, which delivers a rich low-mid sound. Featuring a 3.5” driver, switchable Lo-Z (8Ω) / Hi-Z (70V/100V) inputs and Yamaha’s Dual SR-Bass™ technology the VXS3S measures 320 x 160 x 110 mm, weighs only 2.4kg and has a frequency range of 65Hz ~ 180Hz. Also featuring built-in satellite connectors, it can be surface mounted or (with the optional CMA3SB / CMA3SW) mounted within the ceiling. Like the VXS1ML, it is available in black or white and has a paintable enclosure.

ISE was also the first major European trade show where Yamaha exhibited the newly-updated MA2030a and PA2030a compact power amplifiers.

The compact, rugged MA2030a and PA2030a power amplifiers are ideal for smaller projects, both supporting low impedance and high impedance speaker systems, with an interface that has been carefully designed for easy everyday use. Setup is quick and easy, requiring no computers or complex procedures, and no special skill or experience is needed for day-to-day operation.

The new update has added an 8Ω option to the existing low-impedance (30W x 2ch, 3Ω/4Ω selectable) output, plus high-pass and low-pass filters which make it easier to incorporate subwoofers for enhanced audio quality. EQ optimised for Yamaha VXS10S/ST subwoofers is also included.