Yamaha Corporation of America recently introduced the Installation Series, a line of sound reinforcement speaker products from the Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Division.
A total of 19 models are available with MSRPs ranging from $700 to approximately $2,900, and include seamlessly integrated enclosures, hardware, components and crossover networks that have been engineered to meet the requirements of the medium- to large-scale touring and installation markets.
The Installation Series was conceived and developed through a collaboration between Audio Composite Engineering (ACE) and acoustic engineer Michael Adams.
Installation Series models include 12- and 15-inch full-range two-and three-way loudspeakers; horn-loaded mid/high loudspeakers; single and dual 8-inch two-way loudspeakers; a dual 5-inch full-range speaker; and a single 15-inch, a single 18-inch, dual 15-inch and dual 18-inch subwoofers. Cabinets can be stacked, arrayed or hung, and multi-angled cabinets can be used as floor monitors.
Uniform phase response throughout the series enables users to mix and match any number or type of speakers without hot spots or dead areas due to interference and cancellation. Custom, rotatable horns were also developed to enhance high-frequency dispersion and response, particularly where space consideration dictates speaker orientation. The series includes a selection of horn coverage patterns designed for long-range, short-range and long/short-range throw applications.
Comprising high-density Finn Birch, cabinet exteriors feature textured black or white finishes, and may be painted. Full dado joint construction minimizes cabinet vibration, while foam-backed, 14-gauge perforated steel grilles offer additional component protection.
Connections include a barrier strip and dual Neutrik NL4 connectors. (Three-way models include Neutrik NL8 connectors.) A mode selector switch offers a choice of bi-amp, (passive) single-amp, tri-amp, parallel or discrete operation, depending upon cabinet type.
Installation Series cabinets include multiple rigging points for flexible hanging with Yamaha or third-party hardware. All enclosures are pre-fitted with M10 threaded inserts and include a kit containing four forged eyebolts. Standard U-bracket and array-frame hardware is also available for maximum convenience.