At the recent Musikmesse convention in Frankfurt, Germany, Yamahaannounced the new PM5D Series live performance digital mixing console,a “mid-priced” board that reportedly combines the featuresand self-contained design of the DM2000 with the operating style of thePM1D.
“The PM5D has been engineered for those applications thatrequire high quality digital audio and complete recall, but wherebudgetary limitations may be a consideration,” states LarryItalia, general manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio.
Featuring a ‘one box’ design—including the mixengine—the PM5D offers 64 input channels (48 mono + 4 Stereoanalog inputs, 4 internal stereo returns) of dynamic 96 kHz audio with32-bit internal processing. All onboard A/D and D/A conversions makeuse of true 24-bit/96kHz converters. Outputs include 24 mix, 2 stereo(ST A and B or L-C-R), 8 matrix, 8 Mute groups and 8 DCAs (DigitallyControlled Amplifiers). The PM5D functions without the use of a meterbridge.
Engineers can choose from two front-end configurations: Model PM5Dincludes 48 XLR analog mono inputs with manual mic preamps based on thecircuitry found in the Yamaha DM2000, each with balanced TRS insertI/Os and with an additional 4 stereo line level inputs.
Model PM5D-RH includes 48 XLR analog mono inputs with recallable micpreamps, derived from the head amplifier design of the Yamaha PM5000,with 4 stereo inputs that will accept mic level signal.
The PM5D is targeted for June 2004 delivery. For more information,please visit www.yamaha.com/proaudio.