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Yamaha Ships CME Matrix Series

Yamaha Corporation of America is now shipping CME’s Matrix Series. The Matrix X ($109.99) is a mic and guitar preamp with a phantom-powered combo jack and a 5-channel mixer. An auxiliary set of balanced stereo inputs and outputs can be used to integrate the Matrix X into any system with its own stereo ins and outs including soundcards, USB stereo I/O, sampling synthesizers, digital pianos and other mixers. The Matrix X also offers dual headphone outputs with separate volume controls and a dedicated volume control on the balanced stereo outputs.

The Matrix Y (pictured; $109.99) is a 4-channel expandable headphone amp with a built-in talkback microphone. The talkback mic is fed into all headphone outputs for communicating when recording, during playback, or in a presentation or a demonstration.

The Matrix K is a compact audio interface available in USB ($179.99) and FireWire ($199.99) versions that records at up to 24-bit, 192kHz resolution and ships with a low-latency ASIO 2 driver that is compatible with PCs and Macs. Similar to the Matrix X mixer, the Matrix K features a mic/line/guitar combo input with phantom power, a 1/8-inch stereo line in, a stereo line out and two headphone outs. All inputs and outputs have independent controls for dialing in the desired levels.

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