BUENA PARK, Calif.âŽ¯As the market shifts toward offering customers more affordable analog mixing solutions, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced that it will cease worldwide production of the PM5000 sound reinforcement console. The final production model has been purchased by Clair Global (Lititz, Pa.). â€œThe Yamaha PM5000 is an ideal transitional product in that it combines a familiar interface with elements of analog and digital,â€? says Clair president, Troy Clair. â€œIt is also a great transitional tool for engineers who may not be fully convinced to make a complete move into digital. Yamaha has always listened to the customer, and the PM5000 was certainly a great example of creating a mixing tool based on â€˜real worldâ€™ research.â€?
Officially launched six years ago, the Yamaha PM5000 is the most advanced analog sound reinforcement console in its class, the culmination of Yamaha’s extensive experience
and expertise in professional console design
and production, control interface design, and sound. An overwhelming portion of the sound quality of any console is determined by its head amplifiers, and Yamaha engineers paid special attention to head amp design in the PM5000 in order to simplify the circuitry as much as possible to minimize signal deterioration.
â€œWeâ€™re pleased that Clair Global, one of the largest sound companies in the world, has purchased the last high-end Yamaha analog console,â€? states Larry Italia, vice president/general manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. â€œThere are a variety of engineers on the Clair roster who request analog, and by adding the last console in our PM5000 Series to the companyâ€™s inventory, confirms Clairâ€™s ongoing support of analog customers.â€œ
About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the recent purchase of NEXO loudspeakers by Yamaha Corporation Japan, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.