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CL/QL Firmware Version 4.5 Available Soon: Includes Support for Yamaha’s new I/O Racks and the Audinate Dante Domain Manager

CL/QL Firmware Version 4.5 Available Soon: Includes Support for Yamaha’s new I/O Racks and the Audinate Dante Domain Manager

BUENA PARK, Calif. (February 6, 2018)—Yamaha Professional Audio division announces that firmware Version 4.5 for the industry-standard CL and QL Series Digital Mixing Consoles will be released soon, continuing the company principle of staying at the forefront of technology with regular product updates.

CL/QL V4.5 will provide support for the new Rio3224-D2 and Rio1608-D2 I/O Racks, released simultaneously today, and the Audinate Dante Domain Manager.

The new Rio3224-D2 and Rio1608-D2 I/O Racks are successors to the Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D, offering significant advances in sound, reliability, and visual status confirmation. Analog circuitry developed for the first-generation Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D has been revised to deliver sound that represents another evolution in the Yamaha “natural sound” concept, and overall performance that is worthy of “RIVAGE PM Series” status. Both models include dual power supply units, so that if there is a problem with one power source, there is no disruption of operation as long as the second power source is active. Another refinement of the Rio input/output boxes is the inclusion of character/icon displays for quick, easy confirmation of Dante settings as well as metering, gain, high-pass filters, phantom power, and more. It is also possible to edit gain, high-pass filters and phantom power settings directly from the I/O Rack interface, and even lockout the onboard controls from the console, if required.

Dante Domain Manager software from Audinate provides efficient Dante network management with user authentication and role-based security, allowing seamless Dante system expansion on just about any network infrastructure.

“The Dante Domain Manager offers significantly enhanced security and scalability for systems built on the Dante infrastructure with our CL or QL Series Digital Consoles at the core,” states Marc Lopez, director of marketing, Yamaha Commercial Audio products, Yamaha Professional Audio division. “We will be rolling out updates for more Dante-ready products in the near future that will be announced on the Yamaha Professional Audio website in order to provide system-wide support for the Dante Domain Manager as well as our ten-year alliance with Audinate.”

Audinate CEO Lee Ellison notes, “Yamaha has always been at the forefront of innovation and responsiveness, and their announcement to upgrade products in support Dante Domain Manager is no exception. We are pleased to see that Yamaha customers can now benefit from the enhancements in flexibility, scalability, and security for their AV systems that Dante Domain Manager provides.”

For more information on Yamaha CL/QL V4.5 and Dante Digital Domain Manager, visit