Yamaha Unveils New PC Series Network Power Amplifiers with Dante Connectivity and Expanded Input Matrix

Buena Park, Calif. (June 10, 2019)Yamaha is introducing its next generation of network power amplifiers, designed to meet the challenging demands of today’s installed and live sound applications. The new PC Series offers significant enhancements over previous models, adding Dante® audio network connectivity, a powerful 20x8 input matrix, sampling rates of up to 96 kHz and a broader range of on-board digital signal processing (DSP) functions including crossovers, delays, parametric EQs, mutes and limiters.
The new models will be on display at InfoComm 2019 this week in Orlando, Florida, in Yamaha Booth 6461 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Yamaha currently offers a full line of power amplifiers delivering high output, quality and stability, and the new PC Series builds on these characteristics by adding new capabilities that sound engineers and integrators need as live productions and A/V systems grow more complex.
By combining a 20x8 input matrix with Dante connectivity, each model in the PC Series enables more options for system design flexibility and expansion. For example, incoming analog sound can be output to a Dante network, allowing the system to be used as a 4-channel Dante input rack. In systems with no mixer or signal processor, the 20x8 matrix function supports effective and flexible routing, making it possible to perform audio signal processing using the new amplifiers’ internal processor.
The new amplifiers are compatible with Yamaha ProVisionaire Control/Touch software for control and monitoring via a tablet or PC, even in systems without a console or hardware controller. Amplifier parameters and configuration settings can be set quickly either on the amplifiers’ front panel or through the dedicated ProVisionaire Amp Editor management software.
The PC Series models deliver sampling rates of up to 96kHz and advanced on-board digital DSP functions including crossovers, delays, parametric EQs, mutes and limiters.
The amplifiers’ extensive processing capabilities are useful for controlling speakers and users can output equalized audio (up to four channels) to other amps by using the input matrix and Dante outputs.
A high-efficiency Class-D amp unit delivers low distortion with high efficiency to produce superb sound quality, high output and excellent stability. The PC Series comes with power output options of 1200W (models PC412) or 600W (models PC406).
The series offers DI models, for installed sound applications, which can handle high-impedance connections, allowing them to drive multiple speakers from a single channel. They feature 3-pin block connectors for analog in and RJ45 connectors for Dante. The new D models are for touring applications, with SpeakON connectors, etherCON connectors for Dante and XLR connectors for analog in.
“The new PC series gives touring engineers and system integrators a strong foundation for building and designing the right system for their clients, in less time and with more flexibility for growth,” said Glenn Booth, director of marketing, Professional Audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “The combination of powerful hardware, intuitive software and network connectivity provides a consistent operational experience from system configuration to control and monitoring.”
The new PC Series models are planned to be available in January 2020. For more information, visit www.yamahaCA.com.