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The STAGEPAS 500 is available for situations in which a little extra power and channel capacity is needed. The basics remain the same: an incredibly lightweight, portable, easy-to-use PA system consisting of a pair of high-performance speakers with a built-in powered mixer. You can be set up and playing in a matter of minutes, and then packed away and on the road again with the same ease and speed when you're done. And all of this is provided with no compromise in sound quality or versatility, plus some advanced features you normally wouldn't expect to find in a system in this class.
Getting great sound for live performance used to be a big deal. Now all you need is a STAGEPAS 500! It's a high-performance live-sound system that will deliver your music or message wherever you go, indoors or out.
All-in-one STAGEPAS systems come with a pair of top-quality passive 2-way speakers, a versatile powered mixer, and even a pair of speaker cables!
STAGEPAS 500 speakers have 10" woofers and 1" high-frequency units, delivering clean, high-quality sound.
The 10-channel 250W + 250W STAGEPAS 500 mixer can be used either while installed in the speaker compartment or detached for easy positioning and access.
Conveniently store cables, microphones, and other small necessities in the speaker accessory compartment for a truly streamlined traveling system.
The STAGEPAS mixer can be mounted on a microphone stand using the optional BMS-10A adaptor for convenient positioning at any height.
Two 250-watt power amplifiers can fill surprisingly large clubs or rooms, or project your sound over a considerable distance outdoors. The class-D power amplifier has been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sound quality as well as reliability in a remarkably compact unit.
If you have a bunch of band members, or a lot of sources to mix, the STAGEPAS 500 gives you 10 input channels in all: four mono microphone/line inputs and three stereo line inputs. The additional stereo channel can used for either a stereo or mono source. In addition to the main speaker outputs the mixer has line outputs that can be used to connect additional powered speakers for monitoring, and to send the mixer's output to a recording device.
The STAGEPAS 500 mixer features switchable phantom power for the four microphone/line inputs. This lets you use high-performance phantom-powered condenser microphones in situations where you want the extended, natural response they provide.
Channels 1 and 2 feature LIMIT/COMP switches that let you apply either limiting or compression to those channels. Limiting can be useful to prevent input overload and distortion with sources that have a wide dynamic range, while compression can add punch to vocals, bass, guitar, and other sources while smoothing out the sound and helping it to "ride" better in the mix.
The STAGEPAS 500 mixer has 2-band EQ controls on each channel, as well as REVERB switches on channels 1 through 4. A separate REVERB level control adjusts the reverb mix.
The built-in high-quality reverb is indispensable for great vocal sound, and on the STAGEPAS 500 system the LIMIT/COMP switch can help to deliver smooth, punchy vocal sound.
The STAGEPAS mixer has more than enough input capability to directly handle a range of instruments from electric-acoustic guitars to electronic keyboards.
The "SPEECH" mode optimizes the system settings for maximum clarity with speech. Of course, background music from a CD player or other source can be mixed in with the spoken performance.
Multiple microphone inputs make the STAGEPAS systems a good choice for band rehearsals or performances. MSR100 powered monitors (sold separately) can be added for monitoring.
Yamaha has been serving the needs of the music community since they manufactured their first reed organs in the late 1800's. Since then, they have expanded their vision to encompass every facet of the music industry. Their holistic approach includes musical instruments, live sound and recording equipment, and music instructional materials.
As one of the few companies to produce both instruments and recording/sound reinforcement products, Yamaha Corporation is in a unique position to improve the overall quality of their line. Their technological advancements in engineering and design can be incorporated into their musical instruments for improved functionality. Similarly, they can ensure their live sound and recording gear is designed to take advantage of the enhanced functionality of their instruments.
High quality standards are apparent in every product Yamaha manufactures. Guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, effects, cables, monitors, digital workstations, mixers, control surfaces, PA speakers, headphones, and more all receive the same attention to detail, for years of trouble-free use.
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