Yamaha EMX5016CF 16-channel powered mixer comes loaded with 12 microphone inputs, configured across 8 mono and 4 stereo channels. Yamaha EMX5016CF is powered by a dual 500 + 500-Watt amp stage and all channels offer 3-band EQ and Clip LEDs, with switchable +48 V phantom power and a swept mid on channels 1-8. EMX5016CF powered mixers also offer powerful SPX series digital effects processing and easy to use one-knob compressors, making the ideal front end for any serious sound reinforcement system.
3-band EQ is available on all input channels, but extra versatility is provided on the eight mono channels with mid-frequency sweep controls. The mid EQ center frequency can be continuously swept from 250 Hz through 5 kHz so you can precisely pinpoint frequencies in the critical midrange that require compensation, providing significantly enhanced equalization potential.
The advanced digital 9-band stereo graphic equalizer goes way beyond conventional analog types with a refined control interface, instant-recall presets, and user memory locations. It also works with the console’s innovative Frequency Response Correction system (see below) for unprecedented response-shaping control. You can manually adjust each band as required from scratch, but you can also use one of the presets, which cover Vocal, Dance, or Speech. You also have three user memories into which you can store your own EQ curves for instant recall whenever needed.
Setting a live sound system’s output equalizer to optimally match room response is normally a complicated process requiring noise generators, calibrated microphones, real-time analyzers, and a great deal of time and experience. The FRC System on Yamaha EMX5016CF handles the entire process automatically, using either pink noise or a recorded music source you supply. To precisely match the system’s response to the room you’re in all you need to do is set up a microphone in an appropriate location, connect it to channel 1, press MEASURE/CORRECT once to make the measurement, and then again to automatically set the graphic equalizer for optimized response.