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Yamaha To Launch First Models in New Commercial Install Series

June 15, 2012


New Yamaha CIS Products Created Specifically for Installed Sound Market Applications with Ease of Installation and Use in Mind

LAS VEGAS–Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. will launch the new CIS Series at InfoComm 2012. The Yamaha CIS (Commercial Installation Solutions) product offerings have been created specifically for installed sound market applications where there may not be an experienced audio operator running the system; for example, restaurants, retail outlets, public address systems within the transportation industry, convention centers, hotel ballrooms.

The first Yamaha CIS product offerings consist of matrix processors, multi–channel amplifiers, ceiling speakers, and surface mount speakers providing renowned Yamaha digital technology, quality, and reliability for cost–sensitive projects within the commercial installation market.

“The Yamaha CIS products have been specifically designed with ease of installation and ease of use in mind,” states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “And, by using Dante technology and our YDIF cascade bus, customers will be able to conveniently share audio and connect with all Yamaha CIS products as well as other professional audio products on the network.”

The Yamaha YDIF Cascade Bus provides a simple intra–rack connection utilizing inexpensive Cat5 cabling for an easy to use 16–channel bus, while Dante technology will allow CIS systems to share audio with up to 40 subnets (using the Audinate Netspander product) enabling Yamaha CIS systems to merge with other complex professional audio systems simply and efficiently.

There are two models in the programmable DSP matrix processors. The MTX3 is an 8×8 analog unit with a YDIF cascade bus and SD Playback for a 26×8 matrix. The MTX5–D is also an 8×8 analog unit with YDIF cascade bus, 16 channels of built–in Dante, and includes SD Playback and an MY card slot for a 36×16 matrix. Both units feature PEQ, Dynamics, Feedback Suppression, Auto Gain Control, and Priority Ducker. Outputs feature Delay, PEQ, and Speaker Processing. Optional YDIF I/O units can expand analog inputs and outputs. Control and programming software will be available for both units. Optional wall mount controllers are available as well as an iPhone App for remote control.

Four multi–channel amplifiers have been designed for the Yamaha CIS product line: XMV4280, XMV4140, XMV4280–D, XMV4140–D. The four–channel amps are rated at 140W and 280W and are available in either YDIF or Dante versions. The four channels can be used in bridged mode, are high impedance and selectable in pairs, and can be controlled remotely by the MTX software.

The new Yamaha VXS range of surface mount speakers consists of four models: the 5" VXS5, 8" VXS8, VXS10S 10" sub, and VXS10ST 10" sub with transformer–all weather resistant (IP55 rating). The speakers contain built–in transformers and include a quick mounting bracket for easy installation. The Yamaha CIS surface mount speakers will be available in both black and white.

The new VXC ceiling speakers are available in 4", 6" and 8" models. The Yamaha VXC speakers are easy to install with Patent–Pending anti–drop tabs for temporary installation and secondary safety, as well as double threaded screws for faster installation. Transformers and back can are included.

Selected units in the Yamaha CIS Series have a targeted availability date beginning fall 2012.


Yamaha's new CIS series is a comprehensive offering of gear for installation scenarios. Contact your TMP Pro rep for pricing and availability.

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