Yamaha PM5D

The Yamaha PM5D‐RH V2 digital mixing console offers 48 XLR analog mono inputs with recallable mic preamps derived from the head amplifier design of the Yamaha PM5000, with 4 stereo inputs that will accept mic level signals.


The Yamaha PM5D‐RH V2 can accommodate a total of 130 input connections (48 channel inputs, four stereo inputs, five 2 TR IN’s plus four Mini‐YGDAI slots), and can handle up to 64 inputs simultaneously. The 64 input mixing channels are configured by default as 48 mono input channels, 4 stereo inputs, and 4 stereo effect returns. By utilizing the internal patch bay and expansion slots you can instantly scene‐switch between totally separate stage setups. In terms of bus‐routing capability you have 24 mix buses that can function as submasters or auxiliary sends, in addition to the stereo A and B (or LCR) and CUE buses. There’s also an 8‐output mix matrix that is invaluable for setting up submixes for a variety of applications. Any of the input channels, mix buses, and matrix buses can be assigned to the console’s 8 DCA faders for extraordinarily flexible group control.

The Yamaha PM5D‐RH V2 will handle 24‐bit/96kHz audio without compromise. You won’t sacrifice channels or any other processing capabilities whether the PM5D‐RH V2 is run at 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96‐kHz. Internal processing is all 32‐bit (using 58‐bit accumulators) to ensure that absolutely no loss of audio quality occurs at any point in the signal path.

The Yamaha PM5D‐RH V2 offers every processing facility you’ll ever need onboard. Every input channel has 4‐band EQ plus a high pass filter, a separate gate and compressor, and delay of up to 1000 milliseconds. The stereo and mix outs have 8‐band EQ, compressor, and delay. The matrix outs have 4‐band EQ, compressor and delay. The cue and monitor outs even include a useful 1000 millisecond delay. It features twenty 31‐band GEQs or a combination of 12 GEQs and eight independent VCM type or SPX2000‐class multi‐effect processors that can be patched into any of the console’s input, stereo, mix, or matrix channels, offering a comprehensive range of reverb, delay, modulation, and combination effects. The PM5D‐RH V2 also comes with Yamaha’s incomparable ADDON EFFECTS built in. You have immediate access to acclaimed REV‐X Reverb programs as well as the Compressor276, Compressor260 and EQ601 programs from the AE‐011 Channel Strip package and the Open Deck programs from the AE‐021 Master Strip package.

On the PM5D‐RH V2, all parameters are recallable in up to 500 scenes, so you can instantly key to the perfect mix. This type of repeatability is particularly important in high‐turnover applications where you might need to accommodate a number of totally different acts every day. It can also make life much easier in one‐act touring applications, leaving you more time to optimize the mix for individual venues. There is also a flexible recall safe function that enables on‐the‐spot cancellation and alteration of the pre‐programmed settings. Another new feature on the PM5D is an HA library that, on the PM5D‐RH allows the gain and other parameters of the internal microphone preamplifier to be recalled in one operation. The HA library is also an advantage on both the PM5D and PM5D‐RH when remotely‐controllable preamplifiers, such as the Yamaha AD8HR, are connected via the console’s expansion slot.

Four rear‐panel Mini‐YGDAI expansion slots allow you to use a range of MY series expansion cards to enhance the PM5D in a number of ways. You can, for example, use the added I/O capability to connect to and remotely control high‐performance Yamaha AD8HR 8‐channel A/D with microphone preamplifiers. You could also significantly expand your audio processing capabilities by cascading to a DME64N Digital Mixing Engine. You can have 64 matrix outs, and control additional GEQ, Master fader, Cross Over, Delay and Matrix Mixer components created on DME64N from PM5D. Or, of course, you could cascade‐connect to another PM5D bidirectionally (up to 4 units unidirectionally) to create a huge system, or other Yamaha digital mixers such as the DM2000 or DM1000 for submix applications.

Yamaha PM5D‐RH V2 Features:

  • High‐performance head amps with head‐amp recall capability that allows head amp gain settings to be recalled along with the other console scene data
  • 48 mono and 4 stereo inputs, 24 mix buses and 2 stereo outputs, and 8 matrix outputs (expandable)
  • Custom “DSP7” LSI for ultra‐high‐speed 96‐kHz/32‐bit processing
  • I/O capacity and functionality can be doubled or tripled by adding one or two rack‐mountable DSP5D Digital Mixing Systems
  • Easy “virtual soundcheck” with individually assignable channels does not require complex re‐patching
  • Built‐in VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) effects offer impeccable simulations of classic signal processing gear
  • 8 high‐performance multi‐effect processors and 12 graphic equalizers built in
  • Enhanced security features keep the system operating flawlessly in any application


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