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Yamaha launches CIS series of audio installation products

Yamaha has launched the CIS series, a brand new range of audio products for the installed sound market at InfoComm 2012. Designed specifically with ease of installation and use in mind, the Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) series is designed to provide a complete system solution for situations where there isn’t an experienced audio operator available to manage the system - for example in restaurants, retail outlets, transport hubs, public buildings, convention centres and function rooms. The first Yamaha CIS products include matrix processors, multi-channel amplifiers, ceiling speakers and surface mount speakers. The series made its European debut at ISE 2013, Amsterdam.
"The new CIS range will increase the range of solutions which Yamaha can deliver for the installed sound market and we are already planning more products which will be added to the line-up in the future," says Nick Cook, European Marketing Director at Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Europe.
Using Dante technology and Yamaha’s YDIF cascade bus, users will be able to conveniently share audio and connect with all Yamaha CIS products, as well as other professional audio products on a digital audio network.
The YDIF cascade bus provides a simple intra-rack connection using Cat5 cable for an easy to use, 16 channel bus, while Audinate’s Dante technology will allow CIS systems to share audio with up to 40 subnets (using an Audinate Netspander). This will enable Yamaha CIS systems to merge with other complex professional audio systems simply and efficiently.
The CIS series features two programmable DSP matrix processors. The MTX3 is an 8×8 analogue unit with YDIF cascade bus and SD Playback for a 26×8 matrix. The MTX5-D is an 8×8 analogue unit with YDIF cascade bus, 16 channels of built-in Dante, SD Playback and an MY card slot for a 36×16 matrix. Both units feature parametric equalizer, dynamics, feedback suppression, auto gain control and priority ducker. Outputs include delay, parametric equalizer and speaker processing.
Optional wall-mounted DCP1V4S-US and DCP1V4S-EU controllers provide simple control of functions including preset recall, levels and SD card playback, while iPhone or iPod touch users will be able to download the new Wireless DCP app. Also available are EXi8 input and EXi8 output expanders that can be controlled remotely from an MTX processor via YDIF, using standard Ethernet cable.
The new range also includes four multi-channel amplifiers - the XMV4280, XMV4140, XMV4280-D and XMV4140-D. Rated at 140W and 280W, the four channel amps are available in either YDIF or Dante versions. The channels can be used in bridged mode, are high impedance and selectable in pairs, and can be controlled remotely by Yamaha MTX software.
Finally, the CIS series includes two new ranges of loudspeakers. The surface-mount VXS Series features two IP45-rated, full-range models (VXS5 and VXS8) for both indoor and outdoor applications, plus two subwoofers (VXS10S and the transformer-fitted VXS10ST). Equipped with a dedicated bracket for safe, trouble-free speaker installation, the VXS full-range models can be mounted temporarily, freeing your hands to adjust mounting angles. The subwoofers also feature brackets for fast and easy mounting. All will be available in black or white finish.
Also available in black or white, the VXC Series ceiling speakers will be available in four, six or eight inch models. Designed to be easy to install, with patent pending anti-drop tabs for temporary installation / secondary safety and double threaded screws for faster installation, transformers and back can are included.
Yamaha CIS series of audio installation products
The first products in the CIS series started shipping in autumn 2012.
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