Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has added a new 8-channel amplifier line to its Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line.
The new XMV amplifiers are 8-channel versions of the 4-channel XMV amps and share the same features and power ratings of 140 watts and 280 watts per channel, available in either YDIF or Dante versions. The four new models also support low-impedance and 70/100-volt modes.
The Yamaha YDIF cascade bus provides a simple intra-rack connection utilizing inexpensive Cat-5 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.
The front-end control options include several standard single and triple gang electrical boxes as well as an iOS app are designed for 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.
Target MSRP for the XMV8140 is $2,500, XMV8280 $3,800, XMV8140-D (Dante version) $3,100, and XMV8280-D (Dante version) $4,400. The 8-channel XMV power amplifiers have a target availability of Fall 2013.