On September 22, 1999, the Yamaha PM1D first-of-its-kind digital mixing system designed specifically for live sound reinforcement made its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the beginning of a new era of digital mixing consoles for live sound applications.
Ten years later, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced that Yamaha Corporation Japan has reached the limit on availability of key components. Therefore, in order to secure enough parts for customer service well into the future, the production of the PM1D will cease in December, 2009.
Current requests for PM1D systems will be fulfilled, and limited quantities will remain available until the existing stock is depleted.
“Yamaha Corporation Japan has been hard at work advancing the next generation digital system platform,” states Larry Italia, Vice President/General Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems. “The PM1D was responsible for moving the commercial audio market forward, and as we begin this next era, our goal is to continue to provide our customers with the tools that meet changing market demands well into the 21st Century.”
In tandem with the announcement, the company has published a “white paper” that provides insight into the concept of the next generation Yamaha digital system platform. Go to page 2 (next page) to read the white paper issues by Yamaha.