Yamaha has added the STAGEPAS 1K to its lineup of portable PA systems. The Yamaha STAGEPAS 1K consists of a 12″ subwoofer and an array speaker paired with a 1000W amplifier. It also features a 5-channel integrated mixer with bluetooth playback.
Yamaha says that the array speaker contains ten of the 1.5″ drivers known from the company’s VXL series arrays, which have been modified for the STAGEPAS 1K. It’s a sleek-looking speaker that sits on top of the subwoofer. Two spacers are included, so you can adjust the height. Yamaha states a 170° angle of horizontal coverage. The array speaker requires no cables for the connection to the subwoofer.
The 12″ subwoofer features the Twisted Flare Port technology, which reduces wind noise in the bass reflex port, according to Yamaha. It also houses the 1000W Class-D amplifier, which delivers 119 dB SPL. Yamaha claims that the amp maintains “exceptional stability and sound quality, even at high output.”
5-channel mixer with bluetooth playback
The integrated 5-channel digital mixer has three mono mic/line channels (two of which can also take Hi-Z signals), and a stereo input. The stereo signal can come from an 1/8″ stereo mini jack, or via bluetooth. All channels feature a simple one-knob equalizer. The mono inputs also have reverb sends, which feed to the integrated reverb and delay processor with four effect types. In the master section, there is a mode knob which lets you dial in speech, music, and club modes. Yamaha says that these are “optimized compression settings” for different applications.
The volume and EQ settings can be remote-controlled via the STAGEPASS editor app for iOS and Android. The app also lets you store and recall settings.
Link two systems together
If you require a wider area of coverage, or a stereo setuop, you can link two STAGEPAS 1K systems ctogether in stereo or mono. In mono mode, both units’ inputs can be used, which lets you connect up to six mono and two stereo signals to the combined system.
The STAGEPAS 1K includes a dedicated dust cover. When packed up, the whole system seems to be not much larger than the subwoofer itself.
Stunningly Simple. Impressively Professional.
The STAGEPAS 1K is an all-in-one portable PA system that allows you to quickly and easily transform any location into your stage. Delivering professional level audio performance with a setup so simple it enables aspiring artists to focus on their music and get the most out of their performances. The STAGEPAS 1K surpasses other portable PAs with the highest standard of sound quality and sound pressure, lightweight cabinet design, professional mixing functions, and simple operability. By adopting a concert-quality mixer and speaker, we have defined a new standard for portable PA by utilizing Yamaha’s unique experience and know-how developed over decades of producing innovative, professional audio equipment from every stage of music engineering and production.
J-Curve Slim Line Array
The high-frequency speaker array is comprised of 10 small-diameter 1.5″ speakers. By adopting a J-curve array configuration, the high-frequency unit achieves vertical coverage of 30 ° across a span of 170 °. With such a long, 10-driver array design the STAGEPAS can deliver clear, high quality sound consistently over longer distances, projecting uniform, high-quality sound from the front to the rear of the audience.
Class-leading 12-inch “compact” subwoofer
The subwoofer features a 12-inch speaker unit which is hardly “compact,” and actually the largest in its class. However, for the STAGEPAS 1K’s new design we focused on reducing enclosure size and weight in order to improve portability, thus achieving the smallest class cabinet on the market for a subwoofer of this size and power. By incorporating Yamaha’s own Twisted Flare Port™ technology to reduce port wind noise that can occur with compact bass-reflex subwoofers, the low-end output is maximized, producing very deep, powerful, distortion-free bass.
High efficiency “1000” W Class-D amplifier
Also at the top of its class for output power, the 1000W Class-D amplifier module is capable of delivering an impressive 119 dB SPL from the deceptively compact speaker cabinet. And just as importantly, we’ve leveraged Yamaha’s decades-long experience as a manufacturer of professional PA products, and innovator of related technologies to ensure that with great power comes great stability, and that the STAGEPAS 1K maintains the same accurate, superior-quality sound even at high output.
Digital mixer with versatile input
With outstanding flexibility for a PA system of this size, the 5-channel digital mixer features three channels of mono microphone/line inputs and stereo inputs, with two of the mono input channels equipped with Hi-Z connectivity for direct input of acoustic-electric guitars and other instruments. In addition to Phone and 1/8″mini jacks, the stereo connections support playback with Bluetooth devices as well as a wide range of input sources from instruments to CDs, PCs and smartphones.
Professional control with a single knob
STAGEPAS 1K comes equipped with a wealth of sound shaping functions, including 1-knob EQ for optimized multi band EQ setting, industry standard SPX reverb, and the “Mode” control for master output compression settings that match various applications such as “Speech” or “Music.” Each of these functions can be set via a single knob, and have simplified many of the tough tasks like EQ and compression to get you great sound fast.
1. SPX the standard digital reverb
One knob gives you access to four different high-quality reverb settings—perfect for vocals and acoustic instruments. Simply turn the knob to change the reverb type and time, and then you’re ready to apply just the right amount of high-resolution effect to each channel.
2. 1-knob EQ
Whether turning to the left to cut unnecessary low-end frequencies for speeches, or turning to the right to emphasize the bottom and high end for band performances, this innovative equalizer can dial in the perfect sound adjustment with a simple turn of the knob.
3. “MODE” for master output
The multiband compressor adjusts optimized compression settings to suit various applications. By selecting the setting closest to your application, you can add a more professional edge to your sound without having to learn difficult compression/audio engineering principles.
STAGEPAS Editor is STAGEPAS 1K’s dedicated remote control application that allows users to adjust volume and EQ at a distance via Bluetooth during rehearsal or performance. You can also save the adjusted settings for certain songs or applications in order to shorten your setup process in the future and maintain consistency from one performance to the next.
Simply place the 2 spacers and speaker unit into the subwoofer and setup is essentially done, with no cables, speaker stand, or additional gear required beyond the main unit. All you need is in the package.
High-grade polyurea coating
The lightweight ABS cabinet of subwoofer features a high-grade polyurea coating to prevent wear and tear during transport. It is light enough to make the system extremely portable, but also rugged and scratch-resistant enough to withstand harsh performance environments.
Scalability via linked STAGEPAS 1K systems
Linking two STAGEPAS 1K’s provides wider coverage area and higher output power for larger scale performances. Both stereo and mono playback are supported, and when set to mono, both STAGEAPAS 1K inputs can still be used (up to 6 mono inputs plus 2 stereo inputs).
Fitted cover included
The STAGEPAS 1K comes with its own cover which, in addition to protecting the unit, has pouches for both spacers and speaker array as well as additional storage pockets for microphones, cables, etc., streamlining system setup and teardown.
An optional dedicated dolly allows for more convenient transportation — particularly useful for performers transporting additional gear and instruments. Featuring a simple, sturdy mechanism that locks down the speaker cover the lightweight dolly enables smooth, reliable transportation.