Yamaha IM8-32K Analog Console
The Yamaha IM8 series brings experience and know-how accumulated over 35 years in the production of industry-leading mixing consoles to bear in three mid-size consoles that cut no corners when it comes to overall performance and sonic quality.
In addition to no-compromise design and development aimed at delivering the finest performance and most useful feature set available in this class, production and assembly are carried out at Yamaha's own domestic facilities – the same factories where the legendary Yamaha PM series consoles are produced – to ensure unrelenting quality control throughout.
Every inch of these extraordinary consoles is well thought out and built for a purpose. There are no unnecessary features, and nothing is out of place. The IM8 series consoles deliver a basic but plentiful complement of features plus truly transparent, high-resolution sound with tireless reliability.
These are consoles for serious sound applications, and will provide eminently professional performance, sound, and control in permanent installations or on the road.
Precision Mic/Line Preamplifiers
Microphone preamplifiers are one of the most critical sound-defining circuits in any mixer.
Thats why professional who are serious about their sound often spend thousands of dollars on just a single channel of microphone pre-amplification.
The microphone preamps built into the IM8 series consoles inherit technology from Yamahas top-line professional consoles, and have been painstakingly designed to deliver superior sonic performance with any source.
They offer low-noise, transparent amplification with the widest possible range of dynamic and condenser microphones as well as line-level signals, which means cleaner, better sounding mixes overall.
All mono input channels have both balanced XLR type and TRS phone jacks for versatile input connectivity.
Individual +48V phantom power switches on each mono channel provide phantom power for condenser microphones, and input levels can be optimally matched over a broad -60 dB through +10 dB range with a 26-dB pad switch and gain control.
Other input section facilities on mono channels are a phase switch and 80 Hz high-pass filter switch. Stereo input channels provide L and R phone jack inputs as well as pin jack stereo pairs.
A gain control allows matching to stereo input signal levels from -34 dB to +10 dB.
One-knob Compressor on All Mono Channels
This advanced Yamaha feature can be a tremendous advantage in achieving great sound with a variety of sources.
It is ideal for compressing vocal channels, and can also be used to refine the sound of bass, guitar, and other instruments.
Built-in channel compression is a premium feature usually only found on the most expensive consoles, but in the IM8 consoles you have Yamahas innovative one-knob compression feature on all mono input channels.
Conventional audio compressors with their threshold, ratio, knee, makeup gain and other controls can be complex and time-consuming to set appropriately for a given source.
Yamahas one-knob compressor eliminates the need for an engineering degree with a single control that lets you simply dial in the amount of compression you want.
Designing a smooth, musical-sounding equalizer is an extremely difficult task that Yamaha engineers have perfected through years of refinement based of feedback from some of the most renowned engineers and artists in the field.
The IM8 series equalizers apply this specialized know-how to the fullest degree. All stereo and mono channels have four-band equalizers featuring HIGH, HI-MID, LO-MID, and LOW controls as well as an EQ ON switch that can be used to instantaneously switch the EQ in or out of circuit.
Mono channels have sweepable HI-MID and LO-MID controls that allow pinpointing specific frequencies for p