These updated versions are the successors of the STAGEPAS 400i and 600i which have sold over 400 thousand units worldwide after garnering a reputation as a very compact, yet high-powered, portable all-in-one sound system with exceptional sound quality. With the addition of Bluetooth audio streaming to the high-efficiency amplifiers and speakers, Yamaha's state-of-the-art DSP, and comprehensive suite of onboard features, the new STAGEPAS will expand the system's already versatile capabilities for a broad spectrum of use cases.
Both the 400BT and 600BT feature two sleek, lightweight speakers and a detachable powered mixer, along with one pair of speaker cables and a power cord, giving users a complete, portable sound solution that can be set up quickly and easily in a variety of configurations and environments. The new Bluetooth feature allows users to remotely stream audio from up to 10m away from the amp/ mixer unit, giving musicians, public speakers, or instructors instant access to musical accompaniment, background music, sound effects, or any other audio they choose from their music library.
Producing 400 watts and 680 watts respectively, the 400BT and 600BT offer a significant amount of power output considering the size of the system as a whole. Yamaha's powerful DSP technologies ensure every STAGEPAS delivers consistent high-quality sound at any volume level, while simultaneously extending the life of vital amp components using advanced limiter circuits. The innovative speaker design also adds to system performance by delivering evenly-distributed, high-quality sound to a wide coverage area.
The new models feature 4 mic/line inputs and 6 line inputs (STAGEPAS 400BT features 4 line inputs). Inputs 3 and 4 feature a combo jack that can accommodate either XLR or 1/4 cables. In addition, both models feature a stereo RCA pin jack, stereo mini jack and a Bluetooth input allowing for wireless audio playback from smart phones, tablets, and computers.
Featuring an updated knob design that improves visibility for mixing and console management in low-light situations, the detachable mixer features simple, intuitive controls that deliver high-quality sound in a matter of seconds. One knob provides access to four different high-resolution SPX reverbs while Yamaha's 1-knob Master EQ™ offers optimized settings to match the sound with its environment via a single control. Even the onboard feedback suppressor allows users to remove unwanted feedback with the touch of a single button.
The STAGEPAS 400BT features 2-band channel EQ, while the 600BT adds mid-range control for 3-band EQ that benefits guitar and vocal performances especially. Switchable stereo/mono inputs is a flexible new feature that can transform each stereo channel into two independent mono channels if an application requires more input capability. STAGEPAS also offers switchable Hi-Z inputs allowing for hassle-free connection of passive pickup instruments, as well as phantom power, enabling direct connectivity of condenser microphones. STAGEPAS also allows users to turn the reverb off or on instantly using an optional footswitch - an ideal feature for MC-ing events or speaking during solo performances.
Additionally, both the 400BT and 600BT come equipped with Monitor and Subwoofer outputs, providing seamless expandability. For applications requiring a more powerful front-of-house setup, a monitor mix or a more prominent bottom end, simply plug in powered speakers such as Yamaha's DBR, DXR and DSR Series speakers or DXS Series subwoofers. Newly upgraded DXS15mkII and DXS12mkII models make a perfect compact and lightweight option for STAGEPAS users that require bass-heavy mixes for their live performances or playback.
"Ever since its release in 2005 the STAGEPAS has been a staple of live music performances, events, and public speaking or instruction applications for audio engineering beginners or musicians that prefer to set up their own sound.” remarked Yoshi Tsugawa General Manager of Yamaha Pro Audio Division. "With the addition of wireless audio playback via the new Bluetooth audio streaming feature, it is our hope that the additional flexibility and freedom will inspire more creative usage and success with our best STAGEPAS yet.”