Yamaha Professional Audio has announced the InfoComm 2015 launch of the new MRX7-D open architecture signal processor. The Company has a long history of open architecture processors dating back to the DME (Digital Mix Engine) and the more recently released MTX fixed architecture signal processor as a part of the Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) Series. CIS also includes XMV Series multi-channel amplifiers and VXS/VXC Series speakers. The processor will make its debut at booth #727.
The Yamaha MRX7-D was designed for applications where more complicated signal processing is required and for venues where more I/O channels are needed. The new signal processor will be ideal for applications such as hotel ballrooms, houses of worship, schools, libraries, performing arts venues, movie theaters, convention centers, and corporate conference rooms. For conference applications, the MRX7-D deploys an Acoustic Echo Canceller. The MRX7-D can also be controlled by products from Revolabs, specializing in wireless microphone systems for conference settings and member of the Yamaha group of companies last year. Revolabs control integration will be implemented in fall 2015 with a firmware update.
“With MRX7-D, we can further extend our presence in the conference market with Dan Dugan Designs collaboration, states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Professional Audio. And, having had a long history with the company dating back to the Dugan MY16 card as well as deploying the technology in the QL Digital Console Series, it was only natural to include this automatic mixing capability to MRX7-D.”
The MRX7-D includes Yamaha’s patented technology for sound masking with the introduction of the “speech privacy” component. It is the first Yamaha Professional Audio product using this technology. The risk of leaking confidential information from meeting rooms is becoming a serious global issue. The Yamaha approach is to utilize the human voice and camouflage the conversational content with sound. The MRX7-D has the function to generate the sound and also control and distribute it.
The new processor is equipped with 8 In/8 Out analog I/Os and 16 In/16 Out YDIF I/Os, as with all CIS DSP processors, and can be connected to other equipment such as EXi8/EXo8 (eight channel analog mic/line and analog output expanders) input and output expanders and XMV Series multi-channel amplifiers by using simple Cat5 cables. This dramatically reduces the labor cost of cabling. Another important feature is the 64-channel Dante I/O used when larger system coverage is necessary. Other Yamaha Dante-equipped products can be utilized with MRX7-D easily changing the Dante configuration of the system with MTX/MRX Editor just by drawing cables between equipment on the screen.
Yamaha MY cards can be used to expand local I/O and connecting to other optional digital products, in essence, enabling MRX7-D to have at total of 110 inputs and 104 outputs. The processor can take advantage of all input and output signals paths simultaneously.
The MRX can be controlled in a number of ways including dedicated wall controllers, AMX, Crestron, GPIO, MTX/MRX editor software, and the newly released ProVisionaire App for iPad which allows the creation of custom control panels to be designed directly from within the iPad App, as well as multiple user levels.
The MTX7-D has a projected late summer delivery at a targeted MSRP of $3,500.
For more information on the Yamaha MRX7-D, visit InfoComm 2015, booth #727 or on the web at www.yamahaca.com