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    Posted: 17 March 2017 at 11:31am
Has anyone used them? They are doing a 4 for the price of three at the moment. I am looking at the PX10. I doubt it gives the stated 1200w. However, I am not looking for megga power just an good sounding amp for Live and DJ pre recorded. Sound and reliable are the two main.
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Hi, 

I was a small bit interested in these amps. 

I emailed Yamaha to find out if they feature PFC and what the peak current draw was like. 

Wasn't expecting much from them in terms of a reply, but got even less. A link to the manual, which obviously I had already read. Clearly they didn't bother to read past the first line of my email. 

I couldn't be bothered with dealing with Yamaha after that.

QSC have a similarly priced DSP based amp. They look a bit better and have a lot more information regarding the spec. Still little in the way of user feedback. 


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I agree that info is really sparse. That is why I was asking. Never the less I took the plung and bought three. Got one free so four plus a free ultradrive with the points that I stacked up. So, What do I think.? I am very very happy with my new amps. The dsp is just fantastic. I have no need for the ultradrive. So easy to navigate and all that I need. I have xti amps and it always says DSP OFF.
Thease are not a bass amp. But I didn't expect it to be it's Japanese. I think that they do sound very good for the price. I was running old QSC's b4 and I think that they match them. I also looked at the qsc equvilent. Just went with my gut and not atall sorry. For me at this point they are perfect. I was trying to buy an European brand but didn't happen and very happy it didn't they would of had no dsp. I can run 3 px10's off one 20amp breaker at 100v near clip no worries. Also they look ok. I do doubt the specs but Yamaha are very clear it's a 20ms burst.
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Glad they worked out for you.

How much warranty do they come with?

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I don't know standard one year I guess. You won't get much more in Japan without paying for it. I hope they go the distance fingers xst. Yamaha always seem ok if you don't rag them.
I bought thease because I am getting more and more live acoustic kinda stuff. So megga sub is pointless. Also When the promoter looks at my racks he will be happy. Before it was a bit vintage. bullshit baffels brains and all that. One point on the sub they do hit the lows just not very hard.
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Hey Doller How are these  Working for you? I'm looking at the Px8's and Px3's to power my Smt-212's and kick bins.
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Sorry Unclejam didn't see the post. Well I have giged them a few times now. I have to say they do just fine. As i have said I bought them for live music. Just great for me. ran them off a genny 12hrs straight. They do sound OK as expected from Yamaha. I would say Crown xti series sound. The dsp is so user freindly. I bought the px10s and have them running from sub to comps. Just dial in the the limiters. So comps are set to 300w. I don't think you should expect monster bass for dance, edm or dubstep ect. I would say get a proper bass amp for that. For kicks and up, for the price I can't complain. simple three way active you can ditch the lms. I am yet to see if they are reliable or not. All in all I am happy. Also they have a handy hour meter on them so when you sell them the buyer can see just how many hours they have done. Maybe standard now I don't know.
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Some pics of the DSP just because I have been going on about it. Make of it what you will. Notice the limiter is in whatts not db. Don't know if this is a good thing or not? Does make for quick setting though. You also have all the slopes up to 48db Bessel, Butterworth and Lwr. Handy as.











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They look smart.

How do the buttons and controls feel? Do they feel like they will stand the test of time? 


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What about power output though because Yamaha amplifiers are well known to only be able to deliver btheir rated power burst not continuous. A few years back I used to have a Yamaha P7000 and my mate bench tested it and we found that it's rated power output was burst and not continuous so I sold it and got myself a used JBL MPX1200 instead which was way better gave continuous power output. But then it did weigh a ton, lol.
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Speakersol sir. The buttons are fine the jog wheel is a bit cheapy. But same as most similer priced modern amps I would guess. Time will tell.

Richard when I bought these I understood that it was burst power Yamaha are very clear about that It is prominent in all the ads. That said they do go loud I haven't had them clipping yet. Did one DJ gig ( the guy from "Delight" Ha! blast from the past) It was a small venue but they coped. I just think you need to understand what you are buying. If you want real power and light weight you will need to dig a bit deaper I guess. Four of these weigh 27kgs my old qsc's 37kgs each. Also will sit on one 20amp breaker. I am happy. And I got one free.
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Do they run quiet enough to use for home use?  ie. can you hear the fan or any hum/buzz/hiss?

Also how far apart are the level adjustments for each channel in dB.

Thanks in advance.  Not much info available on the internet about these yet so appreciate your feedback.
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