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Yamaha M7CL-48ES Digital 48ch Console with EtherSound, 3 SB168-ES Stageboxes - M7CL-48ES-48x24-System
The M7CL series is a digital live-sound console that carries on the digital evolution from the acclaimed PM1DV2 and PM5D consoles. It includes an impressive array of advanced concepts such as the Centralogic™ control interface that makes it as easy and intuitive to use as an analog console, and in-depth access management facilities that will be particularly appreciated in installations. The M7CL is familiar and comfortable to use, offering a level of convenience that overturns the preconception that "digital is difficult". A surprising range of functions that you would normally have to supply in the form of peripheral equipment is built in, and all of this is provided in a space that is dramatically less than an analog console of similar scope. The M7CL is the ideal digital mixing console for medium size live sound applications that have previously been handled by analog gear.
The M7CL-48ES adds EtherSound stage box connectivity for state-of-the-art system layout and signal routing capability, while retaining superior M7CL efficiency, functionality, and sound.
Onboard EtherSound and 3rd Port
Where the original M7CL-48 has 48 analog inputs, the M7CL-48ES has a total of three EtherSound ports: two for connection to as many as three Yamaha SB168-ES EtherSound stage boxes in either daisy chain or ring configuration. The 3rd port allows permanent connection to a computer while the stage boxes are connected in ring mode.
Auto-configuration for Plug-and-Play Convenience
To set up a basic daisy-chain system all you need to do is connect the M7CL-48ES to the SB168-ES stage boxes via appropriate cables and turn on the power. The ESMonitor software is not required. Everything is configured automatically, and you don't even have to set or worry about the order of the ID numbers of the SB168-ES units used. Switch a few settings and setting up a ring network is just as easy.
Analog Insert via OMNI I/O
Although the 48 analog inputs are replaced by EtherSound ports, the M7CL-48ES retains eight OMNI inputs and eight OMNI outputs that can be used for direct analog connection. These provide an ideal way to insert outboard processors and other equipment.
Data Compatibility with All M7CL Consoles
The M7CL-48ES is compatible with backup data created by the M7CL-32 and M7CL-48 consoles, so time and effort you've spent creating finely-tuned setups for the M7CL-32 or M7CL-48 won't be wasted.
Three Slots for Flexible System Expansion
The M7CL-48ES retains the three Mini-YGDAI expansion slots of the M7CL-32/48, so expandability is not reduced in any way. The expansion slots can be used to add analog or digital I/O, versatile Aviom personal monitoring systems, direct live recording capability via high-performance Dante digital media networking, the ability to use multiple external processing plug-ins via the Waves SoundGrid system, and more.
The SB168-ES is an affordable 3U-size stage box that utilizes EtherSound technology to propagate digital sound signals. When connected to popular all-in-one digital consoles like the PM5D, LS9, or M7CL, the SB168-ES offers superb support for live sound. 16 channels of sonically-superb remote analog input — each with its own head amp — and 8 channels of analog output. Multiple units may be daisy-chained in sequence for simultaneous use. The SB168-ES also functions as both as a conventional EtherSound device — an analog input-output box. Compared to a conventional analog console + analog multicore the SB168-ES is noise resistant, and lets you boost quality by keeping the length of microphone cables as short as possible. Even more, the SB168-ES is easy to set up, so that any time, effort, or money needed for equipment installation are significantly reduced.
The M7CL-48ES+2XSB168-ES includes two SB168-ES stageboxes.