CL Series

The standards stay, but innovation never ends.

The pursuit of perfection is ongoing and will probably never end, but along the way Yamaha has introduced a number of innovations that have become industry standards offering performance and familiarity that discerning users continue to demand. By definition, “standards” are best kept as they are. With evolutionary refinements, of course.

Yamaha CL series digital mixing consoles represent a new level of refinement. They offer an evolved experience in accessible mixing, plus sonic purity with sound shaping capabilities that will give the most imaginative engineer unprecedented creative freedom. The CL series embodies the leading standards in live sound in their most advanced, most expressive form.

Main Features

A creative console for expressive engineering.

Every engineer, artist, and audience agrees that sound quality is the bottom line. That’s a given. Through thorough analysis, review, and refinement of every detail of the circuitry and technology used, Yamaha CL series consoles deliver naturally superior sound plus a comprehensive range of “coloring” options that give the sonic craftsmen who will use them extraordinary creative freedom. The signal processors provided are plentiful and of the highest quality, including extraordinary Portico 5033/5043 EQ and compressor devices that bring Yamaha VCM technology together with the legendary talents of Rupert Neve. The platform is pure and natural, so the engineer can create and deliver the ideal sound.

Efficient, enjoyable operation.

A truly useful sound reinforcement console is one that can keep pace with the rapidly and dramatically changing demands of live sound applications. Efficient, intuitive operation is essential. Yamaha’s acclaimed Centralogic concept is the core of a refined user interface that offers a new, unprecedented level of operating efficiency in the CL series, from visual feedback right down to the form and feel of the faders and controls. The CL consoles are also ready for seamlessly integrated remote control and offline editing via an Apple iPad® or other computer. Control is familiar and intuitive, while at the same time offering extensive freedom.

Scalable, versatile network capabilities.

Network capabilities are rapidly becoming fundamental and indispensable in today’s fast-paced world of digital live sound. CL series consoles feature separate console and I/O rack components that communicate via the Dante™ network audio protocol, allowing fast, efficient design and deployment of capable systems from the most basic to the dazzlingly complex. The ability to add Lake® processing via expansion slots also adds to the system’s versatility and adaptability to the widest range of mixing needs.

CL5 Digital Mixing Console

With a three-section fader layout for efficient hands-on control, the CL5 is the ideal choice for a diverse spectrum of live sound systems.

  • Input channels: 72 mono, 8 stereo.
  • Fader configuration: 16-fader left section, 8-fader Centralogic section, 8-fader right section, 2-fader master section .
  • Stainless steel stay for iPad support.
  • Built-in meter bridge.

CL3 Digital Mixing Console

An ideal blend of compact size and channel capacity for a variety of live and installed applications.

  • Input channels: 64 mono, 8 stereo.
  • Fader configuration: 16-fader left section, 8-fader Centralogic section, 2-fader master section .
  • Stainless steel stay for iPad support.
  • Meter bridge optional.

CL1 Digital Mixing Console

Dual 8-fader sections in a space-saving console that can be used alone or cascaded to another CL console for input expansion.

  • Input channels: 48 mono, 8 stereo.
  • Fader configuration: 8-fader left section, 8-fader Centralogic section, 2-fader master section .
  • Meter bridge optional.

Rio3224-D I/O Rack

The 5U size Rio3224-D provides 32 ins, 16 outs, and four AES/EBU outputs.

Rio1608-D I/O Rack

The 3U size Rio1608-D has 16 ins and 8 outs.

MBCL

Peak Meter Bridge for CL3 and CL1.

Mini-YGDAI Cards

MY (Mini-YGDAI) series expansion cards for use in the option I/O slots of digital mixers and DME. 3rd-party cards also available.

LA1L

LED Gooseneck Console Lamp.

PW800W

The PW800W is extremely compact and lightweight (3U, 10kg). Thanks to its high efficiency, the low speed cooling fans are extremely quiet. PW800W can be added as a redundant power supply for CL Series or M7CL. When using with PM5D, two units can be serially connected to achieve failsafe operation. PW800W accepts 100 - 240 volts so it can be used anywhere.

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