Yamaha QL5
32-Input, 16-Output Digital Mixing Console with Dante Networking and Dugan Automixing


Yamaha QL5 Digital Mixer

The Yamaha QL5 is an all-in-one mixing, processing and routing digital mixer with a 32 + 2 fader configuration that adapts to a wide range of channel layouts. The QL5's compact console footprint combined with large-scale capabilities makes it ideal for small to medium scale live sound performances, corporate events, installations, and much more.

The acclaimed CL series brought live digital mixing console performance to an unprecedented level of refinement with evolved sound quality, operability, and functionality, making Yamaha's digital mixers industry standards. Core features and performance inherited directly from the CL series - including natural sound supported by sonically superb internal processing capabilities, operation that adapts to the demands of almost any working environment, and built-in Dante networking that facilitates flexible system configuration - have now been embedded  into the compact QL series digital mixing consoles.

Yamaha's QL series consoles feature circuitry and components that have been designed and selected to achieve outstanding audio purity from input to output. With that solid sonic foundation it becomes possible to take full advantage of built-in premium internal processors - such as the Portico 5033/5043 created in cooperation with Rupert Neve - to shape and create as required. For a wide range of speech applications built-in automatic mixing functionality from Dan Dugan Sound Design provides optimum channel balance while allowing the operator to concentrate on optimizing the overall sound.

The ability to respond swiftly and surely to multiple, rapidly changing demands is essential for effective live sound support. QL series consoles feature large touch-panel displays as well as “Touch and Turn” knobs that make up a remarkably smooth, efficient control interface. Attention has also been paid to details, such as fader feel and channel name display visibility, in order to deliver a sophisticated operating experience. Remote control and offline setup capability via an iPad or computer adds even more refinement to an already state-of-the-art operating environment.

In addition to ample analog input and output capacity, QL series consoles feature the same Dante audio networking protocol that provides broad connectivity in the CL consoles. There's also an innovative “Port to Port” feature that can patch any input port to any output port so the QL console can function as a remote I/O device for any other QL or CL series console, for example. Other flexibility enhancing features such as 2-track and multitrack recording capability, and dual MY expansion slots that allow processing capability or I/O to be added as required, make the QL consoles suitable for use as central components in an extensive variety of sound applications.

Yamaha QL5 Includes:

  • Owner’s Manual
  • Dust cover
  • Power cord
  • DVS license sheet

Yamaha QL5 Features:

  • Mix channels: 64 mono, 8 stereo
  • Busses: 16 mix, 8 matrix (Input to Matrix supported)
  • Local I/O: 32 in, 16 out
  • Fader configuration: 32 + 2 (Master)
  • Stainless steel iPad support stays
  • Port-to-Port Dante Networking: Allows QL console inputs and outputs to act as a “stage box” for interconnecting with other Dante-equipped consoles
  • Dugan Automixing: Renowned Dan Dugan automatic microphone mixing is built-in to the QL consoles
  • Dual Channel Inserts: Each input channel features dual insert points for advanced signal routing and processing
  • File Compatability with Cl-Series: Console mix data isfully interchangeable between CL and QL (and vice versa)
  • Intuitive and familiar touchscreen (same as that of CLseries)
  • Support for AES67 interpoerability standard allowing communication withRavenna, Q-LAN, Livewire and other audio networks, for significantly improvedsystem expandability.
  • The Dante Device Lock feature that prevents unwanted changes to Dantesettings is also supported, enhancing system security in halls andinstallations that are routinely used by outside operators or operators whobring their own equipment.
  • The number of supported Shure wireless receivers has also increased.Version 4.1 additionally supports non-Dante devices including the AXT400,QLXD4 and ULXD4. Control and monitoring are supported for all devices, plustransmitter gain control for the AXT400.
  • Other features include one-operation EQ type selection, improved RTAvisibility and patch window effect type and channel name displays.
  • Mounting and patching of the Audinate Dante-MY16-AUD2 mini-YGDAI card andd&b audiotechnik DS10 Audio Network Bridge are also supported.

Yamaha QL5 Specifications:

  • Sampling Frequency:
    • Internal: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
    • External:
      • 44.1kHz, +4.1:667%, +0.1%, –0.1%, –4.0% ±200 ppm
      • 48kHz, +4.1667%, +0.1%, –0.1%, –4.0% ±200 ppm
  • Signal Delays: Less than 2.5ms, INPUT to OMNI OUT, Fs=48 kHz
  • Fader:
    • 100mm motorized, Resolution = 1024steps
    • +10dB to –138dB, –8dB all faders
  • Frequency Response: +0.5, –1.5dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz, refer to +4dBu output @ 1 kHz INPUT to OMNI OUT
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.05% 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ +4dBu into 600 Ohms INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain=  Min.
  • Hum & Noise: –128dBu typ., Equivalent Input Noise, Input Gain= Max.,–88dBu, Residual output noise, ST master off
  • Dynamic Range: 112 dB typ., DA Converter, 108 dB typ., INPUT to OMNI OUT, Input Gain= Min.
  • Crosstalk @ 1 kHz:  –100dB , adjacent INPUT/OMNI OUT channels, Input Gain = Min.
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 32.6" x 10.7" x 22.2"
  • Weight: 48.1 lbs.
  • Power Requirements: 135W, 100-240V 50/60Hz
  • Temperature Range:  
    • Operating temperature range: 0 - 4° C
    • Storage temperature range: -20 - 60° C
  • Optional Accessories: Mini-YGDAI cards, Gooseneck Lamp LA1L, Nuendo Live
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