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Application Guide for
Yamaha Installation Series Speakers
Application Guide
for
Yamaha Installation Series Speakers
Ver.1.0
April 2007
© 2006 Yamaha Corporation
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Application Guide for
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Table of Contents
Page
Introduction ...............................................................................................................................3
Small Installation: Simple Center Cluster................................................................................4
Small Installation: Left/Right Cluster + Mono Sub ..................................................................6
Small Installation: 5.1ch Surround ..........................................................................................8
Small Installation: High Ceiling Distributed System ..............................................................10
Medium Installation: House of Worship ................................................................................12
Medium Installation: Cruciform Shaped House of worship....................................................14
Medium Installation: Fan Shaped #1 .....................................................................................16
Medium Installation: Fan Shaped #2 .....................................................................................18
Large Installation: House of Worship ....................................................................................23
Large Installation: Theater ...................................................................................................25
Mounting Brackets ...................................................................................................................28
Connector Pinout Guide ...........................................................................................................29
Yamaha Sound System Simulator Y-S3 ...................................................................................30
CLF Viewer ..............................................................................................................................31
Recommended Amplifier ..........................................................................................................32
Recommended Limiter Setting..................................................................................................36
DME configuration guide .........................................................................................................40
Power Amplifiers ......................................................................................................................42
Signal Processors ......................................................................................................................44
Index by application
Ball Room ................................................ 10
Performing Arts Center ...... 12, 16, 18, 23, 25
Bar .......................................................... 20
Restaurant ................................................20
Club......................................................... 20
School..........................................4, 6, 8, 10
House of Worship........ 12, 14, 16, 18, 23, 25
Small Church ..........................................4, 6
Large Hall .......................................... 23, 25
Small Hall ....................................4, 6, 8, 10
Medium Hall ................................ 12, 16, 18
Small Live Venue ........................................6
Meeting Room .............................. 4, 6, 8, 10
Theater.....................................................25
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Application Guide for
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Introduction
This application guide shows system design examples of the Yamaha Installation Series Speakers.
Here, typical speaker layouts comprising single loudspeakers and speaker clusters suited to the size,
geometry and application of the room are shown.
We hope that by applying the examples shown in this guide, this application guide may assist your
speaker system design
The IF2112 (12” LF) and IF2115 (15” LF) models featured in this first edition are higher power models.
Various examples using 12” & 15” LF medium power models and three way high power models will be
provided in the forthcoming second edition.
Important parameters such as coverage area, SPL and frequency response of speaker arrays can be
worked out easily by using “Y-S3” – Yamaha Speaker System Simulator software.
Common Loudspeaker Format (CLF) data such as frequency response, balloon data, polar pattern,
directivity, and impedance response of each speaker model is provided in the free downloadable “CLF
Viewer”. An introduction to Y-S3 and the CLF Viewer follows at the end of this guide.
Also U-brackets, Array frame and Pin out are introduced. Yamaha prepares many kind of bracket to fit
various uses.
Yamaha Installation Series Speakers pursue the goal of being "truly arrayable". Yamaha considers this to
be not only physically arrayable by providing suitable array frames, but also “acoustically arrayable” by
ensuring maximum phase coherence and minimum destructive interference.
In order to realize the goal of being “Acoustically Arrayable”, Yamaha unified the phase curve for the
whole Installation series, thereby minimizing SPL cancellations caused by phase difference between
speakers in a speaker array.
A further benefit of this unified phase response is the sonic consistency when different models are used
in the same room, resulting in less ‘muddiness’.
We hope that Yamaha Installation Series Speakers help you to improve your projects’ sonic
environments!
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Application Guide for
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Small Installation: Simple Center Cluster
This small installation example represents a typical simple center cluster application.
Applications
- Small Hall
- Small Church
- Meeting Room
- School Gymnasium
- School Auditorium
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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IF2115/AS is a good choice for a simple center cluster for small venue for speech system.
Asymmetric CD horn can provide the narrow dispersion for far field and the wide dispersion for
near field.
Asymmetric horn
•
Conventional horn
Asymmetric CD horn is rotatable, allowing the speaker to be installed in either vertical or
horizontal orientation. Switchable between bi-amp or passive mode.
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x SP2060 (or DME24N)
- Power Amplifier
1 x XP7000
- Center Cluster
1 x IF2115/SP2060
SP2060 Configuration Example
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Small Installation: Left/Right Cluster + Mono Sub
This small installation example represents a typical Left/Right Cluster and Mono Sub
application.
Applications
- Small Hall
- Small Church
- Small Live Venue
- Meeting Room
- School
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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IF2112/AS for Left/Right cluster + IS1118 Sub system is a good choice for small venue for not
only speech but also speech + music systems.
Rotatable Asymmetric CD horn can provide the narrow dispersion for far field and the wide
dispersion for near field, allowing the speaker to be installed in either vertical or horizontal
orientation.
IS1118 Subwoofer allows for extended low frequency bandwidth to meet music applications.
Switchable between bi-amp or passive mode for IF2112/AS.
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x SP2060 (or DME24N)
- Power Amplifier
2 x XP7000
- Left/Right Cluster
1 x IF2115/AS for each
- Subwoofer
1x IS1118 (Bridged)
SP2060 Configuration Example
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Small Installation: 5.1ch Surround
This small installation example represents a 5.1ch Surround application.
Applications
- Small Hall
- Meeting Room
- School
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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IF2112/95/AS for Left/Right/Center cluster, IS1215 for LFE, IF2108 for Surround is a good choice
for 5.1ch Surround system for small venue.
All two-way and three-way models include a rotatable horn, allowing the speaker to be installed in
either vertical or horizontal.
U-brackets are available for horizontal configuration.
M8 screw nuts allow wall mounting in both horizontal and vertical orientation by using 3rd party
wall mount hardware such as Omni-Mount, Power-Drive.
IF2112 can be operated in bi-amp or passive mode.
IF2108 is designed for passive mode only.
IS1215 can be operated in discrete or parallel mode.
U-Bracket
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x DME24N
- Power Amplifier
2 x XP7000
2 x XM4180
- Left/Right Cluster
1 x IF2112/95 for each
- Center Cluster
1 x IF2112/AS
- Subwoofer
1x IS1215
- Surround speaker
8 x IF2108
- Mounting Hardware
2 x OmniMount120.0 for L/R Clusters
1 x UB2115 for Center Cluster
8 x UB2108 for Surround speakers
DME Configuration Example
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Small Installation: High Ceiling Distributed System
This installation example represents a Distributed application.
Applications
- Exhibition Hall
- Ball Room
- Meeting Room
- School
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
•
90° x 90° symmetrical coverage pattern is a good choice for distributed applications with very high
ceilings and reverberant rooms.
2 kHz
•
•
•
Conical coverage area of 90°x90° horn makes speaker layout easier.
Large format constant directivity horn and compression driver can provide enough power for high
ceiling venue and good pattern control for reverberant rooms.
Switchable between bi-amp or passive mode.
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x DME24N
- Power Amplifier
2 x XM4180
- Ceiling Mounted Speaker
8x IF2112/99
- Mounting Hardware
8 x UB2112
DME Configuration Example
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Medium Installation: House of Worship
This installation example represents a medium sized sound system.
Applications
- House of Worship
- Hall
- Performing Arts Center
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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•
•
•
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This simple center cluster is a very good choice for medium size room needed wide vertical
coverage.
Center Cluster is composed of IF2115/64 for long throw and IF2115/95 for short throw.
Two speakers in center cluster are combined by Vertical array frame and easy to install.
Small front fills, IF2205, cover the front of stage area. 6 inch height of IF2115 is designed to fit for
stair step.
Under balcony area is covered by IF2205 having 90x60 CD horn and 1” high power compression
driver.
IS1218 dual 18” subwoofer allows for extended low frequency bandwidth to meet music
applications.
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x DME64N
- Power Amplifier
3 x PC9501N
2 x XM4180
- Center Cluster
1 x IF2115/64
1 x IF2115/95
- Subwoofer
1x IS1218
- Front Fill
4 x IF2205
- Under Balcony
4 x IF2205
- Mounting Hardware
1 x VAF2-2115 for Center Cluster
8 x UB2205 for Front Fill and Under
Balcony
DME Configuration Example
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Medium Installation: Cruciform Shaped House of worship
This installation example represents a sound system for reverberant Cross Shaped Room.
Applications
- House of Worship
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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•
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Distributed speakers located in close proximity to listeners maximize speech intelligibility.
IF2205 and IF2208 having dual woofers are very good choice for reverberant rooms.
Dual woofers models provide better low frequency pattern control.
Narrow vertical
dispersion is achieved when dual woofer models are installed in
vertical configuration.
500Hz
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x DME24N
- Power Amplifier
3 x XM4180
- Distributed Speakers
2x IF2205
10xIF2208
- Mounting Hardware
2 x OmniMount20.5 for IF2205
10 x OmniMount60.0 for IF2208
DME Configuration Example
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Medium Installation: Fan Shaped #1
This installation example represents a sound system for Fan Shaped Room covered by
three clusters.
Applications
- House of Worship
- Hall
- Performing Arts Center
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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•
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These main speaker clusters are useful for fan shaped room needed wide horizontal coverage.
Each main cluster is composed of IF2115/64 for long throw and IF2115/95 for short throw.
Speakers in each main cluster are combined by Vertical array frame. The splay angle is easy to
adjust in 5 degree increments.
Small front fills, IF2205, cover the front of stage area.
IS1218 dual 18” subwoofer allows for extended low frequency bandwidth to meet music
applications
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x DME64N
- Power Amplifier
6 x PC6501N
1 x PC9501N
1 x PC2001N
- Left /Right /Center Cluster
1 x IF2115/64 for each
1 x IF2115/95 for each
- Subwoofer
1x IS1218
- Front Fill
2 x IF2205
- Mounting Hardware
3 x VAF2-2115 for L/C/R Clusters
2 x UB2205 for Front Fill
DME Configuration Example
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Medium Installation: Fan Shaped #2
This installation example represents a sound system for Fan Shaped Room covered by only
center cluster.
Applications
- House of Worship
- Hall
- Performing Arts Center
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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•
•
•
•
This center cluster is covering the wide horizontal listening area.
Upper cluster of center cluster is composed of 3xIF2112/64 for long throw, lower cluster is
composed of 2x2112/95 for short throw.
Horizontal array frame is useful to combine 2 or 3 speakers horizontally and the splay angle is easy
to adjust in 5 degree increments.
Small front fills, IF2205, cover the front of stage area.
IS1218 dual 18” subwoofer allows for extended low
frequency bandwidth to meet music applications.
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x DME64N
- Power Amplifier
4 x PC9501N
2 x PC6501N
1 x PC2001N
- Center Cluster
3 x IF2112/64
- 2 x IF2112/95
- Subwoofer
1x IS1218
- Front Fill
2 x IF2205
- Mounting Hardware
2 x HAF3-2112 for Center Cluster
2 x UB2205 for Front Fill
DME Configuration Example
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Medium Installation: Dance Club
This installation example represents a sound system for a dance club comprising of
multiple zones.
Applications
- Restaurants
- Themed bars (e.g. sports bar)
- Dance clubs
- VIP lounges, Chill out areas
- Vertical drinking
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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Necessities such as high SPL, yet carefully controlled across the different zones, and the often
encountered low ceilings dictate the use of a distributed speaker design.
IF2112/95 used for dance floor areas to provide high SPL with controlled coverage to minimize
reflections from hard surfaces.
For applications not requiring such high SPLs, the IF2112/95M medium power models can be
substituted.
IF1218 subwoofer(s) provide the sub. Driving the IF1218 in discrete mode (each 18” driver
separately) from two amplifiers provides redundancy. Loosing bass in a dance bar is not an option!
Compact 8” models such as the IF2108 and IF2208 lend themselves well for lower SPL areas such
as dining, vertical drinking, chill out, VIP lounges etc.
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IF2112/64 used for DJ booth monitor to provide high SPL low spill to adjacent dance floor
Family sound is essential in such an application using different loudspeaker models in close
proximity.
System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
1 x DME64N
2 x MY8-ADDA96 8-channel Analog I/O cards
- Client’s user control
1 x ICP1 intelligent remote panels (Bar area)
1 x CP1SF (DJ booth volume)
- Main Dance floor
4 x IF2115/95
1 x IS1218 subwoofer
3 x PC9501N amplifiers
4 x OmniMount 120.0 for IF2115/95
- Dance floor overspill
4 x IF2112/95
1 x IS1218 subwoofer
3 x PC9501N amplifiers
4 x OmniMount 120.0 for IF2112/95
- DJ Booth monitors
2 x IF2112/64
1 x PC9501N amplifier
4 x OmniMount 120.0 for IF2115/64
- Raised seating area & Dining tables
4 x IF2108
2 x IS1215 subwoofer
1 x PC3301N amplifier
1 x PC9501N amplifier
4 x U2108 U brackets for IF2108
- Bar
4 x IF2108
1 x PC4801N amplifier
4 x IF2108
1 x IS1215
1 x PC3301N amplifier
4 x U2108 U brackets for IF2108
- Chill out area
4 x IF2108
1 x PC3301N amplifier
4 x U2108 U brackets for IF2108
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DME configuration example
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Large Installation: House of Worship
This installation example represents a sound system for large sized room.
Applications
- House of Worship
- Hall
- Performing Arts Center
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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•
•
•
•
Left/Right/Center clusters are composed of not only full-range speaker, 4x IF2112/64, but also
subwoofer IS1218 to extend low frequency.
Balcony seats are covered by Balcony fill speakers, 3x IF2112/AS.
Main speakers and Balcony speakers can be driven in passive mode.
Under Balcony seats are covered by 4x IF2108.
Small front fills, IF2205, cover the front of stage area.
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
2 x DME64N
- Power Amplifier
15 x PC9501N
3 x PC6501N
2 x XM4180
- Left/Right/Center Cluster
4 x IF2115/64 for each
1 x IS1218 for each
- Balcony Fill
3x IF2112/AS
- Front Fill
4 x IF2205
- Under Balcony
4 x IF2108
- Mounting Hardware
6 x HAF2-2112 for L/C/R Clusters
3 x UB2112 for Balcony Fill
4 x UB2205 for Front Fill
4 x UB2108 for Under Balcony
DME configuration example
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Large Installation: Theater
This installation example represents a sound system for large sized theater.
Applications
- Theater
- House of Worship
- Hall
- Performing Arts Center
Speaker Layout
Speaker System Overview
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•
•
•
•
Left/Right/Center clusters are composed of 4x full-range speaker/IF2115/64.
Side fills are composed of 4x IF2112 and 1x IS1215.
Ceiling speaker and Wall speakers are installed for Sound Effect. Ceiling speaker has a subwoofer
to realize like Thunder Sound.
Under Balcony seats are covered by 4x dual 8” LF 2way/IF2208.
The front of stage seats are covered by 4x IF2205.
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System Diagram
- Speaker Processing Component
3 x DME64N
- Power Amplifier
25 x PC9501N
8 x XM4180
- Left/Right/Center Cluster
4 x IF2115/64 for each
1 x IS1218 for each
- Left/Right Side fill Cluster
4 x IF2112/64 for each
1 x IS1215 for each
- Ceiling Cluster
4 x UB2205 for Front Fill
4 x UB2208 for Under Balcony
2 x IF2112/64 for each
1 x IS1218 for each
- Wall
24 x IF2108
- Front Fill
4 x IF2205
- Under Balcony
4 x IF2208
- Mounting Hardware
6 x HAF2-2115 for L/C/R Clusters
2 x UB2112 for Ceiling
24 x UB2108 for Wall
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DME Configuration Example
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Mounting Brackets
M10 Shoulder Eye-bolts
4xM10 Shoulder Eye-bolts are attached for all models except IF2205
U-bracket
Speaker
IF2115/64/95/99/AS
IF2112/64/95/99/AS
IF2108
IF2208
IF2205
U-Bracket
UB2115
UB2112
UB2108
UB2208
UB2205
UB2115
UB2112
UB2108, UB2208
UB2205
Horizontal Array Frame
Splay angle is easy to adjust in 5 degree increments.
Speaker
2xIF2115/64/95/99
2xIF2112/64/95/99
3xIF2115/64/95/99
3xIF2112/64/95/99
U-Bracket
HAF2-2115
HAF2-2112
HAF3-2115
HAF3-2112
HAF2-2115, HAF2-2112
HAF3-2115, HAF3-2112
Vertical Array Frame
Splay angle is easy to adjust in 5 degree increments.
Speaker
2xIF2115/64/95/99
2xIF2112/64/95/99
U-Bracket
HAF2-2115
HAF2-2112
VAF2-2115, VAF2-2112
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Connector Pinout Guide
3-way Full-Range (bi-amp/tri-amp selectable)
IF3115/64/95
NL8
NL4
Bi-Amp
Bi-Amp
Connectors: 1x Neutrik NL8 Speakon,
1+/1-
1+/1-
Low
Low
1x Neutrik NL4 Speakon and 1x Terminal
2+/2-
2+/2-
Mid-High
Mid
3+/3-
-
(Through)
High
4+/4-
-
n/c
n/c
NL4
Passive
Bi-Amp
Connectors: 1x Neutrik Speakon
1+/1-
Full-Range
Mid
and 1x Terminal strips, wired in parallel
2+/2-
n/c
High
NL4
Passive
Bi-Amp
1+/1-
Full-Range
LF
2+/2-
n/c
HF
strips, wired in parallel
2 -Way Mid-Highs (passive/bi-amp selectable)
IH2000
12”/15” LF 2-Way Full-Range (passive/bi-amp selectable)
IF2115(M)/64/95/99,
IF2112(M)/64/95/99
Connectors: 1x Neutrik Speakon
and 1x Terminal strips, wired in parallel
12”/15” LF 2-Way Full-Range with AS Horn (passive/bi-amp selectable)
IF2115/AS, IF2112/AS
NL4
Passive
Bi-Amp
Connectors: 2x Neutrik Speakon
1+/1-
Full-Range
LF
and 1x Terminal strips, wired in parallel
2+/2-
(Through)
HF
NL4
Passive
Connectors: 2x Neutrik Speakon
1+/1-
Full-Range
and 1x Terminal strips, wired in parallel
2+/2-
n/c
NL4
Passive
Connectors: 1x Neutrik Speakon
1+/1-
LF
and 1x Terminal strips, wired in parallel
2+/2-
n/c
1x8” / 2x8” LF 2-Way Full-Range
IF2108, IF2208
2x5” LF 2-Way Full-Range
IF2205
Connectors: 1x Terminal strips
IS and IL Single-Driver Models
IS1118, IL1115
IS 2x15”/2x18” Dual-Driver Subwoofers (parallel/discrete selectable)
IS1215, IS1218
NL4
Parallel
Discrete
Connectors: 1x Neutrik Speakon
1+/1-
LF1 and LF2
LF1
and 1x
2+/2-
n/c
LF2
Terminal strips, wired in parallel
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Yamaha Sound System Simulator Y-S3
Trial and error is one approach to setting up a sound system, but proper analysis and planning can
make the job go a lot faster, and you’re much more likely to achieve professional results requiring a
minimum of post-setup tweaking. Yamaha’s innovative Y-S3 (Yamaha Sound System Simulator)
software application employs advanced acoustic modeling technology to precisely simulate the
sound pressure level distribution, frequency, and other characteristics of a specified acoustic space.
It can also automatically generate optimum system configurations and processing profiles for the
specified space, eliminating guesswork and providing accurate guidelines that can help you to set
up the perfect system with minimum effort and expense.
The Y-S3 application features an advanced graphical interface that makes it easy to specify the
shape and other pertinent characteristics of the target space – right down to average ambient air
temperature and humidity – with equally comprehensive output that provides a graphic
representation of the actual sonic distribution within the specified area. There’s even an
“auralization” function that lets you hear the simulated direct sound response of the coverage with
your own ears.
Simulation output can be saved in DME format files that can be directly imported into the DME
Designer application, minimizing the time and effort required to set up a Yamaha DME-N Digital
Mixing Engine. Y-S3 automatically suggests optimum speaker choice and system arrangements
(Auto tuning Function), including the array pan, tilt, splay angle, EQ and gain required to deliver
uniform SPL throughout the listening area. A preset “Installation Series” library ensures faultless
system planning when using Yamaha Installation Series Speakers with PC-1N or XP series power
amplifiers and DME24N/DME64N Digital Mixing Engines.
Y-S3 can be freely downloaded from the Yamaha website:
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
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CLF Viewer
CLF Viewer provides Frequency response, Balloon data, Polar patterns, Directivity, and impedance
response of each Installation Series Speaker model.
CLF Viewer can be freely downloaded from the CLF Group.
http://www.clfgroup.org/
CLF data can be freely downloaded from the Yamaha website.
http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
CLF viewer
Cabinet 3D representation
Axial spectrum
Balloon spectrum
Impedance
3D balloon
Polars
6dB-width horizontal
6dB-width vertical
Axial Q
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Recommended Amplifier
Although there is no single correct answer to the question of which amplifier to select, we can offer
some simple suggestions. The table in the following pages shows two different options and gives
recommended power ratings along with examples of possible choices of models. One option is to
maximize speaker performance, giving priority to sound quality, while the other gives priority to
using your speakers in a safe manner. The former will give better sound, but increases the risk of
speaker damage from signals received in an uncontrolled environment. The latter may increase the
probability of signals from the amplifier being clipped. But if you can ensure the signals from the
amplifier will not be clipped, it reduces the chance of damage to your speakers.
Although the table in the following pages shows only recommended values for matching speakers
and amplifiers, you should also consider the sound pressure level needed when selecting an
amplifier. Lower sound pressure level requirements allow you to use amplifiers with lower power
ratings. Using identical amplifiers can be beneficial as it allows for greater sonic consistency, and
can simplify maintenance and inventory. When using multiple loudspeaker types simultaneously, or
driving speakers in bi-amp or tri-amp mode, you may be using power amplifier channels with
higher power ratings than required (i.e. unusued headroom). However, when the HF is driven by
the same amplifier as the LF, you must take precautions to prevent excessive power reaching the
driver(s). Therefore, in order to avoid damage , you should set an appropriate attenuation level and
limiter level.
Regardless of which of the above options you select, it is impossible to eliminate the possibility of
speaker damage caused by factors such as microphone feedback, aggressive EQ, continuously
clipped signals from amplifiers, processors, and mixers, and sine waves played back for extensive
lengths of time. As such the recommendations listed here are not a guarantee of trouble-free
operation.
<Terminology used in the table>
Rcmd Pwr: The recommended power ratings of the amplifier.
(A) Amp: An amplifier recommendation for maximizing speaker performance when in a
well-controlled environment.
(B) Amp: An amplifier recommendation for using speakers safely when in an environment where
there is a high probability of excessive signal input.
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2 -Way Full-Range Speaker
Passive
IF2115
Rcmd Pwr
(A) Amp
Bi-Amp
600W - 1200W
LF
HF
700W – 1400W
110W – 220W
T5n 1ch
T5n 1ch
XP1000 1ch
PC9501N 1ch
PC9501N 1ch
PC2001N 1ch for 2(Parallel)
T3n 1ch
T3n 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XM4080 1ch
PC4801N 1ch
XP7000 1ch
XP1000 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XP5000 1ch
PC9501N 1ch for 2(Parallel)
600W - 1200W
700W – 1400W
XP7000 1ch
(B) Amp
IF2112
Rcmd Pwr
(A) Amp
110W – 220W
T5n 1ch
T5n 1ch
XP1000 1ch
PC9501N 1ch
PC9501N 1ch
PC2001N 1ch for 2(Parallel)
T3n 1ch
T3n 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XM4080 1ch
PC4801N 1ch
XP7000 1ch
XP1000 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XP5000 1ch
PC9501N 1ch for 2(Parallel)
350W - 700W
350W – 700W
XP7000 1ch
(B) Amp
IF2112M
Rcmd Pwr
(A) Amp
T3n 1ch
T3n 1ch
XP1000 1ch
PC6501N 1ch
PC6501N 1ch
XP2500 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XP7000 1ch
XP7000 1ch
PC3301N 1ch
PC3301N 1ch
XM4080 1ch
XP3500 1ch
XP3500 1ch
XP1000 1ch for 2(Parallel)
Rcmd Pwr
350W - 700W
400W – 800W
60W – 120W
(A) Amp
T3n 1ch
T3n 1ch
XP1000 1ch
PC6501N 1ch
PC6501N 1ch
XP2500 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XP7000 1ch
XP7000 1ch
PC3301N 1ch
PC3301N 1ch
XM4080 1ch
XP3500 1ch
XP3500 1ch
XP1000 1ch for 2(Parallel)
Rcmd Pwr
200W – 400W
n/a
n/a
(A) Amp
PC3301N 1ch
n/a
n/a
(B) Amp
IF2115M
(B) Amp
IF2208
60W – 120W
XP3500 1ch
IF2108
(B) Amp
XM4180 1ch
n/a
n/a
Rcmd Pwr
100W – 200W
n/a
n/a
(A) Amp
PC2001N 1ch
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
XP2500 1ch
XM4180 1ch
(B) Amp
XP1000 1ch
XM4080 1ch
IF2205
Rcmd Pwr
100W – 200W
n/a
n/a
(A) Amp
PC2001N 1ch
n/a
n/a
XP2500 1ch
XM4180 1ch
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(B) Amp
XP1000 1ch
n/a
XM4080 1ch
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3 -Way Full-Range Speaker
IF3115
LF
MF(Tri-Amp) / MF+HF(Bi-AMP)
HF (Tri-Amp)
Rcmd Pwr
700W – 1400W
125W -250W
110W – 220W
(A) Amp
T5n 1ch
PC2001N 1ch
XP1000 1ch
PC9501N 1ch
XP2500 1ch
PC2001N 1ch for 2(Parallel)
T3n 1ch
XP7000 1ch
XM4080 1ch
PC6501N 1ch
PC9501N 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XP1000 1ch for 2(Parallel)
110W – 220W
XP7000 1ch
(B) Amp
XP7000 1ch
IH2000
Rcmd Pwr
n/a
125W -250W
(A) Amp
n/a
PC2001N 1ch
XP1000 1ch
XP2500 1ch
PC2001N 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XP7000 1ch
XM4080 1ch
PC9501N 1ch for 2(Parallel)
XP1000 1ch for 2(Parallel)
(B) Amp
IL1115
n/a
Rcmd Pwr
700W – 1400W
n/a
n/a
(A) Amp
T5n 1ch
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
PC9501N 1ch
XP7000 1ch
(B) Amp
T3n 1ch
PC6501N 1ch
XP7000 1ch
Subwoofer
IS1215
Discrete (Single for IS1118)
Parallel
Rcmd Pwr
700W x 2 – 1400W x 2
1400W – 2800W
(A) Amp
T5n 2ch
T5n 1ch
PC9501N 2ch
PC9501N 1ch
T3n 2ch
T3n 1ch
PC6501N 2ch
PC6501N 1ch
XP7000 2ch
XP7000 1ch
700W – 1400W
n/a
T5n 1ch
n/a
(B) Amp
IS1118
Rcmd Pwr
(A) Amp
PC9501N 1ch
(B) Amp
T3n 1ch
n/a
PC6501N 1ch
XP7000 1ch
IS1218
Rcmd Pwr
700W x 2 – 1400W x 2
1400W – 2800W
(A) Amp
T5n 2ch
T5n 1ch
PC9501N 2ch
PC9501N 1ch
(B) Amp
T3n 2ch
T3n 1ch
PC6501N 2ch
PC6501N 1ch
XP7000 2ch
XP7000 1ch
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Recommended Limiter Setting
Note that the figures are not a guarantee of protection for your speakers. Please refer to them
on the understanding that they are provided as a guideline only.
Limiters allow you to provide speakers with maximum protection from unpredictable signal
overload. We have provided the following table as a list of threshold figures, which should give
you a starting point to work from. When configuring threshold settings, you will need to know the
power ratings of the speakers and the gain of the amplifier to which they are connected.
The table in the following pages provides figures for amplifier gain levels of either 26 dB or 32 dB.
For amplifiers with gain levels other than those listed here, deduct the positive difference of the
gain from the figures listed for the 26 dB settings to calculate the correct setting. For example, for a
gain level of 30 dB, subtract 4 dB from the figures provided for a 26 dB gain level to calculate each
threshold.
For amplifiers with specifications displayed in terms of input sensitivity, calculate the gain from the
power and input sensitivity figures, then use the calculation method above to obtain the correct
threshold.
"DME library data for Installation Series Speakers" provides processor settings for Yamaha's
"Installation Series Speakers" in the form of library data for DME24N/64N "Speaker Processor
Components." Limiter settings (enabled by default) have been added to each library file.
The settings assume maximum output gain of DME (excluding DME24N's analog output) is
+24dBu and 26dB voltage gain of Amplifier (based on Yamaha PC series amplifier used at -6dB
attenuation) for start point.
If the set up differs from this, please check the level diagram and change the threshold parameters
before using limiter.
E.g. If +18dBu output cards such as MY4-DA or MY8-DA96 are used, raise the threshold by 6dB.
E.g. If amplifiers with 30dB voltage gain are used, turn the threshold 4dB down.
“DME library data for Installation Series Speakers” can be freely downloaded from the Yamaha
website. http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/
Speaker Processor “SP2060” also contains these library files for Installation Series speakers as
default presets.
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2 -Way Full-Range Speaker
Amp
Passive
Bi-Amp
Gain
IF2115
26dB
32dB
IF2112
26dB
32dB
IF2112M
IF2115M
IF2208
26dB
26dB
26dB
LF
HF
16dBu
17dBu
8dBu
-8dBFs for +24dB output level
-7dBFs for +24dB output level
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-2dBFs for +18dB output level
-1dBFs for +18dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
0dBFs for +15dB output level
0dBFs for +15dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
10dBu
11dBu
2dBu
-14dBFs for +24dB output level
-13dBFs for +24dB output level
-22dBFs for +24dB output level
-8dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +18dB output level
-16dBFs for +18dB output level
-5dBFs for +15dB output level
-4dBFs for +15dB output level
-13dBFs for +15dB output level
16dBu
17dBu
8dBu
-8dBFs for +24dB output level
-7dBFs for +24dB output level
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-2dBFs for +18dB output level
-1dBFs for +18dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
0dBFs for +15dB output level
0dBFs for +15dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
10dBu
11dBu
2dBu
-14dBFs for +24dB output level
-13dBFs for +24dB output level
-22dBFs for +24dB output level
-8dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +18dB output level
-16dBFs for +18dB output level
-5dBFs for +15dB output level
-4dBFs for +15dB output level
-13dBFs for +15dB output level
13dBu
13dBu
6dBu
-11dBFs for +24dB output level
-11dBFs for +24dB output level
-18dBFs for +24dB output level
-5dBFs for +18dB output level
-5dBFs for +18dB output level
-12dBFs for +18dB output level
-2dBFs for +15dB output level
-2dBFs for +15dB output level
-9dBFs for +15dB output level
13dBu
14dBu
6dBu
-11dBFs for +24dB output level
-10dBFs for +24dB output level
-18dBFs for +24dB output level
-5dBFs for +18dB output level
-4dBFs for +18dB output level
-12dBFs for +18dB output level
-2dBFs for +15dB output level
-1dBFs for +15dB output level
-9dBFs for +15dB output level
11dBu
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
-13dBFs for +24dB output level
-7dBFs for +18dB output level
-4dBFs for +15dB output level
32dB
5dBu
-19dBFs for +24dB output level
-13dBFs for +18dB output level
-10dBFs for +15dB output level
IF2108
26dB
8dBu
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
32dB
2dBu
-22dBFs for +24dB output level
-16dBFs for +18dB output level
-13dBFs for +15dB output level
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IF2205
26dB
8dBu
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
32dB
2dBu
-22dBFs for +24dB output level
-16dBFs for +18dB output level
-13dBFs for +15dB output level
3 -Way Full-Range Speaker
IF3115
26dB
32dB
IH2000
26dB
32dB
IL1115
26dB
LF
MF(Tri-Amp) / MF+HF(Bi-AMP)
HF (Tri-Amp)
16dBu
9dBu
8dBu
-8dBFs for +24dB output level
-15dBFs for +24dB output level
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-2dBFs for +18dB output level
-9dBFs for +18dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
0dBFs for +15dB output level
-6dBFs for +15dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
10dBu
3dBu
2dBu
-14dBFs for +24dB output level
-21dBFs for +24dB output level
-22dBFs for +24dB output level
-8dBFs for +18dB output level
-15dBFs for +18dB output level
-16dBFs for +18dB output level
-5dBFs for +15dB output level
-12dBFs for +15dB output level
-13dBFs for +15dB output level
n/a
9dBu
8dBu
-15dBFs for +24dB output level
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-9dBFs for +18dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
-6dBFs for +15dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
n/a
3dBu
2dBu
-21dBFs for +24dB output level
-22dBFs for +24dB output level
-15dBFs for +18dB output level
-16dBFs for +18dB output level
-12dBFs for +15dB output level
-13dBFs for +15dB output level
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
16dBu
-8dBFs for +24dB output level
-2dBFs for +18dB output level
0dBFs for +15dB output level
32dB
10dBu
-14dBFs for +24dB output level
-8dBFs for +18dB output level
-5dBFs for +15dB output level
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Subwoofer
Amp
Discrete (Single for IS1118)
Parallel
14dBu
17dBu
-10dBFs for +24dB output level
-7dBFs for +24dB output level
-4dBFs for +18dB output level
-1dBFs for +18dB output level
Gain
IS1215
26dB
-1dBFs for +15dB output level
32dB
IS1118
26dB
8dBu
11dBu
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-13dBFs for +24dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
-4dBFs for +15dB output level
14dBu
n/a
-10dBFs for +24dB output level
-4dBFs for +18dB output level
-1dBFs for +15dB output level
32dB
8dBu
n/a
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
IS1218
26dB
14dBu
17dBu
-10dBFs for +24dB output level
-7dBFs for +24dB output level
-4dBFs for +18dB output level
-1dBFs for +18dB output level
-1dBFs for +15dB output level
32dB
8dBu
11dBu
-16dBFs for +24dB output level
-13dBFs for +24dB output level
-10dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +18dB output level
-7dBFs for +15dB output level
-4dBFs for +15dB output level
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DME configuration guide
Consider the example of a Left and Right cluster speaker system (e.g. page 16-17). Each cluster
comprises two IF2115 (bi-amp mode).
Generally, output processing functions are divided as Fig. A.
Left Cluster
From Mixer
PEQ
Delay
PEQ
PEQ
Delay
Delay
Crossover
Crossover
Delay
PEQ
Limiter
Level
Delay
PEQ
Limiter
Level
Delay
PEQ
Limiter
Level
Delay
PEQ
Limiter
Level
Right Cluster
Same as above
Cluster unit
Speaker box unit
Each driver (HF or LF) unit
Cross over filtering and Each
driver (HF or LF) setting.
Fig. A: General output processing functions
See Fig. B. Cluster EQ and Cluster Delay can be integrated to digital mixer.
Crossover, Polarity, Delay, PEQ, level and Limiter for each driver are integrated to Speaker
processor component (this example, “Speaker Processor 2Way” in DME). And each parameter
(Crossover frequency, etc.) is provided on the Yamaha website (http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/).
Operator may change these parameters
.
Yamaha digital mixers have EQ and delay
on every output channel
These parameters depend on
the installation environment and
are rarely changed after initial
set up.
Each model’s default
parameters are provided
by Yamaha
Left Cluster
Digital mixer
PEQ
Delay
PEQ
PEQ
Delay
Delay
Crossover
Crossover
Delay
PEQ
Limiter
Level
Delay
PEQ
Limiter
Level
Delay
PEQ
Limiter
Level
Delay
PEQ
Limiter
Level
Same as above
Right Cluster
Fig. B: Rearrangement of Output processing function
So, by using DME and digital mixer, the processing configuration will be simplified as Fig. C.
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Fig. C: Simplified configuration in DME.
When using Installation Series Speakers in passive mode or using Subwoofers, “Speaker Processor
1Way” is recommended. Fig. D. shows the example of two Mid-High and 1 subwoofer system. It
has input level, Crossover (HPF and LPF), Delay (up to 500ms), 6 band PEQ, limiter and output
level. (DME has up to 6Way Speaker Processor components)
IF2115 biamp
IF2115 biamp
IS1118
Fig. D: DME configuration example of two Mid-High and 1 subwoofer system.
In the case of the balcony speakers, stage front speakers or simple symmetrical dispersion speakers,
Multi output delay will be useful because signal for each speakers is same and only delay and level
is changed and also the parameters of left side and right side is symmetrical. It is easy to set the
parameters using snapshot copy & paste.
Fig. E: Example of using multi-output delay
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Power Amplifiers
Yamaha Power Amplifiers are recommended for optimum results to drive the Installation series
speakers. The flagship PC1N series amplifiers were used during the tuning process. For lower
power applications, XP series and XM series amplifiers are also recommended, as they feature
similar sound characteristics as the PC1N series.
Yamaha Power Amplifier Line up
XM series 4ch
XP series 2ch
PC1N series 2ch
1300W
Tn series 2ch
T5n
1350W
T4n
1150W
T3n
750W
1200W
1100W
1000W
PC9501N
1000W
900W
800W
XP7000
750W
PC6501N
700W
XP5000
525W
PC4801N
550W
300W
XP3500
390W
PC3301N
350W
200W
XP2500
275W
PC2001N
230W
XP1000
135W
700W
600W
500W
400W
100W
XM4180
180W
XM4080
80W
Output Power @1 kHz THD+N=1%, 8ohm
Stereo mode, per channel with both channels driven
Tn series (Stereo Models)
PC-1N series (Stereo Models)
XP Series (Stereo Models)
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XM Series (4ch Models)
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Signal Processors
When the “Installation Series Speakers” are driven in bi-amp mode, a crossover is needed to split
the LF & HF frequencies. Yamaha digital signal processors such as the DME series Digital Mixing
Engines, new DME Satellite or the SP2060 speaker processor are recommended for optimum
results. You can download dedicated processor settings for the Installation Series Speakers into
these processors from the Yamaha proaudio site (http://www.yamahaproaudio.com). This allows
highly accurate settings with just a few easy steps, providing the best speaker processing with the
least amount of effort!
DIGITAL MIXING ENGINE
DME SERIES
DME64N
DME24N
DME8o-C
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DME4io-C
SPEAKER PROCESSOR
SP2060
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