Yamaha M7CL-48-ES digital mixer – 56 in 32 out – with 3 x SB168-ES

The Yamaha M7CL-48-ES adds built-in ethernet ports and plug-and-play ethernet to the already impressive Yamah M7CL-48 V3 spec. The control surface retains 8 analogue OMNI inputs and 8 analogue OMNI outputs to facilitate local conections, outboard, playback, etc. We will usually supply the Yamaha M7CL-48-ES packaged with 3 x Yamaha SB168-ES digital stage boxes and two 100m reels of Ethernet cable, giving 48 XLR inputs (with remote header amps) and 24 XLR outputs at the stage, with only two ethernet cables replacing bulky analogue multicores.

The M7CL-48ES adds EtherSound stage box connectivity for state-of-the-art system layout and signal routing capability, while retaining superior Yamaha M7CL efficiency, functionality, and sound.

Onboard EtherSound and 3rd Port

Where the original Yamaha M7CL-48 has 48 analog inputs, the Yamha 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.

Analogue 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 Yamaha 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 Yamaha 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.