Yamaha Stagepas 400i
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Yamaha Stagepas 400i

Stagepas 400i, Portable PA Speaker Cabinet from Yamaha in the Stagepas series.

coolpix 09/21/2014

Yamaha Stagepas 400i : coolpix's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
I bought it last year and use it for small events.

Its main strength is, without a doubt, its ease of use, its almost plug'n'play!
It has two XLR inputs, two 1/4" jack/XLR inputs (including one with a Hi-Z button) and two Line Inputs, one on RCA and the other one on minijack. You could connect a whole band, except for the drummer. Apart from that, it has yet another (stereo) monitoring output and inputs for the footswitches (not included) and a digital reverb

The sound, be it a low or high volumes, is very good and precise. The EQ is very "extreme," you need to be subtle, like with the reverb (it's easy to get carried away). I like the EQ Master a lot, which allows you to either boost the low end to listen to music or reduce it to hear better the vocals.

I haven't found any negative aspects right now. You certainly shouldn't expect to be able to do large concert halls, but it is more than enough for a bar or a small stage.

When you get a Yamaha you know you're getting good quality. Be it for speech or for a music group, I think it's a great value for money. It remains to be seen how long the mixer will last.