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Author Topic: Making do with old gear? Yamaha EM100  (Read 3437 times)

Richard Stevens

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Re: Making do with old gear? Yamaha EM100
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 01:48:15 pm »

Yes, the EM100II has XLR inputs.  On the 100, they are indeed unbalanced.  On the higher-level models, starting with the 2x75 watt EM150, you could add optional transformer modules to give you balanced ins.  Always check used EM150s and EM200s to see if they have the modules.

I played a lot of small bar and frat house gigs with A4115H cabinets in the '80s, but we usually ran four of them, and we weren't playing punk.  I wish I still had our monitors from those days, Yamahas with the same 15" and horn as the A4115H, put in an unpowered wedge.  They were large and unwieldy, but not heavy, since they were made of plywood instead of MDF, and kicked booty. 

Good old days...
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Geoff Doane

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Re: Making do with old gear? Yamaha EM100
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 02:09:25 pm »

I wish I still had our monitors from those days, Yamahas with the same 15" and horn as the A4115H, put in an unpowered wedge.  They were large and unwieldy, but not heavy, since they were made of plywood instead of MDF, and kicked booty. 


My memory of the S2115H monitors is a little different.  I had a pair of them in the '80s, and they were the best sounding monitors I owned at the time, but they were HEAVY.  I took a little bit of heat for shirking work from the guys working with me on a 3 am load-out one night, until they found out I was negotiating the sale of those monitors to the band we had just worked the week with.  Then all was forgiven.

There was a later version of these that may have been plywood, but the ones I had were definitely MDF.  They wouldn't hold screws worth a damn!

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Re: Making do with old gear? Yamaha EM100
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 03:08:59 pm »

You might be right. I don't recall them being all that heavy, but I definitely remember having the hinges and latches falling off all the time.  Also, replacing the plastic jack/crossover plate with a piece of 1/8" aluminum.
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