LS9 Digital Mixing Console LS9-16 & LS9-32

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LS9 Digital Mixing Console LS9-16 & LS9-32


Lightweight, compact digital mixers with advanced features and outstanding sound quality.


The LS9 series consoles follow in the distinguished footsteps of the Yamaha PM1D, PM5D, and M7CL, expanding Yamaha’s digital mixing console lineup for live sound and installations. The LS9 series consists of the 32-mic/line input 64-channel LS9-32, and the 16-mic/line input 32 channel LS9-16. While being compact and light enough for one person to move and set up easily, both models include features that have been field-proven in previous Yamaha digital consoles as well as outstanding sonic quality. In addition to an extensive range of gating, compression, and equalization capabilities, there’s also a built-in USB memory recorder/player for recording or BGM playback, and other functionality that give you everything you need for small to medium scale live sound or installed applications in remarkably compact, all-in-one consoles.


The surprisingly small size and lightweight of the LS9-16 make it a perfect choice for applications that require maximum portability and handling ease.




  • 16 mono mic/line input and 4 stereo input channels,expandable up to 32 channels in two layers.
  • 16 mix buses, 8 matrix buses, plus stereo and mono buses with LCR mode.
  • Compact and light enough for one person to move and set up easily.(12.0 kg)
  • Virtual Rack packed with effects and EQ for just about any processing requirements.



With 32 input head amps the LS9-32 can comfortably handle the complex and varied source requirements presented by a wide range of live sound applications, but it’s always reassuring to know that you can expand it up to 64 channels by just adding external preamps and Mini-YGDAI interface cards for those extra demanding line-ups.


  • 32 mono mic/line input and 4 stereo input channels, expandable up to 64 channels in two layers.
  • 16 mix buses, 8 matrix buses, plus stereo and mono buses with LCR mode.
  • Compact and light enough for one person to move and set up easily.(19.4 kg)
  • Virtual Rack packed with effects and EQ for just about any processing requirements.




Although it has high-end digital mixer features, sound, and operability, the LS9 can be comfortably carried and set up by one person. The 32-channel LS9-16 with 16 mic/line inputs weighs just 12 kilograms, while the 64-channel LS9-32 with 32 mic/line inputs tips the scales at 19.4 kilograms. Both versions offer vast potential for temporary setups at small to mid-size concerts and events, as well as for permanent installation in a variety of venues and facilities. The LS9-32 offers higher input capacity and plenty of mix buses that will easily handle even complex sound reinforcement jobs, while the portability and manageability of the LS9-16 make it ideal for smaller events and live performances.



Ample Bus Capacity: 16 MIX, 8 MATRIX, and STEREO

The LS9 features 16 MIX buses that can be used in either AUX (VARI) or GROUP (FIXED) mode, plus 8 MATRIX buses. The LS9-32 has 16 analog OMNI OUT connectors, while the LS9-16 has 8 OMNI OUT connectors. Any of the STEREO, MIX, and/or MATRIX buses can be assigned to the OMNI OUT connectors as required. Two Mini-YGDAI card slots in the LS9-32 and one in the LS9-16 additionally make it possible to expand audio input/output capacity or add processing functions via the MY8-LAKE or Dugan-MY16 cards.

In addition to 4-band parametric EQ and two dynamics processors on every input, 4-band parametric EQ and one dynamics processor on every output bus offer significantly enhances sound control versatility.

Virtual Rack with Top-quality Effects

There's no need for external effect racks with an LS9 console, both models provide a Virtual Rack that's packed with a complete range of effects that will cover just about any processing requirements. Up to 4 multi-effect processors can be used simultaneously, and you can use as many as 8 graphic equalizers. The internal effect library offers 48 preset effects ... including the acclaimed REV-X reverb effects. In addition to the standard 31-band single-channel GEQ units, you also have 2-channel Flex15GEQ units that allow up to 16 15-point GEQ units to be used simultaneously. Both GEQ types allow convenient band adjustment via the console faders, and the channel ON keys can be used to instantly reset the corresponding band to zero boost/cut.

Multiple Fader Functions

The LS9's motor faders - 16 +1 on the LS9-16 and 32 + 1 on the LS9-32 - offer much more than simple input channel level control.

  • Normal mix control
    Standard control of input mixing and output master levels.
  • Custom Fader Layer
    The faders can be individually assigned to input and output master control in any desired configuration.
  • Sends on Fader
    This innovative operating mode offers a substantial improvement in monitor mixing efficiency.
  • Internal GEQ Control
    On the 32-fader LS9-32 the gain for all 31 EQ bands can be directly controlled via the faders in a single layer for unmatched operating speed. The LS9-16 offers fast, intuitive access with the EQ bands across two fader layers. The basic LS9 GEQ configuration is one 31-band unit per channel, but there is also a Flex15 GEQ mode in which two units can be used per channel, each providing control of up to 15 bands at 31-band bandwidth. Up to 16 Flex15 GEQ units can be used simultaneously.

Intuitive Interface

Yamaha's popular Selected Channel interface allows smooth, intuitive access to the more detailed channel functions via a color LCD display and an array of logically arranged encoders. And no matter what display is showing, you can instantly return to the main display by simply pressing the HOME key. This interface has been refined and proven over many generations of Yamaha digital mixing consoles.

Recall Safe and Recall Focus...Right Down to Head Amp Gain

The LS9 scene memory allows instant store and recall of all console parameters, including head amp gain. The Recall Safe function can be used to exclude specified channels from scene recall operations, making it possible to leave sound effect or MC channels unaffected by scene recall, for example. There's also the Recall Focus function that makes it possible to specify which function group will be affected by scene recall: head amp, virtual rack, input patch, output patch, input channel, or output channel.

USB Memory Recording and Playback

The LS9 includes a two-track audio recorder/player that uses a standard USB memory. That means you don’t need any extra equipment to record live or play BGM or sound effects. Record MP3 files at 96 128, or 192 kbps, or play MP3, AAC, or WMA files at bit rates from 64 to 320 kbps. 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rates are supported. Transfer a freshly recorded live performance from the USB memory to a computer and broadcast via the Internet in a matter of minutes!

LS9 StageMix for iPad®

LS9 StageMix is an iPad application that provides wireless control of LS9 mix functions, allowing an engineer to set up monitor mixes right from the performers' positions on stage. The simple, intuitive iPad interface yields a dramatic reduction in setup time, further enhancing the overall efficiency and operability of the LS9.

LS9 Editor

LS9 Editor is a freeware application that allows parameter viewing and control via a computer. When connected to the console and used online it provides comprehensive metering as well as real-time display of selected channel status. Offline you can edit and manage scene data, patch lists, and other functions for a significant boost in control and work efficiency. And where a rental or installed console must be used, you can simply save your settings to a USB memory and load them into the console when needed. LS9 Editor is a great way to manage backups too.

Yamaha Console File Converter

The Yamaha Console File Converter is an application that allows data to be shared between a number of Yamaha digital mixing consoles. You can share data between CL series, PM5D, M7CL, and LS9 consoles, so data from one show doesn't have to be completely reprogrammed from scratch for the next, even if different consoles are used.

LS9 + Dante I/O Rack System

With Dante capable I/O racks it’s easy to create a flexible, robust audio network. There’s the Rio3224-D with 32 analog inputs, 16 analog outputs, and 8 digital outputs. Or the Rio1608-D with 16 analog inputs and 8 analog outputs. Or if you need only inputs or outputs in one location there are the 8-input Ri8-D and 8-output Ro8-D. These high-performance rack units can be combined as necessary to suit your system requirements. All analog head amplifiers can be remotely controlled from the LS9.

In addition to natural sound that has already received accolades in combination with the CL series consoles, digital communication throughout the network means that, unlike conventional analog console and analog multi-cable systems, noise pickup is essentially eliminated. The ability to use short microphone cables further enhances sound quality while reducing setup time, labor, and cost.

Setup consists of installing a Dante-MY16-AUD card in the LS9, and connecting that and the I/O racks via a network switch. It’s also easy to set up a redundant system so that operation won’t be interrupted even if a switch or cable fails. And if you use NEXO NXAMP TD controllers with integral power amplifiers plus an NXDT104 network card, you have Dante networking from input to output.

LS9 + EtherSound Stage Box System

The SB168-ES is a 3U size stage box that employs EtherSound digital audio networking technology. Each SB168-ES stage box includes 16 analog inputs with remotely controllable head amplifiers and 8 analog outputs. Up to two SB168-ES units can be used with an LS9-32 console, providing 32 inputs and 16 outputs, while a single SB168-ES unit can be used with an LS9-16 console for 16-in/8-out operation. All digital transmission between console and stage boxes means that, unlike conventional analog console and multi-cable systems, noise pickup is essentially eliminated. The ability to use short microphone cables further improves sound quality while simplifying wiring and reducing setup time, labor, and cost. Another advantage is low latency compared to other digital audio network protocols.

Setup is simple: install MY16-ES64 and MY16-EX cards in the LS9 console, connect to the SB168-ES stage boxes using either daisy chain or ring connections, and use the Quick Setup function provided in AuviTran’s AVS-Monitor software for final setup (for systems that consist only of an LS9 and SB168-ES units). Once the setup is complete there’s no need to use the AVS-Monitor software again.

If you use NEXO NXAMP TD controllers with integral power amplifiers and an NXES104 network card, you have EtherSound networking from input to output, and can use AVS-Monitor for centralized monitoring of the entire system.

LS9 + DSR Speakers

Advanced DSR series active loudspeakers combine proprietary 48-bit digital processing with progressive audio technology to deliver precision integral digital tuning, "D-CONTOUR" intelligent multi-band dynamic processing, newly-developed Class-D amplification with PFC switching mode power supply, and extensive DSP protection technology inherited from Yamaha's top-of-the-line TXn series amplifiers. These four core features add up to class-leading sonic resolution and maximum sound pressure level in remarkably compact, lightweight cabinets. This level of performance makes the DSR series speakers a perfect match for the LS9, resulting in an eminently portable, easy-to-manage live sound system of unrivalled quality.



Mixing capabilityMixing channels32 Mono + 4 Stereo64 Mono + 4 Stereo
GROUP16 MIX (Group/AUX) busses16 MIX (Group/AUX) busses
AUX16 MIX (Group/AUX) busses16 MIX (Group/AUX) busses
MAINStereo, MonoStereo, Mono
Input channel functionsHPF, Attenuator, 4-band PEQ, 2x Dynamics, Pan (LR or LCR with CSR)HPF, Attenuator, 4-band PEQ, 2x Dynamics, Pan (LR or LCR with CSR)
Output channel functionsAttenuator, 4-band PEQ, DynamicsAttenuator, 4-band PEQ, Dynamics
On-board processors4x GEQ, 4x GEQ/SPX (GEQ: 31-band or 2x Flex15), 50x Output port delay4x GEQ, 4x GEQ/SPX (GEQ: 31-band or 2x Flex15), 66x Output port delay
I/OMic inputs16 (Recallable)32 (Recallable)
Phantom power+48V DC; ON/OFF per channel+48V DC; ON/OFF per channel
AD converter24-bit; 128-time over sampling24-bit; 128-time over sampling
Line outputs8 Omni output16 Omni output
DA converter24-bit; 128-time over sampling24-bit; 128-time over sampling
Digital I/O2tr in/out, USB Memory Recorder/Player2tr in/out, USB Memory Recorder/Player
Expansion slotsMini-YGDAI (16-in/16-out); Possible to remote HA gain via slot2x Mini-YGDAI (16-in/16-out); Possible to remote HA gain via slots
Control and othersEthernet, MIDI, USB (Storage/Key), Word clock I/OEthernet, MIDI, USB (Storage/Key), Word clock I/O, Lamp
General specificationsLS9-16LS9-32
Internal processing32bit, Accumulator: 58bit32bit, Accumulator: 58bit
Sampling frequency rateInternal44.1kHz, 48kHz44.1kHz, 48kHz
External44.1 kHz (-10%) to 48 kHz (+6%)44.1 kHz (-10%) to 48 kHz (+6%)
Signal delayLess than 2.5 ms (@48kHz)Less than 2.5 ms (@48kHz)
Total harmonic distortionLess than 0.05% (20Hz-20kHz)Less than 0.05% (20Hz-20kHz)
Frequency response0, +0.5, -1.5dB 20Hz-20kHz0, +0.5, -1.5dB 20Hz-20kHz
Dynamic rangeDA: 110dB; AD+DA: 108dBDA: 110dB; AD+DA: 108dB
Hum & noise levelEquivalent input noise-128dBu-128dBu
Residual output noise-86dBu-86dBu
Crosstalk-80 dB Adjacent Input Channels, Input to Output-80 dB Adjacent Input Channels, Input to Output
Power requirementsAC100-240V 50/60HzAC100-240V 50/60Hz
Power consumption95W170W
DimensionsW480mm; 18-7/8in884mm; 34-13/16in
H220mm; 8-11/16in220mm; 8-11/16in
D500mm; 19-11/16in500mm; 19-11/16in
Net weight12.0kg; 26.5lbs19.4kg; 42.8lbs
AccessoriesOwner’s Manual, AC Power CordOwner’s Manual, AC Power Cord, Dust Cover

Analog input characteristics

Input terminalActual load impedanceFor use with nominalInput levelConnector
GAINSensitivityNominalMax. before clip
INPUT 1-n*-62dB
3kohms50-600 ohm Mics & 600ohm Lines-82dBu-62dBu-42dBuXLR3-31 type*

* LS9-32: n=32, LS9-16: n=16

Analog output characteristics

Output terminalActual source impedanceFor use with nominalGAIN SWOutput levelConnector
NominalMax. before clip
OMNI OUT 1-n*75ohms600ohm Lines+24dB**
XLR-3-32 type
PHONES OUT15ohms8ohm Phones-75mW150mWST Phone jack
40ohm Phones-65mW150mW

* LS9-32: n=16, LS9-16: n=8
** Default

Digital output characteristics

TerminalFormatData lengthLevelConnector
RCA pin jack
(Consumer Use)
RCA pin jack

Control I/O characteristics

NETWORK (Ethernet)100Base-T-RJ45
WORD CLOCKIN-TTL/75ohms, TerminatedBNC
LAMP *-0V-12VXLR-4-31 type
USB HOSTUSB1.1USB **A type USB Connector

* Only for LS9-32; 4pin=+12V, 3pin=GND; Max: 5W
** Bus powered hubs are not supported.