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Press Release

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rentex Adds the Yamaha QL5 Digital Mixer, Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D Stage Boxes to its Nationwide Inventory

The powerful 64-Channel Yamaha QL5 digital mixer delivers excellent audio quality, portability, and rich signal processing capabilities to small- and medium-sized audio applications.


Boston, MA – September 22, 2017

Rentex, one of the largest, most respected providers of audio visual & computer rentals, is pleased to announce that it has added the Yamaha QL5 Digital Mixer, Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D stage boxes to its nationwide inventory of audio visual rental equipment.

Rentex has announced the addition of the 64-channel Yamaha QL5 digital mixer to its nationwide inventory of computer and audio visual rental equipment, expanding Rentex’s catalog of audio equipment rentals. The QL5 digital mixer offers many of the high-end features found on the industry-leading Yamaha CL series but in a smaller, more affordable package. The blend of compact size, functionality, and expandability that the QL5 offers makes it an ideal solution for corporate events, live concerts, and other small- and medium-sized audio applications.

The mixer features an uncluttered mix surface and a large, easy-to-navigate touch-panel that provides parameter information for each channel, and makes working in the dark easy and enjoyable. The QL5 can also be set up and controlled via an iPad or computer using Yamaha’s popular Stagemix app, enabling engineers to directly control the monitor mix from on stage without having to rely on verbal directions to a second engineer.

Inside the QL5’s sturdy, road-ready exterior is a robust signal processing capability. Each input on the QL5 provides its own gain, polarity, high-pass filter, two inserts, channel delay, and direct output. In addition, the unit features a number of signal processors developed specially for Yamaha’s VCM platform. This includes digital versions of Rupert Neve’s famous Portico 5033 and 5043 equalizer and compressor, which have been developed in collaboration with Mr. Neve himself to ensure the precise modeling of their original performance.

The QL5, much like its larger relatives in the CL series, also features a high-quality, onboard Dan Dugan automixer. The automixer uses smooth crossfades to adjust the microphone gain in applications where multiple speakers are talking in turn. By automating fader operation during unscripted, speech-intensive tasks, the Dan Dugan automixer greatly simplifies the engineer’s job, freeing them to concentrate on the fine detail of the audio mix while also helping to reduce feedback and noise.

When asked about the QL5, Rentex Director of Sales Rob Garvey said, “The QL5 has a lot to offer our clients that are looking for a versatile yet portable digital mixer. It produces very clean sound, even when you’re applying a lot of boost in the EQ. At the same time, it’s jammed packed with signal processing options, and because of its intuitive interface and connectivity options, including Dante connectivity, it can handle virtually any scenario that requires a mixer of this size. I suspect it’ll be a new first choice for many of our clients.”

For situations that require increased connectivity, Rentex has also added two stages boxes that complement the QL5 mixer into its rental inventory. The 5U sized Rio3224-D, which provides an additional 32 ins and 16 outs, and the 3U sized Rio1608-D, which provides 16 ins and 8 outs, both connect to the QL5 through its onboard Dante port and add fully-redundant, low-noise inputs and outputs with minimal effort.

Rentex is pleased to be offering the Yamaha QL5 digital mixer and Rio-series stage boxes to its rental customers across the country. For more information about these products, and Rentex’s industry-leading customer service, please visit the Rentex website at the links below.

Yamaha QL5 64-Channel Mixer:

Yamaha Rio Series Stage Boxes:




About Rentex

Founded in 1980, Rentex is one of the largest and most trusted wholesale providers of audio visual, production, and computer rental equipment in the nation. Rentex is a longtime leader in the cross-rental market supplying many of the nation’s largest companies with complete audio visual rentals and 24/7 sales & technical supports. Rentex can deliver nationwide within 24 hours and offers same day delivery to most major cities. To view all available rental equipment and request a rental quote, visit or call 800-574-1702.

Rentex Adds the Yamaha QL5 Digital Mixer, Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D Stage Boxes to its Nationwide Inventory

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