Compact yet powerful package
The STAGEPAS 1K features a high-frequency array speaker equipped with 10 small-diameter 1.5” units that, like our high-end touring speakers, are equipped with neodymium magnets for professional-level accuracy and clarity. The subwoofer features a largest-in-class 12” unit, which is by no means “compact”, but the new cabinet design was developed to simultaneously house the sizable speaker yet improve portability with its streamlined construction and reduced weight and give the impression of a compact speaker system. The subwoofer also utilizes Yamaha's own Twisted Flare Port technology that effectively reduces wind noise in the bass reflex port, which can sometimes sabotage compact bass reflex subwoofers, providing a clearer, more powerful, distortion-free bottom end, particularly for bass-heavy applications. For a significant upgrade in power, the new STAGEPAS 1K features a 1000W Class-D amplifier. This is the most powerful amp in its class and delivering a surprising 119 dB SPL from the slim, compact speaker and cabinet. Just as impressive as the high output power is the stability and sound quality the system maintains even at high output.