Yamaha Stagepas 1K PA System Review

Today we are checking out the Stagepas 1K from Yamaha.

Yamaha has brought to bear all the experience they gained over the past 50+ years of development of pro audio equipment.

Yamaha STAGEPAS 1K PA System Review

It includes power amplifiers, speakers, digital mixers, digital effects processors, pianos, and more. They have combined all the features into one compact and lightweight unit that is Stagepas 1K.

Comparing Stagepass 1K With Other Yamaha Bestseller Speakers






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Simple to use

High sound quality

Easy to install

Different modes available 


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Internal amplifiers are available

Sensitivity - 90 DBS

70 watts Amplifier power

High resonance power

Yamaha NS 6490


Wireless home theater 

Sensitivity of 90 DBS

Frequency Response between 45 Hz – 23 kHz

Power up to 70-140 Watts

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Top quality model

Fits any spaces easily

32 feet communication range

Bluetooth connectivity

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NS-C210 BL

Simple installation

Highly accurate

Good sound

High quality material

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Wireless strong stereo sound

Multiple room setup is available

Can be operated by Alexa

Excellent sound and material

Design & Structure

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The Stagepas 1K includes 1000 watts of class-d power. The two speakers are in two different sections. One of them has 810 watts driving a 12-inch woofer on the bottom, the other has810 watts driving 1.5-inch speakers on the top woofer on the bottom end. 

Although, the line array arrangement of the small drivers gives us several advantages. First, the system can put up to 119 DBS of sound pressure level.

It is crucial to have the ten drivers in a line array because it allows Yamaha to control the dispersion of the sound. 

Apart from this, they have a 30-degree dispersion on the top. It means that when the audience is sitting in front of you will get the sound directly, and those further back in the room will also get direct sound from the line array.

Similarly, on the horizontal axis, they have 117 degrees of dispersion. Now, 180 degrees would be a half-circle that means the customers are getting broad coverage out of a compact unit.

It means that one speaker can cover a large room. You can even change two of these together either in mono or stereo for even better coverage and more power.

How to set up and operate Stagepas 1k from Yamaha?

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The Stagepas 1k is super lightweight, compact, easy to transport and set up. The entire set up fits into the provided coverslip. The coverslip covers off the subwoofer. 

You have to follow a two-step process to set up the Stagepas 1K. 

First, insert the two spacers and then insert the line array. You are good to go. It does not require and cable for hooking all the speaker's drivers together. 

All you need is a power cable to the wall and the cables from your sources to set the Stage-pass 1K. 

As easy as a Stagepas 1k is to transport and set up, it is just as easy to operate.

Back Panel ​

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Let us take a look at the back panel. 

Yamaha has many decades of experience with amplifiers, digital mixers, and digital effects units. 

They have 4-input channels with 5-inputs. They have three channels that accept microphone line-level input on quarter-inch of XLR connections.

Two of those channels also support high impedance instrument level up input so that you could plug a microphone, a guitar or bass direct in, or a line-level signal from something like a keyboard straight into that first three-channel.  

The 4th channel is a stereo channel, and it has three different inputs that you can choose. The first one is a pair of quarter-inch inputs for a keyboard drum machine or a similar type of line-level equipment.

The Second one has 18-inch input on the top panel that is great for computers or music players. 

Finally, the stereo channel can accept input from a Bluetooth player, so you can route music wirelessly straight through the unit. 

Again when you link two of these together, you can operate them in stereo so all that music that you're sending into this and those stereo sources will come out in stereo for your audience as well.

If you're using just one Stagepas 1k the stereo inputs will be mixed to mono.

How to use the Control Panel of Stagepas 1k?

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Yamaha has worked very hard to make the stage pass one case super easy to operate. 

If you're an experienced user, you'll be able to dial things in quickly, but if you've never used a mixer before, you'll still be able to plug in and get sound out and make it sound great. 

However, they have a few simple controls per channel. It consists of level control and EQ control. So when you turn the single knob, you will be able to adjust multiple parameters. 

Simultaneously to the left, you can cut the bottom end, and this is going to be great for speech applications, corporate events, worship, and much more of the same category. 

As you bring the knob up, you will be able to boost the highs and the lows. So you get up a little dip in the mid-range, but an accent on the bottom end in the top end.

If you want a better visual review, check out the video below.


The Stagepas 1K is useful for a small band or a solo performer for running music. They also have a reverb control on each channel.

The reverb control sets the amount of signal that is transferred into the reverb. Now, the reverb and the stage pass one are very special because it was drawn from Yamaha SPX processors.

The Stagepas 1k has four different reverb to choose from in the master section you can dial in the following reverb:

  • Echo
  • Hall reverb
  • Plate reverb
  • Room sound

They consist of an on/off switch for the reverb. There is a jack, so you can turn the reverb on and off using a foot-switch. 

You can use the foot-switch when you perform so that when you talk to the audience your effects won't obscure your words. You can even turn that reverb back on when you play music.

Mode Control

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Apart from all the above stff, an important control in the Stagepas 1k is the mode control. You can set the mode control differently depending on the application that you have. 

A nice thing about the mode control is it's not just a switch, you can continuously vary those settings. You can dial it in to exactly what you're doing with the stage pass 1k. 

When you turn the mode control to speak, it will optimize the Stagepas 1k for speech applications like corporate events, worship events, educational type events, and more. 

When you bring it up to the center, you will be in the music mode, and this is great for small bands, solo performers, and the duos on Stagepas 1k. 

If you are a mobile DJ and sets the mode control to the club, it will give you a boost on the bottom end, so you will have a superb thick base coming out of the Stagepas 1k. 

With the wide dispersion that the Stagepas 1k offers, you may not need to have monitors on stage while performing but, if you use a monitor output is available with an XLR jack and control on the top panel. 

My experience with the Yamaha Stagepas 1K

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The beauty of the stage pass 1k is that Yamaha has designed it to be easy to carry, set up, and operate that you can be in action in just a few minutes.

Yamaha has integrated all those decades of pro audio experience into the stage past 1k. It is easy to transport, easy to set up, easy to use, and sounds great.  

Overall, Stagepas 1k is a combo package, and we highly recommend you to check this one out. That is all from our end, and I hope my review has helped you to understand the details and features regarding the Yamaha Stagepas 1k.

Till then,

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