Initiatives in Energy-saving Products

  1. Examples of Energy-Saving Products
  2. Yamaha Eco-Products Program Certified Products

With the goal of reducing the environmental load of products’ energy usage while in operation, the Yamaha Group continues to improve on its products' energy conservation features.

The following energy-saving products not only contribute to reducing energy consumption for customers, but also for society as a whole. The Group is likewise doing its best to comply with energy-saving regulations taking effect in countries around the world.

(1) Router

[ image ] Router

Example Router (RTX5000)

Routers that operate on a 24-hour basis require a high level of performance and reliability while using little power. The RTX5000 and RTX3500 feature a multi-core CPU that has multiple CPU cores installed on one chip. They also feature a highly efficient power supply designed by Yamaha, making them perfect for the low energy usage demands of data centers.

(2) AV Products

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Example AV Product (RX-S601)

In addition to developing AV models that keep energy consumption at 0.5W or below in standby mode, by using high-efficiency amps and a high-efficiency switching power supply, Yamaha's AV equipment also realizes reduced energy consumption when in operation. The RX-S601 AV receivers, for example, boasts standby energy consumption at a low 0.1W, while also being loaded with an automatic power-down feature to save energy when temporarily not in use. The energy savings realized by these products is significant compared to previous models. These functions also comply with ErP directives*1.

In addition, Yamaha has incorporated the ECO mode and Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode as functions to save power. The ECO mode enables around a 20% saving in power consumption when using any function at ordinary times. Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode allows for switching inputs even during standby.

(3) Electronic Musical Instruments

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Electronic musical instruments are also loaded with several environmental conscious design features that meet ErP directives. For example, instruments are equipped with automatic power-off functioning to avoid using energy unnecessarily when mistakenly left on. Also, by using an external switching power supply, energy consumption is reduced both when the product in use and in standby mode.

(4) PA Products

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PA products are required to have energy-saving performance when in use. Particularly at events, etc. where the power supply is limited, or at facilities where building specifications require energy savings, saving energy during use is extremely important.

In order to respond to these requirements, Yamaha has pursued energy-saving performance by incorporating a Class-D amplifier in its MA/PA Series products. Furthermore, using a fan-free cooling design helps to improve quietness and durability, as well as contribute towards downsizing, weight reduction and saving resources.

  • *1 Directive on Eco-Design of Energy related Products: EU-wide rules for improving environmental performance.

Example of a Product Compliant with ENERGY STAR
MA2120/PA2120 PA power amplifier

[ image ] MA2120/PA2120 PA power amplifier

The MA/PA Series are robust Class-D power amplifiers designed with optimal output for small to mid-sized equipment. The newly added top-ranking models, MA2120 and PA2120, are the first Yamaha products to conform with US energy-saving standard ENERGY STAR*2, for which the demand for compliance from the equipment industry has intensified in recent years. The MA2120 and PA2120 feature an automatic standby mode that automatically switches the device into standby mode if a signal is not detected for more than 25 minutes, and an automatic wake-up mode, which switches the device on as soon as a signal input is detected. Additionally, these devices keep standby power consumption below 1W, thereby minimizing power consumption in equipment that operates continuously for the purpose of regular broadcasts and announcements at facilities or in stores.

The four MA/PA Series amplifiers offer high efficiency and energy savings, and are also certified as Yamaha Eco Products.*3

  • *2 ENERGY STAR is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals reduce costs and protect the environment through improving energy efficiency. (URL: https://www.energystar.gov/)
  • *3 Yamaha Eco-Products are certified based on an independent standard established by the Yamaha Group dedicated to environmentally friendly product development.
    (URL: https://www.yamaha.com/en/csr/guideline_eco_products/)