Behringer Power Mixer User manual

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User Manual
EUROPOWER
PMP960M/PMP980S/
PMP1280S
900/1,200-Watt 6/10-Channel
Powered Mixer with Dual
Multi-FX Processor and FBQ
Feedback Detection System
Thank you
Table of Contents
Thank you for choosing one of the PMP series powered mixers from
Thank you...................................................................... 1
Important Safety Instructions.................................... 2
1. Before you get started............................................ 3
2. Control Elements..................................................... 3
3. Digital Effects Processor......................................... 6
4. Installation................................................................ 6
5. Wiring Examples...................................................... 9
6. Specifications......................................................... 11
Legal Disclaimer......................................................... 13
Waranty....................................................................... 14
BEHRINGER. These mixers pack impressive features such as digital
effects, graphic EQs, FBQ feedback destroyer and unique voice
cancelling function – all in a lightweight, portable package. You
now have a versatile combination of inputs, routing options, effects
and power amp operations for your rehearsal space, small venue
or portable PA needs. But why bother with manuals? We know you
want to get started right away, but please read this manual carefully
and keep it handy for ongoing reference. These instructions show
you all the inside features, tricks, and tips you need to build the best
possible sound with your new PMP powered mixer.
After all, it’s all about your sound.
This manual is available in English, German, French,
Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish,
Danish, Portugese, Greek, Japanese and Chinese. There may
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Important Safety Instructions
[6]�
Clean only with dry cloth.
[7]�
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
[8]�
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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[9]�
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
Terminals marked with this symbol carry electrical current of
sufficient magnitude to constitute risk of electric shock. Use
only high-quality commercially-available speaker cables with ¼" TS
plugs pre-installed. All other installation or modification should be
performed only by qualified personnel.
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{10}�
Place the power cord so that it is protected from being walked
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of
uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosure - voltage that
may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
!
on and sharp edges. Be sure that the power cord is protected
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point
where it exits from the apparatus.
{11}�
The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket outlet
with a protective earthing connection.
{12}�
Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating
and maintenance instructions in the accompanying literature.
Please read the manual.
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grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong
are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain
readily operable.
{13}�
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
{14}�
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
Caution
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the top cover
(or the rear section). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel.
!
Caution
!
Caution
or table specified by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
{15}�
Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of time.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
appliance to rain and moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed
to dripping or splashing liquids and no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel
only. To reduce the risk of electric shock do not perform any
servicing other than that contained in the operation instructions.
Repairs have to be performed by qualified service personnel.
[1]�
Read these instructions.
[2]�
Keep these instructions.
[3]�
Heed all warnings.
[4]�
Follow all instructions.
[5]�
Do not use this apparatus near water.
{16}�
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
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1. Before you get started
1.1 Shipment
Your PMP mixer was carefully packed at the factory and the
packaging is designed to protect the unit from rough handling.
Nevertheless, we recommend that you carefully examine the
packaging and its contents for any signs of physical damage
which may have occurred during transit.
◊ If the unit is damaged, please do NOT return it to
BEHRINGER, but notify your dealer and the shipping
company immediately. Otherwise, claims for damage or
replacement may not be granted.
◊ We recommend that you use a flight case, so as to give your
power mixer optimum protection during use or transport.
◊ Always use the original packing carton to prevent damage
during storage or transport.
◊ Make sure that children cannot play unsupervised with the
device or its packaging.
◊ Please ensure proper disposal of all packing materials.
1.2 Initial operation
Be sure that there is enough air space around the unit for
cooling and, to avoid overheating, please do not place the EUROPOWER near radiators, etc.
◊ Blown fuses must be replaced by fuses of the same type and
rating! Please refer to the “Specifications” for details.
The mains connection is made using the enclosed power cord
and a standard IEC receptacle. It meets all of the international
safety certification requirements.
◊ Please make sure that all units have proper ground connection. For your own safety, never remove or disable the
ground conductor from the unit or on the AC power cord.
◊ Important notes concerning installation: The sound quality
may diminish within the range of powerful broadcasting
stations and high-frequency sources. Increase the distance
between the transmitter and the device and use shielded
cables for all connections.
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1.3 Online registration
Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by visiting www.behringer.com
(alternatively www.behringer.de) and kindly read the terms and
conditions of our warranty carefully.
Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, our goal is to
have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for warranty
service, please contact the retailer from whom the equipment
was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located
in your vicinity, you may directly contact one of our subsidiaries.
Corresponding contact information is included in the original
equipment packaging (Global Contact Information/European
Contact Information). Should your country not be listed, please
contact the distributor nearest you. A list of distributors can be
found in the support area of our website (www.behringer.com).
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us
process your repair claims quicker and more efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
1.4 The manual
This manual is designed to give you both an overview of all
control elements and to provide detail about how to use them. To
provide you with a clear structure, we have grouped the control
elements according to their function. They can easily be found
on the enclosed numbered illustrations. If you need more
detailed information on specific topics, please visit our web site
www.behringer.com. The product-related information pages and
the Ultranet-based glossary explain the relevant audio engineering terminology in full detail.
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[12] Each channel has a balanced LOW-Z microphone input
frequency range of the respective channel.
with XLR connectors, which also supply the +48 V phantom
power for condenser microphones (see (27)).
[13] Unbalanced stereo line inputs with ¼" connectors for stereo
channels 7 to 10 of the PMP980S/PMP1280S. They can be
used for connecting keyboards with stereo outputs or stereo
drum machines.
◊ Please remember to use either the microphone or the line
input of a channel at a time, but never both at the same
time!
cies.
2.2 Effects section
A detailed description of all functions of your power mixer can be
found in the following chapters. Please also refer to the enclosed
sheet with the numbered illustrations to get an overview of the
control layout.
2.1 Mono and stereo channels
[1] The HIGH control in the EQ section governs the high[2] Use the MID control to boost or cut the mid-range frequen[3] The LOW control allows you too boost/cut the low-frequency
range.
[4] With the MON control you can adjust the volume of each
channel in the monitor mix.
[5] The FX control determines the signal level sent from each
channel to the built-in effects processor; this signal is also
present at the FX OUT jack (see (32)). The PMP980S/
PMP1280S has two FX controls (FX 1 and FX 2), so that
you can use two effects simulteneously. Accordingly, it also
provides two effect Aux paths (see (32)).
◊ Please note that the effects processor signal will be
inaudible when the FX RETURN control (21) is set fully
counter-clockwise.
[6] For the mono input channels, the PMP980S/PMP1280S has
a PAN(ORAMA) control which determines the position of
the channel signal in the stereo main mix. The PMP960M
has no PAN on the input channels, because it is a dualmono power mixer.
[7] The BAL(ANCE) control for the stereo channels of the
PMP980S/PMP1280S corresonds to the PAN control for the
mono channels. It determines the relative volume of the
left and right input signals before they are routed to the
stereo main output. The PMP960M has no stereo channels
and hence no BAL control, because it is a dual-mono power
mixer.
[8] The LEVEL control adjusts the channel signal level in the
main mix.
[14] List of all multi-effects presets.
[15] LED level meter of the effects processor. Since the PMP980S/
PMP1280S allows you to select two effects simultaneously, it
also has two level meters (DUAL FX). Be sure that the clip
LED illuminates for signal peaks only. If it is illuminated all
the time, it is a sign that the effects processor is overloading
and hence producing unpleasant distortion.
[16] The Effect display (PMP980S/PMP1280S: two displays)
shows the currently selected preset.
[17] Turn the PROGRAM control (PMP980S/PMP1280S: one
control each for FX 1 and FX 2) to select an effects preset
(preset number starts flashing). Push the control briefly to
confirm your selection.
[18] Press the FX IN button (PMP980S/PMP1280S: FX 1 IN and
FX 2 IN) to activate the effects processor.
2.3 Main and monitor section
[19] Your power mixer is equipped with two graphic 7-band
[20]
[21]
2.1.1 Input section
[9] The CLIP LED is very useful to control the input gain. It
should never be constantly illuminated (only with signal
peaks).
[10] The PAD switch reduces the input sensitivity of the
channel by approx. 30 dB, to connect for example line-level
signals.
[11] The balanced HI-Z input (¼" TRS) can be used for line-level
signal sources, e.g. keyboards, electric guitars and basses.
[22]
[23]
equalizers. The upper one processes the monitor signal, the
lower one the main signal. Use the EQs to adjust the sound
to the room acoustics.
Press the FBQ IN switch to activate the FBQ Feedback
Detection System. The frequencies causing feedback are
shown by the brightly lit fader LEDs. Simply lower the
level of the respective frequency range until feedback disappears and the LED goes out. Your power mixer offers this
function both for the main and the monitor mix.
Turn the FX RET control to add the effect signal to the
main mix (lower) or monitor mix (upper). The PMP980S/
PMP1280S allows you to use two effects at the same time,
it also has two FX controls each for the main and monitor
mixes: when the FX RET 1 and FX RET 2 controls are fully
counterclockwise, no effect signal is added.
The CD/TAPE IN control adjusts the volume of the 2 Track
In signal (see (35)).
The MONITOR MASTER control adjusts the monitor
output volume.
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[24] Use this 5-digit LED meter to control the output level of the
monitor signal. The upper LIM LED illuminates when the
internal amp protection circuit responds to output levels
that are too high.
[25] The MAIN MASTER control is used to adjust the main
output volume.
[26] Use this 5-digit LED meter to control the output level of
the main signal. The PMP980S/PMP1280S has two rows of
LED meters (L/R), because the signal is stereo. The upper
LIM LED illuminates when the internal amp protection
circuit responds to output levels that are too high.
[27] +48V phantom power is provided for condenser microphones. The phantom power supply is activated for all
channels with the PHANTOM switch and the PHANTOM
LED above the switch illuminates.
[28] Use the POWER AMP switch to determine the operating
mode of your power mixer.
The PMP980S/PMP1280S has three different operating
modes: In MAIN L/MAIN R mode it functions as a stereo
amplifier, i.e. the left and right main stereo signals are sent
to OUTPUT A (L) and OUTPUT B (R). In MON/MONO
mode it functions as a dual mono amplifier, i. e. OUTPUT A
sends the monitor signal, and OUTPUT B the main signal
(mono). In BRIDGE AMP MODE the output power of
outputs A and B are added and provided at OUTPUT B.
The PMP960M also has three operating modes, since it can
be operated in two modes with the switch in its upper position
(MAIN/MAIN (BRIDGE) mode), depending on the pin connections of the speaker cables. In MAIN/MAIN (BRIDGE) mode
power of both outputs is added and provided at OUTPUT B
(Locking cable, pins 1+/2+). With the normal pin connections
(Locking cable, pins 1+/1-) a main signal is provided in this
mode at OUTPUT A and B (not bridged). In MON/MAIN
mode, the mixer can also be used as a dual mono amplifier,
i.e. OUTPUT A provides the monitor signal, while the main
signal is present at OUTPUT B.
Please refer to (44) and (45) as well as chapter 4.4 “Loudspeaker connectors”.
◊ In BRIDGE mode, always connect only one loudspeaker
with an impedance of at least 8 Ω to OUTPUT B (pins
1+/2+)! Please note that OUTPUT A must NEVER be used in
BRIDGE mode (with pin connections 1+/2+)!
◊ In all other operating modes, the minimum impedance of
the speaker connected must not fall below 4 Ω.
[29] Use the SPEAKER PROCESSING switch to activate a
filter that adapts the mixer to the specifications of your
loudspeakers. If the speakers have a limited frequency
response in the bass range, it allows you to adapt it
optimally to the frequency response of the speakers.
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[30] If STANDBY is pressed, all input channels are muted.
During breaks you can thus prevent the microphones from
picking up noise or interference, which would then be
reproduced by the P.A. system. The advantage is that all
faders can be left untouched while you play a CD via the
CD/TAPE inputs (see (35)). There is also no need to move
down the faders of muted channels and lose your mix.
2.3.1 Connectors
[31] The FOOTSWITCH connector is for a standard footswitch.
You can activate an “effect bypass” that mutes the effects
processor. Please use a dual footswitch for the PMP980S/
PMP1280S, so that you can enable/disable FX1 and FX2
independently of each other. In this case, the tip of the ¼"
plug controls FX1, and the ring FX2.
[32] The FX OUT connector is used to route the FX SEND
signal from the input channels, for example, to the input of
an external effects processor. The PMP980S/PMP1280S has
two FX controls per input signal (see {5}) and also two FX
OUT connectors (FX OUT 1 and FX OUT 2).
◊ Please note: When you connect a mono plug to one of the
FX OUT jacks, the signal path from the respective FX send
to the built-in effects processor is interrupted. For each
FX send you can either use the built-in effect or the corresponding FX OUT jack (for an external effect), but never
both at the same time. When you use a stereo plug (tip and
ring interconnected) you can use the built-in effects processor and the FX OUT jacks in parallel.
[33] Use the AUX IN ¼" inputs to route an external stereo
signal to the main mix. This can be the signal generated by
an external effects processor. Use the left input for mono
signals, which are then reproduced on both stereo sides.
The PMP960M has only one mono AUX IN connector.
[34] The AUX IN control adjusts the volume of the external
signal in the main mix.
[35] The CD/TAPE IN RCA input allows you to feed in external
stereo signals, e.g. from a CD player, tape deck or other
line-level source.
[36] The VOICE CANCELLER filters vocal-specific frequencies
from the CD/TAPE IN signal. This function can be used
for karaoke, i.e. you can remove the vocals from a song and
then sing along with the music yourself.
[37] The REC OUT (RCA) provides line-level signals from
the power mixer to a DAT recorder, for example. On the
PMP980S/PMP1280S the REC OUT signal is stereo and on
the PMP960M two identical mono signals are provided.
◊ If the REC OUT signal is connected to a recorder whose
output signal is returned to the CD/TAPE IN, feedback can
occur when you activate the record function. So, discon-
nect the CD/TAPE IN from the recorder, before you start
recording!
[38] The MAIN ¼" connectors allow you to send the main signal
to an external amplifier, when you only wish to use the
mixer and effects section. The signal is taken pre-power
stage of the mixer. It is also possible to use only the left jack
of the output. The PMP960M has only one mono output
connector.
[39] Connect your monitor power amps or active monitor speakers to the mono MONITOR output to monitor the signal
mix created with the MON controls or to route it to the
musicians on stage.
[40] Use the POWER switch to put the unit into operation. The
POWER switch should always be in the “Off” position when
you are about to connect the unit to the mains.
◊ Please note: The POWER switch does not fully disconnect
the unit from the mains. Unplug the power cord completely
when the unit is not used for prolonged periods of time.
2.4 Rear panel
[41] The mains connection is on a standard IEC receptacle. An
appropriate power cord is supplied with the unit.
[42] FUSE HOLDER. Before connecting the unit to the mains,
ensure that the voltage setting matches your local voltage.
Blown fuses should only be replaced by fuses of the same
type and rating. Please also read the information given in
chapter 6 “Specifications”.
[43] Loudspeaker OUTPUT A.
PMP980S/PMP1280S: Depending on the operating mode
selected (see (28)) either the left main signal or the monitor
signal is provided at OUTPUT A. Never use this output in
bridged mono mode.
PMP960M: In MON/MAIN mode, the monitor signal is
provided at OUTPUT A (see (28)). Never use this output
in bridged mono mode, except when you use a cable with
the normal pin connections (pins 1+/1-). In this case you
can take the mono main signal from this output in MAIN/
MAIN (BRIDGE) mode (not bridged). Please also refer to
chapter 4.3 “Loudspeaker connection”.
◊ The impedance of the loudspeaker connected must not fall
below 4 Ω.
◊ Please note that the power delivered to the speaker in
bridged mono mode is considerably higher than in other
operating modes. Please read the information given on the
rear panel of the power mixer.
[44] Loudspeaker OUTPUT B.
PMP980S/PMP1280S: Depending on the operating mode
selected (see (28)) either the right main signal, the mono
main signal or the bridged mono signal is provided at
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OUTPUT B.
PMP960M: Either the main or the bridged main mono
signal is provided at OUTPUT B (see (28)). When you use
a cable with the normal pin connections (pins 1+/1-), it is
possible in MAIN/MAIN (BRIDGE) mode to take the mono
main signal from this output (not bridged). Please also refer
to chapter 4.3 “Loudspeaker connection”.
◊ In BRIDGE mode, always connect only one loudspeaker
with an impedance of at least 8 Ω to OUTPUT B (pins
1+/2+)! Please note that OUTPUT A must NEVER be used in
BRIDGE mode (with pin connections 1+/2+)!
◊ In all other operating modes, the minimum impedance of
the speaker connected must not fall below 4 Ω.
◊ Information on how to properly connect your speaker with
regard to polarity can be found on the rear of the mixer
(PINOUTs).
[45] SERIAL NUMBER.
3. Digital Effects Processor
24-BIT MULTI-EFFECTS PROCESSOR
This built-in effects module produces high-grade standard
effects such as reverb, chorus, flanger, delay and various combination effects. The integrated effects module has the advantage
of requiring no wiring. This way, the danger of creating ground
loops or uneven signal levels is eliminated at the outset, completely simplifying the handling.
These effect presets are designed to be added to dry signals. If
you move the FX RET control, you mix the channel signal (dry)
and the effect signal.
◊ Turn down the FX controls in those channel strips whose
signals you don’t wish to process.
4. Installation
4.1 Mains connection
Blown fuses must be replaced by fuses of the same type and
rating.
The mains connection is made using the enclosed power cord
and a standard IEC receptacle. It meets all of the international
safety certification requirements.
◊ Please make sure that all units have a proper ground connection. For your own safety, never remove or disable the
ground conductor from the unit or of the AC power cord.
4.2 Audio connections
The inputs and outputs of the BEHRINGER EUROPOWER are
unbalanced ¼" TS connectors—except for the balanced mono
line inputs. Of course, all inputs and outputs work with both bal-
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anced and unbalanced connectors. The Tape Ins and Outs are on
stereo RCA connectors.
◊ Please ensure that only qualified personnel install and
operate the power mixer. During installation and operation, the user must have sufficient electrical contact to
earth. Electrostatic charges might affect the operation of
the unit.
Strain relief clamp
input
2 1
3
1 = ground/shield
2 = hot (+ve)
3 = cold (-ve)
output
Sleeve
Tip
1
2
3
For unbalanced use, pin 1 and pin 3 have to be bridged
Sleeve
(ground/shield)
Tip
(signal)
Balanced use with XLR connectors
Fig. 4.3: XLR connectors
Unbalanced ¼” TS connector
strain relief clamp
sleeve
Fig. 4.1: ¼" TS connector
tip
strain relief clamp
sleeve
ring
tip
sleeve
ground/shield
ring
cold (-ve)
tip
hot (+ve)
For connection of balanced and unbalanced plugs,
ring and sleeve have to be bridged at the stereo plug.
Balanced 1/4" TRS connector
Fig. 4.2: ¼" TRS connector
sleeve
pole 1/ground
tip
pole 2
The footswitch connects both poles momentarily
1/4" TS footswitch connector
Fig. 4.4: ¼" TS connector for footswitch
◊ Please use a dual footswitch for the PMP980S/PMP1280S, so
that you can enable/disable FX1 and FX2 independently of
each other. In this case, the tip of the ¼" plug controls FX1,
and the ring FX2.
tip
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Please be sure to only use professional locking-style speaker
cables (type NL4FC). Please check the pin connections of your
loudspeakers and cables depending on the EUROPOWER
speaker output you choose.
tip
sleeve
sleeve
shield
Fig. 4.5: RCA cable
4.3 Loudspeaker connection
Your PMP mixer is equipped with high-quality twist-lock
professional style loudspeaker connectors, which ensure safe
and trouble-free operation. This connector was especially
developed for high-power loudspeakers. Once it is plugged in, it
safely locks into position and cannot be accidentally disengaged.
It prevents the occurrence of electrical shock and ensures the
correct polarity. Each of the connectors carries only the assigned
single signal (see tab. 4.1/fig. 4.7 and the information on the rear
panel of the power mixer).
Tab 4.1: Pin connections of loudspeaker connectors
+1
-1
-2
+2
front view
+1
-1
-2
+2
rear view
Professional speaker connector
(compatible with Professional
twist-lock style connector)
Fig. 4.6: Professional twist-lock style connector
Fig. 4.7: Connector assignment
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5. Wiring Examples
For stereo operation the POWER AMP switch (28) of the
PMP980S/PMP1280S must be set to its upper position (MAIN L/
MAIN R). Outputs A and B deliver the stereo main signal to the
P.A. speakers. Two active speakers, wired in parallel, are
connected to the preamp monitor output. They are used as
on-stage monitor speakers. The effects processors can be
switched on and off with a dual footswitch. This set-up is not
possible with the PMP960M (no stereo operation possible).
FOOTSW
Both the PMP980S/PMP1280S and the PMP960M can be set-up
for dual mono operations. The POWER AMP switch (28) must be
set to its lower (PMP960M) or center position (PMP980S/
PMP1280S). The two loudspeaker outputs provide the main and
monitor signals independently of each other and to two loudspeakers each, which are wired in parallel.
MONITOR
TIP = FX 1
RING = FX 2
FX
UTPUT
Fig. 5.1: EUROPOWER mixer as a stereo amplifier (example)
Fig. 5.2: EUROPOWER as a dual mono amplifier (example)
This illustration shows just one example of how the channels of
your power mixer can be used, including the connection of mono
and stereo sources, and the tape ins and outs recording the mix
signal or playing back external signals.
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One example of how to use your power mixer with a subwoofer
in bridged mono mode. The illustration shows the PMP1280S
with a subwoofer connected to OUTPUT B that will receive the
full (bridged) output power. A separate stereo power amp
(BEHRINGER EUROPOWER EP2000) for the stereo main P.A.
signal is connected to the Pre Amp Main outputs. The Pre Amp
monitor output is wired to active speakers on the stage. This
application can also be realized with the PMP960M, except for
the main P.A. signal, which would be mono.
MONITOR
Fig. 5.3: Standard set-up (example)
Fig. 5.4: EUROPOWER in bridged mono mode
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6. Specifications
PREAMP OUTPUTS
MICROPHONE INPUTS
MAIN
Type
Impedance
Max. output level
¼" TS connectors, unbalanced
approx. 150 Ohm, unbalanced
+21 dBu
MONITOR
Type
Impedance
Max. output level
¼" TS connectors, unbalanced
approx. 150 Ohm, unbalanced
+21 dBu
Type
Mic E.I.N. (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
@ 0 Ohm source resistance
@ 50 Ohm source resistance
@ 150 Ohm source resistance
Frequency response
Gain
Max. input level
Impedance
Signal-to-noise ratio
Noise (THD + N)
XLR, electronically balanced input circuit
-112 dB / 114 dB A-weighted
-112 dB / 114 dB A-weighted
-112 dB / 114 dB A-weighted
< 10 Hz - 200 kHz (-1 dB)
< 10 Hz - > 200 kHz (-3 dB)
+30 dB, +10 dB with pad
+12 dBu @ +10 dB gain
approx. 2.2 kOhm balanced / 1.1 kOhm
unbalanced
110 dB / 114 dB A-weighted (0 dBu In @
+10 dB gain)
0.001% / 0.0007% A-weighted
MONO LINE INPUTS
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
¼" TS connectors, balanced
approx. 20 kOhm, balanced
+21 dBu
STEREO LINE INPUTS
PMP960M
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
-
PMP980S
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
¼" TRS connectors, unbalanced
approx. 100 kOhm, unbalanced
+21 dBu
PMP1280S
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
¼" TRS connectors, unbalanced
approx. 100 kOhm, unbalanced
+21 dBu
EQUALIZER
Low
Mid
High
80 Hz / +/-15 dB
2.5 kHz / +/-15 dB
12 kHz / +/-15 dB
CD/TAPE INPUT
Type
Impedance
RCA
approx. 10 kOhm
STEREO OUTPUTS
PMP960M
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
-
PMP980S
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
¼" TRS connectors, unbalanced
approx. 150 Ohm, unbalanced
+21 dBu
PMP1280S
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
¼" TRS connectors, unbalanced
approx. 150 Ohm, unbalanced
+21 dBu
PMP960M
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
RCA, mono output
approx. 1 kOhm
+21 dBu
PMP980S
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
RCA
approx. 1 kOhm
+21 dBu
PMP1280S
Type
Impedance
Max. input level
RCA
approx. 1 kOhm
+21 dBu
MAIN MIX SYSTEM DATA
Noise:
MAIN MIX @ -?
Channel fader -?
MAIN MIX @ 0 dB
Channel fader -?
MAIN MIX @ 0 dB
Channel fader @ 0 dB
-102 dB/-106 dB A-weighted
-88 dB/-91 dB A-weighted
-84 dB/-86 dB A-weighted
LOUDSPEAKER OUTPUTS
Type
Professional twist-lock style connector
Load impedance:
PMP960M
MAIN L/R
PMP980S
MAIN L/R
-
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PMP960M
4 Ohm per channel
250 W
PMP980S
4 Ohm per channel
250 W
PMP1280S
4 Ohm per channel
450 W
4 - 8 Ohm
RMS @ 1% THD (sine wave), bridged mode:
PMP1280S
MAIN L/R
4 - 8 Ohm
PMP960M
8 Ohm
500 W
PMP960M
MONITOR/MAIN MONO
MAIN MONO/MAIN MONO
BRIDGE
4 - 8 Ohm
4 - 8 Ohm
8 - 16 Ohm
PMP980S
8 Ohm
500 W
PMP1280S
8 Ohm
900 W
PMP980S
MONITOR/MAIN MONO
MAIN MONO/MAIN MONO
BRIDGE
4 - 8 Ohm
4 - 8 Ohm
8 - 16 Ohm
PMP1280S
MONITOR/MAIN MONO
MAIN MONO/MAIN MONO
BRIDGE
4 - 8 Ohm
4 - 8 Ohm
8 - 16 Ohm
DSP
Converter
Dynamics D/A
Sampling rate
Delay Time
Signal run time
(Line In > Line Out)
24-bit Delta-Sigma, 64/128-times
oversampling
90 dB
40 kHz
max. 5 secs
approx. 1.5 ms
DISPLAY
Peak Power, both channels driven:
PMP960M
8 Ohm per channel
225 W
PMP980S
8 Ohm per channel
225 W
PMP1280S
8 Ohm per channel
300 W
PMP960M
4 Ohm per channel
350 W
PMP980S
4 Ohm per channel
350 W
PMP1280S
4 Ohm per channel
600 W
Peak Power, bridged mode:
PMP960M
8 Ohm
900 W
PMP980S
8 Ohm
900 W
OUTPUT POWER
PMP1280S
8 Ohm
1200 W
RMS @ 1% THD (sine wave), both channels driven:
FUSES
PMP960M
8 Ohm per channel
165 W
PMP980S
8 Ohm per channel
PMP1280S
100 - 120 V~, 50/60 Hz
220 - 240 V~, 50/60 Hz
165 W
POWER CONSUMPTION
215 W
Power consumption
Mains connector
PMP960M
Type
PMP980S/PMP1280S
Type
PMP1280S
8 Ohm per channel
2-digit, 7-segment LED
2 x 2-digit, 7-segment LED
T 10 A H 250 V
T 6.3 A H 250 V
1000 W
IEC standard receptacle
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DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
Dimensions (H x W x D)
approx. 12 2/5" x 18 1/10" x 8 3/5"
approx. 315 mm x 460 mm x 220 mm
PMP960M
Weight
8.5 kg, 18 3/4 lbs.
PMP980S
Weight
9.4 kg, 20 3/4 lbs.
PMP1280S
Weight
10.6 kg , 23 1/3 lbs.
BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these
efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to existing productswithout prior notice.
Specifications and appearance may differ from those listed or illustrated.
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Warranty
§ 1 Warranty
[2] This limited warranty does not cover the product if it has been electronically or
[1]�This limited warranty is valid only if you purchased the product from a BEHRINGER
mechanically modified in any way. If the product needs to be modified or adapted in
order to comply with applicable technical or safety standards on a national or local
level, in any country which is not the country for which the product was originally
developed and manufactured, this modification/adaptation shall not be considered
a defect in materials or workmanship. This limited warranty does not cover any such
modification/adaptation, regardless of whether it was carried out properly or not.
Under the terms of this limited warranty, BEHRINGER shall not be held responsible for
any cost resulting from such a modification/adaptation.
authorized dealer in the country of purchase. A list of authorized dealers can be found
on BEHRINGER’s website www.behringer.com under “Where to Buy”, or you can contact
the BEHRINGER office closest to you.
[2] BEHRINGER* warrants the mechanical and electronic components of this product
to be free of defects in material and workmanship if used under normal operating
conditions for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase (see the
Limited Warranty terms in § 4 below), unless a longer minimum warranty period
is mandated by applicable local laws. If the product shows any defects within the
specified warranty period and that defect is not excluded under § 4, BEHRINGER
shall, at its discretion, either replace or repair the product using suitable new or
reconditioned product or parts. In case BEHRINGER decides to replace the entire
product, this limited warranty shall apply to the replacement product for the remaining
initial warranty period, i.e., one (1) year (or otherwise applicable minimum warranty
period) from the date of purchase of the original product.
[3] Upon validation of the warranty claim, the repaired or replacement product will
be returned to the user freight prepaid by BEHRINGER.
[4] Warranty claims other than those indicated above are expressly excluded.
PLEASE RETAIN YOUR SALES RECEIPT. IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE COVERING
YOUR LIMITED WARRANTY. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VOID WITHOUT SUCH PROOF
OF PURCHASE.
§ 2 Online registration
Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your
purchase at www.behringer.com under “Support” and kindly read the terms and
conditions of our limited warranty carefully. Registering your purchase and equipment
with us helps us process your repair claims quicker and more efficiently. Thank you for
your cooperation!
§ 3 Return authorization number
[1]�To obtain warranty service, please contact the retailer from whom the equipment
was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you
may contact the BEHRINGER distributor for your country listed under “Support” at
www.behringer.com. If your country is not listed, please check if your problem can
be dealt with by our “Online Support” which may also be found under “Support”
at www.behringer.com. Alternatively, please submit an online warranty claim at
www.behringer.com BEFORE returning the product. All inquiries must be accompanied
by a description of the problem and the serial number of the product. After verifying
the product’s warranty eligibility with the original sales receipt, BEHRINGER will then
issue a Return Materials Authorization (“RMA”) number.
[3] This limited warranty covers only the product hardware. It does not cover
technical assistance for hardware or software usage and it does not cover any software
products whether or not contained in the product. Any such software is provided “AS IS”
unless expressly provided for in any enclosed software limited warranty.
[4] This limited warranty is invalid if the factory-applied serial number has been
altered or removed from the product.
[5] Free inspections and maintenance/repair work are expressly excluded from this
limited warranty, in particular, if caused by improper handling of the product by the
user. This also applies to defects caused by normal wear and tear, in particular, of
faders, crossfaders, potentiometers, keys/buttons, tubes, guitar strings, illuminants and
similar parts.
[6] Damage/defects caused by the following conditions are not covered by this
limited warranty:
• improper handling, neglect or failure to operate the unit in compliance with
the instructions given in BEHRINGER user or service manuals;
• connection or operation of the unit in any way that does not comply with the
technical or safety regulations applicable in the country where the product
is used;
• damage/defects caused by acts of God/Nature (accident, fire, flood, etc) or any
other condition that is beyond the control of BEHRINGER.
[7] Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by unauthorized personnel
(user included) will void the limited warranty.
[8] If an inspection of the product by BEHRINGER shows that the defect in question is
not covered by the limited warranty, the inspection costs are payable by the customer.
[9] Products which do not meet the terms of this limited warranty will be repaired
exclusively at the buyer’s expense. BEHRINGER or its authorized service center will
inform the buyer of any such circumstance. If the buyer fails to submit a written repair
order within 6 weeks after notification, BEHRINGER will return the unit C.O.D. with a
separate invoice for freight and packing. Such costs will also be invoiced separately
when the buyer has sent in a written repair order.
[10] Authorized BEHRINGER dealers do not sell new products directly in online
[3] Shipments without freight prepaid will not be accepted.
auctions. Purchases made through an online auction are on a “buyer beware”
basis. Online auction confirmations or sales receipts are not accepted for warranty
verification and BEHRINGER will not repair or replace any product purchased through
an online auction.
§ 4 Warranty Exclusions
§ 5 Warranty transferability
[1]�This limited warranty does not cover consumable parts including, but not limited
This limited warranty is extended exclusively to the original buyer (customer of
authorized retail dealer) and is not transferable to anyone who may subsequently
purchase this product. No other person (retail dealer, etc.) shall be entitled to give any
warranty promise on behalf of BEHRINGER.
[2] Subsequently, the product must be returned in its original shipping carton,
together with the return authorization number to the address indicated by BEHRINGER.
to, fuses and batteries. Where applicable, BEHRINGER warrants the valves or meters
contained in the product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a
period of ninety (90) days from date of purchase.
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION COMPLIANCE
INFORMATION
EUROPOWER
PMP960M/PMP980S/PMP1280S
Responsible party name:
MUSIC Group Services USA, Inc.
Address:
18912 North Creek Parkway,
Suite 200 Bothell, WA 98011,
USA
Phone/Fax No.:
Phone: +1 425 672 0816
Fax: +1 425 673 7647
EUROPOWER PMP960M/PMP980S/PMP1280S
complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Important information:
Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by MUSIC Group
can void the user’s authority to use the equipment.
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Legal Disclaimer
§ 6 Claim for damage
Subject only to the operation of mandatory applicable local laws, BEHRINGER shall
have no liability to the buyer under this warranty for any consequential or indirect loss
or damage of any kind. In no event shall the liability of BEHRINGER under this limited
warranty exceed the invoiced value of the product.
§ 7 Limitation of liability
This limited warranty is the complete and exclusive warranty between you and
BEHRINGER. It supersedes all other written or oral communications related to this
product. BEHRINGER provides no other warranties for this product.
§ 8 Other warranty rights and national law
[1]�This limited warranty does not exclude or limit the buyer’s statutory rights as a
consumer in any way.
[2] The limited warranty regulations mentioned herein are applicable unless they
constitute an infringement of applicable mandatory local laws.
Technical specifications and appearance are subject to change without
notice. The information contained herein is correct at the time of printing.
BEHRINGER accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by any
person who relies either wholly or in part upon any description, photograph
or statement contained herein. Colors and specifications may vary slightly
from product. BEHRINGER products are sold through authorized dealers
only. Distributors and dealers are not agents of BEHRINGER and have
absolutely no authority to bind BEHRINGER by any express or implied
undertaking or representation. This manual is copyrighted. No part of
this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording
of any kind, for any purpose, without the express written permission of
Red Chip Company Ltd.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2009 Red Chip Company Ltd.
Trident Chambers, Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146,
Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
[3] This warranty does not detract from the seller’s obligations in regard to any lack of
conformity of the product and any hidden defect.
§ 9 Amendment
Warranty service conditions are subject to change without notice. For the latest
warranty terms and conditions and additional information regarding BEHRINGER’s
limited warranty, please see complete details online at www.behringer.com.
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