RetroSound Quad 4 Specifications

INSTRUCTIONS - 3.1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using electrical products, basic cautions should always be followed, including the following:
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions safe.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance with 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.
9. An apparatus with Class I construction shall be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective connection. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or 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 plug. The wide blade or third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories provided by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, 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.
13. The mains plug or appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device and shall remain readily operable. The user should allow easy access to any
mains plug, mains coupler and mains switch used in conjunction with this unit thus making it readily operable. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as when 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.
15. Never break off the ground pin. Connect only to a power supply of the type marked on the unit adjacent to the power supply cord.
16. If this product is to be mounted in an equipment rack, rear support should be provided.
17. Note for UK only: If the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this unit do not correspond with the terminals in your plug‚ proceed as follows:
a) The wire that is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal that is marked by the letter E‚ the earth symbol‚ coloured green or
coloured green and yellow.
b) The wire that is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal that is marked with the letter N or the colour black.
c) The wire that is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal that is marked with the letter L or the colour red.
18.This electrical apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and care should be taken not to place
Duration Per Day
Sound Level dBA,
objects containing liquids, such as vases, upon the apparatus.
In Hours
slow response
19. Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause a permanent hearing loss. Individuals vary considerably in
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90
susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss, but nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently
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intense noise for a sufficient time.
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95
The U.S. Government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specified the following
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permissible noise level exposures: According to OSHA, any exposure in excess of the above permissible limits could
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100
result in some hearing loss. Earplugs or protectors to the ear canals or over the ears must be worn when operating
1½
102
thisamplification system in order to prevent a permanent hearing loss, if exposure is in excess of the limits as set
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105
forth above. To ensure against potentially dangerous exposure to high sound pressure levels, it is recommended that
all persons exposed to equipment capable of producing high sound pressure levels such as this amplification system
½
110
be protected by hearing protectors while this unit is in operation.
¼ or less
115
INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANTES DE SECURITE - FRANÇAIS
ATTENTION: L’utilisation de tout appareil électrique doit être soumise aux precautions d’usage incluant:
1. Lire ces instructions
2. Gardez ce manuel pour de futures références.
3. Prétez attention aux messages de précautions de ce manuel.
4. Suivez ces instructions.
5. N’utilisez pas cette unité proche de plans d’eau.
6. N’utilisez qu’un tissu sec pour le nettoyage de votre unité.
7. N’obstruez pas les systèmes de refroidissement de votre unité et installez votre unité en fonction des instructionsde ce manuel.
8. Ne positionnez pas votre unité à proximité de toute source de chaleur.
9. Un appareil avec la construction de la classe I sera relié à une sortie de douille de forces à un raccordement protecteur. Connectez toujours votre unité
sur une alimentation munie de prise de terre utilisant le cordon d’alimentation fourni.
10. Protégez les connecteurs de votre unité et positionnez les cablages pour éviter toutes déconnexions accidentelles.
11. N’utilisez que des fixations approuvées par le fabriquant.
12. Lors de l’utilsation sur pied ou pole de support, assurez dans le cas de déplacement de l’ensemble enceinte/support de prévenir tout basculement
intempestif de celui-ci.
13. Les forces branchent ou le coupleur d'appareils est utilisé pendant que le dispositif de débranchement et restera aisément fonctionnel. L'utilisateur
devrait permettre l'accès facile à toutes les forces prise, à forces coupleur et à commutateur de forces utilisé en même temps que cette unité le rendant de
ce fait aisément fonctionnel. Débranchez cet appareil pendant la foudre donne l' assaut à ou si inutilisé pendant de longues périodes.
14. Seul un technicien agréé par le fabriquant est à même de réparer/contrôler votre unité. Celle-ci doit être contrôlée si elle a subit des dommages de
manipulation, d’utilisation ou de stockage (humidité,…).
15. Ne déconnectez jamais la prise de terre de votre unité.
16. Si votre unité est destinée a etre montée en rack, des supports arriere doivent etre utilises.
17. Note pour les Royaumes-Unis: Si les couleurs de connecteurs du cable d’alimentation ne correspond pas au guide de la prise secteur, procédez comme
suit:
a) Le connecteur vert et jaune doit être connectrer au terminal noté E, indiquant la prise de terre ou correspondantaux couleurs verte ou verte et
jaune du guide.
b) Le connecteur bleu doit être connectrer au terminal noté N, correspondnat à la couleur noire du guide.
c) Le connecteur marron doit être connectrer au terminal noté L, correspondant à la couleur rouge du guide.
18. Cet équipement électrique ne doit en aucun cas être en contact avec un quelconque liquide et aucun objet contenant un liquide, vase ou autre ne
devrait être posé sur celui-ci.
Niveau sonore
Durée par Jour
19. Une exposition à de hauts niveaux sonores peut conduire à des dommages de l’écoute irréversibles. La
moyen (dBA)
(heures)
susceptibilité au bruit varie considérablement d’un individu à l’autre, mais une large majorité de la population
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8
expériencera une perte de l’écoute après une exposition à une forte puissance sonore pour une durée
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6
prolongée.
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4
L’organisme de la santé américaine (OSHA) a produit le guide ci-dessous en rapport à la perte occasionnée:
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3
D’après les études menées par le OSHA, toute exposition au delà des limites décrites ce-dessus entrainera des
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2
pertes de l’écoute chez la plupart des sujets. Le port de système de protection (casque, oreilette de filtrage,…)
102
1½
doit être observé lors de l’opération cette unité ou des dommages irréversibles peuvent être occasionnés. Le
105
1
port de ces systèmes doit être observé par toutes personnes susceptibles d’être exposées à des conditions au
110
½
delà des limites décrites ci-dessus.
115
¼ ou inférieur
WICHTIGE SICHERHEITSHINWEISE - DEUSCH
ACHTUNG: Beim Einsatz von Elektrogeräten müssen u.a. grundlegende Vorsichtsmaßnahmen befolgt werden:
1. Lesen Sie sich diese Anweisungen durch.
2. Bewahren Sie diese Anweisungen auf.
3. Beachten Sie alle Warnungen.
4. Befolgen Sie alle Anweisungen.
5. Setzen Sie dieses Gerät nicht in der Nähe von Wasser ein.
6. Reinigen Sie es nur mit einem trockenen Tuch.
7. Blockieren Sie keine der Lüftungsöffnungen. Führen Sie die Installation gemäß den Anweisungen des Herstellers durch.
8. Installieren Sie das Gerät nicht neben Wärmequellen wie Heizungen, Heizgeräten, Öfen oder anderen Geräten (auch Verstärkern), die Wärme erzeugen.
9. Ein Apparat mit Aufbau der Kategorie I wird an einen Hauptleitungseinfaßungsanschluß mit einem schützenden Anschluss angeschlossen.
Beeinträchtigen Sie nicht die Sicherheitswirkung des gepolten Steckers bzw. des Erdungssteckers. Ein gepolter Stecker weistzwei Stifte auf, von denen einer breiter
ist als der andere. Ein Erdungsstecker weist zwei Stifte und einen dritten Erdungsstift auf.Der breite Stift bzw. der dritte Stift dient Ihrer Sicherheit. Sollte der
beiliegende Stecker nicht in Ihre Steckdose passen, wenden Sie sich bitte an einen Elektriker, um die ungeeignete Steckdose austauschen zu lassen.
10. Schützen Sie das Netzkabel, sodass niemand darauf tritt oder es geknickt wird, insbesondere an Steckern oder Buchsen und ihren Austrittsstellen aus dem Gerät.
11. Verwenden Sie nur die vom Hersteller erhältlichen Zubehörgeräte oder Zubehörteile.
12. Verwenden Sie nur einen Wagen, Stativ, Dreifuß, Träger oder Tisch, der den Angaben des Herstellers entspricht oder zusammen mit dem Gerät verkauft wurde.
Wird ein Wagen verwendet, bewegen Sie den Wagen mit dem darauf befindlichen Gerät besonders vorsichtig, damit er nicht umkippt und möglicherweise jemand
verletzt wird.
13. Die Hauptleitungen verstopfen, oder Gerätekoppler wird während die Trennung Vorrichtung benutzt und wird bereitwillig funktionell bleiben. Der Benutzer sollte
einfachen Zugang zu allen möglichen Hauptleitungen Stecker, zu den Hauptleitungen Koppler und zum Hauptleitungen Schalter erlauben, der in Verbindung mit dieser
Maßeinheit benutzt wird, die folglich ihn bereitwillig funktionell bildet. Trennen Sie diesen Apparat während der Blitzstürme oder wenn unbenutzt, für lange
Zeitabschnitte.
14. Lassen Sie sämtliche Wartungsarbeiten von qualifizierten Kundendiensttechnikern durchführen. Eine Wartung ist erforderlich, wenn das Gerät in irgendeiner Art
beschädigt wurde, etwa wenn das Netzkabel oder der Netzstecker beschädigt wurden, Flüssigkeit oder Gegenstände in das Gerät gelangt sind, das Gerät Regen oder
Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt wurde, nicht normal rbeitet oder heruntergefallen ist.
15.Der Erdungsstift darf nie entfernt werden. Schließen Sie nur an die Stromversorgung der Art an, die am Gerät neben dem Netzkabel angegeben ist.
16. Wenn dieses Produkt in ein Geräte-Rack eingebaut werden soll, muss eine Versorgung über die Rückseite eingerichtet werden.
17. Hinweis – Nur für Großbritannien: Sollte die Farbe der Drähte in der Netzleitung dieses Geräts nicht mit den Klemmen in Ihrem Stecker übereinstimmen, gehen Sie
folgendermaßen vor:
a) Der grün-gelbe Draht muss an die mit E (Symbol für Erde) markierte bzw. grüne oder grün-gelbe Klemme angeschlossen werden.
b) Der blaue Draht muss an die mit N markierte bzw. schwarze Klemme angeschlossen werden.
c) Der braune Draht muss an die mit L markierte bzw. rote Klemme angeschlossen werden.
18. Dieses Gerät darf nicht ungeschützt Wassertropfen und Wasserspritzern ausgesetzt werden und es muss darauf geachtet werden, dass keine mit Flüssigkeiten
gefüllte Gegenstände, wie z. B. Blumenvasen, auf dem Gerät abgestellt werden.
19. Belastung durch extrem hohe Lärmpegel kann zu dauerhaftem Gehörverlust führen. Die Anfälligkeit für durch Lärm
Dauer pro Tag in
Geräuschpegel dBA,
bedingten Gehörverlust ist von Mensch zu Mensch verschieden, das Gehör wird jedoch bei jedem in gewissem Maße
Stunden
langsame Reaktion
geschädigt, der über einen bestimmten Zeitraum ausreichend starkem Lärm ausgesetzt ist. Die US8
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Arbeitsschutzbehörde (Occupational and Health Administration, OSHA) hat die folgenden zulässigen Pegel für
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Lärmbelastung festgelegt:
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Laut OSHA kann jede Belastung über den obenstehenden zulässigen Grenzwerten zu einem gewissen Gehörverlust
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führen. Sollte die Belastung die obenstehenden Grenzwerte übersteigen, müssen beim Betrieb dieses
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100
Verstärkungssystems Ohrenstopfen oder Schutzvorrichtungen im Gehörgang oder über den Ohren getragen werden,
1
½
102
um einen dauerhaften Gehörverlust zu verhindern. Um sich vor einer möglicherweise gefährlichen Belastung durch
1
105
hohe Schalldruckpegel zu schützen, wird allen Personen empfohlen, die mit Geräten arbeiten, die wie dieses
½
110
Verstärkungssystem hohe Schalldruckpegel erzeugen können, beim Betrieb dieses Geräts einen Gehörschutz zu
¼
oder
weniger
115
tragen.
INSTRUCCIONES IMPORTANTES PARA SU SEGURIDAD - ESPAÑOL
CUIDADO: Cuando use productos electrónicos, debe tomar precauciones básicas, incluyendo las siguientes:
1. Lea estas instrucciones.
2. Guarde estas instrucciones.
3. Haga caso de todos los consejos.
4. Siga todas las instrucciones.
5. No usar este aparato cerca del agua.
6. Limpiar solamente con una tela seca.
7. No bloquear ninguna de las salidas de ventilación. Instalar de acuerdo a las instrucciones del fabricante.
8. No instalar cerca de ninguna fuente de calor como radiadores, estufas, hornos u otros aparatos (incluyendo amplificadores) que produzcan calor.
9. Un aparato con la construcción de la clase I será conectado con un enchufe de zócalo de las cañerías con una conexión protectora. No retire la patilla
protectora del enchufe polarizado o de tipo “a Tierra”. Un enchufe polarizado tiene dos puntas, una de ellas más ancha que la otra. Un enchufe de tipo “a Tierra” tiene
dos puntas y una tercera “a Tierra”. La punta ancha (la tercera ) se proporciona para su seguridad. Si el enchufe proporcionado no encaja en su enchufe de red,
consulte a un electricista para que reemplaze su enchufe obsoleto.
10. Proteja el cable de alimentación para que no sea pisado o pinchado, particularmente en los enchufes, huecos, y los puntos que salen del aparato.
11. Usar solamente añadidos/accesorios proporcionados por el fabricante.
12. Usar solamente un carro, pie, trípode, o soporte especificado por el fabricante, o vendido junto al aparato. Cuando se use un carro, tenga cuidado al mover el
conjunto carro/aparato para evitar que se dañe en un vuelco. No suspenda esta caja de ninguna manera
13. Las cañerías tapan o el acoplador de la aplicación se utiliza mientras que el dispositivo de la desconexión y seguirá siendo fácilmente operable. El usuario debe
permitir el acceso fácil a cualquier cañería enchufe, a las cañerías acoplador y al interruptor de las cañerías usado conjuntamente con esta unidad así que lo hace
fácilmente operable. Desenchufe este aparato durante tormentas del relámpago o cuando es inusitado por períodos del tiempo largos.
14. Para cualquier reparación, acuda a personal de servicio cualificado. Se requieren reparaciones cuando el aparato ha sido dañado de alguna manera, como
cuando el cable de alimentación o el enchufe se han dañado, algún líquido ha sido derramado o algún objeto ha caído dentro del aparato, el aparato ha sido expuesto
a la lluvia o la humedad, no funciona de manera normal, o ha sufrido una caída.
15. Nunca retire la patilla de Tierra. Conecte el aparato sólo a una fuente de alimentación del tipo marcado al lado del cable de alimentación.
16. Si este producto va a ser enracado con más equipo, use algún tipo de apoyo trasero.
17. Nota para el Reino Unido solamente: Si los colores de los cables en el enchufe principal de esta unidad no corresponden con los terminales en su enchufe‚
proceda de la siguiente manera:
a) El cable de color verde y azul debe ser conectado al terminal que está marcado con la letra E‚ el símbolo de Tierra (earth)‚ coloreado en verde o en
verde y amarillo.
b) El cable coloreado en azul debe ser conectado al terminal que está marcado con la letra N o el color negro.
c) El cable coloreado en marrón debe ser conectado al terminal que está marcado con la letra L o el color rojo.
18. Este aparato eléctrico no debe ser sometido a ningún tipo de goteo o salpicadura y se debe tener cuidado para no poner objetos que contengan líquidos, como
vasos, sobre el aparato.
19. La exposición a altos niveles de ruido puede causar una pérdida permanente en la audición. La susceptibilidad a la
pérdida de audición provocada por el ruido varía segúnla persona, pero casi todo el mundo perderá algo de audición si
Duración por Día en
Nivel de Sonido dBA,
se expone a un nivel de ruido suficientemante intenso durante un tiempo determinado. El Departamento para la Salud y
Horas
Respuesta Lenta
para la Seguridad del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos (OSHA) ha especificado las siguientes exposiciones al ruido
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90
6
permisibles:
92
4
95
De acuerdo al OSHA, cualquier exposición que exceda los límites arriba indicados puede producir algún tipo de
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pérdida en la audición. Protectores para los canales auditivos o tapones para los oídos deben ser usados cuando se
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100
opere con este sistema de sonido para prevenir una pérdida permanente en la audición, si la exposición excede los
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102
límites indicados más arriba. Para protegerse de una exposición a altos niveles de sonido potencialmente peligrosa, se
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105
recomienda que todas las personas expuestas a equipamiento capaz de producir altos niveles de presión sonora, tales
½
110
como este sistema de amplificación, se encuentren protegidas por protectores auditivos mientras esta unidad esté
¼ o menos
115
operando.
EARTH or GROUND GREEN/YELLOW
NEUTRAL - BLUE
LIVE - BROWN
SPECIFICATIONS
Supply Voltage
Mains Fuse
HT Fuse
Power Consumption
Output Power Rating
Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker outputs
Features
Footswitchable
Reverb
EQ
Tone
Bright Switch
Input Impedance
Size
Unit Weight
~100V, ~120V, ~220V, ~230V, 50/60Hz Factory Option
(~220V, ~230V, ~240V = T250mA L 250V)
(~100>120V = T500mA L 250V)
T100mA L 250V
50W
15W
10” Jensen C10Q8
Extension speaker socket (Disconnects Internal speaker)
(Minimum 8 Ohm Impedance)
Pure Class A/B Valve tone
2xEL84 Power Tubes
(Matched Set)
3x12AX7 Preamp tubes
Hi & Lo Gain Inputs
Rugged construction
FX Loop with switchable Level & Bypass
Yes, Channel and Reverb
(FS2 Optional)
Yes
Passive Bass, Middle and Treble
(Active on top end of signal)
1MOhm
368*450*205 (H*W*D)
14.0 Kg
(Shipping Weight
15.0 Kg)
This product conforms to the requirements of the following European Regulations, Directives & Rules:CE Mark (93/68/EEC), Low Voltage (72/23/EEC), EMC (2004/108/EEC),
RoHS (EU2002/95/EC), WEEE (EU2002/96/EC)
In order to reduce environmental damage, at the end of its useful life, this product must not be disposed of along with normal
household waste to landfill sites. It must be taken to an approved recycling centre according to the recommendations of the
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive applicable in your country.
INTRODUCTION
Dear Player,
Thank you very much for purchasing your new Laney product and becoming part of the worldwide Laney family. Each
and every Laney unit is designed and built with the utmost attention to care and detail, so I trust yours will give you
many years of enjoyment.
Laney products have a heritage which stretches back to 1967 when I first began building valve amplifiers in my parent’s
garage.
Since then we have moved on from strength to strength developing an extensive range of guitar, bass, public address
and keyboard amplification products along with a list of Laney endorsees that includes some of the world’s most famous
and respected musicians.
At the same time we believe we have not lost sight of the reason Laney was founded in the first place - a dedication to
building great sounding amplification for working musicians.
Warm Regards,
Lyndon Laney CEO
The VC15’s 15W Class A/B output stage oozes classic, warm tube tones: The harder you drive it, the better it sounds. Plus
with enough gain for contemporary tones, it also has a mean, spiteful side to it as well – making it ideal for any style of playing.
Perfect for studio and practice use, but also equally at home or on stage plugged into a Laney extension cabinet, the sound will
blow you away.
Your VC15 should give you years of trouble-free amplification, however please take time to read this manual and familiarise
yourself with the controls as it will allow you to get the best from your amplifier. We hope you enjoy using your VC15 as much
as we enjoyed designing and making it.
Best wishes from all at Laney
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
1
2
7
3
4
5
6
8
12
9
10
11
13
1
HI INPUT: ‘Hi’ stands for high gain. This input is designed for the connection of low output level guitars making it well
suited for guitars with single coiled or low gain humbucker type pickups. Use of high gain pickups in this input may drive the
preamp too hard causing a "mushy" sound. Only use good quality guitar cable.
2
LO INPUT: ‘Lo’ stands for low gain. This input is attenuated down approximately 50% from the Hi input and is designed for
high output level guitars. It is useful in obtaining output that is "tight" not "mushy" from high gain humbucker type pickups.
Also use this input for the cleanest full range sound with extended low end response. Only use good quality guitar cable.
3
CLEAN VOL: Sets how loud the clean channel is. Try cranking it up a little to drive the power tubes harder for that real
retro sound and feel that only a quality tube amplifier can deliver. Now use your guitar volume to control the amount of
distortion. (Wind it up for distortion back it off a little for clean)
4
BRIGHT: Adds brightness and life to the treble frequencies of your guitar when on the clean channel. Adds edge and
picking emphasis when on the drive channel. The switch has more effect at low Clean Volume/Drive control settings. Use in
conjunction with the Treble and Tone controls for optimum performance.
5
DRIVE: Sets the level of tube preamplifier drive or how dirty your sound is. This control should be used in conjunction with
the Drive Volume (6) Setting low levels of gain with high levels of volume will give a clean preamplifier sound with tube output
stage overdrive. Setting a medium drive level and medium Drive Volume will give a nice crisp bluesy lead tone, again with the
6
DRIVE VOL: Sets how loud the 'Drive' channel is. It is useful to experiment with drive levels and drive volumes. If you
want a very open, warm and semi overdriven sound try reducing the amount of drive and increasing the drive volume. This
reduces pre-amp gain but pushes the power amp section and makes it work harder giving you a very desirable level of power
amp distortion which is a very pleasing “retro” style sound.
7
DRIVE LED: This led will illuminate when the Drive channel is activated with the Drive switch (8) or an optional Laney FS2
remote footswitch.
8
DRIVE SWITCH: Switch in to enable the 'Drive' channel. (This switch must be in the engaged position in order for the
drive to be switched remotely via a foot switch.)
9
BASS, MIDDLE,TREBLE: These are a traditional set of passive tone controls. Passive controls have the advantage of
always sounding musical at any of their settings mainly due to their unique interactive nature. This gives players a more
natural set of tools to create their ideal sound. (Try them all set at midway (5) as a good starting point)
10
REVERB: Controls how loud the built in reverb sounds.
TONE: The tone control works in a similar fashion to the Tone control you probably have on your guitar except that it
uniquely works at the other end of the amplification chain. This has the ability to not only control the overall top end
response but also reduce upper end harmonics on the output stage and preamplifier overdrive sounds. This will give you
bright cutting sounds at high settings and smooth rounded sounds at lower settings. (Midway (5) is a good starting point)
POWER LED: This led will be lit when the amplifier is switched on.
11
12
13
POWER: Main power switch for the unit.
(Always switch off and disconnect the power cord when not in use)
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ability to drive the output stage at higher Drive Volume settings. Setting a high level on the Drive control and a low setting on
the Drive Volume will give you a punchy hard rock lead tone, with the ability to again drive the output tubes at higher Drive
volume settings. Having set the Drive and Drive Volume controls to your desired sound try backing off your guitar volume
and tone controls for lots of other cool sounds. Good tube amplifiers have the unique ability to produce a wide range of
sounds by using only your guitar controls, playing weight and style.
REAR PANEL CONTROLS
Spare power fuse
included in the tray.
L Z B1 2 3 4
SUPPLY VOLTAGE
& FUSE RATING
~100V
~120V
~220V/~230V
1
2
T500mA L 250V
T500mA L 250V
T250mA L 250V
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
POWER INLET SOCKET. Connect to your power source. Make sure the specified voltage is correct for your
country!
2
POWER FUSE: This drawer contains the main safety fuse for the unit. The fuse protects the AC power to the amplifier.
USE ONLY THE CORRECT SIZE AND RATING OF FUSE AS SPECIFIED ON THE PANEL. If a fuse blows or fails and a
replacement of the same size and rating is installed and it in turn blows, the amplifier has suffered a malfunction internally
and needs immediate service from a qualified technician. DO NOT TRY USING A FUSE OF HIGHER RATING. Using a
fuse that is too large in current rating may cause serious, irreparable damage to the amplifier and presents a serious fire
hazard. The mains fuse ratings are detailed in the specs section on page 7 of this manual
3
HT FUSE: This fuse protects the DC power to the tubes within the amplifier. USE ONLY THE CORRECT SIZE AND
RATING FUSE AS SPECIFIED ON THE PANEL. If a fuse blows or fails and a replacement of the same size and rating is
installed and it in turn blows, the amplifier has suffered a malfunction, at this point check the output tubes and replace faulty
ones if required. Should tubes not be the problem the amplifier should be checked out by a qualified technician. Do not
try using a fuse of greater value. Using a fuse that is too large in current rating may cause serious, irreparable damage to
the amplifier. Fuses are designed to protect, do not take chances.
4
EFFECTS LOOP: SEND/LINE OUT: Connect the input of your external effect to this socket. All of the signal leaves
the amplifier via the `Send’ socket to be processed and comes back from the effects via the `Return` socket. This socket
can also be used to control another VC15 amplifier connected to this socket via its own return socket. Some Effects are
better suited to being between the guitar and amplifer input - these are foot pedal types / distortion / wah wah pedals etc.
Rack mount effects will work better in the FX loop on the amplifer rear. Stomp boxes are normally designed for small
signals such as a guitar output whereas rack mount FX are designed for the higher signal level obtained from an FX send.
This socket can also be used as a Line Level Out.
5
BY-PASS/LEVEL SWITCH: This switch allows the effects loop to be by-passed if not in use, it also gives you the option
of running the FX loop at 0dB (750mV) or at -10dB (250mV) to suit your processor.
6
EFFECTS LOOP: RETURN: Connect the output from your external effects to this socket. The effects loop allows you
to connect external effects such as tremolo’s, chorus and delays to your amplifier. All of the signal leaves the amplifier via
the `Send’ socket and comes back from the effects via the `Return` socket. Use the output level control on your FX to
control how loud the FX return signal sounds. This is an insert type control, therefore you need to set the Dry/ Wet mix in
your FX processor.
7
FOOTSWITCH SOCKET: Provided for the connection of a Laney FS2 footswitch (optional) .This allows you to
remotely switch between the clean/drive channel and & switch the built in reverb On/Off.
8
EXTENSION CABINET: Use to connect an 8-16 ohm extension cabinet. Please note mismatched impedance will
reduce the amplifiers performance and in some cases may cause damage to your amplifier. Try the VC15-110 into a Laney
extension cabinet - you will be amazed what this little baby cranks out. Note: When an external speaker cabinet is
connected it disconnects the onboard loudspeaker
9
SERIAL NO: Displays the model and serial number of the unit.
QUICK START SETTINGS - suggestions only, experiment!
CLEAN
BLUES
BLUES SOLO
ROCK
USER SETTINGS - Store your own cool sounds
TUBE AMPLIFIER SURVIVAL TIPS
• Tube amplifiers; generally sound much warmer/sweeter than solid state transistor amplifiers but they also need a little
more respect due to the fragile glass tubes themselves. The VC15 uses top quality tubes, which should give you years of trouble
free service, however like all tube amps; it is important to treat it with a certain amount of care.
• Tubes are fragile glass components; they can easily be damaged if thrown in and out of vehicles,
• Make sure the impedance; of your cabinets matches the setting on your amplifier. Improper impedance matching will
result in reduced output power output and compromised sound at best and amplifier failure/premature tube failure at worst.
• Allow the amplifier; to warm up to room temperature before switching it on, The sudden thermal shock generated can
crack the cold glass tube housing plus any moisture is bad news around high voltage electronics.
• Allow the amplifier; to cool down after playing before moving. Hot tubes are more susceptible to damage than cool
ones.Use good quality loudspeaker leads, cheap leads are often not up to the job of handling the large requirements for
loudspeakers and can often short out.
• Tube amplifiers; don't like running into a open circuit. A tubes life expectancy is based upon a number of factors which
include operating temperature, how hard and how often it is played, vibration due to travel etc. Tubes should be changed in
your amplifier if you notice any change in your amplifiers performance etc. They need not be changed at any regular interval.
• Typical problems; with preamp tubes can be a crackly noise, hiss, hum and microphony. The preamp tubes can safely be
changed with no action required if they fail or reduce in performance. Typical output tube problems can be blown HT fuse;
sound lacking in punch, sound lacks extreme highs or lows and low level hum. The Output tubes can be replaced singularly if
you replace them with the exact same type AND grade as factory fitted otherwise they should be replaced as a quad set. See
the diagram following to see how to check the tube grade fitted. Exact replacement preamp tubes and matched sets of output
tubes are available from Laney via your dealer.
• To change a tube; switch off the unit and unplug from the mains supply. Wait for the tubes to cool down. Lay amplifier
down on its front face and remove the protective grille held in place with four screws. You should now be able to access the
underside of the amplifier chassis. Preamp tubes are protected with a screen can, to remove; gently twist the screen can anti
clockwise and then pull up. The tube can then be gently pulled out. Take care when pushing the new tube in to make sure the
pins are all aligned properly. Output tubes have a spring retainer which must be pulled away before the tube will come out.
• Amplifier connection; In order to avoid damage, it is advisable to establish and follow a pattern for turning on and off
your equipment. With all system parts connected, effects processors etc. BEFORE turning on your guitar amplifier. Many
products have large transient surges at turn on and off which can cause damage to your speakers. By turning on your guitar
amplifier LAST and making sure its Volume controls are set to minimum any transients from other equipment will not reach
your loudspeakers. Wait until all system parts have stabilised; usually a couple of seconds. Similarly when turning off your
system always turn down the Volume controls on your guitar amplifier and then turn off its power before turning off other
equipment.
• Servicing: The user should not attempt to service these products. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
V1
V2
V3
V4>V5
ECC83 HI-GRADE
ECC83 STANDARD
ECC83 STANDARD
EL84 MATCHED VALVES
Pt No. 005570
Pt No. 005550
Pt No. 005548
Pt No. 005563
LINE OUT
FX SEND
EL84
Grade Number
FX RETURN
INTERNAL
LOUDSPEAKER
BRIGHT
CLEAN
VOLUME
BYPASS
0 dB
10dB
BRIGHT
EQ
BRIGHT
MID
DRIVE
BASS
PAD
LO INPUT
TREBLE
HI INPUT
DRIVE
VOLUME
EXT. LOUDSPEAKER
8-16 OHMS
REVERB
REVERB
LEVEL
FOOTSWITCH
BLOCK DIAGRAM
TONE
TONE CONTROL
VC15-110 SAMPLE SYSTEMS
L Z B1 2 3 4
L Z B1 2 3 4
SUPPLY VOLTAGE
& FUSE RATING
~100V
~120V
~220V/~230V
T500mA L 250V
T500mA L 250V
T250mA L 250V
Input
Output
FX Controller
L Z B1 2 3 4
SUPPLY VOLTAGE
& FUSE RATING
~100V
~120V
~220V/~230V
T500mA L 250V
T500mA L 250V
T250mA L 250V
GS412A
NOTES
In the interest of continued product development, Laney reserves the right to amend product specification without prior notification.