Behringer Europower EP2500 User`s manual

Version 1.3
August 2003
ENGLISH
EP1500/EP2500
EUROPOWER
User’s Manual
EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DETAILED SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
CAUTION:
WARNING:
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.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this appliance to rain and moisture.
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.
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to
important operating and maintenance instructions
in the accompanying literature. Please read the
manual.
5) Do not use this device near water.
6) Clean only with a 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.
9) 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 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.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, extension cords, and the
point at which they exit the unit.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the device.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
device combination to avoid injury from stumbling over
it.
13) Unplug this device during lightning storms or when
not used for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the unit 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 device, the unit has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
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EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
EUROPOWER
High-end power amp with optional bridge mono operation mode for live applications
EP1500/EP2500
s 2 x 700 Watts (EP2500: 2 x 1200 Watts) into 2 Ohms, 1400 Watts (EP2500: 2400 Watts) into 4 Ohms
bridged operation
s 2-channel, parallel or bridged mono operating modes for flexible application
s Independent limiters for each channel offer dependable protection against distortion
s Precise signal and clip LED indicators to monitor performance
s Selectable low-frequency filters (30 Hz or 50 Hz) remove distracting infra-sound frequencies
s Professional Speakon® and “touch-proof” binding post loudspeaker outputs enable secure operation
s Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs
s Connection option for extra amps in parallel operation
s Ultra-reliable Toshiba®/Fairchild® high-power transistors
s High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction for long life and durability
s High-current Toroid® toroidal transformer for absolute reliability and lowest noise emission
s “Back-to-front” ventilation system including air filter with automatically adjusting fan speed for smooth operation
s Independent DC and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects amplifier and
speakers
s Designed in Germany. Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
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EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD
Dear Customer,
welcome to the team of
BEHRINGER users, and
thank you very much for
expressing your confidence in us by purchasing
this power amplifier.
Writing this foreword for
you gives me great pleasure, because it represents the culmination of
many months of hard
work delivered by our
engineering team to
achieve a very ambitious
goal: to develop two outstanding power amplifiers, whose flexibility
lets them respond to all
the P.A. and instrument
amplification requirements. The task of designing our new
EUROPOWER EP1500 and EP2500 certainly meant a great deal
of responsibility, which we assumed by focusing on you, the
discerning user and musician. Meeting your expectations also
meant a lot of work and night shifts. But it was fun, too. Developing
a product usually brings a lot of people together, and what a
great feeling it is when all who participated in such a project can
be proud of what they’ve achieved.
It is our philosophy to share our enjoyment with you, because
you are the most important member of the BEHRINGER team.
With your highly competent suggestions for new products you’ve
made a significant contribution to shaping our company and making
it successful. In return, we guarantee you uncompromising quality
as well as excellent technical and audio properties at an extremely
reasonable price. All of this will enable you to give free rein to
your creativity without being hampered by budget constraints.
We are often asked how we manage to produce such highquality devices at such unbelievably low prices. The answer is
quite simple: it’s you, our customers! Many satisfied customers
mean large sales volumes enabling us to get better purchasing
terms for components, etc. Isn’t it only fair to pass this benefit on
to you? Because we know that your success is our success
too!
I would like to thank all of you who have made the EUROPOWER
power amplifiers possible. You have all made your own personal
contributions, from the developers to the many other employees
at this company, and to you, the BEHRINGER user.
My friends, it’s been worth the effort!
1. INTRODUCTION ......................................................... 4
1.1 Before you get started ................................................... 4
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS ............................................... 5
2.1 Front panel ...................................................................... 5
2.2 Rear panel ...................................................................... 5
2.3 Configuration switches (MODE SWITCHES) .................. 6
2.3.1 Clip limiter .............................................................. 6
2.3.2 Input filter .............................................................. 6
2.3.3 2-channel mode (stereo) ..................................... 6
2.3.4 Parallel mode ........................................................ 6
2.3.5 Mono-bridged mode ............................................. 6
3. APPLICATIONS .......................................................... 7
3.1 Differences between 2-channel, parallel and
mono-bridged operating modes ..................................... 7
3.2 Bi-amping ........................................................................ 8
4. INSTALLATION ........................................................... 9
4.1 Connections .................................................................... 9
4.1.1 Using the binding posts ...................................... 10
4.1.2 Connecting to the mains ..................................... 10
4.2 Audio connections ....................................................... 10
5. SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................... 11
6. WARRANTY .............................................................. 12
1. INTRODUCTION
By purchasing one of the BEHRINGER EUROPOWER amplifiers, you have selected a piece of high-end gear. This unit was
developed for professional use in live applications, and its rich
list of features will make it a dependable part of your equipment
with a diverse set of possible uses.
The EUROPOWER amps feature for example an input filter for
each channel, enabling you to remove the disturbing lowfrequency portion of the signal. Additionally, there is a limiter that
protects your loudspeakers. Various operating modes, such as
parallel or mono mode, open up various possibilities for effective
implementation with the rest of your audio equipment, leaving no
wishes unanswered.
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This manual first describes the terminology used,
so that you fully understand the EUROPOWER and
its functions. Please read the manual carefully and
keep it for future reference.
Thank you very much,
1.1 Before you get started
Your EUROPOWER 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.
Uli Behringer
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Please take the time and send us the completely filled out
warranty card within 14 days of the date of purchase. You may
also register online at www.behringer.com. The serial number
needed for the registration is located on the rear of the unit.
Failure to register your product may void future warranty claims.
1. INTRODUCTION
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EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
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.
Please make sure the unit is provided with sufficient ventilation,
and never place your EUROPOWER amp on top of other heatemanating equipment or in the vicinity of a heater to avoid the risk
of overheating.
The mains connection is made via the enclosed power cord
and a standard IEC receptacle. It meets all international safety
certification requirements.
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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 the
AC power cord.
ATTENTION!
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We would like to bring your attention to the fact
that extremely loud sound levels may damage your
hearing as well as your loudspeakers. Please lower
both GAIN controls leftwards before powering up
the unit. Be sure to keep the volume at an
appropriate level.
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS
Since control elements of both the EP1500 and the EP2500 are identical, we have used the EP1500 as the model represented in the
illustrations to assure simplicity.
2.1 Front panel
Fig. 2.1: Front panel control elements
The main switch is used to power up the amp.
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Please take note: Merely switching the unit off does
not mean that it is fully disconnected from the
mains. When not using the unit for prolonged
periods of time, please unplug the unit’s power cord
from the power outlet.
Ventilation openings are located at the front of the unit, so
that hot air is prevented from being trapped inside the unit,
thus causing faulty operation or even damage.
The CLIP LED lights up when the signal is distorted. Should
distortion occur, reduce the input level, so that the CLIP
LED stops lighting up.
The SIGNAL LED lights up as long as a signal is present
at the input.
The GAIN control (channels 1 and 2) is used for setting
up the input gain.
The POWER LED lights up as soon as the unit is powered
up.
2.2 Rear panel
Fig. 2.2: Rear panel control elements
These are the balanced XLR inputs (channels 1 and 2).
These are the stereo 1/4" TRS inputs (channels 1 and 2).
They can also be used with unbalanced plugs.
These are the MODE switches, used to alter the operating
modes as well as to set the limiters and high-pass filters
(see chapter 2.3).
The unit’s fan is located here. Fan speed adjusts
automatically to assure trouble-free operation.
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To prevent faulty operation, please assure that the
unit is kept at a distance from other appliances
emanating heat.
Switches 2 (ch. 1) and 9 (ch. 2) determine the cut-off frequency.
As long as the filter is disengaged, frequencies below 5 Hz are
cut to prevent damage.
These are the Speakon® outputs (channels 1 and 2). When
running the unit in mono-bridged mode (see chapter 2.3.5),
please use the channel 1 output exclusively. For further
information on Speakon ® connectors please refer to
chapter 4.1.
You should set up the filters so they best suit the frequency
response of your speakers, since some speakers (e.g. bass
reflex speakers) are particularly sensitive to over-excursion
below the listed frequency range.
These are the output terminals (channels 1 and 2). When
running in mono, please make sure to use both middle
connectors to connect your loudspeaker.
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BREAKER (automated fuse). After eliminating the cause
of faulty operation, simply depress the BREAKER and
power up the unit again. The BREAKER acts in place of
common discardable fuses.
Attention: Before engaging the BREAKER switch,
you should power down the unit (POWER switch
set to OFF)!
Power is supplied via an IEC connector. The matching
cable is provided with the unit.
SERIAL NUMBER of your EUROPOWER. Please take the
time and send us the completely filled out warranty card
within 14 days of the date of purchase. You may also
register online at www.behringer.com.
Here you can find a detailed overview of the individual
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MODE SWITCHES functions (
2.3 Configuration switches (MODE SWITCHES)
The 50 Hz filter should be engaged when using broadband
speakers because the filter provides a moderate amplification in
the 100-Hz range, resulting in a fuller sound. The 30 Hz filter is
ideally suited for subwoofer operation as well as for broadband
cabinets. The “Off” setting should be used only for special
applications (e.g. studio applications), in which recognizing and
subsequently removing infra-sound is important.
2.3.3 2-channel mode (stereo)
Both channels of your amp function independently from one
another in this operating mode, and each has its own input signal.
Two independent speakers are connected at the outputs. To
activate this operating mode, please set the MODE SWITCHES
4 and 5 to “STEREO”.
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When running the unit in two-channel mode, the
switches for mono-bridged mode must be
disengaged (dip switches 6 and 7 in left position).
2.3.4 Parallel mode
Running in parallel mode enables you to feed a signal via one
of the inputs into both outputs. Each channel drives its own
loudspeaker with independent amplification, filter and limit
characteristics. To link the inputs, set the MODE SWITCHES 4
and 5 to “PARALLEL INPUTS”.
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Mono-bridged mode switches must be disengaged when running in parallel mode.
With inputs set to parallel, you can use the remaining input
connectors to feed the signal into additional amplifiers. This
means that the channel 2 inputs function as outputs.
The parallel mode is well-suited for applications in which driving
two speakers with the same signal but with separate amplification,
filter and limiter settings is desired.
2.3.5 Mono-bridged mode
Fig. 2.3: DIP-switches
2.3.1 Clip limiter
When the input signal connected to your amp is too high, you
end up with a distorted output signal. To prevent this, both
channels of your EUROPOWER feature a clip limiter that can be
engaged or disengaged selectively. The limiters automatically
recognize distortion and lower amplification until distortion is
reduced to a tolerable level. To preserve the dynamic
characteristics of the signal when low distortion levels are
occurring, the clip limiters function with moderate suppression.
Use switches 1 (ch. 1) and 10 (ch. 2) to activate the clip limiters.
When using broadband loudspeaker systems, the clip limiter
reduces high frequency distortions which occur when an
amplifier is overloaded. The drivers are thus protected from
being damaged.
2.3.2 Input filter
The LF (high-pass) filter removes frequencies below 30 and
50 Hz respectively. The reproduction of the signal’s bass portion
is thus optimized, since ultra-low, distracting frequencies are
eliminated, and more power is available for the reproduction of
the wanted segment of the signal. Engaging and disengaging the
filters is done by using the switches 3 (ch. 1) and 8 (ch. 2).
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This operating mode enables you to add up the respective
voltage of both channels and use it to drive a single loudspeaker.
The voltage is therefore doubled, the peak power is quadrupled,
and program power is roughly three times as high as that of the
individual channels. The input, output, gain, filter and limiter
controls belonging to channel 1 are used when running in monobridged mode. The controls belonging to channel 2 are not used.
To prevent signal cancellation due to internal phase inversion,
the GAIN control belonging to channel 2 must be turned to its leftmost position.
Use this operating mode to route the power from both channels
to a single 8-Ohm or 4-Ohm load. To do so, set up the switches
6 and 7 to “BRIDGE MODE ON”. To use the binding posts as your
output, you MUST use the two middle posts only.
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The mono-bridged mode puts added demands on
amplifier and speakers. Excessive distortion may
occasionally completely mute the amp’s outputs
as well as cause permanent damage to the
speakers. Please assure that your speakers
(minimal impedance 4 Ohms) as well as the cables
used can handle the extra power generated in this
mode.
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS
EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
3. APPLICATIONS
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Running EUROPOWER amplifiers in conjunction with
8-Ohm speakers with a power rating of at least 2 x
260 Watts (EP1500) and 2 x 450 Watts (EP2500) is
recommended to assure optimal operation.
3.1 Differences between 2-channel, parallel
and mono-bridged operating modes
2-channel mode is the most common operating mode of
amplifiers. Both channels operate fully independently from one
another. There is always a separate input signal as well as a
separate output signal.
Examples:
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2-channel (stereo) playback
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Two independent mono signals, e.g. instrument signal and
monitor mix
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Bi-amp operation, whereby bass frequencies are run on
channel 1, and high frequencies on channel 2 (see chapter
3.2, “Bi-amping”).
Fig. 3.2: DIP switch positions for 2-channel operation
Parallel mode is identical to 2-channel mode, except for the
inputs of both channels are internally connected in parallel. One
input signal routes parallel both channels, while their filters etc.
are independently controlled.
Examples:
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A mono signal is fed into both channels, whereby amplification of each channel is controlled separately.
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Parallel mode (as described above) with connection of an
additional amp via the remaining free input connector. The
input signal is present there, and may be connected to
further equipment.
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When connecting a balanced input signal, please
make sure to exclusively use balanced cables for
passing the signal further on. Otherwise, a single
unbalanced cable can turn the entire signal
unbalanced.
Fig. 3.1: 2-channel mode
Fig. 3.3: Parallel operation
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Fig. 3.4: DIP switch positions for parallel operation
When running in mono-bridged mode, the voltage of both
channels is added up and fed into a single loudspeaker system.
There is one input and one output signal respectively, and only
the controls of channel 1 (and not of channel 2) are used.
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Fig. 3.6: DIP switch positions for mono-bridged mode
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However, should the DIP switches 4 and 5 still be
in PARALLEL INPUTS position while in monobridged mode, the signal on the free input (input
channel 2) can be forwarded to an additional amp.
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Examples:
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Driving a single 8-Ohm loudspeaker.
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Driving a single 4-Ohm loudspeaker.
When the amp is overdriven for longer periods of
time, the output signal may occasionally be muted
for several seconds. In certain situations,
excessive overdriving may trigger off the
automated fuse. To avoid overdriving the amp,
please continually make sure that an appropriate
volume level is applied. CAUTION: 2-Ohm loads
should never be applied when in mono-bridged
mode.
When connecting a balanced input signal, please
make sure to exclusively use balanced cables for
passing the signal further on. Otherwise, a single
unbalanced cable can turn the entire signal
unbalanced.
Safety precautions for mono-bridged
operation
Running your amp in mono-bridged mode can quickly
result in excessive overdriving and premature shutting
down of the unit itself. In the worst-case scenario, your
loudspeakers may be damaged permanently. Therefore,
you should always make sure that the speakers you use
can indeed handle the power load fed into them.
A voltage of up to 100 V RMS is present between the
output connectors of the EP2500. Always implement
appropriate safety precautions when connecting your
speakers to avoid the risk of electric shock.
3.2 Bi-amping
Fig. 3.5: Mono-bridged mode
By using an active crossover, you can divide up the frequency
range into several bands. For example, in doing so you can split
a mono signal into upper-frequency and lower-frequency ranges.
These two signals can then be hooked up to the inputs of your
amp, so that channel 1 amplifies the lows and channel 2 amplifies
the highs (2-channel operation). The outputs are connected to a
2-way speaker, whereby the output signal 1 drives the woofer
and output signal 2 runs the drivers. Of course, you can use two
separate speakers instead of a single 2-way speaker.
A stereo signal can also be split up analogous to the example
described above. However, to do that you need two 2-way
speakers or 4 separate speakers, two EUROPOWER amps and
an active 2-way stereo crossover. The BEHRINGER SUPER-X
PRO CX2310 is optimally suited for this task and offers
additionally a single mono-subwoofer output. By deploying a
third EP1500 amp (preferably in mono-bridged mode) and a
subwoofer, you have a perfect setup that adds a low-frequency
system to the stereo bi-amp application (see fig. 3.4). The amp’s
input filters for the high/mid-frequency ranges should in this
case be engaged and set at 50 Hz. To remove low, disturbing
frequencies from the signal, the input filter for the subwoofer
signal should be set at 30 Hz.
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EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
The BEHRINGER EUROLIVE SERIES loudspeakers are an
outstanding solution for expanding your P.A. system, because
each frequency range/application has a speaker type that
optimally suits its characteristics.
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Extreme clip limiter settings in bi-amp operating
mode can result in balance shifting.
4. INSTALLATION
Your EUROPOWER can be installed into a 19" rack and requires
two rack units. Please use four attaching screws and washers
for installation. Reinforce the back end, especially for on-theroad use. Please assure that enough cool air reaches the rack,
especially when other rack equipment emanates a lot of heat. In
the case of the EUROPOWER EP1500 and EP2500, hot air
circulates at the front of the unit to thermally relieve the rack
enclosure.
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Fan speed adjusts automatically and assures safe
operation. Never block ventilation openings. Should
internal temperature reach extreme values, the
unit will shut down automatically.
4.1 Connections
Inputs
Each channel features balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS stereo jack
inputs, with input impedances of 20 kΩ (balanced) and 10 kΩ
(unbalanced). In general, balanced signals cause less noise
than unbalanced signals.
For balanced input signals, use the XLR and 1/4" TRS stereo
inputs. For unbalanced input signals, use the unused pin of the
XLR connector with grounding. No alteration is necessary on
mono jack connectors (see plug type illustrations on page 10).
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Should you register distractive signals such as
noise or hissing, we recommend separating the
amp input from the signal source. This way, you
can quickly determine if the noise originates in
the equipment connected to the amp. Always
make sure to completely lower amplification of
both channels before powering up the amp (GAIN
control turned all the way leftward). Otherwise,
permanent damage to your speakers may occur.
Outputs
Your EUROPOWER offers several output connection possibilities: two Neutrik NL4MD Speakon® connectors and two pairs
of touch-safe binding posts. The Speakon ® connectors were
especially developed for driving high-power speakers. They snap
in securely, prevent electric shock and assure correct polarity.
The upper Speakon® connector drives either one or both channels,
and is therefore well-suited for mono-bridged operation (1+/2+).
The lower connector carries the signals from channel 2 only.
Fig. 3.7: Stereo bi-amp mode with a separate subwoofer
Fig. 4.1: Speakon® connectors
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Whenever possible, use thick and short speaker
cables to minimize power losses. Never lay out
output cables near input cables.
4. INSTALLATION
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4.1.1 Using the binding posts
4.2 Audio connections
To connect the loudspeakers to the amplifier’s binding posts,
please do the following:
1.
Switch off the amp and disconnect it from the mains (unplug
mains connector).
2.
Remove the protective plastic covers shielding the binding
posts by loosening the two screws on the right-hand side
of the connections and lift the plastic cover upwards.
3.
Attach the terminal of your loudspeaker cable to the corresponding binding post.
4.
Place the protective plastic covers into its original upright
position on each binding post and replace the two screws.
Various cables are needed for different types of applications.
The following illustrations show the correct wiring. Always use
high-grade cables.
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When connecting a balanced input signal, please
make sure to exclusively use balanced cables for
passing the signal further on. Otherwise, one
single unbalanced cable can turn the entire signal
unbalanced.
Never operate the device without the protective plastic
covers in place!
Fig. 4.2: XLR connections
Fig 4.2: Protective plastic covers shielding the binding posts
When using binding post connectors, please make sure that
insulation on cables is not removed too high. Insert the naked
part of the cable fully so that no metal is visible. Cable clamps
must be isolated to avoid the possibility of electric shock. When
running the amp in mono-bridged mode, always use the middle
two binding post connectors, paying attention to correct polarity.
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ATTENTION! If you notice naked cable endings on
the binding post connectors, do not power up the
amp because of the risk of electric shock.
Fig. 4.3: 1/4" TS connector
4.1.2 Connecting to the mains
Always connect your EUROPOWER amplifier to the voltage
specified on the rear of the device. Connecting the amp to an
incorrect voltage can permanently damage your amp.
Before powering up the amplifier, double-check all
connections and fully lower the gain setting.
Fig. 4.4: 1/4" TRS connector
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EUROPOWER EP1500/EP2500
5. SPECIFICATIONS
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260 W
450 W
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400 W
650 W
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8 Ω per channel
280 W
500 W
4 Ω per channel
450 W
750 W
2 Ω per channel
700 W
1200 W
800 W
1300 W
Bridged Mono:
8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.1% THD
8 Ω, 1 kHz, 0.1% THD
900 W
1500 W
4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD
1400 W
2400 W
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-100 dB
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50 x (34 dB)
1.15 V (+3.4 dBu)
1.23 V (+4.0 dBu)
10 kΩ (unbalanced), 20 kΩ (balanced)
Front:
Power switch, gain control (channels 1 and 2)
Rear:
DIP switches (10 x)
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Outputs
“Touch-Proof” binding posts and Neutrik Speakon®
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Mains voltage
USA/Canada 120 V~, 60 Hz
Europe/U.K./Australia 230 V~, 50 Hz
Japan 100 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
General export model 120/230 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
8 A 200 - 230 V
Breaker
15 A 100 - 120 V
Standard IEC receptacle
Mains connector
Power consumption
3.5 A (230 V~, 50 Hz)
5 A (230 V~, 50 Hz)
6.7 A (120 V~, 60 Hz)
9.6 A (120 V~, 60 Hz)
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Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight
approx. 3 1/2" (88 mm) x 19" (482.6 mm) x 15 4/5" (402 mm)
approx. 15.7 kg (34.6 Ibs)
approx. 16.6 kg (36.6 Ibs)
BEHRINGER makes every effort to ensure the highest standard of quality. Necessary modifications are carried out without notice. Thus, the
specifications and design of the device may differ from the information given in this manual.
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6. WARRANTY
§ 1 WARRANTY CARD/ONLINE REGISTRATION
To be protected by the extended warranty, the buyer must
complete and return the enclosed warranty card within 14 days
of the date of purchase to BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik
GmbH, in accordance with the conditions stipulated in § 3. Failure
to return the card in due time (date as per postmark) will void any
extended warranty claims. Based on the conditions herein, the
buyer may also choose to use the online registration option via
the Internet (www.behringer.com or www.behringer.de).
§ 2 WARRANTY
1. BEHRINGER (BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH
including all BEHRINGER subsidiaries listed on the enclosed page,
except BEHRINGER Japan) warrants the mechanical and
electronic components of this product to be free of defects in
material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year* from the
original date of purchase, in accordance with the warranty
regulations described below. If the product shows any defects
within the specified warranty period that are not excluded from
this warranty as described under § 3 and 4, BEHRINGER shall, at
its discretion, either replace or repair the product using suitable
new or reconditioned parts. In the case that other parts are used
which constitute an improvement, BEHRINGER may, at its
discretion, charge the customer for the additional cost of these
parts.
2. If the warranty claim proves to be justified, the product will
be returned to the user freight prepaid.
3. Warranty claims other than those indicated above are
expressly excluded.
§ 3 RETURN AUTHORIZATION NUMBER
1. To obtain warranty service, the buyer (or his authorized
dealer) must call BEHRINGER (see enclosed list) during normal
business hours BEFORE returning the product. All inquiries must
be accompanied by a description of the problem. BEHRINGER
will then issue a return authorization number.
2. Subsequently, the product must be returned in its original
shipping carton, together with the return authorization number to
the address indicated by BEHRINGER.
3. Shipments without freight prepaid will not be accepted.
§ 4 WARRANTY REGULATIONS
1. Warranty services will be furnished only if the product is
accompanied by a copy of the original retail dealer’s invoice.
Any product deemed eligible for repair or replacement under the
terms of this warranty will be repaired or replaced.
2. 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. The warranty does not cover any
such modification/adaptation, irrespective of whether it was
carried out properly or not. Under the terms of this warranty,
BEHRINGER shall not be held responsible for any cost resulting
from such a modification/adaptation.
3. Free inspections and maintenance/repair work are expressly
excluded from this 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 and similar
parts.
4. Damages/defects caused by the following conditions are
not covered by this warranty:
s improper handling, neglect or failure to operate the unit in
compliance with the instructions given in BEHRINGER user
or service manuals.
s 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.
s damages/defects caused by force majeure or any other
condition that is beyond the control of BEHRINGER.
5. Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by unauthorized
personnel (user included) will void the warranty.
6. If an inspection of the product by BEHRINGER shows that
the defect in question is not covered by the warranty, the
inspection costs are payable by the customer.
7. Products which do not meet the terms of this warranty will
be repaired exclusively at the buyer’s expense. BEHRINGER 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.
§ 5 WARRANTY TRANSFERABILITY
This warranty is extended exclusively to the original buyer
(customer of 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.
§ 6 CLAIM FOR DAMAGES
Failure of BEHRINGER to provide proper warranty service shall
not entitle the buyer to claim (consequential) damages. In no
event shall the liability of BEHRINGER exceed the invoiced value
of the product.
§ 7 OTHER WARRANTY RIGHTS AND NATIONAL LAW
1. This warranty does not exclude or limit the buyer’s statutory
rights provided by national law, in particular, any such rights
against the seller that arise from a legally effective purchase
contract.
2. The warranty regulations mentioned herein are applicable
unless they constitute an infringement of national warranty law.
* Customers in the European Union please contact BEHRINGER
Germany Support for further details.
The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. 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 BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH.
BEHRINGER is a registered trademark. Speakon®, Toshiba®, Fairchild® and Toroid® are all registered trademarks of their respective
owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with BEHRINGER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
© 2003 BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH.
BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 36-38, 47877 Willich-Münchheide II, Germany
Tel. +49 2154 9206 0, Fax +49 2154 9206 4903
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