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USER MANUAL
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Safety instructions
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Safety instructions
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All safety instructions, warnings and operating instructions must be read first.
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All warnings on the equipment must be heeded.
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The operating instructions must be followed.
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Keep the operating instructions for future reference.
5
The equipment may never be used in the immediate vicinity of water; make sure that water and
damp cannot get into the equipment.
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The equipment may only be installed or fitted in accordance with the manufacturer's
recommendations.
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The equipment must be installed or fitted such that good ventilation is not obstructed in any
way.
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The equipment may never be installed in the immediate vicinity of sources of heat, such as
parts of heating units, boilers, and other equipment which generates heat (including amplifiers).
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Connect the equipment to a power supply of the correct voltage, using only the cables
recommended by the manufacturer, as specified in the operating instructions and/or shown on
the connection side of the equipment.
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The equipment may only be connected to a legally approved earthed mains power supply.
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The power cable or power cord must be positioned such that it cannot be walked on in normal
use, and objects which might damage the cable or cord cannot be placed on it or against it.
Special attention must be paid to the point at which the cable is attached to the equipment and
where the cable is connected to the power supply.
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Ensure that foreign objects and liquids cannot get into the equipment.
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The equipment must be cleaned using the method recommended by the manufacturer.
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If the equipment is not being used for a prolonged period, the power cable or power cord
should be disconnected from the power supply.
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In all cases where there is a risk, following an incident, that the equipment could be unsafe,
such as:
x
if the power cable or power cord has been damaged
x
if foreign objects or liquids (including water) have entered the equipment
x
if the equipment has suffered a fall or the casing has been damaged
x
if a change in the performance of the equipment is noticed
it must be checked by appropriately qualified technical staff.
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The user may not carry out any work on the equipment other than that specified in the
operating instructions.
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Introduction
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Dateq Onyx
The Onyx is a 6-channel mixer with a clear and uncluttered appearance. It is highly suitable for
use in -among other situations- conference centres, catering establishments, small discotheques
and hotels. A total of three microphones and nine line signals can be connected. Channels 1 and 2
both have gain and dual tone controls to improve speech intelligibility. There is an XLR connection
on the front panel to allow quick connection of an additional microphone. Channel 6 has a ‘jukebox
input’ which can be used to suppress the signal of channels 2-5.
The zone system makes it possible to retrieve two different signals from the unit. This means, for
example, that people in the front room of a complex can listen to a CD player while, in the back
room, a meeting is taking place via the same sound system. It is also possible to route a signal to
both outputs, so that, for example, a general announcement will always be heard. Each channel
has an A/B switch which can be used to route the channel concerned to output A or B (or to both).
Thanks to the built-in talkover circuit, announcements and/or paging calls always come over
clearly. This circuit, which is triggered by an incoming signal on channel 1 (i.e. it is voiceactivated), ensures that this signal overrides all others. The talkover’s actuation point is adjustable,
and the talkover function can be switched on and off using a switch on the front panel.
The Onyx has two stereo outputs which are completely independent of one another. Each is fitted
with a triple tone control to allow precise acoustic correction. Master A has both balanced and
unbalanced outputs. This makes it possible to use long signal cables and to locate the (output)
amplifier for this group close to the loudspeakers. Master B has unbalanced outputs. The mixer
also has easy-to-read LED VU meters which show which CUE signal has been selected.
Product support
For questions about the Onyx, accessories and other products, please contact:
Dateq Audio Technologies B.V.
De Paal 37
1351 JG Almere
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 36 5472222
Fax:
+31 36 5317776
E-mail:
info@dateq.nl
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Installation
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Installing the Onyx
The Onyx has been designed to be installed in a standard 19" rack mounting. This is why all the
connectors have been located on the rear. The cabinet fits into an opening of 445 x 217 x 105 mm
(W x H x D). See also the drawings below.
The front panel is 3 mm thick. When installing the mixer, remember to allow sufficient room for the
projection of the buttons on the front and for the connectors and plugs on the Onyx’s rear!
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Connecions
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Onyx connector board
On the underside of the Onyx you will find the connectors for all the audio inputs and outputs. Also
located here are the Euro mains socket with built-in mains fuse and the jukebox input. These
connectors were deliberately placed on the underside because, in many cases, the Onyx will be
installed in a standard 19" rack mounting. This arrangement ensures that the connectors do not
take up unnecessary space in the rack.
Master A/ B Stereo Outputs (Cinch female)
Pin
Tip
Shield
Function
Audio +
Audio GND
Type
Out
A-GND
L/ R Balanced Master (A) Outputs (XLR 3-pins male)
Pin
1
2
3
Function
Audio GND
Audio +
Audio -
Type
A-GND
Out
Out
Jukebox Input (TRS Jack 3p)
Pin
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Function
Jukebox switch input (n.o., n.c. and voltage control)
Reference voltage (for use with n.o. and n.c. control)
Ground (n.c. and voltage control)
Type
In
Out
D-GND
Line/ Line 1/ Line 2 Stereo Inputs (Cinch female)
Pin
Tip
Shield
Function
Audio +
Audio GND
Type
In
A-GND
Mic/ Mic Front/ Mic Rear Balanced Inputs (XLR 3-pins female)
Pin
1
2
3
Function
Audio GND
Audio +
Audio -
Type
A-GND
In
In
Phones Output (TRS Jack 3p)
Pin
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Function
Left
Right
Audio GND
Type
Out
Out
A-GND
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Connections
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Connections
BALANCED
MASTER L/ R (A)
Electronically balanced master outputs on XLR connectors for the left and
right channels of MASTER A. This type of output guarantees perfect signal
transmission even if long audio cables are being used. These outputs are
equipped with relays to prevent connected equipment from ‘plopping’ when
the unit is being switched on and off.
MASTER A/ B
Unbalanced outputs on cinch connectors. These can be used to connect the
Onyx to an amplifier or recorder.
CHANNEL 6..3
Cinch connectors for the stereo channels. Each channel has two identical
inputs at line level (Line 1 and Line 2) for connecting equipment such as CD
players, keyboards and recorders. The input selector on the front panel can
be used to select which input is to be active. Channel 6 is fitted with a
jukebox input which can be used to interrupt channels 2-5.
CHANNEL 2
Combined mono Mic/Stereo Line channel with an electronically balanced
microphone input on an XLR connector and a stereo cinch input at line level
(-14 dB sensitive). If the microphone is being used in unbalanced mode, pins
1 and 3 should be connected to the shield of the microphone cable.
CHANNEL 1
This channel has two electronically balanced microphone inputs on XLR
connectors (Mic Front and Mic Rear). If the microphone is being used in
unbalanced mode, pins 1 and 3 should be connected to the shield of the
microphone cable.
FUSE
Mains fuse. Dimensions 5 x 20mm (small), 315mA slow.
MAINS
Euro mains socket. The Onyx operates at a mains voltage of 230V.
For all cinch connectors:
White = Left, Red = Right
Jukebox input
This input can be used to interrupt the signal of channels 2-5 of output A and/or B. In this case only
the signal of channel 1 (microphone) and channel 6 (stereo line) will still be passed on.
The jukebox input is only active if channel 6 is routed to output A and/or B. If channel 6 is routed to
output A only, then the signals of channels 2-5 which are routed to output A will be interrupted when
the jukebox input becomes active. The same applies to output B.
The jukebox input can be used in 3 ways:
n.o.
n.c.
voltage
Connect a switch with a make-contact (normally open) between Tip and Ring. Jukebox
becomes active as soon as the contact is made.
Connect a switch with a break-contact (normally closed) between Sleeve and Tip/Ring
(i.e. interconnect Tip and Ring). Jukebox becomes active as soon as the contact is
broken.
Connect a DC voltage of 5-24V between Sleeve (-) and Tip (+). Jukebox becomes active
as soon as the voltage is applied.
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Operation
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Microphone channel with Talkover (1)
A microphone can be connected to this channel. The channel is equipped with
volume control, dual tone control, A/B output selection, input selection and a
pre-listening function.
GAIN
Determines the volume preset for both the Mic Front and the
Mic Rear input.
HIGH
High tone adjust.
LOW
Low tone adjust.
A/ B
Output selection. When button A is pressed the microphone
signal of this channel runs to output A. Also, the signal of any
of the channels 2-6 on which button A has also been pressed
is attenuated when talkover is active. When button B is
pressed the signal of this channel is directed to output B.
Also, the signal of any of the channels 2-6 on which button B
has also been pressed is attenuated when talkover is active.
Mic Front/Rear Input selection. Normally Mic Front (the XLR connector on the
front panel of the Onyx) is selected. Mic Rear (XLR connector
on the rear) is pressed.
Cue
Switches the pre-listening function on and off. When this
button is pressed the signal of this channel is audible on the
headphones and visible on the LED VU meter.
Fader
60 mm fader which can be used to control the volume of this
channel.
Combined microphone/ line channel (2)
This channel can be used to connect a microphone and/or a line source. The
channel is equipped with volume control, dual tone control, A/B output
selection, input selection and a pre-listening function.
GAIN
Determines the volume preset for both the mono Mic and the
Stereo Line input.
HIGH
High tone adjust.
LOW
Low tone adjust.
A/ B
Output selection. When button A is pressed the microphone
or line signal of this channel is directed to output A. When
talkover is active on output A the signal of this channel is
attenuated. When button B is pressed the signal of this
channel is directed to output B. When talkover is active on
output B the signal of this channel is attenuated.
Mic/ Line
Input selection. Normally Mic is selected. Press the button to
select the Stereo Line input.
Cue
Switches the pre-listening function on and off. When this
button is pressed the signal of this channel is audible on the
headphones and visible on the LED VU meter.
Fader
60 mm fader which can be used to control the volume of this
channel.
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Operation
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Stereo Line channels (3, 4 en 5)
Use these channels to connect stereo sources. Each channel is equipped with
A/B output selection, input selection (Line 1 and Line 2) and a pre-listening
function.
A/ B
Output selection. When button A is pressed the signal of this
channel is directed to output A. When talkover is active on
output A the signal of this channel is attenuated. When button
B is pressed the signal of this channel is directed to output B.
When talkover is active on output B the signal of this channel
is attenuated.
Line 1/ Line 2
Input selection. Normally Line 1 is selected. Press the button
to select the Line 2 input.
Cue
Switches the pre-listening function on and off. When this
button is pressed the signal of this channel is audible on the
headphones and visible on the LED VU meter.
Fader
60 mm fader which can be used to control the volume of this
channel.
Stereo Line channel with jukebox input (6)
This channel can be used for a stereo source which can suppress channels 2-5 if the jukebox input is
active. The channel has A/B output selection, input selection (Line 1 and Line 2) and a pre-listening
function.
A/ B
Output selection. When button A is pressed the signal of this
channel is directed to output A. When talkover is active on
output A the signal of this channel is attenuated. When the
jukebox input is active the signal of any of the channels 2-5
on which button A has also been pressed is suppressed.
When button B is pressed the signal of this channel is
directed to output B. When talkover is active on output B the
signal of this channel is attenuated. When the jukebox input
is active the signal of any of the channels 2-5 on which button
B has also been pressed is suppressed. For more information
on the jukebox input, see the description on page 5.
Line 1/ Line 2
Input selection. Normally Line 1 is selected. Press the button
to select the Line 2 input.
Cue
Switches the pre-listening function on and off. When this
button is pressed the signal of this channel is audible on the
phones and visible on the LED VU meter.
Fader
60 mm fader which can be used to control the volume of this
channel.
Cue-function
When the Cue button on any of the channels 1-6 is pressed it is possible to monitor the incoming
signal on that channel on the headphones (pre-fader listening). With the meter, it is also possible to
read off the signal level at the selected input. The Cue buttons of output A and B can be used to
monitor the signal at this output on the headphones (after-fader listening) and to read it off on the
LED meter (what you see is what you hear).
If no Cue buttons have been pressed there will be no signal at all on the headphones.
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Operation
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Master section (A and B)
The Onyx has two identical master sections (A and B). Each section consists of
a triple tone control, balance control, volume control and a monitoring function
(after-fader listening).
HIGH
High tone adjust.
MID
Middle tone adjust.
LOW
Low tone adjust.
BAL
Determines the balance between the left and the right
channel. When in mid-position, the left and right channel can
be heard evenly loud.
MASTER
Volume control for both the unbalanced stereo output (A and
B) and the balanced stereo output (Master A only).
Cue
Switches the monitoring function on and off. When this button
is pressed the signal of this master is audible on the
headphones and visible on the LED VU meter.
Miscellaneous
POWER
Mains voltage switch of the Onyx.
MIC FRONT
An extra microphone can be connected quickly to this
connector. The signal can be adjusted using channel 1.
PHONES
Volume control for the headphones.
TALKOVER
When this button is pressed the talkover function is
activated. As soon as a signal comes in on channel 1 (and
channel 1 is routed to output A and/or B using the A and B
switches), the volume of channels 2-6 will be attenuated.
When this happens the LED next to the talkover switch will
light up red. When the talk-over function is activated the LED
will light up green.
PHONES
Stereo headphones output. The selected Cue signal is
always present at this output.
Meter
This is an easy-to-read 2- x 12-segment LED display of the
Cue signal. An operating level of approximately 0dB is
nominal.
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Technical Specifications
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Technical specifications
MONO INPUT
MIC (channel 1 and 2) .................................... XLR-3 female, electronically balanced
Signal level ............................................ -50 dB @ 600ohm variable
Impedance............................................. 3 kohm nominal
Input noise ............................................. < -117 dB (IHF-A)
Headroom.............................................. 33 dB
STEREO INPUTS
LINE (channel 2)............................................. Cinch
Signal level ............................................ -14 dB @ 600ohm variable
Input impedance .................................... 10 kohm nominal
Input noise ............................................. < -80 dB (IHF-A)
Channel separation................................ > 65 dB @ 1 kHz
LINE 1/ 2 (channel 3..6) .................................. Cinch
Signal level ............................................ 0 dB @ 600ohm variable
Input impedance .................................... 10 kohm nominal
Input noise ............................................. < -86 dB (IHF-A)
Channel separation................................ > 65 dB @ 1 kHz
TONE CONTROL
EQUALISER CHANNEL 1/ 2
High ....................................................... 10 kHz r15 dB, Shelving
Low........................................................ 80 Hz r15 dB, Shelving
EQUALISER MASTER
High ....................................................... 12 kHz r15 dB, Shelving
Mid......................................................... 1400 Hz r12 dB, Bell
Low........................................................ 50 Hz r15 dB, Shelving
JUKEBOX INPUT
Input voltage .......................................... 5..24 VDC (make- or break-contact also possible)
OUTPUTS
BALANCED MASTER (XLR) .......................... +6 dB balanced/ 600ohm/ variable
MASTER OUT A/ B (Cinch) ............................ 0 dB unbalanced/ 600ohm/ variable
PHONES (6,3 mm TRS Jack)......................... 0,3 W @ 4ohm/ Impedance 4..32ohm
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
MIC TO MASTER ........................................... 80 Hz...25 kHz -1 dB
ALL OTHER INPUTS TO MASTER ................ 20 Hz...25 kHz -1 dB
THD + N ......................................................... 0,005 % nominal
GENERAL
BUILT-IN POWER SUPPLY
Mains voltage......................................... 220...240 VAC / 50 Hz
Power consumption ............................... 10 W
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Front ...................................................... 483 x 221 mm (B x H) = 19”, 5HE
Cutout.................................................... 445 x 217 mm (B x H)
Cabinet depth ........................................ 105 mm without connectors
Weight ................................................... 3,7 kg Net.
Dateq Audio Technologies B.V. reserves the right to amend specifications without notice.