ne800
ne800.10
ne800.70
ne800.25
ne1600
ne1600.10
ne1600.70
ne2400
ne2400.10
Network Enabled
Two Channel Power Amplifiers
Operating Manual
ASHLY AUDIO INC.
847 Holt Road Webster, NY 14580-9103 Phone: (585) 872-0010
Toll-Free: (800) 828-6308 Fax: (585) 872-0739 ashly.com
Operating Manual - NE Two Channel Power Amplifiers
Important Safety Instructions
Consignes de sécurité à lire attentivement
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point
within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying the device.
Le symbole de la flèche dans un triangle équilateral symbolisant la foudre
est prévu pour sensibiliser l’utilisateur à la présence de tension de voltage
non isolée à l’intérieur de l’appareil. Elle pourrait constituer un danger de
risque de décharge électrique pour les utilisateurs. Le point d’exclamation
dans le triangle équilatérale alerte l’utilisateur de la présence de consignes
qu’il doit d’abord consulter avant d’utiliser l’appareil.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
6. Do not use this apparatus near water.
7. Clean only with dry cloth.
8. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
9. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus.
10. 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.
11. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
12. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
13. Use only with the 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.
14. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
15. 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.
1. Lisez ces instructions.
2. Conservez ces instructions.
3. Observez les avertissements.
4. Suivez ces instructions.
5. Pour réduire le risque de feu ou la décharge électrique, ne pas exposer cet
appareil pour pleuvoir ou l'humidité.
6. Ne pas utiliser l’appareil près de l’eau.
7. Le nettoyer à l’aide d’un tissus sec.
8. Ne pas bloquer les ouvertures de ventilation, installer selon les consignes du
fabricant.
9. Eloigner des sources de chaleur tel: radiateurs, fourneaux ou autres appareils
qui produisent de la chaleur.
10. Ne pas modifier ou amputer le système de la mise à terre. Une prise avec
mise à terre comprend deux lames dont une plus large ainsi qu’une mise à
terre: ne pas la couper ou la modifier. Si la prise murale n’accepte pas la fiche,
consulter un électricien pour qu’il remplace la prise désuète.
11. Protéger le cordon de secteur contre tous bris ou pincement qui pourraient
l’endommager, soit à la fiche murale ou à l’appareil.
12. N’employer que les accessoires recommandés par le fabricant.
13. N’utiliser qu’avec les systèmes de fixation,chariots, trépied ou autres, approuvés par le fabricant ou vendus avec l’appareil.
14. Débrancher l’appareil lors des orages électriques ou si inutilisé pendant une
longue période de temps.
15. Un entretient effectué par un centre de service accrédité est exigé si
l’appareil a été endommagé de quelque façon: si il a été exposé à la pluie,,
l’humidité ou s’il ne fonctionne pas normalement ou qu’il a été échappé.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
Table Of Contents
1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2 UNPACKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3 THE NE TWO CHANNEL AMP SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
4 REMOTE AMPLIFIER CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
5 PROTEAne SOFTWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
6 SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
7 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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1. INTRODUCTION
Thank you for your purchase of this NE (network enabled) two channel power amplifier. Ashly NE power amplifiers
combine lightweight, state of the art, high efficiency switching technology with integrated Ethernet control, and use optional
modular expansion cards to provide comprehensive internal DSP processing, AES/EBU input, or networked digital audio input.
Please read the entire manual to fully understand the features and capabilities of this product.
About Ashly
Ashly Audio was founded in 1974 by a group of recording engineers, concert sound professionals, and electronics designers. The first products were elaborate custom consoles for friends and associates, but business quickly spread to new clients and
the business grew. The philosophy we established from the very beginning holds true today: to offer only the highest quality
audio tools at an affordable cost to the professional user – ensuring reliability and long life. More than thirty years later, Ashly
remains committed to these principles.
Ashly’s exclusive Five Year, Worry Free Warranty remains one of the most liberal policies available on any commercial
grade product. The warranty covers every product with the Ashly brand name, and is offered at no extra cost to you, our customer.
FCC Compliance
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
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
2. UNPACKING
As a part of our system of quality control, every Ashly product is carefully inspected before leaving the factory to ensure flawless appearance. After unpacking, please inspect for any physical damage. Save the shipping carton and all packing
materials, as they were carefully designed to minimize the possibility of transportation damage should the unit again require
packing and shipping. In the event that damage has occurred, immediately notify your dealer so that a written claim to cover
the damages can be initiated.
The right to any claim against a public carrier can be forfeited if the carrier is not notified promptly and if the shipping carton
and packing materials are not available for inspection by the carrier. Save all packing materials until the claim has been settled.
3. THE NE TWO CHANNEL AMP SERIES
ne800 Models
ne800
ne800.10
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
RATED
WATTS
225
42.4
400
40
200*
20*
2*
32*
8*
800
80
8
800
200
RATED
WATTS
Stereo Mode
Both Channels Driven
20Hz - 20KHz 1% THD
Bridged Mode
ne800.70
ne800.25
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
RATED
WATTS
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
RATED
WATTS
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
400
100
25
400
70
12.3
400
25
1.6
8
128*
32*
4
64*
16*
8*
261*
45.7*
8*
78
25
8
4*
131*
22.9*
4*
156
25
4
2*
65*
11.4*
2*
313
25
2
50
800
140
24.5
800
50
3.1
* Values indicated by an asterisk are intended as guidelines only. Amplifier is not rated for this load impedance and may self-protect depending on load and program.
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ne1600 Models
RATED
WATTS
Stereo Mode
Both Channels Driven
20Hz - 20KHz 1% THD
Bridged Mode
ne2400 Models
Stereo Mode
Both Channels Driven
20Hz - 20KHz 1% THD
Bridged Mode
450
ne1600
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
ne1600.10 RATED
WATTS
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
ne1600.70
RATED
WATTS
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
800
100
12.5
800
70
6.1
60
8
512*
64*
8*
613
70
8
800
56.6
4
256*
32*
4*
522*
45.7*
4*
400*
28.3*
2*
128*
16*
2*
261*
22.9*
2*
1600
113
8
1600
200
25
1600
140
12.3
ne2400
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
RATED
WATTS
700
ne2400.10 RATED
WATTS
RATED
VOLTS
RATED
LOAD Ω
1200
100
8.3
74.8
8
1152*
96*
8*
1200
69.3
4
576*
48*
4*
600*
34.6*
2*
288*
24*
2*
2400
139
8
2400
200
16.7
*Values indicated by an asterisk are intended as guidelines only. Amplifier is not rated for this load impedance and may self-protect depending on load and program.
All NE two channel power amplifiers come standard with XLR and Euroblock input connectors, and SpeakON/Euroblock
output connectors. All models include balanced analog inputs, bridge mono mode, an 80Hz hi-pass filter, input sensitivity switch,
full Ethernet control using Proteane software, remote standby for power up, and DC remote level control. Also included are
Analog Aux Outputs on XLR and Euroblock connectors. The Aux Outputs are buffered signals taken just before the power
amplifier stage. If there is no DSP installed in the amplifier, the Aux Outputs are simply a buffered signal matching the inputs.
If the amplifier has DSP, Aux Outputs can be independently configured along with the two main amplifier channels with custom
DSP processing and input source, including AES3 or network audio sources if installed.
Additional Factory installed options are available for the NE two channel power amplifiers including the following:
1) Internal DSP Processing - With this option installed and using Proteane (network enabled) software, each amplifier
input channel can be configured with pluggable DSP blocks to have its own dynamics control, gain functions, graphic and/or
parametric EQ, Hi-pass/Lo-pass filters, time delay, metering, and test signal generator. A mixer section with assignable routing
allows any input to drive any or all amplifier outputs. Outputs have the same DSP functions as inputs, with the addition of a
fast, automated crossover setup. Both inputs and outputs can copy/paste their settings to other channels, or can link with one or
more other channels to track their settings.
Presets can be used to store and retrieve global parameters of an amplifier’s control surface and DSP section from a file.
In addition, Sub Presets allow for a collection of individual DSP function parameters within and across both channels of an
amplifier to be stored and recalled as a set, affecting only those parameters which have been tagged. Up to 35 presets/subpresets
can be stored within the amplifier, and can be recalled in real time via Ethernet from a computer using Proteane software.
2) AES3 Input - With the OPAES1 option installed, this amplifier can accept AES3 stereo digital inputs. This protocol
allows 2 channels of digital audio to be transmitted over a single cable, thus maintaining a completely digital signal path until
just before the power amplification stage. 48kHz & 96kHz data rates are supported.
3) Network Digital Audio - Ashly supports CobraNet and Dante network audio options that can be ordered and factory
installed when purchasing the amplifier. CobraNet® www.cobranet.info is a combination of software, hardware and network
protocol which allows distribution of multiple channels of real-time, high quality digital audio over a standard Ethernet Network.
Dante™, created by Audinate, is an Ethernet based digital AV network technology that uses existing 100MB or 1GB network
infrastructure for delivery of high performance, high channel count audio signals.
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Protection
This amplifier come standard with several protection circuits:
Over Current Protection - Is controlled in the output stage.
Thermal Protection - When the internal temperature is below 40°C the fan runs at its slowest speed. Above 40°C the
speed is increased until it reaches its maximum value. If the temperature exceeds 100°C, the input on that channel is reduced.
If the temperature exceeds 110°C, the power supply is switched off.
Mains Protections – protection within the power supply includes: Inrush Current Limitation during power up, Mains
Over Voltage Detection, and internal Mains Fuse Protection. To protect the Mains fuse against AC overcurrent due to excessive
audio output current, there is a protection scheme controlled in Proteane software and indicated on the amplifier front panel
which reduces audio output level until the overcurrent condition is no longer present.
Physical Description
Each model in the NE two channel series is 2RU, and weighs 22 pounds (10kg) or less. The model number is indicated
in the lower left corner of the front panel.
Amplifier Front Panel
1. Mounting Holes – For rack mounting.
2. Power Switch – Switches the unit on or off. Note: The power switch can be disabled from Proteane Software.
3. Status LEDs – Indicate status of: Power, Standby, Protect, Power Switch Disable, and Com (Ethernet activity).
4. Air Inflow Vents – Cool air enters here and is blown out the sides.
6. Signal LEDs – The lowest LED will begin to light when the output voltage reaches -18dBu below rated output. The
Clip LEDs will begin to flash when output voltage is 1/2 Volt below the output power supply voltage.
7. Bridge – This LED indicates that the two channels are selected to BRIDGE mode from the back panel switch, and that
only channel 1 level control is active.
8. Temp and Current LEDs – The Temp LED indicates that the amplifier has reached an excessively high operating
temperature. The Current LED confirms that the amplifier output is delivered to a speaker load.
9. Channel Attenuators – These control the input signal level to the amp, and can be disabled from software.
10. Factory Reset – To reset all internal configurations (including passwords) back to their original factory settings, press
and hold this recessed front panel tact switch during power up until all channel LEDs are lit. Upon reset completion, the LEDs
will turn off and the amp will be in normal operating mode.
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Amplifier Rear Panel
1. Optional Digital Audio Input Slot – Factory installation of an optional CobraNet CNM-2, OPDante, or AES3 module
allows this amplifier to be part of a network audio or digital audio system.
2. Ethernet Port - This offers 10/100 Ethernet control and monitoring of amplifier functions using Proteane software.
3. Analog Inputs - XLR inputs are pin 2 (+), pin 3 (-), and pin 1 (G). Euroblock inputs are wired in parallel to the XLRs.
If an unbalanced (single ended) input is used, be sure to ground the unused input pin.
4. Normal/Bridge Switch - This switches the amplifier to Bridge Mode.
5. Normal/80 Hz HPF - This switch enables a second order High-Pass filter set to 80Hz on both inputs.
6. Input Sensitivity Switch - This switch selects the input sensitivity for both channels to 26dB, 32dB, or 1.4V.
7. Speakon Speaker Connectors - Used to connect the speakers.
8. Euroblock Speaker Connectors - This connector is wired in parallel to the Speakon speaker outputs.
9. Analog Aux Outputs - Used to drive additional amplifiers.
10. Remote Standby - Connect these two contact closure pins to remotely place the amp in standby.
11. Remote Level Control - These pins can be wired to remote potentiometers such as the Ashly WR-1 for level control of individual channels.
12. AC Inlet - Used for the detachable AC cord.
WARNING: Do not remove or lift the mains connector ground.
Installation
Before connecting to mains power, make sure that switches, wiring, Ethernet, and software are properly configured to
your application. Failure to do so could result in damage to the unit or other components in your system. CAUTION: When
mounting or connecting the amplifier, always disconnect it from the mains. Use four screws and washers when mounting the
amplifier to the front rack rails. Rear support is also recommended, especially for mobile or touring use.
Requirements
Ashly NE two channel amplifiers have specific physical, electrical and signal requirements for proper operation. These
requirements will vary depending on your specific application, setup, and the settings on the amplifier. When setting up and
testing your system, please take special care to double check all connections and settings. Please refer to the specifications section of this manual for specific input, output and other figures.
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4. REMOTE AMPLIFIER CONTROL
ON/OFF/Remote Standby
The NE two channel amplifiers have three possible states, OFF, ON, and STANDBY, each with a status LED on the front
panel. Control for these three states is managed by the following:
1) Power Switch - When the power switch is turned off the amplifier is completely off, UNLESS the power switch
has been disabled from within Proteane software, in which case the power switch on the amplifier has no effect at all. If the
power switch has been disabled from software, the front panel DISABLE LED will be lit. Even if the AC power is removed, the
amplifier’s internal memory will maintain the <power switch disabled> status until changed again from Proteane software.
Performing a factory reset will clear and restore all internal amplifier memory to factory settings.
2) Remote Standby Contact Closure - When these two euroblock pins on the back of the amplifier (see amplifier rear
panel illustration #10) are wired to a switch and connected, the amp will go into Standby mode, whereby the amp is active but not
fully powered up. For Remote Standby to work, the power switch must be turned on OR be disabled through Proteane software.
3) Proteane Software On/Standby - On/Standby in software functions
the same as the Remote Standby contact closure on the back panel. Clicking on
STANDBY places the amp in standby mode. The On/Standby in software does
not override the hardware Remote Standby, they both remain active.
4) Proteane Software Power Switch Enable/Disable - Use this software
feature to disable the front panel power switch. If the power switch has been disabled from software, the front panel DISABLE LED will light on the amplifier.
The power switch will remain inactive until enabled again from software, even if
the amp is removed from power.
Proteane Software Remote Power Control
Other Ashly Remote Controls for NE Two-Channel Amplifiers:
1) WR-1 DC Level Controller
2) neWR-5 Programmable
Button Controller
3) FR-8 or FR-16 Programmable
Fader Controller
1) WR-1 DC Level Controller - The WR-1 (WR-1E) is a dual potentiometer remote DC level controller designed to fit in
a standard US (UK) electrical wall box. Each volume control can be wired to an amplifier’s “Remote Level Control” connector.
2) neWR-5 Programmable Button Controller - The neWR-5 is an Ethernet based programmable button controller for
networked Ashly products that have Protea DSP. The neWR-5 mounts in a standard US electrical wall box. Using Proteane software,
buttons can be programmed for preset recall/scroll, mute, zone source selection, individual channel and matrix point level control.
3) FR-8/FR-16 Programmable Fader Controller - The FR-8 and FR-16 are Ethernet based programmable fader controllers for networked Ashly products that have Protea DSP. Using Proteane software, faders and LED buttons can be programmed
for individual or group channel level control, matrix point level control, signal level display, mute, and A/B source selection.
The FR remotes can be wall mounted in an electrical box, panel mounted, or freestanding, and have a back panel contact closure
for a user lockout switch.
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5. PROTEAne SOFTWARE
Proteane software offers a comprehensive suite of tools for controlling Ashly NE amplifiers as well as other Ashly products.
Standard amplifiers without DSP have Ethernet control and monitoring of amplifier functions including level, mute,
polarity, password protected security functions, and network property management. Device options also include Flash Reprogramming, Link Group Configuration, and Power On Delay. Factory installed digital audio options such as CobraNet, Dante,
or AES3 are auto-detected, and appropriate software user interfaces are displayed.
Amplifiers with DSP offer the same controls as standard amplifiers with the addition of DSP functions including Speaker
Load Analysis, Dynamics controls, Matrix Mixing, Gain and Remote Gain functions, Graphic and Parametric EQ, Crossover
functions, Delay, Metering, and a Signal Generator, and can be custom configured on a per channel basis, as well as through
linked channels. Complete details of DSP features can be found in the Proteane software online help.
Device Options Menu
Flash Reprogram - This amplifier can be flash reprogrammed by downloading a firmware file from the Ashly website, then
running Flash Reprogram. The amplifier’s current firmware version number can be seen by clicking on the Network Properties
tab of the amplifier’s software interface. When the amplifier is put into flash reprogram mode, all audio functions are suspended and
the amp is placed in Standby until flash reprogram is completed. If there is a problem with the amplifier after flash reprogramming,
restart Proteane software or perform an amplifier factory reset (see page 5). NOTE: A factory reset will erase all passwords and
presets stored on the amplifier, be sure to first save all presets to a computer.
Link Group Configuration - Linking allows for multiple signal processing function blocks to track each other. For example - if two graphic equalizer blocks are “linked”, any change made to a control within either of the equalizers will result in
an identical change to the other. Blocks may be linked within one Ashly device, or across multiple networked devices. Linking
of multiple devices is managed through LINK GROUPS.
Each NE two channel amplifier will support up to 16 Link Groups. DSP function blocks may be assigned to these groups
though Proteane Software. Once assigned to a group, all matching functions within the group will track parameter changes,
however more than one function type may be assigned to a group. Each Link Group may be assigned a name by the user, and
also be assigned a color for easy identification. For further details about linking, see the online help in Proteane software.
Power On Delay - Use this feature to delay the amplifier turning on after power is provided, as well as after the amplifier
is turned on from software standby mode. Delay is measured in mS, with the limit at 655,350 mS, or about 11 minutes. The
power amplifier should always be the last device to power up, after other system components have turned on and stabilized.
The amplifier must first be on for this change to take effect. Note: The Power On Delay feature is ignored when the amplifier
is held in standby by the back panel Remote Standby contact closure.
Preset Options - The Preset Options tab in the main amplifier window allows amplifier setups to be saved to and recalled
from the amplifier as well as a computer. Presets are a snapshot of all current settings on a given amplifier.
Sub Presets - Sub Presets are user defined groups of DSP functions within one channel or across multiple channels.
Sub Presets allow the end user to instantly recall a pre-determined set of DSP parameters to quickly address changing environmental conditions, without the risk of making undesirable or irrecoverable system changes.
The Amplifier Control Surface (see image next page)
This is the main user interface for the NE two channel amplifier. Key features of this window include:
1) Channel/Offset Link Group Faders - The level control provides up to 40dB of analog input attenuation. More than 40dB
of cumulative attenuation causes the channel to mute. If a channel has been assigned to an offset link group, a colored triangular
marker appears on the left side of the fader graticule for secondary level control of all channels in that group. The main level
control faders can not be linked to a group.
2) Mute button - This mutes the input channel.
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3) Polarity button - This inverts the phase
of the input channel.
4) Offset link group - Up to 16 groups
are available for the purpose of linking similar
function parameters across multiple channels. In
addition to the control surface secondary level
control (not the main fader), most DSP functions
have a link group check box in their work window
to assign a specific parameter to one of the 16 link
groups. Link groups can be renamed by clicking
on any group name and entering the new name
then pressing <enter> on the keyboard.
5) Attenuators - These two dials indicate the
physical position of hardware controls on either
the amp front panel or on a remote level control.
Note that these will display the current position
of attenuators even when disabled in software.
6) Total Attenuation - This indicates the
total amount of attenuation being applied to the
channel. This is the sum of the following attenuators: main fader, offset link group attenuation,
front panel and remote attenuators.
7) Meters - Input and Output meters display
the real time activity per channel, in dB below
rated output. Also, the amplifier’s operating
temperature and output current are shown. Output
current shows that the amplifier channel is actually delivering output to a connected speaker load.
Proteane Two-Channel Amplifier Control Surface
The DSP Control Tab (Image on next page)
Extensive online help information is available for all DSP blocks. Look in the Proteane Software Help Menu/Contents
and Index/Contents/Protea NE Products/NE Amplifiers/DSP Control for details of all DSP functions. The key features include:
1) Input Channel Number - Right click on this to bring up Clear, Copy, Link, and Sub Preset functions for that input channel.
2) Input Channel Name - The user can name each input channel.
3) Input Mute Button - Mutes the input.
4) Pluggable Input DSP Tools - Six boxes are available for custom configuration of pluggable DSP processing blocks.
Available DSP blocks include Dynamics controls, Gain and Remote Gain functions, Graphic and Parametric EQ, Crossover
functions, Delay, Metering, and a Signal Generator.
5) Input/Output Matrix Router - Any input can be routed to any or all outputs. Click and drag from the input to output to
assign routing. To delete a route, right click on the routing line and delete.
6) Output Mixer - For a given amplifier output channel, all inputs that have been routed in the matrix router are mixed
together here.
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(DSP control tab continued)
Proteane Two Channel Amplifier DSP Control Surface (DSP option must be installed)
7) Pluggable Output DSP Tools - Output DSP tools are the same as those available to the inputs.
8) Output Mute Button - Mutes the output.
9) Output Channel Name - The user can name each output channel.
10) Output Channel Number - Right click on this to bring up Clear, Copy, Link, and Sub Preset functions for that output channel.
6. SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL POWER AMPLIFIER SPECIFICATIONS
Power Output Per Channel
Stereo Mode, Both Channels Driven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ne 800
ne 1600
ne 2400
8Ω , 20Hz-20kHz 1%THD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225W . . . . . . . . . 450W . . . . . . . . . 700W
4Ω , 20Hz-20kHz 1%THD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400W . . . . . . . . . 800W . . . . . . . . . 1200W
Bridge Mode
8Ω , 20Hz-20kHz 1%THD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800W . . . . . . . . . 1600W . . . . . . . . 2400W
25V (ne 800 only), 70V, and 100V models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400W . . . . . . . . . 800W . . . . . . . . . 1200W
20Hz-20kHz 1%THD, per channel
Line Current Draw (both channels driven 4Ω /Ch, 120VAC Mains)
Line Current, Standby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200mA . . . . . . . . 165mA . . . . . . . . 200mA
Line Current, Idle (no signal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475mA . . . . . . . . 500mA . . . . . . . . 475mA
Line Current, Typical (1/8 power pink noise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.81A . . . . . . . . . 4.95A . . . . . . . . . 6.75A
Line Current, Maximum (1/3 power sine wave) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.93A . . . . . . . . . 8.80A . . . . . . . . . 12.6A
Thermal Dissipation (BTU/hr, both channels driven 4Ω /Ch)
BTU/hr, Standby mode, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BTU/hr, Idle (no signal) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 . . . . . . . . . . . 109 . . . . . . . . . . . 109
BTU/hr, Typ (1/8 power pink noise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 . . . . . . . . . . . 447 . . . . . . . . . . . 682
BTU/hr, Max (1/3 power sine wave) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 . . . . . . . . . . . 466 . . . . . . . . . . . 717
Signal to Noise (20Hz-20KHz, unweighted) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >107dB . . . . . . . >110dB . . . . . . . >112dB
Distortion (SMPTE, typical) - 8 ohm load, 10dB below rated power: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <0.5%
Distortion (THD-N, typical) - 8 ohm load, 10dB below rated power, 20Hz-20kHz: . . . . . . <0.5%
Frequency Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Hz-20kHz, +/-1dB
Damping Factor (8 ohm load, <1kHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >250
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Input Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20K Ohm, balanced
Input Sensitivity Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26dB, 32dB, 1.4V
Maximum Input Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .+21dBu
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . temperature dependent speed-controlled fan
Black Chassis - in through front and out through sides
Silver Chassis - in through sides and out through front
Control Network . . . . . . . . onboard, compatible with standard 100MB Ethernet hardware
Front Panel Indicators . . . per channel: Clip/Mute, -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, Temp, Current, Bridge
overall: Power, Standby, Protect, Power Switch Disable, Com
Control Surface and Amp LEDs: Level meters are dB below RATED output
Attenuators: . . . . . . . . . . . . per channel: front panel, software, offset link group, and remote
Input Connections . . . . . . . XLR Female /Euroblock
Analog Aux Outputs . . . . . XLR Male / Euroblock
Output Connections . . . . . Speakon / Euroblock
Remote Standby . . . . . . . . . Euroblock
Remote Level Control . . . . Euroblock
Compatible Ashly Remotes . . WR-1, neWR-5 (with DSP), FR-8 and FR-16 (with DSP)
Factory Options . . . . . . . . DSP processing (pe), AES3 digital audio (OPAES1), CobraNet or Dante network audio (CNM-2 or OPDante)
Amplifier Protection . . . . . inrush current limitation, temperature monitoring, output over-current protection, internal mains fuse Power Cable Connector . . 15A Edison, 3-Prong IEC
Power Requirements . . . . . 120VAC or 240VAC ±10%, 50/60Hz
Unit Dimensions . . . . . . . . Black Chassis - 19”W x 3.5”H x 15.5”D (483 x 89 x 394mm)
Silver Chassis (spring 2014) - 19”W x 3.5”H x 16.84”D (483 x 89 x 428mm)
Shipping Dimensions . . . . 24.5”W x 5.25”H x 22”D
Unit/Shipping Weight . . . . <21 lbs (9.5kg) / <27 lbs (<12.1kg)
Environmental: . . . . . . . . . 40-120 deg. F, (4-49 deg, C) noncondensing
DSP SPECIFICATIONS (If DSP is installed)
Input: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Active Balanced, 10k Ohms
Max Input Level: . . . . . . . +21 dBu
Gain Increase Rate: . . . . . 5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Gain Decrease Rate: . . . . . 5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Hold Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 sec
DYNAMICS
Brick Wall Limiter
Threshold: . . . . . . . . . . . . . -20dBu to +20dBu
Ratio: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . infinite
Attack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2ms/dB to 50 ms/dB
Release: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Ducker
Ducking Type:
high/low priority trigger, filibuster, ducked program
Trigger Threshold: . . . . . . -80dBu to +20 dBu
Ducking Release: . . . . . . . 5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Ducking Depth: . . . . . . . . . 0dB to -30dB
Compressor
Threshold: . . . . . . . . . . . . . -20dBu to +20dBu
Ratio: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2:1 to infinite
Attack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2 to 50ms
Release: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Detector: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peak/Average
Gate
Threshold: . . . . . . . . . . . . . -80dBu to +20dBu
Range: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . off, 100dB to 0dB
Attack: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2ms/dB to 50 ms/dB
Release: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Autoleveler
Target Level: . . . . . . . . . . . -40dBu to +20dBu
Action: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . gentle, normal, aggressive,
user defined
Maximum Gain: . . . . . . . . 0dB to +22dB
Ratio: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2:1 to 10:1
Threshold Below Target: . . -30dB to 0dB
(Autoleveler continued)
GAIN
Gain: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . off, -50dB to +12dB
Gain w/VCA: . . . . . . . . . . . off, -50dB to +12dB
WR-5 Remote Gain: . . . . . off, -50dB to +12dB
EQUALIZATION
31 Band Graphic
Filter Type: . . . . . . . . . . . . constant Q or proportional Q
Bandwidth: . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.499oct to 0.25oct
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(Delay) @ 96kHz Sampling Rate
Speaker Delay: . . . . . . . . . 0-10.6ms
Long Delay: . . . . . . . . . . . 0-341 ms
10, 6, 4, or 2 Band Parametric
Filter Types
Parametric:
Frequency: . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-20kHz
Level: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -30dB to +15dB
Q Value: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.016oct to 4oct
TOOLS
Audio Meter
Range: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -60dBu to +20dBu
Increments: . . . . . . . . . . . . 1dB
Peak Hold Indicator: . . . . yes
Hi/Low Shelf 6/12 dB
Frequency: . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Hz-20kHz
Level: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -15dB to +15dB
Signal Generator: . . . . . . . pink or white noise, sine wave
Sine Wave Frequency: . . . . 20Hz-12kHz
Signal Level: . . . . . . . . . . . off, -50dBu to +20dBu
All Pass
Frequency 20Hz-20kHz
CROSS POINT MIXER
Gain: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Off., -50 to +12dB,
0.5dB increments with Mute
Variable Q HP/LP
Frequency: . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Hz-20kHz
Q Value: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.047 to 0.267
LINKING
All functions can be linked to 1 of 16 link groups
Notch/Bandpass
Frequency: . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Hz-20kHz
Q Value: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.436 to 0.267
CROSSOVER
4 Way, 3 Way, 2 Way Crossover
High Pass/Low Pass Filters
Filter Types:
Bessel: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/18/24/48 dB/oct
Butterworth: . . . . . . . . . . . 12/18/24/48 dB/oct
Linkwitz: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/24/48 dB/oct
Frequency: . . . . . . . . . . . . off, 20Hz-20KHz
DSP PROCESSORS
Input A/D: . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 bit (Burr Brown PCM4204)
Output D/A: . . . . . . . . . . . 24 bit (Burr Brown PCM4104)
DSP Processors: . . . . . . . 32-bit floating point
(Sharc ADSP-21262)
Sample Rates: . . . . . . . . . . 48kHz, 96kHz
Propagation Delay @ 48kHz: . . . . . 1.42 ms
Propagation Delay @ 96kHz: . . . . 0.71 ms
AES/EBU DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT (If installed)
Type: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 ohm transformer balanced XLR
Sample Rates: . . . . . . . . . . 48kHz, 96kHz
Max Cable Length: . . . . . 100 meters
DELAY
@ 48kHz Sampling Rate
Speaker Delay: . . . . . . . . . 0-21ms
Long Delay: . . . . . . . . . . . 0-682 ms
Ashly Audio Inc. Limited Warranty (USA ONLY)
(Other countries please contact your respective distributor or dealer)
For units purchased in the USA, warranty service for this unit shall be provided by ASHLY AUDIO, INC. in accordance with the following warranty statement:
ASHLY AUDIO, INC. warrants to the owner of this product that it will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of FIVE years from the original date of purchase. ASHLY AUDIO
INC. will without charge, repair or replace at its discretion any defective product or component parts upon prepaid delivery of the product to the ASHLY AUDIO, INC. factory service department, accompanied
with a proof of original date of purchase in the form of a valid sales receipt. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
EXCLUSIONS: This warranty does not apply in the event of misuse, neglect or as a result of unauthorized alterations or repairs made to the product. This warranty is void if the serial number is altered,
defaced, or removed. ASHLY AUDIO reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon this product, without any obligation to install the same on products previously
manufactured.
Any implied warranties which may arise under the operation of state law shall be effective only for FIVE years from the original date of purchase of the product. ASHLY AUDIO, INC. shall be obligated
to only correct defects in the product itself. ASHLY AUDIO, INC. is not liable for any damage or injury which may result from or be incidental to or a consequence of such defect. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion, or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE:
For warranty service in the United States, please follow this procedure:
1.) Return the product to ASHLY AUDIO, INC, freight prepaid, with a written statement describing the defect and application that the product is used in. ASHLY AUDIO, INC. will examine the product
and perform any necessary service, including replacement of defective parts, at no further cost to you.
2.) Ship your product to:
Ashly Audio Inc. • Attn: Service Department • 847 Holt Road • Webster, NY 14580-9103
ASHLY AUDIO INC. 847 Holt Road Webster, NY 14580
Phone: (585) 872-0010 Fax: (585) 872-0739
Toll Free (800) 828-6308
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