Behringer DFX69 User`s manual

Version 1.0
January 2004
ENGLISH
DFX69
TWEAKALIZER
User’s Manual
TWEAKALIZER DFX69
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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.
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presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside
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important operating and maintenance instructions
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5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
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, convenience receptacles,
and the point where 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
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tipover.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
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Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
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is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
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TWEAKALIZER DFX69
TWEAKALIZER
High-End DJ Effects Processor with Real-Time Control
DFX69
s Desktop DJ effects machine with 6 simultaneous functions and super-intuitive user interface
s Incredible real-time scratch function for any input signal
s Super-fast and accurate auto-BPM counter
s Virtually inaudible Pitch Transposer to correct track speed adjustments
s Breathtaking LFO-controlled effects section including delay and flanger
s Awesome filter effects with 3 filter types (low, high and band pass), 3 filter modes (auto, manual, LFO) and
separate resonance control
s Groove- and BPM-related loop sampler with up to 16 seconds of memory
s Ultra-steep 3-band kill EQ (-40 dB) with separate cut buttons per band
s Switchable phono/line input with built-in high-precision phono preamplifier for connecting turntables and
CD sources
s Flexible Signal/Effect balance and input gain control
s Ultimate sonic resolution with ultra high-resolution 24-bit A/D and D/A converters and high-performance
24/48-bit DSP
s Gold-plated RCA connectors for excellent audio quality
s Ultra-rugged construction ensures long life, even under most demanding conditions
s Designed in Germany. Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
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TWEAKALIZER DFX69
FOREWORD
Dear Customer,
Welcome to the team of
TWEAKALIZER users and
thanks for expressing
your confidence in
BEHRINGER products by
purchasing the DFX69.
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 design an
outstanding DJ effects
processor that offers
remarkable functions as
well as maximum
flexibility and performance. The task of designing our new
TWEAKALIZER represented a great deal of responsibility, which
we surmounted by focusing on you, the discerning user and DJ.
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
everyone who participated 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
(manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system)
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. We think it’s only fair to pass this
benefit on to you—after all, your success is our success!
I would like to thank all of those who have made the
TWEAKALIZER possible. You have all made your own personal
contributions, from the developers and the many other employees
at this company to you, the BEHRINGER user.
My friends, it’s been worth the effort!
Thank you very much,
Uli Behringer
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION ......................................................... 5
1.1 Before you get started ................................................... 5
1.1.1 Shipment ............................................................... 5
1.1.2 Initial operation ...................................................... 5
1.1.3 Warranty .............................................................. 5
1.2 The user’s manual .......................................................... 5
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS ............................................... 6
2.1 Input section ................................................................... 6
2.2 Sampler ........................................................................... 7
2.3 Effects section ............................................................... 7
2.3.1 FILTER ................................................................... 7
2.3.2 FLANGER ............................................................. 8
2.3.3 DELAY .................................................................. 8
2.3.4 SCRATCH ............................................................. 8
2.3.5 BPM COUNTER ..................................................... 8
2.4 Connections .................................................................... 9
3. APPLICATIONS .......................................................... 9
3.1 Connecting to the effects loop of a DJ mixer ................ 9
3.2 Direct connection of a phono/line source ...................... 9
4. INSTALLATION ......................................................... 10
5. SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................... 10
6. WARRANTY .............................................................. 11
TWEAKALIZER DFX69
1.1.2 Initial operation
1. INTRODUCTION
The BEHRINGER TWEAKALIZER DFX69 is a flexible DJ effects
processor that gives you an important edge for your mixes and
performances. Its unique features let you work in completely
new and creative ways. The TWEAKALIZER can be used in
many ways and is breeze to operate, allowing you to expand
your creativity.
Times are changing quickly and you have to stay ahead of the
game if you don’t want to be left behind. To this end, we have
developed an excellent DJ effects processor with the most
popular new features and technologies. It is perfectly suited for
use in dance clubs or for DJ systems.
Be honest: who really likes to read manuals? We know you
want to get started right away, but we strongly suggest that you
take the time to read these instructions so that you fully
understand and are able to properly use all the features your
TWEAKALIZER has to offer. The few minutes it takes you will be
well worth it.
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The following user’s manual is intended to
familiarize you with the unit’s control elements,
so that you can master all the functions. After
having thoroughly read the user’s manual, store it
at a safe place for future reference.
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A power supply unit that meets the necessary safety
requirements is enclosed for connecting the TWEAKALIZER to
the mains.
When the DFX69 is connected to the mains via the power
supply unit it is automatically switched on.
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Never connect the TWEAKALIZER to a power supply
unit that is already plugged into the mains! Always
connect the DFX69 to the power supply unit first
and then plug the power supply into the mains.
Please make sure that the unit is grounded at all
times. For your own protection, you should never
tamper with the grounding of the cable or the unit
itself.
1.1.3 Warranty
1.1 Before you get started
Please take a few minutes and send us the completely filled
out warranty card within 14 days of the date of purchase to
assure trouble-free warranty processing in the future. You may
also register online at www.behringer.com. The serial number
needed for the registration is located at the top of the unit. Failure
to register your product may void future warranty claims.
1.1.1 Shipment
1.2 The user’s manual
The TWEAKALIZER was carefully packed at the assembly
plant to assure secure transport. If the condition of the cardboard
box suggests that damage may have occurred, please inspect
the unit immediately and look for physical indications of damage.
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Please make sure the unit is provided with sufficient ventilation.
To avoid overheating, never place the TWEAKALIZER on top of
an amplifier or in the vicinity of a heater.
Damaged equipment should NEVER be sent directly
to us. Please inform the dealer from whom you
acquired the unit immediately as well as the
transportation company from which you took
delivery of the unit. Otherwise, all claims for
replacement/repair may be rendered invalid.
This user’s manual gives you an overview of the functions
and control elements of your TWEAKALIZER and offers detailed
information about possible applications. To facilitate quick
reference, control elements have been described in groups
according to their function. Should you need detailed information
about specific topics not covered in this manual, please visit our
website at www.behringer.com.
To assure optimal protection of your DFX69 during
transport, we recommend utilizing a carrying case.
If the unit needs to be shipped, please always use
the original packaging to avoid damage.
Never let unsupervised children play with the DFX69
or with its packaging.
Please dispose of all packaging materials in an
environmentally-friendly fashion.
1. INTRODUCTION
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2. CONTROL ELEMENTS
Fig. 2.1: DFX69 control elements
2.1 Input section
The IN LEVEL control adjusts the level of the input signal.
The OVERLOAD LED (below the control) illuminates when
the signal level is too high. Adjust the input signal level so
that the LED does not illuminate. Occasional illumination
during signal peaks is acceptable.
The DISPLAY indicates the BPM (Beats Per Minute) of the
music as detected by the built-in beat counter. If you
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select an effect by pressing the ENCODER
or operate
the sampler PITCH control
, the effect type will be
displayed (DLy, FLg, FLt, PIt). If you have selected the
SCRATCH effect (see ch. 2.3.4 “SCRATCH”) and you
turn the MIX control
“SCr” will be displayed. If you
adjust the filter sensitivity in AUTO mode (see ch. 2.3.1
“Filter”), “SEn” will be displayed. If no additional changes
are made, the display shows the BPM value again after a
few seconds.
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TWEAKALIZER DFX69
The MIX control adjusts the volume ratio between the
original signal and the effects signal. When the control is
turned all the way to the left, you hear only the original
(“DRY”) signal; turning it all the way to the right you hear
only the selected effects (“WET”) signal.
To change the mix ratio of a previously activated effect,
) or DELAY (
) key. The LED
first tap the FLANGER (
of the respective ON switch (
or
) will then blink
rapidly. You can also adjust the mix ratio when the
SCRATCH function is active.
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The MIX control adjusts the mix between the
original signal and the effects signal of the most
recently selected effect (indicated by rapid blinking
of the ON key of the corresponding effect). To
adjust the mix ratio of a previously activated effect,
first dial up this effect using the corresponding
effects key (see
,
and
).
The PITCH control lets you change the pitch of the input
signal (+/-12%).
PITCH value (from -12 to +12%) DISPLAY. If you press
) to switch between different
the ENCODER (see
effects, the editable time parameter is briefly shown. The
remaining recording time of a sample and the sampler
PITCH value are also shown here (see also ch. 2.2
“Sampler”). If no additional changes are made, your DFX69
automatically returns to PITCH display mode after a few
seconds.
2.2 Sampler
The BEAT keys select the length of the sample you want
to record. You can choose between 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 bars,
whereby the actual length of the sample is detected on
the basis of the current BPM value. The corresponding
LED will illuminate to display the selected number of bars.
Once you start recording, it will automatically end at the
end of the selected length of recording time. You can also
define your own sample length by stepping through all
bar values until the right LED (“16”) blinks. You can now
start and stop recording at will (see
) for any length
of sample up to 16 bars.
REC starts recording a sample; the remaining recording
time of the selected sample length is shown in the left
display (see
). Pressing REC again ends the recording.
The sampler records the signal connected to the input of
your DFX69.
PLAY/STOP plays the sample you just recorded (PLAY:
the sample signal is played in a continuous loop). If you hit
PLAY/STOP again, the loop stops (STOP). If you press
REC to start recording a sample and press PLAY/STOP
during recording, the sample is recorded in full length and
then directly played back.
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If you select one of the sample lengths (1, 2, 4, 8 or
16) and end the recording using the REC key before
the selected number of bars has played, the
remaining time is filled with “silence”. Therefore,
the actual sample length remains unchanged. To
define your own sample length, you must use the
method described above (see
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SHOT plays the sample as long as you keep the SHOT
key pressed.
FX determines whether the sampler signal is routed to
the effects processor. When the FX button is in
(depressed), only the sampler signal is fed to the effects
path (the input signal bypasses the effects processor; it
remains “dry”). When the FX button is out, only the input
signal is routed to the effects processor; the sampler
signal remains “dry”.
The REV key reverses the sample. When depressed (in),
the sample will be played backwards when you press
the PLAY/STOP or SHOT key.
PITCH adjusts the sample tempo and pitch (-12 to +12%).
The PITCH value is indicated in the display
. When you
are finished adjusting the sample pitch, the display once
again shows the PITCH value of the input signal.
2.3 The effects section
The DFX69 features a 3-band “kill” EQ (LOW, MID and
HIGH). That means that you can attenuate (cut or lower)
individual frequency bands to a much greater extent
(-40 dB) than you can increase them (+12 dB). In addition
to the EQ controls, each frequency band features a CUT
key. Pressing CUT will immediately attenuate the respective
frequency band by -40 dB, allowing you to create very
interesting sound effects.
The ENCODER has two functions: By pressing the
ENCODER, you select an effect to be edited. This effect is
then shown in the display
. By turning the ENCODER,
you can now continuously adjust the LFO and delay times
).
(in contrast to the BEAT keys located beneath; see
The parameter value is always shown in the display
while you are editing.
Explanation:
LFO stands for Low Frequency Oscillator. This is a
low-frequency signal that modulates effect parameters such as
delay time, flanger resonance frequency and filter frequency.
The BEAT keys also let you dial up LFO and delay times,
but in this case there are predetermined increments (rather
than continuous adjustment). These times always refer
to the current BPM value. The LFO and delay times are
shown on the corresponding LEDs located above the
ENCODER.
2.3.1 FILTER
The filter effect is a special feature of the DFX69. It offers
three different filter types that can be operated in three different
modes. The filter types and modes are explained in detail under
and
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ON activates/deactivates the FILTER effect of the DFX69.
The LEDs around the DATAWHEEL (see
) indicate the
current filter frequency.
TYPE selects the filter you wish to use:
LOW PASS (LP):
The low pass filter attenuates (cuts or lowers)
frequencies above a cut-off frequency by 24 dB/octave.
The cut-off frequency is determined by the selected filter
) that creates the filter effect.
mode (see
HIGH PASS (HP):
The high pass filter attenuates frequencies below a
cut-off frequency by 24 dB/octave. Here, the cut-off
frequency is also determined by the selected filter mode
(see
).
BAND PASS (BP):
The band pass filter attenuates all frequencies except for
those defined by an adjustable middle frequency. It has a
rating of 12 dB/octave. The middle frequency is determined
by the filter mode here as well (see
).
MODE selects a filter mode. The following three modes
are available:
LFO mode, MANUAL mode and AUTO mode.
Press the MODE key briefly to alternate between the LFO
and MANUAL modes. To activate the AUTO mode, keep
the MODE key pressed for a few seconds. Pressing MODE
again briefly reactivates LFO mode.
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LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator)
In this mode, the LFO modulates the cut-off frequency
from the lowest to the highest frequency and back to the
lowest frequency. The modulation speed can be either
adjusted continuously using the ENCODER or incrementally
and
). The increments
using the BEAT keys (see
available via the BEAT keys are always relative values
expressed in beats. For example, if you enter “2”, it will
take two beats for the cut-off frequency to modulate
from the lowest to the highest frequency and back. The
DFX69 calculates the time on the basis of the current BPM
signal automatically.
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2.3.3 DELAY
The DELAY effect lets you create repetitions of the input signal,
resulting in various effects, from subtle to wild. The time gap
between the original signal and the repetitions depends on the
delay time you set.
MANUAL
In this mode, the cut-off frequency can be adjusted using
the large DATAWHEEL (see
). This also allows realtime filter modulation. You can adjust the reaction time of
the filter using the ENCODER or the BEAT keys located
beneath it (see
and
). The shorter the reaction
time, the quicker the filter reacts to the DATAWHEEL
movement.
ON activates/deactivates the DELAY effect of the DFX69.
To set up the delay time, first dial in the desired DELAY
). Now, use the BEAT
effect using the ENCODER (see
keys located beneath it to select one of the predetermined
delay times. For example, a value of “2/1” will result in a
half-note delay—the repeats will be 2 beats or quarter
notes apart. If you select “1/2”, the repeats will be half a
beat or an eighth note apart, and so on. The actual length
of a beat always depends on the current BPM value. By
turning the ENCODER, you can select other times, for
example to create triplet delays.
AUTO
In AUTO mode, the filter frequency is modulated via the
level of the music signal. In this mode, it is important to set
up the filter sensitivity so that it correctly reacts to the
input signal (see
).
FILTER has a function similar to the SHOT key in the
SAMPLER section. Pressing and holding the FILTER key
activates the FILTER effect. As soon as you release the
key, the FILTER effect is deactivated.
When in AUTO mode, the FILTER key has an extra function:
keeping it pressed while turning the DATAWHEEL allows
you to adjust the sensitivity of the filter to compensate for
varying levels between tracks, which will cause the filter
to react differently to various tracks. For example, if the
volume of one track is lower than that of a previous track,
you should increase the filter sensitivity so that the filter
will react appropriately to the rhythm.
RESONANCE increases the cut-off frequency of the
LOW PASS and the HIGH PASS filter (0 - 10), adding
presence to the effect.
The DELAY key activates the effect and keeps it active
as long as you keep the key pressed. When you release
the key, the effect is deactivated.
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2.3.4 SCRATCH
SCRATCH activates/deactivates the SCRATCH function.
The word “flange” means “tape spool”, and this explains the
characteristics of the effect. Originally, the flanger effect was
generated with two tape recorders that ran synchronously. The
same audio signal was recorded and played back on both
machines (e.g. a guitar solo). Applying pressure on the left spool
of one of the machines caused the spool and thus the playback
speed to slow down. The generated delay resulted in phase
shifting of the signals.
ON activates/deactivates the FLANGER effect on the
DFX69.
To determine the speed of the effect, first dial up the
FLANGER effect by pressing the ENCODER (see
).
Then, use the BEAT keys located beneath it to dial up one
of the predetermined speed values. This value is a relative
value that is calculated based on the current BPM value.
By turning the ENCODER, you can continuously adjust the
flanger speed. By turning the DATAWHEEL while the effect
is active (see
), you can create additional FLANGER
modulation. Holding the FLANGER key
and turning the
DATAWHEEL creates a feedback modulation which
smoothly appears/disappears within four beats.
The FLANGER key keeps the effect active as long as the
key is pressed. Releasing the key deactivates the effect.
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If DELAY is the most recently activated effect
(indicated by rapid blinking of the ON key LED), you
can use the MIX control (see
) to adjust the mix
between the delay effect and the original signal.
This applies to all effects (see ch. 2.1).
This effect simulates the scratching that turntablists are known
for. Your DFX69 continuously records a sample of four to eight
bars (depending on the tempo of the music) that will be used for
) lets you
this effect. Turning the big DATAWHEEL (see
achieve the scratched sound.
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2.3.2 FLANGER
If the FLANGER effect is the most recent effect you
dialed in (indicated by rapid blinking of the ON key
) to set
LED), you can use the MIX control (see
up the volume ratio between this effect and the
original signal. This applies to all effects (see ch.
2.1).
After activating the SCRATCH function (the
SCRATCH key blinks), you can use the MIX control
(see
) to adjust the mix between the scratch
signal and the original signal. This also applies to
all effects (see ch. 2.1).
When in SCRATCH mode, turning the DATAWHEEL lets
you “scratch” the input signal, just like you would on a
turntable.
2.3.5 BPM COUNTER
The DFX69’s BPM counter is used to synchronize the effects
with the original signal. It detects a track’s tempo and displays it
in BPM (beats per minute). The BPM counter can be used in two
different ways: manually or automatically. The current BPM value
is shown in the display
.
BPM-TAP switches the BPM counter into manual mode. If
you tap this key repeatedly in rhythm with the music, an
average BPM value is detected and a value is set. You
can readjust the BPM value by tapping in rhythm with the
music again.
The AUTO key activates the automatic mode. The BPM
counter automatically detects the BPM value based on
the input signal.
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Whenever you power up your DFX69, the BPM
counter is initially in AUTO mode.
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS
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If there is no signal present (or the signal is too
weak), the BPM display begins to blink. This also
happens when the beat counter cannot accurately
analyze the signal.
2.4 Connections
Fig. 2.2: The rear panel connections
The LINE input is for connection of a line-level signal
(e. g. the main outputs of your DJ mixer).
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PHONO is intended for connecting a turntable.
Never connect equipment with line-level signals
to the highly sensitive phono inputs! The output
signal level of turntables is in the millivolt range,
while CD players and tape decks have signal levels
measuring in volts. Simply put, line-level signals
are up to 100 times stronger than those intended
for phono inputs.
PHONO/LINE selects between the PHONO inputs (button
out) and LINE inputs (button in).
The GND connector is used for grounding your turntable.
The OUTPUT connectors are used for feeding an amplifier
or a DJ mixer (depending on intended use).
Fig. 3.1: Connecting to the effects loop of the
PRO MIXER VMX1000
Use the AC POWER IN connector socket to connect
your DFX69 with the mains via the included power supply.
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Always disconnect the power supply unit from the
power outlet when your DFX69 will not be in use
for an extended period of time.
3. APPLICATIONS
3.2 Direct connection of a
phono/line source
Of course, you can also connect a line or a phono signal
directly to the TWEAKALIZER without using a mixer. In this case,
you only have to connect the outputs of your turntable or
CD player (or another line source) to the DFX69’s corresponding
inputs.
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3.1 Connecting to the effects loop
of a DJ mixer
The TWEAKALIZER DFX69 is an optimal addition to any
DJ mixer, especially if the mixer features an integrated effects
loop. BEHRINGER offers a wide range of mixers that are
particularly well suited for these kinds of applications. An example
of such mixers would be our professional VMX series of
DJ mixers.
To insert your DFX69 into the effects loop of a DJ mixer, connect
the send outputs of the mixer to the line inputs of the DFX69
(PHONO/LINE button depressed or “in”).
Connect the outputs of the TWEAKALIZER to the return inputs
of the mixer, so that the effects signal is mixed with the mixer’s
main signal. It makes sense to turn the MIX control of your DFX69
all the way to the right (WET), so that the TWEAKALIZER only
plays back the effects signal. The mix between original and
effects signals is adjusted using the send and/or return controls
on the mixer.
To eliminate the risk of permanently damaging
your TWEAKALIZER, please never connect line
signals (e. g. a CD player, an MD player or a tape
deck) to the highly sensitive phono inputs. The
phono inputs are exclusively for connecting
turntables.
The output signal of the DFX69 can now be connected to the
input of a power amplifier, recording device, etc.
In this application, you will need to use the MIX control to attain
the desired balance between the original signal and the effects
signal.
The following illustration shows the direct wiring of the
TWEAKALIZER with a turntable and a HiFi amplifier. Please be
sure that the PHONO/LINE switch of your DFX69 is in its correct
position (not depressed or “out”).
Figure 3.1 shows a connection of this type using the
PRO MIXER VMX1000 as an example:
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5. SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIO INPUTS
Type
Impedance
Max. input signal level
Line, 0 dB gain, unbalanced
47 kΩ @ 1 kHz
22 dBu
Type
Impedance
Max. input signal level
Phono, 40 dB, unbalanced
47 kΩ @ 1 kHz
-30 dBu
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Type
Impedance
Max. output signal level
Line, unbalanced
100 Ω @ 1 kHz
12 dBu
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency response
Signal-to-noise ratio
THD
Crosstalk
Fig. 3.2: Direct connection of a turntable
to the TWEAKALIZER DFX69
4. INSTALLATION
For audio connections, you will need a standard, commercially
available RCA cable. For optimal results, always use high-quality
cables, adapters and connectors.
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Always make sure that only technically qualified
people install and operate your TWEAKALIZER.
During and after the installation, all those handling
the equipment need to be sufficiently grounded in
order to avoid the potentially damaging
electrostatic discharge or similar damage that
could have a permanent adverse effect on your
equipment.
Gain range
DIGITAL PROCESSING
Converter
10 Hz to 22 kHz, +1/-3 dB
98 dBu, a-weighted,
22 Hz - 22 kHz (Line)
0,007 % typ. @ +6 dBu, 1 kHz,
amplification 1 (Line)
< -83 dB, 22 Hz - 22 kHz
(Line)
-20 dBu to +10 dBu
Sampling rate
24-Bit Delta-Sigma,
64/128 times oversampling
44.1 kHz
POWER SUPPLY
Voltage
USA/Canada
U.K./Australia
Europe
Japan
Power consumption
Fuses
120 V~, 60 Hz
240 V~, 50 Hz
230 V~, 50 Hz
100 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
see adapter labels!
external PSU
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
Dimensions
Weight
approx. 3 1/5" (81 mm)
x 6 3/5" (169 mm)
x 12 1/5" (309 mm)
approx. 1 kg (2 lbs. 2 oz.)
Fig. 4.1: RCA cable
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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5. SPECIFICATIONS
TWEAKALIZER DFX69
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 § 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, guitar strings
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.
Technical specifications and appearance subject to change without notice. The information contained herein is correct at the time
of printing. The names of companies, institutions or publications pictured or mentioned and their respective logos are registered
trademarks of their respective owners. Their use neither constitutes a claim of the trademarks by BEHRINGER® nor affiliation of
the trademark owners with BEHRINGER®. BEHRINGER® accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by any person
who relies either wholly or in part upon any description, photograph or statement contained herein. Colors and specifications
depicted may vary slightly from product. No part of this book 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.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2004 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
6. WARRANTY
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