Alto X23SW User`s manual

User's Manual
X23SW
2-WAY STEREO
CROSSOVER PLUS SUBWOOFER
R
LTO
www.altoproaudio.com
Version 1.0 April 2002
English
SAFETY RELATED SYMBOLS
wire or disconnect the wiring of protective grounding
terminal.
CAUTION
Operating Conditions
This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and that no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on this apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions. Do not install near any heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the apparatus.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you
to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage
inside the enclosure-voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
This symbol ,wherever it appears ,alerts you
to important operating and maintenance
instructions in the accompanying literature .
Read the manual .
Protective grounding terminal .
Alternating current /voltage .
Hazardous live terminal .
ON: Denotes the apparatus turns on .
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
OFF: Denotes the apparatus turns off ,because of
using the single pole switch ,be sure to unplug the
AC power to prevent any electric shock before you
proceed your service .
Read these instructions.
Follow all instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
WARNING: Describes precautions that should
be observed to prevent the danger of injury or
death to the user .
Power Cord and Plug
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
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.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles ,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
CAUTION: Describes precautions that should
be observed to prevent danger of the apparatus .
WARNING
Power Supply
Ensure the source voltage matches the voltage of
the power supply before turning ON the apparatus.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time .
External Connection
The external wiring connected to the output hazardous
live terminals requires installation by an instructed
person, or the use of ready-made leads or cords.
Cleaning
When the apparatus needs a cleaning, you can blow
off dust from the apparatus with a blower or clean
with rag etc. Don't use solvents such as benzol,
alcohol, or other fluids with very strong volatility and
flammability for cleaning the apparatus body.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not Remove any Cover
There are maybe some areas with high voltages
inside , to reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
remove any cover if the power supply is connected.
The cover should be removed by the qualified personnel
only.
No user serviceable parts inside.
Servicing
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. To reduce
the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing
other than that contained in the operating instructions
unless you are qualified to do so .
Fuse
To prevent a fire, make sure to use fuses with specified
standard (current, voltage, type). Do not use a different
fuse or short circuit the fuse holder.
Before replacing the fuse, turn OFF the apparatus and
disconnected the power source.
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.
Protective Grounding
Make sure to connect the protective grounding to prevent
any electric shock before turning ON the apparatus.
Never cut off the internal or external protective grounding
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Preface
Dear Customer:
Thanks for choosing
LTO Active Crossover and thanks for choosing the one of results of
AUDIO TEAM job and researches.
LTO
For our LTO AUDIO TEAM, music and sound are more than a job...are first of all passion and let us say...
our obsession!
We have been designing professional audio products for a long time in cooperation with some of the major
brands in the world in the audio field.
The LTO line presents unparalleled analogue and digital products made by Musicians for Musicians in
our R&D Centres in Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Taiwan. The core of our digital audio products
is a sophisticated DSP (Digital sound processor) and a large range of state of the art algorithms which
have been developed by our Software Team for the last 7 years.
Because we are convinced you are the most important member of LTO AUDIO TEAM and the one confirming the quality of our job, we'd like to share with you our work and our dreams, pay attention to your
suggestions and your comments.
Following this idea we create our products and we will create the new ones! From our side, we guarantee
you and we will guarantee you also in future the best quality, the best fruits of our continuous researches
and the best prices.
Our LTO Active Crossover is the result of many hours of listening and tests involving common people,
area experts, musicians and technicians.
The results of this effort is an efficient and effective electronic crossover solution, which will give you precise
control and superior sound from your loudspeaker system.
Nothing else to add, but that we would like to thank all the people that made the LTO Active Crossover a
reality available to our customers, and thank our designers and all the LTO staff, there to make possible
the realization of products containing our idea of music and sound and there to support you, our customers,
in the best way, conscious that you are our best richness.
Thank you very much.
LTO AUDIO TEAM
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................... ........ .........4
2. FEATURE LIST .............................................................................................................4
3. CONTROL ELEMENTS ...................... ....................................................... .....................4
3.1 The Front Panel
3.2 The Rear Panel
4. INSTALLATION & CONNECTION ............................................................... ......... ..........5
4.1 Mains Connection
4.2 Audio Connection
4.3 Rack Mounting
5. APPLICATION ...................... ............................................................................ .............7
5.1 X23SW 2-Way Stereo
6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ...................... ...................................................... .......... 8
7. WARRANTY ........... ...................... ........................................................... ..................... 9
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1. INTRODUCTION
Thank you very much for expressing your confidence in LTO products by purchasing our X23SW Active
crossover. With the X23SW you have acquired an extremely musical and flexible Active Crossover.
The LTO X23SW Active Crossover is a single rack unit, three channels electronic crossover capable of
managing the frequency control for stereo 2-way speaker systems. The X23SW Active Crossover is an ideal
crossover solution for most small and large PA systems, live sound venues, commercial installations recording
studio monitors and DJ set-ups. In addition to its flexibility in configuring to different sound systems, the
X23SW Active Crossover has advanced features such as Clip LED Indicators CD Horn Equ, alization, and
individual Phase and Mute switches per frequency band.
The X23SW Active Crossover is an effective and efficient electronic crossover solution, which will give you
precise control and superior sound from your loudspeaker system.
2. FEATURE LIST
Single Rack Unit ( 1U)
Robust and Compact Design
Phase Inversion Switches for High Frequency Band
30Hz Low Cut for Subwoofer & Low Frequency Band
Servo-Balanced XLR and Unbalanced 1/4" Inputs/ Unbalanced 1/4" Outputs
Subwoofer Output
State-Variable 12dB/Octave (2nd order ) Filters
Top Audio Performances With High Slew Rate Circuity and over 115dB Dynamic Range for Transparent Sound
Shielded Internal Power Supply with AC Voltage Selectable (AC95-120V~60Hz or 210-240V~50Hz)
Manufactured Under ISO9001 Certified Management System
3. CONTROL ELEMENTS
3.1 The Front Panel
CHANNEL 1
880
ON
OFF
R
LTO
OFF
+ 10
LOW GAIN
2
3
6K
CHANNEL 2
120
ON
OFF
4.1K
250
30HZ CUT
SUB WOOFER
1.7K
390
+ 10
OFF
+ 10
OFF
170
70
880
ON
OFF
230
50
250
+ 10
OFF
4.1K
250
XOVER FREQ
HIGH GAIN
PHASE
SUB GAIN
30HZ CUT
XOVER FREQ
LOW GAIN
30HZ CUT
4
2
5
7
8
6
2
3
X23SW
1.7K
390
6K
XOVER FREQ
4
ON
10
OFF
2-WAY STEREO
CROSSOVER
PLUS SUBWOOFER
OFF
HIGH GAIN
PHASE
POWER
2
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1. Power Switch
This switch powers up and powers down this Crossover.
Caution: Always turns the Crossover on before the amplifier, and turns it off after the amplifier, otherwise, transients harmful to the speakers may result.
2. L/H Output Level Controls
These controls are used to adjust the output level of each Frequency Band: Low and High.
3. 30Hz Low Cut Switches
These inserted 30Hz Low Cut filters in the Low Frequency Band of each channel with a 12dB/Octave,
are used to minimize problems from subsonic frequencies in the signal, to suppress Hum noise, and
to prevent any low frequency speaker resonance.
4. Crossover Frequency Controls
These controls select the crossover frequencies of the Low and High Frequency Band. They present with
a Low cut for the High Frequencies and a High cut for the Low frequencies, you can select the crossover
Frequencies between 250Hz and 6kHz.
5. Phase Switches
These allow switching the polarity to invert the signal phase in the High Frequency Band. This is done
to correct audible phase problems after the output levels being proper adjustment.
Caution: Before pressing the Phase Switches, always lower the outputs of your power amplifier to
avoid possible speaker damage.
6. Sub Crossover Frequency Control
This control select the crossover frequencies of the Subwoofer Frequency Band. You can select the
crossover frequencies between 50Hz and 250Hz.
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7. Subwoofer Output Level Control
This control is used to adjust the output level of the Subwoofer Frequency Band.
8. Subwoofer Low Cut Switch
This inserted 30Hz Low Cut filter in the Subwoofer Frequency Band with a 12dB/Octave, is used to minimize
problems from subsonic frequencies in the signal, to suppress Hum noise, and to prevent any low frequency
Speaker resonance.
3.2 The Rear Panel
110-120V
AC INPUT
95-120V /210-240V 60-50Hz
Rated Power Consumption 6W
220-240V
FUSE:
210-240V: T100mAL 250VAC
95-120V: 200mA 250VAC
REPLACE FUSE WITH CORRECT
TYPE ONLY
Apparaten skall anslutas till
jordat uttag nar den ansluts
till ett natverk
HIGH OUT 2
LOW OUT 2
INPUT 2(UNBALANCED)
CHANNEL 2
10
9
12
INPUT 2(BALANCED)
WOOFER
HIGH OUT 1
LOW OUT 1
SUB
11
INPUT 1(UNBALANCED)
INPUT 1(BALANCED)
CHANNEL 1
13
12
11
9. Fuse Holder / Voltage Selector
This is a dual voltage unit. Before you attempt to connect and operate the unit, please make sure that your
local voltage matches the voltage on the fuse-holder cover.
Caution: The fuse protecting the AC supplies circuits of this unit. The fuse can only be changed by a
qualified t echnician, in the event of a fault or changing the supply voltage. If the fuse continues to blow
after replacing, discontinue use of this unit before repaired.
220-240V
110-120V
220-240V
110-120V
THIS IS SET FOR
110V AC TO 120V
AC OPERATION
THIS IS SET FOR
220V AC TO 240V
AC OPERATION
The fuse-holder above the AC connector on the rear of the chassis has 3 triangular markers (please refer
to the above pictures), with two of these triangles opposing each other, your unit is set to the operating
Voltage printed next to these markers.
To change, pull fuse-holder out and rotate 180 ,then push in again.
10. AC Inlet
This connector is meant for the connection of the supplied main cord.
Do not insert power cable into unit until voltage has been correctly set. Do not plug power cable into
AC power until voltage has been correctly set.
11. Stereo Input Connectors
Connect your L/R stereo input signal to either the balanced XLR or the unbalanced 1/4" input jacks.
12. Output Connectors
Connect to your amplifiers via these unbalanced 1/4" output jacks.
13. Subwoofer Output Connector
Connect your subwoofer amplifier via this unbalanced 1/4" output jacks.
4. INSTALLATION & CONNECTION
4.1 Mains Connection
Please ensure that the LTO X23SW Active Crossover is set to the correct supply voltage before plugging
the power cord into the wall outlet , use the same fuse as marked on the fuse holder at the AC power
connection socket.
Do not insert power cable into the unit until voltage has been correctly set. Do not plug the power cable
into AC power until voltage has been correctly set.
The mains connection of the LTO X23SW Active Crossover is made by using the enclosed mains cable
and a standard IEC receptacle. It meets all of the international safety certification requirements.
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4.2 Audio Connection
The LTO X23SW Active Crossover presents with balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors, and it can be
interfaced by several ways to support a variety of applications without any signal loss.
a. Wiring Configuration
Either the 1/4" TRS (Tip-Ring-Sleeve) jack or the XLR servo connector can be wired in balanced and
unbalanced modes. Please wire your systems as the following examples:
For 1/4" TRS jack
1/4"TRS jack
Unbalanced Input
1/4"TRS jack
Balanced Input
XLR Unbalanced Input
XLR Balanced Input
For XLR C onnector
b. In Line Connection
For these applications, the X23SW Active Crossover provides XLR connectors to easily interface with
most professional audio devices. Follow the configuration examples below for your particular connection.
Balanced
TIP RING SLEEVE
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
SLEEVE R ING TIP
TIP RING SLEEVE
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
1
2
3
1
2
3
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
1
2
3
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
1
2
3
Tip
1
2
3
Unbalanced
TIP RING SLEEVE
Sleeve
TIP SLEEVE
1
2
3
Tip
TIP SLEEVE
TIP RING SLEEVE
SLEEVE TIP
SLEEVE RING TIP
Centre
Screen
Tip
Sleeve
Sleeve
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Tip
Centre
Screen
Sleeve
TIP SLEEVE
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
TIP RING SLEEVE
1
2
3
6
Centre
Screen
1
2
3
4.3. Rack Mounting
The most secure mounting is on a universal rack shelf available from various rack manufactures or your
music dealer. The X23SW Active Crossover fits into one standard 19" rack unit of space. Please allow at
least an additional 4" depth for the connectors on the rear panel. Be sure that there is enough air space
around the unit for sufficient ventilation and please do not place the X23SW Active Crossover on high
tem perature devices such as power amplifiers etc. to avoid overheating.
5. APPLICATION
5.1 X23SW 2-Way Stereo
Present your X23SW Active Crossover in a 2-way stereo application, please connect the unit in your
system as the following illustration step by step:
1. Plug the Left line-in into INPUT 1 and the Right line-in into INPUT 2.
2. Connect the LOW OUT 1 to the Left input of the Low frequency amplifier, and the LOW OUT 2 to the
Right input of the Low frequency amplifier.
3. Connect the HIGH OUT 1 to the Left input of the High frequency amplifier, and the HIGH OUT 2 to the
Right input of the High frequency amplifier.
4. Connect the SUB woofer OUTPUT TO the subwoofer amplifier via this unbalanced 1/4" output jack.
TYPICAL SET-UP
HIGH AMP
LOW AMP
SUB AMP
110-120V
AC INPUT
220-240V
95-120V /210-240V 60-50Hz
Rated Power Consumption 6W
FUSE:
210-240V: T100mAL 250VAC
95-120V: 200mA 250VAC
REPLACE FUSE WITH CORRECT
TYPE ONLY
Apparaten skall anslutas till
jordat uttag nar den ansluts
till ett natverk
HIGH OUT 2
LOW OUT 2
INPUT 2(UNBALANCED)
INPUT 2(BALANCED)
CHANNEL 2
WOOFER
SUB
7
HIGH OUT 1
LOW OUT 1
INPUT 1(UNBALANCED)
CHANNEL 1
INPUT 1(BALANCED)
6.TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Electrical
Subwoofer Frequency Range
50Hz ~ 250Hz
Low - High Frequency Range
250Hz ~ 6KHz
THD
<0.05%
S/N Ratio
>95dB
Controls
Input Level
Continuouliy variable
Output Level
Sub, Low. High continuously variable
Low Cut
Front panel switches
Phase
Front panel switches
Power Supply
Connector type
3-pole IEC , grounded
Type
Servo controlled, stabilized
Mains supply
95-120V /210-240V ,60-50Hz
Power Rating
6W
Physical
Dimensions
483(W) 194.5(D) 44(H)mm (19" 7.7"
Weight
2.95 Kg(6.50lb)
8
1.7")
7. WARRANTY
1. WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
To obtain Warranty Service, the buyer should first fill out and return the enclosed Warranty Registration
Card within 10 days of the Purchase Date.
All the information presented in this Warranty Registration Card gives the manufacturer a better understanding of the sales status, so as to purport a more effective and efficient after-sales warranty service.
Please fill out all the information carefully and genuinely, miswriting or absence of this card will void your
warranty service.
2. RETURN NOTICE
2.1 In case of return for any warranty service, please make sure that the product is well packed in its original
shipping carton, and it can protect your unit from any other extra damage.
2.2 Please provide a copy of your sales receipt or other proof of purchase with the returned machine ,and
give detail information about your return address and contact telephone number .
2.3 A brief description of the defect will be appreciated.
2.4 Please prepay all the costs involved in the return shipping, handling and insurance.
3. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
3.1
LTO warrants that this product will be free from any defects in materials and/or workmanship for
a period of 1 year from the purchase date if you have completed the Warranty Registration Card in
time.
3.2 The warranty service is only available to the original consumer, who purchased this product directly
from the retail dealer, and it can not be transferred.
3.3 During the warranty service, LTO may repair or replace this product at its own option at no charge to
you for parts or for labor in accordance with the right side of this limited warranty.
3.4 This warranty does not apply to the damages to this product that occurred as the following conditions:
Instead of operating in accordance with the user's manual thoroughly, any abuse or misuse of this
product.
Normal tear and wear.
The product has been altered or modified in any way.
Damage which may have been caused either directly or indirectly by another product / force / etc
Abnormal service or repairing by anyone other than the qualified personnel or technician.
And in such cases, all the expenses will be charged to the buyer.
3.5 In no event shall LTO be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion or limitation
may not apply to you.
3.6 This warranty gives you the specific rights, and these rights are compatible with the state laws, you
may also have other statutory rights that may vary from state to state.
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SEIKAKU TECHNICAL GROUP LIMITED
No. 1, Lane 17, Sec. 2, Han Shi W. Road, Taichung, 401 Taiwan
http://www.altomobile.com Tel: 886-4-22313737
email: info@altomobile.com Fax: 886-4-22346757
All rights reserved to ALTO Mobile. Due to continued development in response to
customer feedback, product features, specifications and/or internal/external design may be
changed without prior notice. No photocopying, translation or reproduction of any part of this user
manual is allowed without prior written permission.Copyright c 2004 Seikaku Technical Group Limited.
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