Mackie Fussion Series 3000 User`s manual

FUSSION 3000
ACTIVE FULL RANGE
SOUND REINFORCEMENT
SPEAKER SYSTEM
USER’S MANUAL
CAUTION
AVIS
7. Heat — This Mackie product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, or other devices which produce heat.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
WARNING: The heatsink may reach high temperatures during
standard use. To ensure proper operation, allow a minimum of 6
inches of clearance from the heatsink surface and adequate
ventilation.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
8. Power Sources — This Mackie product should be connected to a
power supply only of the type described in these operation
instructions or as marked on this Mackie product.
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES RISQUES DE CHOC
ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE. AUCUN
ENTRETIEN DE PIECES INTERIEURES PAR L'USAGER. CONFIER
L'ENTRETIEN AU PERSONNEL QUALIFIE.
AVIS: POUR EVITER LES RISQUES D'INCENDIE OU
D'ELECTROCUTION, N'EXPOSEZ PAS CET ARTICLE
A LA PLUIE OU A L'HUMIDITE
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.
Le symbole éclair avec point de flèche à l'intérieur d'un triangle
équilatéral est utilisé pour alerter l'utilisateur de la présence à
l'intérieur du coffret de "voltage dangereux" non isolé d'ampleur
suffisante pour constituer un risque d'éléctrocution.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user of the presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
Le point d'exclamation à l'intérieur d'un triangle équilatéral est
employé pour alerter les utilisateurs de la présence d'instructions
importantes pour le fonctionnement et l'entretien (service) dans le
livret d'instruction accompagnant l'appareil.
9. Power Cord Protection — Power supply cords should be routed
so that they are not likely to be walked upon or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit this
Mackie product.
10. Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall into and liquids are not spilled into this Mackie
product.
11. Damage Requiring Service — This Mackie product should be
serviced only by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been
damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into this
Mackie product; or
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
C. This Mackie product has been exposed to rain; or
1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operation instructions
should be read before this Mackie product is operated.
D. This Mackie product does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change in performance;
or
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions
should be kept for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on this Mackie product and in
these operating instructions should be followed.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and other instructions
should be followed.
5. Water and Moisture — This Mackie product should not be used
near water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, swamp or
salivating St. Bernard dog, etc.
6. Ventilation — This Mackie product should be situated so
that its location or position does not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, the Component should not be situated
on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block any
ventilation openings, or placed in a built-in installation such as a
bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through
ventilation openings.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
Carts and stands - The
Component should be used
only with a cart or stand
that is recommended by
the manufacturer.
A Component and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause
the Component and cart
combination to overturn.
E. This Mackie product has been dropped, or its chassis
damaged.
12. Servicing — The user should not attempt to service this
Mackie product beyond those means described in this operating
manual. All other servicing should be referred to the Mackie Service
Department.
13. To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized plug with an
extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be
fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
Pour préevenir les chocs électriques ne pas utiliser cette fiche
polariseé avec un prolongateur, un prise de courant ou une autre
sortie de courant, sauf si les lames peuvent être insérées à fond
sans laisser aucune pariie à découvert.
14. Grounding or Polarization — Precautions should be taken so
that the grounding or polarization means of this Mackie product is
not defeated.
15. This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B (whichever
is applicable) limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus
as set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
ATTENTION —Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant las limites applicables aux appareils
numériques de class A/de class B (selon le cas) prescrites dans le
règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par les ministere
des communications du Canada.
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Lend Me Your Ears
Exposure to extremely
high noise levels may
cause permanent hearing loss. Individuals vary
considerably in susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss, but nearly everyone will
lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently
intense noise for a period of time. The U.S.
Government’s Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) has specified the permissible noise level exposures
shown in this chart.
According to OSHA, any exposure in
excess of these permissible limits could
result in some hearing loss. To ensure
against potentially dangerous exposure to
high sound-pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons exposed to equipment
capable of producing these levels use hearing
protectors while this unit is in operation.
Ear plugs or protectors in the ear canals or
over the ears must be worn when operating
this amplification system in order to prevent
a permanent hearing loss if exposure is in
excess of the limits set forth here.
Duration Per Day Sound Level dBA,
In Hours
Slow Response
8
90
6
92
4
95
3
97
2
100
1.5
102
1
105
0.5
110
0.25 or less
115
Typical
Example
Duo in small club
Subway Train
Very loud classical music
The Fussion 3000
can produce a
peak SPL of
135 dB @ 1m
Patrice screaming at Ron about deadlines
Loudest parts at a rock concert
CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................................... 2
INTRODUCTION ....................................................... 4
REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION .................................... 5
AC Receptacle ............................................. 5
FUSE ........................................................... 5
POWER Switch ............................................ 5
POWER/PROTECT Indicator ........................ 5
MAIN IN ...................................................... 6
LOOP OUT .................................................. 6
HIGH PASS/FULL RANGE ........................... 6
SUB OUT .................................................... 6
FILL OUT .................................................... 6
OUTPUT LEVEL ........................................... 6
PHASE ........................................................ 6
CONNECTIONS ........................................................ 6
PLACEMENT ............................................................ 7
RIGGING .................................................................. 8
AC POWER .............................................................. 8
SERVICE INFORMATION .......................................... 9
Warranty Service ............................................... 9
Troubleshooting ................................................. 9
Repair ............................................................. 10
CARE AND MAINTENANCE .................................... 10
FUSSION 3000 SPECIFICATIONS .......................... 11
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for more information about these and other Mackie products.
©2000 Mackie Designs Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in Italy.
Rev. B
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing Mackie Designs’
active sound reinforcement speaker systems.
The FUSSION 3000 is a full-range, medium throw, active loudspeaker system
capable of extremely high sound pressure
levels and wide dispersion. With almost
2000 watts of low-distortion built-in power,
the FUSSION 3000s are ideal for large
sound reinforcement systems that require
precise reproduction of transients, high levels of intelligibility, and compact size.
The FUSSION 3000 features specially
designed, high-output transducers including a special eight inch, horn-loaded
mid-range that allows the FUSSION 3000
to generate extremely low distortion
(< 0.05%) at full power. The mid-range
operates between the frequencies of 500
and 2500 Hz , eliminating the placement of
a crossover point in the middle of the critical voice frequency range. The result is a
super smooth phase and power response
that delivers extraordinary intelligibility at
extreme output levels. Frequencies above
2500 Hz are reproduced by a 3˝ titanium
diaphragm compression driver mounted to
a 80 x 60 degree horn with a 1.4˝ exit
throat. The FUSSION 3000 delivers deep
bass through the use of four 12˝ highoutput woofers.
The FUSSION 3000 frequency response
is absolutely flat between 55Hz and 18kHz.
The system controller provides complete
system management of all electronic and
acoustic functions including electronic active crossover, electronic phase alignment,
electronic time correction, electronic equalization, and complete amplifier protection.
Mackie Designs has implemented a
unique “Vacuum Tube” philosophy for
amplifiers designed for mid- and highfrequency reproduction. The FUSSION
3000 features two high-precision MOSFET
amplifiers, one for the mid-range driver and
a modified version for the high-frequency
compression driver. Both amplifiers are designed to emulate the celebrated warmth
and transparency of vacuum tube amps.
The result is the clearest and most accurate
reproduction available.
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Each 12˝ woofer handles 350 watts RMS
long term. Arraying four woofers within
the cabinet allows the FUSSION 3000 to
produce very deep, precise low frequencies.
The array is also much “quicker” than a
single 18˝ or double 15˝ woofer array because each diaphragm is significantly
lighter and faster.
The low-frequency amplifier module is
an excellent example of the efficiency of active designs. The amplifier produces 1500
watts RMS of power from a module taking
up the area of only a single sheet of paper.
The key to producing transients quickly is
the availability of tons of power. That’s why
the FUSSION 3000 uses an exorbitant
quantity of high-voltage capacitors in the
power supply to store the necessary energy.
To ensure long-term reliability and performance, the amplifier modules are mounted
on a huge three-square-foot heatsink, eliminating the need for fans, dramatically
extending life expectancy, and eliminating
maintenance cycles.
The FUSSION 3000 is the first professional speaker system to completely create an
ideal union between speakers and amplifiers.
The input and control panel offers unprecedented signal routing flexibility. All
connections are made via XLR connectors.
There is a Main Input with a Loop Out for
connecting to other enclosures. Additionally, there is a Sub-Out connector for
connecting to the FUSSION 1800AS active
subwoofer system. This output incorporates
low-pass and subsonic filtering as well as
complete amplifier protection for delivering
a line-level signal below 85Hz. For sound
reinforcement situations where “fill” speakers are needed, there is a Fill Out connector
with level and (0º/180º) phase control
(this signal is high-pass only above 85Hz).
The FUSSION 3000 can run on 115VAC or
230VAC and features soft-start circuitry that
eliminates “pops” and precisely controls inrush surges.
The cabinet is constructed of 13-ply,
18mm thick baltic birch wood with built-in
fly points for suspending with approved
rigging hardware.
REAR PANEL DESCRIPTION
AC Receptacle
POWER Switch
This is where you connect the AC
linecord to provide AC power to the
FUSSION 3000’s built-in power amplifiers.
Plug the linecord into an AC socket properly configured for your particular model.
The FUSSION 3000 is shipped with a
connector that mates with the AC receptacle on the rear panel. Use heavy gauge
wire for the linecord to avoid power losses
across the wire. (See page 8 for more info.)
The bar A on the rear panel is there to
secure the linecord and prevent it from accidentally getting pulled loose from the AC
receptacle. Wrap the linecord through the
bar and tie it in a knot to secure it.
Note: You can change the AC voltage
configuration from 115V to 230V internally
by reconfiguring the transformer primary
wiring on the power supply board. Contact
Mackie Technical Support for instructions
(1-800-258-6883).
FUSE
Always replace the fuse with the type indicated on the rear panel. Never replace the
fuse with one of a higher value than indicated on the rear panel.
WARNING: Make sure
you use the correct fuse
relative to the AC operating voltage.
115VAC=16A Slow-Blow
230VAC=10A Slow-Blow
ON
FUSE
POWER/PROTECT Indicator
When the POWER switch is turned on,
and the linecord is connected to an active
AC Mains supply, this indicator lights green
to let you know that you’re ready to rock
and roll. If one of the protection circuits in
the FUSSION 3000 should trigger, this indicator changes to red. The protection circuits
include RMS limiting on the input and
thermal protection on the heatsink. If the
output begins to clip for more than a few
seconds, the POWER/PROTECT indicator
changes to red and the RMS limiting protection circuit discretely reduces the input
signal until the output is just below clipping. If this should happen, turn down the
level at the source (mixing console) until
the PROTECT light changes back to green.
If the thermal protection circuit should
get activated, the POWER/PROTECT indicator
changes to red and the amplifiers shut down
until the heatsinks cool to a safe operating
level. Once the amplifier cools, the thermal
protection circuit resets and normal operation resumes. You should determine what is
causing the overheating condition and take
steps to remedy it (i.e., direct sunlight on
the heatsink, not enough clearance for air
to circulate freely around the heatsink, etc.).
WARNING:
CAUTION
FUSE
16A / SB
Switch up to turn the FUSSION 3000
on, and switch down to turn it off. Make
sure the signal source’s level control is
down before you turn it on.
THIS SURFACE MAY REACH HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING
STANDARD USE. TO ENSURE PROPER OPERATION ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 6 INS.
OF CLEARANCE FROM THIS SURFACE AND ADEQUATE VENTILATION. TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL OR ANY ATTACHED
COMPONENT. NO OPERATOR SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
PARALLEL
LOOP OUT
UTILISE UN FUSIBLE DE RECHANGE DE MÊME TYPE.
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE
REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING.
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING FUSE
SERIAL NUMBER
MAIN INPUT
HIGH PASS
85Hz - 20kHz
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
ON
FUSE
10A / SB
FUSE
MANUFACTURING DATE
FULL RANGE
55Hz - 20kHz
NEMA LS-20 20A-115VAC
CONCEIVED, DESIGNED, AND MANUFACTURED BY MACKIE DESIGNS INC, WOODINVILLE, WA, USA
AND MACKIE EUROPE • MANUFACTURED IN ITALY • COPYRIGHT ©1998 •
THE FOLLOWING ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF MACKIE DESIGNS INC.:
"MACKIE", AND THE "RUNNING MAN" FIGURE • PATENT PENDING
POWER (GREEN)
PROTECT (RED)
FILL OUT
85Hz - 20kHz
PIN 1- GND / PIN 2- POS (+) /
PIN 3- NEG (-)
OUTPUT
LEVEL
SUB-OUT
20Hz - 85Hz
10A - 230 VAC
FUSSION 3000
™
FS
0
10
PHASE
A
115VAC Version
0˚
180˚
5
230VAC
Version
MAIN IN
This is a female XLR-type connector that
accepts a balanced line-level signal from
your mixing console or signal processor.
LOOP OUT
This is a male XLR-type connector that
produces exactly the same signal that is
connected to the MAIN IN jack. Use it to
daisy-chain several FUSSION 3000s together off the same signal source.
HIGH PASS/FULL RANGE
With the switch set to FULL RANGE position, the FUSSION 3000 operates from
55Hz to 20kHz. With the switch set to
HIGH PASS, a high-pass filter is placed in
the signal path and the FUSSION 3000 operates from 85Hz to 20kHz. Use this setting
when you have a FUSSION 1800AS connected to the SUB OUT connector.
Note: The LOOP OUT is not affected by
this switch. It is always full-range, and the
FILL OUT is always 85Hz to 20kHz.
CONNECTIONS
The FUSSION 3000 has a female XLR
input that accepts a balanced or unbalanced
line-level signal. When connecting a balanced
signal, be sure it’s wired per AES (Audio
Engineering Society) standards:
XLR
Hot (+)
Pin 2
Cold (–)
Pin 3
Shield (Ground)
Pin 1
There are also three male XLR connectors labeled LOOP OUT, SUB OUT, and FILL
OUT. These are also wired according to the
above AES standard.
SUB OUT
This male XLR-type connector produces
a line-level signal that you can connect to
the FUSSION 1800AS powered subwoofer
system. The FUSSION 3000 has a built-in
controller that operates below 85 Hz.
FILL OUT
This is a male XLR-type connector that
produces a line-level signal you can connect
to a side or front fill powered speaker or
speaker amplifier.
Note: The FILL OUT has a low-pass filter
that operates from 85Hz to 20kHz, regardless of the FULL RANGE/HIGH PASS switch
setting.
OUTPUT LEVEL
This controls the output signal level at the
FILL OUT. This control ranges from off up to
unity gain. Use it to adjust the relative volume for the side or front fill speaker.
PHASE
This switch reverses the phase of the signal at the FILL OUT connector. Depending
on the placement of the fill speaker, you
may get better overall response with the
PHASE switch set to 180º.
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Balanced XLR Connectors
The LOOP OUT connector allows you to
connect more than one FUSSION 3000 to
the output of your mixing console. Simply
plug the signal source output into the first
MAIN IN jack, and patch that speaker’s
LOOP OUT jack to the next MAIN IN jack,
and so on, daisy-chaining multiple speakers.
There is a limit to how
many you can daisy-chain
together. A general rule is
to maintain a load impedance 10 times or more
than the source impedance to prevent excessive loading on the source. For example,
if your mixer has an output impedance of
120 ohms, then you can daisy chain up to
sixteen FUSSION 3000s. This is a load of
1250 ohms (FUSSION 3000 input
impedance=20k ohms; 16 of these in parallel=1250 ohms).
The LOOP OUT jack is wired straight
from the MAIN IN connector — there is no
electronic circuitry between — so the signal
coming out of the LOOP OUT jack is exactly
the same as the signal going in.
PLACEMENT
The FUSSION 3000 active loudspeakers
are designed to sit on the floor or to be suspended by the rigging points.
You can stack cabinets vertically. If you
do, turn the upper cabinet upside down so
the high-frequency driver is closest to the
high-frequency driver in the lower cabinet.
You can create a horizontal array by placing the cabinets side-by-side. However, you
should have a good understanding of the relationship between the splay angle (the
angle between the facing sides of the cabinets), the on-axis power, and frequency
cancellation effects between cabinets.
When two cabinets are placed side-byside, the actual splay angle is 30º
(determined by a 15º angle on each cabinet
side). As the splay angle increases toward
the angle of horizontal coverage (80º for
the FUSSION 3000), the on-axis power decreases, but the frequency response
becomes smoother as the comb-filtering effects (caused by the interaction in the area
of double-coverage) decrease.
As with any powered
components, protect
them from moisture. If
you are setting them up
outdoors, make sure they
are under cover if you expect rain.
Room Acoustics
The FUSSION 3000 loudspeakers are
designed to sound as neutral as possible;
that is, to reproduce the input signal as accurately as possible.
Room acoustics play a crucial role in the
overall performance of a sound system.
However, the wide high-frequency dispersion of the FUSSION 3000 helps to
minimize the problems that typically arise.
Top
800
800 Dispersion
up to 18kHz
Here are some other placement tips:
• Avoid placing loudspeakers in the
corners of a room. This increases the
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low-frequency output and can cause the
sound to be muddy and indistinct.
Avoid placing loudspeakers against a wall.
This, too, increases the low frequency
output, though not as much as corner
placement. However, if you do need to
reinforce the low frequencies, this is a
good way to do it.
Avoid placing the active monitors directly
on a hollow stage floor. A hollow stage
can resonate at certain frequencies,
causing peaks and dips in the frequency
response of the room. It’s better to place
the active monitors on a sturdy table or
tripod stands.
Position the active monitors so the highfrequency drivers are 2 to 4 feet above ear
level for the audience (make allowances
for a standing/dancing in the aisles
audience). High frequencies are highly
directional and tend to be absorbed much
easier than lower frequencies. By providing direct line-of-sight from the active
monitors to the audience, you increase the
overall brightness and intelligibility of the
sound system.
Highly reverberant rooms, like many
gymnasiums and auditoriums, are a
nightmare for sound system intelligibility.
Multiple reflections off the hard walls,
ceiling, and floor play havoc with the
sound. Depending on the situation, you
may be able to take some steps to minimize the reflections, such as putting
carpeting on the floors, closing draperies
to cover large glass windows, or hanging
tapestries or other materials on the walls
to absorb some of the sound.
However, in most cases, these remedies
are not possible or practical. So what do
you do? Making the sound system louder
generally doesn’t work because the
reflections become louder, too. The best
approach is to provide as much direct
sound coverage to the audience as possible. The farther away you are from the
speaker, the more prominent will be the
reflected sound.
Use more speakers strategically placed so
they are closer to the back of the audience.
If the distance between the front and back
speakers is more than about 100 feet, you
should use a delay processor to time-align
the sound. (Since sound travels about 1
foot per millisecond, it takes about 1/10 of
a second to travel 100 feet.)
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RIGGING
AC POWER
The FUSSION 3000 cabinets are fitted
with rigging points shown in the diagram
below.
The FUSSION 3000 is shipped with a
connector that mates with the AC receptacle on the rear panel. Use heavy gauge
wire for the linecord to avoid power losses
across the wire.
The following guide should be followed
when wiring a linecord:
WARNING: Never attempt to suspend the
FUSSION 3000 active
loudspeakers by their
handles. If you want to
suspend them, use the rigging points only.
You can suspend the FUSSION 3000
from the four fly points located on the top
of the cabinet using forged shoulder eyebolts. A working load limit (WLL) of 387
lbs. (176 kg) is appropriate for this enclosure. This WLL takes into account a 5:1
industry regulated design factor with an additional 2:1 design factor for weathering.
The fly points located on the sides of the
cabinet are designed to be used with ATM
Fly-Ware® MEGS Pivotal Series Flying
Hardware Systems. The MEGS-PB2 Pivotal
Brace attaches to the bracket in the side of
the cabinet. Use this with the MEGS-PF2
(2 suspension points) or MEGS-PF6 (6 suspension points) to suspend the loudspeakers
in a vertical column. The MEGS-PB2 Pivotal Brace has a WLL of 400 lbs. (181 kg)
and the MEGS-PF2 and MEGS-PF6 have a
WLL of 2000 lbs. (907 kg).
The bottom of the FUSSION 3000 cabinet has a Pull Back Plate. Loosen the two
screws and slide the plate out so it extends
beyond the edge of the cabinet, then retighten the screws. Use the extended
bracket for pulling back on the bottom of
the cabinet to aim it over the area of coverage as required.
WARNING: Consult a professional
rigger or structural engineer prior to suspending loudspeakers from a structure
not intended for that use. Always know
the working load limit of the structure
supporting the loudspeaker array. Always
maintain a 5:1 design factor throughout
the rigging system.
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North America International
115VAC
230VAC
Hot
Black
Blue
Neutral
White
Brown
Earth (Ground)
Green w/
Green
yellow stripe
NEUTRAL
WHITE (115V) OR
BROWN (230V)
HOT
BLACK (115V) OR
BLUE (230V)
20A. 250V
20A. 250V
MALE
GROUND
GREEN
W/YELLOW
STRIPE (115V)
or GREEN (230V)
NEUTRAL
WHITE (115V) OR
BROWN (230V)
FEMALE
GROUND
GREEN
W/YELLOW
STRIPE (115V)
or GREEN (230V)
HOT
BLACK (115V) OR
BLUE (230V)
Be sure the FUSSION 3000 is plugged
into an outlet that is able to supply the correct voltage specified for your model. If the
voltage should drop below 97% of the
specified line voltage, the built-in amplifiers
will no longer be able to supply rated power.
(They will continue to operate down to 80%
of the rated line voltage, but won’t reach full
power, resulting in lower headroom.)
Under maximum S.P.L. conditions, where
musical peaks are just clipping, the FUSSION
3000 has the following current requirements:
Max. Continuous RMS
Max. Peak
115V
15A
20A
230V
10A
16A
Be sure the electrical service can supply
enough amperage for all the components
connected to it.
We recommend that a stiff (robust) supply
of AC power be used because the amplifiers
place high current demands on the AC line.
The more power that is available on the line,
the louder the speakers will play and the more
peak output power will be available for
cleaner, punchier bass. A suspected problem
of “poor bass performance” is often caused by
a weak AC supply to the amplifiers.
Never remove the ground pin on the power cord
of the FUSSION 3000 or any other component.
This is very dangerous.
SERVICE INFORMATION
Warranty Service
If you think your loudspeaker has a
problem, please do everything you can to
confirm it before calling for service, including reading through the following
Troubleshooting section. Doing so might
save you from being deprived of your
Mackie loudspeaker.
Of all Mackie products returned for service (which is hardly any at all), many are
coded “CND” — Could Not Duplicate—
which usually means the problem lay somewhere else in the system. The following
troubleshooting tips may sound obvious,
but here are some things you can check:
Troubleshooting
No power
• Our favorite question: Is it plugged in?
Make sure the AC outlet is live (check
with a tester or lamp).
• Our next favorite question: Is the POWER
switch on? If not, try turning it on.
• Is the POWER/PROTECT LED on the
rear panel glowing green? If not, make
sure the AC outlet is live. If so, refer to
“No sound” below.
• Check the AC line fuse to see if it is
blown. If so, make sure you replace it
with the same fuse rating as indicated
on the rear panel next to the fuseholder.
No sound
• Is the input LEVEL control for the input
source turned all the way down? Verify
that all the volume controls in the
system are properly adjusted.
• Is the signal source working (and making
union scale)? Make sure the connecting
cables are in good repair and securely
connected at both ends. Make sure the
output volume (gain) control on the
mixing console is turned up sufficiently
to drive the inputs of the speaker.
• Make sure the mixer does not have a
Mute on or a Processor loop engaged. If
you find something like this, make sure
the volume/gain is turned down before
disengaging the offending switch.
• Is the POWER/PROTECT LED lit red?
Make sure there is at least six inches of
free space behind the heatsinks. Allow the
FUSSION 3000 to cool off and it will
turn back on.
Poor bass performance
• Check the polarity of the connections
between the mixer and the loudspeakers. You may have your positive and
negative connections reversed at one
end of one cable, causing one FUSSION
3000 to be out-of-phase.
Poor sound
• Is it loud and distorted? Make sure that
you’re not overdriving a stage in the
signal chain. Verify that all level controls
are set properly.
• Is the input connector plugged completely into the jack? Be sure all
connections are secure. It’s a good idea
to periodically clean all electrical
connections with a non-lubricating
electrical contact cleaner.
Noise
• Make sure all connections to the active
loudspeakers are good and sound.
• Make sure none of the signal cables are
routed near AC cables, power transformers, or other EMI-inducing devices.
• Is there a light dimmer or other SCRbased device on the same AC circuit as
the FUSSION 3000s? Use an AC line
filter or plug the FUSSION 3000s into a
different AC circuit.
Hum
• Try disconnecting the cable connected
to the MAIN IN jack. If the noise disappears, it could be a “ground loop,”
rather than a problem with the
FUSSION 3000. Try some of the
following troubleshooting ideas:
• Use balanced connections throughout
your system for the best noise rejection.
• Whenever possible, plug all the audio
equipment’s linecords into outlets which
share a common ground. The distance
between the outlets and the common
ground should be as short as possible.
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REPAIR
Service for the FUSSION 3000 is available only from one of our authorized
domestic service stations or at the factory
service center, located in Whitinsville,
Massachusetts. Service outside the United
States can be obtained through local dealers
or distributors.
If your FUSSION 3000 needs service,
please follow these instructions:
1. Review the preceding troubleshooting
suggestions. Please.
2. Call Tech Support at 1-800-258-6883,
7am to 5pm PST, to explain the problem
in detail. They will ask you all sorts of
impertinent questions in the hope of
sorting out the problem. If it appears
that the FUSSION 3000 needs repair,
request an RA (Return Authorization)
number. Have your loudspeaker’s serial
number ready. You must have an RA
number before you can obtain service at
the factory or an authorized service
center.
3. Keep this owner’s manual. We don’t
need it to repair the loudspeaker.
4. Pack the loudspeaker in its original
packaging, including protective wrap,
endcaps, box, and pallet. This is very
important. When you call for the RA
number, please let Tech Support know
if you need new packaging. Mackie is
not responsible for any damage that
occurs due to non-factory packaging.
5. Include a legible note stating your name,
shipping address (no P.O. boxes),
daytime phone number, RA number,
and a detailed description of the problem, including how we can duplicate it.
6. Write the RA number in BIG PRINT
on top of the box.
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7. Ship the loudspeaker to us via ground
freight. We suggest insurance for all
forms of cartage. Ship to this address:
Mackie Designs
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
One Main Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
8. We’ll try to fix the loudspeaker within
three business days. Ask Tech Support
for the latest turnaround times when
you call for your RA number.
CARE AND
MAINTENANCE
Your Mackie loudspeakers will provide
many years of reliable service if you follow
these guidelines:
Avoid exposing the
active loudspeakers to
moisture. If they are set
up outdoors, be sure they
are under cover if you
expect rain.
• Avoid exposure to extreme cold (below
freezing temperatures). If you must
operate the active loudspeakers in a cold
environment, warm up the voice coils
slowly by sending a low-level signal
through them for about 15 minutes
prior to high-power operation.
• Use a slighty damp cloth with a mild
soap solution to clean the cabinets. Only
do this when the power is turned off.
Avoid getting moisture into any of the
openings of the cabinet, particularly
where the drivers are located.
FUSSION 3000 SPECIFICATIONS
Line Input Power
System Acoustic
US:
115V, 60Hz
Recommended Amperage Service:
20A recommended
AC Connector:
3-pin Twistlock
250VAC, 20A male
Frequency Range (–10 dB): 45Hz-20kHz
Frequency Response (–3 dB): 55Hz-18kHz
Horizontal Coverage (–6 dB): 80º averaged 2kHz-10kHz
Vertical Coverage (–6 dB): 70º averaged 2kHz-10kHz
Directivity Factor; DI (Q): 10.19 (10.46) averaged
2kHz to 10kHz
Maximum SPL (long term): 130 dB @ 1m
Maximum SPL (peak):
133 dB @ 1m
Maximum SPL (long term—High Pass ON): 132 dB
Maximum SPL (peak—High Pass ON): 135 dB
Crossover Points:
500Hz, 2500Hz
Dynamic Range:
> 110 dB
± 35º from 500Hz-10kHz
Phase Response:
Europe:
230V, 50Hz
Recommended Amperage Service:
16A recommended
AC Connector:
3-pin IEC
250VAC, 16A male
In-rush Current Protection: Transistor-based
Safety Features
RMS Limiting:
Transducers
Low-Frequency Transducers—Four Each
Cone Diameter:
Voice Coil Diameter:
Nominal Impedance:
Power Handling:
12˝ (300mm)
3˝ (75mm)
8 ohms each
350 watts rms (long term)1
Thermal Protection:
Physical Properties
Enclosure:
Mid-Frequency Transducer
Cone Diameter:
Voice Coil Diameter:
Nominal Impedance:
Power Handling:
8˝ (200mm)
2˝ (50mm)
8 ohms
150 watts rms (long term)1
Hanging Inserts:
Rigging Inserts:
High-Frequency Transducer
Diaphragm Diameter:
Throat Exit Diameter:
Nominal Impedance:
Power Handling:
Diaphragm Material:
Handles:
3˝ (75mm)
1.4˝ (35.6mm)
8 ohms
75 watts rms (long term)1
Titanium
Height:
Front Width:
Rear Width:
Depth:
Weight:
Power Amplifiers
Low-Frequency Power Amplifier
Rated Power:
Rated THD:
Monitoring and limiting
of continuous RMS
output of amplifiers
Input stage shutdown,
auto-reset
Trapezoidal, 15º side
angles, 18mm multilayered birch
4 points on top
2 points, 1 each side
ATM MEGS
1 pull-back clip, bottom
4 ea. aluminum/rubber
grips
41.9˝ (1064mm)
24.7˝ (628mm)
13.9˝ (352mm)
22.6˝ (575mm)
246 lbs. (112kg)
Options
Active Subwoofer System:
FUSSION 1800SA/1800S
Flyware:
ATM MEGS compatible
1000W continuous @ 8Ω
1500W peak @ 8Ω
< 0.03%
Mid-Frequency Power Amplifier
Rated Power:
Rated THD:
200W continuous @ 8Ω
300W peak @ 8Ω
< 0.03%
High-Frequency Power Amplifier
Rated Power:
Rated THD:
100W continuous @ 8Ω
150W peak @ 8Ω
< 0.03%
Audio Input/Output/Controls
Input Type:
Balanced differential
Input Impedance:
50k ohms
Sub-Out:
85Hz low-pass output
with protection and active monitoring
for FUSSION 1800S/1800SA active
subwoofer system
Fill-Out:
85Hz high-pass output
Fill-Out Level:
0 dB to –30 dB
Fill-Out Phase Control: 0º/180º
High-Pass Switch:
85Hz high-pass to LF
driver
Disclaimer
Since we are always striving to make our
products better by incorporating new and improved
materials, components, and manufacturing methods,
we reserve the right to change these specifications at
any time without notice.
“Mackie,” the “Running Man” figure, and
“FUSSION” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mackie Designs Inc.
All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
©2000 Mackie Designs Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Printed in Italy.
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Power handling for transducers is based on an AES long term power
testing standard conducted for 100 hours full power, free air.
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