SX-R4+ FADER
EXTENSION MODULE
SONOSAX
SX-RC8+
USER MANUAL
Version 1.0
November 2016
Audio equipment manufacturer
SONOSAX SAS S.A.
Ch. de la Naz 38
CH-1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne
Switzerland
http://www.sonosax.ch
sonosax@sonosax.ch
Table of Contents
1 Introduction......................................................................................................................................3
1.1 Key Features.................................................................................................................3
1.2 Functional Block Diagram.............................................................................................3
2 Panel Descriptions...........................................................................................................................4
2.1 Front Panel....................................................................................................................4
2.2 Side Panels...................................................................................................................4
3 Operating Instruction.......................................................................................................................5
3.1 Connecting to the SX-R4+............................................................................................5
3.2 Assigning faders............................................................................................................5
3.3 AES Breakout................................................................................................................5
3.4 Slate/Com Microphone Control.....................................................................................6
3.5 Hirose Power Distribution..............................................................................................6
4 Specifications...................................................................................................................................7
4.1 Microphone Preamplifier...............................................................................................7
4.2 Power.............................................................................................................................7
4.3 Mechanical....................................................................................................................7
5 Connector Pin Assignments............................................................................................................8
5.1 3M MDR 26-pin.............................................................................................................8
5.2 Headset/Headphones 3.5mm jack................................................................................8
5.3 Hirose 4.........................................................................................................................8
5.4 XLR................................................................................................................................8
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1 Introduction
Congratulations for purchasing your SONOSAX SX-RC8+ fader extension module, a
dedicated front panel for the SX-R4+ providing 8 rotary faders with function switch to
extend mixing facilities in the field.
As with all SONOSAX products, the SX-RC8+ is build without any compromise in
quality, using only the best components available and passes severe quality controls.
The information and instructions contained in this manual are necessary to ensure
safe operations of your equipment and to maintain it in good working condition; please
read it carefully.
1.1
Key Features
Inputs / Outputs
1.2
•
4x TA3 connectors used as AES breakout box for the multi-pin AES input
connector on the SX-R4+
•
5x Hirose 4 for power distribution
•
Additional headphones/headset output with mic support
•
Slate/Com microphone
Functional Block Diagram
POWER DISTRIBUTION
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2 Panel Descriptions
2.1
Front Panel
F1
F5
F3
C
F2
F4
F7
F6
F1 to F8
Fader with push on
M
F8
C
M
Internal Slate/Com microphone
C
Cut-out for shoulder strap
2.2
Side Panels
H2
H1
D1
LEFT
H3
H1 to H5
Power Distribution
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P
H4
P
Phones
D2
RIGHT
H5
D3
D4
D1 to D4
AES inputs. D4 (AES 7-8) is shared with
MIC operation
M
3M MDR 26-pin for SX-R4+ interconnect
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3 Operating Instruction
3.1
Connecting to the SX-R4+
A 3M MDR 26-pin pin-to-pin cable is required to interconnect the SX-RC8+ to the SXR4+. The SX-RC8+ is powered by the SX-R4+ and operates as soon as it is
connected to it.
3.2
Assigning faders
First, choose a fader curve in the SX-R4+
menu SETUP/POT SETUP menu.
The two bottoms concerns the SX-RC8+:
two curves are available:
•
-60 to +12
•
-60 to +24 dB.
Both choices mute the signal when the
fader is closed.
Entering the MIX menu shows the faders
assignation.
When pressing the ASSIGN button, fader
assignation is enabled.
First, choose the fader to be assigned
using the rotary encoder.
Then, push all track or trak pair buttons
where the fader is to be assigned.
Push again ASSIGN button to disable
fader assignation.
3.3
AES Breakout
The 4 TA3 connectors are used as AES breakout box, allowing easy connection of
AES sources such as digital wireless receivers.
The 4th TA3 connector (AES 7-8) is shared with the Slate/Com microphone AES
output.
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3.4
Slate/Com Microphone Control
The SX-RC8+ includes a microphone preamplifier with automatic gain control and Low
Frequency Cut filter. User can choose between the front panel mic or an external
headset connected to the Headset/Headphones 3.5mm jack.
The SX-RC8+ configuration is integrated
into the SX-R4+ touch interface.
Enter the menu
SETUP/SYSTEM/MISC/RC8+ to view the
configuration panel:
•
MIC SOURCE are two mutually
exclusive buttons where the
microphone source is selected
•
LIMITER GAIN and
THRESHOLD allow user to
control the automatic gain control
Any push-button of the SX-R4+ or SXRC8+ can be used to control the
slate/com.
Enter the menu SETUP/SYSTEM/PUSH
BUTTONS to modify push-buttons
assignation.
The label “SX-RC8+ MIC” correspond to
the slate/com microphone enable action.
3.5
Hirose Power Distribution
The power distributor on the left panel is fully independent and does not need any
power for the SX-RC8+ to operate. There are 5x Hirose 4 connectors connected as
following:
POWER
SMBUS
The optional solder jumpers on pins 2 & 3 are dedicated for a System Management
Bus (SMBUS). By default, these jumpers are open.
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4 Specifications
4.1
4.2
4.3
Microphone Preamplifier
Sampling Frequency
48 kHz
Bit Depth
24-bit
Input Voltage
+3.3 V on 3M MDR 26-pin
Power consumption
200 mW (mic OFF)
255 mW (mic ON)
Power
Mechanical
Size (H x W x D)
200 x 50 x 57 mm
7.87 x 1.96 x 2.24 ‘’
Weight
363 g
0.80 lb
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5 Connector Pin Assignments
5.1
3M MDR 26-pin
1
ground
2
AES 1-2 (-)
3
AES 3-4 (-)
4
AES 5-6 (-)
5
AES 7-8 (-)
6
RS422 RX (-)
7
RS422 TX (-)
8 – 11 not connected
12
13
1
26
14
Headphones Right Output
13, 14 ground
15
AES 1-2 (+)
16
AES 3-4 (+)
17
AES 5-6 (+)
18
AES 7-8 (+)
19
RS422 RX (+)
20
RS422 TX (+)
21
DC 3.3V input
22 – 23 not connected
24
Headphones Ground
25
Headphones Left
26
ground
5.2
Headset/Headphones 3.5mm jack
5.3
Hirose 4
5.4
XLR
2
1
3
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ground
2
signal (+)
3
signal (-)
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