STAGE-MAN
200W 3-Channel Active Vocal Monitor with DSP Effects
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Table of Contents
Safety Instructions . . . . . .
FCC Information . . . . . . . .
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening for a Lifetime . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before Getting Started . . .
Getting Connected . . . . . .
Descriptions and Features
Operations . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Specifications . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . .
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
8. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so its
location does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
For example, the appliance should not be situated on a
bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation slots.
CAUTION
RISK OF SHOCK
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric
shock, do not remove cover (or back). No
user-serviceable parts inside. Only refer
servicing to qualified service personnel.
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be
connected to a power supply only of the type
described in the operating instructions or as marked
on the appliance.
Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash & arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert you to the
presence of danger.
11. Grounding or Polarization - Precautions should be
taken so that the grounding or polarization means of
an appliance is not defeated.
12. Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the appliance.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important
operating and servicing instructions.
WARNING
13. Cleaning - Unplug this unit from the wall outlet
before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
14. Power lines - An outdoor antenna should be
located away from power lines.
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is
operated.
15. Nonuse Periods - The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused
for a long period of time.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
16. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so
that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into
the enclosure through openings.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
17. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should
be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
A.
B.
C.
D.
The power supply cord or plug has been damaged; or
Objects have fallen into the appliance; or
The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
The appliance does not appear to operate normally
or exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
damaged.
5. Attachments - Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
6. Water and Moisture - Do not use this unit near water.
For example, near a bathtub or in a wet basement and
the like.
18. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service
the appliance beyond that described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
7. Carts and Stands - The appliance should be used
only with a cart or stand that is recommended by the
manufacturer.
Note:
To CATV system installer's (U.S.A.): This reminder is
provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to
Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for
proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the
cable ground shall be connected as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
7 A. An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may
cause an overturn.
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FCC Information
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS
UNIT!: This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by
Vocopro may void your authority, granted by the FCC,
to use this product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high
quality shielded cables. Cable(s) supplied with this
product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your
FCC authorization to use this product in the U.S.A.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations,
Part 15 for Class "B" digital devices. Compliance with
these requirements provides a reasonable level of
assurances that your use of this product in a residential
environment will not result in harmful interference with
other electronic devices. This equipment
generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed
and used according to the instructions found in the
owner's manual, may cause interference harmful to the
operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with
FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference
will not occur in all installations. If this product is found
to be the source of interference, which can be
determined by turning the unit "Off" and "On", please try
to eliminate the problem by using one of the following
measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being
affected by the interference.
Use power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter(s).
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient
the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300-ohm ribbon
lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact your local retailer authorized to
distribute Vocopro products. If you can not locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Vocopro, 1728
Curtiss Court, La Verne, CA 91750.
CAUTION:
READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT
1. To ensure the finest performance, please read this
manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
2. Install your unit in a cool, dry, clean place - away from
windows, heat sources, and too much vibration, dust,
moisture or cold. Avoid sources of hum (transformers,
motors). To prevent fire or electrical shock, do not
expose to rain and water.
3. Do not operate the unit upside-down.
4. Never open the cabinet. If a foreign object drops into
the set, contact your dealer.
5. Place the unit in a location with adequate air
circulation. Do not interfere with its proper ventilation;
this will cause the internal temperature to rise and may
result in a failure.
6. Do not use force on switches, knobs or cords. When
moving the unit, first turn the unit off. Then gently
disconnect the power plug and the cords connecting to
other equipment. Never pull the cord itself.
7. Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents:
this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
8. Be sure to read the "Troubleshooting" section on
common operating errors before concluding that your
unit is faulty.
9. This unit consumes a fair amount of power even when
the power switch is turned off. We recommend that you
unplug the power cord from the wall outlet if the unit is
not going to be used for a long time. This will save
electricity and help prevent fire hazards. To disconnect
the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the
cord itself.
10. To prevent lightning damage, pull out the power cord
and remove the antenna cable during an electrical
storm.
11. The general digital signals may interfere with other
equipment such as tuners or receivers. Move the
system farther away from such equipment if
interference is observed.
NOTE:
Please check the copyright laws in your country
before recording from records, compact discs,
radio, etc. Recording of copyrighted material may
infringe copyright laws.
CAUTION
The apparatus is not disconnected from the AC power
source so long as it is connected to the wall outlet,
even if the apparatus itself is turned off. To fully ensure
that the apparatus is indeed fully void of residual power,
leave unit disconnected from the AC outlet for at least
fifteen seconds.
Voltage Selector (General Model Only)
Be sure to position the voltage selector to match the
voltage of your local power lines before installing the
unit.
110V
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Welcome
And thank you for purchasing the STAGE-MAN from VocoPro, your ultimate choice in
vocal entertainment! With years of experience in the music entertainment business,
VocoPro is a leading manufacturer of vocal equipment, and has been providing patrons
of bars, churches, schools, clubs and individual consumers the opportunity to sound like
a star with full-scale club models, in-home systems and mobile units. All our products
offer solid performance and sound reliability, and to reinforce our commitment to
customer satisfaction, we have customer service and technical support professionals
ready to assist you with your needs. We have provided some contact information for
you below.
VocoPro
1728 Curtiss Court
La Verne, CA 91750
Toll Free: 800-678-5348
TEL: 909-593-8893
FAX: 909-593-8890
VocoPro Company Email Directory
Customer Service & General Information
info@vocopro.com
Tech Support
techsupport@vocopro.com
Remember Our Website
Be sure to visit the VocoPro website www.vocopro.com for the latest information on
new products, packages and promos. And while you're there don't forget to check out
our Club VocoPro for Karaoke news and events, chat rooms, club directories and even
a KJ Service directory!
We look forward to hearing you sound like a PRO, with VocoPro, the singer’s ultimate
choice.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please record the model number and serial number below, for easy reference, in case of loss or theft. These
numbers are located on the rear panel of the unit. Space is also provided for other relevant information
Model Number
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
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Listening for a Lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit youʼve just purchased is only the start of your
musical enjoyment. Now itʼs time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your
equipment offers. VocoPro and the Electronic Industries Associationʼs Consumer Electronics
Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets
the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion and, most
importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to a higher volume of
sound. So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard
against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without
distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
• Pay attention to the different levels in various recordings.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all,
we want you listening for a lifetime.
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and
the Electronic Industries Associationʼs Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid
prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your protection.
Some common decibel ranges:
Level
30
40
50
60
70
80
Example
Quiet library, Soft whispers
Living room, Refrigerator, Bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, Normal Conversation
Air Conditioner at 20 ft., Sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, Hair dryer, Noisy Restaurant
Average city traffic, Garbage disposals, Alarm clock at 2 ft.
The following noises can be dangerous under constant exposure:
Level
90
100
120
140
180
Example
Subway, Motorcycle, Truck traffic, Lawn Mower
Garbage truck, Chainsaw, Pneumatics drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers
Gunshot blast, Jet plane
Rocket launching pad
-Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation
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Features
Features
• Small wedge design easily transports from stage to studio
and can be mounted on a speaker stand for loudspeaker
applications
• Built-in digital SD recorder to conveniently capture to SD card
all performances and practice sessions
• Full compliment of DSP effects with ON/OFF switch designed
especially for vocals and spoken word
• Three channels with connections for 2 microphones, MP3
player/laptop, and stereo audio device
• Individual loop jacks on each channel for connecting to external
effects devices
• Five-band equalizer to fine-tune the sound of your source music
• Retain full control over your vocal sound on stage without the
need of a soundman
• Wireless modules available to expand your STAGE-MAN
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Before Getting Started
Thank you for purchasing the STAGE-MAN system. The STAGE-MAN will provide years of reliability and high quality entertainment for you if used properly. Please read this manual carefully before using your STAGE-MAN to
ensure best performance.
Unpacking the STAGE-MAN:
This STAGE-MAN has been inspected and tested prior to being shipped. During unpacking, carefully check that
you have received all the required components. This is also the time to check the main unit for damage. If any
damage is noticed, promptly report this to your shipping carrier. Save the shipping boxes and all packaging materials in case the unit needs to be shipped for service.
BOX CONENTS
STAGE-MAN Main Unit (1)
Power Cable (1)
Owner’s Manual (1)
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Getting Connected
CH 1-2 Connections
The ¼” – XLR combo jacks on CH 1 and CH 2 allow you to connect up to two wired dynamic microphones or
musical instruments. Note that UHF modules are installed on either CH 1 or CH 2, they will share the channel
with devices connected to the ¼” – XLR inputs.
Connecting Microphones
Connect standard dynamic microphones using a microphone cable with either a ¼” or XLR plug.
STAGE-MAN
CH 1
ANT
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CH 2
ANT
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EQUALIZER
EFFECTS
0
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
+63Hz
0
CH 1
-12
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
CH 2
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
REC
POWER
ON
VOL
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
CH
1
CH
2
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
-12
CH
3
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
+3
EFFECT
EFFECT
0
+12
1 2
3
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
MAIN
OUT
250Hz
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
SDR-3
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
+12
0
-12
+12
0
EFFECT
-5
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
MAIN
IN
3.5kHz
-10
-12
0
+12
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
-12
MASTER
VOLUME
+12
OR
1/4”
Mono Audio Cable
XLR Cable
Connecting Musical Instruments
Connect a musical instrument with a ¼” audio cable.
STAGE-MAN
CH 1
ANT
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CH 2
ANT
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EQUALIZER
EFFECTS
0
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
+63Hz
0
CH 1
-12
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
CH 2
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
REC
POWER
ON
VOL
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
CH
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
+3
EFFECT
CH
3
EFFECT
0
+12
1 2
3
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
MAIN
OUT
250Hz
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
SDR-3
+12
0
-12
+12
0
EFFECT
-5
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
MAIN
IN
3.5kHz
-10
-12
0
+12
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
-12
MASTER
VOLUME
+12
1/4”
Mono Audio Cable
1/4”
Mono Audio Cable
CH 3 Connections
CH 3 is where you connect stereo audio devices. You can connect up to two stereo devices and play them simultaneously. Note that the SDR-3 can also be routed to the CH 3 for playback using the SD PLAYBACK ROUTE
button.
Connecting a MP3/laptop
Using an 1/8” to 1/8” stereo audio cable, connect the audio output from your MP3/laptop to the 1/8”
MP3/laptop jack.
STAGE-MAN
CH 1
ANT
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CH 2
ANT
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EFFECTS
EQUALIZER
0
+63Hz
0
CH 1
CH 2
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
SDR-3
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
REC
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
POWER
ON
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
3
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
+3
EFFECT
EFFECT
EFFECT
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
0
MAIN
OUT
1 2
3
-12
+12
0
-5
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
0
+12
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
+12
250Hz
VOL
CH
-12
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
3.5kHz
MAIN
IN
-10
-12
0
+12
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
-12
MASTER
VOLUME
+12
1/8”
Stereo Audio Cable
1/8”
Stereo Audio Cable
10
Getting Connected
Connecting a CD/DVD Player
Using an RCA to RCA stereo audio cable, connect the audio output from your player to the L&R RCA CD/DVD
jacks.
CH 1
ANT
CH 2
ANT
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EQUALIZER
EFFECTS
0
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
STAGE-MAN
+63Hz
0
CH 1
CH 2
PREV
NEXT
REC
POWER
ON
VOL
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
+3
EFFECT
CH
3
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
MAIN
OUT
EFFECT
0
+12
1 2
3
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
+12
250Hz
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
SDR-3
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
PLAY/STOP
CH
-12
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
0
-12
+12
0
EFFECT
-5
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CD/DVD Audio Output
MAIN
IN
3.5kHz
-10
-12
0
+12
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
-12
MASTER
VOLUME
+12
RCA Audio Cable
RCA Audio Cable
Loop Jack Connections
An external effects device can be connected to the LOOP jacks on CH 1, 2 & 3. The effects device will only
work on the channel it is connected to. For example, if you connect an EQ to channel 3, it will only apply EQ to
channel 3. To connect an external device, you need an ‘insert’ cable (refer to diagram below). Once the external
effects device is connected, use the controls on that device to customize the effects applied.
Connect External Effects Devices to the Loop Jacks
Using an insert cable, connect the stereo end (with two rings) to the LOOP jack of your choice on the STAGEMAN. For the other side of the insert cable to be connected to your effects device, connect the “send” ¼” plug
(may be labeled TIP) to an input jack, and connect the “return” ¼” plug (may be labeled RING) to an output jack.
NOTE: Please refer to the instruction manual of your external effects device for more information on connecting
it to the STAGE-MAN
STAGE-MAN
CH 1
ANT
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CH 2
ANT
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EFFECTS
EQUALIZER
IN
0
+63Hz
0
CH 1
CH 2
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
SDR-3
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
REC
POWER
ON
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
3
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
+3
EFFECT
EFFECT
EFFECT
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
0
EXTERNAL FX UNIT
MAIN
OUT
1 2
3
-12
+12
0
-5
OUT
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
0
+12
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
+12
250Hz
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
VOL
CH
-12
3.5kHz
MAIN
IN
INSERT CABLE
-10
-12
0
+12
RING
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
MASTER
VOLUME
-12
+12
TIP
11
SLEEVE
RING
TIP
Getting Connected
Balanced Input and Output
Use these jacks to link multiple STAGEMANs together for extra power. When multiple STAGEMANs are connected, the first in the chain is the master unit. The units after that are slave units that only act as powered
speakers. All controls to music and microphone audio are to made on the master unit only.
Using an XLR-XLR cable, connect one end to the LINE OUT jack on the master unit, and connect the other XLR
end to the LINE IN jack on the slave unit.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CH 2
ANT
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EFFECTS
EQUALIZER
CH 1
ANT
0
+63Hz
0
CH 2
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
SDR-3
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
REC
POWER
ON
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
3
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
+3
EFFECT
EFFECT
EFFECT
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
0
-12
+12
3.5kHz
-10
-12
0
+12
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
MASTER
VOLUME
MAIN
OUT
1 2
3
0
-5
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
0
+12
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
+12
250Hz
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
VOL
CH
-12
-12
MAIN
IN
STAGE-MAN
STAGE-MAN
CH 1
ANT
CH 1
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EFFECTS
EQUALIZER
0
CH 1
0
CH 2
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
SDR-3
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
REC
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
POWER
ON
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
3
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
+3
EFFECT
EFFECT
EFFECT
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
0
+12
3.5kHz
-10
-12
0
+12
12kHz
LOOP
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
MASTER
VOLUME
MAIN
OUT
1 2
3
-12
0
-5
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
0
+12
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
+12
250Hz
VOL
CH
-12
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
XLR Female to XLR Female Cable
12
Effect Level
+63Hz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
+12
CH 2
ANT
-12
+12
MAIN
IN
Descriptions and Features
1
2
4
STAGE-MAN
CH 1
ANT
3
CH 2
ANT
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EFFECTS
EQUALIZER
0
+63Hz
0
CH 1
-12
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
CH 2
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
250Hz
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
SDR-3
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
REC
POWER
ON
VOL
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
CH
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
+3
EFFECT
CH
3
EFFECT
+12
0
-5
MAIN
OUT
1 2
3
-12
+12
0
EFFECT
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
0
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
+12
3.5kHz
MAIN
IN
-10
-12
0
+12
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
5
LOOP
6
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
7
LOOP
8
LOOP
9
10
11
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
MASTER
VOLUME
-12
+12
12
Top Panel
1. CH 1 ANTENNA input (BNC) – Connect antenna for CH 1 UHF wireless module.
2. CH 1 EXPANSION port – Use this port to install a UHF wireless module to CH 1.
NOTE: CH 1 UHF module is included with STAGE-MAN-I and STAGE-MAN-II models. If you purchased a STAGE-MAN (basic),
UHF modules can be purchased separately.)
3. CH 2 ANTENNA input (BNC) – Connect antenna for CH 2 UHF wireless module.
4. CH 2 EXPANSION port – Use this port to install a UHF wireless module to CH 2.
NOTE: CH 2 UHF module is included with STAGE-MAN-II model. If you purchased a STAGE-MAN (basic) or STAGE-MAN-I,
UHF modules can be purchased separately.)
5. CH 1 XLR-1/4” input – Connect a microphone or music instrument to this jack.
6. CH 1 LOOP jack – Connect an external effects device to be used with CH 1 to this jack.
7. CH 2 XLR-1/4” input – Connect a microphone or music instrument to this jack.
8. CH 2 LOOP jack – Connect an external effects device to be used with CH 2 to this jack.
9. CH 3 MP3/LAPTOP (1/8”) input – Connect audio from an MP3 player or laptop this jack.
10. CH 3 CD/DVD (RCA) input – Connect audio from an CD/DVD player this jack.
11. CH 3 LOOP jack – Connect an external effects device to be used with CH 3 to this jack.
12. CH 1/2/3 EFFECT knobs – Use these knobs to increase/decrease the amount of DSP effects applied to the channels. Turn clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
NOTE: This knob does not affect the effects level for external effects devices.
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Descriptions and Features
18
19
20
21
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
17
STAGE-MAN
CH 1
ANT
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CH 2
ANT
Effect Level
22 16
LCF Control
24
23
EFFECTS
EQUALIZER
0
+63Hz
0
CH 1
CH 2
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
SDR-3
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
REC
POWER
ON
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
3
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
+3
EFFECT
EFFECT
+12
0
-5
MAIN
OUT
1 2
3
-12
+12
0
EFFECT
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
0
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
+12
250Hz
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
VOL
CH
-12
3.5kHz
MAIN
IN
-10
-12
0
+12
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
MASTER
VOLUME
13
-12
+12
14
15
13. CH 1/2/3 LEVEL knobs – Use these knobs to increase/decrease the volume level for these channels. Turn clockwise
to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
14. MASTER VOLUME knob – Use this knob to increase/decrease the volume for all the channels (1-3) combined. Turn
clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
15. MASTER VOLUME LED indicators – These LED indicators display the output level of the master output. Use these indicators to monitor the output level for distortion. When the output level reaches the AMBER LED, lower the master volume
with the master volume knob.
16. POWER ON LED indicator – This LED will light green when the unit is powered on.
17. EFFECT LEVEL knob – Use this knob to increase/decrease the DSP effects applied to all channels (1-3). Turn clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
18. ECHO DELAY knob – Use this knob to increase/decrease the level of delay present in the echo effect. Delay is a function of the echo effect that controls the interval time between each echo repetition. Turn clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
19. ECHO LEVEL knob – Use this knob to increase/decrease the amount of echo applied to all channels (1-3). The echo
level controls repeat and delay levels, as they are part of the echo effect. Turn clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise
to decrease.
20. ECHO REPEAT knob – Use this knob to increase/decrease the level of repeat present in the echo effect. Repeat is a
function of the echo effect that controls the number of echo repetitions that occur before the sound fades completely fades
out. Turn clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
21. REVERB LEVEL knob – Use this knob to increase/decrease the amount of reverb applied to all channels (1-3). Turn
clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
22. LCF CONTROL knob – Use this knob to increase/decrease the amount of high frequency (sibilance) found in the audio
signal when using DSP effects. Set to ‘0’ for minimum sibilance and set to ‘10’ for maximum sibilance.
23. EFFECT ON/OFF button – Use this button to quickly enable/disable DSP effects to all channels (1-3).
24. EQ 63Hz – 12kHz knobs – Use these knobs to customize the sound of the master output (channel 1-3). Turn clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
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Descriptions and Features
25
STAGE-MAN
CH 1
ANT
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CH 2
ANT
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Level
LCF Control
EFFECTS
EQUALIZER
0
+63Hz
0
CH 1
CH 2
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
SDR-3
PLAY/STOP
PREV
NEXT
REC
POWER
ON
SD
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
1
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
2
-12
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
3
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
EFFECT
EFFECT
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
MAIN
OUT
26
0
+12
+3
EFFECT
FX
TOGGLE
FOOT
SWITCH
1 2
3
1kHz
+6
REC PLAY POWER
+12
250Hz
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
VOL
CH
-12
0
-12
+12
0
-5
3.5kHz
MAIN
IN
-10
-12
27
0
+12
12kHz
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
LOOP
LOOP
LEVEL
LEVEL
LEVEL
MASTER
VOLUME
-12
+12
25. FX TOGGLE FOOTSWITCH jack (1/4”) – Connect an external footswitch (sold separately) to this jack. Once connected,
use the footswitch to enable/disable DSP effects.
NOTE: The footswitch can only enable/disable DSP effects when the EFFECTS ON/OFF button is set to ON.
26. MAIN OUT jack (XLR) – Use this output to send a pre-amp signal to an external device.
27. MAIN IN jack (XLR) – Use this input to route in a pre-amp signal from an external mixer or audio device.
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Descriptions and Features
Rear Panel
1. POWER terminal – Connect power cable to this terminal.
2. POWER ON/OFF switch – Use this switch to turn the unit OFF/ON.
3. HEADPHONE jack (1/4”) – Connect a set of headphones with a ¼” plug to this jack.
NOTE: Connecting headphones mutes the main amplifier output.
1
2
3
ON
1
0
OFF
AC INPUT
POWER
HEAD
PHONE
Bottom/Side Panel
1. SPEAKER STAND mount – Accepts standard speaker stand diameter of 1 3/8”.
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Operations
Adjusting the EQ
The 5 knobs each represent an audio frequency band: 63Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 3.5kHz, and 12kHz.
Each control adjusts the frequency up to a 12dB boost or cut. If left in the center position, there will be no change to the
frequency.
It is important to remember that EQ controls are meant to provide precise adjustments to an audio signal. It is very easy to
“over-EQ” an audio signal leading to an inflated and unnatural sound. Human hearing can adapt quite quickly to a particular
sound signature, so it is best to find a suitable setting and leave it there until a change in the source audio or environment
requires a change in the EQ.
SDR-3 (STAGE-MAN-I ONLY)
Use the SDR-3 (if installed) to capture audio direct to SD card. Once recorded, the audio can then be routed to either CH
3 or the MAIN mix for immediate playback. Of course, you can also remove the SD card and transfer the MP3 files to your
computer for further editing and processing.
1. REC VOL CONTROL – Use this control to set the recording gain level. Turn clockwise to increase the gain, turn counterclockwise to decrease the gain level. Use the REC LEVEL LEDs to monitor the record level as you adjust the REC VOL CONTROL. Note that the REC VOL CONTROL does not control the volume level when playing back from the SD card.
2. PLAY/STOP BUTTON – This dual function is used to initiate playback of recorded material, and to stop playback, or a
recording, in progress.
When not in record mode, press the PLAY/STOP button to start playback. Playback will commence from the last track
recorded.
During a recording, press the PLAY/STOP button to stop the recording and conclude the track.
3. PREV BUTTON – This button will skip back through previously recorded tracks. When the fi rst track recorded is
reached, it will continue to skip back starting with the last track recorded.
4. NEXT BUTTON – This button will skip forward through previously recorded tracks. When the last track recorded is
reached, it will continue to skip forward from the first recorded track.
5. REC BUTTON – This button is used to put the SDR-3 in record mode, initiate recording, and pause a recording in progress without creating a new track.
In stop mode, press the REC button once to place the SDR- 3 in record pause mode. This is the time to check the levels of
the audio to be recorded and adjust the REC VOL control if necessary.
Press the REC button a second time to begin recording.
Pressing the REC button during a recording in progress will pause the recording without creating a new track. This is useful
for recording several sections of a recording session into a single cohesive track without breaking it up into several tracks.
6. REC LED – This red LED indicates the recording status of the SDR-3. When the SDR-3 is in record pause mode, the
REC LED will blink. When a recording is in progress, the REC LED will be stay lit until the recording is completed, or is set
back to record pause mode.
7. PLAY LED – This orange LED will illuminate during playback of recorded material, and during a recording in progress.
8. POWER LED – This green LED indicates the SDR-3 is on and drawing power from the STAGE-MAN. This LED should illuminate and stay lit as long as the STAGE-MAN is powered on.
9. SD CARD SLOT – Insert your SD card into this slot. The SDR-3 will not record without an SD card in this slot.
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Operations
10. REC LEVEL LEDs – These LEDs visually represent the gain level of the signal being recorded. There are five green LEDs
and two red LEDs. An optimal recording level will illuminate all the green LEDs with minimal activity on the red LEDs.
11. SD PLAYBACK ROUTE – This button will direct the audio from the SD player to either the MAIN EQ output, or to CH
3. Switching the playback to CH 3 will allow you to make adjustments and/or add effects to the audio signal using the CH 3
controls.
SDR-3 Installation
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unscrew the two retaining screws.
Remove plate and store it in a safe place.
Attach the cable to the back of the SDR-3.
Carefully slide the SDR-3 into place.
Replace and tighten screws.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
CH 2
ANT
Effect Level
Echo Delay
Echo Level
Echo Repeat
Reverb Leve
EFFECT
EFFEC
LEVEL
LEVE
DIGITAL SD RECORDER
SD
PLAYBACK
ROUTE
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
TO MAIN EQ
TO CH 3
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
LOOP
CH
2
MIC/
(XLR/ 1/4 )
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
CH
3
SLEEVE
SEND
RETURN
LOOP
LOOP
Inserting/Removing an SD card
1. Insert SD card with the same alignment as indicated by the SD card icon.
2. Push the SD card unit it clicks into place.
3. To remove the SD card, gently push in until it pops out slightly; it is then safe to remove.
NOTE: The maximum size SD card that can be used by the SDR-3 is 2GB. The SDR-3 does not support SDHC cards.
Recording to the SDR-3
Prior to recording to the SDR-3, you want to ensure that the signal being recorded is properly mixed. Refer to the text on
“REC LEVEL LEDs” to ensure a good level. Once you are happy with your overall mix, follow the steps below to record.
In stop mode, press the REC button once to place the SDR- 3 in record pause mode. This is the time to check the levels of
the audio to be recorded and adjust the REC VOL control if necessary.
Press the REC button a second time to begin recording.
Pressing the REC button during a recording in progress will pause the recording without creating a new track. This is useful
for recording several sections of a recording session into a single cohesive track without breaking it up into several tracks.
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Operations
UHF Wireless Channels (STAGE-MAN-II Only)
There are two UHF wireless microphone modules (sold separately) available with the STAGE-MAN. Use the CH 1 & 2, and
DSP controls to make adjustments to UHF microphone signals. Refer to the information below to setup and use your UHF
wireless microphone(s).
3
1
CHANNEL
1
SQ
PWR
RF
MIN MAX
AF
SINGLE CHANNEL WIRELESS MICROPHONE RECEIVER MODULE
2
5
4
Module Description and Functions
1. POWER (LED) - Indicates there is power to the module.
2. RF (LED) - Lights when an RF connection is made. This LED should light when you turn on the associated microphone. If
this LED light when its associated microphone is turned off, that indicates that another external device is connected to that
channel (interference).
3. AF (LED) - Lights when AF signals are being transmitted. This LED will light as sounds is picked up and transmitted from
the associated microphone (speech or instrument).
4. SQ (Squelch) - The Squelch control is used to mute unwanted noise interference from a microphone channel when the
associated transmitter is turned off. To adjust squelch, turn clockwise to increase, and counterclockwise to decrease.
NOTE: Typically, as a channel’s squelch setting increases, its operating range decreases. It is therefore recommended to
set the squelch control only as high as necessary to mute any noise interference.
5. Level - This knob controls the microphone volume (gain) level for this channel. Turn clockwise to increase volume, and
counter-clockwise to decrease.
Setting Up
For each UHF wireless channel, you will have a handheld microphone, wireless module, and antenna. Follow the steps below
to set them up.
Module Installation
1. Unscrew the two retaining screws.
2. Remove the cover plate and store it in a safe place.
3. Attach the edge connector to the back of the UHF Module. Make sure the connector is oriented correctly as shown in
the illustration below.
4. Fully insert the wireless module so the module is flush with the faceplate of the STAGE-MAN.
5. Replace and tighten screws.
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Operations
Removing Modules
1. Unscrew the two retaining screws.
2. To remove, simply slide the module out of the compartment.
3. Align the cover plate, and tighten screws.
Antenna Installation
Insert the antenna’s TNC connector into the corresponding channel’s TNC antenna jack and twist clockwise until it is firmly
connected. If installing multiple antennas, ensure the antennas are not touching each other.
Connector
Antenna
Microphone Battery Installation
1. To remove the lid, press down on the tab and slide the lid down towards the bottom of the microphone.
2. Insert 2 fresh 1.5-volt AA alkaline batteries. Make sure the batteries are inserted in the right direction according to
polarity (+/-)
Basic Operations
1. Press the POWER switch on the front panel of the STAGE-MAN.
2. Adjust the module level controls to approximately 50%.
3. Switch the microphone’s power switch to the ON position.
4. Talk or sing into the microphones and adjust the channel strip level and EQ controls (top panel) until you are satisfied with
the sound.
NOTE: During normal operation, the RF/AF signal LED’s will illuminate when a microphone is being used.
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Technical Specifications
STAGE-MAN SPECIFICATIONS
Mixer Input Specification
INPUT
(At Main L/R Output, +4dBu, 1kHz)
CONNECTION
LEVEL (RATED INPUT)
TOTAL GAIN
IMPEDANCE
Mic INPUT (CH1-CH2)
XLR (BAL)
-50dBu
54dB
1Kohm
Mic INPUT (CH1-CH2)
1/4” TRS (BAL/UNBAL)
-50dBu
54dB
1Kohm
MUSIC CH 3
CD RCA Stereo (UNBAL)
-22dBu
26dB
2.7Kohm
MP3 1/8” PHONE
(UNBAL) TIP:LEFT,
RING:RIGHT
-24dBu
28dB
2.2Kohm
MAIN NIX INPUT
XLR (BAL)
-10dBu
14dB
3Kohm
CH EFFECT LOOP
(CH1,2,3)
1/4” (UNBAL) TIP
SEND/RING RETURN
-6dBu
10dB
10Kohm
UHF MODULE
30PIN CARD EDGE
-28dBu
32dB
1Kohm
SD CARD MODULE
6PIN WIRE CONNECT
-24dBu
28dB
1.8Kohm
Mixer Output Specification
OUTPUT
CONNECTION
LEVEL
IMPEDANCE
MAIN MIX OUTPUT
XLR (BAL)
+4dBu
240ohm
HEAD PHONE OUTPUT
1/4” PHONE (TIP: LEFT,
RING: RIGHT)
1.0V
33ohm
Power Output
MAIN MIX TO AMP
OUT
CONDITION
OUTPUT
LOAD
VOLTAGE
OUTPUT POWER
EIA @ THD +N = 1%
200W
4ohm
28.26V
OUTPUT POWER
RATED
FTC @ THD + N =
0.1%
185W
4ohm
26.83V
POWER BANDWIDTH
RATED (0dB / 1.0dB)
20Hz-30KHz
4ohm
26.83V
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
1 Watt (0dB / 1.5dB)
20Hz-40KHz
4ohm
2V
Frequency Response
MIC IN UNITY GAIN (-30dBu) to MAIN MIX
OUTPUT @ +4dBu/MUSIC IN UNITY GAIN (0dBu)
MIC INPUT/CH1-2
20Hz-40KHz
0dB/-1.5dB
MUSIC INPUT/CH3
10Hz-40KHz
0dB/-1.5dB
MIC IN MAX GAIN (-50dBu) to MAIN MIX OUTPUT @ +4dBu/MUSIC IN MAX GAIN (-22dBu)
MIC INPUT/CH1-2
20Hz-34KHz
0dB/-3dB
MUSIC INPUT/CH3
10Hz-35KHz
0dB/-1.5dB
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Technical Specifications
5 Band Graphic EQ
63Hz
±12dB
250Hz
±12dB
1KHz
±12dB
3.5KHz
±12dB
12KHz
±12dB
OUTPUT
LEVEL
T.H.D
MIC MONO to Speaker Output @ Unity
Gain Input
1/2 Power
Less than 0.09%
CH3 to Speaker Output @ 0dBu Gain
Input
1/2 Power
Less than 0.09%
CH1-2 to Main Mix Output
+4dBu(BAL)
Less than 0.05%
CH3 to Main Mix Out
+4dBu(BAL)
Less than 0.02%
EFFECT Loop Send
-6dBu(UNBAL)
Less than 0.02%
LEVEL
CONDITION
<- 85dB
RATED
POWER
1KHz
MAIN MIX
INPUT
MAIN MIX OUTPUT (XLR/BAL)
T.H.D+N
BAND PASS ON (20 Hz to 20KHz BANDWIDTH)
Hum & Noise (S/N)
OUTPUT
AMP OUTPUT
MIC to MAIN MIX OUTPUT
<- 75dB
CH Level Center, Main VR
MUSIC to MAIN MIX OUTPUT
<- 75dB
+4dB ADJ
EFFECT LOOP OUTPUT SEND (TIP)
<- 74dB
INPUT -
HEADPHONE OUTPUT
<- 85dB
30dB
E.I.N
MIC INPUT
150ohm TERMINATION
-125dBu
Attenuation
INPUT & OUTPUT
CH1-2 to MAIN
MUSIC CH3 to MAIN
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CH LEVEL DOWN
-82dB
MAIN LEVEL DOWN
-82dB
CH LEVEL DOWN
-78dB
MAIN LEVEL DOWN
-82dB
Technical Specifications
Maximum Input Level
INPUT
CONNECTION
LEVEL
MIC INPUT
XLR(BAL)
-22dBu
1/4” TRS (BAL/UNBAL)
-22dBu
CD RCA Stereo (UNBAL)
+5dBu
MP3 1/8” PHONE (UNBAL) TIP:
LEFT, RING: RIGHT
+4dBu
MUSIC INPUT CH3
Effect Controls (D.S.P)
Reverb/Delay Control
Echo Delay
40mS-242mS
Echo Repeat
30%-80%
Echo Volume
0%-100%
Reverb Volume
0-100%
LPF Control
3KHz-8KHz
Effect Master
0%-100%
EFX DSP Control
Foot Switch (1/4” TS), On/Off Switch with LED Indicator
EFX DSP Buss Control
Control
SD Playback Route
TO MAIN EQ/TO CH3
Power Consumption
AC 120v, 3.2 A (@ RATED POWER)
Dimension (W x H x D) .mm
UNIT
INNER BOX
460 x 250 x 270
SHIPPING BOX
380 x 550 x 350
Weight
NET: 15.50 Kg
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Troubleshooting
There is no power
. Make sure the power cord is firmly connected to the back of the unit and
to the power outlet.
. If using a power strip/surge-protector, make sure that it is plugged in
and switched on.
There is no sound
. Make sure the MASTER and CH 1-3 LEVEL VOLUME knobs are set to an audible
level.
. Make sure headphones are not connected. Connecting headphones disables the
main speaker output.
. If using microphones, make sure they are connected properly and cables are
not defective.
. If using an external player, make sure they are connected properly and
cables are not defective.
. If an external effects device is connected, make sure it is powered on.
The sound has static
. Check the EQ settings. You may have set the EQ settings too high.
. You may have a line-level signal connected to the CH 1-3 inputs. Connect
only mics or music instruments to the CH 1-3 combo jacks.
(Optional Wireless Channels)
No sound output, RF/AF LED(s) are not glowing
. Make sure the microphone power switches are set to the ON position.
. Make sure the UHF POWER on the main unit is set to ON.
. Check microphone batteries to ensure that they are providing sufficient
power. Replace battery if necessary.
. Make sure antennas are firmly connected and extended to an optimal
position.
. If necessary, reduce the distance between the microphones and receiver.
. Talk into the microphone and observe the module’s RF/AF signal LEDs. If
they glow, the problem is else where in the sound system.
Received signal is noisy or contains extraneous sounds with the
microphone(s) ON.
. Make sure everything is connected firmly and properly
. Make sure there are no defective cables
There is noise coming from the receiver with the microphones turned OFF.
. This is called interference. Remove local sources of UHF interference,
such as lighting equipment. In some locations this may be unavoidable due to
a frequency conflict. Contact VocoPro tech support for more information.
Momentary loss of sound as microphone(s) are moved throughout the operating
range.
. Reposition the receiver, perform a “walkthrough”, and observe the signal
strengths. If audio dropouts persist, mark these “dead spots” in the
operating area and avoid them during the performance.
(SDR-3 Recorder)
SDR-3 is not recording to SD card
. Make sure the SD card capacity is 1GB or less
. Make sure there is sufficient room to record (1MB per minute, on average)
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Troubleshooting
Recordings are distorted
. Lower the recording level on the SDR-3
. If routing SDR-3 playback to EQ, check the EQ settings, and readjust in
necessary.
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Notes
26
Notes
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STAGE-MAN Owner’s Manual
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