Owner’s Manual
© 2005 E-MU Systems
All Rights Reserved
Version 1.0
E-MU World Headquarters
E-MU Systems
1500 Green Hills Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
USA
02MF151500000 Rev. A
Europe, Africa, Middle East
Creative Labs
Ballycoolin Business Park
Blanchardstown
Dublin 15
IRELAND
E-MU Japan
Creative Media K K
Kanda Eight Bldg., 3F
4-6-7 Soto-Kanda
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
JAPAN
Creative Professional
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SAFETY & REGULATORY INFORMATION
The following sections contain notices for various countries:
Notice for the USA
FCC Part 15: This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, this notice is not a
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try one or more of the
following measures:
❒ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
❒ Increase the distance between the
equipment and receiver.
❒ Connect the equipment to an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
❒ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician.
CAUTION: To comply with the limits for the
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules, this device must be installed
with computer equipment certified to comply
with the Class B limits.
All cables used to connect the computer and
peripherals must be shielded and grounded.
Operation with non-certified computers or
non-shielded cables may result in interference
to radio or television reception.
Modifications
Any changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the guarantee of this device could
void the user’s authority to operate the device.
Notice for Canada
This apparatus complies with the Class B limits for
radio interference as specified in the Canadian
Department of Communications Radio
Interference Regulations.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes de CLASSE
“B” d’interference radio tel que spe’cifie’ par le
Ministère Canadien des Communications dans les
règlements d’interfèrence radio.
Important Notice
Your product has a serial number. Write this serial
number down and keep it in a secure area.
CAUTION
Take care to prevent the accidental operation of
your new speakers at excessive sound pressure
levels!
If you do not hear sound from your new speakers,
keep the volume controls at a low levels while
trying to restore sound. This will prevent
accidental operation at uncomfortably loud levels.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Manufacturer/Importer's Name:
Creative Labs, Inc.
Manufacturer/Importer's Address:
1901 McCarthy Boulevard
Milpitas, CA. 95035
United States
Tel: (408) 428-6600
declares under its sole responsibility that the product
Trade Name::
Creative Labs
Model Numbers:
MF1510/MF1515
has been tested according to the CISPR13 requirement and
found compliant with the following standards:
EMI/EMC: CISPR 13 : 2003, FCC Part 15 Subpart B
Complies with Canadian ICES-003 Class B
European Compliance
This product conforms to the following:
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by 92/31/
EEC and 93/68/EEC.
Mains operated products for the European market
comply with LVD Directive 73/23/EEC as amended
by 93/68/EEC.
Communication / RF wireless products for the
European market comply with Directive R&TTE
1999/5/EC.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesirable operation.
Ce matériel est conforme à la section 15 des régles FCC.
Son Fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) Le matériel ne peut étre source D'interférences et
(2) Doit accepter toutes les interférences reques, Y compris celles pouvant
provoquer un fonctionnement indésirable.
Compliance Manager
Creative Labs, Inc.
June 1, 2005
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ INSTRUCTIONS - Read all safety and
operating instructions before operating the
product.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS - Keep all safety
and operating instructions for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS - Take note of all
warnings on the product and in the operating
instructions.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS - All operating
and usage instructions should be followed.
CLEANING - Unplug this product from the
power source before cleaning. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners. Use a dry cloth for cleaning.
ATTACHMENTS - Do not use attachments or
accessories not recommended by Creative as
they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE - Do not use this
product near any water source or water hazard
- for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement;
or near a swimming pool; and the like.
PLACEMENT - Place the product on a stable
surface or recommended stand, or sold with the
product. Otherwise, the product may fall and
cause injury to a person, and damage to the
product. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
for mounting the product.
VENTILATION - To ensure reliable operation
and to prevent overheating, do not block or
cover ventilation openings and slots with fabrics
or impermeable material. Do not place in a
built-in installation such as a bookcase or a rack
unless there is proper ventilation, or Creative’s
instructions have been adhered to. “The speaker
shall be positioned 5-cm (maximum) behind the
front edge, 15-cm (minimum) free space along
the sides and 30-cm (minimum) free space from
top and depth behind.
HEAT - Do not place this product anywhere near heat
sources such as radiators, stoves, and other products
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
POWER SOURCES - This product is specifically
designed for operation within the electrical range(s)
specified on the provided power adapter and use
outside of this range shall be at your own risk. Please
contact your local electric utility company if you have
any questions about the electrical voltage at your
intended location of use.
POWER CORD - Grounding-type Plug - Do not
defeat the Safety purpose of grounding-type plug. A
grounding-type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The third prong is provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
socket, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION - Arrange the
power-cords to minimize the risk of damage from
being walked on or pinched. Pay particular attention to
the area near the plug head, the power source outlet
and the connection from the product.
LIGHTNING - Unplug the product from the power
source during lightning storms or if unused for long
periods of time. This will prevent lightning and
power-line surge damage to the product.
OVERLOADING - Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral power circuits as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push any
object through the product’s openings, as they can
result in a fire, electric shock or damage. Do not spill
liquids on the product.
SERVICING - Do not attempt to service the product
yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE - Unplug the product
from the power source. Call for servicing when:
c)the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
d)objects have fallen through or liquids have been spilled
into the product’s openings.
e)the product has been exposed to rain or water.
f)the product does not operate normally when following
g)the operating instructions.
h)the product behaves differently.
i)the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
REPLACEMENT PARTS - When replacing parts, check
that the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by Creative, or have the same characteristics as the
original parts. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK - After servicing or repairing the
product, get the service technician to perform safety checks
to be sure that the product is working properly.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
❒ DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE
❒ DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING FLUIDS, AND ENSURE THAT NO
OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS — SUCH AS VASES
— ARE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
❒ THE SPEAKER SHALL BE CONNECTED TO A MAINS
SOCKET OUTLET WITH PROTECTIVE EARTHING
CONNECTION
The mains plug and appliance couple are used as the
disconnecting devices. The speaker shall be placed near a
socket outlet which is easily accessible and readily operable.
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SAFETY WARNINGS
The lightning flash arrowhead 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 risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying this product.
CAUTION:
This symbol indicates that the marked item may be Hot and should not
be touched without proper care.
❒To minimize the risk of burns and other injuries to children, position
the device such that hot surfaces are out of their reach.
❒To minimize the risk of fire, keep flammable materials like paper and
cloth (for example, curtains) away from the hot surface.
WARNING
DO NOT OPEN
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE SPEAKER
COVERS (OR BACKS). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
AVISQUE
POUR EVITER TOUT RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS DEMONTER LE
COUVERCLE DU HAUT PARLEUR. AUCUN ENTRETIEN DES PIECES
INTERIEURES N EST REQUIS. TOUT SERVICE D ENTRETIEN NE DOIT ETRE
EFFECTUE QUE PAR DU PERSONNEL D ENTRETIEN QUALIFIE.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG
TO WIDE SLOT. INSERT CAREFULLY.
ATTENTION:
POUR EVITER LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS
LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET
POUSSER JUSQU AU FOND.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Your product has a serial number. Write this serial number down and keep it in a
secure area.
READ AND HEED IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING ON REAR OF
SPEAKER ENCLOSURE
WARNING: The cord(s) included with this product may contain chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
The use of the WEEE Symbol indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
protect the environment. For more detailed information about the recycling of
this product, please contact your local authority, your household waste disposal
service provider or the shop where you purchased the product.
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E-MU PM5 Precision Monitor
Thank you for purchasing the E-MU® PM5 Precision Monitor. This extremely compact two-way, bi-amplified
near-field reference monitor features custom audiophile amplifiers, world-class drivers, and innovative
cabinet design to deliver hyper-accurate audio reproduction for all your critical monitoring needs.
This package includes:
• 1 x E-MU PM5 Precision Monitor
• 1 x Power Cord
• 1 x Owner's Manual
• 1 x Warranty and Support Information
Notes and tips
Items of special interest are presented in this document as notes and tips:
• Note. This highlights additional or important information about a feature.
• Tip. This tells you about shortcuts or hints relating to a feature.
Contents
Overview ........................................... 2
Connecting Your Speaker ................ 2
Positioning Your Speaker ................. 3
Adjusting Speaker Controls ............. 4
To set input sensitivity ................. 4
To set tone controls .................... 4
Technical Specifications ................... 5
Information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of E-MU
Systems, Inc. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical,
including photocopying and recording, for any purpose without the written permission of E-MU Systems, Inc.
Version 1.0
September 2005
© 2005. E-MU Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. E-MU is a registered trademark of E-MU Systems, Inc. in the United States and in
other countries. The Creative logo is a registered trademark of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and in other countries.
All other logos, brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby
recognized as such. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Use of this product is subject to a limited warranty. Actual
contents may differ slightly from those pictured.
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Overview
The following section introduces you to the different components on your speaker.
Speaker Components
1
Combination XLR/TRS balanced analog input connector
2
Balance (BAL)/Unbalance (UNBAL) switch
Select either balanced (XLR or TRS) or unbalanced (RCA) analog
inputs with this switch.
3
RCA unbalanced analog input connector
4
Input sensitivity control knob
Adjusts the input sensitivity of your speaker.
5
Attenuation switches
• Adjust the bass roll off with the LF (Low Frequency) switch
• Adjust the treble tilt with the HF (High Frequency) switch
• By default, both switches are set to zero.
6
Power socket
• Disconnect the power adapter cable from the power socket if you
do not intend to use your speaker for several days
• Make sure that the voltage rating of your speaker matches the
voltage standard of your country.
7
ON/OFF switch
8
Power LED
• Lights up in blue when your speaker is turned on
• Lights up in red when the overload protection circuitry engages.
1 2 3 4 5
6
7
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Connecting Speakers
Your speaker features a combination XLR/TRS balanced analog input connector and an RCA unbalanced analog input connector
for connecting a wide variety of analog audio input devices.
• Before connecting your speaker, make sure that the Input sensitivity control knob
is turned fully counterclockwise.
• Do not connect more than one audio input device to your speakers at any one time as this will cause the mixing of input signals
and result in unwanted noise.
You may hear a thump from your speaker when you turn it on and off. Make sure that your speaker is the last device to be turned
on and the first device to be turned off in your audio set up to prevent this from occuring.
1 = Ground/Shield
2 = Hot (+)
3 = Cold (-)
2
3
Tip = Hot (+)
2
Ring = Cold (-)
1
3
Sleeve = Ground/Shield
1
Connector
Connection
1
Balanced ¼-inch TRS
2
Balanced XLR male
Connect either to the combination XLR/TRS balanced
analog input connector
3
Unbalanced RCA
Connects to the RCA unbalanced analog input connector
After you have connected your audio device to your speaker, make sure that you select the appropriate input connection type
using the Balanced (BAL)/Unbalanced (UNBAL) switch
.
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Positioning Speakers
How you position your speaker can greatly affect your speaker’s performance. While many factors such as room shape and wall
material affect performance, there are general tips that you can follow to maximize performance in any room. The following
section provides tips on speaker positioning.
L
R
30°
30°
2
High frequency driver
Low frequency driver
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1
Speaker positioning tips
1
Place your speakers on a flat, stable surface to minimize vibration.
2
Position your speakers at the same height, and maintain the same speaker-to-wall and speaker-to-listener
distance for both speakers.
3
The acoustic axis of each speaker falls on the mid-point between the speaker’s high frequency driver and
low frequency driver. Position your speakers such that the acoustic axes are at the same height as your
ears.
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Adjusting Speaker Controls
To set input sensitivity
You can match the input sensitivity of your speakers to your output source device by adjusting the Input sensitivity knob
.
• Make sure that the Power LED does not light up in red when you adjust the Input sensitivity knob.
• Adjust the input sensitivity to your speaker to match the source signal in order to avoid unnecessary clipping of the output
signal.
Scales for input sensitivity control
dB
dBu
This is the input sensitivity
For balanced professional use,
scale in decibels as shown on
the recommended input
the back panel of your
sensitivity level is +4dBu.
speaker.
V
An input sensitivity of 0.66V
will result in maximum output
only when the Input sensitivity
knob is turned fully clockwise.
To set tone controls
You can use the Attenuation switches
to adjust the bass roll off (LF) and treble tilt (HF) of your speaker. The following
graph illustrates how bass roll off and treble tilt affect the response of your speaker.
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Technical Specifications
General
Type
Two-way, bi-amplified near-field reference monitor
Frequency Response
67Hz - 20kHz (±2.5dB)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level, short term Single: ≥100dB SPL @1m
Pair: ≥103dB SPL @1m
Drivers
High Frequency:
Type: Neodymium Soft Dome
Size: 25.4mm (1")
Low-Frequency:
Type: Glass Fiber Cone
Size: 127mm (5")
Dimensions
Height: 290mm (11.5")
Width: 175mm (6.9")
Depth: 245mm (9.7")
Weight
6.5kg (14.3lbs)
Power
120V, 60Hz
Crossover Network
Type
Active second-order Butterworth
Inputs
Input 1: XLR female balanced
Input 2: ¼" Jack socket balanced
Input 3: RCA unbalanced
Input sensitivity control range
-21 dB to 0dB
Input impedance
Balanced: 47K ohms
Unbalanced: 47K ohms
Crossover frequency
2.5kHz
Amplifiers
Type
Custom discrete with Class-A input stage and MOSFET output stages
High Frequency Amplifier
Power: 40W RMS into 4 ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, referred to full output: > 98dB
Distortion: THD < 0.2%
Low Frequency Amplifier
Power: 40W RMS into 4 ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, referred to full output: > 98dB
Distortion: THD < 0.2%
Fuse ratings
120Vac 60Hz model: T1AL. 250Vac.
T1AL (where T = Time lag, Fuse rating 1A and L = low breaking capacity.)
220V-240Vac 50/60Hz model: T500mAL. 250Vac.
T500mAL (where T = Time lag, Fuse rating 500mA and L = low breaking capacity.)
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Notes
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