2-347-773-13 (1)
Digital Portable
Mixer
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and
retain it for future reference.
DMX-P01
© 2003 Sony Corporation
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located
on the rear. Record the serial numbers in
the spaces provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding the product.
The shielded interface cable recommended
in this manual must be used with this
equipment in order to comply with the
limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For customers in Canada
Model No. DMX-P01
Serial No.______________
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not
open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his
own expense.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
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This class A digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
For the customers in Europe
This product with the CE marking
complies with the EMC Directive (89/336/
EEC) issued by the Commission of the
European Community.
Compliance with these directives implies
conformity to the following European
standards:
• EN55103-1: Electromagnetic
Interference (Emission)
• EN55103-2: Electromagnetic
Susceptibility (Immunity)
This product is intended for use in the
following Electromagnetic
Environment(s):
E1 (residential), E2 (commercial and light
industrial), E3 (urban outdoors) and E4
(controlled EMC environment, ex. TV
studio).
Voor der Klanten In Nederland
Gooi de batterij niet weg maar
lever deze in als klein
chemisch afval (KCA).
Table of Contents
Overview .................................... 4
Precautions ................................ 5
Using the CD-ROM Manual ....... 6
CD-ROM System
Requirements ......................... 6
Preparations ................................ 6
Reading the CD-ROM Manual ... 6
Location and Function of
Parts and Controls ............... 8
Front Panel .................................. 8
Left Panel .................................. 13
Right Panel ................................ 15
Connections ............................ 18
Basic Connection ...................... 18
Cascade Connection .................. 19
Display in the Display Mode ... 20
Settings from the Setup
Menu .................................... 22
Setup Menu Structure ............... 22
Basic Menu Operation .............. 24
1. SCENE RECALL
Sub-Menu ............................ 26
2. SCENE STORE Sub-Menu .. 27
3. CAMERA RETURN
Sub-Menu ............................ 28
4. LCF Sub-Menu ..................... 28
5. CH LINK/M-S Sub-Menu .... 29
6. INPUT LIMITER
Sub-Menu ............................ 29
7. OUTPUT COMP L
Sub-Menu/8. OUTPUT
COMP R Sub-Menu ............ 30
9. PARAMETER LOCK
Sub-Menu ............................ 31
10. PANEL LOCK Sub-Menu .. 32
11. METER SELECT
Sub-Menu ............................ 32
12. HOURS METER
Sub-Menu ............................ 33
13. POWER ON MODE
Sub-Menu ............................ 33
Using the Unit to a
Camcorder .......................... 34
Connecting a Camcorder .......... 34
Checking the Status of a
Connection .......................... 35
Miscellaneous .......................... 38
Preparing a Power Supply ......... 38
Inserting the Batteries in the
Battery Compartment .......... 38
Replacing a Meter Scale
Sheet .................................... 41
Troubleshooting ........................ 42
Pin Assignments of
Connectors ........................... 44
Specifications .......................... 46
Block Diagram ......................... 48
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Overview
The DMX-P01 is a portable digital
mixer designed for professional
electronic news gathering (ENG) and
electronic field production (EFP). The
DMX-P01 has a compact, lightweight
body designed to be used in field
production, making it ideal for use
with digital video and audio recording
media such as a camcorder and
microphones, and so on.
Digital cascade
The DMX-P01 has the following
features.
The LCD panel enables the unit to
display the level meter. battery
remaining amount, or cumulative time
in use.
The level meter can be easily chosen
from among a VU, a dBFS or four
types of PPM meters.
Setup menus displayed on the LCD
allow to easily change various
parameter settings.
Also, since a heater is built into the
LCD, the heated LCD displays
normally, even at low temperature.
High quality audio signal
processing
The unit allows you to select a
sampling frequency of either 48 kHz
or 96 kHz
The unit converts an analog signal to a
24-bit digital signal and outputs an
AES3 format (AES/EBU connector)
or an IEC60958 format (S/PDIF
coaxial connector) digital audio signal.
This enables to record the sound with
excellent sound quality using digital
peripheral equipment such as a
portable recorder corresponding to an
96-kHz sampling frequency.
4 microphone/line inputs/2
balanced outputs
The unit is equipped with 4
microphone/line inputs and 2 outputs,
all with XLR type balanced
connectors. Furthermore, digital AES/
EBU output (stereo) with XLR
connectors and IEC60958 format
digital output with a coaxial connector
are provided.
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Since the unit is equipped with coaxial
input/output connectors, DMX-P01
mixers can be cascaded using one
coaxial cable, for applications
requiring additional inputs.
LCD panel for various
displays and easy setup
High quality digital limiters/
compressors
The unit is equipped with digital
limiters at the input and both digital
compressor/limiters at the output.
Using these features, the unit can
provide highly stable audio recording.
Scene storing/recalling
The unit allows to store up to ten
different parameter settings such as
panel-lock, parameter lock, and so on,
as a scene file. Recalling the desired
scene file switches the operating
parameters of the unit immediately.
Full parameter controls on
the front panel similar to
those of analog mixers
Controls and switches are logically
laid out on the front panel to allow
fast, easy and accurate setting
adjustments. Also, the panel-lock
function prevents you from operating
the unit accidentally.
Solid and lightweight
Since the unit is compact and
lightweight, you can carry it easily.
Also, its solid design enables it to
stand work in the field.
Precautions
• The unit is designed for use in
ambient temperature range of 0°C to
45°C (32°F to 113°F).
• Do not place the unit on or near heat
sources, such as lighting equipment,
power amplifiers, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight or excessive
moisture. In such places, the external
finish or internal parts of the unit
may be damaged.
• If the unit is used in a very humid or
dusty place or in a place subject to an
active or corrosive gas, clean it
surface as well as the connectors
with a dry, soft cloth soon after use.
Lengthy use of the unit in such
places or not cleaning it after its use
in such places may shorten its life.
• When cleaning the unit, never use
organic solvents such as thinner or
benzine, which will damage the finish
of the unit.
• The unit has been factory adjusted
precisely. Do not tamper with its
internal parts or attempt to repair it.
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Using the CD-ROM Manual
The supplied CD-ROM includes
operating instructions (Japanese,
English, French, German, Italian,
Spanish and Chinese versions).
CD-ROM System
Requirements
The following are required to access
the supplied CD-ROM disc.
• Computer: PC with Intel Pentium
CPU
– Installed memory: 64 MB or more
– CD-ROM drive: ×8 or faster
• Monitor: Monitor supporting
resolution of 800 × 600 or higher
• Operating system: Microsoft
Windows Millennium Edition,
Windows 2000 Service Pack 2,
Windows XP Professional or
Windows XP Home Edition
When these requirements are not met,
access to the CD-ROM disc may be
slow, or not possible at all.
Preparations
One of the following programs must
be installed on your computer in order
to use the operating instructions
contained on the CD-ROM disc.
• Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 4.0
or higher
• Adobe Reader Version 6.0 or higher
Note
If Adobe Reader is not installed, you
can download it from the following
URL:
http://www.adobe.com/
Reading the CD-ROM
Manual
To read the operating instructions
contained on the CD-ROM disc, do
the following.
1
Insert the CD-ROM disc in your
CD-ROM drive.
A cover page appears
automatically in your browser.
If it does not appear automatically
in the browser, double-click the
index.htm file on the CD-ROM
disc.
2
Select and click the operating
instructions that you want to read.
This opens the PDF file of the
operating instructions.
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Note
If you lose the CD-ROM disc or
become unable to read its content, you
can purchase a new CD-ROM disc to
replace one that has been lost or
damaged. Contact your Sony service
representative.
Trademarks
• Intel and Pentium are registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation or its
subsidiaries in the United States and
other countries.
• Microsoft and Windows are
registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
• Adobe, Acrobat, and Adobe Reader
are trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States
and/or other countries.
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Location and Function of Parts and
Controls
Front Panel
1 Input section
2 Digital function section
3 Power switch
7 Output section
6 Headphones monitor mode switch
5 PHONES connector
4 LEVEL control
1 Input section
1 PAN control
2 LCF switch
5 LINK/M-S switch
4 Input gain control
3 Input level control
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1 PAN control
Adjusts the mix level of the input
signal sent to the Left and Right buses.
The adjustable range is 0 dB to –3 dB
(at the center position) to - ∞ .
When the control is turned fully to
the L side: The signal is sent to the
Left bus at a 0 dB gain. The signal
to the Right bus is completely
attenuated
When the control is turned fully to
the R side: The signal is sent to the
Right bus at a 0 dB gain. The
signal to the Left bus is completely
attenuated.
When the control is placed at the
center position: A signal of –3 dB
is sent to both the Left and Right
buses.
2 LCF (Low Cut Filter) switch
Selects the frequency of the low cut
filter of each channel.
OFF: Select this position to deactivate
the LCF switch.
A, B: A cut-off frequency between 50
and 400 Hz at 48-kHz sampling
frequency and between 70 and 400
Hz at 96-kHz sampling frequency
can be assigned to each position.
The filter is 12 dB per octave.
The SETUP menu allows you to set
the cut-off frequency.
For detailed information, see “4. LCF
Sub-Menu” on page 28.
3 Input level control
Adjusts the input level of each
channel. The adjustable range is
between –∞ (at the fully
counterclockwise position) and
+10 dB (at the fully clockwise
position).
The function of this control depends
on the setting of the 5 LINK/M-S
switch.
For detailed information, see “5
LINK/M-S switch” on this page.
4 Input gain control
Adjusts the gain of the input head
amplifier of each channel.
The adjustable range depends on the
setting the input select switch located
on the left side of the unit.
When the input select switch is set
to LINE: The adjustable range is
enclosed in a square. The range is
between +10 dB (at the fully
counterclockwise position) and
–30 dB (at the fully clockwise
position).
When the input select switch is set
to MIC or MIC+48 V: The range
is between –30 dB (at the fully
counterclockwise position) and
–70 dB (at the fully clockwise
position).
5 LINK/M-S switch
By setting this switch to the
LINK/ M-S position, channels 1 and 2
and channels 3 and 4 can be set to
either LINK mode or M-S mode.
The SETUP menu allows you to select
either LINK or M-S mode.
For detailed information, see “5. CH
LINK/M-S Sub-Menu” on page 29.
When the switch is set to
LINK/M-S:
When LINK is selected on the 5.
CH LINK/M-S sub-menu; The
unit is in link mode. Channels 1
and 2 and channels 3 and 4 are
linked and act as a stereo pair.
Channels 1 and 3 are Left and
channels 2 and 4 are Right. The
input level control of channel 1
adjusts the input level of channels
1 and 2, and the input level control
of channel 3 adjusts the input
level of channels 3 and 4. In this
case, the PAN control becomes a
Left/Right balance control. At the
center position, an impression of
stereo sound can be obtained.
The LCF switches of channels 1
and 3 are activated. The LCF
switch of channel 1 acts as the
LCF switch of channel 2, as well.
Also, the LCF switch of channel 3
acts as the LCF switch of channel
4 at the same time.
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Location and Function of Parts and Controls
When M-S is selected on the 5.
CH LINK/M-S sub-menu; The
unit is in M-S mode.
Select this position for M-S
decoding when an M-S
microphone is used.
Connect channel 1 and channel 3
to the M side and channel 2 and
channel 4 to the S side. In such a
case, the input level control of the
CH-1 and CH-3 act as an input
level control and the input level
controls of the CH-2 and CH-4 act
as a phase control. Turning the
phase control to the right provides
an expansive feeling.
When the switch is set to OFF:
Controls and switches act as those
of each channel, independently.
2 Digital function section
1 LIGHT switch
2 SLATE switch
Only activates when the
4 FUNCTION switch is set to
SLATE. Turns the slate function on or
off. The slate function allows you to
record the scene number or take
number along with the sound at the
beginning of a recording for each cut,
or adjust the level using a 1-kHz
reference signal when recording using
a camcorder or recorder.
MIC: Outputs the sound to all of
output connectors from the built-in
condenser microphone.
1 kHz: Outputs a 1-kHz reference
signal to all of the output
connectors.
OFF: The slate function is disabled.
To output the voice from the
microphone or a 1-kHz reference
signal
1
Turn the L/R MASTER volume
control toward the right to
increase the volume.
2
Set the SLATE switch to either
MIC or 1 kHz.
3
Set the FUNCTION switch to
SLATE.
4
Push the ADJUST knob.
Output of the voice from the
microphone or a 1 kHz. reference
signal depends on how you press
the ADJUST knob.
When you press and hold the
ADJUST knob:
The sound or signal is output
while this knob is being pressed
when you release the knob, output
ceases.
2 SLATE switch
3 LCD
6 Slate microphone
5 ADJUST knob
4 FUNCTION switch
1 LIGHT switch
Turns the light of the LCD on or off.
10
When you press the knob and
release it instantly:
When you press the knob and
release it instantly, the sound or
signal continues to be output.
When you press the knob and
release it again, output ceases.
3 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
What is displayed depends on the
setting of the FUNCTION switch.
For detailed information, see “4
FUNCTION switch.”
A heater is built into the LCD to be
used in cold weather. This prevents
the LCD from slowing down the
display speed. The temperature is
detected and the heater is
automatically turned on or off.
Note
This heater is activated only with an
external power supply. When the
power is supplied from the batteries,
the heater is not activated.
4 FUNCTION switch
LOCK: Set to this position to lock the
controls and switches on the front
panel to the settings at the time
you set the switch to the LOCK
position. Switches and controls
locked are the Input level control,
PAN control, LINK/M-S switch,
MASTER control and MASTER
LINK switch.
The PANEL LOCK sub menu of
the SETUP menu allows you to
decide which switches and controls
are to be locked or unlocked.
LCD in the lock mode: Displayed
in the display mode. You can
select the item to be displayed by
turning the ADJUST knob.
When you operate locked
switches or controls: The
following message is displayed to
state that the switch or control is
locked.
However, these switches and
controls activate with the current
settings when the FUNCTION
switch is set to the SETUP or
DISPLAY position.
When the power is turned off
with the lock setting in place:
Switches and controls are still
locked when you turn on the power
again.
SETUP: Set to this position to set
parameters.
DISPLAY: Set to this position to
display meters. The meter to be
displayed is changed in the
following sequence by turning the
ADJUST switch: Full size level
meter t Multi meter t Input
level meter for channels 1 and 2
t Input level meter for channels
3 and 4 t Information.
SLATE: Set to this position to use the
SLATE function. The SLATE
switch becomes activated. The
kind of the output signal depends
on the setting of 2 SLATE
switch.
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Location and Function of Parts and Controls
5 ADJUST (PUSH ENTER) knob
Used for menu operations. Select a
menu by turning the knob and execute
by pressing the knob.
When the SLATE function is on, this
switch acts as the slate signal output
button.
6 Slate microphone
This built-in condenser microphone is
activated when the ADJUST knob is
pressed.
For detailed information on how to
output voice from the microphone, see
“To output the voice from the
microphone or a 1-kHz reference
signal” on page 10.
3 Power switch
Turns the power on or off.
When the power is on, the external
power supply is selected automatically
when the power is supplied externally.
If the internal batteries are inserted,
the power supply is not interrupted
even if you disconnect and re-connect
the external power supply. Also, you
can change the internal batteries
without interrupting operations when
you use the external power supply.
4 LEVEL control
Adjusts the headphones volume level.
5 PHONES connector (stereo
phone jack)
Connects the headphones. The same
signal as the one from the PHONES
connector located on the right side of
the unit is output.
The signal to be output depends on the
setting of the 6 Headphones monitor
mode switch.
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6 Headphones monitor mode
switch
Selects the signal to be monitored
through the headphones.
L/R: Outputs the Left signal of the
master output signal to the Left
channel and the Right signal to the
Right channel as stereo.
L+R: Outputs a mixed signal of the
master output signal to both Left
and Right channels as mono.
L: Outputs the Left signal of the
master output signal to both Left
and Right channels.
R: Outputs the Right signal of the
master output signal to both Left
and Right channels.
M-S: Outputs the M/S decoded signal
to the PHONES connector. Select
this position when the M-S (MidSide) microphone is used and only
the output signal to the PHONES
connector is to be decoded.
CAMERA: Outputs the signal from
the camcorder input to the
CAMERA connector located on
the right side.
7 Output section
1 PEAK indicator
2 MASTER LINK switch
3 L/R MASTER volume control
1 PEAK indicator
Lights in red when the output signal
reaches –3 dB from a clipping level.
When the output compressors/limiters
activate, this indicator lights to
indicate the compressor/limiter
operations, as follows.
When the input level exceeds the
preset threshold level, the output
compressors activate and the indicator
lights in orange.
When the input level exceeds the
preset threshold level, the limiters
activate and the indicator lights in red.
The OUTPUT COMP L and OUTPUT
COMP R sub-menus of the SETUP
menu allow you to make settings of
the threshold level for the
compressors/limiters.
2 MASTER LINK switch
Setting the switch to the LINK
position links the Left channel output
and Right channel output of the master
output. The L MASTER volume
control adjusts the output level of both
channels. In this case, the R MASTER
volume control is not activated. This
function is not applied to the output
compressor/limiter.
3 L/R MASTER volume control
Adjusts the output level. The
adjustable range is – ∞ dB at the fully
counterclockwise position, 0 dB and
+10 dB at the fully clockwise position.
Left Panel
1 Battery compartment
2 DC OUT connector
3 INPUT connector
5 CASCADE IN connector
1 Battery compartment
Accommodates eight LR6 (size AA)
alkaline batteries.
4 LINE/MIC/MIC +48V switch
2 DC OUT connector (4-pin,
female)
Supplies the power to a UHF portable
tuner WRR-860A/861A/862A
(option).
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Location and Function of Parts and Controls
Notes
• Be sure not to connect devices other
than a UHF portable tuner.
• The unit outputs the power, only
when the unit operates with an
external power supply.
This connector outputs the power by
dividing the power input via the
DC IN 10-15 V connector. Thus the
output voltage depends on the power
input via the DC IN 10 - 15 V
connector.
3 INPUT (analog signal input)
connectors (XLR type 3-pin, female)
Input the analog audio signals of the
four channels CH1, CH2, CH3 and
CH4.
4 LINE/MIC/MIC +48V switch
Selects the position to match the
incoming signal level of each channel.
LINE: Set to this position when
connecting equipment with an
input signal level between
+10 dBu and –30 dBu.
MIC: Set to this position when
connecting the equipment with an
input signal between –30 dBu and
–70 dBu, especially when
connecting a microphone.
MIC +48V: Set to this position when
connecting the equipment with an
input signal between –30 dBu and
–70 dBu, especially when
connecting a DC +48V power
microphone.
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5 CASCADE IN (Cascade signal
input) connector (Phono jack)
Used for a cascade connection. When
this unit is as the second one
connected, connect this connector to
the COAXIAL connector located on
the right panel of the first DMX-P01.
This unit is synchronized with the first
DMX-P01 using the master clock
signal extracted from the signal of this
connector.
Note
In a cascade connection, the sampling
rate of both DMX-P01 mixers must be
matched. Set the sampling rate to
match using the SAMPLING RATE
switch.
Also, do not input the IEC60958
format signal to the CASCADE
INPUT connector.
Right Panel
3 Digital output section
1 PHONES connector
2 Analog output section
4 DC IN 10 - 15V connector
5 DC IN 10 - 15V connector
6 STEREO/MONO switch
1 PHONES connector (3.5 mm
TRS jack)
Connects the headphones. The same
signal as the one output from the
PHONES connector located on the
front panel is output.
2 Analog output section
1 ANALOG OUTPUT L/R connectors
2 CAMERA connector
3 LEVEL switch
4 TAPE OUT connector
1 ANALOG OUTPUT L/R (analog
signal output) connectors (XLR type
3-pin, male)
Outputs the Left and Right analog
master signals.
2 CAMERA (analog signal input/
output) connector (12-pin)
Connects to a camcorder. Outputs the
master analog signal and inputs the
return signal from the camcorder.
Make connection which matches the
specifications of the camcorder using
the supplied connector.
For detailed information on the pin
assignment, see “Pin Assignments of
Connectors” on page 44.
3 LEVEL (output level select)
switch
Selects the reference level of the Left
and Right analog master signals and
the CAMERA output signal from
among +4 dBu, –20 dBu, and –60 dBu.
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Location and Function of Parts and Controls
4 TAPE OUT (analog signal
output) connector (3.5mm TRS
jack)
Outputs an unbalanced stereo analog
signal. The reference level is fixed to
–10 dBu.
3 Digital output section
1 AES/EBU connector
2 SAMPLING RATE
switch
3 COAXIAL connector
Note
When you change the sampling
frequency, turn the power off once,
and then turn it on again. After the
power is turned on again, the unit
operates according to the new
sampling frequency.
You can check the current sampling
frequency at which the unit operates
on the Information window.
For details, see “Information” on
page 21.
3 COAXIAL (digital signal output)
connector (Phono jack)
Outputs the digital signal in IEC60958
format. Used to connect the unit to a
digital recorder or a second
DMX-P01. The sampling frequency is
the same as the one selected using the
2 SAMPLING RATE switch.
4 S/PDIF / CASCADE switch
1 AES/EBU (AES/EBU signal
output) connector (XLR type 3-pin,
male)
Outputs the digital master signal in
AES/EBU format. Used to connect the
unit to a digital recorder. The
sampling frequency is the same as the
one selected using the 2 SAMPLING
RATE switch.
2 SAMPLING RATE (sampling
frequency select) switch
Selects the sampling frequency, either
48 kHz or 96 kHz.
4 S/PDIF / CASCADE switch
Selects the signal to be output from
the COAXIAL connector.
S/PDIF: Outputs the same signal as
the master output. Set to this
position when connecting the unit
to a digital recorder
CASCADE: Outputs the Left and
Right bus signals. Set the switch to
this position when connecting the
COAXIAL connector to the
CASCADE IN connector of the
second DMX-P01 in a cascade
connection for adding inputs.
Note
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When two DMX-P01 mixers are used
in the cascade connection, the
sampling rate of both mixers should
be matched. Set the same sampling
rate using the SAMPLING RATE
switch.
4 DC IN 10 - 15 V (external power
input) connector (DC jack type)/
5 DC IN 10 - 15 V (external power
input) connector (XLR type 4-pin,
male)
Inputs the 10 to 15 V DC external
power.
Notes
• An external battery other than BP-90
type battery cannot be connected to
4 DC IN 10 - 15 V (DC jack type)
connector because the polarity of the
DC jack is different.
• Do not connect external batteries to
both 4 DC IN 10 - 15 V connector
(DC jack type) and 5 DC IN 10 - 15
V connector (XLR type 4-pin) at the
same time. Be sure to connect the
external battery to either one.
6 STEREO/MONO (stereo/mono
select) switch
Changes signals to be output from all
of the output connectors to either
stereo or mono.
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Connections
Note
Before making connections, be sure
to turn the power of any peripheral
equipment off.
Basic Connection
An example of a basic connection
where one DMX-P01 is used is as
follows.
Example 1
UHF portable tuner
UHF portable
transmitter
Boom microphone
DMX-P01
to ANALOG
OUTPUT
to CH-1 INPUT
to AES/EBU
Digital recorder
Example 2
Boom microphone
to AUDIO IN connector
to AUDIO OUT connector
to CH-1 INPUT
DMX-P01
to CAMERA
to CH-2 INPUT
to CH-3 INPUT
to AES/EBU
UHF portable 2 CH tuner
Digital recorder
UHF portable transmitter
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Cascade Connection
An example of a cascade connection is
as follows.
Boom microphone
to CH-1 INPUT
First DMX-P01
Video recorder
to CH-2 and CH-3
INPUT
to CH-1and
CH-2 INPUT
to COAXIAL a)
MD recorder
to CASCADE IN
to ANALOG
OUTPUT L/R
to COAXIAL b)
to CH-3 and
to AES/EBU
CH-4 INPUT
UHF portable UHF portable
Second DMX-P01
transmitter
2 CH tuner
Digital recorder
a) Set the S/PDIF / CASCADE switch to CASCADE.
b) Set the S/PDIF / CASCADE switch to S/PDIF.
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Display in the Display Mode
The display mode, when the
FUNCTION switch is set to
DISPLAY, allows you to display all
kinds of meters, the unit operating
status and so on. In day-to-day
operation, use the unit in the display
mode. In display mode, four kinds of
screen display are available.
Select a desired screen display as
follows.
1
2
1
Set the FUNCTION switch to
DISPLAY.
2
Display the desired screen display
by turning the ADJUST knob.
For detailed information on the
display mode, see the following
“About the display mode.”
About the display mode
There are four kinds of screen display,
as follows.
Full size level meter
Displays only the signal level.
This mode is suitable when you want
to monitor the signal level.
Multi meter
Displays the accumulating time, level
meter, and battery indicator. This is
the default setting.
When you use the internal battery:
You can confirm the amount of
battery power remaining.
When you use an external battery:
For detailed information on the
battery indicator, see “Battery life”
on page 40.
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Input level meter
Displays the pre-fader level of the
input signal of each input connector.
This display allows you to confirm
whether or not the signal is input
correctly.
Input level meter for channels 1 and
2:
Information
Displays the synchronization status
and the sampling frequency.
LOCK: Appears when the unit is
synchronized with the input signal from
the CASCADE IN connector on the left
panel.
UNLOCK: Appears when the unit is
synchronized with the internal clock
signal.
L: Pre-fader level of channel 1
Displays the current sampling frequency.
R: Pre-fader level of channel 2
Input level meter for channels 3 and
4:
L: Pre-fader level of channel 3
R: Pre-fader level of channel 4
Level meter display when the slate
signal is output:
When the SLATE switch is set to
MIC, the meter displays ∞ while voice
is being output from the slate
microphone.
When the SLATE switch is set to 1
kHz, the meter displays the pre-fader
level even though the 1-kHz reference
signal is being output.
About the level meter display
You can change the type of level
meter to be displayed on the LCD to
another without replacing the entire
meter. Six types, VU, PPM1, PPM2,
PPM3, PPM4 and dBFS, are available.
The dBFS display is selected at the
default setting.
For detailed information, see “11.
METER SELECT Sub-Menu” on page
32.
When you change the level meter type
using the METER SELECT submenu, you should change the meter
scale sheet (supplied).
For detailed information on how to
replace the meter scale sheet, see
“Replacing a Meter Scale Sheet” on
page 41.
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Settings from the Setup Menu
Setup Menu Structure
You can set all sorts of parameters
using the setup menu organized in the
following 13 sub-menus.
For details, see “Storing a scene”
on page 27, and “Recalling a
scene” on page 26.
For details, see “Using the
Unit to a Camcorder” on
page 34.
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Settings from the Setup Menu
Basic Menu Operation
3
This section describes basic operating
procedures for using a menu, taking
the 9. PARAMETER LOCK submenu as an example.
Press the ADJUST knob to access
the appropriate sub-menu.
The unit displays the setting submenu to be used to make the
settings.
The return mark blinks.
The return mark blinks.
4
ADJUST knob
FUNCTION switch
1
Set the FUNCTION switch to
SETUP.
The sub-menu page of the SETUP
menu that was used when the last
menu operation was performed
appears.
2
Turn the ADJUST knob until the
desired sub-menu page appears.
In this case, turn the ADJUST
knob until the ninth sub-menu, 9.
PARAMETER LOCK sub-menu,
appears.
Turn the ADJUST knob to the
right.
The unit allows you to select the
item to be set.
The return mark disappears from
the LCD and the cursor moves to
the first of the item that can be set.
The first item, METER in this
example, blinks.
When the corresponding submenu has multiple items, such
sub-menus are displayed as
follows.
The first item blinks.
Shows there are other items that
can be set.
When there are multiple items, go
to step 5.
When there is only one item, go to
step 7.
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When you want to perform an
operation such as a reset (12.
HOURS METER sub-menu), or a
check of an item (3. CAMERA
RETURN sub-menu) on the
appropriate sub-menu, go to step
7.
5
Turn the ADJUST knob until the
desired item blinks.
Turning it to the right results in
the cursor moving to the next
item, and turning it to the left
results in the cursor moving to the
previous item.
6
Press the ADJUST knob.
The cursor moves to the selection,
or the set value of the selected
item, and the selection or set value
blinks.
The selection or set value blinks.
7
Turn the ADJUST knob to the
right or left until the blinking
cursor moves to the desired
selection or the desired set value
appears.
To reset on the 12. HOURS
METER sub-menu or to check
an item on the 3. CAMERA
RETURN sub-menu:
Turning the ADJUST knob to the
right results in RESET or CHECK
blinking.
To select the setting:
Turn the ADJUST knob to the
right or left, and the subsequent
selection blinks.
To increase or decrease the set
value:
Turning the ADJUST knob to the
right or left increases or decreases
the set value step by step.
While adjusting the value:
The unit operates using the value
which is currently being adjusted.
You can select the appropriate
value while monitoring the
response of the unit to the value as
it is adjusted.
8
Press the ADJUST knob to
execute the change.
The change is carried out, and the
setting is made.
The cursor moves to the setting
item and blinks.
When there are multiple setting
items to be set, perform the
remaining settings by repeating
steps 5 to 8.
On the 12. HOURS METER submenu or on the 3. CAMERA
RETURN sub-menu, resetting or
checking is started by pressing the
ADJUST knob.
Note
If you turn the power off without
executing the change while
performing operations in step 7, the
settings or changes performed in step
7 are not stored. Be sure to execute the
change in step 8 first, and then turn the
power off.
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Settings from the Setup Menu
To move to another sub-menu
1
When the cursor blinks beside the
setting item just set, turn the
ADJUST knob to the left until the
return mark to the left of the top
setting item appears and blinks.
2
Press the ADJUST knob.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Turn the ADJUST knob to the left
or right until the desired sub-menu
appears, and then press the
ADJUST knob.
When you cannot enter the
setting mode from the sub-menu
That sub-menu has been locked to
prevent misoperation using 9.
PARAMETER LOCK sub-menu. To
perform settings on that sub-menu,
unlock it using the 9. PARAMETER
LOCK sub-menu.
LOCK blinks.
1. SCENE RECALL SubMenu
Recalling a scene
1
The scene currently recalled is enclosed
in parentheses.
Note
If parameters included in the
currently recalled scene are
changed using a sub-menu, the
parentheses disappear from the
currently recalled scene indicator.
2
Turn the ADJUST knob until the
scene number to be recalled
blinks.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the
right changes the scene number in
the following sequences: SCENE
0 t SCENE 1 t SCENE 2
......SCENE 8 t SCENE 9 t
DEF.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the
left changes the scene number in
the reverse order.
3
Press the ADJUST knob.
The scene selected in step 2 is
recalled. This recalled scene
number is enclosed in
parentheses.
For details, see “9. PARAMETER
LOCK Sub-Menu” on page 31.
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Turn the ADJUST knob until the
1. SCENE RECALL sub-menu
appears, and then press the
ADJUST knob.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the
left changes the scene number in
the reverse order.
The status display section shows
the status of each scene.
2. SCENE STORE SubMenu
This sub-menu allows you to store ten
different parameter settings as a scene
file from scenes nos. 0 to 9. Recalling
the desired scene changes the unit to
the desired setup immediately.
Parameters stored in a scene
file
Parameters set on sub-menus 4 to 11.
Display
Status
DEFAULT
The corresponding
scene file is not used
(parameters are default
settings).
STORED
The default settings are
overwritten (parameters
other than the defaults
are stored).
Note
For settings on the 10. PANEL LOCK
sub-menu, only the locked switches
and controls are stored. To actually
lock those switches and controls, you
should set the FUNCTION switch to
the LOCK position.
3
Press the ADJUST knob.
The cursor moves to the status
display section and CANCEL
appears there.
4
Turn the ADJUST knob to the
right to display WRITE.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the
right changes the status display
section in the following sequence:
CANCEL t WRITE t
ERASE.
To cancel the storing operation
and return the cursor to the
scene number selection area:
Display CANCEL.
Storing a scene
1
Turn the ADJUST knob until the
2. SCENE STORE sub-menu
appears, and then press the
ADJUST knob.
To reset the parameters to the
default settings:
Display ERASE.
Status display section
2
Turn the ADJUST knob until the
desired scene number blinks.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the
right changes the scene number in
the following sequences: SCENE
0 t SCENE 1 t SCENE 2
......SCENE 8 t SCENE 9.
5
Press the ADJUST knob to
execute the change.
Parameters currently set are stored
as a scene with the number
selected in step 2.
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Settings from the Setup Menu
3. CAMERA RETURN
Sub-Menu
This sub-menu allows you to check
whether or not signal transmission and
reception are correctly performed
between the unit and a camcorder by
transmitting a 1-kHz reference signal
from all of output connectors of the
unit.
By comparing the 1-kHz reference
signal sent from the unit with the
signal returned from the camcorder, an
error is detected. You can confirm the
connection status and adjust the output
level and recording according to the
error detected.
For detailed information, see “Using
the Unit to a Camcorder” on page 34.
4. LCF Sub-Menu
This menu allows you to set two kinds
of frequencies for the input low-cut
filter as entries A and B.
You can change either A or B using
the LCF switch on the front panel.
4. LCF sub-menu
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right or
left increases or decreases the
frequency.
Default frequency for the low cut
filter
A: 70 Hz
B: 140 Hz
Available frequencies
At the 48-kHz sampling frequency:
50, 70, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180, 200,
220, 240, 260, 280, 320, 360 and 400
At the 96-kHz sampling frequency:
70, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180, 200, 220,
240, 260, 280, 320, 360 and 400
Note
At the 96-kHz sampling frequency, 50
Hz cannot be selected.
If the 50 Hz frequency is selected at
48-kHz sampling frequency and the
sampling frequency is switched to 96
kHz, the setting of 50 Hz is changed to
70 Hz. When the sampling frequency
is switched to 48 kHz again, the
setting of 50 Hz is restored.
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5. CH LINK/M-S SubMenu
This menu allows you select whether
input channels 1 and 2 or channels 3
and 4 are set to LINK mode or M-S
mode independently.
6. INPUT LIMITER SubMenu
This sub-menu allows you to set the
threshold level of the limiter for each
channel.
6. INPUT LIMITER sub-menu
5. CH LINK/M-S sub-menu
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right
changes the setting item in the following
sequence: CH1-2 t CH3-4.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right
changes the setting item changes in the
following sequence: CH1 t CH2 t
CH3 t CH4.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right
changes the selection in the following
sequence: LINK t M-S t REV M-S.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right or
left increases or decreases the set value
between OFF, 0 and -20 dBFS in units
of 2 dB.
Default setting: LINK
Selection Function
LINK
M-S
Channels 1 and 2 or channels
3 and 4 are set to link mode
and linked as stereo. Switches
and controls of channel 1 or
channel 3 are activated and
those of channel 2 and
channel 4 are disabled.
Selects when the MS
microphone is used. Channels
1 and 2 or channels 3 and 4
are set to M-S mode. The input
level control of channel 1 and
channel 3 acts as the input
level control of those channels
and the input level control of
channels 2 and 4 acts as the
phase adjust knob.
Default threshold level
CH1 to CH4: OFF
Display of the threshold level
When the dBFS meter is selected on
the 11. METER SELECT sub menu,
the threshold level is displayed in the
unit of dBFS.
The adjustable range: Between OFF,
0 and –20.
When the meter other than the dBFS
meter is selected, the threshold level is
displayed in the unit of dB.
The adjustable range: Between OFF,
+20 and 0.
REV M-S Used when the MS
microphone is placed upside
down. In this mode, even if the
MS microphone is placed
upside down, the right and left
signals are not reversed.
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Settings from the Setup Menu
7. OUTPUT COMP L
Sub-Menu/8. OUTPUT
COMP R Sub-Menu
These sub-menus allow you to
perform settings for compressors and
limiters of the Left and Right
channels.
7. OUTPUT COMP L sub-menu/
8. OUTPUT COMP R sub-menu
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right
changes the setting item in the following
sequence: THRESHOLD t RATIO t
ATTACK t RELEASE t LIMITER t
L-R LINK. (L-R LINK appears only on
the 7. OUTPUT COMP L sub-menu.)
Set values
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Item
Set value
Default
THRESHOLD OFF, –10 to
OFF
–40 dBFS (+10 to
–20 dB),
adjustable in 2 dB
step.
RATIO
2:1, 4:1, 6:1, 10:1
2:1
ATTACK
FAST (0.5ms),
MID (10ms),
SLOW (100ms)
MID
(10ms)
RELEASE
FAST (0.1sec),
MID (1sec),
SLOW (2sec)
MID
(1sec)
LIMITER
OFF, 0 to
–20 dBFS (+20 to
0 dB), adjustable
in 2 dB step.
OFF
L-R LINK a)
Turns LINK mode
on or off.
OFF
a) This item is displayed only on the
OUTPUT COMP L sub-menu. Setting this
item to ON activates the stereo link
function and prevents any unnatural
fluctuation of the audio.
Display of the threshold level
and limiter
When the dBFS meter is selected on
the 11. METER SELECT sub menu,
the threshold level and the limiter are
displayed in the unit of dBFS.
The adjustable range of the
threshold level: Between OFF, –10
and –40.
The adjustable range of the limiter:
Between OFF, 0 and –20.
When the meter other than the dBFS
meter is selected, the threshold level
and the limiter displayed in the unit of
dB.
The adjustable range of the
threshold level: Between OFF, +10
and –20.
The adjustable range of the limiter:
Between OFF, +20 and 0.
Note
When L-R LINK is set to ON, you
cannot work on the 8. OUTPUT
COMP R sub-menu. If you select the
8. OUTPUT COMP R sub-menu and
press the ADJUST knob, the
following message appears.
9. PARAMETER LOCK
Sub-Menu
9. PARAMETER LOCK submenu
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right
changes the setting item in the
following sequence: METER t LCF
t IN LIMIT t OUT COMP (including
L and R) t LINK/M-S.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the left
changes the selection changes in the
following sequence: UNLOCK t
LOCK.
Default setting: UNLOCK
This sub-menu allows you to lock
parameters set on the following submenus.
• 4. LCF
• 5. CH LINK/M-S
• 6. INPUT LIMITER
• 7. OUTPUT COMP L
• 8. OUTPUT COMP R
• 11. METER SELECT
You can select the lock function on
each sub-menu.
For locked sub-menus
LOCK is displayed (blinking) at the
top right of the sub-menu. On this submenu you cannot change to the setting
mode even if you press the ADJUST
knob.
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Settings from the Setup Menu
10. PANEL LOCK SubMenu
When the FUNCTION switch is set to
LOCK, all of or some of the switches
and controls on the front panel are
locked and you cannot operate them.
This sub-menu allows you to decide
which switches and controls should be
locked, from among the input level
control, PAN control, LCF switch, L/
R MASTER output level control,
LINK/M-S switch, and MASTER
LINK control.
10. PANEL LOCK sub-menu
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right
changes the setting item in the following
sequence: IN VOL t PAN t LCF t
IN LINK t OUT VOL t OUT LINK.
11. METER SELECT
Sub-Menu
This sub-menu allows you to select
the level meter to be displayed on the
LCD from among 6 types of meter,
VU, PPM1, PPM2, PPM3, PPM4 and
dBFS.
The dBFS meter is the default.
When you change the type of meter
displayed using this sub-menu, you
should replace the meter scale sheet
with the one corresponding to the new
meter.
For detailed information on the
supplied meter scale sheets, see
“Replacing a Meter Scale Sheet” on
page 41.
11. METER SELECT sub-menu
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right
changes the selection in the following
sequence: VU t PPM1 t PPM2 t
PPM3 t PPM4 t dBFS.
Turning the ADJUST knob to the right
changes the selection in the following
sequence: LOCK t UNLOCK.
Default setting: LOCK
The type of the meter currently being
displayed is surrounded by parenthesis.
Note
The following table shows the
relationship between the meter
displayed on the LCD and the meter
type.
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Menu selection Meter
VU
VU meter
PPM1
BBC-type meter
PPM2
DIN-type meter
PPM3
NORDIC-type meter
PPM4
IEC-type 1-type meter
dBFS
dBFS meter
13. POWER ON MODE
Sub-Menu
This sub-menu allows you to select
with which settings the unit starts
when the power is turned on.
13. POWER ON MODE sub-menu
Default setting: dBFS
12. HOURS METER SubMenu
Turning the ADJUST knob to the
right changes the setting item in the
following sequence: LAST t
SCENE 0 t DEFAULT.
This sub-menu allows you to reset the
accumulating time.
12. HOURS METER sub-menu
The selected mode is enclosed in
parenthesis.
Default setting: LAST
The available power on modes are as
follows.
When the time is reset, 00:00 appears
in the upper row.
Selection
Status at power on
LAST
Same settings as the last
time the unit was used.
SCENE 0
Settings stored as Scene 0.
DEFAULT
Default settings
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Using the Unit to a Camcorder
This section describes how to connect
the unit to a camcorder and how to
check the connection status.
Connecting a Camcorder
Connect the camcorder to the
CAMERA connector of the unit using
the 10-line multi cable with a 12-pin
multi connector supplied with the unit.
You can send signals from the unit
and receive return signals from the
camcorder only if you use a multi
cable.
For detailed information on the pin
assignment of the CAMERA connector
of the unit, see “Pin Assignments of
Connectors” on page 44.
Camcorder
DMX-P01
to AUDIO IN
CH-1
connector
to CAMERA
to AUDIO
IN CH-2
connector
12-pin multi
connector
(supplied)
10-line multi cable
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to AUDIO
OUT
connector
The following table shows the
reference position of each meter.
Checking the Status of
a Connection
Output meter Reference position
The 3. CAMERA RETURN sub-menu
allows you to check for
misconnections of lines or other
problems between the unit and the
camcorder. This function can prevent
trouble.
To confirm the status of a connection,
proceed as follows.
1
Turn on the power of the unit and
the camcorder.
2
Match the reference level of the
unit and the camcorder.
Set the LEVEL switch on the right
panel of the unit and the input
level select switch on the
camcorder to the same value.
When connecting with a +4 dBu
reference output level:
Set the LEVEL switch of the unit
to +4 and the input level select
switch of the camcorder to LINE.
When connecting with a –60
dBu reference level:
Set the LEVEL switch of the unit
to –60 and the input level select
switch of the camcorder to MIC.
For detailed information on the
switches of the camcorder, refer
to the operations manual supplied
with the camcorder.
3
Send a 1-kHz reference signal
using the SLATE function of the
unit, and adjust the output level of
the unit to the reference value
using the L/R MASTER volume
control.
VU
0
PPM1
4
PPM2
0
PPM3
0
PPM4
0
dBFS
–20
For detailed information on how
to output the reference signal, see
“To output the voice from the
microphone or a 1-kHz reference
signal” on page 10.
4
Adjust the REC level of the
camcorder.
Adjust the level control of the
camcorder so that the level meter
of a camcorder points to 20.
The adjustment required for
checking the status of a
connection between the unit and
the camcorder has been
completed.
Now, perform a final check of the
connection status using the 3.
CAMERA RETURN sub-menu.
5
Display the 3. CAMERA
RETURN sub-menu, and then
push the ADJUST knob.
The CHECK window appears.
(continued)
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Using the Unit to a Camcorder
6
Turn the ADJUST knob to the
right so that CHECK blinks on
the sub-menu, and then press the
ADJUST knob.
The test signal is output and the
unit starts checking the status of
the connection.
When the unit and the camcorder
are connected correctly, the
following window appears.
When the maker is located on
the right side of the center
marker:
The level of the return signal from
the camcorder is higher.
In either case, the L/R MASTER
level control of the unit or the
REC level of the camcorder is not
correctly adjusted.
Readjust the level so that the
marker is located at the center,
repeating steps 2 and 3, as
necessary.
A message stating the result of the
check also appears.
For detailed information on
messages, see the following
“Messages stating the results of
check”, on page 37.
When the L/R MASTER level
control of the unit or the REC
level of the camcorder is not
correctly adjusted, the following
window appears.
Note
This adjustment function of the
return signal level is effective
when a camcorder with a balanced
output of 0 dBu is used.
Center marker
7
Shows that the
level of the right
signal is shifted
away from the
correct position.
Shows that the
level of the left
signal is shifted
away from the
correct position.
When the marker is located on
the left side of the center
marker:
The level of the return signal
from the camcorder is lower.
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Push the ADJUST menu.
The unit stops outputting the test
signal and completes the check of
the status of the connection.
To return to the setup menu
Turn the ADJUST knob to the left
until the return mark blinks, and then
press the ADJUST knob.
Messages stating the results of
check
Message
Meaning
SIGNAL OK
Both left and right
signals are connected
correctly.
L-R REVERSE
The connection of the
left and right signals
are reversed.
L-R NO SIGNAL
Neither the left nor
right signal is
connected. Or the
connection is broken.
Lch NO SIGNAL
The left signal is not
connected or the
connection is broken.
Rch NO SIGNAL
The right signal is not
connected or the
connection is broken.
Lch LEAK
The sound is leaking
to the left channel, or
abnormal sound
exists in the left
channel.
Rch LEAK
The sound is leaking
to the right channel,
or abnormal sound
exists in the right
channel.
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Miscellaneous
Preparing a Power
Supply
The unit can be powered in the
following two ways:
• Internal batteries
Eight LR6 (size AA) alkaline
batteries can be accommodated in the
battery compartment.
• External battery
A lithium ion battery or nickel metal
hydride battery which is connected to
the DC IN 10 - 15 V connector on
the right panel. The unit is equipped
with two types of DC IN 10 - 15 V
connector, an XLR 4-pin and a DC
jack type connector. Use either one
depending on the external battery
you are using.
powered by an external battery while
preserving the life of the internal
batteries, the power supply is switched
from internal batteries if the DC cord
is disconnected accidentally or the
external battery is shut down
suddenly.
Inserting the Batteries
in the Battery
Compartment
1
Pull the battery compartment
toward you by pressing the lock
levers.
Notes
• Do not connect external batteries to
both the 4-pin of the XLR type
connector and the DC jack type
connector at the same time.
Be sure to connect the external
battery to either one.
Connecting external batteries to
both connectors may cause the
deterioration of the external
batteries.
• Do not connect the external battery
other than the BP-90 type battery to
the DC jack type connector,
because the polarity of the DC jack
is different.
When both internal batteries and
an external battery are used
When the power of the unit is turned
on, the power is supplied from the
external battery. Since the unit can be
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Lock levers
2
Open the cover of the battery
compartment by loosening the
screw as illustrated.
3
Align eight new LR6 (size AA)
alkaline batteries with the polarity
markings and insert them into the
battery compartment.
Insert the batteries by aligning
the polarity according to the
markings on the battery
compartment.
+ polarity
5
Reinsert the battery compartment
as it was.
Insert the battery compartment
with the rounded corners facing
upward.
– polarity
Notes
4
Close the cover of the battery
compartment and tighten the
screw.
• When you are not using the unit for a
long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid leakage.
• If the batteries do leak, clean all the
leakage from the battery
compartment and the components.
Replace the batteries with new ones.
• Always replace the eight batteries all
at the same time. Do not use
different types of batteries or old and
new ones together.
About the spare battery
compartment
A spare battery compartment is
supplied with the unit. If you insert
eight new LR6 (size AA) alkaline
batteries in this spare battery
compartment beforehand, you can
replace the regular battery
compartment with the spare battery
compartment quickly and easily when
the internal batteries run low.
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Miscellaneous
Battery life
When the multi meter mode of the
LCD is selected, the battery condition
is shown on the LCD.
To check the pwoer remaining in
the internal batteries
Shows the power remaining in
the eight LR6 (size AA)
alkaline batteries.
When the amount of power remaining
in the batteries is low, the battery
indication on the LCD starts flashing.
Replace the batteires with new ones,
or use the external battery.
For details, see “When the internal
batteries run low” below.
To the check the power
remaining in the external battery
The power remaining is
shown by the numerical value.
The power voltage input to the DC IN
10 - 15 V connector is shown on the
LCD.
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The battery designed for a camcorder,
such as a lithium ion battery, is shut
down around 10 V. The numerical
value starts flashing when the battery
power decreases to less than 10 V.
Replace the external battery or use the
internal batteries.
For details, see “When the external
battery runs low” below. When the
external battery is equipped with a
battery indicator, check this battery
indicator, too.
When the external battery runs
low
When internal batteries are loaded in
the battery compartment, disconnect
the DC cable of the external battery.
The power is automatically supplied
from the internal batteries.
When the internal batteries run
low
Before removing the battery pack,
connect the DC cable of the external
battery to the DC IN 10 -15 V
connector with the power switch of
the unit set to on to switch to the
external battery.
Replacing a Meter Scale
Sheet
3
Remove the meter scale sheet
from the inside of the acrylic
panel, and insert the
corresponding meter scale sheet.
When you change the meter displayed
using the 11. METER SELECT submenu, you have to replace the meter
scale sheet with the corresponding
one.
As the factory setting, the dBFS meter
is selected and the meter scale sheet
for the dBFS meter is attached to the
unit.
To change a meter scale sheet,
proceed as follows.
1
Loosen the screws located at both
sides of the acrylic panel of the
LCD, and push either side of the
panel.
The other side of the panel pops
up.
The type of meter is
written at the right top of
the meter scale sheet.
4
Replace the acrylic panel, and
tighten the screws.
Note
After the meter scale sheet has been
attached, check that the meter scale is
not crooked.
Use a screw driver of
the #1+ size.
2
Remove the acrylic panel.
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Miscellaneous
Troubleshooting
If a problem appears, check the
following trouble shooting guide first,
and perform whatever action is
Symptom
necessary to solve the problem. If the
problem persists, turn the unit off and
consult your Sony dealer.
Possible causes
Remedies
The power does not turn on. Batteries are inserted with the Insert the batteries with the
+ and – polarities reversed.
correct polarities. (page 39)
The batteries run low.
Replace the eight internal
batteries with new ones. (page
38)
The screws of the cover of the Tighten the screws. (page 39)
battery compartment are
loose.
The batteries run low
quickly.
The volume does not
increase even through the
input level control of
channels 2 or 4 is
increased.
The batteries run low.
Replace the eight internal
batteries with new ones. (page
38)
You are using manganese
batteries.
Use alkaline batteries. (page
38)
The LINK/M-S switch is set to
the LINK/M-S side.
Set the LINK/M-S switch is set
to OFF.
When the LINK/M-S switch is
set to the LINK/M-S side,
channels 1 and 2 and
channels 3 and 4 are linked. In
this case, the controls of even
channels do not activate.
(page 9)
Power is not supplied to the The unit is running on the
DC OUT connector.
internal batteries.
Use the external battery. The
external battery output
function activates only when
the unit works on the external
battery. (page 38)
The indication of the level
meter and the meter scale
do not match.
The meter scale sheet
attached and the meter
display selected using the
METER SELECT sub-menu
are different.
Replace the meter scale sheet
with one that matches the
meter you are using.
(pages 32 and 41)
Each time the power is
turned on, the parameters
are reset to the default
settings.
The POWER ON MODE is set The power-on setting can be
to DEFAULT on the POWER
changed on the POWER ON
ON MODE sub-menu.
MODE sub-menu. You can
select the mode from among
LAST, DEFAULT and SCENE
0. (page 33)
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Symptom
Possible causes
Remedies
An impression of stereo
sound cannot be obtained.
even when an MS
microphone is used.
The S side of the MS
microphone is connected to
channel 1 or channel 3, and
the M side is connected to
channel 2 or channel 4.
Connect the M side to channel
1 or 3 and the S side to
channel 2 or 4.
LINK/M-S is set to LINK on the Change the LINK/M-S setting
LINK/M-S sub-menu.
to M-S on the LINK/M-S sub
menu.
Sound is not output from the A monaural earphone is
R channels of the
connected to the other
headphones.
PHONES connector.
Use stereo headphones or
earphones.
The sampling rate cannot
be switched.
The unit was not restarted
when the SAMPLING RATE
switch setting was changed.
Restart the unit after you
change the sampling rate. The
setting of the SAMPLING
RATE switch is switched only
when the unit is restarted.
(page16)
The MASTER volume does
not activate to adjust the
level of the signal output
from the COAXIAL
connector.
The S/PDIF/CASCADE switch Set the switch to S/PDIF. The
is set to CASCADE.
CASCADE function is used
only when two DMX-P01s are
connected in cascade. In this
case, the MASTER volume
control does not activate.
(page 16)
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Miscellaneous
Pin Assignments of
Connectors
INPUT connector
Pin No.
Signal Remarks
1
GND
Ground of the audio
signal output
2
HOT
HOT of the audio
signal output
3
COLD
COLD of the audio
signal output
CAMERA connector
XLR-3-31 (female) equivalent
Pin No.
Signal Remarks
1
GND
Ground of the audio
signal input
2
HOT
HOT of the audio
signal input
3
COLD
COLD of the audio
signal input
ANALOG OUTPUT connector
XLR-3-32 (male) equivalent
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12-pin (female)
Pin No.
Signal
Remarks
Pin No. Signal
Remarks
A
L HOT
HOT of the left
output of the master
audio signal
1
GND
Ground of the DC
input
2
NC
Not connected
B
L COLD
COLD of the left
output of the master
audio signal
3
NC
Not connected
4
DC INPUT DC power input
C
R HOT
HOT of the right
output of the master
audio signal
D
R COLD
COLD of the right
output of the master
audio signal
E
L HOT
HOT of the left input
of the camera return
signal
F
L COLD
COLD of the left
input of the camera
return signal
G
R HOT
HOT of the right
input of the camera
return signal
H
R COLD
COLD of the right
input of the camera
return signal
J
GND
Ground of the output
of the master audio
signal
K
GND
Ground of the input
of the master audio
signal
L
NC
Not connected
M
NC
Not connected
DC IN 10 -15 V connector
XLR-4-32 (male) equivalent
Input voltage range +10 to +15V
DC jack
Input voltage range +10 to +15V
DC OUT connector
4-pin (female)
Output voltage range +10 to +15V
Pin No. Signal
Remarks
1
GND
Ground of the DC
output
2
NC
Not connected
3
NC
Not connected
4
DC OUTPUT DC power output
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Specifications
General
Power requirements
10 - 15 V DC (at the external
power supply from the DC
IN 10 - 15 V connector)
Maximum power consumption
1400 mA or less (at the
external power supply from
the DC IN 10 - 15 V
connector)
Operating temperature
0°C to 45°C
(32°F to 113°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
(–4°F to 140°F)
Continuous operation time
Approx. 5 hours
at the follwoing condition:
Power supply; 8 LR6/
AA-size Sony alkaline
batteries
Sampling frequency;
48 kHz,
Temparature; 25°C
( 77°F),
LCD Light; off
DC +48 V; off
Mass
Approx. 2.2 kg (4 lb 14 oz)
Dimensions
266 × 68 × 206 mm
(101/2 × 22/4 × 81/8 inches)
(w/h/d) (excluding
projecting parts)
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Front Panel
Left Panel
Unit: mm
Input/output
INPUT (Analog)
XLR-3-31 (female)
equivalent × 4
Reference input level:
–70 dBu to –30 dBu,
2.2 kΩ (at the MIC
setting)
–30 dBu to +10 dBu,
10 kΩ (at the LINE
setting)
Maximum input level:
–50 dBu to –10 dBu,
2.2 kΩ (at the MIC
setting)
–10 dBu to +30 dBu,
10 kΩ (at the LINE
setting)
CASCADE INPUT (Digital)
Phono jack, 75 Ω
ANALOG OUTPUT (Analog)
XLR-3-32 (male) × 2
load inpedance: 600 Ω or
more
Reference output level:
+4/–20/–60 dBu
Maximum output level:
+24 dBu (at +4 dB output
setting)
AES/EBU (Digital)
XLR-3-32 (male)
equivalent, 110 Ω
S/PDIF / CASCADE (Digital)
Phono jack, 75 Ω
PHONES (Analog)
Stereo phone jack × 1
3.5 mm TRS jack × 1,
load impedance:
32 Ω or more,
300 mW or more (at a
32 Ω load)
TAPE OUT (Analog)
3.5 mm TRS jack, load
impedance: 10 kΩ or
more,
Reference output level:
–10 dBu
Maximum output level:
+ 10 dBu
CAMERA
12-PIN
Reference input level:
0 dBu
Reference output level:
+4/–20/–60 dBu
DC OUT
4-pin (female),output
voltage range:
+10 to +15 V
DC IN 10 - 15 V
XLR-4-32 (male)
equivalent,
input voltage range:
+10 to +15 V
DC jack, input voltage
range: +10 to +15 V
Audio characteristics
Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.5/–1 dB
(at a 48-kHz sampling
frequency)
20 Hz to 40 kHz, 0.5/–3 dB
(at a 96-kHz sampling
frequency)
Noise level (E.I.N)
–130 dBu or less
(A-weighted, mic input,
150 Ω terminated, typical)
T.H.D
0.05 % or less (at 1 kHz,
+4 dBu)
Maximum output level
+24 dBu, load impedance
10 kΩ
Crosstalk –90 dB or less (at 1 kHz)
Supplied accessories
Meter scale sheet (5)
Spare battery compartment (1)
Feet (4) a)
12-pin multi connector (1)
Clamp filter (2)
Band (2)
Operating Instructions (1)
CD-ROM (Operating Instructions pdf
files) (1)
a) When you use the unit on a desk, it may
slide around easily. To prevent it from
moving, it is recommended that you attach
the feet supplied to the bottom of the unit.
Design and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
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Block Diagram
CH1
CH2
CH3
CH4
+48V
+48V
+48V
+48V
CASCADE
IN
ATT
ATT
ATT
ATT
HA
ADC
ADC
LCF
LCF
OFF A B
24bit
96k/48kHz
Trim
+10 to -30dBu
-30 to -70dBu
HA
OFF A B
LCF
OFF A B
MS
MS
INT SYNC / DI SYNC
ADC
OFF A B
Trim
+10 to -30dBu
-30 to -70dBu
24bit
96k/48kHz
LCF
ADC
HA
Trim
+10 to -30dBu
-30 to -70dBu
HA
DI
Trim
+10 to -30dBu
-30 to -70dBu
96kHz
48kHz
SAMPLING RATE SELECT
LEVEL
METER
CHANNEL
VOL
PAN
LIM
INPUT
LIMITER
LINK/M-S
PAN
PAN
INPUT
LIMITER
LIM
CHANNEL
LEVEL VOL
METER
CHANNEL
VOL
LIM
INPUT
LIMITER
LINK/M-S
AGC/ADC
PAN
INPUT
LIMITER
LIM
CHANNEL
VOL
OSC
1kHz
SLATE
MIC
LEVEL
METER
STEREO
/MONO
PEAK
LED
LIM
1kHz
OFF MASTER
MIC
VOL
LIM
OUTPUT
COMP/
LIMITER
24bit
96k/48kHz
DO
DAC
DO
DAC
AES/EBU
OUTPUT L
TAPE OUT
-10dBu
ATT
OUTPUT R
8 x LR6
(SIZE AA)
DC IN JACK
DC IN
XLR Type
DC OUT
PHONES
PHONES
COAXIAL
CAMERA
ATT
POWER SW
HEADPHONE
AMP
+4/-20/-60dBu
CPU
S/PDIF
CASCADE
24bit
96k/48kHz
HEADPHONE
SELECT
/M-S DECORD
HEATER
INT/EXT
SW
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