Ashdown 60 Amplifier Head Operating instructions

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
All Access G20R
All Access G40R
All Access G60R
All Access G20R MiniRig
Important Safety Instructions
BASIC PRECAUTIONS
WARNING - When using electrical products,
basic precautions should be followed,
including the following:
1.
Read all the instructions before using the
product.
2.
Do not use this product near water – for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
3.
This product may cause permanent
hearing loss. Do not operate for long
periods of time at a high volume level or
at any level that is uncomfortable. If you
experience any hearing loss or ringing in
the ears, you should consult an
audiologist.
4.
Make sure nothing interferes with the
ventilation of the product when in use.
5.
10. Do not attempt to service the product.
All servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
11. For continued protection against the risk
of fire, replace fuses only with those of
the same type and rating as indicated on
the back of the product.
WARNINGS USED ON THE EQUIPMENT
The product should be connected to a
power supply of the type described in
the operating instructions or as marked
on the product.
7.
The power supply cord of the product
should be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of
time.
8.
Care should be taken so that objects do
not fall and liquids are not spilled into
the enclosure through openings.
9.
The product should be serviced by
qualified personnel when:
a. The power supply cord or the plug
has been damaged; or
b. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the
product: or
c. The product has been exposed to rain
or moisture: or
d. The product does not appear to
operate normally or exhibits marked
change in performance: or
e. The product has been dropped, or the
enclosure damaged.
This product must be grounded (earthed). If
it should malfunction or break down,
grounding provides a path of least resistance
for electric current to reduce the risk of
electric shock. This product is equipped with
a supply cord having an equipment
grounding conductor and a grounding plug.
The plug must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet that is properly installed
and grounded in accordance with the local
codes and ordinances.
DANGER - Improper connection of the
equipment grounding conductor can result
in a risk of electric shock. Check with a
qualified electrician or serviceman if you are
in doubt as to whether the product is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the product – if it will not fit
the outlet, have a suitable outlet fitted.
The wires in this mains cord are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
The product should be located away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, or other products that produce
heat.
6.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
Green & Yellow - Earth
Blue - Neutral
Brown - Live
CE MARK FOR EUROPEAN
HARMONISED STANDARDS
The lightning flash with the
arrow head symbol within an
equilateral triangle is intended
to alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated ‘dangerous voltage’ within this
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock.
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.
The CE mark which is attached to these
products means it conforms to EMC
Directive (89/69/EEC), CE mark Directive
(93/68/EEC) and Low Voltage Directive
(72/23/EEC).
Front Panel Facilities
ALL ACCESS G20R / G20R MINIRIG, G40R, G60R
G20R / G20R MINIRIG
G40R
G60R
Front Panel Facilities
INPUT - Each amplifier has a single jack
socket for Instrument Input. This is a high
impedance input that is suitable for use with
either Passive instruments or Active
instruments. Active instruments are those
that have a built in pre-amp, this usually
provides a higher level of signal than that
from a Passive instrument.
GAIN CONTROL - Guitars of different types
often have very different levels of output
signal. For instance those with single coil pick
ups usually have a fairly low level of output
while those with hum bucking pick ups have
a large level of output signal. This is why
guitar amplifiers need a GAIN control, to
make it possible to adjust the amplifier to
suit the level of output from the particular
guitar. This may be used in two ways; firstly in
reducing the GAIN setting for high level
output guitars in order to achieve a CLEAN
sound with no distortion present i.e. for Jazz
or Country styles of playing. Secondly to
increase the GAIN for low level output guitars
in order to achieve sufficient DRIVE and
saturation for the overdriven or distortion
sound for Rock and Heavy Metal styles.
The GAIN control sets the input signal level
through the preamp. Adjust this for the best
level of sound through the amplifier that
avoids distortion for the CLEAN sound and
for the desired degree of DRIVE for the
distortion channel.
ALL ACCESS G20R & G40R GAIN - The GAIN
control operates for both the CLEAN and
DRIVE sounds provided on these amplifiers.
For the CLEAN sound it should be set to a
level that gives a pleasing clean tone, set
lower to be sure of no distortion and set
higher for a small degree of distortion when
used with high output guitars i.e. hum
bucking pick ups. For the DRIVE sound set
this control to provide the degree of
distortion that suits your playing style. A
fixed balance between CLEAN and DRIVE
sound volumes has been provided that will
be perfect for the majority of playing styles.
ALL ACCESS G60R GAIN - For the 60 Watt
amplifier Channel 1 has been set to be
CLEAN for all guitars. This channel therefore
does not have a GAIN control. For Channel 2,
adjust the GAIN control for the degree of
distortion that suits your playing style. There
is a lot of GAIN available on this amplifier
making it perfect for modern playing styles.
DRIVE SWITCH (ALL ACCESS G20R & G40R)
- This switches between the CLEAN and
DRIVE channels of the amplifier. On the 40
Watt amplifier a foot switch socket has been
provided to allow remote switching between
the CLEAN and DRIVE channels using an
external foot switch. For the footswitch to
operate the DRIVE switch must be in its OUT
position. When the DRIVE channel is selected
this is indicated by an LED on the front panel.
CHANNEL 2 SWITCH (ALL ACCESS G60R) This switches between Channel 1 and
Channel 2 of the amplifier, Channel 2
selection is indicated by an LED on the front
panel. A foot switch socket has been
provided to allow remote switching between
the two channels. For the footswitch to
operate the front panel Channel 2 switch
must be in its OUT position.
sound will not be so good as using a
microphone.
PHONES - This socket is for connection of a
pair of stereo Head Phones for silent practice.
When headphones are plugged into this
socket the signal to the speaker is switched
off.
EFFECTS SEND/RETURN (ALL ACCESS
G60R) - A serial effects loop is provided at a
level of 0dB. The Effects Send and Return
sockets for this are on the rear panel of the
amplifier. The EFFECTS SEND is situated after
the EQ and after the internal effects section.
REVERB - The Reverb Level control sets the
amount of spring reverb sound that is added
to the guitar signal on either the Clean or
Drive channels.
FOOT SWITCH - The 40 & 60 Watt amplifiers
have a single foot switch socket that is used
for channel selection. This is located on the
front panel of the amplifier. For the foot
switch to operate the front panel push
button must be in its OUT position.
TONE CONTROLS (BASS, MIDDLE &
TREBLE) - All these guitar amplifiers have
classic guitar passive tone controls operated
with a Bass, Middle and Treble control. The 60
Watt amplifier has two sets of tone controls,
one for each channel.
POWER SWITCH - The front panel Power
switch is used for turning the power to the
unit ON and OFF. The switch will light to
indicate when the power to the unit is turned
ON.
OUTPUT VOLUME - The VOLUME control sets
the overall output level of the amplifier.
Adjust this for your preferred stage playing
volume. On the 60 Watt amplifier each
channel has its own individual volume
control.
SPEAKER SOCKETS - 2 x speaker sockets are
provided on the 60 Watt amplifier. One of
these is used for the internal speaker. Never
connect speakers that may cause the
impedance to drop below 4 Ohms or damage
to the output stage may result.
LINE OUT - This Jack socket can be used as a
Line Output to take the guitar signal to
another amplifier or mixing desk. Although
for guitar it is always best to use a
Microphone in front of the speaker if you
wish to send your guitar sound through the
PA. The reason for this is that in a guitar
amplifier a lot of the tone for the guitar is
produced by the output stage working in
conjunction with the speaker, this is very
important for the sound of a guitar and if you
take the signal from the Line Out socket the
Specifications
ALL ACCESS G20R / G20R MINIRIG, G40R, G60R
INPUTS
Instrument Input
Effects Return
Impedance 470k Ohms
Impedance 100k Ohms
Level 150mV to 10V p-p
Level Nominal 0dBu
OUTPUTS
Line Output
Effects Send
Impedance 10k Ohms
Impedance 10k Ohms
Level Nominal 0dBu
Level Nominal 0dBu
EQUALISATION
Treble, Middle, Bass
Traditional passive, interactive tone control network providing classic guitar tonal adjustment
OTHER
Signal to Noise
Distortion
Frequency Response
Speaker Outputs
Better than 80dB (EQ flat)
Less than 0.5% THD
-3dB at 25Hz and 20kHz
Minimum Impedance 4 Ohms
POWER REQUIREMENT
All Access G20R = 20 Watts RMS, 40 Watts Peak into 1 x 8" Speaker
All Access G20R MiniRig = 20 Watts RMS, 40 Watts Peak into 2 x 8" Speakers
All Access G40R = 40 Watts RMS, 80 Watts Peak into 1 x 10" Speaker
All Access G60R = 60 Watts RMS, 120 Watts Peak into 1 x 12" Speaker
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