Owner’s Manual
Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the Roland SA-300 Stage Amplifier.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (page 2)
• USING THE UNIT SAFELY (page 3–5)
• IMPORTANT NOTES (page 6)
Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every
feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s manual should be read in its entirety.
The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................ 2
USING THE UNIT SAFELY ................................................ 3
IMPORTANT NOTES.......................................................... 6
Main Features .................................................................... 7
Names of Things and What They Do ............................... 8
Control Panel............................................................................................. 8
Jack Panel ................................................................................................. 10
Making the Connections ................................................. 13
Switching the Power On and Off ......................................................... 14
About Setting the Volume ..................................................................... 14
About Stereo Link................................................................................... 15
About the Anti-Feedback Function................................ 16
Features of SA-300 ANTI-FEEDBACK ................................................ 16
How to Use Anti-Feedback ................................................................... 17
About the Use of Stacks ................................................. 18
About the Protection Circuit........................................... 18
Using a Speaker Stand ................................................... 19
Block Diagram ................................................................. 20
Main Specifications ......................................................... 21
Copyright © 2005 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the
written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, 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 a 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 the product.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
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9.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified
by the manufacturer.
12. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
13. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
For the U.K.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
GREEN-AND-YELLOW: EARTH, BLUE: NEUTRAL, BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the
letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
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USING THE UNIT SAFELY
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers
other adverse effects
respect to the home
furnishings, as well
animals or pets.
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that
must not be done is indicated by the design contained
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
to damage or
caused with
and all its
to domestic
The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
001
008a
• Before using this unit, make sure to read the
instructions below, and the Owner’s Manual.
• The unit should be connected to a power supply
only of the type described in the operating
instructions, or as marked on the rear side of unit.
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001-50
• Connect mains plug of this model to a mains
socket outlet with a protective earthing
connection.
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002a
• Do not open or perform any internal modifications on the unit.
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003
• Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts
within it (except when this manual provides
specific instructions directing you to do so). Refer
all servicing to your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the “Information” sheet.
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004
• Never use or store the unit in places that are:
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g., direct
sunlight in an enclosed vehicle, near a heating
duct, on top of heat-generating equipment); or
are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet floors);
or are
009
• Do not excessively twist or bend the power cord,
nor place heavy objects on it. Doing so can
damage the cord, producing severed elements
and short circuits. Damaged cords are fire and
shock hazards!
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010
• This unit, either alone or in combination with an
amplifier and headphones or speakers, may be
capable of producing sound levels that could
cause permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for
a long period of time at a high volume level, or at
a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience
any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should
immediately stop using the unit, and consult an
audiologist.
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011
• Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable
material, coins, pins); or liquids of any kind
(water, soft drinks, etc.) to penetrate the unit.
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• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration.
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007
• Make sure you always have the unit placed so it is
level and sure to remain stable. Never place it on
stands that could wobble, or on inclined surfaces.
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012a
• Immediately turn the power off, remove the
power cord from the outlet, and request servicing
by your retailer, the nearest Roland Service
Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as
listed on the “Information” sheet when:
• The power-supply cord, or the plug has been
damaged; or
• If smoke or unusual odor occurs
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been
spilled onto the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise
has become wet); or
• When using the SA-300 in combination with the SA300W, they can be used in a stacked configuration.
However, when units are stacked, due caution must be
observed to prevent any unit from falling.
For details, see page 18.
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• Do not insert hands, fingers, etc, into the openings in the
unit. In particular, if the unit is to used in households
with small children, always provide adult supervision to
ensure that children keep their hands and feet out of
these openings.
SA-300W
• The unit does not appear to operate normally
or exhibits a marked change in performance.
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013
• In households with small children, an adult
should provide supervision until the child is
capable of following all the rules essential for the
safe operation of the unit.
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014
• Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
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015
• Do not force the unit’s power-supply cord to
share an outlet with an unreasonable number of
other devices. Be especially careful when using
extension cords—the total power used by all
devices you have connected to the extension
cord’s outlet must never exceed the power rating
(watts/amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive
loads can cause the insulation on the cord to heat
up and eventually melt through.
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• Do not insert hands, fingers, etc, into the openings in the
unit. In particular, if the unit is to used in households
with small children, always provide adult supervision to
ensure that children keep their hands and feet out of
these openings.
SA-300
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016
• Before using the unit in a foreign country, consult
with your retailer, the nearest Roland Service
Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as
listed on the “Information” sheet.
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026
• Do not put anything that contains water (e.g.,
flower vases) on this unit. Also, avoid the use of
insecticides, perfumes, alcohol, nail polish, spray
cans, etc., near the unit. Swiftly wipe away any
liquid that spills on the unit using a dry, soft
cloth.
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Bottom
103a
Placement
351
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment
containing large power transformers) may induce hum.
To alleviate the problem, change the orientation of this
unit; or move it farther away from the source of interference.
352a
• This device may interfere with radio and television
reception. Do not use this device in the vicinity of such
receivers.
352b
• Noise may be produced if wireless communications
devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the vicinity of
this unit. Such noise could occur when receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing. Should you experience
such problems, you should relocate such wireless devices
so they are at a greater distance from this unit, or switch
them off.
354b
• Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight, place it near
devices that radiate heat, leave it inside an enclosed
vehicle, or otherwise subject it to temperature extremes.
Also, do not allow lighting devices that normally are used
while their light source is very close to the unit (such as a
piano light), or powerful spotlights to shine upon the
same area of the unit for extended periods of time.
Excessive heat can deform or discolor the unit.
355b
• When moved from one location to another where the
temperature and/or humidity is very different, water
droplets (condensation) may form inside the unit. Damage
or malfunction may result if you attempt to use the unit in
this condition. Therefore, before using the unit, you must
allow it to stand for several hours, until the condensation
has completely evaporated.
356
• Do not allow rubber, vinyl, or similar materials to remain
on the unit for long periods of time. Such objects can
discolor or otherwise harmfully affect the finish.
359
• Do not paste stickers, decals, or the like to this instrument.
Peeling such matter off the instrument may damage the
exterior finish.
• During operation, this device must be placed at a distance
of no less than 20 cm from any walls.
• At regular intervals, you should unplug the
power plug and clean it by using a dry cloth to
wipe all dust and other accumulations away from
its prongs. Also, disconnect the power plug from
the power outlet whenever the unit is to remain
unused for an extended period of time. Any
accumulation of dust between the power plug
and the power outlet can result in poor insulation
and lead to fire.
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104
• Try to prevent cords and cables from becoming
entangled. Also, all cords and cables should be
placed so they are out of the reach of children.
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106
• Never climb on top of, nor place heavy objects on
the unit.
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107a
• Never handle the power cord or its plug with wet
hands when plugging into, or unplugging from,
an outlet.
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108a
• Before moving the unit, disconnect the power
plug from the outlet, and pull out all cords from
external devices.
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109a
• Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power and
unplug the power cord from the outlet.
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110a
• Whenever you suspect the possibility of lightning
in your area, pull the plug on the power cord out
of the outlet.
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119
• The cooling vents on either side of the unit may
become hot, so take care to avoid burns.
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120
• Always turn the phantom power off when
connecting any device other than condenser
microphones that require phantom power. You
risk causing damage if you mistakenly supply
phantom power to dynamic microphones, audio
playback devices, or other devices that don’t
require such power. Be sure to check the specifications of any microphone you intend to use by
referring to the manual that came with it.
(This instrument’s phantom power: 48 V DC, 10 mA Max)
101a
• The unit should be located so that its location or
position does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
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102a
• Always grasp only the plug on the power-supply
cord when plugging into, or unplugging from an
outlet.
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121
• Do not remove the speaker grille and speaker by
any means. Speaker not user replaceable. Shock
hazardous voltages and currents are present
inside the enclosure.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
291b
In addition to the items listed under “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” and “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on pages 3
and 5, please read and observe the following:
Power Supply
Additional Precautions
301
553
• Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet that is
being used by an electrical appliance that is controlled by
an inverter (such as a refrigerator, washing machine,
microwave oven, or air conditioner), or that contains a
motor. Depending on the way in which the electrical
appliance is used, power supply noise may cause this unit
to malfunction or may produce audible noise. If it is not
practical to use a separate electrical outlet, connect a
power supply noise filter between this unit and the
electrical outlet.
• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s
buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when using its jacks
and connectors. Rough handling can lead to malfunctions.
307
• Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the
power to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions
and/or damage to speakers or other devices.
308
• Although the LEDs are switched off when the POWER
switch is switched off, this does not mean that the unit has
been completely disconnected from the source of power. If
you need to turn off the power completely, first turn off
the POWER switch, then unplug the power cord from the
power outlet. For this reason, the outlet into which you
choose to connect the power cord’s plug should be one
that is within easy reach and readily accessible.
556
• When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp the
connector itself—never pull on the cable. This way you
will avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s
internal elements.
557
• A small amount of heat will radiate from the unit during
normal operation.
558a
• To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the unit’s
volume at reasonable levels. You may prefer to use
headphones, so you do not need to be concerned about
those around you (especially when it is late at night).
559a
• When you need to transport the unit, package it in the box
(including padding) that it came in, if possible. Otherwise,
you will need to use equivalent packaging materials.
561
• Use only the specified expression pedal (EV-**; sold
separately). By connecting any other expression pedals,
you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to the unit.
562
Maintenance
401a
• For everyday cleaning wipe the unit with a soft, dry cloth
or one that has been slightly dampened with water. To
remove stubborn dirt, use a cloth impregnated with a
mild, non-abrasive detergent. Afterwards, be sure to wipe
the unit thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth.
402
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any
kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or
deformation.
• Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If using
some other make of connection cable, please note the
following precautions.
• Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use
cables that incorporate resistors for connecting to this
unit. The use of such cables can cause the sound level
to be extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information on cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the cable.
• Wrap the power cord around the cord hook when transporting or storing the unit.
SA-300
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Main Features
The SA-300 is a lightweight yet powerful stage amp, which functions as a combo amp while featuring full 2.1-channel stereo
compatibility.
High Power
This combo amp has an output of 350 W (75 W + 75 W stereo, 200 W subwoofer).
4-Channel/Full Stereo Input Compatibility
The SA-300 features four input channels, all of which handle stereo input. Additionally, all are compatible with microphones
as well as line-level equipment. The SA-300 also provides phantom power for two mic inputs.
Simple Setup
The mixer, amp, and speakers are integrated into a single unit, eliminating the need for complicated and bothersome cable
connections.
Light, Compact, and Extremely Portable
All speakers are newly developed custom speakers built from new materials. Midrange and high-frequency sounds are
played through a 6.5” coaxial 2-way speaker, with a 12” woofer handling the low end. Both speakers succeed in reducing
weight to half that of previous models (as compared with previous Roland products). Development of improved, more
powerful magnets than in previous products has resulted in greater efficiency and quick response. Additionally, use of ClassD power amps for high energy conversion efficiency and switching power supplies reduces generation of unnecessary heat,
thus permitting use of smaller, lighter power transformers and heat sinks.
Plus, the cabinet separates into compact upper and lower units for easy carrying.
Newly Developed Anti-Feedback Function (Pre-Detection)
Conventional monitor amps have always presented the risk of feedback when the amp is placed directly behind the
performer, so these amps are not set up directly behind vocalists (or MCs). The SA-300’s newly developed pre-detecting antifeedback function resolves this problem.
Wide Variety of Effects
The SA-300 features great effects such as a voice enhancer, reverb, and an easy-to-operate delay for use with microphones.
You also get 3-band EQ, a “Wide” function, which provides expanded presence; and a low boost function, which emphasizes
the extreme low end.
Foot Control Function
You can connect an expression pedal and use the pedal to control the volume. You can also connect a foot switch to switch
the muting and effects on and off.
New Stereo Link Function
The Stereo Link function allows you to connect two SA-300s together and use them as independent left and right stereo
speakers. What’s more, you can use the input channels on both SA-300s, giving up to eight inputs.
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Names of Things and What They Do
Control Panel
fig.01-01
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2
14
7
8
9
3
15
5
6
Channel Controls (CH 1–4)
1. INPUT SELECT Button
Use this button to select MIC or LINE input.
This switches the input to match the connected device
(mic or line-level device).
The MIC indicator lights when MIC is selected; when
LINE is selected, the LINE indicator lights.
2. VOICE ENHANCER Button (CH 1, CH 2)
This switches the Voice Enhancer effect on and off when
the input is set to MIC.
Switching this on enables you to give the sound a clearer
contour and make vocals more prominent.
3. REVERB/DELAY Knob (CH 1, CH 2)
You can switch between reverb and delay by adjusting
the knob position.
When not using reverb or delay, set the knob to “OFF.”
The reverb and delay position on the scale shown on the
panel is approximate. Listen to confirm the effect as you
adjust the amount of effect applied.
4. REVERB Knob (CH 3, CH 4)
This adjusts the amount of reverb.
When not using reverb, set the knob to “OFF.”
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11
12
13
10
5. VOLUME Knobs
These adjust the volume levels of the channels.
* To minimize noise as much as possible, we recommend
turning the VOLUME knob for any channel not being used to
0 and setting INPUT SELECT to LINE.
6. ANTI-FEEDBACK (CH 1, CH 2)
This automatically detects and eliminates acoustic
feedback.
For further instructions on how to use anti-feedback,
refer to “About the Anti-Feedback Function” (p. 16)
ON/OFF Button
Press this button to turn the function on.
When switched on, the indicator lights, and the system
automatically works to prevent sudden feedback, as well
as feedback that occurs during quiet stretches.
SWEEP Button
When the ON/OFF button is set to ON, holding down
this button for one second or longer generates a
calibration signal from the speakers. The microphone
picks up the sound and the SA-300 analyzes the
characteristics of the microphone and the surroundings.
Based on the results of this analysis, the microphone and
environmental characteristics are compensated for
automatically, making it difficult for feedback to crop
up.
The indicator flashes while this automatic correction is in
progress. When the process is completed, the indicator
remains lit, signifying that the feedback prevention
function is in effect.
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Names of Things and What They Do
MASTER
7. LOW BOOST Button
This switches the low boost effect on and off.
When this is switched on, the low-frequency range is
boosted.
15.POWER Switch
This switches the power on and off.
* Be sure to turn the MASTER VOLUME knob down to 0
whenever turning the power on or off.
* This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval
(a few seconds) after power up is required before the unit will
operate normally.
8. WIDE Button
This switches the wide effect on and off.
When this is switched on, the sonic image extends
beyond the SA-300’s speakers, providing an effect that
seems to envelop the listener in sound.
9. LEVEL Indicator
This indicates the MASTER output level.
10. EQUALIZER
The SA-300 includes a 3-band equalizer.
LOW Knob
This adjusts the tone in the low-frequency range.
MIDDLE Knob
This adjusts the tone in the middle-frequency range.
HIGH Knob
This adjusts the tone in the high-frequency range.
11. PHONES Knob
This adjusts the headphone volume level.
12. Headphone Jack
Connect headphones here.
* Be sure to turn the PHONES knob setting to 0 before
connecting or disconnecting headphones.
* The sound from the SA-300’s speakers is not muted when
headphones are connected.
13. VOLUME Knob
This adjusts the overall volume output from the SA-300’s
speakers.
14.SUBWOOFER ACTIVE Indicator
This lights when the subwoofer is connected to the
SPEAKER jack.
While the indicator is lit, the low-frequency response
with the subwoofer (SA-300W) connected is modified
accordingly.
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Names of Things and What They Do
Jack Panel
fig.01-02
3
2
1
10
3
9
Inputs (CH 1–4)
1. MIC Jack
Connect a microphone here. For balanced input, you can
connect to the TRS 1/4-inch phone jacks and XLR type
connector.
fig.01-03
XLR
2
8
1
3
1
7
6
3
5
1
4
• Supplying phantom power to mics that do not require it
or supplying it to other devices may cause such
equipment to malfunction. Always be sure to turn the
switch off before connecting.
• To protect the circuitry, the channel output is muted
momentarily after the PHANTOM switch is turned on or
off.
• Phantom power is supplied only when a microphone is
connected to the XLR connector in the Channel 3 and/or
Channel 4 MIC jack section.
• Do not connect or disconnect connectors while the
phantom power is turned on.
3. LINE Jack
TRS
2. PHANTOM Switch (CH 3, CH 4)
This switches the phantom power on and off. When
connecting a microphone that requires phantom power
(such as condenser microphones), switch this to “ON.”
• Set this to “OFF” when connecting mics that do not
require phantom power or other devices.
• Use the following sequence when connecting mics that
require phantom power:
1. Turn the PHANTOM switch off.
2. Connect the mic.
3. Turn the PHANTOM switch on.
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Connect keyboards, CD players, and other line-level
devices here.
These are stereo inputs; mono input is available by
connecting to the left jack.
These connectors are compatible with line-level input (20 dBu).
Channels 3 and 4 also feature RCA phono type inputs.
In addition, you can input to both the RCA phono type
and 1/4-inch phone jacks simultaneously.
* All Channel 4 LINE jacks function as mono inputs when the
STEREO LINK IN jack is in use.
Names of Things and What They Do
FOOT SW (FOOT SWITCH)
4. ANTI-FEEDBACK SWEEP Jack
You can connect a momentary-type foot switch (optional
BOSS FS-5U or FS-6) and operate the automatic feedback
frequency detection with your foot.
* When connecting only one foot switch using a connection cable
with a 1/4-inch phone (mono) plug, only the mute can be switch
on and off. In that case, connect the switch with an FS-5L.
* When an FS-5U (momentary type) switch is used for
switching the mute on and off, the mute is switched on only
while the switch is held down.
fig.01-04
Holding down the foot switch for one second or longer
starts the automatic feedback frequency detection.
Based on the results of this analysis, the microphone and
environmental characteristics are compensated for
automatically, making it difficult for feedback to crop
up.
Set the polarity switch
as shown below.
PCS-31
* Set the FS-5U’s polarity switch as shown below.
fig.01-10
Red
* If using a FS-6 switch, set the MODE and POLARITY
switches as shown below.
fig.01-11
MODE switch
White
Effect On/Off
Mute On/Off
POLARITY switch
* If using a FS-6 switch, set the MODE and POLARITY
switches as shown below.
fig.01-05
5. EXP PEDAL/REMOTE SW Jack
You can connect an expression pedal or remote switch
here.
EXP PEDAL
You can connect an expression pedal (optional EV-5,
etc.) and use it to control the MASTER volume level.
Stereo 1/4” phone plug
Connection
Cable
Stereo 1/4” phone plug
* Set the minimum volume on the expression pedal to the
“MIN” position. Unless the minimum volume is set to
“MIN,” the expression pedal will not work correctly.
REMOTE SW
Using a connection cable to connect foot switches
(optional BOSS FS-5L and FS-5U), you can then use the
FS-5L (latch type) switch to switch the mute on and off,
and use the FS-5U (momentary type) switch to turn on
and off the effects (reverb or delay).
Effect
On/Off
Mute
On/Off
B
A
Mute On/Off
When the FS-5L’s indicator is lit, the mute function is
switched on, and the output from the speakers and
headphones, as well as from LINE OUT and STEREO
LINK OUT is muted.
Effect On/Off
The effect is alternately switched on and off each time
you press the FS-5U.
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STEREO LINK
After connecting two SA-300s together with one or two
audio cables (1/4-inch phone type), you can easily play
back high power sounds (350 W + 350 W) in stereo.
6. STEREO LINK IN Jack
When using Stereo Link, the audio output by the
STEREO LINK OUT L or STEREO LINK OUT R jack on
the other SA-300 is input here.
You can use it as an external input jack also.
Input level is 0 dBu.
* All Channel 4 LINE jacks function as mono inputs when the
STEREO LINK IN jack is in use.
LINE OUT
8. LINE OUT Connectors/Jacks
Mixers, recording equipment, and other such devices are
connected here. Nominal output level is +4 dBu.
This section includes balanced output compatible XLR
type connectors (left and right stereo output) and 1/4inch phone jacks (stereo output). You can use the XLR
type connectors and the 1/4-inch phone jacks
simultaneously.
Output is in mono when only the left 1/4-inch phone
jack is connected.
fig.01-06
7. STEREO LINK OUT Jacks (L/R)
Connect this jack to the STEREO LINK IN jack on the
other SA-300 when using Stereo Link.
If you are not using the SA-300’s speakers, but using
external amp speakers instead, the output from the left
or right channel is taken here.
When the STEREO LINK OUT L jack is used, the left
channel audio is not played through the SA-300’s
speakers. In the same manner, when the STEREO LINK
OUT R jack is used, the right channel audio is not played
through the SA-300’s speakers.
9. GND LIFT Switch
Using external equipment connected to the LINE OUT
connectors may result in generation of the “hum” of loop
ground noise. If this occurs, you may be able to mitigate
the problem by sliding this switch. Normally, this is set
to “OFF.”
ON:
Pin 1 is disconnected from the SA-300’s ground.
OFF: Pin 1 is connected to the SA-300’s ground.
Output level is 0 dBu.
* Signals output from these jacks are not routed through the
MASTER section (EQUALIZER, LOW BOOST, WIDE,
VOLUME).
For further instructions on connecting with Stereo Link,
refer to “About Stereo Link” (p. 15).
SPEAKER
10. SPEAKER Jack
Use this jack to output sounds to the SA-300W
subwoofer.
Use the special connection cable included with the unit
to connect to the SA-300W’s INPUT jack. This provides
an even more powerful low end to the sound.
* Turn off the power on the SA-300 before connecting or
disconnecting cable.
• Connect only the SA-300W. Never connect any other
equipment.
• Be sure to use only the connection cable included with
the unit to connect the subwoofer. Do not use ordinary
audio cables.
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Making the Connections
Refer to the figure shown below to connect the SA-300 and the other equipment.
fig.02-01
Keyboard
CD Player
Guitar equipped
with a
preamped pickup
Mic
Rhythm Machine
Electric Guitar
+
Effector
PCS-31
Connection
Cable
INPUT
White
FS-5L
Mixer
Expression Pedal
(Roland EV-5, etc.)
Stereo 1/4”
phone plugs
at both ends
Red
FS-5U
FS-6
FS-5U
FS-5U
Foot Switches
SA-300W
* To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other
devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the power
on all devices before making any connections.
* Before making any connections, set the SA-300’s MASTER
VOLUME knob to “0.”
* When connection cables with resistors are used, the volume
level of equipment connected to the inputs may be low. If this
happens, use connection cables that do not contain resistors,
such as those from the Roland PCS series.
* Use only the specified expression pedal (EV-5, etc.; optional).
By connecting any other expression pedals, you risk causing
malfunction and/or damage to the unit.
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Making the Connections
Switching the Power On and Off
About Setting the Volume
Once the connections have been completed, turn on power to
your various devices in the order specified. By turning on
devices in the wrong order, you risk causing malfunction
and/or damage to speakers and other devices.
To obtain the best sound from the SA-300, set the volume
level using the following procedure.
fig.02-04
1. Make sure that all volume controls on the SA-300 and
connected devices are set to 0.
2. Turn on all the devices connected to the SA-300’s input
jacks (CH 1 through CH 4).
3. Turn on the SA-300.
4. Switch on any equipment connected to the SA-300’s
LINE OUT jacks.
5. Adjust the volume levels for the devices.
6. Before switching off the power, lower the volume on
each of the devices in your system and then Turn Off
the devices in the reverse order to which they were
switched on.
* If you need to turn off the power completely, first turn off the
POWER switch, then unplug the power cord from the power
outlet. Refer to “Power Supply” (p. 6).
* This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval
(a few seconds) after power up is required before the unit will
operate normally. For protection from sudden big sound,
always make sure to have the volume level turned down before
switching on power.
* Even with the volume all the way down, you may still hear
some sound when the power is switched on, but this is normal,
and does not indicate a malfunction.
1. Use the INPUT SELECT buttons for CH 1 through CH 4
to switch the input sensitivity in accordance with the
connected devices (microphones or line-level
equipment).
2. Use the CH 1 through CH 2 VOICE ENHANCER
buttons, REVERB/DELAY knobs and the CH 3 through
CH 4 REBERB knobs to adjust the tone to your liking.
3. Operate the CH 1 through CH 4 volume knobs to adjust
the volume level for CH 1 through CH 4.
* If the sound is distorted (when level indicator 0 dB is lit),
adjust the volume either with the VOLUME knobs (Channels
1–4) or the volume knobs on devices connected to the inputs
(Channels 1–4).
At this point, balance the volume levels of Channels 1–4.
fig.02-051
4. Use the EQUALIZER knobs (LOW/MIDDLE/HIGH),
LOW BOOST button, and WIDE button to adjust the
tone to your liking.
5. Use the MASTER VOLUME knob to adjust the overall
volume level.
6. Set up the ANTI-FEEDBACK if necessary. (p. 16)
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Making the Connections
About Stereo Link
You can easily play back high power sounds (350 W + 350 W) in stereo by connecting two SA-300s together with one or two audio
cables (1/4-inch phone type). This function is called “Stereo Link.”
The SA-300 features a stereo mixer function, which enables you to output either left or right channel signals from the STEREO
LINK OUT jack.
Connecting the SA-300s according to the instructions below allows you to play sounds in stereo.
Example 1
Example 2
Up to four input devices can be connected.
This arrangement lets you play in stereo, making maximum
use of the two SA-300s’ mixer functions (with eight inputs).
fig.02-06
CH 1–4
All Channel 4 LINE jacks function as mono inputs.
fig.02-07
SA-300
(L)
STEREO LINK
OUT R
CH 1–4
CH 1–4
SA-300
(L)
SA-300
(R)
SA-300
(R)
STEREO LINK
IN
Operation
STEREO LINK
IN
STEREO LINK
OUT R
STEREO LINK
IN
STEREO LINK
OUT L
1. Connect the devices to the SA-300 (L).
2. Connect the STEREO LINK OUT R jack on the SA-300
(L) and the STEREO LINK IN jack on the SA-300 (R).
3. Turn on both SA-300 (L) and SA-300 (R).
Operation
1. Connect the devices to the SA-300 (L) and SA-300 (R).
4. Adjust the volume levels on all devices.
2. Connect the STEREO LINK OUT R jack on the SA-300
(L) and the STEREO LINK IN jack on the SA-300 (R).
5. Adjust the SA-300 (L) and SA-300 (R) volume levels
separately using their MASTER VOLUME knobs.
3. Connect the STEREO LINK OUT L jack on the SA-300
(R) and the STEREO LINK IN jack on the SA-300 (L).
If you want to connect input sources to the SA-300 (R)
As described in step 1 of example 1, connect the R side’s
STEREO LINK OUT L jack to the L side’s STEREO LINK IN
jack.
4. Turn on both SA-300 (L) and SA-300 (R).
5. Adjust the volume levels on all devices.
6. Adjust the SA-300 (L) and SA-300 (R) volume levels
separately using their MASTER VOLUME knobs.
About the Volume and Tone Settings
Adjust the R and L volume levels separately using their MASTER VOLUME knobs.
You can adjust the EQUALIZER (LOW/MIDDLE/HIGH knobs), LOW BOOST, and WIDE independently for the L and R sides.
Basically, they should be set to the same positions, but you can adjust each one as necessary to suit the needs of a particular setup.
The EXP PEDAL/REMOTE SW jack affects only the input signals to the SA-300 to which the expression pedal or the foot switch is
connected.
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About the Anti-Feedback Function
Features of SA-300 ANTI-FEEDBACK
Many previous anti-feedback systems use methods of determining feedback that actually generate feedback in order to detect the
feedback point, resulting in a system that is extremely unpleasant to use.
On the other hand, the SA-300 employs a newly developed method that does not require generation of feedback, but instead uses
a microphone to capture a calibration signal output from the SA-300’s own speakers, then performs a feedback analysis to
estimate the feedback point.
■ What is Acoustic Feedback
2
When sounds output by speakers reenter a microphone, they
end up being output from the speakers at even greater
volume, and as this cycle is repeated, an unpleasant and
uncomfortable oscillating sound is created.
Pointing microphones towards speakers or placing them
near the speakers allows the amplified sounds from the
speakers to enter the microphones again, thus making it even
easier for feedback to arise.
■ To Avoid Feedback
In general, avoiding feedback requires the following
measures:
• Setting output levels so they’re appropriate for the
particular site or room
• Setting connected devices to suitable levels
• Keeping microphones and speakers as distant from each
other as possible, and avoiding placing microphones
such that they are pointed directly at the speakers.
These methods will allow you to suppress the most serious
types of feedback.
In actuality, however, feedback can still occur as you attempt
to achieve necessary output levels, while on the other hand,
moving speakers away to avoid causing feedback can end up
making the sound difficult to hear.
Prevents sudden feedback that occurs when the
microphone is in use.
This system automatically cuts out feedback that crops
up suddenly due to changes in the surroundings or
movement of the microphone, using an extremely
narrow filter to minimize alterations in the sound
quality.
Safety Margin Function
3
Conditions are calibrated automatically to help prevent
feedback.
Frequencies prone to feedback will change depending on
the microphones used, the placement of the SA-300
(speakers), and the SA-300’s output level settings.
The SA-300 measures conditions first to detect these
frequencies and secure a sufficient safety margin (i.e., an
ample margin of gain before feedback starts to occur).
The entire process, from measurement to securing of the
safety margin, takes only a few seconds.
The dedicated filter is optimally processed for each
feedback point, resulting in an acoustically stable system
that minimizes tonal changes.
Relationship Between Anti-Feedback Functions
and Buttons
ON/OFF Button:
Switches Dynamic function on and off
SWEEP Button:
Activates the Safety Margin function
■ Reducing Acoustic Feedback with
the SA-300 (Anti-Feedback)
■ About Speaker and Mic Placement
The SA-300 includes the following three built-in functions,
which allow you to achieve an acoustically stable system that
automatically controls the occurrence of feedback and makes
it more difficult for feedback to arise.
Conventional PA systems generally require performers using
mics to stand behind speakers to avoid feedback. This makes
it difficult to hear the sound from the speakers, making
comfortable monitoring impossible.
Dynamic Function
1
16
Suppresses feedback that occurs at times when there is
no sound from the microphone.
For feedback generated when no audio is being input via
the microphone (for example, at times when the
performer is not at the microphone), the feedback point
is automatically detected and the feedback is cut with a
dedicated filter.
The SA-300’s internal anti-feedback system suppresses
feedback, allowing performers to monitor the sound in
comfort, even when standing in front of the speakers.
About the Anti-Feedback Function
How to Use Anti-Feedback
Anti-feedback is enabled only for Channels 1 and 2. In addition, the function can be used only when INPUT SELECT is set to MIC.
When Using a Mic Stand
Both the mic characteristics and the characteristics of the
surrounding environment can be compensated for.
1. Set up and connect the SA-300 and the mic.
• Set up the SA-300 and the mic in the positions they will
be used.
• Adjust the height of the mic stand and the angle of the
mic.
• Set the SA-300’s VOLUME knob to the level actually to
be used in performance.
(1) Angle:
(2) Distance:
(3) Height:
Directly facing the front of the SA-300
Approx. 50 cm (19-11/16”)
120 cm (47-1/4”) or more (Height
during actual use)
(4) Mic Direction: Level and directed at the SA-300
3. Hold down the ANTI-FEEDBACK SWEEP button for at
least one second.
The indicator flashes, and the sound of the calibration
signal is output from the speaker.
The calibration signal is set automatically in accordance
with the position of the mic and the volume setting.
2. Press the ANTI-FEEDBACK ON/OFF button so its
indicator is lit.
* Take care not to stand between or leave any object obstructing
the space between the mic and the SA-300.
3. Hold down the ANTI-FEEDBACK SWEEP button for at
least one second.
The indicator flashes, and the sound of the calibration
signal is output from the speaker.
* To increase measurement accuracy, keep the surroundings as
quiet as possible.
When measurement and analysis are finished and the
feedback prevention processing is completed, the
indicator stops flashing and remains lit.
The calibration signal is set automatically in accordance
with the mic position and volume setting.
* Be aware that the sound output is relatively loud.
When measurement and analysis are finished and the
feedback prevention processing is completed, the
indicator stops flashing and remains lit.
When Using a Handheld Mic
Only the mic conditions can be corrected.
1. Press the ANTI-FEEDBACK ON/OFF button so its
indicator is lit.
2. Set up and connect the SA-300 and the mic.
• Set the SA-300’s VOLUME knob to the level actually to
be used in performance.
• To accurately measure the mic characteristics, keep the
mic, whether held by hand or mounted on a stand, fixed
in the position shown below. To setting up the mic
position, please be careful of feedback.
When automatic measurement is not completed
• If you press the SWEEP button to start the calibration
without a microphone connected or with the volume
level turned down too low, SA-300 outputs an error
sound from the speaker and stops analysis. If this occurs,
check your connections and settings.
• If the surrounding noise level is too loud or the
microphone position is too far, SA-300 outputs an error
sound from the speaker and stops analysis. If this occurs,
the SWEEP indicator light goes off.
• If you press the ON/OFF button while the SWEEP
indicator is lit, the indicator light goes off, and the antifeedback function is switched off. The results of the
correction process are stored in memory, though, so
turning the function on again returns the function to its
previous status. However, turning off the power clears
the results of the correction.
fig.03-10
(1,4)
(3)
120 cm
(47-1/4”)
or more
(2) Approx. 50 cm (19-11/16”)
• SA-300 does not respond to panel operations while in
SWEEP calibration. It responds after the calibration is
completed.
• The anti-feedback function does not work on LINE jack
input.
• The sound quality is altered somewhat while the antifeedback is operational.
• With some settings, feedback may not be suppressed,
even after you have run the anti-feedback process with
the SWEEP button.
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About the Use of Stacks
When stacking, be sure to follow the instructions below.
• Be sure to set up and use these units in stable, level locations.
• Be careful not to get your fingers pinched.
●
Stack so that the speaker side of both the top cabinet
and the bottom cabinet face the same direction.
fig.03-01
●
Adjust the horizontal position of the top cabinet so that
the corner protectors are properly engaged and locked
at all four corners between the top and bottom
cabinets.
Do not use the amplifiers without proper corner
protector engagement. Otherwise, you risk having the
top cabinet tumble down.
Always make sure that the corners are properly engaged
before you use the amplifiers.
fig.03-02
OK
NG
About the Protection Circuit
This unit is equipped with a protection circuit.
The protection circuit helps ensure safety by activating when excessive input continues for a long time while the device is at a
location with a high ambient temperature.
When the protection circuit is active, the INPUT SELECT indicator flashes, and the sound output drops in volume or ceases
altogether.
Position this device away from walls or other objects so that the vents remain unobstructed, thus preventing the activation of the
protection circuit.
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Using a Speaker Stand
By using a speaker stand, you can mount the SA-300 at the optimal height for use as a monitor speaker or simple PA device.
●
The SA-300 is designed to be used only with speaker
stands whose dimensions meet the specifications
described below.
Do not use it with a speaker stand that does not meet the
following specifications.
●
Before use, adjust the speaker stand to a height of 140 cm
(55-1/8”) or less and a leg spread of 120 cm (47-1/4”) or
more, as shown in the figure below.
fig.04-03
fig.04-01
Diameter: 3.8 cm
(1-1/2”)
140 cm or less
(55-1/8”)
Leg spread: 120 cm or more
(47-1/4”)
120 cm or more
(47-1/4”)
fig.04-02
●
Using a speaker stand that does not meet the
specifications at left or that is adjusted to a height over
140 cm (55-1/8”), or a leg spread of less than 120 cm (471/4”) may result in damage to equipment or injury due
to the stand tipping over.
●
When using SA-300 with a speaker stand, the speaker
stand must be carefully placed so it is level and sure to
remain stable.
●
Cables connected to SA-300 should be given enough
slack to prevent accidents that might result from
someone tripping over them.
●
To prevent accidents due to falls, do not place any object
on the SA-300 when it’s mounted on a speaker stand.
●
Always have at least one other person assist you when
mounting the SA-300 on a speaker stand, or when
adjusting the height of the stand while the SA-300
remains mounted on it.
Diam
eter:
136 c
m or
(53-9
mor
/16”)
e
Leg spread: 120 cm or more
(47-1/4”)
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Block Diagram
fig.05-01
STEREO LINK IN
MASTER OUT R
MASTER OUT L
CH1
MIC
INPUT
SELECT
(MIC/LINE)
LINE L (MONO)
VOICE ENHANCER
ANTI-FEEDBACK
(MIC only)
DELAY
/REVERB
VOICE ENHANCER
ANTI-FEEDBACK
(MIC only)
DELAY
/REVERB
CH1
VOLUME
LINE R
CH2
MIC
INPUT
SELECT
(MIC/LINE)
LINE L (MONO)
CH2
VOLUME
LINE R
L
STEREO
LINK
control
volume
control
R
EQUALIZER
LOW BOOST
WIDE
SPEAKER
SA-300W
MASTER
VOLUME
PHONES
CH3
PHONES
VOLUME
MIC
INPUT
SELECT
(MIC/LINE)
LINE L (MONO)
REVERB
LINE OUT
L
R
CH3
VOLUME
LINE R
L (MONO)
R
LINE L
LINE R
STEREO LINK
OUT L
CH4
OUT R
MIC
INPUT
SELECT
(MIC/LINE)
LINE L (MONO)
LINE R
LINE L
LINE R
STEREO LINK
IN
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REVERB
EXP PEDAL
VOLUME
CH4
VOLUME
Main Specifications
● Indicators
SA-300
MIC, LINE (CH 1–CH 4)
● Rated Power Output
350 W (75 W x 2 + SUBWOOFER 200 W)
● Nominal Input Level (1 kHz)
INPUT (MIC):
-50 dBu
INPUT (PHONE):
-20 dBu
INPUT (RCA):
-20 dBu
STEREO LINK INPUT:
0 dBu
● Nominal Output Level (1 kHz)
LINE OUT:
+4 dBu
BALANCED OUT:
+4 dBu
STEREO LINK OUTPUT:
0 dBu
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
ANTI-FEEDBACK ON/OFF (CH 1, CH 2)
ANTI-FEEDBACK SWEEP (CH 1, CH 2)
LEVEL METER
SUBWOOFER ACTIVE
● Connectors
CH 1, CH 2
MIC INPUT Jacks (XLR type, 1/4” TRS phone type)
LINE INPUT Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4” phone type)
CH 3, CH 4
MIC INPUT Jacks (XLR type, 1/4” TRS phone type,
PHANTOM Power)
LINE INPUT Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4” phone type)
LINE INPUT Jacks L, R (RCA phono type)
● Speakers
Output
16 cm + Tweeter (Coaxial, 2-way) x 2
LINE OUTPUT Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4” phone type)
6.5 inches + Tweeter (Coaxial, 2-way) x 2
LINE OUTPUT Connectors L, R (XLR type)
● Controls
[Channel Controls]
CH 1, CH 2
INPUT SELECT Button (MIC/LINE)
Stereo Link
STEREO LINK IN Jack (1/4” phone type)
STEREO LINK OUT Jacks L, R (1/4” phone type)
Others
VOICE ENHANCER Button
PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4” phone type)
Channel VOLUME Knob
SUBWOOFER OUT Jack (1/4” phone type)
REVERB/DELAY Knob
Foot SW Jacks (ANTI-FEEDBACK SWEEP) (1/4”
phone type)
ANTI-FEEDBACK Button (ON/OFF)
ANTI-FEEDBACK SWEEP Button
CH 3, CH 4
INPUT SELECT Button (MIC/LINE)
Channel VOLUME Knob
REVERB Knob
PHANTOM Switch
[Master Controls]
Equalizer
LOW Knob
Foot SW Jack (EXP PEDAL/ REMOTE SW) (1/4” TRS
phone type)
● Power Supply
AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
● Power Consumption
94 W
● Dimensions
MIDDLE Knob
456 (W) x 343 (D) x 297 (H) mm
HIGH Knob
18 (W) x 13-9/16 (D) x 11-3/4 (H) inches
LOW BOOST Button
WIDE Button
MASTER VOLUME Knob
● Weight
11.5 kg / 25 lbs 6 oz
PHONES VOLUME Knob
POWER Switch
GND LIFT Switch
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Main Specifications
SA-300W (SUBWOOFER)
● Speaker
30 cm / 12 inches
● Nominal Impedance
4Ω
● Connection
INPUT Jack (1/4” phone type)
● Dimensions
456 (W) x 325 (D) x 510 (H) mm
18 (W) x 12-13/16 (D) x 20-1/8 (H) inches
● Weight
10.5 kg / 23 lbs 3 oz
● Accessories
Owner’s Manual
Speaker connection cable
● Options
Foot Switch:
FS-5L (Mute) (BOSS)
FS-5U (ANTI-FEEDBACK / Effect) (BOSS)
FS-6 (BOSS)
Expression Pedal:
EV-5
FV-300L (BOSS)
FV-500L (BOSS)
FV-500H (BOSS)
Connection Cable: PCS-31
In the interest of product improvement, the
specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject
to change without prior notice.
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For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directives EMC 89/336/EEC and LVD 73/23/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
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, there is no 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 to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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 undesired operation.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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