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User’s Manual
æro 12A
Antes de utilizar el equipo, lea la sección
“Precauciones de seguridad” de este manual.
Conserve este manual para futuras consultas.
Before operating the device, please read the
“Safety precautions” section of this manual.
Retain this manual for future reference.
æro 12A
Precauciones de Seguridad
Safety Precautions
Cajas acústicas activas / Self-powered loudspeaker enclosures
El signo de exclamación dentro de un triángulo indica la
existencia de importantes instrucciones de operación y
mantenimiento en la documentación que acompaña al producto.
Conserve y lea todas estas instrucciones. Siga las advertencias.
ATENCIÓN: Es un producto clase A, por lo que en entornos
domésticos puede causar radio-interferencias, en cuyo caso el
usuario tendrá que tomar las medidas oportunas.
De acuerdo con EN55103-2, usar el equipo sólo en entornos E1,
E2, E3 ó E4.
No desconecte la tierra en el conector de alimentación pues el
peligroso e ilegal. Equipo de Clase I.
The exclamation point inside an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the users to the presence of important operating and
maintenance
(servicing)
instructions
in
the
literature
accompanying the product.
Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Keep these
instructions.
WARNING: This is a class A product. In a domestic environment
this product my cause radio interferences in which case the user
may be required to take adequate measures.
Use this product only in E1, E2, E3 or E4 environments
according to EN55103-2.
Do not remove mains connector ground, it is dangereous and
illegal. Class I device.
El signo del rayo con la punta de flecha, alerta contra la
presencia de voltajes peligrosos no aislados. Para reducir el
riesgo de choque eléctrico, no retire la cubierta.
Sólo use este equipo con el cable de red de alimentación
adecuado para su país.
No instale el aparato cerca de ninguna fuente de calor como
radiadores, estufas u otros aparatos que produzcan calor. Debe
instalarse siempre sin bloquear la libre circulación de aire por las
aletas del radiador.
The lightning and arrowhead symbol warns about the presence
of uninsulated dangerous voltage. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, do not remove the cover.
Only use this equipment with an appropriate mains cord for your
country.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves or other apparatus that produce heat.
The circulation of air through the heatsink must not be blocked.
No exponga este equipo a la lluvia o humedad sin el protector
de lluvia recomendado. No use este aparato cerca del agua
(piscinas y fuentes, por ejemplo). No exponga el equipo a
salpicaduras sin el protector de lluvia recomendado, ni coloque
sobre él objetos que contengan líquidos, tales como vasos y
botellas.
Do not expose this device to rain or moisture without the rain
protector supplied. Do not use this apparatus near water (for
example, swimming pools and fountains). Do not place any
objects containing liquids, such as bottles or glasses, on the top
of the unit. Do not splash liquids on the unit without the rain
protector supplied.
Este símbolo indica que el presente producto no puede ser
tratado como residuo doméstico normal, sino que debe
entregarse en el correspondiente punto de recogida de equipos
eléctricos y electrónicos.
This symbol on the product indicates that this product should
not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed
over to the appicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
Equipo diseñado para funcionar entre 15ºC y 42ºC con una
humedad relativa máxima del 95%, con un rango de ±10% de la
tensión nominal de alimentación indicada en la etiqueta trasera
(según IEC 60065:2001). Si debe sustituir el fusible preste
atención al tipo y rango.
Working temperature ranges from 15ºC to 42ºC with a relative
humidity of 95%, with ±10% of the rated main voltage value
indicated on the rear label (according to IEC 60065:2001). If the
fuse needs to be replaced, please pay attention to correct type
and ratings.
El cableado exterior conectado al equipo requiere de su
instalación por una persona instruida o el uso de cables flexibles
ya preparados.
The outer wiring connected to the device requires installation by
an instructed person or the use of a flexible cable already
prepared.
Si el aparato es conectado permanentemente, la instalación
eléctrica del edificio debe incorporar un interruptor multipolar con
separación de contacto de al menos 3mm en cada polo.
If the apparatus is connected permanently, the electrical system
of the building must incorporate a multipolar switch with a
separation of contact of at least 3mm in each pole.
Desconecte este aparato durante tormentas eléctricas,
terremotos o cuando no se vaya a emplear durante largos
periodos.
Unplug this apparatus during ligtning storms, earthquakes or
when unused for long periods of time.
No emplace altavoces en proximidad a equipos sensibles a
campos magnéticos, tales como monitores de televisión o
material magnético de almacenamiento de datos.
Do not place loudspeakers in proximity to devices sensitive to
magnetic fields such as television monitors or data storage
magnetic material.
El colgado del equipo sólo debe realizarse utilizando los herrajes
de colgado recomendados y por personal cualificado. No
cuelgue la caja de las asas y respete los valores máximos de
carga dados en el manual.
The appliance should be flown only from the rigging points and
by qualified personnel. Do not suspend the box from the handles
and respect the maximium load values given in the manual.
No existen partes ajustables por el usuario en el interior de este
equipo. Cualquier operación de mantenimiento o reparación
debe ser realizada por personal cualificado. Es necesario el
servicio técnico cuando el equipo se haya dañado de alguna
forma, como que haya caído líquido o algún objeto en el interior
del aparato, haya sido expuesto a lluvia o humedad, no funcione
correctamente, haya recibido un golpe o su cable de red esté
dañado.
No user serviceable parts inside. 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.
Limpie con un paño seco. No use limpiadores con disolventes.
Clean only with a dry cloth. Do not use any solvent based
cleaners.
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GARANTÍA
Todos nuestros productos están garantizados por un periodo de 24
meses desde la fecha de compra.
Las garantías sólo serán válidas si son por un defecto de
fabricación y en ningún caso por un uso incorrecto del producto.
Las reparaciones en garantía pueden ser realizadas,
exclusivamente, por el fabricante o el servicio de asistencia técnica
autorizado.
Otros cargos como portes y seguros, son a cargo del comprador
en todos los casos.
Para solicitar reparación en garantía es imprescindible que el
producto no haya sido previamente manipulado e incluir una
fotocopia de la factura de compra.
WARRANTY
All D.A.S. products are warrantied against any manufacturing defect
for a period of 2 years from date of purchase.
The warranty excludes damage from incorrect use of the product.
All warranty repairs must be exclusively undertaken by the factory
or any of its authorised service centers.
To claim a warranty repair, do not open or intend to repair the
product.
Return the damaged unit, at shippers risk and freight prepaid, to
the nearest service center with a copy of the purchase invoice.
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DECLARACIÓN DE CONFORMIDAD
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
D.A.S. Audio, S.A.
C/ Islas Baleares, 24 - 46988 - Pol. Fuente del Jarro - Valencia. España
(Spain).
Declara que la aero 12A:
Declares that aero 12A:
Cumple con los objetivos esenciales de las Directivas:
Abide by essential objectives relating Directives:
l
Directiva de Baja Tensión (Low Voltage Directive)
2006/95/CE
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Directiva de Compatibilidad Electromagnética (EMC)
2004/108/CE
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Directiva RoHS
2002/95/CE
l
Directiva RAEE (WEEE)
2002/96/CE
Y es conforme a las siguientes Normas Armonizadas Europeas:
In accordance with Harmonized European Norms:
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EN 60065:2002
l
EN 55103-1:1996 Electromagnetic compatibility.
Product family standard for audio, video, audiovisual and entertainment lighting control apparatus
for professional use. Part 1:Emission.
l
EN 55103-2:1996 Electromagnetic compatibility.
Product family standard for audio, video, audiovisual and entertainment lighting control apparatus
for professional use. Part 2:Immunity.
Audio, video and similar electronic
apparatus. Safety requirements.
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CONTENTS
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
3
LINE DRAWINGS
3
AMPLIFIER DESCRIPTION
4
Preliminary
ON / OFF
Overload indicator
Overheating
Equalisation
Low mains voltage
Current consumption
Connections
Troubleshooting
BLOCK DIAGRAM
8
SPECIFICATIONS
8
RIGGING SYSTEM
9
Warning
Description
CONFIGURATIONS
14
APPENDIX
Line connections: unbalanced and balanced
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SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The system incorporates an impressive battery
of high tech features that take compact line array
systems to an unprecedented level of
performance. The latest in
Class D power
amplification, digital processing and optimized
D.A.S. components have been combined with
enclosures designed for rapid deployment, precise
coverage and high acoustic output.
The æro 12A incorporates a D.A.S. 12LN4C,
12” low frequency transducer. The transducer
employs a 75 mm (3”) voice coil and neodymium
magnet motor assembly. Effective heat evacuation
is achieved by way of the Total Air Flux (TAF)
cooling scheme which permits high power
handling and low power compression.
High frequency reproduction relies on the
exceptional characteristics of the new D.A.S. M75N neodymium comprssion driver designed for
use in applications where high SPL and low
distortion are required. A pure titanium diaphragm
featuring a 75 mm (3”) copper-clad, aluminium flatwire voice coil yields high sensitivity, low distortion
and extended frequency response. Each motor
system has a copper shorting ring surrounding the
pole piece which effectively reduces eddy current
induced distortion with the added benefit of
increasing the very high frequency output by
reducing the inductive rise of the voice coil. The
driver is attached to a new BPS-9010 aluminium
waveguide-horn assembly.
The PL-12S (steel stacking dolly), AX-aero12S2
(rigging bumper) and AXS-aero12 (stacking bracket)
accessories allow for any type of stacked or flown
of the æro 12A system. The AX-Combo12 allow the
æro 12A to be flown below other æro series
products.
The 600W amplifier provides extended
bandwidth, improved dynamic range and
exceptionally low distortion. Impressively compact
in size and light in weight, its high power density of
over 20W per cubic inch promotes an ampliifer
design that requires much less space, reducing
the overall cabinet size and in turn, the total
cabinet weight-an important attribute for flown
systems. The high efficiency of the æro 12A
amplifier ensures cool operation so that no fans or
bulky heatsinks are needed.
Signal processing is accomplished by way of a
powerful 24 bit DSP providing unparalleled control
over critical signal parameters. Digital Finite
Impulse Response (FIR) filters are used in the
signal processing of the æro 12A. Using powerful
Wavelet analysis to provide an accurate timefrequency representation combined with precise
adjustment of the FIR filters, D.A.S. engineers are
able to achieve perfect time alignment.
The æro 12A system is protected by two types
of limiters-an instantaneous peak limiter to
safeguard the systems against spikes and a
sonically transparent RMS limiter that controls
excessive overpowering and thermal damage to
components.
This
combination
provides
comprehensive protection for both the speaker
components and signal electronics.
LINE DRAWING
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The easily portable and rugged enclosure is
manufactured using Birch plywood and finished
with a durable black paint. The æro12A’s
trapezoidal shape and rear located splay angle
adjusters keep the front spacing between adjacent
elements the same, providing the array with a
“seamless” front baffle, for improved array
performance. The captive rigging system splay
angles range from 0º to 10º and can be adjusted
in 0.5º increments from 0º to 3º, and 1º increments
from 3º to 10º allowing a wide range of column
curvatures to be accomplished.
The two-way amplifier design of the æro 12A
sets a new industry benchmark in audio
performance, efficiency and power density. This is
made possible by employing 3rd generation Class
D technologies which have significantly improved
three key parameters, audio performance,
efficiency and weight.
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The æro 12A compact line array system joins
the
family of professional sound touring
products.
ALL DIMENSIONS IN MILIMETERS
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AMPLIFIER DESCRIPTION
1) INPUT :
1/4” Jack+XLR combined socket-type input
signal connector. This is a balanced connector just
like the LOOP THRU connector with the following
pin assignments:
1 or S =GND (ground).
2 or T =(+) Non inverted input.
3 or R =(-) Inverted input.
T5 A L 250V FUSE
HF EQ. OFF
0
6 Units /
Short Throw
6
LIMIT
saturation.
AC INPUT
SIGNAL
3
ON
5
9
LOOP THRU
INPUT
4
3) LIMIT :
Red LED indicates amplifier
Amplifier limiter indicator lights.
AC OUTPUT
HF EQ.
ON/OFF
2A 50Hz/60Hz
12 Units /
Long Throw
Frequency
WARNING!
MAX. 10 UNITS IN PARALLEL
7
4kHz
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
N1918
8
230V
2) LOOP THRU :
XLR-type output signal connector for
connecting several units together and sending
them all the same signal.
FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE
ONLY WITH THE SAME TYPE
HF EQ. ON
+3 dB
20080011
D.A.S. AUDIO S.A. (Valencia)
MADE IN SPAIN
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1
æro 12A Amplifier
4) SIGNAL :
Green LED indicates signal presence.
5) ON :
Green LED indicates that the unit is ON.
6) HF EQ :
Switch for equalisation on high frequency:
>12 units / Long Throw = HF EQ ON.
120.0
dBSPL
110.0
HF EQ ON
HF EQ OFF
100.0
90.0
80.0
70.0
10
100
1k
10k
Hz
20k
æro 12A Frequency response
7) FUSE :
Fuse holder. Use only the recommended fuse type and size.
8) AC INPUT :
Neutrik PowerCon Mains connector for AC cord inlet.
9) AC OUTPUT :
Neutrik PowerCon Mains connector for AC cord outlet (Max. 10 units for 230V version. Max. 5 units for
115V version).
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Preliminary
This product should only be used in E1, E2, E3
or E4(*) environments, in accordance with standard
EN55103-2 (Electromagnetic compatibility. Product
family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and
entertainment lighting control apparatus for
professional use. Part 2: Immunity.)
Do not cover the amplifier's radiator nor
obstruct its ventilation.
For consumption reasons, it is important not to
connect the equipment to the same line as the
lighting systems, thus avoiding interruptions or
sudden drops in lighting intensity.
ON / OFF
A sound system should be switched on
sequentially. Switch on the self-powered units last
in your sound system (switch on the subwoofer
before the mid-high system). Switch on the sound
sources such as CD players or turntables, then the
mixer, then the processors, and finally the selfpowered unit. If you have several units, it is
recommended that you switch them on
sequentially one at a time.
Follow the inverse order when switching off,
turning self-powered units off before any other
element in the sound system.
Disconnect the device by removing the mains
connector from the mains socket. The mains
connector and mains socket must always be freely
accessible and never covered or blocked in any
way. The mains cable can be detached from the
device by disconnecting the Neutrik PowerCon
connector. Always disconnect the device by
removing the mains connector from the mains
socket before detaching the mains cable at the
Neutrik PowerCon connector.
IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the unit when
it is playing music.
Ensure that the device is disconnected from
mains by observing that the ON LED is turned off.
Please note that the ON LED can stay on for
several seconds after the mains power has been
disconnected.
Overload indicator
This device has an indicator (LIMIT LED) that
lights when the signal is excessive.
The indicator should not be lit continuously.
This distorts the signal (quickly fatiguing your ears)
and may damage the speakers. Therefore, it is
recommended that you never work with this LED
on; at most it should blink only occasionally.
Overheating
This equipment does not normally overheat
during normal conditions of use. When overheating
occurs, the unit protects itself. You should then
find out why and if necessary contact an
authorised dealer for Technical Assistance.
Normally it is enough just to let the unit cool
down after you have corrected the problem so that
the system functions properly again.
Equalisation
The unit does not need extreme settings of
equalisation to produce quality sound. Avoid high
levels of gain on the equalisers. Gain values above
+3 dB on a console’s EQ are not recommended.
Low mains voltage
If mains voltage falls below the shutdown
voltage for the unit, it will stop playing. When
acceptable levels are regained, the unit will switch
back on automatically.
The power supply allows the system to
function using two voltage ranges: from 90V to
128V, for 115V AC version, and from 180V to
256V, for 230V AC version.
Therefore the current consumed by the first
range (90 to 128V) is double the second to
achieve the same acoustic power level.
Current consumption:
Pink Noise
Mains 230 Vrms
Potencia máxima
2A
1/3 Potencia
1.7A
1/8 Potencia
0.95A
Sin carga
0.2A
(*)Note
E1.- Residential.
E2.- Commercial and light industrial.
E3.- Urban outdoors.
E4.- Controlled EMC environment and the rural
outdoors environment.
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Connections
aero 12A
LX-218A /
LX-218RA
The LOOP THRU connector is an output XLR
in parallel with the input connector and is useful for
daisy chaining the input signal to a number of
boxes, connecting them in parallel.
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
POWER
SUPPLY
LINK
The number of units that can be linked this
way depends on the output impedance of the
equipment driving the enclosure, such as the mixer
or processor. Typically, to avoid signal degradation,
the maximum number that can be daisy chained is
given by the formula Zc>10Zs, where Zc is the
load impedance and Zs is the output impedance
of the equipment driving the enclosure (mixer,
console, etc). For instance, a mixing console with
100 ohm output impedance allows daisy chaining
20 boxes, when the input impedance of the
cabinets is 20K ohm.
12 x aero 12A
4 LX-218A
Subs: left & right
LINK
Retardo /
Delay
Procesador /
processor
LINK
LINK
LINK
LINK
The most common use will be combined with
the LX-218A or LX-218RA. In this case different
outputs of the mixing console will be used with the
æro 12A and the SUBs. Both sub systems, LX218A and LX-218RA include signal treatment in the
amplifiers extending their frequency range up to
85Hz. As well, the amplifier of the æro 12A
incorporates signal treatment which provides
frequency range extension down to 70Hz. Due to
this overlap between 70-85Hz the use of an
external delay to control and adjust the phase of
the subs is recommended (with a digital processor,
for example).
Mezclador / Mixer
LINK
The æro 12A can be used full-range. Full-range
use is only recommended for applications where
low SPL level and no bass reinforcement is
adequate. To use it in this mode simply plug the
mixer into the enclosure's input.
POWER
SUPPLY
LINK
POWER
SUPPLY
LINK
DSP-2060
POWER
SUPPLY
POWER
SUPPLY
POWER
SUPPLY
As this diagram illustrates, the control and signal routing to the aero 12A and LX-218RA is separed for
applications where the subwoofer needs to be delayed, driving each enclosure model separately from a
processor.
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
No sound from the unit. The
SIGNAL LED does not light up.
CAUSE
SOLUTION
1 – The signal source is sending no
signal.
2 – Defective cable.
3 - The amplifier has overheated.
1 – Check that the mixer or sound
source is sending signal to the UNIT.
2 – Check that the cable from the
sound source to the UNIT is
connected correctly. Replace the
cable if defective.
3 - Allow the unit to cool down for
some minutes and it will function
again. Check the main output level
of the mixer or channel gains since
the unit will have been functioning
with excessive levels.
Full power cannot be obtained. The
LIMIT LED never lights up.
The signal source does not have a
hot enough output.
If using a mixer, use the balanced
output
if
available.
Use
a
professional mixer with a hotter
output.
Sound is distorted. The LIMIT LED is
not on, or only lights up occasionally.
The mixer
distorting.
Turn mixer channel gains down.
Check that none of your signal
sources are distorting.
Sound is distorted and very loud
and LIMIT LED lights up.
The system is overloaded and has
reached maximum power.
Turn down the mixer's output.
Hum or buzz when a mixer is
connected to the unit.
1.– The console probably has unbalanced outputs. You may be using
an
incorrect
un-balanced
to
balanced cable.
2.– The mixer and the powered
speaker are not plugged into the
same mains outlet.
3.– The audio signal cable is too
long or too close to an AC cable
1.– Read the appendix of this
manual to make a correct unbalanced to balanced cable.
Hum or buzz when using lighting
controls in the same building.
The ON LED does not light up when
the mains connector is connected
and the unit is switched to ON.
or
signal
source
is
1.– The audio signal cable is too
long or too close to the lighting
cable.
2.– On a sound system with threephase AC, the lighting equipment
and the UNIT are connected to the
same phase.
1.– Bad or loose AC connection to
the UNIT or the mains outlet.
2 – Faulty AC cable.
3 – Blown Fuse.
4 - The mains voltage is out of
range.
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2.– Connect the mixer and the unit
to the same mains outlet.
3.– Use a cable that is as short as
possible and/or move the audio
signal cable away from mains
cables.
1.– Move the audio signal cable
away from lighting cables. Try to find
out at what point the noise is leaking
into the system.
2.– Connect the sound system to a
different phase than the lights. You
may need the help of an electrician.
1.– Check your connections.
2.– Check the cables, connectors
and AC power with a suitable mains
tester.
3.- Replace the blown fuse for
another of the same type and size.
4.- If the multimeter determines that
the mains voltage is out the range,
you may need the assistance of an
electrician to find an appropriate
solution.
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BLOCK DIAGRAM
Switching
Power
Supply
MAIN
HF
HIGH
Switching
Power
Supply
Input
LF
DSP
LOW
Limit
Loop thru
Signal
ON
SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Nominal LF Power Amplifier
Nominal HF Power Amplifier
Input Type
Input Impedance
Sensitivity
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
Horizontal Coverage (-6dB)
Vertical Coverage
Rated Maximum Peak SPL at 1 m(1)
Transducers/Replacement Parts
Enclosure Geometry
Enclosure Material
Color/Finish
Rigging System Splay Angles
aero 12A
500 W (Class D)
100 W (Class D)
Balanced Differential Line
Line: 20 kohms
Line: 1.95 V (+8 dBu)
63 Hz-20 kHz
90º Nominal
Splay Dependent
134 dB
LF: 1 x 12LNC4/GM 12P4
HF: 1 x M-75N/GM M-75N
Trapezoidal 7º
Birch Plywood
Black Paint
Integrated in box design
LX-218A
2400 W (Class D)
--Balanced Differential Line
Line: 20 kohms
Line:1.95 V (+8 dBu)
28 Hz-100 kHz
----142 dB
LF: 2 x 18LX/GM 18LX
Rectangular
Birch Plywood
Black Paint
Ground Stackable
LX-218RA
2400 W (Class D)
--Balanced Differential Line
Line: 20 kohms
Line: 1.95 V (+8 dBu)
28 Hz-100 kHz
----142 dB
LF: 2 x 18LX/GM 18LX
Rectangular
Birch Plywood
Black Paint
Integrated in box design
Connectors
INPUT: Female XLR
INPUT: Female XLR
INPUT: Female XLR
LOOP THRU: Male XLR
LOOP THRU: Male XLR
LOOP THRU: Male XLR
AC INPUT: PowerCon NAC 3 FCA
AC INPUT: PowerCon NAC 3 FCA
AC INPUT: PowerCon NAC 3 FCA
AC OUTPUT: Powercon NAC 3 DFCB AC OUTPUT: Powercon NAC 3 DFCB AC OUTPUT: Powercon NAC 3 DFCB
AC Power Requirements
115 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Universal Mains, 85 – 230 V
Universal Mains, 85 – 230 V
230 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
(dual voltage)
(dual voltage)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
31.6 x 140 x 60 cm
55 x 128 x 65 cm
55 x 135 x 69 cm
12.4 x 55 x 23.6 in
(22 x 51 x 26 in)
(22 x 541 x 28 in)
Weight
27 kg (59.4 lbs)
84.5 kg (270.5 lbs)
101.5kg (223.3 lbs)
Accessories
AX-aero12 Rigging Grid
AX-Combo12 Rigging Adapter
KITGS-AX-aero12
PL-12S Steel Stacking Dolly
AX-aero50 Bumper
Pick Up Bar for AX-aero50 Bumper
AX-Combo12 Rigging Adapter
KITW-100 Caster kit
KITR-LX218 Rigging hardware kit
PL-LX218 Dolly Panel
PL-218S Flat Bed Dolly
(1).- Maximum calculated Peak SPL based on sensitivity and RMS power handling.
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AX-aero50 Bumper
Pick Up Bar for AX-aero50 Bumper
AX-Combo12 Rigging Adapter
KITW-100 Caster kit
PL-LX218 Dolly Panel (included)
PL-218S Flat Bed Dolly
RIGGING SYSTEM
Warning
This manual contains needed information for
flying D.A.S. Audio line array systems, description
of the elements and safety precautions. To perform
any operations related to flying the system, read
the present document first, and act on the
warnings and advice given. The goal is to the allow
the user to become familiar with the mechanical
elements required to fly the acoustic system, as
well as the safety measures to be taken during
set-up and teardown.
Only experienced installers with adequate
knowledge of the equipment and local safety
regulations should fly speaker boxes. It is the
user's responsibility to ensure that the systems to
be flown (including flying accessories) comply with
state and local regulations.
The working load limits in this manual are the
results of tests by independent laboratories. It is
the user's responsibility to stay within safe limits. It
is the user's responsibility to follow and comply
with safety factors, resistance values, periodical
supervisions and warnings given in this manual.
Product improvement by means of research and
development is on going at D.A.S. Specifications
are subject to change without notice.
Absolutely no risks should be taken with
regards to public safety. When flying enclosures
from
ceiling support structures, extreme care
should be taken to assure the load bearing
capabilities of the structures so that the installation
is absolutely safe. Do not fly enclosures from
unsafe structures. Consult a certified professional if
needed. All flying accessories that are not supplied
by D.A.S. Audio are the user's responsibility. Use
at your own risk.
Description
D.A.S. Audio æro 12A line array systems,
include 2 rigging structures on each side of the
box. Manufactured from zinc plated steel they are
painted black and are affixed to an internal plate
with special crop resistant screws. Two special
stainless steel guides are assembled to each of
the structures, allow for stacking or flying of boxes.
Splay angles can be changed from 0º to 3º in 0.5º
increments and from 3º to 10º in 1º increments.
To this date, there is no international standard
regarding the flying of acoustic systems. However,
it is common practice to apply 5:1 safety factors
for enclosures and static elements. For slings and
elements exposed to material fatigue due to
friction and load variation the following ratios must
be met; 5:1 for steel cable slings, 4:1 for steel
chain slings and 7:1 polyester slings. Thus, an
element with a breaking load limit of 1000 kg may
be statically loaded with 200 kg (5:1 safety factor)
and dynamically loaded with 142 Kg (7:1 safety
factor).
When flying a system, the working load must
be lower than the resistance of each individual
flying point in the enclosure, as well as each box.
Hanging hardware should be regularly inspected
and suspect units replaced if in doubt. This is
important to avoid injury and absolutely no risks
should be taken in this respect. It is highly
recommended that you implement an inspection
and maintenance program on flying elements,
including reports to be filled out by the personnel
that will carry out the inspections. Local
regulations may exist that, in case of accident,
may require you to present evidence of inspection
reports and corrective actions after defects were
found.
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Details of the silk screen of the AX-aero12S2 indicating numbered flying points depending on the desired
angle, which is predicted by using the Ease Focus software. To set the guides, 6 mm quick release safety pins
should be used. The first aero 12A unit should be fixed in the indicated position.
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AX-aero12S2
Weight: 16 kg (35.2 lb).
Dimensions (HxWxD): 295 x 749 x 586 (mm.)
11.6 x 29.5 x 23.1 (in.).
WLL: 460 kgf.
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Detail of the silk
screen on the aero 12A
rigging hardware each
indicating what angle is
obtained, according to
the Ease Focus software.
To set the guides, 6 mm
quick release safety pins
should be used.
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AXS-aero12
(No incluido
Not included)
The AXS-aero12 is used to stack cabinets on a subwoofer box (the endless ratchet strap isn’t included,
but is necessary for stacking use).
PL-12S
Weight: 19,5 kg.
Dimensions (HxWxD): 276 x 760 x 742 (mm.).
10.87 x 30 x 29.2 (in.).
WLL: 180 kgf.
The PL-12S can be used to stack and transport the enclosures as shown in the diagram.
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Diagram of the guides in the rigging hardware of the æro 12A, æro 38, æro 38A, æro 50, LX-218R and LX-218RA.
AX-Combo12
AX-aero50
Weight: 19.6 kg (43.12 lb).
Dimensions (HxWxD): 72 x 1350 x 580 (mm.).
2.83 x 53.15 x 22.83 (in.).
WLL: 170 kgf.
AX-Combo12
By way of the AX-Combo12 adapter, the æro 12A and LX-218RA can be flown together.
Note: Information about the AX-aero 50 can be found at www.dasaudio.com.
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Splay angles using the AX-Combo12, aero 12A and LX-218RA.
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APPENDIX: Line connections: unbalanced and balanced
There are two basic ways to transport an audio signal with microphone or line level:
Unbalanced line: Utilising a two conductor cable, it transports the signal as the voltage between them.
Electromagnetic interference can get added to the signal as undesired noise. Connectors that carry
unbalanced signals have two pins, such as RCA (Phono) and ¼” (6.35mm, often referred to as jack) mono. 3
pin connector such as XLR (Cannon) may also carry unbalanced signals if one of the pins is unused.
Balanced line: Utilising a three conductor cable, one of them acts as a shield against electromagnetic
noise and is the ground conductor. The other two have the same voltage with respect to the ground
conductor but with opposite signs. The noise that cannot be rejected by the shield affects both signal
conductors in the same way. At the device’s input the two signals get summed with opposite sign, so that
noise is cancelled out while the programme signal doubles in level. Most professional audio devices use
balanced inputs and outputs. Connectors that can carry balanced signal have three pins, such as XLR
(Cannon) and ¼” (6.35mm) stereo.
The graphs that follow show the recommended connection with different types of connectors to balanced
processor or amplifier inputs. The connectors on the left-hand side come from a signal source, and the ones
on the right hand side go to the inputs of the processor or amplifier. Note that on the unbalanced connectors
on the left-hand side, two terminals are joined in side the connector. If hum occurs with balanced to balanced
connections, try disconnecting the sleeve (ground) on the input connector. Note that the illustrations show
what should be connected to what, but that pin locations on an actual XLR connector are different. Also, pin
2 hot is assumed on XLR connectors.
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