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User's Manual
OEX-400
R
LTO
www.altoproaudio.com
Version 1.4 August 2008
English
Fuse
SAFETY RELATED SYMBOLS
To prevent fire and damage to the product, use only
the recommended fuse type as indicated in this
manual. Do not short-circuit the fuse holder. Before
replacing the fuse, make sure that the product is
OFF and disconnected from the AC outlet.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol, wherever used, alerts you to the presence of un-insulated and dangerous voltages within the product enclosure. These are voltages that
may be sufficient to constitute the risk of electric
shock or death.
Protective Ground
Before turning the product ON, make sure that it is
connected to Ground. This is to prevent the risk of
electric shock.
This symbol, wherever used, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions.
Please read.
Never cut internal or external Ground wires. Likewise,
never remove Ground wiring from the Protective
Ground Terminal.
Protective Ground Terminal
Operating Conditions
AC mains (Alternating Current)
Always install in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions.
Hazardous Live Terminal
ON:
To avoid the risk of electric shock and damage, do
not subject this product to any liquid/rain or moisture.
Do not use this product when in close proximity to
water.
Denotes the product is turned on.
OFF: Denotes the product is turned off.
WARNING
Do not install this product near any direct heat source.
Describes precautions that should be observed to
prevent the possibility of death or injury to the user.
Do not block areas of ventilation. Failure to do so
could result in fire.
CAUTION
Keep product away from naked flames.
Describes precautions that should be observed to
prevent damage to the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read these instructions
Disposing of this product should not be
placed in municipal waste and should be
Separate collection.
Follow all instructions
Keep these instructions. Do not discard.
Heed all warnings.
WARNING
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Power Supply
Ensure that the mains source voltage (AC outlet)
matches the voltage rating of the product. Failure
to do so could result in damage to the product and
possibly the user.
Power Cord and Plug
Do not tamper with the power cord or plug. These are
designed for your safety.
Unplug the product before electrical storms occur
and when unused for long periods of time to reduce
the risk of electric shock or fire.
Do not remove Ground connections!
External Connection
Protect the power cord and plug from any physical
stress to avoid risk of electric shock.
If the plug does not fit your AC outlet seek advice from
a qualified electrician.
Always use proper ready-made insulated mains
cabling (power cord). Failure to do so could result
in shock/death or fire. If in doubt, seek advice from
a registered electrician.
Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. This
could cause electric shock or fire.
Cleaning
When required, either blow off dust from the product
or use a dry cloth.
Do Not Remove Any Covers
Within the product are areas where high voltages
may present. To reduce the risk of electric shock do
not remove any covers unless the AC mains power
cord is removed.
Do not use any solvents such as Benzol or Alcohol.
For safety, keep product clean and free from dust.
Servicing
Covers should be removed by qualified service
personnel only.
No user serviceable parts inside.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel only.
Do not perform any servicing other than those instructions contained within the User's Manual.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................3
2. FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................3
3. CONTROL ELEMENTS ........................................................................................................................5
4. AUDIO CONNECTIONS.......................................................................................................................11
5. PRESET LIST.......................................................................................................................................12
6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .........................................................................................................13
7. BLOCK DIAGRAM...............................................................................................................................15
8. WARRANTY ........................................................................................................................................16
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1. INTRODUCTION
Congratulations! Now you are the owner of the OEX-400. The OEX-400 is a plastic reinforced trolley that includes a
versatile mixer with DSP effects, L&R full range speaker cabinets. Besides, this package also includes some essential
accessories such as power cord, signal cables, speaker cables. In order to ensure high versatility and excellent
audio performances, the OEX-400 adopts optimal crossover frequency and advanced power amplifier technologies.
The L&R speaker cabinets are tightly hooked on the trolley. When you operate the OEX-400, first of all take care of
the setting of the L&R cabinets . It is the development of ALTO's experience and knowledge in speakers field, in order
to faithfully reproduce sound for each kind of applications.
Inlaid in OEX-400 panel there's a compact extractable 7-channel mixer, which adopts 24-bit A/D&D/A converters and
24-bit DSP effects with accurate algorithms (16 presets). It also provides 4 MIC inputs with ultra low noise microphone
pre-amplifiers, natural 2-band EQ; AUX send/return and 2TK in/out and so on.
In a word, it is ideally suited for live sound applications, small venues
applications, live recording and many other musical purposes.
In order to get the best performances from your OEX-400, we
recommend you to thoroughly read this owner's manual before
installation and operation.
2. FEATURES
Trolley appearance
2 (two-SPEAKER) + 1 (7-channel mixer super combination)
One-way full-range speaker system
4 XLR MIC input with ultra low noise microphone pre-amplifiers
1 stereo LINE input
Warm, natural 2-band EQ for each channel
Precision level control
24-bit DSP effects with powerful algorithms (16 presets)
Extremely high headroom offering excellent dynamic range
Plastic reinforced cabinet (polypropilene)
350W (EIAJ) of Power
Two 10m speaker cables
Two folding speaker
Compartment for store following accessories
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Accessory List:
1 Power cord
1
IEC power cord
2 Customized Speaker Cable
2
10m
3 MIC
2
5m
4 F-8 stands (optional)
5 F-3 stands (optional)
6 F-8 stand adaptor (optional)
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3. CONTROL ELEMENTS
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3.1 MONO INPUT CHANNELS
5
You can connect balanced, low impedance microphones
or a low level signal to the XLR socket. In addition, for
CH4/5 you can connect a stereo input signal with RCA
jack.
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3.2 STEREO INPUT CHANNEL
4
There is CH1 through CH3, which comes with balanced
MIC IN and LINE IN connectors. Use the XLR (MIC IN)
socket to connect low impedance microphone or low level
signal. Use the 1/4" TRS (LINE IN) jack to connect either
a microphone or a line level instrument such as synthesizers,
drum machines, effect processors or any other line level
signal.
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3.3 LEVEL CONTROL
3
This control is used to adjust the overall level of respective
channel. The adjustable range goes from - to +10dB.
3.4 DSP/FX AUX1 POST CONTROL
4
This control is configured as POST-FADER, so the audio
signal will be affected by channel level control. Via the FX
SEND socket, the AUX1 signal can be sent to an external
effect device.
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3.5 EQUALIZER
Your OEX-400 features a 2-band equalizer allowing you to adjust the high and low frequencies separately on
each mono channel. Both bands provide up to +15dB of boost or cut.
HIGH
5
This is the treble control. You can use it to get rid of high frequency noises or to boost the sound of cymbals
or the high harmonics of the human voice. The gain range goes from -15dB to +15dB with a center frequency
of 12kHz.
LOW
6
This is the bass control. It is used to boost male voice or kick-drum and bass guitar. Your system will sound
much bigger than what it is. The gain range goes from -15dB to +15dB and the center frequency is 80Hz.
3.6 TPAE IN
7
The signal input of CH6/7 is used to connect to dual
RCA jacks (left and right). If you wish to listen to your
monitor from a tape recorder, DAT or cassette, please
use these tape input jacks.
3.7 TAPE OUT
7
8
8
Via these jacks, you can route the main out signal into
a tape recorder or DAT for recording.
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3.8 GRAPHIC EQ
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Your OEX-400 is equipped with a graphic equalizer, and provides 7-band fader controls. Via these faders, you can
boost or attenuate the selected frequency by 15dB at a preset bandwidth. When all faders are at the center
position, the output of the equalizer is flat response. They are used to modify the frequency "contour" of a
sound. The EQ function will be activated automatically as soon as you operate your OEX-400.
3.9 OPERATING LED
10
This LED indicates when the power is switched on in your OEX-400.
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3.10 MONITOR LEVEL CONTROL
This control is used to adjust the level of monitor output.
3.11 MONITOR LEVEL LED
12
The 4-segment LED meter is used to indicate the monitor output level.
3.12 MONITOR OUTPUT
13
This jack is used to connect the output of stereo monitor signal.
3.13 MASTER LEVEL CONTROL
14
This control is used to adjust the overall volume of main mix output, and the signal also input to the preamplifier.
3.14 MASTER LEVEL LED
15
The 4-segment LED meter is used to indicate the master output level.
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3.15 FX RETURN
This jack is used to return the sound of an effect unit to the main mix. You can also use it as the extra auxiliary
inputs.
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3.16 FX SEND
This jack is used to send out the signals from AUX bus.
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3.17 PHONE
This 1/4" stereo phone jack is used to connect the stereo phone.
3.18 FOOTSWITCH
19
You can connect an external footswitch to turn on/off the onboard effect module. It is a 1/4 " phone jack.
3.19 MASTER SPK
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The SPEAKER 1&2 phone jacks output the main signal from the internal power amplifier and are used to connect
speakers. They are internally connected in parallel and output the same signal.
Connecting one speaker
Connecting two speakers
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4
Note : The total impedance of the connected speaker system must be between 4 and 8 ohms. This means that
you can connect one speaker system with an impedance of between 4 and 8 ohms to one SPEAKER jack, or
two speaker systems each with an impedance of between 8 and 16 ohms to each SPEAKER jack. Do not connect
anything other than speakers to these jacks.
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3.20 DSP SECTION
Your OEX-400 features the special 16-preset digital effect, further details please refer to following content.
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- DSP RET
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This control is used to adjust the volume of DSP RETURE.
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- DSP EFFECT ON
This switch is used to activate/deactivate the effect facility. Sometimes, you can also use the FOOTSWITCH
jack for convenient operation.
- PRESETS
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Adjust this knob to select the right effect you wish to perform. There are total 16 options for you: WARM HALL,
BRIGHT HALL, WARM ROOM, BRIGHT ROOM, VOCAL 1, VOCAL 2, VOCAL 3, PLATE, STEREO DELAY1,
STEREO DELAY2, REV + DELAY1, REV + DELAY2, REV + DELAY3, REV + DELAY4, REV + CHORUS1 and
REV + CHROUS2.
- CLIP/MUTE LED
24
This LED lights up when the input signal is too strong. In case of the digital effect module being muted, this LED
also lights up.
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3. 21 REAR PANEL
AC SELECT
POWER
AC INPUT
ON
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25
OFF
27
100-120V~60Hz FUSE: T6.3AL 250V
220-240V~50/60Hz FUSE: T3.15AL 250V
- POWER ON/OFF
25
This switch is used to turn the main power ON/OFF.
- AC inlet
26
This jack is used to connect the unit to the mains with the enclosed power cord. (Depends on applicable
country regulations)
- AC SELECT
27
Before connecting the OEX-400 to the mains supply first check that the Voltage Selector is showing the
correct voltage for your country.
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4. AUDIO CONNECTIONS
You can connect unbalanced equipment to balanced inputs and outputs. Simply follow these schematics.
Ring=Right Signal
Tip
Sleeve
Ring
Strain Clamp
Tip=Left Signal
Sleeve=Ground/Screen
Use for Headphone
1/4" Stereo (TRS) Jack Plug
Sleeve
Tip
Tip=Signal
Strain Clamp
Sleeve=Ground/Screen
Use for Mono Line In, Mono 1/4"Jack Plugs
1/4" Mono (TS) Jack Plug
Sleeve
Ring=Return Signal
Tip
Ring
Strain Clamp
Tip=Send Signal
Sleeve=Ground/Screen
Use for Insert Points
1/4" Stereo (TRS) Jack Plug
2=Hot(+)
2
1
3
2=Hot(+)
1=Ground/Screen
3=Cold(-)
2
1
3
1=Ground/Screen
3=Cold(-)
Use for Balanced Mic Inputs
(For unbalanced use, connect pin 1 to 3)
Use for Main output
(For unbalanced use, leave pin 3 unconnected)
3-pin XLR Male Plug
3-pin XLR Line Socket
(seen from soldering side)
(seen from soldering side)
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5. PRESET LIST
No.
Description
Preset
parameter
1
WARM HALL
Simulate a small acoustic space of the sound.
Rev. Decay time: 360ms
Pre-delay: 45ms
2
BRIGHT HALL
Simulate a large acoustic space of the sound.
Rev. decay time: 290ms
Pre-delay: 23ms
3
WARM ROOM
Simulate a small acoustic space of the sound.
Rev. decay time: 210ms
Pre-delay: 45ms
4
BRIGHT ROOM
Simulate a studio room with many early reflections.
Rev. Decay time: 210ms
Pre-delay: 23ms
5
VOCAL 1
Simulate a room with without delay time.
Rev. decay time: 450ms
6
VOCAL 2
Simulate a room with small delay time.
Rev. decay time:240ms
Pre-delay: 25ms
7
VOCAL 3
Simulate a small space with slight decay time.
Rev. decay time:100ms
Pre-delay: 114ms
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PLATE
Simulate the transducers sound like classic bright vocal
plate.
Pre-delay: 10ms
Rev. decay time: 290ms
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STEREO DELAY 1
Recreate the input sound on the stereo output with different
time.
Period: 352ms
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STEREO DELAY 2
Recreate the input sound on the stereo output with different
time.
Period: 238ms
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REV + DELAY 1
Delay with room effect.
Delay period: 326ms
Rev. decay time: 290ms
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REV + DELAY 2
Delay with room effect.
Delay period: 211ms
Rev. decay time: 240ms
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REV + DELAY 3
Delay with room effect.
Delay period: 375ms
Rev. decay time: 210ms
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REV + DELAY 4
Delay with room effect.
Delay period: 277ms
Rev. decay time: 150ms
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REV + CHORUS1
Simulate the sound effect achieved by rotating horn speakers
and a bass cylinder.
Chorus rate: 3.67Hz
Rev. decay time: 290ms
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REV + CHORUS2
Simulate the sound effect achieved by rotating horn speakers
and a bass cylinder.
Chorus rate: 3.02Hz
Rev. decay time: 150ms
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6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Mixer Section
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Speaker Section
Power Section
Physical
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7. BLOCK DIAGRAM
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8. WARRANTY
8.1 WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
To obtain Warranty Service, the buyer should first fill out and return the enclosed Warranty Registration Card within
10 days of the Purchase Date.
All the information presented in this Warranty Registration Card gives the manufacturer a better understanding
of the sales status, so as to purport a more effective and efficient after-sales warranty service.
Please fill out all the information carefully and genuinely, miswriting or absence of this card will void your warranty
service.
8.2 RETURN NOTICE
a. In case of return for any warranty service, please make sure that the product is well packed in its original shipping
carton, and it can protect your unit from any other extra damage.
b. Please provide a copy of your sales receipt or other proof of purchase with the returned machine, and give detail
information about your return address and contact telephone number.
c. A brief description of the defect will be appreciated.
d. Please prepay all the costs involved in the return shipping, handling and insurance.
3. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
a.
LTO warrants that this product will be free from any defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period
of 1 year from the purchase date if you have completed the Warranty Registration Card in time.
b. The warranty service is only available to the original consumer, who purchased this product directly from the
retail dealer, and it can not be transferred.
c. During the warranty service, LTO may repair or replace this product at its own option at no charge to you for
parts or for labor in accordance with the right side of this limited warranty.
d. This warranty does not apply to the damages to this product that occurred as the following conditions:
Instead of operating in accordance with the user's manual thoroughly, any abuse or misuse of this product.
Normal tear and wear.
The product has been altered or modified in any way.
Damage which may have been caused either directly or indirectly by another product / force / etc.
Abnormal service or repairing by anyone other than the qualified personnel or technician.
And in such cases, all the expenses will be charged to the buyer.
e. In no event shall LTO be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
f. This warranty gives you the specific rights, and these rights are compatible with the state laws, you may also
have other statutory rights that may vary from state to state.
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SEIKAKU TECHNICAL GROUP LIMITED
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http://www.altoproaudio.com Tel: 886-4-22313737
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