Bugera | Trirec Infinium Amplifier | User manual | Bugera Trirec Infinium Amplifier User manual

A50-67030-08001
1990
User Manual
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Important safety instructions
CAUTION: High voltage! Risk of death! High voltages of up to 500 V DC may be present inside the casing for long
periods after being disconnected from the mains. To avoid lethal electric shock, do not open the casing. There are no
user-serviceable components inside. Refer all maintenance to qualified service personnel. Remove the mains cable
when the unit is not in use.
WARNING: To eliminate the risk of fire and electric shock, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture and splashing or
dripping liquid, which might enter the device. Do not place any objects filled with liquid, such as vases, on the unit.
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This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage
inside the enclosure—voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the accompanying literature. Please read the manual.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) 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) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
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13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14) 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.
15) The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.
16) Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
17) CAUTION - These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel only. To reduce the
risk of electric shock do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operation instructions unless you are qualified to do so.
18) CAUTION! During use, the valves get very hot and high surface temperatures may be reached at the
rear of this unit. To avoid burning yourself, make all connections while the unit is still cold.
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Table of contents
IMPORTANT NOTICE!......................................................................... 4
Introduction...................................................................................... 4
Before you get started........................................................................................................4
Online registration..............................................................................................................4
Control elements............................................................................... 5
Front panel........................................................................................................................5
Rear panel.........................................................................................................................5
Footswitch.........................................................................................................................6
Inside the BUGERA.............................................................................................................7
INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY....................................................7
Wiring the BUGERA........................................................................... 7
Audio connections............................................................................. 8
Specifications.................................................................................... 9
Limited warranty............................................................................. 10
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IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Before you get started
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING POINTS MAY RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE AMPLIFIER OR LOUDSPEAKERS. DAMAGES CAUSED IN SUCH A WAY ARE NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY.
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If the unit is damaged please do NOT return it
to us, but notify your dealer and the shipping
company immediately; otherwise, claims for
damage or replacement may not be granted.
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Always use the original box to prevent damage during storage or transport.
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Make sure that children cannot play unsupervised with the unit or its packaging.
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Please ensure proper disposal of all packing
materials.
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Before you start, always make sure that your
Bugera Valve Amplifier is connected to a suitable loudspeaker. Observe the correct impedance for your loudspeaker and use the appropriate output socket.
Always use loudspeaker cables for connection
between the amplifier and the loudspeaker.
Never use other types of cable, like instrument cable or microphone cable.
Switching the amplifier on and off:
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Before connecting the amplifier to a power outlet, make sure that both POWER and STANDBY
switches are set to the OFF position.
Your product was carefully packed at the factory to ensure safe transport. Nevertheless, if the box is damaged
inspect the unit immediately for signs of damage.
Ensure adequate air supply and to avoid overheating do
not place the unit near radiators etc.
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Please make sure that all devices are properly
grounded. For your own safety, never remove
or disable the ground conductors from the devices or on the power cords. The unit must always be connected to the mains outlet with a
protective grounding connection.
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The tone quality may diminish within the
range of powerful radio broadcasting stations
and high-frequency sources. Increase the distance between the transmitter and the unit,
and use shielded cables for all connections.
Power on (mandatory):
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Switch the POWER switch on—wait for 60 seconds—then switch the STANDBY switch on.
Power off (recommended):
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Switch the STANDBY switch off—wait for 30
seconds—then switch the POWER switch off.
Note—after powering off we recommend that the amplifier is allowed to cool down for ten minutes before any
attempt is made to move the amplifier. This reduces the
risk of mechanical damage to the sensitive valve elements.
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ATTENTION! TO AVOID DAMAGE TO YOUR
AMP, NEVER USE THE BUGERA VALVE AMPLIFIER WITHOUT A LOUDSPEAKER CONNECTED!
Introduction
Congratulations! By purchasing the BUGERA 1990, you
get a classic 120-Watt valve amplifier which stands out
for its raw power, reliability and mind-blowing “soul tone.”
The 2-channel preamplifier design including BUGERA
ECC83/ECC83A preamp valves for breathtaking punch
and impressive gain. First-grade BUGERA 5881 power
valves, comprehensive sound control, 2 integrated reverb effects and an effect loop with volume control round
off the BUGERA 1990.
BUGERA instrument amplifiers are handmade under
stringent production guidelines to ensure long life and
reliability. Each one includes our classic valve electronics,
hard-wearing switches and potentiometers, high-quality transformers and, not to forget, our hand-selected,
precision-matched BUGERA valves. And, owing to their
careful construction and component assembly, they are
able to stand up to the toughest demands.
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Online registration
Please do remember to register your new BUGERA equipment right after your purchase by visiting www.bugeraamps.com and kindly read the terms and conditions of
our warranty carefully.
Should your BUGERA product malfunction, our goal is
to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for
warranty service, please contact the retailer from whom
the equipment was purchased. Should your BUGERA
dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly
contact the BEHRINGER company nearest to you. This
contact information is included in the original equipment
packaging (Global Contact Information/European Contact Information).
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps
us process your repair claims quicker and more efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
ATTENTION!
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We would like to draw your attention to the
fact that extremely loud sound levels may
damage your hearing as well as your loudspeakers. Turn all VOLUME controls fully to
the left before you switch on the unit. Make
sure you select a suitable volume at all times.
Introduction
Control elements
Front panel of the BUGERA 1990
Front panel
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The POWER switch is used to turn the power of the
BUGERA amplifier on and off.
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The STANDBY switch allows you to place the amp
in STANDBY mode (OFF position). This way the
amp is idle, but the operational temperature of the
valves is maintained (POWER switch turned on).
When the switch is set to its ON position the amplifier is activated.
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ATTENTION! TO AVOID DAMAGE TO YOUR
AMP, NEVER USE THE BUGERA VALVE AMPLIFIER WITHOUT A LOUDSPEAKER CONNECTED!
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The CHANNEL push button switches between the
CLEAN and the LEAD channel.
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You can also activate both channels with the
supplied footswitch. Refer to “Footswitch” for
details.
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This is the VOLUME control that lets you adjust the
volume level of the LEAD channel.
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This REVERB rotary knob adjusts the effect level of
the built-in REVERB in the LEAD channel. The provided footswitch activates the REVERB effect (see
Chapter “Footswitch”).
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This is the VOLUME control that lets you adjust the
volume level of the CLEAN channel.
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This REVERB rotary knob adjusts the effect level of
the built-in REVERB in the CLEAN channel. The provided footswitch activates the REVERB effect (see
Chapter “Footswitch”).
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The PRESENCE rotary knob changes the tone of
the amplifier in the upper frequencies. This emphasizes the high end and makes the sound crisper.
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The passive TREBLE control adjusts the upper frequency range.
10 The passive MID control adjusts the middle frequency range.
11 The passive BASS control adjusts the lower frequency range.
12 This GAIN control specifies the input level of the
LEAD channel. Turn the control to the right to increase the preamplifier’s distortion and sustain.
13 This GAIN rotary knob adjusts the input level of the
CLEAN channel. Turning the knob to the right increases the level of the preamplifier and, therefore,
the signal’s strength.
14 The jack labeled INPUT is the 1/4" input connector
on the BUGERA for hooking up your guitar. Use a
commercially available 1/4" mono cable.
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Rear panel of the BUGERA 1960
Rear panel
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15 The FOOTSW(itch) jack is used to connect to the
provided footswitch. Please make sure that a cable
has been connected before turning on the amplifier.
For more information, read Chapter “Footswitch.”
CAUTION!
Hot! Risk of injury! During use, the valves
get very hot and high surface temperatures
may be reached at the rear of this unit.
Avoid touching the controls and connectors
on the rear panel during use. To avoid accidental contact with hot surfaces, place the
rear panel so that it faces a wall.
16 The LEVEL rotary knob adjusts the output level of
the signal sent to an external effects unit or any
other signal processor (0 – 10). Turning the knob to
the right increases the signal level, whereas turning it to the left decreases the signal level. In order
to produce sound with the least possible noise, we
suggest using a high setting without distorting the
signal.
Control elements
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17 The SEND output is used to connect a shielded ¼"
mono jack cable to the input of an external effects
unit.
18 The RETURN input is used to connect a shielded
¼" mono jack cable to the output of an external
effects unit.
19 The RECORDING output is used to connect directly
to a recording device or a PA system. This signal
is specially filtered to provide the optimum signal
quality for this application.
20 The DIRECT output is used to route the amplifier’s
unfiltered preamp signal, for example, to a second
amplifier and loudspeaker system by retaining the
original sound.
21 The IMPEDANCE switch lets you specify the loudspeaker impedance. Always apply the value that
is identical to the impedance of the used speaker
cabinet. Please also read „Wiring the BUGERA“.
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24 WARNING: ONLY REPLACE THE FUSE WHEN THE
MAINS CABLE HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED! The
FUSE is found in the fuse holder. If the fuse is
blown, it needs to be replaced with a fuse of the
same kind by all means. Otherwise, the unit could
seriously be damaged, in which case the warranty
is void. If the fuse is blown repeatedly, you should
take the unit to a qualified service technician.
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25 The IEC MAINS connector is used to connect the
mains cable that has the appropriate voltage ratings for your country (included). At all times, make
the connections to the amplifier before plugging the
cable into a power outlet.
26 This is the SERIAL NUMBER of the amplifier.
Footswitch
22 Both the paralleled LOUDSPEAKER outputs (¼"
mono jacks) are used to connect the speaker
cabinet(s). The minimum impedance is 4 Ohms. The
IMPEDANCE switch should always be set to match
the impedance of the used speaker cabinet.
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ATTENTION! TO AVOID DAMAGE TO YOUR
AMP, NEVER USE THE BUGERA VALVE AMPLIFIER WITHOUT A LOUDSPEAKER CONNECTED!
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23 This POWER MODE switch reduces the output
power of the amplifier. In TRIODE mode, the amplifier switches to 60 W operation, reducing the output
power by half (from 120 W to approx. 60 W). In
PENTODE mode, the amplifier runs at full power in
pentode operation (120 W).
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Footswitch
27 The CLEAN switch activates the CLEAN channel.
28 The LEAD switch activates the LEAD channel.
Inside the BUGERA 1990
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Control elements
Inside the BUGERA
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The BUGERA amplifier has two paralleled LOUDSPEAKER
outputs which are used to connect one or two speaker
cabinets.
DANGER!
High voltage! Risk of death!
High voltages of up to 500 V DC may be
present inside the casing for long periods
after being disconnected from the mains.
To avoid lethal electric shock, do not open
the casing. There are no user-serviceable
components inside. Refer all maintenance
to qualified service personnel. Remove the
mains cable when the unit is not in use.
The parts inside the amplifier operate at
high voltages and high temperatures. To
avoid damage and injury that results from
fire or electric shock, do not drop or spill
anything into the unit’s casing.
If you only connect one speaker cabinet, be sure that the
IMPEDANCE switch is set to match the impedance of the
connected cabinet.
If you want to connect two speaker cabinets, both cabinets should have to the same impedance. Be sure to
have set the IMPEDANCE switch correctly. In this case,
set it to half the value of one of the cabinets. When using
two 16-Ohm cabinets, the switch therefore needs to be
set to 8 Ohms; and with two 8-Ohm cabinets, set it to
the minimum impedance of 4 Ohms.
When you use two speaker boxes with differing impedance values, the speaker with the lower impedance will
provide the highest output power. In this case the IMPEDANCE switch must be set to half the value of the
speaker with the lower impedance value. Example: 16
ohms + 8 ohms -> 4 ohms.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY
Remove the backside of the amplifier’s casing to get to
the valves and the control elements.
29 These are the sockets for the ECC83/ECC83A preamp valves.
30 These are the sockets for the 5881 power amp
valves.
Impedances
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31 The BIAS TEST connector lets you connect a voltmeter in order to measure the power amp valves
(bias adjustment). Make sure that the voltmeter is
set to direct current (DC).
32 The BIAS ADJUST control is used to make the bias-adjustment.
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Replacing the power amp valves also requires
bias adjustment. You should always use sets
of four matched valves. The valves of the
BUGERA Series are ideal for this purpose.
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CAUTION: WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT
BIAS ADJUSTMENTS BE CARRIED OUT BY
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL!
Wiring the BUGERA
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CAUTION!
Hot! Risk of injury! During use, the valves
will get very hot and high surface temperatures may be reached at the rear of this
unit. To avoid burning yourself, make all
connections while the unit is still cold.
Connecting a speaker
ATTENTION! TO AVOID DAMAGE TO YOUR
AMP, NEVER USE THE BUGERA VALVE AMPLIFIER WITHOUT A LOUDSPEAKER CONNECTED!
Wiring the BUGERA
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The following figure shows a setup with an external effects unit connected via the FX LOOP. What’s more, the
RECORDING output is connected to a mixer’s line channel to feed the signal to a recording device. The speaker
signal of the connected loudspeaker is picked up by a
microphone and is fed to the mixer via a mic input. This
way you get a second guitar signal that is amplified over
a PA system or can be recorded additionally or both.
Audio connections
The inputs and outputs of the BUGERA amplifier use
mono jack connectors.
¼" mono jack connector
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Set-up for live playing
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Audio connections
Specifications
PREAMP SEcTION
Valves
Type
2 x ECC83A
Instrument Input
1 x ECC83
Impedance
Clean Channel
1 MΩ
Nominal input level
–10 dBV
Minimum input level
–50 dBV
Maximum input level
Lead Channel
0 dBV
Nominal input level
–80 dBV
Minimum input level
Effects Send
–92 dBV
Impedance
Nominal output level
Effects Return
Impedance
Minimum input sensitivity
Recording Output
Impedance
Nominal output level
Direct Output
15 kΩ
–12 to 0 dBV
15 kΩ
–12 to 0 dBV
47 kΩ
+0 dBV
Impedance
10 kΩ
Nominal output level
+3 dBV
POWER AMPLIFIER SECTION
Valves
Type
Output Power
4 x 5881
Peak power
Loudspeaker Connectors
60 W/120 W switchable / 16, 8, 4 Ω
Type
¼" TS connectors, unbalanced
Load impedance
4 Ω / 8 Ω / 16 Ω switchable
POWER SUPPLY
Power Consumption
Maximum 350 W
Mains Voltage / Fuse
100 – 120 V~, 50/60 Hz
T 3.15 A H 250 V
220 – 230 V~, 50/60 Hz
T 1.6 A H 250 V
Mains Connector
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Standard IEC receptacle
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
Dimensions (H x W x D)
12.2 in / 310 mm x 27.2 in / 690 mm x 9.6 in / 245 mm
Weight
49.6 lb / 22.5 kg
We are constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to
existing products without prior notice. Specifications and appearance may differ from those listed or illustrated.
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§ 1 Other warranty rights and national law
1. This limited warranty does not exclude or limit the buyer’s statutory rights provided by national law, in particular, any such rights against the seller that
arise from a legally effective purchase contract.
2. The limited warranty regulations mentioned herein are applicable unless they constitute an infringement of national warranty law.
§ 2 Online registration
Please do remember to register your new BUGERA equipment right after your purchase by visiting http://www.bugera-amps.com and kindly read the terms
and conditions of our limited warranty carefully. Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair claims quicker and more
efficiently. Thank you for your cooperation!
§ 3 Limited Warranty
1. BEHRINGER warrants the mechanical and electronic components of this product to be free of defects in material and workmanship if used under normal
operating conditions for a period of one (1) year** from the original date of purchase.
2. BEHRINGER warrants valves (tubes) and meters contained in the product to be free of defects in material and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for a period of 90 days from the original date of purchase.
3. This limited warranty is subject to the conditions, exclusions and limitations hereinafter set forth.
4. If the product shows any defects within the specified warranty period that are not excluded from this warranty as described under § 5, BEHRINGER will,
at its discretion, either replace the product by providing a new or reconditioned product or repair the product using suitable new or reconditioned parts.
In the case that other parts are used which constitute an improvement, BEHRINGER may, at its discretion, charge the customer for the additional cost
of these parts. In case BEHRINGER decides to replace the entire product, this warranty shall apply to the replacement product for the remaining initial
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2. If the product needs to be modified or adapted in order to comply with applicable technical or safety standards on a national or local level, in any country
which is not the country for which the product was originally developed and manufactured, this modification/adaptation shall not be considered a defect
in materials or workmanship. This limited warranty does not cover any such modification/adaptation, irrespective of whether it was carried out properly
or not. Under the terms of this limited warranty, BEHRINGER shall not be held responsible for any cost resulting from such a modification/adaptation.
3. Free inspections and maintenance/repair work are expressly excluded from this limited warranty, in particular, if caused by improper handling of the
product by the user. This also applies to defects caused by normal wear and tear, in particular, of faders, crossfaders, potentiometers, keys/buttons,
tubes, guitar strings, illuminants and similar parts.
4. Damage/defects caused by the following conditions are not covered by this limited warranty:
>> improper handling, neglect or failure to operate the unit in compliance with the instructions given in BEHRINGER user or service manuals
>> connection or operation of the unit in any way that does not comply with the technical or safety regulations applicable in the country where the
product is used.
>> damage/defects caused by force majeure or any other condition that is beyond the control of BEHRINGER.
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5. Any repair or service performed by any person or entity other than a BEHRINGER authorized service center is not covered by this limited warranty.
6. Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by unauthorized personnel (user included) will void this limited warranty.
7. Any exchange of the tubes/valves and associated biasing by any person or entity other than a BEHRINGER authorized service centre will void this limited
warranty.
8. If an inspection of the product by BEHRINGER shows that the defect in question is not covered by this limited warranty, the inspection costs are payable
by the customer.
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purchase this product.
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BEHRINGER exceed the invoiced value of the product.
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OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE LOSS OF USE OF SAME DUE TO DEFECTS OR AVAILABILITY OF SAME DURING SERVICE.
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