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Guitar Amplifier
Owner’s Manual
FlexWave15R Guitar Amplifier
Congratulations and thank you for choosing the Crate FlexWave15R Guitar Amplifier. This
rugged amplifier combines outstanding features with serious clean and distorted sounds. The
built-in spring reverb provides that classic reverb sound for added depth and greater flexibility.
A stereo mini-jack input allows connection of a CD or tape player for playing along with your
favorite music, and the headphones jack lets you practice in private.
In order to get the most out of your new amplifier, we strongly urge you to read this manual
before you begin playing.
Here are some of the features packed into your new FlexWave15R Combo Amplifier:
• 15 watts rms power output
• 1 x 12" speaker
• Two-Channel Operation
—Clean Channel
—Overdrive Channel
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3-band EQ
• Spring reverb with Level control
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CD Input
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Headphone Out
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External Speaker jack
CAUTION
PRECAUCION
ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RIESGO DE CORRIENTAZO
NO ABRA
RISQUE D'ELECTROCUTION
NE PAS OUVRIR
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
PRECAUCION: PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE INCENDIOS O DESCARGAS
ELECTRICAS, NO PERMITA QUE ESTE APARATO QUEDE EXPUESTO A LA
LLUVIA O LA HUMEDAD. PARA DISMINUOIR EL RIESGO DE CORRIENTAZO.
NO ABRA LA CUBIERTA. NO HAY PIEZAS ADENTRO QUE EL USARIO PUEDO
REPARAR DEJE TODO MANTENIMIENTO A LOS TECHNICOS CALIFICADOS.
ATTENTION: PROTÉGEZ CET APPAREIL DE LA PLUIE ET DE L'HUMIDITÉ
AFIN D'ÉVITER TOUT RISQUE D'INCENDIE OU D'ÉLECTROCUTION. POUR
REDUIRE D'ELECTROCUTION NE PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE. AUCUNE
PIECE INTERNE N'EST REPRABLE PAR L'UTILISATEUR. POUR TOUTE
REPARATION, S'ADRESSER A UN TECHNICIEN QUALIFIE.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• READ, FOLLOW, HEED, AND KEEP ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS.
• DO NOT OPERATE NEAR ANY HEAT SOURCE AND DO NOT BLOCK ANY VENTILATION OPENINGS ON THIS APPARATUS. FOR
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PROPER OPERATION, THIS UNIT REQUIRES 3” (75mm) OF WELL VENTILATED SPACE AROUND HEATSINKS AND OTHER AIR
FLOW PROVISIONS IN THE CABINET.
DO NOT USE THIS APPARATUS NEAR SPLASHING, FALLING, SPRAYING, OR STANDING LIQUIDS.
CLEAN ONLY WITH LINT-FREE DAMP CLOTH AND DO NOT USE CLEANING AGENTS.
ONLY CONNECT POWER CORD TO A POLARIZED, SAFETY GROUNDED OUTLET WIRED TO CURRENT ELECTRICAL CODES AND
COMPATIBLE WITH VOLTAGE, POWER, AND FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS STATED ON THE REAR PANEL OF THE APPARATUS.
PROTECT THE POWER CORD FROM DAMAGE DUE TO BEING WALKED ON, PINCHED, OR STRAINED.
UNPLUG THE APPARATUS DURING LIGHTNING STORMS OR WHEN UNUSED FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.
ONLY USE ATTACHMENTS, ACCESSORIES, STANDS, OR BRACKETS SPECIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER FOR SAFE
OPERATION AND TO AVOID INJURY.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
SERVICE MUST BE PERFORMED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
OUR AMPLIFIERS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HIGH SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS. CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO HIGH SOUND
PRESSURE LEVELS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING IMPAIRMENT OR LOSS. USER CAUTION IS ADVISED AND EAR
PROTECTION IS RECOMMENDED IF UNIT IS OPERATED AT HIGH VOLUME.
WARNING: THIS UNIT REQUIRES A SAFETY GROUNDED OUTLET WIRED TO CURRENT ELECTRIC CODES HAVING THE
LINE SUPPLY VOLTAGE, POWER, AND FREQUENCY IDENTIFIED ON THE REAR OF THE UNIT. THE OUTLET MUST REMAIN
ACCESSIBLE TO DISCONNECT THE UNIT IF A FAULT SHOULD ARISE WHILE IN USE. THIS UNIT SHOULD BE UNPLUGGED WHEN
NOT IN USE.
EXPLANATION OF GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS:
EXPLICACION DE SIMBOLOS GRAFICOS:
EXPLICATION DES SYMBÔLES GRAPHIQUES:
"DANGEROUS VOLTAGE"
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“VOLTAJE PELIGROSO”
"DANGER HAUTE TENSION"
"IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE USER TO REFER TO THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL"
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“ES NECESARIO QUE EL USUARIO SE REFIERA AL MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES.”
"REFERREZ-VOUS AU MANUAL D'UTILISATION"
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules, ICES-003, EN55022 and EN55024. 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.
FlexWave15R Guitar Amplifier
The Front Panel:
10
OVERDRIVE
INPUT
GAIN
CLEAN
LEVEL
VOLUME
LOW
MID
HIGH
REVERB
CD
INPUT
9
11
POWER
CLEAN
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
0
10
OVERDRIVE
1
2
3
4
5
6
1. INPUT: Use this jack to connect your
guitar to the amplifier by means of a shielded instrument cable.
OVERDRIVE CHANNEL: A high gain channel
giving you sounds from a slight edge to serious overdrive.
2. GAIN: Use this control to adjust the amount
of distortion for the Overdrive channel.
3. LEVEL: Use this control to adjust the output level of the Overdrive channel.
4. OVERDRIVE/CLEAN: Use this switch
to select the Overdrive or Clean channel.
With the switch in the out position, the Clean
channel is selected. When the switch is
depressed, the Overdrive channel is selected.
CLEAN CHANNEL: A normal gain channel
designed to give you crystal clear sounds to
medium distortion.
5. VOL: Use this control to adjust the output level of the Clean channel.
6. LOW: This adjusts the bass frequencies.
Use this control to get the best sounding
bass response for your instrument.
7. MID: This adjusts the midrange frequencies. Use this control to get the best projection and midrange tones for your instrument.
8. HIGH: This adjusts the treble frequencies. Use this control to attain a bright and
lively sound for your instrument.
9. REV LEVEL: Use this control to adjust
the level of the spring reverb effect.
10. CD INPUT: Use this 1/8" stereo mini
jack to connect the output from a CD player,
MP3 player, laptop, etc., to the amplifier.
The signal at this jack is summed into a
mono signal, which is sent to the internal
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12
13
power amp circuit. Use the output level control for the signal source to adjust the signal
for the proper mix with your guitar.
Note: Depending on your CD player or other
signal source device, you may need to use an
adapter (i.e., two phono jacks to 1/8" stereo
plug), available at most electronic outlets.
11. HEADPHONES: Use this 1/8" stereo
jack to connect headphones to the amplifier.
The internal speaker is disconnected when
headphones are used.
Note: Depending on your headphones, you
may need to use a stereo 1/8" plug to 1/4"
jack headphone adapter, available at most
electronic outlets.
CAUTION: To avoid possible damage to your
hearing, do not use headphones for extended periods of time at extremely loud levels.
12. SPEAKER: Use this jack to connect
the amplifier to an external speaker. The
internal speaker is disconnected when this
jack is used. The impedance of the external
speaker must be 4 ohms or greater.
WARNING: Do not attempt to use headphones in the Speaker jack! Permanent
hearing damage could result!
13. POWER: Use this switch to turn the amplifier on (top of the switch depressed) and off
(bottom of the switch depressed). The switch
illuminates when the amplifier is turned on.
14. POWER CORD (rear panel, not
shown): The grounded power cord should
only be plugged into a grounded power outlet that meets all applicable electrical codes
and is compatible with the voltage, power,
and frequency requirements stated on the
rear panel. Do not attempt to defeat the
safety ground connection.
FlexWave15R Guitar Amplifier
FlexWave15R TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Output Power Rating
Gain
15W rms @ 5% THD, 4Ω, 120 VAC
Overdrive Ch
Clean Ch
CD Input
Maximum Input Signal Accepted
Tone Controls
Signal To Noise Ratio
86 dB ±6 dB @ 1 kHz
46 dB ±6 dB @ 1 kHz
26 dB ±2 dB
2.2 volts rms @ 400 Hz
Low
Mid
High
Overdrive Ch
Clean Ch
25 dB range @ 80 Hz
19 dB range @ 900 Hz
23 dB range @ 5 kHz
>50 dB
>65 dB
Speaker Size and Rating
12" Crate Custom Design 4 ohm
Power Requirements
120 VAC, 60 Hz, 30 VA
100/115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 VA
230/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 VA
Size (H x W x D)
17.25 in/43.82 cm x 17.50 in/44.45 cm x
10.75 in/37.31 cm
Weight
22.5 lb/10.2 kg
The FlexWave15R is covered with a durable Tolex material. Wipe it clean with a lint-free cloth.
Never spray cleaning agents onto the cabinet. Avoid abrasive cleansers that could damage the finish.
Crate continually develops new products, as well as improves existing ones. For this reason, the specifications
and information in this manual are subject to change without notice.
“Crate” is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
Service Information:
If you are having a problem with your FlexWave15R, you can go to our website
(www.crateamps.com) and click on Support for service information, or call 1-800-898-3211
during business hours (7 am to 5 pm PST, Monday-Friday). If you are outside of the U.S.,
contact your local distributor for technical support and service.
Declaration Of Conformity
Manufacturer:
LOUD Technologies Inc.
16220 Wood-Red Rd. NE
Woodinville, WA 98072, USA
Product Name:
Product Type:
Complies with Standards:
LVD:
Safety:
EMC:
Crate FlexWave15R
Audio Amplifier
92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC, & 73/23/EWG
EN60065
EN55013, EN55020, EN55022, EN55103, EN61000-3-2,
& EN61000-3-3
The official Declaration of Conformity for this product is kept on file at:
LOUD Technologies Inc., 16220 Wood-Red Road NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 • Tel: 1-866-858-5832
www.crateamps.com
©2007 LOUD Technologies Inc.
Part No. 0022723 Rev. B 01/07
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