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VM Series
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VMMDA-1
• VMDA-4
1U Analog/Digital Audio Monitors
User Guide
Part Number 821026, Revision D
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Introduction
Overview
The single-rackspace VM Series monitors permit selectable monitoring
of from one to four stereo analog or AES audio sources, with excellent
full-range fidelity far exceeding that of an ordinary monitor. The
VMDA-4 can monitor stereo analog or AES audio sources while the
VMMDA-1 can monitor analog, AES, SD-SDI, or HD-SDI audio
sources.
Topics
Topics
Introduction
Page
1
Safety Instructions
2
Installation Recommendations
3
FCC Compliance
4
Features
5
Applications
6
Specifications
6
Front Panel Controls
7
Rear Panel Connectors
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Technical Functional Overview
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S a f e t y I n s tr u c ti o n s
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT:
1.
Read, keep, and follow all of these instructions; heed all warnings.
2.
Do not use this equipment near water or moisture.
3.
Use only a dry cloth to clean the equipment.
4.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install only in accordance
with the instructions in the section entitled, “Installation
Recommendations” on page 3.
5.
Do not install near any heat source such as a radiator, heat register,
amplifier, or stove.
6.
Do not attempt to plug the unit into a two-blade outlet (with only
two prongs of equal width).
By design, these monitors will only plug into a three-prong outlet for
your safety. If the plug does not fit into your outlet, contact an
electrician to replace the obsolete outlet.
7.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched,
particularly at plug’s source on the equipment and at the socket.
8.
Use only the attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
9.
Unplug the equipment during lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
10. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing will be
required under all of the following conditions:
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The equipment has been damaged in any way, such as when
the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
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Liquid had been spilled or objects have fallen onto the
equipment.
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The equipment has been exposed to rain or moisture.
•
The equipment does not operate normally.
•
The equipment has been dropped.
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I n s ta l la t i o n R e c o m me n d a t io n s
Installation Recommendations
Mounting
The unit is designed to install into a standard 19" rack mounted at eye
level for best visual observation of the monitor screens.
Heat Dissipation
The ambient temperature inside the mounting enclosure should not
exceed 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit). Adjacent devices can be rack
mounted (or stacked) in proximity to the unit if the above temperature
is not exceeded. Allow a 1RU (1.75”/44.45mm) space above and below
the unit for air circulation.
Important:
To reduce noise, the monitor have any fans. As a result, the heat
generated by the class D power amplifiers, power supplies, and other
components is vented by slots in the side of the unit. Therefore, as a
safety precaution, we advise you to be sure to allow proper ventilation
on both sides of the unit.
Power
The unit comes with a standard 24VDC/3.0A internal power supply
and connects an A/C mains power source (65W, 100 to 240 VAC, 50/
60Hz) to the IEC connector provided on the rear panel of the unit.
Sympathetic Vibration
Sympathetic vibration from other equipment (cables, etc.), in the rack
may be serious enough to interfere with the unit’s sound quality out in
the listening area. The use of thin card stock and/or felt or foam
weather-stripping type materials between adjacent vibrating surfaces,
or tying up loose cables, etc., may be required to stop vibrations
external to the unit.
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FCC Compliance
Mechanical Bracing
The chassis is securely attached to the front panel at eight points along
its surface, not just at the four corners of the chassis ears. This feature
will reduce or eliminate rear bracing requirements in many mobile/
portable applications. The weight of internal components is distributed
fairly evenly around the unit.
Audio Connections
Connection of the audio feeds is straightforward. Care should be
exercised to avoid mismatched cable types and other similar causes of
undesired refl ections in RF signal systems.
Electrical Interference
As with any audio equipment, maximum immunity from electrical
interference requires the use of shielded cable; however, satisfactory
results can sometimes be obtained without it. The internal circuitry
common is connected to the chassis.
FCC Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Features
Features
Common Features
• Only one rack space high, but produces a powerful 96 dB SPL at two
feet
• Electronic power output limiting prevents speaker blowout
• Thoroughly magnetically shielded
• Headphone jack with speaker muting
• Balanced analog inputs
• AES input on balanced Phoenix connector and unbalanced BNC
connector
• Selectable termination on AES input
• Balanced stereo analog output of selected source
• Lightweight and shallow-depth chassis
• Internal universal AC mains power supply
• Two 10-segment LED bargraph audio level meters
• Phase indication LEDs
• Power indication LED
• Volume and Balance controls (jumper-configurable as A volume/
B-volume, by specifying option SVC)
VMMDA-1 Features
• Monitors analog, AES, and SD-SDI or HD-SDI audio sources
• Source selected using a front panel 3-position toggle switch (analog,
AES, or SDI)
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Applications
• One of eight channel pairs from SDI Groups 1 to 4 selectable with
front panel rotary switch (when SDI is the selected source)
• LED indicates SDI lock status
• Two analog inputs on Phoenix connectors
VMDA-4 Features
• Selectable monitoring of one of four stereo analog or four AES
channels in one unit
• Analog channel pairs may be summed
Applications
The VM Series of audio monitors are ideally suited to provide high
quality analog/digital audio monitoring in a very compact form. Ideal
for use in VTR bays, mobile production vehicles, teleconferencing
installations, multimedia systems, satellite links, cable TV facilities, and
on-air radio studios.
Specifications
Table 1–1
VM Series Specifications
Specification
Inputs
Analog input impedance
AES Input Impedance
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2 Analog: "mini" Phoenix
Analog: "mini" Phoenix
(balanced).
(balanced).
1 AES: "mini" Phoenix/BNC
4 AES: "mini" Phoenix/BNC
1 SDI/HD-SDI: BNC
>100k  balanced
AES 75 Unbalanced and 110 Balanced
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Table 1–1
VM Series Specifications
Specification
Outputs
Digital Input sampling rate:
SDI Input Sampling Rate:
Input level for full output
(Volume full on):
Hum and noise:
Acoustic frequency
response
Maximum acoustic output
Electrical distortion:
(speaker outputs)
Acoustic distortion
Magnetic shielding
Dimensions (HxWxD):
Weight:
Power Supply:
Level Meter Type
LED Color
Metering Range
VMMDA-1
VMDA-4
2 Analog (Selected): "mini"
2 Analog (Selected): "mini"
Phoenix
Phoenix
1 SDI (re-clocked): BNC
32 to 48 kHz, auto-sensing
48k Hz
—
0 dBv balanced (analog); 20 dBfs (digital)
Better than -70 dB below full output
60 Hz to 16 kHz (± 6dB)
96 dB SPL at 2 feet
Less than 0.3% at any level below limiting threshold
Typically < 2% at any level below limiting, 100 Hz-15
KHz
Less than 0.2 Gauss any adjacent surface
1.75 x 19 x 10 in.
1.75 x 19 x 9.0 in.
(44.5
x 483 x 246 mm.)
(44.5 x 483 x 254 mm.)
6.8 lbs. (3.1kg)
Universal AC input (100-240V) UL/ CSA approved
LED bar graph
Tri-Color (red, amber, green)
23 dB
Front Panel Controls
Common Controls
• Speakers: The VMDA series internal speaker system is comprised
of two mid-range tweeter speakers (left and right) and one impact
woofer speaker (center). Speaker amp limiters prevent accidental
damage to the speakers due to excessive input levels.
• Volume Control: This controls the loudness of the audio
reproduced by the internal speakers or connected headphone.
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Front Panel Controls
• Audio Level Bar Graph Meter Displays: Audio levels for the
selected source channels are displayed via two 10-segment LED bar
graph meters (one on the left side of the front panel; one on the right
side). Dynamic range for these meters is 23dB. Contact the factory
for additional meter information concerning meter scales and
ballistics.
• Headphone Jack: For critical listening or for listening in high noise
environments, use the headphone feature rather than the internal
speakers. Select the headphone audio sources as you would for the
internal speakers. When you plug in headphones, the internal or
external speakers will mute. This jack accepts the standard 1/4”
phone type stereo plug.
• Power Indicator LED: The Power Indication LED signals the
operating condition of the power supply. The LED glows green to
indicate the unit is connected to mains power and an operation
voltage is present.
• Balance Control: This pans the volume balance between the left
and right speakers.
• Phase Indication LEDs: The phase indication LEDs offer
immediate verification of phase (polarity) relationships in stereo or
mono sources. There are three LEDs; the two smaller LEDs on top
and bottom show instantaneous (fast) phase relationships in the
signal, while the center (and larger) LED will indicate the average
phase condition. The small top, or in-phase, LED (FAST-IN) glows
(or blinks) green when signals are in phase. The small bottom , or
out-of-phase, LED (FAST-OUT) glows (or blinks) amber for out of
phase signals. The large center LED (AVG) indicates the average
phase condition by glowing green for in-phase conditions, or red for
out-of-phase conditions.
In general, it is sufficient to regard the center LED (average phase
condition) as adequate for proper phase monitoring. While it is
normal for stereo signals to contain some intermittant instantaneous
out-of-phase and in-phase conditions (small LEDs), a steady red
glow of the larger center LED almost always indicates an out-ofphase alarm condition.
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Front Panel Controls
VMDA-4-Specific Controls
Figure 1–1
VMDA-4 Front Panel
Level Meters
Volume
Balance
Power
Channel Select
Headphones
Phase
Input Select and
Speaker Mute
Speakers
• Channel Select Buttons (VMDA-4 Only): These four buttons select
which channel(s) will be monitored through the speakers and are
labeled 1 through 4. When monitoring analog signals it is possible to
monitor from one to four stereo pairs. When monitoring two, three,
or four analog stereo pairs, the channel pairs are summed together
and are reproduced simultaneously from the left and right speakers.
However, when monitoring digital signals, only one stereo pair at a
time may be monitored. An LED in each button lights up to indicate
which channel(s) are selected for monitoring.
• Input Select / Speaker Mute Button: This button serves a dual
function; it selects between the two input signal types (digital AES/
EBU or analog) and also toggles the speaker mute feature on and
off.
•
Source Select: The button exhibits a steady green glow to
indicate that the unit is monitoring the digital inputs and the
button is unlit when indicating that the unit is monitoring the
analog inputs. To toggle between the digital and analog
source types, the button is depressed for one second.
•
Mute: To mute the speakers at any time, the button is briefly
tapped once, the button blinks to indicate it is in mute mode.
A second single tap unmutes the speakers.
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VMMDA-1-Specific Controls
Figure 1–2
Volume
VMMDA-1 Front Panel
Level Meters
SDI Lock
Power
Balance
Group Channel Select
Headphones
Phase
Source Select
Speakers
• SDI Lock Status LED: This LED indicates the lock status of the SDI
source signal. It glows green to indicate a locked SDI signal and is
unlit to indicate an unlocked SDI signal (or that no SDI source is
connected). This LED indicates SDI lock status continuously
regardless of any other selection settings.
• SDI Group Channel Select Switch: This 8-position rotary switch
selects one of the eight channel pairs (from SDI Groups 1-4) that will
be monitored from the connected SDI source. Note that in order to
audibly monitor the selected SDI channel pair, the Source Select
Switch must be set to SDI.
• Source Select Switch: This 3-position toggle switch selects the
source to be monitored through the unit (SDI, AES, or analog).
Rear Panel Connectors
Common Connectors
• Power Connector: Attach a standard IEC-320 power cord between
this connector and mains power (100 - 240VAC nominal, 50/60 Hz).
The front panel power LED will glow green to indicate an operating
voltage is present.
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Rear Panel Connectors
• Analog Output Connector (Left and Right): This "mini" Phoenix
style (Mini-Combicon) dual vertical, 6-position terminal block
connector outputs an analog signal of the source currently selected
for monitoring. When the selected source is digital (AES, SDI, or
HD-SDI), the unit will automatically de-embed the audio to analog
for output from this connector. The top three positions are the left
output; the bottom three positions are the right output. Pinout
information is silk-screened just below the connector.
VMDA-4-Specific Connectors
Figure 1–3
VMDA-4 Rear Panel
AES In 1, 2, 3, and 4
Balanced
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OUTPUT
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ANALOG INPUT
AES 2
AES 4
TERM. 1
LEFT
AES 1
VMDA-4
253890-01
SERIAL NO.
TERM. 4
AES 3
AES 2
1
2
3
4
LEFT
AES 4
RIGHT
AES
Term
Analog Out
Power
AES
Term
HI
LO
AES 3
HI
LO
AES 1
HI
LO
HI
LO
YEAR
HI
LO
RIGHT
HI
LO
MONTH
MADE IN U.S.A.
TERM. 3
TERM. 2
HI
LO
100-240 VAC
50/60 Hz 1.0 A
Analog In
AES In 1, 2, 3, and 4
Unbalanced
• AES In: These connectors receive standard AES/EBU digital signals.
There are a total of four inputs. Inputs are labeled AES 1, AES 2,
AES 3, and AES 4. The BNC connectors are configured as 75 
unbalanced inputs. The AES Phoenix connectors are for 110 
balanced inputs.
VMMDA-1-Specific Connectors
Figure 1–4
VMMDA-1 Rear Panel
AES In
RS-232
ANALOG
OUTPUT
100-240 VAC
50/60 Hz 1.0 A
SDI IN
SDI OUT
ANALOG INPUT
TERM.
LEFT
AES 1
Power
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RIGHT
HI
LO
YEAR
LEFT
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MONTH
HI
LO
SERIAL NO.
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AES 1
AES Termination
SDI In and Loop Out
Analog Out
253234-01
RIGHT
HI
LO
RS232
Analog In
• SDI In: This BNC input connector (SDI In) is configured for
unbalanced, 75 Ω impedance connections. In the VMMDA-1 model,
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this input accepts either standard SDI or HD-SDI (high-definition
SDI) formatted digital signals. To monitor the digital source signals
entering this input connector, set the Source Select switch to SDI.
Note:
The SDI Lock Status LED will continue to indicate
SDI lock status for this input even when the SDI source
is not selected for monitoring.
• SDI Out: This BNC connector (SDI Out) outputs a reclocked
(regenerated) copy of the signal entering the SDI In.
• RS-232: This connector is not currently used and is reserved for
future use.
• AES In: The female BNC connector receives AES digital signals and
is configured for unbalanced 75 Ω impedance connections. To
monitor the digital source signals entering this input connector, set
the Source Select switch to AES. The AES Phoenix connector is for
110  balanced inputs.
Note:
There is only one AES input channel; do not connect two
AES signal sources simultaneously to both the balanced and
unbalanced AES input connectors. Only one AES input
connector (balanced or unbalanced) should be used at a time.
• AES Termination DIP Switch: This 2-position DIP switch module
is used to set the termination characteristics for the AES input
channel (both balanced and unbalanced). In the event that the AES
input channel is fed to downstream equipment, DIP switch section 1
(left-side switch) should be placed in the up (unterminated)
position. If there are no downstream connections, then DIP switch
section 1 should be placed in the down(terminated) position. Note
that Section 2 of the DIP module is not used.
• Analog In: This "mini" Phoenix style (Mini-Combicon) dual
vertical, 6-position terminal block connector accepts standard
analog signals and is configured for balanced 100k Ω impedance
connections. The top three positions are the left input; the bottom
three positions are the right input. Pinout information is silkscreened just below the connector. To monitor the analog source
signals entering this input connector, set the Source Select switch
to Analog.
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Figure 1–5 below and Figure 1–6 on page 14 illustrate the overall functionality of the VM Series monitors.
Figure 1–5
1
Analog 2
Stereo 3
Inputs
(1-4) 4
Analog to
Digital
Converter
Analog/
Digital/
Mute
Select
A
M
Channel
Select
D
(AES = 1 of 4
Stereo Pairs Only)
(Analog = Sum 1-4
Stereo Pairs to L/R)
A
M
1
D
AES 2
Inputs 3
(Unbal.)
AES
Receiver
4
2
AES
Inputs
(Bal.)
VMDA-4 Block Diagram
1
1
2
3
4
10-Segment
Level Meters
Headphone
Volume Balance
Left
Speaker
Left
D to A
Converter
A
M
Stereo Analog
Amplifier
Woofer
D
A
M
D
Right
Analog Stereo
Output of
Selected Source
Phase Indication
Right
Speaker
4
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Figure 1–6
HD/SD-SDI
Output
AES
14
Input
(Bal.)
Input
(Unbal.)
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G1-3,4
G2-1,2
G2-3,4
G3-1,2
G3-3,4
G4-1,2
G4-3,4
Group/Subgroup
Select
SDI to
AES
De-Embed
SDI
Decoder
AES
Receiver
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SDI
AES
Analog/
Digital/
Mute
Select
Headphone
10-Segment
Level Meters
Volume Balance
Left
Speaker
D to A
Converter
Stereo Analog
Amplifier
Woofer
Phase Indication
Right
Speaker
Analog to
Digital
Converter
Analog Input
(1-2)
Input
VMMDA-1 Block Diagram
Analog Stereo
Output of
Selected Source
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