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ALLEN & HEATH XONE V6 User guide
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User Guide
Publication AP4975
XONE:V6 User Guide AP4975 Issue 2
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Customers requiring more information about EMC and safety issues can contact Allen & Heath.
NOTE:
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XONE:V6 User Guide
Important Safety Instructions – Read First
Read instructions:
Read and retain these instructions for future reference. Read the instructions on the Safety Sheet
provided separately. Adhere to all warnings printed here and on the console and its power unit.
Covers:
Do not remove the power unit cover. Operate the console with its cover correctly fitted. Disconnect
mains power by unplugging the power cord if you need to remove the console cover to set option
jumpers. Refer servicing work to competent technical personnel only.
Mains power:
Connect the console power unit to a mains power supply only of the type described in this user guide
and marked on the unit. The power source must provide a good ground connection. Do not remove
or tamper with the ground connection in the power cord. Use the power cord with sealed mains plug
appropriate for your local mains supply as provided with the console. Route the power cord so that it
is not likely to be walked on, stretched or pinched by items placed upon or against it.
Installation:
Install the console and its power unit in accordance with the instructions printed in this user guide.
Do not connect the output of power amplifiers directly to the console. Use audio connectors and
plugs only for their intended purpose.
Ventilation:
Ensure adequate ventilation around the console and its power unit. Do not obstruct the ventilation
slots or position the unit where the air flow required for ventilation is impeded.
Moisture:
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock do not expose the equipment to rain or moisture or use it in
damp or wet conditions. Do not place containers of liquids on it which might spill into any openings.
Environment:
Locate the units away from direct sunlight and any equipment which produces heat such as power
supplies, amplifiers and heaters. Protect from excessive dirt, dust, heat and vibration when operating
and storing. Avoid tobacco ash, drinks spillage, and smoke, especially that associated with smoke
machines. Do not mount the power supply on any surface subject to resonance or vibration.
Handling:
To prevent damage to the controls and cosmetics avoid placing heavy objects on the console
surfaces, scratching the surface with sharp objects, or rough handling and vibration. Protect the
controls from damage during transit. Use adequate packing if you need to ship the unit.
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Important Note on Mains Voltage Setting
The power unit has two mains voltage settings. Check that your unit is correctly set to work
with your local mains voltage. This is marked on the power unit rear panel. The setting cannot
be changed by the user. Refer this work to your service agent.
115V to 230V AC auto-sensing (most of the world)
100V AC fixed (Japan)
Important Mains Plug Wiring Instructions
The console is supplied with a moulded mains plug fitted to the AC mains power lead. Follow
the instructions below if the mains plug has to be replaced.
The wire which is coloured Green/Yellow or Green must be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter E or with the Earth symbol.
This appliance must be earthed.
The wire which is coloured Blue or White must be connected to the terminal in the plug which
is marked with the letter N.
The wire which is coloured Brown or Black must be connected to the terminal in the plug which
is marked with the letter L.
Ensure that these colour codes are followed carefully in the event of the plug being changed.
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XONE:V6 User Guide
Contents
Important Safety Instructions .....................................................3
Front and Rear Panel Drawings .................................................6
Welcome to the XONE:V6..........................................................7
Front Panel Controls ..................................................................8
Rear Connectors ......................................................................14
Installing the Power Supply......................................................21
Installing the Console...............................................................23
Grounding ................................................................................24
Wiring the Cables .....................................................................26
Connector Types......................................................................27
Switching the Console On........................................................28
Operating Level and Meters .....................................................29
Internal Option Jumpers...........................................................30
Replacing the VU Meter Bulb ...................................................34
Block Diagram..........................................................................35
Technical Specification ............................................................36
Performance Curves.................................................................39
User Notes (blank page) ..........................................................42
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INPUT 1
18
6 3 0 3
10
INPUT 2
LINE
PHONO
6
10
18
6 3 0 3
10
LEVEL
6
10
18
400
40
10
18
400
40
6
10
18
40
10
18
400
40
6
10
LEVEL
200
100
400
60
500
6 3 0 3
10
200
100
60
500
6
500
40
10kHz
400
60
600Hz
600Hz
30Hz
HI-PASS
30Hz
HI-PASS
600Hz
30Hz
HI-PASS
600Hz
30Hz
40
HI-PASS
30Hz
600Hz
HI-PASS
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
CUE
5
4
4
6
3
4
6
3
7
2
8
CUE
5
4
6
3
7
2
5
CUE
7
2
8
8
CUE
5
4
6
3
7
2
8
4
6
3
7
2
8
5
+6
-6
1
1
9
0
10
CHANNEL 1
XLR
1
2
LINE IN/OUT
2
+OUT +IN
GND
-OUT
1
9
0
10
CHANNEL 2
INSERT
1
TIP +
TIP SEND
GND
RING -
RING RETURN
- IN
1
9
0
10
CHANNEL 3
MASTER
INSERT
L
A
MIC INPUT
1
9
3
4
7
5
6
3
L
R
LINE
A
LINE
A
L
R
PHONO/ A
LINE
6
9
0
8
OFF
10
MIC
HF
LF
+6
5
4
7
8
7
CUE/MIX
6
3
8
3
9
2
10
0
5
4
2
1
MIX
CUE
7
6
7
8
9
1
10
0
11
11
PHONES
BOOTH
9
0
9
ON
10
MASTER
0
10
CHANNEL 6
L
R
5
1
2
8
1
9
4
2
2
0
10
CHANNEL 5
0
10
CHANNEL 4
TONE
100Hz
-6
+15
-15
3
6
+6
120Hz
MASTER EQ
1
Rotary Faders
10kHz
-6
+15
-15
80Hz
CUE
5
+6
600Hz
HI-PASS
OFF
CUE
2.5kHz
500
-6
30Hz
RIGHT MIX LEVEL
LINE B
LINE A
LEVEL
200
100
400
6 3 0 3
10
LEFT MIX LEVEL
INPUT 6
LINE B
LINE A
LEVEL
60
500
6 3 0 3
10
200
100
60
500
6
INPUT 5
LINE
PHONO
LEVEL
200
100
60
6 3 0 3
10
INPUT 4
LINE
PHONO
LEVEL
200
100
INPUT 3
LINE
PHONO
L
R
PHONO/ A
LINE
L
R
PHONO/ A
LINE
R
PHONO/
LINE
EXT CUE INPUT
R
CUE DC LINK
RECORD
-10dBV
MIC INSERT
MASTER OUT
-2dBu
L
L
MIC TO BOOTH
R
BOOTH
L
+4dBu
MASTER OUT
DC POWER
INPUT
L
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R
R
SND
SND
SND
SND
SND
SND
RTN
RTN
RTN
RTN
RTN
RTN
PHONES 2
WARNING!
FOR BALANCED CONNECTION ONLY.
DO NOT SHORT PIN 2 OR PIN 3 TO GROUND.
FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION USE JACK OUTPUTS
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XONE:V6 User Guide
Welcome to the
The XONE:V6 is an audiophile rotary club mixer that sets a new
quality benchmark. It is an echo of the earliest days of pro audio
when pioneering individuals hand crafted outstanding products
free from the constraints of cost and time. We revisited the basics
of audio circuit design restoring the simple purity of a minimum
signal path meticulously constructed from the finest discrete
components. The result is a console that gives great recordings
the space and freedom to express their true warmth and clarity.
The main circuits use carefully selected transistors instead of ICs
to ensure the shortest signal path and high voltage rail operation
for massive headroom. The lower open loop stage gain means
minimum negative feedback resulting in reduced intermodulation
distortion of the complex waveforms typical of music. The all
important RIAA input stage uses paralleled audio grade JFETS
and a composite passive equalisation network which maintains
low noise and very high input impedance constant with frequency.
Similar care has been taken with the input preamps using JFETS
in a classic long tailed pair configuration and a Class A mosfet
output stage which replaces the busy integrated op-amp typically
found in modern preamps. Two of the channels feature valve
inputs producing the distinctive second harmonic distortion which
helps warm up clinical sounding sources such as CD. As much
time has been spent carrying out ‘golden ear’ listening tests as
performance logging in the laboratory. The result is the simple
assurance that you will hear every nuance of the music you mix.
The same attention to quality detail is applied to the construction.
The face plate is machined from 6mm thick bead blasted
aluminium. The main VU meters are a very rugged and accurate
original 1950’s British telecom design. The vintage durability is
also reflected in the choice of the knobs and switches.
The XONE:V6 also features the best in modern technology and
engineering excellence. The top of the range, oil damped rotary
faders are made by Penny & Giles, a British company renowned
for its fader expertise. Not only are the controls guaranteed to
give you the finest mix precision, they will also give you the
longest term service. The power unit also benefits from the finest
in linear design for a rock solid bottom end and utmost clarity.
The 6 input channels each have two selectable stereo inputs.
CH1-4 include selectable RIAA and line inputs. CH5 and 6 feature
stereo line valve preamps. Rear panel inserts are provided for
patching in external processing. The channel hi-pass filters use
large rotary controls for performance mixing. The microphone
channel has a balanced XLR input with selectable phantom
power, vocal optimised EQ, insert point, on/off switch, and the
ability to route to the booth if required.
Balanced XLR master and booth stereo outputs are provided. The
master output is also available on unbalanced TRS jack, and
includes an insert point. The recording output is taken from the
booth mix. Two band EQ is available on both the master and
booth outputs. The cue system feeds both front and rear
headphones sockets. The channel cue switches auto-cancel for
fast action, and the cue/mix rotary fader lets you audition how a
source will sound when added to the mix. The tone control helps
you lift the sounds you want to check in your headphones.
Various internal jumpers are provided so you can set preferred
source selection and operating levels.
We hope you enjoy using the XONE:V6 as much as we have
enjoyed designing it.
Andy Rigby-Jones, the designer
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Channel Controls
INPUT 4
LINE
PHONO
18
6 3 0 3
10
6
6 Input channels are provided. Each has switchable inputs for two stereo
sources. CH1-4 provide line and phono (RIAA) inputs. CH5 and 6 feature
valve preamps and have two switchable line sources each. All channels
provide insert points for patching in additional equipment. Internal jumper
options let you change the gain settings and switch out the RIAA equalisation.
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Phono / Line select CH1-4 This toggle switch selects the PHONO input
in its left position, or the LINE input in its right position.
LEVEL
200
100
Line A / Line B select
400
60
500
40
600Hz
30Hz
HI-PASS
OFF
ON
The PHONO input passes through an RIAA equaliser. This
compensates for the response of the turntable pickup cartridge and results in
the desired flat frequency response. Note that the RIAA equaliser can be
bypassed using internal option jumpers if you want to use the inputs for
additional line sources instead.
The CH5 and CH6 preamps provide the warm, musical
sound associated with the characteristically strong second harmonic distortion
associated with the valve circuit.
5
6
3
Meter
7
2
8
1
9
0
10
CHANNEL 4
8
RIAA
Valve preamps
CUE
4
CH5,6 This toggle switch selects the LINE A
input in its left position, or the LINE B input in its right position.
This has 8 LEDs which display the level from -18dB to +10dB relative
to the normal 0dB operating level. It is peak responding so that it can
accurately display fast music peaks. The stereo L and R signals are summed
to feed the meter display. Turn back the LEVEL control if the red ‘+10’ LED
lights. Although there is still plenty of headroom above this level, it is important
to prevent very high channel levels which could overload the mix if several
sources are being mixed together.
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INPUT 5
18
6 3 0 3
10
Level
Adjusts the input sensitivity from fully off to its maximum +10dB gain.
Correct use of this control makes it impossible to overload the input preamp.
Adjust it so that the meter averages around ‘0’ with loudest peaks up to ‘+6’.
Note that there are internal option jumpers to reduce the maximum gain
available to +6 or 0dB.
LINE B
LINE A
6
10
Hi-Pass filter
A variable frequency 12dB per octave filter can be switched
in or out of the channel signal path using the ON/OFF switch. The cut off
frequency can be swept from 30Hz to 600Hz. The large rotary provides fine
control during performance.
LEVEL
Cue
200
100
400
60
500
40
30Hz
600Hz
HI-PASS
OFF
Press this button to route the channel signal to the headphones. The
integral blue LED lights when it is active. An ‘intelligent’ cue system is provided
for quick and easy channel monitoring during performance. The cue switches
are cleared when the console is powered on. The following is possible:
Latching action - Press once to turn it on, press again to turn it off.
Momentary action - Press and hold for longer than 2 seconds. Cue
turns off when you release your finger.
ON
Interlocking action - Press one to turn the previous selection off. This
way you can quickly switch from one to another channel.
CUE
4
5
Adding action - Press two or more at the same time.
6
3
7
2
8
1
9
0
10
CHANNEL 5
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Rotary Fader
Each channel has a large rotary fader for precision control
of its level when mixing. This type of control provides far greater accuracy than
the typical linear fader found in most DJ mixers. It uses the renowned Penny &
Giles oil-damped potentiometer for smooth movement, accurate control and
long life. The rotary ranges from fully off when anti-clockwise to fully on at unity
gain (0dB) when clockwise. For best performance operate these controls near
to their fully clockwise position for normal music level.
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Microphone Controls
A DJ microphone can be plugged in. A professional quality balanced dynamic
vocal type is recommended. Phantom power can be internally enabled if a
condenser type is preferred. The mic can be switched into the master mix,
booth mix, and routes to the cue monitor. An insert is available for patching in
processors such as a limiter or compressor.
2.5kHz
Mic on/off
Switch the microphone into the master mix using the ON/OFF
toggle switch. Depending on the position of the rear panel MIC TO BOOTH
switch, the signal may also appear in the booth mix. When the mic is switched
off, its post fade signal is automatically sent to the cue mix for monitoring.
+15
-15
120Hz
4
5
A hi-pass filter is built in to help remove handling noise and
the popping associated with the close mic proximity effect.
6
3
7
8
2
9
1
0
OFF
ON
10
Hi-pass filter
+15
-15
10
MIC
Mic level Controls the level of the microphone from fully off to a maximum
+60dB gain. Typical operation with a dynamic vocal mic is around the 2 to 3
o’clock position.
Mic EQ
Two controls adjust the frequency response of the mic channel.
2.5kHz is a shelving HF control, 120Hz is a shelving LF control. Both provide
up to 15dB cut or boost. The response is flat at the centre positions. Where
possible use only small amounts of EQ, and cut rather than boost.
A small amount of HF boost can improve the intelligibility of vocals over the
mix, adding brightness. Use HF cut to remove harshness. A little LF boost can
add punch to the male voice. Use LF cut to reduce boominess and LF noise.
Phantom power An internal option jumper is provided to enable +30V
phantom power to the mic input XLR. Only use this if it is required, for example
with certain condenser mics. Do not use it with unbalanced connections.
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LEFT MIX LEVEL
Master Controls
The Master is the main output that feeds the house sound system. An overall
level control together with 2-band equaliser is provided. External processing
equipment such as a limiter or house EQ can be inserted into the master mix
signal path.
Main meter
Two lamp-illuminated moving coil VU meters display the left
and right signals. The needle movement accurately follows the VU (volume
unit) standard. It displays the average signal level. The meter is post master
EQ and pre MASTER level control so that you can keep a check on the console
mix level regardless of house volume. Refer to the notes on Operating Level
and meters later in this guide.
10kHz
-6
+6
80Hz
-6
+6
MASTER EQ
Master EQ
Two controls adjust the frequency response of the overall mix.
10kHz is a shelving HF control, 80Hz is a shelving LF control. Both provide up
to 6dB cut or boost. The response is flat at the centre positions. Where
possible use only small amounts of EQ, or none at all. The LF control is tuned
very low to boost frequencies well below the 80Hz turning point. This lets you
bring out thumping lows from big system subs without wooliness.
These controls should be used for performance rather than room or equipment
compensation. If the system has been properly specified and installed then it
should reproduce the music with an accurate flat response. Rear panel insert
points are provided for patching in processing equipment such as equalisers
needed for room compensation.
Master level
4
5
6
3
7
2
8
9
1
0
10
Controls the overall level of the house mix. It ranges from
fully off to 0dB unity gain. For normal operation it should be used near to or at
its fully clockwise position. The XLR delivers +4dBu output level when the
MASTER level is fully clockwise and the VU meters read ‘0’. This should match
most systems. Internal option jumpers are available for 0dBu operation if
preferred.
MASTER
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Booth Controls
10kHz
-6
+6
100Hz
+6
-6
5
4
6
3
8
2
9
10
0
11
BOOTH
12
MIC INSERT
Mic To Booth switch This rear panel switch is
recessed to protect it from accidental operation once
set. Use a pen or similar pointed object to change its
setting. Set the switch out (flush with panel) to
include the microphone signal in the booth and
recording mix. Set the switch in (pressed) for a
music only mix.
MIC TO BOOTH
Booth EQ
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1
The DJ’s local loudspeakers are fed from the console BOOTH output. The
booth mix is sourced from the master mix. It is derived post insert so that the
DJ hears exactly what is being fed to the house system. The DJ microphone
signal can be included or removed from the booth mix. The same mix feeds
the recording outputs.
Two controls adjust the frequency response of the overall mix.
10kHz is a shelving HF control, 100Hz is a shelving LF control. Both provide
up to 6dB cut or boost. The response is flat at the centre positions. Where
possible use only small amounts of EQ, or none at all. The LF control is tuned
slightly higher than the master EQ to better match the performance of the
speakers typically used. The booth EQ only affect the booth output. It does
not affect the headphones or recording feeds.
Booth level Controls the overall level of the booth mix. It ranges from fully
off to 0dB unity gain. For normal operation it should be used near to or at its
fully clockwise position.
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Headphones Controls
The DJ headphones is sourced from the booth mix and switched cue system.
Headphone sockets are provided on both the front and rear panels.
TONE
HF
LF
CUE/MIX
5
4
6
7
8
2
9
10
0
11
This control balances the level of cue signal and booth (music)
signal in the headphones. Fully anti-clockwise, only cue signal is routed. Fully
clockwise, only booth mix is routed. At centre position, equal cue and booth
signal is mixed together. Use the control when auditioning new tracks and
experimenting with how they may sound when added to the mix.
Controls the overall level of the headphones. It ranges from
fully off to maximum volume.
3
1
Cue / Mix
Phones level
MIX
CUE
Tone control This combines the LF and HF equaliser into one, easy to use
control. At centre position the frequency response is flat. Turning clockwise
boosts the high frequencies while cutting the lows. Turning anti-clockwise
boosts the lows while cutting the highs. Use this to check the frequency makeup of the music you are cueing in the headphones.
PHONES
Headphones are available with different impedance specification, typically
between 8 and 600 ohms. The XONE:V6 is designed to operate with
headphones in the range 30 to 600 ohms. For best performance we
recommend the high quality 70 or 100 ohm type popular with top DJs.
Important Note about Hearing:
To avoid damage to your
hearing do not operate any sound system at excessively high volume. This
also applies to any close-to-ear monitoring such as headphones. Continued
exposure to high volume sound can cause frequency selective or wide range
hearing loss. Make sure that your system complies with any venue sound level
and noise regulations which may apply.
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Channel Connectors
Each channel has two stereo inputs. CH1-4 provide line and RIAA inputs. CH5
and 6 provide two line inputs.
L
A
L
R
LINE
A
R
PHONO/
LINE
L and R inputs RCA phono sockets. The PHONO input provides gain
and RIAA equalisation for turntable cartridges. Note that CH1-4 have internal
option jumpers to disable RIAA if you want to use the inputs for additional line
sources. The LINE inputs have a maximum gain of +10dB to accept signals as
low as -10dBu. Note that there are internal option jumpers to reduce this gain
to +6 or 0dB if preferred. Connect the ground wires of the turntables to the
chassis ground terminals provided.
Insert
SND
RTN
SND
RTN
A pair of RCA phono sockets for each side of the stereo signal lets
you insert external processing such as an effects unit, equaliser or other
channel signal processing device. This is done by breaking the signal path
after the hi-pass filter and before the rotary fader. The insert operates at 0dBu.
With nothing inserted, the jumper plugs must be plugged in as shown so that
the send signals are passed on to the return inputs. These plugs are provided
with the console. To insert external equipment, first unplug the jumpers. Keep
them in a safe place to use again in the future if needed. Use RCA phono
cables to connect the insert send (SND) to the equipment input, and to
connect the equipment output back to the insert return (RTN). Make sure the
equipment is set to operate around 0dBu and has 0dB (unity) gain from its
input to output.
Important !
Make sure the jumper plugs are pressed fully in.
A note about cables
To ensure the fine standard of sonic performance
for which the XONE:V6 has been designed, use only the highest grade
professional cables. Avoid the use of domestic grade cables.
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Microphone Connectors
MIC INPUT
The microphone input is used for the DJ microphone. A hi-pass filter is built in
to reduce low frequency handling noise, popping and proximity effect. An
insert point is provided for patching in processors such as a compressor.
Mic input
MIC INSERT
Balanced XLR, pin 2 hot. Maximum gain available is +60dB. We
recommend you use a rugged, professional grade, dynamic microphone
specifically designed for the vocal application. This should be low impedance
(less than 600 ohms), balanced and have a cardioid (directional) response to
avoid feedback problems.
Phantom power
MIC TO BOOTH
An internal option jumper is provided to select +30V to
the XLR pins for use with microphones which require phantom power. Check
the mic manufacturer’s specification regarding these power requirements.
WARNING Do not connect unbalanced sources or cables to the
XLR input when phantom power is applied. To avoid loud clicks always
turn the mic level down before plugging or unplugging phantom powered
microphones.
Insert
Unbalanced TRS (stereo) jack wired tip = send,
ring = return, sleeve = common ground. With nothing
plugged in the signal is passed through internal switch
contacts within the socket. The insert operates at 0dBu.
Adjust the external equipment to operate around 0dBu
and with 0dB (unity) gain from its input to output.
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MASTER
INSERT
R
MASTER OUT
-2dBu
Master Connectors
The master mix to feed the house system is available on two pairs of sockets,
XLR and TRS. A pre-EQ insert point is provided for patching in processors
such as house equaliser and protection limiter.
Insert
Unbalanced TRS (stereo) jack wired tip = send, ring = return, sleeve
= common ground. With nothing plugged in the signal is passed through
internal switch contacts within the socket. The insert operates at -2dBu. Adjust
the external equipment to operate around -2dBu and with 0dB (unity) gain from
its input to output.
L
XLR output
R
MASTER OUT
L
R
WARNING!
FOR BALANCED CONNECTION ONLY.
DO NOT SHORT PIN 2 OR PIN 3 TO GROUND.
FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION USE JACK OUTPUTS
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Electronically balanced, wired pin 2 hot. Output level is
+4dBu when the MASTER level control is fully clockwise and the VU meters
read ‘0’. Note that this can be changed to 0dBu by resetting internal option
jumpers. The XLR output is designed to operate with balanced equipment
such as speaker processors and amplifiers.
Only use the XLR output with balanced equipment. Do not short the
pin 2 or pin 3 signals to ground as this will degrade the performance. For
unbalanced connection use the TRS jack output.
TRS output Impedance balanced, wired tip hot. Output level is -2dBu
when the MASTER level is fully clockwise and the VU meters read ‘0’. The TRS
output can work with balanced or unbalanced equipment. It can be the main
house feed, or it can provide an additional zone or auxiliary feed when the XLR
output is used.
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Booth and Record Connectors
RECORD
-10dBV
L
BOOTH
The XLR booth output feeds the DJ’s booth amplifier / loudspeaker system.
The record output can be used to make a stereo recording of the performance.
Booth output
Balanced XLR wired pin 2 hot. Output level is +10dBu
when the BOOTH level control is fully clockwise and the VU meters read ‘0’.
The booth output is not affected by the MASTER EQ or level control. Connect
to the amplifier input or speaker processor if one is used.
Although the booth output is designed for connection to balanced equipment,
it can be used with unbalanced equipment by shorting the pin 3 (cold)
connection to ground. Note that this does not apply to the master MIX OUT
XLR connections which should not be unbalanced.
L
R
Record output
RCA phono connectors. These operate at the lower line
level of 316mV, -10dBV (same as -8dBu) which is suitable for connection to
most 2-track recorders. The output is sourced from the booth mix but is not
affected by the booth EQ or level control.
The booth and recording mix includes the DJ microphone signal only if it has
been routed using the rear panel MIC TO BOOTH switch.
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Cue, Ground and Headphones Connectors
EXT CUE INPUT
CUE DC LINK
External cue input
TRS jack break point for overriding the cue system
with an external audio signal. The input is unbalanced with tip = left, ring =
right and sleeve = common ground.
Cue DC link 9-pin D connector for linking the console cue logic system
with external Allen & Heath accessories.
Chassis ground Two heavy duty binding posts are provided for ground
wire connection. Use these to bond the turntables and other equipment
chassis to the console chassis ground.
For safety it is important that all equipment grounds are connected
to mains ground so that exposed metal parts are prevented from carrying
high voltage which can injure or even kill the operator. It is recommended
that the system engineer check the continuity of the safety ground from all
points in the system including microphone bodies, turntable chassis,
equipment cases, and so on.
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Headphones
Two headphones sockets are provided, one on the front
panel, the other on the rear. This provides the choice as to where to plug in the
DJ headphones.
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Power Supply Connector
DC POWER
INPUT
ONLY USE CORRECT
ALLEN&HEATH PSU
DC power input A heavy duty multi-pin socket for connection to the
external power unit using the DC cable provided. This carries the audio and
logic regulated DC power rails required for console operation. Align the
orientation lug and press the plug in. Rotate the locking ring to secure the
cable in place.
Only connect to the correct Allen & Heath
power unit specified for the console. Do not
attempt to modify the cable or power unit in any
way. Failure to observe this may result in damage
to the console.
DC POWER CABLE
The power unit has the following status LED indicators
on its front panel:
+30V and -30V Light when the audio circuit DC
voltage rails are available.
+6.3V
Lights when the logic DC voltage rail is
available.
POWER UNIT
DC POWER OUT
PROTECT
Lights when the power unit is held in
safe mode. This protects the console during the
power up sequence, and if excessive current is drawn
or a voltage fault detected.
POWER RAIL MONITORS
+30V
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-30V
+6.3V
PROTECT
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Check mains voltage setting
MAINS INPUT
V.AC
47-63 Hz ~120W MAX
FUSE
T
T2A 250V
S/No
MADE IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED
air flow
Mains lead
This way up
CAUTION
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
6x
mounting screws
CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION AGAINST RISK OF FIRE REPLACE FUSE
WITH SAME TYPE AND RATING. DISCONNECT SUPPLY BEFORE CHANGING FUSE.
ATTENTION: REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE AVEC UN DES MEMES CARACTERISTIQUES.
COUPER L'ALIMENTATION AVANT DE CHANGER LE FUSIBLE.
DO NOT OBSTRUCT VENTILATION OPENINGS.
DO NOT OPEN. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED BY THE POWER CORD.
ALLEN&HEATH
HYBRID LINEAR PSU
DC POWER
PIN 1. +6.3V 2A
PIN 2. +30V 1A
PIN 3. A GND
PIN 4. A GND
PIN 5. D GND
DC lead
20
100mm (4")
Minimum
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Installing the Power Supply Unit
To avoid damage to the power supply unit
internal assemblies do not mount it on to any
surface subject to resonance or vibration.
For permanent fixing, screw or bolt the power unit to a vertical
surface using 6x fixings as shown. This ensures optimum cooling
and performance. The fixing holes are 5mm diameter.
256mm (10")
79mm (3 1/8")
202mm (8")
79mm (3 1/8")
Check that the mains power switch is in its off (O) position. Plug
in the IEC mains lead. Plug in the console DC power lead
supplied. Ensure it is correctly orientated in the socket. Lock it in
place by tightening the locking ring being careful to avoid cross
threading it. Allow at least 100mm (4”) clearance for the
connector and cable beneath the unit.
Make sure you have read the Safety Instructions
printed in this guide and on the power unit case. Check that
the unit mains voltage setting is correct.
dia 5mm (3/16")
69mm (2 11/16")
271mm (10 5/8")
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A separate high performance mains power unit is provided. This
converts the mains voltage into the various DC power rails
required by the console. Suitable mains and DC power leads are
supplied.
To avoid damage to the console circuits do not plug in
the DC power lead while the power unit is turned on.
Check that there is adequate free air flow around the
unit. Make sure that the ventilation slots are not obstructed in
any way and that no items can fall into them. To avoid
radiated interference do not install the power unit closer than
200mm (8”) to the console.
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483mm (19")
101.6mm (4")
76mm (3")
4U
178mm (7")
4x M6 rack bolts
181mm (7 1/8")
441mm (17 3/8")
256mm (10")
Allow 75mm (3") min clearance for connectors
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Installing the Console
Rack mount
The console fits into a standard 19” rack system
taking up 4U height. Use 4x M6 bolts with plastic protective cups.
These are usually supplied by the rack manufacturer.
441mm (17 3/8")
Plinth mount
The console can be mounted in a custom built
plinth or other furniture. Use the cutting template detail shown
here. The dimensions allow for the console cover fixing screws.
Secure with 4x suitably long M6 bolts and nuts. Use protective
cups to protect the console surface. Shallow reliefs may be
required to allow for the face plate to cover screws.
172mm (6 3/4")
4x M6 bolt clearance (dia 7mm)
Due to the class A topology, lamps and valves used the
console can run slightly warm. Do not obstruct the ventilation
slots above and below the console. Ensure that there is
adequate air flow around the unit.
Template for plinth cutout
4x shallow screw relief (dia 8mm)
38mm (1 1/2")
To avoid radiated interference do not install the power
unit closer than 200mm (8”) to the console.
175mm (6 7/8")
To avoid damage to the console circuits do not plug in
the DC power lead while the power unit is turned on.
51mm (2")
445mm (17 1/2")
233mm (9 3/16")
Do not operate the console with its cover removed.
Do not drill any fixing holes through the console cover.
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Grounding
The connection to ground (earth) in an audio system is important for two reasons:
•
SAFETY - To protect the operator from high voltage electric shock, and
•
AUDIO PERFORMANCE - To minimise the effect of ground loops which result in
audible hum and buzz, and to shield the audio signals from interference pickup.
For safety it is important that all equipment grounds are connected to mains
ground so that exposed metal parts are prevented from carrying high voltage which can
injure or even kill the operator. It is recommended that the system engineer check the
continuity of the safety ground from all points in the system including microphone
bodies, turntable chassis, equipment cases, and so on.
The same ground is also used to shield audio cables from external interference such as the
hum fields associated with power transformers, lighting dimmer buzz, and computer radiation.
Problems arise when the signal sees more than one path to mains ground. A ‘ground loop’
results, causing current to flow between the different ground paths. This condition is usually
detected as a mains frequency audible hum or buzz.
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To ensure safe and trouble-free operation we recommend the following:
•
Have your mains system checked by a qualified electrician If the supply grounding is solid to start
with you are less likely to experience problems.
•
Do not remove the ground connection from the power unit mains plug The console chassis is
connected to mains ground through the power cable to ensure your safety. Audio 0V is connected to
the console chassis internally.
•
Make sure that turntables are correctly grounded Chassis ground terminals are provided on the
console rear panel to connect to turntable earth straps.
•
Deal with ground loops Should you experience hum or buzz caused by ground loops, check first
that each piece of equipment has its own separate path to ground. If so, operate ground lift switches
on connected equipment in accordance with the instruction manuals. Alternatively disconnect the
cable screen at one end, usually the destination end. This breaks the offending loop while still
maintaining the signal shielding down the length of the cable.
•
Use low impedance microphones and line level equipment rated at 200 ohms or less to reduce
susceptibility to interference. The console outputs are designed to operate at very low impedance to
minimise interference problems.
•
Use balanced connections for the microphone and main outputs as these provide further immunity
by cancelling out interference that may be picked up on long cable runs.
•
Route cables to avoid interference To avoid interference pickup keep audio cables away from
mains power units and cables, thyristor dimmer units and computer equipment. Where this cannot be
avoided, cross the cables at right angles to minimise interference.
•
Use good quality cables and connectors and check for correct wiring and reliable solder joints. Use
professional grade short cables to connect your turntables to the console RIAA inputs. Allow sufficient
cable loop to prevent damage through stretching.
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Wiring the Cables
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Connector Types
The XONE:V6 uses professional grade 3 pin XLR, 1/4" TRS jack
and RCA PHONO sockets.
The XLR connection should be used with balanced equipment
such as microphones and feeds to balanced signal processors
and amplifiers. This has 3 connector pins: Pin 1 = ground
(screen), Pin 2 = signal hot (+), Pin 3 = signal cold (-). The male
XLR is used for signal output, female for input.
The INPUT and OUTPUT JACK connections can be used with
balanced or unbalanced line level equipment. These are wired to
work with either balanced 3-pole TRS or unbalanced 2-pole TS
type plugs.
The INSERT JACK requires a single 3-pole TRS jack plug
carrying both the send and return audio signals. Tip = send, ring
= return, sleeve = common ground. The signals are unbalanced.
Switching contacts automatically pass the signal through the
insert socket when nothing is plugged in. A typical cable is shown
in the diagram opposite.
The RCA phono connection is used to connect to equipment such
as CD players, turntables and recording devices.
It is
unbalanced. A separate grounding wire may also be provided
with turntables. The RCA phono is also used for the channel
inserts. Insulated jumper plugs are provided so that the signal
can pass through the sockets when the insert is not used.
Removing the jumper interrupts the channel signal path.
To ensure best performance, we recommend that you use high
quality shielded audio cables and connectors, and take time to
check for reliable and accurate cable wiring and assembly.
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Switching the Console On
The XONE:V6 power unit has two mains voltage settings, 115230V and 100V AC. First check that the setting is correct for your
local mains voltage. This is marked on the power unit rear panel.
The 115-230V setting senses the mains voltage level within the
115 to 230V range and automatically configures the power circuit
mains transformer using relays.
MAINS INPUT
V.AC
MAINS INPUT
FUSE
T
T2A 250V
S/No
MADE IN ENGLAND BY ALLEN & HEATH LIMITED
To avoid audible switch-on thumps, turn connected
power amplifiers down or off before switching the console on
or off. Ensure that the IEC mains plug is pressed fully into the
rear panel socket and the DC cable locking rings are screwed
in place before switching on.
DC POWER OUT
To switch the console on
POWER RAIL MONITORS
+30V
-30V
+6.3V
PROTECT
set the power unit POWER ON
switch to its ‘I’ position. There is a delay of a few seconds as the
unit configures itself and the voltage rails stabilise. During this
time you should hear its relays click. After this time the +30, -30
and +6.3V indicators light to show that the power rails are ready.
To switch the console off
set the power unit POWER ON
switch to its ‘0’ position. The PROTECT indicator lights for a few
seconds while the power rails turn off.
The PROTECT indicator
lights when the power unit shuts
down in safe mode. This happens during switch off, and also if a
power rail fault such as short circuit or over-current is detected.
Switch the console off then on again to restore normal operation.
If the fault does not clear then contact your Allen & Heath service
agent for advice.
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Operating Levels and Meters
It is most important that the system level settings are correctly set. The best
performance can only be achieved if the system levels are set within the normal
operating range and not allowed to peak. Peaking simply results in signal
distortion, not more volume. It is the specification of the amplifier and speaker
system that sets the maximum volume that can be achieved. The human ear
too can fool the operator into believing that more volume is needed. Be careful
as this is in fact a warning that hearing damage will result if high listening levels
are maintained. Remember that it is the QUALITY of the sound that pleases the
ear, not the VOLUME.
The meters
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10
6 3 0 3
6
10
The channel meters are peak responding. The LEDs have a
very fast attack and slower decay to display the music peaks. The main meters
are the moving coil VU type with damped mechanical action displaying the
average music level. It is typical for the VU meters to read lower than the LED
type. Music averaging around ‘0’ on the main meters may be peaking around
‘+6’ or so on the channel meters. If the music is heavily compressed this
difference may be much less. Reduce the level if the channel meter red ‘+10’
LED lights or the VU meter needle is hitting ‘+3’ on its scale.
Normal operating levels.
For normal music the channel meters should
range between –6 and +6 with main meters averaging around 0dB. This
allows enough headroom for the loudest peaks before the signal hits its
maximum clipping voltage and distorts. It also achieves the best signal-tonoise-ratio by keeping the signal well above the residual noise floor (system
hiss). The dynamic range is the maximum signal swing available between the
residual noise floor and clipping. The XONE:V6 provides a massive 116dB
dynamic range.
A final note … The human ear is a remarkable organ with the ability to
compress or ‘shut down’ when sound levels become too high. Do not interpret
this natural response as a reason to turn the system volume up further !
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Internal Option Jumpers
The XONE:V6 provides several user accessible internal jumper options. These are for
specialist application or user preference and should not normally be needed. The factory
default settings should satisfy most applications. The jumpers are plug-on and can be
reconfigured quickly. However, it is necessary to remove the console cover to access the
internal circuit assemblies. This requires that the console be unplugged and removed from its
installation furniture. All the jumpers are accessible without removal of any internal assemblies.
Before starting
Unplug the power unit. Unplug all the cables. Remove the console from
its rack or furniture. Ensure you have a suitably sized, clean work space with adequate
lighting. Ensure you have a T10 Torx screwdriver to remove the cover screws.
Precautions Take care not to damage the panels or internal assemblies during the
process. Ensure the jumpers are pressed fully into position and log your new settings before
refitting the cover.
Access to the option jumpers
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Removing the cover
Use a T10 Torx
screwdriver to remove the 4x front plate to cover
fixing screws (M3x6mm). Also remove the 4x
side, 3x top and 3x underside screws
(M3x4mm). Carefully slide the cover back over
the rear connector panel to reveal the circuit
assemblies.
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Input Channel Option Jumpers
Plug on jumpers set the options required. Plug across the two pins to
set. Plug on to just one pin to remove. This keeps the jumper
available to be re-used later in the future if needed.
+10, +6, 0dB GAIN
RIAA / LINE
JP3
JP1
JP2
JP5
JP6
JP8
JP7
JP4
JP9
JP10
INPUT PCB
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RIAA disable
CH1-4. For RIAA gain and equalisation JP2, JP3,
JP4 and JP8 are fitted. This is the factory default setting. To disable
RIAA and use these inputs with line sources, remove those jumpers
and fit JP1 and JP7 instead.
Gain setting
CH1-6. The maximum preamp gain avaiable is set
using these jumpers. For +10dB gain all four jumpers JP5, JP6, JP9
and JP10 are fitted. This is the factory default setting. To change this
to +6dB gain fit JP5 and JP9 only. For 0dB gain remove all four
jumpers.
RIAA
LINE
JP3
JP1
JP2
JP3
JP1
JP2
JP8
JP7
JP4
JP8
JP7
JP4
GAIN
JP5
JP6
JP9
JP10
+10dB
JP5
JP6
JP9
JP10
+6dB
JP5
JP6
JP9
JP10
0dB
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Microphone Option Jumper
JP2 JP1
A plug on jumper sets the option required. Plug across the two
pins to set. Plug on to just one pin to remove. This keeps the
jumper available to be re-used later in the future if needed.
Phantom power 30V phantom power is disabled when JP1
is fitted. This is the factory default setting. Plug the jumper on to
JP2 instead if you wish to turn phantom power on.
WARNING
Do not connect unbalanced sources or
cables to the XLR input when phantom power is applied. To
avoid loud clicks always turn the mic level down before
plugging or unplugging phantom powered microphones.
MIC PCB
PHANTOM POWER
JP2 JP1
OFF
JP2 JP1
ON
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Master Option Jumpers
Plug on jumpers set the options required. Plug across the two pins to
set. Plug on to just one pin to remove. This keeps the jumper
available to be re-used later in the future if needed.
Master output level
The output level with MASTER control at
maximum position and VU meters reading ‘0’ is +4dBu with JP1 and
JP2 fitted. This is the factory default setting. To change this to 0dBu
remove JP1 and JP2. Access these jumpers from below the console.
LEVEL
MASTER PCB
JP1 JP2
JP1 JP2
+4dBu
JP1 JP2
0dBu
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VU Meter Bulb Replacement
Each VU meter is illuminated using a filament bulb mounted in a
clip behind the meter. The bulb is a long life type. If it needs to
be replaced procede as follows:
VU METER BULBS
Unplug the cables and remove the console cover as described
previously. Carefully unclip the old bulb. Press in the correct type
replacement bulb. Refit the cover.
It is best to replace both bulbs at the same time. This ensures that
they both maintain similar life.
Bulb type 12V 1.2watt 24mm festoon type
Allen & Heath part number AD5198
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BLOCK DIAGRAM
CUE
MIX L
MIX R
CUE L
CUE R
CUE SENSE
CUE DC
BOOTH L
BOOTH R
System Block Diagram
REMOVE LINKS FOR 0dBu OUT
L INSERT
MASTER EQ
L
CHANNEL 1-4
R INSERT
MASTER MIX
LINKS SHOWN FITTED FOR RIAA
LEVEL
PHONO
L
RIAA
HI PASS
FILTER
INSERT
30Hz
ROTARY FADER
L
600
CUE
L
L
+10dB
+6dB
PRE-AMP GAIN SELECT
REMOVE BOTH LINKS FOR 0dB
LINE
MASTER OUT
R
80Hz
R
ON/OFF
SELECT
R
R
L
MASTER LEVEL
10kHz
RECORD OUT
BOOTH EQ
L
R
R
L
BOOTH LEVEL
10kHz
CHANNEL 5-6
SELECT
VALVE
LEVEL
HI PASS
FILTER
L
R
INSERT
ROTARY FADER
BOOTH MIX
R
R
ON/OFF
LINE
30Hz
600
L
+10dB
+6dB
PRE-AMP GAIN SELECT
REMOVE BOTH LINKS FOR 0dB
L
R
BOOTH OUT
100Hz
LINE
CUE MIX
TONE
PHONES LEVEL
CUE/MIX
R
LF
PHONES 1
HF
PHONES 2
PHANTOM POWER
MIC ON
48V
MIC EQ
MIC INPUT
HI PASS FILTER
EXTERNAL CUE INPUT
2.5kHz
CUE DC LINK
120Hz
GAIN/LEVEL
MIC TO BOOTH
CUE CONTROL
INSERT
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Technical Specification
CH1-6 Line Inputs
Master Output
RCA L and R connectors
Level variable from off to +10dB gain (+6, 0dB options)
Impedance >10k ohm
Balanced XLR (for balanced connection only)
TRS jack (for unbalanced connection)
XLR operating level +4dBu (0dBu option)
TRS operating level -2dBu
Impedance <110 ohm
CH1-4 RIAA Inputs
RCA phono L and R connectors
RIAA equalisation (line input option)
Nominal level 7-100mV
Impedance 47k ohms / 330pF
Channel Inserts
RCA phono connectors (jumper plugs provided)
Operating level 0dBu
Impedance Send <75 ohms, Return >10k ohm
Microphone Input
TRS jack Tip = send, Ring = return
Operating level -2dBu
Impedance Send <110 ohms, Return >5k ohm
Booth Output
Balanced XLR (for balanced or unbalanced connection)
Operating level +4dBu
Impedance <75 ohm
Balanced XLR Pin2 hot
Level variable from off to +60dB max gain
Impedance 2k ohm
CMRR -70dB 100Hz to 10kHz
+30V phantom power enable option
Record Output
Microphone Insert
TRS jack Tip = L, Ring = R
Operating level 0dBu
Impedance >10k ohm
TRS jack Tip = send, Ring = return
Operating level 0dBu
Impedance send <75 ohms, Return >10k ohm
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Master Insert
RCA phono L and R connectors
Operating level -10dBV (-8dBu)
Impedance <500 ohm
Cue Input
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Headphones Output
Frequency response
TRS jack Tip = L, Ring = R
30 to 600 ohms headphones, 70 ohms recommended
Power 480mW into 70 ohms, 150mW into 600 ohms
Line in to Master out +0/-0.5dB 10Hz to 30kHz
+0/-1dB 8Hz to 40kHz
Channel Hi-Pass Filter
Master output
12dB per octave
Variable frequency 30Hz to 600Hz
On/off toggle switch
Microphone EQ
Maximum Output Level
+28dBu into >10k ohm
+22dBu into >2k ohm
+20dBu into >2k ohm
+27dBu into >2k ohm
+14dBu into >5k ohm
TRS output
Booth output
Record output
Vocal optimised LF and HF shelves
HF +/-15dB 2.5kHz shelf
LF +/-15dB 120Hz shelf
Headroom
Booth EQ
Distortion THD+N
Music optimised LF and HF shelves
HF +/-6dB 10kHz
LF +/-6dB 100Hz
Master output
Master EQ
Music optimised LF and HF shelves
HF +/-6dB 10kHz
LF +/-6dB 80Hz
Cue EQ
LF/HF cut/lift tone control
+ = HF lift / LF cut
- = LF lift / HF cut
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Channels
Mix
+26dB
+24dB
<0.01% @ 0dBu
<0.03% @ +10dBu
<0.1% @ 0dBu (2nd harmonic)
<0.4% @ +10dBu (“)
Valve CH5, 6
Crosstalk
Measured 100Hz to 10kHz
Rotary fader shutoff
Inter-channel
LR separation
Headphones to mix
<-90dB
<-90dB
<-64dB
<-90dB
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Noise
Measured 22Hz to 22kHz
Master XLR output
<-100dBu residual
<-90dBu @ unity gain
Master TRS output
<-105dBu residual
<-97dBu @ unity gain
Booth output
<-96dBu residual
<-86dBu @ unity gain
Record output
<-99dBu residual
<-98dBu @ unity gain
Line in to Master out <-89dBu 200 ohm source
Phono in to Master
<-85dBu 200 ohm source
Mic EIN
<-127dB 50dB gain, 150 ohm
Meters
Channels
Main L,R
Peak reading 8 LED bar
-18, -10, -6, -3, 0, +3, +6, +10
Moving coil VU, lamp illuminated
Parts
Rotary faders
Rotary controls
Valves
Meters
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Precision Penny & Giles
Conductive plastic, oil damped
Sealed, metal bodied Alps
ECC82 (12AU7)
Sifam classic design
Power Supply
External unit with detachable DC cable
Vertical mount with fixing brackets
Hybrid linear design
Switched mode for mains voltage sensing
Linear design for voltage rails
+/-30V DC audio circuit rails
Mains input IEC 3-pin
Wired for 115 to 230V or 100V AC
47 to 63 Hz operation
Country dependent mains lead supplied
120W max power consumption
Mains fuse T2.5AL 20mm 250V
Dimensions
Console
Width 483mm (19”)
Height 178mm (7”) 4U
Depth 181mm (7 1/8”) from rear of face
Power unit Width 271mm (10 5/8”)
Height 202mm (8”)
Depth 69mm (2 11/16”)
Weight
Console
7.5kg (16lbs)
Power unit 2kg (4.5lbs)
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Channel Hi-Pass filter
Microphone EQ
This graph shows the
response of the filter at its minimum (30Hz) and maximum
(600Hz) settings. The curve can be swept between these
positions.
This graph shows the response of
the equaliser at maximum LF and HF boost and cut. The
shelves are tuned for vocal equalisation at 120Hz (LF) and
2.5kHz (HF). Maximum cut/boost is 15dB.
Channel High-Pass filter Min/Max
Mic EQ
dBr
20.00
dBr
10.00
15.00
0.00
10.00
5.00
-10.00
0.00
-20.00
-5.00
-10.00
-30.00
-15.00
-40.00
20.00 Hz
100.00
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10000.00
20000.00
-20.00
20.00 Hz
100.00
1000.00
10000.00
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20000.00
RIAA
Valve channel distortion
This graph shows the equalisation curve of the
channel RIAA input. This compensates for the response of
the pickup cartridge to result in a flat music response.
This graph shows the
harmonic distortion associated with the valve preamp. The
1kHz test tone is shown, together with a strong second
harmonic distortion. This accounts for the ‘musical warmth’
associated with valve circuits.
RIAA Response
FFT of Valve Input
dBr
20.00
dBu
-0.00
15.00
-20.00
10.00
-40.00
5.00
-60.00
0.00
-80.00
-5.00
-10.00
20.00 Hz
100.00
40
1000.00
10000.00
20000.00
-100.00
-15.00
-120.00
-20.00
-140.00
20.00 Hz
100.00
1000.00
10000.00
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20000.00
Master and Booth EQ
Headphones EQ
This graph shows the
response of the master equaliser at maximum cut and
boost. It has 80Hz (LF) and 10kHz (HF) shelves with up to
6dB boost and cut. The Booth EQ is similar but has a
100Hz LF response due to the lesser response of typical
booth loudspeakers.
This graph shows the response of
the equaliser at maximum TONE control positions. Fully
anti-clockwise LF is boosted by 6dB and HF cut by 12dB.
Fully clockwise HF is boosted and LF cut. The response is
flat at mid position.
Master EQ
Phones Active Tone Control
dBr
15.00
dBr
15.00
10.00
10.00
5.00
5.00
0.00
0.00
-5.00
-5.00
-10.00
-10.00
-15.00
-15.00
20.00 Hz
100.00
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1000.00
10000.00
20000.00
20.00 Hz
100.00
1000.00
10000.00
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User Notes:
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