Alto MAC 2.4 Owner`s manual

Alto MAC 2.4 Owner`s manual
R
LTO
OWNER'S MANUAL
MAC 2.2/2.3/2.4
PROFESSIONAL STEREO AMPLIFIERS
www.altoproaudio.com
Version 1.1 NOV 2007
English
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER OR
THE BACK PANEL OF THIS EQUIPMENT.
THERE ARE NO PARTS NEEDED BY USER
INSIDE THE EQUIPMENT. FOR SERVICE,
PLEASE CONTACT QUALIFIED SERVICE
CENTERS.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of electric shock
and fire, do not expose this equipment
to moisture or rain.
Dispose of this product should
not be placed in municipal waste
and should be separate collection.
11. Move this Equipment only with a cart,
stand, tripod, or bracket,
This symbol, wherever used, alerts you to the
specified by the
presence of un-insulated and dangerous voltages
manufacturer, or
within the product enclosure. These are voltages that
sold with the
may be sufficient to constitute the risk of electric
Equipment. When
shock or death.
a cart is used, use
This symbol, wherever used, alerts you to
caution when
important operating and maintenance instructions.
moving the cart /
Please read.
equipment
Protective Ground Terminal
combination to
AC mains (Alternating Current)
avoid possible
Hazardous Live Terminal
injury from tip-over.
ON: Denotes the product is turned on.
12. Permanent hearing loss may be caused by
OFF: Denotes the product is turned off.
exposure to \ extremely high noise levels.
CAUTION
The US. Government's Occupational Safety
Describes precautions that should be observed to
and Health Administration (OSHA) has
prevent damage to the product.
specified the permissible exposure to noise
1. Read this Manual carefully before operation.
level.
2. Keep this Manual in a safe place.
These are shown in the following chart:
3. Be aware of all warnings reported
with this symbol.
HOURS X DAY SPL EXAMPLE
4. Keep this Equipment away from water and
90 Small gig
8
moisture.
92 train
6
5. Clean it only with dry cloth. Do not use
95 Subway train
4
solvent or other chemicals.
97 High level desktop monitors
3
6. Do not damp or cover any cooling opening.
100 Classic music concert
2
Install the equipment only in accordance with
the Manufacturer's instructions.
102
1,5
105
1
7. Power Cords are designed for your safety. Do
110
0,5
not remove Ground connections! If the plug
does not fit your AC outlet, seek advice from
0,25 or less 115 Rock concert
a qualified electrician. Protect the power
According to OSHA, an exposure to high SPL in
cord and plug from any physical stress to
excess of these limits may result in the loss of
avoid risk of electric shock. Do not place
heat. To avoid the potential damage of heat, it is
heavy objects on the power cord. This could
cause electric shock or fire.
recommended that Personnel exposed to
equipment capable of generating high SPL use
8. Unplug this equipment when unused for long
hearing protection while such equipment is
periods of time or during a storm.
under operation.
9. Refer all service to qualified service personnel
The apparatus shall be connected to a mains
only. Do not perform any servicing other than
those instructions contained within the
socket outlet with a protective earthing
User's Manual.
connection.
10. To prevent fire and damage to the product,
use only the recommended fuse type as
indicated in this manual. Do not short-circuit
the fuse holder. Before replacing the fuse,
make sure that the product is OFF and
disconnected from the AC outlet.
The mains plug or an appliance coupler is used
as the disconnect device, the disconnect device
shall remain readily operable.
IN THIS MANUAL:
1. INTRODUCTION..............................................................................1
2. FEATURES.....................................................................................1
3. CONTROL ELEMENTS...................................................................5
4. OPERATION...................................................................................8
5. BLOCK DIAGRAM........................................................................11
6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................12
7. WARRANTY.................................................................................13
1. INTRODUCTION
Thank you for expressing your confidence in LTO products by purchasing one of
our MAC 2 Series stereo amplifiers. The MAC 2 series include MAC 2.2, MAC
2.3 and MAC 2.4. All models are rugged, 2 rack-unit stereo amplifiers fan-cooled.
Despite their compact dimensions they provide a lot of power and a high value
performance. They are all designed for heavy-duty application and they all can drive
2 ohm loads for long periods without overheating. Therefore they are suited to drive
subwoofers with a minimum load of 4 ohms when working in Bridge Mode.
2. FEATURES
Clip-limiter circuit that is user-adjustable
Switchable low-frequency filter at 30Hz
Operating Mode is: Stereo, Parallel or Bridge
Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS input connectors
Output connectors are speak-on jacks and binding post terminals
Low-noise, variable speed fan
Front panel LED indicating Signal and Clipping and Protection Status
Manufactured under QS9000, VDA6.1 certified management system
1
SP
OT
L
IG
HT
R
LTO
MAC 2.2
ON
Stereo Power Amplifier
CH1
CH2
POWER
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
MAC 2.2
R
LTO
MAC 2.3
ON
Stereo Power Amplifier
CH1
CH2
POWER
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
MAC 2.3
R
LTO
MAC 2.4
ON
Stereo Power Amplifier
CH1
POWER
CH2
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
MAC 2.4
2
HOOK
STEREO MODE
UP
R
LTO
MAC 2.4
ON
Stereo Power Amplifier
CH1
CH2
POWER
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
In this mode, 2 independent channels are sent to 2 separate speakers.
HOOK
PARALLEL MODE
UP
R
LTO
MAC 2.4
ON
Stereo Power Amplifier
CH1
POWER
CH2
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
One mono signal is input to channel 1 or Channel 2 of the MAC 2 series
amplifier and then output to 2 separate speakers. Each speaker volume
can be set separately.
3
HOOK
BRIDGE MODE
UP
R
LTO
MAC 2.4
Stereo Power Amplifier
ON
CH1
POWER
CH2
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
The stereo or mono signal input to channel 1 and channel 2 is combined on the BRIDGE
MONO connector. Only channel 1 Gain control is active. The power at the output will
be combined power of the two channels.
HOOK
STEREO BIAMP
UP
R
LTO
MAC 2.4
ON
Stereo Power Amplifier
CH1
CH2
POWER
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
R
LTO
MAC 2.4
ON
Stereo Power Amplifier
CH1
POWER
CH2
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
The Main Mix signal is routed into an electronic crossover. channel 1 drives the woofer
and channel 2 drives the high frequency driver in a 2-way enclosure.
4
SP
OT
L
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3. CONTROL ELEMENTS
HT
Front Panel:
1 POWER SWITCH
It powers the MAC 2 series ON and OFF.
2 POWER INDICATOR LED
This Power LED lights up when the unit is powered up.
3 PROTECTION LED
a. It will light up when the unit is in Protection Mode due to overheating, short
circuit, low impedance load or other causes (For MAC 2.2 & MAC 2.3).
b. It will light up when the unit is in Protection Mode due to overheating, exist
DC output or other causes (Only for MAC 2.4 ).
4 Clip LED
a. These LEDs will light up when distortion reaches a level of 0.5%, Turn the
relative GAIN control down so that the CLIP LEDs only flash occasionally (For
MAC 2 series).
b. The LED will light up due to short circuit, low impedance load (Only for MAC 2.4).
5 SIGNAL LED
These LEDs will light up when the signal at the output is at least 100 mV.
6 GAIN CONTROLS
These controls are used to adjust the output signal level.
7 COOLING VENTS
The MAC 2 series amplifiers are equipped with two fans, which can accelerate
the flow of air to low the temperature inside unit. The inside temperature
determines the fan speed, which controls the inside air flowing speed.
3
2
R
LTO
MAC 2.4
ON
Stereo Power Amplifier
CH1
POWER
CH2
PROT
CLIP
SIG
OFF
POWER
5
6
1
6
4
7
5
SP
OT
L
IG
3. CONTROL ELEMENTS
HT
Rear Panel:
8 CIRCUIT BREAKER
This is an electronic fuse for protecting the unit from possible damage. When the
unit is overloaded or the temperature inside the unit is too high, this push-type
button will spring out and disconnect the power supply. Push the Breaker to
restore normal working conditions.
9 IEC socket for AC power cable
Connect the supplied main cord. Do not insert the power cord into the MAC 2
series amplifier and into the AC Outlet until voltage has been correctly set.
10 XLR BALANCED INPUT CONNECTORS
Each Channel features balanced XLR and 1/4" jack sockets wired in parallel. The
Balanced signals are less sensitive to hum noise generated by AC.
11 SPEAKON OUTPUTS (Channel 1 & Channel 2)
These connectors are specifically designed to connect high power speakers. The
correct polarity is secured automatically, they prevent shock hazard and they lock-in
securely.
12 BINDING POST OUTPUTS (Channel 1 & Channel 2)
Please make sure to respect the speaker polarity when using binding post.
Caution: turn off the unit before connecting an audio signal to the binding post to
avoid any electric shock!
14
A104
PUSH
INPUT
CONNECTION
CH-2
(+)
2
LINE
2
SRT
1
3
(GND)
1
(-)
MODEL
OFF
ON
LF 30HZ
FILTER
BALANCED 1.15V/20K
INPUT
PUSH
BRIDGED
STEREO
PARALLEL
(MONO)
LINE
2
1
3
OFF
CH-1
T(+)
CH-2
BREAKER
R(-)
S(GND)
3
SERIAL
8
12
BRIDGED
MONO
CH1
1+ 1
BRIDGED
2+ 2
CHANNEL1
CHANNEL2
CH2
1+ 1
ON
CLIP LIMT
DESIGNED IN ITALY
16
6
CH-1
BRIDGED INPUT
10
13 15
11
9
SP
OT
L
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3. CONTROL ELEMENTS
HT
13 CLIP-LIMITER SWITCH
If a very high level signal is driven into the amplifier, the output signal will "CLIP", that
is the peaks of the waveform will be flattered. The Clip Limiter circuit automatically
reduces the gain to prevent the overdrive. You can switch the Clip Limiter circuit
ON and OFF via the (13) switch on the rear panel of your MAC 2 series. If you use
full range speakers, the Clip Limiter circuit will reduce the high frequency distortion
and it will also protect the high frequency drivers. However, some Users prefer to
switch the Limiter OFF to get more punch from Kick Drums and other sounds in
the low frequencies area.
14 LOW FREQUENCY FILTER
This Filter rolls off audio signals below 30 Hz. In this way bass performance will
be improved, because the subsonic motion of the cone will be cut out and more
power is made available to the woofer in the audible range of frequencies. If you
want our view: Keep the Filter ON most of the time unless you are filtering the
signal before the input of the MAC 2 series. Especially vented speakers (bass-reflex)
are very sensitive to subsonic frequencies (below 30 Hz).
15 OUTPUT MODE SELECTOR
The MAC 2.2/2.3/2.4 stereo power amplifier presents three operating modes:
- Stereo Mode
In this mode, channel 1 and channel 2 operate independently (as a normal stereo
amplifier). The channel 1 input signal will be output from the channel 1 output connector,
and channel 2 input signal will be output from the channel 2 output connector.
- Parallel Mono Mode
In this mode, channel 1 input signal will be output from the output connectors of
both channels. Detail wiring diagram you can refer to chapter 4.
- Bridged Mode
In this mode, channel 1 input signal will be output from the bridge-mono output
connector. Detail wiring diagram you can refer to chapter 4.
16 COOLING FAN
This fan secures enough cooling for your MAC 2 series amplifier. The airflow is front-to-rear.
The fan speed is electronically regulated depending on the temperature of the power
devices.
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4. OPERATION
The MAC 2 series amplifiers provide three operating modes: stereo mode,
parallel (mono) mode and bridged mode, you can decide each specific operating
mode according to your actual application circumstance.
Operate MAC 2 series in Stereo Mode
In this mode, channel 1 and channel 2 operate independently (as a conventional
stereo amplifier). The channel 1 input signal will be output from the channel 1
output connectors, and the channel 2 input signal will be output from the channel 2
output connectors.
Input wiring tips
BALANCED
1
2
GND
UNBALANCED
1
3
2
FROM
SOURCE
INPUT
SHIELD
3
FROM
SOURCE
INPUT
+
+
SHIELD
SHIELD
A104
PUSH
INPUT
CONNECTION
CH-2
(+)
2
LINE
2
SRT
1
3
(GND)
1
(-)
MODEL
OFF
ON
LF 30HZ
FILTER
BALANCED 1.15V/20K
INPUT
PUSH
BRIDGED
STEREO
PARALLEL
(MONO)
LINE
2
SERIAL
1
3
OFF
CH-1
T(+)
CH-2
BREAKER
R(-)
S(GND)
3
BRIDGED
MONO
CH1
1+ 1
BRIDGED
2+ 2
CHANNEL 1
CHANNEL 2
CH2
1+ 1
ON
CLIP LIMT
DESIGNED IN ITALY
CH-1
BRIDGED INPUT
BRIDGED
STEREO
PARALLEL
(MONO)
channel 2
+
+
channel 1
channel 1
channel 2
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4. OPERATION
Operate MAC 2 series in Parallel Mode
In this mode, the channel 1 input signal will be output from the output connectors
of both channels. The channel 2 input jack is not used; the channel 1 and channel 2
volumes can be adjusted independently. Use the Parallel Mode when you want to
drive two speakers with only one input signal keeping separate control of the volume
of the two channels.
NOTE: since you are not using the channel 2 input you can use this socket to
"daisy-chain" the signal to another amplifier.
Input wiring tips
BALANCED
1
2
GND
UNBALANCED
1
3
2
FROM
SOURCE
INPUT
SHIELD
3
FROM
SOURCE
INPUT
+
+
SHIELD
SHIELD
A104
PUSH
INPUT
CONNECTION
CH-2
(+)
2
LINE
2
SRT
1
3
(GND)
1
(-)
MODEL
OFF
ON
LF 30HZ
FILTER
BALANCED 1.15V/20K
INPUT
PUSH
BRIDGED
STEREO
PARALLEL
(MONO)
LINE
2
SERIAL
1
3
OFF
CH-1
T(+)
CH-2
BREAKER
R(-)
S(GND)
3
BRIDGED
MONO
CH1
1+ 1
BRIDGED
2+ 2
CHANNEL 1
CHANNEL 2
CH2
1+ 1
ON
CLIP LIMT
DESIGNED IN ITALY
BRIDGED
STEREO
PARALLEL
(MONO)
CH-1
BRIDGED INPUT
NO USING
channel 2
+
channel 1
+
channel 1
9
4. OPERATION
Operate MAC 2 series in Bridged Mode
In this mode, the channel 1 input signal will be output from the bridge output
connectors. ( The 2 RED binding post ) In this case, use the channel 1 volume
control to adjust the volume, keep the volume control of channel 2 turned completely
down ( counter clockwise ). Bridged mode is intended for driving loads with a total
impedance of 4 ohms or greater. In Bridge Mode you will combine the power of both
channels into one speaker. You will have available massive amount of power so check
carefully the power handling of your speaker before operation.
Input wiring tips
BALANCED
1
2
GND
UNBALANCED
1
3
2
FROM
SOURCE
INPUT
SHIELD
3
FROM
SOURCE
INPUT
+
+
SHIELD
SHIELD
A104
PUSH
INPUT
CONNECTION
CH-2
(+)
2
LINE
2
SRT
1
3
(GND)
1
(-)
MODEL
OFF
ON
LF 30HZ
FILTER
BALANCED 1.15V/20K
INPUT
PUSH
BRIDGED
STEREO
PARALLEL
(MONO)
LINE
2
SERIAL
1
3
OFF
CH-1
T(+)
CH-2
BREAKER
R(-)
S(GND)
3
BRIDGED
MONO
CH1
1+ 1
BRIDGED
2+ 2
CHANNEL 1
CHANNEL 2
CH2
1+ 1
ON
CLIP LIMT
DESIGNED IN ITALY
CH-1
BRIDGED INPUT
BRIDGED
STEREO
PARALLEL
(MONO)
channel 2+
channel 1+ +
NO USING
NO USING
channel 1
channel 2channel 2+ +
10
5. BLOCK DIAGRAM
11
6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MAC 2.2
MAC 2.3
MAC 2.4
1000 W
1800 W
8 Ohms (RMS)
x2
350 W x 2
230 W x 2
8 Ohms (RMS)
710 W
1000 W
1800 W
4 Ohms (EIAJ)
1500 W
2200 W
3100 W
POWER SPECIFICATIONS
Stereo Mode
(Both channels driven)
20Hz~20KHz
Bridge Mono Mode
20Hz~20kHz
750 W
2 Ohms (EIAJ)
4 Ohms (RMS)
900 W
510 W
560 W
285 W
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
1.15 V (+3.4 dBu)
INPUT SENSITIVITY
1.15 V (+3.4 dBu)
INPUT IMPEDANCE
10 K
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
25 Hz~25 KHz +0/-1 dB
-3 dB points: 5 Hz~50 KHz
(at 10dB below rated output power)
Unbalanced
20 K
1.15 V (+3.4 dBu)
Balanced
VOLTAGE GAIN
30 dB
32dB
34 dB
DISTORTION(SMPTE-1M)
<0.03%
<0.03%
<0.03%
S/N ratio
100 dB
100 dB
100 dB
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
PROTECTIONS
Full short circuit, open circuit, thermal, ultrasonic, and RF protection
stable into reactive or mismatched loads, turn ON/OFF, muting, tried
crowbar
CONTROLS
Front: AC switch, Input level control for each channel
Rear: stereo/ parallel/ bridged selector, 30Hz filter selector clip
ON/OFF selector.
INDICATORS
SIGNAL: 2 green LED CLIP: 2 red LED
POWER: 1 Blue LED PROTECTION: 1 red LED
CONNECTORS
INPUT : Active balanced XLR and 1/4"(6.3 mm)TRS
OUTPUT: "Touch-proof" binding posts and speak-on jacks.
POWER SUPPLY
Available for 110-120 V or 220~240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
DIMENSIONS
483(W) 460(D) 88.8(H)mm
WEIGHT
12
13.6 kg
15.6 kg
20.55 kg
7. WARRANTY
1. WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
To obtain Warranty Service, the buyer should first fill out and return the enclosed
Warranty Registration Card within 10 days of the Purchase Date.
All the information presented in this Warranty Registration Card gives the
manufacturer a better understanding of the sales status, so as to provide a
more effective and efficient after-sales warranty service. Please fill out all the
information carefully and genuinely, miswriting or absence of this card will void
your warranty service.
2. RETURN NOTICE
2.1 In case of return for any warranty service, please make sure that the
product is well packed in its original shipping carton, and it can protect your
unit from any other extra damage.
2.2 Please provide a copy of your sales receipt or other proof of purchase with
the returned machine, and give detail information about your return address
and contact telephone number.
2.3 A brief description of the defect will be appreciated.
2.4 Please prepay all the costs involved in the return shipping, handling and
insurance.
3. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
3.1 LTO warrants that this product will be free from any defects in materials
and/or workmanship for a period of 1 year from the purchase date if you
have completed the Warranty Registration Card in time.
3.2 The warranty service is only available to the original consumer, who purchased
this product directly from the retail dealer, and it can not be transferred.
3.3 During the warranty service, LTO may repair or replace this product at its
own option at no charge to you for parts or for labor in accordance with the
right side of this limited warranty.
3.4 This warranty does not apply to the damages to this product that occurred
as the following conditions:
Instead of operating in accordance with the user's manual thoroughly, any abuse
or misuse of this product.
Normal tear and wear.
The product has been altered or modified in any way.
Damage which may have been caused either directly or indirectly by another
product / force / etc.
Abnormal service or repairing by anyone other than the qualified personnel or
technician.
And in such cases, all the expenses will be charged to the buyer.
3.5 In no event shall LTO be liable for any incidental or consequential damages.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to
you.
3.6 This warranty gives you the specific rights, and these rights are compatible
with the state laws, you may also have other statutory rights that may vary
from state to state.
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SEIKAKU TECHNICAL GROUP LIMITED
NO. 1, Lane 17, Sec. 2, Han Shi West Road, Taichung 40151, Taiwan
http://www.altoproaudio.com Tel: 886-4-22313737
email: [email protected] Fax: 886-4-22346757
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manual without written permission is forbidden. Copyright c 2007 Seikaku Group
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