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Crate TXB50 Specifications
CONGRATULATIONS!
You are now the proud owner of the Crate TXB50 battery powered amplifier
with Digital Signal Processing. At last, you can take your music with you and
have great tone on the road. Not only is the TXB50 compact and portable, it also
features a four band rotary eq, a switchable contour control and the incredible
sound that has made Crate a household name among musicians. The high tech
polymer enclosure makes the amplifier lighter and even more portable!
Like all Crate products, your TXB50 is designed by musicians and built using
the finest components available. Each unit is rigorously tested by skilled
technicians and musicians to ensure that your amplifier is the best it can be!
In order to get the most out of your new amplifier, we strongly urge you to go
over the information contained in this manual before you begin playing.
Thanks for choosing
CRATE.
CONTENTS:
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
About the Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,5
The Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,7
The Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
About the Insert Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Suggested Setups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,10
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . .back cover
CAUTION
PRECAUCION
ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RIESGO DE CORRIENTAZO
NO ABRA
RISQUE D'ELECTROCUTION
NE PAS OUVRIR
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
PRECAUCION: PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE INCENDIOS O DESCARGAS
ELECTRICAS, NO PERMITA QUE ESTE APARATO QUEDE EXPUESTO A LA
LLUVIA O LA HUMEDAD. PARA DISMINUOIR EL RIESGO DE CORRIENTAZO.
NO ABRA LA CUBIERTA. NO HAY PIEZAS ADENTRO QUE EL USARIO PUEDO
REPARAR DEJE TODO MANTENIMIENTO A LOS TECHNICOS CALIFICADOS.
ATTENTION: PROTÉGEZ CET APPAREIL DE LA PLUIE ET DE L'HUMIDITÉ
AFIN D'ÉVITER TOUT RISQUE D'INCENDIE OU D'ÉLECTROCUTION. POUR
REDUIRE D'ELECTROCUTION NE PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE. AUCUNE
PIECE INTERNE N'EST REPRABLE PAR L'UTILISATEUR. POUR TOUTE
REPARATION, S'ADRESSER A UN TECHNICIEN QUALIFIE.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• READ, FOLLOW, HEED, AND KEEP ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS.
• DO NOT OPERATE NEAR ANY HEAT SOURCE AND DO NOT BLOCK ANY VENTILATION OPENINGS ON THIS APPARATUS. FOR
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PROPER OPERATION, THIS UNIT REQUIRES 3” (75mm) OF WELL VENTILATED SPACE AROUND HEATSINKS AND OTHER AIR
FLOW PROVISIONS IN THE CABINET.
DO NOT USE THIS APPARATUS NEAR SPLASHING, FALLING, SPRAYING, OR STANDING LIQUIDS.
CLEAN ONLY WITH LINT-FREE DAMP CLOTH AND DO NOT USE CLEANING AGENTS.
ONLY CONNECT POWER CORD TO A POLARIZED, SAFETY GROUNDED OUTLET WIRED TO CURRENT ELECTRICAL CODES AND
COMPATIBLE WITH VOLTAGE, POWER, AND FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS STATED ON THE REAR PANEL OF THE APPARATUS.
PROTECT THE POWER CORD FROM DAMAGE DUE TO BEING WALKED ON, PINCHED, OR STRAINED.
UNPLUG THE APPARATUS DURING LIGHTNING STORMS OR WHEN UNUSED FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.
ONLY USE ATTACHMENTS, ACCESSORIES, STANDS, OR BRACKETS SPECIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER FOR SAFE OPERATION AND TO AVOID INJURY.
THIS APPARATUS DOES NOT OPERATE NORMALLY AND REQUIRES SERVICE WITH ANY PHYSICAL DAMAGE FROM IMPACT OR
ANY EXPOSURE TO MOISTURE.
SERVICE MUST BE PERFORMED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
OUR AMPLIFIERS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HIGH SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS. CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO HIGH SOUND
PRESSURE LEVELS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING IMPAIRMENT OR LOSS. USER CAUTION IS ADVISED AND EAR PROTECTION IS RECOMMENDED IF UNIT IS OPERATED AT HIGH VOLUME.
EXPLANATION OF GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS:
EXPLICACION DE SIMBOLOS GRAFICOS:
EXPLICATION DES SYMBÔLES GRAPHIQUES:
"DANGEROUS VOLTAGE"
=
“VOLTAJE PELIGROSO”
"DANGER HAUTE TENSION"
"IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE USER TO REFER TO THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL"
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“ES NECESARIO QUE EL USUARIO SE REFIERA AL MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES.”
"REFERREZ-VOUS AU MANUAL D'UTILISATION"
FEATURES:
• Four band rotary equalizer
• Switchable Contour control
• Crate’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
• Insert jack for connecting external effects
• CD Inputs for connecting background music
• Headphones jack for silent operation
• Internal rechargeable power supply for at least 8 hours of normal
playing time, 2 hours at full output – fully recharges within 6 hours
(when battery is fully discharged; shorter if partially charged)
• Two-color battery status LED – red indicates low battery, yellow indicates battery okay
• Can also be powered by an AC wall adapter or by a 12 volt automotive
adapter (see page 5)
• Tuned port cabinet for extended bass response
• Durable black molded polymer enclosure
• Rubber feet on three sides – for positioning as a low angle monitor, a
high angle monitor or as an upright speaker (see below)
• Provisions for 1-1/2” diameter stand mounting (installation kit not
included)
LOW ANGLE MONITOR
HIGH ANGLE MONITOR
UPRIGHT SPEAKER
STAND MOUNTED SPEAKER
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ABOUT THE POWER SUPPLY:
The TXB50 uses a sealed lead-acid 12-volt battery as its internal power
source. Unlike ni-cad batteries, this battery has no “memory” – it can
be fully recharged at any time, without damage to the battery.
When fully charged, the LED next to the power switch will illuminate
yellow with the switch at the on position. The LED will change to red
when the battery is low and needs recharging. When this happens, turn
the amp off, connect the 15-volt charger to the charger jack and plug it
in to an AC outlet. The LED near the charger jack will illuminate red
while the amp is charging and goes out when the amp is fully charged.
The battery fully recharges within 6 hours, providing up to 8 hours of
use at low levels, about 4 hours of use at moderate levels, and about 2
hours of use at continuous full power (sine wave). The battery is rated
for up to 1000 charging cycles. (The charger can also function as an AC
power supply.)
The battery inside the TXB50 must be fully charged before operating
the amplifier for the first time. The amplifier leaves our factory with a
fully charged battery. However, the battery may lose some of its charge
in transit.
NOTE: If the battery is drained too low, the Power LED will go out. This
indicates an exhausted battery – one which may not take a charge. If
this happens, turn the amp off, connect the 15-volt charger to the
charger jack and plug it in. If the Charger LED (see #17, page 8) doesn’t
illuminate, the battery might be beyond recharging. (The TXB50 uses a
“smart” charging circuit and will not allow you to charge a defective
battery.) If the battery is serviceable, the LED will illuminate once the
battery reaches 10 volts – leave the charger plugged in and let the battery fully recharge. If the LED never illuminates, the battery may need
replacing. Contact Crate’s service department:
SLM Electronics
1901 Congressional Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
1-800-738-PARTS (7563)
To avoid damaging the amplifier, do not connect the 15VAC charger to
the amplifier’s 12VDC Cigarette Lighter Adapter jack.
CAUTION! The TXB50 contains a sealed, rechargeable,
lead-acid battery. Dispose of battery properly. Improper
disposal of the battery or replacement with any other
type may cause leakage, explosion, and/or injury. Refer
also to the warranty card.
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ABOUT THE POWER SUPPLY (continued):
The TXB50 may also be powered by using a 12-volt automotive cigarette
lighter adapter, available at most electronic supply stores. Make certain
that the polarity on the adapter matches what is shown below.
POSITIVE
NEGATIVE
Connect the small round end of the adapter to the 12VDC Automobile
adapter jack (#18, page 8), then connect the other end of the adapter
into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket. (In some vehicles, the ignition
switch must be in the “on” or “accessory” position to have power at the
socket.) NEVER PLUG THE 15VDC CHARGER INTO THE AMPLIFIER’S
12VDC LIGHTER PLUG!
When using the DC cigarette lighter adapter, the vehicle’s battery will
keep the amp charged to its own voltage level – if the battery has a 13.5
volt charge, the amp will charge up to 13.5 volts; if the battery is low and
only has a 10-volt charge, the amp will discharge down to 10 volts.
Declaration Of Conformity
#26, Effective 01-01-2001
Manufacturer’s Name:
Production Facility:
Production Facility:
Shipping Facility:
Office Facility:
SLM Electronics
11880 Borman Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA
700 Hwy 202 W, Yellville, AR 72687, USA
1400 Ferguson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63133, USA
1400 Ferguson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63133, USA
Product Type:
Audio Amplifier
Complies with Standards:
LVD:
Safety:
EMC:
92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC, & 73/23/EWG
EN60065
EN55013, EN55020, EN55022, EN61000-3-2,
& EN61000-3-3
Supplementary information provided by your local Sales & Services Office or:
SLM Electronics - R & D Engineering
1901 Congressional Drive, St Louis, MO 63146, USA
Tel.: 314-569-0141, Fax: 314-569-0175
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THE FRONT PANEL:
INPUT
INPUT
GAIN
EQUALIZATION
CONTOUR
LOW
–12
+12
LOW
MID
–12
+12
HIGH
MID
–12
+12
HIGH
–12
+12
ACTIVE
TXB50
1
2
3
4
6
7
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1. INPUT: Connect an active or passive
instrument here by means of a shielded signal cable terminated with a 1/4”
connector.
5. LOW: Use this control to adjust the
low frequency level of the amplifier.
This control provides a 19dB range of
cut or boost at 60Hz.
2. GAIN: Use this control to adjust the
input signal level for the best signal to
noise ratio without distortion.
6. LOW MID: Use this control to adjust
the lower-midrange frequency level of
the amplifier. This control provides a
25dB range of cut or boost at 200Hz.
3. CONTOUR: This control is only
active when the Contour Active switch
(#4) is depressed. Use this control to
vary the position of the contour effect.
This control gives you a wide variety of
tone variations, from a studio “V”shaped tone to a more “live,” more
present sound.
4. CONTOUR ACTIVE: This switch,
when depressed, activates the
Contour control (#3).
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7. HIGH MID: Use this control to
adjust the upper-midrange frequency
level of the amplifier. This control provides a 16dB range of cut or boost at
1kHz.
8. HIGH: Use this control to adjust the
high frequency level of the amplifier.
This control provides a 28dB range of
cut or boost at 10kHz.
DSP
MASTER
LEVEL
MODE
LEVEL
CD INPUT INSERT
POWER
FUNK-WAH
FLANGE
OCTAVE
CHORUS
CHO/HALL
ECHO
ROOM
DELAY
HALL
BASS
BUS
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10
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9. MASTER LEVEL: Use this control to
adjust the overall output of the amplifier.
10. DSP MODE: Use this control to select
the type of Digital Signal Processing
(DSP) effect applied to the signal. The
effects are as follows:
DELAY: Slapback delay effect
ECHO: Long delay effect with regeneration
CHORUS: Chorus effect
FLANGE Light flange effect
FUNK-WAH: Touch-sensitive wah-wah effect
OCTAVE: Adds secondary note one octave
lower than original note
CHO/HALL: Chorus effect with large hall reverb
ROOM: Small room reverb effect
HALL: Large hall reverb effect
11. DSP LEVEL: Use this control to adjust
the amount of DSP effect to be applied
to the signal. In the fully counterclockwise position, no effect is applied. As you
rotate the control clockwise the amount
of effect increases.
12. CD INPUT: Use these jacks to connect
the outputs of a CD player or tape player to
the amplifier. The output of the CD or tape
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player may need to be attenuated for a
suitable mix with the input channels – see
the notes on page 10.
13. INSERT: Use this jack to connect an
external effects device to the amplifier, or
as an input for a drum machine or other line
level signal. This jack is wired as follows:
Tip = Line In (Return - from effect out)
Ring = Line Out (Send - to effect in)
Sleeve = ground
See page 8 for additional information.
14: HEADPHONES: Use this jack to connect a pair of stereo headphones for private practice sessions. The internal speakers are disconnected when headphones
are used.
15. LED: When the power switch is on and
the battery is fully charged, this LED illuminates yellow. The LED illuminates red when
the battery needs recharging.
16. POWER: Use this switch to turn the
amplifier on (top of the switch depressed)
or off (bottom of switch depressed).
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THE REAR PANEL:
DC CHARGER
PLUG
DC CIGARETTE
LIGHTER ADAPTOR
LIT WHEN
CHARGING
15V DC
12V DC
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17. DC CHARGER PLUG, 15VDC: Plug the
small round connector of the AC wall
adapter into this jack to charge the internal
battery. The LED next to the jack glows red
when the amp is charging. See page 4 for
additional information.
POSITIVE
NEGATIVE
18. DC CIGARETTE LIGHTER ADAPTER, 12
VDC: Plug the small round connector of the
optional 12-volt car adapter into this jack to
play the amplifier from a vehicle, instead of
the internal battery. NEVER connect the
15-volt charger to this jack! See page 4 for
additional information.
ABOUT THE INSERT JACK:
The Insert jack (#13) lets you patch external effects into the amplifier just prior to its power amp
stage, as shown below. Set the mix controls on the external effects units to “full effect” (100% wet).
The Insert jack is a parallel circuit, allowing the connection of another input to the amplifier without interupting the signal from the Input jack. An attenuator or external level control may be needed whenever a line level signal is connected to the Insert jack.
Connecting to an
effect’s insert jack
with a stereo cable:
TO
INSERT,
TXB50
TIP: LINE IN (RETURN)
RING: LINE OUT (SEND)
SLEEVE: GROUND
Connecting to an effect
with a stereo-to-mono Y
cable:
TO
INSERT,
TXB50
Connecting to an effect
with a stereo-to-mono
adapter and cables:
TIP: LINE IN (RETURN)
TO
INSERT,
TXB50
RING: LINE OUT (SEND)
SLEEVE: GROUND
Connecting a line
level signal into
the Insert jack:
TIP: LINE IN (RETURN)
TO
INSERT,
TXB50
RING: LINE OUT (SEND)
SLEEVE: GROUND
YPP117
DUAL MONO 1/4" TO
STEREO 1/4" ADAPTER
STP201, 3'
STP202, 6'
STP203, 9'
CA2
(IF EFFECT IS INVERTING)
RI NG
DUAL MONO 1/4" TO
STEREO 1/4" Y-CABLE
1/4" TO RCA
ADAPTER
TIP
(IF EFFECT IS NON-INVERTING)
STEREO 1/4" TO
STEREO 1/4" CABLE
RCA
TO
RCA
CABLE
R ING
TIP
MONO 1/4" TO
MONO 1/4" CABLES
TO
STANDARD
INSERT
JACK OF
EFFECT
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TO
INVERTED
INSERT
JACK OF
EFFECT
TO
MONO
OUTPUT
JACK OF
EFFECT
TO
MONO
INPUT
JACK OF
EFFECT
TO
MONO
OUTPUT
JACK OF
EFFECT
TO
MONO
INPUT
JACK OF
EFFECT
TO
LINE
LEVEL
OUTPUT
OF DEVICE
SUGGESTED SET-UPS:
The TXB50 can be used in a variety of different ways, some of which are
shown below and on the following page. Use these ideas to fuel your
imagination for the setup which best suits your needs.
Idea 1 – Play along, with external effects and backup: Connect an instrument (bass, guitar, keyboard) to the Input jack. (This high-Z input works
with all types of pickups, from Piezo to active types.) Connect a tape
player or CD player to the CD Input jacks. Connect the external effects
device to the Insert jack using one of the methods shown on page 8.
(Note that the external effect will be applied full strength to the instrument, as well as the CD inputs, so use with discretion.) A pair of stereo
headphones may be connected to the Headphones jack for privacy.
INSTRUMENT
INPUT
HEADPHONES
CD PLAYER
EFFECTS
CD
INPUT
INSERT
HEAD
PHONES
Idea 2 – Play along, version two: Connect an instrument to the Input jack.
Connect a tape player or CD player to the CD Input jacks. (See the notes
on page 10 for more detailed information.) Connect a drum machine to
the Insert jack. Use a mono 1/4” connector - tip = signal +, sleeve =
ground. (See page 8.)
TAPE PLAYER
DRUM MACHINE
INSTRUMENT
INPUT
CD
INPUT
INSERT
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SUGGESTED SET-UPS (CONTINUED):
Idea 3 - Music Playback: Connect the outputs of a CD player or tape deck
to the Input jack. (Use a dual RCA-to-mono 1/4” adapter as shown below.)
Use the gain, eq and level controls to adjust the sound as desired.
CD PLAYER
INPUT
EQ, COMP/LMTR
INSERT
Notes:
• When a tape player or CD player is connected to the CD Input jacks,
the output of the player may need to be adjusted by means of its output level control (if it has one), or by an external attenuator/preamp.
• A tape player or CD player may be connected to the Input channel
instead of the CD Input jacks. This provides control of the gain and
equalization of the signal, as well as the application of the DSP if
desired. In this case, the left and right ouputs of the tape or CD player must be summed as shown below to create a mono signal.
RIGHT
OUT
TO INPUT JACK
CA9Y
DUAL RCA-TO-MONO
1/4" ADAPTER
LEFT
OUT
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SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM:
INPUT
CONTOUR
EQ
GAIN
SHAPE
DSP
LOW LOW HIGH HIGH
MID MID
LEVEL
MODE
POWER
AMP
LIMITER
MASTER
LEVEL
HEAD
PHONES
INSERT
CD
INPUTS
POWER SUPPLY
DC
CHARGER
DC
CIGARETTE
LIGHTER
ADAPTER
FUSE
SMART
CHARGER
CHARGING
CIRCUIT
FUSE
CHARGING
INDICATOR
BATTERY
INDICATOR
BATTERY
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTPUT POWER RATING
50W RMS @ 10% THD, 4 ohms, 13.6VDC in
INPUT IMPEDANCE
220k ohm
MAXIMUM SIGNAL ACCEPTED 12V peak to peak
GAIN
SENSITIVITY
EQS
Input
CD Input
Insert
Input
Line In Insert
Low
Low Mid
High Mid
High
INSERT JACK
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
52dB
23dB
37dB
25mV RMS
150mV RMS
19dB range @ 60Hz
25dB range @ 200Hz
16dB range @ 1kHz
28dB range @ 10kHz
Line In
Line Out
Ground
SPEAKER
Crate Custom Design 10”, 4 ohm, 50 watt
1.0” voice coil, 30 oz magnet
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Internal 12 volt DC power supply, 18VA
SIZE AND WEIGHT
18-1/2”W x 13-1/2”H x 12-1/2”D; 22 lbs.
The TXB50 is enclosed in a rugged, molded high tech polymer cabinet.
Wipe the enclosure with a damp, lint-free cloth to remove dirt and road
film. Never spray cleaning agents directly onto the enclosure. Do not
use abrasive cleansers which will damage the finish.
Crate continually develops new products, as well as improves existing ones. For this reason,
the specifications and information in this manual are subject to change without notice.
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©2002 SLM Electronics • A division of St. Louis Music
1400 Ferguson Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63133
P/N 47-488-01 • 03/02
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