Void KRYO K8 Owner's manual

Void KRYO K8 Owner's manual
OWNER'S MANUAL
KRYO K8
POWER AMPLIFIER
acoustics
OWNER'S MANUAL
KRYO K8
POWER AMPLIFIER
acoustics
Kryo 8
Technical and design specifications are
subject to change without notice
Kryo
Series Power Amplifiers
acoustics
IMPORTANT
THE PRODUCT REQUIRES
CLASS 2 OUTPUT WIRING.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE TOP OR BOTTOM COVERS.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL. DISCONNECT
POWER CORD BEFORE REMOVING
REAR PANEL COVER TO ACCESS GAIN
SWITCH.
Shock Hazard - Do Not Enter
Choc Hasard - N*entrent
Schocke Hazard - Test Nicht
Betrete
Urto Hazard - Do Non Entrano
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE!
Magnetic Field
CAUTION: Do not locate sensitive high-gain equipment such as preamplifiers or tape decks
directly above or below this unit. Because this amplifier has a high power density, it has a
strong magnetic field which can induce hum into unshielded devices that are located nearby.
This field is strongest just above and below the unit. If an equipment rack is used, we
recommend locating the amplifier(s) at the bottom of the rack and the preamplifier or other
sensitive equipment at the top.
The lightning bolt triangle is
used alert the user to the risk
of electric shock
The exclamation point triangle is used
to alert the user to important operating
and/or maintenance instructions.
Printed on
recycled paper.
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Series Power Amplifiers
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Features
Rugged, touring grade chassis. E.I.A. Standard 19" (48.3cm) rack-mountable.
Ultra compact and lightweight 2u design.
Full PC control via optional Ethernet Module.
Super high frequency switch mode power supply.
Optional add on Modules extend operational capability.
Intelligent Clip limiters prevent harmful signals from damaging loudspeakers.
Parallel switch for channel linking.
Dual and Bridge modes for optimal load matching.
Balanced XLR inputs with Speakon and Binding Post outputs.
Complete protection against shorted outputs, mismatched loads, overheating and DC input/output.
Three year warranty and guarantee.
Precautions
Although your amplifier is protected from external faults, the following safety precautions are recommended:
1. The power switch must always be in the "off" position before connecting the amplifier to the mains
supply.
2. Do not change the position of the bridge mode switch unless the amplifier is switched off.
3. There are important differences between Dual, Parallel and Bridge modes. Please refer to page 8 for a
detailed description of the different modes and there uses.
4. Switch off the amplifier or turn down the inputs before connecting to the in/out XLR's.
5. Do not short the ground lead of an output cable to the input signal ground. This will form a ground loop
and may cause oscillations.
6. Do not operate the amplifier from AC mains in excess of 10% variation above or below the selected line
voltage, and only at the specified line frequency.
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Kryo
Series Power Amplifiers
acoustics
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Kryo 8
acoustics
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3
2 2
3
4
Front Panel
1.Power Switch
Used to turn the amplifier on or off.
2.Power LED's
The blue LED lights when the amplifier is switched on.
The amber LED lights when the amplifier is in stand-by mode and is
remotely activated via Ethernet.
3.Level Controls
Used to control CH A and B's output level.
4.Status LED's
SIGNAL
When illuminated the signal LED's indicate an audio signal is present at the
channel's input.
ICL
The ICL LED's indicate when the ICL limiter is active. The limiter circuit
examines the audio output signal to prevent the amplifier from clipping.
See page 6.
TEMP
Indicates when temperature protection is active.
PROT
The protect LED's light up when the amplifier goes into protect mode.
See page 6.
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Series Power Amplifiers
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4
3
1
2
7
Rear Panel
1.Input XLR's
The input impedance of the balanced XLR's is 20KΩ. Pin 2 is signal +
2.Link Out XLR's
Linked outputs from the inputs.
3.Mode Switch
Selects Dual, Parallel or Bridge Mode. See page 8 for more details.
4.Gain Selection Switch
The three position switches select either 26, 32 or 38dB of gain.
The default setting is 32dB.
5.Power Cable
AC power in 230 VAC 50/60 Hz.
6.Ethernet Connector
Optional Ethernet module to allow remote control via a PC.
7.Output Connectors
In dual or parallel modes connect to pins +1 and -1 on out A or out B.
Out A/B is also wired so that channel A outputs on pins +1, -1 and
channel B outputs on pins +2, -2. In bridge mode use out A/B and
connect to pins +1, +2. The binding posts accept both 4 mm plugs
or bare wire.
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Kryo
Series Power Amplifiers
acoustics
Protection System
Each Kryo amplifier features a complete protection system that monitors the
main amplifier parameters (load status, signal input, temperature, current etc)
The system controls the amount of power that the amplifier delivers under three
basic circumstances.
1. The power on sequence, where the output is inhibited until the amplifiers
circuits are ready to operate. This routine is repeated at every restart, not
just when the power switch is activated.
2. When internal temperatures rise to the near thermal shutdown point due to
unfavourable operating conditions. Here the system takes control, restricting
current to maintain operational continuity at the precise power level at which
the amplifier is capable of withstanding at the particular moment.
3. Excessive mains current consumption. This event only occurs either under
laboratory conditions (long term sinusoidal signal testing with dummy loads)
or, for example, in conditions of prolonged acoustic feedback. Here the
protection system takes control to avoid any damage to the speakers and to
prevent the mains breaker from tripping or the fuses blowing.
ICL Intelligent Clip Limiter
The Kryo series of amplifiers use an intelligent anti clip system that differs from
conventional clip reduction systems. The system dynamically tracks the power
rail values to provide instant current/voltage limiting, this eliminates any limiting
of the signal dynamics. More like a valve amplifier, the ICL system maintains
sonic transparency even when the amplifier has exceeded the threshold of
clipping, providing very high dynamics at negligible distortion levels.
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Series Power Amplifiers
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LED Status
In the event of incorrect connection or a malfunction, the amplifier will activate one
or more of its LED's to warn about the problem.
OK/PROT TEMP SIGNAL
ICL
Correct function: OK/PROT lights
Green.
OK/PROT TEMP SIGNAL
ICL
ICL: The Intelligent Clip Limiter is operating (see page 6).
OK/PROT TEMP SIGNAL
ICL
No Signal: (OK/PROT Lights Green)
No Input Signal is reaching the amplifier.
OK/PROT TEMP SIGNAL
ICL
Overheating: The amplifier has reached the maximum operational temperature. Most common cause is: the normal air flow is blocked, accumulated
dirt, dust or object leaning against the
grill. Check and clean periodically.
OK/PROT TEMP SIGNAL
ICL
PRO: Several causes can trigger this
LED, refer to page 6 for more details.
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Kryo
Series Power Amplifiers
acoustics
System Connections
Dual Mode
In dual mode connect individual sources to inputs A and B and set the mode
switch to dual. Channel A's input will output from out A, channel B's input will
output from out B. Out A and out B use pins +1,-1 or you can connect to out A/B
with 4 core cable, where pins +1,-1 are for channel A and pins +2,-2 are for
channel B. This type of arrangement could be used for 2 way active speakers,
where channel A would be bass and channel B would be HF. If 4 core speaker
cable was used then the speaker would be connected from out A/B. Note, this
arrangement would only work if the speakers were wired pins +1,-1 to the
woofer and pins +2, -2 to the HF unit.
Parallel Mode
If the mode switch is set to parallel, then channels A and B will receive the same
signal. This mode is useful if you only have 1 input source but want to feed both
amplifier channels. Typical arrangements could be powering 2 speakers from a
mono output, in which case you would connect the mono source to input A and
set the mode switch to link. The same signal will now appear at both out A and
Out B.
Note the parallel mode on Kryo amplifiers is not like the parallel mode on some
amplifiers that allow you to drive into very low impedances. Parallel mode on Kryo
series amplifiers makes both inputs receive the same signal.
Bridge Mode
In bridge mode channels A and B are combined to form one channel. To enable
bridge mode set the mode switch to bridge. Use input A and out A/B for the output.
Connect to pins +1 and +2. Pin +1 is signal +. Note that the minimum impedance
in bridged mode is 4 ohms. The binding posts can also be used for the output.
Use CH A + and CH B +.
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Kryo
Series Power Amplifiers
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Dual Channel
Paralleled Inputs
Bridged Mode
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Series Power Amplifiers
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System Connections
Power
The Power switch must always be in the "off" position before plugging in the
mains supply. (220 - 240V AC)
Input
The input signal fed to the amplifier can be either balanced or unbalanced. The
drawing below describes both ways to wire an XLR connector for this purpose.
Balanced Wiring
1 - Ground
2 - Signal +
3 - Signal -
Unbalanced Wiring
1 - Ground
2 - Signal
3 - Ground
Balanced Signal
Connect pin 1 to Ground, pin 2 to Signal + (hot) and pin 3 to Signal - (cold).
Unbalanced Signal
Connect pin 1 to Ground, pin 2 to signal and pin 3 to Ground.
Note
If a connection is made with an unbalanced line and pin 3 on the XLR is not
connected to ground, a 6 dB loss occurs in the line and only a quarter of the
amplifier power is produced.
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Kryo
Series Power Amplifiers
acoustics
Kryo K8
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE [email protected]Ω
20Hz - 20kHz +/-0.25 dB
ref. 4Ω, 20Hz - 20KHz
<0.05%
S/N 20Hz-20kHz, ref full output
107 dB
THD
INTERMODULATION DISTORTION, SMPTE
PHASE RESPONSE
CROSSTALK
<0.05%
+/- 15 deg
@ 1 watt 20Hz - 20KHz
>75dB
20Hz - 20KHz
26/32/38 dB
VOLTAGE GAIN
65V/us
SLEW RATE
DAMPING FACTOR
>800
20Hz - 1KHz @ 8Ω
CONNECTORS
Input: balanced XLR Output: Speakon + Binding Posts
2 Variable speed fans
COOLING
Full short circuit, open circuit, thermal, ultrasonic, and
RF protection, stable into reactive or mismatched loads
AMPLIFIER PROTECTION
220 - 240V AC 50/60 Hz
VOLTAGE RANGE
Kryo K8
Both
Channels
Driven
Bridge Mode
Impedance
Mode
RMS Output Power per ch
0.1%THD+N
2
3450
4600
4
2300
2700
12dB Crest Factor
1kHz
Pink Noise
8
1300
4
6900
8
4600
Sensitivity @ 4Ω
5.1/2.6/1.3 V
Maximum Current Draw
@ 1/8 rated power
13 A
Dimensions :
48.3 cm (19") wide, 8.9 cm (3.5") high and 46.0 cm (18.1") deep.
Weight:
Kryo K8:
14.0 Kg (30.4 pounds) net.
15.0 Kg (32.6 pounds) shipping weight.
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Kryo
Series Power Amplifiers
acoustics
Service
This unit has very sophisticated circuitry and should only be serviced by a fully trained
technician.
To prevent electric shock, do not remove covers
No user serviceable parts inside
Refer servicing to a qualified technician
Worldwide Service
Service may be obtained from your local authorised service centre. To obtain service,
simply present your sales receipt as proof of purchase along with the defective unit to
an authorised service centre. They will handle the necessary paperwork and repair.
Remember to transport your unit in the original factory packaging.
1. When sending a Kryo Series product to an authorised service centre for service,
please write a detailed description of the fault and list any other equipment used in
conjunction with the faulty product. Send the fault description with the faulty product,
do not send it separately.
2. Ensure safe transportation of your unit to the authorised service centre. Ship it in the
original factory packaging if possible.
3. Do not ship the unit in any kind of rack. Ignoring this warning may result in extensive
damage to the unit and the equipment rack. Accessories are not needed. Do not
send the instruction manual, cables or any other hardware.
4. Before returning your faulty product for repair, please remember to get a return
authorisation number from the dealer whom you purchased your product from.
Failure to do so could delay the repair of your product.
Warranty Registration
Please take time to fill out the warranty registration form at the back of this manual and
return it to Void Acoustics.
Environmental
WEEE Mark
If you want to dispose of this product, do not mix with general
household waste. There are separate collection systems for used
electronic products in accordance with legislation under the WEEE
Directive (Directive 2002/96/EC) and is effective only within the
European Union.
This product is Rohs compliant.
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Kryo
Series Power Amplifiers
acoustics
LIMITED WARRANTY
THE WARRANTY
For a period of three (3) years from the date of delivery to the original purchaser (as shown
on the original invoice or sales receipt), Void Acoustics (hereinafter "Void") warrants to the
ORIGINAL OWNER of each new Kryo Series product (provided it was purchased at an
Authorised Void Dealer) that it is free of defects in materials and workmanship and that each
product will meet or exceed all factory published specifications for each respective model.
Void agrees to repair or replace (at its discretion) all defective parts at no charge for labour or
materials; subject to following provisions:
WARRANTY VIOLATIONS
Void shall take no responsibility for repair or replacement as specified under this warranty, if
the damaged product has been subject to misuse, accident, neglect or failure to comply with
normal maintenance procedures; or if the serial number has been defaced, altered or
removed. Nor will Void accept responsibility for, or resulting from, improper alterations or
unauthorised parts or repairs. This warranty does not cover any damage to speakers or any
other consequential damage resulting from breach of any written or implied warranty.
VOID WARRANTY PROVISIONS
Void will remedy any defect, regardless of the reason for failure (except as excluded) by
repair, or replacement. Void will remedy the defect and ship the product within a reasonable
time after receipt of the defective product at an Void Authorised Service Centre.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
In the event that a Void product requires service, the Owner must contact Void or an
Authorised Void Service Centre to receive an R.A.N. (Return Authorisation Number) and
instructions on how to return the product to the Void Authorised Service Centre, or to the
factory. Void (or its Authorised Service Centre) will initiate corrective repairs upon receipt of
the returned product. Please save the original carton and all the packing materials in case
shipping is required. All products being returned to the factory or service centre for repairs
must be shipped prepaid.
If the repairs made by Void or the Void Authorised Service Centre are not satisfactory, the
Owner is instructed to give written notice to Void. If the defect or malfunction remains after a
reasonable amount of attempts by Void to remedy the defect or malfunction, the Owner shall
then have the option to elect either a refund or replacement of said Void product free of
charge. The refund shall be an amount equal to but not greater than the actual purchase
price, not including any taxes, interest, insurance, closing costs and other finance charges
(minus reasonable depreciation on the product). If a refund is necessary, the Owner must
make the defective or malfunctioning product available to Void free and clear of all liens or
other restrictions.
MODIFICATIONS OF EQUIPMENT
Void reserves the right to modify or change equipment (in whole or part) at any time prior to
delivery thereof, in order to include therein electrical or mechanical improvements deemed
appropriate by Void, but without incurring any liability to modify or change any equipment
previously delivered, or to supply new equipment in accordance with any earlier
specifications.
DISCLAIMER OF CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES
YOU, THE OWNER, ARE NOT ENTITLED TO RECOVER FROM VOID ANY INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECT IN THE VOID PRODUCT. THIS INCLUDES
ANY DAMAGE TO ANOTHER PRODUCT OR PRODUCTS RESULTING FROM SUCH A
DEFECT.
WARRANTY ALTERATIONS
No person has the authority to enlarge, amend, or modify this Warranty. This Warranty is not
extended by the length of time which the Owner is deprived of the use of product. Repairs
and replacement parts provided pursuant to the Warranty shall carry only the non-expired
portion of the Warranty.
THIS STATEMENT OF WARRANTY SUPERSEDES ALL OTHERS CONTAINED IN THIS
MANUAL
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Tel: +44 (0)870 1651 332 Fax: +44 (0)870 1651 352
Void Acoustics
This warranty in no way affects your statutory rights.
Carriage costs to Void Acoustics will be returned to the
customer if warranty work proves necessary. Packing,
insurance and freight on the return journey will be paid by
Void Acoustics or its authorised dealers.
Do not send goods to Void Acoustics without first obtaining
a return authorisation number.
4. That the product has not suffered damage in transit.
3. That the product has not been modified, disassembled
or tampered with by any person other than Void Acoustics
technical staff.
2. That the product has not been abused or operated in
conjunction with unsuitable or faulty apparatus.
Tel :
Model
acoustics
Void Acoustics, Unit 10B, Dawkins Road Ind Est, Poole,
Dorset, BH15 4JD, UK.
Return the product (preferably in its original box) to :
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the product
and get a return authorisation number.
What to do if your Void product needs repair
Post code :
Suppliers name and address
Serial number
1. This warranty is only valid in the country of purchase.
Warranty Copy
Date of purchase
acoustics
Owner's
This Void Acoustics product is guaranteed against defects
due to faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 12
months from the date of original purchase, subject to the
following restrictions.
Warranty
Void Acoustics
Void Acoustics
Unit 10B
Dawkins Road Ind Est
Poole
Dorset
BH15 4JD
UK
Post code :
Post code :
Tel :
Your name and address
Tel :
Suppliers name and address
Serial number
Date of purchase
Model
Thank you for purchasing this Void product. Please
complete this warranty registration card and cut off this
part and send it to the address overleaf.
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