Shure | SE30-2 | M268 User Guide (English)

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TWX: 910-231-0048
TELEX: 72-4381
GENERAL
The Shure Model M268 is a five-input portable
microphone mixer designed for use with sound reinforcement, tape recording and audio-visual systems. Its
excellent operational characteristics, compact size,
and functional versatility make the M268 a fine choice
as a primary or add-on mixer in any sound system.
The Model M268E is similar to the M268 except that it
is designed for connection to a 210- to 250-volt ac power
line. All information applies to both units except for
references to ac operating voltage, fuse and power line
cord.
MODELS ~ 2 6 AND
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MICROPHONE MIXERS
Compact and lightweight, with rugged, abrasionresistant case
M268 (only): Listed by Underwriters' Laboratories,
Inc. and listed by Canadian Standards Association
as Certified
SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency Response
40 Hz to 20,000 Hz, + 3 dB
Voltage Gain (at 1,000 Hz)
(Outputs terminated: rnic 150 ohm133 kilohrns;
aux 47 kilohms; mix bus 3.3 kilohms)
M268 Features:
Wide, flat frequency response and extremely low
distortion at full output
Very low line noise and radio frequency
terference susceptibility
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Four switch-selectable low-impedance balanced or
high-impedance unbalanced inputs
High-level auxiliary input for tape, tuner and
accessories
Individual feedback-type active gain controls for all
five inputs
Master volume control sets overall output level
Inputs
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Simplex power for condenser microphones
High- (unbalanced) or low-impedance (balanced)
microphone-level output matches most amplifier
inputs
INPUT
Lo Imp Mic
High-impedance auxiliary output for high-level
equipment inputs
Automatic muting circuit prevents speaker damage
during turn-on and -off
Regulated power supply is unaffected by line
voltage fluctuations
Copyright 1981, Shure Brothers Incorporated
27A80ll (AE)
Designed
for use with
Bal or unbal
19 to 600 ohms
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Input Clipping
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140 kilohms
kilohms
100 ohms
Direct mix bus for simple mixer interconnection
("stacking")
Ac or external dc operation. Noiseless automatic
switchover to external power in case of ac line
failure
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IMPEDANCE
to
level unbalance(
Mix Bus
1
10 43 kilohms
kilohms high-
3.3 kilohms
3.3 kilohms
+ 8 dBV
(2.5V)
Depending on control setting
Distortion
0.2% or less THD from 40 t o 20,000 Hz with lo imp
rnic output at 80 mV level, hi imp rnic output at 1.5V
level, and aux out at 8.OV level
Printed in U.S.A.
Dimensions
See Figure 1
Outputs
IMPEDANCE
Designed
for use with
Actual
(Internal)
Output Clipping
Level
Lo Imp Mic
Any lo imp
(19 to 600 ohms)
mic c ~ r c u i t
50 ohms
- 20 dBV
(100 mV)
HI Imp MIC
Unbal 10 to 50
kilohms mic
circuit
5 kilohms
+ 4.5 dBV
10 kilohm or
greater unbal
high-level
circuits
2.2 kilohms
3.3 kilohms
3.3 kflohms
OUTPUT
Aux
Mix Bus
(1.7V)
+ 17 dBV
OVERALL DIMENSIONS
FIGURE 1
(7.1V)
Weight
Net:
1.9 kg (4 Ib 2 oz)
Packaged: 2.8 kg (6 Ib 2 oz)
- 8 dBV
(0.4V)
Noise
Equivalent input noise: - 128 dBV (lo imp mic 150
ohms-300-20,000 Hz) at full gain
Certifications
M268 (only): Listed by Underwriters' Laboratories,
Inc. and listed by Canadian Standards Association
as Certified
Equivalent input hum and noise: - 125 dBV (lo
imp mic 150 ohms-20-20,000 Hz) at full gain
Output noise: -90 dBV (master control down),
-65 dBV (master up) (input controls down,
300-20,000 HZ)
CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
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Output hum and noise: -82 dBV (master down),
-60 dBV (master up) (input controls down,
20-20,000 HZ)
Common-Mode Rejection
65 dB minimum with 100 mV input at 100 Hz
Control Interaction
Less than 1 dB with any control combination
WARNING
This apparatus must be earthed (grounded)!
The M268 power supply is energized when
the unit is connected to an ac source;
disconnect mains (power) plug from supply
when not in use.
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Model M268E
Model M268E is supplied with a three-conductor
power-line cord without a plug. The plug should be installed by qualified service personnel. The brown lead
should be connected to the "live" or "hot" terminal of
the plug, and the blue lead to the neutral terminal. The
greenlyellow lead is the grounding conductor and
should be connected to the ground or earth terminal of
the plug.
Phase
All microphone inputs and outputs and mix bus are
in phase; aux input is in phase with aux output, but
out of phase with pin 3 of mic connectors
Simplex Power
30 Vdc open circuit, 3.3 kilohms series resistance
Inputs
A maximum of four low- or high-impedance dynamic,
ribbon or condenser microphones can be connected to
receptacles marked MIC 1, MIC 2, MIC 3 and MIC 4. The
inputs are designed for low-impedance microphones
with 19 to 600 ohms impedance or high-impedance
microphones. B o t h low- and high-impedance
microphones can be used simultaneously. Crystal or
ceramic microphones are not recommended. Impedance is selected by a slide switch above each input.
The input receptacles are professional three-socket
audio connectors.* See Figure 2 for low- and highimpedance connections to inputs. Note that some condenser microphones produce very high output signals
which may overload the inputs of many mixers; the
M268's feedback-type active gain controls virtually
eliminate the need for in-line attenuators to compensate for these "hot" microphones.
Operating Voltage
Ac operation
M268: 105-125 volts, 50160 HZ, 5W
M268E: 210-250 volts, 50160 HZ, 5Wt
Dc operation
A2688 Battery Power Supply (optional accessory): 27 volts nominal at 12.2 mA typical
no-signal, 12.5 mA typical full output; 16.2 volts
minimum; approximately 40 hours battery life
with alkaline batteries, 4 hourslday duty cycle,
simplex off
External power: 30 Vdc, 12.6 mA no-signal,
12.8 mA full output
Temperature Range
Operating: - 18O to 57OC (0° to 135OF)
Storage:
- 29O to 74OC ( - 20° to 165OF)
' Designed to mate with Cannon XL series, Switchcraft A3 (Q.G.) series or
t Can be rewired for 105-125 Vac operation (see Service section)
equivalent connector.
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The rear-panel phono jack marked AUX IN will accept
output from a high-impedance, high-level source such
as a tape recorder or am-fm tuner.
SHIELD
SHIELD
MICROPHONE
MIXER INPUT MICROPHONE
MIXER INPUT
LOW IMPEDANCE
HIGH IMPEDANCE
(BALANCED LINE 1
INPUT CONNECTIONS
MICROPHONE
SHIELD
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MIC OUTPUT
LOW IMPEDANCE
(BALANCED LINE )
MIC OUTPUT
HIGH IMPEDANCE
MICROPHONE OUTPUT PLUG CONNECTIONS
FIGURE 2
Outputs
The connector marked MIC OUTPUT is a dualimpedance output selected by the switch above the connector. This output is the "mixed" output of all the input
sources and is designed to work into a balanced or unbalanced 25- to 600-ohm microphone line or into a highimpedance unbalanced amplifier or tape recorder
microphone input. The connector is a professional
three-pin audio connector.* See Figure 2 for output connector configurations.
The phono jack marked AUX OUT is a highimpedance, high-level, unbalanced output designed
primarily to feed a power amplifier requiring 0.1 to 2
volts input, or the auxiliary or tuner input of an amplifier
or tape recorder. This output will also drive the input of
a Shure Model M63 AUDIO MASTERQ. Interconnecting
cables should be limited to a maximum length of about
25m (75 ft).
Controls
In addition to the power ONlOFF switch (an adjacent
LED indicates power-on in ac operation), the front panel
contains five individual input gain controls designated
MIC 1 through MIC 4 and AUX, and a MASTER gain control for the total program output. Note that the input
connectors are located on the rear panel directly behind
their corresponding gain controls.
The M268 has feedback-type active gain controls for
lower noise and greater dynamic range. In general, the
individual gain control adjusted for the required output.
If overload distortion (clipping) occurs when using highlevel sources, reduce the individual gain control settings. Unused individual gain controls should be kept at
the minimum setting (counterclockwise).
Mix Bus
The rear-panel MIX BUS phono jack facilitates the
"stacking" of mixers to obtain additional inputs without
using any of the M268 inputs. Connecting the mix buses
of two M268s, for instance, directly connects their mixing systems, providing two independent master controls and two isolated output amplifiers with 10 individually controlled inputs. Note that the gain will be
reduced by 6 dB, but noise specifications are not
' Designed to mate with Cannon XL series, Switchcraft A3 (Q.G.) series or
equivalent connector.
adversely affected by this interconnection. Mix bus interconnection can also be made with other Shure mixers such as the M267 and SE30.
Simplex Power
The M268 provides power for condenser microphones
such as the Shure SM81 and SM85. The rear-panel
SIMPLEX OFFION switch controls the application of
simplex voltage to all low-impedance inputs. With the
SIMPLEX switch on and the rear-panel LOlHl switches
in the LO position, + 30 Vdc is applied to pins 2 and 3 of
each input connector. Series current-limiting resistance
is 3.3 kilohms for each input. When using other condenser microphones with the M268, verify that the
voltage and resistance requirements are compatible.
Balanced low-impedance microphones (dynamic, ribbon, self-powered condensers) can be used in combination with simplex-powered condenser microphones. IMPORTANT: Do not turn on the SIMPLEX switch when
using unbalanced low-impedance microphones; objectionable hum will result. Turn off the SIMPLEX switch
when condenser microphones are not being used.
Use only high-quality cable, as intermittent shorts
between broken shield wires and balanced conductors
will cause offensive noise transients in the system.
BATTERY OPERATION - EXTERNAL POWER
In addition to ac operation, the M268 can be operated
from an external battery supply (Shure Model A268B) or
any well-filtered dc supply providing 30 Vdc. Current
drain is typically 12.5 mA at 8.OV output level. Battery
operation is recommended both for remote, on-location
operation, and as an emergency source in case of
failure of the ac power source.
The A268B contains three 9-volt transistor radio batteries which will power the M268 at full rated output.
Alkaline battery life is approximately 40 hours at 4.OV
output, 4 hours per day use. Note that battery operation
with simplex-powered microphones will increase battery drain.
To power the M268 from an external 30 Vdc source,
obtain a power plug (Switchcraft S-760 or S-765 or
equivalent) and attach it to the power source leads,
observing proper polarity.
CAUTION: The 30 Vdc input circuit of the M268 is not
fused. An external 30 Vdc source should be provided
with a 0.25A, 250V in-line fuse as a safety precaution.
With a battery supply or external dc supply connected, the M268 will automatically and silently switch
to battery operation should the ac line voltage fail.
ACCESSORIES
The Model A268B Battery Power Supply can be used
as a sole source of power for the M268, or as a standby
supply in case of ac power failure Attaches to side of
M268.
The Model A268R Rack Panel Kit consists of a 19 in. x
3% in. (483 mm x 89 mm) precut rack panel and
necessary hardware for rack mounting the M268 in a
standard 19 in. (483 mm) rack panel.
The Model RKC169 Rack Panel Bracket Kit enables
owners of the Shure A68R Rack Panel Kit (originally
designed for the Shure M67 and M68 Mixers) to rackmount the M268 with the A68R.
GUARANTEE
This Shure product is guaranteed in normal use to be
free from electrical and mechanical defects for a period
of one year from date of purchase. Please retain proof
of purchase date. This guarantee includes all parts and
labor. This guarantee is in lieu of any and all other
guarantees or warranties, express or implied, and there
shall be no recovery for any consequential or incidental
damages.
SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Carefully repack the unit and return it prepaid to:
Shure Brothers Incorporated
Attention: Service Department
1501 West Shure Drive
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
If outside the United States. return the unit to vour
dealer or Authorized Shure service Center for repair.
The unit will be returned to you prepaid.
SERVICE
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WARNING
Voltages in this equipment are hazardous to life.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
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M268E Operation at 105.125 Vac
The M268E is supplied wired for operation at 210-250
Vac. To rewire the M268E for operation at 105-125 Vac,
proceed as follows.
1. Disconnect M268E from ac line.
2. Remove end caps and cover.
3. Locate Power Transformer TI06 at right center of
printed circuit board. Remove jumper marked
"230V ONLY" at right of T206. Add two jumpers
between holes marked "120V ONLY."
4. Replace Fuse F101 (presently 0.05A, 250V, time
lag) with O.IA, 250V, time lag unit (Shure 80B380,
Schurter 034.31 17).
5. Replace cover and end caps, and mark rear panel
to reflect new operating voltage range.
PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS
REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST
Reference
Designation
Re lacement
Rit NO.*
Replacement Kit Consists Of:
Qty.
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Part No.
Description
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86L629
Capacitor, Electrolytic,
470 uF, 35V
Sprague
503D477G035
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86K629
Capacitor, Electrolytic,
220 uF, 60V
None
86D442
Diode, Light-Emitting
86A415
Diode, Silicon, Computer,
75v
TI 1N4148
86A404
Silicon Rectifier, 100V,
112A
Motorola 1N4002
Fuse, Slow-Blow, O.lA,
250V (M268)
Littelfuse
313000 Series
Fuse, Time Lag, 0.05A,
250V (M268E at 210-250V)
Schurter
034.31 04
80C380
95A8012
95A8011
80A365
90A8028
86A350
1
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46A8001
46B8001
55A53
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90A8032
90A8051
1
55B8008
Ferrite Bead Ring
Knob
Transistor, Silicon, NPN
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I ADC PCM-3-D
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ADC PCF-3-D
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Stackpole 57-3425
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None
Motorola 2N5210
Potentiometer, 200k
Switch, Slide, DPDT
Switch, Slide, DPDT
Switch, Slide, 3PDT
Transformer, Input
Transformer, Output
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Transformer, Power (M268E)
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II
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None
Raytheon
RC4156DB
86B811
Integrated Circuit, Dual
Op Ampl (Selected for NF)
Raytheon
RC4559NB
86A808
Integrated Circuit, Quad
Op Ampl
Raytheon
RC4156DB
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Line Cord (M268E)
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None
Integrated Circuit, Quad
Op Ampl (Selected for NF)
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None
None
868808
Line Cord (M268)
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None
SGS L146C
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None
Integrated Circuit,
Voltage Regulator
9088045
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GI MV5075C
86A8800
90A8045
Parts listed as
number is shown
Connector, Three-Socket
Transformer, Power (M268)
51A8008
51A8003
Connector, 3-Pin
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Potentiometer, 100k
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5588001
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Commercial
Alternate
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None
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:ities.
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