Advance acoustic | 34 RST | User manual | Advance acoustic 34 RST User manual

LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
www.l-aco u sti cs.co m
1 SAFETY WARNINGS
All information hereafter detailed applies to the L-ACOUSTICS® LA-RAK Touring Rack, designated in this section
as the product. The LA-RAK product includes the following components: a RK 9U cabinet, three LA8 amplified
controllers and three distribution panels (LA-POWER, LA-PANEL and LA-PANEL AES3).
1.1
Symbol description
1.1.1
Symbols employed in this manual
Throughout this manual the potential risks are indicated by the following symbols:
The VOLTAGE symbol indicates a potential risk of electric shock that could be life threatening.
In addition, the product may also be seriously damaged.
VOLTAGE
The WARNING symbol indicates a potential risk of physical harm to the user or people within close
proximity to the product. In addition, the product may also be damaged.
WARNING
The CAUTION symbol notifies the user about information to prevent possible product damage.
CAUTION
The IMPORTANT symbol is a notification of an important recommendation of use.
IMPORTANT
1.1.2
Symbols indicated on the product
As the product is an electrical device, it represents potential hazard for the user. For this reason the user may pay
particular attention to the symbols that are indicated on the covers of the product electrical components:
!
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:
RISK OF HAZARDOUS ENERGY
SEE OPERATING MANUAL
CLASS 2 PERMITTED
On the rear panel of the LA8 amplified controllers, the lightning flashes symbols
next to the 4-point SpeakON® and 8-point CA-COM® connectors indicate that
the product can deliver high output voltages that are potentially life threatening.
Connections between the product and a speaker should always be done with an
all ready-made lead. When the amplified controller is operating, never attempt to
touch any exposed speaker wire without disconnecting the connector first.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
1
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
1.2
Important safety instructions
1. Read this manual
2. Heed all safety warnings
3. Follow all instructions
4. The user should never incorporate equipment or accessories not approved by L-ACOUSTICS®
5. Environments
Use the product only in E1, E2, E3, or E4 environments according to EN55103-2 standard.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT
VOLTAGE
VOLTAGE
VOLTAGE
VOLTAGE
VOLTAGE
WARNING
6. Radio interference
A sample of this product has been tested and complies with the limits for the EMC (European Electro
Magnetic Compatibility) directive. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference from electrical equipment. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation.
7. Power cord caution
Do not use the product if any power cord is broken or frayed.
Protect any power cord from being walked upon or pinched, particularly at the plugs and the points where
the power cords exit from the apparatus.
8. Mains supply
Only connect the product to an appropriate three-phase AC circuit and outlet. Consult an electrician if the
output voltage of the local AC mains is not known. Any electric device must be approved for the local
voltage & current rating. The specific electrical safety regulations of the country of use must be strictly
applied. Warranty will not cover damages caused by a mains wiring error.
9. Grounding
The product may only be connected to mains power supply tied to earth. If the local outlet is obsolete,
consult an electrician.
The LA-POWER is fitted with grounding-type sockets. Do not defeat the earth connections between the
sockets and the product chassis.
10. Lightning storms
During lightning storms, disconnect the product from mains.
Switching the amplified controllers off does not disconnect them from mains. Therefore, disconnecting can
only be achieved by removing the LA-POWER three-phase male plug from mains.
11. Interconnections
Before connecting the product to other equipment, turn the power off and unplug all of the equipment
from the supply source. Failure to do so may cause an electric shock and serious personal injury. Read the
user manual of the other equipment carefully and follow the manufacturer instructions.
Do not connect any amplified controller output to the output of another amplifier or to other voltage
source (such as a battery, mains source, or power supply), regardless of whether the product is turned on
or off.
12. Over power risks
The product is very powerful and can be potentially dangerous to both loudspeakers and humans alike.
Even when using the product’s front panel attenuator to reduce the gain, it is still possible to reach full
output power if the input signal level is high enough.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
2
CAUTION
13. Ventilation
Openings in the LA8 amplified controller chassis are provided for ventilation. To prevent overheating and
ensure reliable operation, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The product should be installed
in accordance with the manufacturer instructions given in this manual.
14. Heat
Do not operate the product near any heat source, such as radiators or other devices.
CAUTION
VOLTAGE
VOLTAGE
CAUTION
VOLTAGE
CAUTION
WARNING
CAUTION
WARNING
15. Water and moisture
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the product to rain or moisture.
Do not use the product near water.
Do not operate the product while wet.
16. Interference with external objects and/or liquids
Never push objects of any kind into the product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage
points or short out parts that could result in fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
17. Cleaning
Unplug the product from the mains power supply before cleaning.
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Use only dry cloth when cleaning any electrical component.
18. Servicing and replacement parts
Do not attempt to service any product component as removing covers may expose to dangerous voltage or
other hazards.
All service and repair work must be carried out by an L-ACOUSTICS® authorized dealer.
The use of unauthorized replacement parts may result in injury and/or damage through fire, electric shock,
or other electricity-related hazards.
19. Conditions which require immediate service
Servicing is required when the product has been damaged in any way such as:
• Any power supply cord or socket is damaged.
• Liquid has been spilled or an object has fallen into any electrical component.
• The product has been exposed to rain or moisture.
• The product was dropped or the housing is damaged.
• The product does not operate normally.
20. System parts and rigging inspection
All system components must be inspected before use in order to detect any possible defect.
Please refer to the “Care and Maintenance” section of this manual as well as any other manuals pertaining
to the system for a detailed description of the inspection procedure.
Any part showing any sign of defect must immediately be put aside and withdrawn from use to be
inspected by qualified service personnel.
21. Mounting instructions
Do not place the product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall and be
seriously damaged, and may cause serious human injury. Mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer instructions and should use the mounting accessories recommended by the manufacturer, as
described in this manual.
22. Personnel qualification
Installation of an assembly should only be carried out by qualified personnel that are familiar with the rigging
techniques and safety recommendations outlined in this manual. Any part showing any sign of defect must
immediately be put aside and withdrawn from use to be inspected by qualified service personnel.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
3
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
23. Personnel health and safety
During installation of an assembly, personnel should wear protective headgear and footwear at all times.
Under no circumstances personnel should climb on the assembly.
24. Additional rigging equipment
L-ACOUSTICS® is not responsible for any rigging equipment and accessory that is not manufactured by LACOUSTICS®.
It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the Working Load Limit (WLL) of all additional hardware rigging
accessories is greater than the total weight of the rack assembly in use.
25. Suspension points
It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the Working Load Limit (WLL) of the suspension points and/or
chain hoists is greater than the total weight of the assembly in use.
26. System load capacity and setup safety limits
Load capacity and setup safety limits outlined in this manual must never be exceeded.
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
27. Local regulations
Some countries require higher Ultimate Strength Safety Factors and specific rigging approvals. It is the user’s
responsibility to ensure that any overhead suspension of L-ACOUSTICS® systems has been made in
accordance with all applicable local regulations.
As a general rule, L-ACOUSTICS® recommends the use of safety steel at all times.
28. Flying an assembly
Always ensure that nobody is standing underneath an assembly when it is being raised.
As the assembly is being raised, check each individual rack to make sure that it is securely fastened to the
component above. Never leave the system unattended during the installation process.
29. Ground stacking an assembly
Do not ground stack an assembly on uneven ground or platform.
If the assembly is ground stacked on a structure, platform, or stage, always check that this last can support
the total weight of the system.
Secure the assembly to the structure, platform, or stage using ratchet straps or any other applicable device.
30. Dynamic load
When an assembly is deployed in an open air environment, wind effects should be taken into account. Wind
can produce dynamic stress to the rigging components and suspension points. If the wind force exceeds 6
bft (Beaufort scale) it is highly recommended to lower down and/or secure the assembly.
31. Manual
Keep this manual in a safe place during the product lifetime.
This manual forms an integral part of the product.
Reselling of the product is only possible if the user manual is available.
Any changes made to the product have to be written in this manual, particularly in the event of resale.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
4
1.3
EC declaration of conformity
L-ACOUSTICS®
13 rue Levacher Cintrat
Parc de la Fontaine de Jouvence
91462 Marcoussis Cedex
France
States that the following products:
LA-RAK touring rack, composed of:
- Rack cabinet, RK 9U;
- Amplified controllers, LA8;
- Distribution panels, LA-POWER, LA-PANEL and LA-PANEL AES3.
LA-RAK BUMP flying frame.
Are in conformity with the provisions of:
98/37/EC: Machinery Directive;
73/23/EC: Low Voltage Directive;
89/336/EC: Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive.
Applied rules and standards:
EN ISO 12100-1: 2004: Safety of machinery;
DIN 18800: Steel Structures;
BGV-C1: Germany safety regulation for overhead rigging;
EN60065: Safety requirements for audio, video and similar electronic apparatus;
EN55103-1: Electromagnetic Interference (Emission);
EN55103-2: Electromagnetic Susceptibility (Immunity).
Established at Marcoussis, France
June 2nd, 2008
Christophe Pignon
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
5
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
2 CONTENTS
1
1.1
1.2
1.3
SAFETY WARNINGS
1
Symbol description .................................................................................................................................................. 1
Important safety instructions ................................................................................................................................... 2
EC declaration of conformity .................................................................................................................................. 5
2
CONTENTS
3
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
INTRODUCTION
7
Welcome to L-ACOUSTICS®.................................................................................................................................. 7
Unpacking ................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Cross-references ..................................................................................................................................................... 8
Web links ................................................................................................................................................................. 8
4
4.1
4.2
4.3
SYSTEM APPROACH BY L-ACOUSTICS®
9
LA-RAK as a signal, network and power distribution system .................................................................................. 9
L-ACOUSTICS® components related to LA-RAK ................................................................................................... 9
Supported configurations ....................................................................................................................................... 11
5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
LA-RAK TOURING RACK
12
Global architecture ................................................................................................................................................ 12
RK 9U .................................................................................................................................................................... 13
LA8 amplified controllers....................................................................................................................................... 14
LA-POWER............................................................................................................................................................ 14
LA-PANEL ............................................................................................................................................................. 15
LA-PANEL AES3 .................................................................................................................................................... 15
6
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
6.9
INSTALLATION
16
Mounting components inside the LA-RAK............................................................................................................. 16
Moving and transporting the LA-RAK .................................................................................................................... 16
Amp cooling ........................................................................................................................................................... 16
Rigging the LA-RAK ............................................................................................................................................... 18
Connecting LA-RAK to AC mains .......................................................................................................................... 25
Analog audio cabling .............................................................................................................................................. 27
Digital audio cabling ............................................................................................................................................... 30
Loudspeaker cabling .............................................................................................................................................. 34
L-NET network cabling ......................................................................................................................................... 35
7
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
38
Maintenance information ....................................................................................................................................... 38
Checking procedures............................................................................................................................................. 38
Network cables replacement procedure .............................................................................................................. 39
Spare parts and recommended tools ..................................................................................................................... 39
8
SPECIFICATIONS
9
9.1
9.2
APPENDIX: LA-POWER US
43
LA-RAK and LA-POWER US presentation ............................................................................................................ 43
Connecting LA-RAK US to AC mains .................................................................................................................... 43
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
6
40
www.l-acoustics.com
6
3 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Welcome to L-ACOUSTICS®
3.1
Thank you for purchasing the L-ACOUSTICS® LA-RAK Touring Rack.
This manual contains essential information on installing and operating the product correctly and safely. Read this manual
carefully in order to become familiar with these procedures.
As part of a continuous evolution of techniques and standards, L-ACOUSTICS® reserves the right to
change the specifications of the product and the content of this manual without prior notice.
Should the product requires repair or if information about the warranty is needed, please contact an approved
L-ACOUSTICS® distributor. In order to obtain the address of the nearest distributor go to the L-ACOUSTICS® web
site.
3.2
Unpacking
Carefully open the shipping carton and check the product for any noticeable damage. Each L-ACOUSTICS® product is
tested and inspected before leaving the factory and should arrive in perfect condition.
If found to be damaged, notify the shipping company or the distributor immediately. Only the consignee may initiate a
claim with the carrier for damage incurred during shipping. Be sure to save the carton and packing materials for the
carrier's inspection.
The LA-RAK package consists of the following components (see from Figure 4 to Figure 7):
•
•
•
•
•
One L-ACOUSTICS® RK 9U cabinet with front and rear LEXAN® doors, one detachable dolly board and
two coupling bars.
Three L-ACOUSTICS® LA8 amplified controllers equipped with the LA-AES3 board.
One L-ACOUSTICS® LA-POWER.
One L-ACOUSTICS® LA-PANEL analog signal and network distribution panel, with eight XLR cables and
six CAT5e U/FTP cables.
One L-ACOUSTICS® LA-PANEL AES3 digital signal distribution panel.
IMPORTANT
The power distribution panel must be adapted to the mains rating of the country of use.
• In Europe use the LA-POWER device (230 V version) presented all along this manual.
• In USA use the LA-POWER US device (120 V version) presented in Appendix.
• In any other country contact a local L-ACOUSTICS® distributor.
The optional LA-RAK BUMP package consists of the following components (see Figure 13):
•
•
One L-ACOUSTICS® LA-RAK BUMP flying frame.
Two ⅝” shackles.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
7
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
3.3
Cross-references
All along the manual, a bracketed number refers to a section. For example, [3.3] stands for the present section: Crossreferences.
3.4
Web links
Please check the L-ACOUSTICS® web site on a regular basis for latest document and software application updates.
Table 1 provides links for all downloadable items mentioned in this manual.
ALWAYS refer to the latest document version.
ALWAYS use the latest software application version.
IMPORTANT
Table 1: Links to documents and software applications
Generic path for all products
LA8 User manual
LA8 FIRMWARE Pack
LA8 PRESET LIBRARY Pack
LA-RAK User manual
LA-RAK Spec sheets
LA8 PACOM CABLES Technical bulletin
LA NETWORK MANAGER User manual
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com/ +product name
www.l-acoustics.com/la8
www.l-acoustics.com/la-rak
www.l-acoustics.com/download (Technical publications)
www.l-acoustics.com/la-network-manager
www.l-acoustics.com
8
4
SYSTEM APPROACH BY L-ACOUSTICS®
4.1
LA-RAK as a signal, network and power distribution system
The L-ACOUSTICS® LA-RAK Touring Rack is a central element of the L-ACOUSTICS® system architecture built
upon the LA8 amplified controller. It offers an advanced rack solution for all L-ACOUSTICS® systems covering signal,
power and network distribution in a comprehensive plug and play touring package. LA-RAK was created as a universal
platform designed to facilitate cross-rental and to ensure compatibility with the legacy cabling standard of LACOUSTICS® systems.
4.2
L-ACOUSTICS® components related to LA-RAK
The system approach developed by L-ACOUSTICS® consists in providing all the components needed to offer the
highest, most predictable level of performance. Here are the main components that can be used when setting an LACOUSTICS® system with LA-RAK (see Figure 1):
8XT, 8XTi, 12XT, 12XTi, 115XT HiQ
KIVA, KARA®, KARAi®, dV-DOSC, ARCS®
K1, KUDO®, V-DOSC®
K1-SB, dV-SUB
SB18, SB18i, SB28
LA NETWORK MANAGER
SOUNDVISION
2-way coaxial enclosures
2-way WST® enclosures
3-way WST® enclosures
Subwoofer extensions for K1 and dV-DOSC, respectively
Subwoofer enclosures
Remote control software
Acoustical and mechanical 3D modeling software
A complete L-ACOUSTICS® system also features standard L-ACOUSTICS® cables and rigging accessories. For more
details refer to the appropriate manuals [3.4].
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
9
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
LA NETWORK MANAGER
SOUNDVISION
LA-RAK
8XTi
8XT
12XT
12XTi
KILO
KIVA
115XT HiQ
dV-SUB
KUDO
ARCS
V-DOSC
SB18
dV-DOSC
K1
SB18i
KARA
K1-SB
SB28
KARAi
Figure 1: Main system components related to the LA-RAK
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
10
4.3
Supported configurations
The LA-RAK working principle is entirely modular, so that the engineer can physically assemble and interconnect
multiple elements to fit numerous applications. The LA-RAK configuration based on a multiple of 3 LA8 yields the
maximum flexibility and power resources for any L-ACOUSTICS® system, from compact coaxial systems up to KUDO®
and K1 stadium line source array systems. Some examples are illustrated in Figure 2:
LA-RAK power capacity (each of the represented systems can be driven by one LA-RAK)
LA-RAK flexibility (split 2/3-1/3, two LA8 driving a main system, one LA8 driving sub companions)
Figure 2: Power capacity and flexibility of the LA-RAK
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
11
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
5 LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
5.1
Global architecture
The L-ACOUSTICS® LA-RAK is a 9U rack cabinet in which are mounted three LA8 amplified controllers, as well as
three distribution panels: LA-POWER for power, LA-PANEL for analog signals and network, and LA-PANEL AES3 for
digital audio signals.
Front
Rear
Figure 3: Equipped LA-RAK
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
12
5.2
RK 9U
The L-ACOUSTICS® RK 9U cabinet is a dual structure consisting of a rubber shock inner steel frame braced by an
external aluminum frame sided with highly resistant polyethylene panels. This ensures structural integrity while offering
decoupling and maximum protection of the electronics inside the rack. Two retractable LEXAN® doors protect the
internal components during transport.
On the front face, one extra U space can be fitted with a shelf to receive an additional switch, for L-NET network star
topologies for instance.
On the rear face, two hinge-mounted panels cover and protect the analog, digital and network connectors of the
amplified controllers to create a neat and tangle-free cable environment. The rear central part of the amplified
controllers remains accessible with its CA-COM® and SpeakON® sockets.
The RK 9U is equipped in standard with a detachable transport dolly board and two coupling bars. These last also allow
arraying several LA-RAK in flown or stacked configurations.
Steel frame
Retractable door storage slot (x2)
Aluminum frame
Polyethylene
panel
Coupling bar (x2)
Dolly board
Rubber shock mount (x8)
Hinge-mounted panel (x2)
Figure 4: The RK 9U cabinet
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
13
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
5.3
LA8 amplified controllers
The L-ACOUSTICS® LA8 amplified controller is the top of the range of high-end integrated controllers entirely
dedicated to the comprehensive operation of L-ACOUSTICS® loudspeaker systems. In a 2U lightweight chassis, the
LA8 combines the resources of a 2 x 4 DSP engine driving four channels of amplification and delivering up to 1800 W
per channel at 4 ohms. It features a storage capacity of 99 presets, a user-friendly front panel interface, two I/O
Ethernet® connection ports for network remote control, a connection panel for analog audio inputs, an LA-AES3 board
for digital audio inputs and a connection panel for speaker outputs. Refer to LA8 User manual [3.4] for more details.
Figure 5: The LA8 amplified controller
5.4
LA-POWER
The L-ACOUSTICS® LA-POWER is a 2U/19” I/O 230 V power distribution panel featuring a 32 A three-phase
circuit: one IN plug and one LINK OUT outlet to power a secondary rack. This configuration allows the power to be
automatically balanced with an even number of LA8 per phase.
Three “Shuko” AC outlets (L1, L2, and L3) are available for LA8, and three additional outlets (1 x “Shuko” and 2 x IEC)
are available to power auxiliary accessories such as Ethernet® switches, portable computer, and the like. All circuits are
protected by discrete circuit breakers and three LED help monitor phase presence.
Note: The three LA8 AC outlets can be replaced by a 3 x 20 A Powercon® plate using the predrilled template fitted
with four M5 screws (the “M5” notation refers to the European standard, see applicable external documentation).
Note: See Appendix 0 for LA-POWER US description or contact a local L-ACOUSTICS® representative for any
country located outside Europe and USA.
L1, L2, and L3 phase presence LED
Auxiliary “Shuko” outlet
IN plug
L1, L2, L3, and Aux. circuit breakers
LINK OUT outlet
L1, L2, and L3 “Shuko” outlets
M5 insert (x4)
Auxiliary IEC outlets
Figure 6: The LA-POWER
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
14
5.5
LA-PANEL
The L-ACOUSTICS® LA-PANEL allows distribution of 6 analog audio signals. The LA-RAK is fed with the signals
through the SIGNAL INPUT 19-point PA-COM® connector. The signals can be distributed to the 3 amplifiers thanks to
6 OUT XLR3 connectors on the rear side of the panel. The SIGNAL OUTPUT 19-point PA-COM® connector allows
sending the 6 signals to another LA-RAK in a daisy-chain layout. The PA-COM® connectors ensure compatibility with
the L-ACOUSTICS® cabling standard (DOM2, DOM30, DOMF, and DOMM cables).
The panel also features 4 Ethercon® I/O sockets for L-NET control & monitoring network and L-DGA digital audio
network (for future applications).
Strain relief protection plate for network I/O
Internal network cable (x4)
RJ45 sockets
(for internal network cabling)
XLR3 connectors
(for internal analog audio cabling)
Ethercon® sockets
(for external network cabling)
19-point PA-COM® connectors
(for external analog audio cabling)
Figure 7: The LA-PANEL
5.6
LA-PANEL AES3
The L-ACOUSTICS® LA-PANEL AES3 allows distribution of 6 digital audio signals. The LA-RAK is fed with AES/EBU
signals through 3 IN XLR3 connectors, each of them receiving 1 digital signal conveying 2 audio channels. The signals
can be distributed to the 3 amplifiers thanks to 3 OUT XLR3 cables integrated on the rear side of the panel. In order to
set a daisy-chain layout, the 3 LINK XLR3 cables allow routing pairs of channels from the LINK connector of the
amplifiers to the corresponding LINK XLR3 connector on the front side of the LA-PANEL AES3.
Also are provided 2 extra XLR cables, to connect LINK and IN connectors on the front of the panel. This operation
allows setting a daisy-chain between controllers within the LA-RAK (see [6.7]).
REAR
XLR3 cables
(for internal AES/EBU digital audio cabling)
FRONT
XLR3 connectors
(for external AES/EBU digital audio cabling)
Figure 8: The LA-PANEL AES3
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
15
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
6 INSTALLATION
6.1
Mounting components inside the LA-RAK
The 9U inner frame (see Figure 4) is for mounting components to both front and rear faces:
•
The LA-PANEL, the LA-PANEL AES3 and optional switches mount to the front face using four screws and
four washers each.
•
The LA-POWER mounts to the rear face using four screws and four washers.
•
Each LA8 mounts to both front and rear faces using eight screws and eight washers.
CAUTION
6.2
During transport or while on tour it is essential that the LA8 controllers are rear supported in addition to
the front panel mounting. Use the rear rack support brackets provided with each LA8 or the LA-RAK
optional spacers (see references in section [7.4]).
Moving and transporting the LA-RAK
The removable dolly board (see Figure 10) is for moving and transporting a vertical array of two LA-RAK. It secures
to the bottom LA-RAK using two coupling bars (see [6.4]).
For moving or transporting purposes, a maximum of two LA-RAK can be set onto one dolly board.
WARNING
6.3
Amp cooling
Each LA8 amplified controller uses a forced air cooling system to maintain a low and even operating temperature. All
fan cooled L-ACOUSTICS® amplified controllers have front to rear airflow.
CAUTION
Before operation, ensure that the front filter system of each LA8 is clean and dust free (see the LA8 User
Manual [3.4]).
While operating keep the LEXAN® front and rear doors retracted (see below) and do not block the LA8
front and rear air vents.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
16
Apply the following procedure to retract and lock the LEXAN® doors:
a.
Detach both doors and slide them along both LA-RAK sides (between the outer aluminum frame and the
inner steel frame).
b. Insert and lock both ball locking pins through each door’s bottom hole.
Ball locking pin (x2)
b.
Outer aluminum frame
Inner steel frame
LEXAN® doors
a.
Figure 9: Retracting and locking both LEXAN® doors
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
17
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
6.4
Rigging the LA-RAK
The LA-RAK features four fully integrated rigging rails on top and bottom faces as well as four stacking runners which
mate with four runner guides. These are for assembling several LA-RAK in stacked or flown configurations such as:
6.4.1
WARNING
•
Stacking a vertical array of up to 3 LA-RAK onto one dolly board;
•
Flying a vertical array of up to 4 LA-RAK underneath the L-ACOUSTICS® LA-RAK BUMP flying frame
or onto the L-ACOUSTICS® K1-BUMP flying frame.
Stacking procedure
All along the procedure:
• Strictly follow the sequence of the successive steps.
• Systematically ensure that each spring-loaded safety is in locking position.
1.
Bring a first LA-RAK at the stacking location.
2.
Bring a second LA-RAK and remove its dolly board:
a.
Turn a spring-loaded safety and slide out the coupling bar.
b. Repeat for the second coupling bar.
a.
a.
b.
b.
Figure 10: Removing the dolly board from the LA-RAK
3.
Lift up the second LA-RAK and install it on the first one: align the rails and set the stacking runners into the runner
guides.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
18
4.
Secure the second LA-RAK to the first one:
a.
Turn a spring-loaded safety and slide the coupling bar in along the rails until the safety has returned to
locking position (a click should be heard).
b. Repeat for the second coupling bar.
a.
a.
b.
Figure 11: Rigging a second LA-RAK
5.
Secure a third LA-RAK by repeating the steps from 2 to 4.
A maximum of three LA-RAK can be stacked onto one dolly board.
WARNING
Secure the stacked LA-RAK assembly to the structure, platform, or stage using ratchet strap or any other
applicable device.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
19
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
Figure 12: Three stacked LA-RAK (maximum configuration)
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
20
6.4.2
Flying procedure using the LA-RAK BUMP
The L-ACOUSTICS® LA-RAK BUMP flying frame is engineered to fly 4 LA-RAK for a drive capacity of up to 24 K1
enclosures. It can be flown using single pick-point and secured to an additional safety point. It is assembled with bolts
for mechanical integrity visual check and is protected by polyester-coating to enhance weather resistance.
Shackle for pick point
Safety point
Bolt
Rigging rail (x2)
Stacking runner (x4)
Figure 13: The LA-RAK BUMP
WARNING
All along the procedure:
• Strictly follow the sequence of the successive steps.
• Systematically ensure that each spring-loaded safety is in locking position and that screw pin is
correctly secured on each shackle anchor.
1.
Bring a first LA-RAK under the rigging point.
2.
Remove both coupling bars:
a. Turn a spring-loaded safety and slide the
coupling bar out.
b. Repeat for the second coupling bar.
a.
a.
b.
b.
Figure 14: Removing coupling bars from LA-RAK
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
21
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
3.
Install the LA-RAK BUMP on the LA-RAK: align
the rails and set the stacking runners into the
runner guides.
WARNING
4.
b.
a.
b.
Respect the orientation
indicated beside the LA-RAK
FRONT label.
Secure the LA-RAK BUMP to the LA-RAK (use
both preceding coupling bars):
a.
Turn a spring-loaded safety and slide in the
coupling bar along the rails until the safety
has returned to locking position (a click is
heard).
b.
Repeat for the second coupling bar.
‘‘PICK POINT’’
shackle
5.
Attach the motor hook to the “PICK POINT”
shackle.
‘‘SAFETY’’
point
Figure 15: Attaching LA-RAK BUMP to LA-RAK
6.
Raise the LA-RAK BUMP/LA-RAK assembly at 0.7 m/2 ft height: the dolly board should separate from the array.
7.
Bring a second LA-RAK under the rigging point.
8.
Remove both coupling bars by repeating step 2.
9.
Lower the first LA-RAK so as to set it on the second one: align the rails and set the stacking runners into the
runner guides.
10. Secure the first LA-RAK to the second one (use both preceding coupling bars):
a.
Turn a spring-loaded safety and slide the coupling bar in along the rails until the safety has returned to
locking position (a click should be heard).
b.
Repeat for the second coupling bar.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
22
b.
b.
a.
Figure 16: Securing the first LA-RAK to the second one (motor chain not represented)
11. Repeat steps from 6 to 10 for each remaining LA-RAK.
A maximum of four LA-RAK can be flown under one LA-RAK BUMP.
WARNING
12. Raise the LA-RAK array at desired height.
Secure the LA-RAK flown array to the main structure using the SAFETY shackle (see Figure 15) and a sling.
WARNING
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
23
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
Figure 17: Four flown LA-RAK (maximum configuration)
6.4.3
Flying procedure using the K1-BUMP
Please refer to the K1 Rigging Procedures manual [3.4].
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
24
6.5
Connecting LA-RAK to AC mains
6.5.1
LA-POWER three-phase circuit
The LA-POWER connects to 230 V (±10 %) / 32 A three-phase AC mains using the male IN cable plug (P17 - 32 A
- 3P+N+G).
The LA-POWER only connects to three-phase AC mains rated 230 V (±10 %) / 32 A, 50 - 60 Hz.
Contact a local L-ACOUSTICS® distributor for countries in which this standard does not apply.
VOLTAGE
A second LA-RAK can be plugged in the female LINK OUT outlet of the first LA-RAK to be powered in parallel.
Powering two LA-RAK in parallel is only possible in the 230 V (±10 %) countries.
In this case a maximum of two LA-RAK can be powered in parallel by one AC mains outlet.
CAUTION
For any other mains ratings, a maximum of one LA-RAK can be connected per AC mains outlet.
First LA-RAK (rear view)
Second LA-RAK (rear view)
32 A three-phase
LINK OUT outlet
32 A three-phase
IN plug
230 V / 32 A
three-phase
mains
Figure 18: Parallel connection of two 230 V LA-RAK to AC mains
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
25
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
6.5.2
LA-POWER mono-phase circuits
Connect LA-RAK to AC mains only if the operating voltage indicated on the LA8 back panels corresponds
to the local AC mains rating.
VOLTAGE
Two LA8 versions are available (also refer to the LA8 User Manual [3.4]):
• A universal 120/230 V (±10 %) version fitted with automatic switch mode power supply.
• A specific 100 V (±10 %) version for Japan.
The LA-POWER three-phase circuit described in section [6.5.1] powers the three mono-phase circuits corresponding
to the L1, L2, and L3 “Shuko” female outlets located on the rear face. These last allow connection of the three LA8
amplified controllers mounted in the LA-RAK (see Figure 19).
Each outlet is protected by a 16 A type C circuit breaker located on the front face and three LED help monitor the
presence of each phase on the front end of the mains circuit.
The LA-POWER also includes an auxiliary circuit protected by the “Aux” 10 A circuit breaker, shunted from phase 1.
This circuit powers one “Shuko” outlet located on the front face (to connect portable computer and the like) and two
IEC CEE22 outlets located on the rear face (to connect additional Ethernet® switches).
LA8 power cords
L1, L2, and L3 “Shuko” outlets
Figure 19: Powering three LA8 within an LA-RAK (LA-POWER rear panel represented)
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
26
6.6
Analog audio cabling
6.6.1
Internal cabling
With analog audio, routing modularity is achieved through internal cabling, whereas external cabling uses a constant
scheme (see [6.6.2]).
An XLR connection panel located on the rear side of the LA-PANEL and a set of six XLR cables allow distributing
up to six different analog audio signals to the LA8 amplified controllers. As the possible internal audio cabling schemes
are numerous only two representative ones are shown in Figure 20:
a.
One audio signal routed from channel #1 to the analog IN A on the first amplifier.
LINK A / IN A cabling is then used to cascade all three LA8.
Note: In this example, only the A channel is physically linked on each LA8 and only the A channel can further
be routed to all four output channels on each LA8. Use the LA NETWORK MANAGER Matrix function as
described in the LA NETWORK MANAGER User Manual [3.4].
b. Six audio signals respectively routed from channels #1-6 to the six controller analog inputs. In this case only
the INPUT connectors are used on the amplifiers.
a.
b.
Figure 20: Internal analog audio cabling for (a) 1 or (b) 6 input signals (LA-POWER not represented)
LA8 analog connection panel
LA-PANEL rear connection panel
Figure 21: Analog audio connection panels on LA8 and LA-PANEL (rear views)
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
27
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
6.6.2
External cabling
With analog audio, external cabling uses a constant scheme that allows feeding a LA-RAK, or a LA-RAK daisy-chain, with
up to 6 signals. For any LA-RAK, the internal cabling (see [6.6.1]) determines how many channels are used, which ones,
and which amplifier receives them.
With L-ACOUSTICS® modulation cables (see Table 2), six audio signals can be routed from an analog audio source
(mixing console or EQ device) to the SIGNAL INPUT connector (19-point PA-COM® ) on the LA-PANEL of a first LARAK.
An LA-RAK daisy-chain layout can then be set up by cabling the SIGNAL OUTPUT connector of the LA-PANEL with
the SIGNAL INPUT connector located on the LA-PANEL of another LA-RAK.
The six analog audio signals can also be routed from the last LA-RAK to other signal processing devices using the
DOMM cable.
IMPORTANT
Cascading several LA-RAK cause losses in the analog signal. The losses increase in line with the number of
LA-RAK and the console output impedance. Typically, cascading 16 LA-RAK will cause a -1 dB loss with a
50 Ω console and a -3 dB loss with a 150 Ω console.
Table 2: L-ACOUSTICS® modulation cables
Cable reference
DOMF
DOMM
DOM2
DOM30
DOM45
DOMP-2
Input connector(s)
6 x balanced female XLR
19- point female PA-COM® with ring
19- point female PA-COM® with ring
19- point female PA-COM® with ring
19- point female PA-COM® with ring
19- point male PA-COM®
Output connector(s)
19-point female PA-COM® with ring
6 x balanced male XLR
19- point female PA-COM® with ring
19- point female PA-COM® with ring
19- point female PA-COM® with ring
19- point male PA-COM®
Length (m / ft)
1.5 / 5
1.5 / 5
2 / 6.5
30 / 100
45 / 150
0.5 / 1.5
DOMM
DOMF
DOMP-2
DOM2
DOM30
DOM45
Figure 22: L-ACOUSTICS® modulation cables
The Figure 23 shows the external analog audio cabling principle including all available L-ACOUSTICS® modulation
cables.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
28
OUTPUT SIGNAL connector on LA-PANEL
INPUT SIGNAL connector on LA-PANEL
DOM2, DOM30 or DOM45
DOMP-2
DOMF
ANALOG AUDIO SOURCE
DOM2
To additional signal
processing devices
(optional use)
DOMM
Figure 23: Feeding three LA-RAKs with 6 analog audio signals
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
29
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
6.7
Digital audio cabling
6.7.1
Internal cabling
With digital audio, internal cabling uses a constant scheme. As digital audio requires an active refresh of the signal that is
provided by the LA-AES3 card, routing modularity is achieved through external cabling [6.7.2]. The only internal cabling
scheme that should be used is shown in Figure 24.
The XLR3 cables (IN/LINK) at the back of the LA-PANEL AES3 allow distributing up to six different digital audio signals.
Each IN connector of the front patch panel of the LA-PANEL AES3 is cabled to the AES/EBU IN connector on the
respective LA8, using the appropriate IN XLR cable..
Each AES/EBU LINK connector on the amplifiers is then cabled to the respective LINK connector of the LA-PANEL
AES3 using the appropriate LINK XLR cable.
Figure 24: Internal digital audio cabling (LA-POWER not represented)
LA8 digital connection panel
LA-PANEL AES3 rear connection panel
Figure 25: Digital audio connection panels on LA-PANEL and LA8 (rear views)
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
30
6.7.2
External cabling
With digital audio, routing of the signals is achieved in a convenient and flexible manner through external cabling, by
using the patch panel on the front of the LA-PANEL AES3. Two examples are given in Figure 26 and Figure 27.
Up to six digital audio signals can be routed from an AES/EBU digital audio source (mixing console or EQ device) to the
LA-PANEL AES3 via three XLR3 cables, each one conveying two channels.
Provided the internal cabling is correct (see [6.7.1]), each pair of signals can be routed in a daisy-chain layout, by cabling
the corresponding LINK connector of the LA-PANEL AES3 to another IN connector of the same LA-PANEL AES3 (for
internal daisy-chaining), or to an IN connector of another LA-PANEL AES3 (for external daisy-chaining). It allows
modular routing layouts.
Here is important information about cables for AES/EBU digital audio:
IMPORTANT
• The quality required for the XLR cables will depend on the cable length and the signal sampling
frequency. As a starting point, a standard balanced microphone cable of maximum length of 50 m/150
ft can be used to transport a signal of maximum sampling frequency of 48 kHz. Higher sampling
frequencies may require reducing the cable length since the signal attenuation in cables increases with
the sampling frequency.
• As AES/EBU certified cables provide smaller attenuation/length ratio, it is highly recommended to use
them in installations requiring long cable runs or high sampling frequency signals.
• The LA-AES3 has been tested with up to 305 m/1000 ft of 3 models of AES/EBU rated cables:
Belden® 1696A, Klotz Cables® OT234H, and Sommer Cable® SC BINARY 234 (single cuts, digital
source signal running at Fs = 48 kHz).
• Using several cuts of cables will decrease performances.
• In case an amplified controller shutdowns, the failsafe relay makes a passive connection between the
AES/EBU IN port and the LINK port to maintain continuity. However the signal is no longer refreshed
for the next amplified controller, so that the input cable and the link cable must be considered as a
unique input cable with regard to the maximum supported length.
• In case of transmission losses, try to reduce the sampling frequency of the digital audio source.
Moreover, as a general rule, avoid using sources rated beyond 96 kHz as the maximum possible cable
length will be reduced while the additional information will anyway be cancelled by SRC to 96 kHz.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
31
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
XLR3
XLR3
AES/EBU
XLR3
AES/EBU
DIGITAL AUDIO SOURCE
External daisy-chaining
LINK connector on LA-PANEL AES3
IN connector on LA-PANEL AES3
Figure 26: Feeding three LA-RAK with three pairs of digital audio signals
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
32
XLR3
AES / EBU
STEREO DIGITAL AUDIO SOURCE
External daisy-chaining
Internal daisy-chaining
Figure 27: Digital audio cabling with LA-RAK – FOH example
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
33
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
6.8
Loudspeaker cabling
The rear side of the LA-RAK gives access to the output connection panel of each LA8. For each amplifier, this panel
feature one CA-COM® connector, as well as three SpeakON® connectors.
Please refer to the appropriate enclosure User Manual as well as LA8 User Manual [3.4] to connect
any L-ACOUSTICS® enclosure to the LA-RAK.
IMPORTANT
CA-COM® connector
SpeakON® connector
LA8 output panels
Figure 28: LA-RAK speaker connectors
IMPORTANT
The 8-point CA-COM® connector on the LA8 is fully compatible with all 8-point L-ACOUSTICS PACOM® cables EXCEPT for the DO2W, DOFILL and DOSUB cables.
Refer to LA8 PACOM CABLES Technical bulletin [3.4] for more details
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
34
6.9
L-NET network cabling
6.9.1
L-NET network overview
L-NET network is for transferring data to and from LA NETWORK MANAGER software (see the LA NETWORK
MANAGER User Manual [3.4]). It allows remote control and monitoring of a network of amplified controllers.
By using LA-PANEL, various digital network topologies such as daisy-chain, star, and hybrid are quickly and easily
configurable, allowing total flexibility in achieving the required system architecture. The star and hybrid network
topologies require the addition of a universal Ethernet® switch.
Note: The more reliable digital cabling scheme is the external star/internal star one.
IMPORTANT
6.9.2
• To cable L-NET network, use CAT5e U/FTP cables (or higher category) fitted with RJ45 connectors.
• The length of each network cable must not exceed 100 m/328 ft.
• Only connect network devices featuring a minimum speed of 100 Mbps.
Internal cabling
LA-PANEL features four RJ45 I/O sockets. When leaving the factory the LA-PANEL also features four CAT5e U/FTP
cables already installed. If cables replacement is needed follow the procedure described in [7.3].
The cable linked to the IN connector on the back of LA-PANEL allows network connection for all three LA8, following
two potential cabling schemes, illustrated in Figure 30:
- either by connecting a first LA8 via its L-NET IN connector, and routing the network towards another LA8 via the LNET OUT connector, for a daisy-chain topology;
- or by connecting the cable to a switch (not provided), which will feed all three LA8, for a star topology.
The cable linked to the OUT connector on the back of LA-PANEL allows getting back the network signal from the LNET OUT connector of a LA8, to send it towards another LA-RAK and set up an external daisy-chain topology.
OUT
IN
IN OUT
a.
Cable is only necessary in case of external daisy-chain
Figure 29: L-NET network connection panels on LA-PANEL and LA8 (rear views)
b.
Figure 30: L-NET internal cabling for (a) daisy-chain or (b) star network topologies
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
35
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
6.9.3
External cabling
The LA-PANEL front side features two Ethercon® I/O sockets, for external L-NET network cabling (see Figure 31).
A maximum of 253 LA8 can be interconnected within the same network (84 LA-RAK + 1 LA8).
IMPORTANT
External L-NET sockets
Figure 31: LA-PANEL front view
To set up an L-NET network with several LA-RAK, three cabling schemes can be used, as illustrated in Figure 32,
Figure 33 and Figure 34:
-
Daisy-chain: The IN connector of a first LA-RAK is linked to the computer driving LA NETWORK MANAGER. The
network is then set up by linking the OUT connector of each LA-RAK to the IN connector of the following LA-RAK
in the chain.
-
Star: The computer driving LA NETWORK MANAGER is connected to a switch (not provided), which is directly
linked to each of the LA-RAKs via their IN connector.
- Hybrid: Both topologies are jointly used: the star topology to distribute the network to several LA-RAKs and then
the daisy-chain topology to serially cable other LA-RAKs with each of the first LA-RAKs.
LA NETWORK MANAGER
CAT 5e U/FTP cable
Figure 32: L-NET external cabling – option 1: daisy-chain topology
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
36
LA NETWORK MANAGER
CAT 5e U/FTP cable
ETHERNET® SWITCH
(not provided)
Figure 33: L-NET external cabling – option 2: star topology
CAT 5e U/FTP cable
ETHERNET® SWITCH
LA NETWORK MANAGER
Figure 34: L-NET external cabling – option 3: hybrid topology
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
37
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
7 CARE AND MAINTENANCE
7.1
Maintenance information
The L-ACOUSTICS® LA-RAK Touring Rack is a technical product designed for various, intensive indoor and
outdoor sound reinforcement applications. To fulfill such demanding conditions L-ACOUSTICS® has designed the
LA-RAK with high-grade and reliable components:
•
•
•
•
Aluminum and steel frames, rubber shock mounts.
Polyethylene sides.
LEXAN® polycarbonate doors.
Screws and rigging points resistant to oxidation.
However, in order to ensure product performance and safety, it is essential to frequently inspect the LA-RAK and its
internal components. These checks need to be done on a regular basis depending on the conditions of system use and
are described in section [7.2].
In addition, it is possible to replace the network cables located at the back of the LA-PANEL. Procedure is described in
section [7.3].
Spare parts and recommended tools are detailed in section [7.4].
7.2
Checking procedures
7.2.1
Check of internal components
Check the LA8 controllers as described in the Care and maintenance section of the LA8 User Manual [3.4].
Check the contact quality and the locking action of all sockets (PA-COM®, CA-COM®, SpeakON®, XLR, Ethercon®,
RJ45, as well as power plug and sockets) on the LA8, LA-POWER, LA-PANEL and LA-PANEL AES3.
If necessary, contact an L-ACOUSTICS® authorized representative to replace the damaged components.
7.2.2
Mechanical assembly and rigging parts inspection
The assembly and rigging parts of the LA-RAK system are:
•
RK 9U internal frames and electric/electronic devices fixed on them, as well as screws and washers.
•
RK 9U rigging rails, ball locking pins, rear panels, and LEXAN® doors.
•
Dolly board and coupling bars with spring-loaded safeties.
•
LA-RAK BUMP including shackles.
The inspection procedure is as follows:
1. Inspect the general aspect of the assembly and rigging parts described above.
2. Check the integrity of mobile and rigging parts (no signs of deformation, indents, or rust).
3.
Ensure that the locking mechanism of each spring-loaded safety, ball locking pin, and shackle operates
normally.
Any component incorporating a part showing signs of defect must immediately be put aside and withdrawn
from use to be inspected by qualified service personnel.
WARNING
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
38
7.3
Network cables replacement procedure
When leaving the factory the LA-PANEL features four CAT5e U/FTP cables. If cables replacement is needed follow the
procedure below:
a. Remove the LA-PANEL from the LA-RAK by removing the four front Pozidriv® screws.
b. Unscrew the back protecting plate by removing the four Torx® screws.
Remove the old cables and install new ones.
c.
Check that the connector bodies of the new cables are short enough to allow putting the plate back in
place.
CAUTION
d. Put the plate and Torx® screws back in place (torque to 1.5 N.m/14 in.lbf).
e.
Put the LA-PANEL and Pozidriv® screws back in place into the LA-RAK (torque to 3 N.m/27 in.lbf).
c.
b. d.
Figure 35: Replacing network cables on the LA-PANEL rear side
7.4
Spare parts and recommended tools
Table 3: Available spare parts
RK9U
Table 4: Recommended
tools for service
Rack structure with dolly board and 2 coupling bars
Torque wrench (N.m or in.lbf)
SE PLARK9U
Dolly board
PZ.3 Pozidriv® screwdriver
SE RIGRK9U
2 Coupling bars
T10 Torx® screwdriver
MP RK9UPORTE
CA RKLOC
CA RK9UCACHE
RKENTR
LA8/LA8 US/LA8 JP
LAPANEL
LAPANELAES3
SE CHPRK9U10
SE CHPRK9U03
CP RK9UETH1
CP RK9UETH2
LAPOWER
LARAKBUMP
CA MAN19L
IMPORTANT
•
•
•
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
LEXAN® door
LEXAN® door latch
1U blank panel
Spacer to fix the LA8 rear part to the LA-RAK
Amplified controller 4x1800 W @ 4 Ω for EU/USA/ Japan
Analog signal and network distribution panel
Digital signal distribution panel
1 m/3 ft XLR cable
0.35 m/1 ft XLR cable
1 m/3 ft CAT5e U/FTP cable
0.3 m/1 ft CAT5e U/FTP cable
LA-POWER power distribution panel
LA-RAK BUMP rigging frame
⅝” shackle
In Europe use the LA-POWER device (230 V version) presented all along this manual.
In USA use the LA-POWER US device (120 V version) presented in Appendix [9].
In any other country contact a local L-ACOUSTICS® distributor.
www.l-acoustics.com
39
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
8 SPECIFICATIONS
Reference
RK 9U
Dimensions (W x H x D)
H including dolly board
609 x 513 x 580 mm / 25 x 20.2 x 22.8 in
663 mm / 26.1 in
Weight
51,4 kg / 113 lbs with dolly board (96,5 kg / 212 lbs when fully equipped)
Vertical flying
Certified for up to 4 LA-RAK underneath the L-ACOUSTICS®
LA-RAK BUMP flying frame (available separately).
Certified for up to 4 LA-RAK onto the L-ACOUSTICS® K1BUMP flying frame (available with the K1 system, refer to
the K1 Rigging Procedures manual [3.4]).
Vertical stacking
Certified for up to 3 LA-RAK onto the dolly board.
Moving & transporting
Materials
Finish
Doors
Rigging components
Handles
Certified for up to 2 LA-RAK onto the dolly board.
Polyethylene, aluminum, and steel.
Grayish-brown, RAL 8019®.
LEXAN® polycarbonate.
Polyester-coated steel.
Integrated into the cabinet.
Setup safety limits of
captive rigging
components
External Structure
Complementary
accessories
1 x dolly board, 2 x coupling bars.
Reference
LA-POWER 1
Dimensions (W x H x D)
483 x 89 (2U) x 103 mm / 19 x 3.5 (2U) x 4 in
Weight
Front connectors
Rear connectors
Protection
1
4 kg / 8.8 lbs
AC input
AC link out
AC auxiliary output
AC outputs for controllers
AC auxiliary outputs
32 A – P17 (3P+N+G) male plug + power cord.
32 A – P17 (3P+N+G) female outlet.
1 x type F ‘‘Shuko’’ outlet.
3 x type F ‘‘Shuko’’ outlets (L1, L2, L3).
2 x type IEC CEE22 outlets.
3 x 16 A type C circuit breakers (L1, L2, L3).
1 x 10 A type C circuit breaker (Auxiliary).
European standard. See applicable documentation for other countries.
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
40
Reference
LA-PANEL
Dimensions (W x H x D)
483 x 44 (1U) x 59 mm / 19 x 1.75 (1U) x 2.3 in
Weigth
Front connectors
Rear connectors
Complementary accessories
INPUT/ LINK OUT
2 x PACOM® 19-point sockets
L-NET I/O
2 x Ethercon® sockets
L-DGA I/O
2 x Ethercon® sockets
OUT1/ OUT2 /OUT3 /OUT4 /OUT5 / OUT6
6 x Neutrik® male XLR 3 sockets
L-NET I/O
2 x RJ45 sockets
L-DGA I/O
2 x RJ45 sockets
6 x XLR 1 m/3 ft labeled cables, 2 x XLR 0.35 m/1 ft bridge cables
4 x CAT5e U/FTP 1 m/3 ft labeled cables
2 x CAT5e U/FTP 0.3 m/1 ft bridge cables
Ethernet® switch (not provided, only for star network topology)
Reference
LA-PANEL AES3
Dimensions (H x W x D)
44 x 484 x 64.8 mm / 1.7 x 19.1 x 2.6 inch
Weight
Front connectors
Rear XLR cables
Front finish
Complementary accessories
1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs
IN 1/ IN 2/ IN 3
3 x Neutrik® female XLR3 sockets
LINK 1/ LINK 2/ LINK 3
3 x Neutrik® male XLR3 sockets
IN 1/ IN 2/ IN 3
3 x 1.15 m/3.8 ft male XLR3 cables
LINK 1/ LINK 2/ LINK 3
3 x 1.15 m/3.8 ft female XLR3 cables
Polyester powder-coated steel
2 x 0.55 m/1.8 ft male-female XLR3 link cables
Reference
LA-RAK BUMP
Dimensions (W x H x D)
581 x 102 x 558 mm / 22.9 x 4 x 22 in
Weight
13.5 kg / 29.7 lbs
Setup safety limits
Maximum of 4 LA-RAK per LA-RAK BUMP.
Material
Polyester-coated steel.
Complementary accessories
2 x ⅝” shackles
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
41
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
Reference
LA8 amplified controller
Dimensions (W x H x D)
88,1 (2U) x 483 x 420 mm / 3.5 (2U) x 19 x 16.5 in
Output power
EIA (1% THD, 1 kHz, all channels driven)
Weight
12.3 kg / 26.9 lbs
4 x 1100 W at 8 Ω (4 x 1300 W peak) / 4 x 1800 W at 4 Ω (4 x 2500 W peak)
150 V (Peak voltage, no load)
Class D
DSP SHARC 32 bits / floating point, 96 kHz sampling rate
10 Hz-20 kHz (±1.5 dB at 8 Ω)
< 0.05 % (20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω, 11 dB below rated power)
112 dB (20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω, A-weighted)
32 dB
-72 dBV (20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω, A-weighted)
> 85 dB (at 1 kHz)
> 600 (8 Ω, 1 kHz and below)
Maximum output power
Mains input power and current draw
Load
Nb. of channel
Power
1/3 Output Power (-5 dB)
1/8 Output Power (-9 dB)
4Ω
4x
1800 W
22 A / 3100 W
11 A / 1500 W
8Ω
4x
1100 W
15 A / 1950 W
10 A / 1300 W
Max output voltage
Circuitry
Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
Frequency range
Distortion THD+N (typical)
Output dynamic range
Amplification gain
Noise level
Channel separation
Damping factor
Mains input power
and current draw
(all channels driven)
IDLE
0.4 A /
100 W
The current values are given for mains rated at 230 V. Multiply by 2 for 120 V, 1.15 for 200 V, and 2.3 for 100 V.
If the voltage outsides a plus or minus 10 % range, the maximum power is no longer guaranteed.
Mains ratings
Operating temperature
Circuits protection
Transducers protection
Fans
Indicators
Output Connectors
L-NET connectors
LA8 & LA8US: 120/230 V AC (±10 %), 50-60 Hz
LA8JP: 100/200 V AC (±10 %), 50-60 Hz
From -5°C to +50°C (environment)
From -5°C to +85°C (internal)
Temperature monitoring of transformers and heat-sinks, inrush-current limitation, mains supply
failure and over-voltage detection, output DC protection, output over current protection
L-DRIVE thermal and over excursion monitoring
2 temperature dependent speed-controlled axial fans
LED for Load, Signal, Level (-25 dB, -10 dB, -5 dB), Clip, L-NET, and Mute
2x 4-point SpeakON® (1/2 and 3/4 output channels) 1x 8-point CA-COM® (all output channels)
2x Fast Ethernet RJ45 (in/out)
ANALOG INPUTS
Input
2 Neutrik® female XLR3, IEC 268, ESD protected
Link
2 Neutrik® male XLR3, IEC 268, ESD protected
22 kΩ (balanced)
22 dBu (balanced, THD 1 %)
3.9 ms
Two cascaded 24 bit A/D converters (130 dB dynamic range)
Connectors
Input impedance
Max input level
Latency
Digital conversion
DIGITAL INPUT
Connectors
Supported
input formats
XLR cabling
Input gain
Latency
Sample Rate
Converter
AES/EBU to
ANALOG
fallback
Input
1 Neutrik® female XLR3, IEC 268, ESD protected
Link
1 Neutrik® male XLR3, IEC 268, ESD protected, electronically buffered, failsafe relay
USB
1 Mini-B type female USB, reserved for future applications
Standard
AES/EBU (AES3) or coaxial S/PDIF (IEC 60958 Type II)
Sampling frequency (Fs)
44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 128, 176.4, or 192 kHz
Word length
16, 18, 20, or 24 bits
Standard
XLR3 cables, common or AES/EBU certified
Maximum length
300 m with AES/EBU certified cables and for Fs ≤ 48 kHz
Adjustable from -12 dB to +12 dB by 0.1 dB steps
3.4 ms or 3.9 ms (upon user selection, independent of the input sampling frequency)
Sampling frequency
96 kHz (SRC referenced to the amplified controller’s internal clock)
Word length
24 bits
Dynamic range
140 dB
Distortion (THD+N)
< -120 dBfs
Bandpass ripple
±0.05 dB (20 Hz-40 kHz, 96 kHz)
No clock, loss of lock, invalid audio [validity bit], CRC error, bipolar encoding error, data slip
Switchover conditions
Constant delay
Yes (upon user selection, independent of input Fs)
Yes (upon user adjustment of AES/EBU input gain, independent of input Fs)
Constant level
Revert to AES/EBU
Manual user selection
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
42
9 APPENDIX: LALA-POWER US
9.1
LA-RAK and LA-POWER US presentation
A 120 V version of the LA-RAK touring rack is also available for use in the USA and countries using the same electric
standards. It features the same characteristics as the European version except for the power panel, which is referenced
as the LA-POWER US.
L1, L2, L3, and Aux.
circuit breakers
2 x front duplex
outlets
L1, L2, and L3 phase
presence LED
IN/THRU outlets
L5-30 AC outlets (L1, L2, L3)
Figure 36: Equipped LA-RAK for USA
9.2
Connecting LA-RAK US to AC mains
9.2.1
LA-POWER US three-phase circuit
4 x rear duplex outlets
Figure 37: The LA-POWER US
The LA-POWER US connects to 120 V (±10 %) / 30 A three-phase AC mains using the male L-21 IN outlet.
The LA-POWER US only connects to three-phase AC mains rated 120 V (±10 %) / 30 A, 50 - 60 Hz.
Contact a local L-ACOUSTICS® distributor for countries in which this standard does not apply
VOLTAGE
A maximum of one LA-RAK can be connected per AC mains outlet.
Never use the female L-21 THRU outlet.
CAUTION
120 V / 30 A
three-phase
mains
L-21 IN outlet
Figure 38: Connection of the LA-RAK US to AC mains
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
43
LALA-RAK TOURING RACK
user manual
VERSION 2.0
9.2.2
LA-POWER US mono-phase circuits
Connect LA-RAK US to AC mains only if the operating voltage indicated on the LA8 back panels
corresponds to the local AC mains rating.
VOLTAGE
Two LA8 versions are available (also refer to the LA8 User Manual [3.4]):
• A universal 120/230 V (±10 %) version fitted with automatic switch mode power supply.
• A specific 100 V (±10 %) version for Japan.
The LA-POWER US three-phase circuit powers the three mono-phase circuits corresponding to the three L5-30
female outlets located on the rear face (L1, L2, and L3). These last allow connection of the three LA8 amplified
controllers mounted in the LA-RAK US (see Figure 39).
Each outlet is protected by a 30 A circuit breaker located on the front face and three LED help monitor the presence
of each phase on the front end of the mains circuit.
The LA-POWER US also includes an auxiliary circuit protected by the “Aux” 20 A circuit breaker. This circuit powers
six duplex outlets located on the front and rear faces to connect portable computer and the like as well as additional
Ethernet® switches.
LA8 power cords
L5-30 outlets (L1, L2, and L3)
Figure 39: Powering three LA8 within an LA-RAK (LA-POWER external rear view)
LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
www.l-acoustics.com
44
www.l-aco u sti cs.co m
Document Reference: LARAK_UM_EN_2.0
_________________
© Copyright 2011 by L-ACOUSTICS®
Parc de la Fontaine de Jouvence, 91462 Marcoussis cedex, France
_________________
Printed on recycled paper
Distribution date: June 22th, 2011
www.l-acoustics.com
Download PDF