Bayer HealthCare Elite XL Blood Glucose Meter User Manual

Version 1.0
November 2002
User’s manual
All the safety and operation instructions should be read before
the device is operated.
Retain Instructions:
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
Heed Warnings:
All warnings on the device and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove
the cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside;
refer servicing to qualified personnel.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this device to rain and moisture.
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the
presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside
the enclosure—voltage that may be sufficient to
constitute a risk of shock.
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to
important operating and maintenance instructions
in the accompanying literature. Please read the
Follow instructions:
All operation and user instructions should be followed.
Water and Moisture:
The device should not be used near water (e.g. near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a
swimming pool etc.).
The device should be situated so that its location or position
does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the
device should not be placed on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface
that may block the ventilation openings, or used in a built-in
installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the
flow of air through the ventilation openings.
The device should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other devices (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Power Source:
The device should only be connected to a power supply of the
type described in the operating instructions or on the device.
Grounding or Polarization:
This device must be grounded.
Power Cords:
Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords and plugs, sockets, outlets and the
point where they exit from the device.
The device should be cleaned only as recommended by the
Non-use Periods:
The power cord of the device should be unplugged from the
outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
Debris and Liquid Entry:
Debris and/or liquids should be kept from entering the enclosure
through openings.
Damage Requiring Service:
The device should be serviced by qualified service personnel
s The power cord or the plug has been damaged; or
s Debris or liquid has entered the device; or
s The device has been exposed to rain; or
s The device does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
s The device has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
The user should not attempt to service the device beyond that
which is described in the operating instructions. All other servicing
should be referred to qualified service personnel.
Dear Customer,
welcome to the team of
BEHRINGER users, and
thank you very much for
expressing your confidence in us by purchasing
Writing this foreword for
you gives me great
pleasure, because it represents the culmination
of many months of hard
work delivered by our
engineering team to
achieve a very ambitious
goal: to present two outstanding pieces of
equipment, whose flexibility lets them find use
in both studios and
P.A. situations.
The task of designing our new POWERPLAY PRO certainly meant
a great deal of responsibility, which we assumed by focusing on
you, the discerning user and musician. Meeting your expectations
also meant a lot of work and night shifts. But it was fun, too.
Developing a product usually brings a lot of people together, and
what a great feeling it is when all who participated in such a project
can be proud of what they’ve achieved.
It is our philosophy to share our enjoyment with you, because
you are the most important member of the BEHRINGER team.
With your highly competent suggestions for new products you’ve
made a significant contribution to shaping our company and
making it successful. In return, we guarantee you uncompromising
quality (manufactured under ISO9000 certified management
system) as well as excellent technical and audio properties at an
extremely reasonable price. All of this will enable you to give
free rein to your creativity without being hampered by budget
We are often asked how we manage to produce such highquality devices at such unbelievably low prices. The answer is
quite simple: it’s you, our customers! Many satisfied customers
mean large sales volumes enabling us to get better purchasing
terms for components, etc. Isn’t it only fair to pass this benefit on
to you? Because we know that your success is our success too!
I would like to thank all of you who have made the
POWERPLAY PRO possible. You have all made your own
personal contributions, from the developers to the many other
employees at this company, and to you, the BEHRINGER user.
1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................ 3
1.1 Before you get started .................................................... 3
1.1.1 Initial operation ..................................................... 3
1.1.2 Warranty ............................................................... 4
1.2 The user’s manual .......................................................... 4
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS ............................................. 4
2.1 Front panel ...................................................................... 4
2.2 Rear panel ...................................................................... 5
3. APPLICATION GUIDELINES .................................... 5
Using the MAIN IN connectors ....................................... 5
AUX IN inputs (HA4700 only) ......................................... 5
Using the DIRECT IN connector .................................... 6
Mono mode ..................................................................... 6
MUTE function (HA4700 only) ........................................ 6
Connecting multiple headphones ................................... 6
4. AUDIO CONNECTIONS ............................................ 6
5. SPECIFICATIONS ..................................................... 7
6. WARRANTY .............................................................. 9
Congratulations! With the BEHRINGER POWERPLAY PRO,
you have acquired a high-end headphone amplifier. Both
POWERPLAY PRO units were developed with the most demanding applications in mind: professional recording, radio and
television studios, as well as CD/digital sound production. They
were developed as benchmark units for judging mixdown quality
as well as distribution amplifiers for flexible playback applications in studio environments.
Balanced inputs and outputs
Both BEHRINGER POWERPLAY PROs feature electronically
servo-balanced inputs and outputs. The servo function automatically recognizes when unbalanced pins are assigned. It
internally modifies the nominal signal level, thus preventing any
occurence of signal level difference between inputs and outputs
(6 dB correction).
My friends, it’s been worth the effort!
The following user’s manual is intended to familiarize
you with the unit’s control elements, so that you can
master all the functions. After having thoroughly read
the user’s manual, store it at a safe place for future
Thank you very much,
1.1 Before you get started
The POWERPLAY PRO was carefully packed at the assembly
plant to assure secure transport. Should the condition of the
cardboard box suggest that damage may have taken place, please
inspect the unit immediately and look for physical indications of
Uli Behringer
Damaged units should NEVER be sent directly to us.
Please inform the dealer from whom you acquired the
unit immediately as well as the transportation company
from which you took delivery of the unit. Otherwise, all
claims for replacement/repair may be rendered invalid.
1.1.1 Initial operation
2.1 Front panel
Please make sure the unit is provided with sufficient ventilation,
and never place the POWERPLAY PRO on top of an amplifier or
in the vicinity of a heater to avoid the risk of overheating.
Before plugging the unit into a power socket, please
make sure you have selected the correct voltage:
The fuse compartment near the power plug socket contains
three triangular markings. Two of these triangles are opposite
one another. The voltage indicated adjacent to these markings is
the voltage to which your unit has been set up, and can be altered
by rotating the fuse compartment by 180°. ATTENTION: This
does not apply to export models that were for example
manufactured only for use with 120 V!
If you alter the unit’s voltage, you must change the fuses
accordingly. The correct value of the fuses needed can
be found in the chapter “TECHNICAL DATA”.
Faulty fuses must be replaced with fuses of appropriate
rating without exception! The correct value of the fuses
needed can be found in the chapter “TECHNICAL DATA”.
Power is delivered via the cable enclosed with the unit. All
requiered safety precautions have been adhered to.
Please make sure that the unit is grounded at all times.
For your own protection, you should never tamper with
the grounding of the cable or the unit itself.
1.1.2 Warranty
Please take a few minutes and send us the completely filled
out warranty card within 14 days of the date of purchase. You
may also register online at The serial number
needed for the registration is located at the top of the unit. Failure
to register your product may void future warranty claims.
Fig. 2.1: Input section
The DIRECT IN socket is used to feed in additional stereo
signals. In the case of the HA4700, the signal brought in via
the DIRECT IN input has the same priority as the MAIN
signal. The HA8000 has a separate DIRECT INPUT
connector for each channel
(see fig. 2.3). In the case
of this model, the MAIN signal being fed in is automatically
interrupted when the said input is in use.
The MASTER LEVEL control governs the level of the input
signal that is fed through the MAIN INPUT connectors on
the back or through the DIRECT IN connector.
The HA8000 features two level controls (MAIN IN 1/
MAIN IN 2), so that two separately controllable input signals
can be connected. You select which of the two signals is
monitored by using the IN 1/IN 2 switches
in the
respective channel sections.
The 4-digit INPUT LEVEL display informs you about the
input level signal and diplays it in the range between -30
and 0 dB. When the unit is powered on, the ON LED lights
up. You achive the best input signal quality when its level is
at the highest level just before it starts distorting. The clip
LED should light up only during the highest signal peaks.
1.2 The user’s manual
This user’s manual has been written in such a way to enable
you an overview over the control elements of the unit and offers
at the same time detailed information about possible applications.
To facilitate quick look-ups, control elements have been described
in groups depending on their function. Should you need detailed
information about specific topics not covered in this manual,
please visit our website at For example,
additional information about power amps and effects processors
is found there.
We would like to bring your attention to the fact that
extremely loud sound levels may damage your hearing
as well as your headphones. Please lower all OUTPUT
LEVEL knobs leftwards before powering up the unit.
This chapter contains descriptions of various control elements
of your POWERPLAY PRO. All controls and connections are
discussed in detail. Additionally, useful advice about their possible
applications is also given.
The HA8000 has eight independent amplifiers for connecting
headphones, while the HA4700 has four. The latter has several
additional features not found in the HA8000 due to space
considerations. The differences between the two units are
explained in detail in the text sections that follow.
Fig. 2.2: Individual headphones amplifier sections
The 8-digit OUTPUT LEVEL display informs you about the
ouput signal level of each individual channel, and diplays it
in the range between -30 and 0 dB. When the clip LED
lights up, lower the amount of gain applied to the individual
channels to avoid distortion.
The BASS control (HA4700 only) attenuates or boosts the
low frequency portions of the signal (+/-12 dB).
The TREBLE control (HA4700 only) attenuates or boosts
the high frequency portion of the signal (+/-12 dB).
The L MUTE and R MUTE switches allow you to mute the
respective input signal, so that only the remaining input
signal is audible (HA4700 only).
The PHONES OUT connector is connected in parallel to
the output connectors
located on the rear, presenting
an easily accessible additional monitor option for individual
channels. This function is particularly helpful when the unit
is permanently installed in a rack.
The AUX IN input is used to mix an additional input signal
into the MAIN IN or DIRECT IN connectors (HA4700 only).
Should you want to use this option on a mono signal, we
recommend using the ST./2-CH. switch (position 2-CH,
depressed) in order to hear the signal in both ears.
Fig. 2.3: Mains supply, fuses compartment and
headphone outputs
The ST./2-CH. switch is used to alternate whether input
signals are audible in stereo (not depressed: ST.) or in mono
(depressed: 2-CH.) The HA8000 features a MONO switch
instead of a ST./2-CH. switch
Various input signals can be connected to the HA8000 by
utilizing a separate DIRECT IN connection for each amp
section, located on the rear. If a signal is fed into this
connector, both MAIN IN signals will be muted.
The BALANCE control (HA4700 only) regulates the stereo
image of input signals, provided that the AUX IN input of
one of the amp sections is not already in use. When the
AUX IN section already has a signal assigned to it, the
BALANCE control governs the ratio between MAIN IN
(DIRECT IN) and AUX IN signal.
These are the MAIN OUT connectors of the HA4700. The
respective jacks and XLR connectors are wired in parallel.
Via these connectors, you can link as many headphone
amps as desired to allow for connection of additional
headphones. The HA8000 has no MAIN OUT connectors.
To connect additional units on a per-need basis, you can
use HA8000’s PHONES OUTPUT connectors.
The HA8000 does not feature a BALANCE control.
Headphones volume of the individual amp sections is
regulated using the OUTPUT LEVEL control. Both the left
and the right channel are regulated simultaneously.
The POWER switch powers the POWERPLAY PRO on. You
should always make sure that the POWER switch is in the
“Off” position when initially connecting the unit to the mains.
Please take note: Merely switching the unit off does not
mean that it is fully disconnected from the mains. When
not using the unit for prolonged periods of time, please
unplug the unit’s power cord from the power outlet.
The MAIN IN 1 or MAIN IN 2 input signal is selected by
using the IN 1/IN 2 switch. When the DIRECT INPUT of the
channel has a signal assigned to it, you can hear the said
signal only (HA8000 only).
When you depress the MONO switch (HA8000 only), the
signal is played in mono. Singers in particular appreciate
this function because a mono signal is much less distracting
to listen to than a comparable stereo signal. A mono signal
makes spacial orientation during live performances easier.
2.2 Rear panel
Power is supplied via an IEC connector. The matching cable
is provided with the unit.
connecting the unit to a power outlet, please make sure
that the selected voltage matches your local voltage. When
replacing fuses, please make sure that you always use fuses
of the same type. Some units allow for switching between
230 V und 120 V. Please note: when connecting a unit
intended for the European market to a 120 V power outlet,
you must also replace the factory fuse with a higher-value
The HEADPHONE OUT connectors of the individual amp
sections are also used for connecting headphones
(HA8000: PHONES OUTPUT). The HA4700 features two
additional headphones connectors per channel located
on the rear; the HA8000 has one.
Fig. 2.4: MAIN IN and MAIN OUT connectors
The MAIN IN connectors of the HA4700 come as balanced
1/4" TRS and XLR connectors.
The HA8000 features only 1/4" TRS connectors for MAIN
3.1 Using the MAIN IN connectors
Connect a program source with the MAIN IN connectors located
on the rear, and connect your headphones to an amp section of
your choice. Set the MASTER LEVEL and BALANCE controls
(HA4700) in the center position. The MASTER LEVEL control is
used to lower or raise the volume level of all headphones which
receive signals via the MAIN IN inputs and/or the DIRECT IN
input. In the case of the HA8000, MAIN IN controls 1 and 2
regulate the input level of two separate input signals. The individual OUTPUT LEVEL controls are used for adjusting the desired
channel volume only.
3.2 AUX IN inputs (HA4700 only)
As a general rule, the AUX IN inputs are used to add an extra
input signal to the main signal, whereby the respective BALANCE
control regulates the relative ratio of those signals to one another.
This way, you can for example effortlessly record vocals and
feed in an already existing playback using your POWERPLAY
PRO-XL HA4700. The playback signal is fed through the MAIN IN
inputs, and the preamplified vocal signal is fed into the AUX IN
connector. The respective BALANCE control should be set up in
such a way that the singer gets a perfectly matched mix between
the playback and the vocals, whereby the OUTPUT LEVEL control
regulates the overall volume.
3.6 Connecting multiple headphones
The HA4700 features three headphones connectors altogether,
while the HA8000 has two. You can connect multiple headphones
to an amp simultaneously, provided that the minimal output load
impedance of the amp does not fall below 8 Ohms. In the case of
the HA8000, the minimal output load impedance is 100 Ohms per
When connecting two headphones, individual
headphones should not have impedance lower than
16 Ohms; when connecting three headphones,
individual headphones should not have impedance
lower than 24 Ohms (HA4700). When connecting two
headphones to the HA8000, the impedance of individual
headphones should not fall below 200 Ohms.
Even though going under the above mentioned minimal impedances does not cause deffective operation, you may experience
a quality loss audible as lowered performance and distortion.
Fig. 3.1: Playback application in a studio
In addition to the usage of all channels via the MAIN input,
each of the four amplifiers can also be used fully independently.
To this end, you may also use the AUX IN inputs in conjunction
with the BALANCE controls. When the BALANCE control is turned
to the left (“AUX” position), the MAIN signal is faded out, and the
AUX IN signals are fed into their respective amplifiers. Using
individual amplifiers separately lets you provide individual mixes
to up to four musicians.
Fig. 4.1: XLR connector
Fig. 3.2: Monitor live application
3.3 Using the DIRECT IN connector
The DIRECT IN connector (HA4700) is located on the left side of
the front section. For example, you can use this connector to provide
musicians with the signal of a DAT recorder or CD player. The
HA8000 has a separate DIRECT IN connector for each amplifier
(located on the rear). In the case of the HA8000, allocating a signal
to this connector mutes the MAIN IN signal. The input level must
be externally set in this case. This way, you can use each amplifier
section for a separate headphone signal.
Fig. 4.2: 1/4" TS connector
3.4 Mono mode
Stereo signals can often have an irritating effect in certain
monitoring applications, especially when performing live. These
negative effects are particularly apparent when both channels
show great channel separation, i.e. a different information content
coupled with varying volume levels. The ST./2-CH. switch
(HA8000: the MONO switch) allows coupling the left and the right
channels into a single mono signal, withouth needing a
“Y”-adapter or a special cable.
3.5 MUTE function (HA4700 only)
When the ST./2-CH. switch is depressed, the unit is running mono.
By depressing either one of the MUTE switches, the respective input’s
signal (i.e. either the left or the right input) is muted, while the signal
not being muted can be heard on BOTH (left and right) headphone
outputs. This allows you to feed two different program sources yet
be able to listen to only one of them on a per-need basis.
Fig. 4.3: 1/4" TRS connector
Fig. 4.4: 1/4" TRS connector for headphones operation
Please assure that the unit is installed and operated
only by people with an understanding of the unit’s
functions. During and after the installation always make
sure that those handling the unit are themselves
properly grounded. Failure to do so may cause
undesirable or faulty operation through electrostatic
Input impedance
HF-filtered, servo-balanced XLR- and
1/4" TRS connectors
HF-filtered, servo-balanced 1/4" TRS
40 kΩ balanced,
30 kΩ unbalanced
40 kΩ balanced,
20 kΩ unbalanced
Max. input level
16 dBu balanced and unbalanced
typically 40 dB, >55 dB @ 1 kHz
1/4" TRS connector (stereo)
Input impedance
5 kΩ
Max. input level
+22 dBu
1/4" TRS connector (stereo)
15 kΩ
Input impedance
XLR- and 1/4" TRS connectors, balanced
1/4" TRS connector (stereo)
Max. output power
Min. output load impedance
+24 dBm (load impedance 100 Ω)
+21 dBm (load impedance 8 Ω)
+24 dBm (load impedance 100 Ω)
100 Ω
Frequency response
10 Hz to 150 kHz, +/-3 dB
22 Hz to 22 kHz >90 dB @ 0 dBu
Dynamic range
22 Hz to 22 kHz: 110 dB
Distortion (THD)
0.006 % typ. @ +4 dBu,
1 kHz, Gain 1
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Input Level
Balance per channel
mix between Aux and Main signals /
balance between right and left channel
Output Level per channel
cutoff frequency: 6 kHz;
range +/- 12 dB
cutoff frequency: 200 Hz,
range +/- 12 dB
switches between stereo mode and
2-channel mode
switches between MAIN Input 1 and
MAIN Input 2
Left Mute
mutes the left signal of the respective
Right Mute
mutes the right signal of the respective
switches this section to mono
Main In 1/Main In 2
Input Level
Output Level
4-digit LED-display: -30/-12/0 dB/CLIP
8-digit LED-display: -30/-24/-18/-12/-6/-3/0 dB/CLIP
USA/Canada 120 V~, 60 Hz
Europe/U.K./Australia 230 V~, 50 Hz
Mains voltage
Japan 100 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
General export model 120/230 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
Power consuption
34 W
30 W
100 - 120 V~: 7P$+
200 - 240 V~: 7P$+
Standard IEC receptacle
Mains connection
Dimensions (H x W x D)
approx. 44.5 mm x 482.6 mm x 217 mm
approx. 1 ¾" x 19" x 8 ½"
approx. 2.3 kg
approx. 2.35 kg
approx. 5.08 lbs
approx. 5.19 lbs
BEHRINGER continuously strives to assure the highest quality standards possible. Required modifications may be implemented without prior notice.
Technical data and the appearance of the unit may deviate from the above values and/or illustrations.
To be protected by the extended warranty, the buyer must
complete and return the enclosed warranty card within 14 days
of the date of purchase to BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik
GmbH, in accordance with the conditions stipulated in § 3. Failure
to return the card in due time (date as per postmark) will void any
extended warranty claims. Based on the conditions herein, the
buyer may also choose to use the online registration option via
the Internet ( or
1. BEHRINGER (BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH
including all BEHRINGER subsidiaries listed on the enclosed
page, except BEHRINGER Japan) warrants the mechanical and
electronic components of this product to be free of defects in
material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year* from the
original date of purchase, in accordance with the warranty
regulations described below. If the product shows any defects
within the specified warranty period that are not excluded from
this warranty as described under § 3 and 4, BEHRINGER shall,
at its discretion, either replace or repair the product using suitable
new or reconditioned parts. In the case that other parts are used
which constitute an improvement, BEHRINGER may, at its
discretion, charge the customer for the additional cost of these
2. If the warranty claim proves to be justified, the product will
be returned to the user freight prepaid.
3. Warranty claims other than those indicated above are
expressly excluded.
3. Free inspections and maintenance/repair work are expressly
excluded from this warranty, in particular, if caused by improper
handling of the product by the user. This also applies to defects
caused by normal wear and tear, in particular, of faders,
potentiometers, keys/buttons and similar parts.
4. Damages/defects caused by the following conditions are not
covered by this warranty:
s improper handling, neglect or failure to operate the unit in
compliance with the instructions given in BEHRINGER user
or service manuals.
s connection or operation of the unit in any way that does not
comply with the technical or safety regulations applicable in
the country where the product is used.
s damages/defects caused by force majeure or any other
condition that is beyond the control of BEHRINGER.
5. Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by unauthorized
personnel (user included) will void the warranty.
6. If an inspection of the product by BEHRINGER shows that
the defect in question is not covered by the warranty, the inspection
costs are payable by the customer.
7. Products which do not meet the terms of this warranty will be
repaired exclusively at the buyer’s expense. BEHRINGER will
inform the buyer of any such circumstance. If the buyer fails to
submit a written repair order within 6 weeks after notification,
BEHRINGER will return the unit C.O.D. with a separate invoice
for freight and packing. Such costs will also be invoiced separately
when the buyer has sent in a written repair order.
1. To obtain warranty service, the buyer (or his authorized dealer)
must call BEHRINGER (see enclosed list) during normal business
hours BEFORE returning the product. All inquiries must be
accompanied by a description of the problem. BEHRINGER will
then issue a return authorization number.
2. Subsequently, the product must be returned in its original
shipping carton, together with the return authorization number to
the address indicated by BEHRINGER.
3. Shipments without freight prepaid will not be accepted.
1. Warranty services will be furnished only if the product is
accompanied by a copy of the original retail dealer’s invoice. Any
product deemed eligible for repair or replacement by BEHRINGER
under the terms of this warranty will be repaired or replaced within
30 days of receipt of the product at BEHRINGER.
2. If the product needs to be modified or adapted in order to
comply with applicable technical or safety standards on a national
or local level, in any country which is not the country for which the
product was originally developed and manufactured, this
modification/adaptation shall not be considered a defect in
materials or workmanship. The warranty does not cover any such
modification/adaptation, irrespective of whether it was carried out
properly or not. Under the terms of this warranty, BEHRINGER
shall not be held responsible for any cost resulting from such a
This warranty is extended exclusively to the original buyer
(customer of retail dealer) and is not transferable to anyone who
may subsequently purchase this product. No other person (retail
dealer, etc.) shall be entitled to give any warranty promise on
behalf of BEHRINGER.
Failure of BEHRINGER to provide proper warranty service shall
not entitle the buyer to claim (consequential) damages. In no
event shall the liability of BEHRINGER exceed the invoiced value
of the product.
1. This warranty does not exclude or limit the buyer’s statutory
rights provided by national law, in particular, any such rights
against the seller that arise from a legally effective purchase
2. The warranty regulations mentioned herein are applicable
unless they constitute an infringement of national warranty law.
* Customers in the European Union please contact
BEHRINGER Germany Support for further details.
The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. No part of this manual may be reproduced or
transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording of any kind, for any
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