Behringer VMX1000 Musical Instrument User Manual

Version 1.0
August 2003
ENGLISH
VMX1000
PRO MIXER
User’s Manual
PRO MIXER VMX1000
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DETAILED SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
CAUTION:
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove
the top cover (or the rear section). No user
serviceable parts inside; refer servicing to qualified
personnel.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this appliance 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
manual.
5) Do not use this device near water.
6) Clean only with a dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, extension cords, and the
point at which they exit the unit.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the device.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
device combination to avoid injury from stumbling over
it.
13) Unplug this device during lightning storms or when
not used for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the unit has been damaged
in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the device, the unit has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
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PRO MIXER VMX1000
PRO MIXER
Professional 7-Channel Rack-Mount DJ Mixer with BPM Counter
s Intelligent dual auto-BPM counter
s Super-smooth ULTRAGLIDE faders with up to 500,000 life cycles
s Awesome XPQ stereo surround effect
VMX1000
s Professional 7-channel ultra low-noise DJ mixer with state-of-the-art phono preamps
s VCA-controlled crossfader for utmost reliability and smooth audio performance
s Adjustable crossfader curve for all mixing styles
s 3-band kill EQ (-32 dB) with EQ on/off switch on stereo channels, gain control and precise level meters per
channel
s Monitor function with PFL/main balance control and split option
s Auto-talkover function with separate depth and sensitivity control
s Subwoofer output with adjustable x-over frequency and level control for separate bass amplification
s Balanced main and additional zone outputs
s 5 dual input stereo channels, 2 ULN microphone channels with “MIC ON” switch and effects send facility
s Dedicated FX loop for connecting external devices (sampler, effects processor etc.)
s Phono inputs on channels 1 - 3 can be switched to line level
s Gold-plated RCA sockets for excellent audio quality
s Ultra-rugged construction ensures long life, even under the most demanding conditions
s Designed in Germany. Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
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PRO MIXER VMX1000
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD
Dear Customer,
Welcome to the team of
PRO MIXER users and
thank you very much for
expressing your confidence in BEHRINGER
products by purchasing
the VMX1000.
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 design
an excellent DJ mixer
offering remarkable
functions with the
maximum in flexibility and performance. The task of designing
our new PRO MIXER certainly meant a great deal of responsibility
which we assumed by focusing on you, the discerning user and
DJ. 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
everybody who has 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 constraints.
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. So it’s only fair to pass this benefit on
to you, isn’t it? Because we know that your success is our
success too!
I would like to thank all of those who have made the
PRO MIXER VMX1000 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.
My friends, it’s been worth the effort!
Thank you very much,
Uli Behringer
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1. INTRODUCTION ......................................................... 5
1.1 Before you get started ................................................... 5
1.1.1 Shipment ............................................................... 5
1.1.2 Initial operation ...................................................... 5
1.1.3 Warranty .............................................................. 5
1.2 The user’s manual .......................................................... 5
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS ............................................... 6
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
Microphone channels ..................................................... 6
Stereo channels ............................................................. 6
MAIN OUT section .......................................................... 6
HEADPHONE section ...................................................... 6
XPQ 3D Surround function ............................................. 7
Effects loop .................................................................... 7
CROSSFADER section .................................................... 7
AUTO BPM COUNTER ..................................................... 7
Connections .................................................................... 7
3. INSTALLATION ........................................................... 8
3.1 Audio connections ......................................................... 8
4. SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................... 9
5. WARRANTY .............................................................. 10
PRO MIXER VMX1000
1.1.3 Warranty
1. INTRODUCTION
By purchasing the BEHRINGER PRO MIXER VMX1000, you’ve
gotten your hands on an awesome DJ mixer, whose rich features
such as the beat counter, sends and returns as well as the
additional subwoofer output let you work in completely new and
creative ways. The VMX1000 can be used in professional
situations, is absolutely a breeze to operate, and it gives your
creativity an outlet for expression. Due to the most “in” features
and technologies it puts to use, it can be optimally utilized in
dance clubs and professional DJ installations.
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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 reference.
1.1 Before you get started
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 www.behringer.com. The serial
number needed for the registration is located on the rear of the
unit. Failure to register your product may void future warranty
claims (see
).
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 lookups, control elements have been described
in groups depending on their function. All control elements can
easily be located using the numerated illustrations attached to
this manual. Should you need detailed information about specific
topics not covered in this manual, please visit our website at
www.behringer.com.
1.1.1 Shipment
The PRO MIXER 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 damage.
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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.
1.1.2 Initial operation
Please make sure the unit is provided with sufficient ventilation,
and never place the PRO MIXER on top of an amplifier or in the
vicinity of a heater to avoid the risk of overheating.
For rack mounting, please use M6 metal nuts and bolts.
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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!
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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
“SPECIFICATIONS”.
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 “SPECIFICATIONS”.
Power is delivered via the cable enclosed with the unit. All
required safety precautions have been adhered to.
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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.
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WARNING!
We would like to warn you that extremely loud
sound levels may damage your hearing and/or
your headphones. Turn the respective output
volume controls all the way to the left before turning
your VMX1000 on. Be sure to keep the volume at
appropriate levels at all times.
1. INTRODUCTION
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2. CONTROL ELEMENTS
You can read off the level of input signals (post EQ) using
the 4-digit LEVEL meter.
2.1 Microphone channels
Determine the channel volume using the 60-MM CHANNEL
fader.
Pressing the PFL key routes the respective input so that it
can be monitored on the headphones (corresponding LED
is lit). You can also dial up several channels and listen to
them simultaneously (see also chapter 2.4 “HEADPHONE
section”).
These are the balanced XLR connectors for dynamic
microphones.
Using the 3-band microphone equalizer (HIGH, MID and
LOW), you can change the sound of your voice and
optimally adjust it (+/-15 dB).
The AUX control adjusts the volume of the MIC AUX send
signal laid out at the rear panel MIC AUX SEND connector
(see
).
2.3 MAIN OUT section
The VOL 1 control is used to adjust the output volume on
the MAIN 1 output (see
).
Use the VOL control to adjust the microphone signal volume.
The VOL 2 control is used to adjust the output volume on
the MAIN 2 output (see
).
Your PRO MIXER features a talk over function. It works very
simply: as soon as you talk into your mike while a track is playing,
the track’s volume is lowered. When talking to the audience, this
function is useful because it makes your voice come through
over the music.
To adjust balance on the MAIN 1 output, use the BAL 1
control.
You can read off the MAIN 1 audio signal volume level on
the LEVEL METER.
Use the TALK key to activate the talk over function (its LED
is lit).
The SENS control changes the sensitivity of the talk over
function. The lower it is set, the louder does the mike signal
need to be in order to suppress the music signal.
Use the DPT control to determine the extent to which the
music signal is lowered.
The POWER switch powers the PRO MIXER on. You should
always make sure that the POWER switch is in the “Off”
position when initially connecting the unit to the mains.
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Use the MIC ON switch to activate the microphone channel.
If its LED is lit, the channel is active.
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2.2 Stereo channels
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Select the input signal for the stereo channels using the
INPUT key. “Phono” is intended for connecting a turntable.
“Line” and “CD” have to be selected for all other signal
sources (e. g. CD or MD players). Unlike the first three
channels, channels 4 and 5 each feature two line inputs.
On the rear panel, a special feature lets you change the
input sensitivity of the phono inputs of channels 1 through
3 to line level, so that you get more flexibility (see
).
Never connect equipment with line level signals to
the highly sensitive phono inputs! The output signal
level of turntables is on the order of magnitude of
milivolts, while CD players and tape decks have
signal levels measuring in volts. Simply put, line
signals are up to 100 times stronger than those
intended for phono inputs. If you’re using phono
inputs that can be switched into line level (see
),
always make sure that the PHONO/LINE switch is in
its correct position (switch pressed!).
The TRIM control is used to set the level of the input signal.
The display
reads off the current signal level.
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Every input channel features a 3-band equalizer (HIGH,
MID and LOW) with kill characteristic. This way, a signal
can be lowered (-32 dB) much more than it can be
increased (+12 dB). For example, this function is useful
when you need to suppress a particular frequency range
in a music track.
The overall signal level is also dependent on the EQ
settings. You should first adjust the EQ before
adjusting the signal level.
By using the EQ BYPASS key, you can deactivate the
3-band equalizer. This way, you can easily compare the
processed and the unprocessed signals with one another;
or, you can alternate between extreme EQ settings and
the “raw” signal, creating cool effects.
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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.
Always turn the power amps on last to avoid inrush
currents that can easily damage your speakers.
And, to avoid sudden and unpleasant surprises
for your ears, make sure there is no signal at the
PRO MIXER before turning on the power amps. To
be sure, slide all the faders to the bottom and
switch all controls to the zero position.
2.4 HEADPHONE section
The PFL signal is your headphone signal used to monitor music
without influencing the MAIN signal (PFL = Pre Fader Listening).
This is the unbalanced PHONES connector for your
headphones. Your headphones should have a minimum
impedance of 32 Ohms. For example, the BEHRINGER
HPX2000 headphones are ideally suited for this purpose.
If the MODE switch is in the “SPLIT” position, the PFL
signal is on the left, and the MAIN signal is on the right.
The MIX control (see
) has no function in this case.
While in “STEREO” mode, you can alternate between MAIN
and PFL signals using the MIX control.
When in “STEREO” mode, use the MIX control to determine
which signal is heard on the headphones. When MIX is in
its left-most position (PFL), you can only hear the
headphone signal selected previously using the PFL keys
of the input channels (see
). When MIX is in its rightmost position (MAIN), you can only hear the MAIN audio
signal. Placing the MIX control somewhere in between those
two extreme positions determines the volume ratio of the
two signals. If the MODE switch is in its “SPLIT” position
(see
), the (PFL) MIX control has no function.
The VOL control determines the volume of the headphone
signal.
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS
PRO MIXER VMX1000
2.5 XPQ 3D surround function
2.9 Connections
These are the LINE and CD inputs respectively, used for
connecting tape decks, CD or MD players etc. Unlike other
channels, channels 4 and 5 feature two line inputs.
The XPQ 3D surround function is a built-in effect that gives
your music a nice finishing touch, making every performance
truly memorable. By widening the stereo base, the sound comes
through more alive and transparent. Using the XPQ ON switch
activates the XPQ 3D surround function (corresponding
LED is lit) and the XPQ control
determines the intensity of
the effect.
The PHONO inputs for channels 1 through 3 are intended
for connecting turntables. Channels 1 through 3 can be
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switched over to line level (see
Using the PHONO/LINE switches, you can change the
input sensitivity of the PHONO inputs on channels 1 through
3 to line level (switch pressed). This way, you can even
connect a tape deck or a CD player to the PHONO inputs.
2.6 Effects loop
Using the RET control, you determine the volume of the
effects signal that can be brought in at the RETURN input
). To get the effects signal, you need
on the rear (see
to connect the inputs of an effects unit to the SEND outputs
(see
) of your VMX1000. The outputs of the effects
unit are then connected to the RETURN inputs of your mixer.
2.7 CROSSFADER section
The VCA CONTROLLED CROSSFADER is used to cross
fade between the selected channels (see
). The
crossfader used in the VMX1000 is a professional 45-mm
fader.
Use the CF CURVE control to modify the control character
of the crossfader between linear and logarythmic in an
infinite number of steps. When in linear characteristic mode,
the crossfader fades equally in each segment of its
movement range; in the logarythmic characteristic mode,
volume control is concentrated to the outer segment of the
fader’s range of motion.
Use the ASSIGN A and ASSIGN B rotary switches to
determine which input signals are routed to the A and B
sides of the CROSSFADER. With ASSIGN A, channels 1
through 4 can be selected; with ASSIGN B, channels 2
through 5. Then, you can alternate between these two
channels using the CROSSFADER (see
).
2.8 AUTO BPM COUNTER
The integrated auto BPM counter is an extremely useful feature.
It ensures smooth transition from one track to the next. It can
calculate the tempos of various tracks in BPM (beats per minute).
Both BPM counter sections are identical and both show the BPM
value of the two stereo channels routed to the crossfader.
The tempo of the track assigned by using the ASSIGN A or
ASSIGN B keys is shown in the respective DISPLAY
.
Several tempo changes in one track would produce a constant
display of various BPM values and thus lead to unnecessary
confusion. That’s why each beat counter section has a SYNC
LOCK button
that can be used during the song to limit the
range of possible tempo values. This makes sense if the counter
has already calculated a realistic value. You can do the same
manually with the BEAT ASSIST button
. Push this button at
least three times in sync with the song’s tempo, and the tempo
you tapped appears in the DISPLAY. The BEAT ASSIST and
SYNC LOCK buttons are each equipped with a LED.
To exit SYNC LOCK or BEAT ASSIST mode, simply press the
SYNC LOCK key in both channels once again.
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When no signal is present (or when the signal level
is too low), the BPM display shows only dashes.
When the signal is present but can not be identified,
the display shows 160 BPM and then shows the
dashes. The beat counter then attempts to get
another readout. Therefore, “160” BPM is no usable
value; rather, it is simply an error message when
the signal can not be analyzed.
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IMPORTANT: Always pay attention to the correct
position of the PHONO/LINE switch when connecting
a line level signal to a phono input. The switch must
be in its pressed position (LINE)! Otherwise,
overdriving may lead to permanent damage to the
phono input.
The GND connectors are used for grounding turntables.
The MIC AUX signal, adjustable using the AUX controls on
the microphone channels (see
), is laid out at this SEND
jack connector. For example, the input of an external reverb
can be connected here.
An external stereo effects signal can be fed back into the
VMX1000 using the RETURN L/R jack connectors. If you
connect a mono effects signal, you need to use the left
RETURN L connector. The effect volume can only be
adjusted on the output control of the effects unit.
SERIAL NUMBER. Please take the time to complete and
return the warranty card within 14 days of the date of
purchase.
Or,
simply
register
online
at
www.behringer.com.
The balanced MAIN 1 XLR outputs are used for connecting
a power amplifier. Use the VOL 1 control to adjust the
volume (see
).
Hitting the MONO key changes the stereo
MAIN 1 output signal into a mono signal. Doing this makes
sense when you for example use your PRO MIXER in large
rooms where the speakers are placed far from each other.
A stereo signal would have a disrupting effect, since the
speakers each transmit a somewhat different signal. If
you press MONO, an identical signal is transmitted to both
MAIN 1 outputs. The BAL 1 control (see
) has no
function here.
You can connect an additional amplifier to the
SUBWOOFER output in order to drive a passive
subwoofer. If you wish to use an active subwoofer,
connect it directly to this output. Either way, you get more
bass power out of your music.
Use the LEVEL control to adjust the volume of the
SUBWOOFER output signal.
Use the X/O control to adjust the upper cut-off frequency
of the SUBWOOFER signal (adjustable between 30 and
200 Hz). All frequencies with values below the cut-off
frequency will be reproduced.
The MAIN 2 output allows you to connect an amplifier to
drive monitor speakers or to provide sound in another room/
area (“zone”). The VOL 2 control (see
) adjusts the
MAIN OUT section.
Using the TAPE output, you can record your music by
connecting equipment such as tape decks, DAT recorders
etc. Unlike the MAIN outputs, the output volume is fixed,
making it necessary for you to adjust the input level on the
recording device.
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS
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Your PRO MIXER features an effects loop that can be used
for an external effects unit or a sampler. The signal is
taken at the PFL section through the SEND connector and
fed into your external equipment. The signal laid out at the
SEND connector is therefore identical to the headphone
signal. Connect this output to the input of your effects unit.
The signal that was processed externally is mixed into the
MAIN OUT signal using the RETURN channel. Use the RET
control to adjust the volume of the effects signal (see
).
Connect this input to the outputs of your effects unit.
This is the connector for the power cable. This is where
the advantage of a sophisticated internal power supply
can be seen: the pulse behaviour of each amplifying circuit
is mainly determined by the voltage reserves available.
Each mixing console is equipped with numerous
operational amplifiers (op amps) to process line level
signals. Due to limited output of their power supplies,
many mixing consoles show signs of “stress” when
subjected to heavy loads. But not your PRO MIXER: the
sound is always clear and transparent.
Fig. 3.2: 1/4" TS connector
FUSE HOLDER / VOLTAGE SETTING. Before connecting
the unit to the mains, ensure that the voltage setting
matches your local voltage. Blown fuses should only be
replaced by a fuse of the same type and rating. On some
units, the fuses holder can be switched to one of two
positions, i.e. 230 V and 120 V. Please note: should you
desire to operate the unit outside Europe at 120 V, a
higher fuse rating is required.
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To disconnect power from main, pull out the main
cord plug. When installing the product, ensure that
the plug is easily accessible. If mounting in a rack,
ensure that the mains can be easily disconnected
by a plug or by an all-pole disconnect switch on or
near the rack.
Fig. 3.3: 1/4" TRS connector
3. INSTALLATION
3.1 Audio connections
For various applications, you will need a number of different
cables. The following illustrations show how these cables are
to be connected. Always make sure to use high-grade cables.
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Be sure that installation and operation of your
VMX1000 are performed only by qualified
personnel. During as well as after installation,
sufficient grounding of both your equipment and
persons handling it must be assured. Otherwise,
electrostatic discharge may lead to undesirable
operation or permanent damage.
Fig. 3.4: 1/4" TRS headphone connector
Fig. 3.5: RCA cable
Fig. 3.1: XLR connections
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3. INSTALLATION
PRO MIXER VMX1000
4. SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIO INPUTS
Mic In
Phono In
Line In
Return
Mic Aux Return
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Main Out
40 dB gain, XLR,
electronically balanced input stage
40 dB gain, unbalanced input
-17 to +4 dB gain, unbalanced inputs
0 dB gain, unbalanced
3 dB gain, unbalanced
Main 2 Out
Tape Out
Send
Mic Aux Send
Phones Out
max. 25 dBu @ 1 kHz, XLR
electronically balanced
Max. 21 dBu @ 1 kHz unbalanced
typ. 0 dBu
typ. 0 dBu
-oo to +6 dBu
max.180 mW @ 75 Ω
SUBWOOFER
Subwoofer Out
X-Over
Level
XLR, electronically balanced
variable 30 Hz - 200 Hz
-oo to 0 dBu @ 0 dB input
EQUALIZER
Stereo Low
Stereo Mid
Stereo High
Mic Low
Mic Mid
Mic High
+12 dB/-32 dB @ 50 Hz
+12 dB/-32 dB @ 1.2 kHz
+12 dB/-32 dB @ 10 kHz
+15 dB/-15 dB @ 80 Hz
+15 dB/-15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
+15 dB/-15 dB @ 12 kHz
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
Signal-to-noise ratio
> 80 dB (line)
Crosstalk
< -70 dB (line)
Distortion (THD)
< 0.05%
Frequency response 10 Hz - 65 kHz, +0/-3 dB
POWER SUPPLY
Mains voltages
Power consumption
Fuse
Mains connection
USA/Canada
120 V~, 60 Hz
Europe/U.K./Australia
230 V~, 50 Hz
Japan
100 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
General export model
120/230 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
22 Watt
100 - 120 V~: T 500 mA H
200 - 240 V~: T 250 mA H
Standard IEC receptacle
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
107 mm (4 3/16") x 483 mm (19")
x 223 mm (8 3/4")
Weight
3.6 kg (7 lb. 14 oz.)
BEHRINGER makes every effort to ensure the highest standard of
quality. Necessary modifications are carried out without notice. Thus, the
specifications and design of the device may differ from the information
given in this manual.
4. SPECIFICATIONS
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5. WARRANTY
§ 1 WARRANTY CARD/ONLINE REGISTRATION
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 (www.behringer.com or www.behringer.de).
§ 2 WARRANTY
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
parts.
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 RETURN AUTHORIZATION NUMBER
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.
§ 4 WARRANTY REGULATIONS
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 under the
terms of this warranty will be repaired or replaced.
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 modification/adaptation.
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,
crossfaders, potentiometers, keys/buttons, tubes 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.
§ 5 WARRANTY TRANSFERABILITY
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.
§ 6 CLAIM FOR DAMAGES
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.
§ 7 OTHER WARRANTY RIGHTS AND NATIONAL LAW
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
contract.
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
purpose, without the express written permission of BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH.
BEHRINGER is a registered trademark. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2003 BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH.
BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 36-38, 47877 Willich-Münchheide II, Germany
Tel. +49 2154 9206 0, Fax +49 2154 9206 4903
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