Owner`s manual | Crate Amplifiers BFX50 Stereo Amplifier User Manual

BFX25
BFX50
BASS AMPLIFIER
WITH
DIGITAL SIGNAL
PROCESSING
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5
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B
DSP
OWNER’S MANUAL
Congratulations!
You are now the proud owner of the compact but powerful Crate BFX25/50 Bass
Amplifier with Digital Signal Processing. This offers you a wide selection of digital
effects designed especially for the bass guitar, each of which are easily accessed
with a simple turn of a control knob. (No programmers degree required!) A four-band
rotary EQ combined with Crate’s variable Contour gives you complete control over a
wide variety of sounds. In addition, the front panel headphone and extension speaker jacks make this amplifier equally suited for private practicing as well as performing in intimate surroundings.
Like all Crate products, your BFX25/50 is designed by musicians and built using
only the best components. Extensive testing at the hands (and ears) of skilled technicians and musicians insures you that this amplifier is the absolute best it can be.
In order to get the most out of your new bass amp, we recommend that you read
this manual before you begin playing.
And thank you for choosing
BFX25/50 Bass Amplifier
INPUT
CONTOUR
EQUALIZATION
MASTER
DSP
BFX50
ACTIVE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
The Front Panel:
1. INPUT: The signal output from an instrument (active
or passive) or a line level signal may be connected
here by means of a shielded instrument cable.
2. GAIN: This serves as the input signal level control
for the amplifier, allowing you to set the amplifier for the
best signal to noise ratio.
3: CONTOUR SHAPE: This control is only active when
the Contour Active switch (#4) is depressed. The setting of this control shifts the frequency where the contour effect is centered, giving you a wide variety of
tonal variations, from a studio “V”-shaped tone to a
more “live”, more present sound.
4: CONTOUR ACTIVE: This switch, when depressed,
activates the Contour Shape control (#3).
5. LOW: This is the low frequency control which
allows for a19dB range of cut or boost at 60Hz.
6. LOW MID: This is the lower-midrange frequency
control which allows for a 25dB range of cut or boost at
200Hz.
7. HIGH MID: This is the upper-midrange frequency
control which allows for a 19dB range of cut or boost at
1kHz.
8. HIGH: This is the high frequency control which
allows for a 38dB range of cut or boost at 10kHz.
9. MASTER LEVEL: This is the overall output level
control for the amplifier.
10. DSP MODE: Select the type of digital effect(s)
applied to the signal with this control. Each effect and
its central location is called out by the markings around
the control. The effects are described as follows:
DELAY: Slapback delay effect
ECHO: Long delay effect with regeneration
CHORUS: Chorus effect
FLANGE: Light flange effect
FUNK-WAH:
OCTAVE:
Touch-sensitive wah-wah (“T-Wah”) effect
Adds secondary note one octave lower
than original note
CHO/HALL: Chorus effect with large hall reverb effect
RM: Small room reverb effect
HALL: Large hall reverb effect
11. DSP LEVEL: This is the output level control for the
selected DSP effect(s). For a dry signal (no effect),
rotate the control full counter-clockwise. Rotating the
control clockwise increases the magnitude of the DSP
effect(s) applied to the signal.
12. HEADPHONES: For private listening, connect a
pair of stereo headphones into this jack. The internal
speaker is disconnected when headphones are
plugged in. This jack may also be used to tap a line
level signal from the amplifier, for connecting to a
recording console, house sound board, amplifier, etc.
(Remember that using this jack disconnects the internal speaker.)
13. SPEAKER: Use this jack to connect the amplifier
to an external speaker cabinet with a minimum impedance rating of 4 ohms for the BFX25 and 8 ohms for
the BFX50. The internal speaker is disconnected when
this jack is used.
14. ON LED: This LED will illuminate when the amplifier is turned on.
15. POWER: This switch applies AC power to the
amplifier. The amplifier is ON when the side of the
switch with the indicator (“I”) is depressed.
16. AC LINE CORD (rear panel, not shown): Plug
this cord into a properly wired, grounded, 120 volt, 60
cycle AC outlet. DO NOT attempt to defeat the
ground connection of this power cord! If your amplifier was purchased outside of the United States, see
the unit’s rear panel labeling for its power rating, and
follow the above guidelines.
BFX25/50 Bass Amplifier
Suggested Starting Tone Settings:
ROCK:
CONTOUR
EQUALIZATION
MASTER
EQUALIZATION
MASTER
EQUALIZATION
MASTER
EQUALIZATION
MASTER
OUT
ACTIVE
JAZZ:
CONTOUR
IN
ACTIVE
COUNTRY:
CONTOUR
IN
ACTIVE
FUNK:
CONTOUR
IN
ACTIVE
System Block Diagram:
CONTOUR
INPUT
EQ
LIMITER
GAIN
DSP
SHAPE
ON/
OFF
MASTER
VOLUME
POWER
AMP
EXT.
SPEAKER
LO LO HI HI
MID MID
LEVEL
MODE
HEAD
PHONES
BFX25/50 Bass Amplifier
BFX25/50 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Output Power Rating
Gain
Tone Range
Low
Low Mid
High Mid
High
Signal to Noise Ratio
Input Impedance
Maximum Signal Accepted
Power Requirements
Internal Speaker
Size
Type
Magnet
Voice Coil
RMS Rating
Impedance
Size
Weight
BFX25
25W RMS 1%THD, 4Ω, 20Vrms
42dB, tones at “5” @ 1kHz
19dB range @ 60Hz
25dB range @ 200Hz
19dB range @ 1kHz
38dB range @ 10kHz
75dB
220k ohms
15 volts, peak-to-peak
110VAC, 60Hz, 45VA
100/110VAC, 50/60Hz, 45VA
230VAC, 50/60Hz, 45VA
10”
Crate Custom
30 oz
1.0”
30 watts
4 ohms
17” H x 15.75” W x 12” D
39 lbs (17.7kg)
BFX50
50W RMS 1%THD, 8Ω 20Vrms
48dB, tones at “5” @ 1kHz
19dB range @ 60Hz
25dB range @ 200Hz
19dB range @ 1kHz
38dB range @ 10kHz
75dB
220k ohm
15 volts, peak-to-peak
110VAC, 60Hz, 85VA
100/110VAC, 50/60Hz, 85VA
230VAC, 50/60Hz, 85VA
12”
Crate Custom
30 oz
1.5”
50 watts
8 ohms
20.62” H x 17” W x 13.5” D
47 lbs (21.3kg)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
CAUTION
PRECAUCION
ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RIESGO DE CORRIENTAZO
NO ABRA
RISQUE D'ELECTROCUTION
NE PAS OUVRIR
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
PRECAUCION: PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE INCENDIOS O DESCARGAS
ELECTRICAS, NO PERMITA QUE ESTE APARATO QUEDE EXPUESTO A LA
LLUVIA O LA HUMEDAD. PARA DISMINUOIR EL RIESGO DE CORRIENTAZO.
NO ABRA LA CUBIERTA. NO HAY PIEZAS ADENTRO QUE EL USARIO PUEDO
REPARAR DEJE TODO MANTENIMIENTO A LOS TECHNICOS CALIFICADOS.
ATTENTION: PROTÉGEZ CET APPAREIL DE LA PLUIE ET DE L'HUMIDITÉ
AFIN D'ÉVITER TOUT RISQUE D'INCENDIE OU D'ÉLECTROCUTION. POUR
REDUIRE D'ELECTROCUTION NE PAS ENLEVER LE COUVERCLE. AUCUNE
PIECE INTERNE N'EST REPRABLE PAR L'UTILISATEUR. POUR TOUTE
REPARATION, S'ADRESSER A UN TECHNICIEN QUALIFIE.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• READ, FOLLOW, HEED, AND KEEP ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS.
• DO NOT OPERATE NEAR ANY HEAT SOURCE AND DO NOT BLOCK ANY VENTILATION OPENINGS ON THIS APPARATUS. FOR
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PROPER OPERATION, THIS UNIT REQUIRES 3” (75mm) OF WELL VENTILATED SPACE AROUND HEATSINKS AND OTHER AIR
FLOW PROVISIONS IN THE CABINET.
DO NOT USE THIS APPARATUS NEAR SPLASHING, FALLING, SPRAYING, OR STANDING LIQUIDS.
CLEAN ONLY WITH LINT-FREE DAMP CLOTH AND DO NOT USE CLEANING AGENTS.
ONLY CONNECT POWER CORD TO A POLARIZED, SAFETY GROUNDED OUTLET WIRED TO CURRENT ELECTRICAL CODES AND
COMPATIBLE WITH VOLTAGE, POWER, AND FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS STATED ON THE REAR PANEL OF THE APPARATUS.
PROTECT THE POWER CORD FROM DAMAGE DUE TO BEING WALKED ON, PINCHED, OR STRAINED.
UNPLUG THE APPARATUS DURING LIGHTNING STORMS OR WHEN UNUSED FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.
ONLY USE ATTACHMENTS, ACCESSORIES, STANDS, OR BRACKETS SPECIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER FOR SAFE OPERATION AND TO AVOID INJURY.
THIS APPARATUS DOES NOT OPERATE NORMALLY AND REQUIRES SERVICE WITH ANY PHYSICAL DAMAGE FROM IMPACT OR
ANY EXPOSURE TO MOISTURE.
SERVICE MUST BE PERFORMED BY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
OUR AMPLIFIERS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HIGH SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS. CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO HIGH SOUND
PRESSURE LEVELS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING IMPAIRMENT OR LOSS. USER CAUTION IS ADVISED AND EAR PROTECTION IS RECOMMENDED IF UNIT IS OPERATED AT HIGH VOLUME.
EXPLANATION OF GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS:
EXPLICACION DE SIMBOLOS GRAFICOS:
EXPLICATION DES SYMBÔLES GRAPHIQUES:
"DANGEROUS VOLTAGE"
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“VOLTAJE PELIGROSO”
"IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE USER TO REFER TO THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL"
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"DANGER HAUTE TENSION"
“ES NECESARIO QUE EL USUARIO SE REFIERA AL MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES.”
"REFERREZ-VOUS AU MANUAL D'UTILISATION"
The BFX25/50 is covered with a durable black Tolex material: wipe it clean with a lint-free cloth. Never spray
cleaning agents onto the cabinet. Avoid abrasive cleansers which would damage the finish.
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©2001 SLM ELECTRONICS, A DIVISION OF ST. LOUIS MUSIC, 1400 FERGUSON, ST. LOUIS, MO. 63133
P/N 47-356-01 • 07/01
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