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CPB150
150 Watt Stereo Guitar Amplifier
User’s Guide
CPB150 PowerBlock
150 Watt Stereo Guitar Amplifier
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
The Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
The Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Using the Effects Loop Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
System Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .back cover
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 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.
• WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR 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.
• WARNING: THIS UNIT REQUIRES A SAFETY GROUNDED OUTLET WIRED TO CURRENT ELECTRIC CODES HAVING THE LINE SUPPLY VOLTAGE,
POWER, AND FREQUENCY IDENTIFIED ON THE REAR OF THE UNIT. THE OUTLET MUST REMAIN ACCESSIBLE TO DISCONNECT THE UNIT IF A
FAULT SHOULD ARISE WHILE IN USE. THIS UNIT SHOULD BE UNPLUGGED WHEN NOT IN USE.
EXPLANATION OF GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS:
EXPLICACION DE SIMBOLOS GRAFICOS:
EXPLICATION DES SYMBÔLES GRAPHIQUES:
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"DANGEROUS VOLTAGE"
=
“VOLTAJE PELIGROSO”
"DANGER HAUTE TENSION"
"IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE USER TO REFER TO THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL"
=
“ES NECESARIO QUE EL USUARIO SE REFIERA AL MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES.”
"REFERREZ-VOUS AU MANUAL D'UTILISATION"
CPB150 PowerBlock
150 Watt Stereo Guitar Amplifier
Congratulations and thank you for choosing another Crate first in guitar amplification:
the Crate CPB150 PowerBlockTM 150 watt stereo guitar amplifier. The PowerBlock
packs a lot of power and patching options into an amazingly compact and light weight
package: 75 watts per channel @ 4 ohms, or 150 watts (mono) @ 8 ohms. With its
switch-mode power supply and Class D power section, the PowerBlock offers lots of
power, flexibility and tone, along with something no one thought you could get with such
a powerful performer: extreme portability! (The PowerBlock even comes with its own
padded travelling bag, which can be carried or slung on your shoulder, and even fits
neatly into the semi-open back design of Crate’s GT112SL speaker cabinet.)
The PowerBlock is housed in a light weight but virtually bullet proof anodized aluminum
chassis which also cools the amplifier when in use. The unit is protected against speaker
impedances below the recommended minimum, signal levels outside the proper operating
range for the unit, and extreme unbalanced stereo conditions. The front panel features three
bands of equalization, a gain and level control, and a headphone jack for private practice
sessions. The rear panel of the PowerBlock is loaded with speaker output jacks (for stereo
or mono use), a balanced XLR Line Out jack with level control, CD input jacks, and dual
purpose line in / effects loop jacks for adding external effects or for patching an external line
level signal into the PowerBlock. The PowerBlock also features speaker simulation circuitry
for enhanced sound at each of the audio outputs.
Designed by players and built for players, there’s really nothing else quite like your new
Crate PowerBlock! (In order to get the most from your new PowerBlock, please read
this user’s guide prior to its use.)
The Crate PowerBlock amplifier can drive up to four of our GT112SL cabinets, in stereo,
or drive a single Celestion speaker-loaded GT112SL to the hilt in mono mode.
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CPB150 PowerBlock
150 Watt Stereo Guitar Amplifier
The Front Panel:
1
2
3
1. INPUT: Use this 1/4” jack to connect your
instrument to the amplifier by means of a
shielded instrument cable.
2. GAIN: Use this control to adjust the signal
level at the Input jack (#1). As you rotate this
control clockwise, overdrive distortion is
added to the sound.
Player’s note: One way to get a wide range of
sounds is to start with the PowerBlock’s Gain
control near fully clockwise and your guitar
turned way down. The resulting clean sound
“fattens up” as you bring up the volume on
your guitar.
3. HIGH: Use this control to adjust the high
frequency output of the amplifier.
4. MID: Use this control to adjust the midrange
frequency output of the amplifier.
4
4
5
6
7
8
5. LOW: Use this control to adjust the low frequency output of the amplifier.
6. LEVEL: Use this control to adjust the overall output level of the amplifier.
7.
: The PowerBlock is great for private
practice sessions - simply Connect a pair of
stereo headphones to this jack without connecting the amp to your speakers. The signals
at the Speaker Output jacks and the Line Out
and Effects Send jacks jacks (#9, 12, and 14,
rear panel) are not interrupted when headphones are used. (The signal at the headphones jack is enhanced by the speaker simulator circuitry for superior sound.)
8. (POWER ON LED): This LED illuminates a
cool blue when the amplifier is on.
CPB150 PowerBlock
150 Watt Stereo Guitar Amplifier
The Rear Panel:
9
10
11
13
12
14
9. SPEAKER OUTPUTS: Use these jacks to
connect the amplifier to your speaker cabinets. Observe the wattage and impedance ratings adjacent to each jack. The Mono output is
to be used when the Bridge Mono switch (#10)
is depressed. The Right and Left jacks are to
be used when running the amplifier in the
stereo mode.
NOTE: Do not operate the unit with stereo
cabinets that have a common shield.
Operating the unit with this type of cabinet
will activate the protection circuitry causing the unit to shut down.
10. BRIDGE MONO: This switch, when
depressed, sends the left channel to both
power amplifiers and their outputs to the Mono
Speaker Output jack (#9). When this switch is
in the out position, the amplifier is in the stereo
mode and the left and right signals are sent to
the Left and Right Speaker Output jacks (#9).
11. LEVEL: Use this control to adjust the level
of the signal at the Line Out jack (#12).
12. LINE OUT: Use this balanced XLR jack to
send a line level signal to another amplifier, the
house mixing board, or a recording console.
(The signal at the Line Out jack is enhanced
by the speaker simulator circuitry for superior
sound.)
15
16
13. CD INPUT: Use these RCA jacks to connect the outputs of a CD (or MP3) player to the
amplifier. The level of the signal into these
jacks must be controlled by the source.
14. LINE IN RIGHT / LEFT/MONO / EFFECTS
LOOP SND/RTN: Use these jacks to perform
the following: (1) Send a line level signal into
the amplifier for processing – for stereo signals, use both jacks; for a mono signal, use the
“Left/Mono” jack. (2) Connect an external
effects device to the amplifier by means of a
1/4” T/R/S Y-cord inserted into the Effects Loop
Snd/Rtn jack. (See page 6 for additional information.) These jacks are post eq, post Level.
15. POWER: Use this switch to turn the amplifier on (top of the switch depressed) and off
(bottom of the switch depressed).
16. AC LINE IN: Connect the AC power cord
securely into this jack. The grounded power
cord should only be plugged into a grounded
power outlet that meets all applicable electrical codes and is compatible with the voltage,
power and frequency requirements stated on
the rear panel. Do not attempt to defeat the
safety ground connection!
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CPB150 PowerBlock
150 Watt Stereo Guitar Amplifier
Using the Effects Loop Jack:
The Effects Loop Snd/Rtn jack allows for virtually noise free connection of
external effects. You will need a stereo-to-dual-mono 1/4” adapter as
described in the illustrations below. This T/R/S jack is wired as follows: tip
= return, ring = send, sleeve = ground.
Stereo-to-mono Y-cord:
to Insert
jack
TIP
RING
SLEEVE
(STP201, 3'
STP202, 6'
STP203, 9')
Y-adapter and 2 cables:
RETURN
SEND
GROUND
TIP
RING
SLEEVE
to Insert
jack
(YPP117)
RING
TI P
RING
TI P
(1/4"-TO-1/4"
MONO SHIELDED
CABLES)
to
effect
"OUT"
jack
to
effect
"IN"
jack
External Effect
6
to
effect
"OUT"
jack
to
effect
"IN"
jack
External Effect
CPB150 PowerBlock
150 Watt Stereo Guitar Amplifier
System Block Diagram:
INPUT
PREAMP
+
LINE
OUT
LEVEL
–
+
GAIN HIGH MID LOW
EFFECTS LOOP
SND/RTN
LINE OUT
LEVEL
SPEAKER SIM
LEFT
LINE IN
LEFT/MONO
SPEAKER SIM
RIGHT
LINE IN
RIGHT
CD
INPUT
LEFT
SPEAKER
OUTPUTS
LEFT
RIGHT
MONO
BRIDGE
MONO
RIGHT
*
*Please refer to Item 9, Speaker Outputs (page 5)
Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer’s Name: SLM Electronics
Corporate Headquarters: 1901 Congressional Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63146
Primary Production Facility: 700 Hwy 202 W, Yellville, Arkansas, 72687
Product Type: Audio Amplifier
Products meet the regulations for compliance marking under:
ETL standards UL6500, UL60065, or UL813
CSA standards E60065 or C22.2 No.1-M90
CE safety standard EN60065
CE EMC standards EN55103 or EN55013 and EN61000
C-tick designation Level 2, ABN #56748810738, ARBN# N222
KETI standard K60065 (limited model approval)
Compliance Support Contact: SLM Electronics, Attn: R&D Compliance Engineer
1901 Congressional Drive, St Louis, Missouri, 63146 • Tel.: 314-569-0141, Fax: 314-569-0175
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CPB150 PowerBlock
150 Watt Stereo Guitar Amplifier
CPB150 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Output Power Rating
Mono
Stereo
Input Impedance
Instrument
150W RMS @ 10% THD @ 8 ohms
75W RMS @ 10% THD per side @ 4 ohms
700k ohm
CD
22k ohm
Line In
22k ohm
Total System Gain (all controls @10)
Instrument
91dB
CD
33dB
Line
34dB
Maximum Input Signal Accepted
Tone Controls
Power Requirements
8 volts peak to peak
Low
20dB range @ 110Hz
Mid
15dB range @ 1kHz
High
20dB range @ 10kHz
120 VAC, 60Hz, 35VA
100/115VAC, 50/60Hz, 35VA
230VAC, 50/60Hz, 35VA
Dimensions
3.2” H x 10” W x 5.6” D
Weight
4.6 lbs.
The CPB150 is housed in an anodized aluminum chassis: occasionally wipe it clean with a lint-free cloth.
Never spray cleaning agents onto the unit. Avoid abrasive cleansers which would damage the finish.
Crate continually develops new products, as well as improves existing ones. For this reason, the specifications
and information in this manual are subject to change without notice.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by SLM Electronics could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment under FCC rules.
www.crateamps.com
@2005 SLM Electronics, a division of St. Louis Music, Inc • 1400 Ferguson Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63133
47-463-02 • 061305
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