ETI Sound Systems, INC AT-100 Stereo Amplifier User Manual

B-52 PROFESSIONAL
3383 Gage Avenue, Huntington Park, CA, 90255
Phone: 323-277-4100 Fax: 323-277-4108
National: 1-800-344-4384
Internet: www.B-52GUITAR.com
E-mail: info@B-52PRO.com
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E.T.I. Sound Systems is dedicated to product excellence and therefore continuously attempts to improve each and every model we
manufacture. This ongoing process includes refinements in design, materials and workmanship, which may result in products that
differ than those described in our literature. All features, specifications, and prices are therefore subject to change without notice.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS!
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Read these instructions.
Follow all instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
DO NOT turn on the AT-100 without the
loudspeaker connected.
Do not use the AT-100 near water. Be extra
cautious when moving the AT-100 during
rain or while transporting it over wet surfaces
as water might splash onto the amplifier.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings and
operate in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions.
Do not install near heat sources such as
radiators, stoves or other devices that may
produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarization 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 is provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement
of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched, particularly at the plug and the
point where it exits the AT-100 amplifier.
Only use attachments / accessories specified
by B-52 Professional.
Unplug the AT-100 during lightning storms
and when not in use.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
Servicing is required when the AT-100 has
been damaged in any way such as when
power-cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled into the amplifier, the unit has
been exposed to moisture or rain, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose the AT-100 to rain or moisture.
Moisture can damage the AT-100 and can
cause corrosion of electrical contacts.
Keep the unit out of extended or intense
direct sun light. No containers filled with any
type of liquid should be placed on or near the
AT-100.
Never remove the front or rear panels of
the AT-100 while it is connected to an
electrical outlet.
INSIDE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Important Safety Instructions /
Features...............................................................2
Important Information ........................................3
AT-100 Controls ..................................................4-5
Set-up & Warranty Information .........................5-7
Contact Information ...........................................8
AT-100 FEATURES
This B-52 Stealth Series AT-100 has a 100% pure,
all-tube signal path, incredible tone and a wide array of
guitarist friendly features. It combines Russian Sovtek
6L6 power tubes with 12AX7 preamp tubes for solid tube
tone and classic breakup. This roadworthy head provides
serious musicians with monstrous gain, extreme levels of
distortion and a sparkling clean channel. Selectable solidstate or tube rectification through a Sovtek 5AR4 ensures
complete tonal authenticity.
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1/4” High and Low Input Jacks
Overdrive channel with Gain1, Gain2, assignable Contour,
three band EQ and level controls
Clean Channel with Level control, 3 band EQ and Bright switch
Master section with Volume, Low-Resonance and
Reverb controls
Rugged footswitch for Channel Select, Gain Select, Reverb
on/off and Effects Loop on/off
Push switches for channel, gain select and Contour assign
Effects send and return with level controls
Line out with level control
Two speaker output jacks - selector switch for 4, 8 or 16 ohms
Ground lift switch
Rectifier select switch for: Tube A, Tube AB1 and
Solid-State
27” x 11” x 11” (W x H x D)
Weight: 52 lbs.
SOVTEK TUBE CHART
Power Tubes:
Preamp Tubes:
Reverb Tube:
Rectifier Tube:
CAUTION
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6L6
12AX7
12AT7
5AR4
HEED ALL WARNINGS!
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: To reduce the risk or fire or
electrical shock do not expose this
equipment to rain or moisture.
AT-100 100-WATT ALL-TUBE LEAD GUITAR AMPLIFIER!
Thank you for choosing the B-52 AT-100 amplifier.
This guitar amplifier is perfect for guitarists of every level. Whether you are playing to a
stadium crowd of 50,000 or practicing at home in your garage, the AT-100 will produce
awesome crunch, smooth mids and crystal-clean highs. It is also capable of producing
massive amounts of distortion, perfect for any style from blues to metal.
This instruction manual explains all that the AT-100 has to offer, how to operate and
control each feature so you can achieve the sound you desire. B-52 HIGHLY recommends
that you read this detailed instruction manual carefully and heed all warnings.
B-52 AT-Series Speaker Cabinets
(Recommended for use with AT-100)
AT-412A –480-Watt RMS speaker cabinet - Slant
AT-412B –480-Watt RMS speaker cabinet - Straight
The B-52 AT-412A and AT-412B, 4x12” slant and straight cabinets are a perfect complement to the AT-100 all-tube amplifier.
They offer awesome tone and incredible projection. With four
custom-built, 120-watt 12” speakers, these cabinets provide
crystal clear highs and heavy distortion with classic breakup.
FEATURES:
● 4 x 120-watt, custom built, heavy-duty speakers
● Cloth-finished front
● Rear porting for extended low-frequency response
● Metal handles, rubber feet and metal corners
● Detachable casters for easy transport
● Authentic black vinyl finish
● Baltic Birch Construction
● Mono/Stereo Switchable
AT-412A
AT-412B
HEARING DAMAGE, PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE SPL
B-52 Stealth Series amplifiers and speakers, including the AT-100, are capable of producing sound pressure levels (SPL) sufficient to cause
permanent hearing damage to performers, production crews or people in the audience. Hearing protection devices such ear-plugs are recommended. Caution should be taken to avoid extended SPL is excess of 90 dBA.
AMPLIFIER MODULE PRECAUTIONS
Do not attempt to service the AT-100 by yourself. Refer all servicing to a B-52 Stealth Series Authorized dealer. Service is required when
the AT-100 has had liquid spilled on or inside the unit, has been damaged in any way, has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally or has been dropped.
WARNING – SHOCK HAZARD:
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. Do not operate your AT-100 near a pool or other
standing water. Make sure all blades on the polarized power plug are fully inserted into the power source. Ensure the power cord is not
stretched, pinched or otherwise abused. Ensure the power cord is routed to avoid foot traffic. Your AT-100 amplifier should be cleaned only
with a dry cloth.
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AT-100 - FRONT PANEL FEATURES & DESCRIPTIONS
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POWER ON/OFF SWITCH: Turns the AT-100 on and off.
STANDBY ON/OFF SWITCH: Allows the AT-100 to remain
turned ON for limited periods of inactivity without the risk of
damaging / over-heating the amplifier tubes. When the Standby
switch is in the STANDBY position the AT-100 is in a nonoperational setting. When in Standby the Sovtek tubes remain
hot and ready for use. This bypasses the time required for the
tubes to warm up before use. When the Standby switch is in the
ON position the AT-100 is operational and should not be left
inactive. DO NOT turn on the AT-100 or have the Standby
switch set to ON without it connected to a loudspeaker.
PILOT JEWEL. Power on indicator.
MASTER REVERB CONTROL: Adjusts the amount of reverb
produced by the amplifier. To increase the amount of reverb turn
clockwise.
WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD!
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this unit to rain
or moisture. Do not operate your AT-100 near a pool or other standing
water. Make sure all blades on the polarized power plug are fully inserted
into the power source. Ensure the powercord is not stretched, pinched or
otherwise abused. Ensure the power cord is routed to avoid foot traffic.
Your AT-100 amplifier should be cleaned only with a dry cloth.
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MASTER LOW RESONANCE: Controls the overall resonance
of the amplifier. Turning the control clockwise adds rich low end.
6. MASTER VOLUME: Controls the overall signal level of the
AT-100. To increase the overall signal and/or volume, rotate
the control clockwise. The Master volume control allows you to
preset the output levels of both the Clean and Overdrive
Channels.
7. CLEAN CHANNEL – VOLUME: Controls the overall signal level
of the clean channel.Adjusting the volume control enables you to
produce sparkling clean sounds to crunchy, dirty blues. Turned
all the way to the left you will experience clean sounds. A setting
all the way to the right will produce moderate levels of distortion.
8. CLEAN CHANNEL - BRIGHT: Adds high end sparkle.
9. CLEAN CHANNEL - TREBLE: Adjusts the amount of high
frequency boost or cut as desired in the clean channel. Treble
adds brightness to your tone. Turning this control clockwise will
add brilliance to your sound. Turning the control counterclockwise softens the tone.
10. CLEAN CHANNEL - MIDDLE: Adjusts the amount of mid-range
frequencies as desired in the clean channel. Turning the middle
control clockwise will increase the amount of warmth in your
tone. Counterclockwise settings create a more pristine, acoustic
kind of sound.
AT-100 - Rear Panel Features & Descriptions
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26. EFFECTS - SEND JACK: Connects to the AT-100 to the input
off an effects unit.
27. EFFECTS – SEND LEVEL: Controls the sending level output to
an effects unit.
28. EFFECTS – RETURN LEVEL: Controls the input capacity of
the returning signal from an effects unit.
29. EFFECTS – RETURN JACK: Connects the AT-100 to the
output of an effects unit.
30. FOOTSWITCH – GAIN AND CHANNEL SWITCH: Switch
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between Gain 1 and Gain 2 in the overdrive Channel. Also
switches between clean and overdrive channel.
FOOTSWITCH - EFFECTS/REVERB: Connects footswitch to
turn the reverb on/off and the effects loop on/off.
LINE OUT JACK: Connects the AT-100 to an external linelevel device such as a mixing board.
LINE OUT LEVEL CONTROL: Controls the output capacity of
the Line Out Level.
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR SWITCH: Allows the AT-100 to safely
11. CLEAN CHANNEL - BASS: Adjusts the amount of low
frequency boost or cut as desired. Adding bass will increase the
depth and fullness of your sound.
12. CHANNEL SELECT: Push switch selects between the clean
and overdrive channels. Activated LED lights indicate which
channel is in use.
13. OVERDRIVE – VOLUME 2: Controls the overall volume of the
high gain overdrive channel.
14. OVERDRIVE – VOLUME 1: Controls the overall volume of the
medium gain overdrive channel.
15. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL – GAIN SWITCH 2: Activates the
CONTOUR control for Gain 2.
16. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL – CONTOUR: Varies the critical
midrange tone in the overdrive channels. Adjusts from “classic”
midrange punch to “scooped metal” madness.
17. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL – GAIN SWITCH 1: Activates the
CONTOUR control for Gain 1.
18. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL – TREBLE: Adjusts the amount of high
frequency boost or cut as desired in the overdrive channel.
Turning this control clockwise adds clarity to your sound.
19. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL – MIDDLE: Adjusts the amount of
mid-range frequencies as desired in the overdrive channel.
Similar to the Clean Channel function, the O.D. Channel Middle
operate into any 4 ohm, 8 ohm or 16 ohm cabinets(s).
NOTE: Always set the switch to match the impedance of your
cabinet(s).
35. LOUDSPEAKER OUTPUTS: Connects the AT-100 to the
speaker cabinets such as the AT-412A or AT-412B.
NOTE: Always be sure the speakers are plugged in before attempting to
operate the amplifier. Always use a high quality, heavy duty, unshielded
speaker cable. Severe damage can occur from failing to connect the speakers
and properly setting the impedance selector switch.
36. GROUND / LIFT SWITCH: Removes ground from the circuit
to eliminate 60-cycle hum.
control adds body and punch to your sound.
20. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL – BASS: Adjusts the amount of low
frequency boost or cut as desired in the overdrive channel. Bass
is B-52’s signature. Turning this control clockwise increases
depth and low-end punch to your music.
21. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL – GAIN 2: Adjusts the amount of
distortion in Gain 1. (Activated LED indicates in use).
22. OVERDRIVE CHANNEL – GAIN SWITCH: Push switch Selects
between Gain 1 and Gain 2 controls. Activated LED lights
indicate which channel is currently use.
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distortion in Gain 1. (Activated LED indicates in use).
24. INPUT CONNECTOR - LOW: Connects your guitar to the
AT-100. B-52 recommends that you use a cable that is
screened or shielded.
24. INPUT CONNECTOR - HIGH: Plug your guitar into either one.
Use the one that sounds best to you. Always use a high quality,
shielded instrument cable.
37. 3-SETTING RECTIFIER SWITCH:
SOLID-STATE – Gives tightest low-end definition and fastest
attack.
TUBE AB1 – Punchy, warm and tighter definition than Tube A.
TUBE A – “Vintage” attack and feel. Warmest sounding setting.
38. POWER TUBE FUSE: Power tubes failure fuse
39. AC INLET & PRIMARY FUSE: Connects AC powercord and
houses primary fuse.
Always use correct value as indicated on amp panel chart.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Limited Warranty
This Limited Warranty is effective as of January 1, 2002. Any warranty claim on B-52 products purchased before this date may be subject to monetary charges. Warranty valid ONLY
to original purchaser with PROOF OF PURCHASE.
Thank you for choosing a B-52 sound product. B-52 manufactures some of
the world’s best sounding and most reliable professional speaker systems,
amplifiers and components. E.T.I. Sound Systems, Inc., makers of B-52, takes
great pride in thoroughly testing each B-52 product prior to shipment.
B-52 CABINETS: E.T.I. Sound Systems, Inc. offers a LIFETIME warranty
(effective January 1, 2002) to the original purchaser that a B-52's cabinet
construction will be free from defects in material and workmanship. A dated
sales receipt will establish coverage under this warranty. This warranty does
not cover service or parts to repair damage caused by neglect, abuse, normal & wear and cosmetic appearance of the cabinetry not directly attributed
to defects in material or workmanship, or service, repair, modifications of the
cabinet, which has not been authorized or approved by E.T.I. If this product
is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair or replacement as provided above.
LOUDSPEAKER AND MID-RANGE COMPONENTS: E.T.I. Sound
Systems, Inc. warrants the original purchaser that B-52 loudspeakers and/or
midrange components will be free from defects in material and workmanship
for a period of (5) FIVE YEARS from the original purchase date (effective
January 1, 2002). A dated sales receipt will establish coverage under this
warranty. This warranty will automatically terminate (5) years after the original retail sales date. This (5) five-year warranty does not cover service or
parts to repair damage caused by accident, disaster, misuse, abuse, burnt
voice-coils, over-powering, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping procedures and service, repair or modifications of the component which has not
been authorized or approved by E.T.I.. This warranty is in lieu of all other
expressed warranties. If this product is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair or replacement
as provided above.
HIGH-FREQUENCY DEVICES: E.T.I. Sound Systems, Inc. offers a LIFETIME warranty (effective January 1, 2002) to the original purchaser that
B-52 high frequency (tweeters) devices will be free from defects in material
and workmanship. A dated sales receipt will establish coverage under this
warranty. This warranty does not warranty neglect or abuse. NO WARRANTY IS OFFERED ON HIGH-FREQUENCY DEVICES IN B-52 SYSTEMS
WITH A BI-AMP SWITCH OPTION. The lifetime warranty on high-frequency devices does not cover service or parts to repair damage caused by accident, disaster, misuse, abuse, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping
procedures or service, repair or modifications of the product which has not
been authorized or approved by E.T.I. This warranty is in lieu of all other
expressed warranties. If this product is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair or replacement
as provided above.
GUITAR AMPLIFIERS: E.T.I. Sound Systems, Inc. warrants the original purchaser that B-52 guitar amplifiers will be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of (5) FIVE YEARS from the original purchase date
(effective January 1, 2002). A dated sales receipt will establish coverage
under this warranty. This warranty will automatically terminate (5) years after
the original retail sales date. This (5) five-year warranty does not cover service or parts to repair damage caused by accident, disaster, misuse, abuse,
over-powering, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping procedures and
service, repair or modifications of the amplifier which has not been authorized or approved by E.T.I.. This warranty is in lieu of all other expressed warranties. If this product is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted
above, your sole remedy shall be repair or replacement as provided above.
GUITAR AMPLIFIER TUBES: E.T.I. Sound Systems, Inc. warrants the original purchaser that amplifier tubes used in B-52 Stealth Series All-Tube
Amplifiers will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period
of 90 DAYS from the original date of purchase (effective January 1, 2002). A
dated sales receipt will establish coverage under this warranty. This warran-
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ty will automatically terminate 90 Days after the original retail sales date.
This 90-Day warranty does not cover service or parts to repair damage
caused by accident, disaster, misuse, abuse, over-powering, negligence,
inadequate packing or shipping procedures and service, repair or modifications of the amplifier which has not been authorized or approved by E.T.I..
This warranty is in lieu of all other expressed warranties. If this product is
defective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair or replacement as provided above.
RETURN PROCEDURES: In the unlikely event that a defect should occur,
follow the procedure outlined below. Defective products must be shipped,
together with proof of purchase, freight pre-paid and insured to the
Authorized B-52 Dealer from whom you purchased the product or directly to
E.T.I. Sound Systems. If a product must be returned to E.T.I. Sound Systems
for warranty replacement/repair, a Return Authorization Number must be
obtained from our Customer Service Department prior to shipping the product.
NEVER RETURN THE ENTIRE CABINET__JUST THE DEFECTIVE COMPONENT. Identify and remove the defective component. If you are uncertain
which component is defective, or need directions for removing a component,
please contact our Customer Service Department for assistance.
Components which are a part of an original B-52 speaker box must be sent
directly to E.T.I. Products must be shipped in the original packaging or its
equivalent; in any case, the risk of loss or damage in transit is to be borne
by the purchaser. The Return Authorization Number must appear in large
print directly below the shipping address. Always include a brief description
of the defect, along with your correct return address and telephone number.
When calling to inquire about a returned product, always refer to the Return
Authorization Number. If E.T.I. determines that the unit was defective in
materials or workmanship at any time during the warranty period, E.T.I. has
the option of repairing or replacing the product at no additional charge,
except as set forth below. All replaced parts become a property of E.T.I.
Products replaced or repaired under this warranty will be returned via
ground-shipping-within the United States-freight prepaid. E.T.I. is not
responsible for costs associated with expedited shipping, either to
E.T.I. or the return of the product to the customer.
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE: In no event will E.T.I. be
liable for any incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or
inability to use of any B-52 product, even if E.T.I. or a B-52 dealer has been
advised of the possibility of such damages, or any other claim by any other
party. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential
damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION: Please complete and mail the Purchase
Information Card within (10) ten days of the date of purchase so that we
may contact you directly in the event a safety notification issued in accordance with the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act. In addition, we ask that
you complete the brief questionnaire so me may analyze your answers and
in this way, help us evaluate our customer needs.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Our dedicated staff is ready to help you with any
B-52 warranty or product questions you may have. Please call 323-277-4100
(9:00AM to 4:00PM Pacific Standard Time, United States).
E.T.I. Sound Systems, INC.
3383 Gage Ave., Huntington Park, CA, 90255
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