Owner`s manual | Fender P/N 047538 Musical Instrument Amplifier User Manual

THE SOUND THAT CREATES LEGENDS
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Owner s Manual
P/N 047538
BXR 60 Owner’s Manual
Congratulations on your purchase of the Fender BXR 60 Bass
amplifier. The Fender BXR 60 is the most recent effort in stateof-the-art bass amplifier technology, and is a member of the
FENDER BXR series. The design of the BXR 60 was carried out
with the aid of some of today's best bass players, and
represents years of thought and consideration in determining
features and specifications. The features included in the BXR
60 will provide a forum for almost every conceivable playing
style, from "traditional" to "contemporary", and those yet to
come.
The preamp section of the BXR 60 features two inputs of
differing sensitivities, allowing for the use of a wide variety of
input sources and levels. A MID NOTCH button is provided to
enhance the mid frequency response. The 4-band EQ allows
for up to 12 decibels of boost or cut in 4 bands between 80
Hz and 6KHz. The PREAMP OUT & POWER AMP IN jacks
can be used as an effects loop or send and return points while
slaving multiple amps together. A HEADPHONE jack
automatically mutes the speaker while driving stereo headphones for private practice sessions. The quasi- balanced
LINE OUT jack is used for "hum free" direct connection to
recording and sound reinforcement equipment.
The rugged power amplifier is designed to give years of
reliable service under all conditions. It is equipped with our
exclusive DELTACOMP™ adaptive compressor system. With
DELTACOMP™, it is practically impossible to clip (distort) the
power amplifier. The apparent release time of the compressor
is short, yet distortion at low frequencies is kept to a minimum.
The BXR 60's power amp drives a heavy duty twelve inch
Fender Special Design loudspeaker.
The selection of a Fender amplifier will reward you with years
of quality performance and a wide range of musical sounds.
This manual is designed to familiarize you with the equipment
and to acquaint you with its many features. Please read it
carefully so you will benefit from all the features as soon as
you start using the amplifier.
The built in quality of a Fender amplifier is the result of over
four decades of dedication, and the combined skills of
research and development by our engineers and musicians.
That is why we proudly say FENDER, The Sound That Creates
Legends.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
BXR 60 Front Panel Functions
The front panel contains all items necessary for system
operation and observation. Please read this section of the
manual carefully to make sure you understand all the
operational features for your new FENDER BXR 60 bass
amplifier.
E. EQUALIZER - allows adjustment of the tonal
characteristics of the amplifier. Each control provides a
12 dB boost or cut to the low, low mid, high mid, and
high frequency ranges.
F.
A. INPUT 1 - A high impedance, high sensitivity plug-in
connection for instruments. This input can handle as
much as 2.5 volts R.M.S., and should be used with most
instruments.
B. INPUT 2 - Plug-in connection for instruments. This input
is recommended for basses with active pickups, and
can handle as much as 5 volts R.M.S..
C. MID NOTCH switch - removes midrange, making the
amp sound “punchy”. This switch is good for “thump
and pluck” playing.
D. VOLUME control - adjusts the overall loudness of the
amplifier.
TAPE IN - Plug-in connection for any line level (500mV)
stereo or mono signal. This signal is mixed into the
power amp along with the instrument signal from the
preamp. It has fixed gain and is unaffected by any of
the front panel controls; however the signal will be
affected by any device inserted between the PREAMP
OUT (item G) and the POWER AMP IN (item H). It is
useful for patching in a CD or tape player, rhythm
machine or other signal source to be used as an
accompaniment for practice or performance. The output
level control of the external signal source is used to
control its own volume while the front panel VOLUME
(item D) control is used for the instrument in order to
obtain a balance.
G.
PREAMP OUT jack -This jack provides an unbalanced
mono output signal from the preamp. This output can be
used with the POWER AMP IN jack (item H) as a patch
point for mono effects devices. It can also be used to
provide a signal to a recording or sound reinforcement
mixer. In addition, this output can be used to drive
another BXR 60 used as a slave amp. This is done by
connecting a standard guitar cord from the PREAMP
OUT jack of the master amplifier to the POWER
AMP IN jack (item H) of the slave.
H. POWER AMP IN jack - This unbalanced input goes
directly into the power amp. It automatically disconnects
the preamp when used. This jack is useful when using the
effects loop feature, or when using the BXR 60 as a slave
amp.
J.
K. POWER INDICATOR - When this LED is illuminated, the
BXR 60 is receiving power.
L.
I.
HEADPHONES output jack -This jack allows the use of
stereo headphones for private listening. When this jack is
used, the internal speaker is disconnected. WARNING:
BE CAREFUL WHEN USING HEADPHONES, AS
EXCESSIVE VOLUME WILL RUIN YOUR HEARING!
LINE OUT jack - This quasi-balanced output is derived
from the speaker, and is at line level, similar to that of the
PREAMP OUT jack (item G). Since the LINE OUT jack is
post-power amp, it provides a signal that is affected by
the DELTACOMP™ adaptive compressor. The jack is
wired TIP (+), RING (-), and SLEEVE ground. If the LINE
OUT jack is used to connect to a balanced input, it will
greatly reduce hum caused by a ground loop (a
difference in ground potential) between the BXR 60 and
another piece of equipment.
POWER SWITCH - turns the BXR 60 ON or OFF.
BXR 60 Rear Panel
NOTE: DO NOT BLOCK THE AIR FLOW TO THE
REAR PANEL, FOR EXAMPLE, BY BACKING THE
AMPLIFIER UP AGAINST A WALL. The rear panel is
used to keep the output devices from getting too hot. Should
the amplifier overheat, a thermal switch will shut the
amplifier off until the output devices cool.
COVERING CARE The exclusive vinyl covering your
cabinet has been especially designed for years of lasting
beauty. A very light, soapy solution on a sponge may be
used to remove dirt and residue that may accumulate in the
texture. Be careful not to let any liquid come in contact with
the operating surfaces. UNPLUG THE POWER CORD
BEFORE CLEANING.
POWER CORD - This amplifier is equipped with a
grounding type supply cord to reduce the possibility of
shock hazard. Be sure to connect it to a grounded AC
receptacle. The line cord should be connected to a suitable
power source, in accordance with the voltage and
frequency as shown by the power rating on the rear panel.
DO NOT ALTER THE THREE PRONG PLUG.
Troubleshooters Checklist
If the amp is set up but does not function, check the following items:
- Is the amp power cord plugged into an electrical outlet?
- Is there power at the outlet?
- Are all the control knobs turned up?
- Is the volume control on the instrument turned up?
- Is the instrument properly plugged into the amplifier?
(Eliminate any effect pedals and try another guitar cord.)
If, after checking all of the above, the system is still not performing correctly,
consult your FENDER Service Dealer.
BXR 60 Specifications
Part Number:
120V Version:
230V Version:
Type Specification:
PR 261
Power Requirements:
100V
120V
230V
240V
Version:
Version:
Version:
Version:
22-4404
22-4464
100VAC,
120VAC,
230VAC,
240VAC,
50/60 Hz 180W
60 Hz, 180W
50 Hz, 180W
50 Hz, 180W
POWER AMPLIFIER SECTION:
Power output:
60 watts R.M.S. @ 5% THD
Rated load impedance:
8 Ohms
Distortion:
Less than .1% @ 1 kHz, at onset of clipping,
less than 1% @ 1 kHz, at maximum compression.
Sensitivity:
0.95 volts R.M.S.
Input impedance:
22k Ohms
DELTACOMP™ range:
20 dB
PREAMP SECTION:
Input 1 Input 2 -
Greater than 420k Ohms (typically
greater than 1 megaohm in the passband)
136k Ohms
Sensitivity for 60 W:
VOLUME at
maximum, all tone
controls at “0” detent,
no enhancement activated.
Input 1 Input 2 -
6 mV
12 mV
Equalizer:
+/- 12 dB at 80 Hz (low), 500 Hz (low mid),
2.5k Hz (high mid), and 6k Hz (high)
Input impedance:
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
Speaker:
22-1/2 inches
18 inches
12 inches
46 lbs.
12” Fender Special
(57.2 cm)
(45.7 cm)
(30.5 cm)
(20.9 kg)
Design (P/N 047539)
WARNING: NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY.
BXR 60 Block Diagram
Equalizer
Inputs
Gain
1 +6dB
2
Volume
0dB
LOW LOW HIGH HIGH
MID MID
Mid Notch
Effects Loop
Line out
0dBV
Preamp
Out 0dBV
DELTACOMPTM
Headphone
Switch
Power
Amp in
Speaker
Power
Amplifier
Headphone
Jack
A PRODUCT OF:
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP.,
CORONA, CA 91720
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