Owner`s manual | Fender Power Stage 100 Computer Monitor User Manual

POWERED MONITORS
From Fender Pro Audio
Owner's Manual for
Power Stage 100
P/N 049810
REV B
Fender Musical Instruments
7975 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 U.S.A.
Fender knows the importance of sound reinforcement. From the simple box-top mixer
to today's professional touring concert systems, the need to communicate, to make the
connection between the performer and the audience is foremost in Fender's mind.
Perhaps no other single piece of gear can make or break your band's sound. You see,
your sound system is more than just a combination of dials, wires and speakers. It is
an integral part of the audio chain and should be treated with special care and attention
to detail.
At Fender, we know what building quality musical instruments and sound reinforcement
equipment is all about. In fact, many of the world's best sounding electric musical
instruments and sound reinforcement equipment proudly wear the Fender name.
Whether you need a simple box top powered mixer for your Saturday afternoon jam, or
a professional full-size concert system, Fender has the sound reinforcement equipment
to meet your needs. Likewise, your decision to purchase Fender pro audio gear is one
you will appreciate with each performance for years to come.
Wishing you years of enjoyment and a heartfelt thank you,
Bill Schultz
Chairman
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
POWERSTAGE 100
PROFESSIONAL POWERED
MONITOR SYSTEM
INTRODUCTION
The PowerStage 100: a 100 watt powered monitor
and general purpose compact sound system from
your friends at Fender® Pro Audio. We are sure you
will find the PowerStage 100 to be both a unique
and effective sound reinforcement product,
providing years of trouble-free service.
Detachable Wired Remote Control Panel
Variable Corner Low Pass Frequency
Filter and Two Variable Center
Frequency Notch Filters
Enclosed in a quasi-trapezoidal floor monitor style
cabinet, the PowerStage 100 includes a 3 channel
preamp, a power amp, a power supply and a fullrange coaxial speaker system. With three angles of
orientation, inputs for microphones and a variety of
musical instruments, the PowerStage 100 is suitable
for nearly every monitoring application. The
PowerStage 100 also features a unique detachable
wired remote control panel. All volume levels and
frequency shaping can be controlled via the remote
panel allowing for adjustments from the
"performance position".
1/4 inch Stereo Headphone Jack
Bass/Treble Boost with Bypass Switch
Phantom Power
Both 1/4 inch Phone TRS and 3-Pin XLR
Female Input Connectors
Insert Patch Point for Signal Processing
Devices
The versatile input panel and detachable remote
control unit combined with the 100 watt power
amplifier makes the PowerStage 100 the perfect
general purpose compact sound system. With
phantom power, 1/4 inch phone TRS and 3-Pin XLR
female input connectors and a stereo RCA input
connection, the PowerStage 100 can accommodate
almost any input signal. By connecting a multieffects unit through the insert jack and adding the
optional PowerStage Xpander 100, you now have a
PA system ready for any small club or intimate
setting.
1/4 inch Phone Output Jack for the
Optional PowerStage Xpander
Coaxial Speaker System
Tough Metal Grille
Carpet Covered Cabinet with Three
Angles of Orientation 45º, 25º and 0º
WARNING:
- TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
- NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE, REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONAL ONLY.
- THIS UNIT MUST BE EARTH GROUNDED.
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CONTROL PANEL FUNCTIONS
Designed for maximum flexibility, the wired remote
control section is the "brain" of the PowerStage 100.
Whether hand held or mounted to a mic stand, the
wired remote control unit governs all volume levels,
frequency shaping and features a 1/4 inch
headphone jack for personal monitoring.
Constructed from rugged 18 gauge electrogalvanized steel and secured in place via ball stud
and Tinnerman clips, the remote unit handles the
most demanding, day to day setup and performance
situations.
A
B
C
D
E. LOW CUT - Designed to attenuate low frequency
noise or "stage rumble", the LOW CUT knob is a
variable corner (shelving) frequency control. By
slowly rotating the knob, any undesirable low
frequency noise, such as rumbling of a rocking
microphone stand, can be diminished.
F. LOW NOTCH Designed
to
a t t e n u a t e
feedback
or
o
t
h
e
r
E
bothersome
hums, the LOW
NOTCH control is a
G
constant
Q,
F
variable center
frequency filter.
The
control
attenuates frequencies between 200Hz and 2kHz.
By slowly rotating the knob to locate the feedback
frequency, it can be diminished.
A. MIC 1 - The Mic 1 volume
control. Rotating the knob
clockwise increases volume.
Because the Mic 1 input and
the Mic 1 output connections
are "daisy chained", adjusting
the volume control will not
affect the Mic 1 output signal to
the main mixing console.
B. MIC 2 / INST - The Mic 2 /
Inst volume control. Rotating
the knob clockwise increases
volume. Any adjustments to
this control will affect both the
Mic 2 and the Inst output
volume.
G. HIGH NOTCH - Designed to attenuate feedback
or other bothersome hums, the HIGH NOTCH control is
a constant Q, variable center frequency filter. The
control attenuates frequencies between 600Hz and
6kHz. By slowly rotating the knob to locate the
feedback frequency, it can be diminished.
H. LEVEL - Adjusts
the volume level of
the
headphone
output. Caution:
Prolonged listening
at high volume levels
may be hazardous
to your hearing and
could possibly cause
hearing damage.
C. LINE - The Aux Line / Stereo
Line volume control. Rotating
the knob clockwise increases
volume. Any adjustments to
this control will affect both the
Aux Line and the Stereo Line
volume.
D. MASTER LEVEL - Adjusts
the overall volume level of the
PowerStage 100.
Again,
rotating the knob clockwise increases volume. If the
optional PowerStage Xpander 100 is connected to
the system, the master level also controls the output
volume for the other unit.
H
J
I
I.
- A 1/4 inch
stereo output jack for use with headphones.
J. ENHANCE - Pressing this button in provides an
increase in the bass and treble response of the
PowerStage 100.
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INPUT PANEL FUNCTIONS
A. PHANTOM - When this button is
pressed, a +15 V D.C. Phantom
Power supply is activated,
necessary for some condenser style
microphones. Before plugging or
unplugging any microphone, make
sure the Phantom Power supply is
off.
B. MIC 1 IN - Plug your
microphone in here. This three pin
XLR balanced female input
connector is intended for input
signals from low impedance
microphones.
C. MIC 2 IN - An additional
balanced microphone input for the
PowerStage 100. Both the MIC 2 IN
and the INST jack can be used
simultaneously, however, any
adjustments to the M IC 2 / I NST
control knob will affect the volume of
both the Mic 2 and Instrument inputs.
D. AUX. LINE - A 1/4 inch TRS
balanced input jack suited for use
with items having a line level output.
Both the AUX LINE and the STEREO
jack
can
be
used
LINE
simultaneously but remember, any
adjustments to the AUX LINE / STEREO
LINE control knob will affect the
volume of both the AUX LINE / STEREO
LINE inputs.
F. PHANTOM POWER LED - This
LED illuminates when the phantom
power supply is on.
A
F
B
G
H
G. POWER LED - This LED
illuminates when the PowerStage
100 is on.
H. MIC 1 OUT - This three pin XLR
balanced male output connector is
used to send the MIC 1 input signal
unmodified out to a mixing console.
C
I
D
J
E
K
I. INST - A 1/4 inch TS unbalanced
input jack suited for use with
instrument level signals such as an
acoustic guitar, a keyboard or a drum
machine.
Remember, any
adjustments to the M IC 2 / I NST
control knob will affect the volume of
both the Mic 2 and Instrument
inputs.
J. STEREO LINE - These are
unbalanced phono (RCA) input jacks
designed for use with a stereo tape
player, CD player, etc. These jacks
produce a mono signal out and are
useful for playing prerecorded
music. Adjustments to the AUX
LINE / STEREO LINE control knob will
affect the volume of both the AUX
LINE / STEREO LINE inputs.
K. LINE OUTPUT - A 1/4 inch TRS
unbalanced output jack designed to
feed the optional PowerStage
Xpander 100.
E. INSERT - A 1/4 inch unbalanced
TRS input / output phone jack
designed for use with signal
processing devices, such as a digital
delay or a reverb unit. A special "Y" line cord (stereo
to 2 mono) is required to use this jack. On the
PowerStage 100, the tip is the send and the ring is
the return.
POWER SECTION
L
L. SUPPLY CORD JACK - The
supply cord connects here. This is a
grounding type supply cord to
reduce the possibility of shock
hazard. Be sure to connect it to a
grounded receptacle. DO NOT
ALTER THE AC PLUG.
M
5
M.POWER SWITCH - Turns the
AC power ON and OFF. When
the switch is in the OFF position,
the PowerStage 100 is
completely shut down.
WIRING AND CONNECTIONS
SETTING UP THE POWERSTAGE 100
The PowerStage 100 utilizes a variety of
connectors on its input panel. Below is
a chart listing the various types of
connectors on the PowerStage 100.
Before using the PowerStage 100,
please read and follow the steps listed
below:
Pin Out
1. Heed all safety warnings when operating the
PowerStage 100.
Balanced
Input
Pin 1 = GND
Pin 2 = POS
Pin 3 = NEG
2. Make sure the power switch is in the OFF position
and all volume levels are in the Min position.
XLR
Male
Balanced
Output
Pin 1 = GND
Pin 2 = POS
Pin 3 = NEG
MIC 2
IN
XLR
Female
Balanced
Input
Pin 1 = GND
Pin 2 = POS
Pin 3 = NEG
INST
1/4" TS Unbalanced
Input
Jack
Style
Connection
MIC 1
IN
XLR
Female
MIC 1
OUT
Balanced
Input
3. Plug the female end of the supply cord into the
Supply Cord Jack (item L page 5) of the PowerStage
100. Next, plug the supply cord into a power source
with the correct voltage.
4. Connect the cord(s) from your microphone or
other signal source(s) to the PowerStage 100's input
jack(s).
Tip = Input Signal
Sleeve = GND
AUX
LINE
1/4"
TRS
Tip = POS Signal
Ring = NEG Signal
Sleeve = GND
STEREO
LINE
INSERT
Dual
RCA
1/4"
TRS
Unbalanced Inner Ring = Signal
Outer Shell = GND
Input
Unbalanced Tip = Send (output)
Input/Output Ring = Return (input)
Sleeve = GND
LINE
OUTPUT
1/4"
TRS
Unbalanced
Output
5. If you have a PowerStage Xpander 100, connect
it to the PowerStage 100 via the 1/4" Line Output
Jack (item K).
6. First, turn all outboard gear, instruments and other
equipment ON, then the PowerStage 100.
7. Adjust volume levels to the appropriate levels,
listening for feedback or other ringing.
Tip = Signal Output
Ring = Terminated
100Ω to GND
Sleeve = GND
8. If feedback is encountered, rotate the appropriate
( LOW or HIGH band) frequency notch filter control
down to its lowest position. Next, slowly turn the
frequency control knob to pinpoint the location of
the problem frequency and cancel it.
9. Steps 7 and 8 may need to be performed more
than once if several feedback problems occur.
For more detail on setting up your PowerStage 100,
please refer to the diagrams on pages 8 thru 11.
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GROUNDING AND HUMS
TROUBLESHOOTING
Ground loops are probably the most
common cause of hum and buzz in
sound reinforcement systems and other
audio products. A ground loop usually
occurs if the separate pieces of
equipment are plugged into different AC
circuits. Also, if the audio wiring is placed too close
to the power cords, hums or buzzes can bleed into
the system. Still, improperly maintained power and
audio cables are yet another cause of bothersome
noise. In order to help minimize stray hums and
buzzes, here are some helpful hints.
If the PowerStage 100 is set up but
does not function, please check the
following items:
• Is the PowerStage 100's power cord properly
plugged into an electrical outlet?
• Is the power cord properly plugged into the Power
Stage 100's Supply Cord Jack?
• Is there power at the outlet?
• Does your instrument have power?
• Are the volume control knobs on the Power
Stage turned above the Min position?
• Are the volume control knobs on your instruments
turned above their minimum position?
• Is the mic/instrument properly plugged into the
Power Stage 100?
• Is the mic/instrument turned on?
• Are your audio cables frayed, cut or damaged?
• If using a condenser mic, is the phantom power
turned on?
• If using an effects processor, is the "Y" line cord
properly connected?
1. Keep all electronics connected to the sound
system on the same electrical circuit.
2. Keep audio signals cables away from the AC
power cords.
3. Use balanced cables when applicable.
4. Always plug the PowerStage 100 into a
grounded AC electrical outlet.
5. Be sure to use properly maintained cords and
cables with the PowerStage 100.
CARPET COVERING CARE
If after checking all of the above the PowerStage
100 is still not performing correctly, consult your
authorized Fender Service Center.
The PowerStage 100 is covered in a
tough, soil resistant synthetic
indoor/outdoor carpet for long life and
lasting good looks. To clean the
carpeted cabinet, use a brush to wipe
away any smudges or dirt. For stubborn stains, a
sponge with a light soapy solution may be used.
Avoid spilling liquids on the operating surface, heat
sink, grille, volume and tone controls, switches and
speakers. ALWAYS unplug the PowerStage 100
before cleaning it and wait until it has dried before
plugging in the PowerStage 100.
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SIMPLE MONITOR SET UP
1. Connect your microphone to the Mic 1 IN.
2. Next, connect a cord from the Mic 1 out jack to your
main mixing console. This is a mic level signal.
3. Your PowerStage 100 monitor is a dry signal. Any
reverb or other signal processing heard through the
main P.A. will NOT be heard in the PowerStage 100.
4. Remember, turning up the Mic 1 Volume will NOT
affect the output of the main P.A. system.
8
FULL MIX MONITOR SET UP
1. Connect your microphone to the Mic 1 In.
2. Connect a cord from the Mic 1 Out jack to your
main mixing console. This is a mic level signal.
3. Next, connect a cord from the monitor out on your
mixing console back to the Aux Line In jack on the
PowerStage 100. You now have a full monitor mix
with all effects from your mixing console in the
PowerStage 100. To turn up the full monitor mix,
turn up the Line volume (item C page 4).
9
4. Remember, turning up the mic 1 volume will
NOT affect the output of the main P.A. system,
but it will affect how much of your "dry" signal
you will hear.
FULL MONITOR WITH AN INSTRUMENT
1. Connect your instrument to the Inst jack on the
PowerStage 100 and to the line in on your mixer.
2. Connect a cord from the Instrument’s line output
jack to your main mixing console.
3. Next, connect a cord from the monitor out on
your mixing console back to the Aux Line in jack on
the PowerStage 100. You now have a full monitor
mix with all effects from your mixing console in the
PowerStage 100. To turn up the full monitor mix,
turn up the Line volume (item C page 4).
10
4. Remember, turning up the Mic 2 / Inst volume
WILL NOT affect the output of the main P.A.
system. It WILL determine how much of your
"dry" signal you will hear.
MINI PA SET UP (A ONE PERSON BAND)
1. Connect your microphone to the Mic 1 In jack,
your instrument to the Inst jack and a tape or CD
player to the Stereo Line jack.
2. Connect a cord from the line output jack to a
PowerStage Xpander 100 (optional).
3. Next, an effects unit may be used by connecting a
"Y" line cord to the insert jack (item E page 5).
4. Headphones out (item I page 4) on the detachable
remote unit may be used for monitoring purposes.
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SPECIFICATIONS
DESIGNATION TYPE
PR 306
PART NUMBER
071-0100-000
071-0100-030
071-0100-040
071-0100-060
POWER SPECIFICATION
120 V version: 120 VAC, 60 Hz 360 W
230 V version: 230 VAC, 50 Hz 360 W
240 V version: 240 VAC, 50 Hz 360 W
PREAMP
Ch. 1
(120 V)
(240 V) Aust
(230 V) UK
(230 V) Euro
THIS EQUIPMENT CONFORMS TO
THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIVES :
EMC 89/336/EEC AND LV 73/23/EEC
System Gain
Preamp Gain
Input Level Nominal
Minimum
Maximum
Input Impedance
Phantom Voltage
Mic 1
Mic 1
Mic 1
Mic 1
Mic 1
Mic 1
Mic 1
0 dB to +90 dB
0 dB to +60 dB
-28 dBV
-60 dBV
0 dBV
2 kΩ
+15 V
Ch. 2
System Gain
Preamp Gain
Input Level Nominal
Minimum
Maximum
Input Impedance
Phantom Voltage
Mic 2
Mic 2
Mic 2
Mic 2
Mic 2
Mic 2
Mic 2
0 dB to +90 dB
0 dB to +60 dB
-28 dBV
-60 dBV
0 dBV
2 kΩ
+15 V
Inst
Inst
Inst
Inst
Inst
Inst
Ch. 3
System Gain
Preamp Gain
Input Level Nominal
Minimum
Maximum
Input Impedance
Aux Line
Aux Line
Aux Line
Aux Line
Aux Line
Aux Line
0 dB to +60 dB
0 dB to +28 dB
-21 dBV
-28 dBV
+20 dBV
20 kΩ
Stereo line
Stereo line
Stereo line
Stereo line
Stereo line
Stereo line
LOW CUT
FILTER
Corner Frequency
Slope
-3 dB @ 30 Hz to 270 Hz
-12 dB / Octave
LOW NOTCH
FILTER
Center Frequency
Depth
Q
200 Hz to 2 kHz
-20 dB
5
HIGH NOTCH Center Frequency
FILTER
Depth
Q
600 Hz to 6 kHz
-20 dB
5
ENHANCE
+9 dB @ 100 Hz
+5 dB @ 4 kHz
Low Boost
High Boost
0 dB to +75 dB
0 dB to +47 dB
-24 dBV
-47 dBV
+13 dBV
220 kΩ
0 dB to +70 dB/side
0 dB to +33 dB/side
-26 dBV/side
-33 dBV/side
+5 dBV/side
25 kΩ/side
HEADPHONES Maximum Output
14 mW into 8 Ω, 1% THD + Noise
165 mW into 300 Ω, 1% THD + Noise
POWER AMP Nominal Power
Maximum Power
Frequency Response
THD + Noise
Output Impedance
Input Sensitivity
100 W into 8 Ω, <0.05% THD+Noise @ 1kHz
108 W into 8 Ω, <0.1% THD+Noise @ 1 kHz
+0 dB, -3 dB 20 Hz to 40 kHz @ Nominal Power
<0.05% @ 1 kHz, 100 W into 8 Ω
0.2 Ω @ 1 kHz, 0.02 Ω @ 100 Hz
1 V RMS, 0 dBV
DIMENSIONS (At 25º) Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
18 in
23.5 in
12 in
45 lbs
45.7 cm
59.7 cm
30.5 cm
20.4 kg
A PRODUCT OF:
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP.
CORONA, CA 91720 USA
Product specifications are
subject to change without notice.
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