LX-308B Manual - Arizona Church Sound

LX-308B Manual - Arizona Church Sound
Operating Manual
847 Holt Road Webster, NY 14580-9103 Phone: (585) 872-0010
Toll-Free: (800) 828-6308 Fax: (585) 872-0739
Operating Manual - LX-308B Stereo Line/Microphone Mixer
Congratulations on your purchase of an Ashly LX-308B eight channel stereo line level mixer. Each channel has on/off
switches and peak signal detection. Other features include eight balanced stereo inputs for line level sources, the first two inputs
with switchable 30dB gain for low impedance dynamic microphones. An additional 3.5mm front panel input jack is provided on
channel 8 for a walk-up portable audio player input. A concentric level and pan control for each input adjusts channel volume
and stereo position. Submaster inputs and outputs are provided for cascading two or more mixers. Ultra low-noise summing
amplifiers combine the channel signals for the main outputs. A pair of 6-segment LED meter arrays monitor the main output
levels. Separate level controls are provided for stereo, mono, and headphone outputs.
Every Ashly product is carefully inspected before leaving the factory to ensure flawless appearance. After unpacking,
please inspect for any physical damage. Save the shipping carton and all packing materials , as they were carefully designed to
reduce to minimum the possibility of transportation damage should the unit again require packing and shipping. In the event that
damage has occurred, immediately notify the carrier so that a written claim to cover the damages can be initiated. The right to
any claim against a public carrier can be forfeited if the carrier is not notified promptly and if the shipping carton and packing
materials are not available for inspection by the carrier. Save all packing materials until the claim has been settled.
This LX-308B mixer has a universal AC power supply that will perform normally from 100 to 240 volts AC. Use only
properly grounded AC receptacles. To reduce the risk of ground loop hum, use a central point for system AC power distribution.
The AC line fuse is internal, and should only be changed by a qualified service technician.
For installations where it is desirable to protect the front panel controls from tampering or accidental misadjustment,
use the Ashly security cover, which is available in both single and double rack space sizes. Installation is simple and does not
require removal of the equipment from your rack. See your Ashly dealer for details.
1 Channel Level
This is the individual channel volume control which feeds a channel to the main mix.
2 Channel Pan
This control adjusts the position of the channel in the stereo mix.
3 Mic/Line Switch
This switch on the first two inputs increases the channel input sensitivity by 30 dB to allow the use of
low impedance dynamic microphones.
Operating Manual - LX-308B Stereo Line/Microphone Mixer
4 On/Off Switch
This switch on each channel will turn the channel completely off allowing the channel level to remain at its
desired setting when the input is not needed.
5 Output Meters
A pair of peak detecting 6-segment LED meters are used to indicate output level. Green LED's are used below 0 VU,
yellow above 0 VU, and red LED's indicate clipping. This meter pair monitors the main stereo output (0 VU = +4dBu).
The red clipping LED's also monitor the summing amplifiers, making it possible for these indicators to illuminate
even with the stereo output level turned off.
6 Stereo Line In to Ch 8.
This front panel 3.5mm stereo jack is for a portable audio device input, and is controlled with the channel 8 input
level knob. Channel 8 inputs on the back panel can still be used at the same time as the Stereo Line In jack, sharing
the same level control.
7 Stereo Output Level
This is the main master gain which sets the operating level for the entire mixer. This control does not effect the mono
output level.
8 Stereo Output Mute
This switch entirely mutes the main stereo output. The headphone and mono output are not affected.
This is particularly useful when the LX-308 is used as a sub-mixer.
9 Mono Level
This is the master gain control for the mono output, which is the combined signal of the left and right outputs.
It has no effect on the stereo output.
10 Stereo Headphones Level
This adjusts the volume level of the front panel stereo headphone jack.
11 Power LED
This LED lights when the unit is turned on. The AC power switch is located on the back panel.
Operating Manual - LX-308B Stereo Line/Microphone Mixer
1 Inputs
The LX-308B stereo inputs use two 20KΩ balanced
1/4" TRS phone jacks per channel, with (+) signal on the tip,
the (-) signal on the ring, and ground on the sleeve. If you
wish to drive a mono source into the stereo mix, simply plug
your signal into the right channel input. Channels 1 and 2
are switchable to add 30dB gain for low impedance dynamic
2 Sub In
The Sub inputs are nominal 10KΩ unbalanced types
on 1/4" phone jacks. They feed directly to the mix busses at
a nominal +4dBu level and are useful for coupling multiple
3 Sub Out
The Sub Outputs are unbalanced types on 1/4" phone
jacks. Typically, they will feed sub inputs on additional mixers.
Nominal operating level is +4 dBu.
4 Main Outputs
Right, left, and mono outputs are 200Ω servobalanced on 1/4" phone jacks. Nominal operating level is +4
dBu and maximum headroom is +22dBu.
5 Wiring Suggestions
If low level and high level lines (e.g., microphones
and mixer line outputs), or if either of these lines and speaker
cables are run parallel for long distances, crosstalk may be significant. In fact, the crosstalk (signal leakage between cables)
can cause an electronic feedback loop, oscillation, and possibly
damage to the equipment. To minimize crosstalk, physically
separate low level (microphone) cables from speaker cables by
the greatest feasible distance. At any point where cables meet,
run low level cables perpendicular to high level or speaker
cables. If low and high level or speaker cables must be run
parallel and in close proximity to one another, they should be
bundled separately.
No Sound
Check the AC power. Is the power switch on and the
power LED illuminated? Check the level meters. If they are
operating, the problem between the mixer and the later components in the system. If not, check to see you really have an
input signal and that it is on the desired channel. Check that
you have the master gain controls at the desired operating level.
Distorted Sound
Something is being overdriven in the signal path. If
the clip indicators are active, reduce the channel level controls.
If the clip indicators are still active, reduce the input signal
level. If the level meters are constantly in the red, reduce the
Master gain and increase the gain of components following
the mixer. There are many gain adjustments in the mixer itself
and probably several others in other system components which
makes it possible to overdrive an input section and then incorrectly try to reduce the gain of the output section. The best way
to approach setting gains is to establish the operating level of
input stages first by setting their gain as high as possible but
leaving about 20dB of headroom for loud peaks, then move
on to set the master gain to produce a good meter reading.
Proceed to set the gain of equalizers, limiters, crossovers, and
amplifiers following the mixer in the same manner, always
working toward the later stages of the system.
Excessive Noise
If the noise is in the form of hiss, the problem is usually due to an input stage set up for low gain and then compensating by increasing the master gain. Turn up the channel
level controls and reduce the master gain.
Excessive hum
This is usually caused by "ground loops" in the system
wiring. A complex sound system with many sources separated
by significant distance and using several power outlets has
many opportunities for this problem to occur. If possible,
feed everything in the system from one power source with a
common ground.
If you need help, get in touch with your Ashly dealer
or call an Ashly technical service representative at 1-800828-6308.
Operating Manual - LX-308B Stereo Line/Microphone Mixer
THD at +20 dBu, 20Hz-20KHz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<0.02%
IMD (SMPTE) at +20dBu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<0.01%
HUM & NOISE (20Hz-20KHz)
residual output noise, all levels at minimum . . . . <-100dBu
INPUT LEVEL at nominal (unity gain) . . . . . . . . . <-90dBu
20Hz-20KHz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ±0.2dB
MASTER OUTPUTS (levels at nominal) . . . . . . . . . . .0dB
INPUT to MASTER OUTPUT (levels at max) . . . . . .30dB
Ch.1 or Ch.2 INPUT in MIC position to
MASTER OUTPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61dB
(master level at max) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15dB
adjacent inputs or input to output at 1KHz . . . . . . . . <-80dB
adjacent inputs or input to output at 20KHz . . . . . . <-60dB
Two 5-segment LED meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0VU=+4dBu
activated when internal signal is 3dB below clipping
9 lbs. (4.1kg)
19" x 1.75" x 9.4" (483mm x 44mm x 239mm)
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 30 watts
*unless otherwise stated, specification conditions are: 150Ω
source, all levels set at nominal, outputs into 2.7KΩ or greater.
Operating Manual - LX-308B Stereo Line/Microphone Mixer
(Other countries please contact your respective distributor or dealer.)
For units purchased in the USA, warranty service for this unit shall be provided by ASHLY AUDIO, INC. in accordance with the following warranty statement.
ASHLY AUDIO, INC. warrants to the owner of this product that it will be free from defects in workmanship and
materials for a period of FIVE years from the original-date-of-purchase. ASHLY AUDIO INC. will without charge, repair or
replace at its discretion, any defective product or component parts upon prepaid delivery of the product to the ASHLY AUDIO,
INC. factory service department, accompanied with a proof of original-date-of-purchase in the form of a valid sales receipt. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
EXCLUSIONS: This warranty does not apply in the event of misuse, neglect, or as a result of unauthorized alterations
or repairs made to the product. This warranty is void if the serial number is altered, defaced, or removed. ASHLY AUDIO, INC.
reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon, this product without any obligation
to install the same on products previously manufactured.
Any implied warranties, which may arise under the operation of state law, shall be effective only for FIVE years from
the original-date-of-purchase of the product. ASHLY AUDIO, INC. shall be obligated to only correct defects in the product
itself. ASHLY AUDIO, INC. is not liable for any damage or injury, which may result from, or be incidental to, or a consequence
of, such defects. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion, or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
For warranty service in the United States, please follow this procedure:
1) Return the product to ASHLY AUDIO, INC. freight prepaid, with a written statement describing the defect and
application that the product is used in. ASHLY AUDIO, INC. will examine the product and perform any necessary service,
including replacement of defective parts, at no further cost to you.
2) Ship your product to:
Attention: Service Department
847 Holt Road
Webster, NY 14580-9103
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Operating Manual - LX-308B Stereo Line/Microphone Mixer
ASHLY AUDIO INC. 847 Holt Road Webster, NY 14580-9103
Phone: (585) 872-0010 Fax: (585) 872-0739
Toll Free (800) 828-6308
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Printed in USA 09/10
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