Rev. 1.1.1 Item no. QSG-IPD IPD SERIES Touring and Installation Amplifiers Quick Start Guide 1 Introduction Lab.gruppen IPD Series amplifiers provide exceptionally high power density and powerful integrated DSP features, making them suitable for a broad range of installed and touring sound applications. All IPD Series amplifiers feature both analog and AES3 inputs with link outputs; input mixing; comprehensive DSP functions (crossover, parametric EQ, delay and limiter control); network control via Ethernet on Cat-5 cable or using suitable WiFi access point; IntelliDrive™ Controller software and iPad native app; comprehensive front-panel display and dedicated mute buttons; and both binding post and Neutrik speakON output connectors. The information contained in this Quick Start Guide is sufficient for proper installation of IPD Series amplifiers, and for configuration of settings in typical applications. Please refer to the full Operation Manual for detailed information on maintenance, cooling requirements, warranty, and configuration for complex installations. Except as specifically noted, all features, values and connections are identical for the IPD 1200 and IPD 2400. Important safety instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Standard Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with a dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized 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 into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire of electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. Do not expose this equipment to dripping or splashing and ensure that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, are placed on the equipment. Do not connect the unit’s output to any other voltage source, such as battery, mains source, or power supply, regardless of whether the unit is turned on or off. Do not remove the top (or bottom) cover. Removal of the cover will expose hazardous voltages. There are no user serviceable parts inside and removal may void the warranty. An experienced user shall always supervise this professional audio equipment, especially if inexperienced adults or minors are using the equipment. This equipment conforms to the requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. Standards applied: EMC Emission EN55103-1, E3 EMC Immunity EN55103-2, E3, with S/N below 1% at normal operation level. Electrical Safety EN60065, Class I. This equipment is tested and listed according to the U.S. safety standard ANSI/ UL 60065 and Canadian safety standard CSA C22.2 NO. 60065. UL made the tests and they are a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Explanation of graphic symbols The lightning bolt triangle is used to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated “dangerous voltages” within the unit’s chassis that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to humans. The exclamation point triangle is used to alert the user to presence of important operating and service instructions in the literature accompanying the product. To prevent electric shock do not remove top or bottom covers. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. Français: à prévenir le choc électrique n’enlevez pas les couvercles. Il n’y a pas des parties serviceable à l’intérieur. Tous reparations doit etre faire par personnel qualifié seulment. To completely disconnect this equipment from the AC mains, disconnect the power supply cord plug from the ac receptacle. The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain readily operable. Français: Pour démonter complètement l’équipement de l’alimentation générale, démonter le câble d’alimentation de son réceptacle. La prise d’alimentation restera aisément fonctionnelle. 2 Warning Cooling To reduce risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. Français: Pour réduire les risques de blessure ou le choc électrique, n’exposez pas l’appareil à la pluie ou à l’humidité. Please ensure that there is sufficient space in the front and the rear of each amplifier to allow for a free flow of air. No doors or covers should be mounted either in the front or rear the amplifiers. Amplifiers may be stacked directly on top of each other with no spacing, though some spacing may enable more convenient installation of rear cabling. Do not expose this system/apparatus to dripping or splashing and ensure that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, are placed on the apparatus. Français: L’appareil ne doit pas être exposé à des egouttements d’eau ou des éclaboussures et de plus qu’aucun objet rempli de liquide tel que des vases ne doit pas être placé sur l’appareil. Refer to the full Operation Manual for thermal dissipation value when installing large numbers of amplifiers in air conditioned spaces. Operating voltage This apparatus must be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection. Français: Cet appareil doi t être raccordé á une prise de courant qui est branchée à la terre. The mains plug is used as a disconnect device and shall remain readily operable. Français: Lorsque la prise du réseau d’alimentation est utilisés comme dispositif de déconnexion, ce dispositif doit demeuré aisément accessible. All IPD Series amplifiers have a universal power supply that operates on mains from 100 – 240 V at 50 or 60 Hz. The IEC receptacle on the rear panel accepts the supplied IEC cord which terminates in a connector appropriate for the country of sale. When AC power is connected, the amplifier goes into standby (red indication on standby LED). The amplifier may be turned on by pressing the front power button or remotely using the IntelliDrive Controller software. Grounding Unpacking and visual checks Signal ground is floating via a resistor to chassis, and therefore grounding is automatic. For safety reasons, never disconnect the earth (ground) pin on the AC power cord. Use balanced input connections to avoid hum and interference. Every Lab.gruppen amplifier is carefully tested and inspected before leaving the factory and should arrive in perfect condition. If any damage is discovered, please notify the shipping carrier immediately. Save the packing materials for the carrier’s inspection and for any future shipping. Installation IPD 1200 – Depth is 272 mm (10.7 in) rack ear to back panel. Weight is approximately 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs). Use of rear support brackets (optional) is not necessary for fixed installations but should be considered for very demanding touring applications. IPD 2400 – Depth is 360 mm (14.2 in) rack ear to back panel. Weight is approximately 6.2 kg (13.7 lbs). Rear support brackets are included and use is recommended in all applications. Rear Support Bracket 3 Front panel 7 ADJUST/SET (Rotary Encoder) – Rotation moves through the menu and adjusts the currently selected parameter when in setup mode. Pressing down on the knob selects a given parameter or advances further into the menu. The following indicators and controls are available on the front panel: 1 MENU – Selects MENU mode and confirms a given preset name. 2 BACK – Moves backward through menu layers in MENU mode. In operating mode, rotation of the ADJUST/SET encoder adjusts output gain (outputs ganged). 3 MUTE – Mutes corresponding channel as indicated. 4 SIG – Illuminates green when signal is present. Illuminates red when signal is clipping (pre input mixer) 8 BACKLIT DISPLAY In operating mode, the display shows the following values and status indicators: 5 POWER – Indicates STANDBY (red) 6 LIM (limit) – Illuminates when the amplifier limits the signal. Limiting is engaged when the channel: • Reaches the selected voltage limit • Rail voltage sags below the selected threshold (both LEDs flash rapidly for 1.5 sec) • Maximum current output reached • Mains voltage cannot maintain full rail voltage 3 1 • Level – Horizontal VU meters for each channel • Device name and Preset name In setup mode, the display shows currently selected menu locations and parameters. For more information on DSP setup procedures, please refer to the Operation Manual. 8 4 2 6 7 5 Rear panel The following connectors are available on the rear panel: 4 speakON OUTPUT CONNECTORS – Both channel outputs are available on a four-pole connector at the left; either channel 1 or both channels 1 and 2 may be connected. Only channel 2 is available on the connector to the right. 1 ANALOG INPUTS and LINK - XLR-F input connectors provided for each channel, with XLR-M link output connectors. 2 AES3 INPUT and LINK – AES3 digital inputs are on an XLR-F connector with a link output on an XLR-M connector. 5 BINDING POST CONNECTORS – Connectors for channel 1 and channel 2. 3 NETWORK (Ethernet) – An RJ45 jack is supplied for connection to an Ethernet network for external control and monitoring, either by a direct wired connection or via an external WiFi router to an iPad or tablet. LEDs below the connector indicate valid network connection (LINK) and network activity (ACT). 1 6 AC LINE INPUT – A locking IEC receptacle accepts the AC line input, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 100 V – 240 V. Use an IEC cable with the proper connector for country of use. 2 5 3 4 4 6 Input connections Output connections Two types of power output connections are available on IPD Series amplifiers: Neutrik speakON and binding post. The two types are connected in parallel. Loudspeakers may be connected to both at the same time, but this is generally not recommended as total impedance may be too low. Analog Inputs Analog inputs are available on two standard XLR-F latching connectors. The inputs are electronically balanced. The impedance is 20 kohms, and the inputs can accept a maximum input level of +26 dBu. Polarity is as follows: Pin 1 = screen (shield), pin 2 = positive (+), pin 3 = negative (-). Binding Posts Power outputs for loudspeaker connection are available on two fully enclosed binding posts. Observe signal polarity as indicated. Analog Links Two latching XLR-M connectors are adjacent to the analog input connectors and are paralleled to the input connectors to provide an unprocessed analog loop-through to feed additional IPD Series units or other equipment. speakON Connectors Outputs for both channel 1 and channel 2 are available on a four-pole speakON connector to the left. The two-pole speakON to the right connect to output 2 only. See diagram for output connection and polarity. *see fig 1 AES3 Inputs A latching XLR-F connector accepts an AES3 digital audio signal. Input impedance is 110 ohms. (Ensure that 110 ohm digital audio cables are used; standard XLR microphone cables are rarely suitable for reliable digital audio transmission.) NOTE! When connecting wiring to Speaker Terminals, the installation shall be made by an instructed person or ready-made leads or cords shall be used Bridge Mode The IPD Series employs an inherently bridged Class D output topology; Under no circumstances should the IPD Amplifier be bridged, this may cause undesired operating performance. AES3 is a stereo digital format, and therefore both inputs are fed via a single connector. Selection of the analog or digital inputs is made via the front panel display or IntelliDrive Controller software. AES3 Link A latching XLR-M connector is fitted adjacent to the AES3 input connector. This is an active link which sends an unprocessed AES3 loop-thru to feed additional IPD units. The design requires no termination load when the unit is the last connected. Fig 1 Channel 1 sent through to top box. Channel 1 and 2 Channel 2 Channel 1 5 DSP configuration Default configuration IPD Series amplifiers are shipped with default DSP settings that allow immediate use in many common applications with no need for further DSP configuration. The default mode is suited for use with the stereo program into full range loudspeakers. The main signal routing and parameter settings are as follows: Signal flow block diagram The block diagram below shows the signal flow from inputs to outputs. *see fig 2 Front panel configuration Input mixing and routing, as well as adjustment of all DSP parameters, may be configured using the Menu and Back buttons and the Adjust/ Set rotary encoder. The following menu tree is keyed to points in the signal flow block in fig 2. *see fig 3 Input mixer: Analog 1 and AES1 are routed to Ch. 1 Analog 2 and AES 2 are routed to Ch. 2 AES3 to analog failover is OFF Mode: Stereo Input levels: 0 dB Input EQ: Flat Output levels: 0 dB Output Mute: Muted Output EQ: Flat Delay: Off Crossover: Off Fig 2 Clip Limiter Input 1 Analog 1 Input 1 Levels Analog 2 Input AES 1 Mixer Output 1 X-Over delay Levels Output 1 Output 1 EQ Delay IDEEA SCVPL Amplifier Rail Sense Limiter Input 2 AES 2 Input 1 EQ Input 2 Levels Input 2 EQ Output 2 X-Over delay Levels Output 2 Output 2 EQ Delay PSU IDEEA SCVPL Amplifier Clip Limiter Fig 3 Presets Meters Load Mixer Store I/O Meters Device Config Input 1 & 2 Output 1 & 2 Mode Device Name Gain Imput Mixer Lock LCD Brightness Link Delay Gain PEQ 1-10 Phase Norm/ Invert PEQ 1-10 Enable Limiter Freq Gain Threshold 6 Temperature Reading Mac Address Type Gain Q / BW HPF Serial Number Software Version H/W Version LPF Type Freq Delay X-Over Link Enable Device Info Q / BW IP Address IntelliDrive Controller software and network configuration Network configuration is automatic. Each amplifier is identified by a unique IP address, which is shown in the Global view and the device header panel of IntelliDrive Controller. Software and App Downloads and Installation For download of the IntelliDrive Controller software for Mac and PC, please visit www.ipdseries.com. Instructions for installation are available via this link. For more detailed information on network configuration, please refer to the IPD Series Operation Manual. The IntelliDrive Controller app for iPad Is available from Apple in the App Store. Input mixing/routing and DSP configuration using IntelliDrive Controller All input mixing /routing functions and DSP configuration parameters are accessible and adjustable using IntelliDrive Controller software. The six main window views are shown below. For more detailed information on mixing/routing and DSP adjustment, please refer to the IPD Series Operation Manual. Network configuration A network of IPD amplifiers may be configured using standard, off-the-shelf Ethernet router and Cat-5 cabling. If the router is WiFi enabled, the IPD amplifier network will be accessible using an iPad or laptop computer running IntelliDrive Controller software. The IPD network employs a star topology only. Each amplifier must be connected individually to the router. Cat-5e (direct connection may require crossed cable or MDI/X capable NIC) PC or Mac Computer Network Router PC / Mac Cat-5e PC / Mac iPad Cat-5e iPad / Tablet Wireless Router 7 Global Input Mixer The Global view shows all devices on the network and accesses the following functions: The Input Mixer view accesses the following functions: • Device set-up (stereo or 2-way mode) • Input mixing • AES3 to analog failover on/off • Naming devices (amplifiers) and groups • Forming groups of devices • Creating and deleting groups • Muting amplifiers individually or in groups • Power On/Off individually or in groups • Monitoring of output levels • Devices selected for a group are controlled simultaneously from any • of the device UI:s in that group. Device Header Levels The device header panel appears at the top of each configuration window for a selected device. The header panel accesses the following functions and information: Return to Global • Power on/off • Output mute (per channel) • Device name • Online/Offline indication • IP address • Temperature reading • Current preset Preset store and recall (device or computer) The Levels view accesses the following functions: • Input Mix Bus Levels • Output levels • Output limiters • Linking of inputs and outputs. 8 Input EQ Crossover (X-Over) Input EQ view is selectable per channel. Input EQ accesses the following functions: The Crossover view accesses the following functions for each output: • High pass filter • High pass filter type • High pass filter cutoff frequency • Low pass filter • Low pass filter type • Low pass filter cutoff frequency • Output level and limiter status • Parametric equalizer (up to 10 bands) • High-pass filter • Low-pass filter • Output level and limiting status • Input delay (up to 2 sec) Output EQ Output EQ view is selectable per channel. accesses the following functions: The Output EQ view • Parametric equalizer (up to 10 bands) • High-pass filter • Low-pass filter • Output level and limiting status • Output delay (up to 2 sec) 9 Notes 10 Notes 11 labgruppen.com Intellidrive™, IPD™ and Intelligent Power Drive™ are trademarks of Lab.gruppen AB. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2013 Lab.gruppen AB. All rights reserved.
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