Elite Acoustics Engineering
D6-8 Live-Performance Studio Monitor
with 6 Channels, Digital Mixer & Effects,
and Bluetooth®
Quick Guide Handbook
WHAT IS IN THE BOX
Your D6-8 package contains the following:
(1) Speaker
(1) 12V AC Power Supply Adapter
(1) 12V DC Car Battery Supply Adapter
(1) Quick Start Guide
(1) Registration Card
(1) Speaker Handle Grip
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Ing. and any use of such marks
by Elite Acoustics Designs, Inc is under license
NOTE: Due to continuous development and improvements of our products, features and specifications are subject to
change without notice. All weights and measures are approximate.
For a copy of the complete User’s Manual, please visit: www.eliteacoustics.com
D6 is the most comprehensive portable sound system currently
produced; D6 offers extreme versatility without compromise. Our
designers have incorporated a full featured programmable Digital
Mixer with Effects and Custom Display into our legendary A4
sonic platform. This combination of incredible clarity and studio
quality sound reproduction with all the features of professional
production is unprecedented. A highly intuitive UI with extensive
dedicated parameter control empowers any discerning artist to
unleash studio-quality performances in any venue. Additionally,
D6 stores and manages your parameter settings allowing
instant access to that perfect mix. Simply put, D6 is unrivaled in
performance and versatility.
QUICK START MIC AND ACOUSTIC GUITAR
In this example we connect an acoustic guitar to Chan 1, and a
Mic to Chan 2.
1. Set Battery Switch to “Connect”
2. With “Speaker Volume” turned down, Turn “Power Switch” to
“On” position.
3. Connect the Line Level Output of your acoustic guitar into
Chan 1, Line 1/4” input jack. Note: Chan 1 Source is set to
“Mic/Line.”
4. Connect your Mic to Chan 2, XLR input jack. Note: Chan 2
Source is set to “Mic/Line.”
5. Set input levels. Press “System”; the LCD shows a level bar
graph for each channel. Adjust rear panel “Gain” control until
the display shows -12dB for Guitar and Mic.
5A. Adjust Master Volume for desired output level.
6. Set Mic Mix, EQ, and Reverb.
6A. Press “Main” adjust chan 2 encoder to +9, i.e., approximately 75% of max level.
6B. Press Chan 2 Encoder: LCD shows EQ parameters for
Chan 2. Adjust 5 encoders as necessary to set your EQ.
For our example we’ll set “LowC” to 180 Hz, “Low” to +4.0,
“Mid” to +5, “MidF” to 2.0k and “Hi” to +2.0.
6C. Press “Reverb” Chan 2 encoder +2.0.
7. Repeat step 6 for Chan 1 (acoustic guitar) Mix, EQ, and Reverb.
8. Start with master EQ, Low, Mid, and High set flat (detent
position) and adjust as needed.
LCD FUNCTIONS
Main
Ch1 Pan Ch56
Main
Ch2
Ch3
Chorus
Ch4
Aux
Delay
System
Reverb
Menu Buttons with LCD:
Press any of the 6 menu buttons(black button located to the
left and right of LCD) or 5 encoders(blue knobs located around
LCD) to access and adjust features and settings. Most menus
have several pages of options, which are adjusted by turning the
corresponding encoder.
Ch1
Main
Mix Ch56
Ch2
Ch3
Main
Ch4
“Main” Page 1: “Main Mix”
Adjust the level of each of the
5 channels.
Ch1
Main
Pan Ch56
Ch2
Ch3
Ch4
“Main” Page 2: “Main Pan”
Adjust the stereo panning for each of
the 5 channels.
Aux
“Aux” : “Aux Mix” Adjust the level of each of the 5
channels sent to the Aux Outputs.
“Aux” : “Aux Pan” Adjust the panning between
“Aux Send 1” and “Aux Send 2” for each of the 5
channels.
“Aux” : “Aux Param” Assign “Pre” or “Post” fader
i.e., “Main Mix” Channel 1 through Channel 6, signals
to the Aux Sends. You can also select either “Main”
mix or “Aux” mix as the source for the XLR outputs.
Ch1
Aux
Mix Ch56
Ch2
Ch3
Ch1
Aux
Pan Ch56
Ch2
Ch3
Ch4
Ch4
System
“System” : “Input Levels”
Displays a bar graph for each channel’s input level. Adjust the channel’s
“Gain” pot to set desired level.
Reverb
Ch1 Sends Ch56
Ch2
Ch3
REFERENCE PAGE
“System” : “Scenes”
Save and Recall up to 10 mixes i.e.,
scenes.
D6-8
4-Channel Guitar Amp w/ Bluetooth®,
Effects & Built-In Rechargeable Battery
INSTR/LINE IN
Reverb
Param
Reverb
Left / Right Input
Dcay Tone
Ch4
“Reverb” : “Reverb Sends”
Adjust the Reverb level of each
of the 5 channels.
“Reverb” : “Reverb Param”
Adjust the Decay and Tone of the
Reverb.
DIR OUT/MAIN Right OUTPUT
Delay
Mod Param Lvl
1
120
Fbck TimX BPM
Delay
Route
Delay
“Delay” : “Delay Param”
Adjust “Modulation,” “Feedback,”
“Time Offset,” “BPM” Delay Time, and
“Level” of the delay.
Mic In
1
Chan
“Reverb” : “Delay Routes”
Assign a channel to the delay. Note
that this is an “insert” type effect and
is intended for a selectable single
channel. It precedes the Reverb and
Chorus effects.
“Chorus” : “Chorus Sends”
Adjust the Chorus level of each of
Chorus
the 5 channels.
Chorus
Ch1 Sends Ch56
Ch2
Ch3
Ch4
24
MIDI
In
AUX
Out
+48V
CHAN 1
9
10
CHAN 2
INSTR
20
11
12
13
14
10
CHAN 3
CHAN 4
CHAN 5/6
INSTR
50
60
Gain
20
10
50
Gain
-10
60
PAD
PAD
Source
Source
Mic/Line
Instrument
Mic/Line
Instrument
Instrument
Instrument
Line
Line
10
50
Gain
PAD
30
-10
10
50
Gain
30
0
10
0
16
17
Aux Send
Level
Left
(Mono)
Aux Send 1
Right
Aux Send 2
Output Source
Main Outputs
CHAN 1/2
Direct Output
Monitor
Right
Output
0
Mic 1
Mic 2
Battery Switch
Power
On
Line
Connect
Disconnect
Mic 3
25
10
Level
PAD
10
Level
Line
Outputs
Mic 4
Left
18
19
20
22
21
23
E L I T E
-40
Delay
System
Reverb
2
1
Right
Low
Charge
DC INPUT
2A
Chorus
1 2 3 4 5 6
Aux
Battery Level
3
E L I T E
Off
12VDC
A C O U S T I C S
Input Levels
-6
-12
Main
Serial Number
Designed, Assembled, & Tested
in California, USA
For Maximum Battery Life
- Recharge after every use
- Use & recharge battery at least once a month
- Do not leave power switch in the “ON”
position when it is not in use
- Keep unit in a cool, dry place away from extreme
temperatures
- Do not service, modify, or replace the battery
- If the battery fails to charge, contact Elite Acoustics
A C O U S T I C S
D6-8 - Live-Performance Studio Monitor
with Six Channels, Digital Mixer & Effects, and Bluetooth®
2
+48V
Power
Mono
Signal
On/Off : Hold
Pair : Quick Tap
Peak
0
10
Aux In Level
0
10
Monitor Level
-15
Low
+15
-15
Battery Switch
- Connect - to enable battery power
- Disconnect - to disable battery power
E L I T E
“Encoder Select” (press to enable): “Encoder Select” (press to enable):
“Ch 1 EQ”
“Ch 1 Comp”
Adjust the EQ settings for which ever Adjust the Compressor settings for the
channel is selected.
selected channel. Note: this includes
Gain and Threshold settings as well
as an independent Noise Gate.
A C O U S T I C S
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WARNING
Only exchange the original speaker system
battery with a genuine Elite Acoustics
Engineering
replacement.
Elite Acoustics
Engineering cannot guarantee the safety and
compatibility
of
batteries
from
other
manufactures for the use in operating the speaker
system. Use of an uncertified battery may void all
warranties.
Aux In
8 3 4
6
5
7
Mid
+15
-15
High
+15
1
Power LED:
BLUE [1]: Indicate unit is ON
+48V LED [2]: Indicates Phantom Power is on
Monitor Output Controls
Speaker Volume [3]: Control speakers’ volume level
Mono [4]: Changes speaker output to Mono sound
Equalizer [5]: Adjust High, Mid, and Low Frequency response
Peak LED [6]: RED indicate Signal Clip
Signal LED [7]: GREEN indicate Signal Present
Aux Input/Level [8]: Connect audio source with 1/8” jack from MP3/CD player
Channel 1
Gain [9]: Gain level control
PAD [10]: Fixed attenuation to reduce input level
Source[11]: Select Mic/Line or Instrument input
Instrument In [12]: 1/4” TRS inputs
Line In [13]: 1/4” TRS inputs
Mic In [14]: XLR for Microphone Input
Channel 2
Gain [9]: Gain level control
PAD [10]: Fixed attenuation to reduce input level
Source[11]: Select Mic/Line or Instrument input
Instrument In [12]: 1/4” TRS inputs
Line In [13]: 1/4” TRS inputs
Mic In [14]: XLR for Microphone Input
Channel 3
Gain [9]: Gain level control
PAD [10]: Fixed attenuation to reduce input level
Line In [13]: 1/4” TRS inputs
Mic In [14]: XLR for Microphone Input
Channel 4
Gain [9]: Gain level control
PAD [10]: Fixed attenuation to reduce input level
Line In [13]: 1/4” TRS inputs
Mic In [14]: XLR for Microphone Input
Channel 5/6
Level [15]: Level control
Left (Mono) [16]: 1/4” mono TR input
Right [17]: 1/4” mono TR input
Aux
Aux Send Level [18]: Aux output level control
Aux Send 1 [19]: 1/4” TR output
Aux Send 2 [20]: 1/4” TR output
Monitor Output: Connect with extra speakers/monitors
Monitor Right Output [21]: Connect to another speaker using 1/4” TRS
Output Source [22]: Select either Main Mix or Direct Output for Chan 1 & 2
Main Output [23]: XLR Left/Right Output
MIDI: MIDI IN/OUT [24]: 5 PIN DIN connectors for MIDI controllers
Battery Switch[25] : Built in Circuit Breaker to preserve battery life.
Connect: Enable battery power when using unit
Disconnect: Disable battery power when storing unit to preserve battery life
Refer to reference page for features listed above
BLUETOOTH® FUNCTION
• To turn ON/OFF Bluetooth® function
PRESS/HOLD down MODE button for approximately 5 seconds
Both LEDs will flash at the same time
• To pair device to the speaker system
Bluetooth® needs to be turned ON
QUICK TAP the MODE button once
Both Flashing LED: indicate Bluetooth® is ready to be paired
Flashing Blue LED only: indicate Bluetooth® is connected
1.
2.
3.
4.
TO FULLY CHARGE SPEAKER SYSTEM
Put power switch in the “OFF” position and Battery Switch in the “Connect”
position
Plug in power adaptor into the DC input jack
Blue “Charge” LED will turn on, indicating the speaker is charging
When the speaker is fully charged, the blue “Charge” LED will turn off
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FOR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE
Recharge after every use
Use & recharge battery at least once a month
DO NOT leave power switch in the “ON” position when it is not
in use. Doing so after a long period of time will damage the
battery
Keep unit in a cool, dry place away from extreme
temperatures
Do not service, modify, or replace the battery
If the battery fails to charge, contact Elite Acoustics Designs
WARRANTY
Elite Acoustics Engineering Inc. warrants this product to be free of defects in material and workmanship (excluding
battery) for a period of 1 year from the date of original retail purchase. Elite Acoustics Engineering Inc. warrants
the Speaker’s Battery for 90 days from the date of original retail purchase. This warranty is enforceable only by the
original retail purchaser. To be protected by this warranty, the purchaser must complete and return the enclosed
warranty card within 14 days of purchase. During the warranty period EAE shall, as its sole and absolute option,
either repair or replace, free of charge, any product that proves to be defective on inspection by EAE or its authorized
service representative. To obtain warranty service, contact Elite Acoustics Engineering Technical Support via email:
RMA@eliteacoustics.com. PRE-AUTHORIZATION MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE SENDING ANY PRODUCT
TO AN ELITE ACOUSTIC ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER. All inquires must be accompanied by a description
of the problem. All authorized returns must be sent to the EAE repair facility postage prepaid, insured and properly
packaged. EAE reserves the right to update any unit returned for repair. EAE reserves the right to change or improve
the design of the product at any time without prior notice. This warranty does not cover claims for damage due to
abuse, neglect, alteration, or attempted repair by unauthorized personnel and is limited to failures arising during
normal use that are due to defects in material or workmanship in the product. Any implied warranties, including
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this
limited warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, therefore the above
limitation may not apply to you. In no event will EAE be liable for incidental, consequential, or other damages
resulting from the breach of any express or implied warranty, including among other things, damage to property,
damage based on inconvenience or on loss of use of the product, and, to the extent permitted by law, damages
for personal injury. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. This warranty only applies to products sold and used in
the United States of America. For warranty information in all other countries please refer to your local distributor.
©Elite Acoustics Engineering Inc.
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
• System Architecture : Ultra high-speed high-capacity DSP with lossless A/D and D/A
conversion. Integrated Digital Mixer supports routing and seamless signal-level management for
five fully configurable audio channels. A custom LCD presents a highly intuitive GUI for settings,
save & recall, and MIDI functionality.
• Digital Effects and Controls: Channel Parametric EQ, Compressor, Noise Gate, Main and Aux
panning, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Real-Time Chan-Level Bar Graphs, Save & Recall Programs.
• Analog Master controls: Master Volume, Mono Switch, Equalizer (Low, Mid, High)
• Speakers: 8” Woofer; 1” Silk-dome Tweeter
• Amplifier: Class D Bi-AMP
• Nominal output levels (1 kHz): Right Channel Link out: -10 dBu Main/Direct Output: +4dBu
• Stereo Inputs: 1/4” Left/Right input jacks
• Phantom Power: +48V
• Aux in control: Level knob
• Displays: Custom LCD; signal, peak, sys power, phantom power, and batter level LEDs
• Connectors: CH1 & 2: Input jacks (mic XLR, 1/4” Line, 1/4” Instrument ), CH3/4: (mic XLR, 1/4”
Line), CH5/6: Left/Right stereo input (1/4” TRS), AUX in: (1/8” jack), Right channel output (1/4”),
XLR Direct Out (Chan 1 & 2) or Main Mix outputs, DC in jack
• Power Switch
• Power Supply: DC 12V
• Built-in rechargeable SLA battery with battery meter: approximately 6 to 8 hrs play time
with full charge
• Current Draw: 5000 mA
• Other features:
Playback from Bluetooth device
USB charging dock
Optimized front ports for extended low-frequency response
Magnetic shielding eliminates interference with other electronic equipment
Rechargeable Battery can be recharged from Car battery when using DC car
adaptor cord that is included
Built-in pole-mount, 35mm receptacle on bottom of unit
• Accessories: AC cord, AC adaptor, DC cord for the car, Owner’s manual
• Dimensions: 10.90”L x 10.25”W x 16.40”H
• Weight: 28 lbs
For a copy of the complete User’s Manual, please visit: www.eliteacoustics.com
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