PA-1209 - Highlite
PA-1209
ORDERCODE D6146
Highlite International B.V.
Vestastraat 2
6468 EX Kerkrade
The Netherlands
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DAP Audio PA-1209™ Product Guide
Warning ...............................................................................................................................................................................3
Unpacking Instructions .................................................................................................................................................3
Safety Instructions .........................................................................................................................................................3
Operating Determinations ..........................................................................................................................................4
Return Procedure ..........................................................................................................................................................5
Description of the device.................................................................................................................................................6
Frontpanel ......................................................................................................................................................................6
Backpanel ......................................................................................................................................................................7
Operation ............................................................................................................................................................................9
Installation ......................................................................................................................................................................9
Set Up and Operation ..................................................................................................................................................9
Connecting Inputs ........................................................................................................................................................9
Connecting Outputs. ...................................................................................................................................................9
Low impedance outputs ........................................................................................................................................9
High impedance outputs......................................................................................................................................10
Connection Cables .........................................................................................................................................................11
Maintenance ....................................................................................................................................................................12
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................................................................................12
Product Specifications ....................................................................................................................................................13
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Warning
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE YOUR INITIAL START-UP!
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving this product, carefully unpack the carton and check the contents to ensure
that all parts are present, and have been received in good condition. Notify the dealer immediately and
retain packing material for inspection if any parts appear damaged from shipping or the carton itself
shows signs of mishandling. Save the carton and all packing materials. In the event that a device must be
returned to the factory, it is important that the device is returned in the original factory box and packing.
Your shipment includes:
• DAP PA-1209
• 19” mounting ears
• power cable - 2m
• User manual
CAUTION!
Keep this system away from rain and moisture!
Safety Instructions
Every person involved with the installation, operation and maintenance of this system has to:
be qualified
follow the instructions of this manual
CAUTION! Be careful with your operations.
With a dangerous voltage you can suffer
a dangerous electric shock when touching the wires!
Before you initial start-up, please make sure that there is no damage caused by transportation. Should
there be any, consult your dealer and do not use the system.
To maintain perfect condition and to ensure a safe operation, it is absolutely necessary for the user to
follow the safety instructions and warning notes written in this manual.
Please consider that damages caused by manual modifications to the system are not subject to
warranty.
This system contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer servicing to qualified technicians only.
IMPORTANT:
The manufacturer will not accept liability for any resulting damages caused by the nonobservance of this manual or any unauthorized modification to the system.
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Never let the power-cord come into contact with other cables! Handle the power-cord and all
connections with the mains with particular caution!
Never remove warning or informative labels from the unit.
Never use anything to cover the ground contact.
Never leave any cables lying around.
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Do not insert objects into air vents.
Do not connect this system to a dimmerpack.
Do not switch the system on and off in short intervals, as this would reduce the system’s life.
Do not open the device and do not modify the device.
Do not drive the inputs with a signal level bigger, than required to drive the equipment to full
output.
Do not plug Mics into the console (or stagebox) while Phantom Power is on. Also mute the monitor
/ Pa system when turning Phantom Power on or off. Allow the system to adjust for a couple of
seconds, before setting the input gains.
Only use system indoor, avoid contact with water or other liquids.
Avoid flames and do not put close to flammable liquids or gases.
Always disconnect power from the mains, when system is not used. Only handle the power-cord
by the plug. Never pull out the plug by tugging the power-cord.
Always operate the unit with the AC ground wire connected to the electrical system ground.
Make sure you don’t use the wrong kind of cables or defective cables.
Make sure that the signals into the mixer are balanced, otherwise hum could be created.
Make sure you use DI boxes to balance unbalanced signals; All incoming signals should be clear.
Make sure that the available voltage is not higher than stated on the rear panel.
Make sure that the power-cord is never crimped or damaged. Check the system and the powercord from time to time.
Please turn off the power switch, when changing the power cord or signal cable, or select the
input mode switch.
Extreme frequency boosts in connection with a high input signal level may lead to overdriving
your equipment. Should this occur, it is necessary to reduce the input signal level by using the
INPUT control.
To emphasize a frequency range, you don’t necessarily have to move its respective control
upward; try lowering surrounding frequency ranges instead. This way, you avoid causing the next
piece of equipment in your sound path to overdrive. You also preserve valuable dynamic reserve
(“headroom”)
Avoid ground loops! Always be sure to connect the power amps and the mixing console to the
same electrical circuit to ensure the same phase!
If system is dropped or struck, disconnect mains power supply immediately. Have a qualified
engineer inspect for safety before operating.
If the system has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation), do
not switch it on immediately. The arising condensation water might damage your system. Leave
the system switched off until it has reached room temperature.
If your Dap Audio device fails to work properly, discontinue use immediately. Pack the unit
securely (preferably in the original packing material), and return it to your Dap Audio dealer for
service.
Repairs, servicing and electric connection must be carried out by a qualified technician.
For replacement use fuses of same type and rating only.
WARRANTY: Till one year after date of purchase.
Operating Determinations
This system is not designed for permanent operation. Consistent operation breaks will ensure that the
system will serve you for a long time without defects.
If this system is operated in any other way, than the one described in this manual, the product may suffer
damages and the warranty becomes void.
Any other operation may lead to dangers like short-circuit, burns, electric shock, etc.
You endanger your own safety and the safety of others!
Improper installation can cause serious damage to people and property !
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Connection with the mains
Connect the device to the mains with the power-plug.
Always pay attention, that the right color cable is connected to the right place.
International
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EU (including UK)
From April 2004
Brown
Blue
Green/Yellow
North America
Pin
Black
White
Green
Phase
Neutral
Protective Earth
Make sure that the device is always connected properly to earth!
Return Procedure
Returned merchandise must be sent prepaid and in the original packing, call tags will not be issued.
Package must be clearly labeled with a Return Authorization Number (RMA number). Products returned
without an RMA number will be refused. Highlite will not accept the returned goods or any responsibility.
Call Highlite 0031-455667723 or mail aftersales@highlite.nl and request an RMA prior to shipping the fixture.
Be prepared to provide the model number, serial number and a brief description of the cause for the
return. Be sure to properly pack fixture, any shipping damage resulting from inadequate packaging is the
customer’s responsibility. Highlite reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
product(s). As a suggestion, proper UPS packing or double-boxing is always a safe method to use.
Note: If you are given an RMA number, please include the following information on a piece of paper
inside the box:
1) Your name
2) Your address
3) Your phone number
4) A brief description of the symptoms
Claims
The client has the obligation to check the delivered goods immediately upon delivery for any shortcomings and/or visible defects, or perform this check after our announcement that the goods are at their
disposal. Damage incurred in shipping is the responsibility of the shipper; therefore the damage must be
reported to the carrier upon receipt of merchandise.
It is the customer's responsibility to notify and submit claims with the shipper in the event that a fixture is
damaged due to shipping. Transportation damage has to be reported to us within one day after receipt
of the delivery.
Any return shipment has to be made post-paid at all times. Return shipments must be accompanied with
a letter defining the reason for return shipment. Non-prepaid return shipments will be refused, unless
otherwise agreed in writing.
Complaints against us must be made known in writing or by fax within 10 working days after receipt of the
invoice. After this period complaints will not be handled anymore.
Complaints will only then be considered if the client has so far complied with all parts of the agreement,
regardless of the agreement of which the obligation is resulting.
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Description of the device
Features
The PA-1209 is a professional 120W Public Adress amplifier with 9 inputs:
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Inputs: 5 x Mic, 4 x Line input
Phantom power
Front line input 3,5mm Jack
Pre amp output
4/8 Ohm & 70/100 V output
Bass & Treble control
DC power input
Chime & Siren
Priority on input 1
Limiter protection
Frontpanel
Fig. 1
1. Mic 1 level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the Mic 1 (10) input.
2. Mic 2 level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the Mic 2 (41) input.
3. Mic 3 level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the Mic 3 (40) input.
4. Mic 4 level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the Mic 4 (39) input.
5. Mic 5 level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the Mic 5 (38) input.
6. Iine level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the line (17) input.
7. Aux level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the aux (37) inputs
8. CD level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the CD (36) inputs.
9. Tuner level control
Use to adjust the input volume level for the tuner (35) inputs.
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10. Bass control
Use to adjust the Bass frequencies to your preference.
11. Treble control
Use to adjust the treble frequencies to your preference.
12. Master control
Use to adjust the volume level to your preference.
13. Mic 1 input
Mic level balanced TRS jack input for channel 1. Accepts balanced and unbalanced inputs.
14. Priority button
Pushing this allows you to switch the PA-1209 in priority mode. In priority mode, all channels except
channel 1 are muted as a (optional) microphone connected to channel 1 picks up a sound.
15. Chime button
Pushing this button will start the chime.
16. Siren button
Pushing this button will start the siren.
17. Line input
3,5mm stereo mini jack input for connecting a line level device such as an I-pod, CD player etc.
18. Clip LED
The clip LED indicates peak levels at the output of the amplifier. If the clip LED frequently blinks or lights
continuously, the output is likely to enter clipping. If this happens, we strongly suggest lowering the master
(12) control.
19. Signal LED
Indicates an audio signal is present at the output.
20. Power LED
Indicates, the device is switched on.
21. AC power switch
This is the main Power switch. Press to turn the amplifier on.
Backpanel
Fig. 2
22. AC-selector
Before connecting your PA-1209 to the mains, make sure the AC-selector is set to the proper voltage
used in your country. If you’re not sure, consult a skilled technician.
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23. Common speaker terminal
Connect this terminal with the – terminal of your low speaker(s).
24. Siren remote terminals
Connect a remote switch or relais to this terminal to take over the siren (16) button on the frontpanel.
Make sure that the siren (16) button on the frontpanel is not pushed in.
25. Priority remote terminals
Connect a remote switch or relais to this terminal to take over the priority (14) button on the frontpanel.
Make sure that the priority (14) button on the frontpanel is not pushed in.
26. 8 Ω terminal
Connect this terminal to the + terminal of your 8 Ω speaker(s). In case of using several speakers.
Make sure that the total speaker load is 8 Ω. The total power rating of the low impedance speakers
connected to this terminal summed, should be at least 120W.
27. Phantom power DIP switch
Use this switch to activate phantom power for the mic 2 (41), mic 3 (40), mic 4 (39) and/or mic 5 (38)
inputs. Do not connect any unbalanced microphones with the phantom power switched on.
28. AC Inlet with integrated fuse holder
This connector is meant for the connection of the supplied main cord. Connect one end of the power
cord to the connector, the other end to the mains, then turn on the power (21) switch to operate the
unit.
Make sure that the supply voltage matches the operation voltage before connecting the unit to mains.
Replace the fuse only with a fuse of the same specification (230V:T800mA, 115V:T1,6A).
29. GND Screw
This screw offers a separate ground connection. Can be useful in case of grounding problems.
30. DC 24V 10A terminals
DC 24V input (battery)
31. 4 Ω terminal
Connect this terminal to the + terminal of your 4 Ω speaker(s). In case of using several speakers.
Make sure that the total speaker load is 4 Ω. The total power rating of the low impedance speakers
connected to this terminal summed, should be at least 120W.
32. 70V terminal
Connect this terminal to the + terminal of your 70V speaker(s). In case of using several speakers make
sure all speakers are wired in parallel.
The total power rating of the 70V-speakers connected to this terminal summed, should never exceed
120W.
33. 100V terminal
Connect this terminal to the + terminal of your 100V speaker(s). In case of using several speakers make
sure all speakers are wired in parallel.
The total power rating of the 120V-speakers connected to this terminal summed, should never exceed
120W.
34. Rec out output
RCA stereo line level output for connecting a recording device or an additional amplifier.
35. Tuner input
RCA stereo input for connecting a line level device such as a tuner, I-pod, CD player etc.
36. CD input
RCA stereo input for connecting a line level device such as a CD player, I-pod, tuner etc.
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37. Aux input
RCA stereo input for connecting a line level device such as a CD player, I-pod, tuner etc.
38. Mic 5 input
Mic level XLR input for the mic 5. Accepts balanced and unbalanced inputs.
39. Mic 4 input
Mic level XLR input for the mic 4 channel. Accepts balanced and unbalanced inputs.
40. Mic 3 input
Mic level XLR input for the mic 3 channel. Accepts balanced and unbalanced inputs.
41. Mic 2 input
Mic level XLR input for the mic 2 channel. Accepts balanced and unbalanced inputs.
Operation
Installation
Remove all packing materials from the PA-1209. Check that all foam and plastic padding is removed.
Secure the equipment into a 19" rack. Connect all cables.
Set Up and Operation
Before plugging the unit in, always make sure that the power supply matches the product specification
voltage. Do not attempt to operate a 115V specification product on 230V power, or vice versa.
Before powering up the first time, make sure the AC-selector switch is set to the proper voltage.
Damage caused by connecting the amplifier to improper AC voltage is not covered by any warranty.
NOTE: Always turn off and disconnect the amplifier from mains voltage before making audio
connections. Also, as an extra precaution, have the attenuators turned down during power-up.
Connecting Inputs
Use the XLR input connectors on the rear to supply audio signals to your DAP Audio PA-Series amplifier.
The connectors accept balanced and unbalanced audio connections. (The PA- Series amplifiers are
configured standard with "Pin 2 hot" on XLR inputs. For more Information, see the section on Connection
cables on page 11.
Connecting Outputs.
Speakers are connected using terminal connectors. See the examples below and following page.
Low impedance outputs
You can use as many speakers as you want as long as the total impedance matches the amplifiers
output.
Example 1: using the 4Ω output with two 8Ω speakers.
Fig. 5
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Example 2: using the 4Ω output with four 4Ω speakers
Fig. 6
Example 3: using the 8Ω output with two 4Ω speakers.
Fig. 7
In a low impedance system, the total speakerload should always match the amplifier
impedance This to avoid overloading the amplifier. The total speaker power should be at least
the power of the amplifier to avoid damage to the speakers.
High impedance outputs
If using either the 70V outputs or the 100V outputs, note that all speakers should be wired in parallel.
The total power of all speakers summed together should never exceed the total power of the
amplifier in a high impedance (70V or 100V) system!
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Connection Cables
Take care of your cables, always holding them by the connectors and avoiding knots and twists when
coiling them: This gives the advantage of increasing their life and reliability.
Periodically check your cables. A great number of problems (faulty contacts, ground hum, discharges,
etc.) are caused entirely by using unsuitable or faulty cables.
Headphones
Unbalanced mono
Balanced mono
Compensation of interference with balanced connections
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Maintenance
The DAP Audio Core PA-1209 requires almost no maintenance. However, you should keep the unit clean.
Disconnect the mains power supply, and then wipe the cover with a damp cloth. Do not immerse in
liquid. Do not use alcohol or solvents.
Keep connections clean. Disconnect electric power, and then wipe the audio connections with a damp
cloth. Make sure connections are thoroughly dry before linking equipment or supplying electric power.
Troubleshooting
DAP Audio Core PA-1209
This troubleshooting guide is meant to help solve simple problems. If a problem occurs, carry out the steps
below in sequence until a solution is found. Once the unit operates properly, do not carry out following
steps.
1. If the device does not operate properly, unplug the device.
2. Check power from the wall, all cables, connections, etc.
3. If all of the above appears to be O.K., plug the unit in again.
4. If nothing happens after 30 seconds, unplug the device.
5. Return the device to your DAP Audio dealer.
Replacing a Fuse
Power surges, short-circuit or inappropriate electrical power supply may cause a fuse to burn out. If the
fuse burns out, the product will not function whatsoever. If this happens, follow the directions below to do
so.
1. Unplug the unit from electric power source.
2. Insert a flat-head screwdriver into a slot in the fuse cover. Gently pry up the fuse cover. The fuse will
come out.
3. Remove the broken fuse. If brown or unclear, it is burned out.
4. Insert the replacement fuse into the holder where the old fuse was. Reinsert the fuse cover. Be sure to
use a fuse of the same type and specification. See the product specification label for details.
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Product Specifications
Output power:
Power outputs:
Record output:
Mic 1:
Mic 2/3/4/5:
Line 1:
Line 2/3:
Indication LEDs:
Tone control:
Priority:
Main power supply:
Back-up power supply:
Power connection:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Accessories:
120W
4Ohm, 8 Ohm,70V, 100V (terminal strip)
RCA
6,3mm Jack, front panel
XLR, backside
3, 5mm Jack, front panel
RCA, backside
Signal, Clip, Power
Bass 100 Hz, treble 10 KHz, +/-12dB
Input 1 (switch)
230V AC, 50/60Hz
DC 24V 10A, terminal strip
IEC
420 x 315 x 100mm (WxDxH)
9,4 Kg
19" Rack mounts
Design and product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Website: www.Dap-audio.info
Email: service@highlite.nl
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