8 channel stereo mic/line mixer installation and operation manual

8 channel stereo mic/line mixer installation and operation manual
MX883
8 CH A N N E L S T E RE O M I C /L I N E M I X ER
INS TA LLAT I ON AN D OP E RAT I ON M AN UAL
I M P O RTA N T SAF E TY INF ORMATION
1.
Save the carton and packing material even if the equipment has
arrived in good condition. Should you ever need to ship the unit, use
only the original factory packing.
2.
Read all documentation before operating your equipment. Retain
all documentation for future reference.
3.
Follow all instructions printed on unit chassis for proper operation.
4.
Do not spill water or other liquids into or on the unit, or operate
the unit while standing in liquid.
5.
Make sure power outlets conform to the power requirements listed
on the back of the unit.
6.
Do not use the unit if the electrical power cord is frayed or broken.
The power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords and plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
7.
8.
Always operate the unit with the AC ground wire connected to the
electrical system ground. Precautions should be taken so that the
means of grounding of a piece of equipment is not defeated.
13. Do not block fan intake or exhaust ports. Do not operate equipment
on a surface or in an environment which may impede the normal flow
of air around the unit, such as a bed, rug, weathersheet, carpet,
or completely enclosed rack. If the unit is used in an extremely dusty
or smoky environment, the unit should be periodically “blown free”
of foreign matter.
14. Do not remove the cover. Removing the cover will expose you
to potentially dangerous voltages. There are no user serviceable
parts inside.
15. Do not drive the inputs with a signal level greater than that required
to drive equipment to full output.
16. Do not connect the inputs / outputs of amplifiers or consoles to any
other voltage source, such as a battery, mains source, or power supply,
regardless of whether the amplifier or console is turned on or off.
17. Do not run the output of any amplifier channel back into another
channel’s input. Do not parallel- or series-connect an amplifier output
with any other amplifier output. Australian Monitor Inc is not
responsible for damage to loudspeakers for any reason.
18. Do not ground any red (“hot”) terminal. Never connect a “hot” (red)
output to ground or to another “hot” (red) output!
Mains voltage must be correct and the same as that printed on the
rear of the unit. Damage caused by connection to improper AC voltage
is not covered by any warranty.
19. Non-use periods. The power cord of equipment should be unplugged
from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
9.
Have gain controls on amplifiers turned down during power-up
to prevent speaker damage if there are high signal levels at the inputs.
20. Service Information Equipment should be serviced by qualified service
personnel when:
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Power down & disconnect units from mains voltage before making
connections.
A.
The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B.
Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the equipment
11. Never hold a power switch in the “ON” position if it won’t stay
there itself!
C. The equipment has been exposed to rain
12. Do not use the unit near stoves, heat registers, radiators, or other heat
producing devices.
D. The equipment does not appear to operate normally, or exhibits a marked
change in performance
E. The equipment has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
THIS SAFETY INFORMATION IS OF A GENERAL NATURE AND MAY BE SUPERSEDED BY INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION AND CONTENTS
The MX883 is a stereo 8 channel audio mixer that operates from
110/230-240 VAC @ 50/60 Hz. The MX883 offers high quality audio
performance & a wide array of features in a standard 2 RU size.
For table mounting, rubber feet are supplied but these can be removed
if rack mounting is intended. There are eight dual purpose inputs
consisting of balanced XLR inputs switchable between mic & line level
and stereo RCA line level inputs. Each channel also features a line
level direct output which can be used to feed additional amplifiers,
mixers or recording devices. An internal jumper allows each input to be
routed to the direct output either pre or post fader. Each input has front
panel trim control, status LED and bass & treble controls. Each input
channel can be routed to the left, right or aux output. The left and right
outputs have a constant Q 5 band graphic EQ stage. Priority muting is
available as an optional addition as is remote VCA master control and
tone generation.
INTRODUCTION
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FRONT PANEL
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REAR PANEL
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INTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS
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INSTALLATION & TROUBLESHOOTING
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BASIC SETUP AND OPERATION
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DIMENSIONS
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BLOCK DIAGRAM
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The MX883 also features 4 segment LED output metering & the ability
to internally switch input 1 to be either pre or post master. With both
Headphone out & Record out also available the MX883 is extremely
versatile. The MX883 has taken the AMIS heritage of contractor
friendly installation product & has added the audio fidelity needed in
today’s AV contracting market.
SPECIFICATIONS
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AUS, EUR, USA
Copyright 9th Feb 2006
Rev A 13/02/07
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the products
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operational and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK),
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE,
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONAL.
Caution:
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC HOCK
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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To prevent electric shock do not use this (polarised) plug
with an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless
the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide
slot, fully insert.
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F R O N T PA N E L
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1 GAIN TRIM
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10
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LEFT, RIGHT AND AUX MASTER
This control is used to adjust the input gain and affects both the XLR and
These pots control the overall mixed output level for the left, right and aux
the RCA inputs. The input gain can be adjusted by +/- 15dB. This allows
channels respectively.
a wide rage of program sources to be set up with optimum gain structure.
With the gain trim in the centre position, the boost/cut is set to 0dB. See
the block diagram on page 10 for details of the gain structure.
7 LEFT, RIGHT AND AUX VU DISPLAY
These VU displays indicate output level for the left, right and aux
channels respectively.
2 LEVEL
8 LEFT AND RIGHT GRAPHIC EQ
Controls the level of the input signal.
These 5 band EQ sections are constant Q filters with centers at 100Hz,
3 INPUT STATUS LEDS
300Hz, 1kHz, 3kHz and 10kHz. Each filter has a range of 12dB cut and boost.
Each input has an LED status indicator. The LED is green when there is
signal present and red if the signal is approaching clip. If the LED begins
to light red this would indicate the internal signal level is 6dB before clip.
Note that the front panel level control is post status LED and as such, the
status LED is NOT affected by the level control. If an input channel is clipping use the gain control to adjust the correct amount of input level.
9 HEADPHONE
This 1/4” jack socket allows headphones to be used for monitoring. It can
be set as pre or post master volume control. It can also be set to listen to
the aux output, pre or post aux fader. See “Internal Settings” on page 6.
Default factory setting is pre master volume control.
4 CHANNEL TONE CONTROLS
10 POWER SWITCH
Each input has a 2 band EQ.
This switch switches power from the mains. The up position is on.
Bass – +/-12dB 100Hz shelving
Treble – +/-9dB 10kHz shelving
11 POWER ON LED
This indicates there is power to the unit.
5 BUS SELECT SWITCHES
These switches connect each input to the left, right or aux outputs. The
LED above the switch indicates when the channel is being routed to the
respective output.
For stereo inputs the left signal only is routed to the left bus, the right
signal only is routed to the right bus, and a mono summed signal is sent to
the aux bus.
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R E A R PA N E L
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1 CHANNEL INPUTS
Each channel has two inputs:
XLR input - This is a balanced input. It accepts mic or line level signals
depending on the adjacent gain switch position. The XLR will also have
+15V phantom power if selected on the adjacent switch.
RCA input - This is an unbalanced line level input. The two RCA sockets are
stereo, left and right.
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15V phantom power is available for condenser or electret microphones on
the XLR input when this switch is in the “ON” position.
3 MIC / LINE
These two switches control the sensitivity of the XLR input. In the “MIC”
position the XLR input is suitable for use with microphones; in the “LINE”
position the XLR input is suitable for use with a balanced line level signal.
NOTE: Both MIC/LINE switches must be in the same
position for correct operation of the balanced input.
NOTE: The MIC/LINE switches only affect the XLR input.
4 DIRECT OUT
A unique feature of the MX883 is the individual direct output available for
all 8 channels. The direct outputs are a mono sum of the stereo inputs and
XLR input and are accessed via balanced TRS 1/4” sockets for each
channel. The level of each output is 0dBu (nominal). The direct outputs
are adjustable to be pre or post the channel level control, see the Internal
Adjustments.
5 REC OUT & AUX REC OUT
The REC OUT output is on unbalanced RCA connectors. The output is not
affected by the MASTER volume control.
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LEFT, RIGHT AND AUX OUTPUT
The OUTPUT XLR’s provides balanced line level signal of the left, right and
aux channels respectively.
NOTE: When wiring the LINE output as unbalanced, Pin2
should be wired as hot and Pin1 and Pin3 should be
wired as ground/shield.
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2 P/P – PHANTOM POWER
2
LINK BUS
This connector is used for linking two MX883’s together. A short cable
(<300mm) connecting pin for pin should be used. When linked all
16 channels will sum together and both master and slave outputs will work
independantly.
The buses sum pre master level controls, alowing the outputs on either the
master or slave unit to be used.
8
MASTER/SLAVE SWITCH
When linking two MX883’s only one mixer should be set to master. The
other should be set to slave. When an MX883 is used on its own, this
switch should be set to master.
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IEC MAINS INPUT SOCKET
This is a standard IEC 3 pin socket. It accepts a standard IEC mains cable,
provided. The fuse draw contains the mains fuse and a spare. The mains
fuse is a time lag (slow blow) HRC 20mm x 5mm ceramic type fuse.
The ratings are:
230V/240V model 100mA
115V model 200mA
IMPORTANT: Always replace the fuse with one of the same value
and type.
NOTE: Always disconnect power to the amplifier before
replacing fuses.
10 OPTIONAL MODULE INPUTS
This socket is used with a tone module and/or VCA module.
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INTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS
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1 CHANNEL DIRECT OUT PRE/POST FADER
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HEADPHONE ROUTING
The pre or post assignment of the direct output is set via this jumper. This
The headphone level can be routed so that it is affected by the master
is used to make the Direct Outputs either pre or post channel fader volume.
volume. The default factory setting is pre master fader meaning the master
Set to the Channel 1 side the Direct Output is post fader (i.e. the channel
volume does not affect the headphone volume. The switch is located just
fader volume affects the Direct Output). Set to the Channel 8 side the Direct
behind the front panel near the master pot. Move the switch toward the
Output is pre fader. The default factory setting is pre fader.
front to set the headphone to post master fader. The headphone can also
listen to the aux output. The headphone source switch is below the pre/
2 CHANNEL 1 AND 2 HPF
post switch. Move the switch toward the front to set it to aux. When set to
aux the headphone is always post fader.
Channels 1 and 2 have a 120Hz 24dB/octave high pass filter to remove
handling noise and floor rumble. The filter is active by default. The jumpers
are located at the back of the unit on the upper board near channels 1 and
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OPTIONAL MODULES
The MX883 can have installed:
2. Move the jumper toward channel 8 to bypass the filter.
- 2 VCA modules for left and right outputs
3 CHANNEL 1 ROUTING
- Tone Generator module
- 2 Priority Muting modules for left and right outputs
If channel 1 is being used as a priority input it can be routed so that the
master volume does not affect channel 1. The default factory setting is pre
See your local Australian Monitor dealer for more information.
master fader meaning the master volume affects channel 1 in the mix. The
switch is located near the master pots. Move the switch toward channel 1
to set channel 1 to post master fader.
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I N S TA L L AT I O N A N D T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G
INPUT CONNECTIONS
For wiring balanced in, pin 2 is hot. Unbalanced wiring on the microphone
inputs is not recommended. Balanced input wiring (shielded pair cable) is
recommended.
Unbalanced RCA wiring should be keep as short as possible. Typically less
than 3m.
LINE OUTPUT
The LINE output XLR can be used to connect up to 6 booster amplifiers.
Balanced wiring (shielded pair cable) is recommended.
NOTE: When wiring the LINE output as unbalanced, Pin2 should
be wired as hot and Pin1 and Pin3 should be wired as
ground/shield.
RECORD OUTPUT
The Record output wiring should be kept as short as possible. Typically less
than 3m.
DIRECT OUTPUT
The direct outputs are balance and should be wired tip hot. When wiring the
direct outputs as unbalanced or when using a mono jack the ring and sleeve
should be connected together and to the shield.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
TROUBLE
LIKELY CAUSE
REMEDY
Power LED not on
Power not reaching unit
Check mains connection
Check mains fuse
Check power switch is on
Noisy output
Incorrect gain structure
See setup guide
Distorted sound
Input is overloaded
Check MIC/LINE switch
Reduce input level at source
Output is being over driven
Reduce output volume
Bass control is turned up
Reduce Bass control level
No sound but unit is on
Volume turned down
Check volume controls
Tones and/or VCA control does not work
Module not installed
Condenser microphone does not work
Phantom power not switched on
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Purchase optional modules
Switch on phantom power
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B A S I C S E T U P A N D O P E R AT I O N
CONNECT THE OUTPUTS
The inputs of the MX883 can accommodate a wide range of sources
including dynamic microphones, DVD and CD players. The output may be
used to drive power (booster) amplifiers, other mixers or mixer amplifiers.
Each installation will require setting the appropriate relative mix of levels
between microphones and program. Also consider what the output is
driving.
Turn the amplifiers off. Connect the MX883 output to the amplifiers’ line
level input. Check that the MX883 is on, and then turn on the amplifiers.
If the amplifiers have a level control, set them it to a sensitivity of 0dBu.
If in doubt, set it to maximum.
SET THE LEVELS
Turn the input levels up to 5. Turn up the output level until it is at an
Setting up correct gain structure through the whole system is important
to achieve optimal results. The following step by step procedure has been
appropriate level for the listening environment. You will now have to adjust
devised to assist during the setup process. When the MX883 was shipped
the relative levels of the inputs to achieve a good balance. The aim of these
to you from the factory, it was set up in a particular way. In the following
adjustments is to have all level controls at between 3 and 7. This may
procedure it is essential that you are starting from these initial settings.
not be possible however. A good rule of thumb is that input level controls
should be higher than the output level controls.
+ Program Input Gain Controls – half (12 o’clock)
+ XLR Mic/Line switch – MIC
+ XLR Phantom power - on
+ Input Level Controls – off
+ Output Level Control – off
CONNECT THE SOURCES
First connect all the required sources to the appropriate input connectors.
If the source is a microphone, set the MIC/LINE switches to the “MIC”
position. If the source is an electret or condenser microphone, set the
phantom switch to the “P/P on” position.
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DIMENSIONS
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BLOCK DIAGRAM
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S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
20Hz - 20kHz (+0,-3dB)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
> 90dB (all pots at centre position)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
>70dB
CROSSTALK
TONE CONTROLS
< 0.1% @ 1kHz
BASS @ 100HZ
TREBLE @ 10KHZ
SENSITIVITY (TRIM IN CENTRE 0 dB)
+/- 12dB
+/- 9dB
Mic Sens 4.36mV, -45dBu Imp 1k3ohm
Line Sens 0.775V, 0dBu Imp >100k
RCA 200mV, -12dBu Imp 30kohm
XLR mic -9dBu line >30dBu
RCA >30dBu
MAX LEVEL IN
MAX LEVEL OUT
+21dBu
PHANTOM POWER
15V DC
OUTPUTS
MASTER OUT
MONO HEADPHONE OUT
MONO REC OUT
CHANNEL DIRECT OUT
AC: 230V/50Hz or 115V/60Hz, 3 pin IEC320-C14 connector
POWER INPUT
POWER CONSUMPTION (MAX)
FUSES
Nominal Level 0dBu into 1kohm
Imp 100ohm
Nom -6dB into 200ohm
Imp 10ohm
Nom -12dB into 10kohm
Imp 10kohm
Nom 0dB into 1kohm
Imp 100 ohm
MAINS (115V)
MAINS (230V)
7 VA
200mA
100mA
DIMENSIONS H X W X D
88mm x 482mm x 270mm (3.5“x19”x10.6”)
SHIPPING DIMENSIONS
170mm x 505mm x 350mm (6.7“x19.9”x13.8”)
WEIGHT
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Net 4.0kg (8.8lb)
Shipping 4.5kg (9.9lb)
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