LM-2 Series Remote Mic/Line Mixer/Control Modules

LM-2 Series Remote Mic/Line Mixer/Control Modules
LM-2 Series Remote Mic/Line
Mixer/Control Modules
MIC LEVEL
MIC LEVEL
5
6
MUSIC LEVEL
5
7
4
9
2
10
1
0
7
4
8
3
6
8
2
4
2
10
1
0
6
7
2
5
1
0
8
1
MIC INPUT
0
LINE INPUT
MIC LEVEL
6
5
9
2
10
1
0
6
7
4
8
3
4
5
6
1
9
2
3
2
8
3
10
1
0
MIC
PRIORITY
5
6
4
9
2
LINE INPUT
7
8
3
MIC INPUT
0
MUSIC LEVEL
7
4
10
1
LM-2D
LM-2
5
9
2
10
7
8
3
9
2
6
4
7
3
LINE INPUT
6
5
6
5
10
MIC
PRIORITY
4
4
1
9
3
3
2
8
0
MIC
PRIORITY
MIC INPUT
9
10
1
5
4
8
3
6
MUSIC LEVEL
7
4
5
1
9
3
6
5
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10
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LM-2A
Installation Guide
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Contents
Introduction..................................................................................................................................... 3
Mounting - mechanical................................................................................................................... 3
Faceplate Controls and Connections............................................................................................ 4
Block Diagram................................................................................................................................. 5
Installation - connections............................................................................................................... 5
Configuring the Facility Port........................................................................................................................................ 7
Connecting multiple LM-2s.......................................................................................................................................... 7
Local inputs................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Remote controls.......................................................................................................................................................... 8
LM-2 Priority Operation................................................................................................................ 9
Mic priority:................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Full priority:................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Power considerations.................................................................................................................... 10
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Introduction
The LM-2 is a remote module for use with the following Cloud products:
• Z4MK3 and Z8MK3 Zone Mixers
• 46-120 and 46-120MEDIA Zone Mixing Amplifiers
It cannot be used with any other Cloud product.
NOTE: Unless specifically stated otherwise, all references
to “LM-2” in this Installation Guide can be taken to apply
to all LM-2 mechanical and cosmetic variants.
The LM-2 module combines the functions of a remote input connection plate, local audio mixer and a remote control for the
host unit’s background music.
Inputs for both a microphone and a stereo line signal (for a local music source) are provided, with individual level controls. The
stereo channels are summed to mono, and then mixed with the mic input.
The remote control facilities are equivalent to those on a Cloud RSL-6 remote control module, and allow selection of background
music source and level control for the host’s Zone to which the LM-2 is connected. (Note that the 46-120 and 46-120MEDIA
have a single Facility Port, for Zone 1 only.)
The LM-2 is connected to the host unit’s Facility Port by a single screened Cat 5 cable with RJ45 connectors. A link connector
is provided to permit multiple LM-2s to be installed in the same Zone.
Mounting - mechanical
LM-2 (UK version)
The Cloud LM-2 fits a standard UK-style dual-gang electrical back box. The box used should have a depth of at least 35 mm.
LM-2A (US version)
The Cloud LM-2A fits a standard US dual-gang electrical ‘J’ box in vertical orientation. The box used should have a depth of at
least 1¼”.
LM-2D (German/Austrian version)
The Cloud LM-2D fits a DIN-standard double-gang back box (requiring 2 x 68 mm dia cut-outs), of the type used in various
countries including Germany and Austria. The box used should have a depth of at least 35 mm.
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Faceplate Controls and Connections
4
5
MIC LEVEL
5
6
5
9
2
7
4
5
6
1
9
2
10
1
0
3
2
8
3
10
1
6
4
8
3
7
MUSIC LEVEL
7
4
6
0
MIC
PRIORITY
5
6
7
4
8
2
10
9
3
MIC INPUT
1
LINE INPUT
2
1
3
0
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LM-2
UK version illustrated
1. MIC INPUT – 3-pin XLR3F connector for dynamic microphones. Note that the LM-2 does not provide phantom power.
2. LINE INPUT (a) – 2 x phono (RCA) sockets for connection of sources such as CD players, audio mixers, radio mic
receivers, etc; suitable for line level signals with a nominal level of 0 dBu.
3. LINE INPUT (b) – 3-pole 3.5 mm jack socket for connection of sources such as computers, laptops and digital media
players; suitable for line level signals with a nominal level of +8 dBu. A source plugged into this input will be summed to
mono and mixed with any source connected to the phono inputs 2 .
NOTE: Both stereo line inputs are summed internally to mono; hence, if using a mono source such as a radio mic receiver, only
one channel need be connected.
4. MIC LEVEL – gain control for mic input. Up to 60 dB gain is available; with the control fully anti-clockwise, the input is
effectively ‘off’.
5. MUSIC LEVEL – gain control for whichever line input ( 2 or 3 ) is in use.With the control fully anticlockwise, the source
will be ‘off’; in the fully clockwise position, 10 dB of gain is provided.
6. MIC PRIORITY – default function for this button is to give the microphone input priority over both the module’s line
input and the background music selected at the host unit.This operation can be modified by jumpers on the rear PCBs. See
“LM-2 Priority Operation” on page 9.
7. BACKGROUND MUSIC SOURCE
– six-position switch selecting which of the host unit’s six Line Inputs will be routed
to the Zone to whose Facility Port the LM-2 is connected (usually the Zone where the LM-2 is installed).
8. BACKGROUND MUSIC LEVEL
– adjusts the background music level in the Zone.
NOTE: Switches and internal jumpers will need to be set in the host unit in order for the background music controls
to operate as required. See “Remote controls” on page 8.
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Block Diagram
RJ45
RJ45
Installation - connections
The LM-2 has two PCBs mounted on the rear of the faceplate.The OUTPUT RJ45 connector is located on the upper PCB while
the LINK RJ45 connector is on the lower:
LINK
OUTPUT
LOCATION OF REAR RJ45 CONNECTORS
(‘DIN’ version illustrated. Sketch simplified; only primary
components shown)
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The LM-2’s OUTPUT connector should be connected to the host unit’s FACILITY PORT for the Zone in which it is installed*
with screened Cat 5 cable and shielded RJ45 plugs.
100 m max
Connect to
OUTPUT socket
Connect to
FACILITY PORT
Screened
Cat 5 cable
OUTPUT
LINK
LM-2 (UK version illustrated)
The maximum total Cat 5 cable length should not exceed 100 m. If further modules are being “linked” together (see below),
this figure applies to the overall cable run from the host unit to the “furthest” module in the chain.
IMPORTANT: Because the cables carry low-level audio, only screened Cat 5 should be used, the foil screen of the cable being
bonded to the metal screening can of the plugs. If an LM-2 is being installed in very close proximity to the host unit, it may be
possible to use ready-made screened Cat 5 “patch” cables of short length. In all other situations, shielded RJ45 plugs should be
crimped onto the installed screened Cat 5 cable using the pinout shown below.
PIN









USE
Cat 5 CORE
1
Audio ‘cold’ phase (-)
White + Orange
2
Audio ‘hot’ phase (+)
Orange
3
Priority VCA control
White + Green
4
+15 V
Blue
5
0V
White + Blue
6
-15 V
Green
7
Music level control (0 to 10 V)
White + Brown
8
Music source select control (0 to 10 V)
Brown
Screen for system music controls
Connector shell
SCN
* There is no reason why the module cannot be connected to the Facility Port of a Zone other than that in which it is installed – though this is likely to be an
unusual installation scenario.
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Configuring the Facility Port
The mic and line inputs on the LM-2 module will be available in the Zone as soon as the module is connected to the host unit’s
Facility Port for that Zone. The volume of the mic and line inputs will be determined solely by the level controls on the LM-2
faceplate and unaffected by any of the host unit’s front panel controls.
In order for the remote control section (background music source and level controls to operate correctly), the host unit must
be set for remote control operation.
Z4MK3 and Z8MK3:
Set the MUSIC CONTROL button on the host unit’s rear panel to REMOTE (in) for the Zone in use. The button is adjacent
to the REMOTE SOURCE + LEVEL connector immediately above the FACILITY PORT. This will disable the host unit’s front
panel music source and level controls for the Zone.
Sometimes it is desirable to permit remote control of music level but keep music source selectable only on the host unit. In this
case, internal jumper J1 on the sub-board for the Zone in use should be moved from ‘SW’ to ‘FR’. This will render the LM-2’s
music source switch inoperative, and return source selection to the front panel. See the Z4MK3/Z8MK3 Installation and User
Guide for full details and jumper locations.
46-120 and 46-120MEDIA:
These units only have a single Facility Port, for Zone 1. Thus the LM-2 can only be installed in Zone 1. (If the LM-2 needs to be
added to a different Zone in an existing system, this restriction may be simply overcome by swapping outputs and renaming the
Zones.)
Set the two REMOTE MUSIC CONTROL buttons (LEV and SRC) for ZONE 1 on the rear panel to REMOTE (in). The
buttons are immediately below the 4 x 3-pin REMOTE CONTROL PANEL CONNECTORS. This will disable the host unit’s
front panel music source and level controls for Zone 1.
Sometimes it is desirable to permit remote control of music level but keep music source selectable only on the host unit. In
this case, set the SRC button for ZONE 1 back to FRONT PANEL (out). This will render the LM-2’s music source switch
inoperative, and return source selection to the front panel. See the 46-120/46-120MEDIA’s Installation and User Guide for full
details and jumper locations.
Connecting multiple LM-2s
Two or more LM-2s may be installed in the same Zone by employing the LINK connector on the lower rear PCB. The primary
purpose of this feature is so that microphones and music sources may be connected into the audio system at different locations
within a single Zone (typically one of large area or complex layout).
Connect to
OUTPUT socket
Connect to
OUTPUT socket
OUTPUT
Screened
Cat 5 cable
OUTPUT
LINK
Connect to
FACILITY PORT
LINK
Connect to
LINK socket
LM-2 (UK version illustrated)
Screened
Cat 5 cable
Local inputs
When modules are “daisy-chained” together in this way, the audio signals from each module are summed together to produce
a single mono feed to the host unit. Thus two (or more) microphones may be connected within a zone and either or both used
as wished, with individual mic level controls at their respective modules.
An internal gating circuit on each module automatically “disconnects” any chained modules which are not in use, to minimise
noise contribution. Should this the gate function not be required for any reason, it may be disabled by linking two solder pads
on the lower PCB - see page 8. (Remove the lower PCB from the faceplate before attempting to make this link.)
This also applies to multiple music sources simultaneously connected (though the possibility of resulting cacophony makes this
a less likely scenario!)
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LM-2 LOWER PCB
PHONOS
XLR
DISABLE
LINK
GATE
LINK THESE TWO PADS
NOTE: Users should be aware when using simultaneous microphone and/or music sources from multiple linked modules that
the operation of the LM-2’s Priority function may become unpredictable, and if the function is enabled, one microphone may
disable another, for example. We recommend that the Priority function is not used under these circumstances.
Remote controls
When modules are linked, only one may act as the remote control for each of the host unit’s background music functions:
source and level. The MUSIC SOURCE and MUSIC LEVEL controls 7 and 8 (see “Faceplate Controls and Connections” on
page 4) on all but one of the linked modules must be disabled. This is done by moving jumpers J1 and/or J3 on the upper
PCB as required.
J4
LM-2 UPPER PCB
J1
J3
LOCATION OF JUMPERS
Link indicates default jumper setting
The default setting for J1 and J3 is LOCAL; this enables both the faceplate background music source and level controls. Set both
jumpers to LINK to “pass” the remote control functions to the LM-2 connected at the LINK connected.
Note that the two functions – background music source selection and background music level – may be disabled individually, so
that one LM-2 in a Zone could control the music source and another the music volume.
FUNCTION
LOCAL
LINK
J1
Source select
Local LM-2 selects
music source
Linked LM-2
music source
J3
Level
Local LM-2
music volume
Linked LM-2 sets music
volume
sets
selects
Note that it is also possible to “daisy-chain” standard Cloud RL-1 and RSL-6 remote control plates to the LINK connector.
This would be useful if additional background music control points were required in the Zone, but not additional system inputs.
Please refer to the Technical Notes section at www.cloud.co.uk for further information on this topic.
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LM-2 Priority Operation
If the MIC PRIORITY button on the LM-2 faceplate is not pressed, mic and/or line signals connected at the module will be
routed to the Zone to whose Facility Port the LM-2 is wired, and heard through the audio system at volumes which can be
controlled from the MIC LEVEL and MUSIC LEVEL controls on the faceplate. These locally-connected signals will be mixed
within the host unit with any background music currently selected for that zone.
Mic priority:
The LM-2’s Priority facility has two modes of operation, selected by jumpers on the upper rear PCB.The default mode operates
thus: with MIC PRIORITY pressed, a signal at the microphone input will cause the line input signal connected at the same module
to “duck” by 30 dB, giving the speaker priority over the music.The attack time (how quickly the music level drops when the mic
is used) and release time (how quickly it recovers after the mic signal stops) are pre-set, and optimised for best audible results.
The priority control signal is also sent to the host unit, where it additionally “ducks” whichever Line Input is currently selected
in the Zone. Thus the LM-2 mic input has priority over both local and global music sources.
It is important to note that any Priority functions set within the host unit – e.g., Line 6 Priority or Paging – will operate as
normal. However, if Line 6 Priority is selected and active, the Line 6 source will still be ducked by the LM-2’s Mic Priority.
Full priority:
LM-2 UPPER PCB
J1
J3
LINK LOCAL
LM-2 MIC
MIC MAX
LINK LOCAL
J2
J4
LOCATION OF JUMPERS
Link indicates default jumper setting
If jumpers J2 and J4 are moved from their default settings to the alternative setting, Priority operation changes. When MIC
PRIORITY is pressed, the module’s summed output is used to derive the priority control signal that is sent back to the host
unit, and the signal is at the voltage required by the host unit to fully mute the background music.
The result is that a signal at either the LM-2’s mic input or line input will fully mute the selected Line Input at the host unit, and
thus any source connected at the LM-2 will take full priority over the Zone’s background music.
As with the default mode, any priority functions set within the host unit itself will still operate normally, though if Line 6 priority
is selected and active, the Line 6 source will be overridden by the LM-2 Priority.
MODE
J2
J4
PRIORITY
SOURCE
BACKGROUND
MUSIC
Mic
Priority
MIC
MIC
LM-2 mic input
30 dB ducking
Full
Priority
LM-2
MAX
Sum of LM-2 mic
input and line input
Full muting
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Power considerations
The LM-2 is powered from the host unit’s FACILITY PORT via the Cat 5 connection. The LM-2 consumes 12 mA of current
from the host unit’s power supply.
In the majority of installations, the host unit will have ample spare current capacity to power one or more LM-2s. However,
installers should note that this may not be case in a very large system with multiple remote modules in several Zones. If there
is any doubt about the power capability, please refer to the host unit’s Installation and User Guide where full details of power
supply ratings can be found.
Should you have any questions concerning the installation and connection of the LM-2, please visit www.cloud.co.uk/resources,
where you will find additional technical information.
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Cloud Electronics Limited
140 Staniforth Road
Sheffield S9 3HF
England
Tel: +44 (0)114 244 7051
Fax: +44 (0)114 242 5462
email: info@cloud.co.uk
web: www.cloud.co.uk
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Suite 200, Park City,
Utah 84060.
United States of America.
Toll Free: 0855 810 0161
Web: www.cloudusa.pro
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