Wharfedale Pro Kinetic 18BA User Guide
PROFESSIONAL SOUND SYSTEMS
Kinetic Active Series
OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE
Kinetic 12A
Kinetic 215A
Kinetic 12MA
Kinetic 18BA
Kinetic 15A
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OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE
IMPORTANT WARNINGS & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Read these instructions
2.
Follow all instructions
3.
Keep these instructions
4.
Heed all warnings
5.
Do not use this apparatus near water
6.
Clean only with dry cloth.
7.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarised or grounding plug. A polarised plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding 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.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at the plugs, convenience
receptacles, and at the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart or rack is used, use caution when moving the cart and apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug the apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way including but not limited to power supply cord or plug damage, liquid
ingress, foreign objects in the chassis, exposure to rain/moisture or impact damage. In addition
the unit must be serviced when you experience any abnormal operation.
15. CAUTION: These servicing instructions are for use by qualified service personnel only. To
reduce the risk of electric shock, do not attempt to perform any servicing other than that
contained in the operating instructions unless you are qualified to do so. In addition opening the
casing will result in your warranty becoming null and void.
16. Do not install this apparatus in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. Good
ventilation should be maintained around the apparatus and any vents, air-inlets or fans should
not be obstructed by objects such as paper, table-cloths, curtains etc.
17. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the apparatus to rain or
moisture. The apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, should not be placed on the apparatus.
18. WARNING: The mains plug/appliance coupler is used as a disconnect device, the disconnect
device shall remain readily operable.
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ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR
19. - This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user to the presence of non-insulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
- Warning: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover (or back) as there are
no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
- The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
20.
(Protective earthing terminal) The apparatus should be connected to a mains socket outlet
with a protective earthing connection.
21.
Correct Disposal of this product. This marking indicates that this product should not be
disposed with other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the
environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to
promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return your used device, please use
local return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the product was purchased.
They can take this product for safe environmentally friendly recycling.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT WARNINGS & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....................................................1
ABOUT THE Kinetic Active SERIES ..................................................................................3
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................3
Kinetic Active SERIES OVERVIEW....................................................................................3
KEY FEATURES ................................................................................................................4
SETTING UP ......................................................................................................................5
SPEAKER PLACEMENT....................................................................................................5
CONNECTIONS AND WIRING ..........................................................................................5
CONNECTING A PASSIVE MONITOR TO THE Kinetic 12MA ..........................................5
Kinetic 12MA PANEL & DESCRIPTION ............................................................................6
Kinetic 12A/15A/12MA/215A ..............................................................................................7
Kinetic 12A/15A-REAR PANEL LAYOUT ...........................................................................7
Kinetic 215A-REAR PANEL LAYOUT.................................................................................8
Kinetic 12A/15A/215A REAR PANEL FEATURES .............................................................9
Kinetic 18BA REAR PANEL FEATURES ..........................................................................10
Kinetic 12A/15A/215A BASIC SYSTEM ........................................................................... 11
STEREO SYSTEM WITH Kinetic MID/HIGH SYSTEM WITH Kinetic 18BA ...................12
Kinetic 12MA WITH CONNECTIONS ...............................................................................13
REFERANCE ...................................................................................................................14
SPECIFICATIONS ...........................................................................................................16
DIMENSIONAL DRAWINGS ............................................................................................18
BLOCK DIAGRAM............................................................................................................21
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ABOUT THE Kinetic Active SERIES
Wharfedale Kinetic Active series sound reinforcement speakers are designed for demanding sound
reinforcement applications.
The Kinetic Active series loudspeakers are high quality, active speaker systems designed to
provide the best sound in a powerful, feature laden, easy to use package. They provide transparent
and accurate sound reproduction or reinforcement. The 30.5mm exit phenolic high frequency
compression driver projects crystal clear high frequencies. A proprietary 90°x60°Elliptical Wave
Guide(EWG) delivers the high frequencies in a well defined, even coverage pattern. Dynamic
passages, such as the crack of a snare drum or the report of a cannon, come through just like the
real thing.
The Kinetic Active Series is very flexible in application. With its heavy duty components, handles
and stand mount socket and durable carpet finish, the Kinetic Active can rise to any sound
reinforcement challenge.
INTRODUCTION
Wharfedale Kinetic Active Series loudspeakers are the result of many years of experience in
the use, design and manufacturing of professional loudspeaker products. We take great pride in
engineering and building every Wharfedale Pro loudspeaker and wish to thank you for entrusting us
with your sound.
From the time Gilbert Briggs built his first loudspeaker in 1932, to the present, Wharfedale
Loudspeakers have maintained the same standard of quality in components, workmanship and
performance. Actually, Wharfedale is one of a few present day manufacturers that design, engineer
and build all of their own transducers.
Please take a few minutes to read this manual completely in order to ensure that you get the most
out of your Kinetic Active Series Loudspeaker.
Kinetic Active SERIES OVERVIEW
The Kinetic Active Series are powerful, accurate, high quality loudspeaker systems with low
distortion that were designed to deliver high quality sound for the best value. From the Kinetic 12MA
to the Kinetic 15A plus the Kinetic 18BA high powered sub, you have what it takes to assemble the
system that your music deserves.
An important factor in loudspeakers is the smoothness of the sound coverage. Many speakers
that may sound acceptable in the horizontal plane have problems in the vertical plane. The Kinetic
Active speakers exhibit very smooth and well-behaved sound dispersion characteristics in both the
horizontal and vertical planes making positioning and set-up less critical. Everyone in the room will
hear the same quality sound.
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KEY FEATURES
♦
2-waybi-amplified(Kinetic12A/15A/215A)
♦
ClassDLFandHFpoweramplifiers(Kinetic12A/15A)
♦
ClassDLFandClassABHFpoweramplifiers(Kinetic215A)
♦
LFandHFsignallimiting
♦
1.2inch(30.5mm)phenolicdiaphragmcompressiondriver
♦
90Ox60OHighFrequencyEllipticalWaveGuide(EWG)
♦
Highpower2.5"voicecoilsubwoofer
♦
Thermal,DCandshortcircuitfaultprotection
♦
Bass/TrebleEQcontrols
♦
7BandGraphicEqualizer(Kinetic12MA)
♦
Externalspeakeroutputconnector(Kinetic12MA)
♦
Builtin2channelTRSjackandmaleXLRbalancedlineleverorMIC
levelinputs
♦
FemaleXLRbalancedlineleveloutput
♦
RearpanelLED
♦
Volumecontrol
♦
Teardropshapedhandles
♦
Integratedstandadapter(Kinetic12A/15A/18BA)
♦
Coveredinruggedblackcarpet
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SETTING UP
1. Be sure that the POWER switches on the Kinetic Active speakers are in the OFF position
2. Set the level controls to minimum(Fully anticlockwise).
3. Set the EQ HF and LF controls to 0dB position.
4. Set MIC/LINE switch to the LINE position(disengaged).
5. Connect all signal cables.
6. Plug the power cable into a properly grounded 3-wire AC power.
7. Switch on source equipment, ensuring that the master level is at minimum.
8. Switch on the Kinetic Active Loudspeaker.
9. Raise the level control on the Kinetic Active .
10. If the limit LED illuminates lower the level control, if more level is required you will need more
speakers. Occasional flashes are acceptable.
11. When powering down your system ensure that the level control has been lowered to minimum
before switching off the power.
SPEAKER PLACEMENT
The uniform dispersion of the Kinetic Active Series makes it easy to position the speakers where
you need them, rather than trying to rearrange the room to accommodate the sound system. And
the trapezoidal shaped cabinet with heavy duty handles makes transporting the speakers that
much easier. An integral Aluminium stand socket(Kinetic 18BA) allows you to place the speakers
high above the audience for best sound coverage..
When you don’t think you are getting all the bass you need, the Kinetic Active Series has a
great sub: the Kinetic 18BA. This is a powerful bass reflex subwoofer that gives you the lowest
frequencies and the punch you need. The Kinetic 18BA is a straight forward, no nonsense 18-inch
bass reflex subwoofer with exceptional low frequency response.
CONNECTIONS AND WIRING
Connecting the Kinetic Active Series to your system is easy. The input panel includes parallel
TRS 6.35mm(1/4”) and XLR connectors. Run your signal wires from your mixer or other line level
components, to the speaker; you can use either input connector. Be sure to run the audio cables
separately from the power cables.
In addition to microphones, your Kinetic Active system will accommodate many sources. Some of
these sources may require special adapters or adapter cables. See the “Connectors” section for
more information.
CONNECTING A PASSIVE MONITOR TO THE Kinetic 12MA
When additional coverage or power is needed an extra passive monitor(For example the Kinetic
12M) can be powered in parallel from the internal amplifier of the Kinetic 12MA.
A standard speaker cable is used to connect the Kinetic 12MA output to the input of the additional
monitor.
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Kinetic 18BA REAR PANEL FEATURES
1. HEAT SINK
Cooling fins for amplifier. Do not obstruct.
2. VOLUME CONTROL
Adjusts the volume.
3. INPUT A
TRS Jack and male XLR balanced for INPUT A
4. INPUT B
TRS Jack and male XLR balanced for INPUT B
5. OUTPUT B
Balanced male XLR connector provides output HIGH PASS signal.
Selects the signal type that is routed to the OUTPUT jacks, “THRU”
sends the unprocessed signal to the outputs. “HIGH PASS” filters the
signal at 100Hz to the outputs.
6. OUTPUT A
Balanced male XLR connector provides output HIGH PASS signal.
Selects the signal type that is routed to the OUTPUT jacks, “THRU”
sends the unprocessed signal to the outputs. “HIGH PASS” filters the
signal at 100Hz to the outputs.
7. POWER SOCKET
This is the connection for the IEC AC power connector.
8. LIMIT LED
LED indicator illuminates when the signal limiting function is activated.
POWER LED
LED indicator illuminates when the unit is powered up.
9. POWER SWITCH
Turns the power on and off to the subwoofer amplifier module.
10. PHASE SWITCH
Selects the polarity of the signal being sent to the subwoofer.
0o selects the signal polarity as it appears at the input.
The 180o selection inverts the polarity of the signal.
11. CROSSOVER
Adjustable 80Hz to 200Hz.
FREQUENCY
CONTROL
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STEREO SYSTEM WITH Kinetic MID/HIGH SYSTEM WITH Kinetic 18BA
This is a system in which a pair of Kinetic 18BA are used with a pair of Kinetic12A(15A) speakers.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ModelName
Kinetic12A
Kinetic12MA
Kinetic215A
Kinetic18BA
SystemType
Active12”2-wayBi-
Active12”Amplified Active15”2-wayBi-
Active2X15”2-way
Active18”SUBWOOFER
Amplifiedsystem
monitorsystem
Amplifiedsystem
Bi-Amplifiedsystem
Amplifiedsystem
60-20kHz
60-20kHz
50-20kHz
45-20kHz
45-200Hz
Size(mm/inches)
305mm/12”
305mm/12”
381mm/15”
381mm/15”
470mm/18”
CoilSize(mm/inches)
50.8m/2.0”
50.8m/2.0”
50.8m/2.0”
50.8m/2.0”
64.26mm/2.5”
Impedance
4Ω
8Ω
4Ω
4Ω
8Ω
FrequencyResponse(+/-3dB)
Kinetic15A
LowFrequencyTransducer
HighFrequencyTransducer
Type
CompressionDriver CompressionDriver
CompressionDriver
CompressionDriver
CoilSize(mm/inches)
25.4mm/1”
25.4mm/1”
25.4mm/1”
25.4mm/1”
ExitSize(mm/inches)
30.5mm/1.2”
30.5mm/1.2”
30.5mm/1.2”
30.5mm/1.2”
DiaphragmMaterial
Phenolic
Phenolic
Phenolic
Phenolic
Impedance
8Ω
8Ω
8Ω
8Ω
90°x60°
90°x60°
90°x60°
400W4ohms,200W
220W
400W
300W
350W
700W
600W
70W
70W(classAB)
140W
140W(classAB)
HighFrequencyCoverage(HxV) 90°x60°
Amplifiers
Low-FrequencyPowerAmplifier
220W
RMS(ClassD)
Low-FrequencyPowerAmplifier
8ohms(Fullrange)
350W
Peak(ClassD)
700W4ohms,400W
8ohms(fullrange)
High-FrequencyPowerAmplifier 70W
RMS(ClassD)
High-FrequencyPowerAmplifier 140W
Peak(ClassD)
ElectronicCrossover:
CrossoverFrequency
HIPASS2.7KHz
passivecrossover
HIPASS2.7KHz
HIPASS2.7KHz
LOWPASS2.7KHz
point2.8KHz
LOWPASS2.7KHz
LOWPASS2.7KHz
Controls
+/-12dBmaximum
7BandsEQ(60Hz,
+/-12dBmaximum
+/-12dBmaximum
Equalization:
Treble12KHz
120Hz,480Hz,1KHz, Treble12KHz
Treble12KHz
Adjustable80Hzto
shelving,
4KHz,8KHz,16KHz)
shelving,
shelving,
200Hz
Bass100Hz
+/-12dB
Bass100Hz
Bass100Hz
shelving
shelving
shelving
LowPass200Hz
AmplifierProtection
PowerOnProtection
ThermalProtection
Powerswitchon/
Powerswitchon/
Powerswitchon/
Powerswitchon/
Powerswitchon/off
offmute
offmute
offmute
offmute
mute
Amplifiershutdown, Amplifiershutdown, Amplifiershutdown, Amplifiershutdown,
Amplifiershutdown,
autoreset
autoreset
autoreset
autoreset
autoreset
85%Nominalline
85%Nominalline
85%Nominalline
85%Nominalline
85%Nominalline
voltage
voltage
voltage
voltage
voltage
DriverProtection
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
DCProtection
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
ShortProtection
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
LimiterIndicator
RED LED
RED LED
RED LED
RED LED
RED LED
PowerIndicator
GREEN LED
GREEN LED
GREEN LED
GREEN LED
GREEN LED
InputA–type
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
InputSensitivity
0dBuforLinein,
0dBuforLinein,
0dBuforLinein,
0dBuforLinein,
0dBuforLinein,
-40dBuforMICin
-40dBuforMICin
-40dBuforMICin
-40dBuforMICin
MaximumInputLevel
20dBu
20dBu
20dBu
20dBu
20dBu
InputConnector
TRSJACKAND
TRSJACKAND
TRSJACKAND
TRSJACKAND
TRSJACKANDMALE
MALEXLR
MALEXLR
MALEXLR
MALEXLR
XLR
22KΩBALANCE
22KΩBALANCE
22KΩBALANCE
22KΩBALANCE
22KΩBALANCEAND
AND11KΩ
AND11KΩ
AND11KΩ
AND11KΩ
11KΩUNBALANCE
UNBALANCE
UNBALANCE
UNBALANCE
UNBALANCE
LowLineVoltageShutDown
ClipLimiter:
Inputs
InputImpedance
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SPECIFICATIONS
ModelName
Kinetic12A
Kinetic12MA
Kinetic15A
Kinetic215A
Kinetic18BA
InputB–type
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
InputSensitivity
0dBu
0dBu
0dBu
0dBu
0dBu
MaximumInputLevel
20dBu
20dBu
20dBu
20dBu
20dBu
InputConnectors
TRSJACKAND
TRSJACKAND
TRSJACKAND
TRSJACKAND
TRSJACKANDMALE
MALEXLR
MALEXLR
MALEXLR
MALEXLR
XLR
LineOutput
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
Balanced
LineOutputConnector
FEMALEXLR
FEMALEXLR
FEMALEXLR
FEMALEXLR
FEMALEXLR
ImpedanceBalanced:
100R
100R
100R
100R
100R
LoopGain
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
PowerSupply
SMPS
SMPS
SMPS
SMPS
SMPS
ACPowerOptions
AC100V-120V~
AC100V-120V~
AC100V-120V~
AC100V-120V~
AC100V-120V~
/220V-240V~,
/220V-240V~,
/220V-240V~,
/220V-240V~,
/220V-240V~,
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
50/60Hz
GreenLED
GreenLED
GreenLED
GreenLED
GreenLED
EnclosureMaterial
Particle
Particle
Particle
Particle
Particle
Colour
BLACKCARPET
BLACKCARPET
BLACKCARPET
BLACKCARPET
BLACKCARPET
NetWeight(kg/lbs)
13.26kg/29.2lbs
13.68kg/30.1lbs
18.7kg/41.14lbs
29.42kg/64.7lbs
31.6kg/69.52lbs
GrossWeight(kg/lbs)
15.56kg/34.2lbs
16.08kg/35.4lbs
21.18kg/46.6lbs
33.2kg/73.04lbs
34.42kg/75.7lbs
525mm/20.7"
380(SITU)mm
618mm/24.3"
1004mm/39.53"
512mm/20.16"
437.4/273.5mm
437.4/273.5mm
640mm/25.19"
/17.2"/10.77"
/17.22"/10.78"
ACPowerdetails
PowerOnIndicator
Enclosure
Weight
Dimensions(Unpacked)
H(mm/inch)
/14.96"
WFRONT/REAR(mm/inch)
362.2/210.1mm
366/14.4"
/14.3"/8.27"
D(mm/inch)
308mm/12.13"
525mm/20.7"
330mm/12.99"
330mm/12.99"
437mm/17.2"
H(mm/inch)
586mm/23.07"
413mm/16.26"
680mm/26.77"
1172mm/46.14"
579mm/22.79"
WFRONT/REAR(mm/inch)
426/242mm/
502/304mm/
538/324mm
Dimensions(Packed)
16.8"/9.53"
568mm/22.36"
19.76"/11.97"
/21.18"/12.76"
686mm/27.0"
D(mm/inch)
348mm/13.7"
386mm/15.2"
370mm/14.57"
400mm/15.75"
483mm/19.0"
CBM
0.068
0.09
0.10
0.20
0.192
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Kinetic 18BA
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WHARFEDALE PRO LIMITED WARRANTY
Wharfedale Pro products are warranted of manufacturing or material defects for a period of one year from
the original date of purchase. In the event of malfunction, contact your authorized Wharfedale Pro dealer or
distributor for information.
* Be aware that warranty details may differ from country to country. Contact your dealers or distributor for
information. These terms do not infringe your statutory rights.
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