CARVIN TRx3810A VELA User manual


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TRx3810A V

ELA™

VERTICAL ARRAY ELEMENT

VELA™

BUILT IN THE

USA

The TRx3810A-VELA™ is the go-to cabinet for small and large scale sound systems. Each VELA element is a full range stand-alone system, but is also the key component for creating large scale systems. The long, thin cabinets are designed to link together so just a few cabinets achieve a full spectrum line array output. VELAis also right at home at smaller events with one or two speakers on a stand, and turning on the Enhanced

Bass feature creates a virtual sub with extended low frequency response.

For fuller sub bass requirements, add one or more TRx3018A powered

18-inch subwoofers. For larger venues flying three to four VELA elements per side, add muliple TRx2218A (active), TRx2218b or TRx3218 dual 18-inch subwoofers as needed.

ACTIVE 2500W SYSTEM

The TRx3810A-VELA™ active module is a 2500W 3 channel power amp with two channels bridged for 1500W to the dual 10-inch Neodymium speakers and a seperate 1000W channel for the eight driver column array.

The DCM power amp technology is mounted in a fan ventilated, internally sealed aluminum structure for solid construction and durability.

The internal X-Drive™ DSP maximizes performance output and protection with limiters, alignment delay, parametric EQ and up to 48dB/oct crossover filters.

CONNECT, SELECT AND PLAY

The internal X-Drive™ DSP processor maximizes performance output.

All you need to do is select a preset for 1, 2, or 3-4 cabinets and play.

One and two cabinet programs also feature EQ contour selections: Live

1, Live 2, Playback 1, or Playback 2, and turning on the Enhance Bass feature creates a virtual sub at lower levels.

EXPANDING THE VELA™ SYSTEM

VELA’s unique SlideLock™ hardware slides together and locks with just two quick release pins to secure the cabinets for stacking or flying quickly and easily. When two cabinets are linked the array effect extends to the 10-inch drivers adding lower mid frequencies to the column projection.

Hang up to 4 cabinets per side using the available SlideLockTBAR™.

In a 4 cabinet hang the array effect develops from a 10-foot long front and the long distance array projection reaches well into the 150Hz range. The

VELA system advantage is fuller audio spectrum array projection with fewer cabinets required.

The internal X-Drive™ DSP processor maximizes performance output when you select the preset for the number of cabinets.

USER MANUAL

X-Drive ™ DSP controlled power integrated SlideLock ™ hardware

RECEIVING INSPECTION—read before getting started

INSPECT YOUR UNIT FOR DAMAGE which may have occurred during shipping. If damage is found please notify the shipping company and CARVIN immediately.

SAVE THE CARTON & ALL PACKING MATERIALS. In the event you have to re-ship your unit, always use the original carton and packing material. This will provide the best possible protection during shipment. CARVIN and the shipping company are not liable for any damage caused by improper packing.

SHIPMENT SHORTAGE. If you find items missing, they may have been shipped separately. Please allow several days for the rest of your order to arrive before inquiring.

RECORD THE SERIAL NUMBER on the enclosed warranty card and below for your records. Keep your portion of the card and return the portion with your name and comments to us.

SERIAL #_________________________ INVOICE #___________________ DATE___________

16262 WEST BERNARDO DRIVE SAN DIEGO, CA 92127

800-854-2235 CARVINAUDIO.COM

CONTROLÊPANELÊFEATURES

1. POWER SWITCH (reset)

Push the left portion of the power switch to turn the system on. If the blue POWER indicator is on but there is no sound or the Protect LED is on, reset, turn the power off for 10 seconds and then turn it back on. If the problem persists, check for no input signal or a blocked fan intake.

2. POWER LED

The POWER LED indicates the unit is turned on and functioning properly.

3. SIGNAL LED

The SIGNAL LED indicates there is a signal present at the INPUT

XLR.

4. LIMIT LED

The LIMIT LED indicates that the maximum output of the system is being reached. A flashing LIMIT LED is acceptable, the DSP will reduce peaks to prevent amp clipping. However, if the LIMIT LED is continuously ON, reduce the level going in to the INPUT XLR. As with any system, reduce the volume if distortion is heard.

5. DIGITAL DISPLAY

The bright green LED DIGITAL DISPLAY will display various information about the system and its settings. To change settings use the

UP/DOWN (SET) and LEFT/RIGHT buttons.

6. SETTING BUTTONS (SET)

Use the UP and DOWN (SET) buttons to load different presets for speaker configurations or to increase or decrease settings. The LEFT and RIGHT buttons will allow selection of the different settings.

7. INPUT/THRU XLR CONNECTORS

Connect the INPUT XLR to a signal source such as the output of a mixer. The THRU XLR can be connected to more TRx3810A VELA cabinets, powered subwoofers or other units.

8. REMOTE LEVEL (MUTE) CONNECTOR

This is a terminal block connector with 5 volt control of volume, typically used in permanent installations. Short the CTL and GND pins to MUTE.

9. USB PORT

The USB port is for updating system firmware such as new presets.

10. PROTECT LED

The PROTECT LED indicates one of the protection circuits has activated and no sound will be heard from the amp. To reset the amp, turn the power off for about 10 seconds, then turn it back ON.

If the PROTECT LED stays lit for more than 5 seconds, check for a blocked fan intake.

11. FAN INTAKE / EXHAUST VENTS

The power module features a variable speed fan, which runs silent at low speeds. Make sure the fan intake and exhaust vents are free from blockage at all times.

12. AC IN / AC OUT POWER JACKS

The AC IN / AC OUT use the Neutrik™ PowerCon™ A-Type and

PowerCon™ B-Type connectors.

AC IN accepts Neutrik™ # NAC3FCA.

AC OUT accepts Neutrik™ # NAC3FCB.

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A detachable power cord kit is supplied to connect the AC IN to a standard wall outlet.

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The AC OUT connector can be used with a NAC3FCA to NAC3FCB cable to power other units such as another TRx3810A, or up to two devices with a total rating of 15A or less. Other limiting factors include the breaker rating for the AC line you are plugging into, wire type and

(if used) generator capacity. No attempt should be made to use the amp without the ground connected.

13. FUSE

The FUSE is located internally near the AC input. To check or replace, first remove the power cord. Then remove the amp module from the speaker enclosure and remove the front panel to access the fuse.

The fuse # is a 250V Slow Blow rated at 10A.

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SETTINGSÊMENU

To select which screen is shown, use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons t u.

Use the UP and DOWN buttons pq to change the Preset or to change the value of the settings shown in grey.

Settings are automatically saved within each Preset.

TRx3810A Preset screen:

This selection will load different settings for the TRx3810A - VELA™. These settings are optimized for the number of VELA™ cabinets to be linked in a single column and if there will be subwoofers as part of the system. The ExtSub85Hz settings add a 85Hz high pass filter to allow more efficient power from the VELA™ when adding subs to the system. Set subwoofer crossovers to 85Hz (low pass).

Single FullRange: One cabinet per side, no subwoofers in system. Full range.

SingleExtSub85Hz: One cabinet per side, when using subwoofers. 85Hz, 24dB/oct. Butterworth high pass filter.

Dual FullRange: Two cabinets per side, no subwoofers in system. Full range.

Dual ExtSub85Hz: Two cabinets per side, when using subwoofers. 85Hz, 24dB/oct. Butterworth high pass filter.

3-4 Full-Range: 3-4 cabinets per side, no subwoofers in the system. Full range.

3-4 Ext Sub 85Hz: 3-4 cabinets per side, when using subwoofers. 85Hz, 24dB/oct. Butterworth high pass filter.

(welcome screen)

Carvin

TRx3810A

Select one of the

6 presets

TRx3810A Preset:

Single FullRange

TRx3810A Preset:

Single ExtSub85Hz

TRx3810A Preset:

Dual FullRange

TRx3810A Preset:

Dual ExtSub85Hz

TRx3810A Preset:

3-4 Full-Range

TRx3810A Preset:

3-4 Ext Sub 85Hz

Set the Sensitivity within each preset

TRx3810A v1.2b

Sensitivity: 1.4v

TRx3810A v1.2b

Sensitivity: 1.4v

TRx3810A v1.2b

Sensitivity: 1.4v

TRx3810A v1.2b

Sensitivity: 1.4v

TRx3810A v1.2b

Sensitivity: 1.4v

TRx3810A v1.2b

Sensitivity: 1.4v

Choose a Contour in Single or Dual presets:

TRx3810A Contour:

Live 1

Set Enhance Bass On or Off in Single or Dual FullRange:

TRx3810A

Enhance Bass: Off back to the welcome screen

TRx3810A Contour:

Live 1 back to the welcome screen

TRx3810A Contour:

Live 1 back to the welcome screen

TRx3810A

Enhance Bass: Off back to the welcome screen

TRx3810A Contour:

Live 1 back to the welcome screen back to the welcome screen

SENSITIVITY: 1.0v, 1.2v, 1.4v, 2.0v (Vrms)

Sets the overall level required from your source to the INPUT XLR to reach maximum volume. The factory setting is 1.4v.

A lower setting will increase volume, a higher setting will decrease volume.

CONTOUR EQ: (Available in SINGLE and DUAL cabinet presets) EQ contours: Live 1, Live 2, Playback1, Playback2

The Contour EQ setting offers four different equalization presets. The preset names are based on the type of material to be played, however select which one sounds best for your music. The factory flat setting is “Live 1”. (see the contour curves in the chart below)

ENHANCE BASS: (Available in SINGLE and DUAL cabinet FullRange presets): Off, On

The Enhance Bass feature allows lower frequencies to be reproduced by the VELA™, creating a virtual subwoofer at lower volumes.

Low frequency response is extended by 15Hz and boosts the 50-80Hz range. The effect will be reduced at the highest volumes to stay within the limits of the system but still adds depth at less than maximum levels. (see the BassEnhance curve in the chart below)

Contour curve presets (DSP output) TRx3810A Block Diagram

VELA™

PACKAGE SYSTEMS

• High level, dynamic sound for live performances

• SlideLock

hardware and DSP presets for quick set up

• Vertical design for a long array from a few cabinets

• Systems scale down for smaller gigs or multiple rigs

• Design overcomes difficult acoustic situations

• Amazing clarity and intelligibility

• Installation or portable use

• Built in the USA

VELA2

10,000w

• 2 TRx3810A VELA™ elements

• 2 TRx3018A 1x18” powered subs

• 2 - SS4 Adjustable Poles

• 2 - C10XLR cables

VELA4

20,000w

• 4 TRx3810A VELA™ elements

• 4 TRx3018A 1x18” powered subs

• 2 PowerCon link cables

• 6 - C3XLR cables

VELA8

60,000w

• 8 TRx3810A VELA™ elements

• 16 TRx2218A dual 18” powered subs

• 2 SlideLockTBAR flyware brackets

• 6 PowerCon link cables

• 6 - C3XLR cables

• 5 - C10XLR cables

15A circuit

TRx3810A

Left

VELA 2 SYSTEM EXAMPLE

Right

Left

TRx3018A sub

Left

Right

Right

Mixer

2nd

15A circuit

TRx3018A sub

TRx3810A

TRx3810A for VELA 8 system, link more TRx3810A’s

VELA 4 or VELA 8 SYSTEM EXAMPLE

Left Right for VELA 8 system, link more TRx3810A’s

TRx3810A

Left Right

Mono Mono Mono Mono

TRx3810A

15A circuit

15A circuit for each pair

Mixer

Left

Right chain AUX or MONO signal through all subs

TRx3018A or TRx2218A subs

15A circuit

AUX or

MONO

15A circuit each sub

15A circuit for each pair

TRx3810A

STACKING

About the SLIDELOCK™ system:

The integrated SlideLock™ plates on each end of the VELA™ slide together from front to rear and are secured with just two quick-release pins.

Connecting two VELA cabinets:

1. STAND the first VELA cabinet on a firm, level surface.

2. LIFT the second cabinet so it’s

BOTTOM FRONT feet sit on the TOP

REAR edge of the lower cabinet.

3. SLIDE the top cabinet forward so the

SlideLock hardware interlocks. (note: the cabinets are interlocked when tilting the top cabinet side to side moves both cabinets as one.)

4. SECURE the SlideLock with the two quick release pins: On the back of the cabinets, line up the holes in the upper and lower plates by sliding the top cabinet. Insert the pins as shown. Pressing the button on the end of the pin allows the pin to slide in or out.

VELA on a standard pole stand

VELAmounts to

SlideLock equipped subwoofers.

SUSPENSION

About the SlideLockTBAR™:

The SlideLockTBAR™ provides a hang point to suspend up to four VELA™ cabinets inline from a 5/8” shackle and standard rigging such as a chain hoist.

The hang angle can be adjusted depending on the chioce of shackle attach point.

Connecting the SlideLockTBAR:

1. SLIDE the SlideLockTBAR into the

SlideLock ™ plates on the top of the VELA.

The TBAR should extend about 3.5 in.

(90mm) off the rear of the VELA cabinet.

2. SECURE the SlideLockTBAR with the two quick release pins: Line up the holes in the top rear of the VELA hardware with the holes in the SlideLockTBAR hardware. Insert the two pins as shown.

Pressing the button on the end of the pin allows the pin to slide in or out.

3. ADD MORE VELA cabinets to the bottom of the first, securing each one with two quick release pins as they are attached (see the STACKING procedure).

If more that two VELA are attached, use the chain hoist to lift them up to the proper level for attaching. The maximum number to safely hang inline is 4 cabinets.

4. SET THE ANGLE of the hang by selecting a different shackle location. The fourth hole from the front will be a vertical hang. Attaching the shackle to the rear will tilt the hang down. Attaching the shackle to the front will tilt the hang upward.

Add SlidelockTBAR ™ for flying and secure with the quick release pins

Tilt down Tilt up

SPECIFICATIONS

TRx3810A -

VELA™

System Type: Active, 2500W X-Drive™ processed

Vertical Array Element

Freq. Response: 60 Hz – 16kHz (-10dB),

70 Hz – 14kHz (-3dB) with Bass Enhance: 15Hz < normal

Coverage Pattern:

Crossover Type:

Crossover Frequency:

100H x 40V single cabinet

Active DSP Bi-amp

400 Hz

DSP Contours: Live 1, Live 2, Playback 1, Playback 2

(in Single and Dual presets)

Power: 2500W 20ms burst (2000W LF/500W HF)

1600W RMS (1250W LF, 350W HF)

Input Sensitivity: 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, or 2.0 Vrms settings

Maximum Input signal: +12dBu

Maximum SPL: 129dB single cabinet

LF Driver: 2x 10-inch Neodymium, 2.5-inch VC

MF/HF Driver: 8x 3.5-inch

Enclosure: Premium Russian Baltic Birch

Finish: Black DuraTec™

Grill: Black powder coated steel

Transport: 4 Recessed Steel Handles

Suspension: 12 captive 3/8in-16 nut fly pts.

SlideLock™ rigging

Bottom 1-3/8-inch Pole Cup

Connectors: Signal In/Thru: XLR female/XLR male

Remote Level/Mute: Terminal block

AC IN/OUT: Neutrik™ PowerCon™, A-Type/B-Type

AC Power Requirement: TRx3810A: 120VAC 50/60Hz 600VA

TRx3810A-E: 230VAC 50/60Hz 600VA

Dimensions, H x W x D: 31.875 in x 12 in x 14.75in

(810 mm x 310 mm x 375 mm)

Net Wt: 66 lb (30 kg) with Flyware

Origin: Built in the USA

Accessories: SlideLockTBar Top-bar kit 3 lb (1.5kg)

TCSHK58 5/8” Shackle 1.3 lb (0.5kg)

CVTRX3810 vinyl backed nylon cover

CBTRX3810 padded cover

LIMITED WARRANTY

Your Carvin Audio loudspeaker is guaranteed against failure for 5 YEARS unless otherwise stated. Carvin will service and supply all parts at no charge to the customer providing the unit is under warranty. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. CARVIN DOES NOT

PAY FOR PARTS OR SERVICING OTHER THAN OUR OWN. A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL

INVOICE IS REQUIRED TO VERIFY YOUR WARRANTY. Carvin assumes no responsibility for horn drivers or speakers damaged by this unit. This warranty does not cover, and no liability is assumed, for damage due to: natural disasters, accidents, abuse, loss of parts, lack of reasonable care, incorrect use, or failure to follow instructions. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied. No representative or person is authorized to represent or assume for Carvin any liability in connection with the sale or servicing of Carvin Audio products.

CARVIN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

MAINTAINING YOUR EQUIPMENT

Avoid spilling liquids or allowing any other foreign matter inside the unit. The panel of your unit can be wiped with a dry or slightly damp cloth in order to remove dust and bring back the new look. As with all pro gear, avoid prolonged use in caustic environments (salt air). When used in such an environment, be sure the amplifier is adequately protected.

SERVICE:

In the USA, please go to www.carvinaudio.com

under “SUPPORT” click on “REPAIR INFORMATION”

Outside the USA: contact your dealer or go to http://www.carvinaudio.com

click on “DEALERS” for your nearest service center.

Include a written description of the problem with serial number and date of purchase.

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

CAUTION This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN appliance.

IMPORTANT! FOR YOUR PROTECTION, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

WATER AND MOISTURE: Appliance should not be used near water (near a bathtub, washbowl, sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, etc). Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.

POWER SOURCES: The product should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.

GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or polarization is not defeated.

POWER CORD PROTECTION: 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 at plugs.

SERVICING: The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.

FUSING: If your unit is equipped with a fuse receptacle, replace only with the same type fuse. Refer to replacement text on the unit for correct fuse type.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (EUROPEAN)

The conductors in the AC power cord are colored in accordance with the following code.

GREEN & YELLOW—Earth BLUE—Neutral BROWN—Live

U.K. MAIN PLUG WARNING: A molded main plug that has been cut off from the cord is unsafe. NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU INSERT A DAMAGED OR

CUT MAIN PLUG INTO A POWER SOCKET.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE

PERSONNEL! THIS UNIT CONTAINS HIGH

VOLTAGE INSIDE!

VELA™ TRx3810A SINGLE CABINET FREQUENCY RESPONSE

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