User's Manual
LAX16D
16-CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLE WITH DIGITAL EFFECTS
Adam Hall GmbH
Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 5, 61267 Neu Anspach
Tel: (+49) 6081 / 9419-0 Fax: (+49) 6081 / 43280
www.adamhall.com
info@adamhall.com
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without prior notice. Photocopying, translation, or reproduction of any part of this
manual without written permission is forbidden. Copyright c 2007 Adam Hall GmbH
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IMPORTANT!
Please read this manual carefully before operating
this unit for the first time.
All rights reserved to Adam Hall GmbH. All features and content might be changed
without prior notice. Photocopying, translation, or reproduction of any part of
this manual without written permission is forbidden.
8. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
- Fuse
SAFETY RELATED SYMBOLS
CAUTION
Mono input channels
Microphone input
electronically balanced, discrete input configuration
Frequency response
10Hz to 45kHz, +/-3dB
Distortion (THD & N)
0.005% at +4dBu, 1kHz
0dB to 40dB (MIC)
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol, wherever used, alerts you to the presence of un-insulated and dangerous voltages within the product enclosure. These are voltages that
may be sufficient to constitute the risk of elect ric
shock or death.
Gain range
SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) 102dB
electronically balanced
Line input
Stereo input channels
Impedances
Equalization
Frequency response
Distortion (THD & N)
Gain range
Line input
This symbol, wherever used, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions.
Please read.
Frequency response
+15dBu to -25dBu(LINE)
unbalanced
10Hz to 4 5kHz, + /-3dB
Distortion (THD & N)
0.005% at +4dBu, 1kHz
Microphone input
All other inputs
3.6kOhms
10kOhms or greater
Tape out
1kOhm
ON:
All other output
120Ohms
OFF: Denotes the product is turned off.
Hi shelving
+/- 15dB @12kHz
+/- 15dB @100Hz to 8kHz
+/- 15dB @ 3kHz
+/- 15dB @500Hz
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+/- 15dB @80Hz
75Hz, 18dB/oct.
Mid bell (mono)
Hi Mid (stereo)
Mid low (stereo)
Low shelving
Low Cut filter
DSP SECTION
10Hz to 45 kHz, +/-3dB
0.005% at +4dBu, 1kHz
A/D and D/A converters
24 bit
DSP resolution
24 bit
Protective Ground Terminal
~
Main Mix Section
Power supply
(AC/AC Adaptor)
Noise (Bus noise)
Fader 0 dB, channels muted:-100dBr (ref.:+4dBu)
Fader 0dB, all input channels assigned and set to
UNITY gain: -90dBr (ref:+4dBu)
+22dBu balanced XLR, +22dBu unbalanced 1/4"jack
AUX Returns gain range
OFF to +15dB
AUX Sends max out
+22dBu
Main voltage
USA/Canada 100 - 120V ~, 60Hz
Physical
16 Channels Mixer
OO
Dimension (WxDxH)
16 Channels Mixer
Net weight
16 Channels Mixer
Ensure that the mains source voltage (AC outlet)
matches the voltage rating of the product. Failure
to do so could result in damage to the product and
possibly the user.
- External Connection
30watts
420 x 436 x 86mm
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read these instructions
Follow all instructions
Keep these instructions. Do not discard.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
- Power Supply
Unplug the product before electrical storms occur
and when unused for long periods of time to reduce
the risk of electric shock or fire.
Europe 210 - 230V ~, 50Hz
U.K./Australia 240V ~, 50Hz
Do not block areas of ventilation. Failure to do so
could result in fire.
Heed all warnings.
WARNING
Max output
Do not install this product near any direct heat source.
Keep product away from naked flames.
This product should not be disposed in
municipal waste and should be collected
separately.
Preset select and Effects bypass
Never cut internal or external Ground wires. Likewise,
never remove Ground wiring from the Protective
Ground Terminal.
To avoid the risk of electric shock and damage, do
not subject this product to any liquid/rain or moisture.
Do not use this product when in close proximity to
water.
Denotes the product is turned on.
Describes precautions that should be observed to
prevent damage to the product.
Controls
Power consumption
Hazardous Live Terminal
CAUTION
100
Before turning the product ON, make sure that it is
connected to Ground. This is to prevent the risk of
electric shock.
Always install in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions.
AC mains (Alternating Current)
Describes precautions that should be observed to
prevent the possibility of death or injury to the user.
Number of Presets
- Protective Ground
- Operating Conditions
WARNING
Type of effects
To prevent fire and damage to the product, only use
the recommended fuse type as indicated in this
manual. Do not short-circuit the fuse holder. Before
replacing the fuse, make sure that the product is
OFF and disconnected from the AC outlet.
Always use proper ready-made insulated mains
cabling (power cord). Failure to do so could result
in shock/death or fire. If in doubt, seek advice from
a qualified electrician.
5.1 kg without Adapter
- Power Cord and Plug
Do not tamper with the power cord or plug. These are
designed for your safety.
Do not remove Ground connections!
If the plug does not fit your AC outlet seek advice from
a qualified electrician.
Protect the power cord and plug from any physical
stress to avoid risk of electric shock.
Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. This
could cause electric shock or fire.
- Cleaning
When required, either blow off dust from the product
or use a dry cloth.
- Do Not Remove Any Covers
There are areas within the product where high
voltages may be present. To reduce the risk of
electric shock do not remove any covers unless
the AC mains power cord is removed.
Do not use any solvents such as Benzol or Alcohol.
For safety reasons, keep product clean and free
from dust.
- Servicing
Covers should be removed by qualified service
personnel only.
No user serviceable parts inside.
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Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel only.
Do not perform any servicing other than the instructions contained within this Manual.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
7. BLOCK DIAGRAM
1. INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................................3
2. FEATURES...........................................................................................................................................3
3. READY TO START...............................................................................................................................3
4. CONTROL ELEMENTS........................................................................................................................4
5. INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION.................................................................................................11
6. PRESET LIST.....................................................................................................................................14
7. BLOCK DIAGRAM.............................................................................................................................15
8. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION...........................................................................................................16
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1. INTRODUCTION
6. PRESET LIST
Description
No.
Preset
Parameter
00~09
Echo
The incoming signal is passed on to the
output after the lapse of the delay time
Delay Time : 145~205ms
10~19
Echo+Verb
Echo with Room effect.
Delay Time : 208~650ms
Decay time : 1.7~2.1s
20~29
Tremolo
Amplitude modulation of the signal.
Rate : 0.6 Hz~5 Hz
Thank you for expressing your confidence in our products by purchasing the LAX16D mixing console.
The LAX16D is a professional compact mixer. It's smooth, accurate and natural sound characteristics
make it ideal for gigs, recording and fixed PA installations. The LAX16D mixing console is packed with
some key features that are rarely found in other consoles of its size:
The ultra low noise microphone preamplifiers of the mono inputs are provided with phantom power at
+48 Volts. Both the stereo and the mono channels are equipped with warm and natural sounding EQs.
The mono Channels have a 3-band MID sweep EQ and the stereo channels a 4-band fixed frequency
EQ. Other special features include highly accurate 12-segment bar graphic meters, 2-Track inputs
assignable to the Main Mix, Phones/Control Room outputs etc.
The 24-bit effect processor with 100 effects is supplied specifically for LAX16D. it is extremely easy to
operate but we nonetheless advise you to go through each section of this manual carefully. This way
you will get the best out of your LAX16D.
2. FEATURES
30~39
40~49
A simulation of a classic bright vocal
plate.
Decay time:0.9s~3.6s
Chorus
Create the illusion of more than one
instrument from a single instrument sound.
Rate : 0.92Hz ~1.72Hz
Vocal
Simulate a small space with a small
decay time.
Rev. decay time: 0.8~0.9s
Pre-delay: 0~45ms
Plate
The LAX16D mixing console is designed for professional applications. It provides the following features:
- MIC input channels with gold plated XLR-Pins and balanced LINE inputs
- stereo input channels with balanced TRS jacks
- Ultra-low noise discrete MIC pre-amps with +48V Phantom power
- Extremely high headroom offering more dynamic range
50~59
- Insert on each of the mono input channels
- Switchable Low-cut filter on each mono channel
60~69
70~79
80~89
Rotary
Simulate the sound effect achieved by
Modulation depth : 20%~80%
rotating horn speakers and a bass cylinder.
Small Room
Simulate a bright studio room.
Flanger+Verb
A combination a modulated delay and a
reverb.
Decay time : 0.7~2.1s
Pre-delay : 20~45ms
- +4dBu/-10dBV selector on each stereo channel
- Warm, natural 4-band fixed frequency EQ on each stereo channel
- 3-band EQ with MID sweep(100Hz~8KHz) on each mono channel
- Peak LED on each channel
- Mute/ALT 3-4, SOLO function on each channel
Decay time : 1.5~2.9s
Rate : 0.8Hz ~2.52Hz
- 2 AUX Returns for additional Inputs
- Control Room and Phone outputs
90~99
Large Hall
Simulate a large acoustic space.
Decay time : 3.6~5.4s
Pre-delay : 23~55ms
- 2-Track inputs assignable to Main Mix, Control Room / Phones outputs
- Highly accurate 12-segment bar graph meters
- 24 bit digital effects processor
- up to 100 presets
- Effect Bypass by means of MUTE switch or a footswitch connected to the DFX FOOTSWITCH jack.
3. GETTING STARTED
3.1 Please check the AC voltage available in your country before connecting your LAX16D to the AC socket.
3.2 Be sure that the main power switch is turned off before connecting the mixer to the AC socket. You should also
make sure that all input and output controls are turned down. This will avoid damage to your speakers and avoid
excessive noise.
3.3 If you have an amplifier connected to the main outputs of the LAX16D, make sure to first turn on the LAX16D
and then the amplifier. When finished working, first turn off the amplifier and then the LAX16D.
3.4 Before disconnecting the LAX16D always turn-off the power switch.
3.5 Do not use solvents to clean your LAX16D. A dry and clean cloth is sufficient..
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4. CONTROL ELEMENTS
- Insert Points Connection
You will find, that the LAX16D's inserts have a single TRS jack for Send and Return. In order to use the
Inserts you need a “Y-Cable”. See the examples below as to how such a cable should be configured:
LAX16D
- 1/4" TRS insert
- Insert Leads
Send
Return
SLEEVE TIP
TIP RING SLEEVE
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Tip (Send)
Sleeve
Tip (Return)
Sleeve
SLEEVE RING TIP
1
2 (Send)
1
3
2
2
TIP RING SLEEVE
1
Tip
3
Ring
3
1
2 (Return)
3
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Sleeve
TIP RING SLEEVE
4
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Centre (Send)
Screen
Centre (Return)
Screen
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- For 1/4” Phone jack
For your notes:
+
+
-
Tip
+
Tip
Ring
Ring
Sleeve
Sleeve
TRS Type Unbalanced
Tip
Sleeve
TRS Type Balanced
TRS Type Unbalanced
- For XLR connector
Pin2 (+)
Pin3 (-)
(Linked to Pin1 manually,
Pin2 (+)
Pin3 (-)
)
Pin1 ( )
Pin1 ( )
XLR Type Unbalanced
XLR Type Balanced
- In-line Connection
For these applications the unit provides 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors to easily interface with most
professional audio devices. Follow the configuration examples below for your particular connection.
Balanced
TIP RING SLE EV E
Tip
Rin g
Sle eve
SLE EV E RING TIP
3
3
1
1
2
2
1
3
2
TIP RING SLE EV E
TIP RING SLE EV E
SLE EV E RING TIP
3
3
1
1
2
2
1
3
2
TIP RING SLE EV E
Tip
Rin g
Sle eve
1
2
1
2
3
3
Tip
Rin g
Sle eve
1
2
3
Tip
Rin g
Sle eve
Tip
Rin g
Sle eve
1
2
1
2
3
3
Tip
Rin g
1
2
3
Sle eve
Unbalanced
1
Tip
Rin g
3
2
Sle eve
TIP RING SLE EV E
Tip
1
3
2
Sle eve
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
TIP SLE EV E
2
3
1
2
3
Tip
TIP SLE EV E
Sle eve
SLE EV E TIP
Tip
Rin g
TIP RING SLE EV E
SLE EV E RING TIP
Cent r e
Screen
Tip
Sle eve
Tip
Rin g
Sle eve
Sle eve
Tip
Cent r e
Sle eve
Screen
Tip
Rin g
Centr e
Sle eve
Screen
TIP SLE EV E
TIP RING SLE EV E
2
2
3
3
1
1
1
2
3
12
1
2
3
5
4.1 THE MONO MIC/LINE CHANNELS
- FOOT SW 42
1
You can connect an external footswitch to this socket, it will activate/deactivate the DSP module, i.e.
the footswitch controlls the DFX MUTE switch..
You can connect balanced,low impedance microphones or
a low level signal to the XLR socket. On the 1/4" line jack
you can connect either a microphone or
line level
instruments such as synthesizers, drum machines, effect
processors Or any other line level devices.
Note: it is not possible to simultaneously use both the MIC &
LINE inputs on the same channel.
MIC 1
- POWER ON/OFF SWITCH
1
2
LINE IN 1
2
+15dB
0dB
4.5 +4dBu/-10dBV
-25dB LINE
40dB MIC
LEFT(MONO)
- While speaking/singing into the mic (or playing the instrument), adjust the channel Level control so
that the channel PEAK LED will blink occasionally, in this way you will maintain good headroom and an
ideal dynamic range.
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- You can shape the tone of each channel by adjusting the equalizer controls as desired.
RIGHT
You can use the Aux sends to split a channel's signal and
send a certain ammount to external devices such as Effects
devices. The Aux sends can also be used to create
submixes.
Now that you have a rough idea of the mixers functions you should be able to operate it. However, we
strongly recommend you read the following section carefully as it contains a number of useful tips on
how to operate the mixer correctly.
LINE IN 11/12
5
With this button you can select the input sensitivity of the
line inputs on the stereo channels . +4dBu is suitable for
professional audio devices, -10dBV is suitable for general
HI-FI devices. If not sure which setting to use, first try
+4dBu and then switch to -10dBV should the level not be
high enough.
4.6 AUX SENDS
6
To connect to main power.
- Properly connect all external devices such as mics, power amplifiers, speakers, effects processor etc.
- Be sure to lay the cables safely to avoid injury or damage to your equipment.
- Set the output level of your mixer or the connected power amplifier to no more than 75%.
- Set the CONTROL ROOM/PHONES level to no more than 50%.
- Position HI, MID and LOW EQ controls on middle position.
- Position the panorama and balance (PAN/BAL) controls in center position.
LOW CUT
75Hz 18dB/Oct
4
These are organized in stereo pairs with 1/4" TRS sockets.
Use the left input to connect a mono input signal to the
STEREO INPUT.
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- Make sure the input- and master levels of the LAX16D are turned down before you connect
microphones and instruments to the inputs.
By pressing this button you will activate a 75Hz low frequency
filter with a slope of 18 dB per octave. You can use this function
to reduce the hum noise caused by the mains power supply, or
the stage rumble while using a microphone.
4.4 STEREO INPUTS
- AC INLET
5. INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION
3
3
4.3 LOW CUT SWITCH
44
This switch is used to turn the main power ON and OFF.
BAL OR
UNBAL
This control is provided with 2 different indication rings: one
is for the microphone and the other for the line level. Read
the outer ring (0 ~ 44dB) when you are using a microphone,
the inner ring (+15 ~ -30dB) is for line level instruments.
Adjust this control in such a way that the peak LED above
the Fader lights up occasionally. This LED should not light
up constantly, otherwise your signal may be distorted.
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This switch will apply +48 Volt Phantom Power only to the 8 XLR microphone inputs. Never connect microphones
When the phantom power is on already.
PHANTOM POWER +48 VOLTS
4.2 INPUT LEVEL SETTING
- PHANTOM ON/OFF SWITCH
- Now repeat the same sequence for all other input channels. Keep an eye on the main LED chain and
make sure it does not move up too far into the red section.
5
+4dBu
-10dBV
AUX SENDS
5.1 Audio Connection
For maximum flexibility both XLR and 1/4 " TRS connectors are available on this unit. There are a
number of ways to connect your equipment. Read the following chapter to learn more.
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- Wiring Configuration
2
Either the 1/4" TRS phone jack or XLR connectors can be wired in balanced and unbalanced modes,
depending on the equipment used. Please see the following examples on how to wire up your system:
4.7 PHONES 7
Connect your headphones to this socet to monitor the main mix.
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PHONE
4.8 EQUALIZER
The mono input channels are equipped with 3-band MID sweep EQs - HI band, MID band and LOW band.
The stereo channels are equipped with 4-band fixed frequency EQs - HI band, HI-MID band, MID-LOW
band and LOW band. All bands provide up to 15dB boost or cut.
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8
- HI
This is the treble control. It can be used to eliminate
unwanted high frequencies or to give your signal more
brilliance and presence. It ranges from -15dB to +15dB
with a center frequency of 12kHz.
4.30 24 BIT DIGITAL EFFECTS
- DFX MUTE SWITCH 34
This switch is used to activate/deactivate the digital effects.
PROGRAM (PUSH)
35
- DISPLAY 35
88
36
FUNCTION
It displays the selected preset.
- PRESETS SELECTOR 36
Adjust this knob to select the effect you desire. In total,
there are 100 presets to choose from: Echo, Vocal, Plate
and versatile two-effect combinations. Whenyou have
found the right preset, please push this knob to confirm this
preset.
00-09
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Echo
Echo+Verb
Tremolo
Plate
Leslie
50-59
60-69
70-79
80-89
90-99
Vocal
Rotary
Small Room
Flange+Verb
Large Hall
37
34
PEAK/MUTE
DFX MUTE
- MID 9
This is the midrange control. It provides 15dB boost or
cut. The FREQ knob sets the center frequency, the
adjustable range goes from 100Hz to 8KHz. It can affect
most fundamental frequencies of all musical instruments
and the human voice.
- HI-MID 10
Here the frequency range is set slightly higher than in the
MID section to improve flexibility whilst adjusting the middle
frequencies.
- MID-LOW
- PEAK LED 37
This LED lights up when the input signal is too strong. The LED lights up constantly when the
effects module is muted.
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LEFT
RIGHT
CAUTION
CAUTION:
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD - DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR
OFF
LEFT(3)
REPLACE WITH THE SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD BEFORE CHANGING FUSE
SERIAL
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
INSERT
R
AC INPUT
100-240V¡50/60Hz
Fuse:T1.6AL 250V
POWER CONSUMPTION: 40W
POWER
RIGHT
LEFT
45
41
OUTPUT
CTRL ROOM
RIGHT(4)
ALT OUTPUT
40
39
38
- MONO CHANNEL INSERT 38
Insert sockets are provided for all mono MIC channels. It can allow you patch external signal
processing devices into the signal path via a TRS connector. The signal will be sent out after the
input gain control (TRIM) to an external processor such as a compressor- limiter, then it is returned
into the same channel immediately before the EQ section. Note: you will need a Y-cable to fully use
the inserts. See this manual for instructions on how this cable needs to be configured.
- CTRL ROOM OUTPUT 39
These 1/4" sockets are used to send the control room signal to the studio monitor speakers or a PA-System.
- ALT OUTPUT
12
11
12
40
These 1/4" sockets are unbalanced outputs. They can deliver a signal of +22dBu. The signal level
to the ALT OUTPUT is adjusted by ALT 3-4 pot on the front panel
These two controls are used to adjust the level of signal
sent to the AUX Busses 1 & 2. This adjustment does not
affect the output signal of the main mix. AUX1 can be 15
configured as PRE/POST fader via the PRE/POST switch.
When the aux is set to POST Fader (i.e. the Button is not
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pressed), the signal is sent out after the channel fader and
will be affected by the channel fader. If set to PRE fader
(the button is pressed), the signal is sent out before the
channel fader and will not be affected by the channel fader.
AUX2 is configured as POST fader.
4.10 PAN/BAL CONTROL
41
The stereo output is supplied both with XLR and 1/4" TRS sockets, which can be used to send the audio signal
to an amplifier. With the main mix level control, you can adjust the output level from -oo to +10dB.
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Mono channels have a panorama (Pan) control whereas
stereo channels have a so called Balance (Bal) control.
Both controls are used to distribute the signal between the 18
left and right channels of the main mix.
4.11 MUTE /ALT 3-4 SWITCH 15
Each channel is equipped with the MUTE/ALT3-4 switch.
This switch is used to route the channel signal to ALT3-4
output instead of the main mix.
4.12 SOLO SWITCH
- MAIN MIX OUTPUT
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MODEL
L
MAIN MIX OUTPUT(BAL/UNBAL)
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4.9 AUX SENDS CONTROL 13
Apparaten skall anslutas
till jordat uttag nar den
ansluts till ett natverk
FOOT SW
ON
9
This is the bass control. It can be used to boost a male 13
voice, kick-drum or bass guitar. The gain ranges from-15dB
to +15dB and the center frequency is at 80Hz.
4.31 THE REAR PANEL.
PHANTOM
10
This control provides you up to 15dB boost or cut at 500Hz.
- LOW
44
8
17
PEAK
PEAK
10
10
dB
dB
5
5
0
0
-5
-5
-10
-10
-15
-15
-20
-20
-30
-40
-60
-30
-40
-60
O
OO
O
OO
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By pressing the SOLO button of a channel you will only hear this specific signal without the other
channels. The SOLO function is used for leveling in and as a preview function.
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4.20 OUTPUT LEVEL LED DISPLAY
2
2TK IN
L
LEFT
LEFT(MONO)
R
RIGHT
RIGHT
STEREO AUX RETURNS
MAX
TAPE IN TAPE OUT
2-TRACK IN/OUT
4.22 ALT 3-4 CONTROL 26
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19
4.15 2-TRACK IN/OUT 19
4.23 MAIN MIX LEVEL 27
- TAPE OUT
From these RCA sockets you can send main mix to a tape recorder, CD-recorder or a similar device.
4.24 2TK TO MAIN MIX 28
This control is used to adjust the level of 2TK IN signal, which can be varied from - oO to MAX.
4.16 STEREO AUX RETURNS
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Use these stereo 1/4" sockets to return the sound of an effect unit to the main mix. You can also use
them as the extra auxiliary inputs, but they are primarily used to connect the outputs of external effect
processors.
Note: If there is no input on AUX RETURN 2, the input of AUX RETURN 1 will also be routed to AUX
RETURN 2. The Signal will then be mixed to the main L/R mix bus.
4.17 AUX RETURN CONTROL 21
These two controls adjust the level of the signal present at the AUX RETURNS 1&2. The signal is mixed in to the
main L/R mix bus.
4.18 EFX TO AUX 1
22
0
FUNCTION
2
-
00-09
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
+15
AUX RTN 2 DFX
With these pots you can determine the master AUX SEND levels. The adjustable range is from - OO to
+15dB. You can thus boost the Aux mix by +15dB if needed.
Vocal
Rotary
Small Room
Flange+Verb
Large Hall
DFX MUTE
33
-
1
+15
PHONES
0
CONTROL ROOM
PHANTOM
-
32
CTR ROOM
SOURCE
PWR
31
+15
MAIN MIX
0
2
CLIP
30
+10
-
ALT 3-4
+7
+15
+4
+2
2TK IN
0
-2
LEVEL
SET
ASSIGN
TO MIX
-4
29
-7
-10
SOLO
ACTIVE
25
ALT 3-4
-20
PFL
AFL
-30
L
28
R
OUTPUT LEVEL
2TK
SOLO MODE
MAIN MIX
LEVEL
Engage this button to route the 2TK IN signal into the Main
Mix output.
4.25 ALT 3-4 TO MAIN MIX 29
Engaging this button allows you to combine the ALT 3-4
output with the MAIN MIX, the ALT 3-4 signal is mixed to
the Main output.
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4.26 CONTROL ROOM SOURCE 30
Here you can choose which signal you want hear on
your main monitors or headphones. You can choose
between MAIN MIX, ALT 3-4 and 2TK IN. Please note
that the solo-mode overrides these buttons. So if
pressing the control room buttons does not take any
effect make sure no channel is switched to solo.
10
10
10
dB
dB
dB
5
5
5
0
0
0
-5
-5
-5
-10
-10
-10
-15
-15
-15
-20
-20
-20
-30
-40
-60
O
OO
-30
-40
-60
O
OO
-30
-40
-60
O
OO
ALT 3-4
LEFT
RIGHT
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This LED is lit when the power is on.
This LED indicates when the phantom power is switched on.
4.29 PHONE/CONTROL ROOM CONTROL 33
This control sets the amount of signal sent both to the Main Output and Tape Output.
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50-59
60-69
70-79
80-89
90-99
0
4.28 PHANTOM LED 32
4.19 AUX SENDS CONTROLS 23
Echo
Echo+Verb
Tremolo
Plate
Leslie
PEAK/MUTE
EFX TO AUX 1
AUX SENDS
With these two faders you can set the levels of both the
Main Output and the Tape Output.
4.27 POWER LED
With this Button you can route the digital effects to the AUX RETURNS so that they can be heard via
the main mix.
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+15
AUX RTN 1
This fader is used to adjust the level of the ALT output. It
ranges from - OO to +10dB. This allows you to create a
second independant stereo submix with its own level 24
adjustment control.
- TAPE IN
The Tape Input is an additional stereo input which can either be routed to the CONTROL
ROOM/PHONES output using the 2TK IN button on the front panel or to the MAIN MIX output using the
2TK TO MAIN MIX button. The Tape Input is often used to connect devices such as a CD Player.
- 2TK IN CONTROL
-
PROGRAM (PUSH)
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With this button you can switch between two solo
modes: PFL (Pre-Fader-Listening) and AFL (After 21
Fader Listening). The LAX16D is in AFL solo mode
when the button is pressed down, when not pressed the
device is in PFL solo mode.
In PFL mode the signals switched to solo are sent out
before the fader. Moving the fader will thus have no 22
effect whilst in solo mode. In the AFL Mode the signals
switched to solo are sent out after the fader and the
panorama (optically the panorama pot is before the
fader but technically it's after the fader). Whilst in AFL
solo mode you can hear adjustments in fader levels and
panorama settings.
Note: The solo mode only has effect when at least one
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solo button is pressed. The solo Active button lights up
when a solo button is pressed (i.e. when in solo-mode).
1
8
1
0
4.21 SOLO MODE SWITCH & SOLO ACTIVE LED INDICATOR 25
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4.14 FADER 18
This control will adjust the overall level of this channel, it sets the amount of signal sent to the main output.
This stereo 12 segment LED meter will indicate the level of
the overall output signal.
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In the LAX16D each channel’s audio signal is monitored at several different stages. The results of this
monitoring are expressed by the PEAK LEDs. When this LED lights up, it warns you that you are
reaching signal saturation and possible distortion. The PEAK LED will light at a level that is 6dB before
actual clipping.
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8
4.13 PEAK LED 17
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