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Shure M63 User guide
PRODUCTS DATA
GENERAL
The Shure Model M63 AUDIO MASTER@is designed
to give maximum flexibility in the control of volume,
bass response, treble response, and high and low
frequency rolloff. The Model M63 works ideally as a
Master Control Center when used in conjunction with
the Shure Model M68 series of microphone mixers.
The M63 provides a means to equalize sound systems for correction of room acoustics, to reduce
feedback, to provide special sound effects, to reduce
stand and stage noise and for tape recording.
AUDIO MASTER features:
m Five types of outputs
-600 ohms balanced line level
-High impedance, high level
-High impedance, microphone level
-Low impedance, microphone level, balanced
-Headphone jack for monitoring
= Inputs for two driving sources
= VU meter to monitor audio level
= Continuously variable high-pass and low-pass
6 dB per octave filters
Bass and treble tone controls
SPECIFICATIONS
(At 120 volts ac, 60 Hz line voltage)
Frequency Response
- t 2 dB, 20 to 20,000 Hz (all controls flat)
Voltage Gain (outputs terminated as noted, others
open; volume and level control max.)
Line Output: 38.5 dB (600-ohm load)
Aux. Output: 39.0 dB (47k load)
Hi-Imp. Mic. Output: -1.0 dB (33k load)
Lo-Imp. Mic. Output: -21.0 dB (150-ohm load)
Tone Controls
14, - 19 dB at 100 Hz Typical
Bass:
Treble:
16, - 19 dB at 10k Hz Typical
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Distortion
Under 1 % THD at + 8 dBm output
Clipping Level
+18 dBm (600-ohm load)
VU Meter (Calibrated for 600-ohm line termination)
0 VU = + 8 dBm tl dB fixed; or
0 VU = + 4 dBm; output may be attenuated by
20 dB
Inputs
Two, mixing. Impedance 50k nominal. No amplification precedes VOLUME control, so that high-level
input signals cannot cause overloading.
Outputs
600-ohm line: Balanced and floating, 150 ohms
minimum load, 125 ohms actual internal impedance. Will operate with up to 100 mA dc through
transformer for driving telephone lines.
Auxiliary Hi-Imp.: Unbalanced, 4.7k internal impedance. For driving high-level, high impedance
inputs.
Microphone Hi-Imp.: Unbalanced, Ik internal impedance. For driving medium-level high impedance
microphone inputs.
Microphone Lo-Imp.: Balanced, 0.5-ohm internal
impedance. For driving low-level 25- to 250-ohm
microphone inputs.
Headphone: Two-level, for 600- to 2,000-ohm headphones. Crystal headphones may be used.
Operating Voltage
AC Operation: 108-132 volts, at 50160 Hz
DC Operation: 30 volts, 20 mA maximum drain for
+ 8 dBm output
Overall Dimensions
See Figure 2
Filters
Hi-Cut and Lo-Cut 6 dB per octave, continuously
variable - 3 dB point
Weight
1.4 kg (3 Ib 2 oz)
Noise Output (Line with 600-ohm load)
Volume Control min.:
76 dB below + 8 dBm, 20 Hz -20
81 dB below + 8 dBm, 300 Hz -20
Volume Control max., 4.7k source:
68 dB below + 8 dBm, 20 Hz -20
71 dB below + 8 dBm, 300 Hz - 20
Operating Temperature
-7°C to 57°C (20" to 135°F)
Copyright 1981, Shure Brothers Inc.
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Certifications
The M63 is Listed by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc.
and is listed by Canadian Standards Association as
Certified.
Printed in U.S.A.
CONTROLS, CONNECTIONS AND OPERATION
1
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this appliance to rain or extreme
moisture.
INPUTS
The two high impedance inputs (phono jacks)
marked HlGH LEVEL INPUTS are designed to accept
high level signals from a microphone mixer (such as
the Shure M68, etc.), tape recorder, AM-FM tuner, or
output from a Shure Model A68P Phonograph Preamplifier (accessory).
To use with the Shure M68 Microphone Mixer
series, connect the AUX. HlGH LEVEL OUTPUT on
the mixer to the input of the M63 with a shielded
cable having a phono plug on each end. Set the
MASTER volume control on the mixer to approximately
6 and use the VOLUME control on the M63 to adjust
the overall level.
Although not specifically designed for use with the
Shure M67, it may be used in conjunction with the
M67 in the following manner: connect a shielded
single conductor cable with a % " phone plug on one
end and a phono plug on the other from the headphone output of the M67 to the M63 input. To obtain
good volume control action from the M63, install a
180-ohm resistor from tip to sleeve in the phone plug
and use the M63 volume control to adjust the output
to the desired level.
OUTPUTS
Microphone
The receptacle marked MICROPHONE LEVEL OUTPUT is a dual impedance output selected by the
switch above the receptacle. This output is designed
to work into a balanced 25- to 250-ohm input, or, with
the MICROPHONE IMPEDANCE selector switch in the
Hi position, into an unbalanced high impedance microphone input on an amplifier or tape recorder. The
receptacle is a professional three-pin audio connector designed to mate with Cannon XL series,
Switchcraft A3 (Q.G.) series or equivalent connector.
See Figure 1 for output receptacle connections.
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IMPEDANCE
LOW IMPEDANCE
(BALANCED LINE)
MICROPHONE OUTPUT PLUG CONNECTION
FIGURE 1
Line
The line output (binding posts) is on the rear panel
and is designated 600 OHM BALANCED LINE OUTPUT. These terminals are numbered "3" and "2" and
are in phase with correspondingly numbered pins in
the microphone output connector. The adjacent
ground terminal corresponds to pin 1. While the line
output may be used to drive lines of various impedances (150 ohms or greater), the VU meter is calibrated for use with a 600-ohm terminated line.
OVERALL DIMENSIONS
FIGURE 2
Auxiliary
The phono jack marked AUXILIARY HI IMP OUTPUT is a high-impedance, high-level output designed
primarily to feed a power amplifier requiring .5 to 2
volts, or the auxiliary or tuner input of an amplifier
or tape recorder.
NOTE: The microphone, line and auxiliary outputs
may be used simultaneously if desired, to
provide an isolated PA feed or to drive different pieces of equipment.
Headphone output
The headphone output on the rear panel is designated HEADPHONES. A two-circuit phone jack is used
to provide a choice of level for different headphone
impedances. Normally, a single-circuit plug should be
used. If inserted only partially (to the first detent),
the available voltage is approximately 0.25 volts; the
second position will provide approximately 0.50 volts
across 1000-ohm headphones at + 4 dBm (0 VU) line
output. Crystal headphones may be used, but the level
will be the same in either jack position.
If stereo phones are used, the two-circuit plug may
be inserted completely (to second position) and the
output will appear in both phones.
VU METER
When the METER SENSITIVITY switch (on rear
panel) is on the 0 VU = 8 dBm FIXED position, an
output of 8 dBm on the 600-ohm line output (loaded
with 600 ohms), reads 0 VU on the meter. When the
METER SENSITIVITY switch is in the 0 VU VARIABLE
position and the 0 VU LEVEL ADJUST control is
maximum (fully clockwise), an output of 4 dBm on the
600-ohm line output (loaded with 600 ohms) reads
0 VU on the meter; at minimum position of the 0 VU
LEVEL ADJUST, fully counterclockwise, an output of
approximately -20 dBm on the 600-ohm line output
(terminated in 600 ohms) reads 0 VU on the meter.
The variable position on the METER SENSITIVITY
switch allows the VU meter to read 0 VU for outputs
ranging from -20 dBm to -I-4 dBm (600-ohm line
terminated), by adjusting the 0 VU LEVEL ADJUST
(screwdriver adjustment on rear panel). To calibrate
the VU meter properly in applications where a level
other than the fixed level is needed, set the VOLUME
control on the M63 until the meter deflects to the
0 VU position on the loudest peaks, then adjust the
0 VU LEVEL ADJUST control for the desired output
signal level. The LEVEL ADJUST control attentuates
all outputs simultaneously (except HEADPHONES),
while the internal circuitry operates at the proper
level to insure good signal-to-noise ratio.
ACCESSORY 30 V.D.C.
The rear panel jacks (located near power cord)
provide 26 Vdc open circuit (23 Vdc at 10 mA max.)
for accessories. These jacks also are used as a power
input when using the A67B Battery Power Supply.
CONTROLS
Volume Control
The front panel control designated VOLUME controls the overall output of both high level inputs and
functions as a master volume control. When the input
device has a volume control of its own, the best
signal-to-noise ratio is obtained by turning up that
control as high as possible without encountering
distortion, keeping the M63 VOLUME control low.
Tone Control
Front panel controls designated BASS and TREBLE
are standard function tone controls having a response
characteristic as shown in Figure 3.
FREQUENCY IN HERTZ
FREQUENCY RESPONSE IN dB-TONE CONTROL CURVES
LO-CUT AND HI-CUT SET ON FLAT POSITION
FIGURE 3
Filter Controls
The front panel controls designated LO CUT (Hz)
and HI CUT (Hz) are continuously variable low-pass
and high-pass filters (6 dB per octave) with a typical
response function as shown in Figure 4.
FREQUENCY IN HERTZ
FREQUENCY RESPONSE IN dB-COMBINING,TONE
CONTROL AND FILTER CURVES
FIGURE 5
In this case, the upper dashed lines show BASS
and TREBLE control position; the lower dashed lines
show HI CUT and LO CUT control settings. The solid
curve is the combined resultant response of all settings. The resultant response is obtained by subtracting the lower curve (in dB) from the upper set of
curves. For instance, at 100 Hz the lower curve is 9 dB
below the 0 Reference line; subtract 9 dB from the
upper curve at 100 Hz (lowering it to 5 dB above the
0 Reference).
The resultant curve shown might be typical of a
sound system where low-frequency noise was a
problem (stage noise, etc.) and the room was relatively
dead (heavily draped and carpeted). The low-frequency rolloff would keep objectionable thumping noises
to a minimum, while the slight increase in response
at 200 Hz will keep the system from sounding tinny.
The rise in the high frequencies will add some
presence so voices or music will have added clarity.
This is only one example of the response curves
available with the M63. An individual calculation can
be done in this manner for the other resultant curves.
WARNING
Voltages in this equipment are hazardous to life.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
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FREQUENCY IN HERTZ
FREQUENCY RESPONSE IN dB-LO-CUT AND HI-CUT
CONTROL CURVES BASS AND TREBLE CONTROLS SET AT
12 O'CLOCK POSITION
FIGURE 4
Combining Tone and Filter Functions
The BASS and TREBLE control response characteristic and the LO CUT and HI CUT response characteristic may be combined to obtain a variety of
overall curves, sometimes needed for special effects
involving room acoustics, equipment equalization, etc.
Figure 5 shows an example of combining these
functions.
A68M MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER
The A68M Microphone Preamplifier provides a microphone input, either balanced low or high impedance, or a balanced bridging line input to the M63.
The A68M output cable is connected to one of the
M63 inputs. The A68M mounts on the left side of the
M63 and receives its power from the M63 30-volt
DC jacks.
A68S STACKING KIT
This accessory consists of brackets for vertical
stacking of an M68 Series mixer and an M63 (or any
combination of Shure mixers or controllers). An interconnecting cable for combining units is included.
A68R RACK PANEL KIT
The kit consists of a 19 in. x 3Vz in. (483 mm x 89
mm) precut rack panel and necessary hardware for
rack-mounting the M63 with its cover in place. Gray
hammertone finish.
This case is compartmented and foam-lined for
an M63 and as many as four microphones, cables,
adapters, and other accessories.
GUARANTEE
A68R-BL RACK PANEL KIT
The kit consists of a 19 in. x 31/2 in. (483 mm x 89
mm) precut rack panel and necessary hardware for
rack-mounting the M63 with its cover in place. Black
finish.
A68L LOCKING PANEL
This panel fits within the front hood of the M63
cover and locks in place to prevent tampering with
the front panel controls.
A67B BATTERY POWER SUPPLY
The A67B eliminates the need to connect the M63
mixer to a wall outlet. The battery complement is three
Eveready Type 222, 216, or equivalent 9-volt batteries.
At room temperature, battery life is approximately 10
hours.
This Shure product is guaranteed in normal use to
be free from electrical and mechanical defects for a
period of one year from date of purchase. Please
retain proof of purchase date. This guarantee includes
all parts and labor. This guarantee is in lieu of any
and all other guarantees or warranties, express or
implied, and there shall be no recovery for any consequential or incidental damages.
SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Carefully repack the unit and return it prepaid to:
Shure Brothers Incorporated
Attention: Service Department
1501 West Shure Drive
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
If outside the United States, return the unit to your
dealer or Authorized Shure Service Center for repair.
The unit will be returned to you prepaid.
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