Marshall Electronics AR-AM4-BG Operating Instructions Manual

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Marshall Electronics

AR-AM4-BG

Analog Audio Monitor

Operating Instructions

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Contents

Product Overview ...............................................................................................................................5

Features ...............................................................................................................................................5

Installation and Initial Setup ..............................................................................................................5

Unpacking ........................................................................................................................................................ 5

Audio Monitor Mounting .............................................................................................................................. 5

Quick Start Guide................................................................................................................................6

Functional Block Diagram..................................................................................................................6

Front Panel Features ..........................................................................................................................7

Stereo Loudspeakers ..................................................................................................................................................................... 7

Power LED....................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

Headphone Jack ............................................................................................................................................................................. 7

Headphone Volume ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7

Input Select ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

Master Volume ................................................................................................................................................................................ 7

Balance ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 7

USB Port .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

Mute Button..................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

Phase LED ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

LED Bargraph Level Meter ............................................................................................................................................................. 7

Rear Panel Features ...........................................................................................................................8

Power Input ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

RS-485 Port ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

Audio Output ................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

Audio Inputs.................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

Basic Operation ..................................................................................................................................9

Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 9

Volume Control ............................................................................................................................................................................... 9

Channel Select ................................................................................................................................................................................ 9

Balance Control .............................................................................................................................................................................. 9

Headphone Output.......................................................................................................................................................................... 9

Mute Button..................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

Specifications....................................................................................................................................10

Input / Output ................................................................................................................................................ 11

Warranty ............................................................................................................................................12

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Product Overview

The AR-AM4-BG is a 4-channel stereo analog audio monitoring system with DSP and Peak Meters. It features stereo loudspeakers in a compact 1RU form factor, with analog amplification and digital processing. A front panel bi-color phase indicator displays the phase relationship between the left and right channels. At only 6.0" deep, the AR-AM4-BG can be installed in many shallow rack cases or placed on any level surface. This unit is enhanced with four pairs of balanced XLR inputs, along with a balanced XLR output for interfacing to downstream equipment. Controls include separate headphone and speaker volume with master balance and a front panel MUTE button. The unit's dual 10-segment bar graph meters provide the ability to visually monitor the audio source. A powerful DSP-controlled EQ (coupled with a limiting compressor) provides unparalleled, pristine sound and speaker protection.

Features

Selectable Inputs

Choose between 4 independent sets of stereo inputs.

Superior Audio Quality

Stereo Loud Speakers provide superior audio quality in a compact 1RU form factor.

Digital Processing

Digital signal processing provides speaker protection.

Stereo Headphone Output

¼” stereo headphone jack located on front panel.

LED Bargraph Metering

Tri Color LED Display of selected audio levels in stereo.

Audio Phase Indicator

Single LED to indicate 180 Degree phase errors.

Installation and Initial Setup

Unpacking

Carefully unpack the AR-AM4-BG audio monitor and verify that the following items are included:

• AR-AM4-BG Audio Monitor

• Power Supply with 4-Pin XLR Connector (24VDC)

• AC Power Cable

• Operating Instructions

Inspect the unit for any physical damage that may have occurred during shipping. Should there be any damage, immediately contact Marshall Electronics at (800) 800-6608. If you are not located within the continental United States, call +1 (310) 333-0606.

Audio Monitor Installation

The AR-AM4-BG audio monitor can be installed in an EIA-standard 19-inch rack. At only 6” inches deep, the AR-AM4-BG can also be installed in many shallow racks cases. Alternately, the AR-AM4-BG audio monitor can be placed on any level surface. For optimum sound quality, the audio monitor should be installed at ear level.

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Quick Start Guide

1. Connect an Audio Source

Connect an audio source to any of the 4 pairs of rear panel input connectors. We recommend the use of the

Balanced XLR female connectors using a balanced audio signal with a nominal level of +4dBu.

2. Power On the Audio Monitor

Supply power to the audio monitor by connecting the included power supply to an AC power source (100-240 V @

50/60 Hz) and connecting the power supply’s 4-pin XLR connector to the back of the audio monitor. The Power LED on the front panel will illuminate green.

3. Select Input Channel

Use the Input Select controls to choose one of the four inputs.

4. Adjust the Volume and Balance

Use the Volume and Balance controls to adjust the sound level and stereo balance.

Functional Block Diagram

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Front Panel Features

Stereo Loudspeakers

The stereo loudspeakers are controlled by the Master

Volume Control. The sound from the selected source will be heard.

Power Indication LED

The power LED will illuminate green when power is supplied to the audio monitor.

Headphone Output

The headphone output accepts stereo headphones with a 1/4" TRS connector. When headphone plug is inserted, MUTE is activated and sound to the speakers is cut.

Headphone Volume Control

The headphone volume control affects only the stereo headphone jack.

Input Select

Rotate knob to switch between input channels 1 through 4. This selects the input source for both the speakers and headphone jack.

Master Volume Control

The master volume control affects only the stereo speakers.

Balance Control

The balance control adjusts the relative level of each left and right input to the speakers and headphones.

USB Port

For factory and future use only at this time.

Mute Button

Press to silence the speakers. The LED will light to indicate MUTE. (Headphone jack remains active)

Phase LED

Will indicate the wiring polarity of incoming audio comparing left to right. GREEN color indicates

Left+Right is IN Phase. RED indicates a 180 Degree

Phase Error between Left and Right of the selected input.

LED Bargraph Level Meter

Dual 10-segment LED display of selected audio source.

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Rear Panel Features

Power Input Connector

Use only the included power supply to power the AR-AM4-BG audio monitor.

RS-485 Ports

For future functions and firmware upgrades.

Audio Outputs

XLR- 3pin male connector. Balanced audio out is same level as XLR audio input. This is an active output from the selected Audio Input. If power is removed from the unit, there will be no signal on these connectors.

Audio Inputs

XLR - 3pin female connector. Balanced audio in. Pin 1= ground, Pin 2= Signal +, Pin 3= Signal -

Basic Operation

Overview

Basic operation of the AR-AM4-BG Audio Monitor involves connecting audio sources, and monitoring through the stereo speakers.

The user can choose between listening to the amplified internal speakers, or headphones. Audio volume can be adjusted from front panel controls.

There are four (4) separate stereo input channels. One can be selected at any time from the front panel.

Controls

Volume Control

The VOLUME control affects only the stereo speakers.

Channel Select

The Channel Select controls which of the four inputs is selected to the speakers, headphones and rear XLR Outputs.

Balance Control

The BALANCE control adjusts the relative levels of the LEFT and RIGHT channels of the input, affecting both the stereo speakers and headphone output.

Headphone Output

The headphone output accepts standard stereo headphones with a 1/4" TRS connector. Headphones with a 1/8”

(3.5mm) mini-plug connector may be used with an adapter. NOTE: The stereo speakers are muted when a connector is plugged into the headphone output. Headphones are not included with this unit.

MUTE Button

The MUTE button cuts the signal to the internal speakers. The LED will light to indicate the MUTE condition.

Sound to the headphone jack is not affected.

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Specifications

AR-AM4-BG Audio Monitor

ACOUSTIC

Speaker Power Output:

Peak Acoustic Output:

Left/Right RMS @ 4Ω: 3W RMS, 5W Peak

99 dB SPL @ .1m

Headphone Power Output: 150 mW

ELECTRICAL

Power Consumption:

Voltage Requirement:

Included Power Supply

40W

24VDC

AC Input:

DC Output:

MECHANICAL

100V-240V, 1.0A, 50-60Hz

24VDC, 1.65A,

Dimensions (w x h x d):

Rack Height:

Weight:

19.0” x 1.75” x 6.0”

1 RU

4.55 lbs. (2 kg)

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Input / Output

ANALOG STEREO INPUT (x 4)

XLR 3-pin Female +4dBu nominal level (balanced differential)

ANALOG STEREO OUTPUT (Selected)

Outputs:

Reference:

2 x Analog (Balanced XLR)

Active balanced from selected Audio Input

Specifications (continued)

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Warranty

Marshall Electronics warranties to the first consumer that this AR-AM4-BG Audio Monitor will, under normal use, be free from defects in workmanship and materials, when received in its original container, for a period of one year from the purchase date. This warranty is extended to the first consumer only, and proof of purchase is necessary to honor the warranty. If there is no proof of purchase provided with a warranty claim, Marshall Electronics reserves the right not to honor the warranty set forth above. Therefore, labor and parts may be charged to the consumer. This warranty does not apply to the product exterior or cosmetics. Misuse, abnormal handling, alterations or modifications in design or construction void this warranty. No sales personnel of the seller or any other person is authorized to make any warranties other than those described above, or to extend the duration of any warranties on behalf of Marshall Electronics, beyond the time period described above. Due to constant effort to improve products and product features, specifications may change without notice.

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Marshall Electronics, Inc.

1910 East Maple Ave.

El Segundo, CA 90245

Tel: (800) 800-6608 / (310) 333-0606 • Fax: 310-333-0688 www.LCDRacks.com

[email protected]

2010-0629

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