W Audio EP-800 User manual

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W Audio EP-800 User manual | Manualzz

Models:

EP - 300 • EP - 500

EP - 800 • EP - 1000

EP - 1300 • EP - 1800

ENGLISH

WARNING

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL CAREFULLY

BEFORE YOUR INITIAL START-UP!

CAUTION!

Keep this equipment away from rain,

moisture and liquids.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Every person involved with the installation, operation & maintenance of this equipment should:

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Be competent

Follow the instructions of this manual

CAUTION! TAKE CARE USING THIS EQUIPMENT!

HIGH VOLTAGE-RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK!!

Before your initial start-up, please make sure that there is no damage caused during transportation. Should there be any, consult your dealer and do not use the equipment.

To maintain the equipment in good working condition and to ensure safe operation, it is necessary for the user to follow the safety instructions and warning notes written in this manual.

Please note that damages caused by user modifications to this equipment are not subject to warranty.

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IMPORTANT:

The manufacturer will not accept liability for any resulting damages caused by the non-observance of this manual or any unauthorised modification to the equipment.

• Never let the power-cable come into contact with other cables. Handle the power-cable

and all mains voltage connections with particular caution!

• Never remove warning or informative labels from the equipment.

• Do not open the equipment and do not modify the equipment.

• Do not switch the equipment on and off in short intervals, as this will reduce the

system’s life.

• Only use the equipment indoors.

• Do not expose to flammable sources, liquids or gases.

• Do not carry the unit with only one handle. Always carry using both handles.

• Always disconnect the power from the mains when equipment is not in use or before

cleaning! Only handle the power-cable by the plug. Never pull out the plug by pulling the

power-cable.

• Make sure that the available voltage is between 220v/240v.

• Make sure that the power-cable is never crimped or damaged. Check the equipment and

the power-cable periodically.

• If the equipment is dropped or damaged, disconnect the mains power supply immediately.

Have a qualified engineer inspect the equipment before operating again.

• If the equipment has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after

transportation), do not switch it on immediately. The arising condensation might damage

the equipment. Leave the equipment switched off until it has reached room temperature.

• If your product fails to function correctly, discontinue use immediately. Pack the unit

securely (preferably in the original packing material), and return it to your Prolight dealer

for service.

• Only use fuses of same type and rating.

• Repairs, servicing and power connection must only be carried out by a qualified

technician. THIS UNIT CONTAINS NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.

• WARRANTY; One year from date of purchase.

OPERATING DETERMINATIONS

If this equipment is operated in any other way, than those described in this manual, the product may suffer damage and the warranty becomes void.

Incorrect operation may lead to danger e.g.: short-circuit, burns, electric shocks, lamp failure etc.

Do not endanger your own safety and the safety of others!

Incorrect installation or use can cause serious damage to people and property.

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Front Panel:

• EP - 300

• EP - 500

• EP - 800

Front Panel:

• EP - 1000

• EP - 1300

• EP - 1800

1, Clip/Limit LED’s - These LED’s flash when the output signal starts distorting.

2, Gain Control: Left Channel - Adjust the desired volume here.

3, Power LED - This LED illuminates when the amplifier is switched on.

4, Protect LED - If this LED is illuminated during operation, one of the protection circuits is active.

Please take the amplifier out of operation and have it tested.

5, Gain Control: Right Channel - Adjust the desired volume here.

6, Clip LED - This LED flashes when the output signal starts distorting.

7, Power Switch - Press this button to start the operation.

8, Parallel LED - This LED illuminates in parallel.

9, Bridged LED - This illuminates in bridged mode.

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Rear Panel: • EP - 300

• EP - 500

• EP - 800

Rear Panel: • EP - 1000

• EP - 1300

• EP - 1800

10,

Ground Lift Selector.

11, Bannana/Screw Combination - For connection of the speakers.

12, Fuse Holder - Only replace the fuse when the device is disconnected from the

mains. Only use fuses of the same rating and power.

13, AC Connection - Used to plug the power cable in.

14, Stereo/Bridge Mode Selector - For selecting the desired operation mode.

15, XLR/JACK Right hand input sockets - Connect the input signal here using a balanced XLR

plug or a 6.35mm stereo Jack plug

16, XLR/JACK Left hand input sockets - Connect the input signal here using a balanced XLR

plug or a 6.35mm stereo Jack plug

17, Speakon Output Sockets - For connection of the speakers.

Rack Installation

The EP Series is built for 19” racks (483mm). The rack you use should be a Double Door Rack where you can open the front and rear panel. When mounting the amplifier into the rack, please make sure that there is enough space around the amplifier.

Be careful when mounting the amplifier into the rack. Put the heaviest products into the lower part of the rack. Be aware that fastening the amplifier with four screws on the front panel is not enough.

If the racks are being transported or used for mobile use, additionally fasten the products by connecting the rear brackets with the side or ground bars of the rack. In this way, the amplifier cannot be pushed backwards. The front panel is not designed to absorb acceleration forces occuring during transportation.

Inputs

Short cables runs improve the sound quality remarkably. Input cables should be short and direct, since high frequencies will mostly be absorbed if the cables are unnecessarily long. Besides that a longer cable may lead to humming and noise problems. If the cable runs are unavoidable, you should use balanced cables.

Outputs

The high damping factor of your amplifier supplies a clear sound reproduction.

Unnecessarily long and thin cables will influence the damping factor and thus the low frequencies in a negative way. In order to safeguard good sound quality, the damping factor should lie around 50.

The longer a cable has to be the thicker it should be.

Connect your speaker systems via the speakon plugs or thr Bannana/Screw combination (red+, black-)

Ground Lift Switch - This switch allows the signal ground or chassis ground to be separated in case of a ground conflict. For highest safety of the equipment, it is recommended to keep the

Ground Lift Switch in the GND FLOATING position. In case of a ground conflict please set the ground lift switch to GND LIFT.

Connect the amplifier only after having made sure that the right voltage (240V) is supplied and that the ground lead is earthed. This product falls under Class 1. Do not detach the ground lead.

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Operation

After having connected your amplifier to the mains, turn both gain controls counter clockwise to the

“min” position. The last product to be switched on is amplifier. The “ON” and “ PROTECT” LED light up now. If it does not, check if the amplifier is connected to the mains correctly.

After the turn on delay the speakers are activated (PROTECT-LED is off).

After having set the volume controls of the pre-amplifier in nil position, turn the gain controls of your amplifier to mid-position. Now adjust the volume with the gain controls CH A and CH B

All important operating modes of the amplifier are arranged on the front panel.

-20 dB to 30dB

Clip

Protect

Output level

Short circuit or ompedance too low or signal distorted

Active during stabilisation period after switching on or when one of the protective circuits are activated

If you want to switch off the system, switch off the amplifier first in order to avoid acoustic shocks on the speakers.

Problem Chart

PROBLEM

No Power

No Sound

Noise

Fan does not work,

LED’s do not light up

Protect LED lights up permanently

CAUSE

The power cord is not connected

The power cord of the respective product is not connected properly or not at all.

REMEDY

Check the power cord and any extension cables

Check the power cord and if the plugs are properly connected with the sockets

Clean the socket and/or the plug

The input signal is too strong

The power cord is not connected

Reduce the input signal via the gain control

Connect the power cord

Input receive DC voltage

Amplifier overheats due to obstruction

Switch amplifier off and have the product checked by a service technician.

Clean the fan grill

Impedance of speakers too low

Short circuit in speaker connection or in speakers

Technical default or amplifier

Connect other speakers

Check speakers and connections

Switch amplifier off and have the product checked by a service technician.

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CAUTION - DANGER TO LIFE

DISCONNECT FROM THE MAINS BEFORE

STARTING MAINTENANCE OPERATION

We recommend a frequent cleaning of the product. Please use a soft lint free and moistened cloth.

Never use alcohol or solvents.

There are no serviceable parts inside the product except for the fuse. Maintenance and service operations are only to be carried out by authorised dealers.

Only replace the fuse by a fuse of the same type and rating.

Before replacing the fuse, unplug the mains lead.

Procedure:

Step 1: Open fuse holder on the rear panel with a screwdriver.

Step 2: Remove the old fuse from the fuse holder.

Step 3: Install the new fuse in the fuse holder.

Step 4: Replace the fuse holder in the housing.

Should you need any spare parts, please use genuine parts.

Should you have any further questions, please contact your dealer.

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Specifications

8

Notes

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Notes

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Key Features

  • High output power: Delivers ample power to drive demanding speaker systems
  • Stereo/Bridge Mode: Allows flexible operation in stereo or bridged mode for increased power output
  • XLR and TRS Inputs: Accepts balanced and unbalanced signals for compatibility with a variety of audio sources
  • Speakon and Banana/Screw Outputs: Provides secure and reliable speaker connections
  • Clip/Limit LEDs: Provides visual indication of signal distortion, helping to protect speakers
  • Protect LED: Indicates when the amplifier's protection circuits are activated, safeguarding the device and connected equipment
  • Ground Lift Switch: Isolates the signal ground to eliminate ground loops and hum
  • Compact and lightweight: Easy to transport and install in various environments

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What is the power output of the W Audio EP-1000?
The W Audio EP-1000 delivers high output power, capable of driving demanding speaker systems
Can I use the W Audio EP-1000 in both stereo and bridged mode?
Yes, the W Audio EP-1000 features a Stereo/Bridge Mode selector, allowing you to choose between stereo or bridged operation for increased power output
What types of inputs does the W Audio EP-1000 have?
The W Audio EP-1000 has both XLR and TRS inputs, providing compatibility with a variety of balanced and unbalanced audio sources
What is the purpose of the Protect LED on the W Audio EP-1000?
The Protect LED indicates when the amplifier's protection circuits are activated, safeguarding the device and connected equipment from damage
How do I connect speakers to the W Audio EP-1000?
The W Audio EP-1000 offers both Speakon and Banana/Screw outputs, providing secure and reliable speaker connections
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