User Manual - Alto Professional
MC700.4
User's Manual
FOUR CHANNELS POWER AMPLIFIER
R
LTO
www.altoproaudio.com
Version 1.0 January 2006
English
Fuse
SAFETY RELATED SYMBOLS
To prevent fire and damage to the product, use only
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.
CAUTION
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 electric
shock or death.
Protective Ground
Before turning the product ON, make sure that it is
connected to Ground. This is to prevent the risk of
electric shock.
This symbol, wherever used, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions.
Please read.
Never cut internal or external Ground wires. Likewise,
never remove Ground wiring from the Protective
Ground Terminal.
Protective Ground Terminal
Operating Conditions
AC mains (Alternating Current)
Always install in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions.
Hazardous Live Terminal
ON:
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.
OFF: Denotes the product is turned off.
WARNING
Do not install this product near any direct heat source.
Describes precautions that should be observed to
prevent the possibility of death or injury to the user.
Do not block areas of ventilation. Failure to do so
could result in fire.
CAUTION
Keep product away from naked flames.
Describes precautions that should be observed to
prevent damage to the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read these instructions
Disposing of this product should not be
placed in municipal waste and should be
Separate collection.
Follow all instructions
Keep these instructions. Do not discard.
Heed all warnings.
WARNING
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Power Supply
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.
Power Cord and Plug
Do not tamper with the power cord or plug. These are
designed for your safety.
Unplug the product before electrical storms occur
and when unused for long periods of time to reduce
the risk of electric shock or fire.
Do not remove Ground connections!
External Connection
Protect the power cord and plug from any physical
stress to avoid risk of electric shock.
If the plug does not fit your AC outlet seek advice from
a qualified electrician.
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 registered electrician.
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
Within the product are areas where high voltages
may 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, keep product clean and free from dust.
Servicing
Covers should be removed by qualified service
personnel only.
No user serviceable parts inside.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel only.
Do not perform any servicing other than those instructions contained within the User's Manual.
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PREFACE
Thank you for choosing MC700.4 four channels Power Amplifier and thanks for choosing one of the results of
AUDIO TEAM job and research.
For our
LTO
LTO AUDIO TEAM, music and sound are more than a job... is first of all passion and let us say our obsession!
We have been designing professional audio products for a long time in cooperation with some of the major brands
in the world in the audio field.
The LTO line presents unparalleled analogue and digital products made by Musicians for Musicians in our R&D
centers in Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Taiwan. The core of our digital audio products is a sophisticated
Software Team for the many years.
Following this idea we create our products and we will create the new ones! From our side, we guarantee you and
we will guarantee you also in future the best quality, the best fruits of our continuous researches and the best prices.
Nothing else to add, but that we would like to thank all the people that made the MC700.4 four channels Power
Amplifier and thank our designers and all the LTO staff, people who make possible the realization of products
containing our idea of music and sound and are ready to support you , our customers, in the best way, conscious
that you are our best richness.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................................................4
2. FEATURES..........................................................................................................................................................4
3. CONTROL ELEMENTS..................................................................................................................................... 5
4. INSTALLATION..................................................................................................................................................... 8
5. APPLICATION....................................................................................................................................................... 8
6. CAUTION FOR APPLICATION............................................................................................................................10
7. BLOCK DIAGRAM............................................................................................................................................... 11
8. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................................................................................... 12
9. WARRANTY......................................................................................................................................................... 13
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1. INTRODUCTION
The MC700.4 Four Channels Power Amplifier is designed for professional use and provides unparalleled quality. It
Includes soft start, signal limit, two variable-speed-low-noise fans and a LED meter display. Each channel is equipped
with independent protective circuitry against open circuit, short circuit, mismatched loads and overheat. It includes four
independent channels with separate power supply. Furthermore, every channel has also a main LED that becomes
blue for power-on indicator and green for muting or protection, another red LED that shows true amplifier clipping
and a yellow one for the limit stage. The high-quality components and the carefully designed circuits ensure
excellent audio performance and an extremely linear frequency response, giving crystal-clear sound in the high
range and an up-front, full-bodied bottom end. This amplifier guarantees total reliability and a trouble-free use even
in the most demanding conditions. We believe the MC700.4 not only look great, but provide a perfect performance,
what you get is unprecedented performance at an incredibly attractive price.
2. FEATURE
Innovative design and high stability power amplifier
Fan-cooled high power amplifier in 19", 3U size
4 independent channels with separate protection system
DC, infrasonic, overheat & short circuit protection
Smart-designed protection system for auto re-operation after fault
Parallel-input: channel 1 to channel 2, channel 3 to channel 4
Allow selection of Stereo, Bridge or parallel operation
Ultra low-noise and hum
High-pass filter , allow selection of flat, 35 Hz or 75Hz, protect speakers and prevent speaker transformer saturation
with minimal effect on program material.
DIP switch control for clip limit, high-pass filter, bridge-mono selections
AUTO variable- speed-low-noise fans ensure high reliability even under demanding conditions.
Detachable Euroblock: " Barrier strip" input connectors.
Rugged amplifier in a strong, compact chassis
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3. CONTROL ELEMENTS
3.1 The Front Panel
3 4
2
MC700.4
PWR ON
3 4
5
5
700W 4 Professional Amplifier
CLIP
PROT
CLIP
CLIP
PROT
CLIP
-10dB
LIMIT
-10dB
-10dB
LIMIT
-10dB
-20dB
-20dB
ON
-20dB
LEVEL
18
16
6
POWER
18
22
16
24
26
12
OFF
BRDG
PAR
20
6
18
24
28
CH2
BRDG
PAR
20
18
22
16
24
26
12
28
6
30 (dB)
30 (dB)
CH1
LEVEL
22
26
12
28
LEVEL
20
-20dB
16
LEVEL
20
22
24
26
12
6
28
30 (dB)
30 (dB)
CH4
CH3
R
LTO
1
6
8 9
7
8 9
1 Power Switch
It switches on / off MC700.4 main power.
2 Power LED
This LED lights up when the amplifier is powered on
3 Input Level Indicator Display
There are three high accurate LED indicators, which shows the level of the input signal. When the respective
channel's output signal distortion exceeds 0.5%, the red LED (clip) indicator lights up. It will warn you that the
level of the input signal is too high and may cause distortion, please attenuate the level of the input signal.
4 Protection LED
This green LED indicator lights up when the amplifier is powered ON, indicating that the soft-start protection
system is working. No sound is output during soft-start up. If one of the protection systems is activated during
normal use, this indicator lights up and no sound is output. The speakers system is actually disconnected from
the amplifier outputs when this indicator lights up. The protection systems are activated when overheating
occurs or a DC voltage is corrected, the protection systems deactivate automatically, this indicator goes out, and
normal amplifier operation is resumed.
5 Output Limiter LED
Set the clip limit switch at "ON" position, the yellow LED lights up when the unit is limiting the output signal.
6 Level Control
This pot provides smooth level changes control.
7
Fan
The unit is equipped with two fans, which can accelerate the flow of air to lower the temperature inside unit. The
inside temperature determines the fan speed, which controls the inside air flowing speed.
8 Bridge Mode LED Indicator
When you operate the unit in bridge mode, the LED indicator lights up .
9 Parallel Mode LED Indicator
When you operate the unit power amplifier in parallel mode, the LED indicator lights up
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3.2 The Rear Panel
Apparaten skall anslutas
till jordat uttag nar den
ansluts till ett natverk
Ch3
CH1
Ch4
CH2
CH1
BRIDGE
MONO
BREAKER
CH2
MODEL
CH3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CH3 MODE SWITCHES Ch4
CH1 MODE SWITCHES CH2
INPUTS
INPUTS
10
SERIAL
CH4
AC
INPUT
OUTPUTS
10
11
BRIDGE
MONO
12
14
13
10 INPUT Terminal
This unit is provided with balanced terminals, which are used to connect the input signal. Channel 1 and channel 3
are used in bridge and parallel mode.
11 Mode Selector
You can choose the right function and output you need via the mode selector switch. In order to make you acquire
these settings, now let me introduce the dip switch.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910
This switch is made up of 10 small dip switches, these small dip switches from1 to 5 control one channel, the
rest ones (6-10 ) control the other channel. You can choose the right mode setting you need via these small
dip switches. Take the dip switch of channel 1 and channel 2 for example. Channel 3 and channel 4 are the same
as channel 1 and channel 2
- Output Mode Selector
This unit provides three output modes: stereo, bridge and parallel. Here are some details:
Stereo mode: set these small dip switches of 4, 5, 6, 7 up to the top, then channel 1 and channel 2 are in stereo
mode;
STEREO MODE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910
Parallel mode: set these small dip switches of 4, 5, 6, to the top, and set the small dip switch of 7 down, then
channel 1 and channel 2 are in parallel mode.
PARALLEL MODE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910
Bridge mode: turn these small dip switch of 7 up to the top, then channel 1 and channel 2 are in bridge mode.
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BRIDGE MODE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910
Please refer to chapter 5 for the connection of loads in detain.
- function selector
Clip limit : set these small dip switches of 1(ON) and 10(ON) at "ON" position , then the clip limit of channel 1
and channel 2 has been working; once the output level is reach or exceed the level that is predetermined by the
threshold setting selected. It may result in the undesirable distortion .In order to avoid the distortion, the clip begins;
if the dip switch are set at "OFF", the clip limit doesn't work.
CLIP LIMIT
ON 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ON
OFF
OFF
35Hz FILTER
FILTER ON
4567
10
75Hz FILTER
FILTER OFF
FILTER OFF
75Hz FILTER
1
FILTER ON
35Hz FILTER
Filter: this unit are equipped with two low cut filter eliminating unwanted low- frequency signals like rumble noise:
75Hz and 35Hz. You will activate 35Hz low cut filter by Turning these two small dip switches of 2 and 9 up to the
top, and turn these two small dip switches down, you will choose 75Hz low cut filter.
12 Output Terminal
You can output the powered signal by the specific output connectors according to the actual application
circumstance. Caution: turn off the unit before connecting the output connectors so as to avoid any electric
shock!
13 Breaker
This switch works as fuse for protecting the unit from damage. When the unit is overloaded or the temperature
inside the unit is too high, this push-button will spring up and break the power supply. The power supply will be
restored with pushing this switch again.
14 Power cord
It connects to the main power. Please check the voltage accepted by the unit and the voltage available from
your AC sockets before connecting the unit to the mains.
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4. INSTALLATION
4.1 Mains connection
Do not insert the power cord into this unit until voltage has been correctly set. Do not plug the power cord into the
mains until the voltage has been correctly set. Please ensure that the MC700.4 professional power amplifier is
supplied with the correct voltage before turning on this unit. If you can't power up this unit while turning on the mains
switch (1), check the Breaker (14) on the rear panel first, maybe it is pressed to reset. Otherwise, contact the
technician or qualified personnel for any service.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing other than contained in this manual unless
you are qualified to do so. Please turn off this unit before any installation and connection, esp. when you connect
your unit into the sound system. This is important to prevent damage to the unit itself as well as other consequent
speaker system. This is important to prevent damage to the unit itself as well as other consequent speaker system.
The mains connection of the MC 700.4 professional power amplifier is made by using the enclosed power cord and
a standard IEC receptacle, and it meets all of the international safety certification requirement.
4.2 Rack Mounting
the most secure mounting is on a universal rack shelf available from various rack manufactures or your music dealer.
The MC700.4 professional power amplifier fits into one standard 19" rack unit of space. Be sure that there is enough
air space around the unit for sufficient ventilation. If heat release is inadequate, this unit will retain heat inside, which
may cause the protection, or even a fire.
5. APPLICATION
The MC700.4 provides three operating modes with each unit: stereo mode, parallel mode and bridged mode, you
can decide each specific operating mode according to your actual application circumstance. Following examples will
show you the typical connections, you can refer to install your MC700.4 into a sound system:
5.1 Operate MC700.4 Power Amplifier In Stereo Mode
In this mode, channel 1 and channel 2 operate independently ( as a conventional stereo amp).The channel 1 input
signal will be output from the channel 1 output jacks, and the channel 2 input signal will be output from the channel 2
output jacks.(take channel 1 and channel 2 for example)
Apparaten skall anslutas
till jordat uttag nar den
ansluts till ett natverk
Ch3
CH1
Ch4
CH2
CH1
BRIDGE
MONO
CH2
BREAKER
MODEL
CH3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CH3 MODE SWITCHES Ch4
CH1 MODE SWITCHES CH2
INPUTS
INPUTS
BRIDGE
MONO
SERIAL
CH4
AC
INPUT
OUTPUTS
Channel 2
Channel 1
+
Channel 2
Channel 1 +
STEREO MODE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910
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5.2 Operate MC700.4 Power Amplifier In Parallel Mode
In this mode, the channel 1 input signal will be output from the output connectors of both channel 1 and channel
2. The channel 2 input jack is not used. The channel 1 and channel 2 volumes can be adjusted independently.
Apparaten skall anslutas
till jordat uttag nar den
ansluts till ett natverk
Ch3
CH1
Ch4
CH2
CH1
BRIDGE
MONO
CH2
BREAKER
MODEL
CH3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CH3 MODE SWITCHES Ch4
CH1 MODE SWITCHES CH2
INPUTS
INPUTS
BRIDGE
MONO
SERIAL
CH4
AC
INPUT
OUTPUTS
Channel 2
Channel 1
+
Channel 1 +
PARALLEL MODE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910
5.3 Operate MC700.4 In Bridge Mode
In this mode, the channel 1 input signal will be output from the bridge output connectors. In this case, use the channel 1
volume control to adjust the volume. keep the volume control of channel 2 turned completely down (counterclockwise).
Then, you can control the volume of the whole system by adjusting the channel 1 volume control.
Apparaten skall anslutas
till jordat uttag nar den
ansluts till ett natverk
Ch3
CH1
Ch4
CH2
CH1
BRIDGE
MONO
CH2
BREAKER
MODEL
CH3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CH3 MODE SWITCHES Ch4
CH1 MODE SWITCHES CH2
INPUTS
INPUTS
BRIDGE
MONO
SERIAL
CH4
AC
INPUT
OUTPUTS
Channel 1
+
BRIDGE MODE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910
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6. CAUTION FOR APPLICATION
6.1 General Application instruction
the following instructions describe the common ways to install your MC700.4 power amplifier into a sound application
system:
First, turn off power switch before connection.
Refer to chapter 5 for speaker connection
MC700.4 power amplifier may be operated in one of the three modes, please slide the mode selector for the
specific operating mode
6.2 caution for speak connection
The output capacity of MC 700.4 power amplifier is very high. Be sure to use a speaker system that has sufficient
input capacity. If the input capacity of your speaker system is lower than the rated output of the MC700.4 power
amplifier, you can protect your speakers by connecting a fuse serially between the speaker and the amplifier
as shown below.
(+)
Fuse
(-)
Output
+ Speaker
- System
Apparaten skall anslutas
till jordat uttag nar den
ansluts till ett natverk
Ch3
CH1
Ch4
CH2
CH1
BRIDGE
MONO
CH2
BREAKER
MODEL
CH3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
CH3 MODE SWITCHES Ch4
CH1 MODE SWITCHES CH2
INPUTS
INPUTS
BRIDGE
MONO
SERIAL
CH4
AC
INPUT
OUTPUTS
Use the following formula to determine the fuse capacity according to the speaker's input capacity.
2
Po=I R
I= Po/R
Po[W] : Speaker's continuous input capacity (noise or RMS)
R[ ] : Speaker's nominal impedance
I[A] : Required fuse capacity
As to the speaker cable, if you use a long one, use as thick a cable as possible to prevent deterioration of the
damping factor or power loss inside the cable.
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PT-MC700.4
7. BLOCK DIAGRAM
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8. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Model
Output Power
20Hz 20kHz @0.1%THD , stereo Mode
8 ohms per channel (EIAJ)
4 ohms per channel (EIAJ)
Bridge Mono Mode
8 ohms, 1kHz, 0.1% THD (EIAJ)
Distortion (SMPTE-IM)
Frequency Response
Damping Factor, 1kHz, 0.1%THD(EIAJ)
Signal to Noise, 20Hz-20kHz
Voltage Gain
Input sensitivity @ 4 ohms
Input clipping
Input impedance
Controls
Indicators
MC700.4
4x460W
4x750W
2 1450W
<0.05%
20Hz- 20kHz 1dB, -3dB point: 10Hz- 60kHz
>[email protected] ohms
>100dB
40 ( 32dB)
1Vrms
10 Vrms (+22dB)
10Kohms unbalanced, 20 Kohms balanced
Front: AC Switch, Ch1 - Ch4 Gain Knobs
Rear: MODE SWITCHS
Power - On: Blue LED
Protection: Green LED
LIMITER : Yellow LED
Clip: Red LED
Parallel-input: Yellow LED
Bridge: Yellow LED
Level: Green LED (-20 and -10dB)
Connectors, each channel
cooling
Load protection
Power supply
Dimensions
Net weight
Input: Terminal Block
Output: Screw-terminal Barrier Block
Continuously variable- speed fan, front - to - rear air flow
On / Off muting, overheat & short circuit protection
220-240 ( 110-120) Vac 50-60 Hz
19" ( 48.3 cm) rack mounting, 5.2" ( 133 cm) tall ( 3 rack spaces),
15.9" ( 40.3 cm) deep ( rack mounting to rear support ears)
30 Kg
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9. WARRANTY
1. WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
To obtain Warranty Service, the buyer should first fill out and return the enclosed Warranty Registration Card within
10 days of the Purchase Date.
All the information presented in this Warranty Registration Card gives the manufacturer a better understanding of
the sales status, so as to purport a more effective and efficient after-sales warranty service.
Please fill out all the information carefully and genuinely, miswriting or absence of this card will void your warranty
service.
2. RETURN NOTICE
2.1 In case of return for any warranty service, please make sure that the product is well packed in its original shipping
carton, and it can protect your unit from any other extra damage.
2.2 Please provide a copy of your sales receipt or other proof of purchase with the returned machine, and give detail
information about your return address and contact telephone number.
2.3 A brief description of the defect will be appreciated.
2.4 Please prepay all the costs involved in the return shipping, handling and insurance.
3. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
3.1
LTO warrants that this product will be free from any defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period
of 1 year from the purchase date if you have completed the Warranty Registration Card in time.
3.2 The warranty service is only available to the original consumer, who purchased this product directly from the
retail dealer, and it can not be transferred.
3.3 During the warranty service, LTO may repair or replace this product at its own option at no charge to you for
parts or for labor in accordance with the right side of this limited warranty.
3.4 This warranty does not apply to the damages to this product that occurred as the following conditions:
Instead of operating in accordance with the user's manual thoroughly, any abuse or misuse of this product.
Normal tear and wear.
The product has been altered or modified in any way.
Damage which may have been caused either directly or indirectly by another product / force / etc.
Abnormal service or repairing by anyone other than the qualified personnel or technician.
And in such cases, all the expenses will be charged to the buyer.
3.5 In no event shall LTO be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
3.6 This warranty gives you the specific rights, and these rights are compatible with the state laws, you may also
have other statutory rights that may vary from state to state.
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