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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to the MC524 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
System Requirements and Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
About This Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
About www.avid.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Chapter 2. MC524 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Front Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chapter 3. Configuration and Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Standard Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Optional Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Appendix A. MC524 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Performance Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Environmental and Power Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Physical Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Appendix B. Compliance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Environmental Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
EMC (Electromagnetic Compliance). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Safety Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Contents iii
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Chapter 1: Introduction to the MC524
The MC524 Monitor Interface centralizes control room monitor and communication signals in one box and places them
under remote control by the system operator. The MC524 is a
digitally controlled analog signal router and level control device with a built in Talkback microphone circuit in a 2U rack
enclosure.
The MC524 receives the 22 monitor busses and two solo busses from the System 5 monitor matrix output and provides a
control room output to three speaker sets, four SLS/Cue monitor outputs as well as post preamp talk and listen mic outputs.
The SC253i Interface Pilot digitally controls the MC524 over a
15-pin control cable with a maximum length 100 m. The system operator can control all MC524 parameters from the System 5 control surface. There is only one MC524 in a System 5
configuration.
Applications
The MC524 allows the System 5 engineer to adjust all Control
Room communications (Level Control, Cut, Dim and speaker
selection) from the console Center Section. We recommend
installing the MC524 in the Control Room.
System Requirements and
Compatibility
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devices, visit www.avid.com/compatibility.
Features
Mic Inputs
Mic level inputs are provided for four Listen and two Talk mics
on a 38-pin Elco connector. An analog gain stage provides
boost or attenuation for mic level signals. Talkback mic inputs
include phantom power and a compressor.
Line Inputs
There are 24 line level inputs for Control Room feeds, Monitor
A–D, and Solo. Line level inputs have attenuation only.
Line Outputs
Line outputs are on 90-pin Elco connectors for eight Monitor
A (up to 7.1 monitoring), two each for Monitor B–D, eight
Control Room Main (up to 7.1 monitoring), six Control Room
Alt 1 (up to 5.1 monitoring), two Control Room Alt 2, four Listen preamp, two Talk preamp out, and two Solo outputs.
All cabling is provided from the digital input to the final user
connections of the output patchbay. See the cabling diagrams
in Chapter 3, “Configuration and Connection.”
Chapter 1: Introduction to the MC524 1
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:
Convention
Action
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Control+N
Hold down the Control key and press
the N key
Control-click
Hold down the Control key and click the
mouse button
Right-click
Click with the right mouse button
The names of Commands, Options, and Settings that appear
on-screen are in a different font.
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information:
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Chapter 2: MC524 Features
Front Panel
MONITOR-COMMS INTERFACE
MC
524
MC524 front panel
Power Switch The power switch turns the unit on/off.
Since the MC524 is software controlled, the power switch is
the only front panel control.
Chapter 2: MC524 Features 3
Back Panel
MC524 back panel
In 1 (38-pin Elco) Talkback, Listen Back and Mic inputs. This
connector receives four stereo listen channels and two stereo
talk mic inputs. All signals input at this port can be level
boosted or attenuated. In standard patch configuration, input
cable fans out to 12 XLR females.
Out 1 (90-pin Elco) Monitor A, B, C, D Speaker outputs. This
connector outputs eight Control Room channels, eight Monitor A channels, and two each channels for Monitor B, C, D,
and Solo. The output cable fans out to two 38-pin Elco connectors for the patchbay.
In 2 (90-pin Elco) Control Room Busses, Monitor A, B, C, D,
and Solo busses inputs. This connector receives eight Monitor
A channels, and two each channels for Monitor B, C, D.
Signals input at this port can only be level attenuated. In
standard configuration these signals are fed from the AM713
converter.
Out 2 (90-pin Elco) This connector outputs eight Control
Room Main channels, six Control Room Alt 1 channels, two
Control Room Alt 2 channels, four Listen pre, two talk pre and
two Solo channels. The output cable fans out to two 38-pin
Elco connectors for the patchbay.
Out 3 (DB-25 female) This connector outputs four Listen pre,
two Talkback pre, and two Solo channels, eight Monitor A
channels, and two channels each for Monitor B, C, D, and
Solo. The output cable fans out to eight male XLR connectors.
Control (DB-15) Input for digital control signal from Digital
Pilot. Signal format is Euphonix TCC bi-directional serial protocol. All patching, switching, and gain controls are communicated via this connection as well as MC524 IP address.
AC Line In (IEC) and Fuse Tray The power connector accepts
standard IEC power cords. 110, 220, or 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz can
be applied at this connector.
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Chapter 3: Configuration and Connection
Standard Configuration
recommended locations
Digital Core
2
1
A
3
MA703
A
Machine Room
B
Control Room
B
Use relative locations to
determine cable lengths
44
5
MC524
B
7,8
76
MC524 standard cable diagram
Standard Configuration Cable Specification
Cable
Qty
Description
10m Part #
20m Part#
Accessory cable kits by special order
936-07084-01
936-07156-01
Length
1
1
MADI Output: RG59 75  coax
032-07230-00
032-07306-00
2
1
AES/EBU Sync:
one male XLR <> one female XLR
030-07085-01
030-07153-01
3
1
TCC Control from 253i Interface Pilot
030-06983-01
030-06985-01
4
1
TB/LB Mic:
one male Elco 38 <> 12 female XLR
030-06919-01
2m
5
1
CR/Mon/Solo Bus:
one male Elco 90 <> 24 female XLR
030-07225-01
1m
6
1
TB and LB Mic Pre Out:
one DB-25 <> eight male XLR
032-07038-00
3m
7
2
Elco 90-pin Connector w/hood
100-07470-00
NA
8
180
Elco Crimp Pins
100-02100-00
NA
The standard lengths in the above table are supplied so the monitor interface can be located in the control room. Cable kits are
ordered separately. Custom lengths are available.
Chapter 3: Configuration and Connection 5
Phantom Power: 48V Jumper Settings
Phantom power is enabled by fitting the link to short pins 1 and 2. If not required (i.e., using a dynamic mic) then it should be
set to short pins 2 and 3. Pin 1 position can be ascertained by looking for the square pad on the solder side.
Pins set to phantom power
Note that the standard Talkback mic on the console (wired to T1) is a condenser type which requires phantom power.
The following table shows the mapping of the jumpers:
Upper Board
Lower Board
J1
Talkback 1 (T1)
J1
Listen 2 (L2)
J2
Talkback 2 (T2)
J2
Listen 3 (L3)
J3
Listen 1 (L1)
J3
Listen 4 (L4)
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Standard Configuration Connection Diagram
MA703
MADI
IN
DIGITAL
OUTPUTS
ANALOG
OUTPUTS
1
MADI in from Core
2
2
24XLRFto 1xEM90
Monitor bus outs
from MA703
AES/EBU Sync In
from Studio Hub
5
12XLRF<>1xEM38
4 Listen &
2 Talk Mic inputs
Control from Digital
Interface Pilot
4
8 - Control Room
8 - Mon A
2 - Mon B
2 - Mon C
2 - Mon D
2 - Solo
8xXLRM to DB25
3
6
8 - Mon A
2 - Mon B
2 - Mon C
2 - Mon D
7, 8
2 - Solo out
2 - Talk pre out
4 - Listen pre out
8 - CR Main out
6 - CR Alt 1 out
2 - CR Alt 2 out
2 - TB pre out
4 - Listen pre out
2 - Solo out
(TB1 returns to
core for slate)
Connectors and pins provided
MC524 standard configuration
Chapter 3: Configuration and Connection 7
Input/Output Connections
In 1 Elco 38 Pinout
Crk #
Designator
24 X 32
High
Low
Gnd
1
M1
Talk 1
A
E
L
2
M2
Talk 2
B
F
M
3
M3
Listen 1
C
H
N
4
M4
Listen 2
D
J
P
5
M5
Listen 3
DD
JJ
PP
6
M6
Listen 4
EE
KK
RR
7
FF
LL
SS
8
HH
MM
TT
9
R
S
V
10
T
U
W
11
X
Z
AA
12
Y
BB
CC
B
A
F
E
H
J
T
S
R
Y
X
B
B
A
A
D
D
J
J
F
F
E
E
K
K
P
P
U
W
V
Z
K
P
N
M
L
D
C
L
L
R
R
C
C
H
H
M
M
S
S
N
N
T
T
Elco 38 connector
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In 2 Elco 90 Pinout
High
Low
Gnd
1
L3
Cntrl Rm (L)
A
H
R
2
L4
Cntrl Rm (C)
B
J
S
3
L5
Cntrl Rm (R)
C
K
T
4
L6
Cntrl Rm (Sl)
D
L
U
5
L7
Cntrl Rm (Sr)
E
M
V
6
L8
Cntrl Rm (B)
F
N
W
7
L9
Cntrl Rm (Li)
X
AE
AM
8
L10
Cntrl Rm (Ri)
Y
AF
AN
9
L11
Mon A (L)
Z
AH
AP
10
L12
Mon A (C)
AA
AJ
AR
11
L13
Mon A (R)
AB
AK
AS
12
L14
Mon A (Sl)
AC
AL
AT
13
L15
Mon A (Sr)
BJ
BS
BY
14
L16
Mon A (B)
BK
BT
BZ
15
L17
Mon A (Li)
BL
BU
CA
16
L18
Mon A (Ri)
BM
BV
CB
17
L19
Mon B (L)
BN
BW
CC
18
L20
Mon B (R)
BP
BX
CD
19
L21
Mon C (L)
CF
CN
CW
20
L22
Mon C (R)
CH
CP
CX
21
L23
Mon D (L)
CJ
CR
CY
22
L24
Mon D (R)
CK
CS
CZ
23
L1
Solo (L)
CL
CT
DA
24
L2
Solo (R)
CM
CU
BD
D
B
C
U
C
W
C
P
C
X
C
R
C
Y
C
S
C
Z
C
T
D
A
C
D
C
C
C
N
B
Y
C
F
B
Z
C
H
C
A
C
J
C
B
C
K
B
V
B
M
B
U
B
L
S
T
B
S
B
J
A
Z
A
V
B
D
B
K
B
A
B
E
A
W
A
P
A
N
A
M
C
L
B
P
B
W
B
N
B
F
A
S
A
R
A
A
A
H
Z
A
F
Y
A
E
X
C
M
B
R
B
X
B
H
A
Y
A
X
A
T
B
B
A
L
A
C
A
K
A
B
A
J
U
L
T
K
S
J
R
H
A
U
A
D
P
W
M
V
N
F
E
D
C
B
A
C
U
24 X 32
C
E
Designator
B
C
Crk #
Elco 90 connector
Chapter 3: Configuration and Connection 9
Out 1Elco 90 Pinout
High
Low
Gnd
1
BO11
Mon A (L)
A
H
R
2
BO12
Mon A (C)
B
J
S
3
BO17
Mon A (R)
C
K
T
4
BO18
Mon A (Sl)
D
L
U
5
BO19
Mon A (Sr)
E
M
V
6
BO20
Mon A (B)
F
N
W
7
BO21
Mon A (Li)
X
AE
AM
8
BO22
Mon A (Ri)
Y
AF
AN
9
BO23
Mon B (L)
Z
AH
AP
10
BO24
Mon B (R)
AA
AJ
AR
11
BO25
Mon C (L)
AB
AK
AS
12
BO26
Mon C (R)
AC
AL
AT
13
BO27
Mon D (L)
BJ
BS
BY
14
BO28
Mon D (R)
BK
BT
BZ
15
BL
BU
CA
16
BM
BV
CB
17
BN
BW
CC
18
BP
BX
CD
19
CF
CN
CW
20
CH
CP
CX
21
CJ
CR
CY
22
CK
CS
CZ
23
CL
CT
DA
24
CM
CU
BD
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D
B
C
U
C
W
C
P
C
X
C
R
C
Y
C
S
C
Z
C
T
D
A
C
D
C
C
C
B
C
J
C
A
C
H
B
Z
C
N
C
F
B
Y
B
K
B
J
B
S
B
D
A
Z
C
K
B
N
B
V
B
M
B
U
B
L
B
E
B
A
A
N
A
V
A
M
S
T
A
P
A
W
Z
A
F
Y
A
E
X
C
L
B
P
B
W
B
B
B
F
A
R
A
A
A
H
T
S
R
C
M
B
R
B
X
B
H
A
U
A
X
A
J
U
A
B
A
S
A
K
V
A
T
A
C
A
L
A
Y
A
D
P
W
F
N
E
M
D
L
C
K
B
J
A
H
Elco 90 connector
C
U
24 X 32
C
E
Designator
B
C
Crk #
Out 2 Elco 90 Pinout
High
Low
Gnd
1
BO31
Solo L
A
H
R
2
BO32
Solo R
B
J
S
3
TL1
Talk 1
C
K
T
4
TL2
Talk 2
D
L
U
5
TL3
Listen 1
E
M
V
6
TL4
Listen 2
F
N
W
7
TL5
Listen 3
X
AE
AM
8
TL6
Listen 4
Y
AF
AN
9
BO3
CR main (L)
Z
AH
AP
10
BO4
CR main (C)
AA
AJ
AR
11
BO5
CR main (R)
AB
AK
AS
12
BO6
Cntrl Rm (Sl)
AC
AL
AT
13
BO7
Cntrl Rm (Sr)
BJ
BS
BY
14
BO8
CR main (B)
BK
BT
BZ
15
BO9
CR main (Li)
BL
BU
CA
16
BO10
CR main (Ri)
BM
BV
CB
17
BO13
CR Alt 1 (L)
BN
BW
CC
18
BO14
CR Alt 1 (C)
BP
BX
CD
19
BO15
CR Alt 1 (R)
CF
CN
CW
20
BO16
CR Alt 1 (Sl)
CH
CP
CX
21
BO29
CR Alt 1 (Sr)
CJ
CR
CY
22
BO30
CR Alt 1 (B)
CK
CS
CZ
23
BO1
CR Alt 2 (L)
CL
CT
DA
24
BO2
CR Alt 2(R)
CM
CU
BD
D
B
C
U
C
W
C
P
C
X
C
R
C
Y
C
S
C
Z
C
T
D
A
C
D
C
C
C
N
B
Y
C
F
B
Z
C
H
C
A
C
J
C
B
C
K
B
V
B
M
B
U
B
L
S
T
B
S
B
J
A
Z
A
V
B
D
B
K
B
A
B
E
A
W
A
P
A
N
A
M
C
L
B
P
B
W
B
N
B
F
A
S
A
R
A
A
A
H
Z
A
F
Y
A
E
X
C
M
B
R
B
X
B
H
A
Y
A
X
A
T
B
B
A
L
A
C
A
K
A
B
A
J
U
L
T
K
S
J
R
H
A
U
A
D
P
W
M
V
N
F
E
D
C
B
A
C
U
24 X 32
C
E
Designator
B
C
Crk #
Elco 90 connector
Chapter 3: Configuration and Connection 11
Out 3 DB-25 Pinout
Crk #
Designator
24 X 32
High
Low
Gnd
1
T1
24
12
25
2
T2
10
23
11
3
L1
21
9
22
4
L2
7
20
8
5
L3
18
6
19
6
L4
4
17
5
7
Solo L
15
3
16
8
Solo R
1
14
2
13 12 11 10 9 8
7
6
5
4
3
2 1
25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14
DB-25 connector
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Optional Configurations
Monitor Output Patch
recommended locations
Digital Core
2
1
A
3
A
Machine Room
B
Control Room
B
MA703
Use relative locations to
determine cable lengths
44
5
B
MC524
76
D
A
C
C
A
B
Monitor Output Patch
E, F
Monitor output patch cable diagram
Monitor Output Patch Cable Specification
Part
Qty
Description
Part #
Length
C
2
MC524 Patch Connect:
one male Elco 90 <> two male Elco 38
030-07036-01
2m
D
1
Tie Line Patch
950-03770-01
NA
E
4
Elco 38-Pin Connector w/hood
100-02099-00
NA
F
160
Elco Crimp Pins (Supplied with standard configuration)
100-02100-00
2m
Patchbay, cables, pins and connectors are ordered separately.
Chapter 3: Configuration and Connection 13
Monitor Output Patch Connection Diagram
MA703
DIGITAL
OUTPUTS
ANALOG
OUTPUTS
MADI
IN
1
MADI in from Core
2
24 female XLR to 1 male Elco 90
Monitor bus outs from MA703
AES/EBU Sync In
from Studio Hub
5
12 female XLR to 1 Elco 38
4 Listen and 2 Talk Mic inputs
Control from Digital
Interface Pilot
8 - Control Room
8 - Mon A
2 - Mon B
2 - Mon C
2 - Mon D
2 - Solo
4
A
3
8 male XLR to DB-25
A
6
8 - Mon A
2 - Mon B
2 - Mon C
2 - Mon D
B
1 male Elco 90 to
2 male Elco 38
C,D
2 - Solo out
2 - Talk pre out
4 - Listen pre out
8 - CR Main out
6 - CR Alt 1 out
2 - CR Alt 2 out
Upper 25-36
Lower 37-48
Lower 25-36
USER
C,D
Connectors and pins provided
Connectors and pins provided
Upper 37-48
2 - TB pre out
4 - Listen pre out
2 - Solo out
(TB1 returns to
core for slate)
Upper 13-24
Upper 1-12
Lower 13-24
USER
USER
Lower 1-12
USER
USER
Monitor Output Patch
TB & LB M i c P r e O u t
Solo
Talk Mics
Listen M ics
CR Main
Alt 1
Alt 2
Mon B
Mon A
Mon D
R
T1
T2
L1
L2
L3
L4
L C R SL SR B
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Monitor output patch configuration
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Li
Ri
L C R SL SR B L R L C R SL SR B
Mon C
L
Li
Ri
L R L R L R
Monitor Insert Patch
recommended locations
Digital Core
2
1
H
E
B
Control Room
Use relative locations to
determine cable lengths
E
B
B
MC524
6
F
Machine Room
B
Monitor Insert Patch
G
F
6
7
A
3
MA703
EE
A
F
6
Monitor Output Patch
B
Monitor insert patch cable diagram
Monitor Insert Patch Cable Specification
Part
Qty
Description
Part #
Length
E
3
TB/LB Mic, Bus: one male Elco 38 <> 12 female XLR
030-06919-01
2m
F
3
MC524 Patch Connect:
one male Elco 90 <> two male Elco 38
030-07036-01
2m
G
1
MC524 Patch Connect:
one male Elco 38 <> one male Elco 38
030-07158-01
2m
H
1
Tie Line Patch
950-03770-01
NA
Chapter 3: Configuration and Connection 15
Monitor Insert Patch Connection Diagram
MA703
DIGITAL
OUTPUTS
ANALOG
OUTPUTS
MADI
IN
1
MADI in from Core
2
AES/EBU Sync In
from Studio Hub
1
2
3
4
E
5
(2) 12 female XLR to 1 male Elco 38
Monitor bus outs from MA703
E
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
L C R SL SR B
Li
Ri
L C R SL SR B Li Ri L R L R L R
1
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Control Roo
Mon A
m
2
3
4
5
6
Upper 25-36
12 female XLR <>
1 Elco 38
4 Listen and
2 Talk Mic inputs
Mon C
Mon D
Solo
L
TB Mics
R
T1
T2
Listen Mics
L1
L2
L3
L4
Monitor Insert Patch
H
Upper 37-48
Mon B
Lower 37-48
Lower 25-36
Upper 13-24
Upper 1-12
1 male Elco 90 <>
2 male Elco 38
E
Control from Digital
Interface Pilot
F
3
2 - TB pre out
4 - Listen pre out
2 - Solo out
(TB1 returns to core for slate)
Lower 1-12
F
G
1 male Elco 38 <>
1 male Elco 38
8 - Control Room
8 - Mon A
2 - Mon B
2 - Mon C
2 - Mon D
2 - Solo
8 male XLR to DB-25
F
6
8 - Mon A
2 - Mon B
2 - Mon C
2 - Mon D
Upper 37-48
Lower 13-24
1 male Elco 90 <>
2 male Elco 38
Upper 25-36
Lower 37-48
Lower 25-36
USER
2 - Solo out
2 - Talk pre out
4 - Listen pre out
8 - CR Main out
6 - CR Alt 1 out
2 - CR Alt 2 out
Upper 13-24
Upper 1-12
Lower 13-24
USER
USER
Lower 1-12
USER
USER
Monitor Output Patch
TB & LB M i c P r e O u
t
Talk Mics
Solo
Listen M ics
CR Main
Alt 1
Alt 2
Mon B
Mon A
Mon D
R
T1
T2
L1
L2
L3
L4
L C R SL SR B
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Monitor insert patch configuration
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Li
Ri
L C R SL SR B L R L C R SL SR B
Mon C
L
Li
Ri
L R L R L R
Tie Line Patch Elco 38 Pinout
Signal Name
Hot
Cold
Shield
Connector Pair
Number
Channel 1, 13, 25, 37
Input/Output
pin A
pin E
pin L
1
Channel 2, 14, 26, 38
Input/Output
pin B
pin F
pin M
2
Channel 3, 15, 27, 39
Input/Output
pin C
pin H
pin N
3
Channel 4, 16, 28, 40
Input/Output
pin D
pin J
pin P
4
Channel 5, 17, 29, 41
Input/Output
pin DD
pin JJ
pin PP
5
Channel 6, 18, 30, 42
Input/Output
pin EE
pin KK
pin RR
6
Channel 7, 19, 31, 43
Input/Output
pin FF
pin LL
pin SS
7
Channel 8, 20, 32, 44
Input/Output
pin HH
pin MM
pin TT
8
Channel 9, 21, 33, 45
Input/Output
pin R
pin S
pin V
9
Channel 10, 22, 34. 46
Input/Output
pin T
pin U
pin W
10
Channel 11, 23, 35, 47
pin X
pin Z
pin AA
11
Channel 12, 24, 36, 48
Input/Output
pin Y
pin BB
pin CC
12
T
22
21
V
M
N
S
L
R
N
N
X 23
24 Y
B
A
Z
B
A
F
H
D
E
F
H
E
D
L
M
K
JJ
L
M
K
T
R
S
P
T
R
S
P
17
18
19
20
W
U
K
P
J
H
F
E
16
D
15
C
14
B
13
A
C
C
Rear View of Elco Male 38-Pin Connector (Insert pins from this side)
Elco 38 connector (rear view)
Connector Specifications
38-pin male w/ hood Elco P/N 00-8016-038000-519 (Euphonix P/N 100-02099)
Use crimp pins Elco P/N 60-8017-031300-339 (Euphonix P/N 100-02100)
Chapter 3: Configuration and Connection 17
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Appendix A: MC524 Specifications
Performance Specifications
Main Inputs
Solo, CR 7, Mon A, B, C, D
Description
Electronically balanced, transformerless, differential input
Gain
Variable from 0 dB (unity) to -72 dB
Optimum Input Levels
Set to 0 dBFS = +26 dBu. Designed to be fed from MA703 DAC.
Maximum Input Level Before Clipping
>+28 dBu (sine wave)
Maximum Input Voltages
16 VDC, 25 VAC (common mode), 50 VAC (differential)
Input impedance
10 k 10% each leg, 20 Hz – 20 kHz
CMRR
>40 dB (50 dB typical), 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Talkback and Listen Mic Inputs
T1, T2, L1–L4
Description
Electronically balanced, transformerless, differential input with automatic level
optimization
Gain
AGC circuit optimizes front end gain to produce approx. +8 dBu signal; this is
variable from +8 to -64 dBu at the monitor outputs
Maximum Input Level Before Clipping
10 dBu (sine wave)
Maximum Input Voltages
50 VDC, 2.5 VAC (common mode), 5 VAC (differential)
Phantom Power
48 V available, link selectable on PCB
Frequency Response
Attenuated LF and HF response, -3 dB at 200 Hz and 10 kHz
Monitor Outputs
Description
Electronically balanced and floating, differential output
Maximum Output Level
>+28 dBu (sine wave)
Output Impedance
100  10%, balanced or unbalanced, 20 Hz – 20 kHz
DC Offset
< 5 mV with respect to chassis GND
Full Signal Path
Main Input To Main Output
Frequency Response
0/-0.4 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz (ref. 1 kHz)
Signal Breakthrough with Full Cut
<-110 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Distortion
<0.005%, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +15 dBu output level
Crosstalk
<-100 dB at 1 kHz; <-90 dB at 20 kHz
Output Noise
typically <-90 dBu RMS (unweighted); >117 dB of dynamic range
Appendix A: MC524 Specifications 19
Environmental and Power Specifications
Operating Temperature
5–35°C
Power Requirements
90–240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
70 W
Physical Dimensions
Height
3.5 inches
Width
19 inches
Depth
18.6 inches
Weight
17 lb
Leave about six inches behind the MC524 for cable connections.
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Appendix B: Compliance Information
Environmental Compliance
Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in the
European Union
Proposition 65 Warning
This product contains chemicals, including lead,
known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Perchlorate Notice
This product may contain a lithium coin battery. The State of California requires
the following disclosure statement: “Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”
This symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product must not
be disposed of with other waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of
your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the
recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection
and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help conserve
natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off
your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city recycling office
or the dealer from whom you purchased the product.
Recycling Notice
Appendix B: Compliance Information 21
EMC (Electromagnetic Compliance)
Avid declares that this product complies with the following standards regulating
emissions and immunity:
• FCC Part 15 Class A
• EN55103-1 E4
• EN55103-2 E4
• AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
• CISPR 22 Class A
FCC Compliance for United States
Communication Statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in
which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Any modifications to the unit, unless expressly approved by
Avid, could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
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Australian Compliance
N1709
Canadian Compliance
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le material brouilleur du Canada.
CE Compliance
(EMC and Safety)
Avid is authorized to apply the CE (Conformité Europénne) mark on this compliant
equipment thereby declaring conformity to EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and Low
Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.
Safety Compliance
Safety Statement
This equipment has been tested to comply with USA and Canadian safety
certification in accordance with the specifications of UL Standards:
UL 60950-1:2007, 2nd Ed and CAN/CSA-22.2 No. 60950-1-07, 2nd Ed.
Avid Inc., has been authorized to apply the appropriate NRTL mark on its
compliant equipment.
Warning
13) Unplug this equipment during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the equipment has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the equipment,
the equipment has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally,
or has been dropped.
15) For products that are a Mains powered device:
The equipment shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled
with liquids (such as vases) shall be placed on the equipment.
Warning! To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
equipment to rain or moisture.
16) For products containing a lithium battery:
CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type.
17) For products with a power switch:
It should remain accessible after installation.
18) The equipment shall be used at a maximum ambient temperature of 40° C.
Important Safety Instructions
1) Read these instructions.
19) This unit is provided with a power supply cord set suitable for 120V AC input
only (for U.S.A.and Canada). For other than U.S.A. and Canada, a qualified
person must provide for use with this unit, an appropriate, approved power
supply cord set which is in compliance with the end use country requirements
and has a minimum cross-sectional area of 1.0mm2.
2) Keep these instructions.
20) For units with more than one power cord:
3) Heed all warnings.
CAUTION: This unit has more than one power supply cord. Disconnect two power
supply cords before servicing to avoid electrical shock.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this equipment near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other equipment (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
ATTENTION: Cet appareil comporte plus d’un cordon d’alimentation. Afin de
prévenir les chocs électriques, débrancher les deux cordons d’alimentation
avant de faire le dépannage.
21) For products with an operator-accessible fuse:
CAUTION: For continued protection against risk of fire, replace only with same
type and rating of fuse.
ATTENTION: Pour ne pas compromettre la protection contre les risques
d’incendie, remplacer par un fusible de même type et de même caractéristiques
nominales.
10) Protect power cords from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the equipment.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) For products that are not rack-mountable: Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the equipment.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/equipment combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
Appendix B: Compliance Information 23
24 MC524 Guide
Avid
Technical Support (USA)
Product Information
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Daly City, CA 94014-3886 USA
Visit the Online Support Center at
www.avid.com/support
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