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HP-Eight

Owner’s Manual
HP-Eight
Owner’s Manual

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Intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

Intended to alert the user of the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the lit-
erature accompanying the product.

CAUTION: Risk of electrical shock — DO NOT OPEN!


CAUTION:To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified service personnel.

WARNING:To prevent electrical shock or fire hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. Before using this
appliance, read the operating guide for further warnings.

Este símbolo tiene el propósito, de alertar al usuario de la presencia de “(voltaje) peligroso” sin aislamiento dentro de
la caja del producto y que puede tener una magnitud suficiente como para constituir riesgo de descarga eléctrica.

Este símbolo tiene el propósito de alertar al usario de la presencia de instruccones importantes sobre la operación y
mantenimiento en la información que viene con el producto.

PRECAUCION: Riesgo de descarga eléctrica ¡NO ABRIR!


PRECAUCION: Para disminuír el riesgo de descarga eléctrica, no abra la cubierta. No hay piezas útiles dentro. Deje todo
mantenimiento en manos del personal técnico cualificado.

ADVERTENCIA: Para evitar descargas eléctricas o peligro de incendio, no deje expuesto a la lluvia o humedad este apara-
to Antes de usar este aparato, Iea más advertencias en la guía de operación.

Ce symbole est utilisé dans ce manuel pour indiquer à l’utilisateur la présence d’une tension dangereuse pouvant être
d’amplitude suffisante pour constituer un risque de choc électrique.

Ce symbole est utilisé dans ce manuel pour indiquer à l’utilisateur qu’il ou qu’elle trouvera d’importantes instructions
concernant l’utilisation et l’entretien de l’appareil dans le paragraphe signalé.

ATTENTION: Risques de choc électrique — NE PAS OUVRIR!


ATTENTION: Afin de réduire le risque de choc électrique, ne pas enlever le couvercle. Il ne se trouve à l’intérieur aucune
pièce pouvant être reparée par l’utilisateur. Confiez I’entretien et la réparation de l’appareil à un réparateur agréé.

AVERTISSEMENT: Afin de prévenir les risques de décharge électrique ou de feu, n’exposez pas cet appareil à la pluie ou
à l’humidité. Avant d’utiliser cet appareil, lisez attentivement les avertissements supplémentaires de ce manuel.

Dieses Symbol soll den Anwender vor unisolierten gefährlichen Spannungen innerhalb des Gehäuses warnen, die von
Ausreichender Stärke sind, um einen elektrischen Schlag verursachen zu können.

Dieses Symbol soll den Benutzer auf wichtige Instruktionen in der Bedienungsanleitung aufmerksam
machen, die Handhabung und Wartung des Produkts betreffen.

VORSICHT: Risiko — Elektrischer Schlag! Nicht öffnen!


VORSICHT: Um das Risiko eines elektrischen Schlages zu vermeiden, nicht die Abdeckung enfernen. Es befinden sich keine
Teile darin, die vom Anwender repariert werden könnten. Reparaturen nur von qualifiziertem Fachpersonal durchführen
lassen.

ACHTUNG: Um einen elektrischen Schlag oder Feuergefahr zu vermeiden, sollte dieses Gerät nicht dem Regen oder
Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt werden.Vor Inbetriebnahme unbedingt die Bedienungsanleitung lesen.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: When using electrical products, basic cautions should always be followed, including the following:

1. Read these instructions.


2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus (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 plug. The wide blade or third
prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessoriegs provided by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus. When
a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus 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
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Never break off the ground pin. Write for our free booklet “Shock Hazard and Grounding.” Connect only to a power
supply of the type marked on the unit adjacent to the power supply cord.
16. If this product is to be mounted in an equipment rack, rear support should be provided.
17. Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause a permanent hearing loss. Individuals vary considerably in
susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss, but nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently
intense noise for a sufficient time. The U.S. Government’s Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) has
specified the following permissible noise level exposures:

Duration Per Day In Hours Sound Level dBA, Slow Response


8 90
6 92
4 95
3 97
2 100
1 1/2 102
1 105
1/2 110
1/4 or less 115

According to OSHA, any exposure in excess of the above permissible limits could result in some hearing loss. Ear plugs or
protectors to the ear canals or over the ears must be worn when operating this amplification system in order to prevent a
permanent hearing loss, if exposure is in excess of the limits as set forth above. To ensure against potentially dangerous
exposure to high sound pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons exposed to equipment capable of producing high
sound pressure levels such as this amplification system be protected by hearing protectors while this unit is in operation.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS !


table of contents
Mono Inputs p.10
1
Stereo Inputs p. 26
2
Groups p. 34
3
Auxes p. 44
4
Left - Right p. 48
5
Mono p. 54
6
Matrix p. 58
7
Master Section p. 60
8
Power Supply p. 68
9
Specifications p. 74
0
HP-Eight MONO INPUTS PFL INTERNAL HP-Eight Group (1 of 8 Shown)
SOLO LEFT RIBBONS GROUP
24 to 56 CHANNELS GROUP (1-8) INSERT
SOLO RIGHT AND MIX AMP -2dBu
INTER-
SIG CONNECTS ∑
SOLO DC GROUP
INPUT MONO TO MONITOR
+48V LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL ASSIGN CIRCUITS SIG
METER SCENE MUTE
FREQ FREQ MUTE
SELECT MUTE
PEAK
LO CUT A L-R
GAIN 72Hz GROUP PEAK
26dB POL 4 - 60 dB -18dB/oct B PAN
PAD REV EQ ON GROUP
BAL HF HI MID LOW MID LF
SCENE MUTE CTRL OUT
XLR IN 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 - 2kHz 100 HZ C +4dBu
+10
FOUR BAND EQ FADER AMP MATRIX GC
P HPF D SENDS
M1 PRE GROUP
LEVEL LEVEL
+10
INPUT GRP GRP GRP GRP
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
PREAMP M2
SB1 SB2 METER
CHAN 100MM FET MUTE AFL FEED
CHAN PAN (POST FADER)
INSERT
+4dBu PRE FADER
PRE AUX
INSERT FDR BUS ASSIGN INSERT
FADER FLIP -2dBu
SWITCHES
-- USER OPTION --
PRE PRE SOURCE AMP TO MONITOR
POST PRE SOURCE SIG
INSERT FDR CIRCUITS
SELECT AUX (1-8)
DIRECT 1 AUX BUS 1
MIX AMP
OUT 1-6 AUX
LEVEL AUX
+4dBu PRE ∑ OUT
2 AUX BUS 2 PEAK +4dBu
+10
-- USER OPTION -- AFL GC
DIR OUT 3 AUX BUS 3
SOURCE

4 AUX BUS 4
block diagram

AUX
SENDS 5 AUX BUS 5 LEFT (R)
LEFT(R) HP-Eight Left & Right : Left Shown INSERT
MIX AMP -2dBu
6 AUX BUS 6 ∑
TO MONITOR
CIRCUITS SIG
GC GAIN 7-8 L (R) (PRE FADER)
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE MONO FADER
ASSIGN
FITTED SOLDER MUTE
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR THE REAL 8 AUX BUS 8 PEAK
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK HP LEFT (R)
BAL OUT
9 AUX BUS 9 +4dBu
9-10
ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU +10
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS) MATRIX
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: SENDS
10 AUX BUS 10 PRE
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND M1 LEFT (RIGHT)
LEVEL LEVEL
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS
M2
TO MONITOR PFL METER
CIRCUITS AFL FEED
(TAPE B ONLY) SOLO LEFT (POST FADER)
RCA JACKS ON AUX
INPUTS A & B ONLY SOLO RIGHT INSERT
FADER FLIP -2dBu
+12 GAIN TRIM LO CUT LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL SOLO DC
STEREO L SIG
-20 TO +20 dB 72Hz TO MONITOR
TAPE IN -18dB/oct CIRCUITS SIG
-10dBV R +12
(PRE FADER)
AUX 9 (10)
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 MIX AMP AUX 9 (10)
MUTE PEAK AUX
LEVEL
HF MID LF ∑ OUT
12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 HZ PEAK +4dBu
LEFT HPF
THREE BAND EQ AFL +10
(MONO) +10 GC
STEREO BUS ASSIGN
LINE IN HF MID LF SWITCHES
+4dBu HPF +10
RIGHT 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 HZ
THREE BAND EQ
60MM PRE
STEREO 9
HP-Eight STEREO INPUTS FADER AUX BUS 9 MONO
5 STEREO INPUTS (1-2-3-A-B) MONO HP-Eight Mono Bus INSERT
AUX MIX AMP -2dBu
LOCATED IN MASTER SECTION SENDS 10
AUX BUS 10 ∑
LINE INPUTS 1-2-3: TRS ONLY
TAPE INPUTS A-B: TRS AND RCA TO MONITOR
CIRCUITS SIG
(PRE FADER)
MONO METER
MATRIX MUTE
LED METERS SENDS
SOLO-L PEAK MONO
GRP1 GRP2 GRP3 GRP4 GRP5 GRP6 GRP7 GRP8 L R MONITOR SOURCE ∑
SOLO M1 PRE BAL OUT
AUX1 AUX2 AUX3 AUX4 AUX5 AUX6 AUX7 AUX8 AUX9 AUX10 L SOLO R SOLO MIX LEVEL +4dBu
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 AUDIO AMPS
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 SOLO-R
+3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 3+ ∑ +10
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M2
-3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 3-
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 SOLO DC
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 AFL MONO
12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 LEVEL
15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 ALL SOURCES PRE
SOLO

TAPE B

MATRIX
HP-Eight Matrix Out (1 of 2 Shown)
METER SWITCHING MIX AMP SIG
LOGIC
MONO ∑
METERS
NORMALLY SHOW TO MONITOR MATRIX MATRIX
METER FEEDS LEVEL OUT
CREST RIBBON CONN MONITOR SOURCE MNTR-L CIRCUITS
FROM
(PRE FADER) PEAK +4dBu
FADER BUFFERS MNTR-R
AUTOMATICALLY
AU D I O +10 GC
SWITCH TO SOLO L-R AFL
D
HP-Eight Block Diagram SOLO
OFF

SHORT-CIRCUIT GRP 1-2


ISOLATION PROTECTION
DIODES 2 BNC CONNECTORS SUM MONITOR
POLY FOR 12 VOLT LAMPS
FUSES MONO OUT
( ON MASTER MODULE )
+4dBu
GC GRP 3-4 GRP AUX AUX AUX AUX AUX HP-Eight Talkback Circuits
MONO L-R 1-8 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
DC POWER STATUS LEDS TB Y
EXTERNAL DC INPUT +18V
N
FAN +18 -18 +12 +48
GC TALKBACK
MONITOR TB
LEVEL GRP 5-6 ON XLR IN
ON
AC INLET & SWITCH TALKBACK ASSIGN
+18 V SOLO-DC SWITCHES
UNIVERSAL INPUT-VOLTAGE -18 V MUTE SCENE
PHONES MASTERS TALKBACK
SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY PHONES GRP 7-8 LEVEL
+48 V DC OUTPUT MNTR-L (ON TOP PANEL)
POWER
LEVEL
ANALOG A LOCATED ON
GROUND TO POWER
INTERNALLY FUSED AND DISTRIBUTION SOLO-L MASTER MODULE
MONITOR
SHORT-CIRCUIT PROTECTED +12 V BOARDS SOURCE SELECT B
AUX DC MNTR-R -
AC IN GROUND ALL INPUTS MIX
100-240V SOLO-R C
50 / 60 Hz SAFETY
200W GROUND
TO CHASSIS CHASSIS PHONES NORMALLY FOLLOW MONITOR SOURCE
D
GROUND
ALWAYS SWITCH TO SOLO

HP-8 BLK DIA-REV1.0-4/20/04


HP-Eight owner’s manual
how to use this manual

conventions
terms
indicators or controls employed on the HP-Eight console
will appear as: TERMS

tasks
are broken down into steps 1

2
3

warnings
Procedures not to
attempt. a
Issues or hazards to keep
in mind when operating
the equipment.

indicators
What to look
for on-screen. ®
Alerts, indicators, or
prompts that may appear.

tips
Preferred methods.
Helpful hints. +
Feature insights.

see
see—references other sections of the manual containing
supplementary information on the current topic or a related issue
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HP-Eight MONO INPUTS PFL INTERNAL


SOLO LEFT RIBBONS
24 to 56 CHANNELS AND
SOLO RIGHT
INTER-
SIG CONNECTS
1 mono input

SOLO DC
LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL INPUT
+48V METER
FREQ FREQ MUTE SCENE MUTE
SELECT
PEAK
LO CUT A
GAIN 72Hz
26dB POL 4 - 60 dB -18dB/oct B
PAD REV EQ ON
BAL HF HI MID LOW MID LF
SCENE MUTE CTRL
block diagram

XLR IN 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 - 2kHz 100 HZ C


FOUR BAND EQ FADER AMP
P HPF D

+10
INPUT GRP GRP GRP GRP
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
PREAMP
SB1 SB2
CHAN 100MM FET MUTE
CHAN PAN
INSERT
+4dBu PRE FADER
PRE
INSERT FDR BUS ASSIGN
SWITCHES
-- USER OPTION --
PRE PRE SOURCE AMP
POST PRE SOURCE
INSERT FDR SELECT
DIRECT 1 AUX BUS 1
OUT 1-6
+4dBu PRE
2 AUX BUS 2
-- USER OPTION --
DIR OUT 3 AUX BUS 3
SOURCE

4 AUX BUS 4

AUX
SENDS 5 AUX BUS 5

6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM

9-10 9 AUX BUS 9


ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS

TO MONITOR PFL
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LO CUT
GAIN

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HP-Eight owner’s manual
mono input 1

features

+48 V

+48 volts DC is applied equally (through current-limiting resistors) to both


pins 2 and 3 on the mic-input XLR connector.This feature is used with condenser
microphones and active direct boxes that require an external DC voltage (phan-
tom power) in order to operate.
The 48V switch
should
a
For dynamic or ribbon mics, phantom voltage is not required and should be not be engaged when
using standard (dynam-
switched OFF. ic) microphones, or
NOTE 1: Operating this switch (On or Off) causes large voltage swings to occur other sources that do
at the input of the mic preamp. Care should be taken to insure that the channel not use phantom power.
is muted or the main faders are pulled down to prevent this POP from getting to
someone’s ears.

pad
The XLR-input signal is attenuated by 25dB to prevent strong signals (e.g.kick
drum or lead vocal) from overloading the preamp stage.The pad is used to bring a
If the channel peak
LED is illuminated,
first try lowering
+
hot mic-input signal down to a controllable level, or when a line-level signal is pre-
the input gain control.
sent at the XLR input jack.
Only when this method
is unsuccessful should
the pad switch be
engaged.
gain
The Input gain control range is closely related to the status of the PAD switch.
In order to establish proper gain structure in the console, input gain settings
must be set correctly. Use the PFL switch and Solo system to properly set the gain
of the channel.

PAD—switch-up
4 to 60dB of gain can be added the XLR-input signal.
The impedance at the input XLR is 2.5kΩ.

PAD—switch-down
-21 to 35dB of gain can be added to the XLR-input signal.

polarity (reverse)
This feature is used for correcting or minimizing polarity and phase related errors.
For example, occasionally a balanced input connection is reverse-wired before it
gets to the mixing console.This can happen in microphones, or in snake line inter-
faces. By using the polarity button, this type of error can be corrected.
When similar sig-
nals from different +
channels are combined,
phase cancellations can
normal polarity (Pin 2 Hot) occur.
Reversing the polarity of
polarity reversed (Pin 3 Hot) an input signal can often
minimize such phasing
errors.

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HP-Eight MONO INPUTS PFL INTERNAL


SOLO LEFT RIBBONS
24 to 56 CHANNELS AND
SOLO RIGHT
INTER-
SIG CONNECTS
1 mono input

SOLO DC
LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL INPUT
+48V METER
FREQ FREQ MUTE SCENE MUTE
SELECT
PEAK
LO CUT A
GAIN 72Hz
26dB POL 4 - 60 dB -18dB/oct B
PAD REV EQ ON
BAL HF HI MID LOW MID LF
SCENE MUTE CTRL
block diagram

XLR IN 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 - 2kHz 100 HZ C


FOUR BAND EQ FADER AMP
P HPF D

+10
INPUT GRP GRP GRP GRP
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
PREAMP
SB1 SB2
CHAN 100MM FET MUTE
CHAN PAN
INSERT
+4dBu PRE FADER
PRE
INSERT FDR BUS ASSIGN
SWITCHES
-- USER OPTION --
PRE PRE SOURCE AMP
POST PRE SOURCE
INSERT FDR SELECT
DIRECT 1 AUX BUS 1
OUT 1-6
+4dBu PRE
2 AUX BUS 2
-- USER OPTION --
DIR OUT 3 AUX BUS 3
SOURCE

4 AUX BUS 4

AUX
SENDS 5 AUX BUS 5

6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM

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ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS
6
panel

10

4
20

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PAD
48 V

30

40

LO CUT
GAIN

POLARITY
HP-Eight owner’s manual
mono input 1

features

Lo-Cut filter
This filter reduces or eliminates unwanted low frequencies without substantially
affecting the program material. Quite often, such unwanted low frequencies are
included with mic- or line-input signals. For example, stage rumble or wind can
be picked up through vocal mics.The cut-off frequency of the filter is 72 Hz and
When performing
outdoors, wind- +
induced, low-frequency
the slope is -18dB per octave.This type of filter is also referred to as a Hi-pass rumble can get into the
filter (HPF). It allows the hi-frequencies to pass, but stops the lo-frequencies. input channels thru the
microphones.
Engaging the Lo-Cut fil-
Lo Cut Switch ter can eliminate these
power-stealing low fre-
quencies.
Lo-Cut filter is bypassed.

Lo-Cut filter is on.

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2K

MUTE
SCENE
ASSIGN
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PRE
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60

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40

5K

EQ ON

PFL
EVEN
LO CUT

PAN
AUX SENDS

4
1
GAIN

8
7
6
5
2

MUTE
POLARITY

LF

3 10
HF

LM
HM

0
5

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20
15
10
5
10

50
module

HP-Eight MONO INPUTS PFL INTERNAL


SOLO LEFT RIBBONS
24 to 56 CHANNELS AND
SOLO RIGHT
INTER-
SIG CONNECTS
1 mono input

SOLO DC
LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL INPUT
+48V METER
FREQ FREQ MUTE SCENE MUTE
SELECT
PEAK
LO CUT A
GAIN 72Hz
26dB POL 4 - 60 dB -18dB/oct B
PAD REV EQ ON
BAL HF HI MID LOW MID LF
SCENE MUTE CTRL
XLR IN 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 - 2kHz 100 HZ C
block diagram

FOUR BAND EQ FADER AMP


P HPF D

+10
INPUT GRP GRP GRP GRP
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
PREAMP
SB1 SB2
CHAN 100MM FET MUTE
CHAN PAN
INSERT
+4dBu PRE FADER
PRE
INSERT FDR BUS ASSIGN
SWITCHES
-- USER OPTION --
PRE PRE SOURCE AMP
POST PRE SOURCE
INSERT FDR SELECT
DIRECT 1 AUX BUS 1
OUT 1-6
+4dBu PRE
2 AUX BUS 2
-- USER OPTION --
DIR OUT 3 AUX BUS 3
SOURCE

4 AUX BUS 4

AUX
SENDS 5 AUX BUS 5

6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM

9-10 9 AUX BUS 9


ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS
1K

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8
8
8
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200

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15
15
15

100
500
2K

500

– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +

15
15
15
15

3K

2K
10K

8
8
8
8

1K
5K

EQ ON

AUX SENDS
LF
HF

LM
HM
HP-Eight owner’s manual
mono input 1

EQ features
Many audio signals coming into the console require some degree of corrective
equalization in order to be part of a good sounding mix.
The input EQ consists of four-bands: high, high-mid, low-mid and low.
The high and low bands have fixed frequencies while the high-mid and low-mid
bands are sweepable, with their higher and lower frequencies overlapping adja-
cent bands.

high frequency—HF

15dB boost and cut at 12kHz—Shelving Response.

high-mid frequency—HM

Selectable frequency range of 500Hz to 10 kHz.


The response is bell-shaped with a fixed Q of 1.5

15dB boost and cut centered at the selected frequency.

low-mid frequency—LM

Selectable frequency range of 100Hz to 2kHz.


The response is bell-shaped with a fixed Q of 1.5

15dB boost and cut centered at the selected frequency.

low frequency—LF

15dB boost and cut at 80Hz—Shelving Response.

eq on

Equalizer is off. The EQ circuits are bypassed.

Equalizer is on. This switch can be used to make A/B comparisons between
"flat" and eq'd signals.

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BUS
500
2K

MUTE
SCENE
ASSIGN
=
20

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6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
500

– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +
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6
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PRE
3
3
PRE
3
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3
3
PRE
60

3K
PAD

2K
48 V

10K










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0
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1K
30

40

5K

EQ ON

PFL
EVEN
LO CUT

PAN
AUX SENDS

4
1
GAIN

8
7
6
5
2

MUTE
POLARITY

LF

3 10
HF

LM
HM

0
5

30
20
15
10
5
10

50
module

HP-Eight MONO INPUTS PFL INTERNAL


SOLO LEFT RIBBONS
24 to 56 CHANNELS AND
SOLO RIGHT
INTER-
SIG CONNECTS
1 mono input

SOLO DC
LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL INPUT
+48V METER
FREQ FREQ MUTE SCENE MUTE
SELECT
PEAK
LO CUT A
GAIN 72Hz
26dB POL 4 - 60 dB -18dB/oct B
PAD REV EQ ON
BAL HF HI MID LOW MID LF
SCENE MUTE CTRL
block diagram

XLR IN 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 - 2kHz 100 HZ C


FOUR BAND EQ FADER AMP
P HPF D

+10
INPUT GRP GRP GRP GRP
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
PREAMP
SB1 SB2
CHAN 100MM FET MUTE
CHAN PAN
INSERT
+4dBu PRE FADER
PRE
INSERT FDR BUS ASSIGN
SWITCHES
-- USER OPTION --
PRE PRE SOURCE AMP
POST PRE SOURCE
INSERT FDR SELECT
DIRECT 1 AUX BUS 1
OUT 1-6
+4dBu PRE
2 AUX BUS 2
-- USER OPTION --
DIR OUT 3 AUX BUS 3
SOURCE

4 AUX BUS 4

AUX
SENDS 5 AUX BUS 5

6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM

9-10 9 AUX BUS 9


ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS

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6
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PRE
PRE

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3
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3










+
+
+
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+
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+
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+

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0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
AUX SENDS

4
1

8
2

6
5

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HP-Eight owner’s manual
mono input 1

aux send features


Ten aux sends are available for creating individual output mixes.These mixes can
be used for driving effects processors, providing monitor mixes, creating broad-
cast or alternate sound reinforcement mixes,or other special requirements.With
the corresponding PRE switches in the UP position, the Aux sends are fed from
the Post-fader channel signal. When the PRE switch is depressed, the corre-
sponding Aux sends are fed from the Channel’s Post-EQ, Pre-fader signal. An
internal option allows the user to change this “PRE” point to the Pre-Insert, Pre-
EQ signal on a channel-by-channel basis.All Aux sends are affected by the chan-
nel Mute switch.

aux sends 1–6

These knobs adjust the amount of signal sent to the corresponding AUX
buses. Unity gain occurs at the zero setting, with 6dB additional gain available
above that.

PRE (aux 1–6 )


The default signal source for these Aux sends is post-fader.This switch is used for
selecting the Pre-fader signal for Auxes 1-6.The normal Pre-fader signal is derived
Post-EQ.
see internal jumper options

Aux sends are Post-EQ, Post-fader.

Aux sends are Post-insert, Post-EQ, Pre-fader.

aux sends 7-8 and 9-10

These knobs adjust the amount of signal sent to the corresponding AUX
buses. Unity gain occurs at the zero setting, with 6dB additional gain available
above that.

PRE ( aux 7–8 & aux 9–10 )


The default signal source for these AUX SENDS is post-fader.These switches are
used for selecting the Pre-fader signals for Auxes 7-8 & 9-10.The normal Pre-
fader signal is derived Post-EQ.
see internal jumper options

Aux sends are Post-EQ, Post-fader.

Aux sends are Post-insert, Post-EQ, Pre-fader.

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30
30
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ODD

C
B
A

D
M

L- R
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15
15

1-2
4

7-8
5-6
3-4










100

BUS
500
2K

MUTE
SCENE
ASSIGN
=
20

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6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
500

– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +

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6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
15
15
15
15

3
PRE
3
3
PRE
3
3
3
3
3
3
PRE
60

3K
PAD

2K
48 V

10K










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5K

EQ ON

PFL
EVEN
LO CUT

PAN
AUX SENDS

4
1
GAIN

8
7
6
5
2

MUTE
POLARITY

LF

3 10
HF

LM
HM

0
5

30
20
15
10
5
10

50
module

HP-Eight MONO INPUTS PFL INTERNAL


SOLO LEFT RIBBONS
24 to 56 CHANNELS AND
SOLO RIGHT
INTER-
1 mono input

SIG CONNECTS
SOLO DC
LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL INPUT
+48V METER
FREQ FREQ MUTE SCENE MUTE
SELECT
PEAK
LO CUT A
GAIN 72Hz
26dB POL 4 - 60 dB -18dB/oct B
PAD REV EQ ON
BAL HF HI MID LOW MID LF
SCENE MUTE CTRL
block diagram

XLR IN 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 - 2kHz 100 HZ C


FOUR BAND EQ FADER AMP
P HPF D

+10
INPUT GRP GRP GRP GRP
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
PREAMP
SB1 SB2
CHAN 100MM FET MUTE
CHAN PAN
INSERT
+4dBu PRE FADER
PRE
INSERT FDR BUS ASSIGN
SWITCHES
-- USER OPTION --
PRE PRE SOURCE AMP
POST PRE SOURCE
INSERT FDR SELECT
DIRECT 1 AUX BUS 1
OUT 1-6
+4dBu PRE
2 AUX BUS 2
-- USER OPTION --
DIR OUT 3 AUX BUS 3
SOURCE

4 AUX BUS 4

AUX
SENDS 5 AUX BUS 5

6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM

9-10 9 AUX BUS 9


ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS
L
panel

PK

SIG
ODD

C
A

D
M

L- R

1- 2

3- 4

7- 8
5- 6
BUS

MUTE
SCENE
ASSIGN
=

PFL
EVEN
PAN

MUTE

5
0
5

15
10
10

30
20

50
HP-Eight owner’s manual
mono input 1

bus assignment features


The Input bus assignment section offers considerable flexibility for creating what even-
tually becomes the main output mix. Channels can be assigned to the independent
Mono bus, the pan-paired Left/Right buses, or any of the pan-paired subgroups (1-2, 3-
4, 5-6, 7-8).All assignments are derived post-fader, post-eq, and post-mute.

pan control
The pan control positions the post-fader channel signal within the stereo left-right field,
or between the Odd and Even groups of an assigned pair.The signal is down by approx-
imately -3dB at the center-detent position when panning across the buses.

Bus Assign
M (Mono)
Assigns the post-fader channel signal to the Mono Bus.The pan-pot position does not
affect the signal to the Mono bus.

L-R (Left- Right)


Assigns the post-fader, pan-pot signals to the Left and Right Buses.

1-2 (Groups 1-2)


Assigns the post-fader, pan-pot signals to the Group 1 and Group 2 Buses.

3-4 (Groups 3-4)


Assigns the post-fader, pan-pot signals to the Group 3 and Group 4 Buses.

5-6 (Groups 5-6)


Assigns the post-fader, pan-pot signals to the Group 5 and Group 6 Buses.

7-8 (Groups 7-8)


Assigns the post-fader, pan-pot signals to the Group 7 and Group 8 Buses.

10

0 channel fader
5
The channel is fitted with a high-quality, 100mm fader. Normal mixing range is around
10 the “0” mark,with up to 10dB fader-boost available when needed.All Post-fader feeds
15
from the channel are controlled by this fader (Post Aux sends, Bus assignments).
20

30

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ODD

C
B
A

D
M

L- R
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7-8
5-6
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BUS
500
2K

MUTE
SCENE
ASSIGN
=
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6
6
6
6
6
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6
500

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PRE
3
3
PRE
3
3
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3
3
PRE
60

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PAD

2K
48 V

10K










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30

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5K

EQ ON

PFL
EVEN
LO CUT

PAN
AUX SENDS

4
1
GAIN

8
7
6
5
2

MUTE
POLARITY

LF

3 10
HF

LM
HM

0
5

30
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10
5
10

50
module

HP-Eight MONO INPUTS PFL INTERNAL


SOLO LEFT RIBBONS
24 to 56 CHANNELS AND
SOLO RIGHT
INTER-
SIG CONNECTS
1 mono input

SOLO DC
LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL INPUT
+48V METER
FREQ FREQ MUTE SCENE MUTE
SELECT
PEAK
LO CUT A
GAIN 72Hz
26dB POL 4 - 60 dB -18dB/oct B
PAD REV EQ ON
BAL HF HI MID LOW MID LF
SCENE MUTE CTRL
XLR IN 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 - 2kHz 100 HZ C
block diagram

FOUR BAND EQ FADER AMP


P HPF D

+10
INPUT GRP GRP GRP GRP
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
PREAMP
SB1 SB2
CHAN 100MM FET MUTE
CHAN PAN
INSERT
+4dBu PRE FADER
PRE
INSERT FDR BUS ASSIGN
SWITCHES
-- USER OPTION --
PRE PRE SOURCE AMP
POST PRE SOURCE
INSERT FDR SELECT
DIRECT 1 AUX BUS 1
OUT 1-6
+4dBu PRE
2 AUX BUS 2
-- USER OPTION --
DIR OUT 3 AUX BUS 3
SOURCE

4 AUX BUS 4

AUX
SENDS 5 AUX BUS 5

6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM

9-10 9 AUX BUS 9


ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS
L
panel

PK

SIG
ODD

C
A

D
M

L- R

1- 2

3- 4

7- 8
5- 6
BUS

MUTE
SCENE
ASSIGN
=

PFL
EVEN
PAN

MUTE

5
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5

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HP-Eight owner’s manual
mono input 1

channel muting features


The HP-Eight is equipped with a 4-Scene muting system.An input channel can be
assigned to any of the 4 available scenes (A thru D).When the Mute Scene
Master switch (located in the Master module) is depressed, all channels assigned
to that scene will mute. In addition, the local channel mute switch can be used to
kill the output of the channel independently of any of the scenes.

MUTE (Local Mute)


Pressing this switch will mute the output of the channel to any of the assigned buses
and any Aux sends.
The signal present cir-
®
LED
MUTE LED cuitry is at the top of the
channel fader, so it sees the
The associated red-LED will light when the channel is muted either by its local mute audio path: from the preamp,
switch, or when part of an active Mute Scene (A thru D). into the lo-cut filter, through
the insert jack and finally
through the EQ. The signal
A (Scene Mute Assign) path has to be intact through
all these stages in order to
Pressing this switch will assign the channel to Mute Scene A.The channel will mute get the green LED illuminat-
(and MUTE LED will illuminate) when the Master Scene Mute A is active. ed. Any gain changes or
audio processing will affect
the signal-present LED. Also,
B, C, D (Scene Mute Assign) since the PFL feed is taken
from this same, pre-fader
Same operation as A for switches B thru D point, the Solo meters and
Solo headphones will moni-
channel monitoring features tor this overall channel
The channel is equipped with a bicolor LED that displays the channel’s Pre-fader signal.
signal level with varying intensity green illumination, and also indicates impending
channel overload (within 3dB of clipping) by turning red. Channel clipping is
sensed both pre and post fader, so even if the fader is down, you will be informed
of any preamp or EQ related overload problems.
Channel-LED status ®
flickering green
low signal level in the
A PFL (Pre-Fader Listen) switch is provided that lets the operator monitor the channel
channel’s signal in the Console’s Solo system.When depressed, the channel’s pre- steady green
fader signal sent to the Console’s Solo system (See Master section for details on good signal levels within
the Solo system functions). the channel
green with flickering red
LED
PK/Sig LED good signal levels with
occasional peaks.
Pre-Fader signal is shown as varying GREEN intensity, channel clip warning shows steady red
as RED. PFL selected

PFL
When this switch is depressed, the channel’s pre-fader signal is sent to the
Console’s Solo system.The channel LED is lit RED to indicate that the PFL is active.
+
NOTE: Do not write directly
The Solo meters will now show the channel’s PFL level. on the Console’s surface with
a Sharpie or other permanent
marker. Use a china-marker
(grease pencil) or other
removable marking pencil, or
put down a strip of Artist tape
write-in label first. Avoid using standard
This filled-area may be written on with a grease-marker, and later wiped clean with masking tape; it dries out and
a cloth moistened with isopropyl/rubbing alcohol.Artist (Board) tape may also be leaves a hard-to-remove glue
applied to this surface, and the tape marked with a Sharpie. residue.

p. 21
1 mono input - options HP-Eight owner’s manual

Solder-Blob locations

PRE
INSRT PRE
INSRT

D.O.

D.O.
CHAN 5 CHAN 1
CHAN 7 CHAN 3
CHAN 8 CHAN 4
CHAN 6 CHAN 2
HP-Eight Input EQ PCB POST
(Upper PCB) EQ

POST
EQ

CHAN 8 CHAN 7 CHAN 6 CHAN 5 CHAN 4 CHAN 3 CHAN 2 CHAN 1

HP-Eight Input Main PCB


(lower PCB)

Input Module circuit boards - Viewed from rear (solder-side)

Closer Look- Chan1 & Chan2

PRE
INSRT PRE
INSRT

D.O.

D.O.
CHAN 1
HAN 3
CHAN 2
POST
EQ

POST
EQ

p. 22
mono input - options 1
User Options
There are a number of user options available for the Mono inputs.These are implemented by way of solder-pads on the back-
side of the Mono Input circuit boards (upper, EQ board of the pair).There are a number of solder-pads available made up of split-
circles of tinned copper. Solder is bridged (blobbed) across the 2 halves to complete the circuit and implement the desired option.
For the default setting, there is already a thin copper trace that connects the two halves, completing the default connection.This
existing trace MUST be cut (use an X-acto knife) before an option is implemented.
To change back to the default operation after an option was performed: Remove the blobbed solder from the option solder-pads
(use a solder-sucker or solder-wick).Add a blob-link across the original, default pads to replace the thin trace that was previous-
ly cut when the option was first performed.
Aux “PRE” Option
The Aux Sends on the Mono Input channels are normally fed by the Post-Fader/Post-Mute signal in the channel.There is a PRE
switch (3) associated with each set of Aux Sends that will change the feed to a Pre-Fader point in the channel’s signal path.There
are two choices for this PRE point:Pre-Fader/Post-EQ and Pre-Fader/Pre-Insert.This change is done on a channel-by-channel basis,
each channel has its own set of solder-pads.All 3 of the PRE switches within that channel will be affected by the option change.
NOTE:The channel MUTE always affects the Aux sends, whether Pre or Post, optioned or not.
Pre-Fader/Post-EQ : This is the default setting for the PRE switch.The aux send signal is derived before the fader, but after the
channel EQ.
Pre-Fader/Pre-Insert : This is the option for the PRE switch.The aux send signal is derived before the EQ,AND before the
Insert Send jack, so any external processing gear will NOT affect the Aux sends.
Direct Out (D.O.) Option
The Direct-Out jack on the Mono Input channels is normally fed by the Pre-Fader/Post-EQ signal in the channel.The option
changes this point to Pre-Fader/Pre-EQ.This change is done on a channel-by-channel basis, each channel has its own set of sol-
der-pads.
NOTE:The channel MUTE does NOT affect the Direct Out jack.
NOTE:The channel Insert DOES affect the Direct Out jack.
Pre-Fader/Post-EQ : This is the default setting for the D.O. jack.The signal is derived before the fader, but after the channel EQ.
Pre-Fader/Pre-EQ : This is the option for the D.O. jack.The D.O. signal is derived before the fader and before the channel EQ.
The specified Solder-Blob (SBXX) shown in the table should be linked (by solder-bridging) to complete the circuit and
implement the indicated option.The table below shows the specific SBXX for each of the 8 channels on a circuitboard.
Before implementing an option (by blobbing), be SURE to cut the existing, thin copper trace linking the two halves of the
default SB. Failure to do so will result in the channel failing to operate properly and possible circuit damage.

HP-Eight Mono Input


OPTIONS TABLE
“PRE” Feed For Aux Sends Channel Direct Out
Post-EQ (Default) Pre-Insert Post-EQ(Default) Pre-EQ
Chan-1 SB2 SB1 SB18 SB17
Chan-2 SB4 SB3 SB20 SB19
Chan-3 SB6 SB5 SB22 SB21
Chan-4 SB8 SB7 SB24 SB23
Chan-5 SB10 SB9 SB26 SB25
Chan-6 SB12 SB11 SB28 SB27
Chan-7 SB13 SB14 SB30 SB29
Chan-8 SB16 SB15 SB32 SB31

NOTE:The astute observer will notice that, because of the presence of the various solder-points within the
channel signal path, there are other possible connection options. For example: The Pre-EQ point that is
used for the DO option CAN be used to feed the Aux Pre circuits. Contact the factory for specific informa-
tion concerning non-standard options. p. 23
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AUX SENDS

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HP-Eight MONO INPUTS PFL INTERNAL


SOLO LEFT RIBBONS
24 to 56 CHANNELS AND
SOLO RIGHT
INTER-
SIG CONNECTS
SOLO DC
LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL INPUT
+48V METER
FREQ FREQ MUTE SCENE MUTE
SELECT
PEAK
LO CUT A
GAIN 72Hz
26dB POL 4 - 60 dB -18dB/oct B
PAD REV EQ ON
BAL HF HI MID LOW MID LF
SCENE MUTE CTRL
XLR IN 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 - 2kHz 100 HZ C
block diagram

FOUR BAND EQ FADER AMP


P HPF D

+10
INPUT GRP GRP GRP GRP
MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8
PREAMP
SB1 SB2
CHAN 100MM FET MUTE
CHAN PAN
INSERT
+4dBu PRE FADER
PRE
INSERT FDR BUS ASSIGN
SWITCHES
-- USER OPTION --
PRE PRE SOURCE AMP
POST PRE SOURCE
INSERT FDR SELECT
DIRECT 1 AUX BUS 1
OUT 1-6
+4dBu PRE
2 AUX BUS 2
-- USER OPTION --
DIR OUT 3 AUX BUS 3
SOURCE
1 mono input module - rear

4 AUX BUS 4

AUX
SENDS 5 AUX BUS 5

6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM

9-10 9 AUX BUS 9


ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS
panel

PUSH

BAL IN
INSERT
DIR OUT
HP-Eight owner’s manual
mono input module - rear 1

rear panel features


direct out 1/4" TRS jack

The input channel's signal is available at this output jack.The default signal
routing is derived Pre-fader/Post-EQ.This can be changed by an internal option
to: Post-insert/Pre-EQ.The output jack is TRS, impedance-balanced.
The insert jack can
also be used as an +
additional channel output
insert jack when a Post-HPF, Pre-EQ,
Pre-fader signal is needed.
This switching 1/4” TRS jack allows an external signal processor to be inserted A “Borrow” plug can be
into the signal path of the channel.The tip carries the SEND signal from the chan- made by connecting the
nel, and the ring carries the RETURN signal back to the channel.The Insert-Send Tip & Ring contacts togeth-
point is located directly after the Lo-Cut filter on the channel, the Return comes er. The signal obtained will
back into the channel at the top of the EQ section. be the Insert-Send signal,
but the channel signal path
Tip is Send, Ring is Return, Sleeve is Audio Ground. will not be interrupted.
Send (output) impedance is 50Ω
Return (input) impedance is 5KΩ
Nominal Operating Level= +4dBu
NOTE: To avoid any degradation of the HP-Eight’s channel signal, any process-
In situations where
the preamp circuit- +
ry is not needed, the Insert
ing gear patched into the channel insert should have a low impedance output
Return can be used as the
(<100Ω) and must be capable of cleanly driving a 2KΩ load to +21dBu. channel’s input.
For example, when using
an expensive, outboard
tube mic preamp.
balanced XLR input connector In these cases, the Tip
contact of the plug should
not be connected, the sig-
This balanced female XLR accepts a low-impedance microphone signal, nal from the external pre-
or a line-level signal, depending on the position of the PAD switch on the front amp should feed the Ring
contact (the Sleeve con-
panel. tact is the ground return).

Diagrams from Rear-Panel showing electrical connection details


• DEFAULT AUX SEND SETTINGS •
T= Out+ • Aux Sends Are Post-Fader/Follow Mute
R= GND (50Ω) TRS • When “PRE” Button Is Pressed, Aux
S= CHS Sends Change To Pre-Fader(Post-EQ)
+4dBu
50Ω Aux PRE Option (Marked by ✘ if fitted )
Direct Outputs Impedance Bal When “PRE” Button Is Pressed,
Aux Sends Change To:
Dir Outs Are Normally Pre-Fader (Post-EQ) PRE-FADER (PRE-INSERT)

Dir Out Option ( Marked by ✘ if fitted ) DIRECT OUT= PRE-FADER(PRE-EQ)

T= Send
F - XLR 1 2 1= CHS
R= Rtn TRS
-60 > +4dBu 3 2= IN +
S= GND +4dBu 2KΩ 3= IN –
Unbal Send • 50Ω Electronic
Chan Inserts Unbal Rtn • 15KΩ Balanced Chan Inputs

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AUX1
FADER
ASSIGN
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10 6 –
10 6 –
10 6 –
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– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +

6 –
G1

A1

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• 6

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AFL
LO CUT

AUX SENDS

MUTE
9
LF

PAN
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GAIN

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M1

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BUS
GRP
BUS

GRP2
AUX2
FADER
ASSIGN
ASSIGN

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6 –
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A2

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• 6
10
STEREO LINE INPUT

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PRE
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1
12V LAMP

A2
PFL

AFL
AFL
MUTE

MUTE
PAN
= GROUP
M2
M1
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6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM
2 stereo inputs

9-10 9 AUX BUS 9


ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS

TO MONITOR PFL
CIRCUITS
(TAPE B ONLY) SOLO LEFT
RCA JACKS ON
block diagram

INPUTS A & B ONLY SOLO RIGHT

+12 GAIN TRIM LO CUT LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL SOLO DC


STEREO L SIG
-20 TO +20 dB 72Hz
TAPE IN -18dB/oct
-10dBV R +12

MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8


MUTE PEAK
HF MID LF
12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 HZ
LEFT HPF
(MONO) THREE BAND EQ
+10
STEREO BUS ASSIGN
LINE IN HF MID LF SWITCHES
+4dBu HPF +10
RIGHT 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 HZ
THREE BAND EQ
60MM PRE
STEREO 9
HP-Eight STEREO INPUTS FADER AUX BUS 9
5 STEREO INPUTS (1-2-3-A-B) AUX
LOCATED IN MASTER SECTION SENDS 10
AUX BUS 10
LINE INPUTS 1-2-3: TRS ONLY
TAPE INPUTS A-B: TRS AND RCA

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– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +

• 6
6
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15

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PRE
6

+
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8
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12

LO CUT

AUX SENDS

9
LF
HF

10
MF
GAIN
panel

PK

SIG
M

1- 2

3- 4
L- R

7- 8
5- 6
GRP
BUS
ASSIGN
STER EO LI N E I N PU T

1
1

PFL
MUTE

5
5

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20
HP-Eight owner’s manual
stereo inputs 2

features
The HP-Eight has 5 stereo inputs, all located within the Master module.All five
have identical features, they vary only in their rear-panel input connectors.The
first 3 inputs are defined as Stereo LINE Inputs.These accept +4dBu balanced or
Stereo Inputs 1, 2 and
3 are called Stereo +
Line Inputs. They have 1/4”
unbalanced signals on their 1/4”,TRS jacks (on Master Rear panel).The next 2
TRS inputs only.
inputs are called Stereo TAPE Inputs.They can accept the same type of signals on
their 1/4” TRS jacks. In addition to these jacks, Stereo Tape Inputs A & B also fea- Stereo Inputs A & B are
called Stereo Tape Inputs.
ture additional RCA jacks for inputs.These RCA jacks are designed to accept - They have 1/4” TRS jacks
10dBV, unbalanced signals (from a CD player, tape deck, etc). Internal amplifiers PLUS additional RCA jacks.
boost that -10dBV signal up to the +4dBu pro-level that the HP-Eight uses. Both
the TRS and RCA jacks can be used simultaneously. Both sets of signals will be
mixed together.

Gain

This control adjusts the gain of the input amplifiers, both Left & Right cir-
cuits are simultaneously adjusted. Unity gain is at the mid-point (with a detent),
min and max gain adjust is 20dB.The stereo inputs were designed for line-level
sources, and can accommodate a wide range of input levels. Use the appropriate
line or tape input (and the matching input connectors) when patching-in your
external gear. For most semi-Pro or Pro outboard gear with TRS or XLR output
jacks, use the Stereo Line inputs 1 thru 3.Their TRS input jacks can accept bal-
anced or unbalanced sources. Use an adapter plug or cable to patch-in XLR gear.
For semi-Pro or consumer equipment with RCA output jacks, use Stereo Tape
inputs A and B.Their RCA inputs have an internal amplifier to bring those low-
level -10dBV signals up to a +4dBu Pro level.With Stereo Inputs A & B, both the
TRS and RCA inputs can be used simultaneously.Both sets of signals will be mixed
together.

Stereo Lo-Cut filter


This filter reduces or eliminates unwanted low frequencies without substantially
affecting the program material. Quite often, such unwanted low frequencies are
included with mic- or line-input signals. For example, stage rumble or wind can
When performing
outdoors, wind- +
induced, low-frequency
be picked up through vocal mics.The cut-off frequency of the filter is 72 Hz and rumble can get into the
the slope is -18dB per octave.This type of filter is also referred to as a Hi-pass input channels thru the
microphones.
filter (HPF). It allows the hi-frequencies to pass, but stops the lo-frequencies.
Engaging the Lo-Cut fil-
ter can eliminate these
Lo Cut Switch power-stealing low fre-
quencies.
Stereo Lo-Cut filter is bypassed.

Stereo Lo-Cut filter is on.

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ASSIGN
10 6 –
10 6 –
10 6 –
10 6 –
– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +

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A1

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PRE
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AFL
LO CUT

AUX SENDS

MUTE
9
LF

PAN
= GROUP
HF

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MF
GAIN

M2
M1

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5-6
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FLIP
BUS
GRP
BUS

GRP2
AUX2
FADER
ASSIGN
ASSIGN

10 6 –
10 6 –
6 –
G2

A2

6
• 6
10
STEREO LINE INPUT

0
0
PRE
0

+
+
+

3
3
6

R
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18
15
12
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6
–3
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+3
6
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1
12V LAMP

A2
PFL

AFL
AFL
MUTE

MUTE
PAN
= GROUP
M2
M1
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5

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A
3
3
2
3
3

G
6 AUX BUS 6

GC GAIN 7-8
P 7 AUX BUS 7
PRE
FITTED SOLDER
ROTARY BICOLOR GROUND COMP BALANCED AMP PANEL LINK BLOB FET ELECT 1/4” TRS RCA XLR OSM 8 AUX BUS 8
POT FADER PAD LED LED DRIVER DRIVER SWITCH USER OPTIONS SWITCH SWITCH JACK JACK JACK JIM
2 stereo inputs

9-10 9 AUX BUS 9


ALL SWITCHES SHOWN IN THE UP (DESELECTED) POSITION STANDARD OUTPUT LEVEL IS +4 dBu AT 0 VU
PRE
AMP(LIFIER) GAIN SHOWN IN DB WHEN NEEDED PIN 2 HOT ON ALL BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS (XLR JACKS)
WHEN SHOWN: 1/4” TRS SWITCHING JACKS HAVE NORMALLY CLOSED CONTACTS FOR UNBALANCED OPERATION: 10 AUX BUS 10
USER OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED WITH REMOVABLE LINKS AND SOLDER BLOBS TIE PIN 3 TO PIN 1, USE PIN 2 FOR OUTPUT, PIN 1 FOR GND
block diagram

DEFAULT OPTION POSITION SHOWN UNDERLINED “Ø” SYMBOL INDICATES POLARITY REVERSE LEGENDS

TO MONITOR PFL
CIRCUITS
(TAPE B ONLY) SOLO LEFT
RCA JACKS ON
INPUTS A & B ONLY SOLO RIGHT

+12 GAIN TRIM LO CUT LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL SOLO DC


STEREO L SIG
-20 TO +20 dB 72Hz
TAPE IN -18dB/oct
-10dBV R +12

MONO L-R 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8


MUTE PEAK
HF MID LF
12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 HZ
LEFT HPF
(MONO) THREE BAND EQ
+10
STEREO BUS ASSIGN
LINE IN HF MID LF SWITCHES
+4dBu HPF +10
RIGHT 12 KHZ 500 - 10kHz 100 HZ
THREE BAND EQ
60MM PRE
STEREO 9
HP-Eight STEREO INPUTS FADER AUX BUS 9
5 STEREO INPUTS (1-2-3-A-B) AUX
LOCATED IN MASTER SECTION SENDS 10
AUX BUS 10
LINE INPUTS 1-2-3: TRS ONLY
TAPE INPUTS A-B: TRS AND RCA

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– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +

• 6
• 6
15
15
15

0
0
20

PRE
6

+
+
8
8
8

3
3
12

LO CUT

AUX SENDS

9
LF
HF

10
MF
GAIN
panel

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M

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3- 4
L- R

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5- 6
GRP
BUS
ASSIGN
STER EO LI N E I N PU T

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MUTE

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stereo inputs 2
EQ features
Many audio signals coming into the console require some degree of corrective
equalization in order to be part of a good sounding mix.
Each Stereo Input is equipped with a fixed-frequency, three-band EQ.The HF and
LF bands have a shelving response, the MF band is bell-shaped, centered at
3kHz.The EQ circuitry is always in the signal path, set all EQ controls to “0” (flat)
if no equalization is desired.

high frequency—HF

15dB boost and cut at 10kHz—Shelving Response.

mid frequency—MF
15dB boost and cut centered at the 3kHz, Q of 1.5.

low frequency—LF

15dB boost and cut at 80Hz—Shelving Response.

aux send features


Two aux sends are available for creating individual output mixes from the Stereo
Inputs.These mixes can be used for driving effects processors, providing monitor
mixes, creating broadcast or alternate sound reinforcement mixes, or other spe-
cial requirements.The signal fed to each of the Auxes is a sum of the Left & Right
stereo signals.The Aux sends are normally fed from the Post-fader stereo signal.
When the PRE switch is depressed,the Aux sends are fed from the Post-EQ,Pre-
fader signal.The Aux sends are always affected by the Mute switch.

aux sends 9-10

These knobs adjust the amount of signal sent to the corresponding Aux
buses. Unity gain occurs at the zero setting, with 6dB additional gain available
above that.

PRE (aux 9–10 )


The default signal source for the aux sends is post-fader.This switch is used for
selecting the Pre-fader signal for the Aux sends.The Pre-fader signal is derived
Post-EQ.

Aux sends are Post-fader.

Aux sends are Pre-fader (Post-EQ)

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AUX1
FADER
ASSIGN
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10 6 –
10 6 –
10 6 –
– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +
– 0 +

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G1

A1

• 6
6
6
• 6

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PRE
0
6

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+
+
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6
–3
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+3
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A1

AFL
AFL
LO CUT

AUX SENDS

MUTE
9
LF

PAN
= GROUP