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2 ML3000 User Guide ML3000 User Guide AP4512 Issue 2 Copyright © 2003 Allen & Heath Limited. All rights reserved This product complies with the European Electromagnetic Compatibility directives 89/336/EEC & 92/31/EEC and the European Low Voltage Directives 73/23/EEC & 93/68/EEC. This product has been tested to EN55103 Parts 1 & 2 1996 for use in Environments E1, E2, E3, and E4 to demonstrate compliance with the protection requirements in the European EMC directive 89/336/EEC. During some tests the specified performance figures of the product were affected. This is considered permissible and the product has been passed as acceptable for its intended use. Allen & Heath has a strict policy of ensuring all products are tested to the latest safety and EMC standards. Customers requiring more information about EMC and safety issues can contact Allen & Heath. NOTE: Any changes or modifications to the console not approved by Allen & Heath could void the compliance of the console and therefore the users authority to operate it. Manufactured in the United Kingdom by Allen & Heath Limited Kernick Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LU, UK http://www.allen-heath.com Limited One Year Warranty This product has been manufactured in the UK by ALLEN & HEATH and is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for period of one year from the date of purchase by the original owner. To ensure a high level of performance and reliability for which this equipment has been designed and manufactured, read this User Guide before operating. In the event of a failure, notify and return the defective unit to ALLEN & HEATH or its authorised agent as soon as possible for repair under warranty subject to the following conditions : 1. The equipment has been installed and operated in accordance with the instructions in this User Guide 2. The equipment has not been subject to misuse either intended or accidental, neglect, or alteration other than as described in the User Guide or Service Manual, or approved by ALLEN & HEATH. 3. Any necessary adjustment, alteration or repair has been carried out by ALLEN & HEATH or its authorised agent. 4. The defective unit is to be returned carriage prepaid to ALLEN & HEATH or its authorised agent with proof of purchase. 5. Units returned should be packed to avoid transit damage. In certain territories the terms may vary. Check with your ALLEN & HEATH agent for any additional warranty which may apply.

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ML3000 User Guide 3 Introduction This user guide presents a quick reference to the ML3000. We recommend that you read this fully before starting. Included is information on installing, connecting and operating the console, panel drawings, system block diagram and technical specification. For further information on the basic principles of audio system engineering, please refer to one of the specialist publications available from bookshops and audio equipment dealers. Whilst we believe the information in this guide to be reliable we do not assume responsibility for inaccuracies. We also reserve the right to make changes in the interest of further product development. We are able to offer further product support through our world-wide network of approved dealers and service agents. You can also access our Web site on the Internet for information on our product range, assistance with your technical queries or simply to chat about matters audio. To help us provide the most efficient service please keep a record of your console serial number, and date and place of purchase to be quoted in any communication regarding this product. The serial number is located on the rear panel. Contents Important Safety Instructions .............................. 4 Mains Plug Wiring Instructions ............................ 5 General Precautions ............................................ 5 Quick Start Reference Sheet ............................... 6 ML3000 Key Features ......................................... 9 System Block Diagram ...................................... 10 Technical Specifications .................................... 12 Installation Details.............................................. 13 Connecting the Power Supply .......................... 14 Earthing.............................................................. 15 Rear Panel Connections .................................... 16 Audio Connector Types and Wiring .................. 18 Gain Structure.................................................... 19 Control Layout and Description ........................ 20 Mono Input and EQ ........................................... 20 Channel Group / Auxiliary Sends ...................... 22 Channel Internal Link Options ........................... 23 Main Mix and Input Faders ................................ 24 Channel Main Mix and Fader ............................ 26 Using LCRplus- ................................................ 26 Stereo Input and EQ .......................................... 28 Using the Dual Inputs ........................................ 29 Group / Aux Fader and Rotary Masters ............ 30 Configuring Groups and Auxes......................... 31 Main Mix Masters ............................................... 32 Using the Engineers Wedge Monitor ................ 32 Matrix ................................................................. 33 VCA Groups ....................................................... 34 Assigning VCA and Mute Groups ..................... 36 Mute Groups and Snapshot Memories ............. 37 Headphones / Local Monitor / 2-Track ............. 38 Oscillator / Noise Generator .............................. 39 Talkback ............................................................ 40 Meterpod ........................................................... 41 MIDI/RS232 ........................................................ 42 Operating System and Technical Support........ 45 User Notes (blank page) ................................... 46 Cue Sheet .......................................................... 47