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Installation Information

Part no. 82BL5G01F


Document Revision History

V4.5

Nov 2017

V4.0

May 2017

V3.3

Feb 2017

Contents

Maintenance: Dust Guards

Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking

Clocking in General

Selecting a Clock Source

Clocking over Blacklight II

Clocking over Dante

Clocking over a BLII Bridge

Setting the Sample Rate

Clocking MADI Stageboxes

Daisy Chaining MADI Stageboxes

AES/EBU Connections

L200 Console

L200 Console Connections - Rear

L200 Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel

L200 Connections - Front

L200 Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

L300 Console

L300 Connections - Rear

L300 Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel

L300 Connections - Front

L300 Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

L500 Plus Console

L500 Plus Connections - Rear

L500 Plus Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel

L500 Plus Connectors - Front

L500 Plus Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

ML 32.32 5U Mic/Line Stagebox

ML I.32 5U Mic/Line Input Stagebox

ML O.32 5U Line Output Stagebox

ML 32.32 Weight & Dimensions

D 32.32 AES Digital 2U Stagebox

D 32.32 Weight & Dimensions

BLII.D 2U Blacklight-MADI Concentrator

BLII.D Weight & Dimensions

Net I/O SB 32.24 Analogue/AES-Dante Stagebox

Rear

SB 32.24 Weight & Dimensions

Net I/O BLII Bridge - Blacklight II to Dante Bridge

BLII Bridge Weight & Dimensions

Typical Installation Diagrams

Simple Single System

Expanded Single System

Blacklight II Single System (with Redundancy)

Simple Dual Console System

Dual Console System with single Blacklight from each console

Dual Console System with Dual Blacklight from each console

Optional Console Stand

L500 Plus

L300

Maintenance: Dust Guards

Your Live Console may be fitted with dust guards covering the air vents beneath the faders. It is recommended that the filter foam should be regularly inspected for particular buildup.

Unscrew the M3 screws that secure the dust guards in place and inspect both sides of the guard. If necessary, vacuum clean. Extremely dirty filters may be cleaned with water and replaced when dry.

Filter pads may last several years before needing replacement. Please contact SSL Support for replacement filter pads.

Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking

The Live console and associated stageboxes are connected digitally and thus must share a common digital clock (sync) source. This section describes how to set up a Live system with multiple stageboxes and multiple consoles successfully, using both internal and external clock sources.

Clocking in General

The Live console has a very high quality internal clock that can be used to clock an entire system with multiple Live consoles and stageboxes connected, so no external clock source is needed unless a specific application requires it. If there is a specific requirement for external clocking of a Live system, the external clock must match the sample rate at which the Live console is running (or PAL 25/NTSC 29.97 video sync).

Note: It is also important that, if an external clock is used, only the Live console should be connected to the clock source. SSL Live stageboxes will receive their clock via the MADI stream from the console. We do not recommend connecting external clocks to each of the stageboxes in this configuration.

ALL AES/EBU connections on the console and D32.32 stageboxes have sample rate converters and can accommodate digital devices at alternative sample rates, or those running in a different clock domain. The AES/EBU connection options and set up are detailed below.

Selecting a Clock Source

The console can be clocked internally, or externally via video, AES, wordclock, MADI, or Blacklight II (in a dual SSL console system). This is set from MENU > Setup > Options > SYSTEM tab:

Select the required clock source (if MADI or Blacklight II, press the button again and select which MADI/Blacklight port to use from the drop down menu) then press & hold the APPLY button. Ensure that the “Requested” and “Actual” sources match.

If the clock source is lost, the console will try other clock sources in this sequence: BLII, MADI, video, AES, wordclock, internal, until it finds a valid clock. The original but lost source will need to be manually reselected and applied once it has been reconnected - it will not switch clocks back and forth automatically in case of an intermittent clock source.

The status bar at the top of the main screen will show a clock source change to warn the operator.

Clocking over Blacklight II

Two consoles may be connected to a Blacklight II Concentrator for sharing a set of stageboxes. The 'Master' console (designated as such by connecting to the Blacklight Concentrator's A ports) will distribute its clock to the Blacklight system and any stageboxes and consoles connected to it. The 'Slave' console (designated by connecting to the Blacklight Concentrator's B ports) should therefore set its clock source to the corresponding BLII port on the rear of the console.

The Master console should distribute either its internal clock over Blacklight, or one of the external clock source options listed above, with the exception of any Blacklight port of which it is the Master. Selecting the BLII clock source button will reveal a subset of buttons. The Slave console should use the Blacklight II option. However, the Master console may use one of the MADI options if an external MADI source is connected to the corresponding MADI input on the Blacklight Concentrator. This could be a MADI feed from a third party device providing clock, or wordlock via a stagebox set to its external wordclock input.

Clocking over Dante

Before proceeding, ensure that the console’s Dante Expander Module, and BLII Bridge if applicable, and any stageboxes or other Dante devices appear in black text in Dante Controller. If the devices are not visible or visible in red text please see livehelp.solidstatelogic.com/Help/SetupDanteConfig.html in the SSL Live Help System.

Dante uses its own “Clock Election” process to determine the most appropriate Clock Master for the Dante network and a Clock Master will be chosen automatically. For more information on the Dante Clock Election process please see the Audinate website: https://dev.audinate.com/GA/dante-controller/userguide/webhelp/#clock_synchronization.htm

To choose a Clock Master manually, set this device to be the “Preferred Master”. To do this, open Dante Controller and click on the Clock Status tab. Check the “Preferred Master” checkbox for your chosen Clock Master. This device will become the Clock Master.

If multiple devices on the network are “Preferred Masters”, the Dante Clock Election process will automatically choose a Clock Master from the multiple “Preferred Masters”.

If the Clock Master’s status changes, or a more suitable Clock Master comes online, the Dante network will go through the Clock Election steps again to determine the most suitable Clock Master for the network.

If you are not using Dante network redundancy, please use the primary connection (rather than the secondary) to ensure accurate synchronisation.

Setting Up the Console as Clock Master of the Network

In this configuration the console is the Clock Master of the network and all other devices on the network will clock to the console.

To set this up, on the console, go to MENU > Setup > Options > SYSTEM tab. In the “SYSTEM CLOCK” section select Int for the console’s internal clock and press and hold Apply. Check that both the “Requested” and “Actual” fields above list “Int”.

In Dante Controller go to the Clock Status tab. Check the “Preferred Master” and “Enable Sync To External” checkboxes for the console’s Dante Expander.

Ensure that “Preferred Master” and “Sync to External” are unchecked for all other devices on the network.

The console’s internal clock is now the Clock Master of the Dante network. The Dante Expander module is clocking from the console's internal clock, and all other devices on the network are clocking from the Dante Expander.

Setting up the Console as a Slave of the Dante Network

In this configuration, a Dante device other than the console is the Clock Master. The console and all other devices on the network will clock to this master.

In Dante Controller, go to the Clock Status tab. Check the “Preferred Master” checkbox for the Clock Master device(s). For this example ensure that “Preferred Master” and “Sync to External”  are unchecked for all other devices on the network (including the console’s Dante Expander).

On the console, go to MENU > Setup > Options > SYSTEM tab. In the “SYSTEM CLOCK” section, select Dante Expander and press and hold Apply. Check that both the “Requested” and “Actual” fields above list “Dante Expander”.

The chosen “Preferred Master” is now the Clock Master of the network, including the console. The console is now clocking from its Dante Expander module. The Dante Expander module is clocking from the “Preferred Master” on the Dante network. All other devices on the network are clocking from the “Preferred Master” on the Dante network.

Note that if selecting Dante as a clock source on the console, the console’s internal clock source will not drop back to another clock source if the Dante network clock is lost. The Dante Expander module incorporates an internal clock which will be become the Clock Master of the Dante network in this instance until another device on the network is identified as the most suitable Clock Master from the Clock Election process.

Important: It is not recommended to clock from Dante if the Dante SRC In is engaged.

Consoles clocked from stageboxes via MADI or Wordclock are not recommended to be used as Dante network Clock Master sources.

Clocking over a BLII Bridge

The console can be the Master or the Slave of the Dante Network through the BLII Bridge.

Setting up the Console as a Slave of the Dante Network

For the most reliable clocking scheme, SSL recommends that the console is set to be a slave of the Dante network when using a BLII Bridge.

In this configuration, a Dante device other than the console is the Clock Master. The BLII Bridge is set to clock from the Dante Network, and the console clocks from BLII.

In Dante Controller, go to the Clock Status tab. Check the “Preferred Master” checkbox for the Clock Master device.

On the console, go to MENU > Setup > Options > SYSTEM tab. In the “SYSTEM CLOCK” section, select BLII 1 and press and hold Apply. Check that both the “Requested” and “Actual” fields above list “BLII 1”.

On an L500 Plus with two pairs of BLII ports fitted, select either BLII 1 or BLII 2 depending on which BLII port has been used to connect to the BLII Bridge. To select BLII 2, tap BLII 1 twice and a drop down menu will appear. Tap 2, then tap Blacklight II. Check that both the “Requested” and “Actual” fields above list “BLII 2”.

If configured correctly the following LEDs will be seen on the BLII Bridge:

LED

If configured correctly will light

BL S

Off

NET S

Solid Green

GM

Off

If colours differ from the above please consult the full tables in the SSL Live Help System  livehelp.solidstatelogic.com/Help/SetupDanteConfig.html#BLIIBridge.

Setting up the Console as the Clock Master of the Dante Network

In this configuration, the console’s Internal Clock is the Clock Master. The BLII Bridge is set to clock from BLII, and the Dante Network clocks to the BLII Bridge.

On the console, go to MENU > Setup > Options > SYSTEM tab. In the “SYSTEM CLOCK” section select Int for the console’s internal clock and press and hold Apply. Check that both the “Requested” and “Actual” fields above list “Int”.

In Dante Controller go to the Clock Status tab. Check the “Preferred Master” and “Enable Sync To External” checkboxes for the BLII Bridge.

If configured correctly the following LEDs will be seen on the BLII Bridge:

LED

If configured correctly will light

BL S

Solid Green

NET S

Off

GM

Solid Green

If colours differ from the above please consult the full tables in the SSL Live Help System  livehelp.solidstatelogic.com/Help/SetupDanteConfig.html#BLIIBridge.

When the BLII Bridge becomes the Clock Master

If the BL S and NET S LEDs are off and the GM LED is Solid Green, the BLII Bridge has become the master of the network. This could occur if the console and BLII Bridge were set to clock from a Dante device on the network, but this Clock Master loses connection to the network. The BLII Bridge could then be chosen by the Dante network as the Clock Master of the Dante network.

This is a perfectly valid clocking scheme. The BLII Bridge will now clock the console and the network from its internal clock. The console’s clock source will remain as Dante.

To manually set the BLII Bridge to be the clock master, follow the same steps as configuring the console to clock from the Dante network, but check the “Preferred Master” box beside the BLII Bridge in Dante Controller.

Setting the Sample Rate

The Live system can run at 96 kHz (recommended) or 48 kHz sample rates. Use the 96 kHz and 48 kHz buttons in the System page (MENU > Setup > SYSTEM) to change the console's sample rate. The stageboxes must also be changed to match the console's sample rate; see below.

Aside from the FX Loop and optional Dante module interfaces, decreasing the sample rate to 48 kHz does not increase the total input/output count; each MADI port carries 64 channels at 48 kHz but odd-even MADI port pairs are always redundant (even-numbered ports on twin card Blacklight Concentrator are disabled).

Important: Changing the console's sample rate will interrupt audio and cause routes to be dropped as stagebox configurations will need to be changed. Muting all outputs to switch sample rate and for a further 30 seconds is recommended.

Important: The console must be rebooted following a change in Sample Rate.

Clocking MADI Stageboxes

By default stageboxes are set to clock from the incoming MADI stream. This is the recommended setting. Other stagebox clock sync options are internal or external wordclock.

The clock source and sample rate can be set from the physical setup controls on the rear of each stagebox. The current clock source is displayed to the right of the SETUP area: if neither clock LED is lit, the stagebox is running on its own internal clock.

Note: The wordclock output transmits the clock signal currently in use by the stagebox (i.e. it is not a loop thru), depending on the stagebox's clock source setting).

To change the clock source, press & hold REMOTE and CLOCK simultaneously until the padlock flashes green. Press CLOCK until MADI is lit. The colour shows the following:

To change the sample rate of the stagebox, unlock the controls as described above then use the RATE button to cycle through the available options.

Note: Only 48 x1 and 48 x2 (96 kHz) clock rates are currently supported.

Note: If running at 96 kHz sample rate (48 x2), the ID field must be set to 1-32.

The controls will return to their locked state after a few seconds.

Daisy Chaining MADI Stageboxes

Stageboxes running at 48 kHz sample rate can be daisy-chained on a single MADI stream, allowing all 64 channels of the MADI protocol to be utilised. With the controls unlocked, use the ID button to toggle between channels 1-32 and 33-64.

Daisy chaining MADI Stageboxes is only possible at 48 kHz.

Refer to the System Examples section below for further information.

AES/EBU Connections

All AES/EBU connections on the Live console's local I/O and D32.32 stageboxes have sample rate converters (SRC's) available. These are enabled via the console's local/MADI I/O menu (MENU > Setup > I/O > Local/MADI Configuration).

Select the local I/O or D32.32 stagebox in the I/O page and select the specific AES/EBU input or output you wish to sample rate convert from the lower section of the screen.

For inputs, you will be presented with a single SRC In button to the right middle of the screen for the selected port. The console supports the input rates listed in the Input fs column in the table below and will convert the incoming audio to 96 kHz (or 48 kHz).

The table below also shows the sample rates available for AES/EBU outputs. There are some additional controls for output ports, as shown above.

Supported Sample Rates at 96 kHz

SRC

Clock

Source

AES/EBU

Corresponding

Input fs

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC Out

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC In x1

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC In x2

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC In x4

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC In Def

INT (Console)

-

96 kHz

48 kHz

96 kHz

192 kHz

96 kHz

IN

(Corresponding

Input AES Pair)

44.1 kHz

96 kHz

44.1 kHz

88.2 kHz

176.4 kHz

88.2 kHz

48 kHz

96 kHz

48 kHz

96 kHz

192 kHz

96 kHz

88.2 kHz

96 kHz

44.1 kHz

88.2 kHz

176.4 kHz

88.2 kHz

96 kHz

96 kHz

48 kHz

96 kHz

192 kHz

96 kHz

176.4 kHz

96 kHz

44.1 kHz

88.2 kHz

176.4 kHz

88.2 kHz

192 kHz

96 kHz

48 kHz

96 kHz

192 kHz

96 kHz

Supported Samples Rates at 48 kHz

SRC

Clock

Source

AES/EBU

Corresponding

Input fs

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC Out

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC In x1

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC In x2

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC In x4

AES/EBU

Output fs:

SRC In Def

INT (Console)

-

48 kHz

48 kHz

96 kHz

192 kHz

48 kHz

IN

(Corresponding

Input AES Pair)

44.1 kHz

48 kHz

44.1 kHz

88.2 kHz

176.4 kHz

44.1 kHz

48 kHz

48 kHz

48 kHz

96 kHz

192 kHz

48 kHz

88.2 kHz

48 kHz

44.1 kHz

88.2 kHz

176.4 kHz

44.1 kHz

96 kHz

48 kHz

48 kHz

96 kHz

192 kHz

48 kHz

176.4 kHz

48 kHz

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

192 kHz

48 kHz

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Note: The multiplier controls (x1, x2 and x4) are relative to a base sample rate (lowest common denominator) of 44.1 or 48k, not the operating rate of the console (48 or 96k).

Engaging SRC In and setting the output clock to IN will clock the AES output from the corresponding AES input, at 1, 2, or 4 times the base rate (44.1 or 48k).

Setting the output clock to INT will use the console as the clock source. This can also be set to x1, x2, or x4 of this base sample rate (48k).

Tip: Setting the output SRC to IN will set this AES port's output to clock from the corresponding input rather than the console clock. This is useful if the external device has issues clocking to an external clock. This setting will allow the external device to use its internal clock, with the Live console's AES SRC locked to the external device, allowing the device to clock itself thus avoiding clocking errors.

For example, if using a 96 kHz reverb, set it to internal clock and set the console's SRC settings to SRC In for both input and output AES/EBU ports. For the output port, select In and x2 (for 96k).

L200 Console

L200 Console Connections - Rear

 Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

 MADI

6 off pairs of BNC Co-axial MADI connections plus 2 off SC Fibre Connections.

Co-axial MADI

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

Cables should be at least to Belden 1694F  Low Loss Serial Digital Coax standard, fitted with high quality BNC connectors.

Cables runs between Console or Blacklight-MADI Concentrators and Stageboxes up to 75 meters.  Higher quality cable/connectors can support up to 100 meters.

75m Drum of correct cable - SSL Part Number  66DR07501

Specification for Belden cable can be found here: belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

Fibre MADI

Duplex SC multimode socket

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <1000m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

 Blacklight

1 pair of fibre connections. The pair consists of primary ‘a’ (left) and redundant ‘b’ (right) connections.

Connector Type - Neutrik opticalCON DUO - compatible with duplex LC fibre connectors for non-rugged applications.

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <250m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

Pre-terminated drums available from SSL in 150m (std) and 100m (to order) lengths.

150m BL MM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP15001

100m BL MM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP10001

Fibre - Singlemode 9/125um, maximum length <1km (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

Pre-terminated drums available from SSL in 150m (std) and 100m (to order) lengths.

150m BL SM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP15002

300m BL SM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP30002

 Dante Expander Module

Connector type: 2 x RJ45 for Primary and Secondary Connections.

 Analogue

12 Analogue Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors.

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for balanced audio:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 AES3

4 Pairs AES3 Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors. (IEC 60958 Type I)

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for AES3 XLR:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 MADI FX Loop

Fibre MADI connection to external effects processor.

Duplex SC multimode socket

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <1000 (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

 VGA Monitor

Connection to optional Overview monitor

Three-row 15-pin D-type DE-15 connector

Native resolution : 1280 x 1024 pixels

 USB Connectors

2 off USB 2.0 spec. connections for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

PTO for Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Detail

L200 Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel

 USB Connectors

2 off USB 2.0 spec. connections for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

 MIDI Connectors

5-pin DIN standard MIDI connectors for In, Out & Thru connections:

midi.org/techspecs/electrispec.php

Used for MIDI Timecode (MTC) and other MIDI control triggers/commands.

 LTC Connectors

Linear Time Code (LTC) in and out using Balanced XLR connections.

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for LTC In and Out

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 Wordclock

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

75R Characteristic Impedance, unterminated internally.

Wordclock Output is active when no Input is present. Wordclock Output follows console selected reference source for use as a local Wordclock reference.

 

 Video Reference

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

75R Characteristic Impedance, Analogue video (1Vp-p, PAL, NTSC, Composite, B&B)

 AES 11 DARS Reference

AES11 DARS Input and Output on 3 pin XLR connectors. (IEC 60958 Type I)

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for AES3 XLR:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 GPIO Connections

Connector Type:                25-Way D-Type Male (Inputs) and Female (Outputs)

Dimensions: Cable Dia:        55 x 15mm (approx.) 8mm (typical)

Screwlock thread:                440-UNC

12 opto-isolated GP input and 12 relay-closure outputs

GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Input - D-type Male

Pin

Description

1

Input 1A

14

Input 1B

2

Input 2A

15

Input 2B

3

Input 3A

16

Input 3B

4

Input 4A

17

Input 4B

5

Input 5A

18

Input 5B

6

Input 6A

19

Input 6B

7

Input 7A

20

Input 7B

8

Input 8A

21

Input 8B

9

Input 9A

22

Input 9B

10

Input 10A

23

Input 10B

11

Input 11A

24

Input 11B

12

Input 12A

25

Input 12B

13

0V

GP Output - D-type Female

Pin

Description

1

Output 1A

14

Output 1B

2

Output 2A

15

Output 2B

3

Output 3A

16

Output 3B

4

Output 4A

17

Output 4B

5

Output 5A

18

Output 5B

6

Output 6A

19

Output 6B

7

Output 7A

20

Output 7B

8

Output 8A

21

Output 8B

9

Output 9A

22

Output 9B

10

Output 10A

23

Output 10B

11

Output 11A

24

Output 11B

12

Output 12A

25

Output 12B

13

+12V (450mA max)

Connectivity Network Ports

Connector type: RJ45

Three Cat 5e 10/100/1000bit/s Ethernet Ports, all connect internally to an unmanaged Ethernet Switch.

L200 Connections - Front

 Talkback Microphone Inputs

A pair of front panel mounted female XLR sockets for talkback microphones.

These are Mic level inputs.

Talkback Mic Input Pinout:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 Headphone Outputs

A pair of front panel mounted ¼” Jack sockets for Headphones.

Headphone Output Pinout :        

Sleeve  Screen/Ground

Ring         Right

Tip         Left

 USB Connectors

USB 2.0 spec. connection for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

L200 Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

Weight (without flight case)

85kg (188lbs)

Weight (with flight case)

210kg (463lbs)

Heat Output

450-650W

Acoustic Noise

Typically <NR40

Console Dimensions: (upper figures in millimeters, lower figures, inches) - A DXF drawing is available from SSL

Plan View

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Side View

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L300 Console

L300 Connections - Rear

 Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

 MADI

6 off pairs of BNC Co-axial MADI connections plus 2 off SC Fibre Connections.

Co-axial MADI

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

Cables should be at least to Belden 1694F  Low Loss Serial Digital Coax standard, fitted with high quality BNC connectors.

Cables runs between Console or Blacklight-MADI Concentrators and Stageboxes up to 75 meters.  Higher quality cable/connectors can support up to 100 meters.

75m Drum of correct cable - SSL Part Number  66DR07501

Specification for Belden cable can be found here: belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

Fibre MADI

Duplex SC multimode socket

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <1000m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

 Blacklight

1 pair of fibre connections. The pair consists of primary ‘a’ (upper) and redundant ‘b’ (lower) connections.

Connector Type - Neutrik opticalCON DUO - compatible with duplex LC fibre connectors for non-rugged applications.

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <250m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

Pre-terminated drums available from SSL in 150m (std) and 100m (to order) lengths.

150m BL MM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP15001

100m BL MM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP10001

Fibre - Singlemode 9/125um, maximum length <1km (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

Pre-terminated drums available from SSL in 150m (std) and 100m (to order) lengths.

150m BL SM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP15002

300m BL SM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP30002

 Dante Expander Module

Connector type: 2 x RJ45 for Primary and Secondary Connections.

 Analogue

16 Analogue Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors.

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for balanced audio:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 AES3

4 Pair AES3 Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors. (IEC 60958 Type I)

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for AES3 XLR:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 MADI FX Loop

Fibre MADI connection to external effects processor.

Duplex SC multimode socket

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <1000 (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

 VGA Monitor

Connection to optional Overview monitor.

Three-row 15-pin D-type DE-15 connector

Native resolution : 1280 x 1024 pixels

 USB Connectors

2 off USB 2.0 spec. connections for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

PTO for Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Detail

L300 Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel


 USB Connectors

2 off USB 2.0 spec. connections for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

 MIDI Connectors

5-pin DIN standard MIDI connectors for In, Out & Thru connections : midi.org/techspecs/electrispec.php

Used for MIDI Timecode (MTC) and other MIDI control triggers/commands.

 LTC Connectors

Linear Time Code (LTC) in and out using Balanced XLR connections.

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for LTC In and Out

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 Wordclock

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

75R Characteristic Impedance, unterminated internally.

Wordclock Output is active when no Input is present. Wordclock Output follows console selected reference source for use as a local Wordclock reference.

 

 Video Reference

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

75R Characteristic Impedance, Analogue video (1Vp-p, PAL, NTSC, Composite, B&B)    

 AES 11 DARS Reference

AES11 DARS Input and Output on 3 pin XLR connectors. (IEC 60958 Type I)

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for AES3 XLR:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 GPIO Connections

Connector Type:                25-Way D-Type Male (Inputs) and Female (Outputs)

Dimensions: Cable Dia:        55 x 15mm (approx.) 8mm (typical)

Screwlock thread:                440-UNC

12 opto-isolated GP input and 12 relay-closure outputs

GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Input - D-type Male

Pin

Description

1

Input 1A

14

Input 1B

2

Input 2A

15

Input 2B

3

Input 3A

16

Input 3B

4

Input 4A

17

Input 4B

5

Input 5A

18

Input 5B

6

Input 6A

19

Input 6B

7

Input 7A

20

Input 7B

8

Input 8A

21

Input 8B

9

Input 9A

22

Input 9B

10

Input 10A

23

Input 10B

11

Input 11A

24

Input 11B

12

Input 12A

25

Input 12B

13

0V

GP Output - D-type Female

Pin

Description

1

Output 1A

14

Output 1B

2

Output 2A

15

Output 2B

3

Output 3A

16

Output 3B

4

Output 4A

17

Output 4B

5

Output 5A

18

Output 5B

6

Output 6A

19

Output 6B

7

Output 7A

20

Output 7B

8

Output 8A

21

Output 8B

9

Output 9A

22

Output 9B

10

Output 10A

23

Output 10B

11

Output 11A

24

Output 11B

12

Output 12A

25

Output 12B

13

+12V (450mA max)

 Connectivity Network Ports

Connector type: RJ45

Three Cat 5e 10/100/1000bit/s Ethernet Ports, all connect internally to an unmanaged Ethernet Switch.

L300 Connections - Front

 Talkback Microphone Inputs

A pair of front panel mounted female XLR sockets for talkback microphones.

These are Mic level inputs that are shared with rear panel local analogue XLR inputs 15 & 16.

Talkback Mic Input Pinout:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

Front panel Talkback Input A shared with Local XLR Input 15

Front panel Talkback Input B shared with Local XLR Input 16

Talkback inputs and local console XLR inputs 15 & 16 should not be used simultaneously.

 Headphone Outputs

A pair of front panel mounted ¼” Jack sockets for Headphones.

These are amplified outputs that are shared with the rear panel local analogue XLR outputs 13-16.

Headphone Output A and local console XLR Outputs 13 & 14 are shared. Solo Channel 1 is connected to Headphone Output A as standard

Headphone Output B and local console XLR Outputs 15 & 16 are shared. Solo Channel 2 is connected to Headphone Output B as standard

You should NOT use both the XLR outputs and the headphones on the same Solo Channel at the same time. As this will result in degraded audio performance. Solo Channels can be routed to other or additional outputs (both analogue and AES).

Headphone Output Pinout :

Sleeve         Screen/Ground

Ring         Right

Tip         Left

 USB Connectors

USB 2.0 spec. connection for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

L300 Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

Weight (without flight case)

81kg (179lbs)

Heat Output

450-650W

Acoustic Noise

Typically <NR30

Console Dimensions: (upper figures in millimeters, lower figures feet & inches) - A DXF drawing is available from SSL

Plan View (control panel tile shown)Footprint Live L300 plan.jpg

Side View

Footprint Live L300 side.jpg


L500 Plus Console

L500 Plus Connections - Rear

 Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

 MADI

8-12 off MADI ports, either BNC Co-axial or SC Fibre Connections (depending on configuration).

Co-axial MADI

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

Cables should be at least to Belden 1694F  Low Loss Serial Digital Coax standard, fitted with high quality BNC connectors.

Cables runs between Console or Blacklight-MADI Concentrators and Stageboxes up to 75 meters.  Higher quality cable/connectors can support up to 100 meters.

75m Drum of correct cable - SSL Part Number  66DR07501

Specification for Belden cable can be found here: belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

Fibre MADI

Duplex SC multimode socket

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <1000m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

 Blacklight

1 pair of fibre connections. The pair consists of primary ‘a’ (left) and redundant ‘b’ (right) connections.

Connector Type - Neutrik opticalCON DUO - compatible with duplex LC fibre connectors for non-rugged applications.

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <250m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

Pre-terminated drums available from SSL in 150m (std) and 100m (to order) lengths.

150m BL MM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP15001

100m BL MM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP10001

Fibre - Singlemode 9/125um, maximum length <1km (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

Pre-terminated drums available from SSL in 150m (std) and 100m (to order) lengths.

150m BL SM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP15002

300m BL SM Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. 66DP30002

 Dante Expander Module

Connector type: 2 x RJ45 for Primary and Secondary Connections.

 Analogue

32 Analogue Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors.

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for balanced audio:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 AES3

8 pairs AES3 Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors. (IEC 60958 Type I)

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for AES3 XLR:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 MADI FX Loop

Fibre MADI connection to external effects processor.

Duplex SC multimode socket

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <1000 (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

 VGA Monitor

Connection to optional Overview monitor.

Three-row 15-pin D-type DE-15 connector

Native resolution : 1280 x 1024 pixels

 USB Connectors

2 off USB 2.0 spec. connections for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

PTO for Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Detail

L500 Plus Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel


 USB Connectors

2 off USB 2.0 spec. connections for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

 MIDI Connectors

5-pin DIN standard MIDI connectors for In, Out & Thru connections : midi.org/techspecs/electrispec.php

Used for MIDI Timecode (MTC) and other MIDI control triggers/commands.

 LTC Connectors

Linear Time Code (LTC) in and out using Balanced XLR connections.

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for LTC In and Out

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 Wordclock

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

75R Characteristic Impedance, unterminated internally.

Wordclock Output is active when no Input is present. Wordclock Output follows console selected reference source for use as a local Wordclock reference.

 

 Video Reference

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

75R Characteristic Impedance, Analogue video (1Vp-p, PAL, NTSC, Composite, B&B)    

 AES 11 DARS Reference

AES11 DARS Input and Output on 3 pin XLR connectors. (IEC 60958 Type I)

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for AES3 XLR:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 GPIO Connections

Connector Type:                25-Way D-Type Male (Inputs) and Female (Outputs)

Dimensions: Cable Dia:        55 x 15mm (approx.) 8mm (typical)

Screwlock thread:                440-UNC

12 opto-isolated GP input and 12 relay-closure outputs


GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Input - D-type Male

Pin

Description

1

Input 1A

14

Input 1B

2

Input 2A

15

Input 2B

3

Input 3A

16

Input 3B

4

Input 4A

17

Input 4B

5

Input 5A

18

Input 5B

6

Input 6A

19

Input 6B

7

Input 7A

20

Input 7B

8

Input 8A

21

Input 8B

9

Input 9A

22

Input 9B

10

Input 10A

23

Input 10B

11

Input 11A

24

Input 11B

12

Input 12A

25

Input 12B

13

0V

GP Output - D-type Female

Pin

Description

1

Output 1A

14

Output 1B

2

Output 2A

15

Output 2B

3

Output 3A

16

Output 3B

4

Output 4A

17

Output 4B

5

Output 5A

18

Output 5B

6

Output 6A

19

Output 6B

7

Output 7A

20

Output 7B

8

Output 8A

21

Output 8B

9

Output 9A

22

Output 9B

10

Output 10A

23

Output 10B

11

Output 11A

24

Output 11B

12

Output 12A

25

Output 12B

13

+12V (450mA max)

 Connectivity Network Ports

Connector type: RJ45

Three Cat 5e 10/100/1000bit/s Ethernet Ports, all connect internally to an unmanaged Ethernet Switch.


L500 Plus Connectors - Front

 Talkback Microphone Inputs

A pair of front panel mounted female XLR sockets for talkback microphones.

These are Mic level inputs that are shared with rear panel local analogue XLR inputs 15 & 16.

Talkback Mic Input Pinout:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

Front panel Talkback Input A shared with Local XLR Input 15

Front panel Talkback Input B shared with Local XLR Input 16

Talkback inputs and local console XLR inputs 15 & 16 should not be used simultaneously.

 Headphone Outputs

A pair of front panel mounted ¼” Jack sockets for Headphones.

These are amplified outputs that are shared with the rear panel local analogue XLR outputs 13-16.

Headphone Output A and local console XLR Outputs 13 & 14 are shared. Solo Channel 1 is connected to Headphone Output A as standard.

Headphone Output B and local console XLR Outputs 15 & 16 are shared. Solo Channel 2 is connected to Headphone Output B as standard.

You should NOT use both the XLR outputs and the headphones on the same Solo Channel at the same time. As this will result in degraded audio performance. Solo Channels can be routed to other or additional outputs (both analogue and AES).

Headphone Output Pinout :        

Sleeve         Screen/Ground

Ring         Right

Tip         Left

 USB Connectors

2 off USB 2.0 spec. connections for optional keyboard, mouse or storage peripherals

L500 Plus Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

Weight (without flight case)

84kg (186lbs)

Weight (with flight case)

190kg (419lbs)

Heat Output

450-650W

Acoustic Noise

Typically <NR40

Console Dimensions: (upper figures in millimeters, lower figures feet & inches) - A DXF drawing is available from SSL

Plan View (optional third fader tile shown)

Side View

ML 32.32 5U Mic/Line Stagebox

Front

Rear


Setup Controls

REMOTE - Padlock LED

Red indicates SETUP controls are locked

Press and hold RATE & CLOCK simultaneously to activate controls. The Padlock LED will flash green to indicate controls are unlocked. After a few moments of inactivity, the controls will lock again.

REMOTE - On LED

On LED flashes green when remote MADI control data is received.

RATE - Sample Rate

RATE button selects different box sample rates (See Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking earlier in this guide)

ID - Daisy Chaining Stageboxes

Sets Unit ID if stageboxes are daisy chained (See Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking earlier in this guide)

CLOCK

The CLOCK button selects unit clock reference to MADI, Wordclock or internal inputs.

MADI LED colour meanings are as follows:

Green - Main and Redundant are both locked

Flashing Red and Green - Only one MADI receiver is locked

Red - Neither Main or Redundant are locked

Off - Stagebox is clocking from its internal clock source

 Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

 Analogue

32 Mic/Line level Analogue Inputs & Line Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors.

 Optional Mic Split Outputs

32 Mic Level Analogue active split on 3 pin XLR connectors. Split output is before the Mic Gain Control, before the Pad but post +48V Phantom Power.

Dimensions: Cable Diameter: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for balanced audio:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

Co-axial MADI Connectors

1 pair of main connectors

1 pair of redundant connectors

2 additional output connectors

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

Cables should be at least to Belden 1694F  Low Loss Serial Digital Coax standard, fitted with high quality BNC connectors.

Cables runs between Console/Blacklights and Stageboxes  up to 75 meters.  Higher quality cable/connectors can support up to 100 meters.

75m Drum of correct cable - SSL Part Number  66DR07501

Specification for Belden cable can be found here: belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

All MADI Outputs carry common data. MADI outputs 3 & 4 can be used as MADI output only streams for other devices

 Wordclock

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

75R Characteristic Impedance, unterminated internally.

Wordclock Output is active when no Input is present. Wordclock Output follows stagebox selected reference source for use as a local Wordclock reference.

MIDI Connectors

5-pin DIN standard MIDI connectors for In, Out & Thru connections : midi.org/techspecs/electrispec.php

Maintenance USB Connector

USB 2.0 spec. connection for unit upgrades.

 GPIO Connections

Connector Type:                25-Way D-Type Male (Inputs) and Female (Outputs)

Dimensions: Cable Dia:        55 x 15mm (approx.) 8mm (typical)

Screwlock thread:                440-UNC

6 opto-isolated GP input and 5 relay-closure outputs

GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Output - D-type Female

Pin

Description

1

Input 1A

14

Input 1B

2

Input 2A

15

Input 2B

3

Input 3A

16

Input 3B

4

Input 4A

17

Input 4B

5

Input 5A

18

Input 5B

6

Input 6A

19

Input 6B

7

+12V (450mA maximum)

20

0V Chassis

8

Output 1A

21

Output 1B

9

Output 2A

22

Output 2B

10

Output 3A

23

Output 3B

11

Output 4A

24

Output 4B

12

Output 5A

25

Output 5B

13

+12V (450mA maximum)

ML I.32 5U Mic/Line Input Stagebox

Mic/Line Only version of the ML 32.32. See ML 32.32 for relevant connector details.

*Optional Mic Splits shown on rear picture.

Front

Rear

ML O.32 5U Line Output Stagebox

Output Only version of the ML 32.32. See ML 32.32 for relevant connector details.

Front

Rear

ML 32.32 Weight & Dimensions

Height

5U

223mm

8.75 inches

Depth

446mm

17.5 inches

Width

483mm

19 inches

Weight

17kg (inc optional Split Outputs)

Power

150W

Acoustic Noise

typically NR 40

D 32.32 AES Digital 2U Stagebox

Setup Controls

REMOTE - Padlock LED

Red indicates SETUP controls are locked

Press and hold RATE & CLOCK simultaneously to activate controls. The Padlock LED will flash green to indicate controls are unlocked. After a few moments of inactivity, the controls will lock again.

REMOTE - On LED

On LED flashes green when remote MADI control data is received.

RATE - Sample Rate

RATE button selects different box sample rates (See Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking earlier in this guide)

ID - Daisy Chaining Stageboxes

Sets Unit ID if stageboxes are daisy chained (See Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking earlier in this guide)

CLOCK

The CLOCK button selects unit clock reference to MADI, Wordclock or internal inputs.

MADI LED colour meanings are as follows:

Green - Main and Redundant are both locked

Flashing Red and Green - Only one MADI receiver is locked

Red - Neither Main or Redundant are locked

Off - Stagebox is clocking from its internal clock source

WORD LED colour meanings are as follows:

 Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

 AES3

16 pairs AES3 Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors. (IEC 60958 Type I)

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for AES3 XLR:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

Co-axial MADI Connectors

1 pair of main connectors

1 pair of redundant connectors

2 additional output connectors

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

Cables should be at least to Belden 1694F  Low Loss Serial Digital Coax standard, fitted with high quality BNC connectors.

Cable runs between Console/Blacklights and Stageboxes  up to 75 meters.  Higher quality cable/connectors can support up to 100 meters.

75m Drum of correct cable - SSL Part Number  66DR07501

Specification for Belden cable can be found here: belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

All MADI Outputs carry common data. MADI outputs 3 & 4 can be used as MADI output only streams for other devices

 Wordclock

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

75R Characteristic Impedance, unterminated internally.

Wordclock Output is active when no Input is present. Wordclock Output follows stagebox selected reference source for use as a local Wordclock reference.

MIDI Connectors

5-pin DIN standard MIDI connectors for In, Out & Thru connections : midi.org/techspecs/electrispec.php

Maintenance USB Connector

USB 2.0 spec. connection for unit upgrades.

 GPIO Connections

Connector Type:                25-Way D-Type Male (Inputs) and Female (Outputs)

Dimensions: Cable Dia:        55 x 15mm (approx.) 8mm (typical)

Screwlock thread:                440-UNC

6 opto-isolated GP input and 5 relay-closure outputs

GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Output - D-type Female

Pin

Description

1

Input 1A

14

Input 1B

2

Input 2A

15

Input 2B

3

Input 3A

16

Input 3B

4

Input 4A

17

Input 4B

5

Input 5A

18

Input 5B

6

Input 6A

19

Input 6B

7

+12V (450mA maximum)

20

0V Chassis

8

Output 1A

21

Output 1B

9

Output 2A

22

Output 2B

10

Output 3A

23

Output 3B

11

Output 4A

24

Output 4B

12

Output 5A

25

Output 5B

13

+12V (450mA maximum)

D 32.32 Weight & Dimensions

Height

2U

89 mm

3.5 inches

Depth

305mm

12 inches

Width

483mm

19 inches

Weight

6.2kg

Power

60W

BLII.D 2U Blacklight-MADI Concentrator

Setup Controls

Controls are unused. Set-up commands are sent over the Blacklight connection and configured from the console surface

 Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

Blacklight (4 Pair or 8 pair, 8 Pair shown)

2 pairs of fibre connections. Each pair consists of a main and redundant connection.

4 Pair unit has 4 front mounted opticalCON connectors and 8 pairs of rear mounted co-axial MADI connections.

8 Pair unit (shown) has 4 front mounted opticalCON connectors and 16 pairs of rear mounted co-axial MADI connections.

Connector Type - Neutrik opticalCON DUO - compatible with duplex LC fibre connectors for non-rugged applications.

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <250m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections).

Pre-terminated drums available from SSL in 150m (std) and 100m (to order) lengths.

150m BL Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. Cust150Drum

100m BL Fibre cable drum        SSL Part No. Cust100Drum

Co-axial MADI

Main and redundant pairs

4 or 8 pairs* of Main and Redundant MADI connections (*depends on unit spec)

4 pair unit can operate as 8 non-redundant MADI connections. 8 pair unit is always 8 redundant pairs.

BNC connectors to IEC 60169-8

Cables should be at least to Belden 1694F  Low Loss Serial Digital Coax standard, fitted with high quality BNC connectors.

Cables runs between Console/Blacklights and Stageboxes  up to 75 meters.  Higher quality cable/connectors can support up to 100 meters.

75m Drum of correct cable - SSL Part Number  66DR07501

Specification for Belden cable can be found here: belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

Maintenance USB Connector

USB 2.0 spec. connections for unit upgrades.

Network Port

Unused

Connector type: RJ45

BLII.D Weight & Dimensions

Height

2U

89 mm

3.5 inches

Depth

305mm

12 inches

Width

483mm

19 inches

Weight

6.5kg

Power

60W

Net I/O SB 32.24 Analogue/AES-Dante Stagebox

Front

Rear

 Analogue

32 Analogue Mic/Line Inputs and 24 Analogue Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors.

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for balanced audio:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 AES3

4 Pairs AES3 Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors. (IEC 60958 Type I)

Dimensions: Cable Dia: 19 x 60mm (approx.) 8-12mm (typical)

Pinout for AES3 XLR:

Pin 1        Screen/Ground

Pin 2        Hot (+ve)

Pin 3        Cold (-ve)

 Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

 Dante Network A

Connector type: 2 x RJ45 for Primary and Secondary Connections.

 Dante Network B

Connector type: 2x SFP cages, pre-fitted with 2 x RJ45 SFPs for Primary and Secondary Connections.

(SFP cages can also be fitted with Single-mode or Multi-mode LC fibre SFPs)

 Network Link Status

When the A+B Network Link LED is on, Networks A and B are linked, and the Main and Compensated Dante devices will appear on the same network.

When the A+B Network Link LED is off, Networks A and B are not linked, and the Main and Compensated Dante devices will appear on different networks.

 Reset to DHCP

Press and hold buttons for approximately 3 seconds to reset Network A or B to DHCP.

SB 32.24 Weight & Dimensions

Height

5U

220mm (8.7 inches)

Depth Excluding Handles

456mm (18 inches)

Depth Including Handles

494mm (19.5 inches)

Width Excluding Rack Ears (not removable)

431mm (17 inches)

Width Including Rack Ears

483mm (19.1 inches)

Weight

14kg (31lbs)

Power

100-240V

3.0 – 1.5 A

170 W max.

Net I/O BLII Bridge - Blacklight II to Dante Bridge

Front

Rear


PSU & Sync Status LEDs

PSU Status and Sync (Clock) status LEDs. For more information on LED status meanings please see livehelp.solidstatelogic.com/Help/SetupDanteConfig.html#BLIIBridge.

The SRC LED is unused.

 Dante

Connector type: 2 x RJ45 for Primary and Secondary Connections.

 Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

 Blacklight

2 pairs of SFP cages: Port A Main, Port A Backup, Port B Main, Port B Backup

Port A Main and Backup pre-fitted with Multi-mode LC fibre SFPs.

Port B Main and Backup are not in use.

Connector Type - duplex LC fibre connectors for non-rugged applications

Can also be fitted with Single-mode LC fibre SFPs.

Fibre - Multimode 50/125um, maximum length <250m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

Fibre - Singlemode 9/125um, maximum length <1km (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections)

BLII Bridge Weight & Dimensions

Height

1U

44.5mm (1.75 inches)

Depth

340mm (13.4 inches)

Width Including Rack Ears

483mm (19 inches)

Weight

4.5kg (9.9lbs)

Power

100-240V

<100W

Typical Installation Diagrams

Simple Single System

Control Surface shown with optional local IO and additional Co-ax MADI interface provide 32 analogue IO and 16 AES IO at FOH position. 12 MADI ports plus MADI FX Loop.

2 off ML 32.32 stageboxes provide 64 Mic/Line inputs and 64 line outputs on stage


Expanded Single System

Control Surface shown with optional local IO and additional Co-ax MADI interface to provide 32 analogue IO and 16 AES IO at FOH position. 12 MADI ports plus MADI FX Loop.

2 off ML 32.32 stageboxes provide 64 Mic/Line inputs and 64 line outputs on stage

2 off additional I.32 stageboxes provide an additional 64 Mic/Line inputs

2 off additional O.32 stageboxes provide an additional 64 Line outputs

2 off additional D 32.32 AES boxes provide 32 AES digital IO

Total Stage IO of 128 Mic/Line Inputs, 128 Line Outputs, 64 AES IO, 48 GP inputs, 40 GP Outputs


Blacklight II Single System (with Redundancy)

Control Surface shown with optional local IO, additional Co-ax MADI interface and optional 4 port BL II Blacklight interface to provide 32 analogue IO and 16 AES IO at FOH position. 12 MADI ports plus MADI FX Loop.

2 pairs of Blacklight II connectors provide 2 x 256 channels to/from stage using fibre up to <250m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections).

1 off BLII.D Blacklight II MADI concentrator provides 4 redundant on-stage MADI ports connected to...

3 off additional I.32 stageboxes provide an additional 96 Mic/Line inputs

1 off additional D 32.32 AES boxes provide 32 AES digital IO

Co-axial MADI connected IO

1 off ML 32.32 stageboxes provide 32 Mic/Line inputs and 32 line outputs on stage

1 off additional D 32.32 AES boxes provide 32 AES digital IO

Total IO of 128 Mic/Line Inputs, 32 Line Outputs, 64 AES IO, 36 GP inputs, 30 GP Outputs


Simple Dual Console System

FOH and Monitor Control Surfaces shown with optional local IO and additional Co-ax MADI interface to provide 32 analogue IO and 16 AES IO at the consoles, 12 MADI ports plus MADI FX Loop.

FOH Console has redundant MADI RX/TX to MADI ports 1 & 2 of the ML I.32 stageboxes. Monitor Console is connected to the TX only connection from MADI ports 3 & 4. FOH console controls the Mic Amp Gain, Monitor console uses Gain Sharing to adjust local levels.

3 off additional I.32 stageboxes provide an additional 96 Mic/Line inputs

1 off additional D 32.32 AES boxes provide 32 AES digital IO

1 off ML O.32 stageboxes provide 32 line outputs

Total IO of 96 Mic/Line Inputs, 32 Line Outputs, 32 AES IO, 30 GP inputs, 25 GP Outputs


Dual Console System with single Blacklight from each console

FOH and Monitor Control Surfaces shown with optional local IO, additional Co-ax MADI interface and optional 4 port BL II Blacklight interface to provide 32 analogue IO and 16 AES IO at the consoles, 12 MADI ports plus MADI FX Loop.

2 pairs of Blacklight II connectors provide 2 x 256 channels to/from stage using fibre up to <250m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections).

FOH Console has redundant Blacklight II Fibre connections to A port of the BL II.D Blacklight MADI Concentrator.

Monitor Console redundant Blacklight II Fibre connections to B port of the BL II.D Blacklight MADI Concentrator.

FOH console controls the Mic Amp Gain, Monitor console uses Gain Sharing to adjust local levels.

1 off BLII.D Blacklight II MADI concentrator provides 4 redundant on-stage MADI ports connected to...

3 off additional I.32 stageboxes provide an additional 96 Mic/Line inputs

1 off additional D 32.32 AES boxes provide 32 AES digital IO

Co-axial MADI connected IO

1 off ML O.32 stagebox provides 32 line outputs on stage

Total IO of 96 Mic/Line Inputs, 32 Line Outputs, 32 AES IO, 36 GP inputs, 30 GP Outputs


Dual Console System with Dual Blacklight from each console

FOH and Monitor Control Surfaces shown with optional local IO, additional Co-ax MADI interface and optional 4 port BL II Blacklight interface to provide 32 analogue IO and 16 AES IO at the consoles, 12 MADI ports plus MADI FX Loop.

2 pairs of Blacklight II connectors provide 2 x 256 channels to/from stage using fibre up to <250m (quality cables, connectors and no intermediate connections).

FOH Console has redundant Blacklight II Fibre connections to A port of the Stage Left and Stage Right BL II.D Blacklight MADI Concentrators.

Monitor Console also has redundant Blacklight II Fibre connections to B port of the Stage Left and Stage Right BL II.D Blacklight MADI Concentrators.

FOH console controls the Mic Amp Gain, Monitor console uses Gain Sharing to adjust local levels.

2 off BLII.D Blacklight II MADI concentrator provides 8 redundant on-stage MADI ports connected to...

4 off additional I.32 stageboxes provide an additional 128 Mic/Line inputs

2 off ML O.32 stagebox provides 64 line outputs on stage

2 off additional D 32.32 AES boxes provide 64 AES digital IO

Total IO of 128 Mic/Line Inputs, 64 Line Outputs, 64 AES IO, 48 GP Inputs, 40 GP Outputs


Optional Console Stand

Console Dimensions with optional stand: (figures in millimeters)

L500 Plus


L300

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