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Contents        Page

Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking.

8

Clocking in General

8

Selecting a Clock Source

8

Setting the Sample Rate

8

The Stageboxes

9

AES/EBU Connections

9

Supported Sample Rates at 96 kHz Operation

10

Supported Sample Rates at 48 kHz Operation

11

L300 Console Information

12

L300 Console Connector Locations - Rear Panel

12

L300 Console Rear Panel Connector Description

13

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

13

Local MADI

13

Blacklight I/O

13

Local Analogue I/O

13

Local AES3 I/O

14

Local MADI FX Loop

14

VGA Monitor

14

Local USB Connectors

14

L300 Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Detail

15

L300 Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Connectors

16

Local USB Connectors

16

MIDI Connectors

16

LTC Connectors

16

Wordclock

16

Video Reference

16

AES 11 DARS Reference

17

GPIO Connections

17

GPIO Connector Pinout

18

Cat 5e Ethernet Ports

18

Optional Dante Interface

18

L300 Console Connector Locations - Front Panel

19

Console Talkback Microphone Inputs

19

Console Headphone Outputs (and SOLO channels)

19

Front Panel USB Connector

19

L300 Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

21

L500 Plus Console Information

22

L500 Plus Console Connector Locations - Rear Panel

22

L500 Plus Console Rear Panel Connector Description

23

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

23

Local MADI A, B or C

23

Blacklight I/O

23

Local Analogue I/O

23

Local AES3 I/O

25

Local MADI FX Loop

25

VGA Monitor

25

Local USB Connectors

25

L500 Plus Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Detail

26

L500 Plus Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Connectors

27

Local USB Connectors

27

MIDI Connectors

27

LTC Connectors

27

Wordclock

27

Video Reference

27

AES 11 DARS Reference

28

GPIO Connections

28

GPIO Connector Pinout

29

Cat 5e Ethernet Ports

29

Optional Dante Interface

29

L500 Plus Console Connector Locations - Front Panel

30

Console Talkback Microphone Inputs

30

Console Headphone Outputs (and SOLO channels)

30

Front Panel Left and Right USB Connectors

30

L500 Plus Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

31

ML 32.32 5U Mic/Line Stagebox Connections

32

Local Setup Controls

33

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

33

Analogue Mic Line Inputs & Analogue Line Outputs

33

Optional Split Mic Split Outputs

33

Co-axial MADI Connectors (main, redundant and 2 additional outputs)

35

Wordclock

35

MIDI Connectors

35

Maintenance USB Connector

35

Local Stagebox GPIO Connections

35

GPIO Connector Pinout

36

ML I.32 5U Mic/Line Input Stagebox

37

ML O.32 5U Line Output Stagebox

37

ML 32.32 Weight, Heat & Dimensions

37

D 32.32 AES Digital 2U Stagebox

38

D 32.32 Weight, Heat & Dimensions

38

Local Set-up Controls

39

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

39

Co-axial MADI Connectors (main, redundant and 2 additional outputs)

39

Wordclock

40

MIDI Connectors

40

Maintenance USB Connector

40

Local Stagebox GPIO Connections

40

GPIO Connector Pinout

41

BLII.D 2U Blacklight MADI Concentrator

42

Local Set-up Controls

42

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

42

Blacklight I/O (4 Pair or 8 pair, 8 Pair shown)

42

Co-axial MADI Connectors (main and redundant outputs)

43

Maintenance USB Connector

43

Network Port

43

BLII.D Weight, Heat & Dimensions

43

Typical Installation Diagrams

44

Simple Single System

44

Expanded Single System

45

Blacklight II Single System (with Redundancy)

45

Simple Dual Console System

46

Dual Console System with single Blacklight from each console

48

Dual Console System with Dual Blacklight from each console

49

Optional Console Stand

50

L500 Plus

50


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 from MADI, Blacklight II, video, AES or wordclock. This is set from the Console Options page:

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.

Note that if the clock source is lost, the console will cascade down the sources listed, from right to left (BLII > MADI > Video > AES > Word > Internal), until it finds a source with a valid lock. If no external clock sources can be found the console's internal clock will be used. The originally requested but lost source will need to be manually reselected and applied once it has been reconnected - it will not switch back automatically.

The Status Bar at the top of the Main Screen will show the clock source change to warn the operator.

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 between sample rates.

Important: Changing the console's sample rate will interrupt audio and cause routes to be dropped as stagebox configurations will need to be changed. Note: 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).

The Stageboxes

Although all Live stageboxes have multiple clock options, by default they are set to clock from the incoming MADI stream at 96 kHz. This is the recommended setting. Other stagebox clock source options include internal or external wordclock.

The clock source and sample rate can be set from the Setup controls located on the rear of each stagebox. The current clock source is displayed to the right of this section, if neither clock LED is lit, the stagebox is running on its internal clock.

Note: The stagebox Wordclock output transmits the clock signal currently in use by the stagebox (i.e. not necessarily the same signal as the Wordclock input, depending on the stagebox's clock source setting).

To change the clock source and/or sample rate, press & hold the REMOTE and CLOCK buttons until the padlock symbol on the left flashes green. Press the CLOCK button until the desired clock source LED is lit. The colour states of the MADI LED show 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.

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.

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

The Setup controls will lock after a few seconds and the padlock symbol will return to red.

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 I/O menu.

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) for use within the Live system.

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

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).

Switching the SRC In and setting the output Clock source selection to IN (button shown above) will clock the output from the corresponding AES input, at either 1, 2 or 4 times the base sample rate (44.1 or 48k).

Setting the output Clock source to INT will use the console as the clock source (usually the console's internal clock but could be some external source, as described above). This can also be set to x1, x2 or x4 of the base sample rate (48k).

Supported Sample Rates at 96 kHz Operation

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 Sample Rates at 48 kHz Operation

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

Tip: Turning on the output's SRC will set this port to clock from its corresponding input connector's incoming clock rather than the console clock. This is useful if your external device has clocking errors or audio glitches using an external clock. This setting will allow the external device to use its internal clock, with the Live Consoles SRC's locked to the external device, allowing the device to clock itself and avoid the clocking errors. E.g. if using a 96k reverb unit, 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 x2 in the SRC's Clock section.


L300 Console Information

L300 Console Connector Locations - Rear Panel


L300 Console Rear Panel Connector Description

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

Local MADI

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

Local 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/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: http://www.belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

Local Fibre MADI

Duplex SC multimode socket

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

Blacklight I/O

Optional 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

Local Analogue I/O

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)


Local AES3 I/O

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)

Local MADI FX Loop

Fibre MADI connection to local 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

Local 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 Detail


L300 Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Connectors

Local 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 : http://www.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

Pinout on next page...


GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Input - D-type male

GP Output - D-type female

Pin

Description

Note

Pin

Description

Note

1

Input 1A

1

Output 1A

14

Input 1B

14

Output 1B

2

Input 2A

2

Output 2A

15

Input 2B

15

Output 2B

3

Input 3A

3

Output 3A

16

Input 3B

16

Output 3B

4

Input 4A

4

Output 4A

17

Input 4B

17

Output 4B

5

Input 5A

5

Output 5A

18

Input 5B

18

Output 5B

6

Input 6A

6

Output 6A

19

Input 6B

19

Output 6B

7

Input 7A

7

Output 7A

20

Input 7B

20

Output 7B

8

Input 8A

8

Output 8A

21

Input 8B

21

Output 8B

9

Input 9A

9

Output 9A

22

Input 9B

22

Output 9B

10

Input 10A

10

Output 10A

23

Input 10B

23

Output 10B

11

Input 11A

11

Output 11A

24

Input 11B

24

Output 11B

12

Input 12A

12

Output 12A

25

Input 12B

25

Output 12B

13

0V

13

+12V

450mA  maximum

Cat 5e Ethernet Ports

Connector type: RJ45

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

Optional Dante Interface

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


L300 Console Connector Locations - Front Panel

Console 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.

Console Headphone Outputs (and SOLO channels)

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

Front Panel USB Connector

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


L300 Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

Console weight  (without flightcase) : 81kg (179lbs)

Console Heat Output : 450-650W

Console 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 Information

L500 Plus Console Connector Locations - Rear Panel


L500 Plus Console Rear Panel Connector Description

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

Local MADI

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

Local 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/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: http://www.belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

Local Fibre MADI

Duplex SC multimode socket

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

Blacklight I/O

Optional 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

Local Analogue I/O

Standard 16 Analogue Inputs and Outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors.

Optional additional 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)


Local AES3 I/O

Standard 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)

Local MADI FX Loop

Fibre MADI connection to local 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

Local 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 Detail


L500 Plus Console Remote, Timecode & Sync Panel Connectors

Local 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 : http://www.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

Pinout on next page...


GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Input - D-type male

GP Output - D-type female

Pin

Description

Note

Pin

Description

Note

1

Input 1A

1

Output 1A

14

Input 1B

14

Output 1B

2

Input 2A

2

Output 2A

15

Input 2B

15

Output 2B

3

Input 3A

3

Output 3A

16

Input 3B

16

Output 3B

4

Input 4A

4

Output 4A

17

Input 4B

17

Output 4B

5

Input 5A

5

Output 5A

18

Input 5B

18

Output 5B

6

Input 6A

6

Output 6A

19

Input 6B

19

Output 6B

7

Input 7A

7

Output 7A

20

Input 7B

20

Output 7B

8

Input 8A

8

Output 8A

21

Input 8B

21

Output 8B

9

Input 9A

9

Output 9A

22

Input 9B

22

Output 9B

10

Input 10A

10

Output 10A

23

Input 10B

23

Output 10B

11

Input 11A

11

Output 11A

24

Input 11B

24

Output 11B

12

Input 12A

12

Output 12A

25

Input 12B

25

Output 12B

13

0V

13

+12V

450mA  maximum

Cat 5e Ethernet Ports

Connector type: RJ45

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

Optional Dante Interface

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


L500 Plus Console Connector Locations - Front Panel

Console 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.

Console Headphone Outputs (and SOLO channels)

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

Front Panel Left and Right USB Connectors

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


L500 Plus Console Weight, Heat & Dimensions

Console weight  (without flightcase) : 88kg (194lbs)

Console Heat Output : 450-650W

Console 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 Connections

Front View

Rear View


Local Setup Controls

Remote Status :

Padlock LED NORMALLY RED, indicating Setup controls are NON active.

Press and hold RATE & CLOCK simultaneously to activate controls - Padlock LED flashes GREEN to indicate controls are active until unused timeout

On LED Flashes Green when Remote MADI control data is received.

Sample Rate Select :

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

MADI ID :

Sets Unit ID if MADI is cascaded (See Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking earlier in this guide)

Ref Clock Source Select :

Selects unit clock reference to MADI or Wordclock inputs

If unit selected to MADI clock source, MADI LED flashes Red & Green if only one MADI receiver is locked, Solid Green if Main and Redundant both locked, Solid Red if both unlocked.

if clock LEDs are OFF, unit is locked to Internal Reference.

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

Analogue Mic Line Inputs & Analogue Line Outputs

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

Optional Split 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 (main, redundant and 2 additional outputs)

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: http://www.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 : http://www.midi.org/techspecs/electrispec.php

Maintenance USB Connector

USB 2.0 spec. connection for unit upgrades.

Local Stagebox 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

Connector pinout on next page…

GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Output - D-type female

Pin

Description

Note

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, Heat & Dimensions

Height

5U

223mm

8.75 inches

Depth

446mm

17.5 inches

Width

483mm

19 inches

Weight

17kg (inc optional Split Outputs)

Power

Acoustic Noise

150W

typically NR 40


D 32.32 AES Digital 2U Stagebox

D 32.32 Weight, Heat & Dimensions

Height

2U

89 mm

3.5 inches

Depth

305mm

12 inches

Width

483mm

19 inches

Weight

6.2kg

Power

60W


Local Set-up Controls

Remote Status :

Padlock LED NORMALLY RED, indicating Setup controls are NON active.

Press and hold RATE & CLOCK simultaneously to activate controls - Padlock LED flashes GREEN to indicate controls are active until unused timeout

On LED Flashes Green when Remote MADI control data is received.

Sample Rate Select :

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

MADI ID :

Sets Unit ID if MADI is cascaded (See Live Console Synchronisation & Clocking earlier in this guide)

Ref Clock Source Select :

Selects unit clock reference to MADI or Wordclock inputs

If unit selected to MADI clock source, MADI LED flashes Red & Green if only one MADI receiver is locked, Solid Green if Main and Redundant both locked, Solid Red if both unlocked.

if clock LEDs are OFF, unit is locked to Internal Reference.

Main and Redundant Mains Power Connectors

Connector Type - IEC 60320 - C13

Co-axial MADI Connectors (main, redundant and 2 additional outputs)

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: http://www.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 : http://www.midi.org/techspecs/electrispec.php

Maintenance USB Connector

USB 2.0 spec. connection for unit upgrades.

Local Stagebox 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

Connector pinout on next page…


GPIO Connector Pinout

GP Output - D-type female

Pin

Description

Note

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


BLII.D 2U Blacklight MADI Concentrator

Local Set-up 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 I/O (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 Connectors (main and redundant outputs)

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: http://www.belden.com/techdatas/metric/1694F.pdf

Maintenance USB Connector

USB 2.0 spec. connections for unit upgrades.

Network Port

Unused (future feature enhancement))

Connector type: RJ45

BLII.D Weight, Heat & Dimensions

Height

2U

89 mm

3.5 inches

Depth

305mm

12 inches

Width

483mm

19 inches

Weight

6.5kg

Power

60W


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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