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CARVIN ENGINEERING DATA
XC3000 STEREO 2/3-WAY ELECTRONIC CROSSOVER
OPERATING MANUAL
CHANNEL ONE
CHANNEL TWO
FREQUENCY
FREQUENCY
ON
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
300
300
3.0
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
300
3.0
200
450
2.0
5.0
200
450
2.0
5.0
XC3000
x1
x1
OFF
OFF
90
600
0.8
7.0
90
600
0.8
7.0
x10
x10
40Hz
40Hz
24dB/OCTAVE
PWR
+6
+6
+6
+6
50
1k
0.6
10
+6
+6
+6
+6
50
1k
0.6
10
Hz
kHz
Hz
kHz
PEAK
PEAK
GAIN
SUB SONIC
LOW LEVEL
MID LEVEL
HIGH LEVEL
LOW / MID
MID / HIGH
3 WAY
GAIN
SUB SONIC
LOW LEVEL
MID LEVEL
HIGH LEVEL
LOW / MID
MID / HIGH
3 WAY
OFF
Stereo 2/3Way Crossover
HIGH LEVEL
LOW LEVEL
HIGH LEVEL
LOW/HIGH
2 WAY
LOW LEVEL
LOW/HIGH
2 WAY
Congratulations on your purchase of the CARVIN XC3000 Stereo 2 / 3 - way
SAVE YOUR INVOICE. It will be required for warranty servicing of your unit.
Electronic Crossover. The XC3000 was designed with the professional in mind.
Always check your invoice against the items you have received.
Your unit has been engineered and assembled in the U.S.A., using only high
SHIPMENT SHORTAGE. If you find items missing, it may be that they were
quality electronic components and uncompromising workmanship. The XC3000
shipped separately. Please allow several days for the rest of your order to
provides the best available crossover networks consisting of a forth-order state-
arrive before inquiring. If you determine (after allowing an appropriate amount
variable implementation of Linkwitz-Riley crossover alignments. This provides a
of time) you have not received all the items you ordered, please call CARVIN
24 dB/octave slope while maintaining optimal phase integrity. The XC3000 con-
If you determine (after allowing an appropriate amount of time) you have not
tains a host of valuable features found in only the best of professional audio
received all the items you ordered, please call CARVIN
equipment. These include a switchable 40Hz Sub Sonic filter, a 10x frequency
multiplier, switchable Tri-Amp and Bi-Amp modes, balanced input and output
connectors, and phase inversion switches. The XC3000 is designed for maxi-
mum signal quality and control, and should give you years of trouble free ser-
XC3000 SPECIFICATIONS:
vice.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE:
20 Hz to 20k Hz ± 1 dB
BI-AMP & TRI-AMP THEORY
Bi-Amplification and Tri-Amplification involve higher protection to
THD:
Less than .01% 20 to 20k Hz
sound systems as well as increased performance. Bi-Amping involves
OUTPUT (BALANCED):
+26 dBm
dividing a full range signals into two distinct low pass and high pass
DYNAMIC RANGE:
112 dB
(low frequency and high frequency) signals and then amplifying these
signals with separate amplifiers for later connection to their proper
CHANNELS:
Two Stereo 2 or 3 Way
woofer and horn speakers.
INPUT GAIN CONTROL:
One per channel
Tri-Amplification involves the same principle as Bi-Amping except that
separate high-pass, mid band, and low pass signals are fed to (3) sep-
MAX. GAIN ABOVE INPUT SOURCE:
12dB
arate amplifiers for subsequent connection to woofer, midrange, and
PEAK LED DETECTOR:
Input detection at +16 dBm
high frequency speakers.
SUB SONIC FILTER:
18 dB / Octave -3dB at 40Hz
These frequency divisions are done actively with an efficient
24dB/octave roll off prior to the power amplifiers. This allows the ampli-
CROSSOVER FILTER DESIGN.:
24 dB / Octave Linkwitz Riley
fiers to power a defined frequency range (low, mid or high) instead of a
LOW / MID CROSSOVER FREQ.:
One 50 to 10 Hz sweep per channel
full range frequency signal. Due to increased efficiency of the amplifier
(amplifying a distinct frequency range), a cleaner, and more powerful
MID / HIGH CROSSOVER FREQ.:
One 600 to 10 k Hz sweep per channel
output is afforded. Bi/Tri-Amplifying is especially useful in selecting any
FREQ. MULTIPLIER:
One x1 / x10 push button switch per channel
number of various crossover points and adjusting individual frequency
MULTIPLIER RANGE:
x1 (95 to 1.6k Hz) and x10 (950 to 16k Hz)
level gain., thus enabling you to better control the overall response of
your sound system. Bi/Tri-Amplification is useful as a means of offer-
INPUT IMPEDANCE:
22k Ω
ing greater protection, more power with less distortion and better over-
INPUT CONNECTORS:
Balanced XLR and balanced (stereo)
all control of your sound system.
1 / 4" phone jacks
OUTPUT CONTROL:
Three per channel (Low, Mid, HIgh Freq.)
RECEIVING INSPECTION
INSPECT YOUR XC3000 FOR ANY DAMAGE which may have occurred dur-
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
Less than 150 Ω
ing shipping. If any damage is found, notify the shipping company and call
OUTPUT CONNECTORS:
Balanced XLR
CARVIN immediately.
PHASE INVERSION:
SAVE THE CARTON & ALL PACKING MATERIALS. In the event you have to
3 Phase inverting switches per channel
reship your mixer, always use the original carton and packing material. This will
MODE SWITCH:
Bi-Amp or Tri-Amp position per channel
provide the best possible protection for your unit during shipment. CARVIN and
POWER REQUIREMENTS:
90 / 250 VAC 50-60 Hz auto switching
the shipping company are not liable for any damage caused by improper pack-
ing.
FUSE:
3 Amp 250v fast blow
SAVE YOUR INVOICE. It will be required for warranty servicing of your unit.
DIMENSIONS:
19"W x 5" D x 1.7"H
Always check your invoice against the items you have received.
SHIPMENT SHORTAGE. If you find items missing, it may be that they were
SHIPPING WT:
8 lbs
shipped separately. Please allow several days for the rest of your order to
arrive before inquiring. If you determine (after allowing an appropriate amount
of time) you have not received all the items you ordered, please call CARVIN
For you records, record the following information.
TROUBEL SHOOTING
Serial No._________________ Invoice Date________________
SAVE YOUR INVOICE. It will be required for warranty servicing of your unit.
Always check your invoice against the items you have received.
SHIPMENT SHORTAGE. If you find items missing, it may be that they were
shipped separately. Please allow several days for the rest of your order to
arrive before inquiring. If you determine (after allowing an appropriate amount
of time) you have not received all the items you ordered, please call CARVIN
12340 World Trade Drive San Diego, CA 92128
858.487.1600
800. 854.2235
carvin.com

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  • Page 1

    LOW/HIGH 2 WAY Congratulations on your purchase of the CARVIN XC3000 Stereo 2 / 3 - way SAVE YOUR INVOICE. It will be required for warranty servicing of your unit. Electronic Crossover. The XC3000 was designed with the professional in mind.

  • Page 2

    The LOW OUT 1 / 4” phone jack provides a balanced output for the low pass filter of the channel. This is where you connect the If the XC3000 unit is to be plugged into a (2) prong outlet, use a quality 3 to 2 prong grounded adapter. Do not defeat the grounding power amp that will be driving your bass cabinets.

  • Page 3

    This will be required to amplify both low pass (woofer) and high pass (horn) signals to your stereo speaker Depress the “2 WAY / 3 WAY” selector switch on the front panel of the XC3000 so that the unit will operate in BI- array.

  • Page 4

    Set the “2 WAY / 3 WAY” selector switch on the front panel of the XC3000 so that the unit will operate in Tri-Amp mode. Now set the “GAIN” control of “CHANNEL ONE” to “0” dB (center of rotation). Set the “LOW LEVEL” , “MID LEVEL”, and “HIGH LEVEL”...

  • Page 5

    The mono low (1+2) switch on the rear panel can be used when hooking up a single sub-woofer to your system and The XC3000 can be used in four way sound systems. To do this you need to patch the “LOW OUT” XLR phone jack of get a summed response of both channels.

  • Page 6

    RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK gerous voltage” within the tant operating and Carvin will service and supply all parts at no charge to the customer providing the unit DO NOT OPEN product’s enclosure that may be of suf- maintenance (servicing) instructions is under warranty.

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