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Mackie CR1604 Owner's Manual

Mackie owner's manual mic/line mixer cr1604.

 
CR- 1 604 OWNER'S MANUAL
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CR1604 16 CHANNEL MIC/LINE MIXER
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CHANNEL ACCESS
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16 CHANNEL MIC/LINE MIXER
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    PHANTOM +48V BAL MAIN OUT MONO AUX OUTPUTS ALT 3/4 OUT BUSS INSERT LEFT LEFT LEFT RIGHT MONITOR RIGHT RIGHT CR1604 16 CHANNEL MIC/LINE MIXER LAMP 12 VAC SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT –15 –15 –15 –15 –15 –15...

  • Page 2

    11. Servicing — The user should not attempt to service the CR-1604 beyond those means described in this operating manual. All other servicing should be referred to the Mackie Service Department. See page 21. 12. To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized plug with an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.

  • Page 3

    IF YOU IGNORE MANUALS OR ARE JUST HOT TO GET STARTED… Please at least read the sections marked with these two icons: They cover information that is absolutely critical or is unique to the CR-1604. But it’s still a good idea to read the whole manual through at some point.

  • Page 4

    Part1— A GUIDED TOUR OF THE CR-1604’S CONTROLS and headroom specs, you should “tune” chan- nel sensitivity of each channel to your particular setup. SHIFT Can you run the mixer without this adjust- ment? Sure. Chances are that you’ll get pretty good sound.

  • Page 5

    CR1604 16 CHANNEL MIC/LINE MIXER INPUT/OUTPUT “POD” LAMP 12 VAC SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT —15 —15 —15 —15 —15 —15 —15 —15 CHANNEL STRIPS —12 —12 —12 —12 —12 —12 —12 —12 —15 —15 —15 —15 —15...

  • Page 6

    Also a way to “assign” a channel to just left or right for sub-grouping to the mono or ALT-3/4 outputs. The Mackie CR-1604 incorporates constant- power pan pots which maintain constant acoustic power as you move the channel’s sig- -octave nal to left or right.

  • Page 7

    SOLO This control does just what it’s name im- plies. By pushing the SOLO button, you can listen in on only that channel while muting the rest of the mixer’s output. In order to make this function really useful, we have designed the CR-1604’s SOLO section to allow for multiple inputs to be soloed together while retaining the original stereo placement of each channel in the mix.

  • Page 8

    Basically, the OL lights should never blink. If they do, you’re courting the potential of au- dible distortion. • If you adjust the channel’s input SENSI- TIVITY too high and compensate by pulling the faders down, the OL light will still flash —...

  • Page 9

    STEREO AUX RETURNS MONO SOLO LEVEL BALANCE • The effect of this button follows the setting of the SOLO TO MAIN button (i.e. if SOLO TO MAIN is pressed IN, the phones and the main output are replaced with the Aux Return signals.

  • Page 10: U U U U U U 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

    Main Output (1/LEFT 2/ RIGHT) level prior to activating the SOLO TO MAIN button. CR1604 16 CHANNEL MIC/LINE MIXER LAMP 12 VAC SHIFT 1/LEFT 2/RIGHT (MAIN OUTPUT LEVEL FADERS) This gallant team stands guard over your precious main output level.

  • Page 11

    (in pod-to-back or tabletop configuration, it doesn’t take up any more rack space either). Plus, you can still use the line in- puts on the CR-1604’s Channel’s 7–16! Such a deal. Ask your Mackie dealer for more details. –10 –10 –10 –10...

  • Page 12

    • • –10 –10 –40 –40 PHANTOM • DC Power is applied to Pins 2 and 3. Maximum current is 10mA per microphone. INPUT • When turned off, the phantom power circuitry OUTPUT takes a moment for voltage to bleed to zero. Do not attempt to adjust your set.

  • Page 13: Right Monitor 4

    BAL MAIN OUT MONO AUX OUTPUTS ALT 3/4 OUT LEFT LEFT RIGHT MONITOR RIGHT fate befalls the cord, you can use any standard IEC cord like those found on most professional recorders, musical instruments and computers (for example Radio Shack #278-1257 {6-ft} or #278-1261 {12-ft.}).

  • Page 14

    NEED MORE OF A GOOD THING? You can create a 32 or 48-channel mixer with the Mackie Designs MixerMixer combiner. It con- nects all the outputs of up to three mixers without losing channels via “cascading.” You can hook up...

  • Page 15

    2-color, letter-size manual. NOTE: If you some- how lost the Applications Guide in the frenzied heat of unpacking your CR-1604, your Mackie dealer should have some extras stashed someplace. Or call 1-800-898-3211 and we’ll send you a replacement, pronto. EFFECTS AND PROCESSORS...

  • Page 16

    MONO PLUG Direct out with no signal interruption to master. Insert only to first “click” MONO PLUG Direct out with signal interruption to master. Insert all the way in to the second “click” HOOK For use as an effects loop. (TIP = SEND to effect, RING = RETURN from effects) ring (TRS plug)

  • Page 17

    SUBMIX HOOKUP EXAMPLE 1 SUB-MIX Pan Ch. 16 hard LEFT SOLO SOLO MUTE MUTE ALT 3/4 ALT 3/4 UNBALANCED LINE INPUTS AUX / MONITOR OUTPUTS ALT 3-4 OUT BUSS INSERT LEFT LEFT RIGHT RIGHT ALT 3-4 OUT Microphones are shown but these could also be 1/4"...

  • Page 18

    ASSORTED NUGGETS OF MONITORING WISDOM crank your monitors while mixing. As the session progresses, your ears will have a tendency to be- come accustomed and eventually numb to volume and EQ levels. We call this phenomenon ear fatigue. The longer your session, the more ear fatigue you’ll encounter.

  • Page 19

    SENSITIVITY/LEVEL ADJUSTMENT — The long version As we noted at the be- ginning of this manual achieving the CR-1604’s im- pressive noise and headroom specs, requires adjusting channel sensitiv- ity to your particular setup. Can you run the mixer without this adjustment? Sure.

  • Page 20

    CHANGING THE POD TO RACK MOUNT POSITION It only takes about five minutes and a Phillips-head screwdriver to change the CR- 1604’s input/output pod from tabletop to jacks-to-back position. 1. Remove all cords and cables from the mixer, including a lamp if you’ve plugged one in.

  • Page 21

    Power Check the CR-1604 fuse (see page 12). REPAIR Service for the CR-1604 is only available from the Mackie Designs factory in scenic Woodinville, Washington. If there is a problem with your mixer: 1. Review the troubleshooting suggestions at left.

  • Page 22

    8. Send us the mixer. We recommend U.P.S. Remember to insure the mixer. U.P.S. will help you with this. Ship your CR-1604 to: Mackie Designs, attn: Service 16220 Wood-Red Rd. NE Woodinville, WA 98072, U.S.A. 9. We’ll try to fix the mixer within three busi- ness days.

  • Page 23

    CR-1604 DIMENSIONS (including XLR10 & MixerMixer add-ons, RotoPod bracket) 19.0" CR-1604 with CR-1604 with RotoPod backet & extended rails CR-1604 with back 17.34" including screw heads 2.6" XLR-10 17.1" Note: Dimensional drawings are shown with optional XLR10 and RotoPod. 0.7" 3.8"...

  • Page 24

    CR-1604 BLOCK DIAGRAM CHANNELS 1-6 GAIN TRIM: PHANTOM POWER MIC GAIN +10dB to +50dB LINE GAIN – UNITY TO +40dB POINT 2 (HOT) INPUT DISCRETE MIC AMP LINE 10dB PAD INPUT CHANNELS 7-16 FROM XLR10 EXPANDER TRIM UNITY TO +25dB EXPANDER MIX AMP LINE...

  • Page 25

    AUX 3 OUTPUT AUX 4 OUTPUT AUX 5 OUTPUT AUX 6 OUTPUT +22dBu MAX ALL AUX SENDS CR-1604 BLOCK DIAGRAM Rev. ©1995 Mackie Designs MASTER OUTPUT MUTE MASTER SWITCH LEFT & RIGHT OFF TO +10dB GAIN ELECTRONIC SOLO SWITCHING (ONLY WITH...

  • Page 26

    10 COMMON QUESTIONS 1. How do I get the effects into my monitors? 2. How do I get effects out the ALT 3/4 Bus? 3. How do I set up a monitor or auxiliary send master? 4. What modifications can be done to the mixer? 5.

  • Page 27

    The channel should be set up as if it were receiving any line input signal. This means set- ting the proper input trim level with the fader at unity and setting the pan control (stereo or mono). Next you would MUTE the channel which would send the auxiliary returns out the ALT 3/4 Bus.

  • Page 28

    (8) Q: Can I use the XLR Mic Inputs for balanced line inputs? A: No and Yes. IMPORTANT!!!!!! The way the board is configured from the factory it is not meant to accept a line level signal at the Mic Inputs. Although the mic and line inputs pass through the same preamp stage, the line input has an internal 10dB pad.

  • Page 29

    “Any internal modification of the CR-1604 MUST be per- INPUT formed by a competent technician. Mackie Designs ac- cepts no responsibility in the event of improperly performed modifications or other damages and, in such cases, may declare warranty privi- leges void.”...

  • Page 30

    Any internal modification of the CR-1604 must be performed by a competent electronic technician. Mackie Designs accepts no respon- sibility in the event of improperly performed modifications or other damages and, in such cases, may declare warranty privileges void.

  • Page 31

    Any internal modification of the CR-1604 must be performed by a competent electronic technician. Mackie Designs accepts no respon- sibility in the event of improperly performed modifications or other damages and, in such cases, may declare warranty privileges void.

  • Page 32

    Any internal modification of the CR-1604 must be performed by a competent electronic technician. Mackie Designs accepts no respon- sibility in the event of improperly performed modifications or other damages and, in such cases, may declare warranty privileges void.

  • Page 33

    Cut here (c) Any internal modification of the CR-1604 must be performed by a competent electronic technician. Mackie Designs accepts no re- sponsibility in the event of improperly performed modifications or other damages and, in such cases, may declare warranty privileges void.

  • Page 34

    Add Jumper (d) Any internal modification of the CR-1604 must be performed by a competent electronic technician. Mackie Designs accepts no respon- sibility in the event of improperly performed modifications or other damages and, in such cases, may declare warranty privileges void.

  • Page 35

    31. Any internal modification of the CR-1604 must be performed by a competent electronic technician. Mackie Designs accepts no respon- sibility in the event of improperly performed modifications or other damages and, in such cases, may declare warranty privileges void.

  • Page 36

    The Headphone Solo Level Control shall regulate the output level of signals ap- pearing at the Headphone Output jack and Solo as it appears at the Main Outputs. The mixer shall be a Mackie Designs CR-1604.

  • Page 37

    Chs____to____ Session_______________ Date___/___/___ SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT –15 –15 –15 –12 –12 –12 –15 –15 –15 SOLO SOLO SOLO Ch # Ch # Ch # MUTE MUTE MUTE ALT 3/4 ALT 3/4 ALT 3/4 + 20 CR-1604 TRACK SHEET SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT –15 –15...

  • Page 38

    This is the back of a master track sheet, which came in the Mackie CR-1604 Manual If you find this sheet in a copy machine, please return it to the engineer/owner of the console,...

  • Page 39

    SOLO/PHONES BAL / UNBAL MAIN OUTPUTS LEFT MONO RIGHT MONITOR MACKIE DESIGNS•WOODINVILLE•WA•USA•1-800-258-6883 CR-1604 OUTPUT, INPUTS, TRIM LEVELS Session_______________ Date___/___/___ NOTES Ad jingle: Client was a real dork Band members wanted bass EQ turned up to +15 Vocalist barfed on the Neumann...

  • Page 40

    This is the back of a master track sheet, which came in the Mackie CR-1604 Manual If you find this sheet in a copy machine, please return it to the engineer/owner of the console,...

  • Page 41

    SEMIOFFICIAL LAST PAGE...

  • Page 42

    Page layout and Adobe Illustrator technical drawings by Bobby Hougham, Bruce Yunker, Ron Koliha, Sara Drake and Gene Endicott. Additional “help” from P.D., the Mackie Corporate Chihuahua who shredded several drawings at various points during the devel- opment of this manual.

  • Page 43

    16220 Wood-Red Rd. NE • Woodinville • WA • 98072 • USA Phone 800/258-6883 • FAX 206/487-4337 • Outside the U.S. call 206/487-4333 For literature requests only, 800/898-3211...

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