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Sony MXP-310 Manual

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1-1 Overview ......................................................... 1-1
Panel ................................................................ 2-2
2-2 Input Section ................................................... 2-4
2-2-1 Mono Input Module ............................... 2-4
2-2-2 Stereo Input Module .............................. 2-8
2-3-1 Meter Section ....................................... 2-13
2-3-2 RETURNS Section .............................. 2-14
2-3-3 SEND MASTERS Section .................. 2-15
2-3-4 MONITOR Section .............................. 2-16
2-3-5 OSCILLATOR Section ........................ 2-17
2-3-6 TALKBACK Section .......................... 2-18
2-3-7 MASTER Faders ................................. 2-19
2-3-8 PHONES Section ................................. 2-20
2-4 Connector Panel ........................................... 2-21
2-4-1 Mono Input Connectors ....................... 2-21
2-4-2 Stereo Input Connectors ...................... 2-22
Connectors ........................................... 2-23
2-4-4 Control Signal Connectors ................... 2-25
3-1 Mixer Connection ........................................... 3-1
3-1-1 Connecting Microphones ....................... 3-1
3-1-4 Connecting a Power Source ................... 3-2
3-2 Mixer Operation ............................................. 3-3
3-2-1 Monitor Source Selection....................... 3-3
Specifications ......................................................... A-1
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Overview 1-1 Overview ............1-1 Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls 2-1 Construction of Control Panel and Connector Panel ..............2-2 2-2 Input Section ........... 2-4 2-2-1 Mono Input Module ....... 2-4 2-2-2 Stereo Input Module ......
  • Page 2 Table of contens Table of contens...
  • Page 3: Chapter 1 Overview

    DC to the connected phantom-powered microphones (those designed for use with an external power supply.) Two stereo effect returns Assignable to each master output Console table mount The MXP-310 can easily be placed on a control console table with the MXBK-TK390 table kit (not supplied). Chapter 1 Overview...
  • Page 4 Chapter 5 Function of parts and Controls<H.L0.footer>...
  • Page 5: Chapter 2 Locations And Functions Of Parts And Controls

    Parts and Controls This chapter gives the names and functions of the controls and other parts. Experienced users should be able to start using the MXP-310 audio mixer after reading this chapter. Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls...
  • Page 6: Construction Of Control Panel And Connector Panel

    This section shows the construction of the control panel and connector panel of the MXP-310. Control Panel The MXP-310’s control panel consists of three sectons as shows below. For the details of each section, see the section in the parenthesis. MXBK-M301 VU Meter Unit...
  • Page 7 Connector panel The MXP-310’s connector panel consists of four sections as shown below. Control signal connector section (Section 2-4-4 “Control Signal Connectors Section” on page 2-25) Output and monitor signal connector section (Section 2-4-3 “Output and Monitor Signal connectors” on page 2-23)
  • Page 8: Input Section

    2-2 Input Section 2-2 Input Section 2-2-1 Mono Input Module PEAK 1 PEAK indicator LINE UNBAL LINE +48V 2 INPUT SELECT switch INPUT SELECT 3 TRIM control TRIM 4 HI control 5 MID 1 and MID 2 controls MID1 PREQ MID2 6 LO control 7 Low cut filter switch [...
  • Page 9 1 PEAK indicator 7 Low cut filter switch [ Lights to indicate a peak signal level of about 6 dB Press to engage a 12 dB/octave filter below below clipping level. 100 Hz. This switch operates independently of the EQ switch 8.
  • Page 10 2-2 Input Section (Continued from page 2-4) !™ Line output switches [1, 2] !£ PAN control !¢ MUTE switch and indicator MUTE !∞ PFL switch !§ Channel fader Channel number Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls...
  • Page 11 !™ Line output switches [1, 2] Press to assign the post fader signal to the selected line output buses. One channel can be assigned to two output buses simultaneously. !£ PAN (pan pot) control Turn to adjust the relative level of the post fader signal sent to the line output buses selected by the line output select switches !™, as shown below.
  • Page 12: Stereo Input Module

    2-2 Input Section 2-2-2 Stereo Input Module PEAK 1 PEAK indicator LINE UNBAL LEFT LINE 2 INPUT SELECT switch INPUT SELECT TRIM 3 TRIM control 4 HI control FREQ 5 MID FREQ control 6 MID LEVEL control 7 LO control 8 Low cut filter switch [ 9 EQ switch 0 SEND BAL control...
  • Page 13 1 PEAK indicator 9 EQ (equalizer) switch Lights to indicate a peak signal level of about 6 dB Press to engage the equalizer. When the switch is below clipping level. released, the HI, MID and LO equalizer controls are removed from the signal path. 2 INPUT SELECT switch 0 SEND BAL (auxiliary send balance) control Set to select the input source connected to the module...
  • Page 14 2-2 Input Section (Continued from page 2-8) SEND SEND MONO !¢ MONO SUM L and R switches !∞ Line output switch [1-2] !§ BAL control !¶ MUTE switch and indicator MUTE !• PFL switch !ª Channel fader Channel number 2-10 Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls...
  • Page 15 !¢ MONO SUM L and R switches position makes the switch OFF, and sliding up the ∞ fader from − Press to select the mode of the summed line inputs sent position makes the switch ON. to both the left and right channel signal paths, as For the details of the FADER START connector, see Section shown below.
  • Page 16: Output And Monitor Signal Section

    2-3 Output and Monitor Signal Section This section explains the controls, indicators and connectors of the output and monitor signal section. For the details of each section, see the section in the parenthesis. 12 CHANNEL AUDIO MIXER MXP-310 POWER POWER switch Meter section (Section 2-3-1 “Meter Section”...
  • Page 17: Meter Section

    2-3-1 Meter Section VU meters LINE MONITOR VU meters Two pairs of 16-segment LED meters indicate the signal level in VU; the left pair (LINE) indicates line output level, and the right pair (MONITOR) indicate level of the signal selected with the MONITOR SOURCE select switch on MONITOR SOURCE Section (on page 2-16).
  • Page 18: Returns Section

    2-3 Output and Monitor Signal Section 2-3-2 RETURNS Section 1 Output bus switch for RETURNS 1-2 [1-2] RETURNS 2 BAL control for RETURNS 1-2 3 LVL control for RETURNS 1-2 4 Output bus switch for RETURNS 3-4 [1-2] RETURNS 5 BAL control for RETURNS 3-4 6 LVL control for RETURNS 3-4 RETURNS 1 Output bus switch for RETURNS 1-2 [1-2]...
  • Page 19: Send Masters Section

    2-3-3 SEND MASTERS Section SEND MASTERS controls [1], [2], [3] and [4] SEND MASTERS SEND MASTERS controls [1], [2], [3] and [4] To control the overall SEND 1 output, turn knob [1]. This level consists of a mix of SEND 1 levels from each channel.
  • Page 20: Monitor Section

    2-3 Output and Monitor Signal Section 2-3-4 MONITOR Section LINE 1 MONITOR LEVEL control MONITOR LEVEL SEND SEND MONITOR SEND SEND 2 MONITOR SOURCE select switches [LINE 1-2, EXT 1-2, RET 1-2, RET 3-4, SEND 1, SEND 2, SEND 3, SEND 4] 3 PFL switch MONITOR SOURCE 1 MONITOR LEVEL control...
  • Page 21: Oscillator Section

    2-3-5 OSCILLATOR Section 1 FREQ selector FREQ 2 Oscillator ON/OFF switch ON/OFF OSCILLATOR 1 FREQ (frequency) selector Set to select the oscillator frequency between approximately 400 Hz, 1 kHz, and 10 kHz. 2 Oscillator ON/OFF switch Press to output a 0 VU signal to LINE OUT 1 and 2. The oscillator frequency is selected with the FREQ selector 1.
  • Page 22: Talkback Section

    2-3 Output and Monitor Signal Section 2-4-6 TALKBACK Section 1 MIC (built-in microphone) 2 LVL control 3 LINE OUT switch LINE OUT 4 TB OUT switch TB OUT TALKBACK 1 MIC (built-in microphone) This built-in microphone picks up messages from the mixing operator.
  • Page 23: Master Faders

    2-3-7 MASTER Faders MASTER 1 MASTER 2 MASTER fader 1 MASTER fader 2 MASTER faders 1 and 2 The overall output bus signals, which are the collective signals fed from each input, are adjusted with the MASTER faders; to control the overall output level of output bus 1 (LINE OUT 1), adjust the MASTER 1 fader.
  • Page 24: Phones Section

    2-3 Output and Monitor Signal Section 2-3-8 PHONES Section 1 LEVEL control LEVEL 2 Headphone jack PHONES 1 LEVEL control Turn to control the headphone output level. 2 Headphone jack (phone jack) Connect headphones. 2-20 Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls...
  • Page 25: Connector Panel

    2-4 Connector Panel 2-4-1 Mono Input Connectors 1 UBL IN connectors UBL IN UBL IN UBL IN UBL IN UBL IN UBL IN LINE IN 2 LINE IN connectors 3 MIC IN connectors MIC IN The input signal fed to the mono input module is Pin assignment of XLR-3-31 and XLR-3-32 connectors switched between the UBL IN, LINE IN, and MIC IN Pin number...
  • Page 26: Stereo Input Connectors

    2-3 Output and Monitor Signal Section 2 4 Connector Panel 2-4-2 Stereo Input Connectors 1 UBL IN connectors UBL IN UBL IN UBL IN UBL IN UBL IN UBL IN 2 LINE IN connectors LINE IN The input signal fed to the stereo input module is switched between the UBL IN and LINE IN by the INPUT SELECT switch on the stereo input module front panel.
  • Page 27: Output And Monitor Signal Connectors

    2-4-3 Output and Monitor Signal Connectors 4 TB connector 5 PFL connector METER OUTPUT OUTPUT 6 RETURN connectors 1 to 4 RETURN SEND RETURN SEND RETURN SEND RETURN SEND 1 METER OUTPUT connector 7 SEND connectors 1 to 4 8 Unbalanced LINE OUT connectors LINE LINE MONI...
  • Page 28 2-3 Output and Monitor Signal Section 8 Unbalanced LINE OUT connectors (phono jacks) (channels 1 and 2, A and B connectors for each channel) Output the signals from the output buses. Connect to VTR, amplifier or tape deck inputs. A and B connectors for each channel can be used simultaneously.
  • Page 29: Control Signal Connectors

    2-4-4 Control Signal Connectors Pin assignment of FADER START connector Pin number Signal name FADER START FADER START 1 FADER START connector 2 VCA connector Pin assignment of VCA connector Signal Signal number name number name “A” and “B” on the above table mean the contacts of the fader switch.
  • Page 30 2-3 Output and Monitor Signal Section 2-26 Chapter 2 Locations and Functions of Parts and Controls...
  • Page 31: Chapter 3 Connection And Operation

    INPUT SELECT switch to MIC +48V. 3-1-2 Connecting Stereo Effect Units The MXP-310 is provided with 4-channel auxiliary send and return signal buses. Connect a reverberator or other stereo effect units as follows. Line outputs...
  • Page 32: Connecting Audio Monitor Systems

    Line input or auxiliary input MONI OUT MXP-310 3-1-4 Connecting a Power Source Connect the MXP-310 AC inlet to an AC outlet using the AC power cord supplied. Connect the ground line to the y terminal. Chapter 3 Connection and Operation...
  • Page 33: Mixer Operation

    3-2 Mixer Operation 3-2-1 Monitor Source Selection The signals routed to the MONI OUT connectors are selected with the switches of the MONITOR SOURCE section. LINE Select LINE OUT signals Select EXT IN signals Select RETURN signals SEND SEND Select SEND signals SEND SEND Select pre-fader monitoring...
  • Page 34 3-1 Mixer Connection Chapter 3 Connection and Operation...
  • Page 35: Appendix

    Appendix Specifications General Item Specificaton Power requirements 120 V AC, 50/60 Hz (USA and Canada), 220 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Europe) Power consumption 55 W (USA and Canada), 68 W 0.37A (Europe) Dimensions 642 x 179 x 500 mm (w/h/d) (25 x 19 inches) Including projecting parts and controls...
  • Page 36 Specificatins Outputs Connector Cannel Type Reference Maximum Output impedance output level output level LINE OUT (balanced) Equivalent to +4 dBs +24 dBs 600Ω (balanced) XLR-3-32 LINE OUT (unbalanced) Phono jack –5 dBs +15 dBs 10 kΩ (unbalanced) MONI OUT (monitor Phono jack –5 dBs +15 dBs...

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